Coming from a world of fanzines and hanging out with your favorite musicians for hours on end and moving into a decade-long stint as a host on a free form radiok station, it was really only a matter of time before Tom Scharpling
created this: Low Times. The new podcast is all about long conversations with musicians. There’s the freedom of zines and the vast frontier of podcastlandia, which means gives the creators (Tom is joined by Daniel Ralston and Maggie Serotaand) a great creative freedom. Says Tom:
There’s an elasticity to what this podcast is going to be that really excites me. I have no idea what episode ten of this thing will be. But I do know that episode one is pretty awesome and it’s only going to go up from here.
There’s no puppets or weirdo call-ins (sorry Best Show fans), but don’t think that means there’s not going to be a flood of content different from any podcast you currently subscribe to.
Check out episode one with Janet Weiss of Wild Flag, Owen Ashworth of Advance Base & Casiotome for the Painfully Alone, and Catherine Popper of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. And starting tomorrow, the site will feature original columns, news and will probably turn into your new Safari homepage. Go there now!