Sinopsis

Obsessed by Music is a podcast where Rob Esse presents monologues and conversations about an obsession. The obsession is music.

Episodios

  • Remember Instrumental Music?

    Remember Instrumental Music?

    04/12/2019 Duración: 11min

    Do you remember instrumental music? Do you need to? These are a couple of questions I pose when it comes to listening to music that doesn't have vocals and words. Can you 'remember the time' that you heard a piece of instrumental music that you couldn't forget? 

  • No Opening Act - Fishbone And Trombone Shorty

    No Opening Act - Fishbone And Trombone Shorty

    29/11/2019 Duración: 18min

    Have you ever gone to a concert that had a couple of bands playing but you came mainly to see one act? Well that's exactly what happened when a friend and I went to see Fishbone and Trombone Shorty play on a cool double-bill together. 

  • Anna Calvi Is The Hunter And The Hunted

    Anna Calvi Is The Hunter And The Hunted

    30/06/2019 Duración: 15min

    In this episode is my song-by-song review of Anna Calvi’s album ‘Hunter’. It’s a stunning work that both challenges and excites the listener. From a whisper to a scream, from a girl to a boy, from the hunted to a hunter - majestic vocals and music accompany its convention-bending themes. Primal. Real. 

  • New Father, Old Music!

    New Father, Old Music!

    31/03/2019 Duración: 11min

    After recently becoming a father, I talk about the music we are now listening to with a baby in the room and the impact of older music on a pair of brand new ears :) 

  • A Conversation With Double Js Music Editor Dan Condon (Part 2)

    A Conversation With Double J's Music Editor Dan Condon (Part 2)

    28/01/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    Here is Part 2 of my chat with Dan Condon, Music Editor at Australian Radio Station Double J. We talk about music criticism, Bob Dylan, his favourite live music performances and more! 

  • A Conversation With Double Js Music Editor Dan Condon (Part 1)

    A Conversation With Double J's Music Editor Dan Condon (Part 1)

    20/12/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode of the OBM Podcast I speak with Dan Condon, Music Editor at Australian Radio Station Double J. We talk about his musical upbringing, experiencing musical history in the American south, musicians in the internet age, life as a music journalist and more!     

  • Thoughts On Music Segregation

    Thoughts On Music Segregation

    25/11/2018 Duración: 14min

    After listening to some recent music podcasts where I recognised that certain 'best album' lists where created with the aim of highlighting only certain 'types' of artists, I share some thoughts about music segregation. 

  • 20 Years Since The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - Is One Classic Album Enough?

    20 Years Since The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - Is One Classic Album Enough?

    13/10/2018 Duración: 21min

    20 years ago Ms. Lauryn Hill released a stone-cold classic album. She broke the mould, inspired a generation and built a lasting legacy as a solo artist. 20 years later, it's her only solo studio album.  In this episode I talk about the album, the time that has passed since its release, what Lauryn has been doing in the intervening years and I ask the question: is one classic album enough? 

  • Feeling The Music!

    Feeling The Music!

    30/08/2018 Duración: 16min

    What draws us in to connecting with certain songs or albums whilst not with others? I've been battling with this question myself and have finally reached a conclusion!  In this episode, I talk about the essential ingredients in the music that I enjoy the most: emotion and feeling.   

  • Loving The Montreux Jazz Festival

    Loving The Montreux Jazz Festival

    22/07/2018 Duración: 30min

    Rob Esse talks passionately about the Montreux Jazz Festival, sharing why he loves absolutely everything about it and paying tribute to the festival founder, Claude Nobs, and his everlasting Montreux legacy. 

  • Little Dark Age By MGMT - First Listening Experience (Album Review)

    Little Dark Age By MGMT - First Listening Experience (Album Review)

    18/05/2018 Duración: 37min

    Rob Esse plays 'Little Dark Age' by the band MGMT and provides commentary as he does a first listen of the album in real-time!  

  • Robert Plant Carries Fire Into Sydney Opera House

    Robert Plant Carries Fire Into Sydney Opera House

    07/04/2018 Duración: 19min

    Rob Esse recounts a magical evening spent in the company of Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters, who performed an absolutely entrancing live concert at the Sydney Opera House. 

  • Roger Waters - Is This The Concert We Really Want?

    Roger Waters - Is This The Concert We Really Want?

    16/03/2018 Duración: 16min

    Rob Esse attends a Roger Waters concert as part of the 'Us & Them' Tour and he doesn't know what to expect. By the time the show is over, Rob has been taken on an emotional rollercoaster. Is this the kind of concert we really want to see? Listen to hear his thoughts. 

  • The Voice of Dolores ORiordan Will Always Linger

    The Voice of Dolores O'Riordan Will Always Linger

    08/02/2018 Duración: 10min

    Rob Esse pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan - the beautifully unique, haunting and tribal voice of The Cranberries. A voice that will linger forever. 

  • Whats In The Name Of A Band?

    What's In The Name Of A Band?

    15/12/2017 Duración: 52min

    Rob Esse speaks at length about the importance of the name of a band - especially when a band plays 'live' under their original band name but without original members, lead vocalists or critical musical contributors. 

  • John Deacon - The Quieter Member of Queen Who Speaks Through His Music

    John Deacon - The Quieter Member of Queen Who Speaks Through His Music

    19/11/2017 Duración: 15min

    Rob Esse puts a spotlight on Queen musician and songwriter, John Deacon. Known as the quieter member of the band, John contributed sounds, ideas and songs that ended up being some of the most loved, popular music in the band's history. Although John retired from musical activity in the mid-1990's, his musical legacy continues right up to the present day. 

  • Stevie Nicks And Chrissie Hynde: Together, Live and Timeless

    Stevie Nicks And Chrissie Hynde: Together, Live and Timeless

    11/11/2017 Duración: 14min

    Rob Esse talks about his experience of attending an amazingly good concert by The Pretenders and Stevie Nicks on their joint 2017 tour. It was a night of pure rock and roll beauty and classic songwriting brilliance displayed via effortless live showmanship and unique charisma.   

  • Bob Dylans Blood On The Tracks

    Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks

    29/10/2017 Duración: 13min

    Rob Esse talks about the Bob Dylan album 'Blood On The Tracks', which was voted as the number one favourite Dylan record by Albumism.com readers. It's a work of heartache, despair, anger and love - but the question remains: is it about Dylan or are the songs simply stories about other people? 

  • River Of Tears - A Stunning Live Performance By Eric Clapton

    River Of Tears - A Stunning Live Performance By Eric Clapton

    20/10/2017 Duración: 10min

    Rob Esse shares his passion for a pair of awesome live performances by Eric Clapton and his band from their 2001 Tour. The pair of songs are 'My Father's Eyes' and in particular, a truly stunning rendition of 'River Of Tears'. Both performances can be found on Eric Clapton's Live On Tour DVD: One More Car, One More Rider. 

  • Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open

    Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open

    12/10/2017 Duración: 15min

    Rob Esse pays tribute to Tom Petty - a superb songwriter, obsessive sound craftsman and maverick American musician. 

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