Mostly Harmless with Dammit Damian is a self-proclaimed “Punk Rock Talk Show,” that grew out of “Dammit” Damian Burford’s former music zine, Mostly Harmless (2002-2005).
The goal of Mostly Harmless is to create a community of like minded individuals who love Punk Rock, Films, Comedy, Comic books, authors; while championing the DIY Spirit.
All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms Director Alexander Phillips
155 - All Jacked Up and Full Of Worms Director Alexander Phillips
Alex Phillips joins us to talk his psychedelic drug trip of a debut film, ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS. Topics covered in this week's episode include Mental Health, finding your community, and exploring the ideas of what went into this very wild ride of a film.
All Jacked Up and Full of Worms is streaming exclusively on Screambox starting November 8th.
Jason Pargin - John Dies At The End / If This Book Exists Your In The Wrong Universe
154 - Jason Pargin - John Dies At The End / If This Book Exists You're In The Wrong Universe
Jason Pargin is our very special guest for this week’s episode! Jason, once known to the world as the enigmatic writer DAVID WONG,and the author of the John Dies At The End Series of Novels as well as his Zoe Punches The Future in the Dick novels!
Jason is on the show to promote his fourth novel in the John Dies At The End of The Universe series, IF THIS BOOK EXISTS, YOU’RE IN THE WRONG UNIVERSE. If This Book exists is out October 28th from Macmillan books.
We chat about the work ethic needed to be a writer. We talk about how Jason developed his author’s voice and how that differs from his true self! We even get into the finer points about Douglas Adams and his classic novel, THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. All of this and more in today’s episode!
Carré Callaway is Queen Kwong
153 - Queen Kwong aka Carré Callaway joins us to talk about her new album, COUPLE'S ONLY!
We talk about her divorce to a famous musician, but mostly we talk about making art. We talk a lot art as therapy, finding your voice, finding your people and oh so much in today's chat!
Worthington's Law: Nick Faber & Scotty Sandwich
152 - Worthington's Law: Nick Faber & Scotty Sandwich join us to talk about making friends in your forties, continuing to make art as an adult, and the importance of making and finding community!
All of this and even a drunken improv game that you won't want to miss at the very end of this episode!
Scott Barber, Director of THIS IS GWAR & THE ORANGE YEARS: The Nickelodeon Story
151 - Scott Barber - Director of This is GWAR & The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story documentaries. Scott Barber joins us this week just in time for the SHUDDER premier of THIS IS GWAR, a documentary on the infamous heavy metal sci-fi monster band from Richmond, VA. Scott is also the director of the acclaimed Nickelodeon TV network documentary, The Orange Years, currently streaming on Hulu. We chat about Scott's early DIY punk years and how that prepped him to jump into the deep end of documentary filmmaking with very little experience and the lessons he has learned along the way.
#150 - Life Lessons from Aaron Draplin (Draplin Design Company)
MH150 - Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin joins us this week for our 150th episode! Aaron Draplin is a modern day Mark Twain. He's a famous graphic designer, author who has taken his show on the road in a series of entertaining lectures. This chat, Aaron opens up and gives Damian 90 minutes of life lessons. You will want to get up and make something when you're done listening to this chat.
Rad punk rock pod!
this is a rad pod! give it a spin. good interviews with great bands! been looking for a pod like this for a long time...
I searched for any podcasts on the Menzingers & this came up. This dude yaps more than the people he's "interviewing" & I use that word lightly. This time was in a back alley. When he's not name dropping or trying to big time him, he gives backhanded compliments & it's super awkward. He kept calling their album 'Chamberlain Waiting'. Way to do your research. Tom was being so nice & never did correct him. It's a shame cause there's not much out there on the Menzingers but don't bother with this trite garbage.
Helping keep punk alive
I discovered this podcast last night while looking for new (music related) podcasts instead of the usual political podcasts that I normally listen to. I work in a warehouse so I spend a lot of time listening to music and podcasts. The first one I listened to was with the Bouncing Souls. After that, I was hooked! I listened to this podcast for my entire 8 hour shift today. I'm about the same age as Damien and we both got into punk rock around the same time. It's great to hear (new) interviews with bands that I've been listening to for nearly 20 years, to hear what they do in their personal lives away from the band, tour stories and how they've kept it going for so long especially after the "heyday" of punk. You can tell through his interviews that he is a true fan of the bands and genre and wants to help keep punk alive. I'm looking forward to new interviews with more bands and with people working within the punk/hardcore/ska genre. Keep it up!