Foy cruises onto episode 8 with his mate Blake Mills. The Grammy winning producer, composer, guitarist, and songwriter talks to Foy about the joy of tomatoes, straight off the vine. Blake doesn’t just talk food and music, he talks how they relate: ever heard of the concept of musical fast food? Don’t worry, Blake will let you in on the secret. In a turning of the dinner table, Blake has as many questions for Foy as Foy has for Blake. Did jingles change music? Do chefs cook better when they’re hungry? Foy shares a new last meal choice and the two bat back and forth from enchiladas to micheladas, Prince and pavlova.
Check out Mills’s latest release, “Vanishing Twin,” off his new record Mutable Set. The video is a perfect depiction of isolation in this long and grueling quarantine. The whole album is a reminiscence on the dissonance of modern life, and features Aaron Embry on keys, Sam Gendel on saxophone, Rob Moose on strings, Abe Rounds on drums and Pino Palladino on bass.
Mills’ past collaborators include Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Sara Barielles, Jay Z, and Phoebe Bridgers, but nothing is quite like this conversational collaboration between Mills and Foy.
This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.