This one arrives a day or two early – timing it with the film’s current run around the country as part of the Festival – a conversation with Tamzin Beazley; she is the wife of Booga Beazley from Head Like A Hole (Booga was one of the earliest podcast guests, click here to hear him again – or for the first time). She is also a former manager of Head Like A Hole and one of the stars of Julian Boshier’s documentary feature, Swagger of Thieves. (Click there to read my review of the film).
I’ve known Tamzin for a while – I wrote to her, many years ago and asked to spend a day with Booga, this was just prior to the band’s first reunion shows. I wrote about our day hanging out with the kids, watching music vids and talking about the band. It was a lot of fun. Since then I’ve seen HLAH many times – and I was a fan of the music back when it was first released. So when Tamzin wrote this wonderful piece about the documentary, and allowed me to host it here at Off The Tracks, I knew she’d be a great podcast guest. I liked the idea of talking to her about the film, to find out how it felt to watch the whole family on screen and to see the private moments made public.
We talked about the music, the band, the drug addiction and the allegations, rumours and frustrations.
And you’ll hear plenty of Head Like A Hole’s music in and around our conversation.
It was fun chatting to Tamzin in this capacity, in this context – and not entirely different to many of the conversations we’ve had over the years, with Head Like A Hole so often a big part of the focus.
I think this will work well as a “Commentary” for anyone who has seen the film or is planning to – so listen to this after viewing it perhaps. On that note Lewis Tennant spoke to Julian Boshier earlier this week for his Verbal Highs podcast. And that’s certainly a worthwhile listen too.
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Please enjoy episode 76 of Sweetman Podcast, my conversation with Tamzin Beazley.