Puremusic: Hey, Josh, Frank Goodman.
Josh Rouse: Hey Frank. How you doing, man?
PM: All right, man. How you doing today?
PM: Got a little time for me?
JR: Yeah, yeah.
PM: Where do I find you?
JR: I'm in Chicago.
PM: Ah. And who do you have with you?
JR: I got Mark and Hags and my girlfriend Paz.
JR: Yeah. So I've got a good little group. And then Strays Don't Sleep, another Nashville group, Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard, they've been opening up the tour.
PM: Cool. And does your girlfriend play, or she's along for moral support?
JR: Well, she's helping out with all the touring stuff, and then she sings a song on the record, and she comes up and sings that with us.
PM: Oh, she's the one that sings on "The Man Who..."?
PM: Oh, she's great.
JR: Yeah, yeah.
PM: Well, that's excellent.
JR: It works out good, yeah.
PM: So I really like the new record, man, Subtitulo, it's great.
JR: Oh, thanks man. Yeah, it's kind of got a little bit of your style on there, doesn't it?
JR: I know you like those major seventh chords.
PM: That's right. I like that jazzy thing that you do so well, for sure.
JR: Yeah, I like that, it's just kind of free feeling. You know?
PM: Yeah, yeah.
JR: Those kind of chord progressions, they just take you to another place. Major seventh chords lower my blood pressure, I think.
PM: Yeah, and I find that if you group them with the minor nines, especially, there's a good balance there.
PM: Not too happy, not too dark. The late Johnny Thunders once told my brother, "You got to have the beauty and the terror."
PM: The name of your imprint label, Bedroom Classics; where does that come from?
JR: That's what I always called wherever my little home studio was, whether it was a four-track or a Protools, or whatever, wherever I was kind of setting that up, I always just called it the Bedroom Classics, because it was always done out of a bedroom.
PM: Oh, because I was trying to figure out is this like from the bedroom or for the bedroom, or what?
JR: In this case it means from the bedroom. That's where I was initially recording it. And then I just thought it was kind of a funny name, and I just decided to call the label that--
JR: --and have my own imprint there.
PM: I dig it.
JR: And then it's also the name of some kind of R&B compilations, I guess, kind of like Teddy Pendergrass type stuff.
PM: Oh, that's For the Bedroom.
JR: Lionel [Ritchie] put it out. It's called Bedroom Classics. Yeah, that's more kind of like sex music or something, even funnier. continue