For Those About To Rock
Today is an exciting day for me. Today is the day that the episode of Rock Solid that I got to co-host has been unleashed! Rock Solid is a comedy/music podcast. Each episode has a theme in which Host Pat Francis and one of his four rotating co-hosts (Mike Siegel, April Richardson, Murray Valeriano, and Christy Stratton), joined by producer Kyle Dodson, play songs that relate to that topic and discuss. The result is a mash up of hilarity and rock that is sure to entertain. I had a great deal of fun recording this episode with the fine folks of that podcast. And I hope that you will have a good time listening to the episode.
Not wanting to burry the lead hear, you can find my episode here:
Upon arrival to the Rock Solid studio, I was greeted with the delightful pleasure of getting to sit in and listen as Pat Francis and one of his regular rotating co-hosts, Murray Valeriano, recorded another episode. It was great getting an idea of how things would work, plus watching the two of them work was quite entertaining despite the fact that I couldn’t hear the music they were playing due to them wearing headphones. During this time I was filled with a mixture of excitement and nerves. The only thing I was truly worried about was being a weak link in part of something that I really enjoy and love. And then, it was time to record.
It was up to me to pick the topic that would be discussed for the episode, and considering my gigantic nerdy, comic book loving nature, I chose comics. The idea being to pick songs and relate them to comics and characters in the books. Even as recording was beginning, I was still in my head and filled with nerves, but the friendly, often funny, and easy going nature of Pat and Kyle quickly brought me out of it. The end result being three grown men geeking out over comics and rock music. Again, I can’t stress enough how much of a blast I had recording this episode with these guys, they made it a true pleasure.
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And also, a huge big thanks for Gentlemen artist, Aaron Alvarez for his amazing art done to commemorate this episode. I gave him a general idea of what I wanted to see and he really knocked it out of the park with his homage to the classic, iconic Neal Adams cover that I have added below.