Steven Drozd is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the Flaming Lips since 1991. He is also a vocalist and guitarist for the Electric Würms, a Lips offshoot. His children’s psychedelic pop record with Steve Burns, Stevensteven, will be released early 2015. Drozd started playing drums in his father’s polka band at age 10 and was playing piano in a honky-tonk band at age 18. He loves all music from the ’70s. He was born June 11, 1969, the same day that David Bowie’s Space Oddity was released. Just sayin’. You can find Steven on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and Flaming Lips’ website is here.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips chats with his longtime friend and sometime musical collaborator Adam Goldberg, the actor (and musician-writer-director-producer-editor-photographer) whose new record under the Goldberg Sisters moniker, Home: A Nice Place to Visit, is out now. In a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation, the two talk about having a split artistic identity, the impact of technology in our lives, the infamously wacky Flaming Lips movie Christmas on Mars, not to mention the reason Adam hasn’t watched Breaking Bad or The Sopranos, their respective childhood obsessions with Kiss and Grease, and Drozd’s appearances on both Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. For more filmmakers and musicians talking film and music, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Gideon Brower in Los Angeles and Dan Epstein in Oklahoma City, and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse Podcast’s producer is Elia Einhorn.
Picture of Drozd by George Salisbury