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Interview with Jesse “Luscious” Townley – Podcast 3

Posted by rich on October 25, 2005

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 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 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?