167 In the first part of the Arteetude episode, Todd Fleischman and Detlef Schlich discusses his rock 'n' roll lifestyle in the 1980s in Seattle. Towards the end of this segment, we listen to a song called "Live by the Gun," written by Duff McKagan (Bass guitarist of Guns n Roses) performed by "The Living," the band that Todd played bass for in the early 1980s.25m | Mar 5, 2023
In the next 3 episodes of Arteetude, Detlef Schlich, the producer and host, talks with Todd Fleischmann, a talented musician who has been a part of the Seattle music scene for decades. In the early 80s, Todd played bass for The Living, a punk rock band that also included Duff McKagan, Greg Gilmore and John Conte. McKagan and Gilmore may be best known for their roles in Guns N' Roses and Mother Love Bone, They recorded an album in the summer of 1982, featuring seven songs written by Duff McKagan. Unfortunately, the album was never released - until now. After almost four decades, the album, titled "1982," has finally seen the light of day and is available today through Loosegroove Records, the record company founded by Stone Gossard and Regan Hagar.
During this podcast episode 167, we are joined by Todd Fleischmann, a resident of Seattle, a bustling port city on the west coast of the United States. In the first part of the episode, Todd discusses his rock 'n' roll lifestyle in the 1980s in Seattle. We had a conversation about how addiction is a common issue in the music world business, and we shared our insights on the topic. He discussed how some musicians become more interested in drugs and alcohol, leading to the spread of diseases like AIDS through the practice of sharing needles. Towards the end of this segment, we listen to a song called "Live by the Gun," performed by "The Living," the band that Todd played bass for in the early 1980s.
In the second part of the episode (168), we discuss how to maintain creativity as an artist in your 40s, 50s, and 60s. Todd shares how he learned to play bass from his friend Duff McKagan, who later became a member of Guns N' Roses, and how he dove right into playing in a band just two weeks later, at the young age of 16. We also talk about the development of high school bands in Seattle during the 1980s, which later gave rise to successful Seattle bands like Pearl Jam or Guns n Roses. We touch upon the separation of punk rock from heavy metal rock, networking and marketing, and the realization of bigger punk rock events in halls. We conclude this segment by listening to "Two Generation Stand" by The Living.
In the third and final part of the episode (169), we delve into the darker side of the music industry and discuss the cultural phenomenon of punk rock and its influence on society, highlighting some of the larger-than-life characters from Seattle. We also talk about the pursuit of happiness and the creative process of building construction work. Lastly, we talk about the phrase "You can't do that!" and how it doesn't exist in the vocabulary of the two podcasters. In the end, we listen to the energetic punk rock song NO, THANKS from 1982. Written by Duff McKagan and performed by THE LIVING.
ArTEEtude is a podcast created and produced by Detlef Schlich that explores the intersection of art, digital culture, and true stories in West Cork. Schlich, a multi-disciplinary artist, operates his podcast with a cross-sectoral approach, believing that a visual artist should think beyond being just an antagonist and instead strive to be a protagonist. Through this podcast, he dives into the unknown depths of the creative mind to uncover new perspectives and ideas.
Detlef Schlich is a podcaster, visual artist, filmmaker, ritual designer, and media archaeologist based in West Cork. He is recognized for his seminal work, including a scholarly examination of the intersections between shamanism, art, and digital culture, as well as his acclaimed video installation, Transodin's Tragedy. He primarily works in performance, photography, painting, sound, installations, and film. In his work, he reflects on the human condition and uses the digital shaman's methodology as an alter ego to create artwork. His media archaeology is a conceptual and practical exercise in uncovering the unique aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of media in culture.
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