Jul 17, 2020
Episode 53 marks the first anniversary of the Lydian Spin. To celebrate, the episode begins with an extended introduction where Lydia, Tim, and producer Simon Slater recount the Lydian Spin origin story. The guest this week is David Yow. David is best known for his musical endeavors, but he has many other talents including actor, painter, photo retoucher and cook.
In 1982, David formed the Austin, Texas band Scratch Acid with Steve Anderson, David Wm. Sims, Brett Bradford, and Rey Washam. Five years later, after releasing three albums, Scratch Acid broke up.
In 1987, the same year that Scratch Acid broke up, David and Sims formed The Jesus Lizard with guitarist Duane Denison. David's unruly stage antics helped the band quickly achieve a following. The Jesus Lizard eventually landed a spot on the Lollapalooza tour and signed to Capitol Records. The Jesus Lizard released six studio albums, three EPs and a live album.
David is a cat lover and has drawn cats for the last 30 years. In 2014, Akashic Books released a compilation of David's cat illustrations titles Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats.