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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 7, 2021

Circus Rhapsody Bassist Michi is finally able to share his bands new record with the world.  He talks to Will about growing up in a small village in Germany, discovering punk rock,  The Berlin Music Scene, why it’s important to have a hobby when you go on tour, Playing weddings, and the creation of the brand new Circus Rhapsody album Just Kidding.

 

Listen to Circus Rhapsody:

https://www.circusrhapsody.de/

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/06VsIS6gO1XSMVdFFPFGBK?si=AaVJVGIuRMyl5hAS3RHl2w

 

https://circusrhapsody.bandcamp.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

May 31, 2021

Kali Masi Drummmer John Garrison knew he loved music at an early age and was drawn to drums.  He talks to Will about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the formation of Kali Masi, Diy touring, European Touring, the New Kali Masi Record Laughs, and the rotoscoped music video for the song Trophy Deer.

Listen to Kali Masi

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

https://www.kalimasi.com/

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

May 24, 2021

Pulley Frontman Scott Radinsky is a punk rock legend and the first professional athlete to appear on Between Awesome and Disaster.

He talks to Will about growing up in the Southern California punk and hardcore scene, moving from drums to lead vocals, getting drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of High School.  Balancing his music career and his career in Major League Baseball, the foundation that the DIY punk bands laid for artists today, being signed to Epitaph Records, touring Europe and Asia with Pulley, plans for new music from the band and cautious optimism for a post pandemic world.

 

Listen to Pulley:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1D20Qqq2BnfaShwNDb00KU?si=jnwtI_k6SDGQPOxQaBracA

Listen to Ten Foot Pole's Rev with Scott on Lead Vocals:

https://open.spotify.com/album/79LpheRUtc4npqBat267Yi?si=3MT_O63BQJ-YRgGG0vVnZQ

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

May 17, 2021

Comedian and Podcaster Lawson Leong's creative journey to starting a wrestling comedy company began at a open mic in Brooklyn.  he talks to Will about growing up in Park Slope, playing baseball, dropping out of College to become a Comedian, Professional Wrestling Anime, starting a pro wrestling company and shooting a feature film with this company.

See the Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9iaz2TU4DE

IndieGoGo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brooklyn-battle-comedy-we-need-to-finish-a-movie/coming_soon?fbclid=IwAR2xrVLU_fWHiz-yfpUdC3KhssavQjQr4C-keHGG2LEYsZHlL8NKzF0Spv4

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

May 10, 2021

Pedro Aida brings his experience from years of playing in bands to fronting the Supergroup Fire Sale.  He talks to Will about coming to the United States from Peru, growing up in the DC Area punk rock scene, recording school, writing lyrics and melodies, songwriting, recording techniques used at his Virginia studio Audio Verite and plans for new Fire Sale music.

 

Listen to Fire Sale:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/13M5w7mNimLCU8yU3Kkd5w?si=BN9BJhvoT8-O04zIgdTFbw

Listen to Fun Size:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/10bE0eOzUo8tIqaBSW5jHA?si=2i5WB9g3Tx6je9sC99yUQQ

Listen to Ann Beretta:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NyvlBFmM8e7gXKJVhAmNz?si=HCKOx0lmRjC7DWgjLyf-FA

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

May 3, 2021

Aaron Barkstrom and Will's paths through the New York comedy and music scenes have intersected at several venues.  He talks to Will about growing up in Upstate New York, his love of the Gibson Grabber bass, finding his love of playing music, joining What Makes Sense, the NYC music scene, and what comes next after the Pandemic.

 

Listen to What Makes Sense

https://linktr.ee/WhatMakesSense

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2X89r7VnPlC3yrNk0GEdFd?si=gqW3Dt_gRT-IRzT2X5Sikg

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

 

 

Apr 26, 2021

Vinnie Fiorello's newest project The Inevitables incorporates multiple mediums including music and comic books.  He talks to Will about the creation of The Inevitables, their upcoming Versions EP, his formative years in in Gainesville, Florida, his approach to the songwriting process, Touring the world with Less Than Jake, the creation of the record labels Fueled by Ramen, Paper and Plastick, and Lost Music Collective, and his love of Touring in Japan and the Japanese ska and punk scenes.

The Inevitables new EP will be available April 30th 2021

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

Apr 19, 2021

Comedian and Actor Darien Sills-Evans approaches his acting career as a means to producing his own independent films.  He talks to Will about growing up in Brooklyn, Spike Lee's influence on him as a director and filmmaker, how working on the sitcom of the now infamous Bill Cosby lead directly to him trying stand up comedy, his experience acting on the TV shows Third Watch, Superior Doughnuts, and voice acting on the Anime Cannonbusters, and how this allows him to produce independent feature films like the now available One Bedroom.

 

Darien on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dasefatcaphttps://twitter.com/dasefatcap

http://dariensillsevans.com/

Watch Darien's Film One Bedroom:

https://www.amazon.com/One-Bedroom-Stephen-Hill/dp/B07SN8QVX7

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Apr 15, 2021

Will's friend, and former bandmate Leo Quinn returns to the podcast to follow up on their chat from last year at the beginning of the Pandemic.  Leo discusses his life during the last year of the Pandemic, his favorite music released by bands and artists in the last year, how he's processed changes in his personal life, What getting the Covid vaccine was like, and his plans for after the pandemic.

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Apr 12, 2021

Backdoor Barbecue Comedy member Chris Migliaccio returns to the show to become the first in person guest on Between Awesome and Disaster in over a year.  Chris and Will have a socially distanced chat about what the past year has been like for them, the state of New York City, pro wrestling, and plans for resuming shows after the pandemic.

 

https://thepit-nyc.com/people/chris-migliaccio/

https://www.instagram.com/chrismigs/

https://www.instagram.com/backdoorbarbecuecomedy/

https://twitter.com/backdoorbbqnyc

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Apr 5, 2021

Blacklist Royal's Drummer Rob Rufus is ready to play some rock and roll music after the pandemic.  He talks to Will about growing up in West Virginia, Moving to Nashville with his Twin brother and Starting Blacklist Royals, surviving cancer, European Tour Stories, Screenwriting, adapting his Book Die Young With Me into a feature Film, and the just released Blacklist Royals EP Doomsday Girl.

Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rob_rufus

Listen to Blacklist Royals:

New Single: https://youtu.be/YZpjT1xBTeY

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wza25BWYEWHc2JALBjr58?si=lxXGpLocR1OoUQZ3sAlhBg

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Mar 29, 2021

Scottish Singer-Songwriter Billy Liar has been a DIY musician since his teenage years.  He talks to Will about growing up in Edinburgh, his origins in the hardcore scene before transitioning to acoustic, commanding the stage as a solo performer, DIY Touring, writing and staging a play at the Fringe Festival, and the balance between being an entertainer and a artist.

Listen to Billy Liar:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5Osg4W3lrdeKw0OLpyRGoI?si=bhgAOzkYQ_mP8c0RXgPV_Q

https://twitter.com/thebillyliar

https://www.billyliarmusic.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Mar 22, 2021

Frnd Crcl lead guitarist Dom Giacalone brings guitar hero influences to his Pop Punk Band.  He talks to Will about growing up in New Jersey, what made him want to play guitar growing up, his favorite guitars, recording Frnd Crcl's new album Internet Noise his approach to guitar solos, and plans for the band after the pandemic.

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

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

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Dom on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/domboul/

  

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Mar 15, 2021

Comedian Tom Thakkar listens to less Metal then you would think from the bands covered on his podcast.

He talks to Will about the Comedy Cellar in NYC, being obsessed with stand up comedy as a Teenager growing up in Indiana, Live comedy vs putting together a set for Comedy Central or Conan, his podcast Stand by Your

band, advice for Patreon, and how a comedian doing a several hour set makes him feel for the venue staff.

Tom's Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stand-by-your-band/id1223828700

Tom on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tomathakkar

https://www.tomthakkar.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

 

Mar 8, 2021

Adam Lohrbach has learned that asking himself why is a positive thing.  He talks to Will about Home Grown's beginnings in the Orange County, CA punk rock scene, learning bass 20 minutes before playing it on stage for the first time, signing with Drive-Thru Records, how getting through a full Van's Warped Tour in a van means your band can survive anything, his fight with depression, what worked for him and how that has informed his new project Radical Radical.  

Listen to Home Grown:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4EasYyQ8WcUJYIxqe0dRqY?si=x8RvsokRQGiRQTpVdXErDw

https://www.radicalradical.net/

Adam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamlohrbach/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

 

Mar 1, 2021

Writer Mike Henneberger and are kindred spirits when it comes to both Comedy and Music.  Mike tells Will about running a comedy club in his home state of Texas, joining the Army and then the ordeal to get out, arriving in NYC, winning an Emmy while working at Comedy Central, touring with Gabriel Iglesias, writing his first book Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City and future plans for the book.

Buy Mike's Book:

https://www.abergerjoint.com/rockbottombook-store.html

Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeyleerock

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Feb 22, 2021

Ted Felicetti's band released their debut album last year 11 years after their first ep.  Ted talks to Will about his beginnings in the Pennsylvania punk and hardcore scenes.  Life on the Warped Tour with his previous band Split Fifty, the practicalities of being a touring punk band, the formation of Don't Panic, advice for newer bands from his perspective as a artist manager, and owner of a Booking Agency, Don't Panic's future plans and some thoughts on Star Wars.

Listen to Don't Panic.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/79utqLtatqBzIE8UByqpxg

Ted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tedpanic?lang=en

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

 

Feb 15, 2021

Brian Joyce's new project Val Astaire came at a time when he was ready to find his voice as a lead vocalist.  He talks to Will about the formation of his first band Major League in the New Jersey DIY Scene, How he went from graduating High School, to a showcase with Atlantic Records directly into recording Major Leagues First EP, Touring Japan six times, an amazing story about getting stuck in China, the transistion to being Major Leagues Lead Singer, and how getting to a better place mentally lead to his new project Val Astaire

Listen to Major League

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2rNmzaf74TK5sxxPxLPZBg?si=lcDHQmVYSCOM8DhWgfNNGw

Listen to Val Astaire:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2eD2lTIbRVW5IcJNbkLvJu?si=_8-LJ_NpQD-_CwrFuoORMw

Brian on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/imbrianjoyce

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and podcast Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey 

Feb 8, 2021

For the 200th Episode of Between Awesome and Disaster Will Carey sits in the guest chair and turns over hosting duties to his friend of 20 years and former guest on the show Sketkh Williams.  Armed with a Tarot Card Deck Sketkh and Will discuss Will's beginnings with the Patuxent High Harlequins, exposure to DIY culture and how it has informed his approach to the podcast, where he sees himself as a person now compared to the beginnings of the show and where he sees himself heading in the future with the podcast.

 

Between Awesome and Disaster Merch Store:

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

Will Twitter:

https://twitter.com/comicwillcarey

Sketkh  on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Sketkh

Sketkh's Web Series:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AshcanDepot/videos

https://www.astoriadrinkndraw.com/

 

Feb 1, 2021

Nathan Rand has as a history in music as well as comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up in New Hampshire, doing live sound for some of his favorite metal bands,  how he records guitars for his band Dissident Corpsepile, Stand Up Comedy and what he sees himself pursuing creatively post pandemic.

Nate's band:

https://dissidentcorpsepile.bandcamp.com/

Nate on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/natethejackass/

https://www.instagram.com/dissident_corpsepile/

 

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and podcast Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey 

Jan 25, 2021

Taylor Morden loved movies so much as a kid he would walk miles to recycle cans to earn money for rentals from a gas station near his house.  He talks to Will about the production of his documentaries The Last Blockbuster and Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, his start as a Trumpet player in a Ska band, to video work in Washington DC before making his first feature length documentary, interview technique, directing music videos, and what he hopes to see for the future of one of his favorite movie series Star Wars.

Taylor on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/taylor2d2/

https://popmotionpictures.com/

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and podcast Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey 

Jan 18, 2021

For comedian and podcaster Carolina Hidalgo working on a show about Punk Rock is coming full circle.  

She talks to Will about growing up in Mexico, loving punk rock from an early age, The Ramones, moving to the United States, how her path to being a comedian included being a social worker and almost working at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, researching bands and music for her podcast No Dogs in Space, co-hosting a podcast with her husband, and where the next season of the show will take us.

Listen to No Dogs in Space:

https://www.lastpodcastnetwork.com/no-dogs-in-space

Carolina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolinadoesok

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jan 11, 2021

Seb Barlow is trying to push himself out of his comfort zone in a behind the scenes role by joining his brother's band Neck Deep.  He talks to Will about the mixing and recording techniques  behind Neck Deep's newest album All Distortions Are Intentional, his hometown Wrexham in Whales, the impact Blink 182 had on him in his youth, joining Neck Deep on Bass after mixing the album, and how he's pushing himself personally by taking on the role of performer. 

Listen to Neck Deep:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TM0qnbJH4QPhGMCdPt7fH?si=r-PE8hOaQtqJ_f71cp2VcA

Seb's Website:

https://www.sebbarlow.com/

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jan 4, 2021

Comedian Dave Waite and Will love to pour over the finer points of Stand Up Comedy.  He talks to Will about starting comedy in Ohio, before briefly moving to NYC, performing at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, moving to Los Angeles, recording comedy albums, DIY Touring and comedy during the middle of the pandemic.

https://www.davewaitecomedy.org/

Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davewaitecomedy

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Dec 28, 2020

Will closes out 2020 and 10 years in New York City by talking to one of the first comics he met when he first moved to the city.

There aren't many comics Will gets nerdy about music gear with but Adam Newman is one.

Adam tells Will about his pre comedy days playing in pop punk and metal bands in New Hampshire, and Georgia before deciding to move to NYC to be a comic, getting involved with CollegeHumor  putting together late night sets, compared to putting together his Comedy Central half hour and his one hour special, touring as a comedian, scriptwriting, and how he plans to combine his music and comedy once the pandemic ends.  

https://www.adamnewmancomedy.com/

Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adam_Newman

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

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