Ian Insect is Evil podcast, episode 24: “Bad Decisions” featuring Casey Hanner, Cumi Ikeda & Frank McDade.
“In the creakiest episode yet, a musician, a stand-up and a puppeteer walk in to a studio and discuss passion, money, hamburgers and validation. Just kidding, it’s a murder mystery! Can you figure out who the asshole is before we do?”
music I love
Regina Spektor, classically trained Soviet-born American singer-songwriter, fun and quirky with lyrics that are sometimes deep, sometimes nonsensical. “Samson,” which re-imagines the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, is so beautiful, it hurts my heart every time I listen to it.
Brandi Carlile, American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter whose songs speak to my soul. Her self-titled 2005 Brandi Carlile might be my favorite album. But that’s a hard call. And “Turpentine” is up there in my favorite songs.
Sylvan Esso‘s “Hey Mami,” with a beautiful a cappella opening that gradually turns into heavy folk electronica without losing the beauty established in the beginning, blows me away.
The Blow‘s “True Affection,” with its lightly accompanied female vocal paired with fantastical underwater lyrics, haunted me from the first time I heard it.