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.

Episodes

January 20, 2022 77 min

Ed Durocher and I chat about Canadian manners, prog rock, sci-fi tats, Victor Wooten's "The Music Lesson," three-stringed guitars, and more! 

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Rusty Belicek, Frank Cueto, and I dig deep into the history of dance music and dance genres, opening for James Brown, and word processor skills, plus we check out some of their recent solo projects!

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January 6, 2022 77 min

Nick Etwell and I discuss art deco wallpaper, crate digging, phonographs, TV and film music, the '60s aesthetic, and more! 

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December 25, 2021 57 sec

Happy holidays from 40 Minutes of Funk! Thanks so much for listening each week. Tune in here for a quick holiday announcement, and we'll catch you in early 2022 for more episodes.

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December 16, 2021 68 min

The guys and I talk about doing splits, playing the rests, characters in the soultiverse, pop-up jams, and video shoots, plus, the fellas turn the tables and interview me for a spell! 

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December 9, 2021 83 min

Multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Shawn Lee and I talk about creative chaos, the Midwest Funk bed, recording exercise music, making MySpace connections, hunting the elusive Clutchy Hopkins, and more! 

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December 2, 2021 76 min

Alan Evans (Soulive, the Alan Evans Trio) and I discuss soundtracks for movies that don't exist, brotherly competition, songwriting as a multi-instrumentalist, and more! 

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November 25, 2021 66 min

Funk/soul veteran DJ Larry Grogan and I discuss funk evangelism, radio station allegiance, and sunshine pop, plus, he schools us on geographical funk and soul!

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November 18, 2021 68 min

Grammy Award-winning musician Shaun Martin and I discuss Funk in the church, Snarky Puppy prep, and emoting on the voice box, plus, I throw a keyboardist lightning round at him for good measure! 

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November 11, 2021 76 min

JD, Mike, and I discuss fedoras, roller coasters, wrestling for stage time, and more!

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November 4, 2021 81 min

Tom O'Grady and I fanboy over Herbie Hancock, collecting vinyl, and collecting keyboards, plus we discuss picking "go home" songs for live gigs, and more!

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October 28, 2021 52 min

Greg Gonzalez, Beto “Bigtoe” Martinez, and I discuss how to "reset" the Funk, playing pool with the Wu-Tang Clan, and covering Ozzy, of course!

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October 21, 2021 75 min

Dan West, Ivan Khatchoyan, and Jake Mason and I tell tales of how the Funk survived playing on the dance floor, laying on the dance floor, and smoking on the dance floor, plus the "funk face," covering Metallica, and more!

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October 14, 2021 104 min

Stefan Redtenbacher and I discuss funky folk music, setting copy machines on fire, teaching at Hogwarts, and selling technology to the Chinese government.

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October 7, 2021 60 min

Adam Volsen, Roy Spencer, and I discuss the cut and paste aesthetic, the "no snitching" policy among DJs, and Roy gives us a 72-second history of the evolution of funk.

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September 30, 2021 65 min

Jake Mason and I talk about the "sh*tty is pretty" approach to recording, the Melbourne funk and soul scenes, the “funk web,” plus, we play Cookin' on 3 Burners' brand new single, which dropped Sept. 2021!

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September 23, 2021 71 min

Leigh Gracie and I discuss British Deep Funk, the 90's funk gulf, and the antics of backing up funk and soul legends like Martha High and Eddie Bo.

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September 16, 2021 67 min

Funk veteran Gilbert Rivera and I talk about talent shows, flying saucers, getting robbed in Oklahoma City, upstaging James Brown, and the beginnings of funk.

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September 9, 2021 53 min

Seven sweaty men cram into a small room to discuss corn dogs, Eddie Murphy, Dragon Ball Z, and the simplicities of democratic band leadership. Bonus content for Patreon members!

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September 2, 2021 51 min

Tomer George Cohen and I talk about composing for cartoons, teaching saxophone online, and the intersections of multicultural funk.

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