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086 – Better Days: Clay Tarver

086 – Better Days: Clay Tarver

September 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Clay Tarver is a guitarist, screenwriter, and author. We talk to Clay about his life, starting with both his bands Chavez and Bullet LaVolta, his work over at MTV, how he learned the art of screenwriting from J.J. Abrams and Mike Judge, about his love of working on smaller writing projects for newspapers, and about […]

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085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

August 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Thao P. Nguyen is a  Artist, Activist, and Academic. She just finished up a solo performance run of her show Fortunate Daughter at Berkeley’s Impact Theatre.  Erik Core talks to Thao about her training  in performance art and comedy, studying under comedy legend W. Kamau Bell, and winning his “W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt,” a […]

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084 – All Seeing Eyes: Zachary James

084 – All Seeing Eyes: Zachary James

August 16, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Zachary James is a songwriter and front man for the Zachary James and the All Seeing Eyes band. We talk with Zachary and fellow band and soul mate Alexandra Starlight.   Zachary James started his rock career in the Thunderboys with Gearhead Records, but quickly moved on to his current project. Zachary’s influences verge on his interstellar […]

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083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

July 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

James Tracy is an author, activist, community organizer, and former singer with the Bay Area band Space Masons.  MLR’s Erik Core talks with James about his musical past, his current organizing efforts, and his latest book (co-authored with Amy Sonnie) “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times“. We also hear […]

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082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

July 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Simon Godfrey is a prolific songwriter who has just released a solo album under the moniker Shineback entitled “Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed“, and is also known for his work in the band Tinyfish.  Simon ‘writes constantly to keep himself sane’, and is an accomplished studio engineer who has spent twenty years working around the […]

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081 – On The Road: Final Curse

081 – On The Road: Final Curse

June 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Thrash metal band Final Curse describes of their first tour, which turned out to be a spectacular disaster, but makes for a great story. Final Curse is Mike Plowman (vocals, guitar), Fernie ” Ferndog” Ortega (bass), Madison Stegall (lead guitar, vocals), and Brendon Blackwelder (drums). Final Curse is from Charlotte, NC. Formed in Summer 2006, and […]

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080 – The Bandit of Kabul: Jerry Beisler

080 – The Bandit of Kabul: Jerry Beisler

June 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Jerry Beisler is author of The Bandit of Kabul: Counterculture Adventures along the Hashish trail and beyond, a non-fiction, narrative history of the 1970s. Beisler also created and produced The Cutting Edge Television show from 1999-2006. The show won the Best Entertainment award for the Public Access Television in 2002, beating over 500 entries for the prize. Known as Jerry B in the […]

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