Jesse Walker

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Jesse Walker, associate editor of Reason magazine and author of Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America , has written for a wide range of publications, from The New Republic and…
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Jesse Walker, associate editor of Reason magazine and author of Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America , has written for a wide range of publications, from The New Republic and The New York Times to No Depression and Alternative Press Review. He has also worked as a DJ, a dishwasher, and a miscellaneous office grunt, and was once hired to help move a clandestine dog farm. He plays the viola, the guitar, and the harmonica, none of them well. ~ Jesse Walker

Desert Island List:

Beck, ODELAY

Johnny Cash, AMERICAN RECORDINGS

John Cale, PARIS 1919

Elvis Costello, ARMED FORCES

Miles Davis, SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME

Dead Kennedys, FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES

Bob Dylan, BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

Steve Earle, EL CORAZON

Firesign Theater, DON'T CRUSH THAT DWARF, HAND ME THE PLIARS

Aretha Franklin, AMAZING GRACE

The Kinks, MUSWELL HILLBILLIES

Merle Haggard, DOWN EVERY ROAD

Charles Mingus, MINGUS AH UM

Thelonious Monk, STRAIGHT, NO CHASER

Willie Nelson, SHOTGUN WILLIE

Charlie Rich, FEEL LIKE GOING HOME

Doug Sahm, THE BEST OF DOUG SAHM AND THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET

The Sex Pistols, NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS

Sly and the Family Stone, FRESH

Patti Smith, HORSES

Carl Stalling, THE CARL STALLING PROJECT

Richard and Linda Thompson, SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS

The Velvet Underground, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

Bob Wills, FOR THE LAST TIME

X, LOS ANGELES