Screamin’ Secrets, the new album from Second Story Man, arrives Saturday, Dec. 5, on LP and CD from Noise Pollution. They will celebrate with an all-ages show that night at Skull Alley (1017 E. Broadway, skullalley.net). Further details on the album and show info at www.louisvillenoise.com.
Past Lebowski Fest performer Mike Doughty returns to Louisville Tuesday, Oct. 20, this time at Zanzabar (2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, www.zanzabarlouisville.com). The former Soul Coughing impresario’s third solo album, Sad Man Happy Man, came out Oct. 6 on ATO Records (My Morning Jacket, The Whigs). This unplugged performance features cellist Andrew “Scrap” Livingstone, a 33-year-old Brooklynite who has written an extensive MySpace blog about masculinity and watching the film version of “Sex & The City.” Tourmates Porter Block open. Tickets are $15. Showtime at 8 p.m.
LEO: So, happy or sad?
Mike Doughty: Generally happy.
LEO: Worcestershire or Tabasco?
MD: Worcestershire for sure.
LEO: Four words often found in the Spanish language not ending in o or a.
MD: Trés, Calle, Que, Tambien
LEO: What inspired you to cover Daniel Johnston’s “Casper the Friendly Ghost”?
MD: I love how he turns pop culture into this weird, psychedelic mythology.
LEO: Do you believe in ghosts?
MD: Only when I’m frightened of them.
LEO: Bedroom door open or closed as a kid?
LEO: Least-favorite thing about economics.
LEO: Who is Lorna Zauberberg?
MD: I made her up. Zauberberg means “magic mountain.”
LEO: Does she know you named a song after her?
MD: She does.
LEO: Who is your elected representative?
MD: Eric Adams, New York state legislature.
LEO: Has anyone awarded you free enchiladas for your 800th tweet?
MD: No. Sadly, no.
We’re taking a week off from the podcast. Tune in Oct. 21, when we’ll have Justin Lewis on the mic discussing his new album, Man In Motion. Meantime, check out our blog, Bluegrass Catastrophe, bluecat.leoweekly.com.