Ron Placone sits down this week's co-host, Carmen Morales, and the two discuss SOTU, David Bowie, amusement parks, touring and Florida in the winter.
Later, after seeing his set in Charlotte, Ron and TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Chelsea Lately) have a raw and candid discussion about Philosophy, Nihilism, Love, Time, Language, Science and how Absurdism is woven in. Huzzah!
Craig Finn, best known as frontman for the Hold Steady, sat down with Ron Placone at a coffee shop in East Nashville. Topics include the Punk and Hardcore movements of the 80s and 90s, Poetry and Literature, Spirituality and Religion, Rock 'N' Roll, Songwriting, why Craig doesn't like Jim Morrison, the comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, Minneapolis, Brooklyn, the Replacements, and last but certainly not least, Craig's first solo effort, Clear Heart Full Eyes, and his upcoming album and tour. YES!!
Ron Placone was fully aware that Mack Dryden had first hand experience with Hunter S Thompson. So, he ended their interview by asking Mack to share some of those stories. Mack recalls Hunter's fireball trick, where he would literally blow a flame towards someone, Hunter's impulse to buy a boat one day in Key West, and more. These are just a few first hand accounts that confirm what we kinda already knew, yup, he was that weird. Yup, he lived it.
Interview with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Ian will be performing at the Ryman Auditorium October 1 and is currently promoting his new album, Homo Erraticus. We talk the new album, the recent departure of long-time guitarist Martin Barre and his new project, and album art and the delivery systems of music today.