From September, 2008, this episode features music from Jonathon Glen Wood and Civil State. We also have a promo video for “Jack The Ripper,” the musical by Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde, which opened the week this show was originally posted, and there’s some vintage campaign animation from 1960.
I went back to the original production notes, and was highly amused by what I wrote about one of our guests, so I’m excerpting it here:
“Our first musical guest is Jonathon Glen Wood, and I’m telling the truth. I really didn’t know he was a musician when we first met. I ran into him at Heathen’s bar in South Charleston where we both went to hear our mutual friends, Mark Bates and The Vacancies. Jonathon was kind enough to let me hide behind him when a rather inebriated woman who looked like Ed Asner decided I was her new boyfriend.
When I found out Jonathon was a musican, I checked out his Myspace page, and was floored by the quality of his voice and his songwriting. This was golden material, like Woody Guthrie and Hank Sr. had a kid (don’t try and imagine that, though).”
Jonathan is based in Louisville now, but he recently returned home to play a show at kinship goods, and is still making wonderful music.