I’m sick. My nose is running so much that I am forced to stop it up with a handful of tissues, which I transformed into some sort of nose-tampon. It’s a good opportunity to play a pre-recorded interview, right?
This episode is intended to mark the one-year anniversary of this podcast! Hooray for us, yay… Our first episode featured Derrick‘s album “The Shock You Experience at the Sudden Recollection of the Moment You were Conceived” and now we’re going to feature an interview with Derrick and listen to some tracks off of his new LP, “Prodigal Songs“, which can be found on Bandcamp for only $5!
I’ve known Derrick since I was a kid. His was the first “indie” band I ever saw and he’s the first person to instruct me on how to make the most out of a 4 track cassette recorder (that’s an antique tool used to capture sound onto analog tape for all of you who are under 22 years old). Still, to this day, he’s one of the greatest singer/songwriters I’ve ever seen (that means you too, Joe Cocker!).
Derrick never spoke much; in the interview, he talks about spouting off about The Bible when he was younger but I never heard him do that back in the day. What I remember most is that he’d disappear for a while and then we’d hear that he showed up in Seattle or something. He always struggled with chemical addiction and he speaks very openly and honestly about it in the interview. This is also a running theme on Prodigal Songs.
Derrick recently went on tour with David Bixby and they not only share the fact that they’re both accomplished singer/songwriters; they have both struggled against the traps of dogmatic thinking. Derrick is helping to introduce David to the underground music scene in which David has become a cult phenomenon amongst hipsters and their psychedelic kin.
Finally, Derrick also speaks about his record label, “Wreckingball Wreckords“. We will be featuring other artists from this label in the future; so, subscribe to the podcast and prepare yourself for some great tunes!