First off, I wanted to wish everyone a happy 2017. It’s a new year, which brings a new opportunities, and allows us to reboot. In some cases, that’s a great thing to reflect and see what we can improve on about ourselves and to set strong goals in the year to come. For me, I have many, but one of my musical goals is to work on more fundamentals. Practice more and push myself out of my guitar comfort zone.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been seeing people talk about this little video series/movie called “I’ve Nothing But My Name”. This show features Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, solo) talking to Iggy Pop. I don’t really want to call it an interview, because the format was very loose – which I absolutely loved. You know when people say “I wish I could be a fly on the wall”? Well, that’s exactly what it was like. It was fascinating for me to watch Moore, who clearly is a fan of Iggy’s work in the past ask questions and join the conversation’s ebb and flow.
Things even get a little more interesting when they decide to jam a little bit with Thurston on the Jazzmaster and Iggy just freestyling some vocals. It’s not the “greatest”, but it really reminded me of those early days with close friends making up songs on the spot. It’s not suppose to be “great”, but a shared intimate moment that I can really appreciate.
Check out the full series below…
I’ve Nothing But My Name – Iggy Pop in Conversation With Thurston Moore
During their conversation, they talk about Iggy’s latest album – Post Pop Depression, which features Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures, etc). When they went on tour, they absolutely killed it with Noveller opening up the shows and with all star band line up. Iggy mentions ACL, so here is that performance:
Let me know what you think by commenting below! Love to hear your thoughts about the conversation and what you think about Iggy Pop!