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Set Your Good Vibe Blasters on High! Liam Wilson of Dillinger Escape Plan Talks Yoga, Meditation, Psychedelics and More on Midwest Real.

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Yoga, meditation, float tanks, psychedelics, philosophy, creativity, freedom nuggets and shit on the water slide of life.

Liam Wilson Liam Wilson is best known for playing bass in the spastic, technical, incredible progressive metal mainstay, Dillinger Escape Plan. If you’re a fan of heavy music and you somehow haven’t heard of them over the course of the last 15 or so years, I don’t even know what to say.

For those in the “not so much into metal” camp, fear not! This man is likely the opposite of what comes to mind when you imagine a guy with millions of head bangs under his belt. He’s a voracious reader, a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, a yogi, a psychonaut, a student of many philosophies, and a bunch of other things I can guarantee he’d never be comfortable calling himself.

We spent very little time hovering around the surface in this conversation. In fact, I think Liam might have been a little bit excited to be on a show that welcomes fare beyond the discussion of his bass rig (which is glorious, by the way).… Read the rest

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Marcus Miller: Jazz Legend

No jumping the shark here, but I have a deep and dark confession to make and felt I needed to do this to clear my conscience.  You see, for decades I earned my living as a DJ, and I thought I was good at it, until a few weeks ago.  That’s when I ran into this gentleman.  I had never even heard of Marcus Miller before I stumbled on these videos and I find that almost unforgivable.

Marcus was born in Brooklyn in 1959 and has been playing jazz professionally since he was 15.  He has been featured on over 500 albums by such artists as Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Grover Washington Jr. Donald Fagen, LL Cool J, Dr. John, Mariah Carey, Herbie Hancock, and Chaka Khan.  He was also a member of the eighties band Scritti Politti, and in 1997 shared the spotlight with Eric Clapton, and Joe Sample on an 11 stop tour of jazz festivals.… Read the rest

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