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January 12 2016

Joss reveals the Grateful Dead song that transformed him. He and Shawnee Kilgore tell what inspired them to write songs, first individually and now jointly. Direct link to the interview here.

For those unable or unwilling to listen to the interview, the transformational tune for Joss was the version of "Stagger Lee" on the Dead's Shakedown Street, particularly the line in which Delia wields a sidearm so as to puncture Lee's hopes for posterity. (Original title: "Delia the Psychopath Gelder.") For Shawnee Kilgore, Ani DiFranco was the game changer and life changer.

That was a good interview and about 20 minutes long.
Great interview. Still very excited for this project.
Love Joss, if I didn't I wouldn't be here, but this does not personally interest me if the influences for the project reflect the output. Not a fan of the Dead or DiFranco. Not here to bash, just sharing my personal preference for music.
I'm just fascinated to learn that Joss is a Dead Head. I'm not, though I appreciate their music. I've only been to 2 of their concerts. But some of my friends are a band called Wake the Dead - they do Dead songs interleaved with Celtic music, and have come up with some terrific stuff.

Also I associate Stagger Lee with Taj Mahal. Hm. I'll have to look up the Dead's version.

[ edited by Jocelyn on 2016-01-14 02:13 ]

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