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 1h10m. Bisher sind 124 Folge(n) erschienen.


NEM#100: Dan Stuart Faces Truth and Writes Fiction in Mexico

Dan fronted Arizona cow-punk band Green on Red from 1979 to 1992, releasing seven albums and three EPs, and has since released four solo albums and some collaborations, growing increasingly literary, with two of his recent albums accompanied by novels....


 2019-06-21  1h9m

NEM#99: Globelamp (Elizabeth LeFay): Raw, Psychedelic Folk

Elizabeth got her start in the psych-punk band Meowtain in Olympia, WA, emerged as Globelamp in 2011 with an EP, was briefly a touring member of Foxygen, and has put out three albums since 2014. - We discuss "Everything's a Spiral" and listen to "Blac...


 2019-06-02  59m

NEM#98: Phil Judd Entertains Himself

Phil founded New Zealand's Split Enz with Tim Finn in 1972, recorded a seminal punk single with Suburban Reptiles, had an Australian #1 hit with The Swingers, then moved to solo and soundtrack work until 2006,


 2019-05-18  1h6m

NEM#97: Taking Danny Seraphine Back to Chicago

Danny drummed with Chicago from its founding in 1967 through 1990 and wrote several songs for the band during the mid-late 70s, often with David "Hawk" Wolinski. We discuss "Little One" (and our intro music,


 2019-05-03  1h37m

NEM#96: Andrew McMahon Throws in All His Favorite Things

Andrew has put out nine albums and a few EPs under of piano-and-vocal-based pop using various band names since he was in high school in the late 90s. We discuss two of his Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness tracks: "Blue Vacation" from Upside Down Flowe...


 2019-04-20  1h10m

NEM#95: R. Stevie Moore Just Happens… Frequently!

Stevie has been recording pop tunes and/or wild experiments nearly continually since the late 60s, with hundreds of albums, many of them compilations of home recordings. We discuss "Pop Music" and "Take Back" from Afterlife (2019) and "The House Is N...


 2019-04-05  1h7m

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),


 2019-03-23  1h10m

NEM#93: Peter Aaron Lives in the Blues-Punk Moment

Peter started in hardcore punk and used the blues to add depth for his band The Chrome Cranks, which released four studio albums and a live album in the mid 90s then another in 2012. Since then he's been a music journalist and author,


 2019-03-09  1h2m

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. -


 2019-02-19  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),


 2019-02-08  1h9m