40 Minutes of Funk

40 Minutes of Funk

40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and their music.


June 15, 2023 57 secs

Season Two is a wrap! Thanks so much to my Patreon supporters, interview guests, and to YOU for listening. We'll be back for Season Three this fall - in the meantime, please help support the show by listening to past episodes, telling your friends and family about the 40 Minutes of Funk podcast, or joining as a monthly Patreon supporter today. Thanks again, and see you in Season Three!

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Nashville-based studio and live music photographer Michael Weintrob talks with me about his critically-acclaimed photography book series, "Instrumenthead," capturing vs. creating, seeing and hearing art in the same space, funk flare, hanging instruments (and photographers), and much more!

Check out Michael Weintrob!

Website: http://www.instrumenthead.com

Social: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelW...

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June 1, 2023 83 mins

Members of British funk/soul/pop outfit Supergiant chat with me about vintage telephones, subliminal song lyrics, magically appearing keyboardists, funky reprises, El Duende, the blues, and more!

Check out Supergiant!

Website: https://supergiant1.bandcamp.com

Social: https://www.facebook.com/northern.funk/ | https://www.instagram.com/supergiantuk/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ikgGTRH...

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May 25, 2023 80 mins

Nashville pop/funk/soul band The It City chats with me about spontaneous screams, session work, empathy, swagger, clavinet vibes, and more! Plus, we hear TWO all-new tracks before they drop to the public.

Check out The It City!

Website: https://www.theit.city

Social: https://www.facebook.com/itcityband/ | https://www.instagram.com/itcityband/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6dURjucmKAZJh...

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May 18, 2023 55 mins

New Orleans "future funk" band Water Seed joins me for a fun talk about comic books, stadium anthems, mythology, virtual reality, and more!

Check out Water Seed!

Website: https://www.waterseedmusic.com/

Social: https://www.facebook.com/waterseedmusic/ | https://www.instagram.com/waterseedmusic

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6q5VDUQTPZPaNS9Fm2hUVQ?si=m4SscJNRQg-3nFmBxsv9Hw

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May 11, 2023 60 mins

Finnish soul/funk outfit Chicken Grass bassist and manager Janne Valppu chats with me about swamp soul, New Orleans connections, magical forests, animal voices, and more!

Check out Chicken Grass!


Social: https://www.facebook.com/chickengrassofficial/ | https://www.instagram.com/chickengrassofficial/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/62dZcs...

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May 4, 2023 60 mins

Australian alt-pop duo JUNO joins me from their touring car to chat about miming musicians, baby names, a love for ramen, and more!

Check out JUNO!

Website: https://www.junoisaband.com

Social: https://www.facebook.com/juno.aus | https:/www.instagram.com/juno.aus

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5rxsXE7ZCWfW3ft7Dc5eyu?si=rX_B8db6SaqZlhaNR2dpfA

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April 27, 2023 64 mins

Bassist extraordinaire Rustee Allen and I discuss his past with Sly & The Family Stone, Bobby Womack, and others, plus we talk symphonic bass, pencil mustaches, flying with George Clinton, and more!

Check out Rustee Allen!

Website: http://www.rusteeallen.com

Social: https://www.instagram.com/rustee.allen/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1DNNLOqdIrEOZt947UrjrW?si=Bso9gzitRdqKM8NpqH8UeA&nd=1...

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April 20, 2023 94 mins

German trumpet master Michael Treetop Voss, former member of the Poets of Rhythm, joins me for a lighthearted talk about his new band, Feed LA, improvisational songwriting, Bavarian brass bands, playing dual trumpets, and more!

Check out Treetop's projects!

Websites: https://waxthematique.com/collections/feed-la

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April 13, 2023 69 mins

Guitarist and master collaborator Leon Toye of Nashville/NOLA/Austin mashup funk monster Toyesauce and I talk about paradiddles with Stanton Moore, kung fu grand masters, country music stylings, chopping down pawn shop guitars, and more!

Check out Toyesauce!

Website: https://www.toyesauce.com

Social: https://www.facebook.com/toyesauce | https://www.instagram.com/toyesaucemusic/

Bandcamp: https://toyesauce....

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April 6, 2023 56 mins

Organ giant Robert Walter takes a moment from his tour with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to discuss his bands the 20th Congress and The Greyboy Allstars, old skool jazz/funk records, retro rap/hip-hop, funk as a language, and more!

Check out Robert Walter!

Website: https://www.robertwalter.com/ | https://royalpotatofamily.com/artists/robert-walters-20th-congress/

Social: https://www.facebook.com/20thCongress/ | h...

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March 30, 2023 100 mins

Guitarist, composer, collaborator, and educator Ari Joshua and I discuss South African decorative bongs, vibration and frequency, basketball dreams, psychedelic trips, and more!

Check out Ari Joshua!

Website: https://arijoshua.com/home

Social: https://www.facebook.com/arijoshua | https://www.instagram.com/arijoshualovesyou/ | https://twitter.com/arijoshuamusic

Bandcamp: https://arijoshua.bandcamp.com

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March 23, 2023 76 mins

Italian musician and Instagram sensation Giacomo Turra and I chat about music/social media balance, spreading positive energy, multiple video takes, custom gear, funk pedals, and more!

Check out Giacomo Turra!

Social: https://www.instagram.com/giacomoturra | https://www.facebook.com/giacomoturramusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/giacomoturra

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7FZ7QjjU3oULdlzZr6...

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March 16, 2023 83 mins

Australian/British singer/songwriter/producer Joel Sarakula and I chat about vintage furniture, yacht rock, dystopias, computer games, the Indonesian soul scene, and more!

Check out Joel Sarakula!

Website: http://www.joelsarakula.com

Social: https://www.facebook.com/JoelSarakula | https://www.instagram.com/joelsarakula/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4g6I8YJ0bKAXysiV6oz4yV?si=ajU-scaYRF...

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March 9, 2023 74 mins

1970s Salsoul Records disco pioneers Double Exposure and I discuss 1950s doo-wop, fancy threads, 12-in. singles, past shenanigans, disco cruises, and more, in this super fun and funny interview.

Check out Double Exposure!

Website: https://www.doubleexposuremusic.com/

Social: https://www.facebook.com/DoubleExposure4Philly | https://www.instagram.com/double_exposure4/

Spotify: https://open.spotify....

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March 2, 2023 73 mins

"Stone Head Funk" rockers Grease Dealer and I talk band poaching, pre-Columbian Mesoamerican art, BBQ, band mascots, and more!

Check out Grease Dealer!

Website: https://greasedealer.com/

Social: https://www.facebook.com/greasedealerfunk | https://www.instagram.com/greasedealerfunk/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@greasedealerfunk

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0007e...

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February 23, 2023 78 mins

Object Heavy members and I discuss wood paneling, costume contests, improvisation, writing with intention, and more!

Check out Object Heavy!

Website: https://objectheavymusic.com/

Social:https://www.facebook.com/objectheavy | https://www.instagram.com/objectheavy

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0FA1mTRe9hRA5I8AenWUaq

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February 16, 2023 104 mins

True Loves funk/soul/blues guitar giant Jimmy James and I chat about Oompa Loompas, garbage guitars, neighborhood chickens, the blues, and more!

Check out Jimmy James and True Loves!

Website: https://www.truelovesband.com/

Social: https://www.instagram.com/jimmyscratchjames/ | https://www.instagram.com/truelovesband/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1IlKHxSbOJDx10sotxhk4Z?si=ek9ss5s9TX2nV...

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February 9, 2023 72 mins

David M. Celia, founder of independent funk/soul label F-Spot Records and band The Bombillas, joins me for a fun talk about Afrobeat, composing music for children's TV, lightbulbs, Egyptian princes, and more. Plus, hear a Night Owls tune that hasn't been released yet! F-Spot is also home to funky acts such as Mestizo Beat, Jungle Fire, The White Blinds, and Rhythm Roots Allstars - an all-star lineup you don't want to...

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December 15, 2022 64 mins

Shira Elias and I talk about faceplants and wardrobe malfunctions, maintaining positivity, staying in the groove, solar photography, and more!

Check out Shira Elias!

Website: https://www.shiraelias.com/

Social: https://www.instagram.com/shirashirabangbang/ | https://www.facebook.com/shiraeliasgoods

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7oFLqsm4xnhxx9IWS56rKQ?si=Q2HcXTCmTui6vsIsaOIjBA


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