Comic, actor and triple j host Veronica Milsom is a rare guest who knew exactly what her favourite album is straight away - the seminal decade young record from The Shins ‘Wincing the Night Away’.
We talk about how Veronica’s older brother’s mixtapes introduced her to the Shins, how frontman’s James Mercer’s insomnia fuelled the creation of the album, the intimacy of his singing, the Zach Braff driven high expectations and backlash toward this album, and whether any contemporary music has hit her as hard as this record did ten years ago.
Plus, we discuss Veronica’s legendary “thing” for Bernard Fanning, how the events of your life change how you perceive time, why her perspective as a radio DJ has made her hate certain songs, her own self-induced bout with insomnia in Perth and the questions she feels guilty for asking bands during interviews.
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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 filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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