There will be two screenings of Who Is Lydia Loveless? In the RDU area:
- May 14: The Cat's Cradle Back Room in Carrboro. Tickets
- May 15: The Pour Hous Music Hall in Raleigh. Tickets
Calvin talks to Lydia Loveless & Gorman Bechard about the Who Is Lydia Loveless? Documentary and plays three touchstone tracks from Lydia’s career.
Also on this episode, I’ve got the new retro rock album from Beth Lee & The Breakups! Plus I’ve got the new blues album from the Mike Eldred Trio, the new rock & roll album from The Wild Ponies, and the new albums from Robert Ellis, Yarn, & Hot Buttered Rum. I’ve also got more new music from Hayes Carll, Moreland & Arbuckle, Alice Wallace, Town Mountain, Margo Price, Stone Cupid, & Keegan McInroe.
Both shows will feature a screening of the documentary, a Q&A w/ Lydia and Gorman Bechard, and a solo acoustic performance from Lydia Loveless.
Gregory P Einhorn
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- Hunder Dollar Bill / Mike Eldred Trio / Baptist Town / 03:49
- Drivin' / Robert Ellis / Robert Ellis / 02:47
- Keep Your Mouth Shut / Beth Lee & The Breakups / Keep Your Mouth Shut / 03:38
- Born With A Broken Heart / Wild Ponies / Radiant / 03:32
- Carolina Heart / Yarn / This Is the Year / 03:40
- Settin' the Woods On Fire / Jerry Lee Lewis / Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll [Disc 2] / 02:26
- You Be The Fiddle / Hot Buttered Rum / The Kite & The Key / 04:35
- *** Lydia Loveless / Gorman Bechard interview ***
- Woman Down In Arkansas / Moreland & Arbuckle / Promised Land Or Bust / 04:14
- I Just Don't Care Anymore / Alice Wallace / Memories, Music & Pride / 03:16
- House With No Windows / Town Mountain / Southern Crescent / 03:59
- Drug (Across The Floor) / Nellie Pearl / Lonesome No More! / 04:21
- Sake Of The Song / Hayes Carll / Lovers And Leavers / 04:44
- Don't Keep Me Wonderin' / The Allman Brothers Band / Live From A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971 / 03:40
- Shed My Skin / Stone Cupid / The Cardinal / 04:19
- Underground / The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers / Heavenly Fire / 03:03
- Begona / Keegan Mcinroe / Uncouth Pilgrims / 05:04
- Dead As It Gets / Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band / Too Far Gone / 03:44
- Smokestack Lightning / Chris Bell / Rust / 03:37
- Hurtin' (On The Bottle) / Margo Price / Midwest Farmer's Daughter / 04:13
- Barn Wood / Donal Hinely / Dark Horse Days / 02:57
- Marcy's Lament / James Houlahan / Multitudes / 05:26
About Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless / Gorman Bechard interview recap
- Calvin asks Lydia Loveless about how she got involved in the Columbus, Ohio music scene. She says when she was growing up, Columbus had a good punk & rock scene going on and it still does. She says her Dad was a musician so they are always going to see shows. She says she started playing in bars when she was 13. She says when she was you she was into a band called The Feelers and Two Cow Garage.
- Calvin asks about the current band lineup. She says she met Ben (her now husband and bass player) because she was looking for someone who could play upright bass. She wanted that because she was doing more of a country thing at the time. She met Todd (May) through her current manager. They were friends and in a band together. Jay Gasper is a multi-instrumentalist and plays primarily pedal steel. George Hondroulis is the drummer whom she met through Todd May.
- Calvin notes that in the trailer for the Who Is Lydia Loveless, she says she doesn’t think people really like rock & roll. They claim to but they don’t. Calvin asks Lydia Loveless to elaborate. She says she likes to be a little bit unsafe and uncertain. She doesn’t want to go to a show and hear a sound that’s exactly like the record. She says, “I want to be unable to sleep after I go to a show.” She says it doesn’t have to be crazy and spitting on people and falling off speakers. But it needs to be memorable. Gorman Bechard says there needs to be some chaos.
- Calvin asks Lydia Loveless to tell the story behind her tattoo.
- Lydia Loveless sets up one of her early songs, “They Don’t Know.” She says it’s a Kirsty MacColl song and she says it sums up everything she was feeling about her life at the time.
- Calvin plays Lydia Loveless’ cover of “They Don’t Know.”
- Calvin asks Lydia about how she met Gorman Bechard. She says he had been asking for music suggestions because he was frustrated with the current music scene and someone had recommended her band to him
- Calvin asks Gorman Bechard what it is he saw in Lydia Loveless’ music that made him want to do another documentary. He says he had not planned on doing another documentary. He says he wanted to find someone new and he was interested in covering a woman in rock & roll. He also wanted someone who is rising but not a superstar yet. He saw Lydia Loveless open for Cracker, The song the convinced him was “Verlaine Shot Rimbaud.” Gorman Bechard says, “It’s funny I always feel that with a band, if it’s a real band with real personalities, you can picture them as a Saturday morning cartoon. The Beatles, the Replacements, the Rolling Stones. You can tell where I’m going with this, there’s a cartoon in the film. It’s these five distinct personalities and seriously the best rock musicians on the planet.
- Lydia sets up, “Boy Crazy.” She says she wanted to capture that feeling of when she was a kid and being boy crazy and kind of deranged. She says there’s about 20 demos of the variations on the song.
- Calvin plays “Boy Crazy” by Lydia Loveless.
- Gorman Bechard talks about how the documentary is not just a look at Lydia Loveless, he also examines what it’s like to be a musician these days. It’s all through Lydia Loveless’ eyes, but the look at how to handle things like streaming services, how to actually make money, and how to keep from going crazy on the road.
- Lydia sets up “More Like Them.” She says it’s the first real rock song she wrote because she’d been doing a lot of country up to this point. And she got dumped by a horrible person and this song is about that rage.
- Calvin plays “More Like Them” by Lydia Loveless.
- Calvin asks Lydia about her upcoming album. All she can say is it’s called Real but she’s not allowed to say when it will come out.
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