The Designated Driver Podcast

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 13

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In Episode 13, we welcome our first comedian to Disgraceland! Darin Patterson joins us in studio to talk about performing in and hosting comedy shows, as well as the comedy scene in New York today. 

We compare performing comedy to playing music, discuss our favorite comedians and musical artists and even get into a font war among other things. 

Darin and Evan Morganstern are the hosts of FREE comedy show, Comic Sans at Over the Eight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You can find all of Darin’s upcoming performances on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 12

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In Episode 12, we welcome Delia Raven Stanley-Arrigo, AKA Delia The Artist, to Disgraceland! A resident of Brewster, NY - the same town our studio is in (and where all the magic happens) Delia is a very talented Singer Songwriter, Cousin to previous podcast guest, Rorie Kelly, and all around good person and bringer of cookies. 

We talk about the value of being a tourist in your own town, working to create a local original scene, NERFA, gnomes and so much more. Plus, we’re treated to an amazing live performance of some of Delia’s songs. 

Delia also curates Music Mondays on Facebook and we would like to extend a special invitation to any of the artists featured there to please join us on a future podcast. You can find Delia on Facebook and Twitter

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 11

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In Episode 11, we welcome talented singer/poet/visual artist, JESSE LEWIS to Disgraceland!

We discuss house shows, making your own scene, Jesse’s visual art, being in bands, admiring other bands, and so much more… To contact Jesse, go here,or here.

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 10

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In Episode 10, we welcome talented singer/songwriter, RORIE KELLY to Disgraceland! It’s been a while since our last podcast. We discuss what we’ve been up to and then sit down with Rorie.

We get into one of our favorite topics: music scenes, or the lack of, and get Rorie’s perspective on what’s happening right now on Long Island. Then, we captured a great in-studio performance of some of the music featured on her latest release, Sincerely Live. There will be video posted soon too!

You can follow Rorie Kelly on Twitter, like her on Facebook, visit her YouTube Channel, or check her out on ReverbNation.Her official site is: RorieKelly.com

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 9

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In Episode 9, we welcome one half of the band, STATION back to Disgraceland! It’s been another longer than we would like hiatus since last podcast, but we were THRILLED to have Patrick and Chris back in studio!

Stories from the road, performing at Rocklahoma, the new EP and filming a music video during Super Storm Sandy are just a few things we got to talk about in the hour we had with this great band.

You can follow STATION on Twitter, like them on Facebook, visit their YouTube Channel, or check them out on ReverbNation.

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 8

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In Episode 8, we welcome the incomparable JR Winston to Disgraceland! It’s been a long time since our last podcast and we were THRILLED to have such a strong, interesting guest in studio!

We get some brilliant poetry performed live, some musical history and a discussion from mix tapes, to roots, to Barry’s latest project and everything in between.

Thanks to all of you who are listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 7

In Episode 7, we continue with amazing in-studio guests and welcome Robert Loncto to Disgraceland! We talk about what the term singer-songwriter implies and why you might not want to be labeled as one. We even devise a new music genre description system based on the same terms used to describe porn. Trust us, it’s brilliant. 

Bobby talks about his current projects, The Danbury Lie and Black Tar Pineapple, as well as thoughts on his past projects and where his writing and performing is taking him now. 

We get a killer acoustic in-studio performance on top of that AND the whole thing clocks in at under 90 minutes for those of you who have been begging us to shut the fuck up!

As always, thanks for listening and if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 6

A few things like a Superstorm™, a Presidential Election and a Nor’easter tried to stand in the way of Podcast 6 getting out there. Here, slightly delayed, and finally, we present Designated Driver No. 6…

In the aftermath of the Hurricane, Superstorm or whatever you want to call it, people need help. So, if you have not already done so, please donate what you can to the Red Cross, The ASPCA, Occupy Sandy, or any/all of the organizations that are trying to help people get their lives put back together after the storm. That’s one thing we will not make light of or make fun of. 

So, before the insanity, we sat down with Brian Fostervold, veteran of the Danbury, CT music scene, rumored recluse, the man they like to call, “The Syd Barrett of Connecticut.” Why did we do this? First, it has been alleged that Brian never leaves his house. This myth was debumked as he spend hours with us in-studio! Two, we have a lot of musical history and college experiences in common with Brian and it was great to sit down and chat about that and where the music has gone in our little corner of the world and how parenthood works it’s way into all of that. Third, and most importantly, Brian was one of the first fans of the podcast and has helped spread the word to the masses. Who wouldn’t want their number one podcast fan on the show?!

This was also the first podcast that required minimal editing and clocked in at under 2 hours on it’s own … Maybe we CAN go live someday, now that we’re figuring out how to SHUT UP. Anyway, thanks for listening and please share this with your friends if you enjoy it. 

If you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 5

In Episode 5, we learn that Barry and Darrell CAN make a podcast without Greg … BUT, not without the harsh reality that Greg’s humor is sorely missed. So, join as as we curse Greg’s name and podcast without him. 

Fortunately, Our guest this time is Jason Gisser - One of the most talented and interesting independent solo artists that we know! We discuss everything from such non-musical topics as honey and factory farming, to Amanda Palmer and her silly little controversy. Then, we sit down with Jason and talk about being an independent artist and get some great insight on booking shows and succeeding in the current musical climate.

The Best Part: Jason also played 4 songs, acoustic, in-studio. His performance is definitely the highlight of this Podcast. 

Visit Jason Gisser’s Website to find out when he’s playing next, to get his music and see some great videos!

Greg joined us a few days later to record some BONUS material that will be available as a separate download soon… 

Until then, if you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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Designated Driver Podcast No. 4

In Episode 4 we discuss everything from the MTV Music Awards choosing to air their show during the Democratic National Convention, to the fact that everything comes back to 80s metal, Foamhenge, playing venues in NYC and Canada’s role as America’s Hat…

Our guests this week are Patrick and Chris from STATION! They joined us in studio to chat about their upcoming EP, traveling to Nashville to record and lots of other great topics. The best part? They perform four songs in-studio, acoustic, and really show their incredible talents and range. 

You can follow STATION on Twitter, like them on Facebook, visit their YouTube Channel, or check them out on ReverbNation for more! We will have video from their visit to Disgraceland Studio up here in the next few days. 

Songs Performed Live In Studio:

I’d Understand
More Than The Moon
Everything
I Can’t Live Without You 

If you’d like to talk about your art, your music, your scene, or anything related, we’d love to have YOU on an upcoming podcast.

To join us, just email guest@ddpodcast.com and we’ll be in touch!

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