The Napping Wizard Sessions


Tribute: Iggy Reads

Season 2, Ep. 12

This is a listening show. In a traditional radio format, I collect recordings where Iggy Pop reads from books. Sit back and let Iggy tell you a story or send you to sleep.


CLIP LIST (in order of appearance)

01. (clip Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)

02. (clip: Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, recording from EP, Leaves of Grass, 2016, with Alva Noto and Tarwater)

03. (clip: “Good Evening,” excerpt from fundraising promo for film, The Sandman, with Dario Argento, 2014)

04. A Machine for loving, Michel Holleoubecq, recording from Préliminaires, 2009, with Hal Cragin

05. From Pent Up Aching Rivers, Walt Whitman, recording from EP, Leaves of Grass, 2016, with Alva Noto and Tarwater

06. The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe, recording from Closed On Account Of Rabies, produced by Hal Wilner, 2007

07. A reading from the bible as Salvatore “Sally” Jenko, recording from Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man, 1995

08. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007

09. Repo Man, lyric to film theme song, recording from Rizzoli Bookstore by Jeff Slate, 2016, at the release of Jeff Gold’s book Total Chaos, The Story of the Stooges.

10. We Are The People, Lou Reed (1971), recording from Free, 2019, with Leron Thomas

11. (excerpt, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, recording from Free, 2019, with Noveller)

12. The Dawn, recording from Free, 2019, with Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate)

13. (clip: American Valhalla, recording from Post Pop Depression, 2018, with Joshua Homme)

14. (clip: Les Feuilles Mortes, Jacques Prevert and Joseph Kosma, recording from Préliminaires, 2009, with Hal Cragin)

15. (clip Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)

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