Band Geek (general)
After the overwhelming response from the Chris Squire/Starship Trooper episode we're geeking out on one of our favorite bands and soon-to-be Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Yes, while tackling 2 very tough songs & giving a mini review of an ARW concert.

 

Direct download: 099_-_Time_To_Play_More_YES.mp3
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All wings reporting in! SPOILERS abound as we delve into the first standalone Star Wars film, Rogue One. We talk about the Easter basket full of eggs for hard core fans, our new favorite characters, & how it fits into the expanded universe. Also SPOILERS!

 

Direct download: 098_-_Rogue_One__A_Star_Wars_Review.mp3
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You guys requested it and we delivered!  In this episode, Richie takes us through the equipment that Blue Oyster Cult uses for their live shows. This includes interviews from the band and crew, plus a few extras not included in the YouTube video.

 

Direct download: 097_-_Blue_Oyster_Cult_Gear_Walkthro.mp3
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Richie sits with his dad John & his uncle Phil, to pay tribute to the life of their long time friend & bandmate, Sharon Jones.  Richie also surprises them with a never-before-released version of Sharon singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with their band.

 

Direct download: 096_-_A_Tribute_To_Sharon_Jones.mp3
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Richie and Jarrett take to the YouTubes once again to answer fan questions about Richie's new Helix, how to create a specific guitar tone, and how to properly slappa da bass.

 

Direct download: 095_-_Qs_and_As_with_Richie_and_Ja.mp3
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For Ann Marie's birthday, we threw not one, but TWO parties!  A jazz gig in Brooklyn and a house party with a spontaneous live-streaming jazz session in the Band Geek studio.  Richie recounts the week's events while playing clips from both performances.

 

Direct download: 094_-_Ann_Maries_Birthday_Jams.mp3
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Join Richie and the Andys as they watch old VHS tapes of their high school gigs.  The video for this entire episode is up on our YouTube channel.  Go to youtube.com/bandgeekpodcast to watch it.

Direct download: 093_-_Speed_of_Sound__A_Chronologica.mp3
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You've been asking for it and we delivered. This week's guest is Blue Oyster Cult founding member, Albert Bouchard. On this episode we talk drums, songwriting, teaching, and BOC history while we jam on some Clash and Weezer!

 

Direct download: 092_-_Albert_Bouchard.mp3
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Susie Seiter (orchestrator, conductor, & composer) chats with us & explains the incredible process of how the music composed on the page makes it to your ears in the theater, conducting her first cue, & how true love can be found at a French horn concert.

Direct download: 091_-_Susie_Benchasil_Seiter.mp3
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The Godfather of RiotCast hangs with us and lets us flex our dirty muscle. We learn about his early days on the Howard Stern Show, how the network got its start, and where the hell Band Geek fits in. AND he can sing Billy Joel and Oasis!!!

 

Direct download: 090_-_Rob_Sprance.mp3
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