Episode 76- Dessa (Doomtree). On a tour rapper/singer, Dessa, and Yoni’s band WHY? are on together, the two new friends sneak off after soundcheck to have a talk in the tour van. They discuss Dessa’s teenage karaoke career, running away from home, her career writing creative nonfiction, Turkey, touring, diet, religion, philosophy, slam poetry, and future aspirations.
THE WANDERING WOLF with Yoni Wolf is eclectic this week and very good! Check it out:
Episode 73- Liz, Josiah, Kiely, Jamey Brill. In Athens, Georgia for their friends’ wedding reception, Yoni, Liz, Josiah, and Kiely sit down outside at a cafe and discuss anxiety stifling creativity, focusing on an audience of one, writing words vs. music, psychoactive drugs vs. sober meditation, and learning how to be alone. Yoni’s friend since high school, collectable toy producer, Jamey Brill, is in Cincinnati for a wedding. The two old friends meet up at Whole Foods and talk about methods of separating work and leisure for the self-employed, how Jamey got into the toy game, and what he’s currently working on.
Episode 72- Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., etc.). Yoni and Lou are both in Indianapolis to play a festival with their respective bands, WHY? and Sebadoh. They take a moment out to get to know each other a bit in the basement of Joyful Noise label head, Karl’s basement. They talk about keeping it fresh after all these years, the mid nineties heyday the for the underground indy rock scene, playing high, Lou’s roots and moving back east to be close to family, home recording, and Neil Young.
A very real conversation between the Wolf brothers, Yoni Wolf and Josiah Wolf for THE WANDERING WOLF podcast.
Episode 70- Josiah Wolf 2 (WHY? (Yoni’s bro)). Josiah and Yoni sit down in the courtyard of The Northside Tavern in Cincinnati for a talk. They talk about high cholesterol, day jobs, how to focus and maintain creative energy as a super busy person, the future of their band, WHY?, writing, losing confidence with age and wisdom, making his solo, Jet Lag album, and gentrification.
Episode 69- Eric Copeland (Black Dice). Yoni heads over to Eric’s Brooklyn basement warehouse studio for a talk. They discuss Eric’s musical roots, his work ethic, performing live, his recording process, Danny Brown, Animal Collective, New Orleans music, Easy Rider, and his possible upcoming move to Majorca, Spain.
Yoni Wolf’s conversation with Ella Yelich-O’Connor, Lorde, for THE WANDERING WOLF @lordemusic @yoniwolf!!
Episode 68- Ella Yelich-O’Connor (Lorde). During a songwriting session in NYC, Yoni and Ella take some time out to talk on mic. They discuss performing, falling in love with songwriting, Ella’s career thus far, being a female teenage boss, curating the soundtrack for the new Hunger Games, Ella’s previous and current musical inspirations, using visualizations, and synesthesia.
Episode 66- Dave Portner (Avey Tare (Animal Collective)). Yoni heads to Louisville to check out Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks at Forecastle music festival. After the show, Yoni and the band and company head back to the hotel where he and Dave get a chance to talk on mic. They discuss festivals vs. short bill concerts, using effects, songwriting, failed recordings and vague demos, musical popularity, Dave and Animal Collective’s beginnings, record labels, meditation, and The Grateful Dead.
Episode 65- Johnny Pemberton. Yoni meets up with Johnny at his Los Angeles office for a get-to-know-you talk. They talk for over 2 hours! The first half of the conversation is available for listening on Pemberton’s ‘Twisting the Wind’ podcast on the Feral network. They trade healthy recipes, discuss Johnny’s career as an actor and stand-up, auditioning and casting, his favorite roles, routine, meditation, and writing.
Episode 64- April O’Neil. Yoni heads up to April’s hip downtown LA loft to have a little talk. They discuss April’s upbringing, how she got into porn, girl only porn vs. guy-girl porn, boyfriend sex vs. porn sexx, costume play, pinball, and baking.
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF podcast features ex-Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks/ solo musician, Angel Deradoorian!!
Episode 63- Angel Deradoorian. Yoni and Angel meet up at Angel’s house in LA for an in-depth talk. They discuss meditation, yoga, recording her debut solo EP, the solo full-length she just finished, self-motivation, playing in Dirty Projectors, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, and a bunch of other bands, her musical upbringing, and touring.
Episode 60- Becky Wolf 2 (Sister). Yoni returns to Oakland and so Becky returns to THE WANDERING WOLF from her dining room table. They discuss her getting back on anti-depressants, her school going on lock-down, her future plans, how the public school systems are damaged and how they might be improved.
Yoni’s convo with @OddNosdam71 for THE WANDERING WOLF!!
Episode 59- David Madson (Odd Nosdam). Yoni and David sit down on the patio of David’s west Berkeley cottage. They talk about David’s early years, cLOUDDEAD, his work with Serengeti and Jel, reaching quiet, recording techniques, diet, shoes, and bass.