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Urban Achiever – Episode 21 – Mike Lewis – Part 2


Urban Achiever Show Mike Lewis (Go Big Win, HOPErageous) is back for a 2nd hour this week. Mike is my best friend, former boss at Zambooie (RIP) and business partner in This Shirt Changes Lives. This go around we get into Mike’s time in Puller, how he ended up going to Africa and why he’s currently doing charity work in Haiti and thinks you should too. **PART 2 OF 2** Mike’s merch company is Go Big Win – http://gobigwin.com. He also has bag company that provides jobs in Haiti called HOPErageous – http://hoperageous.com. Finally, Mike’s wife Tiffany works for My LIFE Speaks – http://mylifespeaks.com and they are a great organization working with Orphans in Haiti. Finally, this is what it looks like when Mike gets “in the spirit” in Africa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJniiayhcU.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 20 – Mike Lewis – Part 1


Urban Achiever Show Mike Lewis (For Love Not Lisa, Puller) is my best friend and he’s also made some of my favorite records! Long before Mike was making trips to Africa and Haiti for charity work, he was playing basketball with Warren G and opening for bands like Bad Brains, Green Day, Rage Against The Machine and Fugazi. Life stories like Mike’s are why I started this podcast. Turn it up! **PART 1 OF 2** Here’s that first music video for Soft Hand that we talk about – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxQv1hJ3Xl8 and here’s the video for Slip Slide Melting from the Crow Soundtrack – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKTDY_CqMU. Here’s a For Love Not Lisa show from back in Oklahoma circa 1994 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI6PnIGhvdQ.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 19 – Nate Henry


Urban Achiever ShowNate Henry (Sherwood, The Begging Sea) was inspired by a birthday party cover band covering Nirvana to pick up a guitar himself and see what might happen. From his high school bands Summer Snow and Another Dead Hero to Sherwood, MySpace Records and touring with Hanson – Nate’s life so far has been full of surprises and a lot of hustle. Don’t let that calm exterior fool you, he’s a damn good singer, bassist and songwriter as well. I’m a fan and when this is all over I’m sure you will be too! You can get down with all things Sherwood at http://sherwoodmusic.net/ and you can check out Nate’s latest solo effort, The Begging Sea at http://thebeggingsea.bandcamp.com/.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 18 – Scott Kerr


Urban Achiever ShowScott 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/.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 17 – Chad Neptune – Part 2


Urban Achiever ShowChad 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

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Urban Achiever – Episode 16 – Chad Neptune – Part 1


Urban Achiever ShowChad 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

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Urban Achiever – Episode 15 – Dan Richter


Urban Achiever ShowDan 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

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