Episode 35 - Artist Matthew Lineham

February 26, 2019

Episode 35 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with artist Matthew Lineham. You might know his new wave ornaments, Valentine's Day and Halloween cards, plus lots of other new wave & 80s inspired artwork. We had a great chat about 80s music, other decades of music, conventions, art thieves, dealing with intellectual property in artwork, Matthew's process on how he creates art, ska music, and loads of other things. 

Check out Matthew's awesome artwork at http://www.mlinehamart.com and buy some stuff too while you're there. 

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Episode 34 - Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul (Backyard Superheroes)

February 19, 2019

Episode 34 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with sax players Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul from the NJ ska punk band Backyard Superheroes (facebook.com/backyardsuperheroes). 

We talk about the band's history, Gary breaking his foot playing on top of a bar top at Starland Ballroom, almost dying in PA, and their new album Never Give Up, Never Surrender. Later on in the conversation, we geek out and talk about MCU, DC comics, video games, Star Wars and we finish up the talk with a game of Goldblum Trivia! 

Check out the band online and if they visit your town, go see them live because they are fun to see! 

Be sure to visit ReadJunk.com for news, reviews, articles and other junk. Spread the word about the podcast and give us a nice review on iTunes too! Thank you for the support!

Episode 33 - Taylor Morden (Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, The Last Blockbuster)

January 29, 2019

The first ReadJunk Podcast episode of 2019 is with filmmaker Taylor Morden, who is releasing two documentaries, Pick it Up: Ska in the 90s and The Last Blockbuster. Both movies sounds awesome and I can't wait to see them! 

I talk to Taylor over Skype about both documentaries and filming process, licensing songs, is the movie mainly focusing on West Coast bands or East Coast bands as well, reason why some ska bands made it into the mainstream and others didn't, Taylor briefly talks about touring in Japan, then we talk about Blockbuster, video stores in general and some techniques people used to get VHS/DVDs from the video store. It's a good talk so have a listen! 

Theme song music by Rude Boy George

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Episode 32 - Year in Review 2018

December 30, 2018

The last podcast episode of the year is our Year In Review for 2018. I talk with my twin brother Matt about our favorite albums of the year, as well as our favorite shows that we attended. Then the second half of the episode is our favorite movies and tv shows of the year. There's even a singing cameo from my son Connor around the 10 minute mark. 

Let us know what you thought of our choices and visit readjunk.com for more of my Year In Review picks. Happy New Year!

Episode 31 - Favorite Christmas Movies And Music

December 22, 2018

It's a special episode of the ReadJunk Podcast as it's all Christmas episode! I discuss with my wife Kristen, twin brother Matt and friends (Chris, Joe, Brian, and Ray) what their favorite Xmas movies and music are.

I give my Top 10 favorite Xmas movies are with Kristen, Chris and I discuss metal and other random things, I talk with Joe about seeing Christmas Vacation at a screening in Pittsburgh, I talk with Brian about the muppets, and his favorite songs in his holiday playlist, Matt and I talk about Christmas Vacation and memories of our Dad, as well as some other movies and music. And finally, Ray talks about his non-traditional Xmas movie choices and reggae Christmas songs. 

If you feel the need to jump around and listen to some other people:

17:38: Bryan & Kristen

16:07: Bryan & Chris

42:54: Bryan & Joe

1:07:39: Bryan & Brian

1:20:26: Bryan & Matt

1:31:44: Bryan & Ray

 

Episode 30 - Johnny Christmas (Reel Big Fish)

November 27, 2018

Episode 30 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with trumpet player Johnny Christmas from Reel Big Fish. My twin brother Matt and I went down to the Skanksgiving show in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. We talked with Johnny about the band, their new album and single, music videos, Johnny appearing in Galaxy Quest, we talked about Queen and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Warped Tour, Rock cruises, Zorba The Greek and a bunch of other things. Thanks to Tom and Mike for setting it up, and thanks to Johnny for sitting down with us for an hour.

Episode 29 - Ray Manuud (ReadJunk, Moon Records)

November 20, 2018

On this episode of the ReadJunk Podcast, I chat with my buddy Ray Manuud who works on the site, but also worked at Moon Records. We talk about the ska scene, Mustard Plug stories, the recent podcast format change, Before the Concert sessions and then we change gears to talk about TV shows and Star Wars. 

Episode 28 - Chris Taylor & Drew Celestino

October 30, 2018

Episode 28 of the ReadJunk Podcast is guest host Chris Taylor talking with his buddy Drew of the Devil's Due Podcast, a Marvel Netflix/Daredevil themed podcast. They discuss his show as well as other superhero shows, plus a review of the Metallica show in Buffalo that they attended on October 27th. In addition to other Metallica experiences they both have had over the years.

Check out Drew's podcast: http://thedevilsduepodcast.com

Also check out his band's The Long Cold Dark tunes: https://thelongcolddark.bandcamp.com

 

Podcast Update: Format is Changing

October 26, 2018

The Podcast format is changing. I explain a little bit why in this mini-podcast episode and also on ReadJunk.com. I'll have a new episode up soon, hopefully within the next 2 weeks! 

Episode 27 - New Music - October 2018

October 23, 2018

Episode 27 of the ReadJunk Podcast features all new music for the month of October and previous months as well. Nice mix of ska, punk, rock, folk and even some jazz thanks to Jeff Goldblum. Yes, I play a new track from the Goldblum's upcoming debut album! 

Playlist:

1. Rat Boy - Internationally Unknown

2. The Interrupters - Not Personal

3. Reel Big Fish - You Can’t Have All of Me

4. The Bombpops - Dear Beer

5. Bad Religion - The Profane Rights of Man

6. Riptide Movement - Plastic Oceans

7. The Push Stars - Nightclub Singer

8. New London Fire - Tired Of This Man

9. The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats - Boys on the Green

10. The Men They Couldn’t Hang - Sirens

11. The Devil Makes Three - Pray For Rain

12. Pennywise - She Said

13. Tightwire - Draggin’ Me

14. Sick of it All - Wake The Sleeping Dragon

15. Hot Water Music - I Will Be

16. Mercy Union - Silver Dollars

17. Iration - Already Gold

18. Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - What A Shame

19. Well Charged - Dozen Roses

20. Slightly Stoopid - One More Night

21. Beres Hammond - Lose It all

22. Culture Shock - All Growed Up

23. We Are The Union - A Better Home

24. Classy Wrecks - Superman

25. King Kong Girio - Love Letters

26. Ballyhoo! - Stop Ruining My Life

27. Lightfoils - Summer Nights

28. Micky James - Tie Me Up

29. Parade of Lights - Tired of Love

30. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra · Imelda May - Straighten Up and Fly