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Episode 860: Mike Melinoe

Friday Nov 22, 2019

Friday Nov 22, 2019

Hello friends! Hip-hop artist, visual artist, producer, model and Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month for November 2019, Mike Melinoe is my guest for episode 860! Mike's latest album, the amazing, Clajidu, dropped last week and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to goldaintcheap.com for music, videos, artwork and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in the intensity of Detroit, art, numerology, "Mike Melinoe Day" in Austin, being homeless, making Clajidu and much more! I had a great time getting to know Mike. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Jan 01, 2019

Happy 2019!!!! I wish you all the very best in the new year. Austin R&B queen and Austin Music Foundation artist of the month for January 2019, Alesia Lani returns the show for episode 764! Her latest release, the beautifully honest, Resilient is out now and available where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to alesialanimusic.com for music, show dates, videos and more. We have a great conversation about making music as a mom, getting extremely real on and making Resilient, the Austin R&B scene, writing on bass and much more! Alesia is a true talent and a great hang. Enjoy. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018

Hello friends! Sarah Dossey from Austin dreampop band, DOSSEY is my guest for episode 731! DOSSEY's dreamy new single, "Plastic Diamonds" is out now and they'll be at The Mohawk in Austin, TX on Friday September, 21st. Go to Dosseymusic.com for music, shows, videos and more! Sarah came over last week with occasional DOSSEY member, Mariclaire Glaeser from Shy Beast and we had a great conversation about anthemic 80's jams, playing banjo Indian & the Jones, songwriting collaborations, faith and much more! I had a great time getting to know Sarah. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Miami hip-hop band, ¡MAYDAY! checks in via SKYPE! Their brilliant new album, the reggae flavored, South Of 5th is out now. They'll be on tour through the middle of November and they'll be in Austin This Saturday, September 15th at Flamingo Cantina. Go to maydayonline.com for tour dates, music videos and more! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Oct 03, 2017

Prayers for the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting.
Austin hip-hop artist, Zeale returns to the show for episode 631! I saw Zeale perform a few weeks ago at the "Rock and Restock" show and was totally blown away. We got to gether a couple of weeks ago and caught up on all things Zeale; his collaboration with electronic sensations, Missio (see them this Saturday, October 7th at Antone's for ACL Festival Nights), his new band, Blastfamous USA, how the racial situation in America has inspired him to make new music that speaks to the tension, hosting parties and much, much more! Find him at zealerapz.com Find Blastfamous USA at BlastfamousUSA.com I had a great time getting to know Zeale. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg
 

Episode 607: Kydd Jones

Friday Jul 07, 2017

Friday Jul 07, 2017

My guest for episode 607 is the amazingly talented and personable hip-hop wunderkind, Kydd Jones! Kydd was born and raised in Austin, TX and is part of The LNS Crew, a hip-hop collective here in Austin that includes several artists including Kydd's brother, Tank Washington. To find out more about Kydd and the LNS Crew go to lnscrew.com If you live in Austin, you can dee Kydd perform live next Thursday, July 13th at Swan Dive. We have a great conversation about LNS Crew, getting signed as a teen, producing other artists, singles he's released this year, his friendship with Chuck D and much, much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Kydd. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 553: Cure For Paranoia

Tuesday Dec 27, 2016

Tuesday Dec 27, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I hope your Christmas was a great success. I had a great Christmas! I got to spend time with my family. Everyone enjoyed each other's company. The dinner was a success and i think we all did well with the presents. There are kids ther now so that adds a whole new level of joy and celebration. We drank a lot of vodka and had a lot of laughs. Happy holidays everyone!
My guests for episode 553 are Dallas hip-hop/soul/funk band, Cure For Paranoia! They've only been around a year and in that short time they've released two singles with their response to the Dallas shootings, "We Matter" which was featured on the Huffington Post Blog, they opened for Ludacris, they played Erikah Badu's birthday party, they've played all around Texas and won "Best New Act" in The Dallas Observer Music Awards just a few weeks ago. We have a great conversation about their incredible journey. Find out when they're coming to a town near you at cureforparanoia.com. I hope you enjoy getting to know these guys as much as I did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 515: Magna Carda

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you well. things are good here. i'm doing some writing and recording this week. so far, it's been fun, frustrating and ultimately, liberating. i have some gigs with skyrocket this weekend. if you live in north austin, we'll be making our debut at the new hanovers 2.0 in round rock on friday, august 19th and saturday, august 20th we'll be at the continental club in houston. come out and say hi.
my guests for episode 315 are megz kelli and dougie do from austin hip hop sensations, magna carda! their amazing, new album, cirqlation is out now! they're going to be playing the austin city limits festival and the sound on sound festival this fall. we have a great conversation about how megz and dougie met in college, megz displacement by hurricane katrina, the austin hip hop scene, making cirqlation and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know these brilliant young artists as much as i 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 gofundme.com/georgereiff 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 Jun 17, 2016

hello friends! i want to remind you that we are recording our 500th podcast live this coming monday, june 20th at 8 pm at the townsend here in austin, tx. my guests will be nakia, kathy valentine, taylor muse (quiet company), suzanna choffel and aj vallejo! come out and celebrate with us! enjoy fine cocktails, delicious snacks and a great conversation with some of he most entertaining musicians around. plus, there's no cover!!!
episode 499 part one: the music is a playlist i put together out of some of the music i've been turned on to by guests over the last hundred episodes. part two will be excerpts of conversations from soem of the last hundred episodes. look for that on tuesday. here's the track listing for episode 499 part one: the music...
 1. "baby when i close my eyes" - sweet spirit
 2. "stop the world" - mike flanigin w/ gary clark jr.
 3. "echo of whoos" - calliope musicals
 4. "no one gonna give you love" - my jerusalem
 5. "down to the ocean" - jeremy nail
 6. "atta blues" - emily wolfe
 7. "withdrawal" - max frost
 8. "september in your eyes" - bruce sudano
 9. "summer samaritan" - los coast
10. "ready for war" - love & chaos
11. "work" - tank washington
12. "heartbreak bugaloo" - the midnight stroll
13. "sweet dreaming" - daniel eyes and the vibes
14. "southern suburbian" - sally allen
15. "one" - moving panoramas
16. "polyester" - john evans
17. "i don't wanna have to lie" - lolo

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

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