The Mike Herrera Hour

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

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

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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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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
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