Welcome back to Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions with Jason P. Woodbury. We’re kicking off our 2024 season with two very special guests: Michael Shannon and Jason Narducy, discussing their love of and tribute to R.E.M.’s Murmur, which they are taking on tour in February.
You no doubt know Shannon from his movies and shows, some of my favorites include Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Midnight Special, The Shape of Water, and Boardwalk Empire. In his essential read or audiobook listen, Every Man For Himself and God Against All, Werner Herzog calls Shannon “the most gifted actor of his generation.”
As for Narducy, you’ve heard him with Superchunk, the Bob Mould Band, Split Single, and many other projects. Together, they’ve staged tributes to T Rex, The Smiths, Lou Reed, and Neil Young and more, and now, they turn their attention to R.E.M. It was a pleasure to speak with these two about the Athens, Georgia legends, along with detours into topics like Lou Reed, Sunny Day Real Estate, and best of all, Michael’s run in with Bob Dylan.Transmissions :: Michael Shannon and Jason Narducy on R.E.M.
Transmissions is written, produced, and hosted by Jason P. Woodbury, edited by Andrew Horton, and executive produced by Justin Gage. Our music comes from Frank Maston, drawn from his incredible discography of gorgeous library music. Find more by visiting his Bandcamp page. Art for this episode was created by Ian Everett.