130 – NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND chat about Baseball, politics, the-midwest and their new record Live At Grumpy’s!

Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band getting rowdy at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band getting rowdy at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

NATO COLES AND THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

 

This isn’t an interview with Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band, I could barely get a question in with the band. This is a glimpse into life on the road with the wild and crazy antics of a band that knows each other well. They bicker, they argue, they talk all over each other, but most importantly they have fun with each other.

We sit back in the basement of the Hi-Dive in Denver, I hit record of my handheld recorder and let it fly. We talk all over the place about The Simpsons, Politics, baseball, the Mid-West and eventually we get around to talking about music, influences and what makes the Blue Diamond band tick. All this and more in this fun and ridiculous chat.

 

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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105 – REEL BIG FISH & MAD CADDIES interviews at Ska Brewing 20th Anniversary Party!

Damian ventures to Durango Colorado for the Ska Brewing 20th Anniversary Party, drinks too much and chats with REEL BIG FISH's Matt & Bill as well as Dustin and Graham from MAD CADDIES!

Damian ventures to Durango Colorado for the Ska Brewing 20th Anniversary Party, drinks too much and chats with REEL BIG FISH’s Matt & Bill as well as Dustin and Graham from MAD CADDIES!

HAPPY 20th SKA BREWING!! A few weeks back I traveled to Durango, Colorado for the best damned beer festival in the United States, the Ska Brewing 20th Anniversary Party & Brewers Invitational! I decided to commemorate the experience by interviewing Mad Caddies & Reel Big Fish at the Festival!

Since we were at a beer festival, drinking BEER, you’ll never guess what we talked about! BEER! First beers, favorite beers, making beers and more and more sudsy talk!

These interviews were also videoed and posted to YouTube so that you can watch Damian make an ass out of himself instead of just listening! You can find the Mad Caddies interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XuPhncFAdU
Reel Big Fish interview: (Will be online later this week.)

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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83 – Sharkanoid! Dan Potthast (Mu330) & Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug) chat about their new project!

Dammit Damian in a Rick Johnson & Dan Potthast Sharkanoid bunny sandwich!

Dammit Damian in a Rick Johnson & Dan Potthast Sharkanoid bunny sandwich!

This week’s interview is with DAN POTTHAST from Mu330 and RICK JOHNSON from Cold War Studios & Mustard Plug! They  join Damian at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado to talk about their new Pop-Punk concept album, Sharkanoid and how Guided by Voices inspired the creation of this record.

Rick spills the beans on why Ian Graham from Cheap Girls is no longer employed by Mustard Plug, and the two reflect on their first meetings, their first record purchases, adult jobs and real life, tour life and more! Dan talks about jumping into the Mustard Plug van and Rick tells us about the wait behind the new Mustard Plug record, Can’t Contain It!

This episode features the tracks, “Pillow Fight,” & “Fall Into Shame”  from Sharkanoid’s Have A Great Summer. 

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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81 – KIERSTON WHITE Interview! We talk about her tour with JOHN MORELAND, her family connection to Roger Miller, and following her older brother; Byron White from The Damn Quails lead into music.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE is this week’s guest. She can currently be seen on tour with John Moreland. We meet up with the singer songwriter to talk about her early musical origins, how she was an annoying little sister who learned to play and sing from her older brother, Bryon White from The Damn Quails. We also talk about how she found her voice, Stage fright, her friendship with John Moreland and her family connection to ROGER MILLER. She also maybe sings a little bit of Sublime in this week’s audio adventure! Recorded backstage at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver, Colorado.

Kierston is currently on Tour with John Moreland. Those dates can be found at: http://www.kierstonwhite.com/#!calendar/c11fa

Songs from this episode include: “Happy Noon Beers” and ” The Bluebonnet Song,” both from Kierston White’s debut album; Don’t Write Love Songs

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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78 – JOEY CAPE (LAGWAGON), CHRIS CRESSWELL (The FLATLINERS), and BRIAN WAHLSTROM (Scorpios) discuss ONE WEEK RECORDS!

Dammit Damian boring the hell out of Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell, Brian Wahlstrom and Serina Chang about his collection of spores, molds and fungi.

Dammit Damian boring the hell out of Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell, Brian Wahlstrom and Serina Chang about his collection of spores, molds and fungi. Photo by Sara Saturday.

JOEY CAPE (Lagwagon, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes), CHRIS CRESSWELL (The Flatliners), BRIAN WAHLSTROM (Scorpios) and Serina Chang hang out at the Walnut Room in Denver, Colorado to discuss German humor, Barry Manilow, Competitive Whistling, First musical loves and the ONE WEEK RECORDS label and tour! (and of course we talk a little bit about the new Lagwagon record!)

This episode features the one week records songs, “Airplane Food,” by Brian Wahlstrom and “Meet Me in the Shade” by Chris Cresswell. The episode ends with a live recording of the One Week Records gang playing, “International You Day,” by Tony Sly and No Use For a Name.

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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71 – CHUCK RAGAN Returns! Interview about Fishing, writing songs and building the Camaraderie of Till Midnight

Taking silly selfies with Chuck Ragan at 2am in Denver.

TILL MIDNIGHT... Or Later! Taking silly selfies with Chuck Ragan at 2am in Denver.

This week’s interview is with CHUCK RAGAN! Do you need to know any more? Chuck was the first guest on Mostly Harmless waaaaay back in December of 2011. He helped kick this little show off. Now he’s back, I’m better at doing interviews and away we go folks. We join Chuck in his tour bus at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. We chat about fishing, music and the parallels between them both. There is talk about where songs come fron and we also find time to talk about Chuck Ragan’s new record, and building the family of the Camaraderie. All of this and more in today’s Audio Adventure.

Check back next week for THE WHITE BUFFALO!

Check out Chuck’s first Mostly Harmless appearance at: (It’s the first episode so it’s kind of super rough, but Chuck says some amazing things.) http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/episode-one-with-chuck-ragan-of-hot-water-music/

This episode features “Wake With You” and “Something May Catch Fire”  from the 2014’s Till Midnight.

You can download the episode from Itunes at:
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68 – THE HOTELIER interview! Christian Holden talks about the name change from The Hotel Year, Musical Origins, Fanfare from fellow musicians, Tour life, Home Like Noplace is There and MORE!

Two months on tour have turned Christian from The Hotelier into a Zombie who enjoys taking Selfies!?! Hear all about it in this week's interview!

Two months on tour have turned Christian from The Hotelier into a Zombie!

This week’s interview is with THE HOTELIER’s CHRISTIAN HOLDEN! The Hotelier (Aka The Hotel Year) have already put out one of my favorite records of the year with, HOME, LIKE NOPLACE IS THERE, on Tiny Engines. We meet up with Christian in Denver, Colorado at the Seventh Circle Music Collective to discuss the new record, how the band is surviving their lives on the road, Fanfare from fellow musicians, the band’s name change, Musical Origins, the internet and oh so much more in today’s audio adventure!

This episode features “Your Deep Rest” & “Among The Wildflowers” from the 2014’s HOME LIKE NOPLACE THERE IS, out now Tiny Engines.

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67 – NORTHCOTE interview! Matt Goud joins us in Denver to talk about adventures with Dave Hause, Leaving Canada, Origin stories and more!

Northcote's Matt Goud and Dammit Damian. Red Bearded brothers for life.

Northcote’s Matt Goud and Dammit Damian. Red Bearded brothers for life.

This week’s interview is Matt Goud aka NORTHCOTE, soon to be your new favorite singer songwriter. We join Matt while in the middle of tour with Dave Hause of the Loved Ones at a packed show at the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. We chat with Matt about his new found life on the road, Adventures with Dave Hause, fanfare from his idols, his small town Canadian origins and MORE!

This episode features “Hope The Good Things Never Die” & “Speak Freely” from the 2013 self-titled album, Northcote. Out now in the US on Black Numbers.

You can download the episode from Itunes at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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66 – MAJOR LEAGUE interview! The band talks about losing lead singer Nick Trask, Near Death Experiences, Modern Baseball, Musical Origins, World Travels and MORE! Featuring live tracks!

Maxing, relaxing and acting all cool, the boys of Major League not acting a fool.

Maxing, relaxing and acting all cool, the boys of Major League not acting a fool.

This week’s interview is with the New Jersey pop-punk band, MAJOR LEAGUE. We speak candidly with the boys of Major League  about near death experiences, departing from their former lead singer Nick Trask, Modern Baseball, Sports, Musical origins, traveling around the world and MORE in today’s audio adventure.

This episode features exerts from the band’s live performance at the 7th Circle Music Collective in Denver, Colorado.

You can download the episode from Itunes at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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65 – REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT Interview!

Two thumbs up on today's interview with James Dewees of Reggie and The Full Effect!

Two thumbs up on today’s interview with James Dewees of Reggie and The Full Effect!

This week’s interview is with JAMES DEWEES, the man behind REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT. We join James at the Marquis Theater in Denver to chat about his new record, No Country For Old Musicians. We also chat about creativity, growing up, vocal chord surgery, pop culture and more!

This episode features the tracks “37,” “Fowling Around,” and “Revenge is a Dish Best Served at Park Chan-Wook’s House. All songs from No Country for Old Musicians.

You can download the episode from Itunes at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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