Tag: interviews

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 (amazon and Fat Wreck Chords (1 & 2)


TRACK LISTING:

In Vitro – September Again

Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter

Burn Me Out – Fozzy

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Closing song: Pimps and Hookers by NOFX

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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 5


TRACK LISTING:

Self Loathing – Days ‘n Daze

Label website

Mid 20s Skateboarder – Pkew Pkew Pkew

Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Closing song: Mable by Goldfinger

 

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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 labels and the seeming lack of gatekeeping. We’ll open with the Futurama theme, throw in a Cowmen track and close with a couple songs from Suits.

Welcome to the World of Tomorrow, everyone!

ChristopherTyng.com
Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk to purchase
Station on Jasper
Last Podcast on the Left


TRACK LISTING:

Futurama Theme – Christopher Tyng

Drinkin’ – The Cowmen
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Off to Jail (Suits) – Christopher Tyng

Zane vs Zane (Suits) – Christopher Tyng

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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 Teo’s book Shine
Safe Gigs for Women Equipment list

 


TRACK LISTING:

1. Distant – Rain Check

Bandcamp | Facebook

2. Sunny Side Up – The Bussieres

Bandcamp | Facebook

3. Celebrate the Winter – Primetime Failure

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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 new album is coming from a previous guest.

Show Notes:  

Today FM – The Last Word
The Who – Quadrophenia
Paul McCartney is not a Robot
BIRST.co.uk (student radio station)
The (Only) Night the Beatles Rocked Dublin (article)


TRACK LISTING:

1. Get Well Soon – The Real Sickies

Bandcamp | Facebook | Video

2. Looking for Amelia – Rebecca Lappa

Twitter | Website | Video

3. Anywhere in the Universe – The Sevateem

Bandcamp | Twitter

4. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats

 

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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 playlist mentioned in the podcast.

Show Notes:  

Documentary series & music video
(Director Ivana Smudja)

Website | Twitter | Facebook


TRACK LISTING:

1. Odds and Endings – Freezing Cold

Bandcamp | Facebook

2. Broken – The Rocket

Facebook | Bandcamp

3. Reactors Leaking Radiation – Tarantula

Bandcamp | Deranged Records

4. Change the Standard – Antillectual

 

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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:

1. Hung Up On Hope – Eternal Boy

Twitter |Youtube | Website

2. Garbage Lungs – The Bare Minimum

Youtube | Facebook | Bandcamp

3. Metronome – Trashed Ambulance

 

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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 | iTunesSpotify
Trashed Ambulance at the Rendezvous Pub
Start the Music! Podcast Playlist


TRACK LISTING:

1. Stuck in Life – Fall Flavoured

Website |Youtube | Facebook | Spotify

2. Chain Reaction – The Rocket

Youtube | Facebook | Spotify

3. A Story to Tell – Oh, Weatherly

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

4. Reset – The Ohio Players

 

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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 The Network.

Show Notes:

Heart Like a Hand Grenade
Disease is Punishment – The Network Concert DVD
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! (film)
Album: American Idiot (Spotify)

Related: Interview with Chris Cote


 TRACK LISTING

1. ブルマ (Bulma) – Farewell in Vegas


Youtube | Bandcamp

2. nightclubbin’ – Helta Skelta


Deranged Records | Bandcamp

3. Roshambo – The Network

Spotify

 

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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 Sold! and Bones links: BandCamp | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify


 TRACK LISTING

1. Wednesday Night Melody – Bleached


Website | Spotify

2. Dark Black Makeup – Radkey


Website | Spotify

3. Bored in L.A. – The Sold! and Bones

Bonus Track: Fucked Up Baby – The Skulls (1977 CAN)

Youtube | Wikipedia

 

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