You Could Be My Aramis Podcast
By Mike Bankhead
Music and songwriting discussions with Dayton, Ohio based songwriter Mike Bankhead and other musicians.
Some episodes will touch on travel, sports, cooking, art, and any number things where Mike and his guest share similar interests.
Some episodes will touch on travel, sports, cooking, art, and any number things where Mike and his guest share similar interests.
Episode 79 - Jovi Espina
You'll really enjoy getting to know Jovi Espina, a talented songwriter from Virginia who is currently based in Los Angeles. Among other things, we talk about her EP Act Accordingly, which I strongly recommend you listen to. Show Notes
January 30, 2023
Episode 78 - Nina Nepa
Nina Nepa is a songwriter and musician from Pittsburgh who is currently based in Los Angeles. We get into her songwriting process, and I ask her specifically about three songs so that she can break them down for us. (I link to those in the show notes.) You're going to find one of her stories especially touching. Show Notes
January 20, 2023
Episode 77 - Ben Monat
Ben Monat is an amateur guitarist from Massachusetts who has a palpable enthusiasm for the instrument. In this conversation, you'll learn about his musical background, his influences, and what he likes to play these days. Show Notes
January 13, 2023
Episode 76 - Brenda Carsey
Brenda Carsey is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Her new album is called Cognizance, and you can stream it everywhere this coming Monday, January 9th. This is also Brenda's first vinyl release, and she's doing it in style, as Cognizance spans 2 discs. Show Notes
January 07, 2023
Episode 75 - Olivia Frances
Olivia Frances is a multi-award-winning indie artist. She is originally from Cincinnati, and is currently based in Nashville. I like her songs, and I think you will, too. Show Notes
January 04, 2023
Episode 74 - Juliet Fromholt & Taylor Ruckle with our favorite albums of 2022
Juliet Fromholt is Music Director at WYSO. Taylor Ruckle is a freelance music journalist who has been published by several outlets. Suffice it to say that the three of us are somewhat crazy about music. We have a lengthy and enthusiastic conversation about our favorite music from 2022. I hope you discover something from this episode that you end up loving. You can find a complete list of the top ten albums from Juliet and Taylor over in the show notes. Show Notes
December 30, 2022
Episode 73 - Zack Sliver (Yuppie)
Zack Sliver's a Dayton based musician and songwriter whose project is called Yuppie. Yuppie put out an album called Peculiar in 2022. We talk about that in this episode. We also talk about songwriting, Lee's Famous Recipe fried chicken, music videos, and about how wearing a wig in Okinawa helped Zack to become a better musician. See the show notes for links to two fantastic music videos. Show Notes
December 28, 2022
Episode 72 - Cara Van Thorn
Here's the description of this band that I lifted from their Bandcamp page: A little bit gothic, a little bit neo-30's, and just a little bit weird, they dazzle and delight with every song. Carrie and Adam were kind enough to talk with me for this episode, and they were delightful. You'll enjoy getting to know them. Show Notes
December 23, 2022
Episode 71 - Mary Beth Carty en français
Je parle encore une fois avec Mary Beth Carty, mais cette fois, on parle français. Show Notes
December 19, 2022
Episode 70 - Mary Beth Carty
How would you like to meet an artist that sings in FOUR different languages? That's Mary Beth Carty, a fascinating multi-instrumentalist from Nova Scotia. We talk about her latest album, Crossing the Causeway, how the diversity of her region influences her music, and what her childhood smells like. Show Notes
December 16, 2022
Episode 69 - Utopia Parkway
Marisa "Bux" Buxbaum is back on the podcast. Brandon Semler joins us. We lavish praise and analysis upon the second Fountains Of Wayne album, Utopia Parkway.
December 09, 2022
Episode 68 - Zac Pitts
Dayton musician Zac Pitts has his debut album Midwest Romance available right now on all streaming services. He stops by the podcast to talk to me about how he got started making music, his songwriting process, what making the album was like, and why it's important for independent musicians to learn about marketing. Show Notes Would you like a free song download? I'll send you one if you join my mailing list.
December 07, 2022
Episode 67 - John Dubuc
John Dubuc is a guitarist and songwriter from Dayton, Ohio. His band is called John Dubuc's Guilty Pleasures. We discuss his songwriting process, his musical background, his album (Where Have I Been All Your Life?), and what he has coming in the near future. Show Notes Might you kindly join my mailing list by clicking here?
December 02, 2022
Episode 66 - Michelle Rhea Goddard
Michelle Rhea Goddard is a songwriter from California who is currently based in Nashville. We talk at length about her album Breaking Bread: Songs of Reconciliation in this conversation. We also get into her songwriting process and discuss the difficulties and limitations of choosing a musical genre. Show Notes Would you kindly join my mailing list?
November 30, 2022
Episode 65 - Three At Home
Three At Home are a band from the Boston area. How did they get their band name? How did three people from three different states come together to make music? You'll find out from this episode. I would love it if you'd join my mailing list. Would you be willing to join it here? Show Notes
November 28, 2022
Episode 64 - TINO and Midwest Sorrow
TINO is my favorite Dayton rapper. I am glad to welcome him here to the podcast to chat about his new album Midwest Sorrow, which arrives just in time for Bandcamp Friday today. TINO is gregarious and hilarious, and I think you'll really enjoy this conversation. This episode is brought to you by my new single "For Misty", recorded in secret and presented on November 3rd as a 15-year-anniversary present. It's available right now on all streaming services. If you'd like a high-quality download, please visit my Bandcamp page, where you can get one for $15. Show Notes
November 04, 2022
Would you like to hear a new song? If so, this is the episode for you.
November 02, 2022
Episode 62 - Josh Bradford
Josh Bradford is back on the podcast, this time to talk about his "creative nomadic journey". What is that? Listen and find out! Show Notes
October 28, 2022
Episode 61 - Marc Aiello
Marc Aiello is a guitarist who played in Dayton band parker ben parker a long time ago. I attended a LOT of parker ben parker shows, and they've long been one of my favorite ever Dayton bands, so being able to talk music with Marc brought me no small amount of joy. We talk about the past, we nerd out on music, and we also get into what Marc is up to these days with his current band, The Durable Fiction. Show Notes
October 21, 2022
Episode 60 - Joe Anderl
Joe Anderl has been playing live music for over two and a half decades. He's got a lot of stories to tell, and you'll get to hear a few of them in this conversation. We also warmly extend an invitation to come see us on Friday 21st October (that's this Friday) at Dayton Music Fest. Show Notes Dayton Music Fest weekend pass
October 19, 2022
Episode 59 - Renata Leo
Renata Leo is an open-minded overly-sensitive optimistically cynical millennial feminist. That description is from her blog, and in her own words. We had an interesting conversation, and I think you'll quite enjoy it. Show Notes
October 18, 2022
Episode 58 - Nathan Peters and Dayton Music Fest
Longtime Dayton musician Nathan Peters joins me today to talk about Dayton Music Fest. If you're in the greater Dayton area and enjoy live music, we really think you should come to this event with us. Show Notes Would you be willing to join my mailing list?
October 07, 2022
Episode 57 - Mike Thome
Mike Thome is back on the podcast to talk about the baseball season coming to a close. Will his Minnesota Twins manage to get into the playoffs? Will the Atlanta National League Baseball Club manage to win the East? What are the ten ways that someone can safely be on base? Who are the people currently playing for the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers? What does Mike think about some of the upcoming rule changes in Major League Baseball? You'll find the answers to these questions in this episode.
September 16, 2022
Episode 56 - Matthew Kirk
Meet Matthew Kirk, father of two, and owner of O and E's Corner Cone, an ice cream shop in Yellow Springs. He's kindly hosting five musical acts on two different stages this Saturday 17th September at Yellow Springs Porchfest. (I have the honor to be playing the ice cream shop at 4 PM.) You can tell how much he cares for his community in this conversation. Why should you come to Yellow Springs Porchfest if you're in the area. You'll find the answer in this episode. Show Notes
September 14, 2022
Episode 55 - Gretchen Kelly
Gretchen is a professional bartender who has a new business venture. I have fond memories of the Gem City Podcast talking to business owners in our community, and I feel like this is the kind of episode they might have done. What kind of niche is Mercenary Bartenders filling in Dayton? What in the world is liquor liability insurance? What's Gretchen's favorite Dayton band? You'll learn the answers to these questions in this episode. Might you be willing to join my mailing list?
September 12, 2022
Episode 54 - Brittany and the Blisstones
Brittany Bliss and Reid Givens are a married couple band called Brittany and the Blisstones. They come from Chico, California. What was the first song they can remember hearing in their life? What did their childhood smell like? How did a chance meeting with me end up being a story that we'll all probably never forget? You'll enjoy getting the answers to these questions and more in this new episode. SHOW NOTES If you enjoy the podcast, might I humbly ask you to take the time to leave a review or a "like" on the podcast platform of your choice?
September 07, 2022
Episode 53 - Brandon Semler
Listen to my pal Brandon Semler and I nerd out on Fountains Of Wayne and baseball. We also talk about his band Westerly Station, and his upcoming solo project. What is Brandon doing to help musicians learn to market themselves? What does he enjoy about the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference? You'll learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode. Would you join my mailing list? Show Notes
August 26, 2022
Episode 52 - Icho Van in English
If you speak English and didn't understand my Spanish chat with Icho Van in the previous episode, well this here is for you. Icho and I continue our conversation in English. Icho is the bass player for Jenny and the Mexicats, and he talked to me from Madrid before embarking on this next part of tour. The band will be in Dayton tomorrow night, Thursday 25th August, for a free show at Levitt Pavillion. You can support this independent band by heading to the show. Get to know the charming and talented Icho by listening to this episode. If you enjoyed this episode, would you be willing to leave a review on the podcast platform of your choice, "like" the podcast, or subscribe? Show Notes
August 24, 2022
Episode 51 - Icho Van en español
Icho Van toca contrabajo en el grupo Jenny and the Mexicats. Tenía la bondad de charlar comigo un rato antes de que su grupo viene a Dayton para un concierto. Pienso que van a disfrutar mucho de nuestra conversación. Favor de mirar los Apuntes para enlaces. Si acaso disfrutó de este episodio, le pido que por favor darme un "like" en el plataforma de podcasts que les gustan. Apuntes del Show
August 19, 2022
Episode 50 - Mike Joseph
50 is a nice round number and kind of a milestone for a new podcaster. I'm glad that Mike Joseph was willing to chat with me for this episode. He's a Brooklyn based podcaster and music industry professional. He does plenty of other things, but those are the topics we covered most in this conversation. Mike is a gentleman that I enjoy listening to and talking to, and I think that you'll agree with me after you hear this conversation. What did his childhood smell like? Why is open acknowledgement of mental health issues important to him? What's the difference between "Hi. How are you" and "Hi, how are you"? Listen and find out. Detoxicity Podcast Show Notes
August 18, 2022
Episode 49 - Lesley Barth
Lesley Barth is a musician, songwriter, author, teacher, and mom currently based in Nashville. She released her second full-length album Big Time Baby in May 2020. We have a wide-ranging conversation covering her beginnings as a musician, songwriting process, how she has been dealing with life changes, her book, and her upcoming speaking session at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference in Austin. Would you be so kind as to join my mailing list? Lesley's website Show Notes
August 05, 2022
Episode 48 - John Henry Sheridan
John Henry Sheridan is a musician , podcaster, and author from Brooklyn, New York. We talk about all three of those aspects of his creativity, and we also invite musicians out there to come to Austin in a few weeks and meet us at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference. Show Notes and Links
August 03, 2022
Episode 47 - Mike Thome (baseball season midway point)
Mike Thome becomes my first three time guest as we talk about the baseball season again. Show Notes
July 27, 2022
Episode 46 - Mariah J
Mariah J is a singer/songwriter, dancer, artist disruptor and generally creative person from Dayton, Ohio. She just released an album called Unfolding on Friday June 24th , 2022. That album is a great way to get to know her personality, her heart, and real-life experiences. You'll also get a glimpse of Mariah through our conversation. You can find Unfolding right now anywhere you stream music. Show Notes Would you be willing to kindly join my mailing list?
July 22, 2022
Episode 45 - Ana Barajas, "Ojos Bonitos"
Texas-based Colombian singer Ana Bajaras is back on the podcast to talk about her new single "Ojos Bonitos", a cover of an Andean folk song. En este episodio, estoy platicando con Ana Barajas, una música colombiana quién ahora vive en Texas. Hablamos acerca de su nuevo sencillo "Ojos Bonitos", lo cual es un viejo canción andina. También hablamos acerca del hermoso video que viene con la canción. Show Notes - Apuntes
July 20, 2022
Episode 44 - Franz Robert Wild (en français)
This episode is brought to you by my debut album Echo in the Crevices, which will be 5 years old on Sunday, July 17. Through July 17th, you can get it for $5 on my website. Franz Robert Wild is a songwriter, musician, vocal coach, and all-around music industry professional from Toulouse, France. We had this conversation in French. For you English-speakers, we'll have another chat in English later. Franz Robert Wild est auteur, compositeur, musicien, coach vocal et professionel de musique qui vient de Toulouse. Quand est-ce qu'il a commencé à jouer la musique? Que'est-ce que c'est le premier outil qu'il utilise quand il va écrire une chanson? Pourquoi est-ce qu'il chante en anglais? Je vous invite à découvrir les réponses à ces questions et encore plus, en écoutant cet épisode. Show Notes
July 15, 2022
Episode 43 - Taylor Ruckle and our favorite albums of Q2 2022
Music journalist Taylor Ruckle is back on the podcast, and this time, we're talking about our favorite albums from the second quarter of 2022. Each of us selected five albums for this exercise, and we tack on the new album from Oceanator as a bonus at the end. Prepare yourself for some in-depth music discussion, an anecdote from me about a missed opportunity with Bartees Strange, and what band Taylor describes as "indie music writer catnip". This episode is brought to you by my debut album Echo in the Crevices, which turns 5 years old on July 17th. Show Notes
July 08, 2022
Episode 42 - Brandon Berry
Since his last appearance on this podcast, Brandon Berry has directed several of my music videos, including my latest one that was just released on Tuesday, June 21st. The original plan for this conversation was to talk about that video. We talked about it a little bit, but the conversation went to a bunch of unexpected and serious places. What sort of places? You'll have to listen to find out. Show Notes
June 24, 2022
Episode 41 - Joe Augustin (Achilles Tenderloin)
In this episode, Joe becomes the first guest to play a song live on the podcast. He plays a new one that isn't released yet on any recording, so at the moment, it's an exclusive. You'll get to hear the two songs he released on the summer solstice, Tuesday June 21st. You'll also get to hear about his songwriting process and how he feels about building community with music. Joe is a thoughtful lyricist, and is just as thoughtful a conversationalist. Would you kindly join my mailing list? Show Notes
June 22, 2022
Episode 40 - Rachel Rosen
Rachel Rosen is a journalist, musician, and traveler. These days she lives on an island in Puget Sound. In this conversation, you'll learn about her songwriting process, how she started making music, what her childhood sounds like, and her complicated relationship with Say Anything. Show Notes
June 15, 2022
Episode 39 - The Kadence
Meet Kamden Webb, who records and releases music as The Kadence. He is a Dayton-based songwriter and artist, about to embark on a cross country journey in a Nissan Altima. Show Notes
June 10, 2022
Episode 38 - K Carter and his For Dayton By Dayton festival
Dayton poet, rapper, and small business owner K. Carter is my guest for this episode. We talk about how he got started making music. He shares some of the lessons he has learned as he continues releasing albums and improving at his craft. You'll be able to tell how hard he works, and how much he cares about supporting the talented people in the Gem City. If you live in the Dayton area, we warmly invite you to come to Riverscape on Saturday June 11 and enjoy some free music. A brief video of K. Carter talking about his upcoming For Dayton By Dayton festival Show Notes
June 08, 2022
Episode 37 - Corduroy Brown (Part One)
Corduroy Brown is a musician and songwriter from West Virginia. You'll learn about his influences and such in this conversation, but a story that is unique to him is a harrowing near death experience. How did coming back from the brink affect his outlook on life? That's something that you'll definitely want to hear. Show Notes
June 03, 2022
Episode 36 - Lisa the Midwesterner
Lisa is a fellow Midwesterner, whose favorite band, if my memory serves, is Bowling For Soup. She is all sorts of busy, since she has three children. We met online over two decades ago, and she once did something very kind for me, so she's one of those people I will remember fondly forever. Listen to our conversation and learn about how she's keeping her kids busy, what kind of delicious Korean foods she grew up eating, which of the Star Trek series is her favorite, and why you shouldn't wear shoes in the house. Show Notes Maybe join my mailing list?
June 01, 2022
Episode 35 - Greg Owens
Greg Owens is a songwriter from Nashville whose childhood smelled like honeysuckle on a summer breeze and wet dirt and moss. He likes the way moss feels, Smashing Pumpkins, whiskey, and being a dad. We talk about his album Life, Love, and Southern Sadness and all sorts of other stuff. Greg is an authentic musician who writes from his heart, even when he isn't writing about himself. I think you'll enjoy getting to know him. Show Notes Would you be willing to write a (hopefully positive) review, give a like, or subscribe to this podcast on whatever platform you use to listen to podcasts?
May 27, 2022
Episode 34 - Mike Thome (baseball season quarter pole)
My tastefully named friend Mike Thome is back to talk about baseball now that one fourth of the 2022 season has passed. You'll hear us discuss our respective favorite teams, the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club. You'll hear us say nice things about Byron Buxton, Manny Machado, and Joe Ryan. We know you're probably not interested, but that doesn't stop us from talking about our fantasy league. If you need a baseball fix, this is the episode for you.
May 25, 2022
Episode 33 - Sara Jelley
Sara Jelley writes songs and sings songs and plays instruments and teaches people how to sing. That's all very simplified. For a much more detailed explanation, listen to this brand new podcast episode and get to know her. Sara Jelley's website Show Notes Why not join my mailing list?
May 18, 2022
Episode 32 - Sarah Rudy of Hello June
Sarah Rudy is the guitarist and songwriter behind West Virginia band Hello June. It's truly my pleasure to converse with musicians whose work I enjoy, and Sarah fits squarely in that category. Listen to her talk about the work she puts into music, and then maybe go listen to her songs? If you happen to listen to this podcast on Spotify, you will find a poll question. Would you be willing to answer it for me? Show Notes
May 06, 2022
Episode 31 - Isaac Robledo en Español
Sigue mi conversación con mi amigo Isaac, pero cambiamos el idioma, y hablamos en español. Platicamos acerca de su perrito, las Guerras de las Galaxias, su pasatiempo de hacer videos de los videojuegos, y el video musical que hizo para mí. Les recomiendo su podcast, Group Time.\ Apuntes
April 29, 2022
Episode 30 - Isaac Robledo
Isaac is my youngest guest so far. His interests include playing video games live on YouTube, hosting a podcast, Star Wars, music, video editing, Yorkshire Terriers, and assorted other things. I think you'll enjoy getting to know him. Show Notes Would you be willing to join my mailing list?
April 27, 2022
Episode 29 - Arch Grieve and the Discover Dayton podcast
I welcome a fellow Xenian on this episode, Arch Grieve. Arch teaches political science, and is a podcaster. His main podcast is called Discover Dayton, a podcast about the Gem City's past, present, and future. Listen to this episode for two podcasters talking about podcasting. Show Notes
April 22, 2022
Episode 28 - Abigail Moone
Abigail Moone is a talented musician from Dayton with a big voice. She recently released her debut EP In Ruins, the first of two planned releases for this year. What are her influences? What is the first tool chosen when it's time to write a song? How'd she get started in music? You'll learn all of these things in this episode, and you'll also hear my favorite song from the new EP. Show Notes
April 20, 2022
Episode 27 - Taylor Ruckle and our favorite albums of 2022 so far
Taylor Ruckle is a freelance music journalist, and also a musician. This conversation is simply two people who love music, talking about our favorite albums of 2022 to this point. This episode was recorded before the most recent Oceanator album was released, and that's one that we both strongly recommend. Listen to this episode, and you'll surely discover something that is musically new to you, and just maybe, you'll find something that you love. Taylor's interview with Elise from Oceanator Show Notes
April 13, 2022
Episode 26 - Brian "Z" Zisook
Brian Zisook is cofounder and Senior Vice President of Operations at Audiomack. He is also VP and Editor-in-Chief of a music blog called DJBooth. He is known in the music world as "Z". Z is a professional journalist who has become an executive. What exactly does he do at Audiomack? What is Audiomack trying to be to musicians? How is Audiomack trying to serve listeners? You'll get answers to all of these questions in our conversation. Show Notes Visit my Audiomack profile How about joining my mailing list for a behind-the-scenes look at what I am doing creatively?
April 08, 2022
Episode 25 - 7000apart
Jon Kresin and Amelie Eiding are a pop duo called 7000apart. They are currently based in Wisconsin, but at the time of our conversation, they were in Stockholm, Sweden. In this conversation, you'll learn about their writing process, what important message they are attempting to convey through their music, the challenges of booking a tour, how to go about building a music community, and all sorts of interesting things about trying to make it as a full-time musician. Show Notes 7000apart official website Would you like to join my mailing list?
April 06, 2022
Episode 24 - Marisa "Bux" Buxbaum and Fountains Of Wayne's debut album
Marisa loves music and loves talking about music. She and I had this conversation back in December 2021. We talk about Fountains Of Wayne, the brilliant self-titled debut album from one of our favorite bands. We talk about how these songs make us feel. We talk about the twinge of melancholy lurking just beneath the surface in insanely catchy power pop. SHOW NOTES
April 01, 2022
Episode 23 - Ruth Fawcett
We go international yet again on the podcast, as I have a chat with my dear friend Ruth. Ruth is from Ipswich, England. We met in Paris. (The one in France, as opposed to the one in Kentucky or Texas.) Ruth has a dog named Lincoln, a husband named Paul, a knack for melody, and red hair. Which character from Winnie the Pooh are we? Why do we love Kellii Scott? What is Ruth's songwriting process? All of that in more in this episode. Ruth Fawcett Music on Facebook Show Notes
March 30, 2022
Episode 22 - Mike Thome (2022 baseball season preview)
My friend Mike and I talk about baseball. If you are into baseball, you'll enjoy this, despite the fact that I talked way too much. Show Notes
March 25, 2022
Episode 21 - Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards is musician and comedian who originally comes from Dayton, Ohio. He is an accomplished bassist. Today he lives in Colorado. We have a nostalgic conversation where we talk about music and musicians from Dayton's past and Adam's musical history. You'll find out a handful of lessons that Adam has picked up about how to be a better musician along his journey, and you'll also hear him talk about playing a show on the legendary stage at Red Rocks. Show Notes
March 23, 2022
Episode 20 - Terry "Izzy Rock" Martin
The instant I started my podcast, I knew I wanted to get Terry "Izzy Rock" Martin as a guest. He was one of the hosts on the Gem City Podcast, a labor of love into which he poured countless hours and energy without being paid. Have you ever wondered how much work it takes to produce and edit a podcast? Izzy Rock will break it down for you from a position of authority on the subject, as he has produced and edited more than one THOUSAND episodes. He also talks about how it is possible to build community through podcasting. Show Notes Listen to my new single "Hold the Wick"
March 18, 2022
Episode 19 - Franklin Rabon
Franklin Rabon is from Georgia. He is an intelligent and thoughtful individual with an impressive array of interesting life experiences. We didn't get to all that many of them in this conversation, but we'll get to some of them in the future because I'll have him back. He is in a band called The Relic Souls, and you can hear the single they released in December 2021, "Lover Keep Coming", at the end of this episode. Show Notes
March 16, 2022
Episode 18 - Brandon Berry
Brandon Berry lives in San Diego, but used to live in the Dayton area. He is rather mercurial when it comes to his artistic endeavors. On the day we had this conversation - Wednesday December 22 of 2021 - Brandon filmed what would eventually become the music video for my new single, "Hold the Wick". That music video will be released this coming Tuesday, March 15th. I make a great effort to delve into the secrets behind Brandon's vision for the video in this conversation, but with limited success. You'll find that he turned the tables on me a couple of times and took over hosting duties. Click here for the Show Notes
March 11, 2022
Episode 17 - Brian Greaney
Brian Greaney is a Dayton multi-instrumentalist with a passion for listening to and making music. He releases music under the name Bonsai Superstar. If you don't know where that name comes from, you'll find out on this podcast. Show Notes
March 09, 2022
Episode 16 - Rizo
Rizo is one of the owners at The Dreamcatchers Recording Studio in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He did a remix of "Hold the Wick" (out TODAY on my website and on my Bandcamp page), and we talk about his approach to that task. Have you ever wondered about the kind of thought and work ethic that goes into being an audio engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, and producer? What did Rizo's childhood smell like? What does he hope his clients take away with them when they finish work at his studio? What kind of sage advice did we offer to an unnamed misguided friend with the hope of helping him to see reason? You'll hear all of that in this conversation. Show Notes Would you do me the favor of listening to "Hold the Wick" today on my official website or my Bandcamp page?
March 04, 2022
Episode 15 - Doctor Jenny
Jennifer Jurcsisn is my guest for this episode. I call her Doctor Jenny. We eventually end up talking about music, but our conversation meanders in and around such topics as education, science, art, board games, and science fiction. Nerds and geeks of the universe, this episode is for you. Show Notes Would you kindly subscribe to my mailing list?
March 02, 2022
Episode 14 - No $ Savant
No $ Savant is a songwriter, engineer, producer, and artist from Enschede, Netherlands. He was kind enough to collaborate with me by remixing my upcoming single "Hold the Wick". Not only will you hear his remix of that single, you'll hear No $ Savant tell you about how he got started making music, what producing means to him, why he prefers to write in English instead of Dutch, and what kind of benefits he is receiving from going to music school. You can find No $ Savant on Instagram and Twitter. Click here for Show Notes. Would you be willing to join my mailing list?
February 25, 2022
Episode 13 - Rich Reuter on new EP Endless Parade
Dayton, Ohio's Rich Reuter becomes the first two-time guest here on You Could Be My Aramis. He is a versatile musician, songwriter, and recording artist who has added engineering, mixing, mastering, and production to his skill set. His new EP Endless Parade is available on Thursday 24th February. Show Notes
February 23, 2022
Episode 12 - Ana Barajas
This is the first podcast conversation that I recorded in Spanish. Este es la primera conversación que grabé para mi podcast en español. Es una plática muy amena con la cantante Ana Barajas. Hablamos acerca de su historia como artista, su proceso en composición, y sus planes para un tercer álbum. Apuntes / Show Notes
February 18, 2022
Episode 11 - Paul Levy
Paul Levy is the ebullient and gregarious lead singer of Sadbox. Our discussion covers his songwriting process, the most recently released Sadbox album Future Copy, the spirit of collaboration in Dayton music, how to know when a song is done being written, the joy of music on a tangible medium, and the word gestalt. Show Notes Would you kindly join my inner circle by signing up for my mailing list?
February 16, 2022
Episode 10 - Mariana Tirsa (en Español)
Sí, ya hay una plática aquí con Mariana Tirsa, fue el Episodio 8. Aquí está de nuevo, pero esta vez, platicamos en español. Mariana Tirsa es cantante y escritora de canciones basada en Austin, Texas. Graba sus canciones bajo el nombre Runaway Horse. En este episodio van a aprender cual herramienta usa cuando está escribiendo una canción, cómo determine si la letra va a estar en inglés o español, y cuáles sentimientos dominan en sus canciones. Apuntes (Show Notes) Sitio Oficial de Runaway Horse
February 11, 2022
Episode 9 - Becca Wonka
Becca Wonka is a songwriter and musician originally from France and currently based in Los Angeles. We have an animated bilingual conversation. Why did I call her the opposite of Josephine Baker? Who does she think is the best French musician of the 20th century? Why did she choose to specialize in making Black music? Do we really need saxophone solos? Becca Wonka est autrice française de chansons qui habite à Los Angeles. Nous avons barvardés en anglais et en français. Pourquoi est-ce que je lui ai appelé "l'envers de Josephine Baker"?Selon Becca, qui est le meilleur musicien français du vigntième siècle? Pourquoi est-ce qu'elle a choisit spécialiser en musique Noire? Est-ce qu'on a vraiment besoin des solos de saxaphone? Show Notes
February 09, 2022
Episode 8 - Mariana Tirsa
Back to Texas this week for a chat with Mariana Tirsa. Mariana is a musician and songwriter who records folk/americana songs under the name Runaway Horse. On this episode, you'll learn about her songwriting process, and how her songs grow and develop from the time she is writing them to the time she collaborates with other musicians to record them. You'll also learn about the most recent Runaway Horse single, and the music she has on the way later in 2022. Click right here for the Show Notes Would you do me the honor of subscribing to this podcast on the platform of your choice?
February 04, 2022
Episode 7 - Tod Weidner
Tod Weidner is an experienced musician with decades of goodwill accumulated here in the Gem City, Dayton, Ohio. His work is notable for meticulous songcraft and sincerity. Our conversation covered all sorts of musical ground. Why does he say that Frank Sinatra was the Justin Beiber of his day? What is his approach to songwriting like? What were the effects of the pandemic on his musical plans? Where is his solo project taking him creatively that his longtime band couldn't? Why is his recent work leaning toward words with fewer syllables? How in the world is a musician supposed to use TikTok? Have a listen, and find out whether these questions have answers. Visit Tod Weidner's Official Website. Click here for Show Notes.
February 02, 2022
Episode 6 - Josh Bradford
Creative artist Josh Bradford wields piano as his main weapon. Listen to our conversation to find out about his versatility as an artist, how he involves the audience in spontaneous compositions, why he loves dissonance, and his thoughts on the best thing we can all do to support independent artists that does not involve spending money. We also talk about his current crowdfunding campaign to pay for his studio grand piano. Josh Bradford - Pay My Piano Click here for Show Notes Join my mailing list
January 28, 2022
Episode 5 - Nina Pelligra
It was my pleasure to chat with Nina Pelligra for this episode. Nina is best known for her a capella looper covers and solo a capella recordings. She is a musician, songwriter, arranger, singer, engineer, and producer... she does all of the things. Listen to her describe how she approached the challenge of doing a remix, and get a glimpse of her creative process, both with her own music and what she can do for a capella groups. Click here for the Show Notes. Would you kindly join my mailing list?
January 26, 2022
Episode 4 - Gail Gallagher
Learn how music can balance darkness with joy by listening to this conversation with Gail Gallagher. Gail is a singer-songwriter, composer, artist, and podcaster with a background in sketch comedy and improv. Listen to this episode for a dose of ebullience, and also learn how Gail has expressed grief through her art. Gail's new single "Long Johns" is available now on all streaming platforms. Click here for the Show Notes. Click here to subscribe to my mailing list.
January 21, 2022
Episode 3 - Rich Reuter
Today I am glad to introduce you Rich Reuter, a versatile Dayton musician. Do you know why Rich's nickname is "The Captain"? If not, listen to this episode and find out. You'll also learn the approach he takes to doing a remix, how his album The Captain came together, and some behind-the-scenes details on "Pale Light of the Moon", which is my favorite song on that album. If you enjoy music or songwriting, you'll probably like this episode. Show Notes. Listen to The Captain on Bandcamp. Would you do me the kindness of joining my mailing list?
January 19, 2022
Episode 2 - Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson is a dreamer and a doer. How did one of his projects manage to raise $57,000? In a town where Ermal Fraze revolutionized the beverage industry, how are Brian and his partners innovating with soft drinks? What is he doing to help benefit local musicians, local music venues, and the people who come to see shows in our community? We talk about pizza, soda, small business, and bright ideas in this episode. Show Notes. Would you be so kind as to subscribe to my mailing list for updates?
January 12, 2022
Episode 1 - Baby Molly (Liam Morrison)
Canadian artist Baby Molly (Liam Morrison) joins me to talk about music, songwriting, doing a remix, playing live, being without genre, and going on tour. Baby Molly's EP I Miss My Friends. Show Notes. Would you be so kind as to subscribe to my mailing list?
January 05, 2022
Episode ½ - Juliet Fromholt and our favorite albums of 2021
Juliet Fromholt is the Music Director at WYSO, the public radio station for Southwest Ohio. She also hosts two shows on the station, Kaleidoscope and Alpha Rhythms. Juliet has a palpable enthusiasm for music and music discovery, and I think you'll certainly be able to feel that throughout our conversation. We have a chat about our favorite albums released in 2021. I list Juliet's top ten albums over in the show notes. This right here is a bonus episode of the podcast, as Episode 1 is scheduled for January 5th. I wanted to present this conversation while 2021 was still in progress, and the calendar tells me we are running out of time for that to be the case. Click here for Show Notes.
December 31, 2021
Episode 0 - This is a brand new podcast
In this introductory episode, I answer three questions. Where did the name of this podcast come from? Why did I start a podcast? What can you expect to hear? Click for show notes. Would you be willing to subscribe to my mailing list?
December 22, 2021