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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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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

 

Dec 21, 2020

In a new holiday tradition on Between Awesome and Disaster.  Will's Backdoor BBQ teammate and friend Paul Cohen returns to discuss all of the excellent pop punk that 2020 had to offer.  Favorite Albums, Favorite EPs, Live Streams, favorite discoveries and the 2020 playlist Their was some excellent pop punk this year and Paul and Will are gonna discuss it all.

 

Will and Paul's 2020 Pop punk Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1KjMyOIe08LFnrw24c1ZMQ

Paul on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealpaulcory/?hl=en

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

Dec 14, 2020

Before Ryan Fitz was the lead guitarist in the band Bearings began when he would book them on DIY Shows in Ottawa.  He talks to Will about the recording and writing of the band's new album Hello, It's You, the music scene in Ottawa, booking shows as a Teenager, joining Bearings, working with Alan Day from Four Year Strong, recording tips and plans for Bearings after the end of the Pandemic.

 

Listen to Bearings:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0qpDBxRgLp6g0k2esJlUDn?si=StiLf7TyR1O-jR4ep884tg

https://twitter.com/telecasterdad

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Dec 7, 2020

Comedian James Mattern's podcast The Commissioner of Comedy was inspired by stories of The Undertaker and Wrestler's Court.  He talks to Will about the recent closings of NYC Comedy institutions The Creek and The Cave and Dangerfields, Andrew Dice Clay's The Day The Laughter died 2, growing up and starting comedy in Las Vegas far from the glamour of the Strip, getting into comedy clubs in NYC, what goes into being an effective host, and what it has been like to do live comedy during the pandemic and what he sees happening for comedy after there is a vaccine.

 

James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesLmattern

James' podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-commissioner-of-comedy-with-james-mattern/id1511831048

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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

Oct 26, 2020

Nick Thompson is the lead vocalist of two of Will's favorite bands Hit the Lights and Thief Club.  He talks to Will about being on tour in Japan right before the pandemic, favorite places and bands in Japan, writing pop punk songs in low tunings, the formation of Hit the Lights in Ohio, moving from guitar to lead vocals in Hit the Lights, major record labels, songwriting, the creative freedom a side project allows and the upcoming new Thief Club release. 

 

Nick on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/htlnick/

Listen to Hit the Lights:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fyHpJg1xW8OZqPyzmQv2C

Listen to Thief Club:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3XYxmWiWzgBzEeS3332VfR

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 19, 2020

For Light Years Guitarist/Vocalist Pat Kennedy everything circles back to when he first heard Blink 182's Enema of the State.  He talks to Will about the conception and production of the recently released No Pressure EP, working with Parker Cannon, Tom Delonge's influence on guitarists and punk rock guitar tone, how his Pop Punk band Light Years formed amongst the Cleveland hardcore scene, touring in Japan and Europe and plans for the band Post-Pandemic.

Listen to Light Years:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0WtKAc6wgVpiqQZekFdFgJ

Listen to No Pressure:

Pat on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/PatYears

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 12, 2020

Hit The Lights guitarist Kevin Mahoney describes his band as a blend of 80s Pop and Pantera.  He talks to Will about producing the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, his approach to recording and producing bands, his origins in the Rochester, NY Punk and Hardcore Scene, Touring Japan, Hit The Lights, the major label experience, and being able to play with hometown friends in Joywave.

Kevin on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/kevinmahoney_official/

Listen to Hit the Lights:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fyHpJg1xW8OZqPyzmQv2C?si=pCctYod6SrG9aJr-LTe0ow

Listen to Joywave:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6YpsVkMPd32CuKX0tJwJzr?si=UIG8bqcJReeehA6KUmyTNg

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 5, 2020

Comedian Brandon Broady and Will go all the way back to their Freshman year as theater majors at Towson University.  Brandon and Will discuss their acting and theater education, finding stand up comedy while still a student, how working in radio lead him to Los Angeles, touring with Donnell Rawlings, hosting shows on BET and Nickelodeon, why the Kids Choice Awards is the most fun Awards show to attend,  hanging out with comedy giants, and being a parent while being in show business. 

 

Brandon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broadythejoker/?hl=en

Brandon on Caffeine:

https://www.caffeine.tv/broadythejoker

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 28, 2020

Goalkeeper Bassist and Vocalist Ryan Beebe and Will's influences align almost perfectly.  He talks to Will about recording bass for the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, playing pop punk in lower tunings, his approach to songwriting, favorite records, and the band's approach to the modern music business.

 

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryancbeebe

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 21, 2020

Goalkeeper drummer Cody Allen sees one of the goals of his band as creating community.  He talks to Will about the process of recording drums for the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, he and Will’s mutual love of all things Pop Punk, growing up in South Jersey, the Philadelphia area music scene, how he approaches Goalkeeper’s social media and his part of the Goalkeeper songwriting process.

 

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

 

Cody on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CodyARitchie

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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