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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 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 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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Episode 36 - with guest Ramin Hosseinabad - Curated by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Pan Thy Monium, Nightingale)

Episode 36 - with guest Ramin Hosseinabad - Curated by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Pan Thy Monium, Nightingale)

September 10, 2019

In the first of what I hope is a series of many, I welcome a guest curator for this episode.  This time, I asked legendary producer/engineer/musician Dan Swano to pick six songs from his career to share with us.  You may know him from his work with Edge of Sanity, Pan Thy Monium, or Bloodbath, or perhaps even his production or engineering work with bands such as Marduk or Opeth, but get ready to dig into some deep cuts from Dan Swano's career, handpicked by the man himself for you to hear, and for Ramin and I to discuss.

Join return guest Ramin Hosseinabad and I as we crack a beer or two, share a laugh, and stumble over our words trying to express our admiration for Mr. Swano.

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Episode 35 - with guest Jori Apedaile (Eneferens, Hyalithe)

Episode 35 - with guest Jori Apedaile (Eneferens, Hyalithe)

August 27, 2019

Jori has been a guest before.  Last summer when Eneferens came through Portland on tour, he stopped by to share some music.  This summer bore witness to another Eneferens tour, so we decided to do it again. 

At the time of this recording, Jori was in the process of moving back to Bozeman, Montana after living for a couple of years in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined me towards the end of his tour that stretched all across The United States.  Join us as we talk about metal from around the world, take a listener request, discuss the scene in Minneapolis and how its changed over the years, and the wonders of the Hyalite Canyon.

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Closing music "Pine" by Hyalithe.

"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

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Episode 31 - with guest Aaron John Gregory (KHôRADA, Squalus, Giant Squid)

Episode 31 - with guest Aaron John Gregory (KHôRADA, Squalus, Giant Squid)

June 4, 2019

Let's try this again. 

Last time Aaron John Gregory of KHôRADA, Squalus and Giant Squid was on, we ended it early.  This encounter was much more pleasant.  We were a bit rushed though as we decided to record right before going to perform as main support for Melvins.  Our energy was up, attitudes were good, and beer and music was flowing.

We settled into some nice conversations about IBUs, ABV, Video Games, Roombas and thankfully AJ rarely mentioned Ska.  Join Us!

 

"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing music by Giant Squid.

 

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Episode 28 - with guest Ron Varod (Zvi, Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly)

Episode 28 - with guest Ron Varod (Zvi, Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly)

April 30, 2019

Kayo Dot is a very important band to me, so it was an honor to welcome Ron Varod onto the podcast.  Ron is a multi-instrumentalist who is in Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly and performs solo under the name Zvi.  Zvi was on a tour across America supporting his new record "Deer Pink" and stopped in to share some interesting music and perspectives. 

Join us as we talk about Ulver, the pros and cons of drum machines, music production and Karaoke.

"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.

Closing music by Zvi.

 

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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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