5 Vinyls Marc Maron Is Listening to Right Now


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This Saturday is Record Store Day, the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and pick up some new music. For some suggestions, we turned to noted vinyl enthusiast Marc Maron, who shot us back a list – and descriptions – of records he’s listening to right now. Check them out below.

5. Mothers of Invention – Cruising with Ruben and the Jets

This is really early Zappa. I have been trying to understand the whole Zappa thing on and off since I was in high school. I figure the best way to get into to someone’s work is start at the beginning. This the fourth album. It sounds like a fuck you to Phil Spector to me. Love it.

4. Tony McPhee – The Two Sides of Tony (T.J.) McPhee

This is the guitar player of The Groundhogs who are a British hard rock band that have been around forever. This is a record nerd record. The guy at the record store turned me on to the band and then to this. This album is a trip. Straight up blues on one side and weird pre-synth synth music on the other. Pretty groovy record if you can find it.

3. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating Through Space

I love the band Spaceman 3 and this is that guy’s other thing. Brendon Walsh turned me on to them. He actually bought me the vinyl for which I am eternally grateful. Great psychedelic vibe and groove. Unique. You can go places listening to this.

2. Tommy Tedesco – When Do We Start

I recently interviewed Denny Tedesco about his documentary The Wrecking Crew< about the studio musicians that drove the record industry from the 50s through the late 60s. His father was a seminal studio guitar player with that bunch and this is his self produced record that Denny sent me. I love it. Jazzy.

1. Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy

This guy sent me his record and it is one of the best records I’ve listened to all year. He’s a songwriter guy but he means it and the stuff is tight. Great musicians on the album as well. Good shit.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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