Start the Music 040 – Music Roundup: Fall Edition

The music has been piling up! This episode brings new (to the podcast) tracks from around the world, some shoutouts and… what more do you need? MUSIC!

Start the Music 039 – The History of Cover Songs

How did cover songs come to be what they are today? I discuss the evolution of the cover song from the 1940s to now and play some punk covers.

Start the Music 038 – Tabbert Fiiller (director)

Interview with director Tabbert Fiiller, of The Public Image is Rotten. We talk about his time interviewing John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL) & much more.

Start the Music 037 – Jeff Leisawitz (songwriting/author)

Interview with Jeff Leisawitz. We talk about his job teaching songwriting at Pacific Lutheran University and why you need his new book.

Start the Music 036 – Fran Strine (director)

On this episode, director and “video guy” Fran Strine talks about his documentary Hired Gun, Ray Parker Jr., and those musicians you adore but don’t even know their name. Watch Hired Gun on Netflix! Leave the podcast a review on iTunes!  Show Notes Solidarity Not SilenceWatch the Hired Gun on Netflix | Hiredgunthefilm.comFranStrine.com TRACK LISTING:(Click for […]

Start the Music 035 – Music Break Vee

We have a music break! 8 tracks for you to enjoy. What do Canada, Australia and San Francisco have in common? They all have bands featured in this episode. There are probably other similarities, but that’s the important part. Music Break Vee The Last Warped TourAlkaline Trio new title track releasedRiot Fest TRACK LISTING:(Click for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Start the Music 031 – Music Break IV (Canadian Punk)

  On this episode of Start the Music! we break from interviews for a (virtual) road trip across Canada to experience punk music from each of the provinces. We’ve got pop punk, bummer punk, hardcore and folk all jammed together. Airfare across Canada is expensive, enjoy this free podcast instead and then check out their […]