Me and the great Bootsy Collins. From next week’s episode of my public radio show, The Sound of Young America. Interview will go up on our site on Monday.

On my public radio show, The Sound of Young America, we have a regular segment called The Song That Changed My Life. This week Damian Kulash, the exceedingly pleasant and bright frontman of OK Go, talked about the song that changed his life: Rockit, by Herbie Hancock.

Just what you expected, right?

"To me, it was like the birth of music. I mean wow: sound can do this to you? It was like discovering the opposite sex."

Anyway, I think you’ll enjoy this. So listen to it, and enjoy it.

Glenn O’Brien on The Sound of Young America

Here’s a special treat for Put This On fans. I interviewed Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, about his new book “How To Be A Man,” for my public radio show The Sound of Young America. Since the interview is so PTO-appropriate, I thought I’d share it here first (and on the Put This On podcast feed in iTunes), before it airs on the radio.

Despite its title, the book isn’t another didactic how-to. It’s a collection of charming, funny essays about masculinity. It’s not a cliched masculinity, either. It’s a robust, full-spectrum masculinity that befits the author, who was a New Wave legend and a collaborator with Andy Warhol.

So: listen and enjoy! You’ll probably learn something. (By the way, if this happens to cut off, go ahead and grab the show in iTunes or by downloading directly from this link. Tumblr seems to have a bit of trouble with long audio.)

I’m headed Mid-Westward. If you’re in Chicago, Ann Arbor or environs, be there or be square!
Wednesday, April 13th - The Sound of Young America Live! at Second City in Chicago with Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Robbie Fulks, Colt Cabana and more. (8PM)
Thursday, April 14th - Put This On Chicago Meetup (8PM - 10PM at Miller’s Pub in Chicago)
Friday, April 15th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live at the Ann Arbor District Library (7PM)
Saturday, April 16th - Make Your Thing! talk at Ann Arbor District Library
Sunday, April 17th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! with My Brother, My Brother & Me and host Dan Telfer at The Second City Chicago (10PM)
(Photo by Portroids)

I’m headed Mid-Westward. If you’re in Chicago, Ann Arbor or environs, be there or be square!

Wednesday, April 13th - The Sound of Young America Live! at Second City in Chicago with Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Robbie Fulks, Colt Cabana and more. (8PM)

Thursday, April 14th - Put This On Chicago Meetup (8PM - 10PM at Miller’s Pub in Chicago)

Friday, April 15th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live at the Ann Arbor District Library (7PM)

Saturday, April 16th - Make Your Thing! talk at Ann Arbor District Library

Sunday, April 17th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! with My Brother, My Brother & Me and host Dan Telfer at The Second City Chicago (10PM)

(Photo by Portroids)

I interviewed William Gibson recently for my public radio program, The Sound of Young America, and the program was just released online.  It’s rare for a public radio interview to be concerned with fashion and style, and rarer still when that interview is with a science fiction writer, but that was one of the core issues in our conversation.  Gibson’s books tend to be about ideas, and his most recent, Zero History, is about the interplay between fashion, identity and authenticity.  He’s even helped create/curate some items for the Japanese brand Buzz Rickson, which manufactures perfect duplicates of 20th century military clothing.

Enjoy the interview, which I’ve included here.

Scott Schuman, the man best known as The Sartorialist, was kind enough to appear on my public radio show, The Sound of Young America, to talk about his life and work.