Recently it was posed to me: “okay, but i don’t understand… why would a film review podcast be talking about music in Maine?”
So this is how it happened… when podcasts were introduced to iTunes in 2005, I discovered Filmspotting (then called Cinecast). What started out as a hobby by two guys in Chicago, has turned in to a show that’s landed guests like Ed Burns, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson, Diablo Cody, Ellen Page, and Shia Labeouf (the bonus content reveals one of the strangest interview outtakes to ever be recorded). They eventually landed the show on WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio, home of This American Life and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.
I had a chance to meet one of the hosts, Adam Kempenaar, at a Boston Filmspotting Meet-up. In addition to interviews, the show also features short musical interludes to move from segment to segment. A short time after the creation of Factory Portland, it occurred to me… “Filmspotting has music every week, Portland has great music”. I hope to continue sending great music to the show, but for now, here’s a list of Portland bands that have made it on air…
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Episode #337: Army of Shadows / Top 5 Revolution Movies
Bonus: “Superman” by Spouse as the closing song on This American Life, Episode #178, 2/23/2001: Superpowers
Stephen has exhibited his photography in Portland, Maine (Filament, Portland Public Library, Portland Museum of Art, Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art), Boston (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts), and California (University of California, Santa Barbara).