Tuesday May 17, 2016

Episode 490: Tom DeSavia / Kady Rain

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

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