Episode 58: Deathrock Jubilee

For this episode goth DJ, record label founder, and accountant Erica Moulinier stops by to talk death, rock, deathrock, accounting, and the importance of creating an infrastructure for the things you love.

Along the way, we talk punk culture, the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer, being addicted to the joy of discovery, and fond memories of counting change at grandma’s house.  Oh, and we also chat about why Morrissey makes us sadder now than ever.

Erica is a DJ for the Second Skin, a regular goth dance series at Brillobox in Pittsburgh.  Erica also has started a record label called Play Alone Records, that is poised to take over the world in 2018.  She is also offers accounting services for dreamers and misanthropes at her business Moulin Consulting.

And as always, I can’t help but say the F-word.

Episode 34: Silence: The Sound of a Band That is Absolutely Something

Silence is a very exciting Pittsburgh band on the verge of a very big year.  They are a little bit crusty, a little bit gothy, and their politics are left wing, which is the better wing when you think about it.  In this podcast, we talk about their two upcoming 2016 releases, and maybe somebody remembered to mention their cross country tour this summer.  We also talk about why The Rolling Stones are evil but not in a cool way.  Also, there was a thunderstorm in February.

We listen to two of their songs.  “War Drums” will be available on their album The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing from Profane Existence Records in April.  “Swimming with Boys” is from their EP due later in the year.  This version of “Swimming with Boys” was recorded live for the WRCT show Advanced Calculus, and it is available from the Silence Bandcamp page.  The Silence Facebook page is the best way to follow the band’s adventures and release schedule.

We swear a lot.

Finally, this podcast seems long.  That’s because it has a hidden track.  I was getting levels and everyone was being too funny.  It’s perfect for anyone who wonders what happens before I do my intro, which is no one.