In this episode, rapper Open Mike Eagle talks about making the song Dark Comedy Morning Show, along with the track’s producer, Walker Ashby, aka Toy Light. Mike breaks down how Toy Light’s original instrumental version of this song inspired him, and how his view of his own vocals on the track has changed since recording them.
In the fall of 2001, Phil Elverum released the album The Glow, Pt 2 on K Records. Pitchfork named it the best album of the year. In this episode, Phil recounts how he created the first song on the record at Dub Narcotic Studio. He spoke with me from his home in Anacortes, Washington, about his love of being alone in the studio, evoking nature through music, and where the name The Microphones comes from. Plus a few words from Calvin Johnson, the founder of K Records. This episode is presented in conjunction with The Creators Project, where you can see Phil Elverum’s original recording chart for this song, and read of my thoughts on this episode.
Buy “I Want Wind to Blow” on Amazon MP3 here. Phil Elverum’s website is pwelverumandsun.com, where you can buy the album The Glow, Pt 2 on CD, or on vinyl as a double LP.
The recording of the Thunderclouds playing “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys is from The Microphones album Blood.