Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Little Wings

Greetings Dead Freaks! In this episode we get to know Little Wings' Kyle Field who has been making wonderful music under that name for many years. We take things all the way back and talk about when Kyle first became aware of music and rhythm, about being a solo artist with a band name, looking back at one's older material, surfing, and so much more.

After the chat, I share a bit of Little Wings music spanning three different releases and then we get into some good old Grateful Dead. Be sure to stick around after the interview for all the jams.

Moone Records is reissuing Little Wings' 2002 album, "Wonderue" on November 29. You can pre-order your copy now at MooneRecords.com.

You will also hear us discuss the fact that Little Wings has released two other albums this year: People and Ropes In Paradise. You can cop People via his website and Ropes in Paradise via PIAPTK.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

35 Years This Week

Greetings Dead Freaks! We've got a bunch of little things and then a big mix of good old Grateful Dead ahead of us. We're taking a look back at the Berkeley Community Theater run centered on Halloween 1984. In addition to being the debut of the Official Taper's Section, it's also a fairly strong run of six shows with some really great music. We dip in and sample a bit of everything.

Also in this episode, I tell you about an interesting new book from Julie Dreyer Brigden, aka Girl. Brigden was married to David Freiberg in the 60s and was around the Quicksilver and Grateful Dead scenes and so much more throughout the 60s & 70s. Her new book, Girl: An Untethered Life is available now from local booksellers (ask up front!) as well as via Amazon. Hers is a unique perspective on the time and I recommend the book.

I'm also excited to share with you a track from a new Matt Valentine album the record is called "Preserves" and the tune is "Be Kind". Have a listen and then head on over to Bandcamp to cop the whole thing.

At the top of the show is the trailer for an exciting new podcast from Osiris Media called "After Midnight: Phish's Big Cypress Music Festival." We're proud to be a part of a network that is creating such great work. Osiris is building a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Jauntee

Greetings, Dead Freaks! Do you like jams? This episode is about jams. Colorado-based band, The Jauntee, jams quite a bit. Scott Ferber, their drummer, joins to tell us all about his great band and,  naturally, we steer the talk into Grateful Dead.

Over the Summer they released a collection of live tracks called "Jaunts Of Our Lives" that you can check out on Bandcamp. We've got a big jam, entitled "Good Ol' Boy", for you after the interview and then a nice dose of 1973 Grateful Dead.

Constantly on the road, The Jauntee and will be coming back east before swinging through the south Check out their tour dates below or at TheJauntee.com.

Allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Robert Hunter

Greetings, friends.
This episode is a bit sadder of purpose but, nonetheless, a celebration. Robert Hunter has passed on and we celebrate him with some memories, music, and poetry. His lyrics fueled the mythology of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads for more than fifty years and, as we carry on, his words will ride with us forever.

Friends from fellow Osiris podcasts join in to share some thoughts. We have Rob Turner of Inside Out with Turner & Seth, Aaron & Apple from No Simple Road, and Casey Rae of Dead To Me. Each offer personal thoughts on the legacy of Robert Hunter. I'd like to thank them all, once again, for their contributions.

In the course of the show, I mentioned Jesse Jarnow's excellent deep dive into Giant's Harp and other writings by Hunter. You can find it at Aquarium Drunkard, right here.

Included in this episode is an excerpt from a newly transferred tape of an uncirculated Robert Hunter poetry reading. This tape could benefit from a superior transfer. Please reach out if you are interested in taking care of this.

Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Acoustic Beauty

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

In this, our 53rd episode, I've decided to bring you a unique and wonderful slice of Grateful Dead. We're looking back to 1970, An Evening with The Grateful Dead wherein they bring out acoustic guitars and special guests to make some beautiful music. It's not all mellow vibes, though. The second set gets very electric and we've included some potent jams to wrap this whole thing up.

This episode was partially inspired by the impending Autumn cool down and more than slightly inspired by the recent Dead To Me podcast episode on American Beauty. This show was performed just after completion of the American Beauty recording sessions and you can hear it in the playing.

Speaking of the Dead To Me podcast, they are going through each Grateful Dead studio album over the course of their current season, including a 'setbreak' episode featuring your host as a guest to discuss some critical Side Project albums. You can hear that and their entire season on their website: https://www.deadtomepod.com/ or in your favorite podcast app.

Dead To Me, just like the Brokedown Podcast, is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chris Hebbe

Greetings Dead Freaks!
In this episode, we begin by paying tribute to our fallen friend, Neal Casal. Then we welcome a special guest and an old friend, Chris Hebbe. Chris is the host of the podcast Coming Out Of  The Emerald Closet which meets at the intersection of social justice and cannabis legalization. Chris is also one of the guys who took our host to his first Grateful Dead show. Stories abound and lots of music lies ahead.

You can check out Chris’ podcast and blog at https://comingoutoftheemeraldcloset.com/

Losing Neal Casal is heartbreaking on a number of levels. His guitar chops and songwriting never failed to delight and his natural affinity for the sound and spirit of the Grateful Dead were, of course, a huge inspiration here at BdP headquarters. It is and will likely continue to be hard to believe that he's gone.

He will be missed.

As always, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tashi Dorji

Greetings, Dead Freaks! In this episode I chat with the extremely talented guitar player, Tashi Dorji. Dorji is a full-time practitioner of improvisational guitar. We get into his background, from piecing together Western music in his homeland of Bhutan and acquiring his first guitar, to coming to the States, joining a band, and discovering jazz. Dorji has a new album coming out on September 3 on Moone Records. "Midden" is a collaboration with John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and features two side-long improvisations from the two guitarists.

After the interview, we listen to a clip from the album which you can find on Bandcamp at moonerecords.bandcamp.com or at https://moonerecords.com. You can find more great, experimental, music from Tashi Dorji at his bandcamp page: tashidorji1.bandcamp.com.

After that we look back 45 years to September, 1974 for a little taste of Grateful Dead in Munich, West Germany.

As always, allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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