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13 songs with John

Source: 
13 Songs
Publication date: 
May 18, 2009

A series of video interviews about the recording of a new album.

» Episode One where John builds a fence.

» Episode Two where John faces a deadline at the piano.  » read more

This One Time John Roderick Drove Me All Over Seattle and Told Me Everything He Knows About the City

Source: 
The Stranger
Author: 
Megan Seling
Publication date: 
July 8, 2010

This One Time John Roderick Drove Me All Over Seattle and Told Me Everything He Knows About the City

John Roderick is not just the lead singer of the Long Winters, he is also a historian. Not officially, I suppose, but if you ask the man to tell you everything he knows about Seattle and its rich history, he can spend literally hours rattling off facts, stories, and hilarious sound bites. "I enjoy collecting esoteric knowledge about things," he says. "And sharing it."

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to learn this first-hand as I tagged along with Roderick and a nice woman named Pat, a Long Winters fan who purchased a John Roderick-hosted tour of Seattle via Strangercrombie. For over three hours we cruised the city's streets in a fancy ZipCar (thanks, ZipCar!) and saw all the legendary (and not-so-legendary) landmarks that dotted Seattle's history and Roderick's own musical past. Here is a not-very-brief-at-all summary of our trip.  » read more

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