Episode 225: Vinnie Caruana

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The Movielife frontman Vinnie Caruana talks with Jonah and guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) about moving to Brooklyn, the nature of individuality and reunion culture. Along the way we also discuss his excellent new solo album “Survivor’s Guilt”, the perils of supporting yourself as a full-time musician well into adulthood and his secret to getting tattooed without feeling any pain. “As the years go on I become less qualified to do anything [besides music] and that is a little bit scary but I’m constantly thinking about the future and what I want to do,” Caruana explains at one point. “I may have painted myself in a corner but let’s hope there’s a happy ending to that.” Judging by Caruana’s musical output over the past two decades with the Movielife, Peace’d Out, I Am The Avalanche and his solo material, we’ve got a feeling that he’s going to be just fine… as long as we aren’t all priced out of Brooklyn by the time this episode is released.

Photo: Shervin Lainez