Category Archives: Nick Drake

Conversations with Brian Cullman & Dave Hill

The PR package for Brian Cullman’s new album, The Opposite Of Time caught Norman B’s attention not only for the music, but also the extraordinary bio accompanying it. Brian’s story reads like a rock ’n’ roll fairy tale. He is was still a teenager when he bumped into Edie Sedgwick clad only in a bra and panties, cutting out pictures from Vogue, while Jim Morrison lay passed out on a couch, as Nico hid in the bedroom. Next, he’s in London writing for Crawdaddy! magazine, where he opens for Nick Drake and hangs with John and Beverly Martyn, Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson. On his return to the States, Cullman almost accidentally forms OK Savant, who become a fixture at CBGB’s. Brian’s story is long and expansive, in the next edition of Life Elsewhere, you’ll hear selections from Norman B’s recent, in-depth, conversation with Brian,  plus tracks from his latest album.

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and according to his bio, a man-about-town. Qualifications that meet the high standards we maintain at Life Elsewhere for guest invitations. It also helps that Dave has a new book, we recommend, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, Dave says he’ll fight anyone who disagrees with his claim that Led Zeppelin are rock gods. He talks of the trials and tribulations for a comedian and he tells a true-life story about writing ringtone copy for the GOP Presidential frontrunner. Dave describes his encounter with the presumptive candidate, concluding that a venerable Anglo-Saxon word best describes him.*

*The Anglo-Saxon word Dave Hill refers to was also a major part of the recent interview with Lisa Hilton. Hear the interview by going to the Life Elsewhere Archives and clicking on show: 2016-05-01

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Dr. James Bass Explains Choral Music & Nick Drake’s Link To Delius & Ravel – Podcast Available Now!

The latest Life Elsewhere Podcast is available now! Featuring Dr. James Bass, GRAMMY-nominated singer and conductor. Dr. Bass is the director of choral studies at the School of Music at the University of South Florida and the artistic director of The Master Chorale of Tampa BayDr. Bass discusses choral music with Norman B at the suggestion of Kerry Travilla-Bown, an enthusiastic devotee of Life Elsewhere, who co-produced the show. Ms Travilla-Bown had responded to a request during the last fund-drive at WMNF, (the station where Life Elsewhere is produced), for listeners to to make a generous contribution and in return they would be able to co-produce an edition of the program. Kerry also kindly selected River Man for the Hit That Never Was, by the talented and influential but sadly long-departed Nick Drake. Dr. Bass explains that Drake is believed to have been keen on echoing the evocative music of Delius and Ravel. Coincidentally, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and The Florida Orchestra released: Delius: Appalachia; Sea Drift in 2012.

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Listen! Chorale Music (& Nick Drake)

Next on Life Elsewhere, we explore chorale music (or is it choral?) with GRAMMY-nominated singer and conductor Dr. James Bass. The director of choral studies at the School of Music at the University of South Florida and the artistic director of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins the program at the request of Kerry Travilla-Bown who will be guest producer. Kerry, an enthusiastic devotee of Life Elsewhere, made a generous donation to WMNF, the listener-supported radio station, where Life Elsewhere is produced. During the station’s last fund-raising event, listeners were asked to make an appreciable contribution, in return they would be able to co-produce an edition of the program. Kerry  came up with the funds and a brilliant programming idea, “I’m a member of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Kerry announced, “How about introducing the listeners to chorale music?”

Nick DrakeAs she is guest programmer, we asked Kerry Travilla-Bown to come up with this week’s Hit That Never Was. She astutely chose the talented and influential but sadly long-departed Nick Drake and his poignant, River ManKerry explains that Drake is believed to have been keen on echoing the evocative music of Delius and Ravel. Coincidentally, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and The Florida Orchestra released: Delius: Appalachia; Sea Drift in 2012.

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