Erik Paparazzi has been recording and touring in various incarnations of The Paparazzi since way back. His heroes are the underdogs of pop like Harry Nilsson, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren, Lee Hazelwood, Brian Wilson, and all the other musical visionaries who can get down with happy accidents, soul power, and the lushness of it all. And his experiences performing with the likes of Cat Power, Dirty Delta Blues, and other notable acts informs his powerful solo work. Here, he catches up with Travis, talks about his work, and offers a rousing interpretation of a perhaps-familiar commercial.
Featured Song: “Hi”
The Paparazzi’s Rococo is available from Serious Business Records.
The Paparazzi on Serious Business Records: http://seriousbusinessrecords.com/artists/show/17
Benji Cossa: “A Rainbow”
Cumberland Falls is in Daniel Boone National Forest, Tennessee. On a clear night a moonbow or lunar rainbow is visible at the base of the falls. Check it out.
This is the lone non-Kevin Fish original on Higgins’ Straight A’s record. It was written by Josh Kaufman. This is a gem. Josh is a gem. Higgins make gems, exclusively.
I have recently heard a telling difference between cats and dogs. If a cat owner dies alone with the animal and no other food source, the cat will dive right in and eat the deceased person. Out of loyalty, the dog will wait a day or so.
fuck spirals! we don’t need ‘em.
npr gets it.
Self-described as “hot, raucous, retro swing for two,” Two Man Gentlemen Band lives up to its claim. But, as the name suggests, there’s a subtle ridiculousness to the group’s sound. You can download “Pork Chops” here, a song which claims, “My girl tastes like pork chops when I kiss her / I wonder what she had for dinner.” Yum?
Higgins’s cover of “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” Stream it on Soundcloud, and check out our page there, we have hundreds of songs up for your listening pleasure.
and if you like this, definitely check out Higgins’s new record, Straight A’s. Also available on iTunes or on green vinyl!
Higgins - Serious Business on BTR [ep77]