Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Jim James:
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Jim James, the lead singer and songwriter for the band My Morning Jacket. Brian and Jim talk about the band’s latest album, The Waterfall, and the message in many of their songs. Plus, Jim meditates on criticism and its role in the artistic process, how his songs are created over several years in a garden of ideas, and what it feels like, minutes before he steps on the stage, to bring a group of people together around one common cause—love.
- The Waterfall album
- “Compound Fracture” by My Morning Jacket
- Z album
- “Wordless Chorus” by My Morning Jacket
- RPM, a nonprofit organization
- Bruce Springsteen’s Harry Chapin tribute
- “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction” by David Foster Wallace
- “I’m Amazed” by My Morning Jacket
- The New Basement Tapes (with Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon Giddens, and Taylor Goldsmith)
- Blues Run the Game by Jackson Frank
- “One Big Circle: How My Morning Jacket Rebounded With Its Best Album in a Decade” by Steven Hyden
- Out of Time album
- “Me in Honey” by R.E.M.
- “Country Feedback” by R.E.M.
- Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- “Believe (Nobody Knows)” by My Morning Jacket
- Led Zeppelin III
- “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin
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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.