131 – LAUREN DENITZIO aka LAUREN MEASURE from Worriers & The Measure[SA] talks her arts & music careers, songwriting & Imaginary Life!

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LAUREN DENITZIO from WORRIERS & The Measure[SA] is this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

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

Lauren Denitzio from Worriers & The Measure[SA] found herself with an extra day off in Denver after a wedding. Instead of sitting around watching tv (or hanging out with family) Lauren decided to play an afternoon acoustic show at Mutiny Information Cafe. We sat and watched local comedians film, Adam Cayton-Holland & Andrew Orvedahl film scenes for their TruTv show Those who Can’t.

Lauren and I talk about her career in Arts & Music, how she got to be where she is and how she didn’t let anything get in her way. We also talk about song-writing, finding your voice, and working with Laura Jane Grace on their latest record, “Imaginary Life!” All of this and more in today’s podcast!

Note, there was an experimental music showcase going on in the back room of Mutiny, at times the background noise can be a little loud, but it makes it feel like you are eavesdropping on two friends hanging out in a loud coffee shop.

Here’s a video of “Never Were” recorded that evening at Mutiny Information Cafe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mlc_weiNxQ

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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.

 

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128 – LIVE: Mostly Harmless Birthday Celebration with guests Janae Burris, Virgil Dickerson, Geoff Allen & Scooter James (Pinhead Circus/Tin Horn Prayer)

Mostly Harmless Live! Celebrating ridiculous birthdays, in front of a studio audience, with Geoff Allen, Scooter James, Janae Burris & Virgil Dickerson!

Mostly Harmless Live! Celebrating ridiculous birthdays, in front of a studio audience, with Geoff Allen, Scooter James, Janae Burris & Virgil Dickerson!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “A Mostly Harmless Birthday Celebration!” Guests include Comedian Janae Burris, Virgil Dickerson (Illegal Pete’s/Suburban Home Records), Geoff Allen (Fun Is OK Graphic Design) & musical guest: Scooter James (Pinhead Circus/Tin Horn Prayer)!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who were on hand during the event pouring their Fugazi inspired, Repeater Pale Ale!

In this month’s live episode, Damian and the gang tell stories of drunken & ridiculous birthdays of years past, dealing with growing up and older, and staying true to your youthfulness! The chat is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Janae Burris and features an intimate acoustic set from Scooter!

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

 

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127 – Mike Birbiglia Comedian & Director of Don’t Think Twice talks heroes, fatherhood, chasing dreams and making films.

Morning coffee with Mike Birbiglia, comedian & filmmaker of Don't Think Twice!

Morning coffee with Mike Birbiglia, comedian & filmmaker of Don’t Think Twice!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Today I turn 35 and get a chance to chat with Comedian & Filmmaker Mike Birbiglia!

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

Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me, This American Life)  finds himself in Denver promoting his newest film, Don’t Think Twice, with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher.

In this interview, we join Mike to chat about heroes, making smaller films, chasing dreams, and creativity. We also touch on topics about the fears of growing up and how fatherhood has changed his work & outlook on life. All of this and more in today’s podcast episode!

Watch the trailer for Don’t Think Twice at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RFTpObS95U

Don’t want to listen? Read the transcript of this chat at NewNoiseMagazine.com!

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

 

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126 – Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger talk Ice Cream, their DIY begginings and how punk rock inspired their shop!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we're chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we’re chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

SWEET SUCCESS! Today we’re chatting with Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

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

In this week’s interview, Damian joins Sweet Action partners (life and in business), along with their daughter Opal and dog Lamar Vannoy, at their Denver home to chat about their upcoming world domination in the Ice Cream business! Sweet Action has just made the move into small grocery stores such as Whole Foods Market, Tony’s Market and soon to be many many more! So we talk about the couple’s early punk rock days, doing it yourself, becoming successful and lots and lots and lots about SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM! All of this and more in today’s podcast adventure!

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

 

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125 – Larkin Poe & Jesse Hughes from Eagles Of Death Metal

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver!

LARKIN POE! JESSE HUGHES of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL! Both are the special guests on this week’s DOUBLE Mostly Harmless Podcast episode!

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

We had our guest for this week’s episode fall through and rather than skip an episode, we’re posting these slightly older video interviews in podcast form!

First up, Damian chats backstage at the Paramount Theater with the Lovell sisters, Megan and Rebecca. Together they make up Larkin Poe and were in Denver as both the opening act and support act for Elvis Costello! They chat about their long road to success, work ethic, Touring with Elvis Costello and how it feels to have your lifelong work finally pay off! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgsT_b3Bh_Y

Next up is a chat with Eagles Of Death Metal mastermind, Jesse Hughes from their tour bus at Riot Fest Denver in September of 2015! Jesse had invited a group of us to their tour bus to hang out, drink beers and chat! While hanging out, we manage to discuss Jesse losing his virginity, being an outsider, finding himself, and more importantly finding rock n roll! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vgwa0Ld-GM

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

 

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124 – Chris Farren (Fake Problems/Antarctigo Vespucci) talks depression, creative juices, working with Jeff Rosenstock and hints new album!

Punk Friend and Celebrity to all, CHRIS FARREN is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast!

Punk Friend and Celebrity to all, CHRIS FARREN is on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast!

WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?! Punk friend and celebrity to ALL, Chris Farren of Fake Problems & Antarctigo Vespucci  is the guest on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast!

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

Damian meets up with Chris while on tour with Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon on American’s birthday, July 4th in Denver! Backstage at the Summit Music Hall, the two talk openly about depression, creativity and recharging your batteries before the two talk about Chris’s partnerships with Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock! We even get a few hints about Chris’s upcoming album! All of this and more in this week’s podcast adventure!

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

 

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123 – LIVE: “Dates from Hell” with Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres!

Dammit Damian, Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres telling stories of bad dates and romance gone wrong! Photo by Brittany Strummer

Dammit Damian, Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres telling stories of bad dates and romance gone wrong! Photo by Brittany Strummer

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “Dates from HELL: Stories of Romance gone wrong!” Guests include Comedian Cody Spyker ,  & musical guest: The Windermeres!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who were on hand during the event pouring their beers Repeater & Domestica!

In this month’s live episode, Damian and the gang get weird and awkward while discussing first dates, bad dates and have fun talking about the perils of dating. The talk is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Cody Spyker and features a rocking set from The Windermeres!

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

 

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116 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part Two of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s second episode with the Chicago band! Make sure you listen to the first episode with Denis and Dan! 

Episode Two of Two! While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They drink several beers and chat about being mentors, parents and tell fun stories of their life and times in the punk rock music scene!

We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

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115 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part One of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s episode in the first of two episodes! Look out for part two next Monday with Denis and Dan!

While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They talk a little bit about everything including how they discovered punk rock in Chicago as young men and how that lead to them starting 88 Fingers Louie. They talk about the end and the rebirth of the band. They talk about calming down, growing up and becoming adults. We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more! Stay tuned for Part Two from Simon’s next week!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

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

 

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