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Ep. #303: David Pajo

David Pajo is an esteemed musician who lives in Los Angeles, California. A truly great and distinctive guitarist, Pajo originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky where he played in Slint and with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy among others. He went on to join bands or collaborate with the likes of Royal Trux, Tortoise, Stereolab, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and Zwan among others. He has also created a remarkable body of work on his own, under monikers like Papa M, Aerial M, Evila, and Pajo. In 2016, Drag City Records released Highway Songs, the first Papa M record since 2004, and David and I recently talked about it and a wide variety of past and going concerns. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.

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Ep. #209: Justin Small of Do Make Say Think

Justin Small is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Small is well-known for playing in bands like Lullabye Arkestra and he’s won awards for his film scoring work with Ohad Benchetrit. The two also play together in the critically acclaimed and mostly instrumental band Do Make Say Think, one of the most influential post-rock ensembles to ever call Toronto home. Something about the freedom of DMST is apparent in Small’s ambitious new song subscription series, in which he is writing and uploading a new song every single week. With Do Make Say Think scheduled to play Camp Wavelength on Toronto Island on Sunday August 30, it seemed like a good idea to find out exactly what he’s been up to lately. Here, Justin and I discuss a potty breakthrough and other rad dad stuff, the origin of his song subscription series and its connection to his other music-making, working with Ohad, artistic ambition and challenges, the new Do Make Say Think record, why the band slowed down, tension, back to basics and five members, scoring the film Hurt and its TIFF premiere, new songs, Will Oldham, the future, and then we said goodbye.

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Ep. #175: Sir Richard Bishop

Sir Richard Bishop is a tremendous and well-respected guitarist based in the state of Oregon. For close to 30 years, Bishop was a member of the renowned rock band Sun City Girls but in 1998, John Fahey’s Revenant Records released Salvador Kali, Bishop’s first solo album. By now, various labels have gotten behind 11 Sir Richard Bishop records, including his lovely new LP, Tangier Sessions, which is out now via Drag City. He will be touring extensively throughout the United States in March and April, but he kicks off this trip in Vancouver at the Fox Cabaret on March 26. Here, Richard and I discuss leaving Seattle for Portland, Doug Horne in Guelph, a very special small parlour guitar from Geneva, spending time recording this new record in Tangier, improvised inspiration, classical creeps in, being a self-taught musician, collaborating with musicians who know theory, getting into guitar as a kid, discovering punk and the emergence of Sun City Girls, getting attention through tension, potentially playing music with his brother again, opening for people like Bill Callahan and Will Oldham, conveying humour live, living a viable life, working with Drag City among other labels, the forthcoming Rangda record, the blues-y piece “Mirage” and then we let it come down.

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