Live’s Secret Samadhi

Episode 6

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In this episode, Mark and Thom dive into Live’s 1997 album, Secret Samadhi. They discuss Live’s connection to Nirvana, their often overlooked debut album Mental Jewelry, their success with Throwing Copper, the changing music culture of the time, before jumping into you’ve come to know and love from Mark and Thom as they look into Secret Samadhi.

This episode, Mark and Thom dive into Live’s album Secret Samadi. Discussing the formation of Live, the constraints the band recorded within, while going off on tangents covering topics like Launch, a short-lived but innovative interactive music magazine

Show notes

00:04:03 – General catch up
00:22:50 – Album Title Explanation / Exploration
00:29:41 – Rattlesnake
00:35:00 – Lakini’s Juice
00:41:00 – Graze
00:43:03 – Century
00:44:34 – Ghost
00:46:09 – Unsheathed
00:48:30 – Insomnia and the Hole in the Universe
00:49:22 – Turn My Head
00:52:19 – Heropsychodreamer
00:53:15 – Freaks
00:56:13 – ‘Merica
00:57:18 – Gas Hed Goes West
00:59:01 – Final Thoughts / Wrap Up / Whatever
01:02:41 – Top 3

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Mark & Thom

Mark is the creative director and co-founder of Burro Borracho Records. After high school he spent a few years working as a manager with Wherehouse Music. He occasionally plays drums and has been in such non-productive go nowhere band start ups that no one has ever heard of like The Unsex, Avenue C, The Reaganauts, and Next Time I See Murphy (which also saw him play some guitar and take on vocal duties). He was the original drummer for Quiet Morning & the Calamity but left the band to pursue a degree in Motion Graphic Design.
During his college years, as photo editor of his school newspaper, his review of Radiohead's Kid A won first prize for Critical Review in a California statewide collegiate journalism contest. After graduating with his degree he filled in back on drums for QM&TC's first national tour in support of their debut EP Son of the Sad Soul, which features the song Gambling On Old Tires which Mark co-wrote.
Thanks to the influence of his mother who spent all her years playing guitar and singing folk songs, as well as three older brothers with drastically differing musical tastes, Mark has always known the important role music can and should play and has been a music fan all his life but he's only been a stubborn overly opinionated asshole about the superiority of his on musical tastes since his early teenage years. At the last count he had about 1,200 compact discs. Yes, he still collects cds.

Thom's a digital marketer by day and armchair theologian, podcaster, writer, amateur home chef, and beer aficionado by night. When not working, he's a typical family man with a propensity to create.

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