Dan Krikorian sits down with his old friend, Patrick Carney, who is a 12-year veteran in the German professional basketball leagues. Dan and Pat discuss making a living as a professional athlete, living abroad as an American in your 20's, the importance of habits and a strong mental mindset, and what's up with the fans that bang a drum in the stands all game? Show Notes: 1:10: Introduction and Announcements (new album, Grandeur, due out on January 18, 2019) 4:10: Patrick Carney bio introduction 7:20: Figuring our instruction in German 7:55: “Take us back to the 1st time you got off the plane in Germany to play basketball overseas” 10:00: “Did you ever second-guess your decision to leave the U.S.”? 11:10: Pat explains how he got over to Europe to begin playing basketball 15:00: Giving up an accounting job to chase a dream 16:30: “You have such a short window to pursue your dream” 17:40: “What is it about the game of basketball that you love so much”? 21:20: How Pat’s view of basketball has changed over his career and how it’s allowed him to grow as a player 23:45: “Describe for us a German Pro A crowd and typical game atmosphere”? 25:20: Fans banging drums the entire game… 28:50: Getting noticed around town… 30:10: Pat explains the differences he sees in how Germans and Americans teach the game of basketball to the youth 35:40: “What are some of the more difficult parts of being a professional athlete”? 37:45: “If you sit at the table long enough, eventually you’ll get fed” 38:20: Interlude 41:10: Pat talks about the experience of living abroad as an American 45:25: “What does America look like in the eyes of the Germans in 2018”? 47:35: “What’s something you wish you knew 12 years ago about being a professional basketball player”? 51:00: Pat discusses the next steps in his career path 52:15: The most valuable investment in your career… 54:00: A basketball book you must read!… 55:50: Pat’s parting words… 56:15: Outro
In today's Talkhouse Music podcast, the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney speaks with Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia) and over the course of a fascinating 49-minute conversation, the two veteran musicians cover a whole lot of ground: working with Danger Mouse on the Black Keys' new, #1 album Turn Blue, withstanding the haters, the dark side of social media, the Black Keys' internal chemistry, surviving fame, and what it’s like to wing it in front of 35,000 fans. It's a candid and insightful exchange that only two musicians could have.