I Hate Music
Episode 47 - “Listener Requests” with guest Ione Walton

Episode 47 - “Listener Requests” with guest Ione Walton

September 7, 2020

I stumbled across this lost recording the other day.  Ione and I recorded this right before the pandemic hit.  We were taking listener requests that had been Emailed in, but the pandemic and subsequent quarantine had distracted me, and the episode had become buried by time and dust, and forgotten... until now.

Ione plays some music she likes, I play a little that I like, and we both critique and comment on the listener suggestions.  Unfortunately, since this episode was lost for so long, the information is quite out of date, but music is timeless, right?

Come pass the aux with Ione and I as we cheer and jeer your awful selections, and make some poor selections ourselves.  Keep those suggestions and requests coming as we love your input, even when your taste is bad.

 

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Episode 46 - with guest Dylan Neal (Thief, Botanist)

Episode 46 - with guest Dylan Neal (Thief, Botanist)

August 24, 2020

When I first heard about Thief, I was skeptical.  I was about to embark on a short tour with one of Toby Driver's various projects, (Piggy Black Cross), and Toby told me Thief from Los Angeles would be joining.  That first night of tour Dylan and Thief stunned me with the craft of their songs, the passion in their performance, and I was instantly impressed with their unique and dynamic shows each night.

Now, a few moons later, we have shared the stage a handful of times and Thief has cemented itself as one of my absolute favorite bands.  In 2019 Thief released "Map of Lost Keys" on Prophecy Productions.  The album is a rich and emotional dive into the musical mind of Dylan Neal, who writes and records all the music himself, but is joined by two others for live performances.

Come listen to us get unhinged while we discuss production techniques, obscure bands from the Czech Republic, racism in art, and of course, share music... and don't forget to pass the aux!

 

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli, performed by Billy Smeer.

Closing music "Pyromancy" by Thief.

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Episode 45 - “Quarantine Songs” Part II: The Reckoning

Episode 45 - “Quarantine Songs” Part II: The Reckoning

June 9, 2020

Life in quarantine rolls on, and so does the music.  Our first "Quarantine Songs" episode received a warm welcome, so we decided to follow it up, with the same basic format, but some slight changes.  Most notably, there are no listener submissions on this episode.  This episode is comprised of a handful of notable musicians, and people in the music industry sharing their quarantine picks with us.  I am tempted to tell you who will be bending your ears with tunes and talk, but I think its best to let the element of surprise have the upper hand here.

I will say, this is a very diverse, eclectic and provocative mix of music, once again proving that the metal community at large, listens to a wide array of genres and styles.  So, grab your mask, some hand sanitizer, and fight the quarantine blues with the power of music!

 

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Episode 44 - with guest Casey C-P — King Gizzard “Chunky Shrapnel Film” Special

Episode 44 - with guest Casey C-P — King Gizzard “Chunky Shrapnel Film” Special

April 29, 2020

We won't let this die, and neither will King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.  Casey C-P and I made a pact, a blood oath, that each time this band of scruffy Aussies makes a new album we will be there, just like the Jackson 5, to dissect, critique and perform a deep dive to the depths of degradation.  Nothing will keep us from recording a podcast each time King Gizzard completes a project.  Not snow, not rain, not COVID-19, so here we are, ready to inject our veins and flush our lungs with the disinfecting power of Australian music.

This time, its not a proper album, but its a feature film that was set for a theatrical release before the world was consumed by isolation and social distancing requiring everyone to stand one Joey Ramone away from each other.  Now, offered up twice via Vimeo, for 24 hours only, the King Gizzard movie, "Chunky Shrapnel."  CC-P and I huddled up and through the magic of a conference bridge, joined forces once more to ask the prevailing question "What's with that awful band name?"

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Episode 43 - “Quarantine Songs” with guest co-host Merle Allin of The Murder Junkies.

Episode 43 - “Quarantine Songs” with guest co-host Merle Allin of The Murder Junkies.

April 14, 2020

Life is weird right now. The world is isolated, locked away behind closed doors and many of us turn to art to soothe us when the world has become more dangerous and terrifying than it usually is.  With this in mind, I asked listeners to send me their "Quarantine Songs."  Songs that they find themselves turning to while stuck at home. Some people recorded a brief introduction to the song, while others Merle and I had a robot help us with the introductions.  Along with the listeners, some musicians and artists gave me their picks as well, and in fact the response was so great, I am currently assembling a follow up to this episode of more Quarantine songs.

My goal with this podcast was never to be like a radio show, but strange times call for evolution and revolution, so these songs will be played uninterrupted by our yammering.  And I would be remiss if I did not thank the legendary punk rock icon Merle Allin of The Murder Junkies for his contribution to this episode.  Merle, brother of the infamous GG Allin, has been performing with and without his brother for decades and shows no signs of stopping.

So, join us for an eclectic mix of songs and moods to keep you company during these quarantine times.

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing track "Antisocial" by The Murder Junkies.

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Episode 42 - “In Defense of Billie Eilish” with guest Ione Walton

Episode 42 - “In Defense of Billie Eilish” with guest Ione Walton

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 has swept the earth, and a large portion of the world is in isolation.  I didn't have an episode ready to go, so I pulled this one out of the archives.  This was recorded months ago with my daughter Ione, but I felt it wasn't strong enough to release at the time.  But these are strange times afoot, so here you are, I figure even the slightest amusement is welcome in isolation.

In this episode Ione and I defend pop sensation Billie Eilish, as well as share music, get bored and get bullied.

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Episode 41 - with guest Nick Loiacano (Climb to Zalem, Nothing, Killer Whale, The Bionic Broadcast)

Episode 41 - with guest Nick Loiacano (Climb to Zalem, Nothing, Killer Whale, The Bionic Broadcast)

March 1, 2020

I was not going to miss a Mr. Bungle reunion, and neither was my old friend Nick.  Nick Loiacano and I became friends over 20 years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have collaborated on a number of musical endeavors.  He was my partner in crime on Nothing's "The Grey Subaudible" album, he's the main writer in Climb to Zalem and has been involved in a number of bands including Killer Whale, Self Spiller and Snares of Sixes.  Nick and I often bonded over Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, so it only made sense for me to fly down to Los Angeles to join Nick for the show.

The morning after the amazing Mr. Bungle concert, we invaded a small studio in Los Angeles, and took it to the next level by recording on location, and with a producer.  In this episode we do a deep dive on the history and musicality of The Meat Shits including some A Capella Meat Shits covers, we talk at length about Nick's now defunct podcast The Bionic Broadcast, and we play each other music from Japan, England, Texas and from all over the god-damned globe.  

Join us for some tunes, a few laughs, and a very unique episode of I Hate Music.

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli, performed by Billy Smeer.

Closing music "Dunk Contest" by Killer Whale.

Recorded in Los Angeles by Producer Justin.

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Episode 40 - with guest Scot Jenerik (AUME, F-Space)

Episode 40 - with guest Scot Jenerik (AUME, F-Space)

February 11, 2020

Upon arriving at my studio, I told Scot we would record for two hours at the most.  We recorded for six.  This is the first installment of our long form meeting.

Scot and I have known each other for a relatively short period of time, but we became fast friends, and even though we come from two different musical worlds, those two worlds share a lot of commonalities.  Scot is a composer and conceptual artist operating out of Portland after being in the San Francisco Bay area for many years.   Scot has been a radio show host, a lecturer, a performer, a label owner, a sound artist and an all around fascinating person and artist for over 30 years.

Join us while we discuss Rush, Mr. Bungle, Scot's penchant for playing with fire, performance and the ever popular "creative process!"

**This episode contains our first listener give away**

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Episode 39 - with guest Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured) - Curated by Mirai Kawashima (Sigh)

Episode 39 - with guest Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured) - Curated by Mirai Kawashima (Sigh)

January 6, 2020

Mirai Kawashima and Sigh have been pushing, dare I say, smashing the paradigms within metal for decades.  From their early days on Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions to their most recent album "Heir to Despair," Sigh has found comfort in the dark seeping underbelly of music.  

I asked Mirai to provide some music to share with my cohort Don Anderson.  Music that has intrigued him, confused him, provoked him or perhaps inspired him over the years.  He gave me a bounty of music from Jazz, to Metal, to Traditional Asian and beyond.  

Join Don and I as we digest this heaping plate of broken guitar chords and squealing horns.  Along with Mirai's song choices we discuss Portland record shopping, Primus, improvisation and poor performances.

 

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli performed by Billy Smeer.

Closing music "Aletheia" by Sigh.

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Episode 38 - with guests Joy Von Spain and Masaaki Masao (Eye of Nix, To End It All)

Episode 38 - with guests Joy Von Spain and Masaaki Masao (Eye of Nix, To End It All)

October 22, 2019

For this episode I was joined by my good friends Joy Von Spain and Masaaki Masao.  They are the duo that comprises the death industrial project To End It All, and as if that didn't keep them busy enough, they are in Eye of Nix as well. These two are two of my favorite performers and I have been blessed to see them, and share the stage with them many times. 

I was able to catch up with them when they came down from Seattle to play a special invite only show at Azoth here in Portland.  Listen in as we discuss hip hop, drum n bass, Weird Al and take a couple listener suggestions.

 

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing music by Eye of Nix and To End It All respectively.

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