Are you a dad? Do you love music? Are you a dad who loves music? Then this is the podcast for you! On Dad Rocks! we discuss what it means to be a parent and a music lover, and how those two elements of our lives sometimes collide.
The Fine Line of Supporting or Pushing Kids
On this episode the guys discuss the idea of supporting kids in their hobbies and interests, and how it can easily become pushing kids when they start to lose interest, especially when lots of money has been invested. To add some context to the conversation, Josh interviews DJ Vivy, an 8-year old DJ from NYC, and her mom, Erika, about Vivy's burgeoning career and how it evolved into a business. (Video of the interview and tour of the Funk Bus can be found here: https://youtu.be/rN0IpEA-HpM.) As always, the guys will talk about what they've been listening to at the end of the show. You can find all of the music heard on a Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/2S0nmqD.
Organizations in Need: Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus
This is the first of what we hope will be a series of minisodes that focuses on non-profit organizations that are in need of financial help due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This minisode features Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, an arts non-profit out of Elmer, NJ. Josh spoke with Jennie Quinn, the Public Outreach Director for Appel Farm, about what's going on there and how the pandemic has impacted the organization. We urge you to donate to Appel Farm which you can do by clicking here: http://appelfarm.org/donate. Their social media links are https://www.instagram.com/appelfarmarts/, https://www.facebook.com/appelfarmarts, and https://www.youtube.com/user/AppelFarmArtsCamp1.
What Is Dad Rock? An Interview With Rob Mitchum
In this episode Josh and Joe talk with veteran rock music writer and critic Rob Mitchum about his use of the term "Dad Rock", his love of the Grateful Dead and Phish, and his career at Pitchfork. It's a long conversation, but really good (at least we think so)! Afterwords, the guys discuss the music they have been listening to recently. Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/3cvhdMI.
In this episode Josh, Joe, and Steve discuss music and media with "explicit content" and whether clean versions of songs actually work or not.
Life during COVID-19 and Social Justice
Navigating COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and Remote Gigs with your children.
Welcome to Dad Rocks!
This is the first episode of the Dad Rocks! podcast. In this episode we introduce ourselves, going over who we are, then discuss how our parents influenced our taste in music and how we, as fathers, hope to do the same to our kids. Finally, we go over music we have recently been enjoying.Spotify playlist of songs: https://spoti.fi/38hSCIW. Recorded April 30, 2020