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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h9m. Bisher sind 149 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche

NEM#134: Laraaji’s Free Association Meditations

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Edward Larry Gordon Jr. became Laraaji around the same time he started releasing meditative zither music in the late 70s and was then discovered by Brian Eno, who produced our intro, "The Dance No.



NEM#133: Jon Hassell (and Rick Cox): Fourth World Improvisation

Jon started playing trumpet with composers like Terry Riley and La Monte Young in the late 60s, has since guested with Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Ani DiFranco, Ry Cooder, et al, and has released 18 solo albums since 1977.



NEM#132: Chris Frantz Looks Back on Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club

On the publication of his memoir, Remain in Love, Chris and your host Mark Linsenmayer discuss "Psycho Killer" and "Warning Signs" by Talking Heads from Talking Heads '77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978),


 2020-09-25  1h1m

NEM#131: Ward White Audited

Ward has issued about ten releases of lyric-driven, stylish pop since 2003. We discuss the title track from Leonard at the Audit (2020), "Titans" from Diminish (2018), and the title track from Pulling Out (2008).


 2020-09-14  1h2m

NEM#130: Mark Farner (ex Grand Funk Railroad) Back from the Dead

Mark led Grand Funk Railroad through 13 albums in the 70s and early 80s and has had around eight solo releases. We discuss "Nadean" from For the People (2006), "Not Yet" from Some Kind of Wonderful (1991),


 2020-09-02  58m

NEM#129: New People – Matt Ackerman and Mark Lint on Collaboration

Your host dissects the collaborative chemistry with guitarist Matt Ackerman as the two front men of the band New People (2006-2013). We discuss "Down So Low" (intro: "Love Is the Problem") from The Easy Thing (2008),


 2020-08-22  1h22m

NEM#128: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.’s Crazy Fun with Arrangements

Roger rose to fame as keyboardist/songwriter for Jellyfish in the early '90s, then formed Imperial Drag, The Moog Cookbook, TV Eyes, backed Beck, and finally released two albums under his own name starting in 2006.


 2020-08-14  1h29m

NEM#127: KatieJane Garside Is an Impulse of Chance

KatieJane gained fame fronting British grunge band Daisy Chainsaw, left after their first full album but resumed the project under the name Queenadreena for four albums in the '00s, then partnered with Chris Whittingham in 2007 to live on a boat and pl...


 2020-08-02  59m

NEM#126: Jim Peterik Eyes Much More Than the Tiger

Jim has released 30+ albums since 1964 with Ides of March, Survivor, Pride of Lions, et al. Intro: His biggest hits, the title tracks of Vehicle (1970) and The Eye of the Tiger (1983). We discuss his new solo single "Empty Arena" and two Ides of March...


 2020-07-18  1h12m

NEM#125: Victor DeLorenzo (ex Violent Femmes) Starts with Drums

Victor started as a singer/songwriter, drummed with the Femmes for five albums in the '80s, and has since recorded six solo releases and five more with nine thirteen, plus other collaborations, jazz jamming, and work in the theater.


 2020-07-04  1h7m