Friday, Oct. 30, 2020: Elvis Costello, N. K. Jemisin and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, musician and CBC After Dark host Odario Williams, sci-fi and fantasy writer N. K. Jemisin, an oral history of Beetlejuice.
Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, sci-fi and fantasy writer N. K. Jemisin, Beetlejuice. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press, Laura Hanifin, Warner Bros.)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello talks about his latest album Hey Clockface, his eclectic sound and what it's like living in a musical household with his wife Diana Krall.

  • On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the stark division between musicians and politicians as artists denounce the use of their songs in U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rallies.

  • Musician and CBC Afterdark host Odario Williams tells us about the making of his new EP Good Morning Hunter, which he wrote and recorded entirely during the pandemic.

  • Hugo Award-winning novelist N. K. Jemisin talks about forging new paths for the types of characters we're used to seeing in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

  • Some of the producers and one of the screenwriters behind Tim Burton's Beetlejuice share an oral history of the psychedelic ghost comedy.