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April Kae knows what it’s like to feel stuck as a creative. For years, she worked jobs from Wall Street to Public Radio. But on the two-year anniversary of landing her “dream job,” she realized she wasn’t dreaming big enough. So, she quit to pursue creativity full-time. Since then, April has built a six-figure freelance creative business, cultivating careers in music, modeling, and social media. And now, she’s here to help you get unstuck and live your creative dreams, too. On "I See What Yo ...
 
Cheers! Chef JK here. I used to sing in Dogwood (the punk rock group) now I make music as Saint Didacus. This is The Punk Chef Podcast! I am a professional chef who does food and beverage pairings with all types of music (mostly punk/hardcore/metal, and I’m teaching my 3 kids to do the same! Why is music so important to the human existence? You know how food works, but do you know how to pair music with it? Do you cook or clean without music playing? Don’t do that. Let me help you find the r ...
 
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A Baby Koala Bear? You'll have to hear the conversation to find out what that means... What a rad person Nathan Gray really is! An exceptionally bold and brave human, Nathan has been performing music and singing since the 1900's in BOYSETSFIRE, then with The Casting Out, and now officially new name change in The Iron Roses -- new music out on IODIN…
 
I'm still thinkin about it, I just can't get this out of my head! (his words, not mine lol). This episode is all about Canadian punk rock band Twenty2 and their new album "Dismissed" -- came out July of 2022 on Thousand Islands Records. Featured in the band this time around is original bass player Dan Cole, as well as friend of this podcast, Luke P…
 
Hola Mark!! You've definitely seen his paintings as album covers, if you've been listening to punk and hardcore music since the early 90's. He has done art for all kinds of record labels and artists: Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Tooth & Nail, Solid State, SBAM, and lots more. Check out his work: markdesalvo.com so you can commission him to do some ar…
 
You read that correctly, Austin was the big red animal mascot at all the Padres home games for a while, before he decided to go huge with his music life. We talk about hot sauce, of course pairing his music with food and beverage, and their upcoming tour. Check out their website for details, info and merch! https://www.theundertakingrocks.com/ MUSI…
 
She is a viral sensation, with a knack for fresh Blueberry Muffins and secret family recipes. But she's not a celebrity chef quite yet! Meet April Kae, a funky bass player, with a heart for family, live music, and of course, Vietnamese soup... Find out all about her in the episode. Need more April? go here: instagram.com/aprilkae Her music: IMANIGO…
 
Ready, Set, Survive! Amigos y Familia, I sat down with Troy in his beautiful backyard in the rolling foothills of Eastern San Diego County to have a morning coffee chat. We went way down into each others' psyches, but it wasn't too woo-woo or anything. Just a strong connection/vibe. It was fun. Check out his podcast: https://palapalooza.com/ Check …
 
amigos y familia, we need to catch up! I say things on the show all the time, like "buy/try this thing" or "support this artist" but let me break it down even further than that in this conversation with myself. Lots to taco bout! like - I'm an affiliate with Dan-O's Seasoning now. So get ya some at https://danosseasoning.com/ref/PUNKCHEFJK/ and hit…
 
Here are some goodies! Today 3 songs get tackled and digested. "Who We Are" and "Shattered Faith" via Punk-O-Rama 8, and then the rough mix of "The Defense" from Punk-O-Rama 7. Brought to you by Bad Religion and Company. Not Bad Company. I'll stop now. +=++======+==++++===+=======+++++===+++=+=== FAMCAST THEME SONG written/performed by McQueen (ins…
 
This was originally released, but as part of a Bonus Playlist episode. Full episode is still available, in the wayback longtime ago episodes (Number 9 to be exact)!! Stay tuned for more goodness. Meantime, follow heytroyjohnson.com for all his writings, online stuff, tv stuff, and more!! +=++======+==++++===+=======+++++===+++=+=== FAMCAST THEME SO…
 
Welcome to PART 2 of the 20th Birthday Celebration! Cover of "Sorrow" by Jon Foreman, from the album "Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion" Guests on the show: "Sorrow" - Jed Dion talkingrecordspodcast.com "Evangeline" - Drew Young "The Defense" + "The Lie" - Greg Soden Classical Ideas Podcast and Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About PROPA…
 
The Punk Chef Podcast and The Propagandhi Podcast coming together at last. That's right! I was on Greg's podcast to talk about Propagandhi, life, and of course food and music pairings. Per Usual. Thanks to Greg for the audio, check out his podcasts while you're at it: Classical Ideas and Unscripted Moments you'll love both of them. Please enjoy the…
 
This one is a little different... think of it like being at one of my seated dinners/pairing events. Music. Thoughts on the songs. Why they pair with the food and drinks. Just a Chef talking to some folks ready to enjoy their meal. Please, listen with an open mind! Stay tasty. All songs are by other artists, I do not own any of the music. +=++=====…
 
Dr Shawn Beaty was in Dogwood, playing bass and guitar (on a few tracks) on the album Through Thick and Thin. He is an accomplished musician beyond that, teaching and playing to this day-- as well as continuing to preach a punk rock approach to church in Clovis Hills, CA. Find him online at shawnbeaty.com or on instagram.com/shawn.beaty -- you may …
 
This episode is entirely about Bad Religion. "The arid torpor of inaction will be our demise" - Dr. Greg Graffin, "Kyoto Now!" - Process of Belief (Epitaph Records 2002) Such a good album, happy birthday!! (January 22, 2002, to be precise.) So many people wanted to weigh in on this record, I had to split up the tracks! This episode covers tracks 1-…
 
All the coffeeeeee!! That was fun. Makes me want to track down all of my old toys... I guess not much else to say, besides: find all of Nate's information like shows, merch, music, social media links and everything else at https://www.nateparrish.com/ Music in this episode: "Purpose In Pain" by Nate Parrish from Soul Surgery "God Knows (feat. David…
 
Russ, that was a gentlemanly chat, thank you. Follow Russ Rankin on instagram.com/russrankinnjd or perhaps twitter.com/russrankinNJD -- of course check out his solo album COME TOGETHER FALL APART! available via 3 outlets: USA | CANADA | EUROPE ( *technically, both the Canadian and EU outlets also sell/ship in the US, I am just showing options.) Her…
 
Dylicious! A punk drummer AND a bread baker?? Yes indeed he does it all, folks. In this episode, Dylan explains why he stopped playing bass for The Bombpops so he could be behind the drum kit (click that link to hear him on their EP on Red Scare) . Also, how do we stay mentally fit, and feel a sense of self-worth if we are creating something new? F…
 
KING GEORGE? Yes, also, Ryan. His accolades are many, and he is currently acting, writing, and directing as we speak. Believe me! Too much stuff to list here, so check this out https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1645352/ and he is on IG: instagram.com/onanthebarbarian (links to buy his BOOK there too!) Before all of this big time Hollywood stuff, he was a…
 
Nuclear stuff! Wichita, KS! New music! Josh has been in a lot of bands, plays a lot of instruments, and his son loves peanut butter and fresh fruit. Revisionist has a yet-to-be released album, produced by Aaron Gillespie (Underøath, The Almost) which is coming out soon (looking for a rad label to work with...) In the beginning of the show you hear …
 
Manitoba Mules and Matchbook collections... touring Alaska through Canada... Potholes... Coffee addiction... This episode has it all! John Paul Peters and Steve Dueck are longtime friends, tourmates, and Winnipeg-ian Gentlemen. They were both in Officer Down (Goodfellow Records) and The Undecided? (Tooth & Nail Records), as well as stints in variou…
 
G O O C H! This is a long and powerful episode. Spencer was a powerful vocalist in at least 3 highly energetic and beloved bands, and for about a decade he helped bring in some of the most memorable and insane punk and hardcore shows to San Diego's legendary venue/space: The Che Café Collective (on UCSD campus)... We get into his own musical histor…
 
Maligayang Pagbabalik! (That's "Welcome Back" in Tagalog) First part of the episode, Andy explains to us about Filipino culture and generational stances on assimilation, while enjoying a MaiTai. Shortly after that, we are joined by an old super pal: Zak Shultz, to make it a real Stairwell reunion party. Grab a Calamansi beverage and listen to us ta…
 
A stellar choice for EPISODE 50! He mostly lost his voice permanently at a Bone Thugs N Harmony concert! This punk legend has not only been playing some of my fave music since Dogwood started, but he also used to Stage Manage for many many years at Cornerstone Festival and a very large Country Music venue in Chicago... Glad we got to sit for a whil…
 
After three seasons and interviewing dozens of creatives, this is the last episode that I will be releasing, at least for now. In this episode, I share the real story behind my viral video and all the things behind the scenes that I had never talked about before. Let’s get into it! 01:48 • Steps To Going Viral 12:09 • Create Without Burning Out 22:…
 
I am back, and I need to catch you up to what I've been doing, what's been going on, and what is yet to happen! Lots of talking, and of course music pairings. Not quite a playlist, but plenty of songs to keep you dancing-- including a new one from Saint Didacus! Wanna hire me for a song? Find me and many other artists (including photo, video, graph…
 
What does it look like to record an album, let it rest for 2 decades, then revive it and release it? Matt will tell you. He was on Victory Records with Dead To Fall, now he has 2 bands: Bares His Teeth, and this episode is all about his Steadfast Records release "The Rhythm Method" you can order here: therhythmmethod.bigcartel.com Here's a bit of t…
 
Amigos y Familia, HE'S BACK. Guest of episode 37, Dallas McLaughlin, just released an album of stories, and they are good ones. New Album. BANDCAMP | APPLE MUSIC | TIDAL | WEBSITE Movie clip: from Training Day Ending Track: from Dallas' album, the track "I Always Wanted to Be a Grandpa" Hope you enjoy it!! Go listen to his albums!! ================…
 
Amigos y Familia, we are comin' straight outta Chattanooga! Well, Jered was a few other places first. But now, he’s in The Volunteer State. Doing very cool things!! Find his work online: jeredscottphoto.com or instagram.com/jeredscott for some square pics and IG live chats with other artists (I did one, about favorite albums) and creatives. Links t…
 
Get Ready for some fun!! Rob Castellon is the owner and operator of Wiretap Records, a label in which I happen to be a Record Club Member... Oscar T is in charge of My Grito Industries, which is not only a record label, but an overall amplification of Chicano voices and talents around the globe. Together, they not only support artists and creatives…
 
This music-focused episode is brought to you by these rad indie labels! Food And Music Is Life, Yes? INDEED IT IS. GO BUY SOME SONGS AND MERCH. SELL THE HEART RECORDS http://www.selltheheartrecords.com/ FUGAZI covers by Jonah Matranga, No Knife, Screw 32. The Jukebox Romantics States of Nature "Light and Seed" | The Jukebox Romantics "Dine Fleisch"…
 
BEST VEGAN MAC 'N' CHEESE EVER?!?!? It has been said about Chef Roy's dish. Find out for yourself at his restaurant! Visit Donna Jean for more info on all that goodness. We're lucky to have him cheffing in San Diego, and bonus: he has made some darn good music in his time here too. Maybe we'll do a cooking class/music collab in the near future... M…
 
J A S O N - Thank you for helping so many artists release their music on vinyl!! Chances are, if you are a fan of this podcast, you have heard some or many of the musicians that Unoriginal Vinyl has produced/recreated/manufactured throughout the years. If not, take a look at the Discogs page, and see for yourself. What's next on his release list???…
 
ON LOCATION! We sipped on local brews and talked about tour stories and new music, and of course: 80's TV and Film. Yes indeed, at The Fat Lab 2.0 studio, where Danny is at the helm. Danny was a member of my band Dogwood -- he was the guitarist on our album SEISMIC, and he toured with us all the way til the end. Before that, he was in LOGOS with hi…
 
"Waste Time Together" -- Scrimshaw: while it was originally made by Whalers as a leisure occupation, it is now one of San Diego's most beloved little neighborhood Coffee parlours. On top of that, now they are roasting their own beans as Field Trip Coffee Roasters. Follow Will and his adventures: instagram.com/fieldtripcoffeeroasters and instagram.c…
 
That's right. A Gypsy Jazz Punk Folk Rock band has done an entire Music Pairing Dinner Album, but done in a beautifully smooth way. You'll have to hear it to believe it. This was a fun conversation, with a truly unique musician. Can't say much else besides you need to hear their new album, and then listen to all their other music to get really pump…
 
WE MADE IT. almost. LAST LIST OF THE YEAR! Amigos y Familia, thank you for sticking around this year. This may not be the last one of 2021, but it will be the last pairing playlist thus far. Enjoy!! Share it!! Give the gift of music. Episode includes jams from these fun folks: Ice Cube Deftones Genesis Fort Minor Figure Four Guttermouth New Mexican…
 
“You’ll never find freedom trying to be understood by someone else.” How many of your life choices are based on the perception of others? Today I’m talking with Annika Hansteen-Izora, an art director, designer, and author. Highlighting self-indulgence, dreaming, and pacing your creative projects—this episode left me speechless and inspired. 00:56 •…
 
The Big 4-0! This is a sweet (and I mean sugary sweet) episode-- why? Rich owns a Vegan Bakery named Rocco's Sweets in Gilbert, AZ. He is a hardcore, punk rock, Sicilian rooted gentleman who makes a mean cupcake. We did pairings with his bakery and punk rock albums. Listen to find out more about history and self-care. Listen and learn about music a…
 
Yes, Matt shares a name with a Dogwood album. Yes, this is the person on the cover of that record. Yes, you will hear a baby partying with us in this episode. What can I say, beyond what I said in the special episode breakdown of the Matt Aragon record? Listen and learn. Lots of punk rock talk, menu and food pairings, and of course: SOCCER. Soccer …
 
What is one universal career tip you would tell your younger self? Today I’m chatting with Jen Winston about her best piece of advice for new writers and creatives. Jen is a creative director and writer working at the intersection of sex, technology, and pop culture. Celebrating the release of her new book, Greedy, we cover it all from liberation t…
 
Eye Why Kay, Why Kay. and if ya don't know, now ya know, neighbor. #IYKYKMarcos. What a gem! Get a hold of him online https://www.instagram.com/officialmarcoscuriel/ he posts lots of PMA things, funny music memes, and overall goodness. Request their latest album and singles from "CIRCLES" on your favorite rock and roll radio station! Music (all by …
 
Yes he will answer to "Dal Ass." -- his own words. This was a fun one! Cut short bc Dallas had to leave for his own stand up act later the same day. Rad times. In this episode you will learn some inner working of world (in)famous Sea World... you will hear about some local radio legends... you will admire the way a theater kid can maneuver their wa…
 
“When we’re asking for our worth, it has to be a collective effort.” Sitting down with Tommy Franklin, we dive deeper into self-advocacy and why community organization matters. Tommy shares insight from being the President of indie production company Special Menu Productions, host of “Weapon of Choice Podcast,” and the star, director, and producer …
 
Welcome all, welcome one to The Punk Chef Podcast, let's have some fun! Thanks for checking out this special episode, where I break down the meaning of FOOD AND MUSIC being life. At least, I start with a couple of stories about it. Here's something rad: One of the places I buy vinyl albums from is "The Sound of Vinyl" -- and even more bonus, I'm a …
 
“My fears are rewriting my story, and I can’t always live anticipating the worst.” In the spirit of Halloween, we’re sitting down with Maay Brice and Joshua Monroe to talk all about facing your fears. Joshua and Maay are both founders of The Neighborhood Watch channel and are hosts of the second annual Halloween film festival, “Spookems.” Grab some…
 
Amigos y Familia, you've enjoyed the lists and pairings thus far. I thought I'd drop this one as another super bonus, since the music has not stopped and we've been cooking for literally over 1,000 mouths in the past few weeks. Please sit back and enjoy this one, while I finish up some guest interviews and cooking demo videos for the patreon page..…
 
The 3rd full-length album we (Dogwood) made for Tooth and Nail Records, named after one of our fans who became a friend. There's more to it than that, of course-- details are in the episode! You'll hear from not just myself, but Matt Aragon himself, Jason Harper (bass), Mogan Brown (episode 1!!), and ???+++ Listen to the album on Spotify or Apple M…
 
“My truth evolves because I evolve.” What is your truth, and why is it hard to pinpoint? Today I’m talking with Darian Harvin. Darian is a reporter based in LA, covering beauty at the intersection of politics and pop culture. You’ve probably read her work interviewing powerhouses like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Tracee Ellis Ross. If you’ve b…
 
This one is all about the music, and what I'm playing in the kitchen. Plus, super bonus-- The Punk Chef Podcast theme song debut...Track listing:The Family? Cast song by Andy McQueen (episode 22 guest) and myself.1. Take It Back! : Hollow Eyes2. No Motiv : So What3. Gallows : Last June4. The Get Up Kids : Shorty5. At The Drive-In : Governed By Cont…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from YOU, the I See What You Mean community. If you follow me online, you know that I’ve gone from 80K to over 320K followers over the past 9 months. Navigating this networking tool is challenging, and I want to share tips and a more in-depth look into my story of going viral. Regardless of your takeaway, remembe…
 
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