Join the office party, where Mark holds mini conversations on philosophy, art, and life with all PEL and PMP co-hosts, plus Ken Stringfellow, Jenny Hansen, and the members of Mark Lint’s Dry Folk, whose 12 tunes are presented in succession with nary a partridge in sight. Will these 12 spirits turn you (or Mark) from errant ways? BYOB!
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A new Mark Lint tune written specifically to air with our live show #215. Mark mainlines Ramones and chuffs out this ode to the PEL project.
“Just four white men, why four white men? ‘Cause that’s just how it happened back before 2010. And we’ve read a lot of texts. We’re still sticking out our necks, speaking off the cuff at length enough to have almost examined this…”
Hear the new Mark Lint song featuring your favorite PEL guest on lead vocals. …And other witty and pleasurable tunes! Support the effort and earn a full hour chatting directly about philosophy with your practically human PEL host!
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As an accompaniment to the Nakedly Examined Music podcast, I’m launching a project to collect song explanations from our musician listeners: Song Self-Exams. This video explains how to do one of these and explains one of my songs relevant to the project of the new podcast. The point is to really listen, to open yourself to a work, not to treat it like a commodity.
I got a chance to sit down and chat with my old bandmate Dave Hamilton to talk about my musical “career.” Listen to the episode. Also some news about my new album and a request for you to help me come up with artists that my stuff sounds like.
A peppy, pretty Mark Lint song about how you shouldn’t kill yourself even if you’re basically a waste of space. About its cursed origins, and a quick very premature semi-announcement about a possible new PEL spinoff podcast about songwriting.
A couple of new recordings: one dark, one-man band number written and recorded in just the last couple of days, and one peppy pop fiesta that came together over the last year. Also, some news on eventual album releases.
A new theme song for our favorite proto-feminist martyr. Isn’t it hard enough just being your daddy’s brother? Please just work the system from within!
A tune for the Freud episode to listen to late at night, in a recording where past and present meet. Plus, a recap of Mark’s music-completion efforts.
A newish song about blocking out religion. Very soothing!
A fake country song for our Gadamer episode with a lot of swearing in it. Enjoy!
The definitive version of an acoustic tune written in 1987, completed for our Whitehead episode. With oboe and ukulele!
A song about grief… but need it aim to be merely beautiful, or sublime (in Burke’s sense) as well?
One-man-band recording types needed to help record the longest Xmas song ever as a musical affront to all those persons and institutions that richly deserve it. Artists also needed to help with images for the video: contact Mark now if you want to get in on it!
The song from the end of #106, about a comfortable, stable state of indecision, featuring plentiful keyboards by Swedish listener Daniel Gustafsson.