Monday, September 14, 2020

Blake English talks personal journeys “Spiders Make Great Poets”

Performing artist Blake English's new EP “Spiders Make Great Poets” shows his journey from Athens, Georgia to LA, going back to his childhood when he sought a safe space to be himself. He's doing well in LA having recnetly completed the horror-themed music video for “Sad Girls Dance Party,” with a new one in the works. We talk about his background and how it's shaped him, as well as the different places life has taken him (Hint, LA was not going to be his original destination). 

Following this, I've got two songs from the new EP, “Sad Girls Dance Party,” followed by “The Neighbors.”

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Boston artist recognizes friends and influences in new album

In this episode, I'm live with Boston-based musician Matt Jatkola for his new album, “Never Fixed.” The album is a collection of covers and remixes featuring artists such as Teagan and Sara, Cyndi Lauper, The Bee Gees, and Soft Pyramids. He talks about the different roles that the artists played, whether it was contributing to his own style or being a valued friend he's had over the years. 

After the interview, enjoy two songs from the album, “I Was A Fool (Tegan & Sara Remix)” followed by “Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper Instrumental Cover).”

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sabrina Fallah talks about getting her music on the radio

Ontario-based musician Sabrina Fallah has been hard at work getting her music onto radio stations around 
the world, and it's led to some amazing results. We talk about the stations you can hear her music on and the shows it's led to. She also gives some insight into getting your work heard and the pitfalls to avoid.

Following this, check out two of her songs, “All or Nothing,” followed by “Kiss is a Killer.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Michael Jones talks new music, poetry, and his favorite horror movies

Musician Michael Jones is entering the world of music with his debut EP, “American Poet, Pt. 1.” Prior to this, he was the founder and CEO of the digital marketing company Pepperjam and he talks about this pivot to the world of music and how it's gone for him. One of his more popular songs, “This Is the Night,” is an apocalyptic party anthem and we dive into some of our favorite end of the world movies and shows, and he's seen quite a few.

Following this, enjoy Michael's newest song, “Real.”

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Crema brings a story of love, ghosts, and coffee

In the newest episode, comic creator Johnnie Christmas joins me to talk about his newest title, “Crema,” available on ComiXology Originals. The story focuses on Esme, who works as a barista at a Brooklyn coffee shop and knows everything there is to know about the stuff. But when she drinks too much, she can actually see . . . and talk to . . . ghosts.

We talk a lot about the multi-leveled story which blends romance, a haunting legend, and a slice of life tale. Johnnie also shares how the pandemic has impacted his own plans for 2020 and the comic industry as a whole.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Planet DIVOC-91 takes an in-depth look at life in a pandemic

Planet DIVOC-91, a nine-part series from Webtoon, is an offbeat sci-fi satire about a pandemic outbreak in the far reaches of outer space. But the story goes way beyond that. Each chapter features the work of a different creative team and cover artist and is interspersed with short articles, links to videos, and other pieces of art by young adults about issues related to COVID-19, and mixes from world renowned DJs and Producers.

Writer Sara Kenney (who wrote the first part and laid the groundwork for the series) and artist Nick Brokenshire (who drew the second part) join me to talk about the creative process and the different directions aspects of the pandemic that get examined.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

New single “Revelación” challenges racism and white supremacy

In this episode, I'm joined by Boston-based artists Genie Santiago and ALGO to talk about “Revelación,” a single they collaborated on and released on July 24. “Revelación” marks a shift in Santiago’s work towards protest music with a social justice message. We talk about that message and how to continue the conversation that recent events have started. Genie and ALGO reminisce on how they met and formed a partnership that has led to multiple creative projects.

Following the interview, enjoy the new single, “Revelación.” Proceeds from the Bandcamp release will go towards Border Angels, a California-based nonprofit aimed at assisting migrants traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border.