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June 6, 2021 31 mins

Asher invites guest and colleague Steve Pruneau to answer the question, "Will there ever be another David Bowie?" (or The Clash, Blondie, The Police, etc). Steve agrees to search for "good" 21st century version of classic rock music, and Asher bets hard against him. Inevitably "Free Bird" comes up, but also Mumford and Sons and Townes Van Zandt.

Today we're going to be joined by my colleague

For know who many of you have heard before. So let's get on with the show. Steve we're back with you again, this guy — I've invited you here because few people know that you're a musician I know from, from college anyway, and you've got the soul of the musician. The artist is in you and you and I are collaborators that talk about music a lot as a meme and use certain examples. So for instance, David Bowie, and some of the, the creative Verve that that guy put out, I liken him to Freddie mercury. It's now a thing to look at Freddie mercury and queen with all the documentaries that have come out. But I, if you look at Queen's versatility, if you look at the body of work, they put out, these are people that are superhuman compared to us laurels in terms of the volume of stuff you and I put out from our desk on a daily basis, the average person out there probably puts out, you look at something like what Freddie mercury has done. And it's whether you like his music or not. It's nothing short of. It's like talking about Mozart. Is there not going to be another David Bowie?

There's not going to be another David Bowie. So you can start the morning process. Now,

Steve, you didn't know, you could have, let me down easy. You could've barricaded

To say I had a sort of feel that, you know, anyway, we just

Got done talking, right previously about you know, when you feel strongly about something you just going to come

Out with. That's my point. I'm teasing. Yeah, go ahead. When you give it to me, rip the bandaid off, do it. Don't I love the nurses, the big Husky Germanic nurses, that when I say they're going to give me a shot, that's one of these things. That's the size of a, of a tube of toothpaste that I say, is this going to hurt me? Oh yeah. Like, thank you. That's ma'am that's all I wanted was honesty at it. Somebody give it to me stab. They just stab you. Yeah. Most of our men squeal a little bit. Anyway. Yes. You look like a man who respects the truth. You ask them to come on, let's go. No more David Bowie. So please continue.

I gotta revise your intro. I need to add the word amateur musician, and let's emphasize amateur big time, but certainly everything else is true that music is a big part of my life. And I look to it for inspiration and, and so forth. And I look like I look to music and performers and, and the history of bands, you know, to kind of figure out well, how did you all chart your course? How did you figure out what worked and how did you shake off what the industry said you should do? Or the producer or the record label said you should do and so forth. So that's the creative process. And all of that is, is a big part of my interest because it helps with other parts of my life and business and, and the things that I build and work on.

I've heard, I've heard people, even when I was a kid, the complaint from people who are a generation or two older than me, when I was in my teens, say, music's not like it used to be, you know, they don't have the classics anymore. And they were referring to what they call the oldest standards from the thirties and forties as though there was a lack of talent. And so I part ways on this question of, oh, you know, we don't have the same talent nowadays and we for sure don't have the same. John rhe music continues to evolve. It, it doesn't stay the same. Didn't even stay the same. You know, in the 16 hundreds, people kept getting inspiration from each other and then it would bounce back and forth. And the political and social times...

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