So You Want to be a Rockstar?

Really digging this “To the Best of our Knowledge” podcast featuring musicians and music writers discussing the phenomenon of musical covers, costumes and impersonators.  Covering bands like, Sticky Fingers, Dark Star Orchestra and Christopher O’Riley’s recent album of Elliot Smith covers, Home To Oblivion: Elliot Smith tribute, the producers explore the idea that even the original acts, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd in some way had to become charactatures of themselves to fullfill fan expectations.    Plus a fascinating story by Steve Lopez and his book, The Soloist, about schizophrenic musician, Nathanial Ayers Read the transcript and listen, here.

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