Episode 191: John Wright of No Means No, and Author Jason Lamb talk to us about the book NOMEANSNO FROM OBSCURITY TO OBLIVION (an oral history), Jughead and John have a pre-interview discussion about topography and road atlases, how the book came to be, there is an underlying sadness alleviated by moments of joy, how does an oral history work and journalism, John Wright's job is not to intellectualize his music but to express it, the community that punk rock allows plus much much, dead, no, bob, means, hanson, no, more!
Where to get the book at PM Press
Dead Bob Bandcamp
Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Dwayne, Midrake, Discomfort Creature talks to us about his late start to punk, drums a more natural but more often the guitarist on stage, metal band TAUNTAUN, the effect of pop punk in the mainstream, Black in Bluhm Recording Studio, the pitfalls of announcing your band's break up, working with Joey Cape, Gamits reformation and the effort to emotionally and musically support each other, Midrake, worthless trailing spouse, plus much much creature dwayne midgamit comfort more more more!
Discomfort Creature Bandcamp
Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic, Bricks and the co-founder of Merge Records talks to us about school in New York forming Bricks and studying lit and history, preserving a scene compared to growing a scene, melody with a nod to dissonance, Merge, Matador, and Touch & Go, creating a label and its job as a filter, the dire situation within independent music, plus much chunky chunk chunk chunkity more more more!
Link to Merge Records
The Ratcliffs - DeeCracks
Episode 188: Paul (Coyote) Fleischmann of The Ratcliffs and DeeCRACKS talks to us about the universe expanding and owning a telescope, growing up in Innsbruck Austria, at university in Russia and speaking multiple languages to varying degrees, influences and similarities, Ratcliffs' history and the struggle to keep a line-up and the joining of the DeeCRACKS, translating is a little like acting, plus much bubblegum, mental, sonic, supermarket warfare more more moreI
The Ratcliffs at Monster Zero
Episode 187: Damon Locks of Trenchmouth, The Eternals, Black Monument Ensemble and more talks to us about Chicago Is a Collage, Trenchmouth Becomes One Entity, "Jello Biafra Prepared Me For This World, Intention in Music and Art, The Eternals Out of Time Out of Place Yet Appreciated in Brazil, Frontman to Constructor to The Black Monument Ensemble, Music As a Conversation in the Real World plus much much exploding ensemble mouth trenched eternal monument more more more!
Editor Correction: When Damon was talking about Angela Davis I mistakenly played a clip from his song Solar Power of Amina Baraka, partner of poet/artist Amiri Baraka.
Damon on Turned Out A Punk
trenchmouth, The Eternals, Black Monument Ensemble
deecracks - Midrake - dwayne
Episode 186: Michael (Yeahman) of DeeCRACKS, Midrake, Dwayne, Gamits, and owner of Yeahman;s Vintage and Used Guitars talks to us about flute or guitar, Jughead's story about his DJ amp becoming his guitar amp on Boogada Boogada Boogada, running a label in Switzerland, we discuss us both being lefties, putting your soul into it and technicality is not needed, band relation to the Gamits and the formation of Midrake, joining the DeeCRACKS, recording a prerecorded catalog allows no time for bullshit, plus much much marti more midrake more more more!
DeeCracks Record with Michael Marti
Midrake record on Bandcamp
Episode 185: Matt and Mike of the DeeCracks talk to us about their new record 20 Years A Frantic Effort, Its Rerecording And Its Benefits, Spontaneity And Intention, Michael Marti The New Bass Player, An In Depth Discussion About the Working And Friend Relationship Between Mike And Matt, Never Chose To Make It A Life Time But Here We Are, Our Small Town Was Our Universe, Touring Russia And Japan, Which Punk Rockers Do Not Sweat plus much much cretin deecrack midrake and more!
Pirate Press Website
DeeCracks Official Website
Episode 184: Mike Cessario founder and CEO of Liquid Death talks to us about what is home and why a lot of good entrepreneurs are unemployable, rallying people to believe in you, irony, compassion, and our mutual love of the movie Real Genius, Exploring the complexity of the "Fuck You" attitude, advertising as entertainment, greatness is not supposed to be easily scaleable, what is a big idea in marketing, nailing a concept and making it reality, plus much much liquidy, can can, death metal, punk more And MORE!
Split Single - bob mould - Verbow - Superchunk
Episode 183: Jason Narducy of Split Single, Bob Mould, Verbow and more talks to us about Cheap Trick And Budokan, Being A Team Player Sounds Corny But True, How Our Father's Introduced Us To Things We Probably Shouldn't Have Seen, Verboten to Verbow, The Gift Of Band Camaraderie, Touring REM's Murmur With Michael Shannon, Time For Family, On Albini And Electric Audio, Gushing Over John Ross Bowie and Bob Mould, plus much much evanston chicago morton grove more more more!
Episode 182: Mike Kinshella of Murderland talks to us about Mike’s move to Los Angeles, Jughead and Mike share their experiences with archaic film editing techniques, a wonderfully complex conversation about nostalgia, the origin story of Murderland, EC Comics and how horror films, lyrics, and comics has always spoken to writers like him, on writing the patron saint of burned out losers and Mike’s experiences with the film industry, Mike's wonderfully odd and beautiful proposal of marriage to Poli van Dam, plus much much murder, mayhem, marriage, monsters and more more gory more!
Mike Kinshella Instagram