Start the Music 021 – Sam Sutherland

  Canadian author, Youtuber, and podcaster Sam Sutherland joins this episode to talk about his book Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk and the podcast he co-hosts Blink 155 that seeks to review all 155 Blink-182 songs and so much more. Show Notes:   Buy Sam’s book on Amazon.ca | Amazon.com Blink-155 on iTunes | […]

Start the Music 020 – Pansy Division

  Jon Ginoli, founding member (guitarist, singer-songwriter) of the openly gay rock band Pansy Division is on the podcast. We talk about touring with Green Day in 1994, MuchMusic and staying together for 26 years. Also music! The previous edition of this episode was missing parts of the podcast and has been fixed! Mentioned on the […]

Start the Music 019 – Music Break II (More Music Breakening)

No interviews this week, just music! We’ll be returning next episode (episode 20!) with an interview with Jon Ginoli from the band Pansy Division. Eight songs from eight different bands. When life happens, throw music at it. Songs this week include: Cake, the Garden, SWMRS and more! What do you want to hear on music […]

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 […]

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 014 – Music Break I

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 […]

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 […]