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.
Meryl and Damian sat down with Benj Gershman of pop / rock band O.A.R (Of A Revolution).! We talked about Benj throwing out the first pitch at the Padres, what it was like to play at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Gardens, what it really takes for a band to stay together for decades and a lot more! Benj is going to come back on the podcast with his alter-ego so be on the lookout for him/her/it. We drank vodka and peach juice!
What's Up at the Belly Up!? In this episode Meryl and Damian talk to entertainment coordinator, musician and radio personality Cathryn Beeks about everything ranging from an unfortunate crocodile incident, who she met busking on the streets of Colorado, her locally renowned talent showcases and much more! We drank a Not so Stiff CashewCauc (Cashew Milk with Kahula). Cathryn is amazing and follow her because she is always announcing some big things!
Meryl and Damian of the Belly Up Podcast talk to Southern Calfornia singer songwriter Michael Tiernan! We discuss his 5th album, "Inside Your Head", hear how Michael spends his royalty checks and discuss the delicate balance between musicianship and fatherhood! We also make bad percussion puns....stick with us.