14 episodes

I've spent the last 30 years creating experiences in music and video gaming and I sincerely hope hearing the names bring back memories of great experiences you have had at one of my events or shows. Tom Fest, Sometime Sunday, The Push, Tragedy Ann, Twin Sister, Gamechurch, Alpine, The Connection, The Armory, Epic, Spin Cycle, The Loft, Star Went Nova, Gecko Monks. We'll talk about all of that and much more here on Deconstruct. I hope you'll join me. If you'd like to see pictures, flyers and video check out my blog at www.mikeebridges.com Cheers from Southern California!

DECONSTRUCT WITH MIKEE BRIDGES Mikee Bridges

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

I've spent the last 30 years creating experiences in music and video gaming and I sincerely hope hearing the names bring back memories of great experiences you have had at one of my events or shows. Tom Fest, Sometime Sunday, The Push, Tragedy Ann, Twin Sister, Gamechurch, Alpine, The Connection, The Armory, Epic, Spin Cycle, The Loft, Star Went Nova, Gecko Monks. We'll talk about all of that and much more here on Deconstruct. I hope you'll join me. If you'd like to see pictures, flyers and video check out my blog at www.mikeebridges.com Cheers from Southern California!

    Episode 14: My fanboy dreams come true as I start a new club called 'The Push' and a new band called 'Sometime Sunday'.

    Episode 14: My fanboy dreams come true as I start a new club called 'The Push' and a new band called 'Sometime Sunday'.

    The early 90's were very busy for me. After moving to Portland from Southern California, I was a new father, I was working on my second club called the Push and also my new band Sometime Sunday. This episode I talk about that and the influence of people like Shayde Bridges, Todd Fadel of Sappo, Billy Power from Blenderhead, Andy Prickett of the Prayer Chain and Brandon Ebel from Tooth and Nail records. My musical world was about to come full circle as I would go from being a superfan to touring, recording and playing with some of my musical heroes. 

    • 57 min
    Episode 13: BLOOD, SWEAT AND SIN… the History of Christian Rock. A documentary tv series.

    Episode 13: BLOOD, SWEAT AND SIN… the History of Christian Rock. A documentary tv series.

    On a trail overblazen by wannabe Bourdain disciples, myself among them, with our YouTube cultural explorations and influencers with master classes on travel, food and how to make a feature movie for $500, I wonder if there is anything to be heard in my story. There's a lot to say mind you. I just wonder if there is anything to be heard. I'll let you decide. This is a podcast about my life and the people I have met along the way. It has been quite an adventure. And now for the next part.  I hope you’ll check out my latest project in development and take the journey with me.  Check out the video at mikeebridges.com or copy and paste the link below.
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    Blood, Sweat and Sin… the History of Christian Rock. A documentary tv series.  

    I hope you and your families are healthy and doing well! Cheers!

    • 16 min
    Episode 12: San Diego Tiki night with Joshua Hagquist of The Beautiful Mistake and Joshua Kemble of Dogwood

    Episode 12: San Diego Tiki night with Joshua Hagquist of The Beautiful Mistake and Joshua Kemble of Dogwood

    Field trip!* Josh is late. Josh gets the wrong drink. Josh and Josh talk about their influences, early 90's band life and how their San Diego music culture came to be. Josh wants to start Zacchaeus in the tree fest. Josh wanted to be in snowboard videos. Josh has a new record out. Someone peed on someone. I’m wrestling tiki audio. I’m failing. It's confusing. 
    The voices you're hearing are:
    Joshua Hagquist - Vocals, Guitar, Bass - The Beautiful Mistake, Belva's Diesel, Silage, Ember, Dogwood, Project 86, Stranger Kings, Lassie Foundation 
    Joshua Kemble - Vocals, DJ, Instrument sounds - Dogwood 

    *Recorded earlier this year before the covid-19 pandemic

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 11: Part 4 - The end of the party and a quick exit south!

    Episode 11: Part 4 - The end of the party and a quick exit south!

    We wrap up the party and head home...

    The voices you are hearing are…. 
    Marc Gilson - Drums - Gecko Monks, Either/Or 
    Ron Thomas - Vocals, Bass - Gecko Monks, Oedipus Complex, Empty Tomb, Waterhouse/Yonder Hill (The Clergy)

    Bob Sable aka Jean Pierre - Drums - Permanent Houseguest, Yum Yum Children, Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann
    Benjy Rickard - Bass - Less Than Civilized, Gifty, Piqqadown, Sappo, Stereo Crush, Boy Eats Drum Machine 
    Bradley Swanson - Bass, Vocals - Quill, Pep Squad, Motormouth, The Company
    Bryan Everett - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards - Evil Twin Brother, Inchwater, Pep Squad, The Denominators, Motormouth, The Compan

    Erin Brockway Collins - Vocals - Elisha’s Bones, Naive, Gifty, The Company, The Dickens 
    Todd Fadel - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, lyre, lute and anything else he puts his hands on. Sappo, Twin Sister, Agents of Future, Thorn, The Julie Moons, The Garbage Chute Flyboys, The Soul Conspiracy, The Beauty and Todd's music venues, Otisberg, The MEOW MEOW, MEOW MEOW PRESENTS and Todd is currently doing music nights at Boise-Eliot /Humboldt Elementary School in Portland
    Roy Fisher aka Wrigley - Sound Engineer - Guitar - Bass - Permanent Houseguest. Roy ran sound for hundreds of Secular and Christian bands, events, venues, tours and festivals. From Bad Religion to POD, he was the front of house sound engineer for a list of bands too long for me to name. He went worldwide with Shine Down, the Dandy Warhols, Chevelle and Van Halen, did numerous TV appearances, massive music festivals, and he has been a part of almost every single band, club, event and festival I have done.

    • 53 min
    Episode 10: Part 3 - Exploring the beginnings of our own alternative subculture in 90's Portland

    Episode 10: Part 3 - Exploring the beginnings of our own alternative subculture in 90's Portland

    We continue the conversation about the start of our underground music and alternative subculture.....

    The voices you are hearing are…. 
    Marc Gilson - Drums - Gecko Monks, Either/Or 
    Ron Thomas - Vocals, Bass - Gecko Monks, Oedipus Complex, Empty Tomb, Waterhouse/Yonder Hill (The Clergy)
    Bob Sable aka Jean Pierre - Drums - Permanent Houseguest, Yum Yum Children, Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann
    Benjy Rickard - Bass - Less Than Civilized, Gifty, Piqqadown, Sappo, Stereo Crush, Boy Eats Drum Machine 
    Bradley Swanson - Bass, Guitar, Vocals - Quill, Pep Squad, Motormouth, The Company
    Bryan Everett - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards - Evil Twin Brother, Inchwater, Pep Squad, The Denominators, Motormouth, The Company
    Erin Brockway Collins - Vocals - Elisha’s Bones, Naive, Gifty, The Company, The Dickens 
    Todd Fadel - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Lyre, Lute and anything else he puts his hands on. Sappo, Twin Sister, Agents of Future, Thorn, The Julie Moons, The Garbage Chute Flyboys, The Soul Conspiracy, The Beauty and Todd's music venues, Otisberg, The MEOW MEOW, MEOW MEOW PRESENTS and Todd is currently doing music nights at Boise-Eliot /Humboldt Elementary School in Portland
    Roy Fisher aka Wrigley - Sound Engineer - Guitar - Bass - Permanent Houseguest. Roy ran sound for hundreds of Secular and Christian bands, events, venues, tours and festivals. From Bad Religion to POD, he was the front of house sound engineer for a list of bands too long for me to name. He went worldwide with Shine Down, the Dandy Warhols, Chevelle and Van Halen, did numerous TV appearances, massive music festivals, and he has been a part of almost every single band, club, event and festival I have done.



     

    • 39 min
    Episode 9: Part 2 - The beginnings of the Portland alternative music scene....

    Episode 9: Part 2 - The beginnings of the Portland alternative music scene....

    Grab your whiskey and cigars...we're out on Ed's and Amanda's patio in Southeast. We get deep into the beginnings of the Portland alternative music scene in the early 90's and talk to the people that were part of making that happen and how they all came together. 
    9 people. 32 bands. A half dozen Record Labels.
    Early 90's music history as it happened to us in Portland Oregon.
    The voices you are hearing are….
    Marc Gilson - Drums - Gecko Monks, Either/Or
    Ron Thomas - Vocals, Bass, Guitar - Gecko Monks, Oedipus Complex, Empty Tomb, Waterhouse/Yonder Hill (The Clergy)
    Bobby Sable aka Jean Pierre - Drums - Permanent Houseguest, Yum Yum Children, Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann
    Benjy Rickard - Bass - Guitar - Less Than Civilized, Gifty, Piqqadown, Sappo, Stereo Crush, Boy Eats Drum Machine
    Bradley Swanson - Bass, Vocals, Guitar - Quill, Pep Squad, Motormouth, The Company
    Bryan Everett - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards - Evil Twin Brother, Inchwater, Pep Squad, The Denominators, Motormouth, The Company
    Erin Brockway Collins - Vocals - Elisha’s Bones, Naive, Gifty, The Company, The Dickens
    Todd Fadel - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, lyre, lute and anything else he puts his hands on. Sappo, Twin Sister, Agents of Future, Thorn, The Julie Moons, The Garbage Chute Flyboys, The Soul Conspiracy, The Beauty and Todd's music venues, Otisberg, The MEOW MEOW, MEOW MEOW PRESENTS and Todd is currently doing music nights at Boise-Eliot /Humboldt Elementary School in Portland
    Roy Fisher aka Wrigley - Sound Engineer - Guitar - Bass - Permanent Houseguest. Roy ran sound for hundreds of Secular and Christian bands, events, venues, tours and festivals. From Bad Religion to POD, he was the front of house sound engineer for a list of bands too long for me to name. He went worldwide with Shine Down, the Dandy Warhols, Chevelle and Van Halen, did numerous TV appearances, massive music festivals, and he has been a part of almost every single band, club, event and festival I have done.
    Bobby Sable played with me in Sometime Sunday on the 'Stone' record and Tragedy Ann on the 'Lesser' record.
    Todd Fadel and I spent a great deal of time together coming up with fun things for you all to do. Haha. We were in a Star Wars tribute band called ‘Twin Sister’ formerly ‘Boba Fett’ and we opened The Push, The Turbocat Lounge and started Tom Festival together. He wrote two songs for my band Tragedy Ann.
    Erin Collins and I were in a band called the Dickens. Our record was called Target 60 mins because that was the kind of blank tapes we used to duplicate our recordings on. She was the office manager and organizational superhero for many years for all of our shows and festivals.
    Roy Fisher was instrumental from my first band and club to the last things I did in Oregon, he played a role in almost every single thing I did there. I could not have done it without him.
    All of these bands and more can be found on the web at The Corral on Spin Cycle on Bandcamp. A counterculture musical museum curated by Brad Swanson and Erin Collins. The Corral and Spin Cycle were two music venues in the NW that we all played frequently. It's an absolutely fantastic collection of music, album art and liner notes from our expansive family of bands. It is all things 90's and beyond from the Northwest. Brad has taken the time to find, scan, digitize, upload and in some cases even remaster everything you see. The site is donation based. It's free but if you have a few bucks please donate. It helps Brad and Erin continue. Search 'The Corral on Spin Cycle' and enjoy. Thanks so much Brad and Erin!
    Cheers from Southern California!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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TechSupport84 ,

Memories!

Thx so much for the cast! As an Exvangelical, Bible College graduate in the 90s & former youth ministry guy this is a fascinating & fun trip down memory lane. Saw Twin Sister & Sometimes Sunday & was at TomFest ‘97. Hope you keep the casts coming & ppl like me are finding you. You revolutionized the xtian music scene & we all reminisce & miss TomFest. Thx!

SinghSong2000 ,

Inspire

Well, I’m already hooked and subscribed. Coming from a background saturated in Judeo-Christian values and music myself, I will be enjoying listening to this and enjoying the evolution of this podcast as it happens.

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