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Ep. #865: Myriam Gendron

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Myriam Gendron discusses her moving new album Mayday, some of the places in the world she lived in before moving to Montreal, a good job at a bookstore, playing in metal bands, a charming close encounter with Leonard Cohen, why she is generally disinterested in the personalities behind the art she loves, losing her mother and being a mother and some of the lyrical themes on the bilingual Mayday, collaborating with Bill Nace, Marisa Anderson, and Jim White among other people, why we love flowers, transmission and keeping our parents with us, how her boyfriend helps her be online, touring, writing more music, other future plans, and much more.  

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Ep. #818: Jon Dore

Jon Dore discusses his November 2023 tour of the Canadian Prairies, wanting to move from Alaska to Ottawa, his incredible partner, his recent and great CBC show, Humour Resources, whether audience feedback has ever made him reconsider a joke, what the term “post-pandemic” actually means right now, why Tom Green and vish need to talk, gambling with Norm Macdonald, a new comedy special and a new podcast, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #83: Keith Morris of OFF!

Keith Morris is the lead singer and songwriter in the Los Angeles-based supergroup, OFF! An original member of influential punk bands Black Flag and Circle Jerks, Morris started OFF! with guitarist Dimitri Coats, bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba and, beginning in 2010, they released the highly acclaimed First Four EPs followed by an excellent, self-titled full-length in 2012. Their new album is a powerful and outspoken one called Wasted Years, which is out April 8 via Vice Records and their current tour brings them to Canada for stops in Vancouver on April 12 and Toronto on May 10. Here, Keith and I discuss climate change and end-of-the-world narratives, the life of ‘Uncle Keith’ and how the responsibility of bringing children into existence helps focus adults, the welfare state, how Earth has become a garbage can, critiquing the United States and Dimitri Coats’ vision of Wasted Years as OFF!’s ‘black album,’ the sad saga of ignorant people, living in a depressingly violent Los Angeles neighbourhood full of negative energy but also with the odd ray of light, how the physical toll of OFF! has impacted Keith, plans for Keith to publish some kind of book, the story of FLAG and its conflict with Black Flag, the impact of the Black Flag dispute and Greg Ginn on the lyrical content of Wasted Years, whether FLAG will come back, David Yow, the song “Hypnotized” and more.

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The members of OFF! outside their studio, during a break in the making of their newest album. Left to right: singer Keith Morris, bassist Steven McDonald, drummer Mario Rubalcaba and guitarist Dimitri Coats.

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