Episode 71: Blaine Cook (The Fartz, 10 Minute Warning, The Accused, Toe Tag, Accused AD)
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by Jason Traeger
1w ago
It was a real thrill talking with Seattle punk/hardcore/thrash LEGEND Blaine Cook for episode 71. As a kid coming of age in the pre-Grunge Seattle punk scene of the early 80’s, for me and my friends The Fartz set the standard of what it meant to be a hardcore band. Their name sometimes drew snickers from the uninitiated but the intensity of their live shows and recordings, which owed everything to Blaine’s guttural sandpaper delivery, immediately dispelled any idea that this was some kind of novelty punk act. They were as hardcore as it gets. In our conversation Blaine and I talk Seattle music ..read more
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Episode 69: Jared Warren (Unwound reunion, Big Business, Karp, The Melvins, Tight Bros)
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by Jason Traeger
1M ago
Episode 69 (...grow up) is a conversation with low-end god and Oly punk legend, Jared Warren. Jared has kept it heavy since high school where he met his KARP bandmates, the late Scott Jernigan and guitarist Chris Smith. From those beginnings he has gone on to front and play in several legendary combos, The Tight Bros From Way Back When, The Whip, and his current and most enduring job fronting and playing bass in his Big Business , his mega-duo with drummer Cody Willis. Big Business joined forces for many years with The Melvins and did the seemingly impossible: made the legends of heavy even he ..read more
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Episode 68: Jason's New Years Eve/Day Reflections and Projections (Non-Duality talk)
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by Jason Traeger
1M ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR TM POD LISTENERS! This episode I say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 with some reflections and projections on them both. The bulk of the episode is dedicated to examining the non-dual perspective that has so informed and made possible the transformation I’ve experienced since a profound depressive episode at the end of 2021. Hopefully some of what I share is useful and helpful to listeners who might struggle with being ok and finding joy in their lives. Here’s some of the names I mention in the episode: ‘Seeds of Consciousness’ ‘I Am That’ collected talks by Sri Nisargadatta M ..read more
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Episode 67: Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill, the podcast return of...)
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by Jason Traeger
2M ago
Episode 67 features the return of Tobi Vail to the pod! Last time she was on we spent most of the episode covering her musical / cultural biography, growing up punk rock in western Washington. This time around we focus primarily on her life today, making music at home and in residencies with groups like Girlsperm and Morgan and the Organ Donors when not touring the world with the newly reformed Bikini Kill. We hear her account of the fraught and sometimes alienating reality of touring in the Covid era and also how fun and exciting it is to be out there playing to the biggest crowds of her deca ..read more
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Episode 66: Brandt Sandeno (Giant Henry/Unwound, Survival Knife, Olympia Music)
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by Jason Traeger
2M ago
Happy (American) Thanksgiving to all TM pod listeners! I’m delighted to say TM pod ep. 66 marks the first ever podcast appearance, here or anywhere else, of musician, friend, founding Unwound member Brandt Sandeno! Brandt and I talk about his musical origin story beginning as a teen at Tumwater High School with his (pre-Unwound) Giant Henry bandmates Justin Trosper and Vern Rumsey. He describes how as a passionate guitarist, he was the band’s drummer out of necessity and was happy to turn over the throne to Sara Lund not long after G.H.’s name change. Brandt went on to play keyboards with Unwo ..read more
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EPISODE 65 : TAE WON YU Returns! (Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium, artist, musician)
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by Jason Traeger
3M ago
The podcast is back baby! Artist, musician, dear friend of the pod, Tae Won Yu is also back! Season Three of the TMpod begins now with episode 65. I certainly don’t need any special excuse to have Tae on the pod but I am very pleased to be able to have him on at this moment to celebrate the release of The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium. The new third installment of his much beloved and successful series on MacMillan/Odd Dot. Tae and I talk about the book and his process and experience gathering and creating the images that fill its pages. We discuss flow states, fallow states and the ed ..read more
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Episode 64: The return of Lord Shanty aka OMA aka Andy Newton (old school San Diego punk/skater)
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by Jason Traeger
6M ago
This week’s episode marks the return of pod favorite, old school San Diego ‘Slow Death’ punk and underground skate legend Andy Newton aka OMA aka Old Man Andy aka Lord Shanty. Our freewheeling conversation takes the listener back to his pre-punk teenage years when he was listening to Ted Nugent, ditchin’ school, skating drainage ditches and smoking ditch weed as a member of The Chula Vista Cruisers skate team. Andy breaks down the legendary spots that preceded the arrival of the first skate parks in the San Diego area. We dissect the blurry lines he navigated between Hard Rock, New Wave and Pu ..read more
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Episode 63: Jason Returns!
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by Jason Traeger
6M ago
The pod is back! This episode I let you all in on what’s been going on, how it’s going now and where the pod is going in the future. I explain how a couple of months ago pod momentum and all creative practices were derailed by a series of unforeseen illnesses in the family. Life suddenly got very focused on my immediate reality and not much else. I share some of the practices and teachings that have helped me through this challenging time, specifically the guidance I’ve found in the straightforward, simple yet profound teachings of Pema Chodron author and American Buddhist nun trained in the T ..read more
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Episode 62: Seth Lorinczi (DC Punk, Circus Lupus, Vile Cherubs, Author)
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by Jason Traeger
9M ago
I didn't plan on taking a pod hiatus but that's what happened! Feels good to be back with EPISODE 62 a conversation with my dear friend, author, bassist, DC Punk, Seth Lorinczi.  Our conversation covers how his early fascination with the 70's Mod Revival led him to 60's garage rock and punk before discovering and becoming enmeshed in the very vital, now-legendary harDCore scene happening right in his own backyard. Seth tells us about reuniting as a teenager with his childhood best friend Tim Green to form DC psyche-punk misfits The Vile Cherubs  and how joining the recently relocated ..read more
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Spring Break Check-in / First solo music shows in 20 years
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by Jason Traeger
10M ago
A short update on all things TraegerMethod and a springtime message of gratitude to all pod guests, listeners and supporters. Check out Jason's upcoming shows with Hutch Harris! new episodes COMING SOON! April 29th Astoria OR  May 1st Portland @ Kelly's Olympian downtown Music: The Fartz 'You Got a Brain' Other music by jason --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-traeger/support ..read more
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