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Friday Mar 27, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all safe and healthy while sheltering at home. Legendary music journalist, co-founder and editor of No Depression magazine, Peter Blackstock joins me for episode 899! As a writer for the Austin American-Statesman, Peter has been busy keeping folks up on who's live streaming and when since the closure of clubs almost two weeks ago. Find him at austin360.com or follow him at @blackstock360 on Twitter. We have a great conversation about growing up in Austin and the scene in the mid-80's and early 90's, moving to Seattle at the dawn of Grunge, co-founding No Depression magazine and what it meant to Americana, life under quarantine and much more! I am a fan of Peter's work and I had a great time getting to know him. I'm sure you will too. 
Usually the 99th episode of the hundred is a mixtape I make of artists that have been on the show in the last hundred episodes. I skipped that this year to keep the conversations coming during our collective quarantine. However, I made a Spotify playlist with over two hours of music from artists that have been on the show in the last 99 episodes!!! Music from artists like Little Mazarn,  Mobely, Fastball, Sydney Wright, Shinyribs, Kydd Jones, The Deer, Brownout, William Harries Graham, Calliope Musicals, DAYEATER and many more! Listen HERE!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jul 06, 2018

Hello gang! I have a double-header for you guys today! First up, I have a SKYPE conversation with actress/musician, Emily Kinney! Emily's new album, the pop flavored, Oh Jonathan comes out on August 24th and is available for pre-order now. You might know Emily as Beth Greene from four seasons on AMC's "The Walking Dead" or as Nora from Showtime's "Masters Of Sex" and many other shows. We have a great conversation about walking the line between actor and musician, her new album, Oh Jonathan, her new Netflix series "Messiah" premiering in 2019 her videos and much more! You can get involved with all things Emily Kinney by going to emilykinneymusic.com. 
Next up is jounalist turned singer/songwriter, Nichole Wagner! Her debut full-length album, the relationship driven, And The Sky Caught Fire drops next Friday, July 13th where ever you stream or download your jams.  She will be celebrating with a release show at The Townsend here in Austin on Saturday, July 14th. Go to nicholewagnermusic.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about her journey from Colorado to Arizona State University, getting a degree in journalism, interviewing and reviewing artists, going from music journalist to singer/songwriter, open mics, Folk Alliance and much more! I had a great time getting to know Nichole and Emily. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday May 17, 2016

hello friends! i hope your week is starting off right. things are good here. i've been working on some paintings today. i am putting one in a show on friday, may 20th at the one-2-one bar called, "the tasteless nudes rock and art show". all proceeds benefit the health alliance for austin musicians. unfortunately, i won't be able to be there because skyrocket is playing a show in houston that night. get out if you can and pick up some art and support haam. speaking of support, kady rain stopped by the other day to talk about her new gofundme campaign they have going to get the money to put out their ep, make some new merch. and make a video. go to kadyrain.com to find out what you can do to help.
my guest for episode 490 is music industry veteran, journalist, podcatser, music fan and author, tom desavia! "under the big black sun: a personal history of l.a. punk" by john doe with tom desavia and friends came out a couple of weeks ago. it is an exceptional depiction of the l.a. punk scene of the late 70's and early 80's told by the people that built it and lived it including tom. tom and i met in he early 90's when i was in mr. rocket baby and he worked for ascap. a few years later when my band, goudie, signed to lars ulrich's vanity label under elektra records, tom was west coast v.p of a&r. we have a great conversation about what it took to get this amazing book together, how tom got in the business, his affiliation with the band X and much, much more. tom is one of my favorite people i've met on my journey through this crazy business. he's a true fan. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jan 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well and getting ready for the weekend. i have a big show for you guys today. first up, i have a skype conversation with houston press writer, kristy loye! kristy wrote an article for the houston press.com called, "rock and roll is dead, and even axl and slash can't save it". that really hit a nerve with people both with it and against it. go read it for yourself here . i reached out to kristy because i thought she touched on some important issues facing all musicians, how to make a living in an age where support for musicians (and artists in general) is becoming more scarce by the day. great conversation!!!on a completely different note, i also talk to french-pop artist, lou rebecca. lou is playing a show tonight, fri. 1/8 at the vulcan gas company in austin, tx. she moved here 6 months ago from paris, where she grew up the daughter of a pop singer mother and record producing father. she has an ep ready for release but has to figure out her deal with her french publishing company, sony. lou and her husband, daniel, a great photographer and director, came by last week and we had a great conversation. i hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! jg

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

hello friends! i hope life is treating you well. things are good here. i got to play at an xtc tribute/SIMS benefit on friday night at strange brew lounge side. there was an amazingly well-rehearsed house band led by my pal jon green. there was a host of awesome singers that got up and threw down on the song they sang. i sang a song by the xtc alter-ego band, the dukes of stratosphear called, "collideascope". it was a very special night and i was honored to be a part of it. i played a benefit for big brothers and big sisters with skyrocket in houston on saturday. i actually did the intro for this show in my hotel room between soundcheck and the show. i hope you like it.my guest for episode 418 is musician/author/artist/actor and one of the coolest guys i know, jesse sublett! jesse has a fantastic new non-fiction book out called, "1960's austin gangsters: crime that rocked the capital". the book is about austin's seedy underworld and follows austin's notorious overton gang and all of the outrageous crimes and wild characters in their orbit. it's a fascinating story that takes you through brothels in south austin, bank robbing tours through small towns in the south and midwest, darrel k. royal's u.t. football program, the "dixie mafia", bugged jails and crooked sheriffs and much, much more. go to jesse's website for yourself! i loved this book and in our conversation, jesse takes us deeper into the lives of some of austin's most nefarious and colorful characters. i hope you enjoy this conversation as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. i'm up early, about to go running before it gets to 100 degrees. zuri and i had a great time last night. we went to dinner at some old friends' house for dinner. i saw other old friends. it was so fun. it made me realize that people need to have more dinner parties. it's nice to see old friends and it's nice to have a get together outside of a performance place or a bar. i'd like to thank adam and christy for the lovely dinner and amazing hang. if you're in austin tonight, tuesday, july 29th 2014, come out to strange brew. i'll be opening for the great steve poltz tonight instead of the regular residency show. come out! steve is amazing!my guest for episode 295 is photographer, christopher durst! i met chris a couple of months ago at a photo shoot for "music and mutts". i knew his work and seen a bunch of it online and was a fan already, but getting to know him has been a real pleasure. he's a class act. he's shot everyone from willie nelson to jane's addiction, traveled the world with bands and shot festivals around the world. his experience has been genuinely exciting because he's a real artist and he gets into the heart and soul of his subjects and brings that out in the some of the most beautiful visuals i've seen in a long time. the guy is a true talent. today he's launching a new company, music imagery inc.! it's a revolutionary business model set up to help musicians get the best images without having to pay out of pocket. find out more at christopherdurst.com i had a great time getting to know christopher. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Friday Jan 31, 2014

hello my friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. i think i'm going for a run this morning... i haven't run since it's been so cold. i hate running in the cold. after my run, i'm heading out to houston to play at the house of blues with skyrocket tonight. i went to a fun party last night and i got to see my dear, old friend, will play. the health alliance for austin musicians (HAAM) was honoring my friend shane matt for all of his work with the organization both raising money and through his dental practice. i want to remind you that i will be playing the mccormack family benefit next thursday, february 6th at strange brew in austin, tx. the event is from 6pm to midnight. special guests include, alejandro escovedo, kacy crowley, bill carter me and many, many more. if you're in austin, come out. here's a link http://holdmyticket.com/event/159592my guest for episode 243 is musician, author, painter and all-around artist, jesse sublett. jesse is one of those guys i've been around a few times over the last 20 years, but i've never really gotten to know him at all. i knew he was in the 70's punk band, the skunks along with jon dee graham and i knew he was an artist and had survived cancer. i had no idea that he wrote documentaries for the history channel or that he had written so many books or that in the 70's his girlfriend had been murdered in their home while he was playing a gig. he is easily one of the coolest people i have ever met. this episode is just part 1 of our conversations. i'm reading his memoir/true crime book, "never the same again" and it's absolutely fascinating. i hope you enjoy my conversation with jesse. i did.ciao! -jg

Episode 133: Michael Corcoran

Tuesday Jan 01, 2013

Tuesday Jan 01, 2013

happy new year everyone!
hey gang! it's 2013 and i'm still pretty hungry. i hope everyone had a great new years eve. i did. SKYROCKET! played at rockefeller's, we had a sold out show with an incredibly enthusiastic crowd. i'm getting ready to go to miami tomorrow morning. i have some apprehensions... but i'm looking forward to seeing family that i haven't seen in a long time. check it out, i'll be posting it on instagram and twitter. my handle is @johnnygoudie on both.
my guest for episode 133 is journalist/critic/author, michael corcoran. michael's been a writer for over 30 years. we talked about how he got his start writing in hawaii at 16, starting a t-shirt company and bringing it to austin, writing for the austin chronicle, dallas morning news and the austin american-statesman to writing biographies on amazing musicians so that story can be told. he has a great story and he tells great stories. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.
ciao! -jg

Episode 125: Jody Denberg

Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

when i moved to austin in 1991, i lived in a very busy recording studio called, the congress house. it's a studio owned by producer/musician, mark hallman.  people at the studio were talking about a new radio station called, kgsr. how they played stuff that you had always wished was on the radio. so, i started listening and i loved it. in fact, i first heard nirvana, the innocence mission and lucinda williams on the station. i would always listen when i was going to and from work at whole foods. sometimes my shift started in the afternoon and sometimes it ended in the afternoon. on those afternoon drives, i would listen to the station's program director, jody denberg. he became the dj that let me know what you should be listening to. not just for me, but for a lot of people in this city that cared about music. jody is a music fan and that's what he brought to his station.
my guest for episode 125 is said music fan and radio maverick, jody denberg. i went over to jody's house yesterday and he gave a tour of his beautiful home. i got to go to his "rec room" where he has tons of photos with beatles, tom petty, yoko, patty smith and more albums than you can imagine. then we sat down in his office and he told me his story. it's a music fan's journey into a career where he just followed his heart and it really made/makes a difference. he's about to go on the air full-time again on kutx. a station that starts in the new year. i loved our visit and i'm looking forward to hanging out a lot more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did.
ciao! -jg

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