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John Vanderslice

27 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 Oct 2022 | Updated Daily

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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

BEST SHOW 24 rolls onward! SUDAN ARCHIVES makes a special visit to the studio and chats with Tom! R.E.M's PETER BUCK calls in as surprise guest #1! JON DALY and JAKE FOGELNEST keep the laugh train rolling in the studio! Plus, the next amazing music performance from the one and only JOHN VANDERSLICE!WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6PM PT ON TWITCHhttps://www.twitch.tv/bestshow4lifeSUPPORT THE BEST SHOW ON PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShowWATCH VIDEO EPISODES OF THE BEST SHOW:https://www.youtube.com/bestshow4lifeFOLLOW THE BEST SHOW:https://twitter.com/bestshow4lifehttps://instagram.com/bestshow4lifehttps://tiktok.com/@bestshow4lifeTHE BEST SHOW IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://thebestshow.nethttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-best-show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 40mins

28 Jul 2022

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337. - John Vanderslice

How Long Gone

One of our funnier guests in some time, John Vanderslice is an indie musician, producer, and captain of the infamous Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco. We chat with him from his home in Los Angeles about the gilded failures of fashion’s biggest night, Kim K only ate tomatoes for 16 days but didn't eat on the carpet, why John escaped the Bay Area, covid fucking LA restaurants up, buying drugs on the Silk Road, Bitcoin is the new hundred dollar bill, ceremonial drug usage, edging doesn’t have to end in the bedroom, going sober on tour, working at Chez Panisse in the 90s, we spitball how covid started, doing fat caterpillar lines of cocaine, which countries to avoid when touring in Europe, all the ways John relates himself to a rat, and we end with a handful of his favorite low-level schemes, scams, and slights of hand. Outro Song: MK Ultra - The Dream Is Over (1999) instagram.com/johnvanderslice twitter.com/donetodeath twitter.com/themjeans--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support

1hr 12mins

4 May 2022

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Ep 112: John Vanderslice

Why Not Both

Why Not Both is an exploration of how our multiple passions shape our identity, hosted by musician and therapist Pam Shaffer and produced by writer and photographer Laura Studarus.  For our fifth season, we partnered up with Under The Radar to explore the lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. John Vanderslice is really onto something that we should focus on the important things in life, like being in love, petting our cats, and spending time with our friends. We chatted with the duality between creativity and ambition as well as personal versus societal responsibility when it comes to how we navigate our increasingly chaotic world. As he put it, "maybe we need to simplify and wise up as external notches aren't going to do it" when it comes to how we play the game of life.  Thanks again for listening! We appreciate your support and would love to hang out with you on the internet. Join our community on Patreon Come chill on Insta Chat with us Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/why-not-both/support


13 Apr 2022

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Episode 516: John Vanderslice


On today's episode, I talk to musician John Vanderslice. Raised in rural North Florida, Vanderslice was forced into piano lessons as a young child, and eventually picked up the guitar and started writing songs as a teen. After moving to San Francisco in 1989, John made three records as a part of the experimental band MK Ultra, including the critically-acclaimed The Dream is Over. His obsession with recording craft persisted: while working as a waiter at Chez Panisse in 1997, he opened Tiny Telephone Recording as an affordable outlet for the Bay Area’s indie rock community. Between 2000 and 2014, John released 10 records on Barsuk, Dead Oceans, and Secretly Canadian, and collaborated as a producer and musician on records by Spoon, the Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, Death Cab for Cutie and Tune-Yards. Taking a break from his own recording, he became a full-time producer for a number of years, and in 2018, John decided to leap back into his solo career with full force, releasing a number of albums and EPs, the latest of which is a tribute to Dave Berman entitled "John, i can’t believe civilization is still going here in 2021! Congratulations to all of us, Love, DCB" This is the website for Beginnings, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Twitter.

1hr 29mins

7 Jan 2022

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Free Association with Brian Carpenter

John Vanderslice is one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of his generation, now based in the Los Angeles area with over 20 years of recorded history behind him and the founder of Tiny Telephone recording studios based in the Bay area. John visits Free Association to talk about his new EP, a new compilation of rarities from Tiny Telephone, his move to L.A., the music business, live shows, touring, and the songwriting process.

1hr 19mins

24 Jul 2021

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John Vanderslice (Recording Artist and Producer at Tiny Telephone Recording)


Welcome to Roadcase, a podcast exploring the live music experience!!   John Vanderslice is an amazing solo artist with a plethora of varied albums and recorded material and is also owner of Tiny Telephone Recording Studio where he has worked with tons of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Sleater-Kinney and Okervill River.  He has a unique perspective on the music industry and his points of view are as varied and diverse as the broad creative ground he covers in his solo career.  I loved talking with John and this interview is a fresh insight into the world of this brilliant and innovative artist.  Come along and enjoy the ride!! For more information: http://www.roadcasepod.com or http://lnk.to/roadcaseTo support Roadcase on Patreon, please visit: http://www.patreon.com/roadcasepodContact: info@roadcasepod.comTheme music: "Eugene" (Instrumental) by WaltzerRoadcase is produced by Josh Rosenberg and Soothsayer MediaContact: info@soothsayer.media

1hr 28mins

12 Mar 2021

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Ep20 : Albums of One : John Vanderslice, featuring The Magik Magik Orchestra - White Wilderness

Louder Than Sound

On this episode, Jake discusses John Vanderslice's 2011 album "White Wilderness", which is his entry for the "Albums Of One" theme.  Chaz listens to it as well at the gentle behest of Jake, and wants to discuss it as well, but is so busy ravaging the indie legend John Vanderslice with John Mayer and Jack Johnson comparisons that he disappears up his own butt in a spectacular display of poor referentialism.   But at least he likes the album alot, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.


26 Feb 2021

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Singer-Songwriter John Vanderslice


Episode 25 of the HELL FUCKIN' YEAH! Podcast with Mike Gruttola. Interview with the prolific Indie Singer-Songwriter John Vanderslice. We discuss his career, personal life, drug use and Whole Foods.

1hr 29mins

26 Nov 2020

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musician john vanderslice – #268

scotch and "GOOD" conversation

JOHN VANDERSLICE calls in from l.a.. topics: lots of music & drug talk defending florida l.a. is the best kinda mess hot tub time machine should be declared a masterpiece struggle is good advice from a guy who buys drugs on the dark web moving can be a rebirth recording is a hopeful habit the […]


19 Nov 2020

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go with John Vanderslice

InFrequencies from BFF.fm

I think it’s fair to say, a community is only as healthy and thriving as its arts scene, just as our personal health depends on our ability to express ourselves across a broad emotional spectrum as part of the larger socio-political conversation––maybe just as much as we need vitamin c to ward off scurvy. I know for me art, community, and the places those two intersect are what drive my will to survive such challenging times.Since this season is all about shining a light on some wonderful artists who’ve visited our live shows and the DJ’s who’ve interviewed them, we’d be remiss not to include this January 2018 interview with Bay Area music legend John Vanderslice.Besides making a ton of music, John is the owner of Tiny Telephone, a recording studio he founded in 1997. Sadly, the San Francisco space closed this past July. But his Oakland studio is alive and well.This interview takes us on a tour of some of the challenges and joys of creating a space that’s become so important to the indie music scene in the Bay Area and well beyond. How do you hold onto your values to have a fair and equitable organization that supports artists in one of the most expensive cities in the world?John sat down in the studio with DJ Nino MSK of Espresso Sesh and what resulted was an engrossing conversation about music, politics, gentrification, community, and mental health.Since this interview, John Vanderslice moved to LA, as he was already dreaming of doing back in 2018. But Tiny Telephone is still operating in Oakland so we didn’t lose everything. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Listen to/purchase John Vanderslice's newest EP, Eeeeeeep!Listen to Espresso Sesh Tuesdays 2-4pm.This episode was edited and produced by Johnathon Sosa and Lily Sloane.Theme tune by Lily Sloane."Song For Leopold" used with permission from John Vanderslice. Check out the full archives on the website.


12 Oct 2020