Interviews 2013 to 2014

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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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Amy Rose

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Amy’s a Country singer from Barrie, Ontario, Canada and we had a fun, weird interview!  She was so great to put up with my foolish antics!  She was the first Country singer I’ve interviewed in a long, long time!  You can hear out interview as well as the MDP that it was featured on by clicking on the links below…

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And then we spoke again a year later!  Hear that interview included in this show…

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Doug Briney

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Doug is such an interesting guy!  He’s the Alaskan Cowboy and Country singer!  He’s started churches, coffee houses, bands, and traveled through several states on his motorcycle!  Here’s the 2 parts of our interview and the corresponding MDP’s they were featured on…

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Then I talked to Doug again later in the year around Halloween 2013 and we covered everything from moving to Nashville and missing motorcycles.  Here are the interviews included in the entire podcast for that day…

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Josey Milner

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Josey was 17 when I spoke to her.  She was so much fun!  She is known as Kansas City’s Princess of Country Music and she’s got a great sound!  Listen to our interviews along with the corresponding MDP’s they were featured on by clicking on the links below…

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And then she and I spoke again about a year later in 2014 and had a fun time…

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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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Ages And Ages

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I spoke with Tim Perry of the band Ages And Ages and found myself in a conversation covering Sting, Whole Foods, and President Obama’s musical tastes.  Listen to this fun interview here including the corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcast….

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Girls In Trouble

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Alicia Jo Rabins is such a fascinating woman to talk to.  She writes songs inspired by her studies of the legendary women of ancient Hebrew text.  Here is our interesting interview including the entire show from that particular Mike’s Daily Podcast.  Enjoy by clicking on the parts below…

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Jiggley Jones

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Jiggley is a great Americana Singer/Songwriter who talked to me about his latest album No Spring Chicken.  You can hear the interview as well as the MDP it was featured on by clicking below…

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We talked again about a year later and discussed his new album A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light and working with Grammy nominee producer Dave Moody.  Listen to the interviews along with the shows they were on here…

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Courtney Jaye

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She is one beautiful singer/songwriter.  I first heard about her in the mid-00’s and then suddenly, one Friday afternoon, I found myself interviewing her.  We cover her interesting history and her incites on songwriting and collaborating.  Listen to the interview along with the individual Mike’s Daily Podcast’s that it appeared on by clicking 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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Barbarossa

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So it’s a little confusing.  I still am not sure if “Barbarossa” is the name of his band, or the name he gives himself.  It could be himself since the word “barbarossa” translates to red beard and James Mathe has a red beard.  In any case, James is one nice fella, and I enjoyed talking to him just before a show he did in Germany.  Listen to our interview along with the corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcast they were on by clicking on the parts below…

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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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Gabrielle Graves

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My friend Irene Pena (whose interview is up towards the top of this page) turned me on to the amazing Gabrielle Graves!  She was so fun to talk to and her music is so bluesy and soulful.  Listen to the four parts of the interview divided amongst four actual Mike’s Daily Podcasts by clicking below…

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Fabagoo

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It’s not a rock band, it’s a website!  Well, it WAS a website.  Unfortunately, like many web-based businesses just starting out, it ended.  In this interview I talk to the wonderful Steve Hansen and his beautiful daughter Lacey about the website they created that helped people in the Bay Area find fun things to do.  Here’s the show that includes the interview…

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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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Jelly Belly

I speak to John Jamison of Jelly Belly about everything you’d ever want to know about jelly beans.  Click here to listen to the Mike’s Daily Podcast with this interview!

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!

Dr. 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.

Eyes Lips Eyes

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Spencer Petersen, the guitarist for Eyes Lips Eyes, talks to me about moving from Utah to Los Angeles and how awesome L.A. can be…as well as Provo.  Listen to each part of the interview along with the entire podcasts here…

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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!

Kinetics

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My first intercontinental Skype call with Sweden!  I spoke with Fredrik Solfors, the guitarist and lead singer for the band Kinetics.  We talked about Sweden, Swedish bands, Swedish meatballs, Swedish, and other fun topics.  Listen to the interview and the corresponding show here…

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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.

Daniel G. Harmann

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Daniel is a hoot!  I think he and I could co-host a snappy podcast together!  He also is a great singer/songwriter formerly of the band The Trouble Starts.  We cover a bevy of topics which are sure to fascinate.  Click the links below to hear the parts of the interview along with its corresponding shows…

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And then I got to interview him again ACTUALLY AT MY HOUSE in studio along with his friend…

Kye Alfred Hillig

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Kye and Daniel were both hanging out live at THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH where Basil the Boxer got to lick them both and gross them out.  We have a very bizarre conversation (per yoooozzh) plus hear some of their songs performed live.  Hear the segments along with the shows they were included on here…

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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!

Eureka Birds

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I spoke to Justin Levy about his band based in Baltimore.  We talked about his music and the pros and cons of Applebees.  Listen to the interviews along with the shows they were included with here…

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Bon Saints

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Roger Bonsang and his brother Keith have a great band called Bon Saints.  We talked about Boston (the city and the group) and about Bon Saints music.  Listen to our interview and the shows they were part of here…

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Ed Roman

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Ed is a singer/songwriter from Canada with a very interesting family and lots of intriguing thoughts on everything from coffee to cows.  Listen to our interviews along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Kitten Grenade

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Katelyn Sullivan of Kitten Grenade talked to me about her interesting sound and where her songs came from as well as what it’s like living in San Francisco.  Listen to the two parts of our interview along the shows they were with here…

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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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Chris Mills

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Chris is an awesome singer/songwriter who has made a name in the alt-country music world.  We talk about his music and “mindfulness” as well as the wonders of speed death metal.  He also teaches me about protest songs.  Listen to the interviews along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Alex Fossella

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Alex is a comedian who contributes to the Modern Day Philosophers Podcast and we discuss philosophers and comedy.  Hear it and the show it was part of by clicking here.

Everyone Is Dirty

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I spoke to the lead singer and violin player Sivian Gur-Arieh about her interesting name and the great music her band makes.  Oh, and we also talk about all the wonders of Oakland where the band originates from.  Hear the different parts of the interview along with the shows they were with below…

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Laurel Poeton

No, not Laura Prepon.  I met Laurel at a PodCastro Valley mixer and when I talked to her I was amazed by her amazing travel stories.  Plus she knows a bunch about transportation projects going on in Alameda since she works for the county.  Hear both parts of our interesting conversation along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Chelsea Crites

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Chelsea is a beautiful Country singer and songwriter who has a bright future before her.  She and I talked about songwriters we both like and the wonderful weather of her hometown of Port Colborne, Ontario.  Listen to the interview along with the 3 year anniversary of my show by clicking here!

El Terrible

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I spoke the El Terrible’s lead singer and guitarist Terry Ashkinos where we talked about their first self-titled EP and eating hot hot chili’s.  Listen to the interview along with the show they were featured on here…

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Then a couple months later I talked to Terry again and we chatted about everything from the Great Gatsby to Thousand Oaks.  Hear our second round of interviews and the shows they were on here…

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Alyssa Morrissey

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Alyssa Morrissey can’t take a bad picture and she has a lovely singing voice.  She’s on her way in the Country Music world.  Here I spoke to her about Ontario and how she got into being a Country Music singer.  Click the parts below to hear the different segments of the interview as well as the shows they were featured on…

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dredg

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I heard dredg’s song “The Thought of Losing You” and was blown away.  I then proceeded to get in contact with them.  Drew Roulette, the bass player and the barefoot guy in the picture above, got back to me and this was the end result.  Listen to the 2 parts of the interview along with the shows they were featured on here…

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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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Hicks

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Hicks is Country Music singer/songwriter Miqael Persson.  His story is interesting: he’s from Sweden and he’s written songs for big 80’s rock singers like Jimi Jameson of Survivor and Bobby Kimball of Toto.  We talk about songwriting and meeting your rock heroes here (which includes the show the interviews were featured on)…

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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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Dangermaker

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This interview features Dangermaker’s lead singer Adam Burnett.  We discuss how the band makes their music and talked about some of the cool videos they’ve done.  Listen to the different parts of the interview along with their corresponding Mike’s Daily Podcast shows here…

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bed. is Sierra Frost Haagar and Alex Haagar.  Sierra is such a joy to talk to as you’ll hear in this interview.  Hear about how life is living in Portland and managing a cool record label in these 2 parts that include the particular show they were featured on:

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Ishi

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Here’s my interview with JT Mudd of the electronic dance band Ishi.  We discuss the indie dance scene and making music in Dallas.  Click here to listen to the interviews along the corresponding shows…

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BLAUS

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BLAUS consists of the brothers Nathan and Zach Blaustone who do everything they can to make you get up and MOVE YOUR BOOTY!  They’ve created “Booty Haus” music and we discuss that along with how the Bay Area influenced their music.  Click on the parts below to hear the interview along with the show it was on…

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Dead Cat Hat

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Where did that name come from?  How does a band form in the small wonderful town of Benicia, California?  We answer these and many other questions as I speak to Pato Milo, Allan Canumay, and Steve Glover of the band Dead Cat Hat.  Listen to the interviews and the shows they were featured on here…

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Cash For Gold

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I could have talked with Jordon of Cash For Gold all day.  I probably could have danced with him all night.  Alas, I was born a bit too straight.  Hell, I’ll dance with him anyway, as long as it’s to the awesome Cash For Gold music!  Listen to the different parts of our interview with 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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Kye Alfred Hillig

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If anyone says the age of the singer/songwriter has gone hasn’t listened to Kye.  He’s such a nice guy and a prolific a songwriter.  I was lucky to have spoken to him before in person, but this time we spoke over the phone.  We talk about songwriting and how to deal with mortality here (click on the parts to hear the interview and the different shows they were on)…

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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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Courrier

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I spoke with Taylor Cole Bartholomew, the bass player for the band, where we talked about how this Austin, Texas band got together and the pluses and minuses of playing on a “Rock Boat.”  Listen to our interview and the shows they were featured on here…

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Gabrielle Graves

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This is series two of our interview where we talk about her latest EP for 2014.  Gabrielle is so much fun to talk to.  She’s so talented and kind.  She’s got lots to say about every song she sings–so many layers!  Listen to our interview and the shows they were featured 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.

Cure For Gravity

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Like String Quake, I originally saw this band at Oakland’s Art Murmur First Fridays. I speak to them inside their “lair” and discuss how they make music. We hear from Joe the lead singer, Dave the lead guitarist, Chris the drummer, Andy the bassist, and Casey the keyboardist. Listen to each part of the interview here along with the podcast they were on here…

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I spoke with Joe Markert again in 2015 as they were driving out from California to do their Colorado Tour. Listen to this fun interview along with the podcast it was on here.

Then in July of 2016 I spoke with Joe again before he head back to Colorado for another show with the band. He was also just about to release a new album. Listen to our chat and the show it was featured on by clicking here.

Idea The Artist

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Idea The Artist is Inés Beltranena who is an amazing, talented, beautiful and brilliant person!  So many interesting topics in such a little interview.  Enjoy the different parts along with the shows they were featured on here…

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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!