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Mouth-Off Episode 7: Dead in my head

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week on Mouth-Off, I interviewed queer Welsh musician, songwriter, producer, author, and blogger Corporate Christ - aka Simon Lewis. We had a very open chat about his life, work and musical influences. We also discussed issues that have affected Simon on a personal level, such as growing up as a gay man in the Welsh valleys, his battle with Schizophrenia, substance abuse and mental illness, and the loss of an ex lover to suicide.

NB - some of the music extracts contain explicit language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Dead in my Head - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Your Way Stings - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Emancipation - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Holy Shows - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Palestine - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Note - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Face of the Glamour - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Adam Kadmon (instrumental version) - written and performed by Corporate Christ

With You (Ghost the Musical) - written by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and performed by Olivia Lynn

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Episode 9 · 1 week ago

Mouth-Off Episode 7: Dead in my head

This week on Mouth-Off, I interviewed queer Welsh musician, songwriter, producer, author, and blogger Corporate Christ - aka Simon Lewis. We had a very open chat about his life, work and musical influences. We also discussed issues that have affected Simon on a personal level, such as growing up as a gay man in the Welsh valleys, his battle with Schizophrenia, substance abuse and mental illness, and the loss of an ex lover to suicide.

NB - some of the music extracts contain explicit language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Dead in my Head - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Your Way Stings - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Emancipation - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Holy Shows - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Palestine - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Note - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Face of the Glamour - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Adam Kadmon (instrumental version) - written and performed by Corporate Christ

With You (Ghost the Musical) - written by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and performed by Olivia Lynn

Episode 8 · 2 weeks ago

Mouth-Off Episode 6: Bore f**king da

Next up on Mouth-Off, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting to Patrick Jones - a leading poet, playwright & author from south Wales (and elder brother of Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers). As well as talking about his various projects, we discussed a range of topics from dementia and domestic abuse to religion, politics and grief. One of the most open, honest and raw interviews on Mouth-Off to date.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Dandelion - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

Before I Leave - written by Patrick Jones and performed by James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire

Darkness is where the Stars are - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

Conflict Tactics Scale - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

The Person Within - a song written and performed by Mac Attack as part of Forget-Me-Not-Productions' Welsh and Proud: Schools' Songwriting Sessions

Mankind - words written by Patrick Jones, music by Amy Wadge

To Be or Not - words written by Patrick Jones, music by John Robb

The Light in my Tears - written and performed by Clary Saddler

An Unbreakable Force - written and performed by Clary Saddler

Against Time - writtem and performed by Clary Saddler

The Holy Shows - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Episode 7 · 1 month ago

Mouth-Off Episode 5: #time4change

Today on Mouth-Off Episode 5: #time4change, we chat to musical theatre director and composer Annemarie Lewis-Thomas. Annemarie talks about life as a Welsh woman, living in London and working in a male-dominated profession. She also discusses sexuality, disability, and #time4change - a mental health charter for the Performing Arts.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler


Featuring:

The Memory Parade - a poem by Patrick Jones

Episode 6 · 2 months ago

Mouth-Off Episode 4: Only skin deep

This week in the Mouth-Off series we interview makeup artist and celebrity hairstylist Mikey Phillips. In Episode 4: Only skin deep, Mikey chats about the trials and tribulations of life in an industry thought to be dominated by women. He also discusses his 'rags to riches' story; starting out as closeted gay boy living in the Welsh valleys (who dreamed of pop stardom) and going on to establish himself as a national and international makeup artist and hairstylist to the stars.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featured music:

Copyright Free Fashion & Stylish Background Music - courtesy of Music for Video Library

Cwm Rhondda - by John Hughes

If you Tolerate this then your Children will be Next - by Manic Street Preachers, cover version by Clary Saddler

July - by Rexx Final Beat

Mikey Phillips Eyebrow Tutorial - courtesy of QVC UK

Royalty Free Instrumental Death Metal Track - by ARMPHIS

Shaal Region - by Low Tree

Take off - by Light Years

The Chapman Run - by Living Pulse

The Sound of Silence - by Paul Simon, cover version by Gregorian