Start the Music! 016 – Taco Hell

This episode I have an interview with Taco Hell drummer Max Qayyum where we talk DIY, the importance of playing your own city first, and promoting a band in this internet age. There’s also music from Hunter Dumped Us Here and Youth In Revolt. Send me your recommendations!   Show Notes: LIFE IN THE STOCKS […]

Start the Music! 015 – Shadow of Everest

  This episode meets all Can-Con requirements as Kat is joined by all four members of Shadow of Everest, the band that this very podcast played a track from on its very first episode. We talk about being a band in Atlantic Canada, Tool, existing outside genres and their new EP “Idle Hands”. As well […]

Start the Music! 013 – Corbett Redford (Director – Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk)

  This episode I’m joined by Corbett Redford, director & writer of the Green Day funded documentary film Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. We talk about 924 Gilman, being a first time director and about being a punk in the East bay area. There’s some music too, all related to the […]

Start the Music! 012 – Dominic Glynn (TV & Film Composer)

This episode of Start the Music! I get to geek out a little with Doctor Who composer Dominic Glynn. We talk about theme tunes, UK techno, and about being a musician spanning the bridge between analogue & digital. I also have the pleasure of playing one of his Doctor Who theme remixes that you will […]

Start the Music! 011 – Peter Chiykowski (Rock, Paper, Cynic)

For those of you who like Jonathan Coulton, Weird Al and comedy songs, you’ll want to hear this… In this episode I talk to musician and cartoonist Peter Chiykowski, known on the interwebz as Rock, Paper, Cynic thus fulfilling my CanCon requirement at least twice over. We talk about Canadian comic conventions, the Weakerthans and […]

Start the Music! 010 – Christopher Holmes (Producer/Engineer)

We’re in the double digits and we’re celebrating by playing music from one of my personal playlists this week. We’ve got music from Motion City Soundtrack, Green Day and Blink 182. My interview guest this episode has production credits which include work with Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, +44, The Cure, and The Red Hot Chili […]

Start the Music! 009 – Sam Eastmond (Composer)

This episode of Start the Music! I talk to Sam Eastmond, composer and one of the leaders of Spike Orchestra. We talk about music and community, being a band geek and the usual questions about first albums and first gigs. I also give some details about upcoming episode 10 and check out that SOCAN image on […]

Start the Music! 008 – Kylie Rebecca (Tour Photographer)

There’s more to the music industry than just bands, and this week I talk to tour photographer and videographer Kylie Rebecca about her work: doing photoshoots, being on tour and staying inspired throughout. A picture is worth a thousand podcasts so make sure you check out her portfolio. This episode’s music selections are taken from […]

Start the Music! 007 – Chris Cote

This episode we’re going to bring some Southern California to your ears as I interview singer & bassist Chris Cote of the band Kut-U-Up on his way to grab some waves. Fun fact: This is the first interview I have ever done with someone in a wetsuit. We talk about the Pop Disaster Tour, quickly […]

Start the Music! 006 – The Ludvico Treatment

We’ve got catchy songs this week from Shinobi Ninja and Mr. Happy Chainsaw, and a 30 minute interview featuring Alex Kennard & Adam Veenendaal of the Ludvico Treatment. We talk shoegaze, Propagandhi, band members being in different parts of the country and still making music, Everclear concerts that got out of hand (video below) and how […]