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    52. Contemplations #3

    5 MAR 2024 · Steven speaks solo on Instagram Live about what’s been going on for him lately regarding his audition for Dweezil Zappa’s “Zappa Plays Zappa” band and the ensuing dissolution of The Crooked Vines as well as breath work, philosophy, happiness, searching for a new career path, leaving New Orleans, and meaning in life.
    52m
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    51. J.Mix

    5 FEB 2024 · New Orleans actress, singer, producer and podcaster J.Mix (Jessica Mixon) joins Steven to talk about being open and honest on her podcast 'The Self-Aware Millennial', juggling creativity and entrepreneurship, and her new residency for “Multi-Hyphenate Mondays” at The AllWays Lounge in New Orleans. You can catch J.Mix’s podcast 'The Self-Aware Millennial' on all podcast platforms. You can find out more about Jessica, her podcast, and her production company Triple Threat Media on her website https://www.jessicamixon.com/
    2h 25m 38s
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    50. The Gang Gets Drunk

    2 FEB 2024 · Longtime friends Dreadless Dave and tattoo artist Michael J. Kelly join Steven on this episode of Crooked Conversations and they definitely get some drinking done while telling stories and sharing laughs. In addition to swapping party stories that involve drinking (among other things) they also talk about bathroom habits, music, and the Barbie movie. You can find out more about Michael and his art at https://michaeljkellyart.com Thank you to Dreadless Dave for recording, mixing, and mastering this episode.
    1h 45m 24s
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    Wild Thing #3: Kenny From Hash Cabbage

    28 DEC 2023 · The third in a mini-series of interviews from this year’s Wild Things Family Reunion Festival, Steven talks with Kenny Jefferson about his band Hash Cabbage and where their name came from, why he classifies them as Kozmic Psychedelic American music, and his delta blues influences from growing up in Mississippi. You can find out more about Kenny and his band at https://www.hashcabbage.com/ This episode was recorded live on Saturday November 18th 2023 at Gryphon’s Nest Campground in Springfield, Louisiana. Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    6m 59s
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    Wild Thing #2: Sam Price

    19 DEC 2023 · The second in a mini-series of interviews from this year’s Wild Things Family Reunion Festival, Steven talks with Sam Price about the challenges of playing standup bass, splitting his time between different musical projects such as The Tanglers and Honey Island Swamp Band, and his own pursuits with his group Sam Price and the True Believers. You can find out more about Sam at https://sampricemusic.com/ This episode was recorded live on Saturday November 18th 2023 at Gryphon’s Nest Campground in Springfield, Louisiana. Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    9m 6s
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    Wild Thing #1: Marc Paradis

    5 DEC 2023 · The first in a mini-series of interviews from this year’s Wild Things Family Reunion Festival, Steven talks with Mr. Johnny Sketch himself Marc Paradis about what it takes to put on a camping festival such as Wild Things, the importance of getting out of the city and into nature, and marrying his music with his passions. Marc is a festival organizer and one of the leading members of New Orleans jam funk rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. You can find out more about both at https://www.johnnysketch.com This episode was recorded live on Sunday November 19th 2023 at Gryphon’s Nest Campground in Springfield, Louisiana. Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    10m 3s
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    From The Void: Whisper Party!

    28 NOV 2023 · The third in a miniseries of artist interviews from this year’s Fete Du Void festival, three of the members of New Orleans dream pop band Whisper Party! talk with Steven about the team mentality they all bring to the songwriting and performance of their music, how having other fulfilling careers allow them to be passionate about their project, and choosing the right outlets for their band. This episode was recorded live on Friday September 29th 2023 in Oakdale, Louisiana at Fete du Void. You can find out more about Whisper Party! at https://whisperpartymusic.com/ You can find out more about Fete du Void at https://www.feteduvoid.com/ Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    10m 35s
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    49. Dana Ives

    21 NOV 2023 · Experimental rock band Dana Ives returns to the podcast to sit down with Steven and talk about their upcoming Christmas Spectacular Music Festival at The Rabbit Hole in New Orleans on Saturday December 2nd and it’s unique combination of music, food drive, tattoos, pop-ups, and more. They also talk about music touring, Garfield the cat, and aliens among other things. You can find out more about Dana Ives at their website https://www.danaives.com/ Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    1h 7m 57s
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    From The Void: SaxKixAve

    9 NOV 2023 · The second in a miniseries of artist interviews from this year’s Fete Du Void festival, hip-hop pop duo SaxKixAve (comprised of artists Alfred Banks and Albert Allenback) talk with Steven about how their shared love of jazz based hip-hop grooves and humor helped bring them together, their recent internet video virality and the work it takes to make their sensational videos, and their shared desire to focus and bet on themselves with this musical project. This episode was recorded live on Friday September 29th 2023. You can find out more about SaxKixAve at https://www.saxkixave.com/ You can find out more about Fete du Void at https://www.feteduvoid.com/ Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    22m 9s
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    From The Void: The Love Muscles

    6 NOV 2023 · The first in a miniseries of artist interviews from this year’s Fete Du Void festival, femmetastic soul-pop band The Love Muscles sit down with Steven to talk about their sexually empowering music, their viewpoints on the culture surrounding sexual expression, and their goals as a band. This episode was recorded live on Friday September 29th 2023 in Oakdale, Louisiana at Fete du Void. You can find out more about The Love Muscles on their Instagram @thelovemusclesband You can find out more about Fete du Void at https://www.feteduvoid.com/ Today’s episode is brought to you by Flipped Car Marketing https://www.flippedcarmarketing.com
    7m 39s

Join bandleader and songwriter Steven Schwartz as he talks with other local New Orleans musicians about the real life behind-the-scenes highs and lows of the music industry as well as...

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Join bandleader and songwriter Steven Schwartz as he talks with other local New Orleans musicians about the real life behind-the-scenes highs and lows of the music industry as well as current events, politics, religion, and much more. Crooked Conversations is an open dialogue that strives to combat the polarization of our current society by having interesting people with diverse opinions discuss many topics without constraint.
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