I Hate Music
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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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

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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 33 - with guests Petras and Andrew of Velnias

Episode 33 - with guests Petras and Andrew of Velnias

July 30, 2019

Velnias has been an underrated yet powerful force in the American Black Metal scene for many years.  After a moderate hiatus, the Velnias cult has returned with an impending new album and a short tour of the West Coast.

Taking a small break from tour, Velnias joined me for talk about Thrash Metal, the Cascadian Annex, True Water Music, Portable record players, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dungeon Thrash, Andrew's age in 1991, and drinking rain water like bad asses!

Closing music by Velnias.

 "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

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Episode 25 - with guest Robert Hunter (Hollow Branches, Occulted Sound)

Episode 25 - with guest Robert Hunter (Hollow Branches, Occulted Sound)

March 19, 2019

Robert Hunter and I go way back.  He is one of my favorite people.  He and I have collaborated on many things, including Snares of Sixes, Self Spiller and my short lived label, Audio Savant, that we both struggled with years ago. 

He also makes music with IHM's very own Marius Sjoli in Hollow Branches, and solo under the moniker Occulted Sound.  Join Robert and I for beer, music and a few laughs.

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

Bumper music by Arizmenda.

Closing music by Hollow Branches.

This episode sponsored by Red Orchard Records - https://www.redorchardrecords.com/

 

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Episode 24 - with guest Asa Eisenhardt (Nostalgist)

Episode 24 - with guest Asa Eisenhardt (Nostalgist)

February 26, 2019

Asa Eisenhardt spearheads the shoegaze/postpunk band Nostalgist as well as runs the label Nostalgium Directive.  Asa and I have been friends for quite some time, and it was a pleasure to have him in my studio to share music.  Nostalgist's "Dissafection" was in my top 5 favorites records from 2018 so I wanted to get him in here to promote it a bit.  Join us for music, memories and a bit of nostalgia.

"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing music by Nostalgist.

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Episode 20 - with guest Don Anderson (KHôRADA, Sculptured, ex-Agalloch)

Episode 20 - with guest Don Anderson (KHôRADA, Sculptured, ex-Agalloch)

December 31, 2018

Don Anderson needs no introduction.  He is the mastermind behind Prog Metal mainstays Sculptured, the guitarist for KHôRADA and perhaps best known for wielding the guitar for Agalloch for 20 years.  Don is also a college professor, a snappy dresser, a beer snob and one of my absolute closest friends. 

Today Don and I talk obscure 90's death metal, share some current music, as well as revisit our past in Agalloch and recount our memories regarding the making of Agalloch's "From Which of this Oak" demo.   Don closes out this episode with an acoustic rendition of an Agalloch classic.

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing music "Taking My Body Apart" by Sculptured.

Episode 19 - with guest Ramin Hosseinabad — Katatonia “Brave Murder Day” Special

Episode 19 - with guest Ramin Hosseinabad — Katatonia “Brave Murder Day” Special

December 12, 2018

Ramin!  Katatonia!  What else could you want in a podcast?  Join me as one of the most popular IHM guests joins me again, this time to focus on the fantastic and revolutionary "Brave Murder Day" by Katatonia.  We delve into a little history of the record, the band, and how both have effected us as people and as listeners. 

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Episode 18 - with Hawaiian Transplant and Powell’s icon, Tyson Birnbaum

Episode 18 - with Hawaiian Transplant and Powell’s icon, Tyson Birnbaum

November 19, 2018

In this episode Tyson and I discuss the culture differences that exist state to state in America, we explore both sides of the gun control issue and we recount our adventures in Romania when he joined Agalloch for our first concerts there.  Join us for a glimpse of what it is like to grow up in Hawaii and migrate to The Main Land. 

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"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Episode 17 - with Entomologist Jesse Greene

Episode 17 - with Entomologist Jesse Greene

October 31, 2018

Jesse Greene is a pretty fascinating character.  He's an artist, an Entomologist, he's a collector and most importantly, he's a music lover.  Jesse is a dedicated fan, and a generous friend.  Today he brought some bugs over and we shared music, we shared some beer and we discussed how he helped make an impact on the Sacramento scene during his youth.

Bumper music by Daughters, Graeme Revell, and Randy Newman.

"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Episode 16 - with guest Aesop Dekker (KHôRADA, Extremity, Worm Oroborous, VHOL, Hickey,  Ex-Agalloch, Death Metal Dads)

Episode 16 - with guest Aesop Dekker (KHôRADA, Extremity, Worm Oroborous, VHOL, Hickey, Ex-Agalloch, Death Metal Dads)

July 9, 2018

Aesop Dekker.  One of my favorite people on the planet.  I have toured through countless countries with this man, and shared countless beers and stories.  I have suffered with him, and I have rejoiced with him.  Aesop is a monster drummer, and a generous soul.  I was very excited to have him join me and geek out about obscure music. 

Closing track "Grave Mistake" by Extremity.

 "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

 

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