My podcast is about musicâ€¦ Not as an artist, because I have zero musical ability no matter how many times I tried, however as a listener.
My show is about the history and stories behind some of the fantastic bands, and the music they created, over the last numerous years my show has taken me all over the country chasing stories.
My favorite deep dive into a musical genre was about death metal music! Personally, I don’t care about this kind of music, however I still wanted to find out where it came from. My path led me to Tampa, FL of all locales, which was an incubator for the death metal scene in the 72s and 90s. I spent a few evenings attending death metal shows in a substantial warehouse that used to home an Heating and A/C manufacturer. I believe the supplier outsourced all of the jobs to some other dealer, so what used to hold hundreds of furnaces and air conditioning systems is now the beach house for Tampa brand death metal, and while I was there I saw many Tampa section bands, and also drove around to talk to some locals who remember the outdated nights, when it was first starting out. Tampa FL is a neighborhood of contrasts, if nothing else, because for such a sleep retirement community on the water, it can rock pretty hard when the sunlight goes down. In that outdated Heating and A/C warehouse I saw a lot of raw, uncompromising death metal bands, and it showed me that the future of hardcore music may still be Tampa, FL.