Heading on down to SX, gonna see if I can unwind…

So it looks like I’ll be spending quite a bit of time in Downtown Austin for SXSW.  I will be working a lot, as well as spreading information about the podcast. Hit me on Twitter and let me know if you are in town for SXSW.

 

Scott

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Ready for SXSW?

I’m getting ready for SXSW this year, and for me, it starts on the 8th.  In past years,  I’ve been ready to pull out what little hair I have left, but for 2015, I’m ready to go.  

I’ve lived in the Austin area since 1993, and this town turns into a madhouse, but this year I want that craziness.   I’m booked for work for all of SXSW this time, after missing last year due to foot surgery. 

 Come find me or my business cards during the madness …

Coming back from a long hiatus…

Hello.  Been a while.

Sometimes life gets in the way of things you love to do, and in the case of the podcast, something had to give.  I’ve spent the last couple years running like crazy; working three jobs, going to school full-time, and trying to write, record, edit, market, and build the podcast.

In hindsight, trying to do the podcast on a weekly basis was pretty insane, especially given all the other responsibilities I had when this started.  I thought about changing the format of the show, or using new and unknown bands, but that is not what the concept of the podcast was intended to do.

But enough of that.  It’s time to get things going again, and I am once again looking for music for the show.

If you were in a band, or were a fan of a band that no longer puts out music or plays shows, please get in contact with me.

Time for me to get back to work.

Scott

Seeking quality music to feature on the podcast.

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I am looking for bands to feature on the show.

If you were in, or have a recording of a band you want to hear on the show, please let me know.  It doesn’t matter how much background information you can find on them or what genre of music.  This podcast is not a critique of people’s music, it is a showcase.  There are several ways to get in touch with me, listed in the contact information, on the submissions page, or simply at:

Scott Long

Death in Amber

P.O. Box 526

Manachaca, TX 78652

or

deathinamber at gmail

or call

512-eight 2 seven-7 zero three 5 and leave a message.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Episode 4 – Molly Maguires

Molly Maguires

Molly Maguires

Death in Amber  – Episode 4

Dirty Surf

Were it not for my friend, Steve, I might not have an appreciation for surf music.  Back in the late 90s, when he and I were managing record stores in the Austin area, he took me to see Los Straightjackets at the Continental Club here in Austin.  I had a blast at the show.  In time, he introduced me to The Ventures, Dick Dale, Man or Astroman?,  and more.
Thanks to Tom (another old friend), I can bring you the Molly Mcguires, or as their fans affectionately call them, “The Mollys.” They were formed in 2002 by Jake Hooker (guitar), Dallas Hölmes (drums), Jackson White (guitar), and Jacob Johnson (bass) in Beaumont, Texas.
The band mixes their punk influences and a surf sensibility to produce what they call dirty surf. I have never seen them live, but it certainly sounds like a good time.
Jacob Johnson left the band in 2005 to tend to his new family and newborn son and was replaced by Chris Badger.
The band dissolved in 2008 after Chris Badger left to pursue other opportunities (he currently plays bass in Houston-based band Cordial).
Jake Hooker went on to play bass in We Were Wolves, who are still actively playing and touring.
Jackson White was recruited by the reggae band Outlaw Nation as a touring guitarist, and has shared stages with some very prominent acts such as Fishbone and 311, among others. He is now working on a new project, still in progress…
Dallas Hölmes stayed close to his punk rock roots, with a brief stint drumming in local punk act, Wormdirt. After relocating to Houston, he more recently joined
the lineup of the long running band Zeroheros.
Jacob Johnson kept close to home and jammed with friends in the Beaumont based blues-rock group, The Crazy Ivans.

They have played everywhere imaginable, from wedding ceremonies to lesbian bars,  and opening for bands ranging from the Reverend Horton Heat to The Murder Junkies (one of GG Allin’s many backup bands).

The Mollys still pack Beaumont venues when they venture out to revisit old times and have discussed the possibility of writing new material in the future.

Dirty Surf,” their one full length album, was released in 2004 on Smelly Menace Records.  They also have an unofficial live album composed mostly of material not on the LP.

Here is a video from their recent reunion in March, at The Art Studio in Beaumont, TX:

Molly Mcguires

Molly Mcguires