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!
1. Fear – Americas Pastime
2. Back on Track – Counter Theory
4. Bumper Cars – Trapper Schoepp
5. Saturday Night – Johnny & the Razorblades
6. Time Heals – Arbors Lane
7. Russian Beers – Woodchuck
8. Warriors – Static Alice
9. There Goes my Baby – The Millwinders
*As always support the music you love by buying their songs, merchandise, and show tickets.
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 film. Make sure to listen to the end for a song by supergroup The Armstrongs that you can buy on iTunes with proceeds going to 924 Gilman.
Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk Official Site (Trailer & Screening dates)
HelpGilman.org | 924 Gilman Website
Referenced in the interview: the Great White Fire & Ghost Ship fire in Oakland
Spotify playlist inspired by the movie
The late Lookout Records
1. We Are the One – The Avengers
2. Boyfriend Wanted – Pansy Division
3. Story – The Lookouts
4. If There Was Ever a Time – The Armstrongs
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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 the sidebar! We’re licensed!
Find all you need to know about Spike Orchestra at: www.spikeorchestra.com
Cerberus: Masada Book Two The Spike Orchestra play John Zorn’s Masada available everywhere (also direct from the band)
For the full length (barely edited) interview with Sam – Click Here
Also mentioned on the podcast:
1. Black Sheep – Abandin All Hope
2. Salaries & Wages – The Real McCoys
3. Life Inside – Spike Orchestra
Intro from the track: Construction – Spike Orchestra
*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can![Top]
Episode 005 – Alan Hempsall
This episode it’s all about punk and post punk in this weeks fascinating interview. We have two great American bands and two tracks from our guest Alan Hempsall from the UK band Crispy Ambulance. If you have seen the indie movie/biographical film CONTROL about the life of Ian Curtis from Joy Division, you may recognize his name. This is a long episode folks, we’re getting close to an hour territory. I promise to talk as little as possible.
1: BEST PART OF ME – Fatgrip
2: YOUTH DECAY – When Thieves Are About
3: PRESENCE – Crispy Ambulance
4: LOUPGAROU – Crispy Ambulance
*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.
(Click album art for iTunes links)
Episode 004 – Show Notes
We have not two, but four tracks for you to listen to this week. Enhance your commute or make your house-cleaning a little less painful with some great music. This weeks feature is an interview with Ben Disaster from the Alberta band Real Sickies.
An important crowdfunding campaign for a feature documentary called Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché needs your help (deadline is May 2)
1: GODSPEED – Point North
2: TOUCH ME AGAIN – Petrol Girls
3: DUALITY ft. Swain – Bells and Robes
4: COOL CLUB – Real Sickies
Episode 003 – Show Notes
This episode features music and an interview with Bob Fleming from the band Beggar’s Bunce and a live recording of the title track of their album Silent Revolution.
First Track: Better Days – Worthless
Second Track: Punchline – Darkest Dark
The Netflix Special Kickstarter (Which will have ended) – UPDATE: IT GOT FUNDED!!
Their cover of Madam Me (and listen to the original by Alkaline Trio while you’re at it)
Youtube video that hooked first me on Punchline: