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.
Matt Johnson (Don’t Know, Blenderhead, Roadside Monument) and I have been friends for over 20 years. He was the drummer in numerous bands and is also a writer, husband and father. In part 2 of our interview we get into Matt’s experiences with Mars Hill Church in Seattle as well as his plans for music and writing in the future. You can follow Matt’s writing and updates at http://therealmattjohnson or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlingfortheKing. PART 2 OF 2.
Matt Johnson (Don’t Know, Blenderhead, Roadside Monument) and I have been friends for over 20 years. He was the drummer in numerous bands and is also a writer, husband and father. In part 1 of our interview we get into Matt discovering punk, learning to play the drums and the beginnings and endings of his various music projects. Matt is the best drummer I ever played with and one of my favorite people. PART 1 OF 2. You can follow Matt’s writing and updates at http://therealmattjohnson or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlingfortheKing. PART 1 OF 2.
Chris Wible (Dry Bones, Crawlspace, Everdown) is a man of many talents including drumming, cycling, surfing, landscaping and … impregnating! We get into Chris’ younger days in Jersey, when he first discovered his love for the drums, to his involvement in the straight edge hardcore punk rock scenes of Boston and New Hampshire. Warning: This episode contains some junior high school level humor. You check out his band Everdown on iTunes here and Facebook here. You can view a video of one of the last songs Everdown ever records, Black Clover, here. You can check out Chris’ landscaping company here.