Here's a beautiful discussion about a beautiful song from a beautiful boy. We get into how a song that didn’t make the Shakewelle cut reappeared on Good American Songbook. Get to it! Side B of the podcast picks up in a few weeks. See you then!
Bob's second single! Lots of talk about it all captured here! Wow! We're talking the very traditional way this song came together, the merits of YouTube sample, and why Bob had to be convinced to put this one on the album.
The episode about the album's lead single with the video everyone is probably going to associate with Bob for the next couple years. We recorded this a year before the video ever came together so, sorry, no puppet talk. But you WILL hear about Debussy, the band's favorite parts, what is to be desired on Neil Young’s Harvest, and making trap beats.
Bob Cummins Jr.'s Good American Songbook isn't quite here yet, but that didn't stop Bob and a bunch of the band for the album from talking about what the album track b' track. In this episode, you'll hear about the shadow of Bob’s debut Shakewelle, Neil Hamburger, New York City saxophones, guitar synthesizers, and the flutes that almost weren’t.
A double header! Those with the Pueblo LP get even more from this episode as we take a look at the interludes as well as the time warp(s) between the sound collage track Decade and the meta-album track Dark Energy.
Learning about art schools late in life, losing close friends, and forming first bands — it's all here in this mid-season episode, folks! You’ll even hear some bad recordings of that first band from ol' Berkley.
Welcome to Pueblo! Maybe the most “about Pueblo” episode yet: talking about what it’s like to fall in love in town, thinking that you’ve found yourself, and, once again, local bands. TW: this episode discusses drug use and death.
Take a drive around Pueblo, Colorado with Berkley and hang out in poet Juan J. Morales’s rec room as they explore driving around as a pastime, Juan’s musical legacy, and returning to sites of high emotional energy. TW: this episode discusses suicide.
Hear how a song about emails came together. We’re talking about how bands and relationships collapse under their own ambition and how Pueblo, Colorado has the right conditions for youngsters to experience both things.
Listener’s Guide is back! We kick off season 2 with a rousing look at leaving your hometown and how great it would be if everyone was cool when you came back to visit. There’s also some music talk in there. Have a great time listening, folks!
We’re covering the last two tracks on Bob Cummins Jr.’s debut album, Shakewelle in this season finale. We’re talking Switch Pt. 1 and Pt. 2, which takes us into ambient music, The Beach Boys (yet again), and staying true to yourself (and your school). Soak it in cuz this is it!
Learn what Jon Brion song doesn’t have any piano in it, what happens when you put on your songwriting pants, and get ready to hear Randy Newman string arrangements interpreted for MIDI instruments. Get ready to LISTEN.
Discover the occult connection the self-titled track to Bob Cummins Jr.’s debut album Shakewelle has to The Smiths, the wonders of Ms. Johnson’s Bakery in Austin, Texas, and the secret origin of where the title Shakewelle came from. Gather 'round and let Bob tell you the tale….