The Mr.Nobody Podcast
A hallucinogenic exploration of meaning by guitarist, sound-designer and grieving father of a son who ended his life with heroin.
info_outline How Could This Happen? 08/28/2020
How Could This Happen? I use the podcast to process and create art that i know my son would approve of. We constantly shared work, music, fighting skills and life-strategies. It was amazing. I thought we were heading towards meaningful lives, but heroin use destroyed that. I haven't really been able to recover. In some ways, on the outside, I function, my biological machinery still goes and I exercise a lot, eat well and honor my breath. My heart that is still broken. I watched an 11 second video of my son wrestling with his sister, 11 seconds of normalcy, beauty, connection and love. It brought me back to my feelings of rage, shame, sorrow and anger. I roll this question around in my mind all the time, "how can anyone take this drug?" knowing the obvious pitfalls. I can't answer it. He knew better, he knew it was wrong on a primal level. Such wreckage is eternal.
info_outline Mr.Nobody #27 The Accident 08/07/2020
Mr.Nobody #27 The Accident I had a psychic connection with my son, especially when thing were seriously wrong. This episode recounts an incident when I knew things were wrong. It was like phone was always ringing but I only heard it when the veil was thin enough.
info_outline Mr.Nobody #17 The Guitar Lesson I Would Have Taught Him 05/29/2020
Mr.Nobody #17 The Guitar Lesson I Would Have Taught Him
info_outline A Review 05/18/2020
A Review One of 2020’s most fascinating, creative, original and endlessly interesting new podcasts, this one that came about following the devastating loss of a son, and an unquenchable desire to continue communicating, conversing, and connecting. The Mr. Nobody Podcast is unlike anything else you’ll have listened to of late. It’s also one of the most rewarding, thought-provoking and strangely hypnotic shows currently operating. There’s nothing self-celebratory or pretentious about it, there’s no assumption of authority, no need for filler or volume – unlike the vast majority of new podcasts that are simply jumping on the bandwagon. In many ways, this feels like the inside of an intellectual mind, complete with its unfinished thoughts and fragments of music and layers from the days before. Backing up a slightly echoed and distant vocal monologue, about the death and disease that’s sweeping the world, with a decidedly upbeat jazz soundscape, the structure immediately intrigues as the podcast starts to play. Mr. Nobody’s tone, his near-whispered manner of detailing his thoughts and reflections, is strangely captivating. It prompts you to turn up the volume, to tune in more intently to this uninhibited, diary-like outpouring of one man’s authentic perspective of reality. Occasionally unsettling but always immersive, refreshing for its mildly sci-fi-kissed or cinematic set-up. A fine hit of audio production meets with a uniquely intriguing mindset and a brilliantly well-articulated manner of describing the world and the role of the self. It feels like a performance, but somehow you know that it’s not. It’s real. * * * “The plague is just taking so many people, and here I am selfishly mourning one…“ * * * Already fifteen episodes deep, this is an easy must if you’re looking for something genuinely new, unique, yet consistently topically relevant and profoundly, undeniably human. A personal favourite discovery from the entire year so far. Heartbreaking, humorous, humble. This is one of a kind. A winner of a story-teller, touching on topics from drug-use to death, family, loss, religion, birthdays and an uninhibited array of issues and events that appear throughout life; amidst an array of musical backdrops from jazz to experimental trip hop. It almost feels like there should be a series of animations or visuals to accompany it, even a movie. Despite adopting an anti-escapism stance, the podcast itself makes for a worthy route for temporarily escaping the outside world as and when you need to. Well worth the time it takes to dive in. Check out all episodes . Find & follow The Mr. Nobody Podcast on .
info_outline Mr.Nobody #11 Our Dialogue 04/17/2020
Mr.Nobody #11 Our Dialogue Although I know you can't hear me, I'm in a constant dialogue with you, my son. I explore the term "junkie" I discuss your sister, aggression, shame and my loop of grief. I check my phone every morning seeking you. I go deep into my thoughts about our slavery to our drugs and how sad i am that you destroyed yourself. I reflect on pieces of the past and I make these sound paintings with you in my mind. I come to some strong opinions. We play guitar together...listen.