Archive for the ‘Treme’ Category

Blake Leyh Interview on WBGO


November 27th, 2010 by Blake

Mr. Josh Jackson is the guy who said some really smart things about Treme on NPR’s A Blog Supreme. He also wrote the track notes for the soundtrack CD. To coincide with the release of the CD, Josh interviewed me for his WBGO show The Checkout. You can hear the entire 20-minute interview, which includes [...]

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The N Stands For Nuance


June 4th, 2010 by Blake

I’ll be on NPR’s Talk of The Nation on Monday June 7th at 2:40pm EST, talking about the music on Treme. Hopefully I won’t humiliate myself by saying something stupid or getting my facts wrong… like, say, in the HBO promo piece where I rambled on about how Charles Brown gave birth to Rock ‘n’ [...]

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Additional New Orleans Music Sources


May 29th, 2010 by Blake

During the first weeks I was working on Treme I was asked to make a compilation CD and a list of additional music sources for the actors and other key members of the creative team. The idea was to give them a way to familiarize themselves with New Orleans music, as many of them had [...]

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Why Blog Again?


May 18th, 2010 by Blake

Why blog again? Why now? The short answer: David Mills made me do it. The long answer… I’ve had a web site in some form continually since 1994, and I guess I blogged a bit before the word even existed. Then about five years ago, a new kind of blog appeared: a music blog with [...]

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