Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders: The Podcast

Scenes from the April Cabinet of Wonders: Podcast 1, Act Two

Published May 28, 2015 4:01AM (EDT)

If variety is the spice of life, April’s Cabinet of Wonders, the first Salon.com podcast, is the spiciest yet.

In which the show must and does go on! Imagine, if you will, a world where Southside Johnny, the godfather of the New Jersey Sound, shares a bill with Andrew VanWyngarden, lead singer of MGMT: only in the Cabinet! Andrew sings the MGMT classic “I Love You Too, Death” along with covers of beautiful psych by Les Baroques and the Brazda Brothers, while Southside sings us "Hearts of Stone", written of course by Bruce Springsteen. The meat in the Southside/MGMT sandwich was another great New Jersey poet, your ex-Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, with The English UK backing him on “Antique”. The assembled company then join for a celebratory, valedictory rendition of Kevin Ayer’s “Religious Experience.” (WARNING: contains excellent harmonica playing.)

Click play below to enjoy Cabinet of Wonders: The Podcast 1, Act Two.  Episodes are also available on the Cabinet of Wonders iTunes Podcast.

Tune in next Thursday for Act 1 of Podcast 2! In the meantime, visit Cabinet of Wonders for more information on the show and upcoming performances.

By Presented by Salon

MORE FROM Presented by Salon

By Cabinet of Wonders

MORE FROM Cabinet of Wonders

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Andrew Vanwyngarden Cabinet Of Wonders City Winery Podcast Robert Pinsky Southside Johnny Wesley Stace