J. W. Friedman

J. W. Friedman

San Francisco, CA

Genres:  Rap BeatsHip-HopComedic JinglesPop

IDEOTV Donor Episode Theme

A special theme recorded for the "I Don't Even Own a Television" podcast's donor-only episodes. Fun and bouncy! Lots of live hand percussion, guitar, bass, keys, all that good stuff.

IDEOTV "Casting the Movie" Theme

Another piece of interstitial music for the "I Don't Even Own a Television" podcast -- this one is the music associated with the "Casting the Movie" segment, which happens occasionally on the show. Definitely went into this with the mindset of "we can't pay TMBG to write songs for the podcast, so I'll make my own TMBG song instead."

The Bus is Late

A Satellite High song I wrote and recorded in about a night after getting stuck at the bus stop for a very long time. This session was powered by Red Bull and vodka.

J. W. Friedman, a multi-disciplinary creative juggernaut, hails from the hills of San Francisco. With years and years of recording experience in the worlds of hip hop, post-hardcore, and broadcasting, J. W. has dedicated his life to the craft of "making things people can listen to on the internet". Performing as Satellite High, Friedman's work in the realm of strange and unique hip hop can be heard in many places, notably on the debut episode of the popular podcast Welcome to Nightvale, but has also been featured in countless internet publications as well as CNN and the New York Times. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Friedman is also very prolific in the world of ambient production, comedy composition, commercial music, and "messing around on the acoustic guitar".

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