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Wednesday Apr 22, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all safe, healthy and sane. The movie, We Take The Low Road just debuted on Amazon Prime and I have writer/co-director, Jerry Spears and soundtrack and score composers, Kevin Curtin & Jonas Wilson on episode 909! You can watch the trailer and much more at or just watch it on Amazon Prime now. We have a great conversation about the real life experience that inspired the movie, the problem with America's rising medical costs, making the movie on a budget while making it look expensive, using Austin music and musicians for the score and soundtrack and much more! I had a great time learning about how this movie was made and getting to know these fine artists. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG
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Tuesday Nov 19, 2019

Hello friends! San Francisco based screenwriter/songwriter, Shwa Losben returns for episode 859! Shwa's first album in 9 years, the beautiful, You Would have Loved It, produced by Lang Freeman, dropped a couple of weeks ago and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to for more music and info. Shwa was in a few weeks ago for a screenwriting conference and we had a chance to sit down and catch up. We have a great conversation about his years on tour by himself, making You Would have Loved It, moving to San Francisco and studying screen writing, married life and much more! I had a great time catching up with Shwa. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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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 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

Episode 417: Chip Pope

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Friday Sep 25, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all out there doing it until you need glasses. things are good here. i wrote a really good song with my pal, gabe rhodes today and i'm writing a song with my old music partner, einar tomorrow. i'm getting into a writing rhythm which i hope will get me out of my "writing funk". i feel like i've been doing false starts musically for the last couple of years. now, i'm just gonna write a bunch of songs and figure it out as i go. wish me luck. my guest for episode 417 is hilarious, writer/comic, chip pope! chip lives in los angeles but was in town a month ago doing some stand-up and visiting family. i saw him do stand up a couple of years ago at a festival and laughed my ass off. we have a few mutual friends and for some reason i feel like i met him when he lived here. anyway, chip came by while he was in town and we talked about writing for ellen, roseanne, the beavis and butthead reprise a couple of years ago, natasha leggero's latest comedy central special, a new comedy/history show for nat geo coming soon, his whacky family, new romantic 80's bands and singers and much, much more. i had a great tome getting to know chip. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you embracing the world as if it were your mother. things are good here. today we get a visit from director, clay liford who stops by to talk about his new movie, "slash". he's 95% done with the movie and has launched a kickstarter campaign to finish it. it's a coming of age comedy about a boy who writes "slasher fan fiction" a sub-genre of erotic fan fiction and stars michael ian black, missi pyle, hannah marks, michael johnston and more. clay and i have a great conversation about the sensitive nature of this story and how it's already caused some controversy in the "slasher" world. check out his kickstarter campaign and see what you can give. you have until friday sept. 25th so, get out there and get invovled!my guest for episode 414 is the man, the myth, the legend, the amazing joe king carrasco! joe stopped by a few weeks ago while he was in town promoting his new album, chiliando which he made with his new band, joe king carrasco y los side fx. chiliando is joe's most rocking album to date. he's been living in puerto vallarta for a while now and settled into his new mexican life. we sat down and had a fantastic conversation about, being a star of early mtv, having michael jackson sing back-up on a session, getting banned from saturday night live, his excitement over chiliando, questionable vans breaking down in the mountains while on tour, his dog rescue foundation, owning his own club in puerto vallarta and much, much more! it was an hnor to have joe king come over and chat. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Friday Aug 21, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all finding yourselves enjoying your summer. i am. it just cooled off a bit which is nice. i have a great show for you guys today! a double-header, if you will. fist up i have legendary director, penelope spheeris and her daughter/ business partner, anna fox. you might know penelope from the big hollywood movies like "wayne's world" and "black sheep", but you might also know her from her "decline of western civilization" parts 1-3 documentaries. i came up watching part 1: the punk years and part 2: the metal years and loved them. the austin film society is presenting a ver special screening of all three parts plus, penelope's 1983 film, "suburbia" at the marchesa theater on friday, august 28th and saturday, august 29th. penelope and anna will be on hand for a "q & a" after the movies. tickets and more info on the event are available at so we have a great phone conversation where we find out what happened to the bands, odin and london from part 2: the metal years, why paul stanley was in bed with three girls during his interview and much more. if you want to own the new decline of western civilization box set, go here shout! second guests for episode 407 are austin's new generation of blues musicians, the peterson brothers! glenn and alex peterson stopped by to talk to me about their debut, self-titled album that came out earlier this month, being professional working musicians by night and high-school students by day, keeping their weekly continental club residency (mondays @ 6:30 fresh), where they want to take the blues and much, much more. i really enjoyed getting to know these fine, young, talented gentlemen. i'm sure you will too. find out more about the peterson brothers at let's get down!ciao! -jg  

Episode 380: The Big Fix

Friday May 22, 2015

Friday May 22, 2015

hello friends! i hope this show finds you all out there, fighting the good fight just like the canadian rock-trio, triumph told you to. i'm good. i have a week off from skyrocket, so i've been working on some songs, getting some podcasts done, working on the show a bit. i have a solo show next thursday, 5/28 at the 502 bar in san antonio. i'll be opening for my friend, joseph king and his band of lunatics from nyc. should be fun. check out the event page for times and address. my guest for episode 380 is my old friend and former bandmate, nathan harlan who has a new band, the big fix. in 2003, i joined a band that nathan co-fronted called, endochine. i left the band in 2004 because my life was literally falling apart. they went on for a few months after but soon called it quits. i didn't see nathan much for the last decade... well, we fixed that with this show. nathan came by and we talked about our time in endochine, his move to new york, wriitng, acting and working on films, the decision to put a new band together, the big fix and much, much more. they have some music up at their site, i had a great time catching up with nathan. i'm glad he's making new music. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 279: Ramin Nazer

Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

hello friends! i hope you are all feeling the healing power of summertime. i know i am. i am getting some shit together for my live podcast tonight! tonight (tuesday, june 3rd 2014) i'll be talking to four of my favorite ladies at strange brew at 8 pm. my guests are jazz mills, trish murphy, elizabeth mcqueen and our very first guest, suzanna choffel! come out and be a part of your favorite podcast. also, we'll be doing another live show on tuesday, june 17th at 8 pm at strange brew. my guests on the 17th are charlie hodge, graham wilkinson and the band, sphynx! sorry for all the promo, but i'm excited to do these shows and i want an audience. i saw bob schneider play last night... if you never have, you should go see him. he really is amazing. my guest for episode 279 is comic/animator/musician/artist/writer, ramin nazer! if you live in austin, you might know ramin as "2012's funniest person in austin" winner. if not, you might know him from "the late late show with craig ferguson" or from his many thoughtful and irreverent animations or comic books. i met ramin a couple of years ago after watching him do stand-up. i think he's one of the funniest guys around right now. his comedy is smart, twisted and most of all, FUNNY! he has a great album out called, you were good too and you can find out all about his exploits online at we have a great conversation and i hope you enjoy getting to know ramin as much as i did. 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 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 187: Jesse Dayton

Friday Jul 12, 2013

Friday Jul 12, 2013

hello my friends! we are currently in the depths of summer and goddammit, it feels good. i've been swimming a lot this week. i play tonight, but i have the rest of the weekend off. i'll be swimming, going to see fitz and the tantrums, grilling and probably seeing a movie. those are some pretty good summer activities. oh!!! quick plug... i'll be playing THIS coming tuesday, july 16th 2013 with the bluebonnets at the continental club in austin, tx! i'm really excited about this. the bluebonnets are and all-female rock and roll band led by my dear friend kathy valentine and they kick your ass. i rehearsed with them this week and it was like garage rock wet dream. if you're in austin next tuesday, come out and join in the rock and roll!!!!
my guest for episode 187 is musician/singer/songwriter/producer/stage actor/film actor/director, jesse dayton!!! i've gotten to see jesse play a couple of times over the last month and it's been great. i've known jesse for almost 20 years and he's always been an intensely creative and prolific artist. a true artist constantly finding new outlets for his creativity. he's also a great hang! we've been talking about doing this for almost two years since i first started this podcast. anyway, we finally got it together and jesse came to the apartment and we got to sit down and talk about his new movie, "zombex", cutting his musical teeth in houston, the three "heys", playing with waylon jennings, johnny cash and willie nelson, johnny clegg & the night creatures, rob zombie and "halloween 2", jesse sings kinky and much, much, much more! i hope you enjoy my conversation with this old friend. i sure did.
ciao! -jg

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