Episodes

PIZZA. PEDALS. PODCAST. w/ Scott's Pizza Tours

Sept. 26, 2022

It was bound to happen eventually... I am very excited to welcome to the podcast Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours! In another life, Scott was a touring musician who had a breakthrough while sampling various famous pizzeri…

What Is A Guitar Pedal? w/ Addison from The JHS Show

Sept. 19, 2022

On this week's episode, I am stoked to be talking to Addison Sauvan from JHS Pedals/The JHS Show! We had a brilliant chat about his career and how it has lead him to a spot on one of the most popular gear channels on YouTube…

Working For Free w/ Ian Martin Allison Main

Sept. 12, 2022

Ian Martin Allison is a bassist. And not just any bassist, this dude is an absolute MONSTER on the instrument. Ever since he was first "forced" into the roll of commanding the low end, he developed a true passion for the ins…

Know Your Worth w/ Corey Congilio

Sept. 5, 2022

Welcome to today's episode! Today I'm talking to Corey Congilio. Corey has made his living as a professional guitarist for many years, and has done session work/toured with a ton of different artists. The dude has a ton of i…

The Origin of Origin Effects w/ John Dines

Aug. 29, 2022

Here we go! This week I have John Dines from Origin Effects on the show this week to discuss his musical history, how he got into messing with electronics, and the history of Origin Effects. Everything from Digitech Pod ripo…

Everything Is Pro-Wrestling w/ Exel

Aug. 22, 2022

Is the whole entertainment industry kafabe? The rules are made up and the points don't matter? Maybe... On this episode I'm talking with Exel. The dude is a lifelong musician based in the big ole state of Texas. On this epis…

How To Get Sponsored? w/ Alex Auxier (Origin Effects, Victory Amps, Stringjoy)

Aug. 15, 2022

How do I get sponsored? How do I get FREE GEAR??? These are questions that I get fairly consistently and the short answer is that nothing is free. The long answer is at least partially contained in this podcast episode. Alex…

Is It OK To Smash Guitars? w/ Kai West

Aug. 8, 2022

What do Wendy O. Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Pete Townshend, Mike McCready, and Blake Wyland have in common? We have all SMASHED GUITARS as part of a public performance. This polarizing practice is so deeply integra…

Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down

Aug. 1, 2022

It is officially one of those times again... System Of A Down are one of my biggest musical inspirations. Toxicity literally did not leave my Discman for about a year and a half. (Yes Discman. I said what I said.) The dudes …

Tweaking The Tone Of Your Life (Big KO Part 2)

July 25, 2022

Welcome "back" to the podcast my dude Kareem Denis, otherwise known as Big KO! When KO and I recorded several months ago, I knew that his Patron conversation was going to have to be public at some point. He made some very cr…

There Is Actually Guitar On This One! w/ Aaron of Intervals

July 18, 2022

What is this? A guitar announcement on a guitar podcast complete with ACTUAL GUITAR PLAYING??? This madness. Blake must have officially lost his mind. This is Aaron's second appearance on the show, and he is debuting his new…

Live From The Shred Shed w/ Charles Henry of Silktone Amps

July 15, 2022

Here you are folks! This week you are getting a bonus episode with my guy Charles Henry from Silktone Amps! Charles visited Portland because he has a bunch of friends up here, and we decided to get some Vietnamese and do som…

37 Surgeries & Van Halen w/ Pete & Dede Dankelson

July 11, 2022

Peter Dankelson was born at 30 weeks and diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome. His Mom, Dede, kept a daily journal to update family and friends. This became known as " Pete's Diary " during the 102 days he was in the NICU. Fast…

The Man Behind The Curtain w/ James Santiago of Universal Audio

July 4, 2022

James Santiago is a super cool dude who is absolutely instrumental in so many facets of this crazy industry. There is a very good chance that you have put your hands (or feet) on products that James has had a hand in. Seriou…

PODCEPTION w/ Emily Harris, Jason Mays & Zach Broyles

June 27, 2022

Here we go good people! I am back from Gearfest with a whole pile of content to hand over to you! On this episode, I sat down with Jason Mays from Working Class Music, Emily Harris from Get Offset, and Zach Broyles from Myth…

Something Entirely New w/ Terry & Angelo of Meris

June 21, 2022

Here we go! On this episode Angelo and Terry came on the show to discuss the creation of their new pedal, LVX. We get into the goals, inspirations, and challenges associated with creating such an advanced product in the craz…

Punching Faces w/ Yvette Young

June 13, 2022

Yvette Young of Covet, Dewey Halpaus of The Peer Pleasure Podcast, and some guy named Blake Wyland sit down for a podcast EXPLOSION! In all seriousness, this one is very special. This is the first episode that I'm recording …

Recording In The Modern Age w/ Rian O'Conell Lewis Main

June 6, 2022

Rian is a Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Los Angeles, California. We dove deep into how modern technology has completed changed the recording experience, feeling the physical mov…

Product Development is Weird w/ Scott of Templo Audio Devices

May 30, 2022

Scott is back! I had an absolute blast chatting with him the last time he came on the show, so I was crazy happy to have him back on the podcast. We talked in-depth about his lifestyle, and company on his previous episode so…

Point To Point Art w/ Markus of Reeves Electro

May 23, 2022

Markus Reeves is the man responsible for some of the most beautifully built guitar pedals I have ever seen. We dive into how he came to dial in his process, the extreme importance of handling the "boring" stuff required in b…

Linkin Park & Other Gateways w/ Stay Metal Ray

May 16, 2022

My dude Stay Metal Ray came on the show! Ray is a YouTuber guitarist, and all around great dude. He has overcame a wide variety of challenges in his life and is a super inspiring person. On this episode we talked about his s…

Guitar Players Are Weird w/ Alex of Science Amps

May 9, 2022

On today's podcast I'm talking to Alex Gaziano of Science Amps. The dude makes fantastic looking and sounding guitar amplifiers out of Seattle, Washington. We dive into the wacky supply chain that we have these days, the cro…

Broken Headstocks Are OK w/ Luke from The Dirty Nil

May 2, 2022

Luke Bentham is a fellow Les Paul Enthusiast, massive rock'n'roll fan, and one of the principal people behind the band The Dirty Nil. On this episode we talk about why Les Pauls are the best, smashing limos, Alpine White Les…

Music As A Social Scene w/ Old Currents

April 25, 2022

On this record I'm talking to Joe and Jake from Old Currents. We get heavy into the gear talk, but we also explore the rather unique musical climate that permeated their home town. We get goofy, nerdy, and everywhere in betw…