Episode 61: Toddy B.

today's episode is sponsored by: The 7th Annual Marijuana Law for Musicians and DWI Law for Social Drinkers Monday, April 16th, 2012, at the Mohawk, Austin. 8-9pm. Free.

i love and have always loved dance music. although i must say, dance music and d.j. culture can be polarizing among my peers in rock. some will say, "it all sounds the same." "it's not even music"... but it is. they're not making 3 minute songs working out their problems in the lyrics. it's not about instrument virtuosity. it's about creating a vibe. it's about bringing a group of people together and celebrating. hopefully, you'll be able to sit back and listen to this episode and have a greater understanding for music that just wants you to have a good time.

my guest for episode 61 is d.j. toddy b. toddy has won several austin music awards for best d.j., including this year! i was glad that toddy agreed to, and came by, the apartment. we talked about how he works a party, opening for for bigger d.j.'s like deadmau5 and skrillex, the increasing popularity of dance music and d.j. culture, his radio show and podcast and much, much more. i really enjoyed my conversation with toddy. i hope you do to.

ciao! -jg

ps. if you're in austin, i'll be playing at hotel vegas (1500 e. 6th st.) on sunday, april 15th at 7 pm. danny malone plays at 8

and coming sunday, april 29th a live recording of "how did i get here?" with guest danny malone. here's some info on the show.



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  • Robert George

    Hey J

    I have to say, hand on heart, that I would be one of the hypocrites that would slag off DJ’s and dance music, however, when in a club would be giving it socks on the dance floor (btw I dance like a 47 yr old white dude, not pretty but I’m too old to give a shit what others think). I have friends that are DJ’s, but can’t get into the music. That being said, I’d never say that they don’t have talent. What you guys said about putting on the wrong song and clearing the dance floor and sucking the wind out of a party I have seen time and time again, and the ones that don’t do it are the ones who care about their craft. Those are just some of the similarities between playing in a band and DJing, but as long as you have passion for what you’re doing, I support it. I do wish Toddy B all the luck in the world and the next time I’m in Austin and at a dance club, hopefully he will be DJing.



    Apr 24, 2012 at 6:41 am
  • howdidigethere

    thanks robert!

    Apr 24, 2012 at 8:03 am