41 episodes

What does a sound engineer do? How does a record label form? Kat interviews people from all over the music industry from band to journalist asking them their story and about their connection with music. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays. Full show notes: stmpodcast.com

Start the Music! Katrina Griffiths

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What does a sound engineer do? How does a record label form? Kat interviews people from all over the music industry from band to journalist asking them their story and about their connection with music. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays. Full show notes: stmpodcast.com

    Start the Music - 041 The Alberta Punk Scene

    Start the Music - 041 The Alberta Punk Scene

    On this episode a discussion with fellow Albertan punk rock aficionado Shannon about the Alberta punk scene and so much more. Also, what do bees waggle dances have to do with a person's taste in music? Tune in! 
    See stmpodcast.com for track listings

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Start the Music 040 - Music Roundup Fall Edition

    Start the Music 040 - Music Roundup Fall Edition

    The music has been piling up! This episode brings new (to the podcast) tracks from around the world, some shoutouts and... what more do you need? MUSIC! 

    • 38 min
    Start the Music 039 - The History of Cover Songs

    Start the Music 039 - The History of Cover Songs

    This episode, we change up the format and I discuss the evolution of the cover song from the 1940s to now and play some punk covers.

    See the full show notes including links to sources at: 

    stmpodcast.com

    • 42 min
    Start the Music 038 - Tabbert Fiiller (director)

    Start the Music 038 - Tabbert Fiiller (director)

    On this episode an interview with Tabbert Fiiller, director of the documentary The Public Image is Rotten. We talk about his time interviewing John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL), how the documentary came to be and the quip in the film about a Toyota vs a Rolls Royce.
    Now playing in cinemas across North America: 
    https://thepublicimageisrotten.com/
    TRACK LISTING: 
    1. Percentages - Sauna Youth
    2. Hey - I Against I
    3. Not Nice - Lonely Parade
    4. Rise - PiL

    • 33 min
    Start the Music 037 - Jeff Leisawitz

    Start the Music 037 - Jeff Leisawitz

    On this episode I talk to songwriting instructor, author and man of many hats Jeff Leisawitz. We talk about his job teaching songwriting at Pacific Lutheran University and his book available on Amazon (and other fine places) Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

    • 55 min
    Start the Music 036 - Fran Strine (director)

    Start the Music 036 - Fran Strine (director)

    On this episode, director and "video guy" Fran Strine talks about his documentary Hired Gun, Ray Parker Jr., and those musicians you adore and don't even know their name. Watch Hired Gun on Netflix. Leave the podcast a review on iTunes!

    TRACK LISTING: 
    1. Misery Punk has ruined my life - Goodbye Blue Monday
    2. My Body, My Choice - Basic Bitches
    3. Lovely Day - Bill Withers

    • 44 min

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Move out of your comfort zone

I’m not a punk fan but Kat has introduced me to so many new bands and genres. Her interview style is informative and informal. She gets out of the way of her guests and lets them be themselves.

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