Tal Wilkenfeld spent a couple of hours with Lex Fridman, in which the noted podcaster, M.I.T. graduate, and music hobbyist queried Tal about a vast range of subjects. These include her time with Jeff Beck; being mentored by Anthony Jackson; how comedy and L.A.’s community of comedians pulled her through a down period; her friendship with Leonard Cohen; her journey into meditation and spiritual retreats; the art and intent of songwriting and lyric-writing; advice for developing musicians; a discussion of bass styles and practicing tips; recording with Prince; tackling your demons; and the power of love. At the request of Fridman, she concludes with performances of “Under the Sun” on acoustic guitar and “Killing Me” on her Pelham Blue 1969 Fender Jazz Bass.
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