The first episode of Start the Music without a guest, but have no fear because that half hour of talking has been replaced with twenty-six shiny minutes of music from across the genres. Take it on a commute, listen on a lunch break, there’s something for everyone. For less than the cost of a latte in Canada you can own all these tracks.
Days before the episode dropped I got to see Trapper Schoepp live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC! An acoustic set with so much power! His song Bumper Cars is song number four, check it and the others out!
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 John K Samson and how a comedy song is like an oil spill.* Credit to Peter for that metaphor.
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 Peppers amongst many others… This episode I talk to Christopher Holmes co-producer of Blink 182’s Neighborhoods & Dogs Eating Dogs about his journey getting into the music industry, being an engineer vs being a producer, working with Blink 182 and his upcoming soundtrack work.
There’s more to the music industry than just bands, and this week I talk to tour photographer and videographer Kylie Rebecca about doing photoshoots, being on tour and staying inspired. A picture is worth a thousand podcasts so make sure you check out her portfolio. This episode’s music selections are taken from the USA, UK and Canada – there is something for everyone.
This episode we’re going to bring some Southern California to your ears as I interview singer & bassist 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 approaching the 15th anniversary of its last show (June 17, 2002) and the exploits of a band nobody knew accompanying two of the biggest pop punk bands of the time on tour. All that AND music from Chin Up, Kid & Sharp/Shock!