Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Devin Townsend

April 15, 2021 Greg Koch / Devin Townsend Season 2 Episode 13
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Devin Townsend
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Devin is a prolific potentate of modern metaldom! It is hard to put a label on Devin that sufficiently covers the breadth of his complex and impressive musical identity. Devin does it all, with dedicated fans worldwide and over 25 albums to his name. Townsend's musical insights are always as deep, heavy and colorful as his music, so prepare to feast!

1:16 - Dealing with the invisible angst of today’s modern problems, and a few delightful proverbs to lift the spirits
5:46 - What’s Devin up to in 2021, how he views what he does as a musician and producer from a macro perspective, his upcoming creative project ‘The Puzzle’, and the power of honesty
18:07 - The emotional complexities of touring, the power of creativity in isolation, and the importance of personal community
23:45 - Maintaining vocal chords and performance during long stretches of tour, and tricks to playing guitar and singing at the same time
30:27 - Guitar solos: when, where, and what to say
37:49 - The Internet
49:49 - Learning a new language (musical and verbal), and how to apply new knowledge to your guitar playing
60:55 - Demystifying the greats, and a crash course in ‘Jimi Hendrix for Dummies’
71:06 - Devin’s love of echo, and understanding the musical current that each player tends to find themselves swimming in

Total Length: 82:23

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Dealing with the invisible angst of today’s modern problems, and a few delightful proverbs to lift the spirits
What’s Devin up to in 2021, how he views what he does as a musician and producer from a macro perspective, his upcoming creative project ‘The Puzzle’, and the power of honesty
The emotional complexities of touring, the power of creativity in isolation, and the importance of personal community
Maintaining vocal chords and performance during long stretches of tour, and tricks to playing guitar and singing at the same time
Guitar solos: when, where, and what to say
The Internet
Learning a new language (musical and verbal), and how to apply new knowledge to your guitar playing
Demystifying the greats, and a crash course in ‘Jimi Hendrix for Dummies’
Devin’s love of echo, and understanding the musical current that each player tends to find themselves swimming in