Jul 11, 2013
It's the dawn of a new era for Beginnings, and on today's show
we talk to writer and musician David Grubbs. Starting in
Louisville, Kentucky with the bands Squirrel Bait and Bastro, David
has since released seven albums with Gastr del Sol, 12 full-length
solo albums and has appeared on more than 150 records including
recordings by Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Matmos, Will Oldham,
the Red Krayola. David also has a PhD in English and currently
holds a position at Brooklyn College. His most recent album The
Plain Where the Palace Stood was released earlier this year on
Early in June, after walking 10 blocks in the wrong direction in 90 degree weather, Andy sat down with David in his Brooklyn apartment to talk about Senagalese music, the 4th wall in music performance, Hi-Q/Quiz Bowl, rationality and religious feeling, academic axe-grinding, and getting over yourself.
Check out our new website for Beginnings, subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: Andy will be in conversation with J.J. Sedelmaier on July 30th at UCB East, and the next live episode will be August 6th with Ari Shaffir and more!