Episode 56: Mark Ibold (Pavement, Sonic Youth)

Mark Ibold has been a part of a few things in my life that I hold very dear. First, he was the bass player in Pavement. Easily one of the most unique bands of the last 25 years and one of my favorite bands ever. Secondly, he is a bartender at the Great Jones Cafe in NYC. Its a place that I go regularly and have had countless memorable days and nights in. There is something incredibly magical about the Great Jones and Marc and the rest of the staff play a big part of why that is.

I’ve wanted to get Mark on the podcast for a long time. I’ve seen him around for years but it was until a few months ago that I let him know that I was a huge fan and I really wanted to sit down and talk for this show. He agreed to do it and we had a fantastic conversation. I’m not really sure what I thought talking to him in this context would be like, but it greatly exceeded my expectations. This was a lot of fun and he is a great guy. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.

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Episode 55: Gabe Wilhelm (Raccoon Fighter)

I’ve known Gabe Wilhelm for almost a decade. We played in a band together for a while and have had countless conversations about music and art of all kinds. He, more than almost anyone, changed the way I approach playing music. After not seeing him for years, we reconnected in Savannah a few months ago and I thought he would be a great guest on the podcast. All of the music in today’s episode are songs sung and played by Gabe (we threw in one obscure cover). I decided at the last minute not to put any Gilgongo on this one and focus more on the songs we recorded for the podcast specifically. Hope you dig it.

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