Scott Kerr (Five Iron Frenzy, Yellow Second, Pool Party Death Machine) has been to the top of the mountain, the valley below and all the villages in between! We explore Scott’s background growing up in the Church and his journey away from faith. We also get into his bouts with basketball, skateboarding, the trumpet, guitar, bass and more. Perhaps, the most shocking revelation is that I didn’t completely destroy his music career while managing his band, Yellow Second. Finally, we get into all things Five Iron Frenzy. You didn’t think we’d leave that out, did you? You can find Scott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScottKerr and his previous and now reunited band FIF at http://fiveironfrenzy.com/. Don’t forget to check out the discography of Yellow Second on BandCamp at https://yellowsecond.bandcamp.com/.
Chad Neptune’s (Further Seems Forever, Strongarm) story is one of perseverance. In part two of our conversation we go through the various vocal changes FSF went through as well as how they ended and later reformed. We also get into Chad’s family’s involvement with orphans in Rwanda. You can follow Chad on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chadneptune and Further Seems Forever on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FurtherSeemsForever. You can check out Art Heart at – http://www.facebook.com/ArtHeart.artists and you can learn more and support at ZOE – http://www.zoehelps.org/. Do it for the kids! PART 2 OF 2
Chad Neptune (Further Seems Forever, Strongarm) is a great example of how somebody with no formal music training can end up creating incredible and influential music. From two miserable teen years in Texas to his first trip to Cornerstone festival and being asked to join a band, he’s been on an epic journey! Chad is one of my favorite bass players and people! You can follow Chad on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chadneptune and Further Seems Forever on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FurtherSeemsForever. PART 1 OF 2
Dan Richter (Fieldstrip, Hockey Fight) came up in the NYHC and NJ straight edge/punk rock/hardcore scenes. We get into adolescent identity, forming politics, recording songs from speakers, hardcore kids who love Morrissey and why Oprah sucks. Dan also introduces me to the concept of the “bad pancake.” Here’s that clip of Agnostic Front playing on The Uncle Floyd Show that Dan went to the taping of in 4th grade! – http://bit.ly/1Ew7qC5
Here’s some scenes from life the last couple months.
Seth Werkheiser (Buzzgrinder, Noisecreep, Skulltoaster, Workbench Podcast) knows what it means to hustle! He also knows what riding 70 miles on a bicycle feels like. Seth has been responsible for creating and curating a mighty mountain of content on the internet. He was also once the bass player in Pink Daffodils and sole member of a one man band. **Seriously, look at all this work Seth has produced!** Seth W – http://sethw.com/ Buzzgrinder – http://buzzgrinder.com/ Noisecreep – http://noisecreep.com/ The Bike Nerd – http://thebikenerd.com/ Skulltoaster – http://skulltoaster.com/ Novelty And Nonsense E-Mail List – http://eepurl.com/SxYOD The Workbench Podcast – http://workbenchpodcast.com/ Scene Points on iTunes – https://itun.es/i6LL8G3 **Somebody please hire this guy!** https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethw
Danny Papa (Element 101, Project Stay Gold) was a guitarist and founding member of the New Jersey based band Element 101. In this episode we explore what growing up Italian in New Jersey is like, the importance of influence and the thrill of victory as well as the agony of defeat of being a touring musician. We also get into what he’s doing these days as a high school History teacher.