Wed, 29 August 2012
Back in January, I heard that Mike Watt, “the man-in-the-van with a bass in his hand”, was coming to Memphis to record. So, I reached out to him via Twitter and much to my surprise, he responded right away! I asked him to come on the show and he agreed.
A few days later, after a few failed attempts to reach him, I’d given up on getting a chance to speak with him. I was home for lunch and saw that he posted photos from Cotton Row Studios here in town. I messaged him immediately and he replied back, “Can you be here in 15 minutes?”
Um, fuck yes.
I grew up on Mike Watt’s music. As if the Minutemen and his excellent solo work wasn’t enough to seal my life-long fandom, a few years ago he joined The Stooges, one of my favorite bands of all time. Watt was sweetheart and we had a great talk. He has done more projects, or “proj’s” as Watt refers to them, than I can count and has sealed his place in history as one of the most prolific, unique, and respectable bass players alive.
Watt was sweetheart and we had a great talk. He has done more projects, or “proj’s” as Watt refers to them, than I can count and has sealed his place in history as one of the most prolific, unique, and respectable bass players alive. Check out this very special episode with the master of the thud staff, a sailor on the open seas, Mike Watt.
Mike Watt & the Missingmen return to Memphis October 27th at the Hi-Tone. You don’t want to miss it!
For all things Watt visit www.HootPage.com
-segue music by Jeff Baltz, Matthew Qualls, & K. Rawlings and Courtesy- www.courtesy.tv-
Wed, 22 August 2012
Welcome back! Holy Shit! It has been too long, but here we are. The new site is up and running and I’m finally getting to release this episode that I recorded way back in December!
Comedic actor Chris Parnell is a unique talent with too many credits to list: Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Archer, Suburgatory…I could go on… I convinced him to stop by the house and sit down with me for an in-depth rundown of his Memphis upbringing and how he got to be where he is now in his life & career. It was two days after Christmas and we were both very sick. He initially only promised a half-hour of his time, but ended up staying for two hours! It was noon and we were both a bit foggy and stopped up, so we swapped the usual drinks for some Robitussin and had a very nice chat. He couldn’t have been cooler.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did recording it and many thanks to Chris!
-audio segues by Matthew Qualls & K. Rawlings and music bed for Rock 4 Love promo by Snowglobe & Dead Soldiers-