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Each Episode, Joe Wong speaks to a different musician about life.

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

Each Episode, Joe Wong speaks to a different musician about life.

    BNS: Dave Elitch 2: Self Awareness Boogaloo

    BNS: Dave Elitch 2: Self Awareness Boogaloo

    Dave Elitch returns for a bonus episode to discuss his new course, Staying Out of Your Own Way. At its best, learning to play an instrument can be the catalyst for self exploration. Joe and Dave share a curiosity about the nature of learning, and Dave--who has taught many of the best working drummers--talks about the impetus to create his new course.
    We'll be back with full-length episodes next week.

    • 28 min
    RIP: Steve Albini (Roland)

    RIP: Steve Albini (Roland)

    Steve Albini died yesterday, May 7, at the age of 61. Here's Joe's conversation with Steve from 2017. Originally intended to be a gag episode featuring Roland (the drum machine used in Steve's band, Big Black), this turned into an earnest conversation documenting Steve's evolution from sharp-witted provocateur to sharp-witted empath. With thousands of recordings to his name, Steve has left a brilliant legacy of massive influence. Requiescat.

    • 49 min
    309: King Coffey (B******e Surfers)

    309: King Coffey (B******e Surfers)

    King Coffey tells Joe about: growing up in a single-parent, Christian household; his 40+ year tenure with B******e Surfers; his interest in Buddhism; and caring for his husband, who suffered from dementia.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    308: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Happy Go Licky, etc.)

    308: Guy Picciotto (Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Happy Go Licky, etc.)

    Guy Picciotto's work in Fugazi and Rites of Spring had an immeasurable impact on Joe's life. As a producer, Guy has helped artists such as Blonde Redhead, Vic Chestnut, and The Blood Brothers reach new heights. In an uncharacterisically candid conversation, Guy tells Joe about his childhood, his artistic trajectory, and his most recent project as a producer--Jim White's first solo album, All Hits: Memories. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    307: Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White, etc.)

    307: Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White, etc.)

    For over thirty years, Jim White has been the drummer of choice for many of the most compelling songwriters working. Now, with assitance from producer Guy Picciotto, he's created his first solo album, All Hits: Memories.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    306: Teresa Esguerra (Prism Bitch, Built to Spill)

    306: Teresa Esguerra (Prism Bitch, Built to Spill)

    The latest incarnation of Built to Spill will undoubtedly be remembered as one of that band's most potent lineups in its 30+ year career. Teresa Esguerra's heavy groove and lyrical rhythmic conception are a crucial part of the equation. She tells Joe about Prism Bitch, Built to Spill, and her career as an occupational therapist.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Insights abound.

Joe, interviews drummers and musicians from from across the musical spectrum, it’s not just about drumming, but I’ll admit my respect and admiration for the drummers has grown over the years.
He deceptively relaxed interview style often get great insights and stories.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now, and recommending to friends, but because of worldwide events and Joe’s reaction to putting out his podcast, I thought it deserves a whole hearted recommendation!
Thanks Joe!

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Great Show...

Thanks for this podcast — especially now. @joanaspolicewoman was a perfect guest for this moment.

Could we have Keith Carlock sometime soon, please?

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Great show, great guests, great host and top notch production

Great podcast!! Love it!

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