Sorry for the delay this Monday, but we’re happy to present to you, this conversation with our friend, Rachel Lichtman; among other things, the co-creator of the “Something Cool” podcast; director of music videos for Juliana Hatfield, Creamer, and yours truly (me); director of “The Guys Who Wrote ‘Em,” a documentary about songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wound up writing the Monkees’ most iconic songs. And I want to make a plea here – this doc is hard to find, but if anyone knows anyone at PBS, it belongs on something like Independent Lens, or as its own episode of American Experience – I’m serious about this. It’s all built around archival footage, not Graham Nash sitting in front of a mixing board, and it’s incredible and important. MOST RECENTLY THOUGH, Rachel’s been devoting every bit of her time and energy into building an entire feminist retro-futurist world under the umbrella of “Network 77”. We talk at length about the “Dottie Carroll” mini-doc, found within the first episode of Network 77, available at the website, and we briefly touch on the “Annex Bank” commercial, which is in that episode, but also clipped for Youtube, and linked below.
In this podcast, first, Aimee and I tackle the thorny question of what separates supper from dinner, set up the fact that we have some *sponsors,* finally, and then get into it with Rachel. We hope you’ll enjoy and check out ALL of the links below.
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Juliana Hatfield “Lost Ship”
Creamer “Drugs no More”
@rachelichtman on Twitter and @rachellichtman on Instagram
About the show
The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they’re friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you’d expect. So you’ll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators – ok, yes, some musicians – writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of turning an idea into art.
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