I came across Wil's blog years ago, while researching primate penises (it was called "My So-Called Penis), and have been a fan of his insightful, comic take on life ever since. We finally got together on his back porch in San Diego a decade later. Wil has a book called Acid Logic. What more do you need? Wil's site. Download this episode.
Introduction (00:00 – 15:56)
(00:00) Intro to will Forbis
(02:30) T-Shirts/Tangentially Reading and Community Projects
(05:20) Civilized to death update and JRE podcast information.
(10:30) General update and thoughts.
(15:01) Play out with Wil Forbis Jazz Solo
Interview: (15:56 – 1:43:43)
(15:56) Introduction banter, how Chris and Wil met, Wil’s blog & Chris’ interest in his work.
(17:52) Take on blogs, writing and putting your thoughts out there. Broad vs specific experiences.
(22:19) Travelers vs Tourists and Wil’s experience in Tangier, India.
(25:06) Wil’s interest in playing instruments Musi, his group Birdy and the Bowtie
(28:00) Discussing cultural appropriation and first concerts.
(35:00) Wil growing up in Hawaii, gentrification of cool places
(39:58) Discussing Wil’s Website acid logic, acid, pink floyd and The Rolling Stones.
(51:34) Chris disconnecting from American Culture.
(54:30) Wil on living overseas in Iran and his father’s career.
(56:28) Jan Morris, gender/biology of gender.
(1:09:55) Discussing the Scientific method, deductive reasoning materialism vs mysticism. What is reality? The Placebo Effect.
(1:38:00) Native Plants/drugs and the influence on local music
(1:42:20) Ending banter
(1:43:43) End of Interview
(1:45:58) “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton
Music: Basin and Range
Music: Carsie Blanton