Ep 130 // Meet BTR: Maia Macdonald / ‘Pain and Glory’

Premiere DateOct 4, 2019
00:00 Intro
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01:11 START /// Meet BTR: Maia Macdonald
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01:35 About her new show, ‘Mutual Core’
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03:29 Getting burned out on music when you work in music
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04:47 ‘Mutual Core’ features music from anywhere in the world -- where’s the furthest place so far?
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05:29 Maia’s been working on ‘BTR Live Studio’ since 2006 / what makes an episode memorable?
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08:18 Signs that someone might be hard to interview
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10:06 What led Maia to BTR and interviewing musicians?
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12:51 Early musical memories
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16:54 Maia’s musical projects and identities
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21:38 Maia’s musical inspirations
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22:34 Recent and upcoming releases
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24:30 Thoughts on the concept of “albums”
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26:50 Plugs / wrapping up /// END
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31:08 “Skeleton Time” Maia Macdonald
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35:35 1st Person: Vincent // Recovering From A Devastating Breakup
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40:41 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Pain and Glory’
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41:37 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
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54:29 “Free of the Feeling” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Jesca Hoop
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59:42 Outro / Credits
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60:31 Finish.
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J. McVay is joined by guest Maia Macdonald, a longtime producer and host for BTR, as we begin a new recurring series of segments in which we meet the people behind what we do here at BTRtoday.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Pain and Glory,’ directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Antonio Banderas — out now from Sony Pictures Classics.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by musician Jesca Hoop, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Maia Macdonald / illustration by Bryan Bruchman

Maia Macdonald / illustration by Bryan Bruchman

 

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Jacqueline Soller Maia

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