Up Next: Jessie Balli
Next Live Show: Joel Salcido
March 17th, 2017 at 7pm
4604, 4606, 4610 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
The State of the Show Address
Things are heating up around here, and I'm not just talking the unseasonable Phoenix warmth (Hey-O!). This weekend, I recorded four fantastic conversations: Friday night's live show with Jessie Balli; two on Saturday, one with veritable man about town, Ashley Naftule, and the other with the unofficial archivist/historian of Arizona music, John P. Dixon (Johnny D., if you know him); and one today (Sunday, as I write this) with the artist Jordan-Alexander Thomas. All shows will go up in the following weeks, and I only bring this up now, because I am fucking tired. Doing a weekly podcast — especially when you're working a day job and doing another side job editing books for a small publisher — is exhausting, but I love it. The more conversations I have with people (whether locally based, or those just passing through), the more I feel that what I'm doing is valuable, that it's important to bring these conversations to a medium where people can hear them and return to them and suggest that others plug their earholes with them (I'm mildly apologetic for that visual).
I hope people are finding these shows, and that they are enjoying them. I only know what I hear (with all the various services and mediums through which podcasts are listened to, the metrics are frighteningly opaque), so if you'd be kind enough to drop a line, or like/follow us on social media, or recommend the show to a friend, that would be great. I am still amazed every time someone says they listen to this show — it's like an instant punch in the pleasure center (another visual that some may find disturbing, and which I might need to talk to someone about at some later date).
This week's show is one from October 2015. It is one of the archive shows from the first year, it is one of my favorites from that initial run, and it features Leah Marche, which is probably why it's one of my favorites. I love her work, I love the way she delivers it — if you can listen to her set at the beginning of this show and not be blown away by it, you may want to have your ears checked, or your head checked, or something, because she's amazing.
Links: Listen to Leah Marche's Show