Episode 47: Let’s Get Physical (Media)

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For this episode The One and Only Matt Miller stops by to talk about his forthcoming cassette release for his band Small Pollen entitled El Cortisone La Corazon.  For this cassette, he’s going to insert dried, pressed flowers into all 150 cassettes (for real).  Also, joining us is Derek Zanetti of (and also who is) […]

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Episode 46: Salmon with Earworms

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For this episode, I got to sit down with the excellent folk rock group Pairdown in their practice space.  Pairdown performs exquisite songs full of hooks, immaculate playing, and harmony.  Their new album Reach to Ring is out on April 14, 2017, and the Pairdown Reach to Ring LP release show is April 18, 2017 […]

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Episode 45: The Human Canvas

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Lori Howsare performs under the moniker The Mad Muse, and part of her madness is to explore the fringes of what is acceptable, which in these times means such crazy ideas as unconditional love.  This exploration includes spoken word, grand guignol theatre, and writing things on naked people. We talk about all of these things, […]

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Episode 44: Bridges of Poetry

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The extremely talented Jason Baldinger and Kristofer Collins stop by to discuss The Bridge Series, a series of poetry readings and public gatherings to raise money for, and spread the word about, organizations that are helping people in the Trump era. The first of the series is occurring Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 8 PM […]

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Episode 43: Breakup Songs, With Horns

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Breakup Songs, With Horns is the new EP from Brooklyn-based via Detroit musical wunderkind Brook Pridemore. In this episode, we discuss the ephemeral nature of pop music, why it’s okay to like Insane Clown Posse, Brook’s roadie Justin loses his coffee in my office, and Brook confesses that there are no actual horns on the […]

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Episode 42: Scott Silsbe’s Handprints

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Scott Silsbe is a fantastic poet.  He also edits The New Yinzer.  In our time together we discuss his fantastic books of poetry The River Underneath the City on Low Ghost Press and Unattended Fire on Six Gallery Press.  Scott reads his fantastic poems including “What a Sad Christmas,” I pontificate about cave paintings in France, and what it […]

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Episode 41: Abstracted Landscapes or Apophenia

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In this episode old friend Adam Rousseau stops by to talk about painting.  In previous episodes we’ve discussed making music and making guitars.  However, Adam has gone back to making art with some stunning results.  You can see his work anywhere at anytime through Adam Rousseu’s Tumblr page.  You can also go to the Commonplace Coffeehouse […]

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Episode 40: Enter the Skullcast 8

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Skull Fest is a punk festival that draws fans and performers from around the world to Pittsburgh.  Dusty Hanna is the principal organizer and lead singer for the great Pittsburgh Peace Goth Punk band Silence.  He stops by to tell everyone about the great things in store for Skull Fest 8: Skulls in Space.  In […]

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Episode 39: Is There Hope for Humanity?

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Well, no.  Jason Baldinger and I conclude that pretty early on.  Anyhow, he can spin a pretty good yarn and he read some damn good poems. So, there. Jason also reads some poems for us.  You can hear more at Jason’s Bandcamp page.  You really should find out more about his books The Studs Terkel Blues and The […]

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Episode 38: Any Alternative

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Greg Murray is a lawyer by day and creator of energetic songs about frustration by night.  He stops by to talk about his cassette 33/34, which I am somehow unable to figure out how to say.  We sample the song “The Riverside” and discuss how creativity is a kind of stewardship.  There’s also mild swearing and […]

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