Michael Azerrad discusses his wonderful new book, The Amplified Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, interviewing Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic for the original Come As You Are book and his subsequent friendship with the band, the truth and rock mythology, self-consciousness and indifference about perception, Kurt’s clinical conditions, how he seemed so relatable, shame, collage, and other recurring motifs in Nirvana’s work, jamming with Nirvana, citing certain podcasts, possible prequels, other future plans, and much more.
Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes talk about their beautiful band Quasi and their excellent, 10th album, Breaking the Balls of History, Janet’s long, hard recovery from a debilitating 2019 car accident and how much more joy she’s gotten from drumming ever since, Sam’s intuitive songwriting and zen outlook on what it all means, how people are good and people are bad, whether Janet had any doubts about leaving Sleater-Kinney, the medical toll of being a musician, how reality is real, touring, other future plans and much 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.
Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles discuss their guitar/banjo folk excursion, their lovely new album Keys, living in America during a pandemic, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.