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29 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Resisting Enlightenment Episode 21: Rusty and The Guitar
Antsy McClain recalls his stepfather's love for acoustic guitar music, and wanders down a path of honor, pain and loss as he pays tribute to one of the most decent, but most complicated men he has ever known. Songs include "My Own Kind of Mojo," "Drive Thru Life," "Good Times Roll" and a new demo never heard before, "First World Problems."
44 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Resisting Enlightenment Episode 20: Misfits
Antsy McClain talks about the band Misfits, Marilyn Monroe's last film, The Misfits, and talks with his wife, Deana Lynn and neighbor Niles Andrew Ingalls about what really causes us to be misfits. Also included in this episode is the poetry of Dylan Thomas, the classic magazine Famous Monsters, and Antsy's songs, "A Better Past," "My Own Skin" and "I'm Everyone." A new song, "The Program" is also introduced and shared for the first time.
27 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
Resisting Enlightenment Episode 19: What's So Bad About Comfort Zones? 1_4_2020
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain explores how living in bubbles and comfort zones are dangerous to our health, citing how Amish and rogue Mormon communities are isolating themselves at their own peril. It's the same with our creative lives. Songs include "Another Happy Song," "Lillian" and "Joan Rivers."
21 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment Episode 18: STUFF OUR DADS USED TO SAY 12_29_2019
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain goes down the memory lane of his childhood recalling his father's catch phrases, things he picked up from the pop culture of the 50's and 60's; phrases that are all but gone now. Antsy also recalls the songs his father would sing around the house, and one song his mother sang to him as a child, which created a generational favorite. Antsy shares his never-before-released song, "A Hundred Years."
27 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment Episode #17: How I Write a Song 12_24_19
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain shares his creative process, from first idea to finished song. Using clips from his iPhone voice memo app, Antsy gives you his step-by-step writing method and introduces a new song, "Yard Sale Saturday." Other songs include "Having a Good Time Tonight" and "The Folkabilly Shuffle."
28 minutes | Dec 7, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #16: WHY STORYTELLERS LIKE FOOTBALL 12_8_19
Singer/Songwriter Antsy McClain delves into why storytellers like football, and details a recent game in which Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri narrowly escapes "the agony of defeat," and explains why it matters to us. Songs include "Don't Go Looking Back That Way," "If the Trailer Ain't Level Ain't Nothing Right" and "The Last Man on Earth to Get The Cooties."
29 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #15 MY BUDDY NILES 10: 8: 19, 11.13 AM
Antsy McClain talks with his neighbor, friend and webmaster, Niles Ingalls about life, technology and ice cream. Songs include "The Blah Blah Song," "Seems Like Old Times" and "In a Class All by Myself" from his very fist album, a demo recording made in 1993.
35 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #13 - Road Tripping 6/16/19
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain shares conversations from a recent road trip with talented Nashville musicians Myles Thompson and Chris "Spoons" Long. They talk about life, music and the intestinal fortitude it takes to go on the road. Songs include "Larry Anne," "Time Machine," "Don't Stop to Rest" and "Drive Thru Life."
30 minutes | Jun 15, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment # 12 - Nashville Field Trip 6/16/19
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain shares moments from a recent Nashville Field Trip, a quarterly event he hosts with his wife, Deana Lynn. Music from Tim and Myles Thompson, Mare Wakefield & Nomad and Kevin Ward are featured along with a live version of Antsy's song "A Life Like Ours" featuring Chris "Spoons" Long on drums, Blake Branch on bass and Nomad on melodica.
30 minutes | May 28, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #11 Death
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain explores life and death, and more specifically, why some want to end their lives early by their own hand. McClain looks into many recent well-known celebrity suicides, and asks some heart-felt questions. Songs include "Right Side of the Dirt," "We're All Gonna Die" and "Drive Thru Life."
25 minutes | May 1, 2019
Episode Resisting Enlightenment #10 - What is Worthiness?
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain shares a favorite childhood memory of his father – and how he kinda screwed it up, as well as his thoughts on the contrived concept of "worthiness." Songs include "Don't Stop to Rest," I'm Gonna Be Happy If It Kills Me" and "No More Wishful Thinking." Find Antsy McClain's music, books and artwork at unhitched.com.
28 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #9 My History with Smoke
Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain shares a humorous essay about his complicated history with smoking, from his childhood in the 70’s in a family where tobacco use was ubiquitous, to his adulthood and where he stands now. Songs include “A Poor Man’s Education,” “Time Machine” and “Conditional Love.” Antsy McClain's music, books, artwork and more at www.unhitched.com.
23 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
Resisting Enlightenment #8 Perseverance
Episode 8: Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain confesses that he almost quit many times over the years. But recent experiences have given him an appreciation for his 25 years in the entertainment business. He has words of encouragement for young artists embarking on the difficult but rewarding path toward authenticity. Songs include Right Side of the Dirt and All in the Trip.
26 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #7 Girls, fear and the love song of John Davidson
Episode 7: Girls, fear and the love song of John Davidson Singer songwriter Antsy McClain talks with his friend Chris "Spoons" Long about their fear of girls when they were young, imitations of Steve Martin and the glorious masculinity of John Davidson. Songs include: Ella May; Out on a Limb and Larry Anne.
36 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #6 Sacred Clowns
Episode 6: Sacred Clowns Singer songwriter Antsy McClain muses on the lovable people who make us laugh. Songs include: Inspector 372 (Live); Another Happy Song; When You’re Laughing; I’m Gonna Be Happy If It Kills Me, and a brand new song in demo form called, Ain’t That a lot Like Life? which will be on his upcoming album due out in the Spring of 2019.
63 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #5 Surviving Disaster
Episode 5: Surviving Disaster Singer songwriter Antsy McClain reaches out to friends dealing with the California wildfires, sharing a mix tape of sorts: songs that might help in times of loss. Antsy also shares a link to his friends at Operation Song, a group of Nashville songwriters using their powers for good in assistance to military veterans with PTSD.
35 minutes | Nov 3, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #4 I was a teenage bed wetter
Episode 4: I Was a Teenage Bed Wetter Antsy McClain talks - and laughs a lot - with his wife Deana Lynn about music, art, family and the strangely taboo topic of bed wetting. Songs featured: "I'll Be Me and You Be You" from the Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads album sessions, never released before); "No More Wishful Thinking" from the album, Under the Light of a Quarter Moon; "Like a River," from the album, Limited Edition Prince. Antsy McClain's music, books, artwork and more at www.unhitched.com
63 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #3 12 years old on the inside
Episode 3: 12-Years-Old On The Inside Antsy McClain talks with cartoonist and musician Robert Armstrong about staying young at heart as we get older. Songs featured: "When You're Laughing" from the album, New Good Old Days. Antsy McClain's music, books, artwork and more at www.unhitched.com
37 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #2 What are you afraid of?
Episode 2: What Are You Afraid Of? Antsy McClain and Chris "Spoons" Long discuss what they fear the most in life. Songs featured: "My Own Way" from the album, Under the Light of a Quarter Moon. Antsy McClain's music, books, artwork and more at www.unhitched.com
29 minutes | Aug 16, 2018
Resisting Enlightenment #1 I freaked out Rodney Crowell
Episode 1: I Freaked Out Rodney Crowell Singer/songwriter Antsy McClain talks with his buddy, Chris "Spoons" Long about the time he met Rodney Crowell in a Nashville arts supply store and totally made a fool of himself. Songs featured: "Don't Go Looking Back That Way" from The Beige Album. Antsy McClain's music, books, artwork and more at www.unhitched.com
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