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Funkytown Podcast

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

The opening musical piece this week brought to you by the guy who remixes podcast, Robotuner Matt Thomas(Also of Josh and the Jet Noise). We were thrilled to have our very own song made by the master. After that we get to business with Kevin Aldridge and the Appraisers "Winners Leave Town." This is the first Friday on the Green of 2019 so you know at least Susie and I were going to be there checking out what was going on and bringing you the hits! You will hear from Susie and myself and my new love of Tortas. Susie has a great interview with the proprietress of Choke which you can find by searching Cho Ke. When then come across Caleb Stanislaw from Deep Sleepers and have a quick catch up conversation with him about the new Deep Sleepers EP. Then we will hear an interview Susie did with Joshua Ryan Jones. This interview actually takes place at the Boiled Owl before I met up with Susie and they talk about the Hello I'm Tony Green project. Then we go forward in time back to Open Streets and we actually run into the famous Tony Green! Being a new fan I was so happy to get to meet him and talk with him for a bit about his project and upcoming events. We close the show on a bench on Magnolia. It was a great night and I look forward to the other Friday on the Green shows. If you haven't been to one then get out there this spring/summer and enjoy this wonderful event. The last song is by Reagan James "Breaking the Bank."

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Back from April Fools and we have Mean Motor Scooter (Sammy Kid, Jeffrey Chase Friedman, Joe Tacke and Rebekah Elizabeth) in studio. I love having them in. We always have a good time and this was no different. We start off with a piece of Gutter Boy Blues. The full track is at the end of the show. In between we talk about the Music video, hookahs, 420, Texas Tech, Elvis and SXSW shows and in the middle we have Chillamundo, an email from Marlin, Zach Libs and the Bean Boozled Challenge.

Zach Notes!

First song- gutter boy blues

First healing

New ep coming out TV Baby

Music video shoot

420 Release show

Hookah

Texas tech

What songs are on the ep?

Recorded at Cloudland mostly, some at One Horn, piano at Niles City.

Recorded digitally

Movie releases and musicals

Elvis movies are like porn- the music is the sex

Scooters stage presence

Sxsw shows

Second song- reanimator by Chillamundo

Email from marlin

Zachlibs

Beanboozled

YouTube

Fishytown podcamp massacre

Plugs

Third song- gutter boy blues

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A very special funkytownpodcast

Son of Stan "Diamond Cut"

Polydogs "Ak48"

Zach Libs

The Plastic Daisies "One in the Chamber"

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We are back at One Horn this week with very special guest Denver Williams and Caleb Stanislaw talking about Deep Sleepers and the upcoming EP release April 6th at Lola's. I love these two guys so much. Both excellent guitar players and songwriters. The show opens up with the opening track from the EP "Snake and the Hound. We jump right in talking about the Ep and the band. Zach is back this week after a long hiatus so that means two things, Zach Libs and Zach notes.

Denver/ Caleb Deep Sleepers

First song- Snake and Hound

6 song ep

Zach Mayo is on the drums and Kurt Rody is on the bass.

It’s got a little bluesy, country, feeling.

The stylistic differences between Caleb and Denver.

Friday on the green.

Springtime and daylight savings time and future tech

Where are we going?

Second song- "Legacy"

Litter clean up programs

Emails

Zachlibs

Flash taco and F*** Buccees

Deep Sleepers Album Release

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Lola's Saloon

Deep Sleepers (11pm) Album Release Party!

- with special guests -

Earthchild Imperius 12pm

Picnic, Lightning 10pm

Goodness Gracias 9pm

Plugs

Third song- American Ruin by The Picnic Lightning.

It's always fun and interesting to get these two together. From the singularity to Buccees we covered a lot of ground. I hope to see you at the show. Thanks for listening an check out our friends #suckitstubbs

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I was out sick last week and it was my birthday weekend too. So I made up for it this weekend. I got to see Joe Gorgeous at MASS on Friday night, Mexican food and Mini Golf with the family Saturday and on Sunday went to the LBJ National Grasslands with Dustin Schneider and Susie Ramon for a very special fishcast 4. The show kicks off with Phantomelo "Tempest" and the podcast starts right as we are finishing our lunch made by Susie. A wonderful little vegetarian quiche and a spunky little salad gave us the energy we needed to fish and podcast. We had "guest", giggles, guns and grass but no fish. The middle track is "Wet Cement" by Joe Gorgeous. In the second half we have epic giggles, podcast history is made and if you want to hear it urine luck and the ride home. You will want to stick around for the ride home as we discuss Susie's top 5 favorite local bass players, Hippy Bathday, Alex Jones and inter-dimensional beings. Fantastic time and much needed. The last track is by Prof Fuzz 63 is "Nudist Buddhist Judas Priest Fan" 

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BruceMagnus stopped by One Horn Studio to hang with Joe Tacke and myself. No Zachary Zanetich again this week. Happy Birthday Zach! BruceMagnus is Samuel Fatzinger (vocals, guitar) Billy Hildreth (drums) Aaron Richter (bass) and Camilo Grasales (guitar) Side note - I thought his name was Emilio and I refer to him as that throughout the show. My apologizes. BruceMagnus is from the mean streets of North Richland Hills and are chums with Josh and the Jet Noise. Being a new band they have played a handful of shows and released a really fun EP called High on the Mountain. The show starts off this week with the title track. Their sound has a Southern Rock groove with a Country twang mixed with a little WWF. We talk about the formation of the band and the recording of the new EP. We also talk about booking new shows as a new band with little to no connections. I was really curious about who or what the Menace is and we also find out who or what Bruce Magnus is. The middle track is a relatable track called "Crud".  With no emails or Zach libs we jump into rando question with the band. These are always fun and we discovered creamy grimmel.  These dudes were a total hoot. Check them out on all social media and streaming services. BruceMagusBand  It was a pleasure to hang with these fellows and a total blast listening to their EP. I hope you do yourself the pleasure of checking them out.

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This week we have a very special episode for you. Torry Evan Finley aka TornUp has just released a very real, moving, heartbreakingly incredible album. The conversation is honest and thorough and Torry is open and forthcoming with very hard topics including but not limited to the police, politics, racism, religion, violence and so forth. It is a hard episode to describe but we do get heavy into the album, the songs on the album, the stories from the songs and the topics the songs raise. We start the show off with the first track off of the album "The Pedestrian" The middle break is a track called "The Menace" and the closing track is "The Faith". The album is a must listen! To give you a better idea of the album I want to quote Torry from the bandcamp page.

 
"In a tight 40-minute run time, each song depicts a different black person's perspective within the prison-industrial complex and how it effects them politically, economically, socially, personally, or all of the above. The first and last three songs are six different depictions of one specific police encounter and the songs in between are a series of vignettes that provide scale to these socio-economic happenings. I don't personally, necessarily agree with all of these perspectives, but after experiencing what I have first hand, listening to countless stories from others, and doing my own research, I do believe they all come from a real place."
 
"Exploring several different Black perspectives, this album examines what is worth investing our hope in while it is under systemic attack. It's about people trying to find a way to fight oppression earnestly without being consumed by grief. It's a "State of the Union" for the Black community addressed with the thought kept in mind that we live in a very different country than our white American counterparts and that is simply not an opinion. " -TornUp
 
Torry is an amazing person, incredible artist/activist and I am more than honored to call him a friend. I thinks this is his best work to date and I am privileged to have him come on and share his art, his grief, his anger, his hope with us. I hope you listen and support local. Oh last thing. We did talk about Deborah Whitlock Peoples, her running for Mayor and her meet and greet at the Boiled Owl with Wrex and TornUp.
 

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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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