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The Merlin Show: Two JVs and more

Two JVs & a Nick

No, I haven't yet interviewed Nick Mirov, but The Merlin Show's launch week juggernaut rolls on with interviews featuring two "JV"s: Google's Jeffrey Veen and San Francisco indie rock institution John Vanderslice (the latter of whom also has a show tonight at The Independent at which you should say hi if you see me). Clickable versions of both episodes provided after the jump.

Also, I've posted my first in a series of credit highlights, beginning with John Roderick, the man behind the wonderful music you hear over our credits (it's called "Blue Diamonds" and you can download it here).

Finally, if you haven't yet subscribed for free, it's a great time to hop in. Also, kindly note that, if you subscribe via iTunes, you can help me potentially overtake several popular public radio shows. Which would be really cool.

Jeffrey Veen

John Vanderslice

Warning: contains PG-13 language and at least one f-bomb.

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Merlin - Love the theme...

Merlin - Love the theme music for the "show" - everyone must do themselves a HUGE favor and pick up Long Winter's latest release - "Putting the Days to Bed". Fantastic record.

The John Vanderslice interview was great. It reminded of the classic article written by Steve Albini, legendary guitarist of Big Black, and producer of everyone from Cheap Trick to Nirvana. Albini's article called The Problem With Music was written early in his career as a producer as he was seeing bands he produced being ravaged by the music industry. Though this article is dated, it breaks down into hard numbers how the chips are stacked against bands once they sign with a major.

Check it out...




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