Hello my pretties. A few days ago my old friend and Philadelphia Rock and Roll DJ Elise Brown came over to the PRHCPCS and we threw down. I learned quite a bit about Elise’s journey and so will you. Also her tale is speckled with lots of starfucker experiences including, Ben & Jerry, Jack Cassidy and of course, Mr. Zimmerman. It was a blast as as usual, our time flew by. I hope you feel similarly. The beginning of this pod starts with me singing a tune Pete Seeger wrote in 1970 or so. Then I opine a bit about my thoughts on Pete. Truly a great man, a great American and a great human being. I’d say he would be missed, but that man’s purpose is so much bigger than one man’s life he is still tangibly with us in so many ways. I’m not gonna get all soapboxy here, but here is where you can read how I eulogized the man. Not the most eloquent things said about Pete this week, but a couple paragraphs nonetheless.
NY Antifolk poet Jon Berger came into the PRHQPCS and we went down the Antifolk Archeology Rabbit Hole. As editor of Antimatters the official Antifolk Zine, he is pretty much one of the planet’s foremost Antifolk authorities. It was nice to chat with him about that, and lots of other stuff.
John Byrne was born and raised in Dublin Ireland, but Philadelphia has been his home for almost two decades. John and his lilting brogue and his dog Frankie came over to the PRHQPCS and whilst Queequeg had a playdate downstairs, John and I talked about how to score condoms and porn in Ireland. Other stuff too.
Permanent Records Recording Artist and Mountain Dulcimer’s own Butch Ross came by the PRHQPCS and sat down and talked origin stories and songwriting and ex-girlfriends and all that stuff. He even sang a few songs, then he slept over and we bought him new front tires so’s he could make it back to Tennessee. I think there was pizza and whiskey too.
Brenda Kahn and I discus songwriting and all that major label bullshit that went on in the 90’s and also her New Jersey origin story as well as some key pieces of the Antifolk history puzzle. We talk about Lach and the time she opened for Dylan and lots of other stuff. She also sings some songs. Check out more BK at BrendaKahn.com
It was super fun chatting with old friend, amazing songwriter, and Bitchin’ Babe, Deirdre Flint.
It was nice to have James in town and in the PRHQPS8H. He and his lovely wife Karaugh Brown came down from Manhattan to get it goin’ Philly style. They had a nice excursion and James and I had several lovely chats, one of which we even recorded and interspersed with a couple of his songs.
Tom’s loverly wife was kind enough to allow date night to start a couple hours later than planned. They both came over and Tom and I went up into the PRHQPCS and talked about stuff, including all the amazing local, regional, national and international superstars with which Tom has shared stages, busses and sandwiches. We talked about his continuing colaberations with the Marshall Tucker Band and Danny Kortchmar’s name got drug into it. We even remembered (eventually) to play a few songs.