Bret McKenzie goes deep on the making of his solo debut, Songs Without Jokes, growing up a music fan in Wellington, New Zealand, writing serious songs that are still funny, sharp songwriters and a 1980s vibe, his killer studio band, Dire Straits and the War on Drugs, global warming and the pandemic, lightening up, Flight of the Conchords updates, tour dates, other future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at Longboat Hall in the Great Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as an actual TV show for FibeTV1. Our guests were Damian Abraham of Turned Out a Punk and Fucked Up, Casey Mecija, Tim Falconer, author of Bad Singer, and vocal coach and singer Micah Barnes. Produced by Ian Daffern, Vish Khanna, and FibeTV1. Photos by Amy Wilson. With sidekick James Keast and our house band, the Bicycles. Sponsored by Freshbooks, Hello Fresh, Long and McQuade, Long Winter, and Planet Bean Coffee. Watch the Long Night tv show on its YouTube channel.