On this episode we talk to Rich Martin. Rich has been involved in the music and arts of the southeastern corner (Mystic, New London & Old Lyme specifically) of Connecticut since his youth.
Rich opened a store, The Telegraph (TelegraphNL on social media), as an extension of his record label in 2010 in New London. He also currently helps run a jazz club and basically has many burners going with many projects in the works. We talk about all we can within a reasonable time!
This episode brings us to the origins of Redscroll as a label and in general with Mikey Daddona who currently resides in Oakland, CA and runs Ratskin Records – a haven for experimental artists ranging from leftfield pop & soul to harsh noise. Ross Menze also accompanied Mikey on this trip and though he was not the focus of the conversation we didn’t ignore him; Ross plays in Headroom, Mountain Movers, his self-named project and over the years myriad other musical outfits.
Mikey on left and Ross on right
We talk about the early days of Redscroll, Ratskin Records and its roster in general, the Ghost Ship tragedy, San Francisco and Oakland’s changing artistic climate, and various branches from each of these things.
On this episode Josh, Rick and special guest Caren (she works here!) talk about their favorite releases of 2018. The music bed corresponds with what is being talked about at the time. We also talk about the top sellers in the store OF ALL TIME!*
Below will be each of our lists so if you’d rather listen without spoilers don’t read beyond the embedded podcast.
This episode is with Dan and Rick of the Mountain Movers who have a new record out on Trouble in Mind.
Mountain Movers: Dan superimposed over Rick, Double Kryssi over Ross
We talk about the new record, Pink Skies. We talk about Dan’s art (which adorns many of the Mountain Movers albums). We talk about music in general and we delve off into different directions here and there.