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Ep. #233: Steven Lambke

Steven Lambke is a gifted musician, songwriter, and singer based in Toronto, Ontario. A member of the Constantines, over the past decade, Lambke has also released a wondrous solo discography under the moniker Baby Eagle. He recently retired Baby Eagle to work under his own name for the stunning album, Days of Heaven, which was released on his own label, You’ve Changed Records, and is one of the finest collections of songs to have come out in 2015. Throughout January, Lambke takes a full band on the road across Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia and here, Lambke and I discuss spacey basements in Toronto, bassoons, turning into Steven Lambke after being Baby Eagle and what that means, punk rock and sophisticated musical arrangements, when these songs were written and what they mean lying side by side, writing love songs in disguise, love and God, “Silence/Love,” poetry and prose and personal songs, expressing the lyrics and not one’s self, the world of the Dog Weather album, the relationship between the songs on Days of Heaven and the return of Constantines and the band’s new songs, talking to and about the Constantines, “we had an understanding only we could understand,” the Steven Lambke live band is often Daniel Romano’s live band, Mika Posen and Bob Dylan’s Desire, Tamara Lindeman’s arranging role on Days of Heaven, cities and dates, the song “Hummingbird,” and then silence.

Related links: youvechangedrecords.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #157: Long Night with Me, Aisha Alfa, Freddie Rivas, Anne Kingston, and the Weather Station

As some of you know I host a live talk show called Long Night with Vish Khanna every month (between November and March) at the Great Hall, as part of Long Winter in Toronto. The most recent episode on January 9, 2015 was actually recorded and so I’m presenting most of it to you here. You’ll hear the talk show band stylings of the Bicycles, the talk show sidekick stylings of James Keast, a stand-up set by Toronto comedian Aisha Alfa, a brief appearance by funny person and puppeteer Freddie Rivas, a serious interview about Jian Ghomeshi with Macleans Senior Writer Anne Kingston, and two songs by the Weather Station, as performed by the Weather Station. The final two regularly scheduled episodes of the year take place on February 13 and March 13 so please come see them at the Great Hall.

Related links: torontolongwinter.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #155: The Weather Station

Tamara Lindeman is a captivating singer and vivid lyricist who operates under the moniker the Weather Station. Currently based in Toronto, Lindeman has been a member of notable bands like Entire Cities, Bruce Peninsula, and Marine Dreams and she has collaborated with Baby Eagle, Bahamas, Doug Paisley, Siskiyou, and more. She recently released a beautiful observational EP called What Am I Going to Do with Everything I Know, which is out now on the fine North American label, You’ve Changed Records, and precedes the spring release of her next full-length album, Loyalty. The Weather Station are playing a song or two on my Long Night talk show at Long Winter at the Great Hall in Toronto on Friday January 9 at around 8:00 PM and here we discuss relationship tension, narrative and personal songwriting, Steven Lambke’s ingenious songwriting as Baby Eagle, working with Daniel Romano who’s a doer, growing up outside of Orangeville, not really listening to good music until moving to Toronto, cultural isolation, learning to play and write late in life, a secret life as a thespian, Tilda Swinton, The Murdoch Mysteries, AC/DC and High Voltage, hints about the new album Loyalty, the song “What Am I Going to Do (With Everything I Know),” and much more than I had the time to write about this morning.

Related links: the-weather-station.com youvechangedrecords.com torontolongwinter.com vishkhanna.com

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