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Lost Notes Presents: Bent By Nature

English, Music industry, 4 seasons, 52 episodes, 1 day, 35 minutes
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. Join Lost Notes for Bent By Nature , a new 10-part documentary series and digital archive about the most influential American DJ you've never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s. Countless artists crammed into her studio to perform live on her late-night show, “SNAP!” on KCRW. And after 40 years, those legendary sessions will be heard again. Join Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Julian Cope, and more for a sound-packed series from the producers of Lost Notes and Unfictional transporting you to the heyday of ‘80s independent music and the DJ who shaped it. Copyright: KCRW 2023
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A wild conversation (and DJ set) with Jonathan Demme about 'Stop Making Sense' (1984)

Talking Heads’ 1984 film, Stop Making Sense, has long been regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest concert films ever made. A new A24 restoration of the film is out in theaters now. Director Jonathan Demme dropped in on Deirdre for a guest DJ set while the film was still in theaters. Demme sat in for SNAP No. 172 on November 8, 1984, spinning a wild selection of his favorite music — including the premiere of a then-unheard Talking Heads song — and discussing the making of the now-iconic film.  Read on for their conversation and dive into his song choices with our Jonathan Demme Spotify playlist. 
10/28/20212 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

Our second of two Lost Notes bonus episodes for this summer. This one is about The Student Teachers. In 1977, a group of music obsessed friends got together and decided to form a band. Most of them were still in high school and almost none of them had even picked up an instrument before, but they lived and breathed the New York City music scene and wanted nothing more than to be a part of it. They worked in record stores, ran fan clubs, and spent every second they could together, hanging in clubs like CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City — clubs they’d eventually headline.  Soon after they formed the band, they played a practice gig at one of their high schools and took off from there. They spent their days studying for physics tests and practicing for French finals and spent their nights drinking White Russians and rubbing elbows with their rock heroes.  In their two years together, they headlined their favorite clubs, went on tour, made recordings, got interviewed on the radio, opened for Iggy Pop and hung with David Bowie in the recording studio. As the decade came to a close and they got a little older, their love for each other dwindled, and the band imploded. But what a beautiful and wild ride it was. This is the story of the Student Teachers, in their own words. 
8/6/202038 minutes, 55 seconds
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BONUS: Power to the People

The new season of Lost Notes will be here in September. Meantime, this summer, we’re sharing a couple of bonus episodes. Fifty years ago, an unlikely musical group evolved out of the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party. They were called The Lumpen. And although they quickly gained a following for their air-tight funk, they were always meant to be much more than mere entertainment. Peter Gilstrap reports on the rise and fall of an unlikely R&B group born out of social upheaval.
6/18/202035 minutes, 45 seconds
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Reissue: Unfictional - Nature Boy

The strange story of the postwar pop standard "Nature Boy" and its enigmatic creator, eden ahbez.
1/31/201928 minutes, 13 seconds
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Reissue: Heat Rocks - Cymande

Legendary DJ/crate-digger Cut Chemist professes his love for Cymande’s 1972 self-titled debut.
10/10/201841 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reissue: The Dove

A global pop icon appears in a most unexpected place in this story from Pod Planet’s Clive Desmond.
8/21/201812 minutes, 24 seconds
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Reissue: Mad About The Boy

We resurface a story from Falling Tree Productions that takes a look at the empowering flip-side of pop fandom.
7/31/201829 minutes, 43 seconds
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Robyn Hitchcock

The legendary Robyn Hitchcock was a firm favorite of Deirdre’s throughout the 1980s. Stepping away from his backing band, The Egyptians, Hitchcock stopped by SNAP in April 1989 to play a short acoustic set of songs which would later feature on the following year’s classic solo album, “Eye.”
4/24/198936 minutes