**CAUTION**: This week’s show starts out loud and annoying and gets better from there.
This is gonna be short and sweet. This is our Holiday Edition and we thought we’d do something better than cobble together some bullshit clips of the least awful things we’ve done in the last year. So here’s the skinny. Satureday, October 31, 2009 (the second day of The Fest) Sound Guy Nariman, Justin of punknews and myself, hosted a small acoustic gathering in our hotel in Gainesville, Florida. The line up for this show was constantly changing due to schedule conflicts, sickness and just plan drunkenness but at the last minute we pulled together three amazing artists, PJ Bond, Aaron Scott (of Attica! Attica!, Ex-Marathon), and Tom May (of the Menzingers). No set lists were planned and no one really knew how it would go. In the midst of our poor planning, Sound Guy Nariman had the forethought to record the whole thing. That recording is presented here, in its entirety, including banter, tuning and people yelling drunkenly at the performers. It’s not anything close to perfect, but who said music was supposed to be perfect?
Thanks for coming back and joining us for a very very special episode. This week we have two totally rad guests. The first is Kyle(williams) of Imadethismistake, who you may remember from our post-Fest shows last year. He’s back with a new album, a new tour and stuff to talk about. Our second guest is Neil Sutherland, who is from the totally non-American area Essex. Not only is he a great songwriter, but he’s going to get a Phd…Which may make him the smartest damn person ever to talk to us.
This interview is jam packed with everything you could hope to know about these two men. We discuss, touring, the new albums (they each have new stuff for the tour), living on a bus, split personalities and how the hell someone can confuse an English accent for part of Ohio. It’s everything you could want, PLUS there’s a chance to win three CD’s (I know, they still make em, I was surprised) from these find dudes:
1) Imadethismistake – Tomorrow We Start New 2
2) Neil Sutherland/PJ&Gaby – Be realistic Demand the Impossible
3) Neil Sutherland & Friends – One Hundred Faces
That’s a ton of shit, so be sure to listen and learn how to enter.
As always, drop us some lines at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or here in our comments section. We always love to hear from you. You’re so busy now and you never call, but it’d be good to know you’re still alive. And always remember, “Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time”
This week we have a very special episode. It’s not often that I really feel like the show reaches people but this is one of those instances. A few weeks ago Aaron Scott (Attica! Attica!, Ex-Marathon) e-mailed us and asked if we might want to have him on the show. He listened to the No Trigger interview we did a while back where we gushed over Marathon and thought he might offer (mind you Aaron was totally humble and nearly embarrassed about seeming so presumptuous to assume that we must want to talk to him). Anyhow, we were beyond stoked to have the chance to talk to Aaron and the fact that he was a fan (as we were of his work) made it even more exciting.
For those of you who don’t know Aaron’s new band, Attica! Attica!, is him and a collection of artists playing songs that he’s written over the course of his travels across the country. It’s much different than Marathon, being more theatrical and boasting instruments from pianos to cellos and everything in between. Aaron is also crazy socially conscious (like her cares about a lot of things, not like he’s some zany “stab a meat eater” dickweed) and happens to support a lot of worthy causes through both his music and his daily efforts. So, basically, he’s really interesting and you’ll really want to hear everything he has to say…seriously.
Also, Aaron hooked us up with a crazy insane prize pack for one lucky dude. You get:
Marathon – Songs to turn the Tide on CD
Marathon – Self-titled full length on CD
Attica! Attica! – Dead Skin/Dried Blood on CD
A 10″ vinyl picture disc from Red Leade featuring Attica! Attica!, Nakatomi Plaza, Scream Hello and The new Dress.
An Attica! Attica! t-shirt (size large)
That’s a ton of shit!!!! So be sure to enter and learn how to win and increase your odds of getting crazy hooked up. Be sure to write use at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in the comments section. And Remember, “This is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”
Here’s a funny story. We edited this week’s show almost 7 days ago. All we needed to get it posted was my shitty blog contribution. 7 days…and this is what you get. That’s service.
Anyhow, this week we have a killer interview with Bay Area transplant and MU330 frontman, Dan Potthast. Dan is more than just a frontman for an amazing ska band, he also has his own solo work and a ton of small projects, most of which get discussed in this interview. So kick back and enjoy the sounds of two mouth breathers talking about monsters, rollercoasters and a smattering of music.
Also, we’re continuing our Asian Manstravaganza where you can ENTER TO WIN!!! both of Dan Potthast’s releases ( Sweets and Meats and Eyeballs), The Lawrence Arms Cocktails & Dreams, the re-release of Alkaline Trio’s Goddamnit and other cool Asian Man swag. Just listen to the end to learn how to enter.
As always, drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution@gmail.com, on MySpace or in the comments section. See you all next week. And remember, if I lived next to a serial killer I wouldn’t snitch…I might move but I wouldn’t snitch.
I want to first and foremost take a second to say we will be out of internet for a couple of weeks. We should be back late May or early June but for now Sound Guy Nariman and myself are going to take some time to drink fruity drinks and do manly stuff. Secondly, we’d like to thank all of the people who have taken time to write us, enter contests and just listen to the show. We love doing this dumb show and we love it even more that people listen and it absolutely blows our minds that people like it…I figure 90% of the interest is due to Chicken and Brendan Kelly but we appreciate the love.
We have a super great interview with Mike Hale (Gunmoll, In the Red and solo artist), with some information you totally don’t want to miss.
A new contest where you can win a CD-R (burned by Mike Hale himself) of Mike Hale’s unreleased solo work, to go along with the new CD you’ll get a 7″ of Mr. Chuck Ragan. What 7″? The limited release of two songs off his upcoming Side One Dummy (I think I say BYO in the show), that happens to be hand numbered 315 of 600 and signed by Mr. Ragan. So that’s a limited CD-R, unavailable to the public AND a limited edition, autographed 7″. Dude you have it so easy. So listen to the last 8 minutes and learn how to enter…DO IT!
We’ll see you kids in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the time off and take it as an opportunity to think about Sound Scene Revolution has enriched your lives in the last year and a half OR just promise to come back when we return.