This week we feature the "Best Of" Episodes 1 - 7 of the What's Up at the Belly Up podcast! We pick moments from these episodes to highlight the awesome times we have had with our guests! Thank you everyone involved for the fun times and we look forward to doing many more this year and getting as weird as possible. The people you are going to hear in the order you are going to hear them is: O (Otis), Cathryn Beeks, Benj Gershman of O.A.R. (Of a Revolution), Tim Mays / Casbah, Michael Tiernan, Beer Thirty and Karlos Paez of the B-Side Players. We also have two special Conference Room Sessions at the end - Michael Tiernan's "Run" and Karlos Paez "Amigo's".
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features singer songwriter Lee Koch! We hear a Conference Room Sessions performance from Lee, talk about rollerblading, making bread and what life before, during and after appearing on The Voice. We drank Sculpin!
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features singer songwriter Tyson Motsenbocker who plays the Belly Up on December 16. We talked about taking control of talking fans, Tyson's walk up the Calfornia Coast, what makes a good listener, craigslist nightmares and we hear a Conference Room Sessions Performance. We drank Americanos!
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features the one and only Bob Schneider, who we caught up with before his packed show at the Belly Up. This is what happens when our guest picks black coffee as their drink...three cups later and we must add a a disclaimer - if you are easily offended please use this time to garden your lawn or take Zumba classes - as it gets pretty strange on this one! We talk about GIFS, his new album KING KONG VOL. III, people that scream talk during concerts, donating plasma, shaving his beard to look like Elvis, sleeping with rats and things that happen to D while on tour with Santana's son. We hear a Conference Room Session with Bob with his song, "Sweet Booty".
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Jarnard Sutton from Discover SD and host / founder of San Diego's music, food and culture podcast: The Nardcast. We talk about podcasts that have gone awry, being lazy in an efficient way, the Princess Bride, fake ID's, Fela Kuti and so much more! We drank coffee stout out of wine glasses.
Whats Up at the Belly Up this week features radio personality Hilary from FM 94.9! She is one of the best on air talents anywhere and we are lucky enough to have her here in San Diego. We start out with...you guessed it...food allergy talk, straight into her past as a punk rock phone fox and all her crazy radio stories and jobs in between! This episode is our first PAP Smear segment as well...listen to understand. We drank Kombucha cuz we are pro-biotic!!
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Rob Machado! Legendary surfer, environmental activist and musician, The Rob Machado Foundation Benefit is partnering once again with the Belly Up its annual benefit concert on November 9 featuring Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen, Andrew Wessen and Timmy Curran. Through his foundation Machado seeks to reduce water pollution, waste, and preserve its wildlife. In this episode we talk about doing stuff that makes your knees shake, the roots of Machado ancestry, why we brand cattle, why time is irrelevant when you are recording with T Bone Burnett, and being a kid at heart. We drank Yerba Matte and we liked it a latte!
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Kiley and Erik of the band KI! We start off by hearing their song "She Knows", talk about their recent play at Kaaboo, the search of finding a bass player, and what's new for this energetic and entertaining band on the rise. We drank sparkling juice drinks and at delicious pumpkin pie that Kiley made. Go see KI live!
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features - Tolan Shaw! Tolan just won "Best Pop Album" for his album "Chin Up" at the San Diego Music Awards so we cheersed to that and also talked about our favorite form of physical affection, the gramophone, Tolan's victory of being most athletic in high school and some hot spouse blouse talk! We drank really good hard cider - rhubarbaric in form.
This week features Karl Denson! Karl is an acclaimed and world famous saxophonist and songwriter who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz‘s Let Love Rule-era group and is currently a member of The Rolling Stones touring band. We talk about poodles, Scott Baio, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greyboy Allstars, chinchillas. We drank WATER!!!!
What's Up at the Belly Up with musician, poet, writer, vinyl album lover, DJ, podcaster and smoothie drinker Al Howard! Meryl and Damian talk to Al about food allergies, opening for Mini Kiss at a motorcross event and how he ended up at a lady's house with her 21 year old cat dressed like Lady Gaga.
This week we feature: Chris Cote! Action sports personality, long-time editor of Transworld Surf, bassist and vocalist for Kut U Up, and editor in chief of Encinitas Magazine. We talk about how Chris taught an entire generation how to party and what it was like to get physically dragged off stage from someone dressed like Mr. T. We cover internet trolls, how Kut U Up started as a dare from some of the Blink 182 guys, his cult movie Riding in Vans with Boys, and talk about things we may have smuggled across countries. We drank sparkling mineral water and plan on having Chris back for a water tasting test to show his skills of discerning between brands.
Reggae singer - songwriter Mike Pinto chose sake bombs! So we did sake bombs! We talk about keeping life on the road fun, we compare psychic visits, and Mike gives his do's and don't before you consider sky diving. Philly represent (sorry Delaware).
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features TJ (Timothy Joseph) of The Palace Ballroom! We talk about TJ's aversion to apple pancakes, the angsty-est time of our lives and his Coming Clean Segment is for real amazing - it involves the hot combo of dysentery and dating. TJ performs his song "Cemetery Bride". We drink Whiskey and Coke.
WOAH! Earl Thomas is the man. We talked about the first song he wrote getting covered by Etta James, his experiences of playing frequently abroad, the joy of solitude and his definition of what the blues is (and is not). We drank Stella and had a really good time.
Don't mess with Nena Anderson! A singer songwriter, honky tonk, blues and Americana chick that suggested we drank whiskey in the mid-afternoon. We tell the truth on what can happen if you drink too much carrot juice, talk about turning fan letters into songs and compare Damian to a giraffe that looks like Prince. We drank Bulleit Rye with Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
Singer songwriter Paul Cannon! We talk to him about starting from opener at the Belly Up to headlining the club, life off the grid, taking some tough situations from growing up on an Indian reservation and making it into art and music that inspire and help others. He sings his song "Love You", Meryl goes on an insect rant and Paul wins at the best Coming Clean confession ever (hint: more vasectomy talk!) We drank unsweeted iced tea.
Meryl and Damian talk to neo-soul, rock and pop musician Jonny Tarr! He is the bad boy of yoga, the good boy of music and rules all locations named Cardiff. We talk Welsh, speculate that Jonny will be a protective dad, and he plays us a song! There is also a lot of vasectomy talk that we almost cut out (!) but decided to leave in anyway. We drank Moscow Mules with gluten free vodka.
Meryl and Damian caught up with Nattali Rize during a sold out show at the Belly Up and chat with her about reggae, roots and consciousness in lyrics and music. We play a round of Never Have I ever, talk about her "moment" with Santana and learn what simple things make her happy. We drank margaritas!
Reggae artist Pato Banton joins us on a very special discussion about keeping it plant based, being there for his fans sometimes when their own friends and family aren’t, a crazy incident involving his sons which later inspired his post show - prayer circle and how a talent show mishap ended up in him working with English Beat!
Meryl and Damian talk with...Tim Pyles! Tim is like so many things including: Host of Loudspeaker on 91x, SoundDiego TV Reporter/Host and books and marketings some shows at the legendary rock club in San Diego, the Casbah! In this episode we talk all about radio in San Diego, Tim talks about trying to sneak into the Rolling Stones show, how he chooses music for his radio shows, Meryl makes him blush with compliments about his beautiful eye color and we drank champagne.
In this week's podcast Meryl and Damian talk to Karlos Paez of the B-Side Players! This was a special episode because Damian and Karlos were travel/tour/band mates for many years! We drank Sparkling Yerba Mate with...Stoli! Karlos also plays us a song.
Meryl and Damian sat down and drank up with Dino Flo and the good fellas of Beery Thirty Radio Show! For all you beer afficionado's out there, the beer gods have sent you...... a show dedicated to BEER. Dino converted Meryl into a beer lover in the first 6 minutes, Damian gave some beers a rating according to how full of a beard it was, and things just got pretty weird.
To catch more of Beer Thirty: http://DFZradio.com/
Welcome to What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast!!
In this session we have our friend O (Otis / Otisserie) in the studio. O is a musician, photographer, producer, Jack Fruit of all trades. O (@Otisserie) talks with Damian and Meryl about his history in San Diego Music, Foxboro Hot Tubs (Green Day) at Belly Up, a run in with Russell Simmons and having over 120 guitars at one time. We drank Kombucha and lovingly have differing opinions on thrift stores.
Meryl and Damian sit down and talk national and local booking with the amazing Tim Mays! Tim co-owns and books The Casbah and also has a part in booking most everything else music related in San Diego. The Casbah has been open since 1989. Its first location had a legal capacity of 75 and hosted such bands as: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lemonheads, The Jesus Lizard, and Rocket From The Crypt. We hear stories on behind the scenes at The Casbah and get Tim's advice for those looking to break into this industry. We drank Mexican Coca Cola.