I met up with author / esoteric scholar Tom Eisele for an interesting conversation about the occult, Tarot and what may lie beyond the veil. If you would like to get in touch with Tom for an appointment, you can find him at Enchantments 212-288-4394. The shop is located at 424 E 9th Street, New York, NY 10009
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Intro music : "Gotham's Reckoning" by Hans Zimmer
Outro music : "Endless Midnight" by Crone
I apologize for the lull between episodes, I've been busy kicking off Savage Gold Coffee. A while back, I did a Classic Album Episode with Josh Bayer for Black Flag "In My Head". I said that I'd be doing these on a relatively regular basis; well months later, here's another one.
Jesse Daino and Gabriel Dimartino of join us for the "COFFEE EPISODE". Jesse is one of the founders of RECESS COFFEE in Syracuse, NY and Gabriel is the head roaster. Jesse and I became friends back when my old band Anodyne toured with his band Ed Gein.
Why was I in Syracuse this past weekend? I was in Syracuse to pick up the first roast of SAVAGE GOLD PRIME, the flagship roast for my new SAVAGE GOLD COFFEE COMPANY. This is the manifestation of month of planning and correspondance with Recess.
If you want to try out SAVAGE GOLD PRIME, head on over to www.savagegoldcoffee.com
I had the chance for a friendly chat with my friend, author Laina Dawes before embarking on the West Coast tour with Pelican.
This week, Ryan Begley joins me for a hang out. Ryan is the founder of Shirts and Destroy, a music-related merchandise company with a strong aesthetic identity. He has also launched True Black, a new apparel company emphasizing functionality.
I had the idea to do a few special episodes where Josh Bayer and I discuss "Classic Albums". We're defining classics by what we think are classics, not some paid-by-word music journalist bullshit. Case in point, this episode deals with "In My Head" by Black Flag, a record that most punks hate and was mostly forgotten. This is one of my favorite records.
You can look forward to episodes dedicated to "Cold Lake" by Celtic Frost and "Born Again" by Black Sabbath, just to give you an idea of where I'm at with all of this.
I consider Craw to be on the short list of killer bands that were mostly active during the 90's. Back then, there was a gray between metal, punk and indie rock where some of my favorite bands existed; think Dazzling Killmen, Jesus Lizard, Tar and Unsane but different. They were truly on their own frequency.
Dave McClelland, guitarist and one of the founding members joins me and journalist Hank Shteamer in the studio for a really cool hang out. Dave is spearheading a mission to collect Craw's early, more obscure recordings and release them in a deluxe, remastered LP boxed set. If your a Craw fan, or even just a fan of intense, creative music, please check out his Kickstarter campaign.
Author / journalist and heavy metal fan Laina Dawes stopped by to chat about here recent book "What are You Doing Here" a Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal".
I first became aware of Matt Staggs through his work with Disinfo. I dug his writing and for a time, he was the host of the Disinfo Podcast which was one of my inspirations for starting Everything Went Black. Matt now has a new podcast called Staggnation, so please check it out.
Matt graciously gave up some time out of his Saturday afternoon to chat about freelancing, Jiu Jitsu and the desire to be a self-actualized person.
Happy New Year
Dave Castillo kicks off the 2014 Podcast Season with
this episode. Aside from being the frontman of Primitive Weapons and
White Widows Pact, he is the primary booking agent at St. Vitus Bar, one
of the venues in post-CBGB's NYC that is keeping metal, punk and