As an apt return to creating the Guy's Friends podcast, I spend some time w/ my original podcast guest, Aydin Ture. Please enjoy, as his knowing and gentle hand guides me into my first experience with acrylic painting.
I travel to Spain with my Dad to run with the bulls. Enjoy!
This episode of Guy's Friends features a conversation with Matty Soanes. He is a spiritual warrior, multi-instrumentalist, and band leader, and a friend I've been looking forward to talking with for a long time. We take a dip in Irondequoit bay, and do some soul searching together. This episode features a song by Slurblown, called Pony Boy. There is also a song by Shinji Kazama called I'm Enough, that we recorded together. Matty plays bass on this recording. Please! Enjoy.
I walk the Genesee River trail with Andy Schantz, one of my oldest friends. We talk about our short-lived mash-up group - Lifeforms, the theme song for his co-workers meat business, and we stop by Caverly's for a pint.
You ever see that Pixar kids movie about the family of birds that lives in an airport? It doen't exist yet, so Dan and I wrote a song about it. We hung out in NYC, marched in the Tartan Day parade, and talked too much. Had some good times. If you enjoy this track we made, you can find it on Itunes and Spotify! And Tidal! And Deezer! I don't know what Deezer is.
I have an enthralling discussion with one of City Newspapers most industrious peeps, the one and only Kurt Indovina. We talk about game dev, the state of music today, what it takes to stay motivated as a musician / artist / cat-owner, and the slanderous scapegoating of video games. And so much more. I could talk to this dude for hours. Please enjoy our conversation, and the new music at the end of each and every episode, available on iTunes and Spotify... and as always, please SHARE this podcast with your friends, and rate us on iTunes podcasts. Be well.
Brandon Holcombe is one of those people who's smile warms up a room. He is a tattoo artist at Lucky Lotus Tattoo. He stops by to talk tattoo history and culture, music, screenprinting, and the rise of reality entertainment. Brandon is a fan of my punk band from way back, The Sweatshop Boys, so I included an unreleased song, called "Bourgeois Boys and Bolshie Girls" at the end of the episode (recorded and mixed by Chris Vandeviver @ brasspalace). You can find the song here:
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John Grieco is a Rochester staple. He's a career firefighter, metalworker and artist, and drummer, among many other talents. I sit down with John to talk about art and music, being freaks, becoming a jock, like-misers on Instagram, and Down With People, the proto-alternative/prog band he drummed for. This episode features the songs "The Fall", and "Cannon", originally released in 89' on the Down With People self-titled vinyl, NOW available on iTunes and Spotify.
I take a trip to Chicago to visit guitarist / singer-songwriter George Grady, and spend time eating and walking like it's my last day on earth. We talk music, Chicago food, creativity, and life. Near the end of the trip, we worked on a brand new song George wrote, called "Let Go", available on iTunes and Spotify. Please enjoy, friends.
For the first episode of the Guy's Friends podcast, I meet up with artist and philosopher Aydin Ture, and we watch the first episode of The Highwayman. We stay in the 80's/thunderdome mindset, and record a synthwavey track together, after discussing the evolution of the ego, Lucian Freud, and Francis Bacon.