PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST
By PIERRE PRESSURE
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Host Pierre de Gaillande interviews musicians and tries to peer pressure them into talking about politics. Each guest performs a song that has political or social resonance, and we chat about their artistic trajectory, the intersection of music and politics, and the pressure of life in these Divided States.
||ExplicitPPP #9: DAWN LANDES||Guest Dawn Landes is talented multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer living in Nashville. We talk about climbing trees with Will Oldham, her touring with Sufjan Stevens, recording with Nashville A-listers, and why bow-hunters are more macho. She performs her original song "Keep on Moving." Opening music: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. "Keep on Moving" by Dawn Landes, guitar and vocals. Other songs: "Sleigh Ride" by Bandana Splits. "Toutes Les Belles Inconues" and "For What it's Worth" by Dawn Landes. "Dark Eyes" by Will Oldham and Dawn Landes. "No Shade in the Shadow of The Cross (Live)" by Sufjan Stevens. End music: "Lazy Southern Song" by Melomane. dawnlandes.com||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #8: ROMAN ELSENER AND FA VENTILATO||A very special double episode with Fa Ventilato and Roman Elsener, two Swiss-born, New York-based musicians who have been close friends since their youth and have very different approaches to life and music. We spoke about micropolitics, CD scratching, pillow drumming, hand grenades, the Swiss national anthem backwardt, and much much more. The Ramen and Pho Orchestra performed Roman's original songs "President Fast Food" and "Sailing Out to Sea" (including a seventeen-piece whistle orchestra) as well as a sprinkling of other original improvs and tidbits. Strap in for this one people. Sponsors: Exotic molds. Theme songs: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. "President Fast Food," "Tanzbar," "Tinkley," "Chimey," "Foodoofoofoo" and "Smellow" performed by the Ramen and Fo Orchestra; Fa Ventillato, drums, Roman Elsener, guitar and vocals, Pierre de Gaillande, bass and keys. Other songs: "Yellow" and "With Biology of No Importance" by Halcyon, "Horse with Mixed Feelings" by Bingo Palace, "Sailing Out to Sea," "Goodwill and Optimism," "Rain Stones," "Beaches Apart" and "Got You" by Roman Games. Prince Nine Inch Nails mashup by Fuckintosh.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #7: PAUL BRILL||The guest on this episode of PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST is Paul Brill, an award-winning composer, musician, songwriter and producer. We spoke in his Brooklyn studio about the possible outcomes for the midterms, shredding your way to success, serving Bernie coffee, and a whole lot more. He performed a solo acoustic version of his song "Lay Down Your Weary Head." Background audio by Envelope, Malayalam, Peanut Butter, Milkweed and Paul Brill. paulbrill.com Sponsors: Man riding a spider, The 90s. Theme songs: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande with James Fletcher, drums. "Up on the Sun" by Meat Puppets performed by Pierre de Gaillande with Chris Stromquist, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" performed by Dan Menke, drums, Emily James, keys, Gerald Menke, guitar, Pierre de Gaillande, bass.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #6: MIRA COOK||Guest Mira Cook is a singer, pianist, composer, and dancer who performs regularly in NYC as a solo artist, building her songs live using vocal and instrumental loops. She also travels the world as a dancer and teacher with Battery Dance. We talked about her musical journey starting in Austin and how she fell into music by way of dance, how to stay positive in these confusing times, and upcoming album release. She performs an original tune called "Take the Easy Way Out" dedicated to her soon-to-be-born baby girl. miracook.com Sponsors: La Revolution; Rubber Bands. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #5: JACK GRACE||In this episode of PIERRE PRESSURE I tried to answer the question "Who is Jack Grace?" Is he the Country Ham, the Mariachi Cowboy, the lead singer of Van Hayride, John Pancaldo, or all of the above? We chatted about the many incarnations of Jack's career, as well as the final stages of the Monopoly game we are all living through, and we heard renditions of Jack's songs "Bad Wind Blowing" and "Being Poor." www.jackgrace.com Sponsors: #iaswell; Tungsten Filament. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #4: DYLAN NOWIK||Guest Dylan Nowik is a singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist, sound designer, and composer. We talked in the California Hill cottage about the world without humans, singing to statues in the forest, and the hopefulness of the rubber band concept. He performs two original songs; "Television Eyes" and "Mary." www.dylannowik.com Sponsors: A Donkey; Blankets. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #3: MICHAEL ROSAS||This episode's guest is singer, songwriter, musician and producer Michael Rosas. We have an in-depth conversation about growing up in Southern California, his foray into break-dancing, taking a knee, and wearing sombreros. We discuss his trajectory from the hardcore scene in OC to the band Smile, continuing with Satisfaction, Flying Sparks, and into his solo career. He performs two great songs; a cover of Bill Withers "Take It All In And Check It All Out" and his original song "American." http://michaelrosas.com Sponsors: Russia; Baby Sloths. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #2: FRED CASSIDY||My guest is musician, filmmaker, and producer Fred Cassidy. We talk about his background as a French American kid growing up between France and L.A., and we dig into politics, music, immigration, protest, Dick's, and lots of other pithy subjects. Check out his live performance of the original song "Haters" and a surprise visit from ICE. www.fredcassidy.com Sponsor: Electricity. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP #1: MIKE ANDREWS||Welcome to the first episode of PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST, a brand new sonic, musical, political adventure. The very first guest is composer, producer, singer/songwriter MikeAndrews. He formed the band the Origin, plays in the Greyboy Allstars, was the composer for the TV series Freaks and Geeks, went on to do the soundtrack for the film Donnie Darko, and is currently a very busy and successful film composer. Pierre sat down with him in his studio and talked about surfing in Sweden, income disparity, the lovely people of Mexico, and a whole lot more. And he played a beautiful U2 song on the six-string bass. Michael Andrews IMDB Sponsor: Guitar Strings. Theme song: "Merchandise" by Fugazi, performed by Pierre de Gaillande, with James Fletcher, drums. Ad music: "La Pression" by Brothers Doobie.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|