The early days of Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.
The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.
Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.
William S. Burroughs interviews David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust mythology.
Grizzly Bear and the surprisingly crappy economics of indie rock stardom.
TM The only other time I saw you was in Bleecker Bob’s in the ‘70s. You walked in eating pizza and wearing aviator glasses and Bleecker Bob showed you an Ian Dury picture sleeve and you said, “I don’t listen to music by people I don’t wanna fuck.” PS (laughter) Yeah, that was me.