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Episode 19: Liam Smith of Dry River Caravan

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Liam Smith, the drummer from my favorite new band, Dry River Caravan joins the show in another Ottawan episode!  Learn what diplomatic immunity can do for you!  Why does a drummer deserve your respect? Do we talk about MySpace? Yep!  “The canvas that music is drawn on is the absence of sound.” Then I make Liam geek out over Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins & Chad Smith.  Then we talk movies and trends for a bit. What kind of action does a drummer get? Most importantly, what will Liam do for $5?!  Follow Dry River Caravan on twitter @DryRiverCaravan or find them on facebook!  Also, go look up the album “Wake Up” on iTunes!

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Episode 12: Ten Year Vamp

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Holy Crap you guys, Ten Year Vamp is on The Underpaid Podcast!  And they are so completely incredible and warm, Debbie and Mark, from one of the hardest working and long lasting indie bands joins the show to discuss the economics and the work ethic involved in being a ridiculously awesome band that has made a name for itself in the Northeastern US.  First, learn what Debbie encourages to stick out.  Debbie tells the story of how the band originated and how it generated it’s success.  Who owns a band?  If you are a successful band, when do you sign a record deal? Why doesn’t the band tour nationally? How important is name recognition?  Who’s the Boss? SPOILER: it is NOT Tony Danza.  What is the difference between a sponsor and an endorsement?  Debbie Mark and Justin all reveal they have common apparel. Justin reveals the never before heard genesis of the band name. We talk about hair.  What does it cost to produce a quality album, and how does an Indie band fund it?  What is Debbie’s feelings on Goldschlager, and why will they never be a sponsor?  Does that make Mark sad?  How gangsta is Justin? What do you get from these guys if you see Ten Year Vamp one night only at Jillian’s of Albany? Learn the story of what happened when a fan went onstage! Learn which one of the three of us are excited about the upcoming “Super Bowl” foot-ball game. Why isn’t MTV playing videos? Will Ten Year Vamp say yes to a broadway musical based on their music?  Who is Mark’s favorite band?  Check out tenyearvamp.com for more music and full show schedule, follow the band on facebook at facebook.com/10YVamp or twitter @tenyearvamp.

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Episode 11: Stripes Photobiscuit

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The #1 Podcast in NY state. Kiki Vassilakis joins the show to discuss her various AWESOME projects. We start with Kiki’s lesson to me on confidence. Then, I relay a story about working in a national restaurant with a very horrible manager, and how karma got it’s revenge! Don’t mess with me!
Kiki describes what it’s like to have so many varied interests, and how she
maintains having an active pursuit of her interests. Photography. Graphic
Design. Music. Painting. But also, for you seedy people out there, Kiki DJ’s
at a strip club. Learn what that’s like! Is Kiki the next Childish Gambino?
Listen to the first can of Schweppes Ginger Ale opened on a podcast ever. I
give the worst sleep tip ever. What is an electric forest festival? Kiki
gets into her photography career, how she enjoys light painting and
photographing bands! Including Dry River Caravan! This leads into the
shortest rap career in history (SPOILER: Mine.) Then it gets nerdy. I
compare Kiki to Joss Whedon. I learn that Hentai is truly horrifying. Kiki
reveals she would be a terrible police officer, but I would be even worse.
Find out what I’d name my gay bar. You can find Kiki’s work at her website, kskvs.com; follow her on twitter @abkproductions, and check her out for your photography needs!

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