Mostly Harmless With Dammit Damian - Punk Rock Podcast

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: "HOLIDAYS FROM HELL!" Guests include Bree Davies (Welcome To Rock Island Podcast, Denver Westword), Comedian Kevin O'Brien (These Things Matter Podcast) & musical guest: Jack's Smirking Revenge (Alex Pelissero)! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver! This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks

In this month's live episode, Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss horrible holidays past, the joys of retail and MORE! The gang also play a fun and filthy game of Mad Libs!This live event features a solo set with Alex Pelissero as Jack's Smirking Revenge!


Damian chats with Conor, Josh and Jon from FOXING on Conor's birthday in Denver, Colorado. The band is currently on tour in support of their newest full length, DEALER, out now on Triple Crown Records. The four of them hide from the impending snowstorm and have a deep, sometimes dark chat about DEALER, using music as therapy for the listeners and the musicians and embracing the love of fans. All of this and more in today's podcast!

Direct download: MH110_Foxing.mp3
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This week's guest is BOB SUREN! Bob Suren is the author behind one of my favorite book discoveries this year, Crate Digger, out now on Microcosm Publishing. The book is about his early childhood discoveries of punk rock, how that discovery became an obsession. He tells the stories of how he opened Sound Idea in Brandon, Florida and Burrito Records out of that same shop; not to mention how he met and fell in love with his wife in those hallowed halls.    Bob was recently in Denver to promote Crate Digger, and this interview was done at the 7th Circle Music Collective. This episode also includes exerts from the Crate Digger audio book, also out on Microcosm Publishing. 

Direct download: MH109_BobSuren_CrateDigger.mp3
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James Alex and JP Flexner of Beach Slang talk about the influence of their former bands, Weston and Ex-Friends, has had on the success of Beach Slang. They talk about their graphic design/Art careers, Destiny, staying humble and how these components created their new record; "THE THINGS WE DO TO FIND PEOPLE LIKE US," out now on Polyvinyl! All of this and MORE!

Direct download: MH108_BeachSlang.mp3
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JOE SIB, the comedian, founder of SideOneDummy Records, host of Complete Control Radio and vocalist for WAX & 22 Jacks; joins Damian at the Comedy Works loft in Denver, Colorado. The two drink too much coffee and chat about the band WAX, working with Spike Jonze, and Joe's role at SideOneDummy. The two also talk about their experiences working in Comedy and Joe talks about finding courage to follow your own path! All of this and more in today's episode!

Direct download: MH107_Joe_Sib_SideOneDummy_Comedian.mp3
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Mostly Harmless Live: "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark!" Join us as special guests Comedian Mara Wiles, Author Josiah Hesse, & Musical guest The Knew discuss the things that scared them scared them as children and now as adults and how to face your own fears! This episode features a comedy set from Mara Wiles and live performance from THE KNEW!!! Recorded October 8th, 2015 at Mutiny Information Cafe! Sponsored by Ratio Beerworks

Direct download: MH106_ScaryStories_MaraWiles_JosiahHesse_TheKnew.mp3
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A few weeks back we traveled to Durango, Colorado for the best damned beer festival in the United States, the Ska Brewing 20th Anniversary Party & Brewers Invitational! In this week's episode we meet up with both REEL BIG FISH and MAD CADDIES to drink beer at a beer festival and to chat about..... What else??? BEER! First Beers, favorite beers, making your own beers and MORE! 

Direct download: MH105_ReelBigFish_MadCaddies_SkaBrewing.mp3
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SOUL ASYLUM! WHAT?!? Damian's favorite band from when he was 14 is this week's special guest! Damian hangs out and chats with Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner and drummer Michael Bland about their early origin stories, how they found their paths, destiny and the importance of getting off the couch! Michael Bland also talks about how he came to be Prince's drummer in 1989 and more!  

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

Also in this episode is Soul Asylum fan and fantastic artist, Sean Tiffany! Tiffany is the mastermind behind Oil Can Drive, a futuristic band in space comic book series! Tiffany has also worked for Marvel comics, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated! 

Direct download: MH104_Soul_Asylum_Sean_Tiffany.mp3
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Jeff Rosenstock is the guest on this week's podcast! Damian gets birthday drunk and chats with Jeff about 30's, zines vs podcasts, the end of Bomb The Music Industry & the beginnings of the new band, the WE COOL? record, the Bomb documentary, being a lifer & oh so much more!

Direct download: MH103_Jeff_Rosenstock_BombTheMusicIndustry.mp3
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MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE From Denver Comic Con 2015: COMICS VS COMICS: Adventures in Wrestling! We meet up with Comedians Nathan Lund & Jim Hickox as they speak with comic book creators Zak Kinsella & Gerhard Kaaihue about their love of wrestling, lessons wrestling taught them and the importance of participating in the things you love. Pro-Wrestlers Xander Kreed and Alabaster Cain make surprise appearances as well!

Direct download: MH102_DCC2015_Comicsvscomics_Wrestling.mp3
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Alkaline Trio bassist, Dan Andriano talks about his new band, The Emergency Room, working with Jeff Rosenstock, what he wanted to be when he grew up, his relationship with Mike Park of Asian Man Records and his daughters intense love of music. All of this and more!

Direct download: MH101_Dan_Andriano_The_Emergency_Room_Alkaline_Trio.mp3
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In this 100th episode of Mostly Harmless, the microphone gets turned on our host Damian Burford, as his old friend, former roommate and Denver comedian Eric Henderson asks questions about 100 episodes of Mostly Harmless, Worldly travels, creativity and oh so much more!

Direct download: MH100_Damian_Burford_Eric_Henderson.mp3
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MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE with Comedian Cory Helie (Host of Welcome To Denver Podcast) , Tattoo artist Jen LaBounta (From Johnny's Tattoo) & musical guest: Sour Boy Bitter Girl (Acoustic with Benjamin Buttice & Alex Bailey)!! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

In this month's live episode, Damian is about the embark of on a (volunteer) trip of a lifetime to Thailand! He asks the crew about their adventures in traveling, vacationing and so much more as it turns into a show about pooping.

The gang also play another rousing game of "Who said it? Oprah, Hillary Clinton or SCREECH!"

This live event features stand up by Cory Helie and features an intimate acoustic set from Sour Boy, Bitter Girl!

Direct download: MH99_Live_SourBoyBitterGirl_CoryHellie_Jen_Labounta.mp3
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This week we have two interviews from DENVER COMIC CON!! First off, we do a man on the street style chat with SAM SPINA, indie comix creator turned Nickelodeon Cartoon Creator and Storyboard artist for REGULAR SHOW!!

Then Dammit Damian hosts a Panel interview with the almighty LIZ PRINCE! Liz Prince is of course the artist of the graphic novel TOMBOY and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed, and Ignatz award winning comic. You may have also seen Liz's work grace the covers of Masked Intruder records, Razorcake Magazine or taking over the world of the Tumblrspheer.


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Filmmaker Adam Green discusses the influence of rock music on his filmmaking, American Werewolf in London, relationship with fans and GWAR, The Movie Crypt Podcast and his newest film: Digging Up The Marrow!

Direct download: MH97_Adam_Green_DiggingUpTheMarrow.mp3
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In this month's live episode, we talk about shitty jobs and our adventures in Employment with Comedian Timmi Lasley & Comic artist Jake Fairly & musical guest: BLACK DOTS! We talk about when and where our dreams died and how we work to keep our artistic journey's alive.  All of this and a rousing game of "Who Said it?" Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ultimate Warrior or STING (not that Sting.)

Direct download: MH96_LIVE03_Blackdots_TimmiLasley_JakeFairly.mp3
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Comedian Ian Douglas Terry does COOL SHIT. We talk to IDT about his punk rock past, wrestling, THE FEST comedy shows, Crom Fest and how goes against the traditional comedy path and goes his own way. All of this and oh so much more.

Direct download: MH95_Ian_Douglas_Terry_Crom_Fest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm MDT

This week I interview SUCCESS! I join members Aaron-Rev Peters and Austin Jones outside the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado! We talk with the band members about chasing Success, Bottlecap Studios, joining Red Scare Industries & working with Toby Jeg. We also find time to talk to the band about their Seattle hometown scene, building your own scene, participating in your town and oh so many ways that you and your own band can find SUCCESS!

Direct download: MH94_Success_Red_Scare.mp3
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MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE with Muscle Beach, Comedian Eric Henderson & Comic artist Gerhard Kaaihue!! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

In this month's live episode, Damian drinks way too much and swaps stories with the guys about roommates. During which Damian discovers he's a terrible roommate and gets advice from the gang about working relationships, how to be a better person and we hear funny stories of lives lived in close proximities that go completely wrong!

Direct download: mh93_Live_MuscleBeach_EricHenderson_GerardKaaihue.mp3
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CHRIS FOGAL! In this week's interview we join The Gamits front man at his recording studio, Black In Bluhm, to talk about the studio's success, Denver at large and his new band: DWAYNE and their self-titled debut on Paper + Plastick!

Direct download: MH92_ChrisFogal_Dwayne_BlackInBluhm_Gamits.mp3
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Damian travels north to Boulder to meet up with filmmaker Alex Cox. Cox has been teaching film at the University of Colorado for the last four years and has recently finished a collaborative project with the students on an adaptation of the Harry Harrison novel of the same name. 

We meet up with Alex Cox at his local pub (Under The Sun in Boulder) and over a few beers we have a fantastic chat that covers everything from Repo Man, Elvis Costello, Harry Dean Stanton, film school, teaching young minds, working on Bill The Galactic Hero and oh so much more! It was a fantastic chat, lively and full of energy and interesting directions. 

Direct download: MH91_Alex_Cox_RepoMan_SidNancy.mp3
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MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE IS BACK! This is the first episode of our new run. Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver! In this episode, we are joined by comedian Ian Douglas Terry, Comic artist Zak Kinsella & musical guest: Sleeping Weather to discuss unrequited love and those early school boy heartbreaks that made us the "Men" we are today! We also make a mixtape and play a rousing game of "Who said it? Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage or Rosie O'Donnell!"

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & Death Wish Coffee!

Direct download: MH90_live_IanDouglasTerrySleepingWeatherZakKinsella.mp3
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TWO RAMONES! TWO INTERVIEWS! ONE PODCAST! Marky Ramone talks sobriety, dreams and his new book; Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone! CJ Ramone talks to us about how he became the Ramones Bass player, his Autistic son Liam & giving up Rock N Roll for him and his newest album: LAST CHANCE TO DANCE!

Direct download: MH89_Marky_Ramone_CJ_Ramone.mp3
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Denver's most notorious party band, DIRTY FEW chat about going to military school, smoking weed, Louisiana living, moving to Denver and van trouble on tour. Most importantly we talk about their newest record, Party Or Don't, out February 19th & 20th at the Hi-Dive Denver!

We also chat with our newest sponsor, RATIO BEERWORKS! Founders Jason zumBrunnen & Zach Lowery tell us why Denver needs another brewery, how they work their punk rock origins into the Ratio & their upcoming grand opening!


Direct download: MH88_Dirty_Few_Ratio_Beerworks.mp3
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Woah! We get in deep with this week's interview with TIM O'HARA, the founding drummer of THE LILLINGTONS, the founder of Stabbed in Back & the new drummer for Toronto, Canada hardcore act: BRUTAL YOUTH! 

We sit back with Tim and we talk to him about about marriage, mormon missions, drumming, middle school band politics, missing the boat on Fat Wreck Chords and oh so much more in this in depth interview! Interview starts at 11:00 in! 

Direct download: MH87_Tim_Ohara_Lillingtons_Brutal_Youth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am MDT

It's storytime with SCOOTER JAMES! Jimmy Pinhead himself sits down with Damian on the freezing cold patio at Illegal Pete's in Denver to drink several pitchers of Coors Lite while chatting about the upcoming Pinhead Circus reunion shows with the NOBODYS! 

We talk for a little over an hour, that was recorded. We talked about Scooter's first guitar, becoming a father, tour hi-jinks with the Nobodys, being a mid-level punk rock band in the 90's and oh so much more. We even find time to talk about Pinhead Circus's famous former drummer, Brandon Barnes of Rise Against Fame! All this and oh so much more as we try to stay warm on a cold, cold, Friday night at Illegal Pete's! 

Check out Pinhead Circus this weekend with the NOBODYS. January 30th at the Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs & January 31st at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

Direct download: MH86_Scooter_James_Pinhead_Circus.mp3
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