Melbourne-based TZU co-founder and hip-hop MC-songwriter Joelistics reveals his unexpected favorite album - Paul Simon’s 1986 classic “Graceland”.
How did his father’s near-death experience get Joel into the album? Why was Simon’s songwriting process similar to a hip-hop record? Why did Simon have to fail commercially before he could make Graceland? What groundbreaking production techniques made this album quintessentially 80s? How does Paul Simon’s self-deprecation shine through in his lyrics? and how does this album provide a model for Joel as he starts to get older?
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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