Goldmine, the Music Collector’s Magazine, reports on the music collecting hobby and interviews classic music artists with The Goldmine Magazine Podcast, posted twice a month (all are listed on this page) and available via iTunes.
Our debut podcast is posted at the bottom of this page. To listen to each episode thereafter, simply click on that episode’s image thumbnail.
Photographer Gered Mankowitz and Table-Turned Vinyl Subscription Service
British Invasion photographer Gered Mankowitz had already taken iconic photographs of The Rolling Stones and other bands around Swingin’ London in the ’60s when Jimi Hendrix showed up in 1966. Mankowitz ended up taking the iconic shot of Jimi in the studio, posing with a fashionable military jacket. Our first podcast in November coincides with our November print issue on Jim Hendrix (Gered Mankowitz’ Hendrix print is on the cover) and Mankowitz shares his memories with Hendrix and the London scene circa late 1966-1967. A fun discussion with a photographer who was in the middle of it all!
We also discuss vinyl subscription services with Table-Turned owner Dane Erbach. Table-Turned is a vinyl subscription service that uses a business platform around indie labels and titles separated by genre for subscribers.
Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/Barnstorm) and The Persuasions
Joe Walsh drummer Joe Vitale and The Persuasions are the guests on Goldmine Magazine’s final podcast of October. Joe Vitale talks about the current Joe Walsh solo tour, the old days with Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm and his friendship with Tom Petty. A cappella legends The Persuasions have had a long career of collaborating and touring with many rock ‘n’ roll artists like Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and others. In fact, Zappa “discovered” the band and signed them to a record deal on Straight Records in 1970. Some 30 albums later, The Persuasions released a collaboration with Barenaked Ladies called “Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and The Persuasions” on Vanguard this year. Jayotis Washington and Dave Revels discuss the past and present, and even perform a Halloween song for the Goldmine Podcast. Enjoy!
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore and Starsailor vocalist James Walsh are guests on Goldmine Magazine’s first podcast of October. UFO has a new album out this month on Cleopatra Records, “The Salentino Cuts,” which is a full-length of rock ‘n’ roll covers. Guitarist Vinnie Moore is candid about the band’s songwriting process and how they came about the idea of releasing a record of cover tunes. Starsailor comes out with their first album in eight years, “All This Life.” Vocalist James Walsh talks about the band’s entire discography and what makes “All This Life” unique.
Donovan discusses the benefits of transcendental meditation (TM), including his involvement with the Maharishi, The Beatles and the David Lynch Foundation, which recently released the DVD of “Change Begins Within: A Benefit Concert For The David Lynch Foundation” (Eagle Vision). The David Lynch Foundation promotes the healing power of TM for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s a fascinating discussion with an iconic singer-songwriter and an enlightened man.
Gerald Scarfe, Carlos Santana and Jackyl
Pink Floyd artist Gerald Scarfe talks about selling off original artwork from “The Wall” and his ongoing relationship with Roger Waters. Then some thoughts from Carlos Santana on “Power of Peace,” the collaboration album with the Isley Brothers, and also a talk with the hard rock band, Jackyl.
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook joins us on Goldmine Magazine Podcast for our second episode in August 2017. Hook and his band The Light have released four live albums celebrating different Joy Division/New Order LPs in their entirety. The outcome will please any fan of these two popular bands. Peter Hook has plenty to say on the subject. Then Matthew Block of Run Out Groove Records will inform us about this new unique record label. Run Out Groove is designed for vinyl record collectors. If you go to runoutgroovevinyl.com, each month the site will post potential album projects (found in the vaults of Warner Bros.) and then ask you — the record collector — to vote which project should be pressed to vinyl as an individually numbered and limited edition. A very cool interactive experience. Matthew Block explains the entire experience and ROG’s history.
Graham Nash joins us on the first podcast of August 2017 to explain how he started collecting Underground Comix artwork and why he is now auctioning off his collection via Heritage Auctions on Aug. 10-12. Then Mark Weiss, famed rock photographer, will talk to us about his newest venture called Rock Scene Auctions. RockSceneAuctions.com is a new rock photography auction site where Mark auctions off his own iconic work and the work of other photographers. Auctions will appear every month — different bands, different eras — and part of the money goes to charity. Large, frameable, high quality prints, autographed by the photographers. Music collectors will be pleased.
Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) goes out on his own as vocalist/bassist to deliver his current solo album, “Smoke On This” (eOne). It is a powerhouse rock ‘n’ roll record that will still please his heavy metal following. Then vocalist/guitarist Charlie Huhn talks about Foghat’s latest live album “Live at the Belly Up” and the band’s tour that will follow.
Sonny Landreth, who has been called the King of Slydeco, talks to Goldmine about his latest album, “Recorded Live In Lafayette” — a double CD and vinyl release on Provogue Records (Mascot Label Group). Then director Andreas Neumann discusses the documentary “American Valhalla,“ which is the story of the musical collaboration between Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) for the making of Iggy’s album “Post Pop Depression” and its subsequent world tour.
Candice Night, vocalist for Blackmore’s Night, talks about her last solo album and what will be going on musically for her and her guitarist-husband Ritchie Blackmore this year. Also, longtime Goldmine author Dave Thompson talks about his new book “Goldmine’s Essential Guide to Record Collecting.”
SGT. PEPPER’S 50th ANNIVERSARY
Guests Jay Jay French and Bruce Spizer discuss the impact and longevity of The Beatles’ iconic album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” French, the guitarist and founder of Twisted Sister, is a longtime Beatles fan and collector. Spizer is a celebrated author of all things Beatles-related. Later in the episode, contributor John M. Borack will detail some of the 50th Anniversary box set editions released by Capitol/Universal. Introduction music by Popdudes.
Listen to the debut (Episode 1) podcast below.