Soft Focus UK

30 minutes

Ian Svenonius takes his inquisitive mind to the UK, the nation responsible for bringing us mod, ska, skiffle, punk, techno, goth, glam, skinheads, racist skinheads, and... [sigh] grebo.

30 minutes

Ian Svenonius takes his inquisitive mind to the UK, the nation responsible for bringing us mod, ska, skiffle, punk, techno, goth, glam, skinheads, racist skinheads, and... [sigh] grebo.

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Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on why Brits write off American bands as lazy. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian speaks with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Graham discusses his mixed feelings about being dragged through the whole Blur vs. Oasis media circus and Ian makes light of Graham’s drinking problem. They touch briefly on astrology before diving headlong into dissertations on the socio-economic factors that elevate music over visual art. Before bidding a fond adieu Ian and Graham discuss the ongoing tragedy that is post-grunge/Oasis rock fashion and follow that train of thought to its logical end: The Osmond Family and Apocalypse Now
See the rest at VBS.TV: Graham Coxon - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV

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s1e1 Graham Coxon
November 17, 2009
Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on why Brits write off American bands as lazy. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian speaks with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Graham discusses his mixed feelings about being dragged through the whole Blur vs. Oasis media circus and Ian makes light of Graham’s drinking problem. They touch briefly on astrology before diving headlong into dissertations on the socio-economic factors that elevate music over visual art. Before bidding a fond adieu Ian and Graham discuss the ongoing tragedy that is post-grunge/Oasis rock fashion and follow that train of thought to its logical end: The Osmond Family and Apocalypse Now See the rest at VBS.TV: Graham Coxon - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV
Series Premiere
Ian’s chat with Crass’s founding drummer and writer gets off to a rousing start with Penny declareing his slight preferences for the Beatles over the Stones, for at least “not shitting all over Chuck Berry’s shoulder.” Moving on the two muse on Johnny Rotten’s logical inconsistencies before addressing Crass’s “brand image” of Crass. Penny also breaks down his feelings for Rave, describes how the Falklands War and its attendant politics forced Crass into its “immediate response” method of songwriting. Not missing a beat, Rimbaud reveals the anarchist plot to destroy Greenwich Mean Time and shares his thoughts on this concentration camp we call reality.
See the rest at VBS.TV: Penny Rimbaud - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV

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s1e8 Penny Rimbaud
June 7, 2008
Ian’s chat with Crass’s founding drummer and writer gets off to a rousing start with Penny declareing his slight preferences for the Beatles over the Stones, for at least “not shitting all over Chuck Berry’s shoulder.” Moving on the two muse on Johnny Rotten’s logical inconsistencies before addressing Crass’s “brand image” of Crass. Penny also breaks down his feelings for Rave, describes how the Falklands War and its attendant politics forced Crass into its “immediate response” method of songwriting. Not missing a beat, Rimbaud reveals the anarchist plot to destroy Greenwich Mean Time and shares his thoughts on this concentration camp we call reality. See the rest at VBS.TV: Penny Rimbaud - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV
Season Finale
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s1e1 Graham Coxon
November 17, 2009
November 17, 2009
Graham Coxon
Series Premiere
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s1e2 Bobby Gillespie
February 18, 2008
February 18, 2008
Bobby Gillespie
3
s1e3 Shaun Ryder
December 10, 2007
December 10, 2007
Shaun Ryder
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s1e4 Mark E. Smith
September 17, 2007
September 17, 2007
Mark E. Smith
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s1e5 Terry Hall
January 20, 2008
January 20, 2008
Terry Hall
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s1e6 Kevin Shields
November 12, 2007
November 12, 2007
Kevin Shields
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s1e7 Billy Childish
November 26, 2007
November 26, 2007
Billy Childish
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s1e8 Penny Rimbaud
June 7, 2008
June 7, 2008
Penny Rimbaud
Season Finale

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