Time for another test drive of the podcast bus for Brooke and Bill as we discuss, from our own home studios, the evolution and branding possibilities of the new show, how to take calls on a show that isn’t live, the time and place for vulgarity and of course the current state of insanity the world is in. Get involved and let us know where you’d like this experiment to go. Listen for the number to call and share your thoughts and you may hear your comments in the next episode!
Here’s the first dry run at a new show concept. A longtime radio friend, Brooke Daniels and I go though the technical motions of recording from our own homes simultaneously and toss around ideas for a new regular thing. Get behind the scenes
and planning stages with us as we put it together. We could go any number of ways from here. This is just a practice run. We’ll make a big splash with the first official debut episode very soon!
*(mildly explicit content)
The founder of Porcupine Tree comes to us from London for an in depth, 75 minute talk about Progressive Rock, the joy of melancholy, comparisons to Pink Floyd, genres, making records, emotions, technology, Guthrie Govan’s insane talent, the preservation of sound quality and the splendor of albums. The focus is on his 2015 masterpiece Hand. Cannot. Erase. We listen to two of the beautiful tracks. Local listeners won’t want to miss his November 20 tour stop in Ft. Lauderdale.
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After a brief recap of the Button South Reunion I rewind my interview with the great Mitch Ryder. Mitch thoroughly “gets” the Rock and R&B industries and has lived and thrived through all of the great eras! We dabble a bit in the drama of the business as well as the magic in the studio. In an added segment at the end we get an update on what Mitch has been up to since this chat including some upcoming show dates!
Luke, Toto’s singer and songwriter gets into detail about studio sessions, Jeff Porcaro’s unmatched groove and meter, today’s music scene, the accuracy of Wikipedia and way more! Three music tracks highlight this one hour episode, two of them from his 2011 solo effort. He’s quite humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists and brings a great deal of his witty sarcasm, humor and music insight to the conversation.
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By deciding to make an entire album using only an iPhone to record it, Chris Price forced himself to be creative. Using authentic instruments in resonant locations and clever mic placement, the resulting collection, Homesick has an organic yet polished feel, both in its sound and message. It’s a set of heartfelt songs with twists and turns. The conversation gets specific about the idea, the process, influences and the business. And, we take a close listen to three of Homesick’s gems. thisischrisprice.com
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Dennis DeYoung, the iconic Classic Rock voice opens up about his days with Styx and addresses some of the rumors that got out about the split up 17 years ago. In between the laughs, we get into technology, Progressive Rock, writing hits, traveling, caring for the vocal chords and we take a close listen to a couple of his solo tracks. This is a timeless encore of one of our greatest moments from 2010. Talent.
Insight. Knowledge. Grace. Dry sarcasm. He brings all of it. We close with an updated segment on Dennis, who’s still going strong!
Shep Hyken says all the things we’ve been saying about the state of Customer Service. But he says it to a big audience. He spreads his “do the right thing” ideal with high profile consultation, bestselling books, keynote speeches and corporate training. We discuss the impact that social media has in our efforts to hold companies and services accountable. Shep talks about his music experiences and we tie that in with a quick listen to the classic “United Breaks Guitars” by Dave Carroll.
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In Part Two of the experiment, I again try to remain neutral and let Scott have the chance to let his opinions out and express some anger. As expected, there’s a fair share of Hillary bashing and frustration, but there’s also a slight degree of mellowing with age apparent in Scott’s tone. Nonetheless, there are some strong feelings here and I do my best to egg him on with some high-profile “Liberal talking heads” soundbites and a clip of a guy called The Liberal Redneck. Hi-fives to both Scott and Erik for being brave and honestly letting it all out!