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Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey

Comedian and musician Will Carey sees life as a balance between two kinds of moments, awesome and disaster. He sits down with a guest to talk about their life, creative interests, and taking a disastrous moment and turning it into an awesome one. www.awesomedisaster.com
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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Chris McGrath is the guitarist and vocalist for Chicago punk rock band Much the Same.  He talks to Will about growing up a Christian, D&D Punk rocker in the Suburbs of Chicago, how cardio is an important part of being able to play fast punk rock. Releasing the first Much The Same album on A-F Records, Playing iconic punk rock venues like Fireside Bowl, the bands break up, reunion and excellent new album Everything is Fine as well as his other band Winning Streak.

 

Listen to Much the Same:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3muI3PfsNRMVGnqNX3NQKZ

Listen to Winning Streak:

https://winningstreaktx.bandcamp.com/

Chris on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GunnerMcGrath

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 23, 2020

Bassist and Vocalist for The Lawrence Arms Brendan Kelly finds it funny for the silliest projects he takes on garner the most attention.

He talks to Will about the culture behind the Chicago Ska and Punk scenes, the beginnings of Chicago's Fireside Bowl, the working class populism of Punk Rock,the influence of the Goo Goo Dolls on The Lawrence Arms working with Fat Mike when The Lawrence Arms were signed to Fat Wreck Chords.  Creating the Twitter account Nihilist Arby's, working for The Onion, The Hardtimes, and his prediction for the future of live music after the pandemic ends.

 

Listen to The Lawrence Arms:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0aQ8Ow9YAkGxr5bbehjkcS

Brendan on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/badsandwich

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 16, 2020

Dragged Under Guitarist and Youtuber Fluff's current success was born out of a time when his life was in a dark place.  He talks to Will about his upbringing in the Seattle Music Scene, favorite guitars and gear, his Youtube Channel Riff's Beards and Gear,  The unlikely source of his video and audio editing skills during his time in California, how his former band Rest, Repose began at a time when he literally had nothing to lose, the surprise success of the first Rest, Repose EP, some great songwriting advice, and more from his trip to Japan.

Listen to Dragged Under:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3D1uNqaasEWzallSxKo1cH?si=DQdZMijZSjq75EJaQyNOqg

Fluff's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/fluff191riffsandbeards

Fluff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiffsAndBeards

Fundraiser for the Creek and the Cave's Owner:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ne-york-will-miss-the-creek-and-cave

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 9, 2020

Ryan Baldwin's High School punk rock band Urban Sombrero was the first time Will heard punk rock played live.  Ryan and Will talk about their shared history growing up in St.Leonard Maryland, the local diy shows that Urban Sombrero and other bands would put on during high school, his next band Remember Daylight, a dark night of the soul that occurred in a convenience store parking lot, his current project Steady Now, and some great stories from opening for Cartel, The Ataris, and a very unusual live gig.

Ryan's SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/ryanbaldwinaudioengineer

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Nov 2, 2020

Comedian Bryan Preston is one of Will’s earliest comedian friends he made in Baltimore back in 2007.  He talks to Will about how he approaches a career in comedy in the Baltimore area, stand up comedy, comic books, anime, Star Wars, podcasting, and avoiding the toxic parts of nerd culture and fandom, and plans for comedy after the pandemic.

 

Bryan on Twitter: @skullbase

 

Bryan’s podcast:

https://lfp.fakingitradio.com/

 

Bryan on Twitch:

twitch.tv/bryanpreston1

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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