Category Archives: Joshua Idehen

Two Women, Writing From Experience?

Siv Jakobsen first made an appearance on Life Elsewhere in the summer of 2015. At that time, Norman B predicted we would be hearing more from, “An artist who displays a maturity, way beyond her years.”  Siv is back with a new single, a wonderful primer for her forthcoming album, expected later this year. All the enthusiastic accolades we heaped upon the Oslo-based singer-songwriter two years ago are proven again with Like I Used To. This time, Siv confidently begins the song unaccompanied. Not an easy task for even the most seasoned of performers. Her distinctive voice effectively takes hold of the listener’s attention as she unfolds a tale of unrequited love. Siv’s plaintive singing and lyrics promise that her as yet unnamed album will be one of the most anticipated releases this year. In the next edition of Life ElsewhereSiv Jakobsen joins Norman B to talk about her new single and her upcoming album, but, will she let us know if her songs are written from experience?

Diana Kirk does not keep us guessing if she is writing from experience. In fact, the Portland, Oregon-based writer is deliberately provocative, “This book is a memoir. Ish, So, it’s all totally true. Kinda. Except for the parts that aren’t.” She says with an impish smile. Her book Licking Flames, Tales Of A Half-Assed Hussy has been called, “Sexy, raw and funny,” and “Like listening to Courtney Love sing My Way.  Diana Kirk has written unapologetically brash essays on sex, drugs, and travel. She spins stories of her imperious teen years, bodacious exploits as a young adult and prickly tales of a grown woman who makes and breaks rules. Norman B will interview Diana with one finger hovering over the seven-second delay button, next on Life Elsewhere.

Plus, Hugh, the London-based group we continue to rave about have a new release. It’s a cover, a medley of Roxette’s It Must’ve Been Love and Monsta Boy’s I’m Sorry. Hear it first at Life Elsewhere!

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In These Turbulent Times

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Josh Idehen of Hugh wrote to us a few days ago, he wanted to let us know about his band’s new single, This Is How It Starts. The title, he says of their first single for 2017, is deliberate. Hugh wants to alert their past and new fans they’re starting the new year as they intend to continue. Josh Idehen and his bandmates are excited about what the future may hold for Hugh, but he punctuated his enthusiastic announcement with these words: “Happy new year, hope you’ve been keeping good in these turbulent times!” In a previous interview, we learned that Josh likes to talk, he has opinions and he gladly shares them. So, we invited Josh Idehen back to Life Elsewhere to talk about Hugh’s new single, their forthcoming album and these turbulent times. The result is an interview with a man who speaks passionately about racism, growing up in a world of corporal punishment in Nigeria, performing as Biggie, Tupac, and ironically, Freddie Mercury, rising above the cruel racism in gaming, and a belief that a better future can be the outcome of these turbulent times.

Life Elsewhere airs:
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Do you believe? Believe in love?

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Give me something to work with
‘Cause I, I’m gonna need a little more DIRECTION
Give me something to work with
‘Cause I, I’m gonna need a little more DIRECTION
Give me something to work with
‘Cause I, I’m gonna need a little more DIRECTION

Somewhere, in a fox hole
Trying to remember your name
Standing on sixty, the chapel
Reaching out to touch your hand
‘Cause I, I
‘Cause I, I

Do you believe? Believe in love?
In all the kinds of love, or just the ones you understand?
Do you believe? Believe in love?
In all kinds of love?
In all kinds of love?

In all the kinds of love, or just the ones you understand?
Do you believe? Believe in love?
In all kinds of love?
In all kinds of love?

Give me something to work with

These are the lyrics to Direction, the brilliant song, by London-based band, Hugh. “The song stopped me in my tracks on first listen, then I focused in on the lyrics”, says Life Elsewhere host, Norman B. The inspiration and background story to Direction is explained with surprising and candid detail by Joshua Idehen of Hugh in the next edition of Life Elsewhere. Hailing from Benin City in Southern Nigeria, poet, and spoken word artist, Idehen is a bubbling source of cultural references from obscure movies to classic literature. The story he tells of how the song Direction came to be will surprise you almost as much as the unlikely reason for the band’s name, Hugh. Make sure you do not miss Josh from Hugh on the next edition of Life Elsewhere. The broadcast times are below.

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