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1. Colin Wolberg, rock star and... panel manufacturer?

From: Joshua McNichols
Series: Day Job (2007-2008 series)
Length: 03:03

How (Seattle) Musicians Pay the Rent

Colinatwork_small In Day Job, I interview Seattle musicians about their jobs, mixing in ambiance and music. The interviews get at something universal - how to achieve balance and contentment in life. Colin Wolberg manufactures acoustic panels. He also plays guitar in the bands Siberian and J. Tillman. Day Job is an ongoing series. New entries will be added to PRX thirty days after episodes debut at Seattleweekly.com.

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Piece Description

In Day Job, I interview Seattle musicians about their jobs, mixing in ambiance and music. The interviews get at something universal - how to achieve balance and contentment in life. Colin Wolberg manufactures acoustic panels. He also plays guitar in the bands Siberian and J. Tillman. Day Job is an ongoing series. New entries will be added to PRX thirty days after episodes debut at Seattleweekly.com.

Broadcast History

Seattleweekly.com January 30, 2008.
It's never been played on the radio.

Transcript

From the Seattle Weekly, this is Day Job.

Dayjob is a look at how musicians pay the rent.

WOLBERG: I'm Colin Wolberg. I play in a band called Siberian, and also J. Tillman. I work in Ballard at a construction company. We fabricate and install accoustical panels, soundproofing, things like that.

Colin works at Snap-Tex in ballard. He saws up little pieces of plastic track and big slabs of foam insulation, and assembles them into a frame. Then he stretches, staples, and glues fabric over the top to make acoustic panels. Colin builds rooms for clubs and private homes that are totally quiet.

WOLBERG: Music is just one of those things that's going constantly through your head. There's nothing you can do about it anyway. Practicing in your head, and just going over things in your head is actually just as beneficial as physically doing it.

But Colin doesn't have time to thi...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Islands Forever Siberian With Me. Sonic Boom Recordings 2007 :33
Visions of a Troubled Mind J. Tillman Cancer and Delirium. Yer Bird Records 2007 :45
Futuristic Kids Siberian With Me. Sonic Boom Recordings 2007 :35

Additional Files

Related Website

http://www.siberianmusic.com/