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Episode 483: Carissa McAtee

Friday Apr 22, 2016

Friday Apr 22, 2016

hello friends. i'm so sad to hear about the death of one of my favorite artists, prince. what a sad, sad loss. play your prince records, sing his songs, celebrate his life and music. i'm crying purple tears.
my guest for episode 483 is radio personality, carissa mcatee! carissa is a producer and on-air personality on the incredibly popular klbj morning show with dudley & bob + matt. if you listen to the show, you know her very, very well. if you don't, you will get to know her very, very well on this show. we talk about, eating disorders, getting sober, revealing your whole life on the radio and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know carissa. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 417: Chip Pope

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Friday Sep 25, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all out there doing it until you need glasses. things are good here. i wrote a really good song with my pal, gabe rhodes today and i'm writing a song with my old music partner, einar tomorrow. i'm getting into a writing rhythm which i hope will get me out of my "writing funk". i feel like i've been doing false starts musically for the last couple of years. now, i'm just gonna write a bunch of songs and figure it out as i go. wish me luck. my guest for episode 417 is hilarious, writer/comic, chip pope! chip lives in los angeles but was in town a month ago doing some stand-up and visiting family. i saw him do stand up a couple of years ago at a festival and laughed my ass off. we have a few mutual friends and for some reason i feel like i met him when he lived here. anyway, chip came by while he was in town and we talked about writing for ellen, roseanne, the beavis and butthead reprise a couple of years ago, natasha leggero's latest comedy central special, a new comedy/history show for nat geo coming soon, his whacky family, new romantic 80's bands and singers and much, much more. i had a great tome getting to know chip. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 338: John Morton

Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

hello friends! we are coming to the end of 2014. i hope you're all ready to enter another year and leave, what was a pretty weird year, behind. i am. 2014 was a great year for this podcast. in the last 4 months our subscribers have grown by 10,000 downloads per month! that's our biggest growth yet! thank you so much for making this show such a great part of my life. i feel like i can talk to you guys about my life. it makes me feel better. talking to these guests has made me feel so much better about life and music. so, thank you for another great year of "how did i get here?". i look forward to what we can do in 2015. happy new year! let's get down!!!!my guest for episode is speechwriter/comic/author, john morton! john has just released two books, fire the pretty girl: awkward adventures in business and the elephant on 6th street. he's been a corporate speech writer for over 25 years and wrote speeches for c.e.o.'s of american airlines for 20. i read his book, fire the pretty girl. it is fantastic. he's a great writer, he tells his life story with a sense of humor and self-deprecating honesty that makes it hard to put the book down. my friend, lucas molandes told me about him and i'm so glad we met. i hope you enjoy getting to know my new friend, john morton. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Friday Oct 10, 2014

hello friends! this episode is coming to you robotically. i don't trust hotel internet to be strong enough to upload my podcasts, so i did this a few days ago before i left town to play some fly-out shows. wednesday, i went to scottsdale arizona for a show and yesterday flew to houston for a show. when you're listening to this, i'm probably on my way back to austin with SKYROCKET!. see, we flew out of austin to scottsdale and played a show on rented gear. then thursday, while we flew to houston, our crew dudes drove our gear from austin to houston. now it's friday, we're heading home. our cars are at the airport and we don't have a gig tonight. we'll be playing the one-2-one bar here in austin tomorrow, sat, oct 11th, for an acl after party. come out and join the lunatics. :)my guests for episode 316 are two hilarious comics here in austin, avery moore and ryan cownie!!! i saw them both a few weeks ago at a charlie hodge show at cap city and i invited them down to chat. ryan was on a couple of years ago after i first saw him and i've since seen and hung out with him a lot. he's one of my favorite comics in this scene. the hodge show was the first time i ever saw avery but man she is sooo funny. anyway, they came over a couple of weeks ago on a sunday, we dranks some beers and shot the shit. here it is. my conversation with the very funny avery moore and ryan cownie! let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

hello friends! i hope you all had a great weekend and you'e feeling good about everything. i'm doing well. i played all weekend. i played on friday and saturday with skyrocket and sunday with john bush and his group of awesome musicians including penny jo pullus, john nelson, glenn mcgregor, landis armstrong, brad houser and seth orrell. great times! i love playing at the one-2-one bar. i'm actually playing there this friday september 19th with skyrocket. come out and rock out with us in this sweet south austin club.my guests for episode 309 are two of my favorite funny men and best pals, charlie hodge and lucas molandes! charlie is hosting a big comedy show tonight at cap city. we talk all about it on the show. anyway, i hang out with thee guys a lot and we do podcast stuff together, so this show is more of just funny dudes hanging out and making each other laugh. i think we need this kind of episode every once in a while. this crazy conversations covers online dating, "i am cumin and i need to be loved", grocery stores, johnny's bagging pet peeves, lucas' sister is super-catholic, charlie wants to start a brick and mortar dating place called "cumin space" and much more insanity. i absolutely love these dudes and i love hanging out with them. i hope you love hanging out with us. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 279: Ramin Nazer

Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

hello friends! i hope you are all feeling the healing power of summertime. i know i am. i am getting some shit together for my live podcast tonight! tonight (tuesday, june 3rd 2014) i'll be talking to four of my favorite ladies at strange brew at 8 pm. my guests are jazz mills, trish murphy, elizabeth mcqueen and our very first guest, suzanna choffel! come out and be a part of your favorite podcast. also, we'll be doing another live show on tuesday, june 17th at 8 pm at strange brew. my guests on the 17th are charlie hodge, graham wilkinson and the band, sphynx! sorry for all the promo, but i'm excited to do these shows and i want an audience. i saw bob schneider play last night... if you never have, you should go see him. he really is amazing. my guest for episode 279 is comic/animator/musician/artist/writer, ramin nazer! if you live in austin, you might know ramin as "2012's funniest person in austin" winner. if not, you might know him from "the late late show with craig ferguson" or from his many thoughtful and irreverent animations or comic books. i met ramin a couple of years ago after watching him do stand-up. i think he's one of the funniest guys around right now. his comedy is smart, twisted and most of all, FUNNY! he has a great album out called, you were good too and you can find out all about his exploits online at raminnazer.com. we have a great conversation and i hope you enjoy getting to know ramin as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 278: CJ Morgan

Friday May 30, 2014

Friday May 30, 2014

hey rock and rollers! i hope you're all out there fighting the good fight and winning. i am well. i'm about to head out to houston and play at the house of blues bronze peacock room with SKYROCKET!. i'm not sure if it's sold out yet... check and see. tomorrow, saturday, may 31st we're playing at the one-2-one bar in south austin! it's our first time playing that room as SKYROCKET! and we'd love to see your pretty faces. while i'm on this insane promotional campaign, don't forget tuesday, june 3rd, we have a live "how did i get here?" recording at strange brew in austin, tx at 8 pm. my guests will be, suzanna choffel, elizabeth mcqueen and my bandmate in SKYROCKET!, trish murphy! here's some info on the show, https://www.facebook.com/events/680060505377188/ come out and be part of the show!!!my guest for episode 278 is radio personality/podcaster/internet personality and all around hilarious dude, cj morgan! i've heard cj on the radio and i have been following him on twitter and facebook for a while. i find him so funny and entertaining but also very smart and with a strong and irreverent point of view which i always find the funniest and the most biting. anyway, cj came over with his sweet old doggie and we talked about his life, being on the radio, the internet, what's funny and much, much more. i really enjoyed getting to know cjmorgan. i know you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 267: John Tole

Monday Apr 21, 2014

Monday Apr 21, 2014

hello friends! i hope you all had a wonderful passover or record store day or easter or earth day or 4/20 day. a lot of celebrating over the last week. i got some good record store day records... jay-z the black album, ume monuments and a couple of days earlier i got kiss alive and a laura nyro album that i heard about while listening to the paul stanley autobiography. good scores! the record stores were full. i saw my friend eve who owns antone's records at end of an ear records, so there was a spirit of solidarity among the record store owners. what a magical day. did you get anything?my guest for episode 267 is one of my favorite comics and one of my favorite people to talk to, john tole! i met john a couple of years ago after one of the "monkeyshine mondays" shows and we hit it off. so, i had john on the podcast over a year ago but i accidentally deleted it before i could put it out. i've always felt terrible about that. luckily, we made up for it with this conversation. john is an amazing comic, a prolific podcaster, he has 4256 productions where he puts out 4 podcasts, "disrupt the illusion", "after the illusion", "cart path diem" and "take it under advisement". he's always on the road and you can find out when he's coming to your town and what ever else you need to know about john tole at johntole.com i hope you enjoy our crazy conversation. i sure did. ladies and gentlemen, john tole.ciao! -jg

Episode 235: Mike Flanigin

Friday Jan 03, 2014

Friday Jan 03, 2014

happy new year everyone! i hope you had a safe and wonderful new years eve. i did. i played in houston with SKYROCKET! we helped a guy propose to his lady. i quit smoking... that totally sucks! i'm on my third day and i'm really starting to freak out. i hate it. i played last night and it was all i could think about. i know it gets easier, but this totally sucks.my guest for episode 235 is hammond B-3 organ master, mike flanigin. mike has had an incredible 2013. this year he played with jimmie vaughan at eric clapton's crossroads festival, he played with zz top at the montreaux jazz festival, he played with billy gibbons on his birthday in new york a couple of weeks ago along with will lee and anton fig of the david letterman band. his band, dupree, put out an album, nuestro camino that has garnered critical praise. his duo/trio shows at the continental club gallery are legendary and a "who's who" of special guests. to top it all off, mike flanigin is a really nice guy and and great hang. i hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as i did. ciao! -jg

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