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RUBY DICE TOP FIVE RECORDS

June 23rd, 2020

Today I am rapping with Ruby Dice.  We had an awesome conversation about her top 5 records. 

 

I’ve known Ruby Dice for quite some time.  She played in my band for a hot second back in the day.  She used to sing a blues song with us and I was shocked that none of her top five records were old school blues.  She does have a Black Keys record so I guess that will have to do. 

 

Close your eyes. You’re back on that desert island again.  What five records do you have?

 

https://www.rubydice.com/

https://www.instagram.com/rubydice/

https://www.facebook.com/rubydicemusic

 

https://www.thebiggunshow.com

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

KEVIN MCKINNEY TOP FIVE RECORDS

June 9th, 2020

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My name is Gunter and I play in a local Austin band called The Big Gun Show.

I created this podcast to sit down with other songwriters, musicians, artists and lovers of music to talk about their top 5 records that have inspired their lives and musical prowess. 

Today I am rapping with Kevin McKinney.  We had an awesome conversation about his top 5 records. 

We talk about how at least one of the records was of childish importance.  We talk about how fellow Soulhat guitarist Billy Cassis turned him on to Jimi Hendrix and how he gets Jam Guilt.  He describes Talk Talk’s effort as an Art Project but soothing, spooky. He’s calls it a massage and how he found it at a book store in college.  Gotta leave that space.

 

Close your eyes.  You’re stranded on a desert island.  What 5 records do you have?

https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mckinney.3781

https://www.facebook.com/soulhat.music/

https://www.instagram.com/kevinmckinneyguitars/

 

https://www.thebiggunshow.com

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

JOHNNY GOUDIE TOP FIVE RECORDS

May 26th, 2020

Today I am rapping with Johnny Goudie.  He’s a staple in the Austin music scene and has his own podcast called How did I get here.  He’s been in multiple bands including Mr. Rocket baby, Goudie and he now performs under his name.  One thing I did not know about him was that he lived in Mexico.  I sure do love Mexico.

We talk about how My Bloody Valentine uses a ton of loops and it’s hard to distinguish if what you are hearing is a guitar or keys.  He describes their sound as a symphony of noise.  We talk about how Tom Petty was on the verge of becoming an amazing songwriter but still had his aggressive youth mannerisms.  I love how he said that the Velvet Underground spent $10 thousand on an album that created 10 thousand bands.

Close your eyes. You’re back on that desert island again.  What five records do you have? Until next time.

http://johnnygoudie.com/

https://www.instagram.com/johnnygoudie/

https://www.facebook.com/johnny.goudie

https://www.facebook.com/johnnygoudiemusic/

https://howdidigethere.podbean.com/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4L5DsvjigI2zMFIurepHqR

 

https://www.thebiggunshow.com

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

 

DAVE SCHER TOP FIVE RECORDS

May 12th, 2020

This whole COVID pandemic is throwing everyone for a loop.  Bars are closed.  Restaurants are closed.  The only live music is now live streamed.  Service industry workers, musicians and artists can’t work.  The economy has hit the crapper and oil prices just went negative recently.  In short our world has been turn up on it’s head.  Crazy.

 

I’ve figured out how to do a decent podcast so I am going to keep on doing it.  It took a little figuring out but I have decided that using Zoom with a dynamic mic and an audio interface is doing the job pretty dern good.

 

Tonight I’m talking to Dave Scher.  I met him about 6 to 8 months ago at CBoys when his girlfriend was rocking the venue with her all female band called Girl PAACK. I told him about this podcast and we tried to schedule an episode, but alas, he HAD to go on tour with Eric Johnson.  I guess I can let that slide, right?  Anyway, he is a phenomenal guitarist. His main axe is a strat which does nothing but NOT surprise me. 

 

I really love how he describes the music that has influenced him as colored, transparent and believable.  He describes Roy Buchanan’s Tele as liquid smooth, wild tone and glassy.  He talks about listening to Rage Against the Machine on a high school bus and that makes me realize how old I am.   

 

Let’s get to the conversation.  But first…

 

Close your eyes.  You’re stranded on a desert island.  What 5 records do you have?

 

http://davescher.com

https://www.instagram.com/daveifyoulike/

https://www.facebook.com/daveschermusic/

 

https://www.thebiggunshow.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

Jay Stiles Top Five Records

April 28th, 2020

Today I am speaking with Jay Stiles AKA Crystal Finger.  I met Jay when I was playing in an Austin club called the Rattle Inn.  We we’re playing after him.  Once he was done, he asked if I wanted keys.  He said, “I’ve got a pretty good ear if you’re into it.” I remember smiling as I said sure.  Since then he sits in with The Big Gun Show.  He’s got the look.  He’s got the chops.  And so fun to play with.

 

He talks about how he studied with Victor Wooten and how he relates to mangled musicians

 

Close your eyes.  You're on that desert island again.  What five records do you have?

 

LISTEN HERE:

https://mytopfiverecords.podbean.com/e/jay-stiles-top-five-records  

 

JAY STILES SOCIAL

https://www.facebook.com/crystalfingerforreal/

https://www.instagram.com/crystalfinger1/

 

MY SOCIAL

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

 

TATE MAYEUX TOP FIVE RECORDS

April 14th, 2020

Today I’m talking to Tate Mayeux.  He’s half of the band called Mayeux and Broussard and I love the way he writes songs. He’s got a place called the Long Play Lounge and it’s KILLER.  They’ve got a ton of vinyl records, craft cocktails and craft beers.  It’s an epic hang.  Go check it out at 704 W St Johns Ave right around the corner from where Airport runs into North Lamar.  

 

They’ve got a release coming out at the end of April at the Sage Brush on South Congress.  I’ll definitely be there if the stay at home restriction is not still in place.

 

If you want to check out the Mayeux & Broussard, you can find them at www.mbtxmusic.com/  For social you can find them at mayeux_broussard on Instagram and Mayeuxandbroussard on Facebook

 

If you’ve got the gumption, head over to THE BIG GUN SHOW DOT COM and check out what my band is up to these days.  You can also catch us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with a handle of thebiggunshowband.  Our most consistent gig is our monthly residency at The Little Longhorn Saloon here in Austin.  Home of Chicken Shit Bingo.  We play the happy hour on the first Friday of every month.  Bring Grandma.  She’ll have a blast

 

I’ll be back in two weeks and then every other week after that.

 

Close your eyes. You’re back on that desert island again.  What five records do you have?

  

http://www.mbtxmusic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/mayeux_broussard/

https://www.facebook.com/mayeuxandbroussard/

 

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

 

 

KELLY GREEN TOP FIVE RECORDS

March 31st, 2020

Tonight I’m chatting with Kelly Green of Madam Radar.  Well they just changed their name from The Texas KGB to Madam Radar due to others that are down on the name KGB.  Jace, her husband and I had a conversation about it and it’s not about the Solviet Union.  I always love the name because it reminds me of my college days and the killer green bud.  They play the third Monday of every month at 121.  New record came out in February that is self titled.  PLEASE definitely check it out.

 

Anyway, we have an awesome conversation and it couldn’t be more obvious how close she is to her brother.  She talks about how her dad had a record deal and turned her on to UFO driving around with him.  Her brother’s in the room and you can here him chime in every now and then.  We talk about how we both love to have others jam with us at our shows and how two guitars are sooooo much better than one. 

 

Her husband Jace can take your new jean jacket and distress it and sew all these badass patches all over it.  Wicked awesome!  I totally meant to give mine to her tonight but I sooo forgot.

 

She’s been doing this thing called the PAACK.  Basically it’s an all female band and the first letter of their each of their names spells out PAACK.  Paige, Andrea, Amanda (LOVE HER), Cari and Kelly.  They play happy hour at CBoys on Mondays.  Go check her out there or go to a Madam Radar show.  She rips on the guitar.

 

Check them out on the ole interweb at www.madamradar.com.  For both Instagram and facebook, their handle is MADAM RADAR MUSIC.

 

If you’ve got the gumption, head over to www.thebiggunshow.com and check out what my band is up to these days.  You can also catch us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with a handle of thebiggunshowband.  Our most consistent gig is our monthly residency at The Little Longhorn Saloon here in Austin.  Home of Chicken Shit Bingo.  We play the happy hour on the first Friday of every month.  Bring Grandma.  She’ll have a blast

 

https://www.madamradar.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MadamRadarMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/madamradarmusic/

 

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

NICK JAMES TOP FIVE RECORDS

March 17th, 2020

I’m talking to Nick James.  His real last name is Boettcher but everyone knows how to pronounce James over Boettcher.  He’s the lead guitar of the Reverent Few, a killer Austin band with a ton of soul and groove.  I loved talking with Nick about his top five.  It’s just so lovely how everyone picks their top five for different reasons.  Some day I will understand Bob Dylan.  Believe me. I want to get it.  I just don’t yet.

They’ve got an album coming out later this month on Saturday, March 28th, at the Continental Club.  They hit the stage at 10pm.  It’s gonna be epic.  You should really check this out. 

If you want to check out the Reverent Few on social or the web

www.thereverentfew.com

https://www.facebook.com/thereverentfew

Close your eyes. You’re back on that desert island again.  What five records do you have?

Until next time...

#nickjames #nickboettcher #mytopfiverecords #topfiverecords #topfive #podcast #desertisland #jail #tuneinturnondropout #honkyrock #highnoon #artist #musician #songwriter
 

AJ Vallejo’s Top Five Records

March 3rd, 2020

Tonight I am talking to AJ Vallejo.  AJ is the frontman of Austin’s legendary rock band called Vallejo. He has produced my band’s two albums and was Producer of the Year from 2014 thru 2016.  He’s an amazing guitarist and vocalist and I am honored to call him my friend.

  

You're going to love AJ’s top 5.  Motorhead would never be in mine but I guess I can see why it’s in his.  If I had to guess one of AJ’s I would have scored as I knew RATT would be one of them. 

 

My favorite part of this episode was what AJ was wearing.  It was Halloween night and he showed up as Prince.  He had the gold chains hanging in his face.  Really made me laugh.

 

Close your eyes.  You’re now on a desert island.  What 5 records do you have?

 

#mytopfiverecords #podcast #desertisland #jail #tuneinturnondropout #honkyrock #album #artist #musician #songwriter

 

AJ SOCIAL: 

https://www.ajvallejo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ajvallejomusic/

https://www.instagram.com/ajvallejo/

 

MY SOCIAL:

https://www.thebiggunshow.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.facebook.com/mytopfiverecords

 

CAMPFIRE GATHERING:

https://www.campfiregathering.com

https://www.instagram.com/campfiregathering/

JOSH DUKE TOP FIVE RECORDS

February 18th, 2020

Tonight I am talking to Josh Duke.  He’s the main man of Campfire Gathering and he asked me to be the camp counselor for the event.  I told him that I always knew my strength was songwriting but that I knew at my age that there was no way I could make it as a performing musician.  What he was asking me to do is what I ACTUALLY LOVE  to do.  Engage the people.  So here I am engaging with people of like minds.

 

Campfire Gathering takes place on March 16th and 17th in the pristine Texas hill country at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs just 30 minutes west of Austin.  Escape the craziness of SXSW. No lines. No waiting.  Epic food and killer music.  Tack on adult camp activities like archery and Axe throwing.  How about a side of yoga and massage with a sidecar of one of the best music lineups today.  Don’t miss this.

 

Anyway, Josh used to run sound for Willie Nelson and Guns and Roses.  He LOVES the Cure. I sang Lovesong at his wedding accompanied by his brother James.  I actually gave him as a baby present for his new daughter, two CDs of lullabies from GnR and the Cure.  The icing on the cake was the toddler onsie that says, “Sweet Child O Mine”

 

One last thing.  Some have asked me about the episode images.  The podcast logo is a sunset backdrop with the silhouette of a woman and a record player.  Each episode image is of the podcastee’s carving of their name in the table I built for a coffee table in 1992.

 

Let’s get to the conversation but first…

 

Close your eyes.  You’re now on a desert island.  What 5 records do you have?

 

#mytopfiverecords #podcast #desertisland #jail #tuneinturnondropout #honkyrock #album #artist #musician #songwriter

 

LISTEN HERE:

https://mytopfiverecords.podbean.com/e/josh-duke-top-five-records

 

MY SOCIAL

https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/

https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

https://www.facebook.com/mytopfiverecords

 

CAMPFIRE SOCIAL

https://www.campfiregathering.com

https://www.instagram.com/campfiregathering/

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