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Tuesday Sep 03, 2019

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. Singer/songwriter/former owner of Austin's Pizza, JD Torian is my guest for episode 836! JD's brand new ep, Acoustic just dropped last Friday, August 30th and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to for show dates, music and more! We have a great conversation about his fascinating life, selling Austin's Pizza, getting more into music, playing with Kevin McKinney, making Acoustic, going through his adoption agency to find his original family and much more. I had a great time getting to know JD and I'm sure you will too. Plus, Ethan Jin, creator of The Beatbox From Rhythmo stops by to tell us all about his new instrument, The Beatbox. They're launching their Kickstarter campaign today and you can order your own Beatbox at a discount! Go to for more info on The Beatbox. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Friday May 03, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 799 where I get to play D.J. and play some songs that I got turned on to by guests over the last hundred episodes. I also made a Spotify playlist with even more songs from the show. Check it out here, Spotify Playlist. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Here's the track listing...
1. Jaimee Harris - "Depressive State"
2. Shy Beast - "Monday/Sunday"
3. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - "What Makes You Happy"
4. Ben Dickey - "I Think It's All Different"
5. Billy Harvey - "The Arsonist"
6. Queue Queue - "Man Boy"
7. Eric Tessmer - "Good So Bad"
8. Jeff Plankenhorn - "Sleeping Dogs"
9. Daisy O'Connor - "Ether"
10. Go Fever - "Cling"
11. Western Youth - "Hangin' On"

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Hello friends! If you're in Austin tight now, I hope you all are surviving SXSW 2018. My guest for episode 679 is one of my favorite new artsists to come out in years, Ty Richards! His debut release, 2017's Zillion was my favorite album of 2017 and made it to #4 on the college music charts and many others. Well, Ty Richards is back with a new brilliant album, Welcome To Flat Earth out April 20th.The album recorded entirely on the Tascam 388 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine! He's dropped two single from Welcome To Flat Earth, "Merry Go Round" and "Killjoy". Go to to find out when and where you can find him and his music. Ty and I have a great conversation about the Tascam 388, the artistically inspiring political climate we're in, his new label Tremolo Records, his successful year promoting Zillion and much, much more! I lways have a great time hanging with Ty. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 650: Conrad Keely

Friday Dec 08, 2017

Friday Dec 08, 2017

Hello folks! Multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Conrad Keely is my guest for episode 650! Conrad recently moved back to the U.S. after living in a few countries and finally settling in Cambodia for a while where he recorded a brilliant solo album, Original Machines. You can find his music and his amazing art on his Facebook pages conradkeelymusic & conradkeelyart. The Trail Of Dead are currently working on their 10th album and they're playing shows. Conrad and I have a great conversation about recording and living in Cambodia, the story of The Trail Of Dead, his artwork, being influenced by classical music, The Trail Of Dead's reputation of destruction and chaos and much, much more! I had a great time catching up with my old friend. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Oct 20, 2017

Hello friends! Brittish drummer, singer/songwriter and front man, Jonny 8 Track returns to the show for episode 636! Jonny was on episode 115 way back in 2012 and has returned to the show via SKYPE after five years to catch up. In the last few years Jonny's spent 3 years behind the drums with Psychedelic gurus, Spritualized, he released a brilliant album, 8 Hours Work 8 Hours Sleep 8 Hours For What We Will, Chicken Ranch Records is releasing his back catalog, he just returned to the UK after playing a festival in India and much, much more. You can find all things Jonny 8 Track at I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Sep 01, 2017

Hello friends! Hurricane Harvey has really laid some destruction on our fair state. Over 38,000 people are in shelters and the time to help is now. This page on shows you the many ways you can help those in need. Speaking of which, my friend, Louie Carr stopped by after his first trip to Houston. Louie and his partners at BMUSED Imaging bought a boat, grabbed an R.V. and headed to Houston to rescue people from their flooded streets and homes. It's an extremely intense scenme down there as Louie tells us. Also, he let's us know what the most needed spplies are. Louie is a real hero among many others who have come to the aid of these people in need.
Industrial rock hero, Curse Mackey is my guest on the show today! You might know Curse from his many musical projects including, PIGFACE, Evil Mothers, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, DJ and solo performances and even his latest project, Amorous. He's also a real art currator, he's published two books of art, he's the co-founder of Mosaic Sound Collective, he's composed and produced music for video games and much, much more. Find him at Curse is a real artist and a great hang. I hope you enjoy getting to know him. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Monday Aug 01, 2016

hello friends. i hope you're all doing well. i need to make an important announcement about a dear friend and very important part of the music community, bass player/producer, george reiff. george has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. he had a brain tumor removed on friday and is recovering. he has a long road ahead of him and that road is going to be very expensive. his family has started a gofundme page so that we can all help out. please go to and give what you can. let's help this beautiful man and his family get through this. let's do it for george.
my guest for episode 511 is artist/producer/entrepreneur/activist and austin's hip hop ambassador, tee double! he's just released his 27th album, ambassador status. he's started "black mics matter " a new musical project that will feature new artists with stories of passion and solutions for the black community and the world during these challenging times. you can find out more about by going to his gofundme page and help him realize his vision. tee double and i have an amazing conversation about making his new album, ambassador status, his goals with "black mics matter", race relations in today's crazy times, austin's hip hop scene, music licensing and much, much more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Apr 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. very tired. i played last night with my band, ladyband johnson at the townend here in austin. we had a great time. i wish we could have played longer. heading out to houston today to play some private events with skyrocket. looking forward to that. also, we'll be staying in my favorite hotel, so that's always a plus. i'm not sure you keep up with the cooking webseries i have with my old pal, aj vallejo, called, "cooking/drinking with johnny and aj". we made a crazy bloody mary last week with "bloody revolution" bloody mary mix and tito's vodka. well, both companies saw it and we have cases of both now. thanks to bloody revolution and tito's vodka! check out our show here .
my guest for episode 479 is producer/dj/beat maker/label owner, eric dingus. eric was on the show 3 years ago when he was 17 and making beats in his room for rappers. well, since then he's created a label called, dream sequence records, produced a song for drake, toured europe, the u.s. and canada dj-ing and much, much more. i had a great time catching up with this thoughtful, humble and extremely talented artist who is bringing a new sound to hip hop and electronic music. i hope you enjoy getting to know eric dingus again. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 475: Heye Minds

Friday Mar 25, 2016

Friday Mar 25, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all getting your weekend groove on. what ever that means or looks like. things are good here. i saw some music last night. i saw daniel eyes and the vibes then i saw moonpie, julianna sheffield and david' garza! great time. i'm off from skyrocket this weekend. i think i'm just gonna lock myself away and write songs for a couple of days. wish me luck. 
my guests for episode 475 are austin, hip-hop collective, heye minds! they stopped by a few eeks ago to talk about their monthly hip-hop residency called, "sundaze". "sundaze" is put on by solstice live and heye minds. it takes place the last sunday of every month from 10 pm - 2 am at the vulcan gas company on 6th street here in austin. "sundaze" continues this sunday, march 27th with heye minds, the bishops, jag and dancinatra. find out all about heye minds at i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i had a crazy weekend of shows. hey! speaking of shows, i'm playing a solo show next tuesday, november 17th at the townsend. the show starts at 8 and i go on at 9. there will be a special guest playing from 8-9. i'll post a link on our facebook page when i have all the details. i'm looking for an old drum machine that's reasonably priced and is from the 70's. do you know of one. write me on our facebook page. my guest for episode 434 is the voice of KUTX 98.9 fm in austin, laurie gallardo! this is laurie's second time on the show. we sat down a month or so ago and caught up on her various endeavors including her d.j. shift on KUTX 98.9 monday-thursday 8-11pm, her support of local music and touring bands with her "austin music minute" heard daily on KUTX and "the good music club" which can be found at and much, much more! laurie has been a great friend and tireless supporter of the podcast and my music career. i have a genuine respect for her. i see her out at a lot of shows and music functions. she's definitely an important part of this crazy austin music scene. i hope you enjoy our conversation as much as i did. let's get down! ciao! -jg

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