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PPP #19: RICK FROBERG  

Musician and visual artist Rick Froberg can't help it, he f*&#ing loves rock and roll. Throughout his career he has fronted loud, uncompromising, agressive, totally original and influential bands like Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes with his partner in crime John Reis as well as Obits, last of the Juanitas, and others. He continues to record and perform all over the world. Rick creates the album artwork for all of his projects, as well as working as a commercial artist. We talked about getting along with Satan, shitty gigs in front of the culchies, being at the same Fugazi show when someone drew blood, saying what you mean with lead and bludgeoning guitars, the wonders of the internet, cigarette Nazis in Australia, learning analog art design, and a whole lot more.

Episode sponsor: Ultra Lubricants. Opening music: Marchandise by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. Songs: Burn Pigs Burn by Pitchfork. Ant Farm by Night Soil Man. Luau, Super Unison, New Math by Drive Like Jehu. No hands, Death Camp Fantasy, Six Wave Hold Down by Hot Snakes. Military Madness, Two Headed Coin by Obits. 


http://www.drive-like-jehu.com
https://www.obitsurl.com
http://hotsnakes.com

PPP #18: THE BREEDERS  

For this very special episode, we reach way back into the vault and present an interview Pierre did with The Breeders in 1992! We unearthed this cassette recording of an interview with all four members of this massively popular and influential mainstay of 90's alt-rock, the Breeders. Pierre called them from San Diego and interviewed them on the phone in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, in advance of their concert in Tijuana, Mexico, at the legendary Iguana's. The year is 1992 and the Breeders are on the verge of superstardom. Pierre is a college student calling from San Diego and he's quite sleepy, but he's awake enough to ask some pretty incisive and trenchant questions, including "Who will play you in a movie of your life" and "Will Bill Clinton be elected?" Listen as young Pierre tries to play it cool on the phone with all four members of the Breeders; Jim McPherson, Josephine Wiggs, Kelly Deal, and Kim Deal.

Episode sponsor: Pierre Delecto. Opening music: "Merchandise" written by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. "Hey" by Pixies, translated into French and performed by Pierre de Gaillande, form the album "franglais". Songs: "Fortunately Gone," "Cannonball," and "When I was a Painter" by the Breeders.

PPP #13: DORIT CHRYSLER  

Lucky number 13 is my good friend Dorit Chrysler, a theremin wizard from Austria. She came to New York in the 90's and was the singer-guitarist for the scorching art-rock band Halcion. She subsequently went on tho become one of the world's premiere theremin experts. She performs at festivals and concert venues around the world on a regular basis, and she was the co-founder of the New York Theremin Society. She has scored films and TV sows, including the upcoming German production "M." for Netflix. She will be performing this year with the San Francisco Symphony as well as Moogfest in Durham North Carolina in April. We spoke about the music scene in New York in the 90's,plasticc molds, the legacy of Austrian culture, the "bread and circus" of American politics, and she performed three live songs in the studio.

Sponsor: Exotic Molds. Opening music: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. Songs: "Rubies and Pearls" and "A Happy Place"  written and performed by Dorit Chrysler on live theremin. "Aquarium" by Saint Saens, Dorit Chrysler on live theremin. "Messy Marvin" by Halcion. "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"  by Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus and Eddie Seiler, performed by Pierre de Gaillande (guitar) and Dorit Chrysler (theremin, vocals.) "Arizona Man" and "Eine Huette in den Baumen" by Dorit Chrysler from her album Schlager on Parade. "Spring Breeze" by Dorit Chrysler. "Top of the Food Chain" by Open Kimono, theremin by Dorit Chrysler.

www.doritchrysler.com
www.nythereminsociety.org