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Analogue Atlanta #016: Soul Speak

Posted in Analogue Atlanta:, ATL, Atlanta, Atlanta Music, Audubon Society, Podcast by Dom Brady on January 24, 2009

 

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This episode was interesting in that it almost didn’t happen.  I’m sick as a dog. I’ve been ill since just before the Random Rabbit interview I conducted on Thursday. It’s been a long week. Melody Moezzi and her book War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims was brought to my attention via NPR not even a year ago, I think. After hearing her on air and meaning to buy the book, I did what i always do: I quickly forgot about her and the book. Fast forward to the Creative Loafing Short fiction contest not long ago, and I see the book alongside Persepolis 2. I hadn’t known there was a sequel to Persepolis and as I was making my way over to the table to take a closer look at it: BAM! There was Melody’s book. It’s weird how things work out sometimes because after realizing that Melody actually lived here in Atlanta, I gave her a call the next day.

In this interview we talk about her inspiration, her artistic process and health issues that have presented Melody with a unique circumstance.

The Soulphonics & Ruby Velle is a weird story. As you may know, I’ve been friends with DJ Variable of the Audubon society for over a decade. His Audubon Society partner Mr. Mind is also a friend of mine, and through him I met Ruby Velle and learned about her music. If you think her voice is something, you should try out her chocolate chip cookies. It’s the stuff of magic.

After a few weeks of email tag, I finally was able to nail down an interview with the Soul Septet and I’ve got to tell you that it’s always a great time seeing them play live. Every time I’ve seen them play I’ve regretted not having my wife present because they make music that moves you to dance.

We chat about running a large band in Atlanta’s indie music scene and about their sound.

 

Atlanta music featured in this pod:

  • Mass Influence
  • Obviouslob
  • The Soulphonics

Analogue Atlanta #13: Poetic License

Posted in ALIEN, Alien Atlanta Drummer, Alien1, Analogue Atlanta:, Atlanta, Drummer, Mark Anthony Thomas by Dom Brady on December 27, 2008
Atlanta Author Mark Anthony Thomas

Mark Anthony Thomas at Cafe Circa in Edgwood

Atlanta Drummer Alien aka Animal aka Ali @ A-town day.

ALIen chatting with Era of the Stereograph Lead Singer "Blue"

I met with Atlanta Author Mark Anthony Thomas in Edgewood and caught up with Atlanta Drummer ALIEN at Apache Cafe in Midtown.

 

 

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