Shadercast Episode 11 Main Street Music and Clerk Nostalgia

We return with “Notes on Main Street Music,” a cornerstone chapter from Shader, as well as some preliminary impressions from our podcaster’s outings to see Guns N’ Roses in concert in Philadelphia, as well as Jane’s Addiction with Dinosaur Jr. and Living Colour. A fair amount of reflection is given to the record clerk and record stores, and how both will be missed, more by the podcaster than bookstores and bookstore clerks. It’s just his opinion, man. Oh, and an opener monologue from Todd Colby!

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Shadercast Episode 10 Garden Path Paragraphs

Who’s your daddy? I am, for the next 50-odd minutes of your life in this Shadercast episode. We kick off with some field recordings of the Nester Sisters, Miriam and Beatrice, after a day of frolic and water hijinks. Then a reading of “Garden Path Paragraphs,” being an account of the author and his partner’s experience with fertility and IVF. This excerpt from How to Be Inappropriate first ran in Packingtown Review. Music provided by UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schnorr.

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Shadercast Episode 9 Like a Hobo Born to Walk Alone

Unlike hobos, you weren’t born to walk alone! We begin with some riffs from Derek from Shader, talking about such record nerd subjects as Zappa, rock critics, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Following this, we are treated to some observations on a Whitesnake concert as well as a crucial lyric difference between the 1982 and 1987 recordings of the band’s anthemic ballad, “Here I Go Again.” Then, two readings from two different Daniel Nester books: the “Mr. Bad Guy” chapter from God Save My Queen II,  and “Notes on My First Girlfriend” from Shader. Music provided by UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schnorr.

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Shadercast Episode 8 Goodbye to All Them

We lead off with snippets from a 2001 interview with poet John Giorno, done by your podcaster in New York on the Bowery. A discussion of poetry and New York City ensues, as well as a side discussion on the rock band Whitesnake. Our reading is the 2008-9 essay “Goodbye to All Them,” which was first published on The Morning News and collected in How to Be Inappropriate. Much self-reflexive hand-wringing ensues.

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Shadercast Episode 7 WSLT and The Pistol

Two chapters from Shader this week: one, “Notes on WSLT,” takes place in Ocean City, NJ, or at least most of it does. Included are two other chapterettes that were cut from the final version of Shader. Then we have “Notes on The Pistol,” in which your memoirist receives a gun and bullets in the mail for his twenty-first birthday. We open with the voice of one Patti Nester, aka the podcaster’s mom. Music by UrbanSurfer, written by Eric Schnorr.

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