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Musician and music writer J.D. Reager talks to friends and fellow creatives about the artistic process, maintaining mental health, and silencing self-doubt.

Musician and music writer J.D. Reager talks to friends and fellow creatives about the artistic process, maintaining mental health, and silencing self-doubt.

Location:

United States

Description:

Musician and music writer J.D. Reager talks to friends and fellow creatives about the artistic process, maintaining mental health, and silencing self-doubt.

Twitter:

@jdreager

Language:

English


Episodes

Bear Grease with Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound) and Graham Burks (Loose Opinions)

1/23/2022
Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Jeremy Scott and Graham Burks about their upcoming release show for Jeremy's solo album Bear Grease, disappointing news for the Reigning Sound, collaborating with Alicja Trout and Harlan T. Bobo, working together in the studio, and more. J.D. also spins "What Am I Talking About" from Bear Grease, and Jeremy and Graham perform "Fred Neil Armstrong" live.

Duration:00:47:40

What Could Be with John Michael (96X)

1/18/2022
Host J.D. Reager talks to alternative rock radio DJ John Michael about his early days in broadcasting, the original run of 96X in Memphis on terrestrial radio, the station's demise, his journey to KROQ in Los Angeles and beyond, meeting big-time rock stars, the revival of 96X as a streaming entity, and more.

Duration:01:07:33

Memphis Luck with Stephen Deusner (Where the Devil Don't Stay)

1/11/2022
Host J.D. Reager talks to music writer and author Stephen Deusner about his upbringing in Selmer, TN, moving on to Memphis and beyond, becoming a contributor to Pitchfork, Uncut, etc., writing his new book Where the Devil Don't Stay: Traveling the South With the Drive-By Truckers, their shared love of Centro-matic, and more.

Duration:00:45:54

Thundering Foamy Motion with Mark Akin and Jay Hines (The Subteens)

1/4/2022
Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Mark Akin and Jay Hines about their longstanding friendship and creative partnership, the nearly 30-year history of their band The Subteens, how addiction almost destroyed the group, working together on a new full-length album, and more. J.D. also plays a clip of the new Subteens song "I Don't Think It's Worth It."

Duration:00:57:02

The Rebirth of Vinyl Records: Side 2 with Jeff Powell (Take Out Vinyl) LIVE at The Memphis Listening Lab

12/14/2021
Host J.D. Reager resumes his conversation with producer, engineer and vinyl cutter Jeff Powell in front of a live crowd at the Memphis Listening Lab. They dig into the vinyl mastering process, the current vinyl manufacturing "crisis," and take questions from the audience.

Duration:01:11:53

Never Gonna Happen with Jay Hines (The Subteens), Marvin Stockwell (Champions of the Lost Causes, Pezz) and Tyler Ransom (In The Shed)

11/28/2021
Host J.D. Reager gears up for an imminent trip to Memphis by checking in with old friends Jay Hines (The Subteens) and Marvin Stockwell (Pezz, Champions of the Lost Causes). He also chats with musician, author, martial artist and the subject of the recent documentary In The Shed, Tyler Ransom, and spins the song "Never Gonna Happen" by The Subteens.

Duration:00:34:21

RELIVE IT: Just Wait with Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)

11/17/2021
Host J.D. Reager revisits his conversation from 2020 with one of his all-time favorite musicians and guests, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. Included is a Back to the Light-exclusive solo performance of the Nada Surf song "Just Wait."

Duration:01:13:01

Howlin' with Alicja Trout (Alicja-Pop, Sweet Knives, Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines)

11/9/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Alicja Trout about her love of analog synthesizers, collaborating with her husband Severin in the new band Sharkteef, the volatility of the Lost Sounds, continuing the Lost Sounds legacy in Sweet Knives, touring Europe with River City Tanlines, her brief collaboration with Love's Arthur Lee, and the new Alicja-Pop album Howlin'. J.D. also spins two songs from Howlin' courtesy of Black & Wyatt Records.

Duration:00:58:28

Live From The Tambourine Bash with Bailey Bigger, Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis), Andrew Geraci (Alicja-Pop) and Chris Davenport (San Salida)

11/1/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with guests Bailey Bigger, Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady, Bash & Pop), Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis), Andrew Geraci (Alicja-Pop, San Salida) and Chris Davenport (San Salida) on location at the Levitt Shell during The Tambourine Bash, an annual fundraiser for Music Export Memphis. J.D. also shares a live performance from the evening - Selvidge's "Lazarus" featuring Amy LaVere and Jody Stephens (Big Star) - courtesy of Memphis Magnetic Recording.

Duration:00:44:51

The Rebirth of Vinyl Records with Jeff Powell (Take Out Vinyl) LIVE at the Memphis Listening Lab

10/25/2021
Host J.D. Reager moderates a discussion with producer, engineer and vinyl cutter Jeff Powell in front of a live crowd at the Memphis Listening Lab. They have a long chat about the recent resurgence of vinyl sales, the ins and outs of vinyl mastering and production and Jeff's career cutting big-time records while taking questions from audience throughout.

Duration:01:09:26

Tradition with Michaela Forrest and Will Forrest (Rosey)

10/20/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Michaela and Will Forrest about falling in love and founding Rosey (in that order), their individual musical pasts, and the band's imminent emergence from pandemic hibernation. Then J.D. spins the song "Tradition" from the new Rosey album I'd Move House if My House Moved Like Yours, and Michaela and Will perform an acoustic set live in the studio.

Duration:00:40:46

Live From Gonerfest 18 Part 3 with Alex Greene (Reigning Sound) and Ross Johnson (Panther Burns)

10/11/2021
Host J.D. Reager presents the third of a three-part series of episodes recorded live at Gonerfest 18 in Memphis, TN. This installment features conversations with Alex Greene (Reigning Sound, Rolling Head Orchestra, Memphis Flyer) and Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton, Turnt).

Duration:00:40:26

Live From Gonerfest 18 Part 2 with Wreckless Eric, Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound) and Cameron Mann (Young Avenue Sound)

10/4/2021
Host J.D. Reager presents the second of a three-part series of episodes recorded live at Gonerfest 18 in Memphis, TN. This installment features conversations with the legendary Wreckless Eric, returning guest Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound, Toy Trucks), and Young Avenue Sound owner and co-founder Cameron Mann.

Duration:00:47:32

Live From Gonerfest 18 Part 1 with Alicja Trout (Alicja-Pop, Lost Sounds), Mike McCarthy (Guerrilla Monster Films), Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and Jared McStay (Shangri-La Records, So Gung Ho)

9/30/2021
Host J.D. Reager presents the first of a three-part series of episodes recorded live at Gonerfest 18 in Memphis, TN. This installment features lively conversations with Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines, Sweet Knives, Alicja-Pop, Sharkteef), Mike McCarthy (Guerrilla Monster Films, Time Warp Drive-In, Teenage Tupelo), Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and Jared McStay (Shangri-La Records, The Simpletones, So Gung Ho).

Duration:00:39:36

Gonerfest 18 Preview with Eric Friedl (Goner Records, Oblivians)

9/21/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to Goner Records co-owner Eric Friedl - A.K.A. Eric Oblivian - about the success of last year's virtual Gonerfest and the many challenges of putting together this year's festival. J.D. also spins recent music by five bands appearing at Gonerfest 18: Reigning Sound, The Archaeas, Big Clown, Optic Sink and The Exbats.

Duration:00:39:49

Solace with Bela Koe-Krompecher (Love, Death & Photosynthesis, Anyway Records)

9/14/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks with author, social worker, record label owner, and record store legend Bela Koe-Krompecher. They dig into Bela's time behind the counter (most notably at Used Kids Records in Columbus, OH), founding the Anyway Records label, finding sobriety and a new career in social work, and writing the autobiographical book Love, Death & Photosynthesis. J.D. also spins songs by two of the book's primary figures: Gaunt and Jenny Mae.

Duration:00:56:36

Hard Times with J.Robot (Blindcopy), Brian Balough (You Look Like A Comedy Show) and Joshua McLane (HEELS)

9/6/2021
Host J.D. Reager digs in to the new Blindcopy song "Hard Times," which he sang and co-wrote. First, Blindcopy founder J.Robot discusses the song's musical origins and J.D. shares his inspiration for the lyrics. Then musician/comedian Joshua McLane performs a dramatic reading of Dusty Rhodes' legendary "hard times" promo and Brian Balough chats with J.D. about the promo's historical significance. J.D. also spins "Hard Times" and its A-side, "Permanent Collection."

Duration:00:28:38

The Inspiration Train with Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and Marvin Stockwell (Champions of the Lost Causes) LIVE at The Memphis Listening Lab

8/30/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with two close friends - musician Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and fellow podcast host Marvin Stockwell (Champions of the Lost Causes) - in front of a live audience at The Memphis Listening Lab. J.D. also spins his new single, "Back Off."

Duration:00:35:02

Shadow of a Shadow with Graham Burks (Loose Opinions)

8/17/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, frequent collaborator and Loose Opinions bandleader Graham Burks about the night they met over 20 years ago, how Graham developed an interest in music early on, and his rich and eclectic musical history. J.D. also spins the extended version of the title track from the new Loose Opinions album Shadow of a Shadow, and Graham performs live from his home studio in Memphis.

Duration:00:37:00

Spiritual Necessity with Hannah Sandoz

8/10/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to musician, songwriter and visual artist Hannah Sandoz about their early life in Louisiana, the creative benefits of a formal education from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, moving to Chicago, and finding the inspiration to release two records in one year. J.D. also spins two tracks from Hannah's new EP To Love and Loss!

Duration:00:43:48