Episode 008: “Dr. Mark Blaauw-Hara: Cover Bands Play Islands, Yachts, and Battle Captain Hook”

Guest: Mark Blaauw-Hara (Sky & Signal, Boyne River Remedy)
Mark Blaauw-Hara shares stories of the highs and lows of playing in a cover band on an island, on a yacht, and the choice of prosthetics bar regulars choose, and discusses with John why cover bands get no respect. Jason and John also ponder the merits of cover bands, and how to self-sabotage with the worst cover band concept ever.
Music: ‘Open Ground’ by Sky & Signal
Download music by Sky & Signal at http://skyandsignal.bandcamp.com an follow on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skyandsignal

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Episode 007: “Carlton Taylor Shares Rookie Mistakes and Bad Choices”

Guest: Carlton Taylor (Manic Moves, Cardiff Giant, Stand Up Johns, Red Dye Nine)
Carlton Taylor signs a much older woman’s underpants, and shares a story about strippers onstage, a broken arm, AND a broken middle C. Also, witnessing a guitar cable mishap at a Hall & Oats show, while John witnessed The Fray’s guitarist make the exact same mistake. Jason and John also contemplate how a Catholic mass might end up like a Spinal Tap gig.
Music: ‘Drunken Holiday’ by Stand Up Johns
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Episode 006: “B-sides – Andy Patalan of Sponge, and Until Sunday, Fight Nickelback and Narrowly Escape Death!”

Guests: Andy Patalan (of Sponge, Bob Guiney Band, Solid Frog, Throttlebody, The Loft Recording Studio) and Until Sunday’s Josh Brooks, Ryan Brake, and Paul Mercier.
John and Jason discuss the merits of New Age music, we hear Andy Patalan’s stories of working with Ted Nugent, celebrity misunderstandings, and a run-in with Nickelback, and the Until Sunday guys recount their tour van adventures from “pimped-out ride” to “killing machine” on tour with the Super Suckers. Andy Patalan is touring with Sponge this summer on the Summerland tour along with Everclear, Sugar Ray, and Lit!
Music: ‘Insult to Injury’ by Until Sunday

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Thanks to the Sounds Like an Earful podcast for use of the track “Relaxation Loop”: http://soundslikeanearful.com.

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Episode 005: “Andy Patalan Explains the Politically Corrects of Rock ‘n’ Roll…and tells a cat story”

Guest: Andy Patalan of Sponge, Bob Guiney Band, Solid Frog, Throttlebody, The Loft Recording Studio.
Musical handyman, Andy Patalan, explains to the guys that it is no longer politically correct to use the term “roadie,” the dangers of stow-away cats to touring rock bands, and we talk music, A LOT! Go see Andy play with Sponge on the Summerland tour! Music: ‘New Clear Ear’ by Throttlebody

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Episode 004: “Ride a Motorcycle to Your Gig, NOT a Horse”

Guest: Until Sunday’s Josh Brooks, Ryan Brake, and Paul Mercier
The guys discuss how sneaky Prince really was, put all the pieces to a story together and realize that streaking dares with singer’s girlfriends means nobody gets paid, and Until Sunday recall a story that taught them it is completely acceptable to ride your horse to a rock show in West Virginia. Music: ‘Hang On’ by Until Sunday

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