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#43: Loose (A Conversation With Daniel Brockman)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m9v2u-b42b71

Episode 43 is a conversation with Daniel Brockman. This episode, recorded over the phone, is named after The Stooges song of the same name, the nature of this episode is indeed pretty loose. We don’t really get into Dan’s former Boston area bands Medea Connection and The Hidden at all but instead focus more on his experiences writing about music, interviewing artists from Danzig to Robyn Hitchcock. Daniel has some unique and fascinating takes on music and I’ve always enjoyed talking to him about music. His writing has appeared in such places as Vanyaland, Spin and Rolling Stone. 

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Episode 29: The Power to Believe (A Conversation With Coleman Rogers)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3rk6s-997823

Episode 29 is a conversation with Boston area photographer Coleman Rogers called The Power to Believe. As you’ll hear in the conversation Coleman is more than just a photographer, he has a long history working as a recording engineer, and is extremely passionate about all of the creative outlets he’s been involved in. We talk about his beginnings growing up outside of Detroit, through his time in Boston working in various recording studios, up to his process capturing live music. Coleman was a great guest, his enthusiasm and drive is inspiring to say the least. 

Episode 27: The Chase Is Better Than The Catch (A Conversation With Bob Mayo)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hhz2g-929c82

Episode 27 is a converasation with Bob Mayo. Bob is a founding member of Massachusetts thrash metal band Wargasm who operated between 1985 and 1995. Bob talks about getting into hard rock and metal in the 70’s and 80’s, how he got Wargasm together and then walks through the whole story of that band. Wargasm were an amazing metal band who have an amazing story and Bob is the perfect story teller to get through all of the ups and downs they went through. Bob’s lifelong love of music as a performer and a fan is on display in this episode and makes him a perfect guest for TATP. 

Episode 25: Same Old Song And Dance (A Conversation With Mike Lucantonio)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qt9nq-9058c1

Episode 25 is a great talk with my friend Mike Lucantonio. I’ve known Mike since I was a child and we talk about his connection to my family and getting into music as well as his times years later playing with thrash band Temporary Insanity (the story of how his song My Brush was first recorded is hilarious), his time in the seminal Boston band GangGreen as well as numerous other musical endeavors. Mike is a humble, down to earth guy, and absolutely hilarious. Glad to have him as a guest for my 25th episode. 

Episode 24: Hand of Doom (A Conversation With Darryl Shepard)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4n397-8fe045

Episode 24 is a conversation with Boston area musician Darryl Shepard. Darryl has played guitar with numerous bands including Milligram, Slaughter Shack, Slapshot, Road Saw and many others. We talk about every single one of these bands and more. Darryl is a very funny guy, a great story teller and is a perfect example of the hard working Boston music veteran. Darryl truly loves playing music and it’s clear in this episode as he talks with passion about each one of the many projects he’s been involved in. 

Episode 18: So Long Ago (A Conversation With Jonah Jenkins)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tx42g-8b2912

Episode 18 is a conversation with Jonah Jenkins. Jonah is best known as the vocalist for seminal Boston hardcore/metal band Only Living Witness. We talk about his time in that band as well as other bands he’s been involed in like Milligram, Miltown and his current band Rawradarwar. He also talks about a new project he’s involved in that sounds great. Although shorter than most episodes this one is full of some great stories, and I finally have someone to talk about the first Boston album with. 

PS the title of this episode is a reference to The Freeze song of the same name!

 

Episode 15: Candy Girl (A Conversation With Angie C. Shaw)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jwgun-84a858

Episode 15 is a conversation with Boston area DJ Angie C Shaw. Angie is a close friend of mine so of course it was a natural conversation. Her lifelong love of music and the enthsasm to talk about the stuff she loves made her an obvious choice for the podcast. We cover a lot of ground from her early days in radio through the current state of cellestial radio. Angie is a great story teller and there are some good ones here, including some cool behind the scenes stories with some big name musicians. Angie was on WFNX in the early 90’s right as Nirvana broke and into the early 2000’s, she now can be heard on the classic rock station WZLX 100.7 FM. Enjoy!

Episode 14: Ace of Spades (A Conversation With Keith Bennett)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bewvg-83af50

Episode 14 is a talk with Keith Bennett. Keith is a veteran of the Boston hardcore and metal scene and has played in multiple bands, most notably Wrecking Crew in the 80’s and currently PanzarBastard. Keith talks in length about getting into music as a kid, his stories are intense and hilarious. Keith speaks from his heart and gets into some pretty heavy subject matter at times, and yes there is some salty language on this one. All said, this 90 minute episode is packed with a ton of great stories and I definitely hope I can get him back on for another one. 

Episode 13: Definite Choice (A Conversation With Mark McKay)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f3zvt-82b5c1

Episode 13 is a conversation with my friend Mark McKay, founding member of Slapshot. Mark and I talk about all different types of music from The Clash to Kiss and Dead Can Dance, how Slapshot came to be and their role in hardcore history. We share similar stories of meeting a grumpy Henry Rollins, his love of reading and he talks about some amazng writing endeavors he’s involved in right now. This was a great chat, Mark has some great stories and any fan of 80’s hardcore will enjoy this episode. 

 

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