Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.
Episode 121: Cowboy Coder
This week, MC Lars delves into the vibrant world of video game music, with a particular focus on the groundbreaking Commodore 64 computer system from the 1980s. Joining him is Cowboy Coder, a contemporary musician profoundly influenced by the chiptune sounds of the era. Throughout their conversation, they explore the innovative and iconic characteristics of the Commodore 64, especially its revolutionary sound chip, the SID, which allowed for intricate music and sound effects. Cowboy Coder elaborates on the significant resurgence of the chiptune genre in modern times, especially within the indie gaming scene and electronic music, and the influence this has had on his new EP "Stardust." This collection serves as both an homage to the C64 era and a testament to the enduring legacy of its music, bridging the gap between the nostalgic past and the innovative present.
Special Guest: Cowboy Coder.
Episode 120: Esham
In this episode of the MC Lars Podcast, Lars and Snax sit down with the legendary Esham to delve into his latest album, "Purgatory". With a career spanning over three decades, Esham, the pioneer of Acid Rap, remains a dynamic force in hip-hop. The hosts explore the connections between his new album and Dante's "Divine Comedy", discuss the evolution of Hip-Hop culture through Esham's lens, and touch on his collaborations with Psychopathic Records. They also get a sneak peek into his upcoming projects. Don't miss this insightful conversation with one of hip-hop's most influential and enigmatic artists!
Special Guests: Esham and MC Snax.
Episode 119: Brandon Patton
For today's episode, I catch up with my old friend Brandon Patton to talk about the early years of nerdcore, his solo career, and how fatherhood has altered his perspective. We also talk about Seattle, the pandemic, his time opening for MC Frontalot, and how being in a headlining artist's band can be both easier and harder than touring as a solo artist. We talk about his game design and how he balances obligations with hobbies. An awesome talk - thanks Brandon! As I finish up my new album, the podcast will be in hiatus but we will resume soon. Thank you everyone for your continued support!
Special Guest: Brandon Patton.
Episode 118: Trevor Parham
An interview with my former kindergarten classmate Trevor Parham, who I also attended high school with for one year. We talk about his time at Penn, and his work with Oakstop and the Oakland Black Business Fund. We reminisce about the time he let me borrow his breakbeat record and how our careers have had a few surprisingly similarities. An awesome interview with an inspiring man, thanks Trevor!
Special Guest: Trevor Parham.
Episode 117: Ceschi
I met Ceschi Ramos briefly when he played a show after mc chris, Mega Ran, Adam WarRock and me in Brooklyn in 2011. Since then we have crossed paths at SXSW and most recently at a benefit for the late rapper Alias and his family. This week on the podcast, we realize we both have shared memories of growing up in the Bay Area, the Oakland A's and the Simpsons. An awesome interview with a fantastic musician, thanks Ceschi!
Special Guest: Ceschi.
Episode 116: Devo Spice
This week on the podcast, I catch up with Devo Spice (Tom Rockwell) to talk about his work with Dr. Demento, his love of the Fat Boys, and the FuMP. We also talk about fatherhood, YouTube, and what drives to keep being so prolific. He talks about the early days of the internet, and what may have been one of the first ever compilations by internet artists, the "alt.rap.unsigned.tape". An awesome interview with a legend in both the comedy and rap scenes, thanks Devo!
Special Guest: Devo Spice.
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One more thing!
Lars is an enthusiast in the best sense of the word. His comments are thoughtful. This is a great podcast if you want to get into someone’s head about the things that THEY are into. Learning about new art and new thinkers is what this podcast is really good for.