Primus: Xeni interviews Les and Ler (music)

Boing Boing tv caught up with Les Claypool and Larry “Ler” Lalonde of Primus at Outside Lands for a hyperdelic, transdimensional conversation about inflatables, Maker Faire, South Park, weird home-made electronic instruments, and more.

Les also made his film directing debut this year with Electric Apricot, a faux-cumentary feature about a fictional jam band in search of the ultimate music festival.

If you dig this, check out our previous BBtv episodes from Outside Lands. And there’s tons of fan-made footage and photos of Primus on Crowdfire.net (they’re a BBtv sponsor).

(special thanks to Jason McHugh; to Virgin America for air travel, and to Wayneco for the magic bus)

Related Boing Boing tv episodes:

* Kaki King, guitar hero: performance, interview with Xeni (music)
* BB Gadgets’ Joel at Outside Lands: Crowdfire deconstructed
* Carney at Outside Lands – a “Boing Boing tv Bus Session.” (music)
* Steel Pulse founder David Hinds at Outside Lands (music)
* Boing Boing tv backstage at Outside Lands: (Xeni + Russell Porter)

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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3 Responses to Primus: Xeni interviews Les and Ler (music)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow. I’d give my left nut to see that whole concert footage.

    Is it (going to be) available anywhere?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen les play the adjustable bass pole. He comes out with a pig mask on running around the stage like a mad man slapping the shit out of the one string, which is tied to a handle, adjusting pitch by controlling tension. very disturbing and strangely musical/rythmic.

    Primus collectively has more talent than we may ever again see in our lifetime.

    keep playing!

    Primus Sucks

  3. DeWynken says:

    Les is a GOD. Xeni is a Goddess. Their offspring, ‘Lenis’, would rule the world. Thanks for this interview. Sound quality impressed me.

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