For the 29th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Josh and talked about his “troubled” youth, eventually getting his shit straight and the chain of events that ended up getting a guitar into his hands to write and create music. We also discuss the similar ways we both accidentally discovered underground Hip-Hop and the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop scene a bit. To wrap everything up Josh talks about the ambitious new graphic novel he is working on and unintentionally paints a picture for Brian of just how creative and driven he is. Whether he realizes it or not. Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT! 

LINKS RELEVANT TO THIS DISCUSSION: 
itheconflict.bandcamp.com 
providencenovel.com

My birthday is on Thursday. Stoked to spend it playing a show with my #greywalker dudes and some other awesome bands! If you’re in Pittsburgh come to the headbang party! 

My birthday is on Thursday. Stoked to spend it playing a show with my #greywalker dudes and some other awesome bands! If you’re in Pittsburgh come to the headbang party! 

For the 28th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Mario for a conversation about his relationships with music, art, comedy and everything in between. We also discuss our time spent back in the day writing and recording music together and bring up a lot of inside jokes that nobody will understand but whatever. We talk about Miley Cyrus too… and Pig Destroyer… and Michael Jackson. Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 27th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend HITT for what turned out to be one of the most important conversations I’ve had on this podcast so far. This episode does run a little long but the information that lies within defintley justifies the length. If you are someone who is in a band, makes art or is trying to do anything creative in general for a living I can’t recommend listening to this enough. Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 26th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Josh and talk about escaping the prison of suburban life to pursue his passions and the crazy journey he has been on ever since. Josh is the type of person that doesn’t really seem to take anything in life for granted and it was really awesome to talk to someone with so much focus and positive energy. Don’t know about you but I sure could use more of that in my life. This conversation was really inspiring and I’m happy to share it all with you. Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 25th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my homie Dave Watt and picked his brain for an hour about beer, art, music, his creative process surrounding both of those things and his love for anything with chicken in it. I am rather fond of this guy and all of the awesome things he has contributed to the world and you should be too. Check out his art here: davewatt.tumblr.com Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 24th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Moemaw Naedon for a laid back conversation about the music we grew up on and how it inspired us to make the music we make today. We also discuss the early days of using limited resources in creative ways to bring our ideas to life and how we have evolved as artists over the years. This is a a solid talk and I think everyone is going to take something with them from this. Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 23rd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my homies Nelson & AJ from the band Save Us From The Archon (saveusfromthearchon.bandcamp.com) for some conversation about everything they have been up to lately with writing, recording and touring the country. We’ll probably go back to our glory days together in the band Whats Left Of Her and try to fill out some of the gaps that happened in between. Intrigued? Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 22nd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Megan for a really rad conversation about a bunch of rad stuff. It’s always awesome to find other people in the world who don’t know how to stop being busy because it makes me feel less crazy and Megan has A LOT of shit going on at the moment. What sort of shit? Only one way to find out… Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 21st episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Justin for a crazy awesome conversation about his passion for filmmaking. I highly recommend checking out his websites before listening to this conversation if you have the chance. You can stop byjustinanixon.com and vimeo.com/justinanixon to take a look at what this dude has been up to. I think it’s insane and it was great talking to him about all of this stuff. What did I learn? Only one way to find out… Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

For the 20th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my homie Will and talked a lot about the “alternative subcultures” and lifestyles of tattooing & body modification. Got some pretty cool perspective from both a consumer and business standpoint and I was stoked to talk about some stuff that I typically don’t get to talk about. What did I learn? Only one way to find out… Sit back, relax and lets START THE MUTHAFUCKIN BEAT!

Really enjoyed this episode with Adam from @pittpunk - One of the best #startthebeat episodes I’ve recorded so far! Check it out along with plenty of other conversations with people you might know over at startthebeat.bandcamp.com #podcast #pittsburgh #diy #pittpunk  (at startthebeat.bandcamp.com)

Really enjoyed this episode with Adam from @pittpunk - One of the best #startthebeat episodes I’ve recorded so far! Check it out along with plenty of other conversations with people you might know over at startthebeat.bandcamp.com #podcast #pittsburgh #diy #pittpunk (at startthebeat.bandcamp.com)

Long day of bullshit ahead of you? Tune out for an hour with me and my podcast! EPISODE 018 available now at startthebeat.bandcamp.com

Long day of bullshit ahead of you? Tune out for an hour with me and my podcast! EPISODE 018 available now at startthebeat.bandcamp.com