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Nakedly Examined Music Podcast

Nakedly Examined Music Podcast

Mark Linsenmayer

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NEM#118: Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) Is Still a Writer

EMatt led the razor-sharp Trip Shakespeare in the '80s, releasing his first album with them in '86, got signed to a major label by the early '90s, but then stepped back while his brother and co-Tripper Dan Wilson went on to hits with Semisonic, Adele, etc. But by '98 Matt was back to the front with a solo album, spent many years with co-Tripper John Munson (first as The Flops then Twilight Hours), and has now released his first album as Matt Wilson & His Orchestra (with harp and banjo!), When I Was a Writer. We discuss "Decent Guy" and listen to the title track from that album, look back to "Dreams" by Twilight Hours from Stereo Night (2009) and "Sun Is Coming" from his solo album Burnt, White, and Blue (1998). Intro/outo: "Toolmaster of Brainard" by Trip Shakespeare from Are You Shakespearienced (1989). For more see minneapolismatt.com. Hear all of "Toomaster of Brainard," and watch Matt and Dan playing this live in 2010. Here they are in their live prime in 1988, and here they are as major label gods (with Dan singing) a couple of years later. To round things out, here's more live footage featuring baritone Dan Munson belting the lead and the brothers singing pretty harmonies. Here are The Twilight Hours live in 2016, and here's the full living room show of the Matt Wilson & His Orchestra record release. Here's the official video for another great song off the new album, "Come to Nothing." Watch the video for "When I Was a Writer." Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon. Sponsors: Visit betterhelp.com/nem (offer code NEM) for 10% off your first month of online counseling. Visit masterclass.com/EXAMINED for 15% off a MasterClass All-Access Pass.

64 MIN6 d ago
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NEM#118: Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) Is Still a Writer

NEM#117: Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy): Like Fusion, But Cool

Chris has been guitarist for the Dallas/New York-based fusion group Snarky Puppy since its inception in 2004 and his simultaneously headed rock bands (Oso Closo then Foe Destroyer) and most recently explored acoustic guitar duets. We discuss "M-Theory" from his main band at this point, FORQ, from their album Four (2019), co-written with keyboardist Henry Hey. The intro music is "Rally," a tune Chris wrote also for that album. We then discuss the title track of Western Theatre by Matt Read and Chris McQueen (2017) and "Coven," a song Chris wrote for the most recent Snarky Puppy album, Immigrance (2019). We conclude by listening to "Strut" from the self-titled album by Foe Destroyer (2013). For more, see chrismcqueen.com. Watch Chris and Matt perform perhaps the very take of "Western Theatre" that appears on the album. Here's FORQ when founding bassist Michael League (also founder of Snarky Puppy) was still in the group on bass (the drums are J.T. Thomas whom we talk about in the inte...

87 MIN2 w ago
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NEM#117: Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy): Like Fusion, But Cool

NEM#116: hackedepicciotto: Nomadic Cinematographers

Alexander Hacke has been the bassist of the German experimental group Einstürzende Neubauten since 1980, and his American-born wife Danielle de Picciotto has been a singer and film-maker in Germany since the late 80s. They started collaborating around 2010 and have released seven albums together. We discuss "The Banishing" and "Third From the Sun" from The Current (2019) and "Propehcy" from Menetekel (2017), plus intro music is "Let There Be Joy" from Joy (2018). We conclude by listening to "Survivors" from Danielle's solo album Deliverance (2019). For more, see hackedepicciotto.de. Watch the video for another song, "The Seventh Day," from The Current, and here's one for "Awake," from their first album as hackepicciotto, Preservantia, featuring a lot of Alexander's throat singing. Here's video for a song they both sing on called "Ballad of the Lonely Fish" from 2011's Hitman's Heel. Here they are as a live duo in 2019 playing "Let There Be Joy," and a couple of years earlier playin...

78 MINFEB 29
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NEM#116: hackedepicciotto: Nomadic Cinematographers

NEM#115: Julie Slick: Pedal Art Visualizer

Julie became a member of the extended King Crimson family in 2006 by joining the Adrian Belew Power Trio. She released two solo albums starting in 2010 then started working with another bassist, Marco Machera, releasing four albums with him, the last three as Echotest. Why two basses? Because Julie often uses technology to change the pitch, timbre, and other elements of her bass to allow her to cover an orchestra's worth of parts. We discuss "Ladies’ Legs at the Temperature Hotel" and "No, You Are Dead/The Gate of Light" by Echotest from Daughter of Ocean (2019), "Pi" (feat. Steve Ball, Claire Wadsworth), from her solo album Terroir (2012), and listen to "Supercell" by Echotest (feat. Mike Visser) from From Two Balconies (2017). Intro/Outro: "Mela" from Julie Slick (2010). For more, see julieslick.com. Listen to "Mela" in full. Here's the full EchoTest live set from SeaProg 2019 that Julie mentions. Here are Julie and Marco live with Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Tim Motzer. Se...

83 MINFEB 15
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NEM#115: Julie Slick: Pedal Art Visualizer

NEM#114: Michaela Anne’s Hyper-Reflective Country

Michaela has released four albums of carefully styled, lyrically rich country since 2011. From her latest, Desert Dove (2019), we discuss the title track, plus you'll hear "By Our Design" as the intro and "Somebody New" as the closer. We also discuss "Worrying Mind" from Bright Lights and the Fame (2016) and "Is This What Mama Meant" from Ease My Mind (2014). For more, see michaelaanne.com. Here's the official video for "By Our Design" along with a live version. The single from the album that we didn't play is "Child of the Wind." Here's an earlier video for "Ease My Mind," and one of those solo sets she doesn't like to do so much. Here's a live tune from before she got signed. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon to get the ad-free feed. Image by Jamie Stow.

67 MINFEB 1
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NEM#114: Michaela Anne’s Hyper-Reflective Country

NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

The Monochrome Set has under the leadership of Bid released 15 albums of eccentric British pop since 1980, and he’s had another nine as Scartlet’s Well. His songs often employ a ’60s dance vibe, literary lyrics, and a try-anything approach to arrangements. We discuss “Eux Tous” from Fabula Mendax (2019), “Walking with the Beast” from Dante’s Casino (1990), “Adeste Fidelis” from Love Zombies (1980), and conclude listening to the title track of Spaces Everywhere (2015). Intro: “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” (a 1979 single). For more, see themonochromeset.co.uk. Hear the full song “Eine Symphonie des Grauens.” Another early hit that Bid mentions is “Jet Set Junta.” Watch the band live in the early 90s playing an early classic, in 2008 (still with Lester Square on guitar), and in its current line-up. Here’s a documentary about the band from 2013. Here’s a track from Scarlet’s Well, and that band live. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us ...

66 MINJAN 17
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NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

NEM-Pretty Much Pop Crossover: The Singer Not the Song w/ Ken Stringfellow (feat. Game Theory)

Ken returns from episode #39, this time not to talk about his own music, but more generally about our relationship to music. Do you just embrace the pure sound, or do you care about who made that sound? One way of seeing where you fall on this issue is whether you care more for singles or to whole albums or careers by artists. This is a cross-production with my Pretty Much Pop podcast, featuring co-hosts Erica Spyres (Broadway singer who also plays fiddle and sang in a country cover band) and Brian Hirt (my old and very non-musical friend, though his brother got me into The Rolling Stones, so there's that). We talk about what actually grabs us about music, whether being a musician yourself is a key factor in whether you pay attention to the context of a song, how music gets to your ears, singers vs. songwriters, what we think about the notion of “genius,” and how this artist vs. song conflict relates to how we take in other media (e.g. favorite film directors). Plus you get to hea...

53 MINJAN 4
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NEM-Pretty Much Pop Crossover: The Singer Not the Song w/ Ken Stringfellow (feat. Game Theory)

NEM#112: Radney Foster Finds His Voice

ERadney started as a Nashville songwriter and performed in the late 80s as the front half of Foster & Lloyd. He went solo in '91 and has released about a dozen albums since then that increasingly break away from country music standards into something more personal. We discuss two recordings from his latest album, For You to See the Stars (2017), before which he literally lost his voice and hence started writing short stories; we discuss both the story and song for "Sycamore Creek" and for a new recording of an older tune, "Raining on Sunday" (originally written for See What You Want to See, 1999). We then look back to his biggest hit, "Nobody Wins" from Del Rio , TX 1959 (1992) and listen to the 2018 single, "Godspeed (Dulce Sueños)." Intro: "Crazy Over You" by Foster & Lloyd from their eponymous album (1987). Watch videos for "Nobody Wins" and his other big hit back in the day, "Just Call Me Lonesome." Here's the original version of "Raining on Sunday" and Keith Urban's hit cover v...

71 MIN2019 DEC 21
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NEM#112: Radney Foster Finds His Voice

NEM#111: Marty Willson-Piper Has Room for Everything

EIn The Church, he was half of a world-famous twin guitar machine for 30 years starting in 1980 but has also released seven solo albums and been in several other bands, most notably releasing four albums with his old friend Dare Mason as Noctorum. We discuss two 2019 Noctorum tracks, "The Moon Drips" from Afterlife and "Dancing with Death" from The Afterdeath EP, plus "You Whisper" from his solo album Art Attack (1988). We conclude by listening to "Forget the Radio" from his solo album Hanging Out in Heaven (2000). Intro: "Spark" by The Church from Starfish (1988). For more see martywillson-piper.com and also martywillsonpiper.bandcamp.com. Here's The Church live playing "Spark" in 2013 near the end of MWP's tenure. Here's Marty recently with Olivia his wife (pictured, and she was also around during the interview) playing acoustically, including "You Whisper." Here he is playing song songs live solo back in '90. Here's a video on the making of the Afterlife album. Here's Marty runnin...

74 MIN2019 DEC 7
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NEM#111: Marty Willson-Piper Has Room for Everything

NEM#110: Joe Louis Walker’s Blues Soup

EJoe has played alongside B.B. King, Ron Wood, and even back to Hendrix, Hooker, and Monk. As a solo artist he's put out around two dozen albums since 1986. He's a blues man but mixes in gospel, soul, rock, and many other styles. We discuss the title track of Hellfire (2012), "Keep the Faith" from Hornet's Nest (2013) feat. the Jordanaires, the title track from The Gift (1988), and listen to "Soldier for Jesus" from Viva Las Vegas Live (2019). Intro: "Don't Play Games" from Cold Is the Night (1986). For more, see joelouiswalker.com. Live versions: "Hellfire," "The Gift." Earlier, excellent versions of "Soldier for Jesus": 2004 and 2012 with the Jordanaires. Here's the full version of "Don't Play Games." Here's Joe with B.B. King. Here he is doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." I really like this Rolling Stones cover he did. Joe talks on the interview about his old roommate Mike Bloomfield who died young; here's some Bloomfield tribute with Joe and J Geils and others. Here's some of ...

83 MIN2019 NOV 23
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NEM#110: Joe Louis Walker’s Blues Soup

Latest Episodes

NEM#118: Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) Is Still a Writer

EMatt led the razor-sharp Trip Shakespeare in the '80s, releasing his first album with them in '86, got signed to a major label by the early '90s, but then stepped back while his brother and co-Tripper Dan Wilson went on to hits with Semisonic, Adele, etc. But by '98 Matt was back to the front with a solo album, spent many years with co-Tripper John Munson (first as The Flops then Twilight Hours), and has now released his first album as Matt Wilson & His Orchestra (with harp and banjo!), When I Was a Writer. We discuss "Decent Guy" and listen to the title track from that album, look back to "Dreams" by Twilight Hours from Stereo Night (2009) and "Sun Is Coming" from his solo album Burnt, White, and Blue (1998). Intro/outo: "Toolmaster of Brainard" by Trip Shakespeare from Are You Shakespearienced (1989). For more see minneapolismatt.com. Hear all of "Toomaster of Brainard," and watch Matt and Dan playing this live in 2010. Here they are in their live prime in 1988, and here they are as major label gods (with Dan singing) a couple of years later. To round things out, here's more live footage featuring baritone Dan Munson belting the lead and the brothers singing pretty harmonies. Here are The Twilight Hours live in 2016, and here's the full living room show of the Matt Wilson & His Orchestra record release. Here's the official video for another great song off the new album, "Come to Nothing." Watch the video for "When I Was a Writer." Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon. Sponsors: Visit betterhelp.com/nem (offer code NEM) for 10% off your first month of online counseling. Visit masterclass.com/EXAMINED for 15% off a MasterClass All-Access Pass.

64 MIN6 d ago
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NEM#118: Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) Is Still a Writer

NEM#117: Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy): Like Fusion, But Cool

Chris has been guitarist for the Dallas/New York-based fusion group Snarky Puppy since its inception in 2004 and his simultaneously headed rock bands (Oso Closo then Foe Destroyer) and most recently explored acoustic guitar duets. We discuss "M-Theory" from his main band at this point, FORQ, from their album Four (2019), co-written with keyboardist Henry Hey. The intro music is "Rally," a tune Chris wrote also for that album. We then discuss the title track of Western Theatre by Matt Read and Chris McQueen (2017) and "Coven," a song Chris wrote for the most recent Snarky Puppy album, Immigrance (2019). We conclude by listening to "Strut" from the self-titled album by Foe Destroyer (2013). For more, see chrismcqueen.com. Watch Chris and Matt perform perhaps the very take of "Western Theatre" that appears on the album. Here's FORQ when founding bassist Michael League (also founder of Snarky Puppy) was still in the group on bass (the drums are J.T. Thomas whom we talk about in the inte...

87 MIN2 w ago
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NEM#117: Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy): Like Fusion, But Cool

NEM#116: hackedepicciotto: Nomadic Cinematographers

Alexander Hacke has been the bassist of the German experimental group Einstürzende Neubauten since 1980, and his American-born wife Danielle de Picciotto has been a singer and film-maker in Germany since the late 80s. They started collaborating around 2010 and have released seven albums together. We discuss "The Banishing" and "Third From the Sun" from The Current (2019) and "Propehcy" from Menetekel (2017), plus intro music is "Let There Be Joy" from Joy (2018). We conclude by listening to "Survivors" from Danielle's solo album Deliverance (2019). For more, see hackedepicciotto.de. Watch the video for another song, "The Seventh Day," from The Current, and here's one for "Awake," from their first album as hackepicciotto, Preservantia, featuring a lot of Alexander's throat singing. Here's video for a song they both sing on called "Ballad of the Lonely Fish" from 2011's Hitman's Heel. Here they are as a live duo in 2019 playing "Let There Be Joy," and a couple of years earlier playin...

78 MINFEB 29
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NEM#116: hackedepicciotto: Nomadic Cinematographers

NEM#115: Julie Slick: Pedal Art Visualizer

Julie became a member of the extended King Crimson family in 2006 by joining the Adrian Belew Power Trio. She released two solo albums starting in 2010 then started working with another bassist, Marco Machera, releasing four albums with him, the last three as Echotest. Why two basses? Because Julie often uses technology to change the pitch, timbre, and other elements of her bass to allow her to cover an orchestra's worth of parts. We discuss "Ladies’ Legs at the Temperature Hotel" and "No, You Are Dead/The Gate of Light" by Echotest from Daughter of Ocean (2019), "Pi" (feat. Steve Ball, Claire Wadsworth), from her solo album Terroir (2012), and listen to "Supercell" by Echotest (feat. Mike Visser) from From Two Balconies (2017). Intro/Outro: "Mela" from Julie Slick (2010). For more, see julieslick.com. Listen to "Mela" in full. Here's the full EchoTest live set from SeaProg 2019 that Julie mentions. Here are Julie and Marco live with Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Tim Motzer. Se...

83 MINFEB 15
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NEM#115: Julie Slick: Pedal Art Visualizer

NEM#114: Michaela Anne’s Hyper-Reflective Country

Michaela has released four albums of carefully styled, lyrically rich country since 2011. From her latest, Desert Dove (2019), we discuss the title track, plus you'll hear "By Our Design" as the intro and "Somebody New" as the closer. We also discuss "Worrying Mind" from Bright Lights and the Fame (2016) and "Is This What Mama Meant" from Ease My Mind (2014). For more, see michaelaanne.com. Here's the official video for "By Our Design" along with a live version. The single from the album that we didn't play is "Child of the Wind." Here's an earlier video for "Ease My Mind," and one of those solo sets she doesn't like to do so much. Here's a live tune from before she got signed. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon to get the ad-free feed. Image by Jamie Stow.

67 MINFEB 1
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NEM#114: Michaela Anne’s Hyper-Reflective Country

NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

The Monochrome Set has under the leadership of Bid released 15 albums of eccentric British pop since 1980, and he’s had another nine as Scartlet’s Well. His songs often employ a ’60s dance vibe, literary lyrics, and a try-anything approach to arrangements. We discuss “Eux Tous” from Fabula Mendax (2019), “Walking with the Beast” from Dante’s Casino (1990), “Adeste Fidelis” from Love Zombies (1980), and conclude listening to the title track of Spaces Everywhere (2015). Intro: “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” (a 1979 single). For more, see themonochromeset.co.uk. Hear the full song “Eine Symphonie des Grauens.” Another early hit that Bid mentions is “Jet Set Junta.” Watch the band live in the early 90s playing an early classic, in 2008 (still with Lester Square on guitar), and in its current line-up. Here’s a documentary about the band from 2013. Here’s a track from Scarlet’s Well, and that band live. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us ...

66 MINJAN 17
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NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever!

NEM-Pretty Much Pop Crossover: The Singer Not the Song w/ Ken Stringfellow (feat. Game Theory)

Ken returns from episode #39, this time not to talk about his own music, but more generally about our relationship to music. Do you just embrace the pure sound, or do you care about who made that sound? One way of seeing where you fall on this issue is whether you care more for singles or to whole albums or careers by artists. This is a cross-production with my Pretty Much Pop podcast, featuring co-hosts Erica Spyres (Broadway singer who also plays fiddle and sang in a country cover band) and Brian Hirt (my old and very non-musical friend, though his brother got me into The Rolling Stones, so there's that). We talk about what actually grabs us about music, whether being a musician yourself is a key factor in whether you pay attention to the context of a song, how music gets to your ears, singers vs. songwriters, what we think about the notion of “genius,” and how this artist vs. song conflict relates to how we take in other media (e.g. favorite film directors). Plus you get to hea...

53 MINJAN 4
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NEM-Pretty Much Pop Crossover: The Singer Not the Song w/ Ken Stringfellow (feat. Game Theory)

NEM#112: Radney Foster Finds His Voice

ERadney started as a Nashville songwriter and performed in the late 80s as the front half of Foster & Lloyd. He went solo in '91 and has released about a dozen albums since then that increasingly break away from country music standards into something more personal. We discuss two recordings from his latest album, For You to See the Stars (2017), before which he literally lost his voice and hence started writing short stories; we discuss both the story and song for "Sycamore Creek" and for a new recording of an older tune, "Raining on Sunday" (originally written for See What You Want to See, 1999). We then look back to his biggest hit, "Nobody Wins" from Del Rio , TX 1959 (1992) and listen to the 2018 single, "Godspeed (Dulce Sueños)." Intro: "Crazy Over You" by Foster & Lloyd from their eponymous album (1987). Watch videos for "Nobody Wins" and his other big hit back in the day, "Just Call Me Lonesome." Here's the original version of "Raining on Sunday" and Keith Urban's hit cover v...

71 MIN2019 DEC 21
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NEM#112: Radney Foster Finds His Voice

NEM#111: Marty Willson-Piper Has Room for Everything

EIn The Church, he was half of a world-famous twin guitar machine for 30 years starting in 1980 but has also released seven solo albums and been in several other bands, most notably releasing four albums with his old friend Dare Mason as Noctorum. We discuss two 2019 Noctorum tracks, "The Moon Drips" from Afterlife and "Dancing with Death" from The Afterdeath EP, plus "You Whisper" from his solo album Art Attack (1988). We conclude by listening to "Forget the Radio" from his solo album Hanging Out in Heaven (2000). Intro: "Spark" by The Church from Starfish (1988). For more see martywillson-piper.com and also martywillsonpiper.bandcamp.com. Here's The Church live playing "Spark" in 2013 near the end of MWP's tenure. Here's Marty recently with Olivia his wife (pictured, and she was also around during the interview) playing acoustically, including "You Whisper." Here he is playing song songs live solo back in '90. Here's a video on the making of the Afterlife album. Here's Marty runnin...

74 MIN2019 DEC 7
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NEM#111: Marty Willson-Piper Has Room for Everything

NEM#110: Joe Louis Walker’s Blues Soup

EJoe has played alongside B.B. King, Ron Wood, and even back to Hendrix, Hooker, and Monk. As a solo artist he's put out around two dozen albums since 1986. He's a blues man but mixes in gospel, soul, rock, and many other styles. We discuss the title track of Hellfire (2012), "Keep the Faith" from Hornet's Nest (2013) feat. the Jordanaires, the title track from The Gift (1988), and listen to "Soldier for Jesus" from Viva Las Vegas Live (2019). Intro: "Don't Play Games" from Cold Is the Night (1986). For more, see joelouiswalker.com. Live versions: "Hellfire," "The Gift." Earlier, excellent versions of "Soldier for Jesus": 2004 and 2012 with the Jordanaires. Here's the full version of "Don't Play Games." Here's Joe with B.B. King. Here he is doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." I really like this Rolling Stones cover he did. Joe talks on the interview about his old roommate Mike Bloomfield who died young; here's some Bloomfield tribute with Joe and J Geils and others. Here's some of ...

83 MIN2019 NOV 23
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NEM#110: Joe Louis Walker’s Blues Soup
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