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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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Jun 3, 2024

Musician Dani Nash splits her time between being an in-demand touring drummer for some of Canada's top artists with her own career as a singer-songwriter.  She talk to Will about the writing process for her new singles Ordinary Love and Anything at All, how being a drummer first influences her songwriting process, Madonna's influence on her when she was growing up outside of Toronto, and how playing an arena can be easier than a club show.

Listen to Dani's new single:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5uhhMtVWA86HSGLS43u8V2?si=q_Axfor0S563q9xZRQVXXg

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Will's Band:

https://www.instagram.com/skiplagnyc/

May 6, 2024

Creating music is crucial to who Tony Lovato is as a person and he has done that with Mest for nearly 30 years.

He talks to Will about Mest's recent Japan tour, finding a dream guitar in Tokyo, Chicagos legendary DIY punk venue Fireside Bowl, his relationship with John Feldmann, what he learned about songwriting from making four records with John, why you shouldn't let go of what you loved when you were younger , Mest's new single When We Were Young from their upcoming new album out May 31st

 

See Mest live:

https://mestmusic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/anthonylovato/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Will's Band:

https://www.instagram.com/skiplagnyc/

 

Apr 15, 2024

Writer and comedian Chloe Hawker started comedy as a release valve from attending Harvard Law School.  She talks to Will about growing up in Colorado at high altitude, the musical rent, theories on the legal system and international relations, sketch comedy, writing, and finding The Peoples Improv Theater before moving to NYC.  

Chloe's website:

https://chloechawker.com/

https://www.instagram.com/chloechawker

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

 

Apr 8, 2024

Emily Bones joins the show ahead of the release of her band The Anti-Queens second album Disenchanted.  She talks to Will about growing up going to concerts in Toronto Canada with the help of cool parents, the city's formative DIY venues, touring America in a van, her growth as a songwriter over the course of the band, and plans for touring in the future and where she'd like to go internationally.

See The Anti-Queens on tour with Bowling for Soup:

https://antiqueens.com/tickets

https://antiqueens.com/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1CX0fdiDs9n9HSJs1PRSy3?si=ZKPRwcqfQoG3paZj_aK6wQ

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Mar 18, 2024

Comedian and writer Erin Gonyeau is 

She talks to Will about interning at Disney World, growing up in Connecticut, attending college for dramatic acting, discovering sketch comedy, the basics of sketch writing, and her shows at The People's Improv Theater the newer Your Father and I, and the extremely popular Love is Live.

Erin's linktree:

https://linktr.ee/eringonyeau

https://www.instagram.com/eringonyeau/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Mar 11, 2024

Comedian Jake Otero has structured his life around stand up comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico pre and post Breaking Bad, the cities up and coming stand up scene anchored by Dry Head Comedy Club, getting sober at a young age, discovering stand up comedy, working with National Headliners, and he and Will share their mutual love of Punk Rock music.

Jake on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jakeoterocomedy/

https://linktr.ee/jakeoterocomedy

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Mar 4, 2024

Jason Lamb spent years grinding on the Canadian Comedy Scene in a fashion that parallels the band which is the subject of his new book NoMeansNo: From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History.  He talks to Will about the uniquely original punk scene that developed in his hometown of Victoria, British Columbia, his introduction to NoMeansNo, the Canadian comedy scene of the late 90s, transitioning into journalism and then radio, meeting NoMeansNo, and how he compiled the incredible oral history that details the bands unique sound, touring career and songwriting style.

Buy NoMeansNo: From Obscurity to Oblivion: An Oral History

https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1505

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

 

Feb 26, 2024

Writer and comedian Jason Saenz's new solo show the Wheel World recounts his experience of becoming paralyzed, and his experience of trying to adapt to a world that does not consider wheelchair users.

He talks to Will about his experience performing at New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, starting improv in Washington DC, working as Steve Harvey's social media manager and writing jokes in his voice, his evolution as a writer and comedian after his accident, the development of his solo show The Wheel World, upcoming Fatherhood, and the country he'd most like to visit.

http://www.jasonsaenz.com/

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

 

Dec 25, 2023

It's Christmas day which means it's time for Paul Cohen of Backdoor BBQ and Will to talk the year of Pop Punk.  From a year of amazing tours, long anticipated reunions, amazing new bands, and excellent new records from established bands.  There is a lot of great music in 2023 to talk about!

 

Will and Paul's 2023 Playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pp2CsW12Bqb8FohgXdiwc?si=a3ffa769f7de40d9

Paul on Instagram.

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

Dec 18, 2023

Guitarist Matthew Jenkins and Drummer Brandon Ossont  of the Scranton, PA emo band The Maguas sit down with Will to discuss the writing and recording of their new album Settled, what they learned working with producer Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard, the one song they could not master as a cover band, the role of the drummer in the song writing process, and their new cover of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman for the Holiday season.

Listen to Settled by The Maguas here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0NY4Gn4J9aIVipfAWnUw5i?si=WAFk2gR7TVeLhyW6_NdyVQ

https://themaguas.com/

https://www.instagram.com/themaguas/

https://www.youtube.com/themaguas

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

Dec 12, 2023

This week for the Holiday season enjoy an interview from my 2nd Podcast the Hallmark Aftershow Podcast.  My Wife and I interviewed author Richard Wagner about his new children's book Needles the Forgotten Christmas Tree.

Get your copy today

https://needlesthechristmastree.com/

Follow Richard:

https://www.instagram.com/richardwagnerauthor/

 

 

Dec 4, 2023

Will's long time friend Kevin Froleiks set a goal for 2023 to record 4 music albums in 4 genres and he completes this goal with his just released 90's rock influenced album We Have Your Son, But Please Take Him Back under his moniker Goodbye Charlemagne.  He talks to Will about the influences behind this album, the tools he uses for recording electric guitars, programming drums, mixing vocals as well as his year of releases and what he wants to create next.

Listen to Kevin's new album

https://goodbyecharlemagne.bandcamp.com/album/we-have-your-son-but-please-take-him-back

https://linktr.ee/goodbyecharlemagne

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

Awesome Disaster Highlights!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T5fT0Sc8bipvHWFaBEY2J?si=5f8ad01818404d07

 

Nov 27, 2023

Lily Giannoni is the process of building an extensive body of work in acting, sketch and screen writing.  She talk to Will about growing up in small town New York, studying screenwriting, auditioning in New York City, writing and acting in short films, sketch comedy and the community around The Pit NYC, Her love of Ska music and what she wants to create next.

Lily's short films:

https://linktr.ee/LilyGiannoni

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

Nov 20, 2023

Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake, The Inevitables, Fueled By Ramen Records) returns to Between Awesome and Disaster to discuss the opening of The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas.  He talks to Will about how Fat Mike brought him into the project, curating a museum that encapsulates 50 years of punk rock history, why Las Vegas is the perfection location for the project, the Museums' Jam Room,  punk artifacts that truly blew his mind when they arrived, and giving tours of the musuem among fellow punk rock legends.

Visit The Punk Rock Museum:

https://www.thepunkrockmuseum.com/

Listen to The Inevitables:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5qr4DCKr3oAxSslg7e3tdK?si=KM0dnccbSDKo3_6Lw0_IXQ

Vinnie on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/lessthanvinnie

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Nov 13, 2023

Lunachicks guitarist Gina Volpe combines a lifetimes worth of musical influences into her new single Drink Me and upcoming new album.  She talks to Will about growing up in New York City, playing shows at CBGB's as a teenager, working in the studio with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth, Fat Mike from NOFX, playing shows with the Ramones, touring the world, playing in Japan, and the writing and recording of her newest solo single Drink Me.

Gina's Website:

https://www.ginavolpe.com/

Gina on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ginavolpemusic/

Listen to Gina

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1qjFulvl5PLIjSoCihFBvG?si=EqbVq2vUTAiM7cFzuS4FQQ

Listen to Luna Chicks:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3p3KAZ6zqhFkkH5ZdTuS5X?si=JFAofCD6S5-5udixZd9Ibw

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

Nov 6, 2023

Comedian Matt Ziegler is in the middle of his dream as a performer in New York City.  He talks to Will about the recent Sketchfest at The Pit in New York City.  Growing up between Florida and Columbia, working in Radio, how he got to NYC, Sketch Comedy, his group Febster and where he hopes to go next in comedy.  

Matt on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ztron01/

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 30, 2023

It's 2023 and Leo and Will's Favorite band has put out a new album.  Leo Quinn returns to the podcast to breakdown track by track Blink 182's new album One More Time.

 

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 23, 2023

Ray Harkins from 2019

Oct 16, 2023

Matt Pezza of All Systems Go returns with the bands drummer Joe Codispoti after a summer that saw the band experience and overcome a tragic loss.  The talk to Will about the writing and recording of the band's newest single The Lowdown, working with producer Gary Cioni, how the song took on added meaning, and the alarming number of emails one has to send to be in a band in 2023.

Listen to All Systems Go

https://linktr.ee/allsystemsgoNJ

 

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 9, 2023

Jake Flores from 2019

Oct 2, 2023

My chat with Schaffer the Darklord from 2018

Sep 25, 2023

Comedian Gianmarco Soresi from 2018

Sep 18, 2023

Comedian Gia Doxey and Will are former high school theater kids who made good on their plans to move to NYC and make art.  She talks to Will about growing up conservative in Florida, musical theater, moving to New York City, how close she got to her dream of working at 30 rock, her love of sketch comedy, stand up comedy and her podcast about the musical Jersey Boys.

Gia on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/giadoxey/

Gia's podcast:

https://linktr.ee/silhouettesjbpodcast_

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

Sep 11, 2023

Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon continues to push himself as a songwriter on the band's first album in nine years History Books.  He talks to Will about the bounty of creativity and great bands he saw in the New Jersey basement scene of the later 90s, performing at open mics as a solo artist, smaller cities and towns that surprised him on the 59' Sound tour, getting stuck in a bullet train in a tunnel during the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.  looking to artists who released great albums late in their careers, working with Bruce Springsteen for a song on the new album, and The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming fall tour dates.

Follow The Gaslight Anthem/ Brian Fallon

https://linktr.ee/thegaslightanthem

https://www.instagram.com/thebrianfallon/

https://www.brianfallon.net/

https://www.thegaslightanthem.com/

https://twitter.com/gaslightanthem

 

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

  

Sep 4, 2023

Comedian FreddyG and Will share the comedian trait of learning about a subject and then learning everything about said subject.  Freddy tells Will about growing up in Queens, attending Jewish school, finding improv as an escape from his day job and then later stand up, the NYC open mic scene, getting millions of views on TikTok, current day politics, and how his further readings on religion will inform his next solo show.

Follow FreddyG:

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

https://youtu.be/fap00R1g-qk?si=JG0abp1lhYP08-SM

https://twitter.com/OrangeFreddyG

https://www.tiktok.com/@orangefreddyg?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

 

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

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