In this episode, I travel to the other side of the United States to witness a performance by the world’s most prolific songwriter, Matt Farley. Matt Farley is the proprieter of Motern Media and has written over 18,000 songs, has made a bunch of movies, has performed on the Tonight Show, and for the first time ever, with the help of his crew of talented friends, he has put on a concert to showcase his best work. Hear my thoughts as I travel this country’s roads alone to the only destination that called to me this year, and as I talk face to face with Moternheads from across the continent.
1. For not having better questions prepared
2. For forgetting to wish Matt a happy birthday (though he pretty much did that himself)
3. For the stilted talking – I have a hard time talking off the cuff, and just as hard of a time reading off a page.
In this episode, I sit down and converse with my good friend Jesse Mercury. He is a sci-fi fan, sci-fi musician, and sci-fi podcaster, and all around great person. Listen to us talk about our innermost feelings:
When I was busy troubleshooting the problems with my recording setup in preparation for my conversation with Nora the Janitor (as documented in episodes 14 and 15), Nora’s recording machine in North Dakota was recording. I took that raw voice track, and overdubbed all kinds of stuff on top of it. It took approximately 5 hours.
In this episode, I continue sitting down with Bismarck’s own Nora the Janitor, of the bands Nora and the Janitors, Citizen Scientist, Tall Girlfriend, and many more. Nora also hosts the Prairie Goth podcast. This conversation gets even REALER, so strap in and prepare to blast off!
In this episode, I sit down with Bismarck’s own Nora the Janitor, of the bands Nora and the Janitors, Citizen Scientist, Tall Girlfriend, and many more. Nora also hosts the Prairie Goth podcast. For a large part of this lengthy dialogue, we simply work out the technical difficulties inherent in our cross-country recording setup. A professional podcast would have cut this part out. But I left it, because it’s REAL.
This is a real conversation from two friends who haven’t sat down ever to have a real conversation before.
In this exciting episode of the Johnny Unicorn Show, I motivate myself to clean my room by talking to my podcast listeners as I do it. Does that sound exciting? Does it sound boring? Either way, I’m sure you’ll be right as you join me in cleaning my room.
Warning: The audio quality is pretty bad, since I’m moving around a lot. It’s a little like the jogging episode.
In episode 12 of the Johnny Unicorn Show, you’ll get a song by song analysis of the most under-rated pre-amateur triple demo album of 2016! Hear behind-the-scenes stories! Get the inside info on the 21st century’s most hard-to-categorize artist! Learn a little about yourself along the way, perhaps! Then go listen to the album at full volume!
In this very exciting episode, I sit down with local singer/socialite Jeff Salamander, and we put on the bold new masterpiece from the queen of outlandishness herself, Lady Gaga. “Joanne,” in typical fourth-album fashion marks a departure for this pop star into realms previously unknown. If her third album was just getting her feet wet, this album is her up to her waist. Listen to me and Jeff as we analyze, commentate, and go gaga over this fabulous anthem for post-naive U.S.A.
I had the pleasure of attending two Seattle protests the weekend of Donald Trump’s inauguration. On this episode I talk about it, and share with you the audio I recorded there.
I’ve never done anything journalistic before. I don’t even have a journal. But I figured it couldn’t be that hard to record some people and cut all the clips together into a listenable segment. Could it?
There’s only one way to find out (contains swears):