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Background Noise, Episode 84: Mark Jenkins by Matt Valerio

THE BACKGROUND NOISE PODCAST SERIES FOCUSES ON THE MUSIC THAT ARTISTS LISTEN TO WHEN THEY WORK, WHAT MUSIC INSPIRES THEM, OR JUST MUSIC THEY LIKE. THIS WEEK, IN EPISODE 84, THE FOCUS IS ON ARTIST MARK JENKINS

THE BACKGROUND NOISE PODCAST SERIES FOCUSES ON THE MUSIC THAT ARTISTS LISTEN TO WHEN THEY WORK, WHAT MUSIC INSPIRES THEM, OR JUST MUSIC THEY LIKE. THIS WEEK, IN EPISODE 84, THE FOCUS IS ON ARTIST MARK JENKINS

Mark Jenkins' sculptures are a sight to behold. Witnessing them in all their glory in person is absolutely fascinating. Using a combination of saran wrap and tape, he makes life-size replicas of humans and various other objects that seem real until you're right up close. 

His work has been perceived to be SO realistic, that people often call the police, concerned that someone is actually in one of the predicaments that Mark has staged his sculpture. Somehow, I think Mark relishes this, as part of the reason he places his work in the street is to see how people interact with it. 

You can see many more of Mark's impressive creations here.

What was your first concert?
The Fixx

Last concert/show?
Glastonbury Festival

First album, tape or cd you bought?
AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You Got It) 

Last album you bought?
Rolling Stones -  Tattoo You

Was there any album that made a significant impression on you?
Rustie - Glass Swords

Who is your musical hero?
Beethoven, Ennio Morricone

How important do you think music is to your creative process?
Instrumental music a lot, but I just need it in bursts. Reflecting on music for me is as important as listening to it.

Death Mountain -- Rustie
Unrequited--Cylob
Quest -- Nosaj Thing
Slow Spines -- Clark
IOIO -- Nosaj Thing
Coke Sniffah -- Bong Ra
Dark Steering -- Squarepusher
Her Tears Taste Like Pears -- Dorian Concept
Horizontal Figuration -- Take
Imagination -- DJ Hidden & Switch Technique
German Clap -- Modeselektor
Ruk -- Dark Sk

Check out Mark's mix below, download it directly here, or subscribe to the Background Noise podcast on iTunes. Be sure to like Background Noise on Facebook for updates on future episodes. You can browse ALL the Background Noise episodes here

The Bomarr Blog Podcast #5 by Matt Bomarr

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Brand new episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. This is the first in a series of "Covers" episodes. Tracklist below:

Rockets - On the Road Again (Canned Heat)
Land of Giants - I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)
Flying Lizards - Sex Machine (James Brown)
Dream Tiger - Control (Janet Jackson)
Syl Johnson - Come Together (Beatles)
Little Roy - Sliver (Nirvana)
Marianne Faithfull - Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
MGMT - All We Ever Wanted (Bauhaus)
Jake Holmes - Dazed & Confused (Led Zeppelin)
Grace Jones - Love is the Drug (Roxy Music)
Soreng Santi - Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
Moog Cookbook - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
Johnny Cougar - Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie)
White Williams - I Want Candy (Strangeloves)
Ananda Shankar - Light My Fire (the Doors)

The Bomarr Blog Podcast #4 by Matt Bomarr

Recorded on a hot memorial day in New York City. Here's the fourth installment of the Bomarr Blog Podcast. I highly encourage you to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and if you're digging the podcasts, please rate and/or comment so I know you're listening. If iTunes isn't your thing, you can download the podcast direct right here. Here's the tracklisting: 1.Quakers - Rip 2.Bruce Haack - Party Machine (Prince Language Remix) 3.Null & Void - All the Old Humans 4.Robert Hazard - Escalator of Life 5.Jeff Phelps - Super Lady 6.Black Brothers - Saman Doye 7.Zeus B. Held - Sound Trigger 8.Principles of Geometry - Carbon Cowboy (feat. Tonetta) 9.Art Fact - Building 10.Jel - Yer Bells 11.La Bionda - I Wanna Be Your Lover 12.Medio Mutante - Uberbeast 13.Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights 14.Beranek - Pictures and Paintings 15.Blood Orange - I'm Sorry We Lied (Demo)

The Bomarr Blog Podcast #2 by Matt Bomarr

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Here's the 2nd episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. You can download directly above or subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store. Tracklist below:

Really Really - Bonus Shots Siriusmo - Nights Off Morio Agata - Submarine Groundislava - Creeper Shit Landscape - Shake the West Awake SpaceArt - Love Machine BlankSpaces - Magic PaulMcCartney - Temporary Secretary Benito - Saturn Trips SuKramer - Magic Dance SmallBlack - Despicable Dogs (Washed Out remix) RobertPalmer - Johnnie and Mary AliceCooper - Clones Dakota - Fanning Devo - Time Out For Fun HumanLeague - Being Boiled