Herschel’s Song
Podcast |
Rumble Strip
Publisher |
Hub & Spoke
Media Type |
Publication Date |
Jun 28, 2021
Episode Duration |
A practical joke from a loved one in the hereafter...
A practical joke from a loved one in the hereafter...


Alexis Harte is out biking on a chilly afternoon last November when a new song pops into his head and mesmerizes him. It doesn’t seem strange at first — he’s a musician, after all. But when he discovers what was happening to a cherished relative at the moment the song sprang into his brain, he begins to wonder if he’s the target of a practical joke from the hereafter.  Herschel’s Song is one part tribute to a dear friend, and to a life well-lived, and one part meditation on the songwriting/creative process.

Producer Bio:

Producer Alexis Harte is a singer-songwriter and composer and is the co-founder and creative director of Pollen Music Group. His latest musical short film, Thirsty, premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. This is his first audio story.


Story, narration, song, and sound design: Alexis Harte

The Bonobo Band:

Alexis Harte: Guitars/Vox/Harmonica

Jon Evans: Upright Bass

Matthias Bossi: Drums

Additional music:

Wedding Waltz” | “Bandon” by Gunnar Madsen (respectively, from the albums “Spinning World: 13 Ways of Looking at a Waltz” and “Two Hands

This Old House” by Jayme Pohl

Sunrise” | “Different Farm” | “The Story”  by  Pollen Music Group

Nocturne” Opus 27 no. 2 in Db Major (Lento sostenuto) by Frédéric Chopin. Performed by Frank Levy

(…with my humble thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who can always be counted on for a good “perfect example”)



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