Ep 52 // Jesse R. Berlin: Bitter Tears & Witness Protection

Premiere DateOct 24, 2018
00:00 // StereoactiveNYC / BTRtoday ID //
00:40 // Welcome / About Jesse R. Berlin //
04:17 “Jep” Jesse R. Berlin
08:21 // INTERVIEW BEGINS / Jesse R. Berlin: The Early Years //
11:14 // JRB: The Christian Rock Phase //
13:24 // JRB: Music Sucks, Fame F*cks / ‘Glitter Lung’ / hotel rooms + TVs //
17:21 // JRB: “Musicians are f*ckin’ idiots” / Favorite ‘Friend’ = Elliot Gould //
18:53 // JRB: Altman’s ‘Nashville’ coulda used some Jesse / Jeff Goldblum //
19:53 // JRB: ‘Kill ‘em All’ EP / ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ //
22:48 // JRB: ‘Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture "The Bitter Tears of Jesse R. Berlin"’ //
29:37 // JRB: about “INTJ” //
32:13 “INTJ” Jesse R. Berlin
36:07 // JRB: about “The Bitter Tears of Jesse R. Berlin” //
39:29 “The Bitter Tears of Jesse R. Berlin” Jesse R. Berlin
43:33 // JRB: genre + RIYL / “don’t put me in a box, man” / “All killer, no filler” / “all caps: MUSIC!” / The Beatles = old and/or dead //
46:28 // JRB: Jesse R. Berlin Enters Witness Protection = final show? / Why witness protection? //
52:04 // JRB: his live band doesn’t have great credit scores / Drew St. Aubin on drums / Max Horwich on guitar/synth / Michael Chinworth on keys / JPK on bass //
57:43 // JRB: raffling off his debts //
59:22 // JRB: Treskelion Arts in Greenpoint / go to the show or he’ll be furious / there’ll be cake! / plugs //
62:02 // JRB: wrapping up
63:42 // JRB: taped in front of a live audience //
64:06 // Outro + Disclaimer //
65:16 // Finish.

The legendary Jesse R. Berlin stops by to talk about his illustrious career and why he’s decided to end it and go into witness protection. He shares details about his final show, his new album, his scrapped feature film project and thoughts on Elliot Gould, Jeff Goldblum and much more.

HOST J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…

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