To continue the conversation started in our songwriting episode, we scored our third Camper van Beethoven member, founding guitarist/writer Chris Molla (now a children's performer and music teacher), rapper/electronicker Maxx Bartko, singer/songwriter Chase Fiorenza, tech guy and anarchist musician Michael Patrick Wilson (who played along with Maxx and Jonathan Segel on Mark's evil 12 Days of Xmas), plus your hosts Danny Lobell and Mark Linsenmayer. Recorded on 7/12/15, with some introductory comments by Mark about the state of our aftershows and Not School.
This is a short preview of a 1 hr, 45 min conversation. The full recording also features Warren Fischer of the great techno-experimental band Fischerspooner and classical musician Adrian Cho. We discuss authenticity, originality, the economics of music, humor in music, whether things were really better back in the old days, and more. Yes, the quality of Chris's audio (and Mark's) is pretty terrible, but such is the fast and furious dynamic of a live recording. Become a PEL Citizen and listen to the full discussion here (or via our Citizen feed: here are directions for that), or anyone can watch it:
Come join us this Sunday 7/26 at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific to watch the ep. 119 Aftershow on Nietzsche live (or after the fact) on our YouTube channel. Our hosts Danny Lobell and Seth Paskin will be joined by scholar and YouTube star Dr. Gregory B. Sadler, renowned for (among many other offerings) his enticing four-part lecture series on The Birth of Tragedy that you can go watch.
End song: "RG" by Mike Wilson, who's an old buddy of mine from collage and who was a first-season regular on the excellent Wasted Words podcast.