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Crash and Ride is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping musicians and other creative people survive depression and anxiety.

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Crash and Ride is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping musicians and other creative people survive depression and anxiety.

    Crash and Ride - Episode 62: Victor Krummenacher

    Crash and Ride - Episode 62: Victor Krummenacher

    Episode 62 is a very satisfyingly long interview with Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom, The Third Mind, his incredible solo work). Victor and I met when my band opened for Monks of Doom back when the Earth was still cooling, and he impressed me then as an incredibly talented and genuinely insightful guy. We talk about the stress of having success sort of thrust upon you, fighting to have boundaries in an industry whose default model is to chew up artists and spit them into ditches, and the importance of dogs.

    You can check out Victor's solo work and Monks of Doom on his website here:

    http://www.victorkrummenacher.com/

    • 2 hr 46 min
    Crash and Ride - Episode 61: Will Johnson

    Crash and Ride - Episode 61: Will Johnson

    I have been waiting for this interview since the very beginning. I absolutely love the work of Will Johnson, from the very beginning with his band Centro-Matic right up through his most recent solo release 'Wire Mountain,' and the million-and-a-half collaborations and releases in between, Will does absolutely tremendous work. We talk about how he's holding up under quarantine, the years he had in Centro-Matic, the decision to take that band off the road, and the work he's done since.

    You can check out Will's work here:
    http://will-johnson.com/

    [photo: Sean Dunn]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Crash and Ride - Episode 60: Spencer Thomas

    Crash and Ride - Episode 60: Spencer Thomas

    Spencer Thomas is an egregiously talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Jackson, Mississippi. His new album 'Hangin' Tough' is an 10-song meditation on depression and love. He was formerly the drummer for the band Young Valley and is currently packing up to relocate to Athens, GA. We talked about his new album, his workaholism, battling imposter syndrome, and Betty Lou, the Greatest Dog Ever.
     
    photo: Drew McKercher

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Crash and Ride - Episode 59: Revolution Blues

    Crash and Ride - Episode 59: Revolution Blues

    Well, well! Back from the dead! This is one of the Crash and Ride song explications, and this week's is "Revolution Blues" by Neil Young. Seemed apropos! Hopefully it won't be so long before we speak again!

    • 51 min
    Crash and Ride - Episode 58: Maurice Rickard

    Crash and Ride - Episode 58: Maurice Rickard

    Maurice Rickard is one of the most prolific musicians and composers I have ever met. He is constantly creating. He's also one of the calmest people I know, so I was shocked when he told me that he had battled anxiety his entire life. We talked about how drone music and staying constantly creatively engaged has helped him to focus his mind and stay on top of his periodic bouts of anxiety.

    You can check out his absolutely voluminous body of work at the following links:

    Drone/semi-generative work with software he's been writing in Max/MSP: https://snwv.bandcamp.com
    (of that project, one of his favorite compositions is here: https://snwv.bandcamp.com/album/live-november-5-2015 )

    Streaming drone concerts are here every Monday night 8-9PM EDT:
    http://onezeromusic.com:8000/

    Weekly tracks (2014-2020, even years): https://weeklybeats.com/onezero
    Weekly tracks (2017 and 2019): https://streak.club/u/onezero
    2015's on his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tags/weekly%20beats%202015

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Crash and Ride - Episode 57: Faiz Interviews Me

    Crash and Ride - Episode 57: Faiz Interviews Me

    My good friend Faiz Razi was my guest for last year's April Fool's episode of Crash and Ride. I interviewed him about his feelings of Imposter Syndrome. This year he wanted to interview me, and so that's what we did. We talked about the genesis if this show, the absurdity and uncertainty of the times we're living in, and we talked about the tragedy of losing our sweet, funny friend Jake Nelson.

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ty geren ,

I struggle with Titles😌

Just introduced via Dopey. Immediately found The Patterson episode. This is a passionate message of recovery mixed with great content from a musicians perspective. Looking forward to catching up as well as future work.

randy JM ,

Important work

I’ve really enjoyed these conversations. Patrick is doing important work.

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