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I've worked as a one-man podcast production unit, video producer, photojournalist and digital producer in my public media career. I'm now a producer on Sound Opinions from WBEZ Chicago.

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I enjoy researching and contextualizing the topics covered in interviews with related archival tape and music. I also enjoy creating non-narrated pieces based on my interviews with musicians.

722: Fugazi Classic Album Dissection, 9/27/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

Fugazi's extensive live archives made this feature a joy to produce.

Fugazi_small Washington D.C. post-punk band Fugazi reshaped the definition of punk in America. Their 1990 debut album, Repeater, connected with a generation and eventually sold more than a million copies. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with founding member Ian MacKaye about the writing and recording of the album and its impact. Plus we review Sturgill Simpson's new album, Sound and Fury, and learn what song got a member of the band Dehd "Hooked on Sonics."

731: Thanksgiving Leftovers & DJ Shadow on Sampling, 11/29/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

The DJ Shadow segment on this episode (Segment C) was a pleasure to make.

Leftovers_small As we finish eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot clear out musical discussions still left over from earlier in the year. From chart-topping phenomenons to surprising archival finds, there was just too much music this year to cover it all as it happened. Plus, DJ Shadow explains how he found the sample for his latest single, "Rocket Fuel."

692: Classic Album Dissection of The Stooges' Fun House, 3/1/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

Tracking down Fun House producer Don Gallucci was a personal triumph.

Stooges_small In a Classic Album Dissection, Jim and Greg examine The Stooges' Fun House record from 1970. The album brought together garage rock, rhythm and blues and free jazz, setting a template for the punk revolution to come. Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton talks about the album as well as producer Don Gallucci, whose unorthodox studio technique is credited with capturing the singular sound of The Stooges.

732: William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives, 12/6/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

Although I didn't get far calling Burroughs the Forest Gump of Rock, I'm still happy with how this feature turned out.

Burroughs__1__small Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Casey Rae about his book on Burroughs and "the cult of Rock 'n' Roll." They also review new albums from Leonard Cohen and singer and violinist Sudan Archives. 

686: Revolver Cover Artist and Bassist Klaus Voormann, 1/18/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down with artist and musician Klaus Voormann. Klaus shares his unique vantage point to rock and roll history: he designed the cover artwork for The Beatles’ album, Revolver, lived with George and Ringo and was a session bassist on many iconic albums in the 1970s including Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band.

Klaus_v_small Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down with artist and musician Klaus Voormann. Klaus shares his unique vantage point to rock and roll history: he designed the cover artwork for The Beatles’ album, Revolver, lived with George and Ringo and was a session bassist on many iconic albums in the 1970s including Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band.  

716: The Mountain Goats & Opinions on Sleater-Kinney, 8/16/2019

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

As a long-time fan of The Mountain Goats, this live performance and interview was a treat to produce.

Mountaings_small Over the course of 17 albums, The Mountain Goats have gone from a super lo-fi solo project to a polished four piece combo. We're joined by the whole band for an exclusive performance and interview with songwriter John Darnielle and drummer Jon Wurster.

677: Sound Opinions: Buried Treasures & Dad Rap, 11/16/2018

From Sound Opinions | Part of the Sound Opinions Episodes series | 59:00

Working with writer Steven Hyden on the Dad Rap segment was lots of fun.

Bt_5_small Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus, Jim and Greg talk with author Steven Hyden about the parallels between "Dad Rock" bands and "Dad Rap" stars.