My wife Rachael Layne joins me for this episode of Case No Point!
We have been married for nearly 21 years! Happy Anniversary, Rachael!
We discuss how we met (among other topics), we play a couple of rounds of "Hollywood Shuffle", and we play some songs in the studio.
The 10th episode! Double digits! How cool is that?
This episode focuses on local singer/songwriter Erin Parkes. We discuss songwriting, a local collective of songwriters called "The Song Project", and Grey's Anatomy among other topics. Plus, Erin sings a few of her original compositions.
You can support Erin's creative endeavors through her Patreon account at https://www.patreon.com/erinparkesmusic
Admittedly, this is what happens when an episode of the podcast is due tomorrow, and I wasn't prepared for that. In truth, if you're going to skip an episode, this might be a decent choice for that.
For close to an hour, I played one of my classic favorite video games: Monster Rancher for the Playstation. Think of this as a Let's Play without a second person to bounce ideas off of, and no visual context.
Oh, but if you do want visual context, subscribe to the Pants Pending Patreon! Subscribers are actually getting a video feed of what happened on the screen, too.
Nathan Lansing is a very clever, talented, and funny guy. He is a music instructor at Spokane Falls Community College in charge of the school choirs, and he also teaches a course on the history of pop music.
We discuss the things that made him decide to become an instructor, the events that lead to his unique arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, and the consumption of music before the internet.
Nathan has a few concerts coming up where you can see him do his thing. Click on the links below for more details.
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Bach Duos Concert
Friday, November 4th, 2016 - Brahms Requiem - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Saturday, Novermber 5th, 2016 - Brahms Requiem - Coeur d'Alene First Presbyterian Church
Donald Hawkins is a local singer songwriter here in Spokane, WA which is something that he and I share in common. Oddly enough, we both also grew up in Sacramento, CA!
I mastered Donald's upcoming album called "One and Done", and I am looking forward to the day when I can tell you where to find it. It isn't available yet, but you can check out some of his other music here:
Plus, Mr. Hawkins was nice enough to perform some songs live in studio for the episode! Included in the episode are acoustic renditions of "Free", "Shopping on the Moon", and "Come Back to My Senses".
Additionally, Donald and I are also working on a side project called Great Mimes with our mutual friend Andy Rumsey. This episode of the podcast also includes the premiere of a Great Mimes demo for our new song "I Lost Count". (We actually worked on the song after recording the podcast!)
So much fun! So much music! Give it a listen!
Shael Riley is a musician, an actor, and one of the creators of a fantastic music based video game called "String Theory". Shael and I worked together on the first Grammar Club EP called "Bremelanotide", and the group went on to make the albums "MC Horse Rides Again" and "Bioavailable".
We discuss these projects as well as his group Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire, his friendship with Beefy, the website known as Overclocked Remix, and his portrayal of Lunk for "The New Adventures of Captain S".
Here are some internet destinations where you can find out more about Shael, and many of his projects he has been involved in:
Brian C. Baer is the writer of "Bad Publicity", a fictional story he describes as a "weird ghost paparazzi story." The book is currently out of print, but you might be able to buy it on Amazon.
Brian has also written a book about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe called "How He-Man Mastered the Universe - Toy to Television to the Big Screen." The book will be available in early 2017, and the cover art looks amazing. Behold the glory of the cover art below these words!
We also discuss Robocop, the Room, and we come up with some concepts for films that should probably never be made.
Colby Park was gracious to be the guest for this episode on incredibly short notice. My lack of preparedness is your gain!
Colby knows a lot about comics, and movies as you can see for yourself on his website - https://comicbookmedia.com
We discuss what makes a good comic book movie, Colby's original story called "Sidelined", and we even come up with a couple of potential movie ideas with the help of a board game called "Hollywood Shuffle".
Scott Meyer is one of my favorite authors! He is the creator of the webcomic Basic Instructions, and the author of the Magic 2.0 book series, "Master of Formalities", and his newest book "The Authorities".
There is a special promotion going on in August of 2016 for the Magic 2.0 book series on Amazon. You can get the Kindle versions of "Off to Be the Wizard", "Spell or High Water", and "An Unwelcome Quest" as a package deal for less than $6! Click here to check out the promotion!
Also referenced is a NSFW YouTube video (for language) - Linden Trees Smell...
Andy Rumsey is a singer-songwriter based out of Spokane, WA. His album "Here We Are" was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
With his passionate vocal delivery, and intelligent, insightful lyrics, Andy crafts songs that come across as raw, soulful, and honest.
Find out more about Andy at http://www.andyrumsey.com
In the early 1980's, Pac-Man was a wildly successful arcade game that took the world by storm. Some of the things inspired by Pac-Man included a cartoon, a board game, breakfast cereal, and a hit pop song that reached #9 on the Hot 100 Billboard Pop chart! That song was "Pac-Man Fever", and it was created by Buckner and Garcia.
In 1982, Buckner and Garcia followed up the success of "Pac-Man Fever" with an entire album of songs inspired by video games, also entitled "Pac-Man Fever".
In this episode: Jerry Buckner discusses the success of "Pac-Man Fever", a series of near misses, and fascinating behind the scenes stories about being a songwriter, jingle writer, and voiceover artist.
You can find out more about Jerry at http://bucknergarcia.com/
Another delay, and another return!
Michael Koep is the drummer for the bands Kite, and the Rub. He is also a published author, and I am of the opinion that this man is magnificent at anything he sets his mind to.
His book "The Invasion of Heaven" is now available. It is part one of "The Newirth Mythology", and I believe it is worth your time.
You can find out more about Michael at michaelbkoep.com
After a delay, Case No Point returns! (At least it didn't take several years this time...)
For this episode, I'm joined by my friend, voiceover artist Jessica Carson.
Among the topics discussed: Comedy, working in radio, and the challenges (and rewards) of raising an autistic son.
Plus, "Jessica's Birthday Song" is included at the end of the episode.
You can potentially hire Jessica for voice work at voiceofjessica.com
Dawn Sanger is a good friend of mine who is very easy to talk to, and she is absolutely hilarious in my opinion. I'm trying to convince her and my friend Jeff Burris (from episode 2 of this podcast) to become comedy writers in their non-existent spare time.
I am also of the opinion that Dawn has great taste in music. She built a playlist on Spotify called "Woot" that you can listen to by clicking on these words.
My friend Jeff Burris joined me for this episode. I'm thinking he'll make a good co-host on some episodes, but for now he's the guest!
Jeffrey made a self-portrait that you can see here.
Heads up: we earned the explicit/NSFW tag this time.
The Case No Point Podcast is back!
Sure, it's been a few years, which probably translates to approximately "one eternity" in internet time. Nevertheless, it is back and I'm happy to report that my first guest is Sum!
Sum created "Dragon Vol. 1" in 2012, and it is one of my favorite albums by anyone, ever.
You can download it for free at: sumkilla.com.
I think this Feedburner link should still work for the podcast if you want to subscribe, so my 4 subscribers might be in for quite a surprise when this episode has finished uploading.
Will the 48 minute special interview episodes ever end? Hopefully not any time soon if I continue to get the opportunity to interview folks like John Benjamin!
This really is a unique episode for Case No Point. John grabbed an acoustic guitar and decided to play songs live, rather than using the studio versions. I think that approach worked very well here.
It's another 48 minute special interview episode, and this time I'm not the focus! Yay!
Ken Mahru is a dear friend, and one of many songfighters visiting Spokane for the 9th annual Songfight Live show. The first day of Songfight Rock and Rocker is going to take place later today as I type these words, or Friday, July 17th for those of you who are reading this in a future that I have yet to experience yet. Click here to view the event's website.
This episode features music by multiple musical projects that Ken has been involved in:
Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff
The Seamus Collective
Berkeley Social Scene
See, I didn't make you wait long for the next episode at all! Mere moments, in fact!
The bad news is that this 48 minute double bonus edition of the podcast is all about me! Oh snap! Steer clear from this episode if you don't want to go into Glenn Case overload.
Regardless, you should make sure to listen to episode 6. Great music to be heard, and none of it involves me.
This episode features music by multiple musical projects I've been involved in:
Glenn and Rachael
The Grammar Club