Split Single frontman Jason Narducy is a universally beloved lifer, having first appeared on the scene at age 11 in the ‘80s Chicago punk band Verböten. He fronted Epic/Sony alt-rockers Verbow during the ‘90s alt-rock bubble, then spent nearly a decade as the bassist and backup vocalist for folks like Bob Mould, Robert Pollard, Telekinesis and Superchunk. Split Single’s Metal Frames was released in 2016.
I picked the wrong two jobs for a pandemic! As a musician and house painter, I have had to make adjustments these last two months. Tours are getting postponed, recording sessions cancelled, and my favorite Chicago area venues are closed. There have been some small exterior painting opportunities but even those are on hold when it rains for days on end.
Fortunately, I still have a home, my family, and music. So I started a series called Home Show which features songs, stories, and me hanging out with my kids. It’s a nice creative outlet under these circumstances and my offspring enjoy upstaging me. I try to keep the content positive and fun. The last episode featured (distance-sensitive) visits from comedian Jon Glaser and artist Jay Ryan. This new episode includes rock legend Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick talking about his pandemic mask and my kids playing a Buzzcocks song anchored by a drum loop from Low.
Each episode is available to all with an option to contribute to a tip jar www.paypal.me/splitsingle or Venmo (Jason-Narducy). Thank you for watching! Stay in, stay safe!