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“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.”

That’s the vibe you get from Rob Lane’s Straight to Video podcast. He’s a true jack of all trades: he’s quite possibly my favorite podcaster, he’s a talented graphic designer, a traveled and accomplished musician, owns a vintage video museum and so many more traits! We chat about balancing all of those gigs, his touring time with Bulletboys, our mutual love for Johnny Monaco and how to find something you are passionate about so that our lives feel fulfilled. Enjoy the great chat with a dear human on Monday February 6 at Noon Pacific, 8pm UK time.

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Veteran bassist, sousaphonist and producer Don Schwarz recently completed his role as Technical Coordinator for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. We talk music for film and TV and how his relationship as a father shaped his perspective on the film, as well as the unique musical history of Portland, Oregon and our shared common musical family.

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Note: Sorry about the audio issues here. If you can get past them, you’ll enjoy Jeff’s personality and hilarious stories!

When you see a legendary band like Starship, it’s tough not to focus on Mickey Thomas’ inimitable vocal range, or the engaging presence of female lead Stephanie Calvert… until you see what an entertainer Jeff Adams is. On his own, Jeff fronts a stellar band in Memphis, Tennessee, and when he’s onstage with Starship, it’s remarkable to hear this guy play bass, sing his ass off, and bring a stage presence that would leave insecure lead singers envious.

I really enjoy Jeff’s energy offstage, too. We’ve been all over the world together, and this was a fun share “backstage”.

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Most fans of 80s music will recognize the unforgettable first 3 notes of the mega hit “I Can’t Wait”… the snappy bass line made legendary by my pal Gary Fountaine. The moment those notes are played, the room starts moving, no matter how large or small the venue.

Nu Shooz was Nominated for a Grammy in 1986 for Best New Artist. Gary recorded “Poolside” with Nu Shooz featuring the hit song “I Can’t Wait” for Atlantic Records, and received Gold Record status in 1987, embarking on an international 77 city tour, while making TV appearances on American Bandstand, Solid Gold, AM L.A., AM Northwest, Nick Rocks, and MTV.

We’ll chat Nu Shooz, session recording, the art of blending in for any type of gig, and doing it all with a smile on your face.

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Damian Erskine is known for his ability to fit into most any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills as well, as being an educator and columnist.

He has played in the studio or on the stage with • Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Les McCann • Skerik Band • Jeff Lorber • The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band • Bob Sheppard • John Beasley • George Colligan • Vardan Ovsepian • Antonio Hart • Charmaine Neville • and many others as well as being featured on the GospelChops.com “Shed Sessionz Vol. 1” DVD. Damian is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

In addition, he regularly teaches abroad with JEA (Jazz Education Abroad) in Shanghai, Bangkok, Cyprus and Beirut. Additionally, he has taught in the US at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp, the National Guitar Workshop and Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Week. Damian is also a regular contributor to the popular bass education site, scottsbasslessons.com.

Damian has written for Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, as well as continuing to maintain a popular weekly column at NoTreble.com. Damian has also authored two books, “Right Hand Drive” and “The Improvisor’s Path”.

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Do you wanna know what it takes to pack up and move to Nashville, kick ass and take names? Hang out with Brian Powell and me for an all access live chat. You’ll be backstage with one of the Northwest’s most versatile bass players, who brought his “chameleon” talents to Nashville!

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Most rockers first spotted Mike D on the silver screen in “Decline of the Western Civilization Pt 2: The Metal Years” as a member of Lizzy Borden. These days, Mike slays the bass for Dramarama, Halford and Gene Loves Jezebel. An LA staple, Mike is a real man, willing to share his heart along with his spirit. Come rawk with us!

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