Episode 40: Too Slim

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Show Summary 

Bass player, vocalist, and humorist Too Slim reflects on his 40 year career with Riders in the Sky.  Tune in to hear Slim talk about his early musical influences, the beginning of the band, his role in the Paul is Dead conspiracy theory, the Riders’ stage names, working with Pixar, and more. 

Intro 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Ear Trumpet Labs! 

Andy recites “The Coyote” by S. Omar Barker. 

Quotes from this Episode 

"If you've got the dough, we've got the show!" - Too Slim

“I always thought that America would pay to see it. I didn’t really expect they would pay for 40 years to see it. Which is where we are now. But I knew it was entertaining. We entertained ourselves. We were having a great time so even though it didn’t make sense economically at the time, and we were all working other jobs and stuff, it was still so much that we just kept doing it and it was sort of infectious. And people started coming to the shows and dressing like we were dressing and sort of getting wise to what we were doing and it just took sort of took off from there. “– Too Slim 

Links for this Episode 

Find out more about Too Slim

Find out more about Ear Trumpet Labs

Tammy Wynette singing “The World’s Most Broken Heart.” 

Paul is Dead Conspiracy Theory, Explained.

Woody's Roundup from Toy Story.

Credits 

Recorded, edited, and produced by Andy Hedges. 

Theme music: Texas Traveler by Hal Cannon

This episode was recorded backstage at Riverbend Live! In Winston, Oregon in the women’s restroom. 

Andy with Riders in the Sky after their concert at Riverbend Live! in Winston, Oregon.

Contact 

andy@andyhedges.com

3 comments

  • Ernie Sutes

    Ernie Sutes Brewster By

    Might fine show Andy... Slim let me stay at his house in Nashville I was invited to be on a talent show called you can be a star...his been one of my idol's forever..

    Might fine show Andy...
    Slim let me stay at his house in Nashville I was invited to be on a talent show called you can be a star...his been one of my idol's forever..

  • Laurel

    Laurel Concow, CA

    Authentic gibberish is the best kind of gibberish!

    Authentic gibberish is the best kind of gibberish!

  • Kawyotee

    Kawyotee tallgrass abbey

    ...another success, young Andrew. The acoustic quality does seem to come though my Bose clean and crisp. Actually, left me considering the vocal quality of the interview subjects' voice(singer/performer).

    ...another success, young Andrew. The acoustic quality does seem to come though my Bose clean and crisp. Actually, left me considering the vocal quality of the interview subjects' voice(singer/performer).

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