Episode 59: Har Mar Superstar

I have listened to Har Mar Superstar’s latest record, Bye Bye 17, pretty much nonstop since I bought it back in March of this year. I bought it the day after seeing one of his shows at SXSW.  Since then, any time I talk to anyone about great records of the last year, I make sure to tell them that it is at the top of my list. This interview is easily one of my favorites that we have done and I hope you all enjoy it.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/episode-59-har-mar-superstar-final-edit.mp3%5D

Episode 58: Dave Eggar

Today’s podcast is a conversation with cellist Dave Eggar. Our frequent blog contributor, Jay Sustain, did a phone interview with Mr. Eggar while he was on tour with Phillip Phillips. Dave has played with some of the biggest names in music…ever. This is a great interview. Many thanks to Jay Sustain for doing a terrific job.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/episode-58-dave-eggar.mp3%5D

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.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/episode-56-mark-ibold.mp3%5D

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.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/episode-45-dave-dreiwitz.mp3%5D

Episode 25: Ramblin’ Man

This week, you as the listener can enjoy another fun filled episode of Ryan just talking about whatever comes to mind. In this episode, Ryan rambles about the Big Star Documentary, the unconstitutionality of DoMA, murdering a chipmunk and it getting postmortem revenge through another species, upcoming guests and concludes with a lovely benediction.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wbut-solo-2.mp3%5D

Episode 24: Jason Falkner pt. 2


This is the second part of our two part interview with musician, Jason Falkner. In this episode we talk about musical collaborations, the record business, and the future.  The whole experience was really fantastic and I hope that you guys enjoy listening to it. I also want to thank Jason Falkner for agreeing to be interviewed and being an incredible guest.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/jf-part-2.mp3%5D

Episode 23: Jason Falkner pt. 1

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To say that this is the most excited I’ve been about any of our podcasts so far is a drastic understatement. Jason Falkner is a musician that you need to know about. From his work with Air, Paul McCartney, Beck, Daniel Johnston, Jellyfish, Brendon Benson, The Grays and many others, to his solo work (which is my favorite), he is a force to be reckoned with and a very under-appreciated talent.  He has been a big part of my last 15 years and I am still shocked and humbled that I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to him. If you’re a fan of his, you’re going to love this. If you don’t know who he is, familiarize yourself with his material. You wont be disappointed. This is part one of a two part conversation with Jason Falkner.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/jf-podcast-pt-1-final.mp3%5D