In this special bonus episode, John chats to Mima Merrow, an alternative folk artist from Glasgow, about the song she wrote in response to the podcast.
Mima’s debut EP Good Grief is out on the on the 4th of December. One of the five tracks on it, John Loves the Dump, was written as a love song to all things out-of-town recycling. It’s both mournful and hopeful, and perfectly captures the wonder, loss and renewal contained in piles of thrown out treasure.
We discuss how she came to write the song, Mima’s thoughts on the podcast, and how she now sees a trip to the recycling centre completely differently. As well as having a listen to some of her other tracks, we talk about what it’s like being an artist and putting your work out there into the world – and why, till very recently, Mima didn’t think she was allowed to.
We are very thankful she has. And we think you’ll agree.
You can find out more about her and where to buy her work at https://www.mimamerrow.com/
Her music is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.
You can buy it here
And you can attend the album launch by clicking through her Facebook page or by going to You Call that Radio on December the 4th at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/youcallthatradio