I’ve had a few different jobs over the years — school bus driver, dog psychologist, boiler room tele-sales, etc., but I have to say there’s been no position quite as taxing or thankless as booking guests for this weekly podcast. So many egos to stroke. So many third parties to sort things out with. Though as I’m proud to have assembled an all-star cast for this episode — including but not limited to Cronos, Alexyss K. Tylor and Ted Giannoulas aka The San Diego Chicken, it seems none of the above have returned the formal documents required to feature their conversations on an internet stream. So until my business affairs department gets their act together, you’ll have to settle for a “trial” version of this episode (and trust me, it is a trial) that’s primarily music-based. Once again, please accept my apologies.

Ike Yard – Kino
Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
REQ & Smudge – Smudge’s Coffee
Anteloper – Bubble Under
Rider Shafique / The Bug – Burn

Teddy & The Frat Girls – Club Nite
ISS – Too Punk For Heavy Metal
Urochromes – Trapped On Planet
Special Interest – Don’t Kiss Me In Public
Hugh Beaumont Experience – Money Means So Much To Me
This Moment In Black History – Forest Whitaker (In An Uncompromisng Role)

Venom – Live At City Gardens
Shit & Shine – Hammerlock Thru Shattering Glass
Suburban Cracked Collective – Myceial Tryptych
Sonic Boom – My Echo, My Shadow & Me
Ulrika Spacek – No. 1 Hum
Neutrals – Swiss

The Chinese Restaurants – Four Eyes (The Lower East Side)
Patrick Shiroishi – Grandchildren Of the Camps
Ben Carter -Qteen Medley 3
Malaria – Your Turn To Run
Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate & Kryssi Battalene – Shadow Of The Earth

Lucy Arnell – The Check (The End Of It All)
Don Howland – Thank The CIA
A Burning Bus – Burnt Bridges
Vertical Slit – Fair Exchange / Maid In Heaven

Brandon Lopez – The Tongue Of St. Anthony
Peter Wright – Sumner Wives Wheeling Prams On The Esplanade
Pessimist & Karim Maas – A3