It’s the season 2 finale! And we’re going out on a My Teenage Band-first as special guest Emma Brodie guides us through the world of ACAPELLA! Emma is a book editor and author, her debut novel Songs in Ursa Major is set against the backdrop of the American folk/rock scene of the late 60s and early 70s, partly inspired by the relationship between James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. In this conversation Emma talks about how her time in John Hopkins University’s comedy acapella group The Mental Notes also inspired bits of the novel, as well as all the drama, touring and obscene viral hits that came along with it. And yes, we briefly talk about Those Films.
Emma’s debut novel SONGS IN URSA MAJOR is out now on HarperCollins in the UK and Knopf in the US.
Mental Notes videos:
Viral hit ‘My Enormous Penis’
Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson – Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
The debut album of Anya’s band Dream Nails is out now
Lead vocals by Imo Berman
Web design by Imo Vee
Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor