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May 12, 2022

Alec & Nick conduct a first meeting of the “Neo-Feudalist Captive Music Society,” an invented club that takes shape around how contemporary musicians are obliged to live on  borrowed land and provide homage, labor, and shares of their “produce.” The discussion describes how local music networks often exist...


May 6, 2022

Teasing their forthcoming music writing website (TBA), Alec and Nick delve the epistemic guts of music and the written word. The episode traces broad historical discussions of music criticism in relation to current trends in publication and music production. Topics include Substack, The Village Voice, the...


Apr 23, 2022

Alec and Nick consider the music and cultural impact of Frank Sinatra through a discussion of his album, “Sinatra At The Sands” — recorded in 1966 at the famous Las Vegas hotel and casino. Drawing from observations about Sinatra’s iconicity as a stylist of American popular song, a persisting contemporary...


Apr 16, 2022

Alec and Nick discuss the poetry and politics of the experimental music festival. At first exploring the history and economy of music festivals such as Big Ears, Moogfest, Hopscotch, Red Bull Music Academy, and the European Festival circuit—the conversation then launches into a  personal discussion probing Nick’s...


Mar 31, 2022

Alec & Nick delve into the lore and mechanics of the video game Elden Ring, drawing a layered comparison between “The Tarnished” and our plight as musicians, cultural participants, and social media users. The discussion takes Nick’s recently pseudo-viral tweet proclaiming that “a truly new insane and unforeseen...