Host J.D. Reager debuts a previously unreleased recording of the Memphis and Los Angeles-based ’80s punk band the Modifiers featuring the rhythm section of the legendary L.A. new wave group … Continue Reading New episode: Modifiers Chronicles 2 with Chuck Roast (Suburban Lawns)
Host J.D. Reager speaks to one of his all-time favorite people, Mr. Ross Johnson, about his richly lived life in the music business. They discuss his work with Alex Chilton, … Continue Reading New episode: Horrible With Purpose with Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton)
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Host J.D. Reager chats with one of his musical heroes, the great Ken Stringfellow. They deep dive into the two projects Ken’s most known for, The Posies and Big Star, … Continue Reading New episode: The Sumeria of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, R.E.M.)
Host J.D. Reager is joined by his friend, colleague and a big-time supporter of Memphis music and musicians, Elizabeth Cawein. Elizabeth talks about her inspiration for founding the non-profit organization … Continue Reading New episode: Foundations with Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis)
Host J.D. Reager acknowledges the birthday of his late friend, bandmate and mentor Bob Holmes before talking to guest David Catching (Rancho De La Luna, Eagles of Death Metal, earthling?, … Continue Reading New episode: Modifiers Chronicles with David Catching (Rancho De La Luna)
Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, onetime co-worker and Chicago musician and “sound artist” Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC) about a trio of recent projects: Ze’ev’s GTPurp, ZJC’s These Monsters … Continue Reading New episode: Artist Statement with Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC)
A very special Lollapalooza-themed episode. Host J.D. Reager tells his story of attending Lollapalooza 1993 at age 14, guests Graham Burks (Perfect Vessels, Pezz, Sweet Knives, Loose Opinions) and his … Continue Reading New episode: Lollapalooza-palooza with Graham Burks, G3 and Jack Alberson
Host J.D. Reager unveils the finished version of his song, “Waking Life (I’m Wearing Out)” before talking to Memphis songwriter/musician Joshua Cosby from the band Star & Micey. Joshua tells … Continue Reading New episode: On the Bandwagon with Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey)
Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis filmmaker and entrepreneur Chad Allen Barton, who happens to be J.D.’s ex-brother-in-law. Chad tells J.D. about how the pandemic has affected his creative life, … Continue Reading New episode: Cine-magic with Chad Allen Barton (Piano Man Pictures)
I wrote this both about the general feelings of isolation associated with the pandemic, and about a specific incident between myself and some old friends a couple of years ago … Continue Reading New song: “Waking Life (I’m Wearing Out)” out now!
Host J.D. Reager has a conversation with Memphis musician, artist and educator Ben Ricketts about his new album, Songs For Ruined X-Rays, hospital nostalgia, relocating to Memphis, not forcing creativity, … Continue Reading New episode: Wires with Ben Ricketts
Host J.D. Reager briefly checks in before turning things over to returning guest Aaron Sayers and Memphis blues musician Big Don Valentine (Hollywood All-Stars, Big Don Valentine & the All-Star … Continue Reading New episode: On the Beat with Big Don Valentine and Aaron Sayers
Hey! Check out the brand new release by Back to the Light founder J.D.’s new band Heeliocopter! It’s a split release with the amazing Chicago band Sci-Fi Sleep Cycles. . … Continue Reading Introducing Heeliocopter!
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