Richard Dawson Music Podcast | Temporary Fandoms - Temporary Fandoms

Episode 30

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15th Jul 2021

Richard Dawson Part 1: 2004 - 2015

Once-in-a-generation-genius or purveyor of medieval cosplay whimsy?

Nick and Ewan are joined by singer and pod regular Zoë Von Hess and podcaster Nick Taylor (My Teenage Band) to scrutinise the first four albums by Newcastle's Richard Dawson.

Can he actually play the guitar? Does it even matter? To quote Dawson himself "Why don't more people sing with their funny voices?"

In this episode we discuss these records:

Richard Dawson Sings Songs and Plays Guitar (2005) (this is not available to stream anywhere expect the YouTubes)

The Magic Bridge (2011)

The Glass Trunk (2013)

Nothing Important (2014)

And trust me, you really wanna come back for the next episode for his finest work.

NOTE: This was originally intended to be released later in the season so we may reference that, don't worry there are more episodes to come!!!


As usual there's a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at https://sptfy.com/tfrd1

You can buy all the albums and more direct from Bandcamp (and you really should)

https://richardmichaeldawson.bandcamp.com/music


The Guests:

Our guide for the records was Zoë Von Hess, who sings backing vocals on the recent release by Blood, Wine or Honey, available here: https://bloodwineorhoney.com/

Nick Taylor last joined us for Mclusky and Future of the Left, but he can usually be heard  hosting the excellent My Teenage Band podcast here: https://www.myteenageband.com/


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Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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About the Podcast

Temporary Fandoms
Temporary Fandoms: The Music Discography Podcast
Temporary Fandoms is a place where we invite you to become a Temporary Fan of an artist, and hopefully some of you will find artists or bands you become long-term fans of. We are music fans, not gatekeepers, and all are welcome to become temporary fans.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist and listen to it that way.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.

We have been joined by John Tansey, Brendan Quigley, Aaron Troye-White, Zoë Von Hess, Cheri Amour, Fliss Kitson, John Henderson, Ben Zimmer, Christopher Whitby, Sara Marcus, Jeffrey Lewis, Jesse Jarnow, William Shunn, Emily Baldoni, Jeffrey McDonald, Nick Taylor, Glenn Hodgson, Lael Wageneck, Mike Plowman, Tansy McNally, Liam Molony, Gavin Hogg, Paul Hanley, James Kennedy, and Joe Mitchell.

And so far we have covered The Fall, David Bowie, The Pogues, Sleater Kinney, Butthole Surfers, Bjork, Can, Yo La Tengo,Richard Dawson, Spoon, Queens of the Stone Age, Future of the Left, Kyuss, Love, Number Girl, ESG, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mclusky, Das Racist, Hen Ogledd, The Sugarcubes
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About your hosts

Nick Hilditch

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Founder of the Temporary Fandoms Facebook group and co-host of the podcast, Nick is an animator and illustrator living in Budapest, Hungary. Unlike Ewan, he recognises the greatness of Tago Mago.

ewan swain

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Co-host and editor of podcasts on the Tempfans network.
My opinions are often disputed.
Often correctly.