Episode one: Jim James

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March 3rd, 2020

56 mins

Season 1

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About this Episode

Jim James of My Morning Jacket is our special guest on Episode One, where he shares an exclusive recording of one of the first songs he composed as a teenager. Throughout the epic one hour interview, Jim and Dana also discuss solo projects, lyrics, and their mutual love of crème brûlée.

Also featured in the episode is the Music Director for Lousiville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, who joins Jim to discuss their collaboration on the album, The Order of Nature.

Featuring fresh original music by:
The Cinelli Brothers - 'Your Lies'
Seasonal Beast - 'Dry Bones'
Them Fangs - 'Life Do Change'


Episode One Resources
Cheers, thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of SuperUnknown, please subscribe, share, and leave a review! Need more? Explore these show notes featuring some of the topics discussed during Dana's interview with Jim James:

Hear the first song Jim James remembers listening to at three years old - ‘Leader of the Band’ by Dan Fogelberg {4:18}

Hear the first song he learned to play as a teenager - ‘Losing My Religion’ by R.E.M. {4:42}

Listen to Rodan, a band from Jim's hometown of Louisville that he recalls was "one of the biggest influences on me." {6:08}

Watch Jim sing 'Rainbow Connection' with Kermit the Frog at the Newport Folk Festival (Skip to 1:50 on video for Jim's appearance) {7:39}

"Tree Of One Kind" is the name of the demo that Jim James shared on the show. It's one of the first recordings he ever did, and you can hear it exclusively in this episode! {11:34}

Check out the website for the record label that he started in 2008, which now only 'exists metaphysically in space', Removador {20:03}

Visit the Creme Bru-Log, Jim's own personal crème brûlée review site, which is 'an online resource for critiques and tastings of crème brûlée from around the world'. {28:00}

Learn more about Teddy Abrams, Music Director and Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, who created the arrangements on Jim's latest solo album, The Order of Nature {35:18}

Did you like the new song 'Back To The End Of The World' from The Order of Nature, that was played during this episode? Watch Jim, Teddy, and the Louisville Orchestra perform it live on Jimmy Fallon {43:47}

About Jim James:
He fronts the Grammy-nominated band My Morning Jacket, he has an impressive solo career, and he has the best name ever. Jim James recently released an orchestral solo album, entitled The Order of Nature.