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Hear me out: this, but with an actual taxi
Thanks as always to M. The Heir Apparent, who provides the music behind the podcast – check him out here! ***This is a rough transcription of Episode 91 of the Midlife Mixtape Podcast. It originally aired on February 16, 2021. Transcripts are created using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and there may be errors in this transcription, but we hope that it provides helpful insight into the conversation. If you have any questions or need clarification, please email email@example.com ***
Laura Tremaine 00:00
No, all opportunities do not go away any second. You do not have to seize every moment. It’s gonna take a long time and you need to just settle in.
Welcome to Midlife Mixtape, The Podcast. I’m Nancy Davis Kho and we’re here to talk about the years between being hip and breaking one.
[THEME MUSIC – “Be Free” by M. The Heir Apparent]
Nancy Davis Kho 00:30
Hi, listeners. This is Nancy Davis Kho, host of the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, and author of The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time. I’m also a frustrated fan of live music at a time when going to a concert could kill you. So since I can’t recommend any concerts to you, I thought I would at least start out today’s show with a music tip. Check out the brand-new album Strange Boy by Kate Davis. And before you ask, yes, indeed, this is nepotism play. Kate’s the daughter of my sweet cousin Jim. However, she also happens to be wildly talented, and this is a brand-new album and it’s so great. It’s a cover album of the late great Daniel Johnston’s project, Retired Boxer.
Kate has teamed up with Daniel’s charity, the Hi, How Are You Project for the release, with a portion of the proceeds from sales and streaming going to the charity. As part of this partnership, Kate was part of the Hi, How Are You Mental Health Day Fundraiser and performed over live stream with Jeff Tweedy, Bully, Molly Burch, Lucius, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, and a bunch of other folks.
If you’re thinking about Kate Davis music, you’re thinking about Sharon Van Etten, Phoebe Bridgers, Feist…if you like that music vibe, check out Strange Boy on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music and other streaming services, or you could order some choice blue vinyl. Strange Boy, by Kate Davis – give yourself the gift of a midmonth music refresher!
[Music – I’ll Do Anything But BreakDance For Ya, Darling, from Strange Boy by Kate Davis].