Funkytown Podcast

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

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

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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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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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