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Chuck Shute

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Chris Ballew (The Presidents of The U.S.A., Caspar Babypants)
May 31 2022
Chris Ballew (The Presidents of The U.S.A., Caspar Babypants)
Chris Ballew is the frontman for the Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. He also makes children’s music under the pseudonym “Caspar Babypants.”  He has a new solo record out now titled “Soul Unfolded” and another one coming out in July called “Primitive God.” In this episode we discuss his new music and the creative process, plus making music & videos with the Presidents, how they got the Drew Carey theme song, working with Beck, getting drunk with Dave Grohl and more! Very fun episode! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:49 - Things in Common & Seattle Living 0:04:20 - Making Music to Make People Feel Good 0:05:55 - Nap Dance & New Album "Soul Unfolded" 0:09:20 - Keyboards & Sounds 0:16:25 - Primitive God & Making Music 0:18:41 - Caspar Babypants TV Show0:22:16 - Staying Creative, Meditation & Ram Dass 0:25:55 - Lump & Music Video 0:27:55 - Roman Coppola & Other Music Videos 0:30:24 - Kicks, Energy & Beck 0:33:45 - Dealing with Fame & Success 0:36:55 - The Drew Carey Show Theme Song 0:38:45 - Doing Live Shows & Performing 0:43:15 - Freedom, Providing Joy & Collaborating 0:47:49 - Famous People 0:49:10 - Psychedelic Journey & Influences 0:51:10 - Movies 0:53:42 - PEPS, Well Spring & Mary's Place 0:55:35 - Drunk with Dave Grohl in the Late 90s 0:58:45 - Krist Novoselic 1:02:10 - Outro Chris Ballew website: website: Spring Family Services website: Place website: Shute website: the show