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 45: Dave Dreiwitz (Ween, Instant Death, Marco Benevento)

Today’s guest is Dave Dreiwitz. Dave was the bass player in Ween from 1997 until the bands demise in 2012. He has also played with Instant Death, Tiny Lights, Marco Benevento, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, Bob Musso, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and countless others. If you are a music person and live around New York City you have seen him either playing or out at a show. Anyone who knows me knows that Ween is my favorite band of the last 30 years.  It was kind of a dream to interview someone in that organization and the fact that it was Dave was amazing. He is such a pleasant guy to speak to, its on the cusp of ludicrous.

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