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August 18th, 2020

Today I’m talking to Mike G.  He’s the main man in his band, the Jukebox Heroes.  Today’s episode is going to be a little different.  Usually, I speak with the podcastees about the top five records that they could only have for the rest of their lives.  About a year ago, I was at the One 2 One bar on South Lamar and having a talk with Mike G.  We were talking in depth about the Stones and I mentioned that he should be on my podcast.  Then I said, let’s make it a top 3 Stones records podcast.  After many high fives, hugs and laughs, we decided we were going to do it.  Basically, this episode is two Stone’s fanatics talking about a subject they both love.



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?


June 9th, 2020


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?


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.



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?

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?









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  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?




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

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

Until next time...

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