Where The Living Room Used To Be

A podcast about Rhode Island’s music scene

Sound Advice with Lewis Morris

November 26th, 2020

Lewis Morris shares a piece of advice from a boss he had at MassArt on a good way to live life. We also discuss what authenticity means in music and he explains his thoughts in cynical optimism! 

Also, as you've heard us talk about... Lewis is a well respected beat maker that's worked with many other artists. He recently did the all the beats for ToadStool's latest album "A Reptile Dysfunction" so I wanted to share a song off that release entitled "IMMACULATE FT. DAN POMFRET" to demonstrate how great his collaboration work is. Make sure to pick up the instrumentals of this album from Lewis and IF YOU NEED BEATS... hit him up on INSTAGRAM or email him at lewis.morris[at]flatlinepoetry[dot]com!!!

 

// Interview recorded October 12th, 2020 via Zoom
// Intro music by Cedros
// Hosted by James Toomey //

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Ep. 27 Lewis Morris (rapper, beat maker, producer)

November 19th, 2020

Hip hop artist, producer and prolific beat maker, Lewis Morris, is the guest on this episode where we talk about how his move from poetry to rap came about and his experience recording at B08 Studios in Pawtucket for this latest album "Don't Be Nice"... which came out earlier this year and is fantastic!!! Plus, we cover the list of collaborations he's built during his career and we get into the therapeutic value of music.

Interlude song order:

"A Definition" from his beat tape Dope Songs Of Dopeness

" Epiphany (feat. Paul Willis & Streia)" from his album Alive

"Chasing Echoes (feat. Sly Quixote)" from his album Don't Be Nice

"What's That Smell- (Mt. Pleasant)" from his beat tape Smash: A Dedication to Providence

"Godzilla On A Leash (feat. SeanDizzyBlade & Drent)" from his album Don't Be Nice

"Mantra" from his album Don't Be Nice

 

// Interview recorded October 12th, 2020 via Zoom
// Intro music by Cedros
// Hosted by James Toomey //

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RI 5 with Patrick Boutwell

November 12th, 2020

Patrick Boutwell and I talk about nostalgia + record shops, his happy place with regard to music, foreign pizza, more gear chat, and how Eric from Soul Control essentially strong-armed The Brother Kite into doing a certain cover set... check it out! 

I also added probably my favorite Snowplows song "Bellicose, Coast To Coast" at the end for you all hear!!! It's really, really, really good!

 

Interview recorded September 21st, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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Sound Advice with Patrick Boutwell

November 5th, 2020

On this bonus episode, Patrick Boutwell talks about building confidence as a frontman and then we get into a deeper conversation about a cool new addition he's looking to bring into The Brother Kite's sound!

 

Also included is a live performance of their song "Eye To Eye" from the WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at The Met in 2013 (audio credit: Tyler Shaw)

 

Interview recorded September 21st, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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Ep. 26 Patrick Boutwell (The Brother Kite, Snowplows)

October 29th, 2020

My guest on the episode is Patrick Boutwell from the bands The Brother Kite and Snowplows!

In our conversation we cover the making of essentially every album he's recorded over the last couple of decades including The Brother Kite's latest entitled Make It Real which came out in August.

A lot of the focus was on the inspiration behind his songwriting and style of playing. He also talks a little bit about some of the gear he uses and you'll probably pick up on the different ways his albums have been recorded and the varying lengths of time each took to complete.

Interlude song order:

  • "Falling In Love With A Shotgun" by Beefcake Messiah
  • "Waiting for the Time To Be Right" by The Brother Kite (from their album Waiting for the Time To Be Right)
  • "The Scene Is Changing" by The Brother Kite (from their album Isolation)
  • "On The Mend" by The Brother Kite (from their album Model Rocket)
  • " Don't Ask Why" by The Brother Kite (from their album Make It Real)
  • "A Spark" by Snowplows (from their album Let's Die)
  • "Tongue–Tied" by Patrick Boutwell (from his album Hi, Heaviness)
  • " No Way Out" by The Brother Kite (from their album Make It Real)

 

Interview recorded September 21st, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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RI 5 with Rob Duguay

October 22nd, 2020

Rob Duguay is wonderfully hyper-specific about his favorite pizza choices and he gets all "High Fidelity" as he ranks his Top 5 record shops in Rhode Island!!! (plus 3 more fav things obvs) 

In the full episode, Rob listed Atlantic Thrills as one of his favorite local bands so I wanted to add their song "Vices" to the end of the episode. Check it out... it's a good one!!

Interview recorded August 10th, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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Sound Advice with Rob Duguay

October 15th, 2020

Journalism and radio are tough business so in this bonus episode Rob Duguay shares some practical insight into how to make strides in either of those careers. We also talk a little bit about this wonderful Rhode Island music scene in general... so tune in!

Also included is a live song by Knotty (audio credit: 9577Jessica9577) from a show at Jimmy's Saloon in Newport that Rob's company, Top 5 Fiend, booked in April of 2017. Other Rhode Island bands on this show were Viking Jesus and The Propellers.

Interview recorded August 10th, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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Ep. 25 Rob Duguay (music journalist + promoter)

October 8th, 2020

Rob Duguay tells the story of his progression in radio & music journalism from school papers to national magazines, what his experience was like being the alternative rock director was at Rhode Island College in the early 2000s, and why he started booking shows under the name Top Five Fiend.

And, make sure to tune into the interview to hear me ask Rob a question about how to ask questions in an interview. (that's some meta shit right there if you ask me)

Interlude song order:

 

Interview recorded August 10th, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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RI 5 with Jhony Keys

October 1st, 2020

Some of Jhony Keys responses in this bonus episode are a little out the box... and I love it! Give a listen to find out some of his favorite things in Rhode Island and hear what I'm referring to.

Stay til the end to hear a live track by Jhony Keys Band! The recording is from Jhony's birthday fundraiser jazz jam at Ten Rocks in November of 2018.

 

Interview recorded August 3rd, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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Sound Advice with Jhony Keys

September 24th, 2020

Jhony Keys is a man that's well versed and connected to so many styles of music. In this bonus episode he shares what being around other musicians can teach you, how getting away from your comfort zone is helpful to expand your abilities, and what it is that motivates him to continue to get better

Also included is a song that features Jhony sitting in on bass with Natural Element at The Parlour in September of 2019. Enjoy! 

 

Interview recorded August 3rd, 2020 via Zoom
Intro music by Cedros
Hosted by James Toomey 

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