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Ep. #869: Steve Albini

After almost 20 years of near-annual conversations, my final talk with Steve Albini took place on April 23, 2024. Steve died suddenly on May 7. This last chat was ostensibly about the new Shellac album, To All Trains, and Steve told me a story about every song, though I hadn’t yet heard one note from the album at the time. Preparing this episode was sad and surreal; it felt like Steve was still here. As part of my attempt to honour Steve and our long association, I wanted to share this with others who are grieving and may want to hear his voice again. The interview itself appears at roughly the 45:00 mark, after my own remembrance and tribute. I cannot adequately convey what Steve meant to me and the world, but I tried. I love you Steve and will miss you forever. Thank you for everything.

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Ep. #863: Amen Dunes

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Damon McMahon discusses the multi-layered new Amen Dunes album Death Jokes, how his exploration of hip-hop music technology stems from stumbling upon a discarded cassette tape in his youth, the instruments he can play and what prompted him to find a teacher to learn a new one, why Bob Dylan’s singing is such a huge influence on him, musicians who are prescient, spirituality, teachers, and Hinduism, becoming a parent during a pandemic but transcending anxiety, legacy and protest music, tour, new music, other future plans, and much more.    

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Ep. #742: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg author, scholar, writer, advocate, and musician, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson discusses the 2022 bestseller, Rehearsals for Living, which she co-wrote with Robyn Maynard, Indigenous and Black people’s shared lived experiences and perspectives, parenting and pedagogy, all of the coups, loving Dr. Clarence J. Munford, abolition, hope, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on PatreonPizza Trokaderothe BookshelfPlanet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.