Funkytown Co-host Zach’s first attempt at solo podcasting. He hopes you enjoy.
Covering the goings ons in near south side Fort Worth Tx with an emphasis on the music.
Garage Barrage’s Ian and Meagan in Happy Birthday (Joe) You’re Gonna Die (but hopefully not anytime soon) with special apperances by Rebekah and Susie and a cake made by Ivy!
Sep 18th, 2018 by funkytownpodcast
Surely by now I don't have to tell you who Garage Barrage is or how much I love them. So I will just skip to Zach Notes
First song- Happy Birthday (Joe Tacke) by Garage Barrage
Happy Birthday Joe w/ special appearances by Susie Ramone and Rebekah Elizabeth
Last night, Sept. 15th 2018 at MASS, was Garage Barrage’s 1st ever show.
Juma Spears came to Susie to book a multi genre show.
It had a nice flow that's how she roll!
Heavy Heavy was their (GB) old band.
Megan (Ian Mckenyon's sister) was just coming over to visit and they asked her to play with them.
Megan was a performer in the circus.
Breaking all the rules of Garage Barrage.
Interludes between songs
Second song- Sleepover with Mr. Eric Foster
Cake break with an amazing German Chocolate Cake made by Ivy (Ask Ivy) Anderson!
Friday at MASS
The genre of Garage Barrage
Garage Barrage Request
Cover sets and Halloween shows
Next Saturday, Sept 22 at MASS, is Jesse Gages release show.
Third song- Mission Permission by Garage Barrage
Sep 11th, 2018 by funkytownpodcast
This weeks guest is Kevin Aldridge. He just came on to hang out with us. He missed us! The first track is off the new War Party record called Sweetest Intentions. We catch up with Kevin. There are a couple of big shows at MASS this weekend. Friday its Neptune Locals, Mean Motor Scooter and Sally Majestic. Then on Saturday its a show I have been so looking forward to. Garage Barrage, Juma Spears, Henry the Archer and the Me-Thinks! Kevin plans events at MASS and is responsibe for Beers for Beto. Ok so the meat of the show is from an article in Fort Worth Magazine titled 40 things every Forth Worthian must do. We go through the list and see how many things we've done, like to do or WTF? The middle track is by Daniel Markham called Favorite Band from the Violitionist Sessions. (For more info on the Violitionist Sessions check out this weeks episode of the Jerry Jonestown Massacre) The second half of the show we finish our bucket list, play a new Zach Libs theme song from Matt Thomas aka Robotuner aka Redpants and remember Burt Reynolds. Also what if we remade Smokey and the Bandit using only local musicians. Who would be cast as who? I will say this. I made a mistake casting Jerry Reed. The person I suggested would be great. I stand by that but the perfect person to play Cletus "Snowman" Snow has to be Chea Cuevas. I mean he is a big rig driver in real life with his good puppy dog. So Ignore who I say and put Chea in his place. Who shall be cast as the Bandit, Frog, Big and Little Enis, Sheriff Buford T Justice and Junior? Listen to find out!! Last track is an amazing song. As we get older and reflect and get nostalgic, let us listen to Jacob Furr. "Life comes at you Fast." As always Keep Listening Never Stop #suckitstubbs
This week we find ourselves (Zachary Zanetich and I) at the Tin Panther to hang out with Jessi Foster from the Fort Worth Weekly and Babes in Boyland. I’ll admit up front this one got away from us. Jessi is very easy to talk to and is an endless vessel when it comes to Fort Worth stories and knowledge. The opening song this week is by old local favorites the Hannah Barbarians with “Midnight”. We start the convo off with some vacay chatter from J Fo. ( Come on! That's a great sentence ) Jessi Foster works at the Fort Worth Weekly as sales but a lot of you may know her as the lady that wants you to RSVP for the Weekly Awards. Hee Hee. So we talk about the Weekly, her role there and the best of, which voting is getting ready to close. We spend time with some of the ins and outs of the best of issue, the voting, the categories and such. We also get into some of the award ceremony and voting. We also talk about service industry jobs, Susie Ramon’s Ketchup, her (Jessi’s) appearance on JJTM, Azle Tx, the Barbershop and Chea’s birthday at the Grotto (RIP Grotto). That's just the first half. The middle song is sung by Jessi with Matthew Broyles on guitar. It’s a Huffer cover “Never Know”. After the break we talk about the last Huffer show and what Jessi was doing while history was being made at MASS. Speaking of Main at South Side, October 27th is Masquerade. What is Masquerade? Listen to find out. Vote Stacie Hammonds! Garage Barrage’s first show! Quit smoking! Drink Jarritos! Heckle without hate! Arts Goggle. Alex and Mountain of Smoke! Post Malone and SoundCloud Rappers. These are some of the things you will hear us discuss. It's a fun episode and I found Jessi to be greatness. It is good to sit and chat with people about this town and what we love and hate about it. Mostly Love! The closing track is by Mountain of Smoke “Wise Owl” https://www.fwweekly.com/best-of-ballot-2018/
When you walk into W Durable Goods it is almost like walking back in time. Not only the decor but the vibe. Daniel Wright is the owner and drives a truck that says No Hurry on the back of it. He takes that attitude into the shop with him. No hustle and bustle or rush. Just a super nice guy bringing you honest goods that last. Some are hand made and some are rare jewels you cant find anywhere else. The show kicks off with Vodeo's single You're Making Me Nervous then a small car trip to the shop. I found a YouTube ad and it gives a brief intro into Daniel and W Durable Goods and then we chat for an hour with a song by Simon Flory (I Need to Work On My Songs) in the middle and The Cutthroat Finches (Ideology Ends) at the end. Some of the things we hit on were how he got into making things, the buildings history ( OB Macaroni building), the glory days of Fort Worth 1930s-50s, faux buildings, Fort Worth as a child, Tandy Center subway rides to the ice rink, creating a business, the hustle and grind, the love of vingage, local music, venues, sofar and so much more. I had such a good time getting to know Daniel. I can relate to his spirit and his love of the old and his love of Fort Worth. There is lots of Fort Worth love in this episode. If you are looking for something cool there is tons of it in his shop. He also has lots of useful items and a lot of hand made goods. I highly suggest you check out his shop. Tell him we sent you.
Ivy Anderson told Susie Ramon that the Funkytownpodcast should do a show about dating in Fort Worth as a millennial. Susie told me and I told Zach and Zach thought it was a great idea so this week I bring you Dear Ivy. Our show about dating!
First song- sea Serpent by mean Motor Scooter
Dustin (The Spectacle) played in Denton Friday night.
Henry the Archer played at House of Blues Saturday.
Zach has no voice
Who on the scene is single?
The egg story/ Laser Repair!
Pick up artists
Ivy is 27, 5’9” and blonde.
What is “Fly out season”?
Dance clubs. Discotech?
Date today from Tinder
Drugs in dating
Second song- The Kazoo song by I Happy Am
What are you looking for in dating?
Guys in the dating pool
Does porn change dating?
“On to the next one”
Good dating spots
Do soul mates exist?
Third song- Spacey by Joseph Wayne Miller
Aug 14th, 2018 by funkytownpodcast
This weeks guest is Cameron and Jesse Gage from War Party
now Zach Notes
First song - Pure Destroyer
Album, Pure Destroyer, dropped on Friday
Release show at Three Links Aug 31st
Looking back on Year of the Dog.
The song W.e.i.g.h.t
Working with different producers.
Jesse gage plays bass.
Joining the Military.
Ok I lied is on the new record.
“Why do we lose our poetry?”
Problematic songs and song meanings
“What is a whisper in a dream?”
I believe it’s a forgotten memory.
Second song - No Exit by War Party
Sweet intentions and the Racoon song
The next stuff will be more of a live sound.
“Is anyone making music anymore?”
“I’m not ready to be anybody’s teacher.”
This is how you can remember how to not die.
Peter’s stuff was stolen.
Peter Marsh is handsome
Third song - Fair Amounts
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Ansley Dougherty is a local Fort Worth Singer Songwriter. She has a new album out called Rituals. She also is the front woman for Panic Volcanic, teaches at school of rock and host a local monthly radio show. In other words Ansley is Amazing and I couldn't be more happy to have her on this week to talk about her new album and release show. The opening track is Lucky Smoke. There is also a great video for the song you should check out. Joe Tacke is back from his west coast tour with Mean Motor Scooter and we talk a little Jello. We take a walk down memory lane to the Cellar where I first saw Animal Spirit and Panic Volcanic play. Remember Frisky Volcanic? Did you know that Ansley studied economics? How is it being a part of Hand Drawn Records and how was the record plant tour? Big props to all the players on this record. This sound is fantastic. Big shout out to Taylor Tatsch out in Dripping Springs who is making really great records out there. The middle song is Lighthouse. This song has a cool perspective and I think you will enjoy it. The second half we have a little fun with Zach Libs, we play would you rather (blind or deaf), regional dialects, pets, and we end with November Fest talk. This event is incredible and if you don't know about it, you need to so tune in. The last song is my favorite of the album. It's called Come Alive. Its amazing and has a good story. I think you will enjoy this episode. We had so much fun making it. Ansley is one of the coolest people in town. I am super proud to call her a friend and I am so proud she represents our fair city.
Richard Phillip Hennessy is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometimes synth in Henry the Archer. (I hear he even blows a mean trumpet.) Recently I heard an interview with Richard on Advert your Eyes podcast. In this podcast he briefly mentions that he was raised in church by an evangelical father. This is someting we have in common so I reached out to Richard and asked if we could do a podcast were we talk about our religious upbringing and God stuff. You now, a Godcast. Ha ha. Sorry. Had to. So that is what we did. After "A Lonely Christmas" we talk about Christmas music and that leads us right into Christianity. So we talk a about growing up "christian." If you are looking to be offended then you're looking at the wrong show. This is just an honest discussion on how we felt as kids and how we feel as adults. It is about our relationship with our Heavenly Father and our Earthly Father. I had no idea that Richard and I had so much in common and also how different we both had it. Its not a light conversation but it is an honest one. It is something I truly love to explore. I am always curious about peoples relationship with God, but I strongly believe that your relationship with God is a personal one, so I try not to pry to much. When I have the oppertunity to share with others and hear about others experiences I jump on it. So if you are curious to what kind of chruches Richard went to as a kid, what his relatioonship was with his father, how the spirit helps him or connects him, or how he feels about all of this now being a parent of two beautiful girls then you will love this show. If you are looking to be offeded then this isn't the show for you. Ha ha. I absolutely love Richard and I am so glad we got to have this conversation. Believe it or not it did me a lot of good. The closing song is I Love the Way. Tonight Tuesday July 31st 2018 You can see Henry the Archer at MASS. Come out. Lets have church.
Photo by TJ Weber
Brian Breckenridge is a local comic and also books comedy shows at Main at South Side. It was really great to have him on to talk local comedy. The show starts with some stand up from Brian then we find out about tattoos, My Little Pony (Bronys) and if Trump is good or bad for comedy. Where do jokes come from? How to grow a local scene, comedy venues, local comics and Fort Worth Headliners are some other topics we get into before playing our second track. The second track is the brand new song Lucky Smoke by Ansley. Zach was at the show so he gives us a wrap up/ review. We also have an email from a very special listener. We get into podcast and comics and how the two have merged. Is there a line in comedy? Who makes the line? Are there some topics that just aren’t funny and some words that should not be used? All in all it's a good conversation about comedy, the rules and how to grow a healthy local comedy scene. I would love to see a local comic scene here like in other big towns and Brian is doing his part. Get involved! Help it grow. Go to a local show or open mic and support these guys and let's show the rest of the world that Fort Worth can bring the funny! The last song is also a new song I have been digging on the last couple of weeks. Its called In the Company of Wolves by the band Caterpillars. Let me know what you think! Funkytownpodcast@gmail.com