Podcast Episode

Token Skeptic Twenty-Four – On Trebuchet – Interview Of George Hrab By Milton Mermikides

Dear George Hrab,

You’re a very silly man and I’m not going to interview you.

Milton Mermikides is going to do it instead.


Kylie Sturgess.

Trebuchet features 17 songs about skepticism, science, atheism, falling, flying, remnant evolutionary behavior, and the usefulness of one plastic lobster.

This is the first thirty-minutes of an extended interview by Milton Mermikides with George Hrab; the rest of the interview may feature on the Geologic Podcast.

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced five independent CDs; published one book; performed for President Clinton; shared the stage with countless numbers of musicians and acts; and has traveled across the country as drummer, vocalist, musical director, and event host for the nationally recognized Philadelphia Funk Authority. As defacto Despot-for-Life of his own original ensemble The Geologic Orchestra, George humbly follows in the footsteps of such icons as Frank Zappa, Mark Twain, Carl Sagan, and Will Rogers, making it a personal quest to improve the cognitive thinking skills of each and every American by reaching them through their funny bones and dance shoes. His music, skepticism and wit have been featured on many radio broadcasts, TV shows, and podcasts – his podcast is found at www.geologicpodcast.com

Milton Mermikides lives in London and enjoys a life working as a performing and session guitarist, composer of many styles, band leader, producer, recording engineer, leukaemia activist, lecturer and academic. He has a BSc from the London School of Economics, a BMus from Berklee College of Music and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Surrey in Performance and Composition.  At the age of 28, Milton was appointed a Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music followed by the position of Head of Music Technology. He is also professor of Jazz Guitar at the Royal College of Music. In 2004, Milton was appointed Designer and Director of the Creative Technology Lab – the Electro-acoustic research centre at the Royal Academy of Music, for which he received the ULU Laurel award for services to Music Technology. His website is www.miltonmermikides.com.

You can purchase Trebuchet via iTunes or at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hrab6 (which includes the option to purchase either the downloadable version or a physical copy that comes with a twenty-page booklet).

Thanks Milton, I couldn’t have done this.

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