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.




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.


Episode 7 – Cactus Rash

Photo courtesy of Bill Oriani

Photo courtesy of Bill Oriani

Death in Amber – Episode 7

Hardcore Southern Metal

I know of the band Cactus Rash from their guitar/vocalist, Byron, who was the resident sound man at The Gray Horse Saloon in San Marcos. Byron was a cool guy, and always did his best to make my band sound good when we played there.  He also sold me a couple of snare drums one time.

Regardless.  Cactus Rash played Southern Hardcore Metal…  and loud.  I saw their show one night and I can honestly say, they were great and thank Odin for earplugs.

The band consisted of:

Jody – Vox

Rodrick – Bass

Byron – Guitar/Vox

Johnny – Guitar/Harmonica

Shea – Drums

They played their final show/CD release on May 22, 2010.

Here is a link to some of their tunes online, and also a link to their Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Bill Oriani

Photo courtesy of Bill Oriani