New York Times obit writer Bruce Weber made the trip by himself at the age of 57, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. He talks about the challenges and rewards of strenuous physical effort — and the pleasures of a 3,000-calorie breakfast.
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber is best known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein. But he's also the man behind the Chet Baker documentary Let's Get Lost, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Weber is the subject of a retrospective at New York's Film Forum, and joins Soundcheck for a jazz-tinged Pick Three.
In this episode: The Julie Ruin -- the new band led by Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna -- plays songs of its new album, Run Fast, in the Soundcheck studio. Plus, Hanna shares a few favorite books about women in music as part of Soundcheck's Writers Club week.
Then, acclaimed fashion photographer and director Bruce Weber -- whose documentary on Chet Baker is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year -- shares a jazz-tinged Pick Three.
And, Jonathan Reichman -- the intellectual property lawyer and expert known as the Copy Cat -- guides us through the boom of lyrics Web sites like Rap Genius and the tricky copyright issues surrounding them.