Start the Music 034 – Jeff Alulis

This episode I talk with Jeff Alulis (also known as Jeff Penalty) about his book NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, working with NOFX on Backstage Passport, his time with the Dead Kennedys and his current project a travel blog called True Adventure Stories. Blog: Jeff Alulis.com True Adventure Stories NOFX Backstage Passport on DVD […]

Start the Music 033 – Mable Syndrome

  In this episode I talk to the founders of Mable Syndrome! It’s a longer than usual interview, but it’s packed full of punk rock talk, women supporting women and much more. Mable Syndrome | Podcast links Bands mentioned: Face to Face | Less than Jake Mable Syndrome interview w/ Frank Turner: Season 2 Episode […]

Start the Music 032 – Christopher Tyng (Composer)

  This episode I’m excited to be joined by Christopher Tyng, composer for TV shows such as Futurama, Suits, Rescue Me as well as movies and video games. We talk about instruments (what’s a boobam?!) used in the music of Futurama and how the musical tone was established and we discuss the “death” of record […]

Start the Music 030 – Primetime Failure

  On this episode, an interview with Jan from german punk band Primetime Failure. We talk about the band, music videos and getting the chance to play with those who inspired you to start. Plus talk about Punk Rock Bowling, a new book about Big Shiny Tunes and more! Show Notes:   Punk Rock Bowling Mark […]

Start the Music 029 – Sarah Stacey

  On this episode, an interview with broadcast assistant Sarah Stacey from the radio station Today FM in Ireland. We talk about the current state of radio (evolving), listening to The Who’s Quadrophenia (how many times is too many?) and being a Beatles fan. Also: a Doctor Who inspired album, important instagram news and a […]

Start the Music 028 – Antillectual

  On this episode an interview with Willem of the dutch punk rock trio Antillectual. We talk about their track “Change the Standard” and the unusual, but very interesting route they took to spread their message. Mini documentaries, bike messengers and a music video! Check the bottom of the show notes for the full youtube […]

Start the Music 026 – Trashed Ambulance

  On this episode, I have the pleasure to interview 2/3 of the Alberta punk band Trashed Ambulance. We discuss small town shows, NOFX and the band’s upcoming Canadian tour. CanCon! Thanks go out to Cythnia from Thousand Islands Records for helping set up the interview. Show Notes:   Youtube | | Twitter | Facebook TRACK LISTING: […]

Start the Music 025 – The Ohio Players

  On this episode, an interview with drummer James ‘Diamond’ Williams from the Ohio Players who are releasing new music for the first time in thirty years! We talk drum machines, funk, music these days, risque album covers plus music from France and Belgium. Show Notes:   Youtube | iTunes | Spotify Trashed Ambulance at the Rendezvous […]

Start the Music 018 – John Roecker (Director – Heart Like a Hand Grenade)

  Director John Roecker joins me on the podcast this week to talk about Heart like a Hand Grenade, the film that documented the nine months he spent with Green Day while they made American Idiot as well as the black comedy musical Live Freaky! Die Freaky! and the concert DVD he directed and starred in for the the band […]

Start the Music 017 – The Sold! and Bones

  This episode I speak with all four members of The Sold! and Bones about their coming together as a band, their debut album “Full Circle Suicide” and the making of their music video for “I’m Right! You’re Wrong!!”. Plus the usual question roundtable and I rant about the importance of opening acts. Show Notes: The […]