Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1399: A Conversation with Matt Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Harborcoat) Part 2

    Episode 1399: A Conversation with Matt Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Harborcoat) Part 2

    We discuss the very cool (and free!) various artists collection All Good Kids – A Tribute To Guided By Voices that Matt issued on his Phonophore Records label.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1398: A Conversation with Matt Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Harborcoat) Part 1

    Episode 1398: A Conversation with Matt Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Harborcoat) Part 1

    The first of a two-part conversation with Matt Carlson of the Stick Arounds and Harborcoat starts of the week!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1315: Engineer Rusty Smith – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1315: Engineer Rusty Smith – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of Sam and Josh Lisker’s interview with audio engineer Rusty Smith. Today, he talks more about his work on “Visions,” by the mysterious Tony Comer & Crosswinds.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1314: Engineer Rusty Smith – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1314: Engineer Rusty Smith – Interview, Part 1

    In a follow-up to yesterday’s episode, Sam and Josh Lisker track down audio engineer Rusty Smith, who worked on “Visions” by Tony Comer & Crosswinds. In the first part of the interview, they discuss Smith’s interesting career.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1217: The Cocker Spaniels – Interview

    Episode 1217: The Cocker Spaniels – Interview

    We talk with Sean Padilla, who records as the Cocker Spaniels. His music spans many genres: folk-rock, power-pop, funk, grunge, dub, goth, punk, shoegaze, R&B or black metal, depending on the song. His latest album is “The Cocker Spaniels Are Alive and So Are You.” Joining in the conversation is Scott Parks, a patron of the pod who set up this interview.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1214: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1214: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Robert Ellis Orrall. In this episode, he talks about writing hit songs for other artists, the role he played in the early success of Taylor Swift, working with Leon Russell and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1213: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1213: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with one of the coolest guys in music you will ever meet. Robert Ellis Orrall is an accomplished recording artist and songwriter, but later in life he founded noted indie label Infinity Cat. So he has worked in the center of the music industry and also at the fringes. He just released his latest solo album, “467 Surf and Gun Club,” a sort of concept album about the good times at the “Cathouse.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1194: Apollo 66 – Interview

    Episode 1194: Apollo 66 – Interview

    In anticipation of Suburbs Fest, we talk with the members of Apollo 66: Travis Hodges, Alex Morse and Shawn Henderson. The punkabilly band will play Night Two, Oct. 2, at American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring MD.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1174: Radio DJ Mike Marrone – Interview

    Episode 1174: Radio DJ Mike Marrone – Interview

    We talk with Mike Marrone, former DJ and program director for The Loft channel on satellite radio. Mike now hosts “From the Basement with Mike Marrone” on Mixcloud. Check out mikemarrone.com for more info. (Thanks to Keith Jacobsen, a patron of the pod, for setting up this interview.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1121: Interview – J. Schnitt

    Episode 1121: Interview – J. Schnitt

    Get to know the awesome singer-songwriter J. Schnitt.