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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 29, 2021

Singer-Songwriter Roger Harvey and Will share a similar romantic notion of New York City's Greenwich Village.  Roger and Will discuss the 60's folk revival in NYC, it's similarities to the punk rock movement, how outsiders need to stick together, going on tour with a punk band in his teens before starting his solo music career, how the pandemic made him reconnect with how important music is to the human condition, his song What a Weird Hill to Die On, and his approach to songwriting and live performances.

 

Roger's shows, merch and music:

https://www.rogerharveymusic.com/

Listen to Roger Harvey:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/67CtBt3dFzjVgeW1ddo32S?si=HKPwD9G5QHmDv_DybNM46A

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

Nov 22, 2021

Jason Singer the man behind Michigander's approach to live performance is to play every show like it's Lollapalooza an experience he also has.  he talks to Will about the Writing and recording of Michigander's new EP Everything Will Be Ok Eventually, growing up in Michigan and discovering his love of music thru Coldplay, how Michigander played shows for years before releasing any recordings, playing Lollapalooza, His love of Fender amps and guitars, and touring and release plans for Michigander in the near future into next year.

 

Listen to Michigander:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0oL26Dn9y761yfJgNb3vfu?si=Pwz9WcMuSfa8D01UpW0UCQ

See Michigander Live:

https://www.michiganderband.com/#shows

Michigander on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/michiganderband/

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

Nov 15, 2021

When the pandemic halted live comedy shows and touring, Rob Paravonian found himself playing lots of music on live stream which sparked the idea to record an album on non comedy music.  He talks to Will about the first Green LEDs songs, drawing influence from the rock of the 70s and 80s, and the equipment and software used in his home studio to recording the album.

NYC get tickets to Rob's live show at QED Dec 1st featuring

Lauren LoGiudice,Alex Castle,Julia Hladkowicz, and Will Carey

https://qedastoria.com/products/odd-rock-comedy-hour?event=2021-12-01T19:30:00

Listen to The Green L.E.D.s

https://open.spotify.com/artist/73C8MQkdksmYnhAg8mdxcK?si=l3o7b-CcSUeris3rKPgJww

Rob's website:

https://robprocks.com/

Rob on Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/RobPRocks

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

Nov 8, 2021

After Card Reader Bassist Matt Sullivan found himself unemployed due to Covid-19 he took the chance to create the ska band of his dreams.  He talks to Will about how he was able to enlist members of Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto and many other ska legends to play on Title Holder's Soon to be released ep, his time playing in heavier bands in Boston, studying Audio Engineering from major players in the music industry, his approach to writing and recording ska songs, and plans for title holder in the very near future.

 

Listen to Title Holder:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3AS62bq6Z4D8FBh8r3IjcT?si=x_Y4MnARSoKZ4N0GM65MOw

Listen to Card Reader:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WAdg1eZELNYS1Mpo1Cxrj?si=zgDo_eEORN2dCPCDDZIiuw

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

Nov 1, 2021

Man Overboard Guitarist Zac Eisenstein finds his best songs come to him quickly.  He talks to Will about performing at GCW's Emo Fight, Northeast Independent wrestling, Nick Gage, his origins in the New Jersey hardcore scene, forming Man Overboard, his approach to writing songs, what he learned working with Bill Stevenson of The Descendants as a producer, the origin of the Defend Pop Punk Shirt, the story of an amazingly memorable Man Overboard show in Manila, Philippines, and plans for a solo album.

Listen to Man Overboard:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7oT6vt8H3q7kA24sicjFzO?si=whAf-EEBRo6BHme3eHCNOw

Zac on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ZacOvrboard

Zac on Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/zacharyross420

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

Oct 25, 2021

Kali Masi Bassist Anthony Elliot's band incorporates many elements from genres under the punk umbrella.  He talks to Will about animating the band's music video for the song Trophy Deer, his approach to writing bass lines for his bands songs, the Fender Diminsion Bass, What moving to Chicago was like, recording Kali Masi's newest album Laughs, and the band's upcoming European Tour.

 

Listen to Kali Masi

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SZcqeYkkVOubIZVZKcsct?si=JWX2U9QSSAq9LBw1jWg3LA

See Kali Masi Live:

https://www.kalimasi.com/tour

https://twitter.com/KaliMasiBand

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

Oct 18, 2021

Frnd Crcl Drummer Aaron Smith's path to joining the pop punk band almost took him through High School Jazz band.  He talks to Will about how important merch is to bands on tour, their first major tour opening for Goalkeeper, his favorite pop punk growing up as a kid in New Jersey, starting on snare drum in concert band before moving to a full drum kit, Frnd Crcl's beginnings as a two piece, the bands upcoming new single Quitters, and some talk regarding recent huge events in soccer.

Aaron Smith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notaaronsmith

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Frnd Crcl Linktree

https://linktr.ee/FRNDCRCL

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

 

Oct 11, 2021

Podcaster Jacques LaMore's decade in the trenches of DIY Touring informs the conversations he has on his show Pop Punk & Pizza.

He talks to Will about growing up outside of Chicago, the cultural intersection of pop punk and pizza, his decade on the road as the frontman of the band The Projection, what he learned about music during that time.  How he then began his radio and broadcasting career, and started the Pop Punk & Pizza Podcast and came to interview members of NOFX, Stand Atlantic, Motion City Soundtrack, and Less Than Jake, and his hopes to release new original music for the first time in years.

Listen to Pop Punk Pizza

https://poppunkpizzapod.com/

Listen to The Projection:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6udroNa5vP3YeBBd9a01F1?si=kCLqELxhR0-wEdP7zefjJA&dl_branch=1

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 4, 2021

Comedian Taylor Clark's combining his two passions for his new Web Series Comedians in Skate Parks and has the broken leg to show he's putting in the work.  He talks to Will about how doing ballet led to him skateboarding, how improv led to him doing stand up, the similarities between skateboarders and comics, his time in NYC, becoming a father, how he reinvigorated his stand up career after moving back to Washington State, and how skateboarding jokes led to appearances in Thrasher Magazine, and his new web series and skateboarding comedy tour.

https://www.taylorclarkcomedy.com/

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

Sep 27, 2021

Point North Touring Guitarist Niles Gregory Gibbs's 15 year old self would not believe the places his career has taken him.  He talks to Will about Point North's Tour with A Day To Remember and Asking Alexandria (starting 9/29/2021), his live rig for the tour, growing up in upstate NY, moving to Richmond to join the band Broadside, Touring with Andy Black, how Photography helped him reconnect with his creativity when he was burned out on playing music, 7 string guitars, and how he started playing with Point North and how gear endorsements work.

Listen to Point North: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Vp7LqcfAtx2U1RfIX8i7r?si=iFDlh4BlTUuxNQTSLaKB-A&dl_branch=1

Nile's Linktree:

https://linktr.ee/nilesgregory

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

 

Sep 20, 2021

Desperate Acts recorded their  new full length State Secrets remotely when the pandemic cancelled their original recording plans.  Will talks to Guitarist/Vocalist Matthew Keil about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, moving to the Twin Cities, what makes midwest punk rock unique from other regions of punk, his roots in the Minnesota Hardcore Scene, Touring as Comeback Kid's Bassist, and his approach to songwriting and guitar tones to fit his style of guitar playing and songwriting for Desperate Acts.

 

Listen to Desperate Acts:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1dGTwPhRh3qiC9IViSfV8D?si=ZNG72qy9QHu_wioVvRCIyg&dl_branch=1

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/desperateacts/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/desperateactsmn

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Will's Band: https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Sep 13, 2021

MANifesto's debut full length Pinky Swear marks the return of brainchild Kelly Clipperton's return to music.  Will talks to Kelly and new member Brayo Bryans about how the concept to cover classic girl group songs came to be, writing vocal harmonies and arragements for the album, song selection, Kelly's experience in the Canadian entertainment industry, and Brayo discusses how he joined the group during the Covid-19 lockdown, and immigrated to Canada just before the pandemic after being forced to leave his home in Uganda.

Get MANifesto's new album:

https://manifesto2.bandcamp.com/album/pinky-swear

Rainbow Railroad:

https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

MANifesto on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/manifestotimes5/

 

Sep 6, 2021

The Late Great Charlie Borski Vocalists Will Huse and Blair Lynn Strong met as aspiring actors and reconnected at the exact right time to form a Theatrical Folk rock band.  Will and Will Discuss Gospel music, moving to Los Angeles as a teenager to study to be an Actor, and meeting Blair, the life of struggling theater actors in Los Angeles, Sobriety, writing music in rehab, the creation of the band, songwriting, favorite music, and bassist Nick joins at the end to discuss the production of the band's new album Watch Out for Spiders, and his favorite Epiphone Violin Bass.

Listen to The Late Great Charlie Borski:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Wl4oe2w4wSnqz3uKSzOSQ?si=RqN-ggkzRVyUAptN7z1o6A&dl_branch=1

The band on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/thelategreatcharlieborski/

 

See Will's Band live in Brooklyn Sept 4th

https://www.ticketfalcon.com/e/aghf2021/

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

 

Aug 30, 2021

Comedian Jonas Barnes is comfortable with Chaos because he was born into it.  He talk to Will about being Born Homeless In Washington State, how it's likely he interacted with Courtney Love as a baby, having a stepdad that's a cop, getting married, getting divorced, being drawn to the stand up of George Carlin, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Kinison, getting started in Seattle and Portland before moving to NYC, an amazing encounter backstage at a Patton Oswalt show, and how the idea for the Another Goddamn Horror Festival. came to be

Get Tickets for Another Goddamn Horror Festival in Brooklyn NYC Sept 4th and 5th.

https://linktr.ee/aghp666

https://twitter.com/jonasbarnes

https://www.facebook.com/ComedianJonasBarnes

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Will's Band: https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 23, 2021

Settle Your Scores Vocalist Christian Fisher is bringing a wide range of alternative musical influences to his band's music and new album Retrofit.

 

He talks to Will about the pop culture nostalgia that inspired the music video for their song 1999,  how his interest in music began with Screamo CrabCore, EasyCore, Our favorite Warped Tour experiences, the Columbus Ohio music scene, how to Scream without losing your voice, rappers doing pop punk, future international touring plans, and the bands newly released album Retrofit.

https://www.settleyourscores.co/

https://twitter.com/syspoppunk

https://settleyourscores.bandcamp.com/merch

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

Aug 16, 2021

Victory Kid Guitarist/Vocalist and Drummer Carlo Ribaux started in very different places before meeting in Los Angeles and forming their excellent Ska/Punk band.  Harrison tells Will about following a girl from the Bay Area to New York and how he found Carlo after moving to Los Angeles, and Carlo discusses Growing up in Switzerland, going to University for Drums, working as a session drummer in Los Angeles and a incredibly high stakes live gig in front of show business a-listers, and how their new album Discernation on SBAM Records incorporates the full variety of the bands sounds and style. 

 

Listen to Victory Kid:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zzNvTHhmUTirwRcW8TBpz?si=gCPYNTWsTECd0i-SFUKkHw&dl_branch=1

https://victorykid.com/

https://www.instagram.com/victorykidband/

 

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

Aug 9, 2021

Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun.  She talks to Will about moving to NYC from Ohio to Study Musical Theater, discovering Improv and then Stand up, the NYC Comedy Scene, how she began eating fire and glass on stage.  What goes into writing a show and staging it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  moving from NYC to London, and what being a working comic in London is like, and the slow return of live shows. 

http://abigoliah.com/

Abigoliah's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvkZ9qO51vUuJpB8phiQXg

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

Aug 2, 2021

Tristan Miller returns to Between Awesome & Disaster as live performances begin to open up.  Tristan and Will discuss how they managed during the year long shutdown of the world and being away from the stage.  What returning to comedy has been like, favorite music and stories from comedians, Their solo show Manic Impressive, and what goes into booking and touring as a solo performer on the DIY level.

Get Tickets to Tristan's show in Brooklyn on August 6th and August 7th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-160851506185?fbclid=IwAR0xbNI1bf9qzjuBLZOPYKpgvxpgH3DXJ__7Y2l3DWpo7iQjCZvTAJngrQ4

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-161032441367?fbclid=IwAR0A7bQ01IndrwLzof1uzflrU8SYpvLKoJ6c2rn5zJhjsaDOXAesKU4hPfc

Tristan's Website: https://www.tristanjmiller.com/

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

Jul 26, 2021

Danny Del Principe toured the world doing merch for bands until the Covid-19 Pandemic forced him to rethink his life.  He talks to Will about Growing up in The Bronx in NYC, going to shows at CBGB's, how he began doing merch for bands, Touring on Warped Tour with Hawthorne Heights, Plain White T's, Angels & Airwaves, Touring with The Gaslight Anthem and getting stuck in Japan during the Fukashima Earthquake, the behind the scenes of merch for bands on Tour, and how he started his Podcast STOURIES: An All Access Podcast.

Danny on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/dannydeldonuts/

Danny's Podcast:

https://stouries-an-all-access-podcast.simplecast.com/

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

Jul 19, 2021

Casey Cavaliere of The Wonder Years finds inspiration in helping others be creative.  He talks to Will about Touring in Japan, cathartic concert moments, the creation of The Greatest Generation's epic closing song I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral, the silly and serious sides of pop punk and how they both exist within The Wonder Years, and how those also relate to comedy, Bo Burnham's new special Inside. songwriting in a band with three guitarists, Working with bands as a producer and engineer, and what's coming next for The Wonder Years.

Casey's Website:

http://www.caseycavaliere.com/

Casey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaseRock

Listen to The Wonder Years:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0nq64XZMWV1s7XHXIkdH7K?si=VFIlfRoWQUeHHGnGbA74sQ&dl_branch=1

 

Jul 12, 2021

Comedian Ted Alexandro is an essential voice in the NYC comedy scene.

He talks to Will about revisiting recordings of his material for his newly released album The Lost Album, Topical Jokes, Growing up in Queens, starting in theater as a kid, self releasing comedy specials, performing in NYC and internationally immediately after 9/11, organizing comedians to increase pay in NYC Comedy Clubs, and plans for his next special as a married man with two young children.

Listen to Ted's Albums:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7GWcFBZTMCHXOCBd6p5X1Q?si=Wqjkdl-kSMqDPqxYJWBZpg&dl_branch=1

Ted's Website: https://www.tedalexandro.com/

Ted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tedalexandro

Ted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tedalexandro/

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

Jul 5, 2021

Adam Skirvin's music career began in Pop Punk, then Deathcore, Then Classical before returning back to Pop Punk.  He talks to Will about playing in a variety of bands in his native New Jersey, before deciding to major in Bass and specifically classical music in college, how he incorporates his training and musical influences into his bass playing for FRND CRCL, Musical Therapy and music's use in mental health treatment, and how the songwriting process has evolved since he originally joined the band as a fill in five years ago.

Adam on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/adambrovinbro

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

New FRND CRCL single:

https://ffm.to/frndcrclcomplications

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

Jun 28, 2021

Frnd Crcl's Zac Johnson views himself as a co leader of the up and coming Philadelphia Pop Punk Band. 

He talks to Will about his Orange Stratocaster the Flamethrower, growing up in New Jersey, dissects Blink-182's classic album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, writing with a 2nd guitarist, the recording process, recording with a member of Thrash Metal band Overkill, lyric writing, the Lost Music Collective and being one of two vocalists in the band, and upcoming new Frnd Crcl music.

 

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Zac on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/frndcrclzac/

Pre-Save: New FRND CRCL single:

https://ffm.to/frndcrclcomplications

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

Jun 21, 2021

Comedian Lauren Hope Krass hopes to change the world in a positive way with her creative projects.  She talks to Will about starting in Improv in Charleston, South Carolina, going to college for Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Producing live stand up, screenwriting and plans for future projects.

https://www.laurenhopekrass.com/

https://www.instagram.com/laurenhopekrass/

https://twitter.com/laurenkrass

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

Jun 14, 2021

Sam Paquin's new project Sam & The Terrible News will be releasing their debut EP this Summer. Sam talks to Will about Growing up in Quebec, the Quebec punk rock scene, 90s and 2000s punk rock, touring, writing songs in both English and French, and the creation of his new band Sam & The Terrible News and their upcoming EP release.

Listen to Sam & The Terrible News

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p0fFBbp1chzaz8BtCbssQ?si=W2IC2eUvTL2Rdnpa51JWKw&dl_branch=1

https://samandtheterriblenews.fanlink.to/wait

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

 

 

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