Beginnings

On today's show, I talk to musician Weasel Walter. Weasel is a take-charge kind of guy, and an iconoclastic personality, and was a major contributor to the Chicago no-wave/noise/improvised music underground during the '90s and early 2000s, most notably with his band The Flying Luttenbachers, which he formed with jazz cult figure Hal Russell. Since then, Weasel has collaborated with people like Jim O'Rourke, Lydia Lunch and Glenn Branca - as well as many, many others - and currently (though not for long) resides in New York where he plays with Cellular Chaos and Behold...The Arctopus.

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Direct download: Beginnings_-_Weasel_Walter.mp3
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On today's show I talk to comedian David Huntsberger. Originally from outside of Reno, Nevada, David grew up riding and shoeing horses, building fences, and all other manner of things a suburban kid like me would naively put under the rubric of "cowboy stuff". David started doing stand-up in San Diego many years ago, and since then, he's appeared on Premium Blend and Last Comic Standing, and has released three albums, which you can find on his site. He also hosts the monthly Junk Show and is the co-host of one of the best podcasts Professor Blastoff.

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Direct download: Beginnings_-_David_Huntsberger.mp3
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On today's show, I talk to Emmy Award-winning comedian Brian McCann. Brian started off his career as a stand-up, and in 1995 became a sketch writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where you might know him from his many characters, which include Preparation H. Raymond and The Guy with Bullet Proof Legs. Brian stayed with the show through its transformation to The Tonight Show and then Conan, but in 2012 wanted to return to New York and became the showrunner for Nikki and Sara Live and later a writer on Totally Biased. Currently you can see his show Brian McCann's Leisure Hour, which is running at the UCB's Chelsea theatre.

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Direct download: Beginnings_-_Brian_McCann.mp3
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On today's show I talk to musician Matt Sharp. While born in Bangkok, Matt grew up in US in a boring suburb of DC, and moved as soon as he could to the West Coast. In 1992, he formed the band Weezer with Rivers Cuomo, and was instrumental in the success of their first two albums. Two years later, Matt formed the moog-based power-pop band The Rentals. Their first album Return of the Rentals was released a year later, and since then, Matt has sporadically released music under that name. In fact, just a few months ago, Lost in Alphaville came out, and it is fantastic!

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Direct download: Beginnings_-_Matt_Sharp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EST

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