Episode 6 – Skulls everywhere

Podcasting is tricky business. I’m glad to bring you 4 songs from bands we know. However, to keep myself entertained, the podcast boundary just keeps getting pushed.

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From the studio this week, we give you four songs and artists.

Each of these songs is available for download at ChinPodcastMusic

Rules were read by Pat Sullivan, of Chin’s Mojo

Talkover music is Scott Whigham

When our friend Laura refused to wear her Chin’s Mojo T shirt, that caught my attention. As she explained her reason… that our band is a cult, well, I had to sit down and hear her perspective. She said, “The skull used in your band’s history and merchandise is a dead thing. You shouldn’t worship a dead thing or pretend it has magic powers.” I explained that the skull was real, but the rest was kind of a joke. She was unswayed.

I found her argument fascinating. A cult? That made us sound pretty naughty, and the worst thing our band ever did was get kicked out of Hawaiian Falls.

I asked Laura to visit our recording studio and put her thoughts out in public. You’ll hear her opinion at the end of this week’s podcast. She backed off the “cult” complaint somewhat, but still insists that the skull is bad for our public image… that it can be connected to the skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte. This image is also used by criminals praying to La Santa Muerte to protect them from law enforcement.

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I disagree. I feel like Chin is a cool icon, and maybe he did help us at that Battle Of The Bands, years ago. Maybe Chin had help. But it doesn’t have to be evil, does it? Take a listen to her thoughts at the end of the Episode 6 podcast, and make up your own mind.

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Episode 5 – More different than different

It’s our fifth episode! There are some genuine gems this week.

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Our Guest this week is my friend and soccer spokesman, Mike Donnell. I didn’t warn Mike that he’d need to bring a joke, just to throw him off the track, and he blanked out. Cute. on the positive side, Mike is a hard charging midfielder for his soccer team, which he named after my band. Check out the Chin’s Mojo soccer team here. They won their first game tonight when his son, Cory, headed a ball in during the last 2 seconds. This was the opposing team’s first loss. Let’s get Mojo!

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From the studio this week, we give you four songs and artists.

Each of these songs is available for download at ChinPodcastMusic

Talk to me at tomj@flash.net

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Episode 4 – Good times from all over the road

Whaaaat! It’s our fourth episode! Even I am surprised at the variety this week. Great songs, across a broad spectrum.

Our Guest this week is the always bubbly Noey Rosalez.  She leads a band called “Noey & The Nastys“. They performed this past weekend at O’Rileys, supporting my band. Noey is a sweetheart; she drove across Dallas to read the rules without even knowing about the podcast. We’ll hear more from Noey in future episodes.

From the studio this week, we give you four songs and artists.

Song # 1 = Ian Lawler and his song “Lullaby Suite 1&2”. Taken from his album, “Future Nostalgia“. Also found on Scott’s compilation CD.
Song # 2 = Dwight Williams, “Functions (Make The World Go ‘Round)”
Song # 3 = Imperfekt, “Time To Alight” Band web site
Song # 4 = Adonis “AC” Coleman “My Baby Mama Suck (Radio Edit)” here are the lyrics

Each of these songs is available for download at ChinPodcastMusic

Talkover music is The Kingy Song (non-published instrumental version), by Chin’s Mojo

Talk to me at tomj@flash.net

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Episode 3 – Marissa as our host

Hooray! It’s our third episode!

I asked Chin’s Mojo‘s Empress, Marissa Duff, to be our host this week. I think you’ll agree, she really outdid herself.

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Our Guest this week is the ever-courageous Will James. He read the rules astutely and also brought his own joke. Thanks, Will.

From the studio this week, we give you four songs and artists.

Each of these songs is available for download at ChinPodcastMusic

Talk to me at tomj@flash.net

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Episode 2 – Podcast from an independent recording studio

Howdy, folks.

Here’s Episode 2 of the ChinPodcast, from our humble, yet stouthearted and somewhat macho studio.

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Our Guest this week is the ever sunshiny Kathy Long, of Eclipse. I’ve known Kathy for several years. She’s the niece of Chin’s bass player. She has a ferocious, just-perfect rock and roll voice and a gentle heart. She supplied her own droll joke for this week’s podcast.

From the studio this week, we give you four songs and artists.

Each of these songs is available for download at ChinPodcastMusic

Talk to me at tomj@flash.net

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Episode 1 – Be prepared to meet four interesting songs

I had to do a lot of soul searching to identify exactly what this podcast aspires to achieve. I determined that it is about music that we’ve come into contact with through:

  1. Direct contact at our studio
  2. Direct contact at live shows
  3. Direct contact online (shared forums, interests)
  4. Cross pollination (friends of our friends)

… and that it is truly the story of our band’s STUDIO. People in our studio and people that have made an impact on our bandmember’s activity. These are bands that we know personally and like. The production qualities must be up to par, but the genre can be a little more broad.

There will be podcasts that do not include any music from Chin’s Mojo. But, for purposes of telling the STORY, it is the music that has come across our desk at the studio. It will not be a show about nothing and everything. It is the story of the studio, the band that lives there, the people we like, and the music that is being made by those people.

Tonight’s podcast is Episode One. Here it is! Be prepared to meet 4 interesting songs.

Guest (Rules and Joke): Will James (father of the Chin’s Mojo Laser Guitar)

To download these songs, go to this page

To email me, write to tomj@flash.net

To be my facebook friend, HOLLA!

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Pat Sullivan profiles his MIDI Guitar effect

Everyone knows Pat Sullivan as the rock legend, guitar hero in Chin’s Mojo. And it’s true that he is an amazing guitarist. You might like to hear him play using his guitar with a symphonic or brass instrument, and he does this occasionally at Chin shows. He uses a Roland GR33 MIDI controller, attached to his guitar. In fact, we used this device in the opening riffs of our song “Betrayal” on the CD, “The Mighty Chin’s Mojo”.

Here’s a little profile of the effect, Pat playing guitar, and the song “Betrayal”. Lucky day for Pat’s fans. Enjoy.

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