Nakedly Examined Music Podcast

Why do musicians create what they do? Why do they create in that particular way? Mark Linsenmayer (aka songwriter Mark Lint, and host of The Partially Examined Life) talks to songwriters and composers about specific recordings, which are played in full. We cover lyric meanings, writing and recording techniques, arrangements, band dynamics, the stories behind the songs, and even music theory.


NEM#91: Rachel Taylor Brown’s Decorated Aphorisms

Portland-based singer-songwriter Rachel has released 10 albums of off-kilter, usually piano-based, lyric-heavy indie rock since the mid '00s.
We discuss "Maker" and "God" (plus the intro "Gyre") from Run Tiny Human (2018), "Taxidermy" from World So Sweet (2011), and "Ormolu" from Ormolu (2006), and also listen to "We'll Have A" from Falimy (2014). For more, see
Here's the video for another highlight from the new album, "Bag of Bones," and another one for "up you." Here she is on another current interview (which I listened to just before talking to her).
He she is playing live on the radio in 2011, and here's another, this time on guitar. She appears as a singer (not songwriter) on this song among others by Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights.
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 2019-02-08  1h9m