5 Questions: Bob Nastanovich


Bob Nastanovich is a multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work with Pavement and the Silver Jews. These days, you can usually find him down at the track, calling horse races. Bob lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife and his dog.

1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
I like to sit outside at night, regardless of the temperature, with my corgi Mr. Ghost. Lately, we’ve been doing a late night music podcast with Mike Hogan called 3songspod. Ghost barks and I make little sense.

2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
In the past few months, I’ve seen really good performances by Cherry Glazerr and Savoy Motel. I’ve also enjoyed watching Enable, a three year old filly based in England, race majestically.

3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
Broker’s Tip Records, my little 7” vinyl record label, has released two good ones this year: one by Schwervon! and an EP by Odd Pets. I know there are like 10,000 music podcasts but I do like blathering on 3songspod.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have a lot of faith in her. I think she has a beautiful mind.

5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?
Movie about me? Silly idea. Call it Lonely On The Rail. It’s a story about a guy who traveled around the world looking for a live horse race to bet on. The quest is filled with solitude, despair, rare moments of joy.