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Ep. #745: The Casual Dots

Christina Billotte, Kathi Wilcox, and Steve Dore discuss their unique history and work together as the Casual Dots, living far apart but making it work, two-guitar interplay, recording their new album Sanguine Truth with Guy Picciotto and Don Zientara, songs that are personal and political, James Brown, Bobby Moore, and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, updates about their respective other bands like While, Bikini Kill, and Snoozers, other future plans, and more. Supported by you on PatreonBlackbyrd MyoozikPizza Trokaderothe BookshelfPlanet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.

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Ep. #738: Superchunk

Mac McCaughan discusses Superchunk and their wonderful 2022 album Wild Loneliness, writing and recording songs during a pandemic, acoustic guitars and lovely singing, here’s where Owen Pallett’s strings come in, how we listen and contemplating humanity, working with Amy Poehler and Amber Tamblyn, Halloween, how he writes songs, future plans for Superchunk and Merge Records, and much more. Supported by you on PatreonBlackbyrd MyoozikPizza Trokaderothe BookshelfPlanet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.

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Ep. #736: Douglas Andrew McCombs

Douglas Andrew McCombs discusses his lovely and fascinating first solo album, VMAK<KOMBZ<<<DUGLAS<<<6NDR7<<<, recording new music with Tortoise, his whole life in Illinois and how he got into Devo via Saturday Night Live and punk through Devo, learning to play music just by doing it, a handy phone recording app, David Pajo, John Hughes, and The Breakfast Club, his new band Black Duck, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on PatreonPizza Trokaderothe BookshelfPlanet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.

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