WASTOIDS With….Dale Hollow

Today on WASTOIDS With, we’re talking with country singer and raconteur Dale Hollow. “Yours truly” might possess signature yellow lens glasses and a Manu Ginobili-like frame—with a wit and tongue ‘n cheek bravado to match—but behind all that is a distinct voice, delivered with the ease of a natural songsmith. For this WASTOIDS chat, Hollow sits down with Duwaun Johnson of The Country Brothers to talk about how he hooked up with masked singer Orville Peck, his love of basketball, his cover of the 2010 dance sensation “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn, and his favorite Coen Brothers movies.

The Special Podness: Atom, Elvis and Jay Leno

The Special Podness returns with another episode devoted to The Special Goodness, with Pat Wilson of Weezer, Atom Willard (Rocket From the Crypt, Against Me!) and Weezer historian Karl Koch. This episode focuses on the MTV Music Awards, Atom Willard meeting the Weezer/Special Goodness crew, and that time Jay Leno ended up knocking on Pat’s door—and by the way, Elvis is involved.

WASTOIDS With…Marc Masters (The Spindle)

This is WASTOIDS With and we’re hanging with a voice that should be familiar to listeners, Marc Masters, co-host of The Spindle podcast. Every two weeks, he and his partner John Howard discuss a single 7” record here on WASTOIDS. So far, they’ve covered 45s by Flipper, Pavement, Superchunk, and Hüsker Dü. Marc’s also a musician—he and John played in a group called The Plums—as well as one of our favorite music writers, whose work can be read Pitchfork, Bandcamp, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Wire. His 2007 book No Waveis sadly out of print, but commands high dollar prices on the secondary market, and he’s hard at work on a book about the history of cassettes, which we discuss here today on WASTOIDS With…Marc Masters. 

The Spindle: Pavement-Slay Tracks: 1933–1969

The 7-inch record isn’t just a format–it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.  The Spindle keeps it short and to the point–just like the best 7-inches do. This episode, the duo celebrates the return of Pavement—who are reunited and playing shows currently—and drops the needle on Slay Tracks: 1933–1969, Pavement’s debut EP.