We’re kicking off a new sidecast series – Pod O’ Graffitti, a look at the Extreme discography!
In this introductory episode, your hosts Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of the Growin’ Up Rock Podcast, Brian Sword of The Double Stop Podcast, and Eric Miller of The Pods & Sods Network share their stories of discovering the music of Extreme, their memories of seeing the band live as far back as 1990 with Alice In Chains. We also break down some of the early pre-Extreme days from both Gary with The Dream and Nuno with Sinful, including a few rare tracks from the aforementioned. From here, we’ll go album by album through the career of Extreme. You’re all invited to the party!
Danny Seraphine shares his 10 Essential Chicago songs. Spanning all eras of the iconic band Chicago, Danny picks his favorites, shares memories of early drumming influences, some childhood memories, some really detailed and wonderful stories about the formation of Chicago, colorful memories of playing a mob bar with an owner that insisted on singing Sinatra songs with the band, locking with Terry Kath as a bass player and guitarist, the very first time the original Chicago lineup played together, meeting and working with percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, what happened to Al Kooper’s video recording of the band’s first studio sessions, sharing influences with The Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire, getting fired from the band, what it meant to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his old bandmates, where he is now with performing live, and much more.
Lauren Hoffman was the very first interview on Pods & Sods way back in October of 2013. The full story of her career until that point can be found there, but in this episode Lauren joins Craig for an extremely in depth conversation about the songs and stories surrounding MEGIDDO, her debut album released in 1997 on Virgin.
This year Eric and Craig are joined in Nashville by Mister Brian Jacobs (father of Not Pete Ham Jacobs) for the second annual ROCK N POD EXPO! Enjoy a super jam packed four hour marathon with all of our friends:
Bakko (Cobras and Fire)
Lee McCormack (Tramps Like Us)
Randy W. Hall (That Dandy Classic Music Hour)
Matt Porter (The KISS Room)
Brad Page (I’m In Love With That Song)
Courtney Cronin Dold (Pop!)
Gary Shaller (PODKISST)
Jon Lamoreaux (The Hustle)
Joey Haynie (Rock Strikes Ten)
Wally Norton (CGCM Podcast)
Sonny Pooni (Growin’ Up Rock)
Brian Kramp (Rock and/or Roll)
Julian Gill (KISSFAQ)
Chris Czynszak (Decibel Geek)
Finishing off with a live bootleg recording of Honey Don’t featuring Mister Brian Jacobs on vocals, the smoldering Lee McCormack on vocals and guitar. the powerful and attractive Joe Polo on drums and team player Craig Smith on bass.
See ya next year in Nashville!
What is “articulate rock”? Find out as we continue our Billy Squier sidecast series, Songs of The Knight: A Billy Squier Retrospective. Today we’re taking at Billy’s breakout album from 1981, Don’t Say No. Joined by podcast friends Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll Podcast, Eric and his co-hosts go in-depth and track back track of Billy’s legendary record that featured the massive radio hits In The Dark, Lonely Is The Night, My Kinda Lover (wait, or is it Lava??), and The Stroke. Some detours into John Lennon, Level 42 and Patton Oswalt as we meander off topic from time to time. Finally we wrap this episode in the series with BJ’s personal top ten list of Billy Squier songs. We hope you’ll follow us as we work through Billy’s entire discography!
Matt Porter of The KISS Room and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric to discuss the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo 2 in Nashville! It’s Three for The Road! We’ll be hitting the road and heading to Nashville to hang out with our friends in the rock podcast community. Hopefully we’ll see you there, this Saturday, August 25th at the Nashville Palace!!
Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life connecting with his classmates to form The Blind Boys of Alabama, early memories of touring and recording, memories of contemporaries like Sam Cooke and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, experiencing the Civil Rights movement and the diversification of the Blind Boys’ audiences in the 80s, their appeal in the secular world, touring with Peter Gabriel, what it was like performing at The White House for Obama, memories of his final performance with longtime friend and partner Clarence Fountain, learning that their recording of Way Down In The Hole was used for the TV show The Wire, what his plans are for a new recording spanning the group’s 80 year career, what he plans to do in the second half of his life and much more!
Description: The 2nd annual Nashville Rock n Pod Expo takes place Saturday August 25, 2018 at Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN.
Bringing together rock podcasters from all over North America, vinyl and memorabilia vendors, and rock personalities and celebrities; the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo is a celebration of all things rock n roll and podcasting. Join us!
Funding for this event is being raised via GoFundMe at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/rocknpod2018