Podcast: Sonic TALK091 - Guys Love Luggage

Grace Jones, NIN treasure hunt, iPhone, Coffins, cases and retail      17/07/08

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47:13 mins
We have a smaller gathering this week, smaller but still perfectly formed. ComprisingDave Spiers (GForce Software), Mark Tinley long time co-worker with the Duran Duran possie, and who I had the pleasure of meeting in the flesh for the first time last weekend at the Synth DIY UK meeting. Rich Hilton squeezes us in between a busy schedule working with Nile Rodgers and heading off to Europe for a series of Chic gigs. This week we bask in the wonderful light shed by Grace Jones and her seminal Slave to The Rhythm album as well as taking a preview of her forthcoming release Hurricane, then we move on to the Nine Inch Nails Google Earth treasure hunt, of course we mention the recent 3G iPhone release then Crazy Coffins and the joy a man can find in choosing the right luggage, then we finish with the future of retail ads Presonus launch a new online store. Remember... Do Call Us We’ve set up a Skype account for people to leave comments (which may be played on subsequent episodes) or requests to be considered for a part on the show. You can contact using the Skype handle 'sonictalk' or if you want to use the phone, our number in the US is:

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SekondThought    Said...

Nick, you should really get an iPhone 3G!

I got on one Friday (after standing in line for over two hours), and it's excellent. You can get the 8GB version free for £45.00 per month (the 16GB is £59.00 on that tariff) and even though the N95 has a great camera, you owe it to your self to get an iPhone just for this, an application called Beat Maker, now available for £11.99 at the App Store...


17-Jul-08 05:28 AM

Nick B    Said...

Yeah, well it would cost me a fortune to get out of my current contract (about 6months into 18) and the camera really is the breaker...

Glad to hear you are enjoying yours

17-Jul-08 08:12 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Very entertaining podcast!

18-Jul-08 02:57 AM

Oliver Davis, Roland UK    Said...

Roland smells like ????

It smells like .... water....

Juno - For Him Jupiter - For Her

and limited edition "Vari-Spary"

Oll Roland UK

18-Jul-08 04:56 AM

Howard    Said...

FYI: The standard green pins have a higher resistance (= lower signal / modulation depth).

BTW: Replacing resistors with diodes is also useful - oh how I wish I was still a Synthi owner!

18-Jul-08 05:31 AM

Dan A.    Said...

Mark and Nick never physically met before last Friday? Wow!

Wally Badarou isn't well known, however, his contributions as a session musician include most of Level 42's work, Grace Jones, Robert Palmer, Talking Heads, and M's Pop Muzik (co-writer?) Here's a nice illustrated list from a Level 42 fan site:


I've owned his CD "Words of a Mountain" since its release - very nice music.

18-Jul-08 02:51 PM

Kpc    Said...

Have you looked at the Gator Gear Bags? They are pretty nice

18-Jul-08 05:15 PM

Dave Spiers    Said...

Anyone wanting to know more about JJ's illustrious career should look here.


His smile was as big as his talent and his death was a sad loss to the music biz and all who knew him.

19-Jul-08 10:35 AM

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