SubUrban SubText - Ep 05: A Tribute To Matthew Seligman
A rare and informative interview with Jan Linton, formally known as Dr Jan Guru, about his long and distinguished musical career and the life and death of Matthew Seligman, if you don’t know who that is... google him, among others, he was David Bowie’s bassist at Live Aid.
This past January we had the privilege of interviewing legendary Bass Player Matthew Seligman (Thomas Dolby, The Soft Boys, Thompson Twins, Tori Amos). In light of Matthew's recent passing, we'd like to honor him by releasing the full interview as it's own accessible audio track. Thank you Matthew for the years of unforgettable music, may your spirit be keeping time for us forevermore.
In this episode, Matthew Seligman, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, discusses his draft article "Personalized Choice of Private Law." Seligman begins by explaining the tension between default rules and mandatory rules in contract theory and private law more generally, and how both can lead to sub-optimal outcomes. He observes consumers typically don't read form contracts and misunderstand contract doctrine. He reflects on existing proposals to encourage consumer choice and finds them wanting. And he argues that we should allow consumers to choose their legal rules, at least in some circumstances. Seligman is on Twitter at @Matt_Seligman.This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Deep Dive - Matthew Seligman on Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (1984)
In part one of our new series Deep Dive, we've invited back former guest, Matthew Seligman to discuss the recording of Thomas Dolby's underappreciated masterpiece, 1984's The Flat Earth. At a time when listeners were expecting "She Blinded Me With Science Part 2", Dolby delivered a challenging piece of art that still doesn't get enough attention. Matthew played bass on the record and shares his stories and recollections of the era.
Episode 127 - Matthew Seligman of the Soft Boys/Thompson Twins
In the 80s bassist Matthew Seligman was a part of some of the best alternative music coming out of England. Within the span of just a few months he managed to join the Soft Boys near the end of their run and Thompson Twins near the beginning of theirs. And shortly thereafter he forged longstanding partnerships with Robyn Hitchcock and especially Thomas Dolby, contributing to the excellent music they were producing during that decade. While this was happening, his expertise served additional artists ranging from Morrissey and Peter Murphy to the Waterboys and Transvision Vamp. He even performed with Bowie at Live Aid. As the 90s wore on, Matthew decided to turn his attention to the law and he is now a barrister in London. We discuss some of his biggest collaborations, some of the personalities involved, and his decision to leave music.