#22: Tour Diary #2

 
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Greetings from Vegas where Cartoon Violence is drinking foot-long frozen margaritas on-mic and talking about the Portland leg of their 2017 “2 Phat II Fail” tour, as well as past and future Las Vegas stories. This episode also includes an exclusive surprise interview with Bjork about her upcoming album.

#21: Tour Diary #1

 
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Cartoon Violence just embarked on their first ever tour to support their new album 2 Phat II Fail, and have reported back about their first four shows. Tune in to hear stories of death, tribute, drama, violence, vikings, and video games, as well as the details of other dates on their June 2017 tour. #laserproblems #breadteaser #cvtour

#20: Cartoon Violence (guest host Aaron Carnes)

 
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We have flipped the script and allowed ourselves to be interviewed on our own podcast. This month, enjoy journalist and Gnarboots member Aaron Carnes asking us all the burning questions you were pretending not to care about. Why a podcast? Why music? Why anything at all? The answers may surprise you.

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap20

#19 Petriform

 
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Petriform is an electronic dance and chiptune musician, as well as an altogether nice guy. We briefly spoke with him in episode 9 at Freq.Fest.Nor.Cal, but this time we got to hear all about his background in music and how he approached writing his latest album.

Top 5 List: Rock Songs

For our top 5 list this month, we discussed our favorite rock songs, that is to say, songs about rocks or stones. Watch a playlist of all our picks at http://bit.ly/cv5rocksongs and tweet us your own top 5 songs about rocks using the hashtags #cv5 and #rocksongs!

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap19

#18 Mike Park

 
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Mike Park is our guest this month for Episode 18 of Cartoon Violence Has A Podcast. Mike has been running the Asian Man Records label out of his parents’ garage for over 20 years, churning out some of the best ska punk rock on the planet, and surviving in an era where record labels both big and small have fallen by the wayside. We talked to Mike about the good and bad aspects of being a two-man record label, what it was like weathering the rise and fall of third wave ska with his band Skankin’ Pickle, and his newest project, Kitty Kat Fan Club.

Top 5 List: Cat Songs

This month, in honor of Kitty Kat Fan Club, our top five theme is songs about cats. Check out our YouTube playlist to hear our picks and tweet us your own top 5 cat songs using the hashtags #cv5 and #catsongs!

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap18

#17 Matthew Joseph Payne

 
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We caught up with multi-instrumentalist GameBoy virtuoso Matthew Joseph Payne this month to find out what’s happening with his project The Mineral Kingdom, which has evolved from a solo project to a full band back to a one-man band again. We chatted about vibraphones (his current obsession), the process of composing chiptune for band arrangement, and how his music and performances are changing since moving away from the Mineral Kingdom band.

Top 5 List: Vibraphone Songs

For our top 5 list this month, we discussed our favorite songs featuring vibraphones or other tuned mallet percussion. Watch a playlist of all our picks at http://bit.ly/vibraphonesongs and tweet us your own top 5 vibraphone songs using the hashtags #cv5 and #vibraphonesongs!

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap17

#16 Mega Ran

 
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Mega Ran aka Random is an unstoppable force in the Chip-Hop and Nerdcore world. A former teacher and current world-hopping rapper, he cut his teeth rapping over old Capcom game soundtracks, which got him the approval of Capcom and a strong reputation as one of the best nerdy emcees out there. We talked with Mega Ran over Skype about his recent trip to Vegas to party with WWE and Cleveland Cavaliers stars, his unfortunate incident of having gear stolen in Oakland, and the challenges of leaving teaching to rap full time.

Top 5 List: Favorite Rappers

It only seems proper to discuss our favorite rappers with Mega Ran, so that’s what we did for our top 5 list this month. Tweet us your own top 5 emcees using the hashtags #cv5 and #topemcees!

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap16

#15 Jean Baudin

 
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Bassist Jean Baudin (@elevenstrings) joins us on Episode 15 to talk about his long journey from 4 to 11 strings, auditioning for America’s Got Talent, founding Nuclear Rabbit, and transitioning from that to his solo bass instrumental music. Jean also shared with us some of the sounds that his extensive pedal boards can make, some hints about his future music projects, and the trivia fact that if you look real closely, you can spot him in the mosh pit in Primus’ Jerry Was A Racecar Driver music video.

Top 5 List: Bass Riffs

This month’s top 5 list is our favorite bass riffs! Tweet us your own top 5 bass riffs using the hashtags #cv5 and #bassriffs!

You can find a YouTube playlist of all our favorite bass riffs at http://bit.ly/cv5bassriffs

This month we also have two promotions going on. First, if you post a photo wearing one of our 12 new shirts from our new store at cartoonviolence.threadless.com, then Professor Robot will draw you as a taco. Second, tweet at @CartoonViolins to guess what type of bird interrupted this podcast, and you could win this month’s Loot Crate.

If you’d like to get your own Loot Crate subscription, use our special link http://lootcrate.com/weekingeek and enter the offer code WIG to get 10% off your subscription.

Show notes and Top 5 lists at http://bit.ly/cvhap15

#14 DJ 8-Bit Mullet

 
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For the first episode of Season 2, we go from West to East coast and talk to DJ 8-Bit Mullet, AKA The Artist Formerly Known as Big Al. We catch up with him and find out what he’s been up to since releasing Big Al’s Jams: Big Album in 2014, which turns out to be DJ 8-Bit Mullet’s retro mixes. His latest mix comes out this month, and is called The Low End Yoshi, a mashup of Yoshi’s Wooly World and A Tribe Called Quest.

Top 5 List: Prince Songs

For our top 5 list this month, we discussed our favorite Prince songs and sang our hearts out in memoriam. tweet us your own top 5 Prince songs using the hashtags #cv5 and #princesongs!

This month we also have two promotions going on. First, if you post a photo wearing one of our 12 new shirts from our online store then Professor Robot will draw you as a taco. Second, visit our YouTube Channel to watch Professor Robot’s beatboxing LootCrate unboxing videos, then follow us on Twitter @CartoonViolins and tweet at us why you should be sent the items from the LootCrate.

If you’d like to get your own LootCrate subscription, use our special link http://lootcrate.com/weekingeek and enter the offer code WIG to get 10% off your subscription.

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#13 Failed Bands and Breakups

 
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For our one year podcast anniversary, we invited past guests Adam T Davis (Gnarboots, Episode 4), Pink Thunder (Robo Beat ‘Em Up, Episode 5), and Joey Guthrie (Curious Quail, Episode 6) to talk about past bands and breakups. We learned some of the early stories of how past musical projects came and went, and how we got to where we are now.

At the end of the episode, hear a few songs from our past dug up from the vaults. First, an early Gnarboots incarnation, “Fashion Police” by The Fashion Police. Second, “In The Flow” from the King Penguin Quartet, featuring Professor Robot on bass. Third, hear “Ricci” by The Spanky Hockenpuss band with Doctor Octave on vocals and drums. Finally, endure “Human Harvest” by Spuck, a necessary step on the road to Robo Beat ‘Em Up.

Top 5 List: Breakup Songs

For our top 5 list this month, we discussed our favorite breakup songs. Listen to our playlist on YouTube and Spotify and tweet us your own top 5 breakup songs using the hashtags #cv5 and #breakupsongs!
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