Monday, December 24, 2012
Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme talk about the documentary “Neil Young Journeys,” their third collaboration. It documents a drive Neil Young took in May 2011 from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall, where he performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. During the drive, Young recounted introspective stories from his youth to Demme, who wove these tales together with his music.
(Originally aired June 7, 2012)
Friday, December 11, 2009
By Jess Jiang
This week on Studio 360, Kurt unpacks the songwriting inspirations of Rickie Lee Jones, the reigning 'Duchess of Coolsville.' In this gem from the cutting room floor, she discusses the songwriter who makes her think 'we're made from the same part of God's clay.' (Plus, don’t miss Kurt’s five-second debut as a back-up singer.)
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Kurt Andersen and Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman pull back the curtains on the usually invisible techniques artists use to make a scene or character or tune more powerful. We'll visit a master artist who spends her time repainting classic works with the key figures removed. And Kurt talks with Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme about their new concert film Heart of Gold.