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15: Normal by Comparison & Summer Hiatus

15: Normal by Comparison & Summer Hiatus

May 22, 2022

"How have you tried to become more normal in the last two years?"

Hear answers from a sunbathing man, a day-long gym member, a touring dancer, and other strangers in Philadelphia.

14: Musician, Sam M.

14: Musician, Sam M.

April 12, 2022

Sam M. combines musical genres for his electronic songs and mixes. In this interview, Sam and I laugh our way through defining "ambient" music, talk about falling under the spell of performers, and commiserate about presenting a consistent self and body of artwork on social media.

SHOW NOTES

Sam's music and recommended mix:
Bandcamp
https://panphilia.bandcamp.com/
Mix
https://soundcloud.com/milkw33dzero/rainbow-bridge-w-panphilia-0105

Song stuck in Sam's head:
"Next Time Might Be Your Time" by "Blue" Gene Tyranny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z84emXzTerc

 

13: PFF: Professional Friend Forever

13: PFF: Professional Friend Forever

March 29, 2022

Which of your professional behaviors translate well to your personal relationships?

Hear answers from a strategic gardener, a journalist, the owner of a variety/trinket shop, and other strangers in Philadelphia.

12: Saxophonist, Michael Hudson Casanova

12: Saxophonist, Michael Hudson Casanova

March 16, 2022

Michael Hudson Casanova is a jazz musician and teacher based in Chicago. In this interview Michael talks about creating his debut album "Echoes of Thought", specifically, writing for the play styles of his bandmates, post-producing over Zoom, and framing this milestone project as, simply, a point in his career worth documenting.

SHOW NOTES

Michael's Music:
Bandcamp
https://mhcsounds.bandcamp.com/album/echoes-of-thought

Music Video, "Felt Cute, Might Delete Later"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4FOiP3Vl2A&t=30s

Michael's Recommendation:
"Basu" by David Binney and Kenny Wollesen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyMNE75IuA4&t=1526s

11: I’m Not 6’ Tall

11: I’m Not 6’ Tall

March 2, 2022

What's a risky piece of information you wrote on your dating profile?

Hear answers from a guy who is 5' 11", a friend group that shares one boyfriend, and a gentle giant.

10: Up Close and Pimply

10: Up Close and Pimply

January 19, 2022

Recall a strong memory of looking at yourself in the mirror.

Hear answers from a pimply college freshman (class of 1981), a graphic designer who paints his face, and someone who knows how pretty they are.

9: Complimenting Mosquitoes

9: Complimenting Mosquitoes

December 22, 2021

Compliment something or someone you dislike.

Hear answers from an upright bass player, a child who disdains Skechers, an art curator, and other strangers in Philadelphia.

8: Thinking Like a Child

8: Thinking Like a Child

December 2, 2021

When do you feel most like a child, and when do you think most like a child?

Hear answers from a surfer, a vegan who loves ice cream, an animal rights activist, and other strangers in Philadelphia.

SHOW NOTES

Interviewee's Music Recommendations:
Wake With by TR/ST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRY_YeL8Sbs

Spray Paint by Black Moth Super Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbY3bQI-OVA

7: Flying Motorcycles and Uncertain Futures

7: Flying Motorcycles and Uncertain Futures

November 9, 2021

What about your future is most difficult to not know the outcome of?

Hear answers from an opera singer, a news stand owner, a poet, and other strangers on the streets of Philadelphia.

SHOW NOTES

Audrey Lee Poetry
Selected Work: https://neutralspaces.co/audreylee/

"Probably, Angels" Book: http://www.maverickduckpress.com/probably_angels.html

 

6: Decisions Without Support

6: Decisions Without Support

October 13, 2021

What's a decision you're glad you made that not many people supported at the time?

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