Chad Johnson: “Cheeseburger Drunk”

Chad Johnson: “Cheeseburger Drunk”

This is my interview with Chad Johnson, conducted on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on June 27th 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Salem Comedy Studios, The Pilots, why podcasts are interesting, kids and being a Dad, The Podchaost, discussing jokes and the local world of comedy, Geoff Needs Something To Do, your first time, Dash Thompson, starting in improv, school plays, five years in comedy, podcast styles, comedy reflecting life, finding identity and learning through putting yourself out there, working on new material, being a Dad without being a Dad joke teller, not doing the same set twice, Fart Proudly and bodily strangeness, Snow Crash & Ender’s Game, Front Street Inn Open Mic & Karaoke, FB, Capital City Thursday Open Mic, Friday night Funny, starting out open mic mistakes, recording performances and listening practices.

 

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Chris Sicard of Waking Things: “I Don’t Like to Write The Same Song Twice”

Chris Sicard of Waking Things: “I Don’t Like to Write The Same Song Twice”

This is my interview with Chris Sicard conducted by phone on 26 July 2018.

 

Topics Include:

Started in 2013, joined with Matt to record Idée Fixe, working out the lineup, toured in 2016, finalizing the group last November, “That Rotting Feeling,” Hang In There EP, songwriting and collaboration, “Mozzarella,” learning to be a band, 17 August at The Space, Summer Eyes, booking shows, getting the identity down, Samantha on vocals, Matt on drums, Brian on Bass, the origin of Idée Fixe and older recordings, “Pretend” from the Nervous Energy Sessions, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon & Bandcamp, Doug & Topher.

Phonograph DJ MAC: “This Is What Feels Right”

Phonograph DJ MAC: “This Is What Feels Right”

This is my interview with MAC, conducted by phone on 5 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Centennial Songs, MAC’s previous WFMU show, the changing times, the Enrico Caruso story, mentor collectors helping dig up information about these artists that isn’t online, sourcing the recordings, life 100 years ago and now, jazz music emerging 100 years ago, performers on film, Buddy Bolden, the constraints of recordings and technology and its influence on art, getting into the fashion of the era, Nora Bayes grave marker, Woodlawn Cemetery Tours with Crank up machines, Charles Aznavour, The Library of Congress & University of Santa Barbara, the problems of collecting and the devaluation of records over the years and A Tree In A Forest.

Phonograph DJ MAC: “I Guess People Still Appreciate Radio Shows”

Phonograph DJ MAC: “I Guess People Still Appreciate Radio Shows”

This is my interview with Phonograph DJ MAC, conducted by Skype on 16 November 2015

This program is sponsored by LivBarJ Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

The Antique Phonograph Music Program, the sound of the program, getting into antique collecting, getting the idea to play crank-up machines on the radio, getting on WFMU, exposing these artists that are now forgotten, The National Jukeboxthe Antique Phonograph Enthusiasts page on Facebook, finding old records is easy, The Mechanical Music Extravaganza, the act of listening to music in different formats, the change in radio transitioning from terrestrial to digital, having a curated guide to this era, doing live events with the machines, learning about the era and the machines, presenting offensive music in a historical context, the incremental steps between genres, finding some new old stock in upstate NY, MAC’s Experimental side, the 100 gramophone Laughing Record idea, hearing recorded sounds for the first time, Perfecting Sound Forever, how simple the technology is, how fragile the formats are, The Internet Museum of Flexi / Cardboard / Oddity Records, learning to hear these songs, and DJing with these machines.

MACs 20th Anniversary Broadcast live on WFMU,

MAC’s New York Times Profile

The UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.

Radio Boredcast, People Like Us & MAC’s hour of programming.

Timothy Knight: “I Found Me In The Desert”

Timothy Knight: “I Found Me In The Desert”

This is my interview with Timothy Knight, conducted in person on 18 December 2017.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Helped open Ranch Records with Kit Close in 1982, opened Guitar Castle in 1988, music in the valley in the 90s, The Mad Plaids, John Moen & Jeremy Wilson, The Digs, seeing The Doors and other groups, playing with John Fahey & Lee Ranaldo, college & teaching, drifting hippie days, hooking up with John Fahey to start a noise band, Dead Moon and Fred’s passing, Fahey’s death, meeting George Winston, more Fahey stories, trains & literature, other bands, The Bohemian Enclave, Hundred Dollar Jayhawks, Pete’s Place, The Nettles, Mickey Bear, bands shopping from Tim, working for The Boys & Girls Club and other programs, bringing Guitar Castle back, John & Exene’s Show at Guitar Castle, The Paintings, & living in desert in Eastern Oregon

(Here is a short list of the people who have – and in many cases, regularly – shop at Guitar Castle.)

Allman Brothers, X, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, John Fahey, Joe Strummer, Smokey Hormel, Sean Lennon, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion, Mudhoney, Neil Young, Decemberists & Typhoon.

Heather Zajkowski: “I Think It’s Better To Go And Do What’s In Your Heart”

Heather Zajkowski: “I Think It’s Better To Go And Do What’s In Your Heart”

This is my interview with Heather Zajkowski, conducted by Skype on 6 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

The Sound of Tomorrow & Easter eggs, 10 years in, WAYO as the show’s new home, KMUZ and the changing face of radio, podcast talk, talking about noodles vs news, hunting for news stories, meeting Ross at work, wanting to do a talk show, starting out and figuring out how to do it, Mixcraft, Audacity & Garage Band and workflows, figuring out the Sound of Tomorrow content, live vs pre-recorded, figuring out audience, talking about topics outside the straight-white paradigm, more voices being added to the conversation, podcasting and radio supporting each other, The Squires of Subterrain and The Spacebridge, skit production, long running short stories and writing jokes, playing ukulele, having musical guests and taking calls, solo Uke recordings, decoding Bowie, using humor to deal with now, supporting WAYO, Radio Garden and They Might Be Giants.