Episode 129: Mike Felumlee (Part IV of V of The Smoking Popes) on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests. This week we talk to Mike about being a Midwestern Boy with transient roots, Discovering punk through Thrasher and Skateboarding, The Truth Comes Out About The Trombone, Working with Brothers, Fears of Being Replaced on a Major Label, Returning To The Smoking Popes, Into The Agony, and The Rock Room, plus more more drummy drum more!
Link to Mike's The Rock Room
Episode 128: Larry Livermore, John Jughead, Mass Giorgini, & Dan Vapid, four friends talk about their lives apart and together including such topics as First Meetings, Don Quixote TED Talks, Counter Culture/Sub Culture/Punks/Hippies, Heavy Metal & Punk Ethos Talk, Betrayals, Forgiveness, & Never Forgetting, What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Old, Plus Much Much Gabby Gabby More More.
Mass' TED Talk
Larry Talking about Lookout Records
Vapid's band: Dan Vapid & The Cheats
Jughead's new band: The Mitochondriacs
Episode 127: Victor DeLorenzo of Violent Femmes, Nineteen Thirteen, and Night Crickets talks to us about Orson Welles, Reinvigorated sparks of creativity in aging musicians, Theater and how it affected The Violent Femmes, Busking and Intimacy, Opening for The Ramones, The Night Crickets with David J and Darwin Meiners, Dinner with Willem Dafoe, Nineteen Thirteen and loop pedals, plus much much De much Lorenzo more!
Nineteen Thirteen (Victors current band)
3 Violent Femme Videos
2 Nineteen Thirteen
2 Night Crickets
Last: Orson Welles on Divine Accidents
violent femmes, 1913, & Night crickets
Episode 126 this week with Matt Caterer. In this episode we discuss such things as the clear distinct Caterer voices, creativity stemming from the 1920s big band era, Speed Stick and zero to band in a week, Are you a bass player? Somebody has to play this thing, 90s Punk Rock politics, Phil Bonnet, the difference between I don’t care and active letting things happen, spirituality in music plus much much oldest brother Matt more!
Episode 125: John Ross Bowie of band, Egghead, plus actor in Speechless/Big Bang Theory/Children's Hospital and many more credits talks to us about My pen, Theme Park Life, Knock Knock Records and Punk Tattoos, Theater Talk, Improvisation - Upright Citizens Brigade - Second City - and Working with Chicago Comics and Writers, Insubordination Fest, Egghead - Irony - Music - Politics, His book - Fathers - The Silent Generation, and Mel Brooks into the Zucker Brothers, plus more more Bowie more.
Links talked about:
Household Faces with John Ross Bowie (Podcast)
Book: No Job For A Man
Airplane Oral History
Jughead's Andy Dick Story
Episode 124: Eli Caterer of Smoking Popes (2 of 5 interviews exploring the whole band and record Born To Quite originally released in 1994) talks to us about being the youngest brother, the parents music collection, Speedstick into Smoking Popes, dynamics of brothers in a band, association with Solid Sound Studios and Phill Bonnet, the artwork behind Born To Quit, plus much much Eli More.
ON GEAR BUDS PODCAST
pelican, rlyr, tusk, and others
Episode 123: Trevor Shelley de Brauw from Pelican, RLYR, Tusk and others talks to us about The Fireside Bowl and Brian Peterson, Cultivating an audience and what becomes of the band/audience relationship in an instrumental band, An intuitive approach and translating emotions through music, The Weasel connection and other influences, How do you remember all those parts!, Improvisation in music, Being genuine and the inspiration that punk can achieve at its best, plus much much more and metal more.
RYLR's new album
Pelican at Bandcamp
Episode 122: Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes (1 of 5 interviews exploring the whole band and record Born To Quite originally released in 1994) talks to us about Born To Quit and then things spiral off into multiple directions at once including Producer Phil Bonnet and onward into Jerry Finn, Crooner or Poet or both or none, The structures of Old Standards, Irony and National Guilt, The Self and Others, The arduous journey to the songwriting of Pretty Pathetic, the yearning and the path to God, plus much much lofty, friendly, kindly, and laughable more much more.
Episode 121: Danny Dunlap of Gentlemen Rogues, The Fall Collection, and JILL talks to us about Houston and The Axiom, Is Danny a Failure, his first band JILL, songwriting compared to novel writing, The Fall Collection and his debilitating days of arthritis, the brilliance of Erasure's Vince Clarke, opening for Bob Mould, and much much Dunlap more.
Danny On Little Steven's Underground Garage
Gentlemen Rogues Website
The Fall Collection Bandcamp
Gentlemen Rogues Bandcamp
FUDGETUNNEL, GORE GORE GIRLS, UNDERDOG RECORDS, DASHING MARBLES
Episode 120: Russ Forster of Underdog Records, Fudgetunnel, Gore Gore Girls, Spongetunnel and Dashing Marbles talks to us about Chicago Venue Batteries Not Included and getting banned, Finding Unusual Bands in Bargain Bins, Influence from The Fleshtones, Decline Of The Western Civilization, Albini's Basement, The Fireside Bowl and the 8-Track Mind and much much russ more!
Russ Forster Bandcamp