Aldo Calrissian: “I Don’t Want To Use Words Too Much”

Aldo Calrissian: “I Don’t Want To Use Words Too Much”

This is my interview with Aldo Calrissian, conducted at the Lava Lamp Lounge on 2 July 2018.

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

 

Topics Include:

Previous chat, Halo // Run single, Dusks Embrace vs The Paintings vs Solo, Michael Windows, remix philosophy, rhythms and minimalist beats, polyrhythms & other time signatures, psychedelic electronic, spiritual experiences making music, process talk, getting started, BitWig, not playing live, the listening experience, convenience as a human fault, the digital audience becomes an international audience, Destroy All Bring New, not fitting in, Salem as a rock and roll town, politics, intellectual anarchy through music, morality and making mistakes in life, America’s teenage phase, rock & roll’s complacency, The Paintings being different than most “rock” bands, the challenge of singing and playing, Dusks Embrace not being an average “metal” band, getting stuck on old records, Led Zeppelin, making accessible music, telling someone else’s story vs making it your own, the internal experience of listening to music, digital platforms, and needing breaks between creative experiences.

Aldo’s Personal Playlist:
Ravyn Lenae: “Sticky”
Glass Animals
Radiohead
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

You can find Aldo at:

Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube, Mixcloud, Vimeo, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.

 

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The Unraveling of Mrs. Potts: “Transparency & Intimacy”

The Unraveling of Mrs. Potts: “Transparency & Intimacy”

This is my interview with The Unraveling of Mrs. Potts, conducted on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on June 21st 2018.

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

 

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Topics Include:

Environment and location, what sounds are music, the philosophy of improvised music, re-evaluating percussion, moments of zen while performing, playfulness vs. silliness, art causes listeners to reflect, communicating complex emotions, being in the moment, the future and recordings, playing in pro side-gigs, the common ground between mainstream and experimental music and exceeding the limitations of self.

Chad Johnson: “Cheeseburger Drunk”

Chad Johnson: “Cheeseburger Drunk”

This is my interview with Chad Johnson, conducted on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on June 27th 2018.

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

 

Topics Include:

Salem Comedy Studios, The Pilots, why podcasts are interesting, kids and being a Dad, The Podchaost, discussing jokes and the local world of comedy, Geoff Needs Something To Do, your first time, Dash Thompson, starting in improv, school plays, five years in comedy, podcast styles, comedy reflecting life, finding identity and learning through putting yourself out there, working on new material, being a Dad without being a Dad joke teller, not doing the same set twice, Fart Proudly and bodily strangeness, Snow Crash & Ender’s Game, Front Street Inn Open Mic & Karaoke, FB, Capital City Thursday Open Mic, Friday night Funny, starting out open mic mistakes, recording performances and listening practices.

 

Chris Sicard of Waking Things: “I Don’t Like to Write The Same Song Twice”

Chris Sicard of Waking Things: “I Don’t Like to Write The Same Song Twice”

This is my interview with Chris Sicard conducted by phone on 26 July 2018.

 

Topics Include:

Started in 2013, joined with Matt to record Idée Fixe, working out the lineup, toured in 2016, finalizing the group last November, “That Rotting Feeling,” Hang In There EP, songwriting and collaboration, “Mozzarella,” learning to be a band, 17 August at The Space, Summer Eyes, booking shows, getting the identity down, Samantha on vocals, Matt on drums, Brian on Bass, the origin of Idée Fixe and older recordings, “Pretend” from the Nervous Energy Sessions, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon & Bandcamp, Doug & Topher.

Phonograph DJ MAC: “This Is What Feels Right”

Phonograph DJ MAC: “This Is What Feels Right”

This is my interview with MAC, conducted by phone on 5 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:

Centennial Songs, MAC’s previous WFMU show, the changing times, the Enrico Caruso story, mentor collectors helping dig up information about these artists that isn’t online, sourcing the recordings, life 100 years ago and now, jazz music emerging 100 years ago, performers on film, Buddy Bolden, the constraints of recordings and technology and its influence on art, getting into the fashion of the era, Nora Bayes grave marker, Woodlawn Cemetery Tours with Crank up machines, Charles Aznavour, The Library of Congress & University of Santa Barbara, the problems of collecting and the devaluation of records over the years and A Tree In A Forest.

Phonograph DJ MAC: “I Guess People Still Appreciate Radio Shows”

Phonograph DJ MAC: “I Guess People Still Appreciate Radio Shows”

This is my interview with Phonograph DJ MAC, conducted by Skype on 16 November 2015

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

 

Topics Include:

The Antique Phonograph Music Program, the sound of the program, getting into antique collecting, getting the idea to play crank-up machines on the radio, getting on WFMU, exposing these artists that are now forgotten, The National Jukeboxthe Antique Phonograph Enthusiasts page on Facebook, finding old records is easy, The Mechanical Music Extravaganza, the act of listening to music in different formats, the change in radio transitioning from terrestrial to digital, having a curated guide to this era, doing live events with the machines, learning about the era and the machines, presenting offensive music in a historical context, the incremental steps between genres, finding some new old stock in upstate NY, MAC’s Experimental side, the 100 gramophone Laughing Record idea, hearing recorded sounds for the first time, Perfecting Sound Forever, how simple the technology is, how fragile the formats are, The Internet Museum of Flexi / Cardboard / Oddity Records, learning to hear these songs, and DJing with these machines.

MACs 20th Anniversary Broadcast live on WFMU,

MAC’s New York Times Profile

The UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.

Radio Boredcast, People Like Us & MAC’s hour of programming.