My friend and old college roommate Jake comes on Prairie Goth to talk about music, the internet, and the place that the art form holds in our society. He asks me about my experiences as a creator and listener of music, and we discuss the changing landscape of musical consumption and connoisseurship.
You can find Why Not Fest at whynotfest.tumblr.com or visit the blog on Prairie Goth and Listen to (Almost) Everyone Performing at Why Not Fest 8. And here's the Spotify playlist.
Topics touched on during this episode include analysis paralysis, heat death of the universe, the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, Ingmar Bergman, John Cage, intellectualism, Philip Glass' Solo Piano, Joanna Newsom's Ys, Arthur Schopenhauer, Furniture music (a term coined by Erik Satie in 1917), ambient, Kerosine, radio, Prince, Lady Gaga, audience size, artistic intention, curiosity, music as a geographic experience vs. a digital experience, the internet's effect on the music industry, the Minneapolis music scene, the Cedar Cultural Center, First Avenue & 7th St Entry, the Triple Rock Social Club, the Turf Club, Dan Deacon, Sidi Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, concerts, my eulogy, legacy, purpose, activism in art, politics, YOLO, touring, loneliness, my lack of pride, my pitch for my subscription services (Nora and the Janitors & Citizen Scientist), vinyl, physical products, the viability of live performance, leaving Bismarck, living in a van.
Jazmine, Zach, Blake, Connor and Robert give me the rundown on their tour to the east coast. We talk about stopping to piss in Indiana, playing to like ten people in Brooklyn, and how no one pays attention to acoustic musicians.
My friend and old college roommate Jake asks me about my experiences as a creator and listener of music, and we discuss the changing landscape of musical consumption and connoisseurship.
yr complete listening guide for Why Not Fest 8. Music, videos, info, it's all here!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't found my voice yet. I'm twenty-five, which is awful — shouldn't I be farther along by now? But oh well. That's what Citizen Scientist is here for. It's a way for me to keep writing, to keep experimenting, to keep trying to stretch & strengthen my muscles without having to be perfect. Then someday, maybe, I'll appear as I want to appear.