• May 24th, 2013
hello friends! i hope this episode finds you happy and healthy. things are going well here in my life. i've been laying low this week. i had some dental work done earlier this week and i've just been recuperating. i've done quite a few podcasts, i've played guitar and piano, listened to an audiobook ("hollywood animal" by joe eszterhas) and watched a couple of movies. i've also booked some shows. i have a solo acoustic show next wednesday, may 29th at 10pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx. if you're in austin, come out and i'll sing you songs and tell you stories. it's fun. also, i have some big news we have a live "how did i get here?" recording coming up on wednesday, june 19th at 7 pm at strange brew. i've reached out to some folks and and so far jazz mills, nakia and the boxing lesson are confirmed!!! i'm very excited about this. i hope that if you're in austin, you'll come out and join the party!
my guest for episode 174 is the talented, entertaining and eccentric frontman from the venus illuminato, rob franco. rob is a modern renaissance man, he's a musician, actor and vegan food truck owner. rob is also very handsome. i've been friends with rob for around a decade. at some point like 8 years ago, i produced an album for his old band, dragonfly jones. i've always found him to be incredibly entertaining. always "on" and very funny. he's also a very talented singer and songwriter with an adventurous soul. rob came by the apartment last week and we talked about growing up in small town texas, going to new york, acting, traveling, kung fu, living in a tee pee, fighting monkeys, los angeles, food trucks and much, much more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did.
• May 20th, 2013
vicodin has a strange effect on me.
hello my friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. i had some dental work done and i'm feeling better, but had to take some vicodin because the pain was getting to me. i played in houston this weekend with skyrocket. we played at a rich person's house. rockstar chef, monica pope made and served us our food. that was cool. she was really nice. i'll post a picture on the facebook page. i'm going to try to get her on the the show. i went to my grandmother's 90th birthday party. it was nice to see the whole family. my grandmother had a great time. it's nice to see her so happy. happy birthday abita!
our guest for episode 173 is kurt mcmahan from the band, king corduroy! i met kurt a few years ago when he was the door guy at momo's here in austin. we reconnected when we played a show together a couple of months ago and i asked if he'd be interested in coming to the apartment and telling me his story. he came over to the apartment a couple of weeks ago and he told me all about it. growing up in alabama on a steady diet of soul, blues and rock, selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door, giving up alcohol, going to recording school, his various musical projects and the new king corduroy album, "austin soul stew" and much, much more. kurt is a great guy. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.
• May 17th, 2013
hello friends! i hope life is treating you well. my guests for episode 172 are the band, edison chair and austin treasure, david cotton. this was recorded earlier this week at the saxon pub in austin, tx. edison chair has just released a new e.p. produced by matt novesky (blue october), they've changed some members and added some girls. i was joined by founding members, martin aker, wes armstrong and will bryant. we talk about how they got together and why, "secret asian man" , girls, power pop and much more. first up, i'm joined on stage by david cotton. david and i have worked together and been friends for 20 years. we talk about the rooms he books, bill hicks, the houston comedy scene and more! i would like to thank everyone who came out. the audience was very, very cool. also, thanks to the saxon for having us and jay thomas for recording it. i hope you enjoy this episode. i did!
• May 14th, 2013
hello folks! i had a great time doing the live podcast at saxon pub last night. i love the band, edison chair. great music! super-entertaining guys! also, david cotton was a treat. i'm looking forward to the next one! i would love to get these going where i'm doing at least one per month. what do you think of that?
we have special themed show today called, "the kids are alright". in this episode i talk to 18 year old electronic musician and hip-hop beat maker, eric dingus and i also talk to the even younger, second generation musicians, william harries graham & finley sexton. william and finley are into organic music. i've known finley all of her life and i've seen her play. she's amazing. she writes beautiful songs and plays and sings very well. i've seen william play some, he's very good. he's also incredibly industruious. he curates and hosts an extremely popular teen music night called, proper nang night, at maria's taco express, he writes for the austin chronicle and he's putting together a teen music festival that will be held this summer. also, he's 14. first up, i talk to eric dingus. eric has been making electronic music in his bedroom studio and releasing it on bandcamp and soundcloud. he's incredibly prolific. he's also been making beats and selling them to underground rappers that he's met on the internet. these are stories from new musicians that have completely different approaches and styles. i hope you enjoy my my conversation with them. i sure did.
• May 10th, 2013
hey folks! don't forget... we have a live podcast THIS monday, may 13th 2013 at 7pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx!!!! our guests will be, the edison chair, david cotton and maybe a "special guest". if you're in austin, come do this with us. say hi afterwards. here's a link to the event page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/166923630137127/
hello friends!!!! i hope you are all living the proverbial dream today. i am back! we had some technical difficulties this week here at the studio. lost a whole episode in all of the confusion... it was a great conversation with one of my favorite comics, john tole. we'll do it again and i don't think it will happen again. is anyone out there a garageband specialist? i'm thinking about getting a new laptop and changing the way i record these podcasts and i could use some help/direction. other than that, i've been doing a lot of podcasts. i have some good shows for you guys...
my guest for episode 170 is my mentor, producer/mixer/mastering guy/musician, mark hallman! i've known mark for over 30 years. he's the guys that brought me into this whole "music career". he put me in his band when i was 16. (i'll post some videos on the "how did i get here?" facebook page.) mark's been in the game for a long, long time, he owns the congress house studio here in austin. he's produced such luminaries as, carole king, ian matthews, eliza gilkyson, will sexton and many, many more, he spent some years touring with dan fogelberg, he started a mixing and mastering career and has a thriving studio in a time when studios are dying off. we talk about all that stuff and so much more. i love mark dearly and owe him a great deal of thanks and acknowledgement for being so supportive, being such a great role model and teaching me music. enjoy!
• May 8th, 2013
happy birthday to our guest, mark pryor!!!
hello my friends! i hope you are all doing well. i'm good. i've had some equipment failure this week making this podcast come out a day late. sorry about that. i've fixed the situation and we're back online. i had a great show this last monday at the saxon pub. i'm looking forward to my other shows this month. you can find them on my facebook page. also, we hope to see you this coming monday, may 13th 7 pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx for a live podcast recording with the edison chair and david cotton... do it!!!!
our guest for episode 169 is author/assistant d.a./blogger, mark pryor. i met mark because he was the lead prosecutor on my mom's murder trial. after that intense experience we stayed in touch and have become friends. he just released his third book, the crypt thief , this week. in fact, this is the third book he's released since october! an amazing feat. anyway, mark came by the apartment and we talked about everything, growing up in the country, boarding school, journalism, moving to the u.s., being a lawyer, riding with cops, my mom's trial and much, much more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.
• May 3rd, 2013
i think i found a name for the listeners of this podcast. "stabilizers"! what do you think? tweet at me... @johnnygoudie
hello my friends! can you believe my show got cancelled last night because of wind and cold? it's may in texas!!!!! anyway, i'm sure i'll get over it. i ended up falling asleep before 10 which is why i'm up so early. before i fell asleep, i saw "silver linings playbook". it's good. no one ever talks about the "dirty dancing" sub-plot... i thought that was kind of weird. that jennifer lawrence has a nice butt too. no one ever told me about that either. it was a nice surprise. it was also nice to see robert deniro acting again and not just making that "robert deniro" face for a paycheck.
speaking of making a face for a paycheck, i'll be playing a solo acoustic show THIS monday, may 6th at 7pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx opening for bob schneider. then, the next monday, may 13th at 7 pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx, i'll be doing a live podcast with the band, edison chair and austin treasure, david cotton. come out and support! let's get down!
my guest for episode 168 is rock and roll guitar legend, david holt! you might know david from his work with carlene carter, joe ely, bill carter and the blame, the mavericks, storyville and many, many more! david is amazing guitar player, from a region that spawned amazing guitar players. he was even born in the same hospital as stevie ray and jimmie vaughan in dallas! he came by a couple of weeks ago and we got to talk about everything... his upbringing in lubbock, being mentored by jesse taylor, joining joe ely's band, nashville, the mavericks, his partnership with david grissom, his solo efforts, his new band, the eighty-sixxed and much much more. i've been friends with david for a round 20 years and we've always gotten along. he's sweet, funny and tells great stories. i really enjoyed my conversation with this incredible talent. i hope you do too.
• April 30th, 2013
hello my friends! i hope you are all on a winning streak. of course not the "charlie sheen" kind, just one where your own life is going well. mine is going pretty well. i'm getting ready to go see james mccartney with trish and darin from SKYROCKET! and i'm meeting a person i've never met there. it's not a blind date, just someone in town for a while that doesn't know anyone. it's a long story. i'll talk about it on friday's show. otherwise, i had a good weekend. SKYROCKET! played friday and saturday. both good shows. in the podcast, i talk about a lady who lifted her dress up to impress the band. we were not impressed. sunday, i was invited by former guest and super-cool chick, paula nelson to see her play at willie's 80th birthday. she had a great show and i had a good time... you'll hear all about it on the show today.
hey! quick reminder... i'm playing a solo show next monday, may 6th at the saxon pub in austin, tx at 7pm opening for bob schneider. the next monday, may 13th, i'll be doing a live podcast at the saxon pub at 7pm before bob schneider's show. my guests will be the edison chair and austin treasure, david cotton. i'd love to see you all there!
my guest for episode 167 is drummer/composer, brian lee sebastian. i've known brian for almost 30 years. he's an amazing drummer/composer/producer. we get into a long talk about his life, his travels, the bands he's played in, the choices he's made in his life and career and best of all, beating cancer. he's a beautiful person with a wonderful soul. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.
• April 26th, 2013
hello my friends!!!! i hope you are all doing/feeling/being well. i am. i've had a great week. the moontower comedy festival has been in town and i've gone the last two nights. i've seen a lot of comedy, made some friends and hung out with other friends. they have an after show party that's also a lot of fun. i saw so much comedy. it was a lot of fun, but i am looking forward to getting back to playing some shows. speaking of which, i have a solo acoustic show on monday, may 6th at 7pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx. if you're here, come by. i'll be opening for bob schneider.
my guests for episode 166, is the prohibition-era jazz band, jitterbug vipers. i don't always have whole bands on the show, but to get the idea of this wonderfully talented group of kooks, you need them to be together. luckily, we were able to pull it off. it was early, i was hungover, but we got to business... masumi and sarah sharp meeting at the berklee college of music, slim and francie's 15 marriages to each other, slim's hit and run. their new album featuring mostly songs written by sarah, their show on may 4th at the one world theater and much, much more. we laugh a lot on this one. these are some crazy, talented folks and i really enjoyed my conversation with them. i hope you do too.
• April 23rd, 2013
live podcast monday, may 13th 7pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx with guests, edison chair & david cotton!!!
hello friends!!!! summer is coming. pools are starting to sparkle with that inviting sparkle they have. i'm looking forward to it. i picked up my badge for the moontower comedy festival today. i'm only going to be able to go for two of the four days, but i'm going to get see everyone i want to see. i'm looking forward to that. if you're in austin this friday, april 26th, SKYROCKET! will be playing at cedar street courtyard. we play at 9:30. oh! while i'm promoting shows, i'm playing a solo acoustic show at the saxon pub in austin, tx on monday, may 6th at 7 pm opening for bob schneider. okay... enough promo.
my guest for episode 165 is singer/songwriter corey baum. corey moved to austin a few years ago from bowling green, ohio. i met him when he was bar tending at momo's and i had a residency there. we always got along well. then i heard his music and i was blown away. he has such a great depth and sense of humor in his songs. anyway, one of his bands, dumb, just released a cassette (yes. i said cassette), he plays a show every tuesday at the clive bar, he's about to head out on tour with leo rondeau this summer and he's getting buff from landscaping. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.