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WireTap Wednesday: The Grey A + Polar Plunge Chat with Andrew Holden

Sorry for the rushed drop on this, but I, gunsully, recorded this informal interview while chatting on the phone with subtle legend, Andrew Holden, a super cool dude with his hands in a lot of projects and successful endeavors in the DC, and then I didn’t send it to my brother to edit it and and the intro and outro.  I dropped the ball but he’s still a super cool guy for talking with me about the band The Grey A and about his upcoming jump for the DC Special Olympics Polar Plunge!

Links:

SUPPORT DC SPECIAL OLYMPICS VIA ONE OR BOTH OF OUR JUMP PAGES!
Andrew Holden’s Jump Page: https://give.specialolympicsdc.org/fundraiser/1811998
My Jump Page: http://give.specialolympicsdc.org/gunsully

Here’s info and links about his band:

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The Slants and MLK jr.

Today is the day we honor one of The United States of America’s greatest public speakers who took on the status quo and fought for civil rights.  It also 2 years since The Slants first came to DC, confronting the Supreme Court, with their landmark legal case over their name.

The Slants honored freedom of speech and fighting for your rights at the Martin Luther King jr. Memorial. Simon Tam, founder of the band and the ‘Tam’ in the landmark legal case Lee Vs Tam that went all the way to the Supreme Court, was inspired throughout his life by Dr. King. It was important for him and the band to go to the monument while in town for their Supreme Court hearing 2 years ago.

This video is sort of a ‘behind the scenes.’ The audio quality isn’t great and the lighting is poor but the moment is sincere. Simon recorded Ken Shima singing while Joe Xiang played guitar for their own documentation of the trip. You can see Simon circling them, as silent onlookers began to gather. After they finish the song, some were trying to tip, impressed by the performance. For them, this was a moment, not just another performance for this Portland rock band, but a time to honor fight and struggle for civil rights and freedom of speech throughout history.

We salute the legacy Martin Luther King jr. and all those who follow in his footsteps to fight for justice, equality and freedom of speech.

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Info on Martin Luther King jr
Martin Luther King Jr. Biographical https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/

Info about the MLK jr Memorial:
Washinton, DC’s page – https://washington.org/visit-dc/martin-luther-king-jr-memorial
National Parks Service page – https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

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Links to The Slants
– Website: http://www.theslants.com/
– Facebook: https://facebook.com/theslants
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slantsofficial/
– Previous ThePodcaste interactions: https://thepodcaste.com/?s=The+Slants

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Pop Attack: Havana by Camila Cabello

DISCLAIMER: TECH AND GUN ACTUALLY BOTH REALLY LIKE CAMILA CABELLO FOR DIFFERENT REASON, THEY ARE JUST REALLY MEAN TO THIS SONG AND POP MUSIC RECORD LABELS FOR NEEDLESS MASH-UPS.
Tech and Gun break down the Lyrics of Havana by Camila Cabello and comment on the pop music world and over production or record label music hijacking.
Listen as they break down this song and interpret it line by line.
SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE! BIG THINGS ARE COMING!
Hey
Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
There’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)
He didn’t walk up with that “how you doin’?” (uh)
(When he came in the room)
He said there’s a lot of girls I can do with (uh)
(But I can’t without you)
I knew him forever in a minute (hey)
(That summer night in June)
And papa says he got malo in him (uh)
He got me feelin’ like
Ooh-ooh-ooh, I knew it when I met him
I loved him when I left him
Got me feelin’ like
Ooh-ooh-ooh, and then I had to tell him
I had to go, oh na-na-na-na-na
Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na (uh huh)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Jeffery
Just graduated, fresh on campus, mm
Fresh out East Atlanta with no manners, damn
Fresh out East Atlanta
Bump on her bumper like a traffic jam
Hey, I was quick to pay that girl like Uncle Sam (here you go, ay)
Back it on me, shawty cravin’ on me
Get to diggin’ on me (on me)
She waited on me (then what?)
Shawty cakin’ on me, got the bacon on me (wait up)
This is history in the makin’ on me (on me)
Point blank, close range, that be
If it cost a million, that’s me (that’s me)
I was gettin’ mula, man they feel me
Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (oh, ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na (oh no)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (oo-ooh)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yeah, babe)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yea, yeah)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yea, babe)
Take me back, back, back
(Hey, hey)
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Take me back to my Havana
Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (oh, yeah)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na (ay, ay)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Uh huh
Oh na-na-na (oh na, yeah)
Oh na-na-na
Oh na-na-na
No, no, no, take me back
Oh na-na-na
Havana, ooh na-na
Songwriters: Adam Feeney / Jeffrey Williams / Pharrell Williams / Andrew Watt / Brian Lee / Ali Tamposa / Brittany Talia Hazzard / Camila Cabello
Havana lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Cypmp, Reservoir Media Management Inc
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FSBD ep 1: #LovesWay by Some Never Really Get

This is The Podcaste – Music Show and this is Episode 1 of Our “Forensic Song break-down,” where we’ll be doing autopsies on songs where our favorite artist have straight up killed it.

Gunsully sat down with SNRG and discussed #LovesWay off their album Never Home
stay tuned to the end to hear the song in it’s entirety.
Purchase SNRG’s NEVER HOME:
https://snrgmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Watch vid of the interview:

#snrg #FEELintheBLANK #SomeNeverReallyGet #GETluminati #GETipunanSOME NEVER

REALLY GET [style] : Buy Your Gear here:
SNRGshop.com

SOME NEVER REALLY GET  (SOCIAL MEDIA)
https://twitter.com/BEAUcanLAST
https://twitter.com/snrgmusic
https://www.facebook.com/SomeNeverReallyGet
https://www.facebook.com/SNRGmusic/
https://twitter.com/getSNRG
https://www.instagram.com/BEAUcanLAST/
https://www.instagram.com/eyespk/
https://www.instagram.com/SNRGmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/user/getSNRG
https://snrgmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Sully Panda with SNRG invert

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The Podcaste checks out The Four Orbs Podcast

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As always, sorta transcript follows:

Hey folks, Dan, a.k.a “Tech Sully” here – with the first of our crossover podcast reviews. We got a lot of suggestions – so if you haven’t heard back from me yet, you’re still in the queue for me to get back to you.

 

So the first podcast past the wire was the “Four Orbs” podcast – and Dave the DM was the first to contact us. Now a little backstory on me, sure I’m a techy guy, and a nerd but I’d been raised in the “satanic panic” of the 80s and was banned from Dungeons and Dragons – by my parents.. So while I’ve run across some D&D and D&D themes in games, I’ve never actually sat down and played a round/campaign with friends.

 

This podcast was an eye opening experience for me, a world I’ve heard of but never seen, or heard at least. Dave Cole, the DM sent a handy listening guide – episode 6, episode 21, and then back to episode 1. I did, that, and also listened to a couple other episodes along the way, and the last episode at the time of recording.

 

Apparently there is a lot of competition in the DnD podcast world, so I also sampled a few other podcasts in that genre. Four Orbs has a lot to put it out ahead of their peers – the audio quality is great for one – which is everything when you’re trying to tell an audio story. They also have music that Dave composes and performs.

 

From sampling other podcasts in this genre, the advantage of having all of your people in the same room is apparent too. It is clearly a passion project that they take seriously, and seriously have fun. As you’ll learn from the interview at the end of this podcast Dave edits down 3 hours to the core parts of the story, but still leaves room for solid laughs. Editing that is a monster task and I’m impressed with the amount of work he puts into it.

 

Heck in our 10 minute podcasts here at the Podcaste, I have to edit out sooo much profanity and eating sounds it isn’t even funny – Dave does a fantastic job of editing. His cast is Ryan, Ryan, Matt, Stephen and Diedra – and they really commit to the characters. One of them plays a tiny bard with a huge ego, which led to my first gut laugh, the other folks commit to their roles as well.

 

As a DnD outsider I can see how the stories that evolve from these games are so compelling, and I envy Dave and crew getting to have so much fun. Check them out in the show notes for this show, and on iTunes as “Four Orbs” Coming up now is my interview with Dave Cole, aka Dave the DM.

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Where to find Four Orbs online:

http://www.fourorbs.org/

Straight shot to the most recent episode via iTunes:

 

 

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New feature: Podcast Suggestions

THEPODCASTE Philippines

Sorta transcript follows as always:

Greetings Podcast listeners. Dan, aka “Tech Sully” here – We continue our focus on creators and crafters, and the maker community. Right now the news is awful, just awful, but you know what, take care of what you can, take care of who you love and, this is the important part, make something you’re passionate about.

 

To that end we’re going to cover podcasts we love here. It shouldn’t surprise you that we love podcasting, and since I commute for at least 15 hours a week, I listen to scads of podcasts. These are shows created by folks that love what they are talking about, and the passion is infectious. I’m always on the hunt for new podasts, and hang around to the end of the podcast where you can suggest podcasts you’d like us to cover here.

 

I’m not going to rate the podcasts, just tell you what to expect if you give them a listen.

 

Ok, on with my first podcast suggestion The Reclaimed Audio podcast! Now if you’re an old school maker, you’re thinking everyone knows this podcast, but I just discovered it last month, and if you are a maker who hasn’t heard it, you’ve been missing out like me.

 

This podcast is about to hit 100 episodes, the audio quality is excellent and you can jump in on any episode. The hosts are Bill Lutes, Phil Pinsky, and Tim Sway. If you’ve ever searched for someone who makes a guitar on YouTube, well you’ve seen Jimmy DiResta’s guntar – BUT if you’ve clicked on any of the side links, there is a darn good chance Tim Sway is one of those links on the side. And the guitars you see him making are from reclaimed wood usually!

 

The hosts are from the US and Canada, and are just hilarious. Phil and Tim are big youtubers, and William “Bill” lutes is on there as well, but doesn’t have as many videos. Sorry I’m jumping all around. But the episodes have a theme, usually from listener questions – such as how to get material to work with, the ethics of when you can take something from the curb, and the best places to get stuff from. You can search for the episode that suits your interest or just listen along.

 

They stay pretty focused, but laugh and joke like you’d expect old friends to do. One of my favorite parts of the episodes is Bill’s groaner jokes that crack him the heck up, and Phil or Tim valiantly trying to drag the show back on track.

 

Tim and Phil are the professionals at this and Bill lutes is the hobbyist, so when Phil and Tim are talking CNCs, Bill has the perspective of us wrench turning normies. But speaking of hand tools, Tim Sway just released his own hand tool called the Sqwayre that is a marking knife, square, card scraper, awl and more in one tiny tool. This isn’t an ad, I just want one bad, here is a link to it:http://timsway.net/sqwayre.php

 

The guys don’t talk a ton about their youtube channels, but watching their vids will give you context to understand the episodes sometimes.

You can listen to this one in the car with your kids, they actively try to stay below what you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That said, I doubt your kids will be like “oh mummy, daddy, please put on Reclaimed Audio!”

 

Ok, so the links for the podcast are in the show notes, or just go to soundcloud.com/reclaimedaudiopodcast

 

So that is my take on why you should listen to Reclaimed Audio, but you’re thinking “Sully” there is another podcast you’d love, how do I tell you about it? Well post it in the comments below, tag me on Twitter, @landimal and/or @thepodcaste. We’re looking for podcasts that aren’t in the iTunes top 10, preferably that are small enough to not have ads and need the exposure of our 3,000 pairs of ears and eyes.

 

I’ll listen to 3 episodes – usually the first, last and a random middle episode and let folks know about it here, or hear it here.

 

Thanks,

 

(Tech) Sully out.

Links:

http://www.williamlutes.com/ 

http://timsway.net/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhkgdWrCmPTCRSNQaeTDOg

 

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