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Transmission 7.23.2012 EverythingWentBlack Podcast Gavin Van Vlack

Posted in Everything Went Black Media, Podcast, The Trip with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by everythingwentblack

Late last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Gavin Van Vlack to discuss a wide variety of subjects such as martial arts, fitness and staying on course with your life. Gavin Van Vlack is a long-time player in the New York Hardcore Scene and has been in such notable bands as Burn, Absolution and Die 116.

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Transmission 7.13.2012 Killing Technology

Posted in Podcast, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 13, 2012 by everythingwentblack

We overcame some technical obstacles this past weekend in our mission to record our new track for the Decibel Flexi and the Bowie cover; props to Tim for hanging in there and getting it done. Over the course of the week, I’ve been adding some details and did some mixing. For the Bowie track, the missing component is Ralph Schmidt’s vocals for the second half of “Heroes”. I was listening back to it last night and felt proud of the work we did.

The Podcast with the special guest is being postponed. Since he’s on the west coast, we had to do it over the phone and my audio setup didn’t work out too well. I have enough material for a text-only Q and A, which will be posted on Metal Insider in the next few weeks. We’ll be rescheduling once I tighten up my recording approach.

Transmission 5.29.2012 PODCAST 015

Posted in Everything Went Black Media, Podcast with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by everythingwentblack

From the first time I heard Ulcerate, I realized that they were not a typical band. They were clearly operating within the death metal genre, but instead of catering to a certain style, it was more a case of using the language of death metal to express more diverse concepts. It may sound dramatic, but I feel like Ulcerate are the future of death metal.

When Tombs had the opportunity to play shows with them, we jumped at it.

Though it was only three dates, I feel that it was an honor to share the stage with them.

Jamie and I, in the wake of the theft of their gear, had a quick conversation before our show in Boston. I hope to see these guys on the road at some point soon.

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Transmission 5.16.2012 EWB PODCAST 014

Posted in Everything Went Black Media, Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by everythingwentblack

I was hanging out with Fred Pessaro the other day and we got into a pretty radical discussion about movie soundtracks, secret identities, 80’s movies, David Bowie and whether or not Fred was going to make up to Irving Plaza that night to see Behemoth and Watain. 

Correction: at one point, we were discussing “To Live and Die in L.A.” and “Christiane F.” I stated that both films were basically about drugs, however, “To Live and Die in L.A.” is in fact about a counterfeit money operation.

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Transmission 4.25.2012 EWB PODCAST 013

Posted in Everything Went Black Media, Podcast with tags , , , on April 26, 2012 by everythingwentblack

Munich, Germany – 4.19.2012
It was late, some of us were drunk, but somehow we were all awake.

Transmission 1.23.2012 Musings in the Garden

Posted in Podcast, The Trip with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by everythingwentblack

One of the cooler things about doing this podcast is that there are no rules; it’s a free-form, open-ended discussion that develops naturally and often times takes unexpected paths and locks into strange orbits; just like any other conversation among friends.

Mike Repasch Nieves (Junius) and eric Jernigan (City of Ships) stopped by this past Sunday afternoon and we hung out for a bit, talked about The Road, Germans, The creative process and The End Game.


Transmission 1.10.2012 Podcast 011 Occupy!!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , on January 13, 2012 by everythingwentblack

Happy New Year, welcome to 2012, the government can now arrest and detain you without a trial, indefinitely, it they suspect you of “terrorist activity.” We just received a false decline in unemployment, not because more people went to back to work, but because they just gave up looking for jobs.

Amidst feelings of powerlessness and political invisibility, the Occupy Movement rose, first in Zuccotti Park, in New York City’s Financial District. Soon the Occupy banner was being flown all across the US, Europe and the UK.

I met up with Shane Patrick, one of Occupy’s Public Relations operatives, to get the lowdown on the whole trip. You can follow Shane at @OccupyShane.
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As a supplement to this podcast, Shane has provided a list of books and documentaries which will help inform you on some of the topics we discussed.

Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious
Power Grab in American History
by Matt Taibbi
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy by Howard Zinn
With Liberty & Justice For Some by Glenn Greenwald

Inside Job
Capitalism: A Love Story
The Take
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train
This Is What Democracy Looks Like