Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.
For today's episode, I catch up with my old friend Brandon Patton to talk about the early years of nerdcore, his solo career, and how fatherhood has altered his perspective. We also talk about Seattle, the pandemic, his time opening for MC Frontalot, and how being in a headlining artist's band can be both easier and harder than touring as a solo artist. We talk about his game design and how he balances obligations with hobbies. An awesome talk - thanks Brandon! As I finish up my new album, the podcast will be in hiatus but we will resume soon. Thank you everyone for your continued support!
Special Guest: Brandon Patton.
An interview with my former kindergarten classmate Trevor Parham, who I also attended high school with for one year. We talk about his time at Penn, and his work with Oakstop and the Oakland Black Business Fund. We reminisce about the time he let me borrow his breakbeat record and how our careers have had a few surprisingly similarities. An awesome interview with an inspiring man, thanks Trevor!
Special Guest: Trevor Parham.
I met Ceschi Ramos briefly when he played a show after mc chris, Mega Ran, Adam WarRock and me in Brooklyn in 2011. Since then we have crossed paths at SXSW and most recently at a benefit for the late rapper Alias and his family. This week on the podcast, we realize we both have shared memories of growing up in the Bay Area, the Oakland A's and the Simpsons. An awesome interview with a fantastic musician, thanks Ceschi!
Special Guest: Ceschi.
This week on the podcast, I catch up with Devo Spice (Tom Rockwell) to talk about his work with Dr. Demento, his love of the Fat Boys, and the FuMP. We also talk about fatherhood, YouTube, and what drives to keep being so prolific. He talks about the early days of the internet, and what may have been one of the first ever compilations by internet artists, the "alt.rap.unsigned.tape". An awesome interview with a legend in both the comedy and rap scenes, thanks Devo!
Special Guest: Devo Spice.
An interview with litigation attorney Scott Sholder, of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard. We talk about misconceptions about fair use, memes, and the future of copyrights in a post-COVID world. We also talk about his love for black metal, and I ask him some novel questions about what happens to a band's trademark when its members murder each other. An intriguing conversation with a brilliant young lawyer, thanks Scott!
Special Guest: Scott Sholder.
Following a disagreement with their mentors Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid started Majik Ninja Entertainment, a move that led to an acrimonious split and years of public feuding. George Vlahakis got his start working with ICP and booking the Gathering of the Juggalo, later helping Twiztid start their own label and launch Astronomicon, their annual pop culture convention in Michigan. This week on the podcast, Vlahakis talks about his philosophies on branding. business and what it takes to grow an underground horrrocore label in the shadow of a pop culture institution like Insane Clown Posse. Thanks George! An awesome interview.
Special Guest: George Vlahakis.
One more thing!
Lars is an enthusiast in the best sense of the word. His comments are thoughtful. This is a great podcast if you want to get into someone’s head about the things that THEY are into. Learning about new art and new thinkers is what this podcast is really good for.
Always super interesting. MC Lars is a great podcast!