Nakedly Self-Examined Music

Jan 192014
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: Authentic and Roots Music

Listen to “Minnesota Freak” on the Mark Lint and the Fake album, So Whaddaya Think? which you can download in its entirety for free. Also listen to “No Exit.” Today’s musing comes thanks to my visit back to Austin–my first since 2000 when I left grad school and moved to Madison–for Seth’s wedding (Sorry, Seth-lovers! Read more…

Jan 052014
 
"No Exit" Outtakes Posted for PEL Members

A few comments about our recent No Exit performance, in numbered list form, because I like numbered lists: 1. Thank you thank you thank you to Jaime Murray and Lucy Lawless, who were a lot of fun and made this easy. You can hear this on the 18-min outtakes reel I’ve now posted on the Read more…

Dec 062013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Yours to Keep"

Listen to “Yours to Keep” by Mark Lint & the Madison Lint Ensemble, featuring Bob Linsenmayer, as well of the original demo of the song with Steve Petrinko. Pop music has at least the pretense that it’s fundamentally disposable, and this is part of what makes it fun. (I say pretense because in my case–as Read more…

Nov 112013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Take a Hike"

Listen to “Take a Hike” and “Goldfish” by Mark Lint and Stevie P. After my college band The MayTricks broke up due to my leaving for grad school in Austin, I returned to Ann Arbor for several quick visits and recorded new material with my co-front-guy Steve Petrinko. Sometimes he would just record some drums Read more…

Aug 292013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Bedlam"

Listen to “Bedlam.” This is another tune from my semi-abandoned album The Sinking and the Aftermath, by the nonexistent band Mark Lint and the Simulacra from 2000. (Several other tracks have appeared on episodes.) This one sat nearly done and farking awesome for 13 years until our Jung episode made me finish it by adding Read more…

Aug 082013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Into the World"

Some comments on the song featured on our Heidegger episode. You can hear “Into the World” and the rest of the second and most poppin’ MayTricks album, “So Chewy” here. The MayTricks was my college band, and our first album was released as soon as we had enough songs recorded in whatever form to make Read more…

Jun 272013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Things We Should Do"

Listen to “Things We Should Do” and “Things You Should Do.” I did not intend to write another new, episode-specific song right after the last one, but once I started thinking about it, it rather kicked off in my head. The only relation to Ayn Rand is that she’s, in my opinion, “of the existentialism Read more…

May 182013
 

The entirety of my band’s recent (3/23/13) CD Release Party is now posted on YouTube: Watch on YouTube. This combines footage from two stationary cameras plus a couple of iPhones that my friend Glenn walked around with. He did some editing to remove the dead air. The audio is open-air in the club, so it’s Read more…

Apr 012013
 
Social Dynamics in Philosophizing (vs. Rock n' Roll)

One of the recurring themes of PEL is the power dynamics in philosophizing. This is not so much the case in what we read but in how we deal with guests, with the authors, with each other. The situation seems pretty simple: We’re each on our own independent, spiritual quest. We can study on our Read more…

Mar 092013
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "1000 Points of Light"

Just a bit about the song featured on our terrorism episode. You can hear “1000 Points of Light” and the rest of the MayTricks’ self-titled album here. This was off of my first full album, released when I was a senior in college, and this song was recorded the previous summer as a sort of Read more…

Jun 192012
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "Black Jelly Beans & Smokes" Now Available for Free Download

Go check out the album. Our humor episode gave me an excuse to finally get this album all converted and posted for those interested. To quote my liner notes: Black Jelly Beans are the ones that normal people with a fine taste for fine things pick out and throw to the weevils, but which certain Read more…

Mar 192012
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: The Massive MayTricks Double Album Now Available for Free Download

Go check out the album. I’ve posted several times before about my college band, The MayTricks, which was active from maybe early 1991 through the summer of 1994, after which I left Ann Arbor for graduate school in Madison. It was a pretty weird group of guys with a lot of ideas and enthusiasm. Since Read more…

Feb 032012
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: Mark Lint and Stevie P Big Summer 2011 Reunion

Listen to “Freeway” and “Stories.” I’ve done some remote collaboration over recent years with mixed results. I’ll record a song and send it to a drummer or guitarist I used to play with, and sometimes the person will be all jazzed about it and record a part right away, or sometimes the process will drag Read more…

Nov 102011
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: "False Morality"

Listen to “False Morality” and a more recent tune of Cliff’s: “I See God.” Probably my first experience with hardcore atheism was hanging out with Cliff Kaminsky, who played with my college band The MayTricks for about a year from fall ’93 to its end in August ’94. We auditioned Cliff a year or two Read more…

Sep 152011
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: I Believe

Listen to “I Believe.” This tune owes much in its conception to the old Steve Martin bit “What I Believe,” but I used that rough format to express, back in 2002 when I wrote the bulk of this (calling it “Stalking George Burns”), something about my actual, momentary beliefs (when I’m at worst); or distilling Read more…

Sep 052011
 
Partially Naked Self-Examination Music Blog: Songs for My Parents

Listen to “Mother’s Day” and “Poppo!”. Two very different but equally unfit-for-regular-public-consumption songs here. I wrote “Mother’s Day” in September 2007 to send to my mom. She’d been diagnosed with an especially nasty kind of cancer the previous summer, and I’d spent time with her during her surgery and treatment. I was just depressed, and Read more…

Jun 192011
 
Partially Examined Music Blog: Lee Abramson's "Shalom" (plus a Bonus Mashup)

Listen and read about Lee Abramson’s “Shalom.” Thanks to Lee for his donation to support our podcast. I encourage you all to look here and read about his struggle with ALS, his candidacy for president (here’s his platform), and his musical career. I know he’d love to hear any nice things you have to say Read more…