Attack of the Flobots!


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Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 49

This week we welcome our special guest Jamie Laurie aka "Jonny 5" who you may know as the co-lead vocalist and founding member of the band Flobots. And as we make Transformers out of paper, we also bring up… drawing comic books, the Wikipedians don’t like to change their mind, Black Panther, Time's Up, all the animals in the book of mammals, at the basketball game, what’s the first song on the second side, attention is the currency today… everyone is fighting for it… and that makes it that much more precious, supporting your local bands, observe my own thoughts and emotional reactions to things, we would just press record on a boombox, the changing music scene, it shows that art makes a difference, galvanizing rallying energy, hand cut by me and my scissors, the cumulative effect did something that was transformative, kids recording at home, it was fun to go to Kinko’s and try to make your CD cover, it began as a lie, I heard you when I was eleven, what’s the last song on the first side, creating an emotional experience for people, Madonna’s butt, you look at your phone and just swipe away, transformation has to be visceral to really make an impact, selling tapes at a barbeque, creating a sense of spectacle or wonder or fascination and we did an entire cassette that way.

“Yeah, that’s what fuels our songs. We were trying to speak to the world that we’re living in. And to speak to it in a way that resonates with people.”

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