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Starfish and Coffee

Starfish and Coffee

By Sion Smith
Starfish and Coffee is a pop-culture podcast hosted by writer, Sion Smith. Expect chat related to music, books and a whole host of other stuff: the supernatural, endangered species, noir crime shows... those kind of things.
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It’s A Long Way To The Top... (Part 2)
Episode 5 Show Notes:  Back in the late 80s/early 90s, my buddy JJ and myself used to spend a crazy amount of time together at club gigs, in the record store and most importantly, in each other’s kitchen throwing rock n roll philosophy at each other. It’s something we’ve kept up for over thirty years and so it continues except now, we're recording them. In episode five, we lovingly present part two on our thoughts of what it takes to move up the ladder as an emerging artist or band by throwing around some of the things we’ve learned, some of the things we’ve seen and more importantly perhaps, some things that we haven’t seen and should have. As always, it’s more food for thought than concrete answers but you know what… I think that’s OK. That’s the way it should be because you’re all smart enough to figure it out.  If you’re into what we’re doing, you can support the podcast by ‘buying me a coffee’ at www.buymeacoffee.com/sionsmith  Follow me on instagram.com/mrsionsmith  Follow me on twitter.com/mrsionsmith  You can find JJ at twitter.com/jjkrazy  The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts and just about every other podcast host you care to use, so you can help us out by subscribing and even more so by nudging a friend in that direction. It would mean a lot.
01:00:57
March 8, 2021
It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock n Roll (Part 1)
Episode 4 Show Notes: Back in the late 80s/early 90s, my buddy JJ and myself used to spend a crazy amount of time together at club gigs, in the record store and most importantly, in each other’s kitchen throwing rock n roll philosophy at each other. It’s something we’ve kept up for over thirty years and so it continues except now, we're recording them. In episode four, we dig into what it takes to move up the ladder as an emerging artist or band by throwing around some of the things we’ve learned, some of the things we’ve seen and more importantly perhaps, some things that we haven’t seen and should have. As always, it’s more food for thought than concrete answers but you know what… I think that’s OK. That’s the way it should be. If you’re into what we’re doing, you can support the podcast by ‘buying me a coffee’ at www.buymeacoffee.com/sionsmith  Follow me on instagram.com/mrsionsmith  Follow me on twitter.com/mrsionsmith  You can find JJ at twitter.com/jjkrazy The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts and just about every other podcast host you care to use, so you can help us out by subscribing and even more so by nudging a friend in that direction. It would mean a lot. And if you’re looking for that YouTube video link I mentioned at the end of the show, you can find that right here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhitq-pqlNA&t=250s
01:00:20
March 1, 2021
Radio Killed The Video Star
Episode 3 Show Notes: Back in the late 80s/early 90s, my buddy JJ and myself used to spend a crazy amount of time together at club gigs, in the record store and most importantly, in each other’s kitchen throwing rock n roll philosophy at each other. It’s something we’ve kept up for over thirty years and so it continues except now, we're recording them. In episode three, we lock and load on a subject close to both our hearts and that’s radio. Back in the day, MTV had a good stab at killing it off and inevitably perhaps, just killed itself instead, whilst radio adapted and surged forwards with DAB and digital channels... an adaptation which is still taking place today. Where to from here? Is YouTube the new MTV? The answer as ever, is multi- faceted as we discovered when we started twiddling the dial. If you’re into what we’re doing, you can support the podcast by buying me a coffee and keeping it ad/sponsor free: www.buymeacoffee.com/sionsmith  Follow me on instagram.com/mrsionsmith/  Follow me on twitter.com/mrsionsmith  Website: sionsmith.co.uk  You can find JJ at twitter.com/jjkrazy Don’t forget to subscribe. We're officially available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and just about every other podcast host you care to use.
55:48
February 8, 2021
A Relevant Magazine Should Be A Sound, Not An Echo
Episode 2 Show Notes: Back in the late 80s/early 90s, my buddy JJ and myself used to spend a crazy amount of time together at club gigs, in the record store and most importantly, in each other’s kitchen throwing rock n roll philosophy at each other. It’s something we’ve kept up for over thirty years and so it continues except now, we're recording them. In episode two of Starfish and Coffee, we chew away at something we both grew up hard on - music magazines (from both sides of the Atlantic and even Japan). Do they have a future in a digital age of supremacy? What do they offer readers and artists alike when there's a much faster way to get your news into the wallets of your fans? I think we are harsh but fair in this conversation and we both really hope you dig it.  If you Really Dig It, you can support the podcast by buying me a coffee and keeping it ad/sponsor free: www.buymeacoffee.com/sionsmith  Follow me on instagram.com/mrsionsmith/  Follow me on twitter.com/mrsionsmith  Website: sionsmith.co.uk  And you can find JJ at twitter.com/jjkrazy Oh... and don't forget to subscribe. We're officially available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and as I sit and write this, just about every other podcast host you care to use.
55:08
January 31, 2021
Did You Have A Good Life? Enough To Base A Movie On When You Die?
Back in the late 80s/early 90s, JJ and myself used to spend a crazy amount of time together at club gigs, in the record store and most importantly, in each other’s kitchen throwing rock n roll philosophy at each other. It’s something we’ve kept up for over thirty years - so what better way to kick-start this podcast (and test the technology) than to go public with something we’re both very comfortable with. In episode one of Starfish and Coffee, the intention was to chew over why we listen to rock musicians more after they’ve died. As usual, we went off-road but if you enjoy what we have to throw on the table, give the podcast a like, share it with your friends and don’t forget to subscribe... we’re just getting started. If you Really Dig It, you can support the podcast by buying me a coffee and keeping it ad/ sponsor free: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sionsmith Follow me on instagram.com/mrsionsmith/ Follow me on twitter.com/mrsionsmith Website: https://sionsmith.co.uk And you can find JJ at twitter.com/jjkrazy
51:18
January 21, 2021