I’m joined on this (fifth anniversary) episode of MikeyPod by Lee Hall, who is the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Friends of Animals and the author of several books, most recently On Their Own Terms: Bringing Animal Rights Philosophy Down To Earth.
In this episode, I sit in New York City’s Christopher Park with Robert Conroy of the duo Misty Roses. Have a notepad on hand while listening to this show, so many references and influences to check out! My netflix queue got a solid work out ofter talking to Robert.
Dreaming of Delphine from the album Villainess
Starry Wisdom from the album Villainess
Innsmouth Jewelry from the album Monster Zero
Nicht Plus Ultra from the album Villainess
Also, I’m curious about how you guys like this type of interview show as opposed to the regular musiconly type shows. Does the sound of the city add a nice ambiance or do the honking horns make you want to chew ground glass. I would love some feedback! Thanks!
I decided to go back to my hometown roots for this show, and talk with The Houston Chronicle‘s ubiquitous music critic, Joey Guerra about his favorite music that came out of the Bayou City in 2009. Give this show a good listen and SUPPORT THESE BANDS!
Meet Me Off Main – Nick Gaitan and The Umbrella Man
Spanish & Jazz – Wild Moccasins
Where I Stand – Low Man’s Joe
Anchorbabe Stalker – Without A Face
Don’t Make It So Easy – TheLastPlaceYouLook
On A Rope – ListenListen
Gavin Castleton joins me on this episode of MikeyPod to talk about his latest full length, Home. I am so excited to share this interview with you because I am just amazed by this album, even more so after talking to Gavin about his process. Listen to the show, and then buy it and tell all of your friends. This shit needs to be heard! Many thanks, as always, to my sweet cyber-soulmate, Angela Poe, both for turning me on to Gavin’s music and for arranging the interview.
On a very special episode of MikeyPod, the musical improv group Veal kindly let me sit in on one of their rehearsals. We talk about their process for creating musical comedy on the fly, they take me through their warm up process and create an opening number before my very eyes.
A brand new Halloween track from Gavin Castleton, Since 1968 which is released on iTunes today. This track is popping up all over the place today including Buzznet and RCRD LBL. Thanks to my pal Angela Poe for introducing me to Castleton’s music!
p.s. please excuse the current lame layout of my site, I am still recovering from the site having been hacked. It will look prettier soon, I promise!
I got to chat with Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty) in the bluhammock music office this afternoon about his new project The Break and Repair Method. Here lies our conversation, along with a few tracks off the album which won’t be available till Sept 16th.
You Won’t Be Able To Be Sad
This City (Is Bound To Do Us In)
Life Gets Beautiful
Many thanks to Ralph Cutler and Christina Duren from Ariel Publicity for setting everything up for me!
In other news, I have decided to make MikeyPod a weekly music only podcast. In the next month or so I will be setting up another podcast feed for everything else. This last year or so in NYC has been such a learning time for me, and a struggle in so many ways, but at last I am feeling like I am where I want to be– loving the city and ready to get my activist self moving again. It always felt so awkward to try to cover both passions in one place: music and social justice. Many times the two intersect, of course, but it makes more sense to me to branch out in this way. Stay Tuned!
p.s. Don’t forget about Meat Free Radio for all of your vegan and vegetarian needs.