So the original goal of this Podcast was to get local and underground artists. Until now the underground part was a part of the deal we never kept up, until today. Today we are posting our interview with Bay Area punk rock staple Jesse “Luscious” Townley. Jesse has been in numerous bands (The Blatz, The Criminals, The Frisk), worked for well known indie labels (Look Out!, Alternative Tentacles), worked several positions at Berkley’s now famous Gillman St., written for several local and punk rock publications (including AMP), posts on sites like Punknews.org and is generally a kick ass individual.
The one fault about Mr. Luscious? The man can talk. The full unedited interview ran over 80 minutes long. Sadly, we had to edit a lot of the interview to save bandwidth and make it easily digestible. However, the whole, unedited interview is available for download on the site. The sound quality is slightly lower but that’s to keep the file size down since it’s so long.
Anyhow, please listen as this is probably the most interesting and well informed interview I’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Hell, we even throw in some songs from The Frisk just to keep it interesting. And if that’s not enough by listening you can learn what prompted Jesse to say, “With enough kicking the Smurfs will learn”.
Tune in next week, were we should have an interview with Mike Park, owner of Asian Man Records and general nice guy. And as always any comments or questions please hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our comment section.
P.S. I forgot to mention it took forever to edit this thing and we were all exhausted by the time we were done so if there are any “minor faults” just try and let that slide, okay?
You said it couldn’t be done, and yet here we are again to bring you show number two! This time we share our bandwidth with Jerry, the lead vocalist for the band Requiem. For those of you who don’t know, Requiem is a five piece out of Salinas. So what do they sound like? If you can’t get your lazy ass to listen to the songs on the stream you don’t deserve shit. Alright, so the reality is I don’t know how exactly to classify them. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear them is old Thrice, I mean pre Artist in the Ambulance, and maybe even pre Illusion of Safety. Not that the necessarily sound alike, but the raw energy and the musical talent are definitely overriding factors. We contemplated labeling it “Butt Rock” but we make a couple of jokes at the bands expense (including an inability to remember Jerry’s last name) and we don’t want to upset them. In reality they’re awesome musicians and nice guys, I promise.
I also promise some big interviews in the weeks to come. We’re talking artist who have sold in the four figures and have toured not only America but other places (until we find out what to call places that aren’t America they’ll just be called Not-America). We’re talking about people who have played in bands you might have heard of! At the moment I won’t reveal any names because I know I’ll fuck it up if I say anything. So, just hold tight and pray for us and any money would be appreciated.
Speaking of giving us stuff, I’ve decided we should have the tagline “Sound Scene Revolution: until you start paying us or giving us free stuff, we don’t give a shit”. I don’t know if that’s final but it’s something I’m kicking around. Another idea was, “Sound Scene Revolution: it’s what Lando Calrissian would want you to listen to”. But that gets into a whole copyright issue. Regardless, if you have any questions or comments hit us up at email@example.com or use our message board (which is now back up and running for all two of you who care). Thanks again, and be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more awesome guests.
So first off I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to listen to (or at least check out) our very first broadcast. I’ll admit it’s a little rough but it’s our first show, so cut us some slack. We here at SSR are always looking to improve so please drop us a line, either on our comments section or at Soundscenerevolution@gmail.com. But, please spare us the “That band sucks” comments. If you’re in a better band and you plan to be in the San Jose Area let us know and we’ll gladly fuck up an interview with your band.
Anyhow, our first show is with San Jose aural masters Meat Hammer. We pretty much figured this was a good idea for a first show because the guys in the band are funny as hell and they’re our friends, so if we mess up too bad we can always re-record it. If you have any trouble deciphering who is who just remember Ryan is the one who does most of the talking, Alex is the one who talks too loudly and sounds like he’s swallowing the mic and Greg is the low gravely voice that says about five things and is in it for “chicks and money”. Do them a favor and check them out on MySpace, or go to their shows. Just don’t stand too close to Alex, especially if you’re female and under 14 years old.
I hope you enjoy our show and be sure to check back every Tuesday for more updates, interviews and music form Bay Area locals and under ground artists. In addition, I hope to add sections to the site, like a news area and a Bay Area concert calendar. I do, however, work remarkably slow, on account of I usually use a computer solely to look at porn, so don’t hold your breath. That’s all for now, and if you’re in a local band and you’d like to be on SSR, send us an e-mail, we always want to hear from you.