Keith O’Brien hosts Yonah Korngold and Randy Monty to discuss the travails of the labor movement immediately following Bernie Sanders’ suspension of his presidential campaign and the continuing impact of COVID-19. Is this labor’s time or will things remain the same? Does COVID-19 make a strong case for Medicare for All? Will people continue to vote against their economic interests? This and more in Labor of Love.
Jeff Klingman joins a special and somber episode of the podcast discusses the passing of Ze Records and No Wave icon Cristina. A proto-Madonna, Cristina embodied the DIY nature of the NYC-based No Wave scene, bringing insouciance and noise to pop. We also discuss Ze labelmates like James Chance and Kid Creole, and compare her music and that movement to the electroclash blip of the early 2000s. RIP Cristina, hope you got your ticket to the tropics.
For supplemental listening, Jeff Klingman created a Cristina-specific playlist
And a Ze Records Greatest Hits
Sebastian Hernandez and Randall Monty join Keith O’Brien to discuss how schools are establishing curriculum and adapting to online learning, the politics of President Trump initially failing to invoke the Defense Production Act, how civil liberties are eroding during the quarantine, and how musicians are attempting to entertain homebound fans instead of embarking on tours.
Jeff Klingman and Yonah Korngold join Keith O’Brien to discuss Bob Dylan’s surprise song release, ponder where exactly Zack de la Rocha went all these years, and shared their thoughts on the recent spate of quarantine concerts.