We will be back soon

Hey everybody. There has been a lot going on in our neck of the woods so we had to take a bit of a sabbatical. We will be back shortly with some new interviews and general tomfoolery. Enjoy the summer everybody!

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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.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/episode-55-gabe-wilhelm.mp3%5D

Where are you today, WBUT???

Hey everybody. Hope you are all having a good week. So we were planning a pretty amazing podcast for this week. The subject was/will be DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). We were going to do a podcast discussing our thoughts leading up to our DMT experience, a little bit during, and then a discussion after with all of those involved. I thought it would be interesting and its something that some regular guests and myself have been looking to explore with. However, we tried to make it happen this past Saturday but the device we were using to get it into our bodies was ineffective. We will be rescheduling for a future podcast so stay tuned. We will be back next Tuesday with a podcast recorded at the 4th annual Bronx Pipe Smoking Society’s Small Game Dinner hosted by our good friend, Baron Ambrosia. The good Baron is a dear friend and after attending last year’s event, I am extraordinarily excited to talk to him and several of his attendee’s. In the meantime, hit this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgHEeYIV62w

Episode 38: A talk of things to come…maybe?

This is a conversation I had with Ed Kurz before we recorded our podcast about how to talk to conservatives. Ed is hyper intelligent and a pleasure to talk to about basically anything. In this episode, we talk about our favorite podcasts, the decline of the dollar, the future world powers and many other things. I hope you dig it.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/episode-38.mp3%5D

Episode 29: Mike Mattison (Scrapomatic, Tedeschi/Truck Band)

Mike Mattison is one cool motherfucker. He’s a singer in the Tedeschi/Trucks Band, a founding member of Scrapomatic; one of the most eclectic blues, rock, roots based bands that you have ever heard, former writer and vice-president of the Harvard Lampoon, and an all around force to be reckoned with. He’s also got a solo album coming out soon and you are going to want to own it. Mike and I met about a year and a half ago and every time I see him, I love engaging him in conversation because he is incredibly witty, knowledgeable and just great to talk to. We got a chance to sit down recently when the Tedeschi/Trucks Band was playing with the Black Crowes at Jones Beach Amphitheater on Long Island. Check it out!

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[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/wbut-episode-29-mike-mattison.mp3%5D

Episode 27: Kerry’s Story

I had a tough time trying to figure out what to call this episode. Kerry is my roommate and very quickly becoming a great friend.  When she initially told me about how both of her parents had succumbed to AIDS before she was 15, I was almost speechless, as most people would be when they hear about something like that. The thing that has been the most captivating is that she has a great attitude about just about everything. To go through something like that and to have the disposition and attitude that she has is incredible. Considering the topic is so heavy, its a pretty upbeat conversation. I hope that you dig it.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/episode-27-kerrys-story.mp3%5D

Episode 26: The Grateful Dead

Whatever you may think of the Grateful Dead, one has to admit that they are one of the most important bands of the last century. Whether you look at them as the first “jam band”, or the fact that they made an entire generation appreciate American roots music, or that they are oddly responsible for a very early version of file sharing, or that more people got twisted on LSD seeing them live than any other band ever, all of these things were unique firsts. Today’s podcast is a discussion about all of that with my friend Eli Luntz. I hope that you dig it.

[audio  https://whatbringsustogether.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wbut-episode-26-deadcast.mp3%5D