Mostly Harmless News: These Things Matter Podcast, Mostly Harmless #100 & More!

I was flattered to be invited of the award winning, Denver podcast; These Things Matter to talk about my ALL-time favorite band, THE DESCENDENTS!

I was flattered to be invited of the award winning, Denver podcast; These Things Matter to talk about my ALL-time favorite band, THE DESCENDENTS!

Hello friends! How’s your summer vacation been going? I just recently got back from THAILAND! I got to plant rice fields, help build an organic composting facility and even PLAY WITH ELEPHANTS! Thanks to everyone who chipped in on the Kickstarter for the newest Mostly Harmless T-shirts & Pint glasses and helped me make this magical (and sweaty trip) happen! It was life changing, to say the least and I’m sure I’m going to annoy you all talking about it again and again over the next year. It’ll be like the time your friend got married and never fucking shut the hell out about their “awesome” wedding that didn’t even have an open bar or single bridesmaids. Ugh. Fuck you, Becky.

In other news, this week marks the 100th Episode of Mostly Harmless Podcast! In this 100th episode, I was interviewed by my long time friend and Denver comedian Mr. Eric Henderson! We chat about 100 episode of Mostly Harmless, our long friendship, drinking mishaps and more! You can listen to that over at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/100-dammit-damian-burford-answers-questions-from-comedian-eric-henderson-about-100-episodes-of-mostly-harmless-podcast/

In more exciting news I am a guest on this week’s THESE THINGS MATTER PODCAST!!!! WHAT WHAT WHAT?!?! I’m super flattered that the hosts of These Things Matter, Taylor Gonda & Kevin O’Brien asked little ole Me to be on their award winning show to talk about my ALL-time favorite band, THE DESCENDENTS! WHAAAAAA???? It was a fantastic hour long chat. Taylor and Kevin are fantastic hosts and hopefully I learned a little something from them. You can listen to the episode of These Things Matter over at: http://thesethingsmatterpodcast.com/2015/07/28/ep-163-descendants-w-damian-burford/

I’m also well underway of a new Mostly Harmless Film Series. I have a meeting with our potential theater this week and two offers out for two fantastic Punk Rock movies to kickstart this killer new Quarterly Film Program!  I can’t wait to share all the epic news as soon as I can announce it! WOOO!

Thanks for 100 episodes of awesomeness friends. It may have taken almost four years to do it,  but it was an AWESOME adventure. Here’s to 100 more!

100! – Dammit Damian Burford answers questions from comedian Eric Henderson about 100 Episodes of Mostly Harmless Podcast

Mostly Harmless 100 has comedian Eric Henderson asking all the questions of Host Damian Burford!

Mostly Harmless 100 has comedian Eric Henderson asking all the questions of Host Damian Burford!

100 episodes of Mostly Harmless. 100 episodes of sometimes good, sometimes bad, always harmless- well Mostly Harmless with Dammit Damian episodes!

In this “historic” episode, Damian has the microphone turned on him by his long time friend, former roommate and Denver comedian: Eric Henderson! You may know Eric from his mega-popular monthly comedy show and podcast, 3-Course Comedy, or perhaps you’ve seen him at some of Denver’s premier comedy shows.

The two friends sit inside on a hot and sunny late July afternoon and talk about their long friendship, worldly travels, favorite beers, creativity and oh so much more!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & Death Wish Coffee!

This episode features the tracks “Do You Remember,” & “That’s The Business” from Drunk Bastard EP by Do It For Damian. A joke band featuring members of The Right Aways, Six Generals and Double Baloney. The EP was written and recorded in one day with all songs about Damian, with out his knowledge in June of 2011! You can download the full EP for free at: http://doitfordamian.bandcamp.com

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

 

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76 – CHRIS SHARY interview! We talk to the Descendents/ALL illustrator about finding his way into punk rock, art work and teaching.

DESCENDENTS/ALL artist, CHRIS SHARY, holding his New Noise Magazine interview done by Damian. Now being used on a Podcast interview by Damian. Inception light.

DESCENDENTS/ALL artist, CHRIS SHARY, holding his New Noise Magazine interview done by Damian. Now being used on a Podcast interview by Damian. Inception light.

CHRIS SHARY, the artist extraordinaire for Descendents/ALL is on this week’s episode of Mostly Harmless Podcast!

A few weeks back, I got a chance to interview Chris Shary for New Noise Magazine. The interview went so well, and I enjoyed talking with him so much that I decided to reach out to Chris about doing a shirt for MOSTLY HARMLESS and our table at Denver Comic Con! He accepted, and I wanted to do a Mostly Harmless episode to tie in with his amazing shirt!

We talk to Chris from his Stockton, California home about him finding his way into illustrating, punk rock and teaching. We talk to him about meeting the Descendents/ALL and balacing his career as a teacher and as a prolific and busy artist! All of this and more in this week’s audio adventure!

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

Order the Chris Shary MOSTLY HARMLESS shirt at: https://mostlyharmlesspodcast.bigcartel.com/

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45 – FILMAGE Interview! The story of The DESCENDENTS / ALL film. We talk to the filmmakers behind the film!

We join the creators of the Descendents / ALL Documentary, Filmage, after their Fort Collins Premier!

We join the creators of the Descendents / ALL Documentary, Filmage, after their Fort Collins Premier!

This week’s episode sees travel to Fort Collins, Colorado for the FoCo premier of FILMAGE: THE STORY OF THE DESCENDENTS / ALL. The night kicked off with an acoustic set by Mr. Chad Price of Drag The River and ALL’s third singer. Descendents/ALL bass player Mr. Karl Alvarez’s Endless Monster kicks off the jams before a packed house opening up the for the fantastic Documentary.

Fort Collins has been the home base of the band since 1994, and there is no better place to watch the film unfold. The rambunctious, yet captivate audience would abrupt in cheers when their Fort Collins brethren would appear on screen. Filmage is a tight, poignant exploration of The Descendents and ALL while using Bill Stevenson as the focal point and hero of our journey. Tears were shed in the moments when following Bill Stevenson’s battle for life were explored on screen. There was no better place to showcase what will surely be held as one of the best rock n roll documentaries of ALL time.

How do you follow up the excellence and awesomeness of Filmage? The ante has been set with a dual performance of ALL with singers Scott Reynolds and Chad Price in attendance playing their own respective ALL sets.

Then before the dust could settle, a “surprise” guest took the stage. With The Descendents scheduled to play Red Rocks the following night, Milo himself took the stage and the band launched into a short 10-15 minute teaser set. My 16 year old mind had been blown. Sure I had seen The Descendents twice in the last year, but I never thought I would ever have the chance to see them in a small, club like environment. I found myself arm and arm with Red City Radio’s Garrett Dale and us singing out hearts out to the Descendent’s classic: “HOPE.”

While still high on the buzz of the night, we join Filmage film makers, Matt Riggle, Deedle LaCour, Justin Wilson & James Rayburn to talk about their discovery of The Descendents, how their punk rock roots lead them down the road to film making, and how the film came to be!

Stay tuned! In the next few months we’ll be bringing you more interviews from the Descendents / ALL Alumni!

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29- SPRINGA from SSDecontrol (SSD) & TONY BRUMMEL (Victory Records) asked me to jump in a cab… Adventures & Interviews Followed.

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

Once upon a time… It was September 2012. I was in Chicago for Riot Fest. I had aquired a three day pass from my good friend Jenn Valdez. I found myself alone for the first night of Riot Fest, wandering the city with only my Google Maps GPS and my handy dandy CTA 7 Day Transit pass.

With the recommendation of my good friend and AMP Magazine Editor, Lisa Root, I decided to go check out the Naked Raygun / Dan Vapid And The Cheats after party. It was there I was fortunate enough to meet my new Best friends forever: Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese. It was there we ended up meeting Bill Stevenson (Descedents, Black Flag, Only Crime) and Zach Blair (Rise Against, Hagfish, Only Crime).

After Naked Raygun’s set we rushed off to find a Pegboy after party at The Liar’s Club, only to find it OVER! I ended up meeting and hanging out with Jeff Tackas from The Rocket Fuel podcast. We slowly ventured off in our own directions, in our own cabs.

I walked up the block to find two strange men waiting on the corner.. Little did I know that was only the beginning of my night… I jumped into a cab with Springa from SSD/SSDecontrol and Tony Brummel, the Owner of Victory Records.

This podcast is of the interview done with Springa. We talked a bit about his past,  Springa Sonic Droogs, his straight edge days, American Hardcore the movie, the ALL AGES Documentary,  and MORE!

Then Tony Brummel turned the microphone on me and started quizzing me on 80’s Wrestling!

This episode is dedicated to Lisa Root, Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese!

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20 – THE BOUNCING SOULS talk COMET, adulthood, their 20 year anniversary, and a potential RISE RECORDS side project

The other members of the band couldn’t handle Greg and I’s awesomeness and opted not to be in the photo. Can’t say I blame them.

HELLO FRIENDS! I can’t believe I got to sit down with one of my all time favorite and most influential bands and bullshit with them about life the universe and everything. We begin this interview with Bryan, and slowly but surely all 4 members of the band join us. We talk about adulthood, having kids, day jobs, getting old. We talk about their 20th Anniversary shows and the influence it had on their new album COMET. We talk about Rise Records and Pete talks about the potential BS side project: WHEN THE BATS FLY THROUGH!

Special Thanks to K8 Hiltz from Chunksaah for helping setting this up. K8 is GREAT!
We open up today’s episode with “Baptized,” the first song off COMET. We end the episode with the album’s title track: “Comet.”

In today’s episode we talk a little bit about the interview I did with the Bouncing Souls in 2001 or 2002 on the HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION Tour. That interview will be at the bottom of this post. Oddly enough, I was 20 years old when I did that interview. This is episode 20 of the Podcast! Woo hoo!

For more information about THE BOUNCING SOULS, please visit:
http://www.thebouncingsouls.com
http://www.chunksaah.com
http://www.twitter.com/BouncingSoulsNJ
http://www.facebook.com/bouncingsouls
http://funfunrecords.com/

Bryan Kienlen’s Tattoo Work at:
http://www.bryankienlen.com/
http://www.immortalink.com/
http://www.neptunetattoo.com/
http://twitter.com/BryanKienlen

Pete Steinkopf records at LITTLE EDEN STUDIOS, I couldn’t find a webpage for the studio. Contact Pete at:
http://twitter.com/PeteSteinkopf

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