Here is the 8th episode of Threadwork - an episode that, as I mention in the intro spiel, was borne out of a difficult time. Art has often been realized as a reaction to or inspired by such difficulties and whilst I'm loathe to describe this podcast as art per se I am far more comfortable in referring to the music contained within it as such.
From a thread perspective the records on this episode tap into a number of things - there's an underwater, aquatic sound to couple of tracks - which I can trace back to, amongst other things, Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game'. There's an opaqueness to some of the lyrics that lend themselves to interpretation - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's peerless 'To Feel Your Best' being a perfect example. I respond to this on many levels - it's like fully embracing the psychic con artist, putting out broad topics that you then attach meaning to. But in a good way. And of course there's the wider emotional response I get from all of the records.
Bonus listening: I couldn't get it to fit musically but it absolutely gave it's name to the podcast.
Spotify episode playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/rosscale/playlist/32R9hcSTyrYNw55tgxB6Rs?si=ditVi4mbRvKRsxUVOIO-ww
Threadwork is presented by Ross Cale.
Huge thanks to Bod for production support.