Music and the media have always been attached at the hip. Sometimes this relationship can work really well, and at other times, not so much. Aaron Badgley is a music journalist based out of Toronto, Ontario, who writes for The Spill Magazine and London radio station WA12. He has had a long career, and along the way has met some fascinating people.
When does the relationship between music and the media work? Probably the first great example is The Beatles. Early on in their career, they demonstrated that ability to charm reporters that is so evident in a film like ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. When they came to America in 1964, nobody had seen or heard anything like it.
Aaron, like myself, is a big Beatles fan, and we take time to discuss this during the interview. He also discusses some memorable interviews throughout the years, including a great story about Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
Aaron said that one of the most brilliant concerts that he has ever seen was by a band from South Africa called Juluka. Here’s a sample, and it is obvious why this would be an amazing show:
One of his favourite current musicians is Walter DeBarr, who I will be interviewing in the near future. Walter has a great sound, including a very unique, raspy vocal. As promised, here’s a new clip from Walter:
This was a fantastic interview and I really enjoyed spending some time chatting with Aaron. It’s always great to hear new perspectives from ‘the other side of the fence’ so to speak.