Songwriting w/ Brian Gower

May 24, 2018

On this episode, Clif and Josh talk with Brian Gower (Plane Without A Pilot, The Tone Jerks Podcast) about songwriting approaches, creativity, and approaching 30 yrs old. We recap last weekend's events at One Day Guitar Show in Tracy, CA and share stories of our experiences there. Finally, we give our music picks for the week; Lord Huron's "When We Met", Diiv "Doused", & Sithu Aye "Pulse".


Nickelback Effect: When bands make albums we don’t like

May 16, 2018

On this episode, we discuss bands we like that have made music we don't like. We kick around the dying album concept and the new normal for artists. We each give our picks and Nick closes out with a Mojo Minute. 


Finding The Sweet Spot

May 9, 2018

On this episode, we start out with a birthday shoutout to Andy Kim (Sinasoid)! We talk about Josh's new Alto powered PA. Then we dive off into talking about microphones. We discuss the pros and cons of the industry standard Shure sm58, condenser mics, and ribbon mics. We then talk about how important it is to work a microphone and also finding a sweet spot with monitors whether it be wedges or in ears. Nick updates us on finding the "sweet spot" with his Recording King and using ebony bridge pins. Clifton then updates us about the recent Night of Worship with Chris Sligh he was involved in, the new website, and the upcoming One Day in Tracy, CA on May 18th. 


Showmanship vs Musicianship

May 3, 2018

In this episode, we discuss showmanship and just how much of it is required of a performing musician. We discuss Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Kiss, Alice Cooper, and other music acts who took on personas outside of their real life. We talk about The Greatest Showman, Almost Famous, and Crazy Heart; movies that all have stories about the inconsistencies between a performer and their real life. We then talk about the character Willie Nelson developed and how it has evolved over time. We then give our picks, then for Mojo Minute we discuss guitars that play a role with an artist's image. 


Listening Party - “Eat A Peach” Allman Brothers Band

April 25, 2018

For this episode, we work our way listening thru the Allman Brother's 1972 album "Eat A Peach". We share our thoughts on each track as we hear them. Nick brings us a special Mojo Minute where he discusses Duane Allman's legendary guitars. 


Reno Ned iz not Ded - Wynand Van Reenan

April 19, 2018

On this week's episode, we check in with Wynand van Reenan to make sure he's still alive...AND HE IS!! Wynand tells us stories of going surfing and showing up to play guitar at church in his swimming trunks, and other hidden gems. 

We talk about a serious issue that plagues all musicians, MUSICAL BURNOUT. We even talk about Nick's bowhunting hobby. Finally, we each give our picks. 


Flipper’s Remorse & Sierreno 12 stringin’

April 12, 2018

We start off talking about flipping fiascos, new pickups, and acoustic guitar setups. We then talk about our new discovery of Sierreno music and the unique use of 12 strings and a discussion of other cultural music genres. We give our music picks then we talk about a famous 000-45 Martin in Mojo Minute. 


Simple Twist of Mojo

April 6, 2018

On this episdoe, we talk about what's new and Nick's simple twist of mojo in finding a new acoustic. 


Offsets & Emily

March 29, 2018

On this episode of Worleybirds, we have Emily Harris on to discuss Nashville vs Seattle, the music industry, offset guitars, and her guitar mods. We then each give our music picks. 


Legend of The Squatch

March 22, 2018

I caught up with Albert Mills from Squatch Design about their launch coming up soon. Get the lowdown on what to expect here!