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Turned Out A Punk

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

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By Irritated2theMAX - May 29 2019
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Cool but bunk Footnotes is Patreon only now.

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By garbagehead69 - Jan 27 2019
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Love this show. Subtracted one crucial star because Damian keeps calling it “The Gilman.”

iTunes Ratings

510 Ratings
Average Ratings
465
24
11
5
5

Review

By Irritated2theMAX - May 29 2019
Read more
Cool but bunk Footnotes is Patreon only now.

Beef

By garbagehead69 - Jan 27 2019
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Love this show. Subtracted one crucial star because Damian keeps calling it “The Gilman.”
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Turned Out A Punk

Latest release on Jan 15, 2020

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Episode 238 - Mikal Cronin (Party Fowl, Ty Segall Band, Charlie & The Moonhearts)

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Get ready to set sail! In this episode, Damian is joined by his former shipmate on the Bruise Cruise & one of his favourite songwriters: Mikal Cronin! Join the two as they discuss: all ages shows, the Toronto connection, the joy of getting your OWN record & so much more!!!!

Also Touched On:

Growing up in a non-rock house
Hearing Nirvana in a cool babysitter’s car
When mom’s harp explodes…
Pop-punk as a gateway
the Warped Tour as a first show
NoFX 
Floggin’ Molly
AFI 
getting a full beer dumped down your cast
So-Cal Record stores
Finding the Smell
the possibility of starting a band
The concept of the Sensitive Side 7” blowing your mind
Meeting Ty Segall 
& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Jan 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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Episode 237 - Jimmy Jacobs (ROH, TNA, WWE)

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Bow down because wrestling’s Zombie Princess is here! This week on the show Damian sits down with one of his favourite wrestlers: Jimmy Jacobs! Listen in as the two discuss his journey through the unpredictable world of wrestling & how it all comes back to PUNK!
NOT TO BE MISSED!
Also Touched On:
Damian is a fan of SCUM
It never hurts when someone is a fan
Jimmy hears the Misfits…
“All rock is the same!”
Rocking a devil lock in the 8th grade
going by yourself to see Prince in the mid-90s

Is the person or the character what came first?
Shedding the conservatism you were raised with
Cream Cheese And Bagels
The second Undertaker reveal turning you off of wrestling
“Here I am 20 years later, all because Stone Cold got popular”
& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 8mins

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Episode 236 - James Alex Snyder (Beach Slang, Quiet Slang, Weston)

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What a gift this season?!? This episode Damian is joined by Beach Slang's James Alex Snyder! Listen in as the two discuss how transformative punk is & how it helped shaped who he is as person in every aspect of life. Also find out why Damian's brother is going to get a hug piledrived on him. NOT TO BE MISSED!!

The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City Is Out January 10!!!

Also Touched On:

Surprise and joy that people remember
Hearing the Buzzcocks from your uncle who convinces you that it's his band
Fooled into being a punk
Friends of Verbal Assault
Seeing the Ramones at Airport Music Hall
the Original Sins: local heroes

Meeting the guys in Weston and finding the people you need
building a scene
Going one tour with Lifetime
Ari being the sweetest

& MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!
BROUGHT YO YOU BY VANS

Dec 21 2019

1hr 2mins

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Episode 235 - Heather Gabel (HIDE)

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If you want scream, scream with us! This episode, Damian sits down with one of his current favourite vocalists: HIDE's Heather Gabel. Listen in as the two discuss finding a late start through performing & the ongoing journey of punk. DON’T MISS IT!!!

Also Touched On:

“Punk” music

NoFX
Green Day
a tape with Crass
“How can all these bands be the same genre?” 
ECONOCHRIST!!!!!
Born Against
Sam McPheeters is always on the list!
Covering “well fed fuck”
Finding a Rudimentary Peni
Seeing Rancid before Lars was in the band
Your boyfriend refusing to stand beside you at a Jawbreaker show
Going to see the Cure and it being transformative
I can’t believe that many people had heard of them!
Hanging out with Robert Smith and it being the best ever
Eric Z’s Grounds Coffee Shop
Making patches for the Suicide Machines
Going to see ICP
Jax
Ink and Dagger RULES!!!!
being able to see Los Crudos whenever you want!
living at the Underdog loft

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Nov 28 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 234 - Jim Smallman (Progress Wrestling, NXTUK)

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Let's talk about the role of punk played in the resurrection of UK wrestling as Damian sits down with the founder of Progress Wrestling Jim Smallman! Listen in as the two discuss the how and the why of rebirth of UK wrestling and Jim's journey from punk loving stand-up comic to wrestling booker. Also touched on:

Daddy was a Northern Soul DJ?
The Clash: “I’m not hacking you listen to music like that.”
Standstill: a terrible cover band
The Sex Pistols/ Clash divide
Straight edge
“Just Don’t Be A Dick”
The formation of Progress: the anti-super indie
Jimmy Havok and the hardest chair shot he ever gave
the uk scene

AND MORE!!!!!

Nov 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 233 - Colin McFaull (Cock Sparrer)

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HOT DAMN! In this episode, Damian gets to sit down with one of the best to ever do it: Colin McFaull of the legendary COCK SPARRER!!! Listen in as the two discuss the realness of street rock & roll, the fakeness of punk & everything in between. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!

Also Touched On:

being on tour with the Small Faces and hearing the Jam
not buying into the whole punk thing
“you gotta wear these clothes”
Slaughter and The Dogs, Adam and the Ants and us
Forming Cock Sparrer at 16
informed by Glam
A potentially career ending reel to reel
MC5 didn’t cross the pond
Dr. Feelgood and pub rock
From Motorhead of Mannfred Mann and the Earth Band
Punk was a West London thing first
AC/DC with Bon Scott was the best show EVER
The meeting with Malcolm McLaren 
Doc Martins and Jungle Greens
“Some people bring you cupcakes and some people bring you cocaine”
The Sex Pistols and The Clash were boy bands
The second wave is when punk got real
“We weren’t well liked”
The ’92 comeback show
the violence becomes too much
& SO MUCH MORE!!!!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Nov 11 2019

52mins

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Episode 232 - Johnny Peebucks Bonnel (Swingin' Utters, The Filthy Thieving Bastards)

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YES!!! In this week’s episode, Damian is joined by one of his favourite vocalists ever: Johnny Peebucks of the Swingin' Utters!!! Listen in as they talk about going from reluctant street punk heroes to Fat Mike's favourite reluctant fight starting live band!

Also Touched On:

A cool older sister
Trying to nail the Mic Jagar pose
the club culture
getting into shows for free
the first version of the Swingin’ Utters
The Santa Cruz skinhead fanbase
Darius Joins and brings the songs
“Can you play harmonica?”
Going on tour with the Meatmen and Chaos UK
“We aren’t going to play this one tonight, we are too hungover.”
moving to SF

what is street punk?
MRR buzzband
"Your fans suck!" "You are right."

Fat Mike liked the fights and hated Streets Of San Francisco

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Nov 05 2019

51mins

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Footnote Supershow #4: Stage Dives & Contact Highs

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Chris & Damian call on the Daves (Akerman & Martin) to come on the show! Talk some Everclear, Kanye & Morrissey, the guy with the initials that plays rock, new music they like & so much more!!

Oct 28 2019

1hr 35mins

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Episode 231 - Anthony Anzaldo Jr. (Ceremony, Ex Youth)

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Get ready to celebrate friendship because on this week’s episode, Damian invites his long time friend Anthony Anzaldo from Ceremony back to the show! NO WRESTLING TALK THIS TIME AROUND, as the two discuss creative growth, artistic integrity, the limitation of expectations & so much more. There’s just not enough time for everything! THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 18mins

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Episode 230 - Brandon Williams (Chastity)

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LET'S CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP!!! 
This week on the show, Damian invites Brandon Williams of Chastity over for dinner & makes him podcast for his supper! Join the two friends as they discuss art, critique, heroes turned villains & of course, PUNK ROCK IN THE SUBURBS. LISTEN TO THIS!!!

Also Touched On: 

liking metal
the mystery of the band at the high school up the street
Happy Goes Lucky becomes Protest The Hero
Closet Monster
Bombs Over Providence
A babysitter crosses the street to avoid the punks
The Underground Operations era
Why are there no bands from Kingston?
Bands named after the city are normally terrible
Whitby: 10 Hockey Areas and no all-ages music venues
No Much Music, No Simpsons: Growing up in a religious house
The burnt CD era
Making the skate video in grade 7
Seeing Alexisonfire’s first video on TV and it changing everything
Meeting Dallas Green as a kid
When your childhood heroes tell you to “Quit Your Life”
Creating bands as a home for lyrics
The greatness of MTV Live Canada
& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! 

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 12mins

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