Episode 21, 5/27/14 – New Band & Live Session

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 21, 5/27/14 – New Band & Live Session

This episode is the shape of things to come for this podcast in that, as noted on Episode 20, Dan won’t be posting regular episodes of talk about music as he’d previously done, but if something musically relevant arises and merits a post, it’ll be posted. In this episode, Dan plays a live recorded session of his new band, Richmond, VA’s After We Praey (afterwepraey.wordpress.com).

00:26 – Dan intros the episode and plugs his new band After We Praey (afterwepraey.wordpress.com).

01:17 – Dan plugs the new/ongoing collaboration between him and his old bandmate, Jeremiah, from The Mobius Project, as heard on Episodes 11, 15, and 19 of this podcast (themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com).

01:53 – After We Praey’s 2013 live session (recorded by Lou: facebook.com/RtoPProductions). Check out the session on YouTube for track listing (tinyurl.com/kttr2at).

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Episode 20, 3/11/13 – Aloha

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 20, 3/11/13 – Aloha

In this episode, we hypocritically do what we complained about in Episode 6 and ambiguously call it “quits” on the podcast, meaning that we are not planning on putting out regular episodes anymore, but we’re not completely ruling out the chance of one now and then if the stars align for it to happen. Otherwise, Dan and Dave first catch up on a show that Dave attended and then they review some recent album releases, along with a movie review. Due to scheduling conflicts, Dan then catches up with Chris without Dave on the line and they also talk about some shows and some album reviews.

00:18 – Intro and overview.

01:58 – Dave talks about seeing Lamb of God in Buffalo, New York, November 2012.

16:03 – Dan and Dave review Mumford & Sons’ Babel.

17:50 – Dan and Dave review Muse’s The 2nd Law.

26:51 – Dan and Dave review Vision of Disorder’s The Cursed Remain Cursed.

33:07 – Dan and Dave review Deftones’s Koi No Yokan.

36:48 – Dan recognizes The Cabin in the Woods as his favorite film of 2012.

42:20 – Dan and Dave discuss what makes a good song a good song.

50:50 – Dan and Dave discuss some of the most overplayed (but great) rock songs.

53:18 – Dan rants about why he doesn’t like the idea of a “deluxe” album.

57:26 – Dan rants about metal singers that succumb to the cliche of clean vocals after previously establishing themselves solely as “screamers.”

01:03:28 – Dan and Dave discuss nu-metal as it currently stands as a genre.

01:06:25 – Dan and Dave discuss the implications of being a “message-driven” band.

01:11:32 – Dan brings Chris on the line and they first talk about Chris’s experience seeing The Gaslight Anthem in Washington DC, November 2012.

01:14:54 – Chris talks about seeing Title Fight and Piano Becomes the Teeth in Washington DC, November 2012.

01:15:14 – Chris talks about seeing Jonah Matranga in Philadelphia, PA, November 2012.

01:25:13 – Chris gives his take on Vision of Disorder’s The Cursed Remain Cursed.

01:26:17 – Chris gives his take on Muse’s The 2nd Law.

01:26:40 – Chris gives his take on Deftones’s Koi No Yokan.

01:27:44 – Chris recommends Balance & Composure’s Separation and Diamond Rings’s Free Dimensional.

01:28:44 – Dan introduces and plays “Worth” by his former band, The Mobius Project (themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com).

01:33:25 – Dan mentions seeing Rebelution in Richmond, VA, October 2012 and gives a farewell to the podcast.

01:34:42 – Outro.

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Episode 19, 12/21/12 – Keeping the Past Alive, Part 3

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 19, 12/21/12 – Keeping the Past Alive, Part 3

This episode is not an actual Breathing Underwater Musicast episode, but rather an episode of a short-lived podcast made as part of a band I was in while I lived on Maui that is no longer in existence. We were called The Möbius Project. This is the last episode that we had completed and it’s a great addition to Episode #12 of the Musicast, which was about the the current so-called “digital revolution.” We’ll have a new episode of Breathing Underwater’s Musicast online for you as soon as possible. Thanks for tuning in!

ORIGINALLY POSTED: 10/7/2010
ORIGINAL TITLE: Digital Downloading (and new music!)
ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:
In the third (and final) episode of our project we discuss digital downloading, free music, and music sharing. Are modern artists giving you enough experience to motivate you to support them? Where does your responsibility back to them end? Also, we throw down on some acoustic versions of some of our brand new music.

The Mobius Project’s Website: themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com

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Episode 18, 11/16/12 – Da Keiki’s Perspective

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 18, 11/16/12 – Da Keiki’s Perspective

In this episode, Dan talks to two former students of his from Maui, Hawai’i, who were also music students of his and supporters of his former band, The Mobius Project.

00:19 – Intro and episode overview.

01:06 – Dan introduces Lily & Mika.

01:46 – Some of the differences between growing up on Maui compared to growing up on the mainland.

06:44 – Some of the things that kids do for fun on Maui.

07:24 – Lily & Mika’s top five favorite bands.

08:32 – Concerts that Lily & Mika have been to.

13:27 – Parents and music.

16:09 – What has influenced Lily & Mika’s tastes in music so far.

19:02 – Why music is important to Lily & Mika.

21:37 – Lily & Mika’s take on playing instruments and being in bands.

26:16 – How Lily & Mika discover and get music.

29:59 – Based on their experiences, Lily & Mika give some thoughts and advice to future generations of music lovers, along with their thoughts on the current state and trends of music.

38:07 – Dan introduces and plays “I Wanna Live Long Enough” by his former band, The Mobius Project from their first and only demo, The Process Sessions (themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com).

42:43 – Outro.

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Episode 17, 10/18/12 – Mauicast

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 17, 10/18/12 – Mauicast

In this episode, Dan plays music solely from artists that were part of the Maui, Hawai’i rock scene during the time that the lived and played in bands on Maui (2009-2011). You might just be surprised by the variety of sounds and talents that thrive on that little island in the sun.

00:00 – “All the Answers” by The Throwdowns (thethrowdowns.com) from their 2009 EP Don’t Slow Down. Dan interviewed the singer, Erin Smith on Episode 4 of this podcast and played music from their first LP, 2011’s Legs of Our Own  (tinyurl.com/erinsmithinterview).

07:44 – “Jane” by The Mobius Project from their first and only demo The Process Sessions. Current website: themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com; Awarded website example: tinyurl.com/mobiussite; Website award: tinyurl.com/mobiussiteaward; Hot Topic in-store performance: youtu.be/us_0lidA6GU; Maui 2010 Battle of the Bands: tinyurl.com/mauibotb2010; Mobius Project Podcasts: tinyurl.com/mobiuspodcast1, tinyurl.com/mobiuspodcast2, tinyurl.com/mobiuspodcast3;

13:33 – “Never Around” by Stef Lomeli from her first LP, This Wave (steftunes.com).

17:52 – “Gibby Boy” by Sing Sing Laugh Laugh. Website: singsinglaughlaugh.com; Jeff’s current band, Little Gryphon: facebook.com/LittleGryphon; Pat Masumoto’s website: patmasumoto.com; Pat’s adorable mother on Twitter: @GrandmaFlorence.

22:07 – “No Flags, No Masters” by Order of the White Rose from their album, War Machine (myspace.com/whiterosepunk).

24:53 – “The Beast” by Moth from their first album, Psychic Lake. Website: mothxp.com; Discussion of one of their lives shows: tinyurl.com/mobiuspodcast2.

29:10 – “Sega” by Owaila (myspace.com/owaila).

33:32 – “Mississippi Bride” by Erin Smith from her album, Swagger. Website: myspace.com/erinsmithmusic; Her band: thethrowdowns.com; Dan’s interview with her: tinyurl.com/erinsmithinterview.

35:52 – “Whipped” by Sebrina Barron (sebrinabarron.com).

39:27 – “88 Miles an Hour” by Pretty Going Fast (myspace.com/prettygoingfast).

44:28 – “Tragedy” by Visibly Shaken (visiblyshakenmaui.webs.com).

47:02 – Dan discusses a few other Maui bands that he didn’t have tracks from: The Cities Love You (tinyurl.com/citiesloveyou); A Kettle Prime (akettleprime.com); Fish Tank (facebook.com/FishTankMusic); Minor Setback (tinyurl.com/minorsetback).

48:37 – “Kihei Town” by The Throwdowns (thethrowdowns.com) from their 2009 EP Don’t Slow Down. Dan interviewed the singer, Erin Smith on Episode 4 of this podcast and played music from their first LP, 2011’s Legs of Our Own (tinyurl.com/erinsmithinterview).

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Episode 16, 9/27/12 – Summer 2012 Roundup

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 16, 9/27/12 – Summer 2012 Roundup

We’ve decided to forgo any formal format or structure to the episodes since we can never seem to stick to one anyway. And with that in mind, we’re also going to expand our scope and occasionally talk about more than music, when relevant. So, in this episode, Dan, Dave, and Chris cover summer 2012 happenings including some noted releases of the summer, concerts attended, and discuss a few of the major summer movies.

00:19 – Intro and episode overview.

01:41 – We review Garbage’s Not Your Kind of People.

03:10 – We review Matt Skiba and the Sekrets’ Babylon. Chris also talks about the concert of theirs that he attended.

06:12 – We review Spineshank’s Anger, Denial, Acceptance (thePRP.com’s review: tinyurl.com/cetmezo).

11:22  – We review Fear Factory’s The Industrialist.

13:31 – We review The Dreaming’s Puppet.

18:01 – We review Red City Radio’s The Dangers of Standing Still.

21:00 – We review Linkin Park’s Living Things.

31:16 – We review In This Moment’s Blood.

40:42 – We discuss some of singles released as teasers for upcoming albums including “Loveless,” “Set to Fail,” and “The Enemy” from Vision of Disorder’s September release The Cursed Remain Cursed (thePRP.com review: tinyurl.com/8tly5hk) and “Close to Me” and “Blank Screens, etc.” from Vendetta Red’s upcoming release, Scripture.

46:33 – Dave and Chris talk about the Against Me! shows they attended in Buffalo, NY and Washington, DC, respectively.

49:52 – We talk about the Deftones/System of a Down show that we all attended in Washington, DC where we conveniently missed the Deftones.

01:01:21 – Dan and Chris talk about the Soulfly show they attended in Springfield, VA.

01:08:15 – Chris talks about the Jay Brannan concert that he attended in Washington, DC.

01:09:52 – Chris talk about the Joyce Manor show that he attended in Washington, DC.

01:12:29 – We review Ridley Scott’s film Prometheus.

01:22:27 – We review Pixar’s Brave.

01:49:39 – We review Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

02:09:13 – Dan introduces and plays “Apollo Conspiracy” by the Baltimore-based band Margret Heater from their sophomore release, Frankenrecord.

02:13:15 – Outro.

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Episode 15, 8/24/12 – Keeping the Past Alive, Part 2

Breathing Underwater’s Musicast, Episode 15, 8/24/12 – Keeping the Past Alive, Part 2

This episode is not an actual Breathing Underwater’s Musicast episode, but rather an episode of a short-lived podcast made as part of a band I was in while I lived on Maui that is no longer in existence. We were called The Möbius Project. I hope you don’t mind a few of these Möbius Project podcast episodes popping up; my reason for doing so is that it’s taking longer than expected to record and edit the next Musicast episode so I thought it better to give you something relevant to tide you over in the meantime. We’ll have a new episode of Breathing Underwater’s Musicast online for you as soon as possible. Thanks for tuning in!

ORIGINALLY POSTED: 8/16/2010
ORIGINAL TITLE: The Live Experience
ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:
In our second episode, we discuss music in it’s purest form: the live experience. We touch on many aspects of live music including local to national scenes, experiences from the audience to the performer’s POV, and what really makes a live show worth it.

The Mobius Project’s Website: themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com

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