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088 – The Art of Zen Zenith

088 – The Art of Zen Zenith

October 31, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Zen Tao-Journey Jimalric Stevensson-Zenith is a  musician, and guitar instructor from San Francisco. We talk to Zen about his upbringing in an “unschooled” household, his education at the Musician’s Institute, his musical career featuring his former band Please Do Not Fight, his work as a manager for the band Picture Atlantic, his podcasting work, and his […]

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087 – Rubber Soul: Greg Kihn

087 – Rubber Soul: Greg Kihn

September 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Greg Kihn is a rock and roll musician, author, radio personality, and podcast host. We chat with Greg about growing up in Baltimore, moving to the Bay Area and forming the Greg Kihn Band in the 70’s and how the band signed with Beserkley Records. We discuss his hits The Breakup Song, and Jeopardy, and how the music video for the […]

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086 – Better Days: Clay Tarver

086 – Better Days: Clay Tarver

September 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Clay Tarver is a guitarist, screenwriter, and author. We talk to Clay about his life, starting with both his bands Chavez and Bullet LaVolta, his work over at MTV, how he learned the art of screenwriting from J.J. Abrams and Mike Judge, about his love of working on smaller writing projects for newspapers, and about […]

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085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

August 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Thao P. Nguyen is a  Artist, Activist, and Academic. She just finished up a solo performance run of her show Fortunate Daughter at Berkeley’s Impact Theatre.  Erik Core talks to Thao about her training  in performance art and comedy, studying under comedy legend W. Kamau Bell, and winning his “W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt,” a […]

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084 – All Seeing Eyes: Zachary James

084 – All Seeing Eyes: Zachary James

August 16, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Zachary James is a songwriter and front man for the Zachary James and the All Seeing Eyes band. We talk with Zachary and fellow band and soul mate Alexandra Starlight.   Zachary James started his rock career in the Thunderboys with Gearhead Records, but quickly moved on to his current project. Zachary’s influences verge on his interstellar […]

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083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

July 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

James Tracy is an author, activist, community organizer, and former singer with the Bay Area band Space Masons.  MLR’s Erik Core talks with James about his musical past, his current organizing efforts, and his latest book (co-authored with Amy Sonnie) “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times“. We also hear […]

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082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

July 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Simon Godfrey is a prolific songwriter who has just released a solo album under the moniker Shineback entitled “Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed“, and is also known for his work in the band Tinyfish.  Simon ‘writes constantly to keep himself sane’, and is an accomplished studio engineer who has spent twenty years working around the […]

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