S2 / EP32: BOBBY WHITTAKER

Bobby Whittaker was born into climbing royalty, his dad, Jim, was the first American to climb Everest and was the CEO of REI for many years.  Bobby didn’t follow in his footsteps, he blazed his own trail through the emerging music scene in Seattle.  While having no musical background, Bobby had drive and a personality like no other.  He was able to parlay that charisma into a 30-year music career that went from Mudhoney to REM to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  Now he’s back in West Seattle, working on his conservation projects and promoting his award-winning documentary, “Return to Mount Kennedy”....... Hear his story on the podcast. 

Bobby Whittaker Show Notes:

2:00:  "Return to Mount Kennedy" Doc that he is part of

5:00:  Growing up Whittaker

9:00:  Skateboarding in the NW, Hawaii,divorce, and moving out

12:30:  What is the scene like before it blows up, his musical background, and random questions about growing up

18:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:  My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

20:30:  How do you get involved in the Seattle music scene, Sub Pop 

23:00: Mudhoney

34:15:  Leaving SubPop and Mudhoney

40:00:  Working with REM 

50:00:  Inappropriate Questions