Like a shot you don’t need at an hour you shouldn’t be up, Machine Gun Vendetta goes down -real- smooth. I really don’t want to say much more else; that about covers it.
Scott, Adam and Jim of the iconic Reno thrash punk band Machine Gun Vendetta sit down together and have a chat with us. They have been busy bees during the pandemic, working on a new album that we can hope to hear later this year.
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I love this episode. But this is some heavy shit – trigger warning for anyone who doesn’t like medical distress.
Joining us is Eric Stangeland of One Stop Guitar as well as many Reno musical adventures and bands over the years. He shares with us a few tracks from his upcoming album, “Wake Up”. It is an autobiographical, collaborative project that we talk about in some detail in the show – both the project and the events leading up to Eric’s decision to create an album in 2020.
Eric brings along with him two of his collaborators (and no strangers to the show) Mark Earnest and Anthony “Uncle Tony” Collier-Ashworth of ToneMark Soundshttps://www.facebook.com/tonemarksounds. They both contribute on the album as well as being creative forces behind the recording and release. They also launched this label in 2020. What is up with everyone being all creative when constrained to be less social? Crazy how that is working out.
This episode is a little music light – we don’t want to spoil all of the album. However, it is content heavy. Eric share with us a LOT; so if you don’t like a harrowing tale of tragedy and climbing back from the remains of your old life to come back better, stronger, faster… keep on searching. On the other hand, a sincere ‘thank you’ to Eric for sharing a deeply personal chapter.
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It’s hard to keep a good man down – and we’ve got two good men on the show this week: muralist Joe C. Rock and event promoter Steve Emmerich of Fresh Bakin’. We are also featuring select music form some of the bands playing in the upcoming virtual Reno Punk Rock Flea Market: Valentine’s Slay, this Saturday 02/13/2021 on an internet near you.
Seriously – we could not have had a better pairing of guests this week. We delve into the state of the arts in Reno from perspectives we don’t usually get (non-musicians affiliated with the music scene). Joe reflects on his recent socially-distant art show at Sierra Arts; Steve laments the void… and the lack of ability and opportunity to put on shows.
While we wait for the entertainment world to return to a semblance of normalcy, please go support and watch the RPRFM Valentine’s Slay this weekend and buy some schwag. Kim and Ian have been working hard to make this come together with the rest of the RPRFM crew in support of The Generator. There are going to be a bunch of great acts, including, but not limited to: Weapons of Mass Creation, One Ton Dually, Ozymandias, Kanawha, and more!
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How much Johnny Harpo is enough Johnny Harpo? Well, here at the Worst Little Podcast, we say there is NEVER enough Johnny Harpo! This episode marks his 600th appearance on our show – truly amazing.
We get into it deep, right off the bat, talking about recording, Rigorous Proof‘s upcoming album, Star Trek, a rundown of Johnny’s musical history in Reno, even a quick Max Volume story. Johnny and Rory come to a long-overdue reconciliation over a review you probably have never read – truly a tearful moment.
We also want to congratulate Nick and Mikie Ramirez on the birth of their daughter, Pauline Marianne Ramirez, on 2/2/21. She already has them wrapped around her finger. She had not quite yet been born when we recorded this, so it’s a teaser.
Also – please don’t forget about the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market – Kim and Ian have been working with all of our friends over at the Generator and the Flea to make this event happen in the virtual COID world. Streaming this weekend, 02/12/21 wherever you can find social media.
Next Week: Muralist Joe C Rock and Fresh Bakin’s Steve Emmerich
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