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Side Tracks with Rusty Pate

Aug 22, 2018

As this little show continues to Little-Engine-That-Could its way up the Podcast Mountain, I’ve started to look at how I can make things better.

That means it’s time to start experimenting. I have some big plans for 2019, but I felt like episode 25 was a good time to mix things up. I added a short intro last week before getting into the interview segment. I’ve started trying to bank as many interviews as I can – doing a bunch and having them in reserve. As such, sometimes the conversation veers into current events which make no sense when the pod finally posts. This intro gives me a chance to fill in those blanks.

I can also use this to address any issues that might have popped up from previous episodes.

This week doesn’t really fall into either of those categories, so I came up with a new segment.

The Random Shuffle Re-Discovery Song of the Week needs a more catchy title. For my first selection, I pick the track “Smile” by Smith Westerns from their 2011 album “Dye the World.”

My guest this week is Don Thrasher. Thrasher is a musician and journalist from Dayton, Ohio. He is a tireless champion of local music. We talk quickly about his band Smug Brothers before deep diving on the 1978 album “Dub Housing” by Pere Ubu.

As always, thanks to Frontier Folk Nebraska for use of their song “Cut You Loose” as our theme music.

Smug Brothers

Pere Ubu

Frontier Folk Nebraska