Mar 31, 2018
Four years and 100 episodes later, I’m still going. What a trip. This week, I take a moment to reflect with one of the most surprising and flattering guest hosts I’ve ever had: my wife, Amanda.
I write this in from pitch black hotel room in Palm Springs. Last night on the plane I made a list of all my guests so far (hopefully I haven’t overlooked anyone too serious), and organized them into category. The categories are a bit one dimensional, especially considering that my focus is often on the kinds of people who defy category. How does one place an incredible musician who is also an incredible composer, and a visionary producer? By what name do we call a polymath singer, arranger and multi instrumentalist? What about an actor turned Zen Buddhist priest turned blues musician? Or a bebop piano player who also runs two clubs?
So please forgive me if you disagree with where I’ve placed your favorite saxophone player or engineer. Overall when I look at this list, I think my taste is generally pretty clear. I’ve been so fortunate to talk with people who make things I love, some of whom have influenced me, some who I call friends, some who are both.
Moving forward what do I hope for? More. Much more. The rest of 2018 is shaping up to be an eclectic and very exciting batch of new conversations with musicians, writers, producers, and thinkers. And I look forward to continuing to push the edges of the format whenever I can.
But in the spirit of celebration, today is about looking back. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
Singers and songwriters:
Adam Schatz / Landlady
Various: Settling the Underscore - on music
Should I move to Nashville
What is music therapy
John Scrapper Sneider
Entrepreneurs and technologists:
Writers, actors, directors, literary
Laura Garcia Lorca
The election of 2016
The Mobtown Tour
Remembering Tommy LiPuma
Newport Jazz festival 2015
Welcome to Copenhagen
What happened in Paris