PODCAST: Jonathan Lethem on Talking Heads' Fear of Music
Jonathan Lethem
01.19.1964 - Present
“I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction — by skipping the parts that bored me."





Andy Zax interviews Jonathan Lethem

PODCAST: Jonathan Lethem on Talking Heads' Fear of Music

April 30th, 2012 reset - +

 

Jonathan Lethem is a novelist, critic, and professor of English at Pomona College. His new book Fear of Music (reviewed tomorrow for the Los Angeles Review of Books by Evan Kindley) is the latest in Continuum's 33 1/3 series of monographs on individual record albums. Andy Zax is an L.A.-based writer and record producer who, in the mid 2000s, prepared Talking Heads' entire catalog (including Fear of Music) for CD reissue. In this podcast, they discuss the ins and outs of this highly unsettling record (the band's third), air some rare ephemera from the archives, and share some reminiscences of adolescence. Produced by Oliver Wang for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

 

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