Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 13

January 18th, 2016

Welcome to our first Podcast of 2016, and thank you for helping us hit the top 100 Movers on Stitcher! It's jam-packed with what you've come to expect from us - chat, vintage commercials, cool music and anecdotes, including a delightful cameo from the God of Pod, Evan Harris.

We recorded this podcast on January 11, but due to some scheduling conflicts we are a little late in publishing. To be honest, it has been one of the saddest weeks we've ever lived through. First, the shocking news that David Bowie passed away after his battle with cancer; and as we were reeling from this, we woke up to the heartbreaking news that Alan Rickman had passed away, also of cancer. They were both too young, and were taken before their time, and the world is a less colourful, beautiful place without them. As the Bassman said on Facebook, "The world today is dull, and it hurts."

Friends, these two men were very important to us. Teddy can hardly bear to look at her Facebook and LiveJournal feeds, because it is so painful to see all the tributes to Alan Rickman and know he is gone. He was a very important figure to her; she's been a huge fan of his since the 80's and he served as the inspiration to her protagonist Her Minder. 

We tried in a small way to pay tribute to both these incredible men at the end of this podcast, and we will have more about them on our next episode, when the hurt and loss aren't so raw and painful.

In the meantime, sit back, grab your favourite beverage, and enjoy Episode 13 of Teddy & The Bassman.