Episode 89: Chris Squire (Part 2 with San Diego punk legend)
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by Jason Traeger
1w ago
Episode 89 marks the return Chris Squire for part 2 of our series that tells a history of San Diego punk through the life and lens of one of the scene’s legends. Our conversation picks up where the last one left off in the latter part of 80’s toward the end of Squire’s high school career and the end of the old school SD punk scene. Part 2 moves into the acid drenched, post-hardcore years that in many ways were just as wild and wooly as the earlier period but were far more experimental and far out. Squire shares his thoughts on the origins of the SD sound as he traces its way from the ground ..read more
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Episode 88: Paul Schlesinger (Los Angeles Clowning/First TM Pod guest returns!)
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by Jason Traeger
3w ago
Episode 88 marks the return of TM Pod’s VERY FIRST guest Los Angeles based creative / clown Paul Schlesinger. Paul is one of my best friends and favorite collaborators so it’s a special pleasure to catch up with him in the pod context. Our conversation focuses on his life today learning, producing and performing in the very happening LA ‘clown community’.  He explains that modern clowning has roots stretching back to European traditional clowning and the circus clowns which most of us think of when we hear the word ‘clown’ but that it is also informed by the worlds of performance art, e ..read more
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Episode 87: The pod returns with Sean Kelly!
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by Jason Traeger
3w ago
The podcast is back. We were gone for a spell. Now we’re back. Episode 87 finds us easing back into the podwaters with a low-key ‘comfort food’ conversation between myself and TMpod regular Sean Kelly (father, Tight Bros From Way Back When, SUBPOP, K Records, west coast punk rock real one) We share a warm hearted conversation that touches on the joy of vinyl records, old guitars, self directed programs of learning and growing and other stuff that confirms we are walking, talking embodied cliches of late middle aged Portland music/culture guys. It’s all love and light with some very tiny dust ..read more
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Episode 86: Bobby Lane ( Early San Diego punk flyer artist, tattooer)
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by Jason Traeger
6M ago
Hello and welcome! Our ‘Legends of San Diego Punk’ series continues on the pod… Episode 86 is a conversation with one of the great flyer artists of early 80’s ‘Slow Death’ scene, the very talented artist / tattooer Bobby Lane. Bobby paints a picture of his experiences going to his first shows as a teenager in 1980 just as the ‘hardcore’ era was adding a new even more aggressive and stripped down feel to the punk/new wave style that came before. He shares memories of San Diego / Los Angeles punk graphic masters Mad Marc Rude and Shawn Kerri. Two greats whose styles informed his own and pret ..read more
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Episode 85: Chris Squire (Part one with this San Diego punk legend)
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by Jason Traeger
6M ago
Hello and Welcome, dear listener.   Episode 86 is the beginning of a conversation with San Diego punk legend Chris Squire. Chris has done it all, he’s run a record label, booked bands, done sound production, and he’s either sung, played bass, guitar or drums in a ton of bands; PG13, The Tori Cobras, Belle Cora, Tit Wrench, Tiltwheel, Battalion of Saints, Russian Tremors, Kerosene, Tar Halos, Dark Sarcasm, TV Eye, Digital Leather, Bizarro Son, No Laughing Matter, Dog Boy, Royal Pains, Half On Tongue, Sloog, Blades, Unit Unit, Go Go Lords, King Wheelie, Plasticman, Cholla … to name most of ..read more
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Episode 83: Brian Gathy (End On End Podcast, DC punk)
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by Jason Traeger
8M ago
Episode 83 is a conversation with prolific podcaster and veteran DC punk Brian Gathy.  Brian is co-host of End On End, a pod that examines every Discord Records title in the order they were released, he also singlehandedly produces and hosts The Unanimous Hour dedicated to deciphering the fractal brilliance of DC band Lungfish’s catalog of songs as well as Dweller On the Threshold which explores the music of Van Morrison. Our conversation touches on those projects but the bulk of our talk focuses on a new podcast (my second, his FOURTH) that we discuss and name during the course of this ..read more
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Episode 82: Sean Kelly Returns!
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by Jason Traeger
8M ago
Episode 82 is a free-form conversation with TMpod bestie Sean Kelly (Tight Bros From Way Back When bassist, Derrick Tape originator, Father etc.) Together we talk: Sean's pre-punk years as a Marine kid moving around, Toronto radio in the early 80's, San Diego 'Alternative' format pioneer 91X, the lives and careers of Sinead O'Connor and Pee Wee Herman, UFO/UAP disclosure, the horrors of Late-Stage Capitalism, and our mutual rediscovered love of playing music and musical gear among other subjects. Content warning: We also get into some talk about pain and suicide. Hopefully we handle the subjec ..read more
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Episode 81: Jason bends and folds time while sharing some musical flow and love to TM pod listeners
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by Jason Traeger
9M ago
Hello Deathless Neverborn, I had to toss a conversation with previous TM pod guest Don Ankrom because of some technical difficulties (aka heavy nose breathing on my part and a non-stop barking wiener dog named Enzo) so I am offering TM pod listeners a remix of that episode's introduction with some of my music thrown in for color and intrigue. It's a new twist on the podcast you love. ...you do love it right? Some links of people and places mentioned in the episode: Host of the open mic I played Johnny Franco Place I played the open mic: Craft Factory Place I played a show: Mother Foucault's B ..read more
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Episode 80: Rick Froberg Remembered
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by Jason Traeger
10M ago
Episode 80 is a celebration of Rick Froberg's life and a celebration of life in general. I'm flying solo here, strolling down memory lane on a summer morning. When I started the TMpod I did so with the goal of connecting and reconnecting with old friends and sharing those conversations with whoever might want to listen. Rick was an early guest (Episode 15) because he was top of my list of people I wanted to reconnect with. I always loved the guy even though we hadn't hung out in years. I always loved making him laugh and we did laugh together again on that episode which felt great. I had his n ..read more
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Episode 79: The Return of Tony Rettman! (Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 2nd edition)
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by Jason Traeger
10M ago
TraegerMethod Pod Episode 79 celebrates the return of writer, NO IDOLS HC kingpin Tony Rettman!  Tony has literally written the book on hardcore punk having penned three crucial books on the subject; NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 ,  Straight Edge and his first book Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. That book is about to be reissued in a new edition on June 21st through Revelation Records.Tony will have 100 signed copies with the rare green cover available through his NO IDOLS site, so be quick! (LINKS BELOW!) Before we get into the book, we talk about ..read more
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