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Episode 340: Dwight Twilley

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

hello friends! i have been sick since new years day. i'm feeling a bit better today. still not 100% but i was out for four days. wow! anyway, i'm totally fucking stir crazy. i need to do something. i know i have elias haslanger coming over tomorrow. i'll be really excited to see him as he will be the first person i have had contact with since jake came by to check on me last friday. look out eli! anyway, i'm playing with skyrocket this friday at the one-2-one bar here in austin, tx. also free week is going on. i'd like to get out and see some new music this week. maybe i'll be up to it tomorrow or thursday. any suggestions?my guest for episode 340 is power pop legend, dwight twilley! i have been a fan of dwight's since i was 15 and i heard the song, "girls". over the years, i've gone back to through his catalog and my power pop friends and i have kept up with him over the years and remained fans. he has an amazing new album, always that's available on his website, and itunes and spotify etc. we had a great phone conversation about everything from the making of always, making music in his studio on his own terms, his burgeoning art career, "solid gold" vs. "dance fever" and much more! i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Friday Dec 19, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all feeling festive for the season. well, it's almost christmas and i'm about half way done with my shopping. i'm stoked! i didn't start until today and i really hit a stride right out of the gate. i mean, in 45 minutes, i did half of my shopping. that is rad! if you're in austin tomorrow (sat. 12/20), skyrocket will be playing at the one-2-one bar. we go on about 10 or so. i read a great book. if you like books... "fire the pretty girl: awkward adventures in business" by john morton you can find it at bookstores or at i just read the book over the last couple of days because i had john on the show today. i'm so glad i read it. i loved it! look for our conversation in a couple of guest for episode 335 is "the attorney that rocks", david komie! if you live in austin or have come to austin over the last few years you've probably seen his billboards or commercials. david is a defense attorney here in austin, but he's also the frontman for the band, dharma kings. so, he does in fact, rock. i have wondered who david is since i started seeing him on tv. wondered what kind of guy he was. well, i found out. he's a really interesting, genuine and very nice guy with a fascinating story. we talk about growing poor in miami, going to college on a tennis scholarship, playing pro tennis, law school in the south, being a lawyer, starting a label, starting a band, being "attorney that rocks" and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know david. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Dec 09, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i've had an emotionally draining week. big ups, big downs and all-arounds. i feel like our music community lost one of our elders. someone we could look to as a beacon of what we can elevate ourselves to as musicians and people. ian mclagan was that guy in our community and now he's gone. he touched a lot of people in this community and his loss is felt. big time. the big ups this week had to do with the mr. rocket baby reunion. after more than 20 years of not playing together, we reunited and played a show. it was an extremely cathartic experience. it was really fun playing those songs again. it was good being around those guys again. it was great! there was some real healing through rock and roll going on there. i'm proud and honored to have been a part of that experience. crazy, right?my guest for episode 332 is my dear old friend, making his second appearance on the show, the amazingly talented songwriter/singer/musician, ian moore! ian and i have been friends for around 30 years. i got the chance to tour with him 7 years ago when he released his album, to be loved. he's in town this week because he's on a christmas tour. which stops in austin, galveston and houston this week. find out if he's coming to your town y going to to find out when he's coming to a town near you. ian is amazing artist who's followed his heart and and worn it on his sleeve for for the past 3 decades. if you like this episode and want to hear our conversation for episode 10 go to hear about how he got started and our tour together and much, much more. i hope you enjoy my conversation with ian. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 329: Greezy Wheels

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

hello friends! i hope you have safe travels and a great thanksgiving! my guest for episode 329 is cleve hattersley from the legendary texas band, greezy wheels! cleve came by a couple of weeks ago and we had an amazing conversation about everything from running political campaigns, being the house band at the armadillo, putting out major label records in 70's, a 23 years hiatus, getting inducted into the texas music hall of fame, getting busted for weed and much, much more. you can find out where they're playing and get their music at i thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with cleve. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!

Saturday Oct 25, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. things are good here. i've had a busy week... i played with SKYROCKET!, recorded with kimmie rhodes, did a couple of podcasts and went to a party. it's been a good week. i'm about to hit the road to houston for a show tonight. so yeah. busy times. speaking of busy times, i have a couple of solo shows this week. tomorrow, sunday october 26th, i'll be playing a fundraiser at the spider house ballroom at 4 pm. come out and support the children. on tuesday, october 28th, i'll be playing a celebration of the volstead act at the volstead here in austin. i play at 8:30. also on the bill, nathan harlan! come out and say guest for episode 320 is musician/producer/label owner and now manager, chris frenchy smith! you might know frenchy as the musician behind sixteen deluxe and young heart attack or as producer or as owner of the bubble. this is frenchy's second appearance on the show. he was on in the summer of 2013. anyway, we got together last week and caught we talked about everything from the foo fighters vs. U2 and the way they're releasing their albums, spotify, buying music, his new adventure as co-manager of the band purple, frenchy smith records and much, much more. frenchy and i have been friends for 23 years and i always have a great time talking to him. i hope you enjoy it. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg i did. 

Friday Sep 26, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all accepting the entrance of fall like a female minx during mating season. i am. i have enjoyed the cool weather like nobody's business. i just got home from a gig at steiner ranch with skyrocket. it was really fun. my old friend, dan, came out. we've been buddies since 4th grade. what a great guy. anyway, good times were had. jams were jammed. if you live in austin, we'll be at the roost tomorrow, saturday, 9/27. come out. it's a guest for episode 312 is legendary singer/songwriter, jimmy lafave! i've seen jimmy play and heard his music for the last 22 years. i have always loved his voice and his songs so much. i finally asked to come on the show. mostly, so i could get to know him better. i'm glad i did. we had a great conversation about oklahoma, the red dirt scene, weird record deals, starting a label, owning a studio, touring europe and much,  much more. you're gonna like getting to know jimmy lave. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. things are good here. i had a week off from podcasting, three weeks off from SKYROCKET! and i've been puppy-sitting. crazy times. anyway, i'm back! i have four more shows in my tuesday residency at strange brew here in austin. i know. i'm gonna miss it. tonight i have two amazingly talented friends playing with me, kacy crowley and lang freeman from sounds under radio and the rocketboys. i'll also have some friends that are in from nyc sitting in on some songs with me. good times! on this episode, i have a quick phone conversation with californian singer/songwriter-turned documentarian, rain perry about her documentary, "the shopkeeper: a documentary about mark hallman and the congress house". she has an indiegogo campaign to raise money to finish it. here's a link, indegogo link go check it out. mark hallman is my mentor and one of the most important people in my life and i lived in the congress house for 2 years. give what you guest for episode 301 is manager and label owner, kevin wommack. i've known kevin for nearly 30 years. he's worked with omar and the howlers, sara hickman, guy forsythe, los lonely boys, ben kweller and many more. he also has a label, playing in traffic and run ben kweller's label, the noise company who has just released wild child's "the runaround". kevin has had an amazing career, rich with experiences both high (winning a grammy with los lonely boys) and low (the death of sims ellison from pariah) talking to him is like talking to a jedi of the business. if you're a young band or in any band, i recommend listening to this smart and extremely interesting man. i hope you enjoy my convesation with kevin as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg 

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