Episode 16: Ben Merlis (author of “Going Off”, co-host of 185 South Podcast) Part 2 “OK…..you have a point”

I continue my conversation with author Ben Merlis about the genre “1.5” and I might be a believer! You can read his piece (co-authored by Daniel Weizmann!!!) called “The Zone In Between” about the bridge between Punk and Hardcore at Please Kill Me. I also STRONGLY recommend picking up Ben’s book documenting Cold Chillin’ Records […]

Episode 16: Ben Merlis (author of “Going Off”, co-host of 185 South Podcast) Part 1 “Don’t Come up in here with that ‘New Math’ nonsense”.

What the hell is “1.5”??? Is it Punk? Is it Hardcore? Why do old heads insist on being this nerdy? Ben Merlis has the answers to these questions and much more!!! You can read the piece that he co-authored by Daniel Weizmann called “The Zone In Between” about the bridge between Punk and Hardcore at […]

Episode 11: Simon Harvey (Ugly Pop Records) Part 2 “Mark Knopfler is pretty great”

Simon Harvey is an old buddy from Toronto. He is head honcho of Ugly Pop Records and a regular contributor to Ugly Things magazine as well as the excellent book “Tomorrow is Too Late” which covers the Toronto hardcore-punk scene of the early 80’s. Simon is also an incorrigible record collector and an all-around good […]

Episode 11: Simon Harvey (Ugly Pop Records) Part 1 “Toronto has outgrown Peter Ustinov”

Simon Harvey is an old buddy from Toronto. He is head honcho of Ugly Pop Records and a regular contributor to Ugly Things magazine as well as the excellent book “Tomorrow is Too Late” which covers the Toronto hardcore-punk scene of the early 80’s. Simon is also an incorrigible record collector and an all-around good […]