Back to the Light

Memphis musician J.D. Reager (that's me) moved to Chicago, lost his day job during a pandemic, and found inspiration in the midst of a personal crisis. Now, in addition to making records in his basement apartment, he's having meaningful conversations with friends and fellow creatives and turning the tide in a lifelong struggle with mental health.

https://backtothelight.net/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 41m. Bisher sind 16 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Artist Statement with Zachary Caputo (Ze'ev, ZJC)


Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, onetime co-worker and Chicago musician and  "sound artist" Zachary Caputo (Ze'ev, ZJC) about a trio of recent projects: Ze'ev's GTPurp, ZJC's These Monsters Will Haunt You, and underground rap legend Sharkula's BBQ Fingaprints.  They also delve in to some deeper topics like struggling with impostor syndrome, the problematic nature of monetizing and elevating works of art and the value of work ethic...


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   1h24m
 
 

Lollapalooza-palooza with Graham Burks, G3 and Jack Alberson


A very special Lollapalooza-themed episode.  Host J.D. Reager tells his story of attending Lollapalooza 1993 at age 14, guests Graham Burks (Perfect Vessels, Pezz, Sweet Knives, Loose Opinions) and his son Graham Burks (the Becomers), A.K.A. "G3," discuss going to Lollapalooza 2019, and J.D. and returning guest Jack Alberson review the 2020 streaming festival.   

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   44m
 
 

On the Bandwagon with Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey)


Host J.D. Reager unveils the finished version of his song, "Waking Life (I'm Wearing Out)" before talking to Memphis songwriter/musician Joshua Cosby from the band Star & Micey.  Joshua tells J.D. about his latest project, the collaborative compilation Bandwagon, the future of Star & Micey and more, and performs a live version of his new song "Figure It Out (Sundance's Song)." 

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   48m
 
 

Cine-magic with Chad Allen Barton (Piano Man Pictures)


Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis filmmaker and entrepreneur Chad Allen Barton, who happens to be J.D.'s ex-brother-in-law.  Chad tells J.D. about how the pandemic has affected his creative life, recruiting Twin Peaks' Michael Horse to appear in his film Lights, Camera, Bullshit, co-owning Black Lodge Video, growing up around video rental stores, and more.

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   59m
 
 

Wires with Ben Ricketts


Host J.D. Reager has a conversation with Memphis musician, artist and educator Ben Ricketts about his new album, Songs For Ruined X-Rays, hospital nostalgia, relocating to Memphis, not forcing creativity, and more.    

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   37m
 
 

On the Beat with Big Don Valentine and Aaron Sayers


Host J.D. Reager briefly checks in before turning things over to returning guest Aaron Sayers and Memphis blues musician Big Don Valentine (Hollywood All-Stars, Big Don Valentine & the All-Star Band).  They discuss Big Don's long and illustrious career on Beale Street, at Wild Bill's, and beyond, and the importance of connecting with the audience.  

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   42m
 
 

Mindfulness with Aaron Sayers


Host J.D. Reager chats up old friend, musician (the Houseflies, Liftoff, Makeshift Mafia)  and PhD psychologist Aaron Sayers about his career as a musician and therapist, mindfulness in musical and therapeutic contexts, and much more.  

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 2020-07-03  40m
 
 

Evil Eye (A Pezz Story) with Marvin Stockwell and Joe Demaree


To help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the legendary Memphis punk rock band Pezz, host J.D. Reager relives a fond memory from his short time in the band with help from co-founder Marvin Stockwell and old friend Joe Demaree.  

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 2020-06-23  32m
 
 

Eric O Re-post with Eric Friedl (Oblivians, Goner)


Host J.D. Reager revisits his 2013 conversation with Eric Friedl, AKA Eric Oblivian, from the Oblivians and Goner Records.  

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 2020-06-16  53m
 
 

GP Re-post with Gary Parrish (CBS Sports)


Host J.D. Reager revisits his 2013 conversation with CBS Sports analyst and Memphis radio personality Gary Parrish.  

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 2020-06-01  1h19m
 
 
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