Home Alternative Music Junk Meals Charlie delves deeper into the facinating story behind the brand new Stew Hat Data reissue of Mr. Applesauce’s basic underground album, The Story of the Gelatin Lady

Junk Meals Charlie delves deeper into the facinating story behind the brand new Stew Hat Data reissue of Mr. Applesauce’s basic underground album, The Story of the Gelatin Lady

Junk Meals Charlie delves deeper into the facinating story behind the brand new Stew Hat Data reissue of Mr. Applesauce’s basic underground album, The Story of the Gelatin Lady


After standing within the naughty nook for some time after a breach of contract, Junk Meals Charlie has misplaced a particular buddy and we discover out all about this horrible loss and the 2nd coming of The Story of the Gelatin Lady.

Llewelyn: Junk Meals Charlie. We respect your time with us at present and welcome to A&R Manufacturing facility. 1st query. How did you get the title and what’s your fave meal in the entire large world?

Junk Meals Charlie: Thanks for having me. Since I’m appearing as Mr. Applesauce’s publicist for this new launch, I’ll reply this query as if I have been him. Mr. Applesauce’s title comes from his model of writing which is usually made to appear nonsensical (although whether or not it really is or not will depend on the precise tune in query) and was impressed by a Dictionary.com “Phrase of the Day” e-mail wherein the phrase of the day was “applesauce.” His favourite meal was roast beef Manhattans.

Llewelyn: Okay, subsequent query. Are you again within the good books of your label after this launch or is extra work nonetheless to be finished?

Junk Meals Charlie: I’d say there’s extra work nonetheless to be finished, however doing press for this new Mr. Applesauce launch is a step in the proper course. I might have finished this regardless as a result of he was a very good buddy of mine but when it eases a number of the pressure between the label and I, that’s an added bonus. As of proper now, the label (Stew Hat Data) can be utilizing all of my platforms to advertise its different artists, with a deal with Mr. Applesauce proper now given his latest passing. Though my title is hooked up to the opposite artist’s tasks, I don’t take credit score for his or her work. It’s actually extra of a advertising factor contemplating the publicity I bought for getting my present canceled. I really feel prefer it’s solely honest that they use my title for promotional functions to try to make some type of cash after that venture tanked. Whereas the best way we’ve gone about rebuilding our relationship has been unorthodox, I’m hoping it is going to work out.

Llewelyn: We’re very unhappy to listen to concerning the cancellation of The Junk Meals Charlie Selection Hour. Many condolences on the lack of your co-host Mr. Applesauce. What would you say are your fondest recollections of his life?

Junk Meals Charlie: Thanks. Fond recollections are many on the subject of Mr. Applesauce however in mild of this new launch (or I suppose I ought to say reissue), I’ve been occupied with really being in his studio as he was writing and recording the unique model of The Story of the Gelatin Lady a number of years in the past. We didn’t know one another as effectively again then however I realized quite a bit about him by watching him work. He actually immersed himself within the expertise and at all times labored off of instinct. I requested him at a pair factors the place sure lyrics got here from and he’d at all times say, “unsure, may simply be applesauce, but it surely feels proper.” I feel the album actually displays that carefree nature he had in additional methods than one. Positive, a number of the songs are purely pushed by feeling and aren’t essentially making some huge assertion, however there are many moments on the album which are impressed by his life which are fairly weak and others that appear nonsensical at first however even have their very own logic that they’re constructed on. In each case, he approached creating with an enthusiasm that was significantly contagious. One ultimate factor I’ll say is that I actually admired his conscience. I bear in mind when he completed the album, he was apprehensive about how some songs may be interpreted. I merely informed him, “I can inform simply by watching you’re employed that this was extra about you having enjoyable than it was about calling anybody out or beginning any type of drama. Positive, you occurred to course of some fairly intense feelings alongside the best way, however I don’t assume anybody ought to fault you for that as a result of I can inform it genuinely helped you.”

Llewelyn: You had a lot underground reputation earlier than. What do you assume is the primary purpose for that and are you pleased with this venture?

Junk Meals Charlie: To be honest, Mr. Applesauce had extra underground reputation than me again within the day. I did some stuff right here and there however his work ethic was at all times on one other stage. I feel the primary purpose for his reputation although was his authenticity. He thought of his music to be pop but it surely was by no means pop music that was making an attempt to please the lots. He created on his personal phrases and I feel individuals noticed that and have been drawn to it. I do know he took a variety of satisfaction in The Story of the Gelatin Lady. He typically described it as his most “within the second” venture and I feel that’s extraordinarily correct. It’s like a time capsule.

Llewelyn: What do you are feeling is the way forward for Stew Hat Data?

Junk Meals Charlie: I really feel the way forward for Stew Hat Data is shiny. They’ve bought so many proficient artists on their roster, a lot of that are engaged on their debut albums. I’m not at liberty to get into too many specifics proper now about all that, however I do know I’m personally very enthusiastic about their not too long ago signing Glown About Sten to the label. He’s bought chops.

Llewelyn: Final query. What does the long run maintain and do you might have any thrilling plans for the remainder of 2023 and past?

Junk Meals Charlie: I really simply launched a retailer on Threadless for some visible artwork I’ve been engaged on (I’m on there as Junk Meals Charlie.) The label can be engaged on presumably placing a present collectively later within the yr so I’d encourage anybody fascinated with that to maintain a watch out on Instagram (@junkfoodcharlie.) There’s positively extra music within the works as effectively, however when it is going to be launched remains to be unsure as of proper now. There are a number of tasks in manufacturing although, so keep tuned!

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