This week on the show, we’re joined by poet and music journalist Noah C. Lekas and Ethan Miller of Howlin’ Rain and Comets on Fire. They’ve got a new collaboration featured on Sounds From the Shadow Factory, a 10″ record from Blind Owl: a rock & roll adaptation of “Saturday Night Sage,” the poem from Lekas’ recent book of the same name. The two joined us for a discussion about spoken word, their paths in psychedelia, blue collar mysticism, and the current state of the counter culture. “I think that the counterculture is essential to keep actual culture culture thriving,” Miller says. “Culture comes from counterculture.” Heading deep underground, this week on Transmissions.Transmissions :: Noah Lekas & Ethan Miller of Howlin’ Rain
Episode playlist: Noah Lekas & Howlin’ Rain, “Saturday Night Sage” ++ Howlin’ Rain, “Coming Down” (Live) ++ “El Rey”
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