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Funkytown Podcast

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

First off, none of the songs on this episode are from Frequency Volume 10. Just some of the bands that are there to record songs for Frequency Volume 10. Susie Ramone, Zachary Zanetich and myself found ourselves lucky enough to be invited to hang out at Niles City Sound and Shipping & Receiving on the first day of recording for the upcoming Fort Worth Weekly compilation. We set up a little table by the refreshments and grabbed some of the artist as they came and went for super exclusive interviews, insight and behind the scenes gold. Here is the playlist.

Vogue Machine - Myopia

Interview - Eric Griffey (Fort Worth Weekly) Clayton Norris Dylan Rice (Vogue Machine)

Interview - Jonathon Gehringer, Jacob Pullig (Vodeo)

Ryker Hall - Neon Spirit

Interview - Ryker Hall (Ryker Hall)

Interview - Devi, Sam (Devi)

Interview - Denver Williams, Caleb Stanislaw, Neal McAlister (Chillamundo)

Just Dreamin' (THPRSK8RXIII)

This week in studio we have a 4 piece instrumental heavy metal band! C.I. and their 7 song album called Contemplating Impermanence. Peter, Ben, Andrew and BobNash join Joe Tacke, Zach and myself for a really fun show. Right off I have to find out what C.I. means? I know you're thinking its obviously the title of the album but you'd be surprised by the answer. We talk about how the guys met, the roots of the band and songwriting and recording. It was really cool to find out the that AFWOL is connected to mine and Joes favorite Christmas movie. So before I get to far into this the opening song is also the opening song on the album called Waingro. This also has a movie tie in. The middle track is AFWOL.  One of the things I like about the album is the heaviness of it. It is meditative. Can hard rock or heavy metal be used for meditation? Zach is back and we have a Zach Libs and a few shout outs. Shout out to Matt Thomas for last weeks song "Choke Your Chicken", Shout out to Ray who is in the hospital. Get Well Soon! Shout out to Parker Anderson for doing an outstanding job at Unity Fort Worth Sunday. Andrew (Drummer) Tipps and I have know each other a while now. We attend the same church and it is really fun for me to mix my church life with my rock and roll life. It was really great to have these guys on. Toward the end I mention how awesome our community is and our city is and the big news of the weekend of the kidnapped and rescued little girl. It was both terrifying (to have a girl abducted blocks from your house in broad daylight) and miraculous (they found her 8 hours later because of community outreach and social media) and the city should be very proud of how we responded. SouthSide!!! The last track is the closing track and it is called The Stress of Bitter Experience. You can find C.I. on facebook and on bandcamp. You can download the album for free. If you listen and think you can vocalize the music, record vocals over it and send it to the band. You never know what could become of it. https://cimusic.bandcamp.com/album/contemplating-impermanence

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First off we have another Matt Thomas aka Robotuner song this week. "Choke Your Chicken"! Featuring Susie and myself. What Robotuner does is total greatness in my opinion and I am pleased he has made a couple of songs for us. After "Choke Your Chicken" the show starts and this week we start off with "Listen to the Stars" by Goodness Gracias recorded live at Dr Jekyll beer lab. This weeks guest are the guys from Goodness Gracias. We have Drew Orozco on bass guitar and Ryan Watson on drums and Neal McAlister doing vocals and guitar. Josh Garcia also plays guitar for the band when in town but not on this episode. So back in the day there was this band Coyote Cyanide. I remember digging on this band. Well this band is that band. I had no idea! So we talk about the connections and journey from Chingalotus to Coyote Cyanide to Goodness Gracias. This was a fun conversation getting to know these boys. How they met, how they learned or picked their instruments, what their day jobs are, how they approach song writing and much more. They have been doing a residency at Dr Jeckyll's Beer Lab for the past several Thursdays. We talk about a band playing 3 hour sets weekly. We have a visitor that visits the show and we get info on the Pig Summoning Wizard House. What it is, why it is and the vision. The middle track is from 2015 called "Pouring Rain" and it is different from the first track in tempo and style and pretty rocking! I visited the house Saturday night and we sat outside on the porch doing the interview and we just visited and shared stories. It's hard to remember exactly what we talked about other than music and the history of the band and its players, but I do remember talking about High School Marching Band and Jazz Bands, Church Camps and yes I was in a Christian Rock Band in High School and for some reason I thought I would impress everyone with that fact and a few stories from that time. Overall I had a great time with Goodness Gracias. Awesome dudes and you can see them starting in the middle of June at the Tin Panther. Every Thursday you will be able to witness The Goodness Gracias Rag-Tag Scalliwag Bring-A-Dag Pollywog Here's-A-Frog Variety Show! Come and see them play, hang out and ask for a cassette tape. You can find the boys on Insta at goodnessgracias.xyz  The closing track this week will be off of an upcoming release called Prosecutors Will Be Violated and the song is titled "Innovation". 

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Fresh off of Fortress Fest Ricky Williford and Peter Marsh from War Party stop in One Horn Studios to hang out with myself, Joe Tacke and Susie Ramone. Man, I love War Party and I really wanted them on to find out if this was really the end. We kick off the show with Pure Destroyer off of the album by the same name. We talk about Fortress Fest for a bit and then we spend some time remembering War Party. I really enjoyed hearing about Pre War Party Cameron Smith and how they met. I asked if there was one show that stood out as being the craziest show they ever played. Peter and Ricky looked at each other and smiled and told the story behind the song D.R.U.N.K. WOW! What an epic tale. If you don't know the story you have to hear it. We talk about the good ol' days of Dreamy Sounds and Lo-Life Records, Cellar, Grotto, Wherehouse, Bitch Bricks, Longshots, Big Fiction, UBoat, Robby Rux, Sea Lion and oh so much more. This was fun reliving the last several years and where they came form and the rotation of bass players recently. Love you Jesse Gage! The middle track is Heavy Cream also off of Pure Destroyer. In the second half we hear from Susie Ramone and her experience at the Haltom Theater seeing the Me-Thinks. We get back into War Party and what the future holds and the other projects they are involved in like Sur Duda, Joe Gorgeous, Star Bass Laboratories and a super project involving members of Sea Lion.  You still have a couple of chances to see the band before they call it quits for good. You can see them Saturday May 11 at Pass the Peas at Shipping and Receiving and again for the Dreamy Life Group Therapy show later this summer.  The last song is the newest and the second to last song they will release.  "Much Polite (It's Happening) This is one of only two recordings that feature Jessie on bass and a great voicemail kicks it off. This is a really great episode. These two were great on the show with lots of stories and memories and joy for the future. If you are a fan of this band, like me, I think you will enjoy this. Peace ya'll

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This weeks episode is extra cool. We have an out of towner visiting our fair burg.

Nathan Payne is a songwriter and bandleader who travels the world in search of the golden ticket and our very own Denver Williams invited him to the Pig Summoning Wizard House.  The house was great and the show Nathan put on was spectacular. I was super excited to have him on our show the following day. He has so many great tales to tell. He does so very well in song. It's tragic and beautiful. It's poetry. Real life dirty American poetry and I love it. It feels like we covered a lot of ground here but after spending Saturday getting to know Nathan and Sunday getting to know him a little more, I have a feeling we are only scratching the surface. I do hope he finds his way back. Zach Notes!

First song-California Hills

Show at the Pig Summoning Wizard House aka the Duck Pond Plantation.

Cool music video for that song

Life of being a songwriter and owning a room.

Lived in LA from ‘01 to ‘06

Falling love with Bjork at the hotel.

Nathan is influenced by Jack Kerouac

The grass is always greener in someone else’s bong.

God provides and life has its ups and downs

Second song-My Ass is Hooked on Dynamite

Emails

Mormons and chick tracts

Singing to children and coming through Fort Worth

How do you make money being a musician?

Universal base income? Nah

“Stop being poor”

How artists are treated in US vs South America.

Headed to Mexico on Wednesday.

At 45 you know who you are or you’re out of your mind.

ASMR

How did Denver hear about Nathan?

Restaurant entertainment gigs are tough.

Third song-True Love is a Trip

pablosmoglives.com https://nathanpayne.bandcamp.com/album/sideburns-in-the-sun-the-very-best-of-nathan-payne

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Phantomelo Love

We got a really good episode for you this week. William Rakkar and Panda Cuenca from Phantomelo join us in studio. Joe Tacke, you may know him from the cover of the Fort Worth Weekly, is here along with the ever popular Susie Ramone. The show kicks off with Phantomelo's single Gum Love. We chat about the song and video. Shout out to Ian McKenyon and Coffee Pot Films who made this great video. Phantomelo had their EP release 4/19/19 at Lolas and Mean Motor Scooter had theirs 4/20/19 at MASS and we talk about both shows. We also get into the music on the EP. The meaning behind some of the songs and we find out if Panda is her real name. Speaking of MMS we play Organic Frequency in the middle of the show to showcase their EP a little more.  No emails or Zach Libs this week. We talk a little more about the album and the production, Dripping Springs and Taylor Tatsch. We have a few questions and hypotheticals at the end of the show. It was really fun meeting these two and the Ep is 4 fantastic songs. I really like it and it is always better to see them live. They have some shows coming up so like them on Facebook and download their EP on any of the social media apps like spotify or apple music. We close out highlighting another local band with some new music and friends of PMelo, we have Kyoto Lo-fi and their song Godot.

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WhiskeyBoy Radio

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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WhiskeyBoy Radio

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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