Nick Thorburn discusses his band Islands and their new, sunny/dark album, And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, making a musical trilogy, creative people striking and speaking out about cultural exploitation, pivoting in the modern age, John Lennon and Robert Smith, how to remain optimistic, always living near large bodies of water, making beats for people like Fat Tony, touring again, other future plans, and much more.
Sean Michaels discusses his compelling, contemporary novel, Do you remember being born?, the time we shared a helicopter ride in the Yukon, the late poet Marianne Moore’s life and how it inspired this book, his exploration and use of ChatGPT and A.I. to tell this story, what Nick Cave and Marc Maron might have wrong about such technology, collaboration, his book tour, 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.
Jarrett Evan Samson talks about his band Tough Age and their new album, Waiting Here, leaving Ontario for western Canada, how the climate is changing, GBV, R.E.M., and Flying Nun, loving comics and the cinema vs. superhero movies debate, a brief history of Tough Age and its different configurations, continuity and a Jesse Locke update, working with new labels, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.