Music

Episode 54 – Mentoring, Democracy and Music with Tom Wensley

Episode 54 covers three topics: Mentoring and closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians, finding musical feet and balancing everyday life with creativity, and the future of democratic participation through technology.

34-year-old Tom Wensley works for AIME (The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience), is Co-Director of New Vote (check out Season 2 episode 36 with Dion McCurdy for a full episode on this) and is a founding member of the band Standby Empire.

This episode is jam packed with Tom’s stories from how AIME began, the most recent Imagination Declaration at Garma and the work AIME is expanding into with African-Australians and internationally. Plus Caspar and Tom discuss all things democracy and effecting change in a world of fake news, and how Tom’s work in all three of his passions essentially hopes to create more bridges and understanding between people. 

This episode of Binge Thinking was produced by Nina Roxburgh, was edited by Nina and Charlotte Morton, and features music by Big Gigantic

Caspar and Tom Wensley in Brisbane.

Caspar and Tom Wensley in Brisbane.

Episode 40 - Rock and Roll with Michael Lars Godde

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a legit rockstar? In this episode, Caspar speaks to 32 year old rock musician Michael Lars Godde. He has travelled the world playing original music composed with his two bands "Me" and "Other Animals" (FacebookInstagram). Michael has shared stages with the likes of Portishead, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and has played festivals like Secret Garden Party and Big Day Out. Michael shares his experience in the music industry, along with why he prefers busking to big shows, his love of exercise to keep his spirits up, and his parallel career in social work. This podcast was produced and edited by Nina Roxburgh, recorded at Lupine Studios, and features the track “Oh Lordy” by Other Animals.

Michael and Caspar post binge at Lupine Studios, Coburg Australia

Michael and Caspar post binge at Lupine Studios, Coburg Australia

Episode 20: Senegambian Jazz with Amadou Suso

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a musical prodigy? To have shunned school for your passion? In this episode, Caspar speaks to Melbourne-based Gambian musician Amadou Suso. Amadou comes from a family of storytelling musicians, and is considered one of the world's greatest Kora players. He shares his journey from Gambia to Australia. He also tells us about his fusion of traditional Gambian music with jazz and rock through the Senegambian Jazz Band. Produced by Nina Roxburgh with music by Big Gigantic.

Caspar and Amadou chilling out after a special intimate performance on the Kora

Caspar and Amadou chilling out after a special intimate performance on the Kora

Episode 5: Music Production with Nick Herrera

Binge Thinking has moved. And in quintessential Melbourne style, Caspar spoke with musical genius Nick Herrera. Aside from running his own production studio (Nick Herrera Production) he also performs vocals for the band Kalacoma. Nick binged on working within the northside scene of Melbourne (including with Hiatus Kaiyote), running his own business, his passion for creativity, and challenges in the music industry. This episode was produced by Nina Roxburgh and features music by Big Gigantic (intro) and Kalacoma (outro).

You can watch Kalacoma's amazing music videos on YouTube and listen/download their music on Soundcloud or BandCamp

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Nick Hererra Binge Thinking on his life's work and passion as a creative in the music industry

Nick Hererra Binge Thinking on his life's work and passion as a creative in the music industry

Caspar soaking in Nick Herrera's Binge Thinking in his own studio

Caspar soaking in Nick Herrera's Binge Thinking in his own studio