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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. #875: Ann Powers

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Ann Powers discusses her wondrously written new book, Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell, Pacific Northwest punk bands like D.O.A. and Nomeansno, how she positioned her role in writing this book after years of research and dozens of interviews, her decision about pursuing an interview with Mitchell herself, perspectives on motherhood and what it meant for Mitchell to be a woman in music starting in the 1960s and how that era is perceived today, the problematic critiques of that time period by Mitchell and other artists, Ann’s own trajectory as a lover and critic of music, what it means to interrogate the work of people you love, how artists who have had medical scares like Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young might gain a new appreciation for their own work and audiences, Ann’s upcoming book tour dates, her work on the NPR music newsletter, 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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