On Second Thought For Friday, December 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017

A show featuring producer Trevor Young’s favorite OST segments of 2017. Hosted by Celeste Headlee:

This summer, more than sixty bands flocked to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta for the fifth annual Shaky Knees Music Festival. Producer Trevor Young caught up with many musicians there, including rocker Ron Gallo. Gallo is best known for his philosophical musings and a care-free attitude. Trevor also spoke with Fantastic Negrito. The soulful artist was the first ever winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest.

This year, Atlanta-based Adult Swim revived “Samurai Jack,” one of Cartoon Network’s most beloved animated shows. It ran for four seasons from 2001 to 2004, but the storyline never concluded. Samurai Jack has since become a cult classic in the animation world. And after much demand, the creators brought it back to life for Season Five. We’re joined by Genndy Tartakovsky, the original creator; and Scott Willis, Art Director for the series.

Kindercore Vinyl in Athens is bringing analog music back to Georgia. The LP pressing plant is the newest and only such record producer in the state, and one of fewer than thirty in the country. We talk with Kindercore President, Ryan Lewis.

We add two more tunes to our Georgia Playlist. Today’s picks come from Vanessa Briscoe Hay, formerly frontwoman for the legendary Athens-band Pylon. She’s now singing with the Pylon Reenactment Society, who perform at 529 Bar in Atlanta tonight [Dec. 29th]. She brings us music from The Brains and the Classics IV.