Season 3 - Ep. 1 - Former Presidents Of The USA Singer Chris Ballew Talks About His New Solo Career And More

I am going to be speaking with the an alternative rock legend, a Seattle icon, formerly of the band The Presidents of the United States of America, the man himself, Chris Ballew.

This is one bad man when it comes to the world of rock n roll with multiple hit tracks, a multi-platinum record, and about 50 albums attributed to him over the last 30 years. That’s almost two albums a year for 30 years.

I am endlessly fascinated by Chris, and I can’t wait to discuss everything from his newest solo albums to his second career as a children’s song creator to…well, whatever the hell he wants to talk about, because I am here to listen to it all.

We’ll crack the egg of his knowledge and drink the musical yolk right after this!


Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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Chris Ballew's Musical Recommendations: Marlo Mudd, Junip, Spacemen 3, Loop, Moon Duo, The Stooges, Jose Gonzalez


▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
1:25 - Chris Ballew talks about his time as Caspar Babypants - his Children's Song project
10:04 - What ever happened to the Presidents of the United States band?
23:11 - Talking about Chris Ballew's songwriting a bit
25:46 - What is Chris Ballew working on now?
29:49 - What inspired Chris Ballew to get into music?
33:00 - What does Chris Ballew think about the ambient nature of his new music?
35:06 - How does Chris Ballew make such great pop rock songs?
41:53 - What does Chris Ballew think about doing new projects every few years?
44:18 - How does Chris Ballew stay so positive all the time?
49:55 - What bands does Chris Ballew recommend right now?
51: 36 - Outro

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