how did i get here?



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 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 May 07, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 800 recorded live at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in Austin, TX on Sunday, May 5th.  I want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us, Cosmic for having us, Travis from Klayman Productions for recording the show and running sound, you for listening and my wonderful guests, Ray Prim, Laurie Gallardo, Nöelle Hampton ( The Belle Sounds) and Acey Monaro (Go Fever)! We have an insane conversation about Ray's love of television shows, Laurie's new podcast that asks the question, "What's your darkness?", Nöelle's teenage pal, Tupac, Acey's wild Saturday night and much, much more! I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Thank you so much for listening to "How Did I Get Here?". It's been a true blessing in my life to connect with my music community and to bring this show to you guys. Thank you. Let's get down!

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 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 for tour dates, music videos and more! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

Hello gang! Singer/songwriter/blogger/guitarist/content creator, Jana Pochop is my guest for episode 714! Her latest project, Onetwothreescream a collaboration with producer, Mark Addison, has just released their debut EP, Lit! Described as, "Pop music with smart words for these weird times we live in. It's okay to scream.", the thoughtful and pop laiden Lit is available where ever you stream or download music. You can find Onetwothreescream at and go to for tourdates, music, blog entries, "Social Thinkery" and more. Jana and I have a great conversation about discovering music through Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin as a kid, pop music, how the song "Money & Heart" kickstarted Onetwothreescream, making Lit, streaming vs. downloading, her e-book about the social media in the music business and much more! I had a great time getting to know Jana. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! - JG

Tuesday Jul 10, 2018

Hello friends! My dear old friend, musician/producer/songwriter, Mark Addison is my guest for episode 712! Mark's latest musical venture, Onetwothreescream, a collaboration with singer/songwriter, Jana Pochop is dropping their debut EP, Lit this Friday, July 13th. You can find the band at You might know Mark from his bands, The Borrowers and Kitty Gordon, or from the songs he's written that have been covered by Joan Baez, Gene Simmons, Cher and more. You might also know him as the prolific producer who's worked with Bob Schneider, Ian Moore, Wendy Colonna, Jess Klein, Mundy and many more. You can find out his whole discography at Mark and I met up at Space Rehearsal and Recording last week and chatted about his work with Black Fret, working with Jana Pochop on Onetwothreescream, coming of age in Cleveland, his time in Los Angeles, moving to Austin, Tips Concert series and much more! I had a great time catching with with my old friend and collaborator. I'm sure you will too. 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 Find Blastfamous USA at 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 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

Friday Jun 09, 2017

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 599 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. Ty Richards - "Spaceman"
2. Sphynx - "Weekend"
3. Jane Ellen Bryant - "All In My Head"
4. The Midnight Stroll - "Heartbreak Bugaloo"
5. Echocentrics feat. Natalia Clavier - "Muerto En Vida"
6. Fastball - "I Will Never Let You Down"
7. The Mastersons - "Fight"
8. Magna Carda - "Angela Basset"
9. Daisy O'Connor - "Lightchasers"
10. Kady Rain - "Can't Save Us"
11. Walker Lukens - "Lifted"
12. Emily Bell - "Can't Talk Back"
13. Bonnie Whitmore - "Fuck With Sad Girls"
14. Leopold And His Fiction - "Cowboy"
15. Fragile Rock - I Am Sad ( And So Am I)
16. Ian Moore - "Strange Days"
17. Happy Meals - "Altered Images"
Let's get down!!!

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 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

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