Somebody Likes It Ep 21 – Shuggie Otis: "Inspiration Information" | One of Us

Somebody Likes It Ep 21 – Shuggie Otis: “Inspiration Information”

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Did I like listening to Shuggie Otis’s album “Inspiration Information”? Yeah, I did. A lot. So did everybody else recording this show with me.

It’s not often you get to see the blueprint of a musical paradigm. The record was a little shaky, especially after the first 5 or 6 songs, but wow, what a first 5 or 6 songs. It reminded me of the old quote about the Velvet Underground and everybody that bought their records creating a band…

This album is flawed for sure, but I feel like it’s impossible that Hall and Oates, Prince, Average White Band, Lenny Kravitz, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, and countless others would have become the hit-makers they became…or fuck, even found their signature sounds, without listening to this listless prodigy.

Listless. It’s hard to hear a burgeoning genius like this go down with such a whimper…we talk about it a lot in this show…

OK…got that out of my system. Ryan picked “Hollaback Girl” for “A Few Minutes With” this go round. Pretty sure if it were more than a few minutes, Phil might have throttled Ryan. Something about bananas.


Next week…Camper Van Beethoven’s “Key Lime Pie”




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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.