Timothy Knight: “I Found Me In The Desert”

Timothy Knight: “I Found Me In The Desert”

This is my interview with Timothy Knight, conducted in person on 18 December 2017.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Helped open Ranch Records with Kit Close in 1982, opened Guitar Castle in 1988, music in the valley in the 90s, The Mad Plaids, John Moen & Jeremy Wilson, The Digs, seeing The Doors and other groups, playing with John Fahey & Lee Ranaldo, college & teaching, drifting hippie days, hooking up with John Fahey to start a noise band, Dead Moon and Fred’s passing, Fahey’s death, meeting George Winston, more Fahey stories, trains & literature, other bands, The Bohemian Enclave, Hundred Dollar Jayhawks, Pete’s Place, The Nettles, Mickey Bear, bands shopping from Tim, working for The Boys & Girls Club and other programs, bringing Guitar Castle back, John & Exene’s Show at Guitar Castle, The Paintings, & living in desert in Eastern Oregon

(Here is a short list of the people who have – and in many cases, regularly – shop at Guitar Castle.)

Allman Brothers, X, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, John Fahey, Joe Strummer, Smokey Hormel, Sean Lennon, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion, Mudhoney, Neil Young, Decemberists & Typhoon.

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Sound of Tomorrow: “I Have So Many Questions”

Sound of Tomorrow: “I Have So Many Questions”

This is my appearance on The Sound of Tomorrow on WAYO.

 

 

Topics Include:

Morrissey and separating art from the person, a slight interview with Austin, and some general privacy concerns, among other things.

Heather Zajkowski: “I Think It’s Better To Go And Do What’s In Your Heart”

Heather Zajkowski: “I Think It’s Better To Go And Do What’s In Your Heart”

This is my interview with Heather Zajkowski, conducted by Skype on 6 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

The Sound of Tomorrow & Easter eggs, 10 years in, WAYO as the show’s new home, KMUZ and the changing face of radio, podcast talk, talking about noodles vs news, hunting for news stories, meeting Ross at work, wanting to do a talk show, starting out and figuring out how to do it, Mixcraft, Audacity & Garage Band and workflows, figuring out the Sound of Tomorrow content, live vs pre-recorded, figuring out audience, talking about topics outside the straight-white paradigm, more voices being added to the conversation, podcasting and radio supporting each other, The Squires of Subterrain and The Spacebridge, skit production, long running short stories and writing jokes, playing ukulele, having musical guests and taking calls, solo Uke recordings, decoding Bowie, using humor to deal with now, supporting WAYO, Radio Garden and They Might Be Giants.

/root_DIR: “Damn, We’ve Gotta Break Up More Often”

/root_DIR: “Damn, We’ve Gotta Break Up More Often”

This is a pair of performances and an interview with /root_DIR, recorded at The Space Concert Club on 13 May 2018 & The Space Concert Club on 5 January 2018, and an interview by phone on 4 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

 

Set 1 (13 May 2018 at The Space):

Guilty / Not Guilty * WILSONCORE * MF Mountain * Out of Order * pokemongofuckyourself * Oily Discharge * Fuck Yeah Fuck * Can Life * Fuck The Piss Jug

Interview 1 (at The Space): Topics Include:

Destroy The Deck grew into /root_DIR, Disrupt & Dropdead, beers & Lamb of God, WILSONCORE, the 5 second show.

Set 2 (13 May 2018 at The Space):

Hobo Sandwich * I Fucking Love Sand * An Object In Grind Stays In Grind * Newsworthy * Fuck You Drummer From Brudos (You’re Just Pissed You Have to Live In Salem) * McNasty

Interview 2 (by phone): Topics Include:

/root_DIR tour update, Salt Lake City show, drums and bringing in other styles, pizza in Redmond, cauliflower mash, wrapping up the band (for now), Semi-Colin’s photography, the Boise scene, Greg Saunders in Vale Oregon, The Old Girl, DB Crust & Jinglecore, /root_DIR road tunes, Budweiser & Memory Foam sponsorships, Sacramento show, Reno show, sausages & sauerkraut, & “Four beers in!”

Set 3 (5 January 2018 at The Twilight Cafe):

SOPA v2.0 * Technically Death Metal * Beau Fucking Lucas * Book Learnin’ * Face Fisted * Monsanto * SwearPoint (Feature Creep) feat. kiisu d’salyss

Outro (13 May 2018):

Old As(s) Fuck(s)

The First Punk On The Moon (A Grumpy Punk Presentation) (/root_DIR & Xiphoid Process Interviews) (#8.5)

The Semi-Colin Interview (#52)

 

Amao Quartet: “We Are Not Only Performing, We Are Creating”

amao_pictureAmao Quartet: “We Are Not Only Performing, We Are Creating”

This is my interview with Amao Quartet, conducted by Skype on 30 November 2017 & 9 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Introductions, Improcreations, Amao history and line-up changes, guided improv and song development, the SoundCloud page, inviting guests to play with them for shows and recordings, live collaborating in real time in two different places via Skype, the art of listening, learning and challenging each other, experimental music scene in Brazil, no overdubs, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify & Facebook, “Voce Morto” short film, getting Improcreations in a physical form, collaborations, Brazil and current politics going crazy, building strong scenes, the “Ciclo” single, solo work, scientist musicians and playing instrumental “air guitar.”

Rodney Anonymous: “They’re Not Jokes To Me”

Rodney Anonymous: “They’re Not Jokes To Me”

This is my interview with Rodney Anonymous, conducted by phone on 18 April 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Running in panic mode, 7th Victim, Heærts Combine Comp, writing songs, shopping for records as a kid, Rodney Anonymous Tells You How To Live radio show, Youth Code, Rasputina, “Joe’s world makes more sense,” radio stories, the identity of The Milkmen and protecting the legacy, picking opening bands and meeting audiences, Rodney’s goth roots, other Milkmen tidbits, Rodney’s version of ‘Church’, clones of original ideas, gear talk, Dead Milkmen as a lesson of what not to do, a documentary about the Milkmen featuring people who hate The Milkmen, the record all the Milkmen owned, The King in Yellow, Soul Rotation, Stoney’s Extra Stout (Pig), getting back into writing Milkmen songs, reunion bands, who Pretty Music for Pretty People was originally about, “Don’t Go Outside And Never Talk To Anybody,” Welcome To The End of The World, Edgar Allen Twain & Chad Dalí, writing for Deadspin, Darkness on The Edge of Town, “Fly By Night.”