Episode 335: David Komie / Pick With Austin

• December 19th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all feeling festive for the season. well, it's almost christmas and i'm about half way done with my shopping. i'm stoked! i didn't start until today and i really hit a stride right out of the gate. i mean, in 45 minutes, i did half of my shopping. that is rad! if you're in austin tomorrow (sat. 12/20), skyrocket will be playing at the one-2-one bar. we go on about 10 or so. i read a great book. if you like books... "fire the pretty girl: awkward adventures in business" by john morton you can find it at bookstores or at firetheprettygirl.com i just read the book over the last couple of days because i had john on the show today. i'm so glad i read it. i loved it! look for our conversation in a couple of weeks.

my guest for episode 335 is "the attorney that rocks", david komie! if you live in austin or have come to austin over the last few years you've probably seen his billboards or commercials. david is a defense attorney here in austin, but he's also the frontman for the band, dharma kings. so, he does in fact, rock. i have wondered who david is since i started seeing him on tv. wondered what kind of guy he was. well, i found out. he's a really interesting, genuine and very nice guy with a fascinating story. we talk about growing poor in miami, going to college on a tennis scholarship, playing pro tennis, law school in the south, being a lawyer, starting a label, starting a band, being "attorney that rocks" and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know david. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 334: Wayne Sutton

• December 16th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well! happy first day of hanukkah! christmas is next week and i haven't even started shopping yet... i'm going to try to do it in two days... is that even possible?  stay tuned and find out. my friend, bill carter has a kickstarter campaign for a new album, play on, with just four days left to fund. bill was on the show a couple of years ago and is due for another visit. anyway, he's one of my favorite songwriters and i would like to see his project get funded. go to bill carter kickstarter donate some cash and get help an amazing artist. 

my guest for episode 334 is phenomenal guitar player, singer, songwriter and all-around great guy, wayne sutton! you might know wayne sutton best from his band, sister 7 or as they were known in the early days, little sister. their band was pivotal in creating what was known as the "black cat scene" with other bands like joe rockhead, ian moore, soulhat and others. i go to know wayne when that whole scene moved down sixth street to steamboat and became part of the "steamboat scene" which was a bigger club a couple of blocks down sixth st. anyway, wayne has gone on to play with many, many bands and most recently has started a guitar/cello duo with steve bernal that plays at the one-2-one bar on tuesdays. i had a great time talking to wayne. he's a real sweet and entertaining dude. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 333: Bob Schneider Returns! / We Stop By Antone’s Records

• December 12th, 2014

hello friends i hope you're all doing well. i hope you're getting prepared for the holidays. i just realized today that i've done nothing about my shopping... i know i'll be buying my christmas gifts at local record stores here in austin. i have a plan. i did it last year and it was pretty cool. i buy music for people that they might not know, but is in their taste range, at local record stores. well, this year, i'm trying to get out to some record stores so that the owners can you what they're known for. today we stop by antone's record store here in austin, tx and talk to musician/co-owner, eve monsees. great chat about the record store that has graced "the drag" since 1987. get out to your local record store and get involved!

my guest for episode 333 is the immensely talented singer/songwriter and all-around great hang, bob schneider. this is bob's second appearance on the show. he's started a pledge music campaign for his new album, "king kong" and there's two weeks left for you to give. simply go to bob's pledge music campaign and give. i met bob at an undisclosed location and we talked about everything from our dislike of taylor swift and creed to communicating with just our hearts. yeah. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 332: Ian Moore Returns!

• December 9th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i've had an emotionally draining week. big ups, big downs and all-arounds. i feel like our music community lost one of our elders. someone we could look to as a beacon of what we can elevate ourselves to as musicians and people. ian mclagan was that guy in our community and now he's gone. he touched a lot of people in this community and his loss is felt. big time. the big ups this week had to do with the mr. rocket baby reunion. after more than 20 years of not playing together, we reunited and played a show. it was an extremely cathartic experience. it was really fun playing those songs again. it was good being around those guys again. it was great! there was some real healing through rock and roll going on there. i'm proud and honored to have been a part of that experience. crazy, right?

my guest for episode 332 is my dear old friend, making his second appearance on the show, the amazingly talented songwriter/singer/musician, ian moore! ian and i have been friends for around 30 years. i got the chance to tour with him 7 years ago when he released his album, to be loved. he's in town this week because he's on a christmas tour. which stops in austin, galveston and houston this week. find out if he's coming to your town y going to ianmoore.com to find out when he's coming to a town near you. ian is amazing artist who's followed his heart and and worn it on his sleeve for for the past 3 decades. if you like this episode and want to hear our conversation for episode 10 go to http://howdidigethere.podbean.com/e/episode-10-ian-moore/ hear about how he got started and our tour together and much, much more. i hope you enjoy my conversation with ian. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Ian Mclagan (originally released 9/20/12)

• December 4th, 2014

ian "mac" mclagan 1945-2014

i went out to visit this rock and roll legend a couple of years ago with my dear friend, todd v. wolfson. we had an amazing hang. mac, was a real inspiration to me. i'm glad i have this conversation to remember him and his genuine kindness, sense of humor and all around coolness. this conversation gives you an idea of what he was like to hang out and shoot the shit with. he even had me turn off the recorder at one point to tell me a story that was a little too racy for public consumption, because he knew it would make todd and i laugh our asses off and it did. along with all music fans, his friends and his family, i will miss him. thank you for the music and the laughs, mac. i love you. 
below is the intro to the original episode.
our guest for episode 105 is recent rock and roll hall of fame inductee, ian "mac" mclagan. mac is an amazing keyboard player who has been a part of some of rock and roll's most successful and influential bands like, the small faces, the faces, the rolling stones, bonnie raitt, bruce springsteen, john mayer and so many others. he's an incredibly talented musician (understatement) and an entertaining and gifted story teller. i went out to his house a little outside of austin with our mutual friend, todd and we sat in his studio and listened to some songs from his upcoming album (which is being mixed by glyn johns) and had a great conversation. i hope you enjoy this conversation with a true rock and roll legend. i did.
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Episode 331: Clint Wells

• December 2nd, 2014

hello friends! i hope you all survived the thanksgiving holiday. i did. i went to houston on saturday and hung out with my family before i went to the house of blues for my skyrocket show. i'm off from skyrocket this week. i'm playing with mr. rocket baby on saturday (dec. 6th) at the one-2-one bar! tickets are still available at mr. rocket baby tix tonight, at 10:45 - 11:15 richard weiss from mr. rocket baby and i will be on KLBJ 93.7 here in austin. if you're not here and you want to hear it online, you can at http://www.klbjfm.com/

my guest for episode 331 is the extremely talented guitarist/songwriter, clint wells. clint lives in nashville and was in town a couple of weeks ago getting ready to go on tour with bob schneider. clint is a guitar player who's played with  bob schneider, mindy smith, DUGAS, laura bell bundy, matthew mayfeild, jesse baylin and many, many more. we had a great conversation about kiss, metal, touring, writing and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know clint. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 330: A Giant Dog

• November 27th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you all had a fantastic thanksgiving! i had a mellow one. stayed home. my friend, jake cam by and we did the intro together after some thanksgiving drinks. hey! if you're in austin tonight, friday, november 28th and want to see skyrocket!, we'll be playing at the one-2-one bar tonight at 10. also, if you're in houston tomorrow, saturday, november 29th, we'll be at the house of blues bronze peacock room. come out and say hi. good luck with your christmas shopping!

my guests for episode 330 are sabrina and andrew from a giant dog! a giant dog will be opening for spoon starting in a week! sabrina and andrew stopped by a couple of weeks ago and we talked about their upcoming tour with spoon, being a sexy barista, making fun of famous headliners they open for, crazy homelessness in new york and much, much more! i hope you enjoy getting to know andrew and sabrina. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 329: Greezy Wheels

• November 25th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you have safe travels and a great thanksgiving! 

my guest for episode 329 is cleve hattersley from the legendary texas band, greezy wheels! cleve came by a couple of weeks ago and we had an amazing conversation about everything from running political campaigns, being the house band at the armadillo, putting out major label records in 70's, a 23 years hiatus, getting inducted into the texas music hall of fame, getting busted for weed and much, much more. you can find out where they're playing and get their music at greezywheels.com i thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with cleve. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
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Episode 328: Thee Dollar Shows’ Lauren Bruno & Sarah Rucker

• November 21st, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all surfing through life on the "big wave" and owning it! i've gone one week without a cigarette, so i'm going kinda nuts. i'm doing the blu electronic vapor cig... it's okay. i kinda feel like being an asshole but i think i'm doing a good job of curbing my anger and counting to 10. i think i can do it. this time seems o be the easiest of all. i just have to make sure that when i'm out having the cocktails, i don't get cocky and be a;;, "hey man. give me a cig. i can have just one. i have tht kind of power over myself and my addictions..." i don't. that's how i slip back into the smoking. gotta stay away. i can't have just one. 

my guests for episode 328 are both making their second appearance on the show, lauren bruno and sarah rucker! they have teamed up and started a non-profit called, 3 dollar shows. the point is to have events that connect the arts community with the social issues community. you can find out more at here! $3 shows anyway, lauren and sarah came by a couple of weeks ago and we talked about $3 shows, dating, non-profits, making music, lauren's recent appearance on pbs' "art in context" and much, much more. at the end of the show lauren graces us with a live performance on my piano. good times! i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 327: The Bluebonnets

• November 18th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. keeping warm. enjoying the cold, not fighting it. i'm deep in battle right now... with myself. it's awful. it's like the civil war, i'm the only one losing. i'm quitting smoking. this is day 4. day 4 sucks my ass. ultimately, i'm glad i'm quitting, but it just sucks to go through days where all you're thinking is, "i wanna smoke! don't smoke! I wanna smoke! don't smoke!" all day long. ugh! i'm smoking this blu vapor cig that stephen dorff endorses.... is he cool? anyway, wish me luck. 

my guests for episode 327 are one of my favorite rock and roll bands around, the bluebonnets!!! the bluebonnets have just released a new album last week, play loud, and it is awesome! it's the kind of album i've been waiting for and lucky for me, my friends made it! they just got back from an east coast tour with jane lee hooker, they've been playing release shows all week and doing press, and they're doing one last instore today (tues. 11/18/14) at waterloo records in austin at 5 pm1 anyway, i love the bluebonnets. i've gotten to play with them. i have a band with kathy and dominique. kathy and i write songs together and we get along fantastically. they're an amazing band and some of my favorite people. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down! 
ciao! -jg
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