"Oh god, are we going meta already?" - You.
Only a little. Don't worry.
Today on TLP, we talk about podcasts, and creativity, and the struggle to feel as though your art is worthwhile and has a place that makes sense in the context of history. Kinda heavy, right? There are jokes and stuff, too. But I have no illusions about the audience of this podcast. You are mostly creative people, and you understand creative struggles, and I hope that some of this is not only helpful to you but also can be maybe part of a longer conversation, facilitated by this podcast, as we proceed and go further and further up our own butts.
A person with whom I have vented about creative struggles for years is the talented and generous Jonathon Pernisek, and he is our guest for the majority of today's episode. I have a lot more stuff recorded with him, and probably will want to talk to him again soon anyway, so expect to hear more from him. And if you live in Chicago, go to his live show this Saturday! Tell him old Zacky sent you!
I'm writing a lot for someone who only has one good eye right now, so I'll say goodbye for now. XOXO.
The unofficial title for this episode is "MAD MAX V: THE LEGEND OF HYUNDAI BECKWITH." It's the fifth episode, folks! Today, we talk to indie darling EDDI FRONT about her new record MARINA. Then, Zac and Morgan talk about what constitutes a folk opera, what constitutes a jam band, and how some guys are really into harmonicas. Later, Zac goes to a bar with David Murphy to talk about some of the weirder ways to make YouTube your go-to music player, and test your sanity at the same time. Morgan and Zac chat some more, and in between, Zac shares five top five lists. BECAUSE IT'S EPISODE 5! Do you get it? DO YOU?
Follow Eddi and Morgan on Twitter: @eddifront and @mildrevolution!
Thanks for listening, dudes!
Today is Primary Day in New Hampshire, so it's time we talk about politics. First, Zac and Chelsea spend a little time talking about why politics and creativity make such an awkward creative fit for overly self-aware 28-year-olds. Later, Zac and Dan journey to ABC's Democratic Presidential Debate, where Zac talks to protestors, supporters, and reticent campaign staffers. Then, Zac, Dan, and Ian witness the icy wonders of the media filing room, and throw themselves into the Spin Room with the energy of a Martin O'Malley supporter.
Today's episode features the voices of Zac Little, Chelsea Fisher, Dan Freund, Ian Servin, many protestors and rally-goers, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, David Muir, Bernie Sanders, George Stephanopoulos, several campaign surrogates for the now-defunct Martin O'Malley campaign, Robby Mook, Barney Frank, Jeanne Shaheen, and Steven DiSalvo, president of St. Anselm college. I think that's all.
It also features music from The Mild Revolution--whose "7 For 7" series is currently underway. Seven free songs over seven days! Follow them on Twitter @mildrevolution
"I thought I already listened to the first episode of this podcast!" -You
Well, you're wrong! Allow me now to take you back to October 2015, when this episode is mostly set (there's a little timewarp at the end there, because I like to keep you on your toes).
In today's episode, I wait at a library for my friend Dan, and talk about books with YouTube's Ophelia Dagger, who is actually a person named Chelsea Fisher, who has a novel that is coming out on March 1st. It's called WHEN WE WERE ALIVE, which is a dope title, and we'll talk more about it in a future episode (probably).
You can follow Chelsea on Twitter at @OpheliaDagger and you can follow Dan on Twitter at @MyFriendDan and I suggest you do both!
I hope you are enjoying the show so far! Thanks for all the ratings and reviews!