Apr 9, 2021
On today's episode I talk to musician Bob Nastanovich. Born in
Rochester, but raised in Richmond, Virginia, Bob spent the early
part of his life playing tennis and listening to punk rock. While
attending college at the University of Virginia, he met his future
bandmates Steve Malkmus and Dave Berman, and the three formed the
band Ectoslavia with future Yo La Tengo member James McNew. After
college, the three moved to Jersey across from Manhattan, where the
first Silver Jews songs were recorded. Malkmus formed Pavement
around this time with his old friend Spiral Stairs, and Bob joined
a little later, essentially as the utility player of the band.
Though Pavement broke up in 1999, the band occasionally reunites
for live shows, and since then, Bob has spent a lot of his time
with his other passion, horse racing, as well as running the record
label Broker's Tip Records.
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