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The Painful Threshold Episode 3: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Deutsch: Lytton Strachey (1880–1932)
Deutsch: Lytton Strachey (1880–1932) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s time for episode three of The Painful Threshold!  The Painful Threshold is a brand new panel show where all the questions come from the Internet at large!  You! Send in questions questions to the official show Tumblr, our Twitter account or our Facebook page!  This week, our panel is blogger, podcaster and Kittysneezes contributor Richard J. Anderson, musician William D. Drake, formerly of Cardiacs and behind a whole bunch of brilliant solo albums, and Tumblr Superstar Madeleine “No Relation” Drake!  Below the cut are the show notes, complete with direct links to all the questions that have been asked in this episode!

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The Painful Threshold After Dark: William D. Drake tells us about the Television Organ

William D. Drake (source: Cardiacs.com)
William D. Drake (source: Cardiacs.com)

This is NOT the new episode of the Painful Threshold, but rather a special teaser for Episode 3, which is coming soon!  This is not going to be in the episode proper, but it was way too good to lose — especially for Cardiacs fans.   Our panelists are Madeleine Drake, William D. Drake and Rich Anderson — and Maddie asked Bill about his days in Cardiacs, in particular the Television Organ!  His answer is presented here unedited — and I hope you enjoy it — and the upcoming episode! Continue reading

Review: All That Glitters Is A Maresnest

All That Glitters Is A Maresnest

Cardiacs were a wonderful band — pretty much any given lineup of the band is going to be awesome, but the lineup on the All That Glitters Is A Maresnest concert film is probably my favorite lineup.  Or at least one of them, since, well, probably all the various Cardiacs lineups are my favorite.  But this one especially so — I love Sarah Smith’s sax and William D. Drake’s keys and, well, just about everything.

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Review: Friends Without Names

Front Cover to Friends Without NamesClockwork Orchestra is the project of Paul Mangan from Ireland, and he’s just released his first album for White Label Records, Friends Without Names digitally and a CD edition will follow on Guy Fawkes Day.  I don’t think the date being Guy Fawkes Day has anything to do with anything, but how many dates are there that have a nifty rhyme that go along with them?   Continue reading