Ryan and Jameson gush over The Greatest Showman, explore high school fashion regrets and welcome The Used’s Jeph Howard. More references to the great Elizabeth Gilbert, artistry vs entertainment and why music needs to get dangerous again. The Used’s new record, The Canyon, now available.
Songs in episode:
“The Taste of Ink”
“Over and Over Again”
“Rise Up Lights”
“I Caught Fire”
“I Come Alive”
A couple of chatty Cathy’s here. Jameson speaks with Sleep On It vocalist Zech Pluister, covering sex scandals, hero worship and why your 20’s is more than kids and mortgages. Ryan chimes in with why Christmas should be obliterated.
Former music mogul, current ministry leader and future bestselling author Chad Johnson joins Godspeed to talk about his new book, One Thousand Risks. What would it look like to follow your very difficult, scary and sometimes awkward calling? What if you embraced those who wished you harm? And the always important question, can limbs regenerate? Ryan tends to a screaming child (Is it his? Find out) while Jameson recaps his encounter with The Disaster Artist.
Be sure to order Chad...
We’re just going to start calling this interviews “The Pepinos Sessions”. Vocalist Ryan Locke and guitarist Andrew Eichinger of Seaway discuss their biggest failures, successes and why paying it forward is still a meaningful currency. Ryan and Jameson highlight their own shortcomings, endure migraines and forget to say what their thankful for. Seaway’s new record Vacation is a fun one! Visit the links below to check out more songs and see where you can catch Seaway near...
Celebrating their one year mark with Jersey’s own Andrea Morgan of Can’t Swim, Godspeed looks to the future! How does creativity inform or alter your happiness? What is the drive behind your drive? Does Jameson really ask what it’s like to be the only girl in a band? Plus, we ponder how Ryan got a job making buildings with only a Lego resume to his name. Huge thank you to Andrea, Michael and Can’t Swim. Grab their new record Fail You Again out now on Pure Noise...
The legend of all band lore Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou explains the genius of Rumi, why he can’t call himself an artist and why he had to further unplug himself after the election. All while enjoying some delicious secondhand soup.
Godspeed finally repays Jed and Jay (Church & Other Drugs podcast). The four white men solve addiction, praise Russell Brand and explain why youth group is the best group.
Ryan and Jameson reveal the major loophole in the private education scam, Chris Jericho joins in spirit, and the duo plug their life-changing new apps.
Books: Rewired by Erica Spiegelman
No is a Four Letter Word by Chris Jericho
Gage Speas, vocalist of To Speak Of Wolves joins Godspeed.
Jameson and Gage nerd out about Oh, Sleeper, explore the origins of cowboy Gage and use swear words when talking about Christian music. Additionally, Speas once and for all admits that Jameson is responsible for all his musical success. That’s all we wanted Gage, that’s all we wanted.
Pick up To Speak of Wolves’ new record Dead in The Shadow out now on Solid State Records.
The second ever repeat guest, comic Mark Normand sits down with Jameson at Portland’s own Lucky Labrador. The duo gets distracted by beauty, discuss Mark’s social anxiety and laugh all the way to the food carts. Ryan’s reasons for his recent reticence are revealed and Jameson stays out way too late. All that and stories they can’t seem to remember on this episode of Godspeed.
Seminary Dropout host Shane Blackshear schools Godspeed on his massive guest list, what it takes to stick with seminary and why Greg Boyd is so freeking awesome. Check out SeminaryDropout.com as well as Shane’s other show OnRamp, a podcast about race through the lens of Christianity.
Godspeed felt it had to share some thoughts and memories on the passing on one of its favorite artists, Chester Bennington. To all who loved this man and Linkin Park, we share your sadness. Mental illness is horrible and different for everyone going through it. We felt we had some things we needed to say and hope it honors the loss of a brilliant star.
The boys welcome NY Times best selling author Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook, The Reason You’re Alive) to talk risk whilst pursuing your true calling. Quick’s first work (Silver Linings Playbook) became an Oscar winning film starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence. He has since written seven novels including several YA hits. All of his work has been optioned for film. What can happen when you finally make the leap to follow your passion? What if you are...
We kick off our Warped Tour 2017 series with the mighty Silverstein! Guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford take a break from Day 2 of Warped Tour to talk their forthcoming record Dead Reflection, maintaining the band life for almost 20 years and what form inspiration can take when you’re nine albums deep.
Dead Reflection available via Rise Records 7/14/17