Our guests today were Harrison Weiss, From D to Z (Dave Scanlon (gtr) & Zach Pruitt (gtr)) and Rapstar (Justin Veloso (dr) & Paul Wheeler (gtr & effects)). We discussed Weiss and Pruitt's recently-founded DIY venue The Freedom Garden and some upcoming projects, in addition to hearing live sets from Rapstar and From D to Z and a few artists who have recently performed there.
Profile of Dick Hyman (b. 1927), featuring his solo, duet, trio, and ensemble work as a leader and with the likes of Zoot Sims, Wes Montgomery, Joe Venuti, with brief forays into his ragtime/early American musical theater recordings and his electronic music.
Tao Lin and Megan Boyle talked about their new film, "Mumblecore." Tao Lin has written the novels "Richard Yates" and "Eeeee Eee Eeee," the novella "Shoplifting from American Apparel," and a few poetry collections as well. Armed with a MacBook, Tao started MDMA films with Megan in Fall 2010. "Mumblecore" is their third film release, and traces the development of their relationship.