In this episode I chat with one of my favorite singer/songwriters Matt Pryor. Matt is known for his work in The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams, The Terrible Twos and Radar State. He also has his own solo records. ALL are so dang amazing!
In this episode we talk about:
How I discovered The Get Up Kids, the nostalgic EMO’S music venue located in Austin, his thoughts on hanging with fans before or after a show. the term EMO & the evolution of the EMO scene, natural talent vs. hard work, the difference between TGUK, The New Ams & Radar State songs and how they find their home in specific bands, if there are plans for new a new Terrible Twos album, the amazing kindness of one of our mutual friends Chris Conley (of Saves The Day) and what its like having someone other than James play the keys in TGUK.
We talk about more than just music too! We discuss our shared love of John Mulaney, Pete Holmes, Schitt’s Creek and the hillarious Letter Kenny, the book ‘Comedy Sex God’ by Pete Holmes and how we found a little bit of our own story within Pete’s story. He also goes on to tell me about his favorite comedy podcast and how there are therapeutic for him. We dig into the anxiety and heaviness we are both feeling right now with what is going on the world, and our place within it AND what is next for his very own podcast, ‘Nothing To Write Home About.’
It’s a lot of fun!
Be sure to follow Matt on all the social media outlets!
You can follow me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/christiegee)! There you will find links to the podcast soundtrack. We added 8 new songs for this episodes:
Proceed With Caution- The New Ams
Stay On the Phone- The New Ams
Shorty- The Get Up Kids
Holiday- The Get Up Kids
Campfire Kansas- The Get Up KIds
Pictures, Records and Ring- Solo Album
Lady Bug- Ther Terrible Twos
Anywhere- Radar State
You can stream the soundtrack on both Apple & Spotify!
Be sure to also check out Matt’s favorite podcasts that he has been enjoying!
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
My Brother, My Brother And Me
The Adventure Zone
Comedy Bang bang
You Made It Weird- Pete Holmes
Dumb People Town
Oh Hello: The P’dcast
How Did This Get Made
Judge John Hodgman
Thank you guys all so much for listening!
A special thanks to Chris Conley for sharing my podcast with Matt. This episode happened because of kindness! :)