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Funkytown Podcast

Covering the goings ons in near south side Fort Worth Tx with an emphasis on the music.

Ryker Hall is a local singer songwriter and over the last year you may have seen him play at open mic's and songwriter showcases. He recorded a 4 song EP in Denton with a little help from friends in Denton bands. Soon you'll be a Skeleton is a really fun listen. With 4 songs and just under 12 minutes its a great way to start your day or add to a mix. The sound is part emo/post punk mixed with Americana if you had to classify it. The first song is Placeholder. It opens up the show and the EP. We ask Ryker about the album, the players and recording. We also learn about Rykers amazing ability to beat box and desire to sing in a hop hop song or possibly do some rhyming. He has a mix tape out there somewhere and a song with Juma that may be released soon. We also learned what it's like to be a radio DJ. Ryker was cool. Super fun and really interesting. The middle song we play is The Season. The second half we have no emails or Zach Libs but we do have more questions. "The whole show is questions!"- Joe Tacke The second half questions are more fun and random in nature and involves the whole room. The last song on the Ep and the song we close with is Roll Credits, Fade to Black. Listen to the end. There may or may not be an easter egg from Joe. Find the EP anywhere you get your digital music. Itunes, Spotify, Bandcamp ect.

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This week I get to bring you Infrastructures and their new album A House For Throwing Stones. " This is a Progressive Rock concept piece that bounces around the realms of Art Rock to project the narrative! "-Aaron Payton

Infrastructures is a 5 piece and we have 3 of the members on tonight. Aaron Payton does vocal, guitar and bass, Jacob plays drums and Bobby Miller is on synths, vocals and piano. The show kicks off with the opening song from the album titled "Growth". After some introductions we talk a little of the history of the band. Infra started in 2010 with a small hiatus in 2014 and started working on this record in 2016/17. Listening to this album is like watching a fine art film. Its conceptual, dark, beautiful and hard to describe. From the Facebook page the band describes the album like this. "It's a Record submerged in emotional tides and nautical vibes. If this were a movie you would be watching ever frame through your fingers!" We talk about the writing and recording but we also talk about the narrative. I suggest picking up a physical copy so you can get the lyric sheet. The middle track has some interesting notes about it. Its called "Foster 1460" and this part of the narrative changes characters and takes a turn. In the second half of the show we have an email from Matt Thomas aka Robotuner and instead of Zach Libs we do more random questions with the band. There are some fantastic answers I hadn't thought of and really got a kick out of this part of the show. We end with "From the Wreckage". The narrative advances but we are far from the end. I hope we did the album justice and you give it listen. The concept is great and I think they nailed the execution. Check them out on all streaming services. Get physical copies from Dreamy Life Records and Tapes and also Growl in Arlington. You can also purchase a physical copy online at infrastructures.bandcamp.com

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Josh and the Jet Noise are here this week with a brand new 7 song EP in hand and it's Alright! Josh Reed (Guitars vocals) is joined by his former Confounded bandmate Matt Thomas (bass and backing vocals) and keeping time is Chris Grucza. The album was recorded (produced, engineered and mixed) at Cloudland by our very own Joe Tacke and co-produced by Rebekah Elizabeth. Both also appear as special guest players on a couple of songs. The album kicks off with Darkness and the show kicks off with the same. Zach is out this week so we have no Zach notes so I am going by memory. We start the show talking about the Superbowl and Groundhog Day. Then we get into the making of the album with some behind the scene stories from the studio. The guys are really excited about this album and its really good. You can tell how much they love it by the interview and how much they enjoyed working with Joe. It was a really fun conversation and I really enjoyed hearing the story behind the middle track Deadly Affair. After the break we have questions from a Chik Fil A kids meal. Find out the boys favorite food smell, or favorite sound from a car horn or greatest sight to see everyday. Josh and the Jet Noise are playing Saturday February 9 at Lolas with Bruce Magnus Prof Fuzz and Mean Motor Scooter. This will be a really fun show so I hope to see you there. You can purchase hard copies of the EP or you can get them digitally wherever you get your tunes. The last song is a really fun one to end with. It's called Alright Alright Alright.

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This week we have a special show with 3 very special guest. We have Phil and Venice Rembold owners of Imagine Laser Works and Sheryl Kena Freedom (Robinson) who is a certified laser technician and a very dear friend of mine. Laser Acupuncture is mainly used to quit smoking with a 90 percent success rate, however it is used to quit other addictions, ailments, increase blood circulation and overall wellness. In this episode we talk about the ins and outs of that as well as some of the other services offered. It is an interesting episode about holistic healing, metaphysical healing, ancient healing and technological advances and the marriage of these things in western medicine. I also want to note that there is a music bed under the conversation this week and the music is from Katsuk's latest recording which is a guided meditation. However we play just the instrumental version. Its a cool CD and you should check it out. Back to the show.

**Zach Notes**

First song- Waiting on the Fame by Summerjob (feat. Juma Spears)

Special episode of healing

What is Laser acupuncture?

21 century tech meets ancient history.

More effective than traditional needles, have helped 80 people quit smoking

They offer free boosters to help with the treatment

“Set me on the path of being Holistically Healthy.”

“Bio energetic synchronization technique”- B.E.S.T. Chiropractor.

Can be used for cosmetics too.

Do your research.

Insurance companies don’t recognize laser acupuncture but it’s affordable.

“Drugless wellness”

Second song- White Stag by Gollay

Emails

Zachlibs

Patients don’t typically need to come back in and “dose” again.

Laser acupuncture marries physics with metaphysics

Imagine Laserworks

Appointment only sessions. Sessions take about an hour.

Third song-Returned by Jacob Furr

Imagine Laserworks, North Richland Hills

5750 Rufe Snow Drive Ste 143

NRH, Tx 76180  (817)-789-0351

imaginelaserworksnrh.com

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This weeks show is extra fun. It was my pleasure to have Jake Pullig and Matt Mabe on the show to talk about the new Vodeo EP II. It was a great conversation about the EP and the band mates and their living arrangement. Jake is in full effect talking noise. I don't know what it is about Jake but I find him fascinating and hilarious. Good Dude! Everybody knows Matt, the number 1 drummer in the Fort. With the two of them plus Zach and Joe we have an extra good episode this week. Now Zach Notes

First song- Holy Moses by Vodeo

First ep released late 2015

Recorded this EP all over town.

Matt Mabe does a good job.

What genre is Vodeo?

Members of Vodeo

Jacob and John’s relationship

Recording with Taylor Tatsch

Band rivalries

Henry the Archer and Vodeo at Division Brewery and meeting work associates in the wild.

Second song- Role Playing

What is a Vodeo?

Emails

Zachlibs

Going to the mall

Plans to go to Scarborough fair

Lotions and chapped lips

Jacob has a bird, named “little Tyler Vela”

Jacob has a Geo Tracker and it’s super cool

Matt is in Jefferson Colby with his little brother.

Distributing music

New VODEO album on bandcamp

Plugs and new music

Role playing video out tomorrow maybe?

Third song- Hey, I’m a DJ.

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This week we have a very special show for you. Susie Ramone, Zachary Zanetich and myself find ourselves lucky enough to be podcasting with comics from the back office at Mass before they perform at Laugh Your Mass Off. An event created by Brian Breckenridge and takes place every Sunday and Wednesday at Main at South Side. Before we sit and chat with Brian and headliner Alex Price (Indiana) and a couple of out of town locals (Tom Smith, Justin James) we hear the opening song, Paper Knife, from local favorites Sur Duda. We take a quick break halfway thru to hear Wrex do Bruce Wayne Flow and we close the show with Garage Barrage Too Many Office Parties. After the interview we stuck around and watched the show and it was so much fun. You have to go to one of these. Its a really, really good time. 

Zach Notes

Laugh your mass off Started August of 2017

About 45 shows so far.

Alex is from Indianapolis

Justin is from LA

Tom is from New York

But Justin and Tom are now dfw kids.

Talked about Dfw mid cities.

Genres of comedy and reading the crowd.

Louie C.K.’s poor apology

 

Good comics know when they bomb”

Open mic workshop at the tin panther

Monna and John Brown are on the show tonight

Monna really cares about the open mics and workshops.

When doing comedy don’t wear shorts.

Interrupting Ivy.

There is a larger base of independent bookers nowadays.

 

Make cool shit happen here.

Alex does a Twitter page @hauntedshopper

Plugs

My Checkered Past in Dallas

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Happy New Year and the New Years tradition on this show means it must be time to talk to Joe Savage. Perfect timing as well because he is doing a 6 week residency at Magnolia Motor Lounge on Mondays starting Jan 7. Joe also has has a brand new album coming out this spring and we get to hear a couple songs from it plus a live song to close! Along with Joe Savage we have Joe Tacke, Susie Ramone and Zach Zanetich is back from his honeymoon so we have Zach Notes!

First song-So High (off of upcoming album Liver Dye)

New Years and Christmas activities

Zach and Rebekah London trip

Travelin’ and Ramblin’

Liver dye

“Damnit, damnit, damnit, cmnd Z. I hope he has backup copies of those songs.”

Staying in Brazoria Tx and playing in Fort Worth

What is Fort Worth’s sound?

Second song-As Country as I’ll Ever Be (also off of Liver Dye)

Zach Libs

The podcast games/mini golf tournament/campout

Podcast camp out in May.

Resolutions

Arlington Distorted Podcast

People dying and bowls burning

Plugs

Third song- Favors his Momma (Live in One Horn Studio)

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Instead of doing a best of 2018 I decided to go back to the beginning and dig up some audio you may not have heard or forgot about. We start with the very first thing you hear on episode 1. It's my daughter Zoie and she is 9 and the audio is terrible but humble beginnings I guess. Then its episode 2 Fort Worth Love song where I get a little dumb then episode 3, Life is but a Dream, where i get a little deep and reflective. These 3 took place in Nov, Dec and Jan. February I went weekly and had on my first local band Slumberbuzz. Alan Rice followed shortly after with one of my more memorable episodes still. Vincent Neil Emerson was an early guest and played East Texas Blues live. Zachary Zanetichs fist appearance, WhiskeyBoy, Dustin Schneider and Matt Stubbs from the Jerry Jonestowns Massacres and a very early I Happy Am! Remember that time Ronnie Heart came by and showed us how to make a loop or Tommy Luke's lackluster love of his own album or that time Dustin and I did a podcast from the roof of the Live Oak. I was lucky enough to have Leon Bridges come by in that first year to do an interview and 3 live songs so of course I had to showcase that with Daisy May live and a little piece of the interview. After Leon Joe Tacke joined the team and his first episode to engineer was Torn up and Berto, then an early live version of a Chillamundo song "Trip" sang by Denver Williams. (This is cool because it's one of my favorite Chillamundo songs and I had no idea I had a really early acoustic version of it.) That first Christmas was the audio Christmas card idea and the idea to have the Rev Paul Roach on and the last show of the year was the first show at One Horn Studio with Josh Irwin. The show closes with a live song by Josh called a Matter in Time.

This crazy idea all started as just that, a crazy idea. I didn't know where it would go and what I'd do but as soon as the shows home base went from my living room to One Horn, with the addition of Joe and Zach and eventually Susie it has just gotten better over the years. Now we are 5 years in and have big fun plans for the future. So if you listen sometimes or wasn't listening back then this could be a fun history lesson. If you have been around the whole time you will enjoy the walk down memory lane. I left so much out from that first year that was so great but this hour or so is a great "remember when(?)" and hopefully it will leave you thinking "If this weirdo can create something out of nothing I surely can!" Get busy make 2019 your year. #suckitstubbs

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Its the most wonderful time of the year. Paul and Wendy Roach are back for their yearly Christmas visit. I look forward to this each year. It's like I am waiting for Mr and Mrs Clause. Christmastime is here and the first song goes by that same name. We have Tame Tame and Quiet doing the popular Christmas tune to start off the show. The first half of the show is very good. We talk about the American Christmas, history of Christmas, the winter solstice, pagans, the virgin Mary, the birth of Jesus and Santa Clause. Why is he always watching? The middle track is a beautiful song by The Cush. Recorded some 6 years ago this song is an amazing Christmas track and should be put on repeat. We continue the Christmas spirit in the second half with Christmas questions. The highlight of this to me was finding out what Paul's favorite Christmas movie is. I think we need a podcast screening of this film for next year. We also spend a little time finding out what Paul and Wendy have been doing the past year in retirement. If you miss hearing Paul's voice or want to hear more you can find his show World Spirituality on Unityfm and you can find all the links on http://www.pauljohnroach.com/

I hope all you guys have a Merry Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. I appreciate each one of you that has listened and supported this show over the past 5 years. It's not only important to me to share the good news about Fort Worth Art and Music but show and spread local love. It all starts here with you and me. Its Christmas! Spread the love, the joy and the peace. Much love always! #suckitstubbs #merrychristmas

Oh Snap! I guess you want to hear about the last track. It's a doozy! Garage Barrage joined forces with Juma Spears for an epic Christmas Rap. Deus-Xmas-ina. It may be a little offensive to sensitive ears so I put it at the end. If you are here strictly for the wholesome churchy stuff you may want to stop before the last song plays, but if you like a little naughty fun sometimes, crank it to 11! Merry Christmas Funkytown!

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This week we have a fun show and a full house of fantastic folks talking holiday festivities. Eric Griffey, Dustin Schneider join Joe, Zach Susie and myself and we kick off the show with

Christmas Sucks by the German band Christmas. The conversation begins with Spotify releases and the Phantomello and Mean Motor Scooter Show at Twilight.

I took the family on a trip to Glean Rose to see the Monster Truck Wars.

Local Christmas songs, Christmas lights, Christmas foods and traditions.

How do you feel about end of year lists? Tommy Luke has been naughty and we have a not safe for work Christmas song called XXXMas.

Emails. Then Eric G brings a list of 20 local songs of 2018 you should be hearing that will be in the Weekly this week. We have a 10 song preview.

Zach libs and local news and city development. Mayor Betsy Price is running for a 5th term!

Breaking news Zest 817 mag is coming out.

The Cenos from Dec till Feb 2nd.

We have a couple of Susie Shows to announce. (shows Susie Ramone put together)

Dec 21 at Mass toy drive

The last song is one of my all time favorite holiday songs from any band anywhere ‘Lonely Christmas” by Henry the Archer

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