The Mike Herrera Podcast

Bryan Buchelt has worked on many many MXPX videos and documentaries over the span of 10 years or more. He's a Chicago based film maker and private pilot. We sat down in my Chicago hotel room before heading out to a show. This was a nice look into who and how we made the latest MXPX videos as well as getting into some of the older videos as well. Classic stories in here too!

 Find Bryan on Instagram @BryanBuchelt 

Listen to Best Life everywhere!

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Direct download: 259_MHP_-_Bryan_Buchelt.mp3
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Jered Scott an American Photographer that has worked with MXPX for over 10 years. We recently collaborated on an MXPX coffee table books with photos of MXPX spanning over 10 years.

 

We talk about the beginning of Jered's photo career up to what he's doing with bands like MXPX, many more and also Dynamo Studios in Chattanooga, TN.

www.JeredScottPhoto.com 

www.dynamostudios.org 

@jeredscott on socials. 

 

Listen to Best Life everywhere!

www.mxpx.com for all things

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Listen to the new album on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you stream your tunes! 

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Direct download: MHP_258_JERED_SCOTT_Dynamo.mp3
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#257 Nick Woods of punk band Direct Hit, Best Life release and more

Cameo guest Tom Chichila @Tomisnotangry 

New album from @Directhit_sucks (twitter) @DirectHitBand (Insta)

Crown of Nothing out in OCT 2018 on Fat Wreck. Comic Book based on the album coming out soon.

 

He loves the F-word!! on the flip side. Music brings our lives meaning and there’s talk of existentialism

 

Hear the story behind the pie facing!! I do a full week recap of all the shows I just played in the intro. 

 

We talk about how to make money doing what you love, stories, songwriting and creative ideas, marketing, business, music, bars, clothing, Anchor Valley Wine, Best Life Beer

 

 

Listen to Best Life everywhere!

www.mxpx.com for all things

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Direct download: MHP_257_NICK_WOODS_DIRECT_HIT.mp3
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#256 A Brief History of IOOF in Texas with Al Bicking - Texas Original

Conversation from Dallas to Waco. 

A Brief History of Odd Fellow in Texas and much, much more!

This Sat Oct 6!

Odd Fest in

Historic downtown Waxahachie- Oddfest 2018

20+local artists, live bands, food, and fun for the whole family!

 

Conversation from Dallas to Waco.

A Brief History of Odd Fellow in Texas and much, much more!

 

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Direct download: MHH-256-_AL_BICKING_TEXAS_ORIGINAL.mp3
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#255 Band Talk with Cyrus Bolooki and Moon Valjean

@CyrusBolooki plays drums for the band New Found Glory and 

@HereLiesMoon (Moon=Phil Sneed) plays guitar and sings for the band Greek Fire.

 

We talk, we drink champagne and we talk some more!

Goldfinger stories included!

check the link below!

https://www.altpress.com/news/mxpx-beer-self-titled-music-video/

 

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Direct download: 255_MHP_Band_Talk_with_Cyrus_Bolooki_Moon_Valjean.mp3
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#254 MXPX Crew - Road Stories

WARNING! This is more of a peecast or maybe even a poocast. So don't listen with your parents in the room. HaHa. Many of the stories are messy. You've been warned.. in fact, don't even listen!

Tony Godino, Andy Alonso , Trevor Jackson, Yuri Ruley and Tom Wisniewski all tell some good and gruesome stories from the road of life.

 

Brad Blanco was driving and Dave Lackey filmed the entire podcast on video. that's available on Youtube. Search - #254 MXPX Crew - Road Stories

 

 

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Direct download: MHP_254_-_MXPX_CREW_Road_Stories.mp3
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#253 Aric Improta - How to get good at anything, especially drums!

Aric Improta is a professional drummer with a style all his own.

follow @aricimprota on Instagram or twitter

His current bands- @nightverses @thefever333 and @goldfingermusic

Aric Improta is currently a member of Night Verses (LA) and The Fever 333 a politically charged rock band featuring Jason Aalon Butler formerly of letlive and Stephen Harrison formerly of The Chariot (band). The group has also had collaborative association with Travis Barker and John Feldmann. He also occasionally performs live with Goldfinger (band), he's recorded drums on the last 2 Gin Wigmore records and has participated in multiple Drum Festivals around the world. Meinl Cymbals released a studio re-recording of his 40 min solo performed at Meinl Drum Festival in Gutenstetten, Germany on July 1, 2017 via their youtube channel. The piece is entitled Blur-Lights in the Videodrome. -Wiki

 

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Direct download: MHP_253_-_Aric_Improta_Shredding_Drummer.mp3
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#252 Jake Long and Tra Milburn on Music Life and band NRTHWND

My good friends and associates Jake and Tra sit up in the studio and talk about the beginning of the MxPx self titled album preproduction and their personal experiences with joining the MxPx Team.  

Follow them on Instagram:

@thejakelong

@tra580

@NRTHWND

 

www.mxpx.com for all things

Listen to the new album on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you stream your tunes! 

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Direct download: MHP_252_MIKE_HERRERA_PODCAST.mp3
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#251 Live a Creative Life with Chuck Staton of band Senior Discount

@Discountchuck on Insta and Twitter

 

Senior Discount latest album is The Best Revenge on P+P Records

http://chuckstaton.wixsite.com/seniordiscountmusic

 

 

listen to more episodse at MXPX.com

Thanks for listening. If you like the show please give us a positive review and rating on Apple Podcast!

 

 

MXPX.com for all things


#250 with band Spanish Love Songs

From Los Angeles, CA new album "Scmaltz" out now!

Follow them on Instagram @SpanishLoveSongs

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www.mxpx.com

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Audio: Jake Long, Mike Herrera, Bob McKnight

Back Office: Tom Chichila

 

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Direct download: MHP_250_Punk_Rock_in_2018_Spanish_Love_Songs.mp3
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#249 Jason Tate and Mike Herrera deep dive into the NEW MXPX Album

 

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Audio and Video Production: Jake Long and Mike Herrera

Back Office: Tom Chichila

 

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#248 Pick It Up SKA in the 90s with Producers Leanor Ortega Till & Jason Hockney Zeimet

Pick It Up on Kickstarter link below

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/974601805/pick-it-up-ska-in-the-90s/description

 

Campaign Ends Monday July 23, 2018!

 

ww.mxpx.com or listen to the Let's Ride on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you stream your tunes! 

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Editing and Producing by Bob Mcknight from 

The Bob and Katie Show

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MHP #247 with Mario Romero Ex Navy Seal and training to be an Astronaut.

Follow him on Instagram @MarioRomero186

Visit MXPX.com to watch the latest videos and preorder new album!

 

July 27th- Seattle, WA - The Showbox On sale now!

July 28th- Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre On Sale NOW!

September 7th- Dallas, TX- Canton Hall  on sale NOW!

September 8th- Austin, TX- Mohawk on sale NOW!


July 4, 2018

Mike Herrera Podcast #246 with Photographer Joe Ortega.

Joe and I sat down in the studio and Joe told me his story about how he got into music and photos. He's got a great story. 

Thanks for listening. Please subscribe to the podcast and rate and review on itunes!

MXPX.com for all things MXPX!

Direct download: MHP_246_-_Joe_Ortega.mp3
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#245 the Mike Herrera Podcast with

Tattooer JOHNNY SMITH ART and JOE MOXLEY

MXPX.com for everything!

Direct download: MHP-245-_JOHNNY_SMITH_ART_-_JOE_MOXLEY.mp3
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MHP 244 Pro Athlete BMX Rider and Actor Rick Thorne

Musician, VJay, Announcer

 

MXPX.com

Direct download: MHP-244-Rick_Thorne.mp3
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Punk Rock Karaoke - A conversation backstage in Seattle, Washington with Stan Lee, Steve Soto, Greg Hetson and Darrin Pfeiffer. 

originalpunkrockkaraoke.com

 

MXPX.com for MXPX tickets in JULY!!! 

New Album out in JULY!!!!

 

We talk:

Music

Pokemon

Politics

Punk Rock Karaoke


Mike Herrera Podcast #242

Brandon Saller of Atreyu and Hell or Highwater and Phil Moon from Greek Fire and Goldfinger join me on the podcast as we barrel down the highway in the United Kingdom. 

 

MXPX.com 

Direct download: MHP-242-Brandon_Saller_and_Phil_Moon.mp3
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#241 Garrett Dale of Red City Radio

 

We talk about some very important topics. 

 

I also redcap the MXPX trip to Jakarta, Indonesia as well as updates to Kickstarter. Thank you for listening. Mike

 

Direct download: MHP-241-Garrett_Dale.mp3
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#240 Mike Herrera on MegaMaker with Justin Jackson

 

MXPX.com

MXPX Kickstarter link

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mxpx/mxpx-full-length-album-10

Direct download: MHP_240_Mike_Herrera_on_Mega_Maker.mp3
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#239 James Barrett - Stage tech touring the world with rock bands

He’s a professional stage tech out with Underoath as this podcast is releasing. You name it he's worked for or alongside them. He’s worked for Kesha, the Jacksons, ADTR, Shiny Toy Guns, Anberlin and much, much more. But it all started with MXPX. First as our all around get it done guy then a big step up as my bass tech. He's like an older brother to me. We had a great conversation. 


#238 - Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath

 

Spencer tells me why he doesn't have Facebook. We go in depth about how the new Underoath album was written and recorded. We talk about a number of topics from culture to the music business. 

Underoath - Erase Me (Fearless Records) out everywhere now!!!

 

MXPX has a new album coming this summer! 

Check out the Kickstarter at MXPX.com

Direct download: 238_Spencer_Chamberlain_Underoath.mp3
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A conversation with Steve Cabellero about Professional Skateboarding, practice, dedication and passion for mastering your profession. Steve hits us with nugget after nugget of wisdom and that positive attitude. My hope is that you'll get a lot of value from this podcast. Enjoy

 

Mxpx.com to pre order the upcoming new album!!

 

Direct download: MHP_237_-_Steve_Caballero.mp3
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#236 A conversation with Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens

Direct download: MHP_236_-_Kellin_Quinn_Sleeping_with_Sirens_.mp3
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A conversation with Jason "Wee Man" Acuña about skateboarding, Jack Ass, his acting career and the Taco Business!

 

Help MXPX make a new album go to MXPX.com

 

Direct download: MHP_235_-_Wee_Man_Pro_Skater_Actor.mp3
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On the podcast today is Travis Boersma co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee, the largest privately owned drive through coffee chain.  He and his brother Dane founded the company in 1992 after government regulations forced their family out of their dairy business in Grants Pass Oregon.

 

SHOW NOTES

Fixer Upper [1:00]

Under Cover Boss [3:00]

Dutch Bros 92 [10:50]

The Dairy Life [14:00]

Football Pencils [19:30]

Espresso Cart [22:00]

Making Changes [30:00]

Tears and Pain [33:00]

Self awareness [36:00]

Treating people well [44:00]

The modern company [47:00]

Music state of mind [51:30]

Tech and change [56:00]

Rebel energy [1:00:00]

Notable Links Discussed:

Dutch Bros https://www.dutchbros.com

Tony Robbins https://www.tonyrobbins.com

Napoleon Hill https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Hill

 

Direct download: MHP234_TRAVIS_BOERSMA.mp3
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MHP233 - TOM CHICHILA Team MXPX

 

Here's a brand new episode that will give you the updates on what we've been doing and why. Some big changes but mostly many small ones. My 11 time guest Chichila joins me for this ode to conversation for conversations sake and add value in the process. We get deep into music business talk here. Let me know what you think @mikeherreraTD

 

Direct download: MHP233_-_TOM_CHICHILA.mp3
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This year's highs and lows with Jason Hockney Zeimet. 

Direct download: MHH232_HILOWJASON_POD.mp3
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Trevor, Tony and Andy from the MxPx crew join the podcast while in New York City.

Direct download: MHHp231_MXPX_CREW.mp3
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Stephen Egerton (Descendents, All) joins the podcast.

Direct download: MHH230_STEPHEN_E_PODCAST.mp3
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Mike's mom joins the podcast!

Find her on Twitter: @mxpxstoremanager

Direct download: MHH229p_MICHELE_HERRERA.mp3
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Jeff Betger of 90 LB WUSS joins the podcast.

Direct download: MHHp228_JEFFBetger.mp3
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MHH227- Tony Lovato - MEST

Get Tony up close and personal in this long form podcast about his life growing up in South Chicago and the rise and fall of his band MEST.

Direct download: MHHp227-_Tony_Lovato_Mest.mp3
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Yuri and Mike talk about how they met, songwriting process, growing and evolving as musicians... and answer your questions! 

Direct download: MHHp226_YURI_RULEY_MXPX.mp3
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Mike Park, owner Asian Man Records. The Bruce Lee Band.  

Direct download: MHHp225_MIKE_PARK.mp3
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Chris Demakes and Roger Lima join the podcast this week.

Direct download: MHHp224_LessThanJake_ChrisDemakes_RogerLima.mp3
Category:Music Entertainment -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Tom Wisniewski - MXPX - politics, mass shootings, natural disasters and current events. Q+A at the end where your Facebook questions get answered! 

SHOW NOTES

Price vs Quality [4:20]
Amazon takes over [6:25]
Mass shootings [9:50]
Conspiracy theories [17:00]
Raising kids [20:00]
More conspiracies [24:00]
Chappelle and tacos [30:15]
Politics [27:00]
Police training [35:30]
Tom Petty [39:00]
Dead on stage [43:30]
Listener Q&A [47:00]
Podcast bonus Q&A [1:00:00]
This Trump Guy [1:11:00]


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Comedian Joe Sib joins the Mike Herrera Hour. 

Direct download: MHHp222_JOESIB.mp3
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Josh Caterer & Mike Felumlee (The Smoking Popes). 

Direct download: MHHp221_TheSmokingPopes_JoshCaterer_MikeFelumlee.mp3
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Tom May and Joe Godino from The Menzingers

Direct download: MHHp220_TheMenzingers_TomMay_JoeGodino.mp3
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Five Iron Frenzy's Reese Roper and Leanor Orega Till join the podcast.

This week’s guest is Reese Roper and Leanor Orega Till of Five Iron Frenzy. You may be in a group called I hate Five Iron Frenzy but the truth is you don’t. From long arms to Fireball this episode rotates through pre show warm ups, politics, live shows, and even some bad jokes so get ready for an hour of good friends and good stories.  

Reese and Leanor online:
Leanor's Facebook
Reese Roper is not my real friend
Website

 

SHOW NOTES

It stinks so good [7:15]
Fireball [11:00]
Reese starts to sing [15:00]
Breaking stuff at shows [17:30]
Words and propaganda [21:20]
Live shows [25:00]
Cornerstone [28:00]
The controversy [32:15]
Music hierarchy [35:00]
Leprosy barrier [37:00]
Music becomes family [40:00]
The voice takes you there [42:30]
Bad jokes [46:00]
Mini tour [47:30]
New album and politics [51:00]

Notable Links Discussed:

Me Without You
Simple Plan     
The fast feeling


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Seb Lefebvre from Simple Plan joins the podcast.

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This weeks guest is Seb Lefebvre of Simple Plan. From the janitors closet to a stage surrounded by thousands, Seb has had a life time of stories to share with world and maybe next time he will, but this time Mike and Seb talk about guitars that don’t exist, learning English to get laid, old movies, books, technology that listens to everything you say, and also a creeper in the park.

Seb Online:
Instagram
Twitter
Website

SHOW NOTES

Seb the janitor [6:30]
Reset [8:10]
A Simple Plan begins [12:00]
Chuck the manager [15:00]
Bass and family [17:00]
Compact guitars [19:00]
Seb in the morning [20:30]
Music and family [26:30]
Learning English [29:30]
Movies and books [31:00]
The tech listens [35:00]
Creeper in the park [39:00]
Podcasting [41:30]
Supporting a brother [51:00]
Producing and writing [57:00]


Notable Links Discussed:
Man of the hour podcast 
Simple Plan    
Ernie Ball

Direct download: MHHp218_SebLefebvre_SimplePlan.mp3
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This weeks guest is Tom Chichila. If you are in the music business or any creative business this podcast has some gems and tons of value!

Hang out with Mike and Tom as they try to take a walk down memory lane but ultimately and with great passion end up strolling broken music boulevard. So grab your device, headphones, and a nice place to kick your feet up and Let it Happen!

SHOW NOTES

Text Harvey to 90999 [8:00]
Mike and Tom meet [10:25]
Tumbledown and the Swiss guys [16:30]
2013 [20:30]
Holli the angel [24:40]
Back to 2013 [20:30]
The solo gig [30:00]
Tacoma[32:45]
Mike the tour manager [36:20]
Break the grind [39:00]
The mailing list(props to Tony) [47:00]
Are we stupid? [54:00]
Agents will disappear [58:00]
The bubble [1:03:00]
Playing ball [1:06:30]
Opening for MxPx [1:09:00]
Let it happen? [1:13:00]
Selling new stuff [1:17:00]
Mia the Newbie [1:23:00]
The last fight [1:25:50]
Repressing albums [1:30:00]


Notable Links Discussed:
Less Than Jake 
Zebrahead    
Five Iron Frenzy


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Direct download: MHHp217_TomChichila_Brilliant_Business_Mind_TeamMXPX.mp3
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Max Collins (Eve 6) and Kenny Carkeet (Awolnation) join to talk about their new band Fitness, views on past projects, stories from the road and more.

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MHH 216 – Fitness (was taken) Max Collins and Kenny Carkeet

This week's guests are Max Collins (Eve 6) and Kenny Carkeet (Awolnation) of Fitness. In this episode Mike, Max, and Kenny talk about how to make it in the every changing music world without the help of the big bad LABEL machine. Oh, also one of them looks just like their dog but you’re going to have to listen to find out who. So grab an ice cold Secret Weapon, and crank up those speakers to 11 so you can share this episode with the neighbors. They’re going to thank you!

FaceBook
Twitter    
Instagram

Tour and Music 

SHOW NOTES

My tour pet [2:00]
Fitness meets [4:15]
Blow and side bands [9:45]
The fitness goal [12:00]
President of the label [17:00]
Know then what I Know now [20:30]
100 people [25:00]
Not in front of the kids [31:30]
      Making records [34:00]
 Mind bottling [37:00]
Uncle Ed and the ice cuts [40:30]
Creative Effort [44:00]
Listening to the old stuff [46:00]
The new record [49:00]
Foot in the door [53:00]
DIY [57:15]


Notable Links Discussed:
Peter Gabriel   
Eve 6  
Liam Gallaghar's New Tune


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Direct download: MHHp216_Fitness_was_taken_MaxCollins_KennyCarkeet_.mp3
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This weeks guest is Andy Verdecchio of Five Iron Frenzy. Now make no mistake, Andy is not just a drummer. He’s creative, he has a fulltime job, he has a family, he’s doing the things he loves, he’s playing drums, he’s writing poetry, and now books. You can do that too! Just sit back and listen to Mike and Andy talk about using time and how to dedicate energy to the right places to push forward in life and make things happen.   

FaceBook
Twitter
Instagram

Tour and Music
Andy’s Book!

SHOW NOTES

No headphone jack! [3:00]
File sharing and my room [6:15]
Thanksgiving and hurtful words [18:00]
The weekend warriors [21:30]
Andy starts drumming [24:30]
Andy and the high school band [31:00]
From punk to ska [34:00]
Yuri’s not Dave [37:00]
What’s Ska? [41:30]
Down the rabbit hole [46:00]
I’m not just a drummer [50:30]

Direct download: MHHp215_AndyVerdecchio_FiveIronFrenzy.mp3
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Mark McMillon from Hawthorne Heights joins the podcast.

Direct download: MHHp214_MarkMcMillon_HawthorneHeights.mp3
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Freestyle Motor Cross, the esoteric, the occult, and Metal Mulisha with Beau Manley.

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Freestyle Motor Cross, the esoteric, the occult, and Metal Mulisha with Beau Manley.

Direct download: MHHp213_Beau_Manley_Pro_Moto_Metal_Mulisha.mp3
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Roger Miret from the band Agnostic Front and Roger Miert and The Disasters joins to talk about his new book, My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory! 

Direct download: MHHp212_RogerMiret_AgnosticFront.mp3
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25 years of MXPX! Tom, Yuri and Chris join Mike this week to talk about the early years, how it all began, then and now and what's next. 

Direct download: MHHp211_MXPX_25_Year_Anniversary_Podcast.mp3
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The guys from the band Magnetic North join the podcast this week! 

Direct download: MHHp210_MagneticNorth.mp3
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Dave McWane from Big D and the Kids Table joins the podcast this week.

Direct download: MHHp209_DaveMcWane_BigD_and_the_Kids_Table.mp3
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LUKE SCHWARTZ, Touring Bass Player joins the podcast this week.

Direct download: MHHp208_LUKESCHWARTZ_TouringBassPlayer.mp3
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Cyrus Bolooki, drummer from New Found Glory is back for part 2. 

Direct download: MHHp207_CyrusBolooki_NewFoundGlory_Part2.mp3
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Cyrus Bolooki New Found Glory joins the podcast for Part 1 of this special 2 week episode.

Direct download: MHHp206_CyrusBolooki_NewFoundGlory_Part1.mp3
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Tim Brennan from DropKick Murphys joins the podcast.

Direct download: MHHp205_TimBrennan_DropKickMurphys.mp3
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Tom Bearpre from Florida Georgia Line and Trevor Jackson of True Rivals, Screeching Weasel. 

Direct download: MHHp204_TomBeaupre_FloridaGeorgiaLine.mp3
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Monique Powell stops by the podcast while gearing up for this year's Warped Tour.

Direct download: MHHp203_MoniquePowell_SaveFerris_Countdown_to_Warped_Tour.mp3
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Mark Soloman Stavesacre to Nascar + additional calls Jake Langley Andy Alonso

Direct download: MHHp202_MarkSoloman_Stavesacre_to_Nascar_JakeLangley_AndyAlonso.mp3
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Ryan Seaman talks leaving Falling In Reverse, what he's up to now and what's next.

Direct download: MHHp201_RyanSeaman_ProDrummer.mp3
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This weeks guest is Kurt Larson and Daniel Franz of Silver City Brewery. With the much anticipated release of Secret Weapon Kurt, Daniel, and Mike talk about all the steps that went into making such a great beer. From tastings, to artwork, and all the beer industry lingo, MxPx and Silver City Brewery have not just designed a great beer but a great start to the summer. Parties, bars, rock shows, podcasts, and even grocery stores are going to be all about Secret Weapon.

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For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.
Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated business. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, 12oz bottle & 12oz can 6-packs across Washington State in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.
 

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Celebrating 25 years of loud, fast, left-coast punk rawk, MXPX and Silver City Brewery, both from Bremerton, Washington, have joined forces to commemorate the band's anniversary milestone with an exclusive, signature beer. Named after the band's 2007 hit, "Secret Weapon", the brew is a delicious amber lager brewed in the "left-coast common" style. Super easy-going with a full-flavored malt backbone and a clean hop kick on the finish, the recipe is a true collaborative effort between the Silver City brew team and band members Mike, Tom, and Yuri, who were heavily involved in its development, adding their own personal tastes and flavor preferences.

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SHOW NOTES

Secret Weapon [5:45]
Kurt and Daniel [7:30]
Steps to Secret Weapon [11:45]
Naming the Beer [20:00]
The cycle of beer [24:00]
Tom Chichila [30:00]
Beer barriers [32:00]
A day with Kurt [36:00]
Drinking well with others [38:30]
MxPx breaking news [41:00]
RockStar, Actor, Beer Guy [44:00]
Best selling beers [48:00]
Beer to the masses [52:30]


Notable Links Discussed:
Lagwagon
Guardians of the Galaxy
Lucky Lager
The Peer Pleasure Podcast

Where to find the Beer

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This weeks guest is Steve Kravac, Producer, Mixer, and Engineer Extraordinaire. Mike and Steve talk all things MxPx and his contributions that helped MxPx make it 25 years. Mike and Steve also cover the infamous Chick Magnet Steve Kravac story time, United Airlines, while still leaving time to deep dive into the music producing and engineering aspect of his career.

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Steven Kravac is a RIAA gold accredited record producer, recording engineer, mixer, musician and composer, working from los Angeles, CA. He has built a strong reputation as an exacting producer & engineer, while working with groundbreaking International recording artists.
Steve entered the American punk rock and indie rock scene with a five-year tenure as head engineer at westbeach Recorders. legendary in the punk rock community, Westbeach, owned by Brett Gurewitz, of Epitaph Records, was the staple recording outlet for acts like The Offspring and Rancid. One of the first sessions Steve engineered at this studio, was the album “Cheshire Cat” by Blink 182. The record went on to sell 400,000 units and provided a springboard to other production and engineering opportunities.  
After leaving Westbeach, Kravac built a solid discography with many notable indie and punk rock artists, receiving a RIAA certified gold record for his work as producer, engineer and mixer on“Slowly Going the way of the Buffalo”, byMXPX. He also produced their album, “life in General” which featured the band’s most popular single, “Chick Magnet”. His work with MXPX alone, has netted sales well in excess of one-million records.  

 

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Celebrating 25 years of loud, fast, left-coast punk rawk, MXPX and Silver City Brewery, both from Bremerton, Washington, have joined forces to commemorate the band's anniversary milestone with an exclusive, signature beer. Named after the band's 2007 hit, "Secret Weapon", the brew is a delicious amber lager brewed in the "left-coast common" style. Super easy-going with a full-flavored malt backbone and a clean hop kick on the finish, the recipe is a true collaborative effort between the Silver City brew team and band members Mike, Tom, and Yuri, who were heavily involved in its development, adding their own personal tastes and flavor preferences.


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SHOW NOTES

MxPx 25 Years [8:00]
It’s not all sunshine and puppy dogs [11:00]
Steve defends his Chick Magnet story time [13:00]
Steve comes to Bremerton [13:00]
United Airlines [19:00]
Mike has beef [23:00]
Steve gets into punk rock [25:30]
Having a space [31:45]
Auto Tune [35:00]
 Drum Replacement [37:00]
Vocals [39:00]
Recording and budgets [47:30]
Dependent on tech [51:00]
MxPx Shows! [54:00]


Notable Links Discussed:
Less Than Jake
Blink182
Bob Moon

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Direct download: MHHp199_SteveKravac__Producer_Mixer_Engineer.mp3
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Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines joins the podcast!

Direct download: MHHp198_JayNavarro_TheSuicideMachines.mp3
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Colin Scummy Morrison joins the podcast this week! 

Direct download: MHHp197_Colin_Scummy_Morrison.mp3
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This weeks guest is Paul Marc Rousseau of Silverstein. Life on tour can be demanding to say the least, but Mike and Paul talk all about how to make it a life style to have in which to have fun. So hold tight as the show moves from Warped Tour to childhood while making a quick stop up north that will have you saying Oh Canada, and then learn a little about light beer from two music engineers.


A little more from Silverstein
It takes numbers to craft a movement out of sound. It takes numbers, and it takes throat, calloused fingers, worn out joints, and a sea of voices singing along. It takes numbers, and it takes work. It takes playing basements and community centers as much as it takes stages, and festivals. It takes years of dedication, sincerity, and community. And yet, only a few artists are so honored as to become synonymous with their era. Since 2000, Silverstein has kept its roots firmly planted in the terrain of post- hardcore. Sixteen years later, the genre is impossible to talk about without mentioning this seminal group.  
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SHOW NOTES

Big Paul [5:30]
Warped Tour T Shirts [8:45]
A Warped workout [10:30]
From tech to star [13:15]
The Warped heat [16:00]
Following your dream [20:00]
Silverstein this year [22:00]
People like different [25:00]
Off the warped tour record [29:00]
 Keep it light… Beer [33:00]
The Pod goes Hockey [:]
Paul outside the band [37:30]
Oh Canada! [40:15]
On the record [44:00]
Mike and Paul the engineers [46:00]
The Music business changes [53:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Protest the Hero
Ed Sheeran
Goldfinger
The Rocket Summer

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


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Direct download: MHHp196_PaulMarcRousseau_Silverstein.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

MHH 195 - Glenn Holmes - Box-n-Burn Academy Trainer and Personal Trainer

This weeks guest is Glenn Holmes. Mike and Glenn go Chit for Chat while hanging out VIP style at Musink! Learn all about what makes Glenn one of LA’s most successful trainers and what makes Mikes breakfast burritos some of the best in Bremerton! You’re gonna laugh, you’re gonna cry, and even get some weight loss advice from the best in the business so sit back, pump up the volume and take it all in.  

Per Boxnburn.com Glenn was born and raised in North West England, he has been surrounded and involved with sports his whole life. Growing up as a boxing fan, Glenn pursued the sport upon his permanent move to Los Angeles in 2006, and having competed as an amateur boxer and competitive distance runner too, Glenn is now excelling as one of LA’s most successful and sought after personal trainers. His daily schedule includes working with a wide mix of amazing people from professional fighters, high profile musicians and actors, boxing and fitness enthusiasts and every day gym goers who all share the common interest and passion of training hard and enjoying boxing as a means to better themselves physically and mentally.

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SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
Glenn gets started [7:45]
Box N Burn [10:30]
Weight Loss advice [13:30]
Adapting to life [18:00]
A day in Glenn’s life [21:00]
Glenn gets into Boxing [28:30]
Glenn’s boxing life [30:15]
Boxings Back! [32:00]
Mikes boxing gloves [36:00]
BNB Academy [41:00]
Fitness drummer boy [44:00]
All green no brown [48:30]
I Love LA [53:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Tony Jeffries
Pumping Iron
Goldfinger
Travis Barker

 

Direct download: MHHp195_GlennHolmes_Box_n_Burn_Trainer.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Phil Moon Valjean Sneed, Story of the Year/Greek Fire joins the podcast this week.

Direct download: MHHp194_Phil_Moon_Valjean_Sneed.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

David Bazen, Pedro the Lion, joins the Mike Herrera Hour this week! He takes us way back into the the early days of Pedro the Lion & the Seattle Music Scene in the early 90s.

So call the Priests and Paramedics because you’re not going to know what hit you! Mike and Dave start out reminiscing about the past and move quickly into what it’s like coming from a family of musicians and how it shapes your life. Then the guys discuss the secrets behind writing music and how Dave uses house shows to keep that music alive.

More on David Bazan

Per wiki David Bazan is an indie rock singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Bazan was the lead singer and creative force behind the band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of Headphones. In early 2006, he began performing and recording under his own name.


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Curse Your Branches (September 1, 2009)
Strange Negotiations (May 24, 2011)
Blanco (May 13, 2016)
Dark Sacred Night (November 11, 2016)
Care (March 7, 2017)


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SHOW NOTES

Mike and Dave the early years [2:00]
A family of musicians [10:00]
Exploit the old ideas [12:00]
David and the movie [16:30]
The house show game is strong [18:00]
Dave has shows and more to come [31:45]
Working but not working [37:00]
Winter is coming [39:00]
Priests and Paramedics [42:30]
The brain diary [46:30]
Strange harmony [51:30]
Dave's new music [58:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Cormac McCarthy
Fugazi
Deerhoof
Jeremy Enigk
Bedhead



Direct download: MHHp193_David_Bazan.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks guest is Frank Carter of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes. Frank takes us through the ups and downs of his career and the events that changed his perspective on music and ultimately changed the direction of his life.

More on Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes

English band formed in 2015 by former Gallows and Pure Lovefrontman Frank Carter, they released one EP in May 2015 called Rotten and launched their debut album Blossom in August 2015. They revealed their second studio album, entitled Modern Ruin, on 28 September 2016, which was released in January 2017 via International Death Cult.  
        Frank Carter – vocals (2015–present)
        Dean Richardson – guitars (2015–present)
        Tom 'Tank' Barclay – bass guitar (2016–present)
        Gareth Grover – drums (2016–present)

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SHOW NOTES

        What’s going on Frank? [3:45]
        Building The Rattlesnakes [7:00]
        Frank escapes the Gallows [13:30]
        The grind for music [20:00]
        The highs and lows create the drive [24:30]
        Rattlesnake Tone [26:30]
        The warped tour sucker punch [31:00]
        The Rattlesnakes next move [38:00]
        If Frank were king of the land [40:00]
        The vanilla people [43:00]
        Learn more than what you’re taught [46:00]
        The first boy band [48:30]
        Find your place [52:45]
        The Robot King Kong [54:30]
        Jackals [59:30]

Notable Links Discussed:
Gallows
Pure Love
Blossom

Direct download: MHHp192_FrankCarter.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks guest is Tobin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56. From The Windy City to the streets of Bremerton Mike and Tobin share a lifetime of stories and experiences surviving in the world of music. From debt to family pain, music can cause crushing blows to your home life so it takes a special group of people to make it work. This is that story…..      

More on Flatfoot 56
Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for over 16 years. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006’s Knuckles Up and 2007’s Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.
While each record received its fair share of acclaim, the quintet exploded onto a new level with 2010’s Black Thorn. Landing the band on a total of 9 Billboard Charts, Flatfoot 56 proved it could consistently reach an expanding audience while treading in a genre not often associated with widespread success. This success was advanced even further with song placements in the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy" and the video game "Watchdogs".  After the success of “Blackthorn", Flatfoot 56 hit the studio yet again in 2012 to record "Toil". This album would further solidify the band as a consistent force to be reckoned with. 
   Flatfoot 56’s new album, ”Odd Boat”, was produced by Matt Allison at Atlas studios in Chicago. “We decided that since the last experience at Atlas Studios was so beneficial, we wanted to repeat it,” Bawinkel said. “We have been friends with Matt for a few years now and we love the work that he and his studio engineers do.”
Flatfoot 56 has decided to partner with Sailor’s Grave Records to help deliver the next chapter of their legacy to the world.
 
FOR FANS OF: Dropkick Murphys, Cock Sparrer, and Flogging Molly
 
Flatfoot 56 is:
 
Tobin Bawinkel (Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar)
Kyle Bawinkel (Bass, vocals)
Brandon Good (Mandolin, Guitar, and vocals)  
Eric McMahon (Bagpipes, Guitar, and vocals)
Conrad Allsworth (Drums, vocals)


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SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
    •    MxPx Shows [8:00]
    •    The Windy City [9:15]
    •    Sports and a bad joke [14:00]
    •    The grain silo [18:30]
    •    7 new planets [23:00]
    •    Death Cruz [25:00]
    •    The tour slows down [27:30]
    •    The Industry crash [32:00]
    •    Tobin the teacher [36:00
    •    The Public school Strike [38:00]
    •    Tobin the driver [45:00]
    •    The rise of connection [48:30]
    •    Flatfoot 56 Shows

Notable Links Discussed:
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
Cock Sparrer

 

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


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Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Matt Henson, 1st Army Sgt, and Noi!se Oi Punk. Take the podcast survey: Podsurvey.com/MHH.

This week is all about the music as Mike sits down with Front man of Oi Punk Band Noi!se. Mike and Matt start at the beginning of Noi!se and how they gained steam as an Oi band when it is proving impossible for others to do the same. They talk about what sets their music apart and Matt's life in the army that helps with writing and bringing the music to life.    

 

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SHOW NOTES

    •    Noi!se History [2:00]
    •    What is Oi? [4:00]
    •    Noi!se Themes [6:30]
    •    The first big show [9:30]
    •    Music not riches [16:00]
    •    The Bieber attacks [18:30]
    •    Noi!se behind the scenes [22:00]
    •    We need hugs [28:00]
    •    Deployment [31:00]
    •    Setting the music apart [40:00]
    •    The bonus army [42:00]
    •    Stadium Way [47:00]
    •    Mike Outback [51:30]
    •    Career Man [57:00]    
    •    Overtime - Mike reads and answers a listener email [1:00]
    •    Dull the Pain - Noi!se [105:00]

 


Notable Links Discussed:
The Noise Army
Blitz
Lars Frederiksen
Cock Sparrer

 

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


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Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun Reporter.

Direct download: MHHp189_JoshFarley_Kitsap_Sun_Reporter.mp3
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marketing, podcasting, writing and blogging. 

This weeks guest is Justin Jackson of….. well a lot of stuff! Justin hits the digital world punch after punch after punch. Blogs, podcast, video, you name it and the chances are he’s done it. Justin is big into asking why and this episode is no different so sit back while Mike and Justin spend time theorizing why people do what they do and how others can use that information to get heard over the masses and make it in the world of the internet.  

Find Justin!
Blog YouTube Twitter Instagram Mega Maker Podcast

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https://www.ziprecruiter.com/herrera

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SHOW NOTES

•    Here’s Justin! [7:30]
•    Getting noticed [12:00]
•    Behind the hidden glass [17:00]
•    Keep Giving[22:30]
•    Identity Theory [25:00]
•    We all grew up [28:00]
•    The Story of Eddie [34:30]
•    Art is the job [40:30]
•    Keep it real [42:30]
•    Test the idea [47:00]
•    Rise above the noise [51:30]
•    The digital theory [53:30]


Notable Links Discussed:
Augmented Reality

Jobs to be Done:

Book: Competing Against Luck

Book: When Coffee & Kale Compete

Blog:

How to discover the hidden benefits of your product

Based on two principles:

1. Everyone wants to make progress within their current situation

2. People "hire" products + services + experiences to make their life better

So the question you need to ask is: "How does my art, my music, my thing, make people more awesome? How does it help them make progress in their lives?

Now why do kids stop listening to bands?

"The music is no longer helping them make progress in their life."

What's the key to longevity in music?

You've gotta stay ahead of the fan: keep giving them progress. And you're seeing that now with MxPx. Now people are back into the music because of the nostalgia factor.

But people "hire" MxPx for other reasons:

Tweet: twitter.com/lifewithBianca/status/829021102919659520

Tweet: twitter.com/JBerg2525/status/823676698361262080

Why do people like this video? : www.facebook.com/MxPxPx/videos/10153957974036035/

what "jobs" are people hiring MxPx for?

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
• Tell Your Friends & Share Online!
• Subscribe & Review: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play
• Bookmark & Use the Amazon Link: Click through to Amazon via Link for all your Amazon purchases. Won’t cost you a penny extra on any purchases but will throw some loose commission change from the Amazon coffers our way, which help cover show expenses. Wanna make it even easier to support?  Just bookmark the Amazon banner affiliate url link to your browser toolbar – then every time you click to go to Amazon  you can feel great for supporting what we are doing – Thank you!

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Direct download: MHHp188_JustinJackson_MegaMaker_and_Author.mp3
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Darrin Pfieffer from Goldfinger is back on the podcast to talk life after Goldfinger. 

Direct download: MHHp187_DarrinPfieffer_Drummer_on_Life_after_Goldfinger.mp3
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Catch up with Slick Shoes! Weird stories, music and more.

Direct download: MHHp186_SlickShoes.mp3
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MHH 185 – Tom Chichila- Life of a Creative- Agent/Manager

This weeks guest….. The Man, The Myth, The Chichila! That’s right folks, Tom Chichila is real and he’s here! Mike and Tom have another conversation just as they always do but this time Mike hits record. Get ready to dive into the background of the music life where all the hard work happens to make those amazing memories from 25 years and 20 pounds ago. Learn how Tom manages to stay a fan of the music while becoming one of the hardest working managers in the industry!     

 

Find Tom online:
Facebook
Twitter

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Undercover Boss [3:30]
•    The Good Boss [6:45]
•    The Boss and the General [9:45]
•    Tom’s all about that business[15:45]
•    Tom’s a fan too [18:00]
•    The Show Business [22:00]
•    Chick Magnet derailed [26:30]
•    The easy Boss [33:00]
•    Booking agent stuff [40:00]
•    The after high school gut [47:00]
•    Don’t fight the fans [53:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Chick Magnet Derailed Video
•    Pierce The Veil
•    Unwritten Law

 

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
• Tell Your Friends & Share Online!
• Subscribe & Review: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play
• Bookmark & Use the Amazon Link: Click through to Amazon via Link for all your Amazon purchases. Won’t cost you a penny extra on any purchases but will throw some loose commission change from the Amazon coffers our way, which help cover show expenses. Wanna make it even easier to support?  Just bookmark the Amazon banner affiliate url link to your browser toolbar – then every time you click to go to Amazon  you can feel great for supporting what we are doing – Thank you!

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Direct download: MHHp185_Tom_Chichila_Life_of_a_Creative.mp3
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This weeks guest is Hallie Bulleit of Hiccup and The Chris Gethard Show. From the Mike Herrera Song, to Broadway, to TV, Hallie seems to have done it all. Hit play and follow the show notes to enjoy a walk through the life of this multi-talented musician.   

 

Don’t forget to connect:
Facebook
Twitter
Website

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:

Blueapron.com/MikeH Start cooking tomorrow!
MERCH ARSENAL

SHOW NOTES

(read’em, learn’em, love’em)
Background, Context & Reference:
•    MxPx Shows [1:30]
•    The Mike Herrera Song [7:30]
•    From Theater to Video [14:00]
•    Be inspired[21:00]
•    Have a routine [24:00]
•    Writing vs Writing [27:00]
•    Hallie’s Process [28:30]
•    The Live Show [34:30]
•    Hallie and the bass [35:30]
•    Bad to the Bone [38:00]
•    Know what you’re good at [40:00]
•    Limited Time [43:00]
•    Hallie Hiccup [46:00]
•    Life’s dirty little Secret [51:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Mike Herrera Song
•    Goldfinger
•    Dogwood
•    The War of Art
•    The Chris Gethard Show
•    The Chris Gethard Show tickets

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
• Tell Your Friends & Share Online!
• Subscribe & Review: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play

Direct download: MHHp184_Hallie_Bulleit_Actor_Writer_Musician_Unlovable.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks episode is a JABBERJAW crossover! Join Mike and guest Dewey Halpaus of the Peer Pleasure Podcast as they cover MxPx and some of what’s happening in 2017, take a quick dip into the first TumbleDown tour and get some insight into what it’s really like to be a podcaster.

 

Don’t forget to follow The Peer Pleasure Podcast
Facebook
Twitter
Website

 

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Lunch Break Podcast [5:00]
•    MxPx Shows [8:30]
•    An MxPx Distraction [13:45]
•    Train your Body [16:00]
•    Not the same young Mike [17:30]
•    25 Years and running [23:00]
•    Tumbledown Tour [25:00]
•    Let’s get to work [27:30]
•    To Podcast or not to Podcast [30:00]
•    Everyone has a story [40:30]
•    Mike stays Zen [44:00]
•    Inconvenient Anger [49:00]
•    Warp Tour Girl [46:45]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Peer Pleasure Podcast
•    Goldfinger
•    Dogwood

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: MHHp183_Dewey_Halpaus_on_Peer_Pleasure_Podcast.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks guest is Daniel G Harmann of DistroKid and The Trouble Starts. As 2016 winds to an end Mike and Daniel tackle a variety of topics so large you’re bound to love this year ending episode! So sit back and get ready to laugh, cry, and maybe even get a tad angry as Mike and Daniel talk music at the airport, a muse driven ukulele, ghost, things the world needs and some it dosen’t, Trump, and even a little Star Wars. Happy New Years everyone!    

The get Daniel's NEW album "Slowing Down" click the Music link below!

Don’t forget to follow Daniel!
Facebook
Twitter
Music

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Mics Not Dead [3:00]
•    At the airport [4:30]
•    The Trouble Starts [10:00]
•    The talking ukulele [12:00]
•    Ghost [13:15]
•    Daniel wants answers [14:30]
•    The world needs…or not [17:00]
•    Let’s get things right [21:00]
•    Trump [23:00]
•    Is it real? [27:30]
•    Distro Kid [30:30]
•    What’s new for 2017 [41:00]
•    A happy ending [46:45]
•    Star Wars [54:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    DistroKid
•    Sub Pop
•    Neumos
•    Bob Lang Studios

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! This is the last episode before Christmas but we'll be back next week with one last brand new episode before we finally kick 2016 out the back door. Hope you are healthy and happy!

This weeks guest is Jason Hockney Zeimet. Well 2016 is nearing an end so naturally Jason and Mike talk about all the good and bad things of 2016. They cover new MxPx song releases, whiskey, turning 40, and even a little Walking Dead so grab your barbwire bat, headphones and get ready to charge into 2017!

Find Jason online:
Here’s his Instagram and Imgrum
And Twitter

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Free MxPx Songs [2:00]
•    Mike Writes [5:00]
•    Inside MxPx [8:30]
•    Life or Death Whiskey [11:00]
•    All about time [13:45]
•    Mike at 40 [17:00]
•    Worst Movie Trend 2016 [19:30]
•    TV Time 2016 [21:00]
•    Negan [22:45]
•    Shows Mike Likes [28:00]
•    They [35:00]
•    Music of 2016 [47:00]
•    The Pipeline [55:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Pappy Van Winkle
•    The Menzingers
•    Nahko
•    Chance The Rapper

 

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walk.into.the.light for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: MHHp181_2016_Recap_Hi_Lows_Jason_Hockney_Zeimet.mp3
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Will Pugh of the band Cartel joins the podcast. Producing, work, surviving burnout, Nashville music scene, song writing…

Direct download: MHHp180_WILL_PUGH_Cartel_Producer_Songwriter_in_Nashville.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks guest is Joe Moxley of Legionnaire! It’s been ten years since the launch of Legionnaire so Mike and Joe sit down and talk about everything that has changed over time and where the company is headed. Some times in business it’s good to keep up with the trends but other times it’s best to stay true to what you’re passionate about. Also the drunk Vegas Uber story is pretty great so put on those headphones, hit play and enjoy the ride.


Don’t forget to follow Legionnaire!

Here's the Facebook
Here’s the Instagram
Here’s the Twitter
Here’s the Legionnaire Store

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:

online.berklee.edu/mike
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Joe’s back in school [4:30]
•    Eyebrow Tattoos [9:30]
•    Legionnaire [11:30]
•    Making changes [18:30]
•    Legionnaire Origin [20:00]
•    Old is the new new [26:00]
•    History means more [31:00]
•    This internet thing [36:30]
•    What’s Joe into now? [41:00]
•    Sweet Water Tattoo [44:00]
•    Vegas. Drinks. Uber [47:00]
•    MxPx 25 years [55:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Legionnaire
•    MxPx
•    Sweet Water Collective

Direct download: MHHp179_JoeMoxley_LegionnaireARMY.com.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

 

This weeks guest is Stacy Jones of American Hi-Fi, Letters to Cleo and the Miley Cyrus Band. Stacy has done just about everything you can in the music world. Drummer, Front man, producer, director, and honestly anything else you can think of. Stacy, Mike, and Jake bring this episode in like a wrecking ball so sit back and find out how some hard work and a little bit of luck can change your life.    

Find Stacy online:

Here's his Twitter
Here’s his Instagram

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL
online.berklee.edu/mike
Jack Threads (enter promo code Mike)

 

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Baby tours the world! [2:00]
•    Stacy has a lot of hats [5:00]
•    Stacy goes to school [7:00]
•    Letters to Cleo [15:30]
•    How HiFi started [19:00]
•    Be yourself [21:45]
•    Stacy becomes a producer [29:45]
•    Hard work and blind luck [33:30]
•    Being a music director [36:00]
•    When we were kids [42:00]
•    The Ever Passing Moment [44:15]
•    Stacy every day life [47:00]
•    What Stacy’s doing now [56:00]


Notable People Discussed:
•    Meg and Dia
•    Beavis and Butthead
•    Flaming Lips
•    Steve Jordan
•    The Pixies
•    The Lemonheads
•    Neil Peart

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walkintothelightphotography for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: MHHp178_StacyJones.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks episode is all MxPx. The boys hit the road for a Descendents show so naturally in the car Mike pulls out the mic and the stories start coming out. So put on those headphones, sit back, and listen to Mike, Tom, and Yuri cover Trump, music, snacks, drinks and all the things that make life fun. These photos were from a trip to Silver City Brewery with the guys. We got a tour of the whole place and more than enough to drink!

Follow the band MxPx!

Here’s MXPX.com
Here’s The Facebook
Here’s The Instagram
Here’s the Twitter

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Thanks to this week’s sponsors:

online.berklee.edu/mike
Jack Threads (enter promo code Mike)
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    Road Trip! [6:30]
•    MxPx Shows [9:00]
•    Trump [9:40]
•    The Descendents [13:00]
•    Everything Sucks [18:00]
•    Yuri Drinks [26:30]
•    Tom passes out [32:30]
•    Mikes Rock [35:30]
•    Back to The Descendents [38:30]
•    Portland [43:45]
•    Secret tapes and leaks [47:00]
•    Election stuff [50:00]
•    MxPx cover song [55:45]


Notable People Discussed:
•    MxPx
•    Shades Apart
•    NOFX
•    The Descendents
•    The Clash
•    Tom Petty
•    Bill Stevenson

Direct download: MHHp177_Roadcast_with_YuriRuley_Tom__and_Kelly_Wisniewski.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Broadway Calls, punk scene, growing up, making records, songwriting…

Direct download: MHHp176_TyVaughn_BroadwayCalls.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Mike catches up with Robert Garza while in Texas! Cryo-therapy, Ju Jitsu, Personal Growth, Entrepreneurship. 


MHH 174 - Matty Mullins

This week’s guest is Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.
In this episode we revisit that old phrase “location, location, location”. Mike, Matty, and Jake discuss Matty’s life growing up in the small town of Spokane and the musical experience that eventually took him across the country to become the rockin’ entrepreneur he is today.      

Follow Matty Online:
Here’s his Twitter
Here’s the Facebook
And of course Instagram

 

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Thanks to this week’s sponsor: Berklee Online

Berklee Online allows students to get a Berklee education from anywhere in the world. Learn more at online.berklee.edu/mike

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
•    MxPx Shows! [0:30]
•    Here’s Matty [7:15]
•    Matty has Spokane [10:45]
•    Matty moves to Dallas [14:30]
•    Find your path [15:50]
•    It’s Better than soda [19:30]
•    On Point [21:20]
•    Matty’s choice [33:00]
•    Music marketing [34:45]
•    MMF New Record! [39:00]
•    Matty meets Jacoby [43:45]
•    Seasons of life [46:00]
•    Remember the good times [49:00]
•    Hungry for music [53:45]


Notable People Discussed:

•    On Point Pomade
•    Memphis May Fire
•    Rise Records
•    Beechers

Direct download: MHHp174_Matty_Mullins_Memphis_May_Fire.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Leanor Ortega from Five Iron Frenzy joins the podcast this week! 


Local musician and World traveler, James Hunnicutt joins the podcast. Business, music, goals, travel, Dakota pipeline.

Direct download: MHHp172_James_Hunnicutt_Man_on_a_Mission.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Raw real and soul searching episode with @KeatonPierce of @TooCloseToTouch.

Soccer talk, music, starting a band, getting a record deal, Epitaph Records...

Direct download: MHHp171_KeatonPierce_TooClosetoTouch.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter joins the podcast this week to talk the Singularity, Memories, music, and even head transplants.

This week’s guest is Casey Crescenzo.

Casey is a singer/song writer and is most notably known for his work in bands The Dear Hunter, and The Receiving End of Sirens. In episode 170 Mike and Casey cover a wide variety of interesting topics that range from head transplants to video rotoscoping. So kick back, enjoy yourself, and maybe even learn some stuff.

 

Where might I learn more about Casey Crescenzo you ask?

Here’s his Twitter

Here’s his Wiki

And of course Instagram

 

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Live on IDOBI Radio

 

Thanks to this week’s sponsors:

Merch Arsenal

 

Online:Website|YouTube|Facebook| Twitter|Instagram

SHOW NOTES

(read’em, learn’em, love’em)

Background, Context & Reference:

  • Ten years of music [3:30]
  • Rotoscope  [10:00]
  • Where’s Casey [13:50]
  • Back to videos [14:15]
  • A new head [15:45]
  • Downloading memories [19:30]
  • Subjective Experience [24:00]
  • Connecting to the audience [27:45]
  • Times change so we change [36:45]
  • Advice from Mike [40:30]
  • Act 5 What’s next [46:00]
  • How to find Casey [52:00]
  • MxPx Show Announcement [55:00]

Notable People Discussed:

 

 

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walkintothelightphotography for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of  this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

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Direct download: MHHp170_CaseyCrescenzo_TheDearHunter.mp3
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Finding your voice with Bradley Walden of Emarosa. 

This week’s guest is Bradley Walden
Bradley is the front man for post-hardcore band Emarosa. In this week’s episode Bradley walks Mike through his transition from military firefighter to Warped Tour Legend and all around grounded person. Know what you want to do, tone your craft, and respect the music.
 
Where might I learn more about Bradley Walden you ask?
Here’s his Twitter  Instagram and band Emarosa

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SHOW NOTES
(read’em, learn’em, love’em)
Background, Context & Reference:
•    No more genres [3:00]
•    Bradley’s Story [3:50]
•    Bradley finds his voice [6:00]
•    Tone your craft [11:50]
•    24hr Voice fix [14:25]
•    Music responsibility(what’s that) [21:00]
•    Juggling life [30:55]
•    Song writing [31:50]
•    Be prepared [37:50]
•    Humble yourself [41:50]
•     Put away your perception [48:00]
•    Breast feeding [53:20]
•    A Kung Fu good bye [58:00]
Notable People Discussed:
•    Every Time I Die
•    Fall Out Boy
•    Willie King
•    Warped Tour
•    Melissa Cross

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walkintothelightphotography for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers of this blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

 

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Direct download: MHHp169_Finding_your_voice_with_Bradley_Walden_of_Emarosa.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

 

MHH168 - Documentary Film Maker Shaun Colon breaks down as best he can how much work was put into the brand new punkumentary all about Fat Wreck Chords and the unlikely legacy of ethics, chosen family and punk music.

A Fat Wreck covers a ton of ground regarding the history and legacy bands on Fat and we get into that as well as the day to day tactics and habits it took to get this film made. The Fat Wreck Chords community wanted this documentary and they showed it by funding 2 separate rounds of online crowdfunding.

There's some further context in this conversation about the interviews with Fat Mike, some of Shaun's experiences getting interviews that could certainly enhance your enjoyment of the film. So I feel pretty good about this in general. You know me, I love hearing about the tactics and workflows of artists and makers. Shaun is no exception. He used not only his skills as a film maker but also used sheer patience and endurance to get some of the shots for this. We get well into the actual film itself as well as how it was made. Another good one. Thanks for listening.

MHH 168 How to Make a Fat Wreck with Shaun Colon (Director)


Country: USA, Running Time: 85min
A FAT WRECK tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use, the film blazes exciting new ground in the cinematic genre of puppet-driven punk rock music documentary filmmaking. Arguably the best film in the history of American cinema featuring a dominatrix spanking a puppet.
Where might I learn more about A FAT WRECK you ask?
Here’s the Trailer
Here’s the Twitter
Here’s the Facebook
And of course Instagram


On this week’s episode Mike and Shaun dive into the creation of A FAT WRECK while taking a walk through Punk Rocks history such as NOFX, Propagandhi, Punk Rock Bowling and of course Fat Mike

Listen & Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | on Jabber Jaw #mikeherrerahour airs on @IDOBIradio -Friday and Sunday Nights and Tuesday Days - Live on IDOBI Radio


Thanks to this week’s sponsors:
MERCH ARSENAL

MIKE Online: Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SHOW NOTES
(read’em, learn’em, love’em)
Background, Context & Reference:
•    Introduction of Shaun Colon [1:53]
•    What A FAT WRECK is all about [3:27]
•    Finding the story [7:47]
•    Laying out the backbone [11:25]
•    Propagandhi [16:17]
•    Fat Mike [21:09]
•    The Beef of Fat Mike and Ben Weasel [30:10]
•    Shaun sets his goals [44:30]
•    Don’t forget to live your life [51:05]
•    Where to find A FAT WRECK [52:00]
•    Shaun takes us to film school [53:25]
Notable People Discussed:
•    Fat Mike
•    Propagandhi
•    Greg Pratt
•    NOFX

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walkintothelightphotography for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers ofthis blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: MHHp168_Documentary_Film_Maker_ShaunColon_A_Fat_Wreck.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

My guest is doing good things and hustling to make it in a tough business. Show business.

We go deep into some heavy tactics for script writing and making movies at any level. This is perfect for anyone out there looking to take their creativity to the next level. I'm always fascinated with the granular view of how high functioning people actually DO what they do.

Chris Jay is a musician, songwriter, screenwriter, producer, actor, journalist and podcaster best known as the frontman and founder of the rock band, Army of Freshmen and for co-writing and acting in the comedy film, The Bet.

Upon graduation, he moved, by himself, to Ventura, California where he formed the band, Army of Freshmen in 1997. Army of Freshmen are still active and have played over 1,500 shows in 43 states and 11 countries and released 5 full-length albums. Jay himself has been involved in the writing, producing and recording of over 1,500 songs, with several of those appearing in films and on television.

Chris Jay and fellow Army of Freshmen member, Aaron Goldberg wrote the screenplay for the full-length comedy film, The Bet which was released on July 26, 2016. Jay and Goldberg co-produced they film under their production company, Goldy Jay Productions.

Their second film, Wedding or Not is currently in pre-production and scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2017. - Jay's Wikipedia

MxPx.com for show and Merch info.
Mikeherrera.net for the love.


Garret Rapp of The Color Morale joins the podcast this week. We talk about the Cornerstone Festival, Warped Tour, Charities and thoughts on depression and happiness. Real talk.

  Later in the podcast I tell a very personal story about my balls. So hide your children cause it gets graphic.

MHH166 - Garret gets on the phone as they get to a rare day off on the Van's Warped Tour. We talk about the new album,Desolate Divine that's out today and we go way into why some festivals thrive (Van's Warped Tour) and why others have gone the way of the buffalo (Cornerstone Festival).

Other Topics:

Band Happy,  tactics for everyday success and happiness. Mentoring, connecting, Hope for the day, Heart support, Depression, Happiness,

 The Color Morale 

Garret Rapp [lead vocals, keys]
Aaron Saunders [rhythm guitar, vocals]
Devin King [lead guitar]
Mike Honson [bass]
Steve Carey [drums]

For the Rockford, IL quintet, treading new territory has uncovered their most poetic, potent, and powerful body of work to date in their fifth studio album,Desolate Divine, which captures the band’s palpable aggression through expansive production, yielding to a bigger sonic backdrop, while preserving the sense of emotional vulnerability they’re known for. Following the success of early albums, We All Have Demons [2009], My Devil in Your Eyes [2011], and Know Hope [2013], the group received a 2014Alternative Press Music Awards nomination in the category of “Best Breakthrough Band.” Shortly after, Hold On Pain Ends debuted at #28 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release—the group’s highest chart position yet. The recording process for Desolate Divine marks a first for the musicians as they enlisted multiple producers and songwriters to perfect the dynamic sound they wanted to achieve—Dan Korneff [Pierce The Veil, The Devil Wears Prada], Erik Ron [Panic! At The Disco, Saosin], Scott Stevens [Shinedown, Halestorm, Nothing More], Arnold Lanni [Simple Plan], and Matt Wentworth. Whether you’re a first-time listener or a long-time diehard, you’ve likely never heard The Color Morale like this before, as the band remains unflinchingly real and unashamedly ambitious in Desolate Divine, slated for an August 2016 release. (credit-thecolormorale.net)

www.thecolormorale.net

Direct download: MHHp166_GarretRapp_TheColorMorale_on_Depression_and_Happiness.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Live Performance, DI, Touring, Growing up in Virginia, Humans, Politics, Stoics, Philosophy of life, work ethic, job interview, Waiting the movie.’

MHH165 with traveler and songwriter Mike Frazier

Live in studio performance where I also sit in on guitar on brand new song Big Sky and his currrent single that also happens to be a fun impression of the absurdity of the Donald Trump candidacy and unfathomable narcisism of US politics, The Parrot King.

 

DIY shows and promoting, Geneva Records, Touring, Trump and how he wrote a song about him.

 
 
2nd Half - My friend and now apprentice John Boyce joins me on the second half of the podcast. We get into

Stoicisim

Interviewing for a Job. John actually interviews me for a position as a server. This alone is worth the price of admission.

How the Apprenticeship is going and what he's learning. We were really just two guys having a conversation which is kind of nice too. These podcasts are always fun for me.

 favorite things 

Hip Hop Hardcore with Tayves Pelletier @kingyosef_ @cogentofficial and Photographer Ryan McKinnon @RjMKinnon.


iPhone Photography, Product Design, Start Ups with Erik Hedberg, Co-Founder and Designer of Moment App + lenses. Check out Moment here: https://momentlens.co/

MHH163 @moment lens and app startup co founder/ designer Erik Hedberg joins me on the show to talk about his success and vision for MomentLens.co a small company that's growing by leaps and bounds.
We discuss a lot here but it is mostly in hte vein of Mobile Photography, Manufacturing, origins of MomentLens.co
Startup tactics, Kickstarter, Design, content communities, seattle, remote working, local business and artist communities, Moment Camera App

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@IDOBIradio -Tues Morning at 11am EST

or click and listen here on this site.
 

follow on instagram @moment @e21 or the website and the blog about mobile photography in Chicago by Neal Kumar

 MomentLens.Co 
 Mobile Photos of Chicago 
Direct download: MHH163_ErikHedberg_Moment_CoFounder_and_Designer.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Sherri Dupree Bemis on the new Eisley recording, being a mom, staying optimistic and keeping it real. 

@SDupreeBemis on all Socials. @Eisley

Sponsored by Lootcrate.com/mike

 

Sherri sings in @Eisley, Lives in a pink house in TX but travels often. Her days are spent loving her family and drinking gross amounts of coffee. Twit/Snap :sdupreebemis bit.ly/1RZoIro

Music, Family and a whole life of whimsical delights in this episode. MHH162

The 411 on the new Eisley studio album produced by Will Yip
The past and future of the band
Home and family life in East Texas
Social Media
Mentors growing up
Songwriting
Strengths and Weaknesses
Recording process
Eisley Home Studio

 

Direct download: MHHp162_Sherri_Dupree_Bemis_Eisley.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

The nightmare and what kitchen life is really like with MASTER CHEF and ENTREPRENEUR JOHN NESBY. He and his wife own and operate the Green Light Diner in Poulsbo, WA.

John drops knowledge about food, business, mushroom hunting, clean food, and he even shares a nice simple Avacodo recipe.

 

The nightmare and what kitchen life is really like with MASTER CHEF and ENTREPRENEUR
JOHN NESBY. He and his wife own and operate the Green Light Diner in Poulsbo, WA.

 Green Light Diner 

John drops knowledge about food, business, mushroom hunting, clean food, and he even shares a nice simple Avacodo recipe. Mise en place.

Mise en place was very interesting to me because it's also what I think of as a musician. I have tools and I do enjoy them in their own place.

(French pronunciation: [mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which means "putting in place" or "everything in its place." It refers to the set up required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients (e.g., cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other components) that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be prepared during a shift. -wikipedia

Mor Mor
Green Light Diner

For next time... This is a text I just got from John about the podcast. I will have him back on this summer so send in your cooking questions and I'll ask him. Here's the text:

"I'm bummed, we never even got to talk outdoor grill cookery.  Hour flew by. I've been obsessed with my grill lately.  I cook everything on that thing and have begun incorporating thrift shop antique lodgeware cast iron pans onto the grill for some of the most amazing and simple "clean" dishes ever.  I'm even doing grilled garden vegetable scrambles and cooking the whole thing outdoors at home.  It's so good. Grilled zucchini, crooked neck squash, charred potatoes with green onions, bacon and cast iron scrambled eggs, topped with sea salt and Chulula Sauce. That's what Chef eats at home these days."

Direct download: MHHp161_Master_Chef_John_Nesby.mp3
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