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.

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NEM#92: Steve Young (Hedflux): Electronica Breaking Club Conventions


Steve started producing tracks for dance clubs in 2007, changing his style in 2013 to slow down, carve out space for spontaneous performance, and develop "audio alchemy" over a few EPs and two recent albums. -


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   1h23m
 
 

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),


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   1h9m
 
 

NEM#90: Sam Phillips Brings Intuition Out of Dreams


Sam has released sixteen albums of catchy, textured pop music since 1983. - We discuss "I Want to Be You" and "Tears in the Ground" from World on Sticks (2018), "How to Dream" from Fan Dance (2001), and conclude by listening to "When I’m Alone" from P...


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   1h1m
 
 

NEM#89: Dusty Wright’s Metaphysical Americana


After starting in the 80s with The Trolls and The Bastards of Execution, Dusty has released six albums as a solo artist since 1997. We discuss a new, unreleased song "Pardon My Love," then "Man in the Mirror" from Gliding Toward Oblivion (2018) and "H...


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 2019-01-05  1h9m
 
 

NEM#88: Lincoln Barr’s Off-Center Vulnerability


Lincoln established the Seattle-based singer/songwriter vehicle Red Jacket Mine in 2003, made three albums and an EP with them, and in 2017 released his first solo album, the jazzy, live-in-studio Trembling Frames. -


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 2018-12-19  1h5m
 
 

NEM#87: Chris Cacavas Fronts His Depression


Chris rose to fame on keys for Arizona's country punks Green on Red from '81-'87 and has since then been fronted 12 albums while doing session keyboard work. - We discuss "Pale Blonde Hell" by Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love from Pale Blonde Hell (199...


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 2018-12-09  1h23m
 
 

NEM#86: Seth Swirsky Provides Instant Pleasure


Seth Swirsky was a highly successful staff songwriter for over 20 years, and has put out three solo albums and three albums as The Red Button since 2004. He's a huge Beatles fan and has released a Beatles documentary Beatles Stories and has multiple bo...


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 2018-11-18  1h10m
 
 

NEM#85: John Etheridge (Soft Machine) Is For Everything!


John is an amazing guitarist who started in the late 60s British blues boom, had his first compositions set to tape with Darryl Way's Wolf in the early 70s, then joined the latter line-ups of jazz-prog legends Soft Machine (replacing Alan Holdsworth) i...


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 2018-10-27  1h12m
 
 

NEM#84: Laura Davis Was “The Girl in the Back” (of the Student Teachers)


Laura Davis-Chanin of the Phi Fic podcast drummed in the late '70s NYC punk band The Student Teachers and has written about it in The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene (2018). -


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 2018-10-11  1h1m
 
 

NEM#83: Rat Scabies’s Damned Drumming


We discuss "Dazy Bones" and "Rat's Opus" from that 2018 album, then look back to The Damned's "History of the World (Part One)" from The Black Album (1980), then end by listening to Rat's cover of the Kraftwerk classic "Autobahn" with The Germans from ...


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 2018-10-01  55m