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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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Nov 14, 2022

Finn Mckenty's approach to marketing, creativity, and personal growth is uniquely practical within the realm of metal and alternative music and it's working.  He talks to Will about how his mindset differs from the majority of creators, joining the debate team in High School, studying graphic design before switching to marketing in college, his experience working at Abercrombie & Fitch, how The Punk Rock MBA youtube channel came to be, how creative people can reframe there mental approach to marketing and social media, favorite reality tv, and what it will take for a pop punk, pop country crossover.

Punk Rock MBA on Youtube:

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

Finn's Website:

https://www.finnmckenty.com/

Finn on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thepunkrockmba

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

Oct 10, 2022

Cody Ritchie returns to Between Awesome and Disaster after the release of his band Goalkeeper's newest single Car Wreck. He talks to Will about the writing and recording of the band's upcoming first full length album I Wish I Met You Sooner, the importance of having someone push you out of your comfort zone in songwriting, the importance of lyrics, connecting to an audience, playing drums to service the song, and upcoming plans to hit the road.

https://www.goalkeeperband.com/

Listen to their newest single Car Wreck:

https://open.spotify.com/track/3nDO4w05MQ6rvn1tknCnQg?si=9bc0ac4290aa42d6

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Sep 26, 2022

Rerelease of my conversation with Goalkeeper Drummer Cody Ritchie from 2020

Sep 12, 2022

Kris Roe of The Ataris survived two serious cases of Covid-19, and a serious car accident, and continues to be inspired and create music.  He talks to Will about musical influences outside of Punk Rock, Growing up in the midwest admist the decline of industry, his early years living in his Van in Santa Barbara while putting together the Ataris, Kung Fu Records, Book Your Own Fucking Life, how their cover of Boys of Summer became a radio hit despite it not being planned as a single, the writing of Takeoffs and Landings, plans for music in the future, and going on his first tour since the begging of the Pandemic The Tried and True Tour with Alien Ant Farm, Lit, and Hoobastank.

Tried and True Ticket links here:

https://blabbermouth.net/news/hoobastank-and-lit-announce-co-headlining-tried-n-true-tour-with-alien-ant-farm-blabbermouth-net-presale

All Things The Ataris:

https://lnk.bio/theataris

https://theataris.bandcamp.com/

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

 

Thank you to We Know Podcasting for editing help:

https://weknowpodcasting.com/about/

 

Aug 29, 2022

Since Marc's last appearance on the podcast his band Goalkeeper have released an EP, opened for Bowling For Soup, released an acoustic version of their song Black and Blue, and just put out the new single Sooner from their upcoming debut full length.  He talks to Will about the response to Life in Slow Motion, Working with
Nik Bruzzese from Man Overboard and Casey Cavaliere of The Wonder Years and their different approaches to songwriting, going outside of their comfort zones when writing for the new record, and plans for extensive touring after the release of the album.

 Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=Z0MRbhGXSVW53w3ivFk95Q

Marc on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MarcAJuliano

 

https://www.goalkeeperband.com/

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Aug 15, 2022

Dave Gomez grew up right outside of the thriving Chicago punk scene.

He talks to Will about growing up outside of Chicago, playing shows at Age 14, what drew him to bass guitar, his love of Mest and Blink 182, writing songs for his project Summer Curse, and how he remains productive when he is the only core member of the band, and plans for future singles later in the year.

https://solo.to/summercurse

https://twitter.com/davegomez22

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

 

Aug 1, 2022

Matt and Devin became friends early in life before forming a band.  They talk to Will about the benefits of recording with a producer, guitars, The Warped Tour era of the early 2000s, and plans for the future.

Listen to All Systems Go:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3vUgiedsWyaAljWZL0MMCo?si=_Auwhv3RRfCH1cd1uZ8eeA

https://linktr.ee/allsystemsgoNJ

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

Jul 25, 2022

Westly Bunjunas' band Sunday Morning combines both melodic and heavier elements.  He talks to Will about being influenced by Slipknot when he was younger, Sunday Morning's New Split EP with friends of the show What Makes Sense, The Connecticut alternative music scene, 3 hour cover gigs, and constructing left handed guitars for wider variety. 

Listen to Sunday Morning:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2jctlQLPR5HkLkNZz4Zo4G?si=OAaCSdJiSwi0OR71Jc0alQ

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

Jul 18, 2022

Rishi Bahl followed his own path and passions inspired by his love of the bands of the label Drive Thru Records.  He talks to Will about his love of the seminal Pop Punk record label, how it inspired the community feeling behind Four Chord Music and the Four Chord Music Festival, the thrill of creating something from scratch, His band Eternal Boy's new album Bad Days Are Over, Touring Japan, and England, and why he feels lucky that he never signed to a record label.

Listen to Eternal Boy:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2IEczGJYYQsPJb86o9vZ73?si=wyq5w2QZQ4WB9c3EQRInUQ

Get Tickets to Four Chord Music Festival:

https://www.fourchordmusicfestival.com/

See Will's band live in Brooklyn July 19th:

https://dice.fm/partner/chip-su-dba-norman-kingsland-llc/event/g23wb-calling-all-captains-and-goalkeeper-and-friends-19th-jul-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=Chip+Su+dba+Norman+Kingsland+LLC&fbclid=IwAR1udqffqtcQXGsvtDksbRs6cxGFdlW5yeamW_q6qgho19tz2jVH_qDhDys&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1fcxtkw2TjNKSzNNS7VPS0rOyUyx9Sx3DDIsTSlMSyssSQ6McC8uK3HJLk4KKjZLrnB3S8kJN61MTcwNjy80K0zPyDe0LKkyygrziC90yXCpLAYAJF508mYAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

Jun 20, 2022

With The Punches guitarist Dustin Wallace was unaware of the anticipation for his bands new ep after a 9 year hiatus or that said ep would be recorded during a pandemic.  He talks to Will about the writing and recording of the bands new ep Discontent, how the band adjusted to writing while living apart and recording at the onset of the Pandemic, working as a teacher, Touring Japan, his custom built With the Punches guitar featuring the signatures of everyone who helped fund it, and his work with the band Keep Flying.

 

Listen to With The Punches and see them live:

https://linktr.ee/withthepunches

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

Presave Will's new single:

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/willcarey/off-the-map

 

Jun 13, 2022

Megg Jacobs and Johnny Clifford are the co lead vocalists of the pandemic formed band 11 to midnight. Megg tells Will about growing up in rural Maine and discovering a love of singing from musical theater and later Pop Punk, and Johnny tells us about joining the army in order to kick drugs and get his life together and how that experience led him to build a tour bus and recently join 11 to midnight as the second vocalist.

Listen to 11 to Midnight:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/60dtoo7igIKKlhx59ORp62?si=bkUXaI02SFaDJ5ggRZC0fQ

 

See Will's band live in Brooklyn July 19th:

https://dice.fm/partner/chip-su-dba-norman-kingsland-llc/event/g23wb-calling-all-captains-and-goalkeeper-and-friends-19th-jul-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=Chip+Su+dba+Norman+Kingsland+LLC&fbclid=IwAR1udqffqtcQXGsvtDksbRs6cxGFdlW5yeamW_q6qgho19tz2jVH_qDhDys&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1fcxtkw2TjNKSzNNS7VPS0rOyUyx9Sx3DDIsTSlMSyssSQ6McC8uK3HJLk4KKjZLrnB3S8kJN61MTcwNjy80K0zPyDe0LKkyygrziC90yXCpLAYAJF508mYAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

May 16, 2022

Lords of the Trident vocalist Ty Christian's Operatic voice and business knowledge has taken his band all over the world.  He talks to Will about his new course DIY Band on SpectreDigital.com, his early love of vocalists and singing, discovering metal in college thank to his roommate and now Lords of The Trident bandmate, Power Metal, working as a roadie for Steppenwolf How to use color and branding to make your band stand out, how Lords of The Trident uses the DIY approach to merch creation, touring and recording music, and how you can apply these principals to touring in Japan.  

Listen to Lords of The Trident:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1C11hnl3RZ7hadyMv5g5gm?si=P9zCSl6VRvKStvVshzOSQA

https://lordsofthetrident.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lordsofthetrident/

Ty's DIY band course:

https://spectredigital.com/product/diy-band/

See Will's band live in Brooklyn July 19th:

https://dice.fm/partner/chip-su-dba-norman-kingsland-llc/event/g23wb-calling-all-captains-and-goalkeeper-and-friends-19th-jul-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=Chip+Su+dba+Norman+Kingsland+LLC&fbclid=IwAR1udqffqtcQXGsvtDksbRs6cxGFdlW5yeamW_q6qgho19tz2jVH_qDhDys&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1fcxtkw2TjNKSzNNS7VPS0rOyUyx9Sx3DDIsTSlMSyssSQ6McC8uK3HJLk4KKjZLrnB3S8kJN61MTcwNjy80K0zPyDe0LKkyygrziC90yXCpLAYAJF508mYAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

May 9, 2022

Dreadnoughts Lead Singer Nicholas "The Fang" Smyth's background in philosophy is interwoven into the gloriously fun Folk Punk.  He talks to Will about the first single Cider Holiday from the bands' upcoming album Roll and Go to be released June 24th 2022.  The sub genre of Cider Punk, UK Cider culture, balancing careers with intense DIY Touring, Philosphy, Nietzsche's connection to punk rock, Touring in Canada, a surprising gig in Northern Spain, writing sea shanty's and putting together vocal harmonies. 

Listen to The Dreadnoughts

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tfnDOJ5a2ib3mHAI4qGyD?si=mk8SDOnnS_abtrgfmCwO0g

https://www.facebook.com/thedreadnoughts

https://thedreadnoughts.com/

 

See Will's band live in Brooklyn July 19th:

https://dice.fm/partner/chip-su-dba-norman-kingsland-llc/event/g23wb-calling-all-captains-and-goalkeeper-and-friends-19th-jul-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=Chip+Su+dba+Norman+Kingsland+LLC&fbclid=IwAR1udqffqtcQXGsvtDksbRs6cxGFdlW5yeamW_q6qgho19tz2jVH_qDhDys&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1fcxtkw2TjNKSzNNS7VPS0rOyUyx9Sx3DDIsTSlMSyssSQ6McC8uK3HJLk4KKjZLrnB3S8kJN61MTcwNjy80K0zPyDe0LKkyygrziC90yXCpLAYAJF508mYAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

May 2, 2022

What Makes Sense frontman Radam Rebillard  Thrashes with his band and makes Whisky.  He talks to Will about making Whisky, selling real estate in upstate New York during the pandemic, discovering Pop Punk, being the frontman of a band and what that entails, songwriting, the formation of What Makes Sense, and the plans for more music in the future.

 

Listen to What Makes Sense:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2X89r7VnPlC3yrNk0GEdFd?si=o4Hb0KdvTKm9nNmmkiWl_A

What Makes Sense/ Radam on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/wmsny/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/radamreb/?hl=en

https://linktr.ee/WMSNY

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's New Solo Single:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kdVurvFhDbU5xhHa1G5Rk?si=bb1c4514664e47cb

Apr 11, 2022

Early 2000s pop punk is in the musical DNA of Wasting Time's Vlad Bojco. He talks to Will about the creation of the bands new album Once More Without Feeling on Paper + Plastick , combining different guitar tones in the studio,  Moving to Canada as a kid, Canada's pop punk heros, the Canadian Pop punk scene, seminal live concert moments, favorite food spots in Toronto, and the bands upcoming live show plans for 2022 and third album plans.

Listen to Wasting Time: https://wastingtimemusic.bandcamp.com/

https://linktr.ee/wastingtimeto

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Apr 4, 2022

How I Became Invisible's new album Another Ceiling is result of several eps and writing songs about a tumultuous time in Emily Reed's life.  She talks to Will about the writing and composing the songs that would become Another Ceiling process a theme of grief that ends with acceptance, writing vocal harmonies, discovering Nirvana and Weezer as a kid, 2nd wave emo, Playing in the bands Take Today, Danger Club, Robots and Racecars, home recording, and the Philadelphia music scene.

Emily on Twitter: https://twitter.com/emdashreed

Pre order the new Album: https://howibecameinvisible.bandcamp.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Mar 28, 2022

A lot has happened since Adam Gogola was on the podcast two years ago.  Adam talks to Will about how the pandemic changed the release plan for his band's newest album An Act of Desperation which is now available, participating in Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, the failures of capitalism, how working with others in your community is going to be the way forward because no one is coming to your rescue, his upcoming tour opening for The Bouncing Souls and Pizza.

Blind Adam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Blindadamfederal/

Get An Act of Desperation on Vinyl:

http://a-frecords.limitedrun.com/products/707690-blind-adam-and-the-federal-league-an-act-of-desperation-lp-mp3

Get Tickets to see Adam on Tour with The Bouncing Souls:

https://www.bouncingsouls.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Mar 21, 2022

Henry Menzel sits down on the podcast during an introspective time as he works on new music for his band Keep Flying.  He talks to Will about his Band's unique combination  of modern pop punk featuring horns, the bands songwriting process, Discovering Ska as a kid in New Jersey, the mission statement behind his band name Keep Flying, Warped Tour,the dichotomy of loving to be on stage and uncomfortable in everyday social interactions, and plans for new music from Keep Flying this year.

Follow Keep Flying:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/KeepFlyingBand/

Facebook - https://facebook.com/keepflyingband

https://keepflying.band/

Get Tickets to Will's band in  Brooklyn March 27th

https://dice.fm/partner/dice/event/xryvm-goalkeeper-what-makes-sense-all-in-due-time-27th-mar-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=DICE&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1XdKSTQ3S00xTEpNtQQAgPXCDiEAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Mar 7, 2022

Guitarist and Youtuber Pat Finnerty writes excellent music and has the knowledge of music to accurately and hilariously describe why some songs stink.  He talks to Will about the Scranton, PA music scene that spawned a bunch of incredible bands, his first band OK Paddy, the genre implications of PRS vs Schecter guitars, Uncle Kracker's song Follow Me, writing songs on Fiverr, the I V VI IV chord progression and why he reacts son strongly to it, his growing popularity on Youtube with the What Makes This Song Stink series, Touring with Songwriter Strand Of Oaks, and   some insights into his just released video about Dani California.

Pat's newest What Makes This Song Stink:

https://youtu.be/hQWfMI4CVFI

Listen to Pat's bands:

https://patfinnerty.bandcamp.com/

https://okaypaddy.bandcamp.com/

Pat on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/the_pat_finnerty_show/

Get tickets to See Will's Band Bright Ugly and Goalkeeper March 27th.

 

https://dice.fm/partner/dice/event/xryvm-goalkeeper-what-makes-sense-all-in-due-time-27th-mar-sovereign-new-york-tickets?dice_source=web&dice_medium=organic&dice_campaign=DICE&_branch_match_id=888891159159780356&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXz8nMy9ZLyUxO1UvL1XdKSTQ3S00xTEpNtQQAgPXCDiEAAAA%3D

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Feb 14, 2022

Devin Parker of Til Morning's music career began with his brother and continues with his brother to this day.  Devin talks to Will about the writing and recording of Til Morning's Singles Okay, and If She Only Knew, how story is central to his songwriting in terms of music and lyrics, how he started on drums as a 12 year old in Chicago's punk rock scene, booking weekend songwriting getaways, recording tricks Plans for upcoming Til Morning releases, and incorporating real word sounds into music.   

Listen and follow Til Morning:

https://www.facebook.com/tilmorningband

https://www.instagram.com/til_morning_band

https://tilmorning.bandcamp.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jan 31, 2022

Bright Ugly Drummer and Will's bandmate Lawrence Miller combines the mind of a philospher with the raw physical energy that comes from being a punk, metal and jazz drummer.

He talks to Will about the nature of performance and the physicality of playing drums, watching belief systems get broken down while studying philosphy in college, discussing the cultural impact of jazz music, growing up on heavy metal, moving to New York City, and what he thinks makes his band with Will Bright Ugly work so well.  

Listen to Lawrence and Will's band.

https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

Lawrence on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorcan_builds/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jan 17, 2022

Will's bandmate in Bright Ugly Freddie Heinemann have a very similar entry into the arts.  Freddie tells Will about using humor to deal with Bullying as a kid, playing in punk bands while studying Jazz, how numerous run ins with Authority figures in both College, and UCB shaped his life and career, moving to New York City to pursue comedy, recovering from a failed suicide attempt, why he had to stop doing comedy, and how he got back into playing music and starting the band he is in with Will Bright Ugly.

Listen to Freddie and Will's band.

 

https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

Freddie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mr.pinsandbuttons

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jan 3, 2022

Russ Rankin's 1st solo album was a learning process of writing and solo performance, and he's brought everything he's learned about arrangements and songwriting into his upcoming 2nd solo effort Come Together Fall Apart out January 28th 2022 on SBAM Records.  He talks to Will about how he has grown as a performer and songwriter since his first solo album Farewell Catalonia, his admiration for the songwriting of Rhett Miller of the Old 97's, Good Riddance's origins in the California punk scene, the bands long relationship with Fat Wreck Chords, avoiding the label wows of some of their peers, what the Major Labels missed in their approach to signing and working with punk rock bands, why being vegan on tour in Japan is difficult, and his work as a Hockey Scout.

Listen to Good Riddance:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Yunxnwa5znrQ9Ha7dZeHO?si=eVr6bGG7TIGabkmApgyhYg

Listen to Russ Rankin:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0MEz39CfxGXNOK4qAnvsvC?si=RJktOdKrQdK6viJidyk5Ag

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Dec 27, 2021

Jake Skolnick's band Quel Bordel may be the first band who have been told to turn down during a gig because they were upsetting the Whales.  Jake talks to Will about the band's new instrumental gypsy jazz album Dinner for Derelicts, his formative years as a teenager in France loving punk rock, being introduced to traditional folk music as a teenager, working as a performer on cruise ships where he met his future bandmates, show Quel Bordel was formed busking on a beach, moving to San Diego to start the band, mixing original show with cover sets, and sets in Irish pubs, opening for the Squirrel Nut Zippers, songwriting, diy recording, and upcoming Quel Bordel releases.

 

https://www.quel-bordel.com/

Listen to Quel Bordel:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7y8GrDd7D6u2R5T0LMKybH?si=o20eeq2oQIuMbSn7psbI_g

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Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Dec 20, 2021

It's the week of Christmas and that means it's time for Will and Paul Cohen to discuss the year in pop punk that was 2021.  It the 4th edition of a holiday tradition on the podcast Will and Paul discuss their favorite EPs, Singles, Full lengths, and in a welcome addition, live shows they were able to attend/ perform this year.

Will and Paul's Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0IKq2vSG9W0Gdmkq2pEMY3?si=9b35fc519ed94d83

Paul on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/therealpaulcory/

Paul's year end recap list

Grayscale - Umbra

Better luck. - Summer of Pain

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Gone Are The Good Days

Mod Sun - Internet Killed the Rockstar

Between You & Me - Armageddon

Settle Your Scores - Retrofit

A Day to Remember - You’re Welcome

Rise Against - Nowhere Generation

 

New Pop Punk Trend

Mod Sun/Lil Huddy/KennyHoopla

Comeback Album - Real Friends (new singer, new EP)

Legend Album - Joey Cape 

Live Concerts

New Found Glory/Less Than Jake

Bright Ugly

Covers

Punk Rock Factory - 2 releases (Masters of the Uniwurst, Scene This!)

Alex Melton (Youtube) - If Blink 182 wrote “1,000 Miles (and more)

State Champs - Chicago is So Two Years Ago

 

Singles 

State Champs - Just Sound

Stand Atlantic - Molotov, Deathwish

All Time Low - Once in a Lifetime

MXPX - Say Yes

Mayday Parade - Kings of Summer

EPs

Young Culture - Godspeed

Hot Mulligan - I Won’t Reach out to You

Real Friends Torn In Two

Lolo - Overkill

Kenny Hoopla & Travis Barker - Survivors Guilt: The Mixtape//

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