Season 3 Episode 3 Jun 20, 2017

So You've Been Robbed

This week on the Sub Pop Podcast we hear from musicians about something that's all too common: getting your gear stolen! It happened to Sonic Youth! It happened to Dick Stusso! It happened to Ishmael Butler! Mark Arm is in the mix somewhere!

As is way more common than not, this episode is brought to you by Sub Pop Podcast hosts/producers Alissa Atkins and Arwen Nicks from the Sub Pop Podcast Closet of Phantastical Things.

So You've Been Robbed by John Atkins

Illustration by John Atkins

Illustration by John Atkins


Show Notes

It seems like you can’t go a week without Facebook™ telling you about a band getting their gear stolen (unless you aren’t on Facebook… ask me how). It happens on tour (ask Chastity Belt). It can happen that you have a storage space with 20+ years of musical equipment, ephemera, and life-stuff, and that gets broken into (ask Mike Kunka). It can happen when you leave your guitar in the back seat of your automobile and run into the convenience store for a Slush Puppie.

(If you’re paying close attention to my link-style, you can see I’m trying to tell you that The Sub Pop Podcast has addressed the issue of your stuff getting stolen before. In season one. It is highly recommended listening, if I can say that.)

In this episode, we heard from a large assortment of people. Who are they?

Who? #1: Ishmael Butler

Shabazz Palaces by Victoria Kovios. Ish to the left.

Shabazz Palaces by Victoria Kovios. Ish to the left.

Ishmael Butler, a/k/a Palaceer Lazaro, f/k/a “Butterfly” is in the group Shabazz Palaces. And what do you know? Shabazz Palaces is putting out two records on the same day this summer (July 14, 2017, to be exact). Find Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star here, and find its friend Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines here. Both, without saying, highly recommended.

Ish is one third (13) of Digable Planets as well.

Who? #2: Nick Russo a/k/a Dick Stusso

Not Nick a/k/a Dick

Not Nick a/k/a Dick

SPOILER ALERT>>. There aren’t really any links for Nick a/k/a Dick because his album isn’t out because it was stolen.

Who? #3: Kimberly Morrison

Gazebos, incl. Kimberly Morrison

Gazebos, incl. Kimberly Morrison

Kimberly Morrison is currently in Gazebos but she used to be in The Dutchess & the Duke and also was in Unnatural Helpers making her possibly the person in the most Hardly Art bands.

Who? #4: Pete Capponi

Pete Capponi in Rome

Pete Capponi in Rome

Pete Capponi is an interesting dude. He founded Pizza Fest, used to be in The Intelligence and is now in SSDD and a band called Stallion, which is a band/performance project?

The big question, which might not ever be answered is: is Pete doing a Hulk Hogan pose or is Hulk Hogan doing an Arnold pose? Can you be the judge?

Hulk

Hulk

Arnold

Arnold

Who made who?

Who? #5: Zane Williams

Zane Williams

Zane Williams

Zane Williams plays country music and is from Texas.

Arwen: “Here is a video of his that took a turn I didn’t see coming.”

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Arwen: “Here is a video of his that took a turn I didn’t see coming.”

(Direct link)

Here is a video of him talking about the DeWALT Mobilelock.

(Direct link)

Here is a video of him talking about the DeWALT Mobilelock.

(Direct link)

And some info about the DeWALT Mobilelock. If you’re in a band, think about it. (Sub Pop does not, nor do the officers or board of Sub Pop, endorse the DeWALT Mobilelock.)

Who? #6: Laura Donelon at MusicPro

Finally, insurance. Two options for musician’s insurance are MusicPro, which we heard about from Laura Donelon, and Clarion, which we did not hear about.

Insurance: it seems like a reasonable idea.

(Sub Pop does not, nor do the officers or board of Sub Pop, endorse any particular musician’s insurance, or even the concept of insurance.)

Who? #last: Mark Arm

SPOILER ALERT>>.

This isn’t Mark Arm’s guitar, and he’s not happy about it.

Mark Arm without his guitar.

Mark Arm without his guitar.

Photo courtesy of the Internet™.

Getting close to the end…

OK: the Sub Pop Mega Mart does not have cat (or dog) sweaters, nor do we sell dog bowls. If you had to put a cat in a shirt, though, I’d recommend buying this clipping./Clipping t-shirt and modifying it to suit your particular pet.

To simulate a “dog water bowl” I’d get one of these and one of these, fill them with agua, and set them close to each other (one on its own doesn’t have much volume–enough for a human having coffee, perhaps, but not for a thirsty pooch, at least not the thirsty pooches I know).

Penultimately, one of the hosts of The Sub Pop Podcast finally let Sub Pop’s own Sarah Cass make a podcast promo photo.

And finally, since most of the music in season 3, episode 3 is from Daughn Gibson, have a video.

Daughn Gibson, “Phantom Rider.” Directed by Ferry Gouw.

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Daughn Gibson, “Phantom Rider.” Directed by Ferry Gouw.

(Direct link)

Until next time, keep an eye on your musical equipment!!


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