Episode 304: Joe Salinas

• August 29th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're doing well. hanging in there while facing summer's last stand. big labor day plans? i'll be playing like crazy. skyrocket played last night at steiner ranch steakhouse, we play tonight at hanover's in pflugerville, tomorrow, house of blues houston then sunday afternoon, i play a solo set back in austin at joe's crab shack for balcony tv. if you'd like to see the solo show on sunday, just come on down to joe's crab shack at 3 pm. the show is free. my friend, jazz mills is gonna join me for a couple of songs. i love her. sunday funday. do it!

my guest for episode 304 is director/cinematographer/actor/musician, joe salinas! i met joe a coupe of years ago at a comedy show here in austin and since then, i've seen him around and seen tons of videos he's made posted on facebook and twitter. videos by mineral, zookeeper, alejandro escovedo, jason blum and many more. joe came by earlier this week and we chatted about working his way up the texas prison guard system, being in bands, being in "machete kills", making music, making videos mystical mountain trips with alejandro escovedo and much, much more. i'm glad we got together and got to know each other a little better. i hope you enjoy getting to know joe. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 303: Joe Reyes

• August 26th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're out there successfully getting your nuts like crazy, rabid squirrels. i'm just getting in from a session for a song i'm producing for an artist named, daniel eyes. we cut drums at SPACE with this guy cruz playing and it turned out fantastic! it's a great room, a great studio, that's why i'm glad they're sponsors of this show. quality, great staff and of course, air conditioning. i'll be playing my tuesday residency tonight at strange brew. my guests will be the incredibly talented chris taylor and the phenomenal, little brave. it starts at 8. if you're in austin, come see what it's all about. 

my guest for episode 303 is ultra-talented/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, joe reyes! you might know joe from the many musical projects he's been involved in like, freddy fender, billy harvey, salim nourallah and many more. or, the many bands he's played/plays in like, lara & reyes, buttercup, demitasse and many more. joe was in town from san antonio a couple of weeks ago and we got together and had a great conversation about his interesting musical journey, san antonio, buttercup, demitasse, freddy fender and much, much more. i love joe. he's an amazing talent and total sweetheart. i hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 302: The Band of Heathens

• August 22nd, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i've had a good week. i had a great show at strange brew on tuesday. i played songs with lang freeman, kacy crowley, kayce laine and joseph king! i also played some songs by myself. what a great night. we had a good sized crowd. i had a blast. i can't believe there are only three left. if you live in austin, come out this tuesday august 26th at 8 pm. my guests will be artist/musician chris taylor from san antonio and little brave from austin. do it. other than that, i'm just getting myself ready for returning to SKYROCKET! tomorrow. we'll be playing a private event in richmond, tx. we haven't played in like 3 weeks... so, i've been going over songs. practice, practice, practice.

my guest for episode 302 is singer/songwriter/guitar player, ed jurdi from the band of heathens! i've been watching the band of heathens pretty much since they started. they started out as a way for three guys with a weekly residency on the same night to join forces become a group. that was in 2005... by 2014 they've got three live albums in their pocket, 5 studio albums out, they record their shows and sell them immediately after the show, they have guys that work for them, they've gone from guys at a club, trying to make a show happen to full-on touring band in demand that has carved out their audience. ed tells me all about how they did it and much more. plus, we go into the momo's scene and how you don't notice how cool those scenes are until you look back. i hope you enjoy getting to know ed jurdi. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 301: Kevin Wommack / Rain Perry Checks In

• August 19th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. things are good here. i had a week off from podcasting, three weeks off from SKYROCKET! and i've been puppy-sitting. crazy times. anyway, i'm back! i have four more shows in my tuesday residency at strange brew here in austin. i know. i'm gonna miss it. tonight i have two amazingly talented friends playing with me, kacy crowley and lang freeman from sounds under radio and the rocketboys. i'll also have some friends that are in from nyc sitting in on some songs with me. good times! on this episode, i have a quick phone conversation with californian singer/songwriter-turned documentarian, rain perry about her documentary, "the shopkeeper: a documentary about mark hallman and the congress house". she has an indiegogo campaign to raise money to finish it. here's a link, indegogo link go check it out. mark hallman is my mentor and one of the most important people in my life and i lived in the congress house for 2 years. give what you can.

my guest for episode 301 is manager and label owner, kevin wommack. i've known kevin for nearly 30 years. he's worked with omar and the howlers, sara hickman, guy forsythe, los lonely boys, ben kweller and many more. he also has a label, playing in traffic and run ben kweller's label, the noise company who has just released wild child's "the runaround". kevin has had an amazing career, rich with experiences both high (winning a grammy with los lonely boys) and low (the death of sims ellison from pariah) talking to him is like talking to a jedi of the business. if you're a young band or in any band, i recommend listening to this smart and extremely interesting man. i hope you enjoy my convesation with kevin as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg 
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Episode 300: Highlights

• August 15th, 2014

hello everyone! welcome to episode 300! i want to thank everyone who has helped out with the podcast namely, jake weiser, all of the publicists, managers and people who hook me up with bands. i'd like to thank the musicians and artists that take the time to talk to me. i'm still getting so much out of doing this show. most of all, i'd like to thank you guys for listening. i'm looking forward to getting to episode 400. who will i meet along the way?

episode 300 has some excerpts of great conversations from the last hundred episodes. this episode includes bits of my conversations with bp fallon, kelley mickwee, billy harvey, adrian quesada (spanish gold), mike flanigin, ume and the mastersons! i hope you enjoy these conversations! i did. i love talking to people. thank you guys so much for listening. episode 301 comes out tuesday. let's get down! xoxo, jg
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Episode 200: Highlights (originally released 9/2/13)

• August 14th, 2014

hello my friends! wow! we made it to 200 episodes! can you believe it? well, i don't really know where to start... i'd like to thank sheboygan for the theme song. they have an album coming out this month and they'll finally be guests very soon. i would like to thank all of the guests that have taken time out to meet with me and have a conversation. these last 100 shows were very fun and exciting. if you haven't heard them, check out this episode, you'll get a taste of them. most of all, i'd like to thank YOU, the listener for listening. you make this show possible. THANK YOU. i'm looking forward to the next 100 episodes. are you?

episode 200: highlights is the "best of" the last 100 episodes. in this episode, you'll hear from bob schneider on cleaning up, ian mclagan on groupies in the 70's, producer, c.j. eiricksson talks about working with hanson, glen phillips talks about a new album from toad the wet sprocket, lance keltner talks about giving rod stewart a suggestion and getting fired for it, steve poltz talks about laughing at really bad news, elizabeth mcqueen talks about the beatles, joanna barbera talks about being out of place in arizona, nakia and a.j. vallejo talk about racism in the south and the band death talk about their next move.... all good stuff! thank you again for listening. we couldn't do it without you. xoxo, jg
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Episode 100: Highlights (originally released 9/5/2012)

• August 13th, 2014

hey everyone!!! welcome to episode 100! thank you so much to everyone who has helped, supported, come by and talked to me and listened! thank you so much for listening. i'm looking forward to the next 100!

this episode features highlights from the first 100 episodes and a quick talk with todd v. wolfson about my experience doing this. this show includes excerpts of my conversations with suzanna choffel, dony wynn, ian moore, fastball, dale dudley, kathy valentine, tim palmer, alpha rev, will sexton, alejandro escovedo, bodeans, billy harvey and david grissom. i hope you enjoy these these highlights as much as i do. thank you again.

ciao! -jg

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Episode 299: Songs From The Podcast

• August 11th, 2014

hello friends! welcome to episode 299: songs from the podcast! i get turned on to a lot of amazing music through this podcast. i get to hear some great music for the first time from doing this show. well, i would like to share some the music that i got turned on to through the podcast over the last hundred episodes. there is so much music that i can't put it all in the mix so i chose some songs that i have been listening to since i first heard them on the podcast. i hope you dig it. the playlist has music from ume, dana falconberry, salim nourallah, scorpion child, joseph king, leopold and his fiction, dupree, the mastersons, the soft white sixties, arp, spanish gold and sheboygan. i made a spotify playlist called, "how did i get here?" here's a link spotify playlist i want you guys to make your own spotify playlists and share them on our facebook page. i hope you enjoy this playlist i made for you. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 298: Orb Recording Studios’ Matt Novesky & CB Hudson / Austin Pets Alive!

• August 8th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i am. i can't believe we're almost at episode 300. wow. i am so glad i started doing this. i wanted to let you guys know that i will be taking part in the soundtrack series podcast tomorrow, saturday 8/9 at 8pm. they'll be recording it live at the nd. this is my second appearance on the show and i'm really excited about it. the soundtrack series is a storytelling podcast where people choose a song and tell a story about how that song affected them. they're usually very funny and touching. dale dudley, laurie gallardo and many others will be on the show. here's a link to the site www.soundtrackseries.com on the show today we have a visit from dr. ellen jefferson from austin pets alive! she stopped by and we talked about how people can get involved and help keep austin a "no kill city". even if you don't live in austin, she has some great ideas about how to make your city a "no kill" city. check it out. get involved.

my guests for episode 298 are orb recording studio owners and members of blue october, matt novesky and cb hudson! these guys have opened the top-of-the-line, first-class studio. orb recording studios has already recorded the likes of justin bieber, lil wayne, blue october, quiet company and many, many more. i suggest you look at it for yourself. simply got to www.orbrecordingstudios.com anyway, we have a great conversation about their philosophy, their vision behind the studio, blue october and much, much more. cb and matt are cool, soulful guys that are really reaching for the stars and making a creative environment that is the best around to create the best art possible. i know they'll do well. i hope enjoy my conversation with them. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 297: Carry Illinois

• August 5th, 2014

hello friends! i am back from beach weekend 2014. it's not easy to come back from the beach after being there with family, living the dream, swimming in the ocean with baby cousins, hanging out on a porch shooting the shit and everything else that comes with a family weekend at a beach house on the beach. also, i completely unplugged from computer/phone/social media etc and i feel great. this episode is brought to you by the soundtrack series podcast. there will be a live recording this saturday, august 9th at the nd at 8pm. find out all about it at www.soundtrackseries.com also, i'll be at strange brew in austin, tx tonight continuing my residency. my guests will be cory glaeser from sheboygan and SKYROCKET! and kurt neumann from the bodeans! the fun starts at 8.

my guest for episode 297 is lizzy lehman from the band, carry illinois! i met lizzy at a show a few weeks ago. i checked out her stuff online and invited her on the show. she's been a solo folk artist for the last few years. she put out a couple of albums here and in portland. now she's got a band. she's taking her folk jams to a rock place with her new band, carry illinois. we have a great conversation about growing up in illinois, leaving for college in portland, finding her musical voice, moving to austin and putting together a band and everything in between. i hope you enjoy getting to know lizzy. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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