We had Jay, Caleb and Aaron join us in our podcast session recently. Aaron was really drunk, which made for a hilarious podcast. About the end of the session, I grabbed the camera and started filming this. It gives you a behind the scenes look at how we podcast… irresponsibly.
Last year around the beginning of March, the Old Man and I made the trek to the mecca of music and culture known as Austin, TX for the annual event called Staple! It was my first time going, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. To top that off, the wonderful boys from Busygamer.com not only let us tag along on their massive drinking adventures, but let us share a table with them for OMBG. It was a lot of firsts for one weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect about Staple. But needless to say, I was not disappointed. A convention hall filled to the brim with independent everything. There were comic book artists and writers, artists, indie media groups, comics, and a ton of amazing fans and con goers everywhere. I was quite impressed with this gathering. And well, March 3 and 4 of 2012 it happens again. This time however, OMBG will be going out on their own. We’ll have a table full of swag (with the majority of it being FREE, a gift from us to you) alongside some other odds and ends. We will also have some goodies from projects we’ve been working alongside and some cool things from a few of our featured artists. Be sure to come out if you can and say hi! To see some of the major artists and events dealing with Staple! Check out the flyer below or go the website by clicking HERE.
Brea and I went to Houston this weekend to record a special podcast for the awesome upcoming Punxmas show that is happening next month. While talking with Issac from Fuska, Jeremy from Molotov Compromise,and Jessica who is organizing the event… we told them it will be a year in January that we have officially been around. The thought didn’t really hit us until we were driving back home that evening. A year. That’s a lot of weekends invested. There has been nights where we have to record TWO podcasts because of our bands playing on certain weekends, there have been major scheduling conflicts, roadtrips, comic conventions, interviews done on the fly… But in the end, the podcast is personally one of the coolest things I have ever been involved with. It allows me to be a part of every music scene when I cover it, not just a spectator. It has given me the opportunity to interview some of my heroes, It is an excuse to get drunk and talk shit about anything I want (you may not notice I have a bit of an ego). The podcast has come a really long way from Brea and I drunk and hungover eating breakfast/lunch in a mexican restaurant in Katy TX with our friend Mike coining the term “old man and bitter girl”… It has grown into a good little crew of people who put in the time, work, the hours, and the whiskey into a product that isn’t professional, but alcohol fueled mega fun. I like to think it’s going to keep staying that way. What does the future hold? I’m sure I don’t know. We keep pluggin along. Maybe one day people may actually want to sponsor us and we can actually take more elaborate trips or get video equipment. Maybe we’ll get picked up for XM radio or something, who can tell. We just keep doing what we do, make fun of the obvious, and play good music all we ever really needed was a good recording device and some music to spin…. things just fell into place.