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Lost Notes

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Lost Notes
Lost Notes

Lost Notes

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An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told. Top journalists present stand-alone audio documentaries that highlight music’s head, heart and beat.

Latest Episodes

Song of a Gun

As long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that? We take a look at the history of music's relationships with guns, and gun control...

27 MINJUN 13
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Song of a Gun

Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in. This is the story behind their lost masterpiece.

32 MINJUN 6
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Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

Imagining Billy Tipton

Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

27 MINMAY 31
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Imagining Billy Tipton

More on John Fahey and Legacy

As a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

13 MINMAY 29
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More on John Fahey and Legacy

Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

John Fahey’s guitar playing influenced the sound of the American underground for generations. But how does that legacy change when you hear from three of the women who knew him best?

38 MINMAY 24
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Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

The rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.

34 MINMAY 16
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A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

Synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.

38 MINMAY 9
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Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

Poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.

22 MINMAY 3
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To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

Teenage Offenders: Reckoning with a Punk Past

The Freeze were an early American punk band. Now, 40 years later, two members reckon with the lyrics they wrote as teenagers.

41 MINAPR 26
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Teenage Offenders: Reckoning with a Punk Past

Season 2 is Coming Soon

On this season of Lost Notes, the music journalist and author Jessica Hopper is looking at artist legacies. How do they hold up? How do they change over time? Learn how decades on a song can find new meaning, something different than when it was...

2 MINAPR 3
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Season 2 is Coming Soon

Latest Episodes

Song of a Gun

As long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that? We take a look at the history of music's relationships with guns, and gun control...

27 MINJUN 13
Comments
Song of a Gun

Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in. This is the story behind their lost masterpiece.

32 MINJUN 6
Comments
Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

Imagining Billy Tipton

Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

27 MINMAY 31
Comments
Imagining Billy Tipton

More on John Fahey and Legacy

As a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

13 MINMAY 29
Comments
More on John Fahey and Legacy

Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

John Fahey’s guitar playing influenced the sound of the American underground for generations. But how does that legacy change when you hear from three of the women who knew him best?

38 MINMAY 24
Comments
Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

The rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.

34 MINMAY 16
Comments
A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

Synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.

38 MINMAY 9
Comments
Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

Poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.

22 MINMAY 3
Comments
To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

Teenage Offenders: Reckoning with a Punk Past

The Freeze were an early American punk band. Now, 40 years later, two members reckon with the lyrics they wrote as teenagers.

41 MINAPR 26
Comments
Teenage Offenders: Reckoning with a Punk Past

Season 2 is Coming Soon

On this season of Lost Notes, the music journalist and author Jessica Hopper is looking at artist legacies. How do they hold up? How do they change over time? Learn how decades on a song can find new meaning, something different than when it was...

2 MINAPR 3
Comments
Season 2 is Coming Soon

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