A few days ago, Dead Weight Citizens Brigade got its first airplay on CiTR 101.9 FM with Bepi Crespan! Bepi produces a weekly show that features ambient, drone, noise, and other challenging music, and thanks to my friend Tanner, my shit was on the radio! I even read a couple of station IDs! It's not…
One of the few episodes I've re-recorded, I look at the what I believe to be the state of the video game industry through the lens of what I've played recently: Kingdom Hearts 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, Soul Calibur 6, Hitman 2, and The Witcher 3. I also provide a brief history of my own gaming experiences, and what influence they've provided in terms of story-telling. Also, thanks to Call Me Kevin, RT Games, Witcher George, and Brian David Gilbert at Polygon for the inspiration.
I went live on Instagram for no discernible reason and discussed my goals for the year, as well as the prospect of facing burnout again, and trying to direct the flow of creative energy. I also whine about the masturbatory nature of most comedy podcasts, and my now shit-gone monthly standup show.
Once again I nab an individual waaaayyy out of my podcasting league and interview Noam Dworman, owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. The iconic club is one of the most famous in the world and is seen in the opening credits of 'Louie'. The club and specifically Noam, have been in the news of late because Louis CK has returned to perform there a number of times. We connected over a recent heckler incident of one of CK's sets and talked about the media, Louie's misconduct, and the club's origins. Enjoy!
Two-plus years of planning, hoping, experimenting, stressing, and working culminate in this collection of half-covers, half-originals: Knowbody. I made an album. It's out today! It's music. Mostly ....avant-garde? Experimental? Whatever. It's certainly not for everyone; an acquired taste, for sure. It may be underwhelming for any real musicians or music fans, but goddamnit, I did…
I pledge to you good people that the podcast will go back to being updated regularly, even though I am in the mixing and re-recording stage of the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Album. In this episode, I yap about my recent goings-ons, measles in Vancouver, and the Witcher Netflix series casting controversy, with some critiques on modern journalism. Please enjoy! BAME Ciri mega-thread... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9f2cs9/megathread_updated_information_regarding_the/ The case against... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9e2irp/bame_ciri_would_force_other_characters_to_also_be/ Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting... http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/ In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich... https://www.change.org/p/lauren-s-hissrich-don-t-limit-ciri-s-casting-call-to-bame-only Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP! https://deadweightcitizensbrigade.bandcamp.com/releases My Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/taymooshow
I had the opportunity to interview Kate Stables, the multi-instrumentalist core of This is the Kit, after the band's soundcheck at the Fox Cabaret. We talk about jokes, Kate's writing process, the state of the world and our perception of it, and the issues of a small, indie band. Truly a lovely and thoughtful individual and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Enjoy.
The EP from Dead Weight Citizens Brigade is live on Bandcamp, preceding the release of an LP in November. Here's a little blurb I wrote on it: I'm not really a musician, I suppose, which will be very obvious. However, in learning more about gear, and playing with software and things, I found myself creating…
Talking about my difficulties with mental health, as well as the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain, stand-up comedy, career, and life stuff. My friend's poem: https://a-simple-writers-journal.tumblr.com/post/169497063075/tides
I chat with Arc Iris members Zach Tenorio Miller and Ray Belli about comedy, their careers, the writing process, the state of the industry, as well as a whole bunch of other shit. We recorded outside the Central Saloon in Seattle before their show. It was really fun interview and thank you to the band. Arc Iris is an experimental dream pop band out of Providence, Rhode Island, founded by ex-The Low Anthem frontwoman, Jocie Adams. Zach plays keys and Ray drums, and they recently toured with New Zealand powerhouse, Kimbra.
If you follow this site at all, I implore you! Check out the Facebook page, subscribe on iTunes, subscribe on YouTube (which is about 15 episodes behind, but...), give it a like, leave a comment on iTunes, give it five stars if you like it. We've got interviews with comedians like Jim Norton, Kurt Metzger,…
I sat down with the unfairly-talented multi-instrumentalist, "Two Turntables and A" Mike St. Jean to talk about the value and re-purposing of art, music, meditation and more. Oh, and taquitos, of course. He's a very heady and cool dude and I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for being a bit more wooden than usual; I was very tired. And still am. Do it up!
I'm a lucky little fanboy and interviewed the wickedly talented Che Aimee (AH-mee) Dorval. She's had a 10+ year career as a solo guitarist and singer, having released Underachiever in 2008 and Volume 1 in 2015, and is known for her collaborations with Devin Townsend on 2009's Ki and 2014's Casualties of Cool. She's got a killer voice, a great personality, a sharp sense of humour and is a lovely human being. We met at a small restaurant to talk music, life, comedy, performing and a lot more. We also eat. I talk about myself too much. We're definitely BFFF's now.
I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010. Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend. We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer's Hole. Below, you can find links to a Zimmer's Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out! Relaunch: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scrape-records-launching-scrape-the-record-label#/ SCRAPE Records site: http://scraperecords.com/ SCRAPE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords/?ref=br_rs Zimmer's Hole's Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/zimmersholeofficial/?ref=br_rs
It's in the title. We talk music, comedy, performing, mental illness, life stuff, porn, movies, melancholy and more. I had a lot of fun; it was a great talk and great to reconnect with a good friend. Thanks Kamaira!
My fanboyishness paid off in the form of an interview with metal god, Devin Townsend. He very graciously came to my home and sat with a mediocre comic, podcast host and interviewer to talk music, comedy, death, the human condition, gear, future plans, and much more. It was a pleasure and he is a great guy.
The wonderful musician, Ché Aimee Dorval returns to the show for an hour-long interview. Since our last talk, Ché has been busy at work on her new album "Between the Walls and the Window," due out December 8th and it definitely shows in the singles that you can hear. We talk about music, the process of making this new record, her most recent foray into veganism, and social issues like the "Me too" campaign, sexual abuse, racism, and much, much more. I enjoyed the talk a lot, and am happy to say we have become friends in the last year. I hope you enjoy it too. Do it up! PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/cheaimeedorval Show at the Cobalt: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505453352868585/ Ché's site: http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheaimeedorval Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheAimee
A four-time UK champion beatboxer, Grace Savage recently released her debut EP “Savage Grace,” featuring her incredible vocals, electronics, and, well…. Beatboxing. Self-effacing and thoughtful, Grace makes time in her busy schedule to work with children with special needs and teaches them how to beatbox. I’ve said ‘beatbox’ entirely too many times. It was an…