This week we welcome a genuine Scissor Sister into the WGA family, Ana Matronic! Ana is a true music lover who has toured the world as a singer and DJ. A former Goth and Industrial fan Ana completed her apprenticeship in the burlesque drag clubs of New York and LA and has plenty of tales to tell. An expert on all things disco she is currently curating an exhibition on design in club culture for the Dundee V&A, DJing on Radio 2 and somehow she still found the time to write a book on robotics! We loved talking to her and hope you enjoy listening back just as much. Before all that though we take a quick trip to A&&E. This week Anne and Eamon discuss a tale of two cities as they both ponder their future and make plans for a new career in a new town (well actually its the same career but I can't resist a Bowie reference). We beg you on bended knee to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote THE PLAYLIST IS BACK! Yes every artist we mention is included here - weirdly the Danny Krivit edit of Love is the message was not available on Spotify but there are several other versions to enjoy: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4rs64VKulmn6iGwzDpops0?si=239b6bcd27934aa8 The playlist is also on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5zav2yrC7M&list=PLPPl5xM2fbUo-FhiDh2xXGlSAI8BLlqtu Here is the sight and sound of a glass harmonica being played as mentioned in the show: https://youtu.be/eQemvyyJ--g CONTACT US: WHATGOESPOD@GMAIL.COM Twitter - @WHATGOESPOD Instagram - @WHATGOESPOD Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WhatGoesPod/ *BIG UP THE LIKERS RETWEETERS & SHARERS*
Chair of SETI, one of Discover magazine’s most important women in science, and the inspiration behind Jodie Foster’s Ellie in Contact, Jill Tarter is an icon of astronomy. bluedot favourite Ana Matronic met Jill via Skype to explore the cosmos and beyond. Part of bluedot's A Weekend In Outer Space, July 2020. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There is much intelligence and playfulness in Ana Lynch’s creative life. As Ana Matronic in the Scissor Sisters, she is an iconic figure in the glam-art pop-rock scene. She is also currently a Radio 2 DJ specialising in the wide world of disco, and with her husband, Seth Kirby, she creates large-scale ambient visual performances. She burst onto the scene as the female co-lead vocalist for the Scissor Sisters. She has stated that, in her eyes, the objective of the band was "about people displaying their fantasies on the outside, trying to break out of the everyday, and look like their dreams". In The Scissorhood, the fan community for Scissor Sisters, those fans who hold a special affinity for Ana are known as "nuns". Fans who are attracted to Ana, even if they might not usually be attracted to women, term themselves "Anasexual". As an author, she has published a book entitled Robot Universe: Legendary Automatons and Androids from the Ancient World to the Distant Future, and she is fiercely proud of her Celtic roots. This episode is a fascinating insight into her alternate world of robots, sexuality, futurology and just plain fun.
This week our special guest is Ana Matronic! She tells us all about how she made her way from performing drag shows in SF+NY to joining Scissor Sisters, going on tour, and playing gigs all over the world. We hear about some of Ana's surreal celeb encounters with Faye Dunaway and Bono... then she gives us one of the very best Jane Fonda impressions we've ever heard. Listen in and find out the statistical likelihood of Ana rebooting with the Scissor Sisters. She tells us all about her BB2 radio show called Dance Devotion featuring 90-00's acid house, Chicago house, techno house, where the motto is "We'll dance to anything!" You can listen to it on airs every Sat nite/Sun morning on bbc.co.uk - we love Ana Matronic!
In the first episode of Season Two, Scissor Sisters frontwoman Ana helps host Alice Beverton-Palmer choose a drag name - and has advice for single Dorothies looking for a guy. With a gay father and godfathers, Ana is a born Dorothy. She fulfilled her destiny in lavish style - moving to San Francisco as a teenager and then later New York City, where she performed at and hosted burlesque and drag nights. She met Jake Shears while he was dressed as his character "Jason the Amazing Back-Alley Late Term Abortion" and the rest was history. Scissor Sisters came together shortly afterwards and became a global sensation, filling arenas and Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. Their album ‘Scissor Sisters’ remains one of the 20 biggest-selling albums of the 21st century. After realising they couldn’t possibly get gayer than Let’s Have A Kiki, the band went on hiatus in 2012. These days, you can find Ana hosting BBC Radio 2 show Dance Devotion every weekend, as well as BBC Eurovision coverage.
Music Jobs UK, Tileyard Education, and Tileyard London are delighted to announce a brand new collaboration for music fans and music enthusiasts. ‘At The Yard’ is a brand-new podcast recorded out of Tileyard Education, situated in Tileyard London.In the 2 episode hosts Matt Williams and Lucy Macieira chat with songstress, DJ, author, broadcaster and Scissor Sister Ana Matronic about her early days performing in the gay clubs of San Francisco and New York. She also talks about how the chart topping, award-winning Scissor Sisters were formed, discovered, the process of writing some of their most famous tracks and the tribulations of gigging.And for our emerging artist feature this week we are showcasing Tileyard Education MA Songwriting student Archie XN TricK. Archie's new single 'Selfish' came out on 8 March and was co-written by topliner Christina John and Produced by reputable Producer Sky Adams.Producer: Callum WattsTheme music composed by Christopher Blacksmith (www.instagram.com/blksmithmusic)
Cariad talks to musician, broadcaster + author Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters, Robot Takeover, BBC Radio 2) about her Dad, Robert, who died from AIDS when she was a teenager and the other friends she's lost along the way. As ever they talk grief, communities + Drag Mothers.You can follow Ana on twitter @MsAnaMatronic and listen to her Radio 2 show Dance Devotion on iPlayer. You can follow Griefcast on twitter and instagram @thegriefcast and you can email firstname.lastname@example.orgGriefcast won Gold (always believe in your soul) in Best Entertainment, Best Interview + also Podcast of the Year 2018 at the British Podcast Awards. It is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our fifth episode, host Claire O’Connell goes behind the scenes of Inspirefest 2017 for an exclusive backstage interview with Scissor Sisters vocalist Ana Matronic. Ana Matronic is an artist, musician, author, DJ, radio and television presenter. In 2015, Ana published Robot Takeover: 100 Iconic Robots of Myth, Popular Culture and Real Life. In this episode, Claire and Ana delve deeper into robots and the future. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.