john roderick

018: Interview: John Roderick, Part 4

In the final episode of Merlin’s talk with John Roderick, Hotrod explains the difficulties of getting good at guitar, the perils of self-producing a record, and Ken Stringfellow’s habit of punching-in vocals, three words at a time.

Pick quote: “The Wrens made a whole career out of an ADAT and a 12-pack.”

Note: This is the final segment of a our epic 4-part interview with John Roderick; don’t miss part one, part two and part three.  read more »

017: Interview: John Roderick, Part 3

Merlin talks with John Roderick, the singer and songwriter for “The Long Winters” (and the man behind The Merlin Show’s theme song, “Blue Diamonds”). John and Merlin discuss string art, learning how to play guitar, and the surprising achievability of most people’s dreams.

Note: This is the third segment of our 4-part interview with John Roderick; don’t miss part one, part two, and part four.  read more »

016: Interview: John Roderick, Part 2

Merlin talks with John Roderick, the singer and songwriter behind “The Long Winters” (and the man behind The Merlin Show’s theme song, “Blue Diamonds”). John and Merlin discuss the myths of celebrity, bullshit, and the problem of Ben Affleck’s hair.

Note: This is the second segment of our 4-part interview with John Roderick; don’t miss part one, part three, and part four.  read more »

012: Interview: John Roderick

Merlin talks with John Roderick, the singer and songwriter behind “The Long Winters” (and the man behind The Merlin Show’s theme song, “Blue Diamonds”). John curses at on-set hippies, wonders about making money on the web, and demands that indie rockers learn to behave more like building contractors. Roffle, roffle, roffle. (Contains PG-13 language, ribald exchanges, and frank discussion of show business [“it’s not ‘show friend…’”])

Note: This is the first segment of our 4-part interview with John Roderick; don’t miss part two, part three, and part four.  read more »

Credits: "Blue Diamonds" by John Roderick & The Long Winters

John Roderick

There are a ton of people to thank for helping make our disturbingly-no-budget show happen. I’ll be singling them out for thanks/blame on the site here over the next few weeks, because a rolling line in the credits really doesn’t do them justice.

First up, today, is the man behind “Blue Diamonds,” the song you hear during our show’s opening and closing credits. That’s John Roderick and his band, The Long Winters.  read more »

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