Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy
About This Show
Emil Amos tells disturbing and often humiliating stories about growing up in a small town in the 90's with co-host Jonah Bayer. Every other episode digs into the archaeology of lesser known music history to illuminate the cosmology of the outsider from another angle.
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Dec 18 17
Episode 29 tells the genesis tale behind the song 'Saccharine Trust' that was named after the classic SST band of the '80s. The first half of the cast meditates on the unstable period of life the song is about and then segues into a lesson on meeting your heroes when Emil ends up face to face with his early underground idol, J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr.
The second half of the cast drifts into the minefield of trying to discern why the modern era seems less distinct and vital and mourns the loss of a central underground community. While the end devolves into solipsistic philosophical attempts to find a positive thread somewhere within our cultural wreckage while wrestling with an increasingly plastic world.