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Interview with Avail – Podcast 47

Posted by rich on January 30, 2007

So I don’t know if you noticed, but we were gone last week. Sorry, we have personal lives(not really but sort of) and we weren’t able to get a show up BUT I promise we’ll make it up to you. How? By giving you a rip roaring good time of an interview with everyone’s favorite native Virginians, Avail!

We sat down with Beau Beau to ask the important questions, why. Why hadn’t they come out west in 5 years? Why don’t they have a new album? Why does Beau Beau have that insane goatee? And we got answers!…To most of them. But even if it’s not super informative, it’s super fun. So enjoy, as you listen to Beau Beau and I freeze to death in the Santa Cruz winter.

No contest this week but two super important updates:
1) As we approach our 50th show we’d like to revamp the site. So if you, or someone you know, does graphics or logos let us know. You can even send us your ideas or logos (just make sure to include the price you want if we use it). We’re not shelling out Google money, but we do understand that you want to get paid for your work (even if we don’t).

2) Along with “upping the punx” we’ve upped our bit rate to a stunningly clear 128kbit/s. Now you can hear me mumble and swear in a whole new way.

So send us your logo ideas, or let us know what you think about our old and improved show, to, on Myspace or leave us a comment right here. See ya’ll next week and remember, sharing is caring.

Interview with Nothington – Podcast 46

Posted by rich on January 16, 2007

Hey there podcastees. Well after starting off the New Year with a mediocre fizzle we’ve decided to kick things up a notch by bringing you a new, up and coming, state of the art, highly improved, version 30.6…you get the idea. So who could be worth all this praise? I’ll give you a hint it’s a band with members who have been in Tsunami Bomb, Enemy You and Time Spent Driving. If you guessed Nothington, you’re absolutely magical!

Nothington is amazing for more reason than band association. These guys managed to go from their first show to the release of their first album in six months! Add to that the fact that they’re the first new band on BYO Records in two years. Then multiply that by their music which is an awesome blend of beardcore and punk rock and you have an equation for awesome. Trust me, in two years you’re going to want to be able to tell all you friends that you liked these guys first.

If all the rocking awesomeness isn’t reason enough to listen perhaps the chance to ENTER TO WIN!!! a copy of Nothington’s debut 7″ and a Nothington t-shirt (size large) is reason enough. Be sure to check out the last eight minutes to learn how to enter. As we usually beg feel free to hit us up at, on our MySpace or on the comments section on the main page. And remember, if you don’t listen to the internet, it will listen to you.

Interview with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Podcast 45

Posted by rich on January 9, 2007

Welcome back from your amazing holiday season. I hope you got all the meaningless material possessions you could ever ask for, and with any luck you got totally sloshed at least once and did something you’ll regret. Baby Jesus would be proud.

Enough ape shittary, on to the stuff you came for, our exciting first interview of the New Year! We figured the best way to kick off the start to out amazingly mediocre podcast is with an amazingly mediocre band. But what band could be so bland as to meet our standards? We needed a band that not only lacked all creative abilities but also dressed like complete asshats. We could mean none other than Fat Wrecks world famous herpes sore Me First and the Gimme Gimmes!

Alright, so they aren’t that bad but when a band makes so much fun of themselves it’s hard not to join in. We had the dubious honor of sitting and talking with Joey Cape and Fat Mike while they pretty much took potshots at me the entire time.

NOTE: I would like to make two statements in my own defense
1)the comment I make about The Monkees being like the U.S. Beatles was a joke, though Fat Mike took plenty of shots at me over it.

2)When I mention the discarded album title Can’t Quit You that the band seemed so confused about I read it in several places (Link), on the internet…way to not have my back internet.

Anyhow, be sure to check out the last eight minutes to learn how to ENTER TO WIN!!! a copy of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ new album, Love Their Country. When it’s free you can’t go wrong. Always feel free to drop us a line at, on the MySpace or on the comments section. And remember, you’re listening to the internet.