Interviews 2011 to 2014

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One thing I’ve done a lot of on my podcast, aside from embarrass the heck out of myself, has been interviews.  I have been fortunate to have interviewed many talented and wonderful people that range from musicians to archeologists.  The interviews are listed in chronological order from 2011 to 2014 starting with the oldest (back when the show was called “The Last Place on Earth.” I am currently alphabetizing all these interviews and will soon replace this section with “Interviews M through Z.”

2011…

Tristen

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I love this girl’s music!  I listen to her Pandora station all the time and am so glad I got to interview her.  Listen to the various parts here…

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Paul Dempsey

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Paul’s a phenomenal singer/songwriter.  We had a great conversation about his music and even included a discussion on Wham!

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Nathan McEuen

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Nathan is a great singer/songwriter whom I used to run into all the time in Downtown Ventura.  He’s the son of John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and has done a cool project with him and his brother Johnathan called the McEuen Sessions.

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Wilderness of Manitoba

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I got to speak to Melissa Dalton, the only woman in a band of 6 members.  She was extremely fun and we had a good time talking about touring with a larger folk Canadian band.

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Nushu

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Hillary Burton was very gracious to speak to me about her rockin’ all-woman band.  We discuss the name of her band and try to figure out what happened to the Donna’s.

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Stephanie Rose

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Steph, or Pam Baumgardner, helms the website VenturaRocks.com and she and I worked in radio together.  We had a fun conversation.

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Mister Loveless

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Mister Loveless is the name of a great band (and a horrible PE teacher I had in high school).  We discuss music and getting to play for Betsy Johnson!

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Robyn Werk

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Robyn has done comedic acting and serious parts, too.  Her friend and the voice you hear at the end of all my podcasts, Ariel Jacobsen, joins us.

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Mary Z. Wilson

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Mary’s a very clever songwriter and singer who is the leader behind the band The Restless Hillfillies.  She has written many songs incorporating the vast history of Ventura County, California.  We talk about one of her ambitious projects.

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Robert Jacobsen

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Robert is a geologist and he talks about a very interesting expedition he did n South America.

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2012…

Modern Heist

I speak to Cassie Thompson the lead singer of Modern Heist and her guitar playing partner Ryan VanDerWerf.

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The Balconies

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I was listening to a song by this group and said I have to interview them!  I got to talk to the lead singer of this trio, Jacquie Neville, and we had a great time chattin’!

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The Joel Plaskett Emergency

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Joel is a wonderful singer/songwriter who wrote and produced an entire album in 10 weeks, one week per song!  We discuss that in this interview and other music-related topics.

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Slowcoaster

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This band is a trio of fun rockers from Nova Scotia.  I spoke to lead singer Steve MacDougall about six of his songs and covered quite an array of topics.  He would like me to let you know that they are ready and willing to tour anywhere to play.  Email me if you’d like more info at MikesDailyPodcast@gmail.com

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The Stanfields

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Lead singer Jon Landry of The Stanfields was so much fun to talk to!  His band sounds like Metallica ate an Irish band (not U2…think more Flogging Molly).  They hail from the Nova Scotia area so I am happy to say I have interviewed more than one Nova Scotian band!  This interview was a lot of fun!  Click on each “part” below to listen.

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Saint Motel

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I heard Saint Motel on a website called MySpoonful.com where they feature new bands and artists.  I love their sound!  I sent them an email and before I knew it they had gotten back to me and I was setting up an interview with the lead singer A/J Jackson.  Yes, it’s A slash J.  Why?  You’ll find out in the interview.  I’m including the entire show in the below links.  The interview was divided into three parts played over three days (and “effizodes”).  Enjoy the interviews and the dated material in the earlier part of the corresponding podcasts!  You’ll get a flavor of the times in which these interviews were recorded!  Click on the different “parts” below to listen!

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Yarn

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Talking to Blake Christiana was sooo cool!  This was recorded around Christmas so we discuss Christmas songs along with a wide berth of stuff.  Yarn is such a great band with great songs.  Enjoy the interviews with their corresponding timely “effizodes” by clicking on the links below…

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And thus 2012 endeth.

Into An Interviews from 2013 to 2014!

Here are the interviews I did on MIKE’s DAILY PODCAST starting back at the beginning of 2013 and taking us through 2014, the year of the twerk.  This is in chronological order from top to bottom.  Click on the links to listen.

2013…

Stacy Clark

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What an awesome singer/songwriter!  It was so neat to read the history and all the cool places Stacy’s music has ended up from reality shows like “The Hills” to commercials for Mitsubishi.  She’s on her way!  So great to talk to her!  You can hear the interviews and the shows they were featured on by clicking on the links below…

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Xander Demos

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If you’re looking for fun straight-up rockin’ music you need to listen to this guy!  Such a passion for great guitar playing!  He pulls his influences out of the best of the best!  Listen to our interviews and the corresponding MDP’s they were featured on by clicking on the link’s below…

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The Spinto Band

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I spoke with Nick Krill of The Spinto Band on a rainy day in both California and Delaware:   he in the latter I in the former.  What a nice guy!  We had a fun time talking about his five member band and other topics like Zooey Deschanel and Janeane Garofalo.  Listen to the different parts of the interview and their corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcasts below…

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Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

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Sallie and her band were on David Letterman in 2012.  I was so happy to be able to speak to her.  I really love the sound her and her band have created.  Listen to our interview along with the MDP effizodes that I played it on here…

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Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

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Ruby’s awesome, beautiful, has a great voice and has luckily paired up with an amazing band.  The Soulphonics rock!  Listen to our two part interview featuring the rest of the show that was featured that day.  She’s really candid in a cool way!

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Swimclub

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I spoke with Gene Davenport of Swimclub about their music and living in the Big Apple.  He also has an amazing list of celebrity sightings he’s had.  Let me just say that Gene is the nicest nicest nicest nicest guy I’ve ever met in the music biz.  Seriously, guys like him deserve to win!!!!  Listen to the interviews along with the corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcasts here…

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Memoryhouse

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Evan Abeele and Denise Novion make up Memoryhouse.  I spoke to Evan over three “effizode” about stripping away negative space and other interesting stuff.  Listen to the interview segments along with their attached MDP shows here…

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The High Wire

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I spoke with Tim Crompton of the The High Wire about his band and sharing recording space with a little known band called Coldplay.  By the way, Tim calls Coldplay a big brother to the band, and he IS referring to their physical size.  Hear more about The High Wire along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Western Avenue

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I spoke with the beautiful Nikki English of the Canadian Country band Western Avenue and we talked about her fellow band members Keith Robertson and Matt Williams.  We also covered making music videos and writing Country songs.  Oh, and the Part 3 gets really weird towards the end.  Not sure why.  Listen to the interviews along with the podcasts they were featured in by clicking here…

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Nick Siekierski

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Nick is brilliant.  If you want to talk about history, pretty much the history of anything, you should talk to this guy!  In this interview we discuss our 31st president (hint: it’s not Bill Clinton) plus we talk about the wonders of Poland!  Click the parts below to listen to the interview along with the corresponding show…

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Pretty Little Empire

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Lead singer Justin Johnson is a great songwriter and nice guy who talked about how Pretty Little Empire got started and what inspired some of their awesome songs!  Click on the parts below to listen to the interviews along with the MDP’s they were featured on…

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And then that was the end of 2013.  Man!  That was fun!  Let’s check out the next year!

2014…

Here are interviews I did on MIKE’s DAILY PODCAST in 2014.  They are listed in chronological order from the beginning to the end of the year.  Click on the links to listen.

Nicky Egan

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What can I say?  I’m entranced by Nicky Egan.  Who wouldn’t be?  She’s so lovely.  I see so many wonderful things happening for her in the future.  She’s just got such a great sound!  Listen to our amusing banter and me drooling by clicking on the parts below (and of course each includes the entire program of that particular podcast)…

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Marshall Dane

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As soon as I heard this guy’s music I was like “Me likey these Country tunes!”  Marshall Dane is such a nice guy.  Actually, because of the time difference, I accidentally called him one hour too soon for the interview and he was extremely accommodating!  I think you can actually hear him chopping carrots in the first part of our interview.  Hear each part along with its corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcast by clicking here…

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Samantha Hess

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Samantha is a Portland, Oregon based “cuddle expert” that actually cuddles people for a living!  She’s also an author and we talk about her book and her job on this show.  Click here to listen to the MDP with this interview!

Leslie Beth Wish

Psychologist LB has some helpful tips about how to pull yourself out of that dark place after a break up and how to be happy being single.  We chatted just before Valentine’s Day.  Listen to the interview and the Mike’s Daily Podcast it was part of by clicking here.

 

Reba Merrill

Reba has worked in Hollywood for a long time and is an expert observer of the Hollywood machine.  She talks to me here about the Oscars and how movies get promoted so that they can get nominated.

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The Razzie Awards

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In this show I talked to John Wilson, the founder and Head Raspberry of the Razzies.  Such a nice guy (he put up with me being late to the interview) and he talked about the creation of the Razzies and why M Night Shyamalan has helped keep them going!  Click here to listen to the interview along with the show!

 

Shay de Silva

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Personal trainer and fitness expert Shay de Silva started the website FastFitnessToGo.com featuring simple and fun to do work out videos.  She and I talk about working out in today’s world.  She gives some great tips on this interview which you can hear part of this particular podcast.

 

Taxes

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I spoke to the lead singer of the band Taxes, Robby Cronholm, about Morrissey, Pink, Katy Perry, Duran Duran, Chloë Sevigny, San Francisco, and their fantastic, fantastic music!  Listen to our interview along with the shows they were featured in here…

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Ana Margarita Fernandez and Betty Malo of the TNT television show “Private Lives of Nashville Wives”

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I got to speak to the beautiful (and single) Ana and her twin sister Betty (married to the amazing Raul Malo of The Mavericks) on Skype where I could see them and they couldn’t see me!  Even with that arrangement I was still a mess because their beauty is so disarming.  Listen to our fun interview along with the rest of the show it was featured on by clicking here!

 

Polyrhythmics

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I spoke to Ben Bloom, guitarist and one of the founders of the Seattle band Polyrhythmics.  This is the first straight ahead instrumental band I’ve ever had on the show.  Ben was awesome to talk to and he was just about to kick off a relentless four week tour that would go from Seattle to New Orleans!  We talk about a wide range of topics which you can hear by clicking on the individual shows below…

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New Spell

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Leanne Kelly sings and plays keyboard for this trio.  We discuss drummer Jacob Frautschi, bassist Chris Michaelides, and how the band formed.  Listen to the interview along with the shows they were featured on here…

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The Joe Baer Magnant Group

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Joe and I discuss the making of his debut album Traces plus we talk about finding members for your band on Craigslist and the wonders of vinyl.  Want to hear some great jazz?  Listen to our interview and his music by clicking on the links below…

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Rich Girls

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Luisa Black is the amazing singer/songwriter/musician behind this band.  On her first EP she played EVERY instrument.  Formerly of the band the Blacks she continues the amazing “Luisa Black” sound with Rich Girls.  Listen to our interview and the different shows it appeared on there…

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Odd Owl

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I had a wonderful time talking to the lovely Carmen Caruso of the San Francisco band Odd Owl.  They have such an interesting sound.  Listen to the different parts of the interview and their corresponding shows here…

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The Banner Days

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Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney have two of the nicest voices you’ll ever hear sing or speak.  It was such a pleasure talking to them about their music and hippopotami.  Listen to the interviews along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Thick Red Wine

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When you talk to Mike Wojciechowski, you know you’re talking to a brilliant guy.  You’re also kinda brilliant for being able to say Wojciechowski.  We chatted about songwriting and drawing inspiration from atypical sources in this interview which you can hear in its different parts here…

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The Tropics

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The lead singer of The Tropics, Claire George, talks about writing songs and recording, plus we chat about some of the interesting music videos they’ve done.  Hear our interview and the podcasts they were on here…

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Wade Lagrone

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Wade is the first CEO I’ve had on the show!  We chat about his cool website RABBL.com and how he’s helping to change the music industry!  Listen to our interview by clicking here.

String Quake

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I spoke with the lovely Amelia Romano, Misha Khalikulov, and Josh Mellinger from San Francisco about how they get that incredible World Music sound that only they can do.  If you ever get a chance to see them play live go post haste!  Listen to our interview along with the show it was featured on here.

 

 

The Detroit Cobras

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Mary Cobra wails on the guitar for the legendary Detroit Cobras and she rocks out in this interview!  We discuss everything from You Tube to Burger Records.  Check out each segment here along with the shows they were featured on…

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NTNT

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In this interview I speak with Dustin Brown of the Portland, Oregon band NTNT.  We discuss the band’s interesting name and the strange things that inspire us to write songs.  Listen to the different parts of the interview along with the shows they appeared on here…

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Salt Petal

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The picture above is from Jesus Villa-Caratachea.  The last interview of 2014 was such a sweet and wonderful one!  When word got out that I was interviewing Salt Petal the downloads for my show almost tripled!  Autumn Harrison and her husband Rodrigo Gonzales talked about how they met, how they make music, and how awesome it is to be in an awesome band in Los Angeles!  It was a great way to wrap up 2014!  Listen to the 2 parts of the interview and the shows they were on here…

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And that was 2014.  Click here to go to 2015!