100 Words Or Less: The Podcast

100 Words Or Less: The Podcast

Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places. ... Show More

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July 17, 2019 68 min

What a killer chat with Tom Damiano from Trail Of Lies. We dive into his early metalcore years, aesthetics of the band and responsibility.  Not to mention we discuss why the band chooses not to commit their lives to the road and how that helps them be creative. Enjoy! Visit our sponsors: Rockabilia.com - use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% your order. PetReleaf - incredible CBD oil for your pets. Use the code WORDS for 10% off yo... Read more

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The man, Mr. Jonah Matranga is on the podcast today. He's the frontman of Far and his solo project OneLineDrawing, but now known as just his namesake. We engage in a conversation about music as a commodity fork in the road decisions and cult of personality. He was open, engaged and not afraid to get deep. Check out his new project called Halfway To A Hundred and help him get it funded. 

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This was a real treat to have my friend Drew DiJorio the vocalist from Stray From the Path on the show. We discussed keyboard warriors, ego and the influence of “Jackass” on the youth of a certain age. Enjoy! Get hydrated with DripDrop, the best tasting and fastest acting mix on the market. Use the code WORDS for 20% off of your order. Try PetReleaf for your dog or cat's ailments. Get 20% off of your order by using the code WORDS.&... Read more

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June 26, 2019 79 min

Happy Wednesday! It's time to bring you another compelling conversation from a person who is profoundly influenced by punk/hardcore/indie rock and today, we have a great one. David Kelling the vocalist from bay area rockers Culture Abuse hangs out with us for over an hour discussing positivity, life with cerebral palsy and investing in your future. I appreciated his candor and willingness to dive into all aspects of his life. Get S... Read more

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June 19, 2019 79 min

I tend not to do repeat guests, but I will grant exceptions for certain circumstances and frankly this was one of them. Considering it's been 6 years since I checked in with my friend Brendan Murphy from Counterparts, it was about dang time. We discussed mental focus, expectations and aesthetics behind the band. It was a insightful and reflective chat on how he has changed and where things stand now. 

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June 12, 2019 70 min

Today we have Ian Fike the vocalist from melodic hardcore band It Prevails on the show. It's an important and honest conversation about his struggles with addiction, how ego plays a role in his life and of course, melodic hardcore and the passionate fanbase that exists for that style of music. Visit our partners below:Earbuds Music - the best way to share your music, period. Sonos - my favorite speakers on the planet. 

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Happy June!  Today on the podcast we have the legendary vocalist of metal/hardcore heroes Ringworm, The Human Furnace (aka James Bulloch). We dive deep into why breaking up the band was the best thing they could have done, life as a tattoo artist and of course the Cleveland hardcore scene. Enjoy! Get SirriusXM outside of the car for 3 months for only $1. Sign up now! 

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Happy Wednesday and here is another great conversation I get to bring to you, this week with Chris Popadak from Hawthorne Heights and The Story Changes. We discuss becoming straight edge as an adult, Midwest roots and accepting the space you are in. I love Chris' enthusiasm and positivity. Download the rad music sharing app Earbuds and enjoy how EASY it is to share music you love. Visit Sonos and let your life be changed by how inc... Read more

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A huge band for me fresh into the metalcore scene, was Focal Point. Their blend of everything I love lyrically and musically about the genere was all there and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a discussion I had with Ryan Clark, the guitarist of that band plus Demon Hunter and Training For Utopia. We dive in to discuss the proper etiquette of X'ing up at school, early band life and rabid fandom. Enjoy! Try SirriusXM o... Read more

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I am excited to bring you this deep conversation with my friend, Jay Pepito. He sang for Reign Supreme and currently plays bass in END but more importantly, is a good human. We discuss the concept of self reflection, careers and perception vs reality. There is a lot to learn from this conversation, so take note. Check out Earbuds Music for the best way to share your favorite music. Sonos is the only speaker system I will ever use, ... Read more

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Please to present to you this rad discussion with Issac Hale from Knocked Loose and Inclination. Both of his bands are really, really good but Inclination specifically knocked my socks off since the release of their demo a few years ago and I had to have Issac on the show on the release of their new EP on Pure Noise Records. We discuss straight edge, context for hardcore and how important his parents were in building the local scen... Read more

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April 30, 2019 63 min

My new friend Arun Bali is on the show this week discussing his life in and around the Detroit area, the beauty of shoegaze music and his career in writing music for commercial purposes. It's a fun discussion that I am glad to bring you! Use Yousician and learn how to play guitar, piano and so much more. Promo code WORDS will get you 20% off your purchase. 

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April 23, 2019 65 min

Curl Up and Die is back! One of my best friends, Mike Minnick is on the show this week to discuss the reasons why CUAD is getting back together as well as the idea of nostalgia and legacy. It's a very insightful conversation that I gained a lot of new perspective out of. Won't you join us? 

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Boy oh boy, one of my favorite vocalists of all time decided to hang out with all of us and I couldn't be more excited. Tim Singer was the vocalist for Deadguy, No Escape and Kiss It Goodbye. We discussed a ton of stuff including anger, stability and playing against the grain. Pull up a chair and enjoy the in depth discussion! Yousician is the best way to learn a musical instrument. Download the app and get 20% off by using the cod... Read more

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Post-rock. Just the name of this genere of music is soothing and I for one, love it. Trish plays in a band called The End of the Ocean that just recently released an extremely compelling LP and I had to have her on. We discuss the concept of playlisting (it's an extremely interesting and influential aspect of the music industry that doesn't get discussed very much), sexual identity and more. Trust me, even if you aren't familiar wi... Read more

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April 3, 2019 75 min

Ryan and I get in a heated debate right off the top of the show about Kacey Musgraves, so you know this episode will be rad! Ryan plays bass in Fit For A King and we have a great discussion about faith, relationships on the road and being fit. A fun discussion that covered a lot of ground. Enjoy! 

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March 27, 2019 78 min

Episode 345 - Konichiwa! Just because I am in Japan doesn't mean you don't get a new episode. In the final episode of our deep dive into Seattle, I have Aram Arslanian from Champion/Betrayed/The First Step on the show. We get real deep on issues of identity, growing up in Winnipeg and running a record label. It's a wide ranging discussion and one that I was glad to have and share. Enjoy! 

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Episode 344 - A super sized episode with not, one discussion but TWO! The main conversation is with Coady Willis from Big Business/The Murder City Devils as we continue our discussion about Seattle and figures from that music scene. He gets in depth with us on surreal moments, sarcasm and life as a drummer. Secondly, we have my friend Aymen from the band Holy Pinto that has a unique story in DIY music relocating from the UK to Milw... Read more

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Episode 343 - Another entry in our month long focus of the Seattle music scene and this week, it's Ian Shelton from Regional Justice Center & Seattle's New Gods. We discuss creative drive, the divided music scenes he experienced and another huge passion of his, filmmaking. I loved the perspective and experience he shared in our conversation, so check it out and enjoy! 

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Episode 342 - SEATTLE MONTH! All during the month of March we take a deeper look at the Seattle punk/hardcore/indie scene from the people who have helped create it! Dann Gallucci was a gem of a person and a great conversation. He played guitar in Murder City Devils, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Area 51, Death Wish Kids and more! He also creates incredible podcasts with his production company called Little Everywhere. A compelling c... Read more

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