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Ep. #877: Gastr del Sol

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David Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke discuss the history of their band Gastr del Sol and their beautiful new box set, We Have Dozens of Titles, comedy, Albert Brooks, and Robert Smigel, locating live recordings from a Canadian Gastr del Sol concert that was their final show, memories of living and working in Chicago, how Gastr del Sol inspired other musicians including Jim Guthrie, why the band ended, how David and Jim began communicating again, what’s next for Gastr del Sol, other future plans, and much more.  

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Ep. #872: Mike Watt and Papa M

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Mike Watt and Papa M‘s David Pajo talk about their new split-single for Red Parakeet Records’ “one-for-one” series, their history together as admirers and friends and a fateful party for Lance Bangs, how punks share helpful information, the vaudeville circuit, the Beatles and arena rock, J Mascis and the Breeders, David’s work in Gang of Four and a project between him, watt, and Hugo Burnham, the brilliance and resourcefulness of George Hurley, a musical project that watt and I are working on together, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #834: J Mascis

J Mascis discusses his new solo album, What Do We Do Now, recent live Dinosaur Jr. jams with friends like Lee Ranaldo, Kurt Vile, and Kim Deal, what we learned about “Divine Mascis” from the Breeders and J’s recollection, Kurt Cobain inviting him to join Nirvana, expensive cities like Oslo, Norway, working with Ken Mauri and Matthew “Doc” Dunn, loving early work by the band Chicago, Van Morrison vs. Bob Dylan, band chemistry and case studies like Metallica and Ramones, how musical heroes other than Lou Reed never seem to understand him, Dino and solo show news, other future plans, and much more.

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