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Chris Butler ( The Waitresses)(Tin Huey)(The Numbers band 15 60 75)

Chris Butler ( The Waitresses)(Tin Huey)(The Numbers band 15 60 75)

January 20, 2021

Christopher Butler (born May 22, 1949) is an American musician, writer, and artist best known for conceptualizing and leading the 1980s new wave band The Waitresses. Among Butler's, the most notable songs are "I know what boys. like", "No Guilt," "Christmas Wrapping," and the theme song for the T.V. sitcom Square Pegs.

Butler grew up in Ohio and majored in sociology at Kent State University. He was among a crowd of students fired on by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970.

Butler was active in the Kent OH music and art scene that also spawned The James Gang, Devo, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. In several films by KSU's film professor Richard Myers, he played guitar in the blues band City Lights with Jack Kidney. He followed Kidney into The Numbers band aka 15-60-75, founded by Jack's brother Robert Kidney, and played bass with them from 1975 to 1978. Butler was fired from the band for skipping a rehearsal to attend a photo session for his Waitresses band project, which were to be part of stiff records ' "Akron: Shine On, America" compilation, which also included tracks by Tin Huey, Jane Aire & The Belvederes, Rachel Sweet, The Rubber City Rebels, The Bizarros and chi Pig.

 

Chris talks, Cats, Covid, social media, Kent State, Film, Art, The Numbers band, Tin Huey, The Waitresses, The Return of the Tear drop, hold the world record for worlds longest pop song, Living in the Jeffrey Dahmer house,The Akron scene, Finding ways to keep the DIY house show scene and the Akron venue scene alive during covid, and Much More!

 

Chris's Info:

https://www.futurefossilmusic.com/

https://chrisbutler1.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/christopher.butler.167

 

 

 

Don Rauf  (Life In a Blender)

Don Rauf (Life In a Blender)

January 13, 2021

DON RAUF (VOCALS) loves W.C. Fields, Preston Sturges, and Nikola Tesla. He lives with his lovely beekeeping wife, Monique, and his cartooning, surrealistic son, Leo. He is a writer whose books include Killer Lipstick and Other Spy Gadgets. He is the proud founder of The Blowhole Theater, an annual Brooklyn variety show featuring the Blowhole Theater Players and their characters Puckerballs the Garbage Can Elf, Scottish Jesus, and Abraham Lincoln.

 

Life In a Blender

A SHORT HISTORY For over 25 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle.

Don Rauf formed the band with high school friend Dave Moody (then bassist, now cellist), and within a couple of years had acquired the drumming services of Ken Meyer. Guitarist Al Houghton and bassist Mark Lerner joined in 1992, and violinist Rebecca Weiner Tompkins signed on in 1993. While the band's core lineup has remained remarkably constant for the past 18 years, the list of former members, guest artists, and collaborators includes Chris Butler (The Waitresses, Tin Huey), Chris Rael (Church of Betty), Jonathan Gregg, John Linnell (They Might Be Giants), Gavin Smith (Les Sans Culottes), Susan Hwang (Debutante Hour), Brian Dewan, and Olivier Conan (Chicha Libre, Las Rubias Del Norte).

Life in a Blender's "Friend from Quebec" was featured in Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon, and "Mobile Wash Unit" appeared in Sara Lamm's documentary, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox.

The band's most recent album, SATSUMA, is being released on November 20, 2020.  

 

 

 

Don Talks, Poetry, his musical journey, the CBGB scene, Life In A Blender, The New Album SATSUMA, Writing books, NYC life, Rage Puppets, Chris Bulter, They Might Be Giants, The Blowhole Theater, Bushwick book club, and much more!

 

 

Don's Info 

http://www.lifeinablender.net/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/lifeinablender

 

 

 

Glenn Morrow

Glenn Morrow

January 6, 2021

Glenn Morrow, vocalist, and guitarist for the 1970s rock band the Individuals, Rage To Live, and Bar/None Records owner. Glenn was a leader in the Hoboken music scene. His first group A band was the first band to play Maxwells. Maxwell's would later become a CBGB like venue for NJ. Glenn's current project, Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help, is releasing a new album Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help 2!

 

Glenn Talk's Art, the importance of Art galleries, Punk rock, Hoboken NJ history, his musical journey, editing for the NYRocker, the CBGB scene, working with Richard Lloyd of Television, The Individuals, Rage to Live, Bar none records, They Might Be Giants, X, and Much More

 

Glenns Info 

https://www.facebook.com/glennmorrowscryforhelp/

https://linktr.ee/glennmorrowscryforhelp?fbclid=IwAR14maqJZzx7XpYvqrvd77irtnlzafySzpIoxcTZdF6otUvdvWJ3hRlntao

 

http://www.bar-none.com/?fbclid=IwAR1OZWU3HHlro8wnDF1QT1vlWxNcV7rmapSzPo4Hnu1vHNtIMi7czOo0Y4I

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Ligon ( NRBQ)(The Flat Five )

Scott Ligon ( NRBQ)(The Flat Five )

December 30, 2020

Scott Ligon ( NRBQ)(The Flat Five )

 

 

Scott Ligon, a multi-instrumentalist singer from, is a for the Chicago area. Scott plays in the band NRBQ and The Flat Five.
Scott's Band the Flat Five, released a fantastic new album, Another World, out now on all streaming platforms.

Scott talks New music, dealing with the COVID 19 shutdowns, Writing music, Thelonious monk, His musical journey, Joining NRBQ, The Flat Five, Playing your brothers songs, and Following blind faith until it becomes a reality! 

Scott's Info
https://www.flatfivechicago.com/
http://www.nrbq.com/

 

 

 

 

Tobias Nathaniel  (The Red Step )(The Black Heart Procession)

Tobias Nathaniel (The Red Step )(The Black Heart Procession)

December 21, 2020

Tobias Nathaniel

Tobias Nathaniel co-founded San Diego band The Black Heart Procession with Pall Jenkins in 1997. He has also played with the bands Three Mile Pilot and Blonde Redhead

 

Tobias's New project is The Red Step

"The Black Heart Procession co-founder Tobias Nathaniel conspires with Belgrade thaumaturges to invoke a singular resonance for souls after the sun."

 

Tobias Talks new music, , his musical journey , The beauty of punk houses , The early years of the black heart procession, working with Three mile pilot and , Blond redhead, and new adventures with educating the youth to rock !

 

Tobias and The Red Step info

https://www.facebook.com/theredstepband/about/?ref=page_internal

https://www.instagram.com/theredstepband/?hl=en

https://theredstep.bandcamp.com/

 

Mike Watt (Part 2)

Mike Watt (Part 2)

December 16, 2020

Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957) is an American bassist, vocalist, and songwriter.

He is best known for co-founding and playing bass guitar for the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose. He is also the frontman for the supergroup Big Walnuts Yonder, a member of the art rock group Banyan and involved with several other musical projects. From 2003 until 2013, he was the bass guitarist for The Stooges.

Watt has been called "one of the greatest bassists on the planet. CMJ Music News called Watt a "seminal Post-Punk bass player." Readers of NME voted Mike Watt one of the "40 Greatest Bassists of All Time," and LA Weekly awarded him the number six spot in "The 20 Best Bassists of All Time.

In November 2008, Watt received the Bass Player Magazine lifetime achievement award, presented by Flea.

 

 

Mike Talks, Rock operas, John Coltrane Miles Davis, Sun Ra, The Stooges, Philosophy, Minutemen, Punk Rock, and Punk Rock Philosophy, Jamming Econo, Flannel, Dos, His Musical journey, and Much much more in this two-part podcast!   

 

 

More on Mike Watt

 

http://www.hootpage.com

https://twitter.com/wattfrompedro

https://www.facebook.com/wattfrompedromusic/

Mike Watt (Part 1)

Mike Watt (Part 1)

December 9, 2020

Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957) is an American bassist, vocalist, and songwriter.

He is best known for co-founding and playing bass guitar for the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose. He is also the frontman for the supergroup Big Walnuts Yonder, a member of the art rock group Banyan and involved with several other musical projects. From 2003 until 2013, he was the bass guitarist for The Stooges.

Watt has been called "one of the greatest bassists on the planet. CMJ Music News called Watt a "seminal Post-Punk bass player." Readers of NME voted Mike Watt one of the "40 Greatest Bassists of All Time," and LA Weekly awarded him the number six spot in "The 20 Best Bassists of All Time.

In November 2008, Watt received the Bass Player Magazine lifetime achievement award, presented by Flea.

 

 

Mike Talks, Rock operas, John Coltrane Miles Davis, Sun Ra, The Stooges, Philosophy, Minutemen, Punk Rock, and Punk Rock Philosophy, Jamming Econo, Flannel, Dos, His Musical journey, and Much much more in this two-part podcast!   

 

 

More on Mike Watt

 

http://www.hootpage.com

https://twitter.com/wattfrompedro

https://www.facebook.com/wattfrompedromusic/

 

Corey Dreamer

Corey Dreamer

December 7, 2020

Corey Dreamer

writer, and ventriloquist!

"I'm writer & have been writing stories based on making a difference. However, I haven't made a difference. So I have created this channel to help kids and inspire them to make a difference, giving them tips on how to! Please Check Back to check videos every weekend night to see how we can all make a difference and help Stomp Out Bullying!" Corey dreamer youtube about.

Corey talks Dealing with Covid, Comics, Writing,Picking up ventriloquist, playing harmonica, and keeping a positive mind set through creativity !

Please please please spread these positive vibes!!!!

Corey's info

https://www.youtube.com/user/coreythedreamer

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIRAEfTJKYn/?igshid=7m9x1o3qvoay&fbclid=IwAR3IwMc_P5vUO-2UN0gjRr_D2gjOmZihwlS0CzmFdN7Q-CWj7TFUIWXmShM

https://www.patreon.com/posts/44207358?fbclid=IwAR29jlPoa2EjZsW-0muuWOia98w3Dvc52XNZb-WzrP6tvcFL9SLbVLeb9l8

 

Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman

November 9, 2020

Kevin Eastman  is an American Comic book artist and writer best known for co-creating Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles with Peter Laird. Eastman was also the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal! Kevin started his own publishing   company Tundra Publishing, and so much more!

Kevins Talks The Last Ronin, Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles History, the DIY mentality, Bruce Lee, Music, Playing Harmonica, and the next TMNT project he would like to see come to fruition! 

 

More from Kevin Eastman

 

https://fan.kevineastmanstudios.com/

Check it out!! Kevin has turtle auctions all the time. During these auctions, he is selling old and rare turtle memorabilia!

 

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Joe Lally

Joe Lally

September 24, 2020

Joe Lally of Fugazi, Coriky, The Messthetics, Ataxia

 

Joe Lally has played bass in Fugazi since the band’s inception in 1987. In 2003, the members of Fugazi decided to take an indefinite hiatus from recording and performing. Since that time, Joe has continued to write and perform solo material, accompanied by various musicians and friends.

Joe has released three solo albums -- “There to Here” (2006), “Nothing is Underrated” (2007), and “Why Should I Get Used To It” (2011).

Joe's albums are never really solo efforts; rather they feature collaborations with fellow musicians who use his bass-lines as an anchor. "There To Here", recorded at Dischord House and at Inner Ear Studio by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara, features contributions from Jason Kourkounis (Hot Snakes), Jerry Busher (French Toast), Danny Frankel (KD Lang), Eddie Janney (Rites of Spring), Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Ian MacKaye (The Evens, Fugazi), Amy Farina (The Evens), and Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Spirit Caravan, Hidden Hand).

"Nothing Is Underrated", Joe's second album, was recorded in the summer of 2007, also at Dischord House and at Inner Ear Studio, and also with Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara. The album was mixed by Ian and Guy Picciotto and features contributions from Ben Azzara (Capitol City Dusters), Andy Gale (Haram), Eddie Janney (Rites of Spring), Sam Krulewitch and Ricardo Lagomasino (Capillary Action), Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Devin Ocampo (Medications) and Guy Picciotto (Fugazi).

For “Why Should I Get Used to It”, Joe settled in with a more traditional line-up featuring his current touring mates, guitarist Elisa Abela and drummer Emanuele Tomasi. The album was recorded in Rome, where Joe now lives with his family, and was released on Dischord in conjunction with Joe’s imprint, Tolotta Records.

Bio from https://dischord.com/band/joe-lally

Hear Joe on..

https://dischord.com/band/joe-lally

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1sbo1L9XfmgiWMFsL5xNjf?si=ue4izXBeSli82BMhruNz4A 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZpEgaOeSS8&list=PLI77EIKC5NZzG55gP1Ag01xZurR08Mvlo&index=1 

 

Follow Joe on ..

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joe.lally.585 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joelally898/ 

 

Hear the new Coriky album on..

https://coriky.bandcamp.com/album/coriky

https://www.dischord.com/band/coriky 

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