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Episode 16 - Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 16 features our interview with Scott Randall and Dave Winkeler from Fragile Porcelain Mice. We sit down for a lengthy chat about all things music.

We had a great time discussing beer snobs, singing Van Halen with Sebastian Bach, classic rock affection, recording their albums, their unique style of rock, OG Taco Bell menu items, being the worlds most boring "rock guys" off stage, dealing with record labels, their other band: The R6 Implant, the St Louis music scene, out of print records, off track betting, which musicians Scott wouldn't fight and Dave's least favorite Snake Ranch costumes.

The guys from Fragile Porcelain Mice also gave us an exclusive track to share. It is an alternate mix of "You Did Not Reinvent The Wheel" from their 2004 record The Best Of Modern Rock. We included it in the podcast directly after the interview. 

We highly recommend that you attend their concert on November 27th 2014 (Thanksgiving) at Pop's Concert Venue. Local heroes Bent open the show. $15 adv, $18 dos, $2 minor surcharge 7PM. Preorder your tickets here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 12 - Ben Nichols

Bart, Ben, and Jeff

Bart, Ben, and Jeff

Episode 12 is here and our guest is Ben Nichols! As most of you know, Ben is the lead singer of the Memphis-based group, Lucero. Ben was in town on August 12 for a solo show at Off Broadway and we were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with him for a little while. We talk about the new live Lucero record, Live From Memphis, upcoming shows at Riot Fest and opening for The Replacements, and talk a little bit about some geek/nerd stuff. This episode also features Ben playing "When You Decided To Leave" and "Last Pale Light In The West", and also the John Moreland song, "God's Medicine." Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 10 with John Henry

Episode 10 of the podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! We are joined by St. Louis singer-songwriter and promoter, John Henry. We met up with John at Off Broadway to talk about his music, his upcoming show at The Pageant opening for Turnpike Troubadours, and the upcoming Open Highway Music Festival. John also performed two of his songs, "Fade To Black" and "Spinning Wheel", as well as the Sam Cooke classic, "Bring It On Home To Me". We hope you enjoy and hope to see you at some of the great shows we talk to John about in the episode. Cheers! 

And again, we would like to thank Steve at Off Broadway for letting us use the space for recording this episode. Be sure to head on over to their website and buy some tickets to some upcoming shows!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 9 with John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 9 finds us sitting down with singer/songwriters John Moreland and Chris Porter. John and Chris were in town to play a show at The Gramophone and were kind enough to join us that afternoon before the show to sit down and talk to us and play us a few tunes. Make sure to head on over to our Videos page to watch their performances or check out this playlist over on YouTube.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons on St. Louis televison 1979

You never know what you're going to find on the internet. I'm always surprised at what people dig out of the vaults to put up on You Tube. In researching the previous post about the new book by Ace Frehley I stumbled upon some surprising video linking iconic rock band KISS to St. Louis. I found footage of longtime St. Louis television newsmen John Auble and Dick Ford interviewing KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons on the long-running, St. Louis, afternoon, TV series NEWSBEAT, live from the Checkerdome (The Arena as it was called then) during the band's 1979 Dynasty Tour.

John Auble also interviews a family about their young son's fascination with KISS.

In an interesting connection, a childhood friend of mine saw that very concert with his older brother and his dad. We were in our first semester of Kindergarten. When we were growing up he had his concert program with the ticket stub stapled to the cover. We were the kids that took our 8" action figures and made makeshift KISS dolls (complete with cardboard guitars and drums made from baby jars and batteries) to stage concerts in our bedrooms as Alive! and Alive II played on the stereo.

For a special added treat see some grainy 8mm black and white footage of the show at the Kiel Auditorium in 1976.

Michael Stipe shares more details about his local past

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe - Image via Wikipedia

Michael Stipe, lead singer of United States ro...

Interview Magazine recently published an interview with Michael Stipe where the R.E.M. singer gives details about his time living in the St. Louis area, buying Patti Smith's album Horses, and his move to Georgia to follow his parents after the money ran out trying to stick in the late 1970s punk scene in St. Louis.  The interview is choppy at times, but Stipe gives some interesting details about his life at various points - even details regarding song lyrics.  

As a fellow graduate of Collinsville High School myself I used to love stories that my chemistry teacher, Mrs. Enoch, used to tell about having Stipe in class earlier in her career. You can see his senior picture inside the booklet for the R.E.M. compilation album from I.R.S., Eponymous covered with the words "They airbrushed my face" a nod to his teenage acne.  

Of course a few facts were wrong in the interview and Stipe may have gotten them wrong himself. Stipe attended Southern Illnois University at Edwardsville (again I'm alum) which is part of the same system as Southern Illnois University at Carbondale. The University of Illinois has multiple campuses in other cities notably Chicago and Springfield, with the main U of I campus in Urbana-Champaign, of course.

I'm pretty sure that Stipe didn't spend too much time in East St. Louis as a teenager, but Collinsville is just up the road and he was likely just speaking in general terms. See a previous post for a video of Stipe hanging out with friends in U-City about to see Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Via A to Z, The Riverfront Times Music Blog