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Funkytown Podcast

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

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.

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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

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Clint Niosi is a Fort Worth singer/,songwriter, composer, producer and multi instrumentalist. His wife Claire Hecko often plays viola and bass with him. She is also the composer of Frosty but more on that later. The opening track for the show is September by Clint Niosi and it is off of his new album Daedalum. We start off with national Ice Cream Day, get into the album, talk about the award show, Metal, Jazz and adulting.  I’ve often wondered what it was like to write compositions for film, tv and/or plays so it was cool to get to talk to Clint about that as well as recording Girls Rock Fort Worth this week. There is a song and video on the new album called Carousel. The song and video are about Logans Run which was filmed here locally. The second song we play is also off the new album and its called Born to Lie. There are no Zach Libs this week. Sorry Zachary. In hindsight we probably should’ve played because I bet Clint and Claire would have given some great answers but I was really looking forward to talking to Claire about Frosty. The album (Frosty) was written by Claire and its interesting to hear how a husband and wife work together to see Claire's vision come to light. We find out where the name Frosty comes from and if there are any plans for live shows and maybe a follow up album? The album was recorded by Clint Niosi as well as the new Manana Cowboy album. Clint records under Orange Otter Audio. We have Marfa talk, the border wall and vegetarians. All in all a really good show show. Clint and Claire are super cool and super interesting. The music they make is dark, moody, heavy and absolutely beautiful. The last track is a Frosty track called Shell. All music is on your favorite streaming service or I have some links below.

http://www.clintniosi.com/   https://www.orangeotteraudio.com/  https://clintniosi.bandcamp.com/album/daedalum  https://frosty.bandcamp.com/album/frosty-2

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Ok, Here we go. The Fort Worth Music Awards 2018. The show kicks off with a great number from Garagae Barrage. Then Dustin Schneider and Matt Stubbs from the Jerry Jonestown Massacre and myself do a small intro about what you will hear then you will hear what you hear. Which is red carpet interviews and then play by play of the award ceremony. When the show is over (its not over) you need to go to Itunes or Stitcher or you favorite podcast app and listen to part 2 on the Jerry Jonestown Massacre feed. You can also listen at jerryjonestownmassacre.com The award show was fun. Eric Griffey did a great job and we are real excited for all the winners. I hope you enjoy the show. Make sure and listen to both parts. If you have questions or comments you can email either show at funkytownpodcast@gmail.com or jerryjonestownmassacre@gmail.com Peace Love and #suckitstubbs #FortWorthMusicAwards #FWMA18

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I have been Facebook stalking Summer Emerson for a couple of months now. I followed her stories doing singer songwriter contest, open mics and radom videos of music from her room. I should've know she was the sister of Vincent Neil Emerson but I'm slow sometimes. Summer has just started a band called Folked Up. She has Daniel on guitar and he came along for the interview. The opening track is Coconut Man. Summer has a great voice! Not only singing but speaking and laughing. We talk about her new project Folked Up. We talk about songwriting and music formulas for playing with others. Its tough sometimes if you are a solo artist and never played with a band to teach your stuff to others. We talk about East Texas, Horses. Rodeos, and Cowboys Vs Hippies.  Her and Daniel are cool folk and you need to keep your eyes out for them. The second track is Blood Soaked Wings. A darker number full of beauty. Then Zach libs has a rough start but a great end! Bi Polar Bears! (Robbo)We also briefly get into the MAF18 and the upcoming Awards Show, Texas Bar Law and Zachs Front Bottom.  You can find Summer on Moday nights at Rusty's and they are doing some cool stuff with that open mic. They also have a couple of shows coming up you want to look out for. August at Dreamy Life!  The great thing about this podcast is that it shows all these great people just up and doing stuff. Making their dreams happen. Let it be an inspiration to you. Get out there and let your voice be heard! Make sure and check out Summer Lucis Emerson on Facebook. Curious about the middle name? You can find out about it in this show!  The last track is a cover of House of the Rising Sun (not thumb)

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4 Pistol Front

This week we have 3 of the 4 Pistol Front guys. This is a pretty new band that I bet you haven't heard yet and they are pretty great. The show starts off with the first song of the EP called Who we are. It has a strong punk feel, really fun. Then we get to know the guys. How the guys met and got together. Dustin, the singer, wasn't there so it was fun to have a band in without the front man to answer songs about song writing. The EP is called Gentle Ben and its a 3 track riot. We talk bears obviously. Totally upbeat and fun. How does a brand new band start gigging? Who do they call? How do you get your foot in the door? Also do band need gimmicks because their music is terrible? The second track is JDs Super Song #2 (fire walk with me). The boys have a great sense of humor and I enjoyed getting to know them. In the second half we talk a little more about the music and we also talk alternate timelines and the Mandela effect. You can see the boys play July 7th at the Pepper Mill lounge with Josh and the Jet Noise, Bruce Magnus and Lindys Revenge. Nothing to Lose (Songs from America) is the last track on the EP and show. Its a good one. Slowed down groove. I hope you enjoy the show and the EP. We DID!!!  https://4pistolfront.bandcamp.com/

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Firtst off this incredible photo was taking by John Erwin, Bandstalker, from a show at MASS but not this one. This show was recorded live Sunday June 10th 2018 at MASS. It is the Big Red Ants CD Release show. Zachary Zanetich, Rebekah Elizabeth and I had our faces melted that night. This show was fantastic. The boys did good. Real good. They had a great crowd and played tunes off of there 2nd Album, self titled. Now the show is part live show and part talk before the show. You'll get some great live music, a small intro from the 3 of us, more live music, the interview with most of the band, live music, Zach libs with the whole band, live music, a wrap up and we close with, you guessed it, more live music.  The boys did so good that night. We were all blown away. I hope you check it out. If you get a chance listen to the new album. Its on all the platforms and go seem them live. You wont get how amazing these boys are until you witness this in person. Until then, put on headphones, close your eyes and take a trip with us to Main at South Side to witness an incredible live local band. Big Red Ants Rule! https://bigredants.bandcamp.com/album/big-red-ants

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https://funkytownpodcast.podbean.com/e/funkytownpodcast-massacres-the-fwwma-nomination-show-4/

If you listened to the above show and the last part of the show cut out, you can hear the missing end here. Now. So Sorry about that. A computer glitch or something dropped the last 25minutes or so. There is some good info in there so I wanted to make sure you get it. Plus the last track by Convoy and the Cattlemen is worth the listen. So if you didn't get to hear the end of the show here it is. Thanks for the listens. Any ideas, suggestions, complaints or want to book a guest spot funkytownpodcast@gmail.com

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It is the fourth annual FunkytownPodcast Massacres the Fw Weekly Music Award Nomination Extravaganza Show. Eric Griffey (who puts this whole thing together) joins us for the 3rd year in a row. Podcasting from a secret location in the mid cities, to keep the influences away the best we can, we go through every category and discuss. Much like you and your friends might do at a bar over beers. Besides Eric Griffey I am joined by Zachary Zanetich, Susie Ramon and Dustin Schneider from The Jerry Jonestown Massacre/ Plastik Object Photography. The opening song, as well as the middle and end, is from the Frequencies Vol 9. Royal Suns kick the show off with “Dead Man of Laredo”  Each year there are complaints about the FW Weekly. What they did or didn’t do. So I ask Eric his opinion on a couple then we dive in. Its long. We take a middle break and hear the Juma Spears offering for Frequencies Vol 9. Throughout this not only will you hear the categories and nominees, you’ll also hear how the process is made, how to be included and how to lodge a complaint. You will hear new things to check out, new people to go see and when and where the Showcase and Award Ceremony is. This is my favorite time of the year. I like the celebration of local talent and the pride and the hard work that is rewarded. I wish all of you the best of luck.The last track is by Convoy and the Cattlemen "Ain't No Bar of Mine" (Frequencies Vol 9)

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UH OH Jiminy!

This week we have a brand new band with some brand new songs. Uh Oh Jiminy joins us in One Horn Studio so we can get to know them a little better. We have Daniel Stinson-Rhythm guitar/backing vocals and songwriter. Jeremy Butler on lead vocals and Jerry Sandoval on bass. Daniel Conkovich, drummer, and Tom Cauble, lead guitarist, couldn’t make it. The first song is all over Itunes, Spotify and wherever else you get your tunage and it’s called Face the Music. The interview has the typical how did y'all meet and form as well as some “Behind the Face the Music talk. Also is Arlington on its way to being a major music player? We talk cover songs and Hang Studio in Hurst where Face the Music was recorded. We talk songwriting, day jobs and what its like to be a new band trying to break into the scene. This band is so new that they don’t have a song recorded for the middle break so we take the opportunity to play a very important public service announcement. We have emails this week! funkytownpodcast@gmail.com Zach Libs, local comedy shows in Fort Worth (Specifically Republic Street Bar on Saturday Night) and upcoming shows and announcements. We have a lot of fun getting to know these guys. They seem super cool and easy to get along with and I’d say their music reflects that. Super cool and easy to digest. We close with a brand new song. You can’t hear this track anywhere but here for the next several weeks. So make sure you listen all the way to the end for a very special exclusive premier of Uh Oh Jiminy’s “Wash Her Out” and check them out on all the social media platforms. 

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