Joe Jack Talcum at dublab

For most people the idea of an intimate evening with Joe Jack Talcum playing songs in their living room sounds terrifying given the reputation of his better-known band The Dead Milkmen, but this collection of home recordings show a more intimate side to a songwriter better known for his sense of humor. “Talk” and the rest of the songs from the “Home Recordings vol 2 1993-1999” are delicate and subtle. “No one’s looking for this. It’s too subtle, too heartfelt, too understated. But everyone who hears it is going to fall in love, and isn’t that enough—after all there are better ways to measure success than stardom.”