Episode 56: Mark Ibold (Pavement, Sonic Youth)

Mark Ibold has been a part of a few things in my life that I hold very dear. First, he was the bass player in Pavement. Easily one of the most unique bands of the last 25 years and one of my favorite bands ever. Secondly, he is a bartender at the Great Jones Cafe in NYC. Its a place that I go regularly and have had countless memorable days and nights in. There is something incredibly magical about the Great Jones and Marc and the rest of the staff play a big part of why that is.

I’ve wanted to get Mark on the podcast for a long time. I’ve seen him around for years but it was until a few months ago that I let him know that I was a huge fan and I really wanted to sit down and talk for this show. He agreed to do it and we had a fantastic conversation. I’m not really sure what I thought talking to him in this context would be like, but it greatly exceeded my expectations. This was a lot of fun and he is a great guy. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.

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Episode 50: Catfish

Today’s guest is Catfish. Catfish would never want to admit this because he is a humble dude, but he is a bit of a legend in Savannah. He won lifetime tickets to see their minor league baseball team by sleeping in the stadium for over a week, he played Tommy Ramone in the CBGB’s movie, he was a bartender at Pinky Masters (arguably one of the most legendary bars in America) and thats just the tip of the iceberg that is Catfish. He is an incredibly gracious individual and I was honored to have him on the podcast. Very rarely in life do you run across truly genuine people who appreciate the world they live in, and he is one of them. Dig it.

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Episode 39: Rippah

Most of you wont be familiar with Andrew Rippley, but you should become familiar with him. He is, in general, a badass. I hold that term in the highest regard. He is a concert oboist, masterful cocktail maker, and a lover of many things. I only met him about a year and a half ago, and he has quickly become one of my favorite people on earth. If you ever find yourself in Savannah, keep your eyes peeled for Rippah.  Ask him to make you a drink and then have a conversation. You wont be disappointed.

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