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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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Photo by Lance Bangs
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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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Steve Albini, Shellac, August 21, 1999, Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC (vish khanna)
Steve makes me a fluffy coffee at Electrical Audio, Chicago, Illinois, April, 2013. (Colin Medley)
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Ep. #848: SAVAK

Sohrab Habibion and Michael Jaworski discuss the new SAVAK album, Flavors of Paradise, dancing seahorses, snow shovelling adventures, the late Rick Froberg’s role in influencing aspects of SAVAK and his constant presence in our lives, U.S. politics and the media, singing about years, defending your band name, gallows humour and punk-infused pop music, many project updates, tour news, other future plans, and much more.   

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