207 episodes

"Never forget what made you - YOU" Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips to the Video Store, life changing first concerts and who's poster hung on their walls as a kid.

Straight To Video Rob Lane

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"Never forget what made you - YOU" Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips to the Video Store, life changing first concerts and who's poster hung on their walls as a kid.

    Episode 206 - Catherine Mary Stewart

    Episode 206 - Catherine Mary Stewart

    We talk to Catherine Mary Stewart - Actress who starred in such classic films as The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet, Mischief and Weekend at Bernies. Catherine shares with us her journey from Canada to London where she would land her first film role before heading to Los Angeles and the rollercoaster ride of iconic film roles which continue to impact on generations to this day. She shares stories of family history, her friendships with cast members and crew which still hold strong today and humbly shows her appreciation for the love her roles continue to receive decades later.

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 45 min
    Episode 205 - Johnny Walker

    Episode 205 - Johnny Walker

    We talk to Johnny Walker - Media Historian, Associate Professor at Northumbria University and author of the book 'Rewind, Replay : Britain and the Video Boom 1978- 92'. We talk all about Johnny's earliest memories of visiting the video shop and the impact the format's amazing artwork would have on him, the various video shops he would spend time in but also how his journey culminates in documenting the history of this long gone media format in his latest book and the impact it continues to have on today's culture.

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 52 min
    Episode 204 - Marco Mendoza

    Episode 204 - Marco Mendoza

    We talk to Marco Mendoza - Bassist and Rock n Roll Journeyman returns to the Podcast to discuss his latest album 'New Direction'. On this great follow up episode, Marco shares stories of his early journey into Los Angeles and Hollywood to make his name as a much in demand bass player and touring musician. We learn of his struggles with addiction, the road to recovery and a second chance with his career thanks to an unlikely rock and roll ally.

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 32 min
    Episode 203 - Jay Butler

    Episode 203 - Jay Butler

    We talk to Jay Butler - Frontman for Grand Theft Audio. It's been over two decades since the release of the debut album 'Blame Everyone' from British Rock Band Grand Theft Audio. Something of a supergroup at the time featuring members of The Wildhearts, 3 Colours Red and Real TV, the band would be signed before they'd even entered a rehearsal room and would set their sights directly at the USA with their heady mix of Rock, Punk, Alternative and Electronic Anthems which were perfect for the new millennium. As bright as they initially shone they would implode just as quickly due to record company disputes but two decades later, frontman Jay and drummer Ritch Battersby return with a brand new album 'Pass Me The Conch'. Jay joins the show to chat all about his childhood, growing up, introductions to music and the whirlwind experience of GTA.

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 46 min
    Episode 202 - Gary Smart

    Episode 202 - Gary Smart

    We talk to Gary Smart - Producer for Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK who specialise in feature length retrospective documentaries of Cult Classic movies from Return of the Living Dead, Fright Night, Hellraiser and the upcoming releases Pennywise : The Story of IT, RoboDoc and Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares : The Robert Englund Story. Gary shares with us his early introductions into horror from a very young age and how his connection and eventual friendship with legendary actor, the late Don Calfa would forever shape the career path he took.

    This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.
    https://deadskullcoffee.co.uk/discount/STV

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 55 min
    Episode 201 - Slyder Smith

    Episode 201 - Slyder Smith

    We talk to Slyder Smith - Guitarist & Singer Songwriter. On the eve of release for the brand new album 'Charm Offensive', released as Slyder Smith & The Oblivion Kids, we trace Slyder's journey from early gigs and music introductions through to moving to London and the legacy of the much loved and respected Power Pop Glam Rockers The Last Great Dreamers. It's a journey that sees the impact London had on his career from shows at the legendary Marquee club, band name changes, relentlessly following your dreams but still finding himself as passionate about music today as he ever was.

    This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.
    https://deadskullcoffee.co.uk/discount/STV

    Intro Music by Johnny Monaco
    https://www.johnnymonaco.com/

    Incidental Music by Night Fires

    Please visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://patreon.com/stvpod 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Matt Gibson 86 ,

Excellent podcast

Really enjoyable podcast. Rob's got a great, conversational interview style. Seems to get a lot out of his guests.

Superfurrychub ,

A Great Podcast

As with most of my daily podcasts I discovered this show when an artist I like (Ginger) appeared on it but soon became hooked,its a good sign when you can enjoy listening to guests you have little or no interest in talk about themselves which in turn leads you to check out their music or art, Rob has nailed this and his background in the music industry provides him with the knowledge to engage and relate to his guests that other hosts may lack.
Great show.

JoPz0 ,

I LOVE the Straight To Video podcast

I LOVE the Straight To Video podcast. I often don't know much about the guests but they really teach me a lot, especially about music I wouldn't normally listen to. I'm a huge Busted fan so the Matt Willis episode was one of the BEST. Thanks Rob. :-)

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