Fri, 13 March 2015
As February 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Mike Watt's first solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat, Terry decided not to delay his overview of Mike Watt's solo work any longer. But to cover the solo work does require an acknowledgement of Minutemen and their classic Double Nickels on the Dime.
The introduction to the work of Mike Watt brings up all four solo albums including the most recent release, Hyphenated-Man. Many options are offered up throughout the episode on how to find out more about the man with the bass, Mike Watt. One such option is checking out the YouTube playlist made for this episode of the podcast. It is a mix of live and studio recordings and features work from Minutemen and his solo work as well as session work that he did with Kelly Clarkson and She & Him. Nearly all of his music videos are included. Big Train is the big exception but if one doesn't want to search for themselves then one can check out the Facebook page and Twitter feed for Flickering Waves for the link to that video which led to a lawsuit from Union Pacific.
This episode concludes with a preview of the next two episodes of the podcast which should post this month. One can find this podcast on flickeringwaves.com or on iTunes. On iTunes, one can also subscribe to and comment about the podcast. Thanks to everyone for listening.