Nov 27th, 2018
Episode 30 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with trumpet player Johnny Christmas from Reel Big Fish. My twin brother Matt and I went down to the Skanksgiving show in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. We talked with Johnny about the band, their new album and single, music videos, Johnny appearing in Galaxy Quest, we talked about Queen and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Warped Tour, Rock cruises, Zorba The Greek and a bunch of other things. Thanks to Tom and Mike for setting it up, and thanks to Johnny for sitting down with us for an hour.
Dec 7th, 2018
Reggae singer Buju Banton has served his 8 year sentence in prison and will fly home to Jamaica tonight. In 2009, he was arrested on drug-related charges in the United States and his first trial resulted in a hung jury. In 2011, he was convicted on the same drug charge after a controversial second trial that was tainted by jury misconduct. He’s been in prison since 2011 but is out today! Hopefully that means we will get new music from him, although who knows if he plans on returning to the States anytime soon. I know I wouldn’t want to go return after being in prison. In any event, glad to see Buju Banton is out!