Another 23 minutes of catch-up talk with my ep 63 guests: Bradley works new members into the band, Jeff records a video for his new song “I Want More Life,” Steve has been doing backing instruments for his saxophone teacher (with a full song from that new project at the end of this recording), plus hear about guests I’ve been chasing around but haven’t gotten on the show yet, and more.
After listening to Nakedly Examined Music ep. 55, feast on this conversation about whether music progresses and where it might be progressing to now, among other topics. Includes about 15 minutes of talking plus songs: “Peaches En Regalia Live” by the Grandmothers from Eating the Astoria (2000), “Inner Blues (Not a Blues)” by the Don Preston Trio from Transformation (2001), and “Loki” from Io Landscapes (2004).
After listening to Nakedly Examined Music ep. 48, enjoy this trip down memory lane with Thalia, who talks about her bands Come and Dangerous Birds, and being a singer for Live Skull. We hear songs from all three.
Mark, Paul Wertico, and David Cain continued to talk for another 20 minutes, delving into their work outside of their current trio. We listen to a Pat Metheny tune that Paul played on, something from his first solo album, and another long-form improvisation.
Mark and Trey continued to talk for another 30 minutes, covering his time with Fripp’s Guitar Craft camp, his ear training regimen, his artistic coaching practice, and more. Plus, you get to hear the opening track (a Bob Dylan cover, “Not Dark Yet”) and one of his “Flood” improvisations that were released on his The Waters, They Are Rising album.
Another 15 minutes of conversation between Mark and the Hammerbox singer, immediately following our Nakedly Examined Music episode, bookended by “Waiting” the Rockfords’ EP of that name (2003) and “Trafalgar Sqare” from Carrie’s last solo album to date, Last the Evening (2007).
Following on our Nakedly Examined Music episode, Mark and Beth trade some basic musical career information, Beth talks about rude dudes and being a woman on stage, and she shares her passion for inspiring others to make music. And more songs: Gin & Chocolate” from Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets (2014) and “North Star” from Beth Kille and Erik Kjelland’s North Star Sessions.(2015)
Following up to the Nakedly Examined Music interview, Mark talks more with Phil about the state of the music industry, playing live, how many pieces to use in a string arrangement, and more.
More convesation from my interview with Nick van Eede for Nakedly Examined Music ep. 10, about learning about music from your older siblings, completionism, and changes in the way we listen. Featuring the track “Hard on You” from Cutting Crew’s Grinning Souls (2005) and “The Broadcast” from from Broadcast (1986).
Here’s more footage from the Nakedly Examined Music ep. 9 interview with Sky Cries Mary’s Roderick Romero, where he talks about his divorce from his co-lead-singer, writing a song for a movie about Jim Morrison that never got made, the 2015 SCM reunion show, his first album recorded with Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of The Posies, being in the Seattle music scene as it was blowing up, and more.
We’re unveiling here two more tracks from the One Point Moment Still project: “Riot on the Moon” (with music by Roderick’s sister Nicole Wolgamott) and “Prayers and Curses” (with SCM drummer Ben Ireland). We also hear “Bath House” from that first album Until the Grinders Cease (1989), and finally the original studio version of “Gliding” from Moonbathing on Sleeping Leaves (1997), with accordion by Krist Novoselic (bassist for Nirvana).
We talk about playing against Spanish poetry, the musician’s ego, and listen to Gary’s work with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, and Betty Boop cartoons.
Steve and I kept talking for quite a while after our conversation, and I’ve interpersed some of this with parts of “Couch Potato” from his first solo album Behold the Pineapple! (1997) and the instrumental “Anxious” from A Day at the Park (2006). Plus you get to hear the whole of “I Gotta Know” from his Green Velvis album (2015) and “Nights on Broadway” from Giving You the Stevie Bee Gees (the full album should be completed this year).
In the pre-roll and post-roll conversation for Nakedly Examined Music ep. 5, we talk about his marketing (or not) himself as a gay artist and listen to “I Want the World to Change” from his 2008 album Clip-On Nose Ring. Also: being recognized, not sitting in front of a computer, band business chores, staying in the same town where you went to college and have many fans, who Jeff else wants to hear me interview, and more. We end listening to “Gasoline” from the 2007 Heiskell album Soundtrack for an Aneurism.
When recording Nakedly Examined Music ep. 4, Gareth and Mark kept talking after the recording was done for another half hour. Choice bits from that discussion plus our pre-show banter are presented here for your amusement, and you’ll also hear here 30 seconds of “Filament,” a song available in full from Gareth’s website from his album Apparatus (1999), and the full remix track, “72 in Three Minutes” created by His Name Is Alive; this is one of a number of tracks that will be released in a few months with different artists interpreting Gareth’s work. If this is confusing, we explain this whole “remix” deal in this bonus discussion.
Also, courtesy of Gareth and Sean Coryell at Eye Contact Maui, you can hear all the tracks from Gareth’s new album 72 prior to its 3/31/16 release.