embarrassing demos and bad recordings

from emery, as cities burn, and the classic crime

From embarrassing demos to pro bands. Aaron Lunsford (As Cities Burn), Matt MacDonald (The Classic Crime), and Toby Morrell (Emery) share and discuss their bad old songs and recordings that couldn't get them noticed or signed. 

 

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matt & toby

Premier "Pastor Stopped By"

Matt and Emery bandmate Toby are premiering a song called "Pastor Stopped By" from their new album "I Quit Church." 

 

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are white dudes a bummer?

with dan koch

Dan Koch continues his conversation about the Tax Day March and tells the story about talking with a group claiming that all white dudes are a bummer. Dan further explains the confirmation bias loop and how to recognize and combat it.

 

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dewey halpaus

of the peer pleasure podcast

Dewey Halpaus (Anatomy of a Ghost, Portugal. The Man) host of the Peer Pleasure Podcast joins Matt to catch up and reminisce about touring together. He has a plan for a government program of how to help high school grads adjust to adulthood by replicating the touring life. He went from touring the world to constructing plumbing in hospitals, which poses the question of how to integrate into normal life after being a professional musician.

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guitar pedals and ambient music 

with andy othling of lowercase noises

With a degree in Computer Science, Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises is one of the best and most equipped people to create art through altering signal flows from his guitar or keyboard. He also uses his computer science knowledge to code visual displays that match the instrumentation live. On this episode he showcases his talent while Matt analyzes the music theory used in real time. They also bond on the experience of getting lost in another world when exploring delay pedals.

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Mike wilkerson

and some of what happened at mars hill church

Hear Mike Wilkerson's conversation continued from last time with more detail. How do you respect people's minds in difficult situations to make decisions for themselves? Trusting other people to put pieces of the puzzle together on their own instead of telling all at the harm of others.

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alcohol and tax laws

with dan koch

 

Dan Koch comes in to the studio to discuss his participation in the Tax Day March, what it was and his goal for participating, but before that they get hung up on whether or not the legal limit for drinking and driving should be raised or lowered from .08.

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producer joey sturgis

and embracing change

Well-known producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans) runs through his recording process, how he's never recorded on a console, and the importance of being expectant of opportunities in any situation. He overcame the insecurity of a changing industry to embrace the self-producing movement, which evolved into new businesses selling tones and teaching producing skills.

 

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gaming culture

and the future of vr and education

How will the virtual reality games of today advance into real-life learning? VR-game designer Edwon is back to dive deeper in to the gaming culture and the pursuit of art. What constitutes a just and worthy cause of pursuing art and game design, and how can games impact the world? He also tells a ridiculous story of the times living on farm together involving chickens. You'll have to listen to hear how that story ends.

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