Month: July 2019

  • Ep136: Brainiac (John, Juan, Tyler)

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    • -Documentaries, keys to the city and being Brainiac in 2019
    • Honoring Tim’s memory
    • revisting material and the perspective of age.
    • Tyler, coming back to playing music and his son “getting” Brainiac.
    • Multigenerational audiences
    • the reunion industrial complex
    • Tim’s dad: “are you going to keep going?”
    • Getting back together for a benefit and reconnecting
    • Familiarty for better or worse.
    • Idiosynchratic music, context and impact
    • Tim Krug (the missing link/understudy)
    • Picking who does what (singing songs, etc.)
    • Subbing for the local legandary hardcore band and destroying the floor in the process.
    • “We’ll Eat Anything.”
    • “oh, that was awful” “That was the best show ever!”
    • Being claimed as an influence and embracing doing something different than what others do.
    • Hostile or baffled audiences?
    • the band playoffs (and WINNING it)
    • The Brainiac – internationale ep with Kim Deal
    • When John joined the band, Bonsai Superstar, etc. 
    • Brainiac as the all boys Brady Bunch.
    • Hissing Prigs
    • Tyler gets new drums, and how they shaped the sound of that record.
    • Recording “nothing ever changes”Recording Electro Shock for President, distortions and learning how to record (usually the wrong way)and bringing that hodge podge to Jim O’Rourke
    • Keyboards, samplers, etc. and bringing that out live.
    • Playing “New/unreleased songs” for the reunion show, songs that might have been on the next (major label?) record.
    • Being a “weird” band and infiltrating mass cultureB
    • Brainiac covers and legacy, overall take on things, and the rights to the back catalog.

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