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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109 – BOB SUREN Author of Crate Digger, Founder of Burrito Records & Sound Idea Record Store

This week’s guest is BOB SUREN! Bob Suren is the author behind one of my favorite book discoveries this year, Crate Digger, out now on Microcosm Publishing. The book is about his early childhood discoveries of punk rock, how that discovery became an obsession. He tells the stories of how he opened Sound Idea in Brandon, Florida and Burrito Records out of that same shop; not to mention how he met and fell in love with his wife in those hallowed halls.    Bob was recently in Denver to promote Crate Digger, and this interview was done at the 7th Circle Music Collective. This episode also includes exerts from the Crate Digger audio book, also out on Microcosm Publishing.

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

 

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106 – LIVE: Scary Stories with Mara Wiles, Josiah Hesse & The Knew!

The cast of Mostly Harmless Live's "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark" Live Talk show: Josiah Hesse, Mara Wiles & The Knew (Jacob Hansen, Tyler Breuer, Tim Rynders, and Andy Thomas) Photo by Geoff Allen/Fun is Ok

The cast of Mostly Harmless Live’s “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark” Live Talk show: Josiah Hesse, Mara Wiles & The Knew (Jacob Hansen, Tyler Breuer, Tim Rynders, and Andy Thomas) Photo by Geoff Allen/Fun is Ok

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!” Guests include Comedian Mara Wiles (Mara Wiles and the Funky Brunch) , Author Josiah Hesse (Carnality: Dancing On Red Lake /Vice Magazine) & musical guest: THE KNEW!! 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 discuss the monsters that lived under their bed during childhood, what scared them now, getting over your fears and MORE!

The gang also play a fun and filthy game of “Scary Story” Mad Libs!

This live event features stand up by Mara Wiles and features a rocking set from THE KNEW (sadly with buried vocals)!

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

 

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96 – LIVE! Adventures in Employment with Comedian Timmi Lasley, Artist Jake Fairly & musical guests: Black Dots

Artist Jake Fairly shows us how he feels about his current and past adventures in Fast Food.

Artist Jake Fairly shows us how he feels about his current and past adventures in Fast Food.

Mostly Harmless Live 03 with comedian Timmi Lasley, artist Jake Fairly, & Musical Guests: Black Dots talking about their Adventures in Employment!

Mostly Harmless Live 03 with comedian Timmi Lasley, artist Jake Fairly, & Musical Guests: Black Dots talking about their Adventures in Employment!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE with Comedian Timmi Lasley & Comic artist Jake Fairly & musical guest: BLACK DOTS!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

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

In this month’s live episode, we talk about shitty jobs and our adventures in Employment. We talk about when and where our dreams died and how we work to keep our artistic journey’s alive. Oh and Jake tells a graphic story of how he quit Papa Murphy’s!

The gang also play another rousing game of “Who said it? Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Ultimate Warrior or Sting (not that Sting)!”

This live event features stand up by Timmi Lasley and music from Black Dots!

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

 

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94 – SUCCESS from Seattle talk about chasing Success, Bottlecap Recording, and working with Toby Jeg & Red Scare Industries!

Aaron-Rev Peters & Austin Jones of SUCCESS, after a SUCCESSFUL interview with Dammit Damian!

Aaron-Rev Peters & Austin Jones of SUCCESS, after a SUCCESSFUL interview with Dammit Damian!

This week I interview SUCCESS! I join members Aaron-Rev Peters and Austin Jones outside the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado! We talk with the band members about chasing Success, Bottlecap Studios, joining Red Scare Industries & working with Toby Jeg. We also find time to talk to the band about their Seattle hometown scene, building your own scene, participating in your town and oh so many ways that you and your own band can find SUCCESS!

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

This episode features the tracks “22nd Street,” & “Lives That We Deserve” from Radio Rebelion; out now on Red Scare Industries!

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

 

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92 – CHRIS FOGAL Interview on DWAYNE’s debut LP, Black In Bluhm’s success and more!

The puppet master, Chris Fogal, at work in Black In Bluhm studios in Denver!

The puppet master, Chris Fogal, at work in Black In Bluhm studios in Denver!

CHRIS FOGAL! In this week’s interview we join The Gamits front man at his recording studio, Black In Bluhm, to talk about the studio’s success, Denver at large and his new band: DWAYNE’s self-titled debut on Paper + Plastick!

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

We’re happy that to have Fogal return to the show. We talked about Fogal’s origins, The Gamits & more in Episode 4 waaaay back in 2013!

In this week’s interview we join Fogal back at Black In Bluhm after 3 and a half years to talk about his success as an engineer & musician, if he’s a workaholic & The Denver Scene at large! We also talk about Dwayne, Fogal’s new band with Andy Tanner (Laymen Terms), Michael Marti (Sweden’s Goodbye Fairbanks & Midrake) Andy Tomas (Only Thunder/Tin Horn Prayer) & touring drummer Justin Forrest (Dirty Few & many more)! All of this and more in today’s audio interview!

This episode features the tracks “Be With Me” & “I’ma Going To Hell,” both from the self-titled debut from Dwayne. Available now from Paper  + Plastick.

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91 – ALEX COX: The director of REPO MAN, Sid & Nancy, and Bill The Galactic Hero

Secret paparazzi shots of filmmaker Alex Cox and Dammit Damian enjoying fine conversation and craft beers!

Secret paparazzi shots of filmmaker Alex Cox and Dammit Damian enjoying fine conversation and craft beers!

ALEX COX!!!!!! The filmmaker and director of Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Straight To Hell & Bill The Galactic Hero is this week’s special guest!

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

In this week’s interview, Damian travels north to Boulder to meet up with filmmaker Alex Cox. Cox has been teaching film at the University of Colorado for the last four years and has recently finished a collaborative project with the students on an adaptation of the Harry Harrison novel of the same name.

We meet up with Alex Cox at his local pub (Under The Sun in Boulder) and over a few beers we have a fantastic chat that covers everything from Repo Man, Elvis Costello, Harry Dean Stanton, film school, teaching young minds, working on Bill The Galactic Hero and oh so much more! It was a fantastic chat, lively and full of energy and interesting directions. We could have chatted for another hour or two if time had allowed it!

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

 

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90 – Mostly Harmless Live with IAN DOUGLAS TERRY, ZAK KINSELLA & SLEEPING WEATHER! Brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

"Dammit Damian, You're drunk! Get off the stage!" Mostly Harmless Live Talk Show #01

“Dammit Damian! You’re drunk! Get off the stage!” Mostly Harmless Live Talk Show #01

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE IS BACK! This is the first episode of our new run. Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver! In this episode, we are joined by comedian Ian Douglas Terry, Comic artist Zak Kinsella & musical guest: Sleeping Weather to discuss unrequited love and those early school boy heartbreaks that made us the “Men” we are today! We also make a mixtape and play a rousing game of “Who said it? Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage or Rosie O’Donnell!”

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

This live event features stand up by Ian Douglas Terry, plus a musical set by Sleeping Weather. Purchase Sleeping Weather’s newest seven inch at: http://sleepingweather.bandcamp.com/merch Visit Ian Douglas Terry’s bandcamp at: http://iandouglasterry.bandcamp.com/

This episode was recorded on a Zoom H1 handheld mic after the laptop crashed.

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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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86 – Scooter James Interview! Story time with the Pinhead Circus, Love Me Destroyer, Tin Horn Prayer & Ol’ Hickory front man!

Bearded Birthday Buddies, Handsome Man Social Club meeting with Scooter James and Dammit Damian!

Bearded Birthday Buddies, Handsome Man Social Club meeting with Scooter James and Dammit Damian!

It’s story time with SCOOTER JAMES! Jimmy Pinhead himself sits down with Damian on the freezing cold patio at Illegal Pete’s in Denver to drink several pitchers of Coors Lite while chatting about the upcoming Pinhead Circus reunion shows with the NOBODYS!

We talk for a little over an hour, that was recorded. We talked about Scooter’s first guitar, becoming a father, tour hi-jinks with the Nobodys, being a mid-level punk rock band in the 90’s and oh so much more. We even find time to talk about Pinhead Circus’s famous former drummer, Brandon Barnes of Rise Against Fame! All this and oh so much more as we try to stay warm on a cold, cold, Friday night at Illegal Pete’s!

Check out Pinhead Circus this weekend with the NOBODYS. January 30th at the Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs & January 31st at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

This episode features the tracks “Carefree Metal Daze,” from Detailed Instructions for the Self Involved & the Cinema Beer Bellies! This episode ends with a live version of “Detailed Instructions for the Self Involved,” taken from their 2008 reunion show at the Marquis Theater. 

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

 

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