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Jim

“Sylvia Plath”Peter Laughner

Recently, our own Jim's mood was descending into Bell Jar territory, so his wife told him to "Snap out of it, Sylvia Plath!" So, he looked to another "Sylvia Plath," to cheer himself up. That would be the 1982 track by Peter Laughner. The Cleveland singer/songwriter worked in the same scene as Pere Ubu, and it's a welcome addition to the Desert Island Jukebox.

Go to episode 381

Greg

“Down At the Bar”Peter Laughner

This week, Greg is taking a trip to the desert island jukebox to share the track "Down At the Bar" by Peter Laughner. Laughner was an influential figure in the 1970s for bands like Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu. Along with making music, he also contributed writing to music magazines like Creem. He died young at age 24 as a result of drugs and alcohol abuse, but left behind a lot of recorded music. Recently the label Smog Veil put out a box set of his songs, which got Greg on a Peter Laughner kick.“Down At the Bar”is a perfect snap shot of Laughner's Cleveland crafted by the man himself.

Go to episode 717
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Songs About Writers

jar It's common for artists to shout out other musicians they admire in their songs, but how about name-dropping prominent literary figures? From Hemingway to Plath, Metallica to Bobby Womack, Jim and Greg explore literature's influence on music with songs about writers.

Go to episode 690