Megan Washington on Rufus Wainwright 'Poses', being out of your era, cattiness and Blacula (REPOST)

Reposting one of my favorite episodes from the archive - my chat with sly singer-songwriter Megan Washington. On a particularly spirited episode of “My Favorite Album” this week, 2-time ARIA winner, possible Eurovision contender and loose unit Megan Washington joins host Jeremy Dylan for a rave on Rufus Wainwright’s 2001 sophomore album “Poses”. They break down classic track “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” and along the way talk about the musically abusive relationships within the Wainwright family, the uncanny parallels between “Poses” and Meg’s new album “There There”, feeling old fashioned in contemporary music, the debauchery and cattiness of Rufus’s lyrics, why time slows down on stage and why performing at Triple J’s “Beat the Drum” has inspired Meg to make a disco album - plus Blacula! My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker and music industry exec from Sydney, Australia. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  

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