Episode 47 – Gene Parsons
SnapSessions! presents Episode 47, featuring an interview with musician and inventor Gene Parsons. We also include the premiere of Copzilla, a SnapSessions! audio comedy about a giant policeman who attacks idyllic Donut Town.
The podcast opens with Copzilla, a comedy epic about a huge policeman’s assault on the peaceful pastries of Donut Town. Copzilla is told by reporter for The Daily Deep Fry Gil Glazey, as he chronicles the battle for the doughy metropolis, and features the voices of Dan Sullivan, Christine Samas, Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn.
This episode also features a chat with musician/inventor Gene Parsons, reminiscing about his days in bands such as The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and his time playing on the Mendocino Coast with The Mendocino Quartet and other local musicians. He regales us with stories of the ups and downs of life on the road and as a studio session player. He also talks about the string-bender, his invention that allows a guitarist to emulate the sound of a pedal steel guitar. Gene remembers a variety of musical characters that he has worked with over more than fifty years, giving an intimate look at a brilliant career.
Episode 47 is 86 minutes long and includes an intro, our premiere of the radio play Copzilla (starts at 3 minutes, 43 seconds), and our interview with musician/inventor Gene Parsons (starts at 35 minutes).
SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.
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