In House #1684: Randy Newman in Park City Tonight; The Walkmen Cover Nilsson
Before he became a score composer for films like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Cars, Randy Newman became known as a rare breed of 70's singer-songwriter. Foregoing the touchy-feely confessionalism of many of his peers, Newman built a reputation as a biting satirist, covering everything from historical events to national politics to family dynamics. His ability to walk the line between the ridiculous and the sublime, between dark humor and poignancy, has made Newman's songwriting some of the most interesting and enjoyably deconstructed in pop music history. Though he hasn't released a proper pop album since 1999's Bad Love, he brings his one man show to Park City tonight, playing the Eccles Center For the Performing Arts.
In House #1684.
Focus: Randy Newman in Park City tonight, plus the Walkmen cover Harry Nilsson and new music from Ron Sexsmith, Teddy Thompson, and more.
Randy Newman, from Good Old Boys: "Rednecks" (MP3)
In House PODCAST #156