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Phil Jackson - Recording Original Songs

Phil Augusta Jackson, comedy writer and actor as well as UCB improviser, talks to us about his longtime hobby/passion pursuit of recording his own albums. Starting high school when he released songs on a cassette tape, Phil describes how he continued writing and recording songs throughout his adult life, eventually moving on to using a full music studio and mixing facility. We go through his recent album Cold Poems track-by-track. We talk about his writing process, his inspirations, and his record label that he founded while at the University of Virginia. Also, Will talks about some 80s songs that sound alike (Ghostbusters and I Want A New Drug and then Sussidio and 1999), and Anthony discusses a follow-up of his battle with his avocado tree.