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The Take 5 is a music podcast where the people you love, share five songs they love. Each guest has a different theme, and the memories attached to their most beloved songs flip them to fan mode, often giving a rare insight into their creative heart. Hosted by Zan Rowe.

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Peter Garrett's songs of reckoning

So where I do even begin with Peter Garrett? He’s one of the most iconic front men, and activists in Australia. As lead singer of Midnight Oil, he lit a fire with their music, bringing the plight of First Nations peoples, of environmental degradation, and the threat of nuclear war, to Top 40 radio. The Oils were the first band I ever saw live. I was 12, and my parents took the whole family along to their Blue Sky Mining tour. That lit a fire in me, of the excitement and connection of live music. So the opportunity to Take 5 with Pete is a real bucket list moment. I asked him to share his five songs of reckoning. It felt like the perfect theme, and he didn’t disappoint. Peter has spoken out about his own music, he’s been on the floor of Parliament in Canberra, and at plenty of rally’s and stages across his lifetime. But this is a rare opportunity to hear from his as a fan. And what an articulate, passionate, and heartfelt fan he is. From Edwin Starr to PJ Harvey, and one of the most powerful protest songs of all time, this is an extraordinary conversation with one of our greatest artists. Edwin Starr - "War" Yothu Yindi - "Treaty" Elvis Costello - "Shipbuilding" PJ Harvey - "The Wheel" Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name"

34 min3 d ago
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Peter Garrett's songs of reckoning

Tame Impala's songs that would surprise

It’s hard to remember it now, but back in 2010 Tame Impala were getting excited about the prospect of their first headline American tour. The Perth band had just released their debut album Innerspeaker. We all thought it was pretty good, and it would go on to win the J Award for Australian Album of the Year. This month, September 2020, we’ve been celebrating great Australian debuts on Double J Radio, so I thought it’d be fun to jump in the time machine, and dig into the Take 5 archives to share my conversation with Tame Impala the year they released their first album. Kev Parker and Jay Watson joined me to share their “songs that would surprise”, and it’s such a joy to hear them at this moment, quite unaware of how big they would become. They’ve stayed true to that down to earth spirit, to this day. But I bet they never imagined they’d be headlining Coachella. One of the other things I love about this Take 5 is that it sounds like a blueprint. A debut album can be such a for...

26 min1 w ago
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Tame Impala's songs that would surprise

Felix Riebl's Musical Geography

For Felix Riebl, exploring the world has been his life for more than twenty years. As founding member of The Cat Empire, touring all over the planet and experiencing all kinds of wild adventures is his day job. Away from the stage his curious spirit has taken him to some incredible places. And creatively, the map he draws with his music (whether in his band, solo, or collaborating with others) is broad and unknown. From Athens to New Orleans, Glastonbury Festival to the remote Pilbara, settle in for some armchair travel with a guy who knows how to tell a yarn. Felix picked these songs for this Take 5: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - S.O.B. Mikis Theodorakis - I Hartaeti Sigrid - Mine Right Now Lil' Band O' Gold - Blue Monday Spinifex Gum - Spinifex Gum

34 min2 w ago
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Felix Riebl's Musical Geography

Christian Joy’s visionary songs

Have you ever seen one of Karen O’s outfits and thought to yourself “who MADE that?”. Today you’re going to meet her. Christian Joy is a fashion designer and lifelong collaborator of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman. Her DIY style has become iconic over two decades, gracing album covers, video clips and wild stage shows. For this untrained punk from Iowa, meeting Karen O right before Yeah Yeah Yeahs broke it big, changed the trajectory of her life. In between that epic friendship she’s made costumes for Childish Gambino, Maggie Rogers, and Alabama Shakes. She’s collaborated with fashion brands and held major exhibitions. For her Take 5 I gave her the theme “visionary songs”, and we trekked back to her childhood in Iowa, formative years in street fashion in New York City, and to the many stages where her creativity has made a gig, an iconic event. Edith Massey - Punks, Get Off the Grass Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With the Night The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace Rammellzee and K-Rob -...

33 min3 w ago
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Christian Joy’s visionary songs

Daniel Levitin's neuroscience of music

Have you ever wondered why you get goosebumps when you listen to certain songs? Or what makes a hit, a hit? Maybe you’ve argued that the music you listened to when you were younger, is the best music that was ever made. All of that, relates to neuroscience. The way the brain processes music is a huge field of study; it’s why music therapy exists, why people with Alzheimer’s can remember a tune from the childhood, or why songs can be a way for non verbal people to communicate. It’s something I’m endlessly fascinated by, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why I asked Dr Daniel Levitin to Take 5. In 2007, Daniel published a book called This Is Your Brain on Music. It laid out, in layman’s terms, all of the neural pathways that spark when we hear songs. It sold millions of copies, and he backed it up with an anthropological book called The World in Six Songs. But Daniel’s life didn’t start in the sciences. First and foremost, he’s a musician himself. He was a producer and engin...

39 minAUG 28
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Daniel Levitin's neuroscience of music

Quan Yeomans' inner child

Quan Yeomans is a guy who likes to play. Whether fronting Regurgitator for the past quarter century and bringing his songwriting clout to their punk, pop, and electronic missives, stepping out with the hyper sounds of Happyland, or collaborating on any number of other projects, there’s a sense of childlike wonder, of curiosity and risk, to all he does. That’s why I asked him to Take 5 with his inner child songs. I wanted to hear that music that, for him, captured that sense of freedom, of newness, of the silliness of childhood. What I didn’t realise when I came up with the theme though, was that his late father was a psychiatrist. And the concept and exploration of the inner child, is something he had been exploring his whole life. From James Chance to The Velvet Underground to Peggy Lee, this is a perfectly wonderful trip through Quan’s brain and musical heart. Contort Yourself - James Chance Shave 'Em Dry - Lucille Bogan Dumb Head - Ginny Arnell After Hours (Closet Mix) - Velv...

33 minAUG 21
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Quan Yeomans' inner child

Darren Hanlon's coping songs

Darren Hanlon is one of Australia’s great troubadours. His music has charmed us for near on twenty years now, and he’s known as a songwriter’s songwriter; his skill at getting straight to the heart of the matter has built him a loyal following of fans and fellow muso’s alike. Daz is also one of those people who you want to pull up a pew and have a cuppa with. There’s a sense of calm that falls whenever I chat with him, and for all of these reasons I asked him to Take 5. From new friends, to unheard gems, to the songs that pull at the strings of homesick heart, this conversation is a beautiful exploration of how music saves us all. Chastity Belt - Different Now Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – Homesickness The Honeys - Against the Elements Magnetic Fields - 100,000 Fireflies Warumpi Band - My Island Home

30 minAUG 14
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Darren Hanlon's coping songs

Virginia Trioli's landmark songs

When I say the name Virginia Trioli, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, I think boss. I think killer journalist who, when she does interviews, it’s like watching sport. I think sharp wit, and big passion. If you listen to the Take 5 outside of Australia, you may not think anything… so let me catch you up. Virginia Trioli is a Walkley Award winning journo. Her career began in print media in Melbourne, before she pivoted to radio and then TV; holding it down as host of ABC News Breakfast for more than a decade. Along the way she’s been at the helm of everything from current affairs to arts shows, and through it all her curiosity and commitment to holding those in power to account, shines through. She’s also a massive music fan, and that part of her extraordinary life, just doesn’t get as much time. So that’s why I asked her to Take 5. I wanted to find out how music had played a role, as she cooked into the person she would become today. From Kate Bush to Faith N...

45 minAUG 7
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Virginia Trioli's landmark songs

Emma Donovan's family tree

One of the biggest and best voices in Australia, is Emma Donovan’s. As a little kid, Emma got a heap of practice in with her family band. The Donovans were a legendary country group, and whether her uncles were pushing her to the front of the stage to sing, or her mum was plopping her in front of crowds at Tamworth talent quests, her soulful voice was honed over years of family support and self belief. Emma would go on to form the Stiff Gins, she’d release solo records, join The Black Arm Band, then collaborate with Melbourne soul outfit The Putbacks. Through it all, her love of music and family has guided her. From Mavis Staples, to Christine Anu, and the Koori King of Country – Roger Knox – this is a beautiful conversation about the bonds of music, family, and place. Mavis Staples - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Micko Donovan - Promised Land Roger Knox - Bridge Over Troubled Water Troy Cassar Daley - Back Home Again Christine Anu - Island Home

31 minJUL 31
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Emma Donovan's family tree

Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs

Courtney Barnett is a national treasure. Ever since I started hearing her songs, around 2013, she’s been one of my favourite storytellers. A dry wit, with a knack for writing very catchy indie rock songs and reflecting back on the world around her; big and small. That talent has taken her around the world, and for a good part of the last five years, Courtney has been on the road; consistently touring around Australia, the US, and Europe. When coronavirus hit, that all stopped. And CB found herself back in her adopted hometown for the longest spell in quite a while. When I ask her to Take 5, Melbourne is in the midst of a coronavirus spike, the city is back in lockdown and feeling somewhat cut off and left behind from the rest of Australia. That’s one of the reasons I asked Courtney to Take 5 with HER Melbourne… the city, the songs, and the stories that have filled her heart since she first moved here. Kee’ahn - Better Things Nat Vazer -Higher Places June Jones - Look at You Go A...

34 minJUL 17
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Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs

Latest Episodes

Peter Garrett's songs of reckoning

So where I do even begin with Peter Garrett? He’s one of the most iconic front men, and activists in Australia. As lead singer of Midnight Oil, he lit a fire with their music, bringing the plight of First Nations peoples, of environmental degradation, and the threat of nuclear war, to Top 40 radio. The Oils were the first band I ever saw live. I was 12, and my parents took the whole family along to their Blue Sky Mining tour. That lit a fire in me, of the excitement and connection of live music. So the opportunity to Take 5 with Pete is a real bucket list moment. I asked him to share his five songs of reckoning. It felt like the perfect theme, and he didn’t disappoint. Peter has spoken out about his own music, he’s been on the floor of Parliament in Canberra, and at plenty of rally’s and stages across his lifetime. But this is a rare opportunity to hear from his as a fan. And what an articulate, passionate, and heartfelt fan he is. From Edwin Starr to PJ Harvey, and one of the most powerful protest songs of all time, this is an extraordinary conversation with one of our greatest artists. Edwin Starr - "War" Yothu Yindi - "Treaty" Elvis Costello - "Shipbuilding" PJ Harvey - "The Wheel" Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name"

34 min3 d ago
Comments
Peter Garrett's songs of reckoning

Tame Impala's songs that would surprise

It’s hard to remember it now, but back in 2010 Tame Impala were getting excited about the prospect of their first headline American tour. The Perth band had just released their debut album Innerspeaker. We all thought it was pretty good, and it would go on to win the J Award for Australian Album of the Year. This month, September 2020, we’ve been celebrating great Australian debuts on Double J Radio, so I thought it’d be fun to jump in the time machine, and dig into the Take 5 archives to share my conversation with Tame Impala the year they released their first album. Kev Parker and Jay Watson joined me to share their “songs that would surprise”, and it’s such a joy to hear them at this moment, quite unaware of how big they would become. They’ve stayed true to that down to earth spirit, to this day. But I bet they never imagined they’d be headlining Coachella. One of the other things I love about this Take 5 is that it sounds like a blueprint. A debut album can be such a for...

26 min1 w ago
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Tame Impala's songs that would surprise

Felix Riebl's Musical Geography

For Felix Riebl, exploring the world has been his life for more than twenty years. As founding member of The Cat Empire, touring all over the planet and experiencing all kinds of wild adventures is his day job. Away from the stage his curious spirit has taken him to some incredible places. And creatively, the map he draws with his music (whether in his band, solo, or collaborating with others) is broad and unknown. From Athens to New Orleans, Glastonbury Festival to the remote Pilbara, settle in for some armchair travel with a guy who knows how to tell a yarn. Felix picked these songs for this Take 5: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - S.O.B. Mikis Theodorakis - I Hartaeti Sigrid - Mine Right Now Lil' Band O' Gold - Blue Monday Spinifex Gum - Spinifex Gum

34 min2 w ago
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Felix Riebl's Musical Geography

Christian Joy’s visionary songs

Have you ever seen one of Karen O’s outfits and thought to yourself “who MADE that?”. Today you’re going to meet her. Christian Joy is a fashion designer and lifelong collaborator of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman. Her DIY style has become iconic over two decades, gracing album covers, video clips and wild stage shows. For this untrained punk from Iowa, meeting Karen O right before Yeah Yeah Yeahs broke it big, changed the trajectory of her life. In between that epic friendship she’s made costumes for Childish Gambino, Maggie Rogers, and Alabama Shakes. She’s collaborated with fashion brands and held major exhibitions. For her Take 5 I gave her the theme “visionary songs”, and we trekked back to her childhood in Iowa, formative years in street fashion in New York City, and to the many stages where her creativity has made a gig, an iconic event. Edith Massey - Punks, Get Off the Grass Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With the Night The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace Rammellzee and K-Rob -...

33 min3 w ago
Comments
Christian Joy’s visionary songs

Daniel Levitin's neuroscience of music

Have you ever wondered why you get goosebumps when you listen to certain songs? Or what makes a hit, a hit? Maybe you’ve argued that the music you listened to when you were younger, is the best music that was ever made. All of that, relates to neuroscience. The way the brain processes music is a huge field of study; it’s why music therapy exists, why people with Alzheimer’s can remember a tune from the childhood, or why songs can be a way for non verbal people to communicate. It’s something I’m endlessly fascinated by, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why I asked Dr Daniel Levitin to Take 5. In 2007, Daniel published a book called This Is Your Brain on Music. It laid out, in layman’s terms, all of the neural pathways that spark when we hear songs. It sold millions of copies, and he backed it up with an anthropological book called The World in Six Songs. But Daniel’s life didn’t start in the sciences. First and foremost, he’s a musician himself. He was a producer and engin...

39 minAUG 28
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Daniel Levitin's neuroscience of music

Quan Yeomans' inner child

Quan Yeomans is a guy who likes to play. Whether fronting Regurgitator for the past quarter century and bringing his songwriting clout to their punk, pop, and electronic missives, stepping out with the hyper sounds of Happyland, or collaborating on any number of other projects, there’s a sense of childlike wonder, of curiosity and risk, to all he does. That’s why I asked him to Take 5 with his inner child songs. I wanted to hear that music that, for him, captured that sense of freedom, of newness, of the silliness of childhood. What I didn’t realise when I came up with the theme though, was that his late father was a psychiatrist. And the concept and exploration of the inner child, is something he had been exploring his whole life. From James Chance to The Velvet Underground to Peggy Lee, this is a perfectly wonderful trip through Quan’s brain and musical heart. Contort Yourself - James Chance Shave 'Em Dry - Lucille Bogan Dumb Head - Ginny Arnell After Hours (Closet Mix) - Velv...

33 minAUG 21
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Quan Yeomans' inner child

Darren Hanlon's coping songs

Darren Hanlon is one of Australia’s great troubadours. His music has charmed us for near on twenty years now, and he’s known as a songwriter’s songwriter; his skill at getting straight to the heart of the matter has built him a loyal following of fans and fellow muso’s alike. Daz is also one of those people who you want to pull up a pew and have a cuppa with. There’s a sense of calm that falls whenever I chat with him, and for all of these reasons I asked him to Take 5. From new friends, to unheard gems, to the songs that pull at the strings of homesick heart, this conversation is a beautiful exploration of how music saves us all. Chastity Belt - Different Now Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – Homesickness The Honeys - Against the Elements Magnetic Fields - 100,000 Fireflies Warumpi Band - My Island Home

30 minAUG 14
Comments
Darren Hanlon's coping songs

Virginia Trioli's landmark songs

When I say the name Virginia Trioli, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, I think boss. I think killer journalist who, when she does interviews, it’s like watching sport. I think sharp wit, and big passion. If you listen to the Take 5 outside of Australia, you may not think anything… so let me catch you up. Virginia Trioli is a Walkley Award winning journo. Her career began in print media in Melbourne, before she pivoted to radio and then TV; holding it down as host of ABC News Breakfast for more than a decade. Along the way she’s been at the helm of everything from current affairs to arts shows, and through it all her curiosity and commitment to holding those in power to account, shines through. She’s also a massive music fan, and that part of her extraordinary life, just doesn’t get as much time. So that’s why I asked her to Take 5. I wanted to find out how music had played a role, as she cooked into the person she would become today. From Kate Bush to Faith N...

45 minAUG 7
Comments
Virginia Trioli's landmark songs

Emma Donovan's family tree

One of the biggest and best voices in Australia, is Emma Donovan’s. As a little kid, Emma got a heap of practice in with her family band. The Donovans were a legendary country group, and whether her uncles were pushing her to the front of the stage to sing, or her mum was plopping her in front of crowds at Tamworth talent quests, her soulful voice was honed over years of family support and self belief. Emma would go on to form the Stiff Gins, she’d release solo records, join The Black Arm Band, then collaborate with Melbourne soul outfit The Putbacks. Through it all, her love of music and family has guided her. From Mavis Staples, to Christine Anu, and the Koori King of Country – Roger Knox – this is a beautiful conversation about the bonds of music, family, and place. Mavis Staples - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Micko Donovan - Promised Land Roger Knox - Bridge Over Troubled Water Troy Cassar Daley - Back Home Again Christine Anu - Island Home

31 minJUL 31
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Emma Donovan's family tree

Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs

Courtney Barnett is a national treasure. Ever since I started hearing her songs, around 2013, she’s been one of my favourite storytellers. A dry wit, with a knack for writing very catchy indie rock songs and reflecting back on the world around her; big and small. That talent has taken her around the world, and for a good part of the last five years, Courtney has been on the road; consistently touring around Australia, the US, and Europe. When coronavirus hit, that all stopped. And CB found herself back in her adopted hometown for the longest spell in quite a while. When I ask her to Take 5, Melbourne is in the midst of a coronavirus spike, the city is back in lockdown and feeling somewhat cut off and left behind from the rest of Australia. That’s one of the reasons I asked Courtney to Take 5 with HER Melbourne… the city, the songs, and the stories that have filled her heart since she first moved here. Kee’ahn - Better Things Nat Vazer -Higher Places June Jones - Look at You Go A...

34 minJUL 17
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Courtney Barnett's Melbourne songs
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