44 episodes

Rocker Hayley Crusher Cain and librarian Danielle MerCrusher Bagnall gab with their favorite artists, sip cocktails and investigate what it means to sparkle and destroy in the modern world.

Sparkle & Destroy Podcast Hayley "Crusher" Cain

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Rocker Hayley Crusher Cain and librarian Danielle MerCrusher Bagnall gab with their favorite artists, sip cocktails and investigate what it means to sparkle and destroy in the modern world.

    Ep 46: Self Medicating with Otters (2021 Re-Cap!)

    Ep 46: Self Medicating with Otters (2021 Re-Cap!)

    Episode Notes
    Can otters help the ladies get through the first few months of 2022? On this episode, the gals rejoice in the goodness that is Field Roast's vegan "Celebration Loaf" while recounting the highs and lows of 2021. Not surprisingly, Hayley and Danielle spin a yarn encompassing some Extremely Random Things, including the best children's books, podcasts, memes, animals (shoutout to da Orcas), smoked meats and personal experiences that lifted us up during the extended slow-motion apocalypse. I mean, 2022 is an even number, so this year might turn out OK, right?

    Full Episode Notes, including links to EVERYTHING we talked about, can be found at: https://www.sparkleanddestroypod.com/blog/episode-46

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Ep 45: First Thing's First w/ Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's

    Ep 45: First Thing's First w/ Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's

    First thing's first, we're talking to recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and bassist/writer Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's! You might not know that The Go-Go's were the first female band to play all their own instruments and write their own songs to have an album go to number 1 on the Billboard Charts! Well, now you know! Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame win got us thinking about our own firsts, as cringe-worthy as many of them are. Discover our first pets (hint: very low on the food chain), first albums (our hearts will go on), first jobs (dear god) and first kisses (GROSS)! Seriously, why do dudes under 30 always smell like Funyuns? Plus, Danielle reveals her freaky pirate obsession, Hayley uncovers the nasty truth behind Burger King's so-called "flame broiled" lies, and we go deep into the zen of deer/squirrel spotting! PLUS, our dedicated mixologist Shane Bagnall mixes us not one but TWO drinks! (He had to do one with alcohol and one without, as today's guest is a sober rocker). Like we've said before, Shane is not a half asser. He is a WHOLE asser. And that's not all folks...there's way more weirdness to come! Now is the time for you to kick back, relax and allow us to be the FIRST podcast to introduce you to the concept of "soul cankles." Ugh...Sorry about that. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Kathy Valentine's memoir, "All I Ever Wanted: A Rock and Roll Memoir" www.amazon.com/All-Ever-Wanted-R…1638427733&sr=1-1 The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick - www.indiebound.org/book/9781335937803 Author Mallory O’Meara - www.malloryomeara.com/ Her talk at The Kansas City Public Library www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_RIHSXgS8w Her podcast, Reading Glasses - maximumfun.org/podcasts/reading-glasses/ Her new book is Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol - www.indiebound.org/book/9781335282408 (you don’t have to mention or link all of that if it’s too much) You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey Crazy Stories about Racism - by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar - www.indiebound.org/book/9781538719367 Amber Ruffin is the host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock - www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/the-amber-ruffin-show www.youtube.com/channel/UCxej9nPf6TqFyfsiez1_P3w Amber is also a writer and cast member on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. Lacey Lamar is Amber’s big sister and works in the healthcare and human service field. Josephine Baker - entertainer, spy, and civil rights activist - there are many adult biographies on her but I love and recommend this bio for all ages: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson www.indiebound.org/book/9781452103143 Field Roast Hazelnut & Cranberry Plant-Based Roast fieldroast.com/product/hazelnut-…-roast-en-croute/ I had the Sage & Garlic Plant-Based Celebration Roast for our Family Fridays-Giving and it was also excellent (nothing tops the Hazelnut & Cranberry though, ha) fieldroast.com/product/sage-garlic-roast/ Elvira's Memoir, Yours Cruelly: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark www.amazon.com/Yours-Cruelly-Elv…ess/dp/0306874350 Face it: A Memoir by Debbie Harry www.amazon.com/Face-Debbie-Harry…15&s=books&sr=1-1

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep 44: Test Pilot! Sparkle & Destroy 2.0

    Ep 44: Test Pilot! Sparkle & Destroy 2.0

    We're back, baby! Reporting from the Madonna Inn's fabulous Mill Room, Hayley Crusher Cain and new Co-host Danielle Mercrusher Bagnall are resurrecting the podcast with a dash of mischief and a very strong cocktail! The ladies speak of fort-making, friendship and Hayley even reads depressing entries from her Covid Times Diary. Will Sparkle and Destroy 2.0 be cooler than the previous incarnation? Who knows! Will you join us to find out? We hope so! Follow us at @hayleyandthecrushers @stepcatsofficial Email the show at sparkleanddestroypod@gmail.com

    • 35 min
    Ep 43: Death by Pogo w/ Kim Warnick of The Fastbacks

    Ep 43: Death by Pogo w/ Kim Warnick of The Fastbacks

    Johnny Ramone, Eddie Vedder and Weird Al walk into a green room….OK, better to let legendary singer Kim Warnick tell this joke herself! The Fastbacks' bassist/vocalist is full of hilarious stories, zingy one-liners and a down-to-earth humility that only comes from flying so close to sun and actually living to tell the tale (in an alternate universe run by record store geeks, perhaps The Fastbacks could have been the next Nirvana). It's a funny story, really: the pioneering Seattle band were always too eccentric, too weird and (as Kim says) maybe that's a good thing! The group of high school buddies (including Lulu Gargiulo: guitar/vocals and genius guitarist/ band leader Kurt Bloch) not only influenced would-be-punks to pick up a guitar, they also got to live out their own teenage fantasies opening up for the likes of the Ramones and Joan Jett. Touring the world (and finally making it to Japan just like her heroes, The Runaways), Kim has tasted every high school garage band's wet dream. Today, we bring it all back to 1979, when Kim was just a kid dreaming about attacking the bass on stage just like Dee Dee. So...what happens when you invite mom and dad into the pogo pit? Did Dr. Frank really ask for an entire series of Encyclopedia Brittanica in his rider? What's all this about Joan Jett's pubes? How the hell did Kurt keep it all together for so many years? All these questions and more are answered (well, sort of) on this here podcast. What a way to rocket into 2021! Support Kim Warnick by picking up her music! SONGS HEARD ON THIS PODCAST "K Street" by The Fastbacks "And You" by the Fastbacks "Believe Me Never" by the Fastbacks Purchase music by The Fastbacks on Apple Music: https://www.apple.com/us/search/The-Fastbacks?src=globalnav Contact the podcast: crushersfanclub@gmail.com @hayleyandthecrushers on Instagram Hayley and the Crushers Fun-Sized out now on Rum Bar Records

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep 42: Just Google it with Grim Deeds

    Ep 42: Just Google it with Grim Deeds

    1-2-3-4- JUST GOOGLE IT! In songwriter Dustin Umberger’s world, everything starts (and ends) with a laptop. If you’ve heard the bedroom pop punker’s prolific musical output, you know he’s quick to record and lightning fast to publish. His songs (of which there are no less than 80 billion) are funny, sad, biting, relatable, sarcastic—but always compact and delivered straight from the gut. It’s like there is no barrier between Deeds’ initial song idea and the tune you’re hearing right now (an addictive quality, like reading someone’s innermost Tweets). That isn’t to say the songs aren’t well-crafted; they’re just immediate. Deeds also records all his own music, from bass and guitar to (lately) drums, just to show off. Yes, those are Garage Band amps, and he’s proud to say so! Today, we chat about the utility of recording vocals in your car, dropping the “grim” prefix, thriving during covid (he’s doing the sit ups, not me) and Deeds’ new label, Laptop Punk Records. The label has already put out some killer singles by Kim Warnick, Rocky Rochelle, and Brad Marino, plus underground pop punk bands like Umberger’s newest band, Deeds, and groups from as far away as Japan and Indonesia (you gotta checkout Saturday Night Karaoke). MUSIC PLAYED ON THIS PODCAST: Just Google it by Grim Deeds Just Be Kind by Grim Deeds At My Funeral by Grim Deeds Sunday Girl, (Blondie Cover) by Kim Warnick Time by Grim Deeds Pandemic Generation by Saturday Night Karaoke LINKS grimdeeds.bandcamp.com/ laptoppunkrecords.bandcamp.com/ HAYLEY & THE CRUSHERS have a new single out 12/20/20 called Church of Flag! Find out more here: hayleyandthecrushers.bandcamp.com/merch www.hayleyandthecrushers.com www.isyourboyfriendintheband.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 41: My Ride with Angelyne

    Ep 41: My Ride with Angelyne

    Finally! A rundown on my long-awaited and infamous ride with 80s billboard queen Angelyne. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll barf. Today I read from my short story “Pink Your Guts Out: Thrills and Nausea in LA!” This story is sourced from my new zine, included with all vinyl orders of “Jacaranda” by Hayley and the Crushers. This episode features Hayley and the Crushers song “Angelyne” off the EP “Jacaranda” by Hayley and the Crushers, out now at www.hayleyandthecrushers.com and from Surfin Ki and Reta Records. Blog post for this episode: You’ll also hear “Cause I’m a Blond” by Julie Brown and “Kiss Me LA” by Baby Blue, Angelyne’s own punk band. Thank you to Angelyne for this amazing experience. You can support Angelyne @officialangelyne on Instagram.

    • 49 min

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I love this podcast! I love hearing women like me having relevant conversation! Hayley is well spoken, charming and has a great sense of humor. These episodes have been totally relatable to my life and especially to my dealings in music business. Some have triggered deep emotion... listening with tears welling up in my eyes. Some have had me smiling and laughing while others left me vexed at the reminder of the injustices served up to women on a daily basis. This is refreshing! Keep it up!

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Quickly becoming a fan girl 🤗this podcast is now on my rotation I love hearing hailey and the crushers and love that I can sit and chill with you guys here . keep it up

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