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40 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Episode 4 Squared - Sweeeeet
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast ****+—+** If you have small children in the room with you, please hold them up to the speakers so they may hear closer *+**Mr. Haircut; your favorite children’s books, read aloud by a bearded psychologist in a sweater accompanied by improvisatory free jazz.“Masterful speaksmanship defines this rugged portrayal of a story loved by 7 billion people.” - New York Times“Gripping; a pants-wetting, knuckle shredder of a wild ride!” – Vin Diesel“I thought I knew a fair amount about caterpillars; I’ve even got a phd in lepidoptery from Cornell. But these guys blew me away with groundbreaking thoroughness!” – Some Douchebag Lepidopterist“I have not authorized this public reading, and frankly, disgrace, of my work.” – Eric Carle“This tv show’s got more swear words than a rapper with fire ants on his balls” – Duke OrnstonJust when you thought you were safe, Mr. Haircut comes out with a brand new episode that will redefine the way you eat sandwiches. Join the team as they interview Ryan Macleod and Michael Anderson for the last time ever. Ryan is a psychologist and guitarist for Cashavelly Morrison, and Michael is a virtuosic pianist and composer and leader of Noobious.It’s Episode 4. SQUARED.
68 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **The long wait is over. If you’ve been holding your breath or fasting for the last 18 months to convince us to release another episode, you can breathe/eat again! This one goes out to you.This is the first episode of our 3rd season, and the guests are two of our favorite musicians, best friends, and fellow WSNC session players.Michael Kinchen plays keys in the John Ray Trio and Marvelous Funkshun, and is also a killing bassist and tenor sax player. He’s one of those musicians that pisses you off because he’s so good at everything… motherfucker. You can check out his playing here:https://johndanielray.bandcamp.com/album/the-birthday-gigRussell Kelly is the guitarist for our band RKIII, as well as the Martha Bassett Band. He is also featured on her podcast, the Martha Bassett Show! He only plays one instrument. You can check him out here:https://rkiii.bandcamp.comIf you like the show, please write us a review! Also, please consider subscribing to our Bandcamp page. That allows us to interact with you, get to know you a little bit so we can deliver what you want to hear. You also have access to special content from us, and get all of the music from all of the episodes for free!This episode is brought to you by Brightwork Law Group, LLC. Brightwork Law helps musicians, artists, and other independent business owners make the right decisions with their business. Contact email@example.com to find out more.
6 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode Four-Teen - Season 3 Preview
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **Join us as we hop on the Star Truck and set off to explore the world of Mr. Haircut season 3. This is a short episode featuring your favorite co-hosts John Daniel Ray and Jonathan Collin Greene, a couple of nice microphones and one (1) upright bass. Also featuring a live improv track from RKIII, John and Jonathan’s electronic project. The first full episode this season coming soon!**Be careful, there is a closeup of a beard in the video, and the sound of eating. If you’re sensitive or feint at the sound of biscuits, please turn off your radio now**
17 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode the 13th - Short!
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **Mr. Haircut is one year old! To celebrate, we are sharing a nice bottle of wine. If you want to celebrate with us, pour yourself a nice bottle of wine, pull up a crackling fire and listen to these musics.Today John Ray hosts a short episode with two selections from John and Jonathan’s band RKIII. You can check out more of RKIII at https://rkiii.bandcamp.com
71 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode Twelve - Mystery Mike
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **Who is the man with no haircut? We haven’t a name for this one. This one slides through the universe with no haircut at all; slipping, squeezing through tight, funky spaces; inside the pocket, outside the harmony, implying chord changes where only diatonicism existed before. For the purposes of podcast, we shall call this one: Michael Kinchen. Michael joins your super podcast team Jahn and Jo’Nathan to talk about jazz, improvisation, and vocoders.This episode is brought to you by our proud sponsors at CorpCo® “Where Corp is Our Way of Saying Hello!”Jonathan Greene, drumsJohn Daniel Ray, bassMichael Kinchen, keyboardsProduced by John Daniel Ray©2019 Mr. Haircut
66 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode Elevensies - pt 2 with Blake Richardson
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **The long awaited conclusion of Jonathan’s interview with Blake Richardson, drummer for Between the Buried and Me. If you’ve ever wondered how to be casually laid back, definitively cool, and also an extraordinary badass, listen to this man speak. Our very own badass drummer Jonathan Greene interviews Blake on topics such as practicing, touring and balancing relationships, and then brings the whole thing back to the studio so John can give a bassist’s perspective and make inane comments for your listening pleasure.
56 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode X - Breakfast Time
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **What Time is it? 1:25 pm. Nope! It’s Breakfast Time, all the time, every Time. In this episode, John and Jonathan talk to Michael Anderson, breakfast hero and piano virtuoso, about this new project Breakfast Time. The conversation spans from cats, kittens, tigers, all the way to Bartok and quantum computing, and in the midst of the rambling conversation they make some great music together.Check out all of Michael’s work at https://michaelandersonmusic.bandcamp.com
9 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode 9.5 - The Void Between Real Episodes
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve released an episode, but we’ve got lots of excuses! Just listen to the variety and voracity of our excuses. Jonathan had this one excuse that was so avoidant that it brought tears to my eyes, and I daresay I’ve had a number of truly stunning excuses in the past few weeks, excuses that would make certain politicians blush and excuse themselves.This is a filler episode, just so you don’t forget about your friends Mr. Haircut. John and Jon discuss a few new projects we’re working on and we bring you, once again, Tidal Motion for your listening pleasure. Check it out for free on the podcast, or download it from your favorite music-listening service.Love,John
73 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode Niner - The Flow: (Emotive Energy pt 3?)
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **What do you get when you take the speed of a cheetah, the fearlessness of a wolverine and the chops of an old karate master, put those personifications into actual people, put those people together in a room and have them talk about subjects they have no business talking about? — Answers at the bottom of post.Russell Kelly joins John and Jon on this episode to talk about the Flow state, and if that’s a real thing and does it serve biscuits? They quickly stray from the subject and lose the thread of conversation completely, but the train wreck is fun to listen to in a tragic sort of way. In the midst of the rambling nonsense is interspersed some snippets of great progressive improv music though, so its worth listening to through the very end just for that.Answers: A. George Washington died in 1799 B. The square root of 512 is 22.627416998 C. Yes, it serves biscuitsJonathan Greene, drumsJohn Daniel Ray, bassRussell Kelly, guitarProduced by John Daniel Ray©2019 Mr. Haircut
47 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode 86’d - Meta Noobs
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org/podcast **Holy heavy ‘meta’ Batman. Crimefighting is hard work, so when Mr Haircut is in need, hometown hero Blake Richardson answers the call with superhuman chill. The cast of Mr. Haircut covers it all with breathtaking minute-to minute commentary, interrupting the hero and a version of Jonathan from the past, because time travel.Jonathan Greene takes the lead on this episode. Jon and John interview the interview with Blake Richardson, drummer for Between the Buried and Me.
44 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode Sevensies - Emotive Energy pt 2
Ryan Hsu, guitar wizardrer of theÂ Fruit Smoothie Trio, Papa Panda and the Bamboo Shoots, and Nylon Lion graces us with his masterly presence on this second episode of our Emotive Energy series. John tries to convince Jonathan that there is some kind of communicative energy hitherto unexamined by science that connects all living things and communicates emotion between musician and audience. John calls it emotive energy, and tries to define it while Jonathan bashes him in the head with fists of logic and Ryan tries to mitigate the damage by expounding on John’s idea and then beating Jonathan with his spiritual nunchucks . Here it is.
52 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode 6ex - Emotive Energy, pt 1
** You can stream all of the music from this episode at www.mrhaircut.org ***-*++ Make sure to crank up your hairphones to maxximum volume production before listening*-*++Ryan Hsu, better known as Ryan, the guy from Fruit Smoothie Trio that plays the guitar, brought us coffee this morning and we invited him to talk with us about one of the most serious topics we’ve discussed this month. It just so happens Ryan is a guitar player, and so he brought his guitar and ring modulator pedals into the studio and we grilled him about his deepest, darkest fears, basic philosophy and worldview, and hair color.
42 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Episode 5ive: Qualerty
Can music be objectively good? Are there aspects of a song or recording that make it better than another? John and Jon dive into this deep topic, and play some objectively 'kick ass' music.
46 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Matt Sickels, aka The Hard Part, is our guest this week. We feature the second half of our conversation with him (check episode 3.x for the first part of the Hard Part) and Extra Special event today is the release of our new tune, Tidal Motion at the end of the podcast! We talk and jam in the studio with Matt for a while, about topics ranging from our cover bands to penguins to sex. Sometimes all three.
60 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Episode 3.x – The Hard Part
On today’s episode we have the fabulous Matt Sickles, aka. the Hard Part. He’s used to go with a faux hawk, but has recently shifted to a hard part to minimize setup time, and he usually plays the hard part on guitar with his many bands. Including, as we have recorded here, Mr. Haircut. We got some pretty nasty improvisations this episode, and some deep, inspiring, thought provoking, raucous conversation. I wrote out a script for Matt to follow, but once again, forgot it at home… so this episode is improvised. I think my squirrel already chewed on my script for next week, so we might have to improv that one too. You are in for a treat– biscuits, grandma guitars, speed picking, and cross sticking all make an appearance in this week’s Mr. Haircut.
36 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Episode 1.2 – The Fat and the Furriest Deux
In this episode John lays down some thoughts and a gripe or two about bass solos and players who are scared to step out of their little boxes, while Jonathan uses his calming voice and giant black-man hands to soothe the irate bassist. This episode includes several nice improvisations from the studio and a great track from a recent concert. Be prepared to have your inner ears tickled.
31 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Episode 1: The Fast and the Fuzziest
Welcome to the first episode of Mr. Haircut! John and Jonathan introduce the podcast and get into discussions about what improv can do, why improv is and which Fast and the Furious movie is the most fastest, interspersed with live improv performances in the studio and recordings of gigs they’ve played together.
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