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#94: Ian Moore Grown Far Beyond Blues-Rock

Ian has released 10 studio albums and 3 EPs since 1993, starting as an Austin guitar hero and evolving into an eclectic, subtle Seattle songwriter who teaches songwriting courses.
We discuss "1000 Blackbirds" from Toronto (2018), the title track from Strange Days (2017), and "Abilene" from Luminaria (2004). End song: "Sad Affair" from El Sonido Nuevo (2011). Intro: "Satisfied" from Ian Moore (1993). For more, see
Here's one of Ian's early performances of "Satisfied." Here's a recent performance of another of his old songs, "Blue Sky." Here's a recent acoustic solo performance, and here's a full band set from 2017 that starts with "Strange Days."
Here's some of one of Ian's songwriting workshops. Here's that first song I ever recorded that starts with smoke and lasers! (and to balance that, here's my most recent album.)
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 2019-03-23  1h10m