Ep078: Scott Evans/Jon Howell (Kowloon Walled City)

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Kowloon Walled Cities and Roman cities, recording, the symbiosis of antisleep and sharkbite, Tigon and Puig Destroyer, Grievances and the delayed reaction of a “new” record, Less Art, and being identified by name in the San Jose Mercury News, patience and letting it stretch, song based and not “riff based”, Dead Rider, prom songs and stairway to… ? part salads and riff opportunities, unleashing the kraken, rules based music listening, literal music in commercials, opportunities and ceding control, SCION, Guilty pleasures and taking the time to hate things, allegory and storytelling in songs, on children and the future, Unwound, Shiner, Josh Newton and Sie Lieben Maschinen, Snailface (the Blues based Id of KWC), RPM challenge, drummer changes and more.

Kowloon Walled City – Your Best Years
Puig Destroyer – Controlled Violence

Kowloon Walled City – White Walls
Kowloon Walled City – Daughters and Sons

Sie Lieben Maschinen – Clever Work
Snailface – Skin Walker

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep077: Jason Myers (Author: A Sad History of Beautiful Nostalgia, Exit Here, The Mission)

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Author Jason Myers returns to Protonic Reversal to talk about his new book A Sad History of Beautiful Nostalgia, on being a San Francisco character, Barmuda-Bearmuda Triangle, Going your own way, the potential drudgery of success and candor not paying for burritos. Also: rights of first refusal, “Enter There” and the Boss, Iowa and it’s progressive streak, Nostalgia for times that never were, Capital failure, fear to fly, Turkey gentrification, The fetishization of Nostalgia, snakes in a name, creative control, desperate innocence of “Run the Game”, characters that are harder to “buy in” with and digging deep.

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually intense (Opening theme)

Big Business – Just as the Day Was Dawning
400 Blows – The Root of Our Nature

the Poison Control Center – Pacific Sunrise.
the Poison Control Center – Torpedoes on Tuesday

Drive Like Jehu – Luau

Shellac – the End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep076: Tim Green (The Fucking Champs, Nation of Ulysses, Louder Studios)

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Mortality themes, too soon for Bowie? Palin endorses Trump and vomit ensues, metaphorical puppets. Then we talk with Tim Green about naming your bands after amps or other things in the room, the rise of Louder Studios and moving to Grass Valley, destination recording, writing ridiculous parts for your bandmates, on Josh leaving the Champs, looking for a new DRUMMER, and having Phil Manley join. Timesharing with other bands, the breakup, Boyjazz, The Young, the Young Ginns, Nation of Ulysses and new kids disccovering it every year, on *NOT* visiting Steve in Bali, NOU reunion thoughts, times and places, Melvins shows and much more.

Interview begins at 32:00 minute mark

The Fucking Champs- valkyrie is dying
The Fucking Champs-Extra Man

The Fucking Champs-You’ve Got a Thirst, Portland
The Fucking Champs-What’s a Little Reign?

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep075: Josh Newton (Shiner, Season to Risk, Glazed Baby) Pt. 1

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Part 1 of our interview with the mighty Josh Newton. The most Shiner and Season to Risk talk in the past year, and probably the most Glazed Baby in the last ten. German band names and the origin of the controversial Glazed Baby name. Not being around to tarnish your legacy (Shiner), bad reviews and what sticks, Florida: the running joke, new Bedford to Kansas City and all about the Egg… (The album, not the food) until Josh is rushed onto stage to play with Shiner for a reunion show. All that plus R.I.P. to Ken McCray of Tilts, David Bowie, and Lemmy from Motorhead, Conan’s Hawaiian birthday vacation, Brenna’s now deceased co-worker and tons more. So! much! show!
Interview begins at 0:14:00

songs played:

Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (RIP Ken McCray)
Sie Lieben Maschinen – Meat is Meat, Love is Murder

Shiner – The Truth About Cows
Glazed Baby – Face First Floor Waxer

David Bowie – Lazarus
David Bowie – Heroes

Motorhead – Dr. Rock
Tilts – Titanium Falcon
Shiner – the Egg

Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

EP074: Top 10 Albums of 2015

TOP 10 RECORDS 2015!!!!

TOP 10 RECORDS 2015!!!!

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OH MY!!! It is the top 10’ist most top 10 of all top 10 lists. NUMERICAL ORDER OF RECORDS that you have, or more likely have not heard.
O.K. Guaranteed to dig deeper than your average list and to cure what ails you. PROTONIC REVERSAL IS THE ONLY PRODUCT YOU WILL EVER NEEEEEEEEED!

Conan counts down the top 10 of 2015, and YOU! ARE! THERE!

OMG!!!! I CAN’T STAND IT…

1. MotherfuckerConfetti
2. LardoGunmetal Eyes
3. B. HamiltonFight Everything
4. MegaMaulMini-mall
5. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities to Love
6. Le ButcherettesA Raw Youth
7. christian fitnessLove Letters in the Age of Steam
8. Happy FangsCapricorn
9. TorcheRestarter
10. Thoughts Detecting MachinesWork the Circuits

Ep073: Tom Hazelmyer (Amphetamine Reptile Records)

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Halloween recap, art of the house party, unknown knowns, The Iceman (Wim Hof not Bobby Drake), Real fucking nasty,Halo of Flies vs. H.O.F. Alice cooper band, thrown ups, “noise”, grounded sensibilities and dope guns fuck of zine to record, not being tied to one format, originality and genre music, new experiences and the classic rock mentality and the confirmation bias. The danger of sticking close to a niche, evolving Tastes, le Butcherettes, bash, Lino cuts and art with a record, music being free (the art object costs), small batch records and letting the artist make money, the lemonade stand of pricing, punk rock celebration of “amateur status”, Internet as the new radio, last thing as the favorite thing, Tom and the melvins, the blind shake, shadow and the crack, grumpys And not being about to afford to fail
Interview begins at 31:53

songs played:
Whores – Bloody Like the Day You Were Born

Gay Witch Abortion – Two Rats & a Pimp
Melvins – Real Fucking Nasty

The Blind Shake – Labor Day
Shadow in the Cracks – Timeless
The Cows – Hitting the Wall
Halo Of Flies – Tired & Cold

Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep072: Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line)

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Joe Cardamone of the Icarus Line clues us all in on the rock ‘n roll life and ALL THINGS UNDER HEAVEN. Getting the Descendents to play a surprise show, touring with Scott Weiland, being guest editor at Magnet, Constantly being paired with bands they don’t have that much in common with, Queen Kwong and Wes Borland, and True tales of weirdo bandmate tryouts (the book!), Aaron North, Joe Coleman and so much more.

songs played:

Nonagon – the Pfister
Nervous Curtains – City of Hate

The Icarus Line – Total Pandamonium
The Ex – Frenzy

The Icarus Line – Little Horn
Shellac – the End of Radio

Ep071: Jason Myles (La Fin Absolute Du Monde)

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Ray Jay Johnson and old beer commercials, Thurston vs. Kim…, on aging and being BETTER, and not stopping, being in a band with your spouse, The Cesspool castle in Joplin Missouri, tweaked out midnight van repair guys, Jason Myles on the Williston, North Dakota oil boom the rudeness of public oral sex, meeting Flipper clothed only in a towel, and the “brilliant kind of stupid” that Flipper espouses, touring with Godflesh and being remixed by Justin Broadrick, coat stealers, how to differentiate yourself in a world saturated with bands and acts, “the golden age of weird music?”, getting stuck in the UK, getting married on tour and other remarkable tales.

http://lafinabsolutedumonde.com/

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening theme)

LOVE MOON – Not With Me
La Fin Absolute du Monde – Kill Yourself

La Fin Absolute du Monde – Black Sheep (Justin Broadrick remix)
Flipper – Life

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep070: Phil Manley/Sebastian Thomson (Trans Am)

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IN THIS EPISODE! We have Phil and Sebastian in studio and talk to them about the following:
Shows in Bethesda, forging a unique sound, Trans Champs and the Fucking Am, Mark Knopfler likes the Fucking Champs, studio Cabana boys, LARPing swords, not being able to write it, but still loving it “Post-Rock” and rock lulls, Juno 60, Thomas Dolby keyboards and bringing on the heartbreak (isolated), Mutt Lange and substractive levels, Whispers, Life Coach update, daylight savings time, Russia bombing things “accidentally” and other bummers. First show ever in Oakland. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and FREEEE DRUGS! DOING IT LIVE! Lots more Def Leppard talk, bike manifestation and Kelly Stoltz-Bike Angel, EL STUDIO! Phil will record you. Picking setlists and encores, Jon Fine and Your Band Sucks, Sebastian’s STRONG OPINIONS of things he has not seen, and things he has not heard. Plans… vocals… Trans Am reacting to itself. NUTS DEEP! Liberation and the Hummer commercial. on NOT taking the money and it not being ok to question the President Bad, Lindsey Lohan sex scene music, and SO MUCH MORE!

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening Theme)

Dire Straits – So Far Away
Trans Am – Play in the Summer

Trans Am – Television Eyes

Trans Am – Anthropocene

Trans Am – Ballbados

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep069: James Burns (SEMINARS / Police Teeth) & Casey Nolan

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Tour tapes, Small towns and small minds, gentrification, Katy Lester and STUD LEATHER, Latest Flame and “street gang”, Digital Snakes and usury Human Kid ep, cats and cat situations, Casey learning to play bass with her pinky and playing with James, baseball, more on tour tapes, writing “Rats”, “It’s Fine”, Tourin’ in a Suburban, Casey being the band mom and the youngest member, local Rabbis and Dragon Ball Z… 9,000 minutes worth.

SEMINARS – 100 Problems
Hurry Up Shotgun – Speedbath Megawaste

SEMINARS – Stud Leather
Police Teeth – Digital Snakes

SEMINARS – Easy ‘Cause It Is
SEMINARS – Diet Coke and Aspirin

Sin BAD – Anxiety
SEMINARS – The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here

SEMINARS – West Coast
SEMINARS – Comm House

Porch – Heartattack
These Estates – Soiled Hands (live)
the rutabega – Entrapment

Shellac – Be Prepared
Melvins – Beer Hippy
Whores – Cougars, Not Kittens

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