89 – MARKY RAMONE! CJ RAMONE! Two Ramones! Two interviews! One Podcast!

Two Ramones! One Podcast! Marky Ramone and CJ Ramone! WHAAAAA?????

Two Ramones! One Podcast! Marky Ramone and CJ Ramone! WHAAAAA????? Artwork by Nick DiFabbio

HOLY SHIT! Two Ramones, Two Interviews, One Podcast!   MARKY RAMONE! CJ RAMONE!

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

IS THIS A DREAM? I can’t believe it! In today’s podcast we have two separate interviews. First up is CJ Ramone. We talk to CJ just as he is about to leave for an Australian tour. We chat with CJ about how his incredible story.  You’ll be fighting back tears while CJ tells us how stumbled into THE RAMONES, his son Autistic son Liam and the choices he made for his family! We also talk about his new record, LAST CHANCE TO DANCE out now on Fat Wreck Chords and featuring Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (Social Distortion)!

Last but not least, we talk to ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAMER, MARKY RAMONE! The longtime Ramones drummer joins us today to talk about his new book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone out now on Touchstone books! Marky also discusses his sobriety, dreams, charity work, and the creative process of putting out a book! All of this and MORE!

 

Artwork is by Nick DiFabbio AKA GhostFreeHood on Instagram. Check out his excellent work and comics at: http://www.mysweetwretch.com!

This episode features the tracks “Understand Me” CJ Ramone’s Last Chance to Dance, out now on Fat Wreck Chords! This episode ends with the Ramones track, “Pet Symetary” from the record Brain Drain and the Stephen King film of the same name!

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

 

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87 – Tim O’Hara from The Lillingtons, Brutal Youth, Stabbed In Back tells it all!

Lions, Tigers and Tim O'Hara of The Lillingtons, Stabbed in Back and Brutal Youth at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver!

Lions, Tigers and Tim O’Hara of The Lillingtons, Stabbed in Back and Brutal Youth at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver!

Woah! We get in deep with this week’s interview with TIM O’HARA, the founding drummer of THE LILLINGTONS, the founder of Stabbed in Back & the new drummer for Toronto, Canada hardcore act: BRUTAL YOUTH!

We meet up with Tim at the “divey” Denver pizzeria, The Pie Hole while Tim was in town to see Good Riddance & Pinhead Circus/Nobodys!

We sit back with Tim and we talk to him about about marriage, Mormon missions, drumming, middle school band politics, missing the boat on Fat Wreck Chords and oh so much more in this in depth interview! Interview starts at 11:00 in!

This episode features the tracks “Contrarian”  from the upcoming Bottoming Out 7″ out Feb 24th on Paper + Plastick! The episode also features the track “Boul. Saint-Laurent” from Brutal Youth’s Stay Honest LP, which you can purchase via Bandcamp and pay what you want! The episode ends with “I Saw the Apeman (Walking on the Moon)” from The Lillingtons record Death By Television.

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

 

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85 – Darius Koski from SWINGIN’ UTTERS interview with Special Guests LAGWAGON!

40oz of Awesomeness with Darius Koski from The Swingin' Utters with special guest apperances from Chris Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon!

40oz of Awesomeness with Darius Koski from Swingin’ Utters with special guest appearances from Chris Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon! Artwork by Nick DiFabbio!

Darius Koski from Swingin’ Utters is today’s guest, with special appearances from Chris “Big Bitch” Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon! We join Darius on the Lagwagon tour bus to talk about his early musical memories, origins, as well as Fatherhood, his upcoming solo record and why Swingin Utters have been hitting it so hard these days. The interview devolves into a fun chat with Darius and Lagwagon about their first alcoholic drinks and malt liquor! All of this and MORE in today’s super fun audio interview!

This episode features the tracks “Fistful of Hollow,” and “Agonist” from Swingin Utters’ Fistful Of Hollow and “Reign,” from Lagwagon’s Hang. Both out now on Fat Wreck Chords.

Thanks for Nick Difabbio aka Ghostfreehood for the killer artwork. Check out his art at: http://www.mysweetwretch.com/

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

Don’t miss my interview with Joey Cape & Chris Cresswell about One Week Records at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/78-joey-cape-lagwagon-chris-cresswell-the-flatliners-and-brian-wahlstrom-scorpios-discuss-one-week-records/

 

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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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59 – OLD MAN MARKLEY Live interview and Acoustic show at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway!

The sweethearts of Old Man Markley fielding questions at Illegal Pete's South Broadway in Denver!

The sweethearts of Old Man Markley fielding questions at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway in Denver!

OLD MAN MARKLEY join us for a very special episode of Mostly Harmless, recorded in front of a live studio audience at  Illegal Pete’s South Broadway in Denver, Co! We talk with the band for about ten minutes before the band plays a short set for the All Ages crowd!

DON’T FEEL LIKE LISTENING? You can WATCH this episode below the jump, or watch on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qst7ss0cNOo

This episode of Mostly Harmless is brought to you by #Soundcheck at Illegal Pete’s!

Special thanks to James Freeman of That’s The Thing About That for the EXCELLENT recording! Check out his blog for more fantastic “bootleg” show recordings! Video provided by Matthew Ross and Halftone Productions.

Songs on today’s episode include:
“Hard To Understand” from Down Side Up
“Song Songs” from Guts N’ Teeth
“Rehearsal” from Down Side Up
“Up Side Down” from Down Side Up
“Beyond The Moon” from Down Side Up
“Guts N’ Teeth” From Guts N’ Teeth
“For Better for Worse” From Guts N’ Teeth

 

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

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56 – MASKED INTRUDER! A hilarious interview with the band about their first loves, first thefts, first records, thought on the films High Fidelity, E.T. and more!

Masked Intruder and Officer Bradford at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. You can't see it, but Blue is intruding my back pockets at this moment.....

Masked Intruder and Officer Bradford at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. You can’t see it, but Blue is intruding my back pockets at this moment…..

Be prepared to laugh your ass off!  For this interview, MASKED INTRUDER join us from backstage of the FAT TOUR 2013! They tell us the tales of their first loves, first thefts, and their first records! They also dispense valuable relationship advice, discuss the finer points of High Fidelity, their ideal women, E.T. and more!

This episode was recorded backstage at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins where the band performed with Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag and Get Dead!

This episode features, “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight,” and “Wish You Were Mine” from 2012’s Self-titled album on Red Scare and Fat Wreck Chords! 

 

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

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Top 10 of 2012 plus Mostly Harmless Podcast Mixtape!

Before I get started here, I’m not a music reviewer. There is a reason I stick mostly to interviews. I’m not really good at explaining the WHY of why I like something. My passions come from a more gut sense of things. Below I’ll try to put into words why I liked these ten records of 2012. Hopefully I convey some idea of why these albums are great and perhaps you will check out the mixtape I’ve made!

All songs count down to Number 10 to #1! You can also find the mix over at Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/user/damian.burford/playlist/3VMXIvPK8apjtI5S19ORzY) or you can download the mix at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Mostly-Harmless-Best-of-2012.zip

At any time these albums could be switched around, so while this is my top 10 and I spent hours deciding the order, tomorrow it could all change, but still be very relevant.

About my listening process: I have OCD of sorts in that I will listen to an album over and over and over until I get tired of it, or something else comes along to take its place. I tried to order these albums in the order in which they were most listened to, and I also factored in the “Stuck in my head factor,” which is usually what leads me to pull out an album and rock it out again.

Please read, take a listen, and let me know what you think! What did I miss? What were your favorite albums of the year?

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10 -KRIS ROE from THE ATARIS

Best Friends Forever! Kris Roe from The Ataris and Dammit Damian

Best Friends Forever! Kris Roe from The Ataris and Dammit Damian

Hello Friends! We sit down with Kris in the Pinball loft room at Moe’s BBQ in Denver. The first few moments of the interview have some Audio issues, but overall the episode is GREAT! I’m super happy with it.

Big thanks to Danny Sax from Moe’s BBQ & The Gothic for helping to set this interview up. Killer guy and killer venues!

We open the show up with “All Souls Day,” off the upcoming Ataris album and currently on the 7 inch entitled “All Souls Day”/”Graveyard of the Atlantic.” You can find tha 7 inch over at: http://store.paperandplastick.com/products/6543

We close the episode with an acoustic take on the most loved Ataris song ever, “San Dimas Football Rules!” You can find that track on Kris’ “Pay What You Want.” Acoustic album, ” Hang Your Head in Hope ”  over at: http://theataris.bandcamp.com/

For more information about Kris Roe please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/theataris
http://www.theatarismerch.com/
http://www.twitter.com/theataris
http://www.paperandplastick.com
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08 – BRENDAN KELLY of THE LAWRENCE ARMS talks the new Lawrence Arms album, The Wandering Birds album and Fatherhood.

Let's just stop and admire how handsome Brendan Kelly is. Sweet jesus is he a pretty man.

Let’s just stop and admire how handsome Brendan Kelly is. Sweet Jesus is he a pretty man.

Brendan Kelly is an asshole, but he’s my kind of asshole. Today we catch up with Brendan in Denver, Colorado. He’s been here in the state visiting his wife’s family. My new buddy, Zach Lowery was kind enough to allow us to use his office space for the interview. He works for the mighty fine Malenke|Barnhart graphic design agency and formerly ran Grey Flight Records.

We sit down with a somewhat inebriated Brendan Kelly. We were short on time, but i managed to squeeze out information on The Wandering Birds, the new Lawrence Arms album, and his new found life as a stay at home parent. I would have loved to talk about the feature film he made, and his acting career, but we’ll do that next time. This guy does not shut up!

Brendan writes a pretty damned great blog called The Bad Sandwhich Chronicles. It provides hours, and hours of entertainment. Much of the blog is about his family life, but he’s known to go off on some pretty incredible tangents. I highly recommend reading it!

We open the show up with “Great Lakes/Great Escapes,” which in retrospect I think its actually a Chris song, but with the dueling vocals, I’m not to sure. Plus the song kicks ass. We end the episode with “A Man with The Passion of Tennessee Williams,” off Brendan’s upcoming Wandering Birds release.

Watch Brendan playing BOTH roles in the short film, The Counselor:
http://vimeo.com/34729568

Stream the Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds EP at:
http://www.punknews.org/article/45651

For more information about Brendan Kelly and his 1,000 projects please visit:
http://www.badsandwichchronicles.net
http://twitter.com/badsandwich
http://www.fatwreck.com/
http://www.redscare.net/
http://www.asianmanrecords.com
http://www.lawrencearms.org/

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RISE AGAINST – Flashback #02 – Two Early era interviews with Rise Against about The Unraveling, Revolution Per Minute, Fat Wreck Chords, 88 Finger Louie and MORE!

More from our “Flashback” series. Interviews that took place BEFORE the podcast began. The majority of these Flashback interviews were done for the Mostly Harmless magazine we ran once upon a time.

Originally posted on Bandcamp.com to give people a general idea of what was to come with The Mostly Harmless Podcast, and to maybe even raise some money for equipment and beers. Also, I just wanted some time on a Microphone and get to use talking into a microphone in my small apartment.

These early interviews with Rise Against were taken very early on in their career. The first one was done in either late August or very, very early in September of 2011 (before the September 11th tragedies.) The interview was conducted outside Tulagi’s in Boulder, Colorado on the band’s FIRST Colorado show.

On April 23rd, 2003 we sat down and did the second interview in the basement of the long defunct 32 Bleu in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The show was on the night their second CD, REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE, hit stores.

You’ll hear a very young, ignorant dumbass kid ask stupid questions, but you’ll hear of the humble beginnings of what would one day become one of the largest bands in the world.

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