Composer and Percussionist Alexis C. Lamb stops by to talk about her current percussion and composition duties and getting started on her composition doctorate at the University of Michigan (03:00), taking care of her physical and mental health (17:00), growing up in Colorado, her band “Local Youth”, and making coffee at a local trampoline park (26:30), studying at Northern Illinois for her undergrad and her work with Projeto Arcomusical (45:00), her 2 years as a high school band director in Illinois (58:20), heading to Yale for her composition master’s, teaching second graders in New Haven, and the local pizza situation there (01:08:30), and finishes with the Random Ass Questions, with commentary on the descriptor “emerging” and other imposed labels, “bro-cussion” pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the Colorado Rockies, and the band HAIM (01:20:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the 1995 film The Usual Suspects (01:59:00).


Alexis Lamb’s website

We the Purple

Curtis Institute

Third Coast Percussion

Projeto Arcomusical

“Wipeout” - Surfaris

“When I Come Around” - Green Day

“Funk 49” - James Gang

“I Love Rock and Roll” - Joan Jett

“Sunshine of Your Love” - Cream

“Sympathy for the Devil” - Rolling Stones

“Fortunate Son” - CCR

“Bad Moon Rising” - CCR

“Revolution” - The Beatles

“The End” - The Doors

Hamlet 2 trailer

Robert Chappell

Liam Teague

Greg Beyer

Cliff Alexis

Rich Holly on the podcast

Abby Rehard on the podcast

Raychel Taylor on the podcast

Mike Mixtacki

Ben Wahlund

Suzanne Farrin

St. Luke’s Steel Band

Guide to Pizza in New Haven

David Lang

Chocolat trailer

Sharknado trailer

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest trailer

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’w Nest - Ken Kesey

Educated - Tara Westover

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Colorado Rockies 2007 season

Hartford Yard Goats

Lansing Lugnuts

Beloit Snappers

“Chant” - Liam Teague

“Hands Like Lightning” - Liam Teague

“Pan 2000” - Cliff Alexis

Pig Minds Brewing Company

“The Steps” - HAIM


The Usual Suspects trailer

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