This week, the late Anthony Bourdain reminds you that “This is what you want. This is what you need. This is the path to true happiness and wisdom…”
We’d like to think that Mr. Bourdain would have enjoyed this podcast, as he raised his glass to admonish us that music is indeed the path to true happiness and wisdom. So, we toast the spirit of that rakish raconteur by welcoming Ted Hattemer into the studio for the show.
Hattemer, while still playing drums with Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments and bass guitar with Moviola, just released his debut solo album, Mass Amnesia, last month. His songs are personal, yet sparse; beautifully weaving both melancholy and hopeful tones throughout each story.
In addition to playing music from his new album, we delve into what instrument he played as a child (hint… it’s not the drums), how he came to join TJSA in 1994, as well as his other current band, Catawba Red, which he describes as kind of like a “bowling night” get-together among friends.
We reminisce about the bygone venues he’s played, including Stache’s, Bernie’s and Apollos. He even had the chance to play the now defunct CBGB’s in New York City at one point. You’ll hear all this and more, as we manage to bring the Grateful Dead into the conversation, too…
Music on this week’s show:
- This Old Town
- Gave Up Today
- World Was Nine
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Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments’ next show is April 10 at MOTR in Cincy.
Moviola will be releasing a new album in early May 2020.
Download an mp3 of this week’s show with Ted Hattemer HERE
The Cat Club Podcast with Ted Hattemer – Episode 144