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#48: Josh Rickel

My friend Josh brought me three songs paired with three whiskeys to drink along with. I'd recommend you follow his lead by listening along with some bourbon. Let it Be - The Beatles To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to be High) - Ryan Adams Bread & Water - Ryan Bingham


#47: Andrew Thompson

After too long of a break, a new episode is finally here. In 2009, I met Andrew at his co-owned gallery and art collective space in Chicago called Oh No! Doom. Years later, our paths randomly crossed here in Austin at a Deafheaven show, so I asked him to come on and give me his three songs. Creeping Death - Metallica The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera Ghost Fields - Murder by Death


#46 Mike Gallagher

Truly enjoyed this episode with my climbing buddy, Mike Gallagher, who brought a wide selection of tracks to the table. Mike shares stories about connecting with his dad later in life, moving across the country, and more. Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin Sense and Sensibility - Millencolin Rivers and Roads - The Head and The Heart


Episode 41: Jordan Sterling - 1/16/2018

Besides Jordan's excellent taste in sports teams (Houston Strong), he's got great taste in music and sense of how a song can thread in and out of your life in meaningful ways. Enjoyed having him on the show to explore that with him and these tracks. Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - UGK ft. Outkast Never Would Have Made It - Marvin Sapp DNA. - Kendrick Lamar


Episode 39: Sarah Bradshaw - 12/10/17

From chasing down bands at Java Jazz to falling in love with her husband more than 12 years ago, Sarah shared her stories connected with these songs as if they were just yesterday. Loved having her on as a long time Austin friend and thoughtful selector of tracks. Yellow Lights - Cruiserweight Thanx for Staying - Reggie and the Full Effect Apparat - Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv RMX)


Episode 28: Jakob Clark - 5/23/2017

I've been looking forward to bringing Jakob on this podcast since the beginning. I'll confess that I had a few too many bourbons through this episode, but the conversation was genuine and I'll always hold this episode dear to my heart. There's a lot to unpack with these songs, and I really enjoyed hearing Jakob's stories around them. It's Beginning to Rain - Jimmy Swaggert Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrcle Real Love - The Beatles


Episode 27: Eva Sikes - 5/19/2017

Eva brought a great selection of tracks from some artists that I really love, and we enjoyed swapping stories tied back to them. Be it a thoughtful gift from a future brother-in-law or an exchange of songs between first love, Eva she shares how these songs have remained important to her over the years. First David Byrne feature in the podcast! I Want You - Erykah Badu Painter in Your Pocket - Destroyer And She Was - Talking Heads


Episode 23: Patty Williams - 4/3/2017

Patty took to the Memory Tracks concept right away. She confessed that it took her months to narrow down her three songs, so future guests... don't feel like you are the only one stressed. We chat about Patty's college years, moving to Austin, and bonding with coworkers over drinks and music. Enjoy this one! Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin Never is a Moment - Jimmy Lafave Dancing Queen - ABBA


Episode 20: Rachael Seidenberg - 3/2/2017

Rachael said she was surprised when I asked her to come on the podcast, because she didn't think of herself as big a music fan as other guests. I reminded her that this show isn't about being a music nerd -- it is about exploring the stories written in your brain forever tied to certain songs. Luckily, she agreed and we ended up having an awesome conversation. Take It Easy - The Eagles You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter Work It - Missy Elliott


Episode 19: Brant Barton - 2/26/2017

I always love hearing the origin stories of people's musical tastes. My friend, Brant, shared the beginnings of his love for metal and how he immersed himself in the many iterations of the heavy sound over time. We forgot to take a photo of this one, so enjoy the album cover mascots from two of the songs we discuss. Moonchild - Iron Maiden Playing with Spiders/Skullkrusher - Overkill Cosmic Sea - Death


Episode 18: Joshua Bradshaw - 2/19/2017

From geeking out on Radiohead to learning more about pioneering synthesizer music, Joshua was a wealth of knowledge and interesting stories and connections to some great songs. I've known Josh over the years to have some very eclectic taste, and lots of passion for creativity in music, so it was really fun getting to unpack these songs with him. Pyramid Song - Radiohead Clair de Lune, No. 3 - Claude Debussy, Isao Tomita You Are Everything - R.E.M.


Episode 17: Jason Smith - 2/9/2017

Jason is not only a friend, but also now a bandmate. Very cool to have this conversation about music and his stories tied back to these songs. He sought out the first track for years before finally hearing it, and based on our chat, the wait was worth it for him. Wham! - Lonnie Mack Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes Intervention - Arcade Fire


Episode 13: Andy O'Connor - 1/12/2017

Andy O'Connor is the most metal guy I know. He's been a good friend since college, and I really enjoyed talking music with him. We explored music's importance in his life, and not just the fact that he's a professional music journalist, but that he first and foremost is a fan of so many types of music itself. This was a fun one! Don't Close You Eyes - Kix Still Return - Harold Budd and Brian Eno Where You Rest Your Head at Night - Planning for Burial


Episode 12: Gabby Torres-Soler - 12/15/2016

Gabby was an awesome guest, sharing stories of her dad passing down great music, unplanned moments of friendship at music festivals, and finally a really educational introduction to Puerto Rico history and music. I learned a lot from this one, and loved getting to know more about this awesome co-worker and friend. Neon Experience - Júniús Meyvant Psychic City - Classixx Remix - YACHT Ah-Ah/O-No -HéctorLavoe, Willie Colón


Episode 11: Sam Baber - 12/7/2016

Sam and I share a complete devotion to all things Prince, and our common love of one of the greatest musicians of all time warranted an episode where all 3 songs came from 1 artist. It was wonderful to hear how these songs came to define Sam's growing up in the 80s in the middle of the country. I feel like we could have geeked out for hours on Prince material, and this was only the beginning, but I hope you find new ways to appreciate The Purple One through this episode. Dirty Mind -...


Episode 10: Joy and Matt Wallis (Part 2) - 12/1/2016

I don't want to spoil the second half of the Wallis interview, but I can say that this was a very, very special conversation. I truly love these wonderful human beings and appreciate them coming onto the show. Hands on the Wheel - Willie Nelson (Matt) The Old Kind Of Summer - The Black Heart Procession (Joy) Maggot Brain - Funkadelic (Matt)


Episode 8: Michelle Chu - 11/15/2016

Not only was Michelle an awesome guest with great selections and stories, she introduced the tradition of PLUR to me (see that Memory Tracks bracelet she made me), which you will have to listen for to learn about yourself. On a Good Day - Above and Beyond Sky High - Big Gigantic The Journey - Tom Misch


Episode 4: Mor Epstein - 11/9/2016

Really enjoyed chatting with Mor in this episode. An AirBnB guest of mine, originally from Israel, living back and forth between there and Atlanta, I asked her on the first night of her stay if she would be interested in taping a podcast. Lucky for me, she's always wanted to be on a podcast, and was eager to take part in this one. Reckoning Song (One Day) - Asaf Avidan Marlene on the Wall - Suzanne Vega California Rain - Goldroom, Nikki Segal


Episode 3: Margaret Kaminski - 10/18/2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to have Lin-Manuel Miranda as your english teacher, and accidentally sub-tweet him lyrics of teenage love? This is just one of the amazing stories from my talented and hilarious friend Margaret Kaminski, another Los Angeles guest in town generous enough to sit down for the third episode of Memory Tracks. Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits Sweet Talkin Woman - Five Iron Frenzy Funny You Should Ask - The Front Bottoms


Episode 2: Doug Marshall - 10/10/16

A quick weekend visit to Austin from an old friend, Doug Marshall, current Los Angeles resident and photography and music nerd resulted in the taping of episode two. The Grudge - Tool Untitled ("Popplagið") - Sigur Rós Says - Nils Frahm