Aug 15, 2013
Today marks the first episode of the newish format focusing more
on my guests' childhoods, and I couldn't have asked for a better
guest, the wonderful musician and writer Larry Livermore. Originally from
Detroit, Larry began to get involved with the San Francisco punk
scene in the late 1970s. After playing in a number of bands, he
co-founded Lookout! Records in 1987 which was the home of numerous
bands including Green Day, Op Ivy and Rancid. Larry's also written
for Maximum Rocknroll, Punk Planet, and most
recently Don Giovanni Records published his memoirs Spy Rock
A few weeks ago, Larry stopped by my Harlem studio and we got in deep about childhood enemies, learning not to be a smart aleck, stories from WWII and The Depression, autos as status symbols, working class consciousness and being on the run from the FBI in late '60s NYC. Plus, in the epilogue, I learn about current day warzone-ish Detroit from my fiancee, stand-up Naomi Ekperigin.
A big thanks, btw, to Matt Cohen and Eric Silver for their thoughts on how to further develop the show!
Check out our new website for Beginnings, subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: on Aug. 31st we'll be live at the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin with director Todd Rohal, Ramesh Srivastava of Voxtrot and more, and the next live episode will be September 3rd for the Beginnings "Writer's Panel" featuring Annie Mebane (Community, The Michael J. Fox), guest co-host Opus Moreschi (head writer of Colbert Report) and more!