Top Left Corner, Episode 10 — Announcing “PRO-FUSION”

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PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë!

Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez

Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez

Wicked short show today. That’s because we’ve been busy with our plans for world domination. No! We didn’t just say that! We meant that we’ve been busy building our new video instruction series “PRO-FUSION.” These sponsored tutorials teach us how to do the home and personal tasks that the pros make look easy! Check out our first installment, hosted by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses on State Road in North Adams.

The Greylock Glass Gets Some Perspective on the News with iBerkshires

Firstly, Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com joins us to provide another glimpse at some of the popular stories that are making headines this week. Be sure to follow their reporting daily to keep up with the goings-on in the Greylock zone.

Catch up on all the latest headlines at iBerkshires.com

Catch up on all the latest headlines at iBerkshires.com

 

Wishbone Zoë Shines a Bright Light on Some Oddities

All Of These Oddities, by Wishbone Zoe, is available through CDBaby

All Of These Oddities, by Wishbone Zoe, is available through CDBaby

 

I have visited the place where some of Wishbone Zoë‘s Oddities live. And I’m willing to give you a tour if you like having your synapses assaulted by penetrating surrealism delivered with breathtaking auditory agility. The 2014 release, “All Of These Oddities,” showcases the errant bits of reality that surface after we’ve tried to keep them at the edge of our peripheral vision, that become audible at inconvenient times, that brush lightly against the back of our hand in a not-quite-by-accident kind of way.

Beyond the brilliance of the lyrics, the voice of Saera Kochanski will impress you with its seemingly bottom stores of power pushed through a small, precision-machined port. Kochanski does not care if her singing about, thus drawing uncomfortable attention to, the “not-so-okay in the world” makes us squirm. Someone’s got to do it. And here on “Will Call” we’ll give a listen to “Sacrificial Lamb.” Check out “Something Wacko,” from her brand new release, Fossil’s Dream over at Episode 8 of “The Top Left Corner.” Then slide yourself on over to CDBaby or Bandcamp where you can pick up a copy of her CD or digital download. And WHILE you’re listening to the album, be sure to spend some time taking in her Kochanski’s visual art at her other web site, Sunbeams & Turpentine. No reason your eyes should get away clean.

June 5: Montague, MA—@ Montague Bookmill w/ Mad Habits
July 6: Easthampton MA–@ Platinum Pony w/ Native Eloquence
July 25: Northampton, MA @ Chautauqua Fest

 

Winterpills — “Echolalia”

"Echolalia," by Winterpills, 2014; available for purchase at the band's website; image courtesy Winterpills

“Echolalia,” by Winterpills, 2014; available for purchase at the band’s website; image courtesy Winterpills

Although we featured a Winterpills’ song from their 2012 release, “All My Lovely Goners,” earlier on the “Top Left Corner,” we are elated to give you a chance to listen to this rolling, dreamy cover of Beck’s, “The Wolf is on the Hill,” from the groups latest effort, “Echolalia.”

Northampton veterans of the indie scene, Winterpills defies easy categorization. The best musical ingredients from the 60s right up through to yesterday make their way into the secret sauce, and yet all these tropes merely provide a backdrop to the groups very individual sound.

Tuck into this re-imagining of a Beck classic, and then slide yourself on over to their website to pick up a CD or an actual vinyl record; or to Bandcamp where you can pick up a digital download.

Then be sure to take a look at their upcoming shows!

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