Episodes

A Different Kind Of Music Job w/ Dan & Krystal (Warm Audio & Audio-Technica)

Nov. 28, 2022

Today I am talking to Dan and Krystal from a company called Online Marketing. (No it isn't necessarily THAT kind of online marketing). They hold a rather unique position in the musical instruments market that I do not think …

Street Mosh Pits w/ Jon Orc of Hemorage

Nov. 21, 2022

Hemorage are a San Francisco based band who have made a name for themselves by performing heavy thrash metal out of their van. They just pull up outside of a venue (oftentimes venues that refused to book them) and rip a fant…

Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters

Nov. 14, 2022

This is definitely one of those "pinch me" moments. Chris Shiflett is not only a member of one of the raddest bands of all time, but he also is the host of a podcast that I love called Walking The Floor which you definitely …

Mr. Robert Keeley!!!

Nov. 7, 2022

This is a long overdue episode! I am bringing back one of my favorite people, Bob Keeley himself. When Rob agreed to come on the podcast way back in 2015, I was not only flabergasted that he agreed to it, but it was one of t…

Caving In w/ Ryan of Fuzzrocious Pedals

Oct. 31, 2022

On this glorious episode, Ryan Ratajski from Fuzzrocious Pedals returns to the podcast to nerd out with Blake about Thrice's Alchemy Index, talk about his new collaboration with the band Cave In, and just generally hag out f…

Video Games Started It All w/ Ayla Tesler-Mabe

Oct. 24, 2022

Lots of people have theorized that the video game "Rock Band" may have kick started a whole generation of guitarists. Ayla proves that that might just be true. We had a great conversation about bringing just what the song ne…

Protesting... Music? w/ Pat Finnerty

Oct. 17, 2022

WHAT MAKES THIS SONG STINK? That is the question that launched Pat's YouTube career. In the depths of lockdown, Pat Finnerty, a lifetime musician from Scranton, PA started making videos critiquing songs. I found him via a vi…

Dumble Drama w/ Taylor of Amplified Nation

Oct. 11, 2022

What is the deal with Dumble Amplifiers? What is it about these guitar amplifiers that cause so much of a stir amongst us guitar geeks? Is the Overdrive Special really magical? Is a Steel String Singer deserving of it's lege…

Mark Agnesi of Gibson Guitars

Oct. 3, 2022

Mark Agnesi first popped up in internet guitarland as the host of Guitar of The Day and other such content for the legendary Norman's Rare Guitars in Los Angeles, California. Eventually he became the Director of Brand Experi…

PIZZA. PEDALS. PODCAST. w/ Scott's Pizza Tours

Sept. 26, 2022

It was bound to happen eventually... I am very excited to welcome to the podcast Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours! In another life, Scott was a touring musician who had a breakthrough while sampling various famous pizzeri…

What Is A Guitar Pedal? w/ Addison from The JHS Show

Sept. 19, 2022

On this week's episode, I am stoked to be talking to Addison Sauvan from JHS Pedals/The JHS Show! We had a brilliant chat about his career and how it has lead him to a spot on one of the most popular gear channels on YouTube…

Working For Free w/ Ian Martin Allison Main

Sept. 12, 2022

Ian Martin Allison is a bassist. And not just any bassist, this dude is an absolute MONSTER on the instrument. Ever since he was first "forced" into the roll of commanding the low end, he developed a true passion for the ins…

Know Your Worth w/ Corey Congilio

Sept. 5, 2022

Welcome to today's episode! Today I'm talking to Corey Congilio. Corey has made his living as a professional guitarist for many years, and has done session work/toured with a ton of different artists. The dude has a ton of i…

The Origin of Origin Effects w/ John Dines

Aug. 29, 2022

Here we go! This week I have John Dines from Origin Effects on the show this week to discuss his musical history, how he got into messing with electronics, and the history of Origin Effects. Everything from Digitech Pod ripo…

Everything Is Pro-Wrestling w/ Exel

Aug. 22, 2022

Is the whole entertainment industry kafabe? The rules are made up and the points don't matter? Maybe... On this episode I'm talking with Exel. The dude is a lifelong musician based in the big ole state of Texas. On this epis…

How To Get Sponsored? w/ Alex Auxier (Origin Effects, Victory Amps, Stringjoy)

Aug. 15, 2022

How do I get sponsored? How do I get FREE GEAR??? These are questions that I get fairly consistently and the short answer is that nothing is free. The long answer is at least partially contained in this podcast episode. Alex…

Is It OK To Smash Guitars? w/ Kai West

Aug. 8, 2022

What do Wendy O. Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Pete Townshend, Mike McCready, and Blake Wyland have in common? We have all SMASHED GUITARS as part of a public performance. This polarizing practice is so deeply integra…

Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down

Aug. 1, 2022

It is officially one of those times again... System Of A Down are one of my biggest musical inspirations. Toxicity literally did not leave my Discman for about a year and a half. (Yes Discman. I said what I said.) The dudes …

Tweaking The Tone Of Your Life (Big KO Part 2)

July 25, 2022

Welcome "back" to the podcast my dude Kareem Denis, otherwise known as Big KO! When KO and I recorded several months ago, I knew that his Patron conversation was going to have to be public at some point. He made some very cr…

There Is Actually Guitar On This One! w/ Aaron of Intervals

July 18, 2022

What is this? A guitar announcement on a guitar podcast complete with ACTUAL GUITAR PLAYING??? This madness. Blake must have officially lost his mind. This is Aaron's second appearance on the show, and he is debuting his new…

Live From The Shred Shed w/ Charles Henry of Silktone Amps

July 15, 2022

Here you are folks! This week you are getting a bonus episode with my guy Charles Henry from Silktone Amps! Charles visited Portland because he has a bunch of friends up here, and we decided to get some Vietnamese and do som…

37 Surgeries & Van Halen w/ Pete & Dede Dankelson

July 11, 2022

Peter Dankelson was born at 30 weeks and diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome. His Mom, Dede, kept a daily journal to update family and friends. This became known as " Pete's Diary " during the 102 days he was in the NICU. Fast…

The Man Behind The Curtain w/ James Santiago of Universal Audio

July 4, 2022

James Santiago is a super cool dude who is absolutely instrumental in so many facets of this crazy industry. There is a very good chance that you have put your hands (or feet) on products that James has had a hand in. Seriou…

PODCEPTION w/ Emily Harris, Jason Mays & Zach Broyles

June 27, 2022

Here we go good people! I am back from Gearfest with a whole pile of content to hand over to you! On this episode, I sat down with Jason Mays from Working Class Music, Emily Harris from Get Offset, and Zach Broyles from Myth…