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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.




Episode 139 - Chris Colohan Part #2 (LFD, The Swarm, Cursed, Burning Love, Sect)

FINALLY, here's the long awaited Part #2 with Canadian Punk / Hardcore Legend, Chris Colohan! Damian takes no time to jump right back into it from where they left off last time in Episode 16. Like a couple of old friends piecing together the past, there's lots to cover here, so kick back and soak it in. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Duration: 01:20:16

Episode 138 - Dave Crist (OI4K, OVE, CHIKARA, ROH, CZW, JCW, GFW)

WE'RE BACK!!! This week Damian sits down Ohio's own, DAVE CRIST. These two met in Japan & Damian quickly discovered that Dave goes way deeper than just wrestling & The Misfits. Not going to lie, this is a heavy one with lots of twists & turns, but my god... Dave has some stories to tell. Also Touched On: Two Gaijin Hangin' In Japan Hearing The Misfits As Intermission Music & Aren't We All 138? Hearing Guns N Roses While Recovering From Being Stabbed 23rd Chapter The Hierarchy of the Dayton...

Duration: 01:20:31

Episode 137 - John Doe (X, The Randoms, Black Randy & The Metrosquad, The Knitters)

THIS WEEK WE HAVE JOHN DOE!!! X came through Toronto recently & Damian ran down to the show to have a quick, but amazing chat with John. The two go over everything from Darby Crash to Dick Clark. It's a fun one, so hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did recording it. Also Touched On: Punk Through John Waters Films In Baltimore, MA Punk Is Not A Sound, It's An Ethos Seeing The Patti Smith Group, The Damned, The Ramones, Blondie & Television In A Short Period Of Time The Whiskey Bertha's...

Duration: 00:35:41

Oil & Flowers Episode #12

We have returned to entertain you my friends. This Episode we dive deep into the subject of paid scripts and the world of cannabis license middle men. Next, we speak on the realities of being a patient in a soon to be regulated cannabis Canada and the hurdles / loop holes it seems to be creating. Lastly, we end with an interview with one of the MMJ Cream creators (@MrCookie). Spin something up and hit play!

Duration: 00:43:17

Episode 136 - Live At House Of Vans Chicago With Cap'n Jazz, Atiba & Ako Jefferson

Konnichiwa! This week on Turned Out A Punk the fine sponsors of this podcast, Vans flew Damian down for another hour of TOAP in Chicago! This time he gets to sit down with Tim Kinsella from Cap'n Jazz, Joan Of Arc, Make Believe, Owls etc. to discuss growing up in Chicago and the birth of the local 90’s scene. Also, The Blackouts (aka Atiba and Ako Jefferson) to discuss how two kids from Colorado Springs managed to live out their dream's through Skateboarding & punk! An amazing time with...

Duration: 00:50:09

Episode 135 - Roger Miret (Agnostic Front, Lady Luck, Madball, UXB, Roger Miret & The Disasters, My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory)

HUGE ONE THIS WEEK - IT'S ROGER FROM AF! That's right, Roger Miret is on the show this week & we're all pretty excited about it. Listen up as Roger takes us through his life in music & talks of how the city that birthed New York Hardcore has changed so much over the years. MY RIOT: AGNOSTIC FRONT, GRIT, GUTS & GLORY IS OUT AUGUST 29 Also Touched On... Damian Gushing Growing Up In Passaic, New Jersey Being Introduced To The Clash, Blondie & The Ramones Going To Shows At Max's Noise The Show...

Duration: 01:24:40

Episode 134 - Cory McCallum (Noah Fence, Five Knuckle Chuckle, Olde)

This week it's Cory McCallum!!! Join Damian for a stroll down memory lane with his old buddy Cory. Listen in as the two catch up on what's been going on over the last 20 years. This one has been a long time in the making, so kick back & enjoy! Also Touched On... Growing Up In Orangeville & The Introduction To Punk & Metal The Dead Milkmen 80's Nerds vs. Millennial Nerds A&A Records & Taped GNR Aren't Even That Metal The Raw Energy Christmas Party Paul Livingstone Painting His Own Shirts...

Duration: 01:49:20

Episode 133 - Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)

THIS WEEK WE HAVE DAVE PIRNER!!! Damian sits down for a quick chat with a true Minneapolis Punk Pioneer. From his beginnings drumming in Loud Fast Rules, to the huge success of Soul Asylum in the 90's, lots of ground is covered here in a very short amount of time. Also Touched On... Hearing The Ramones For The First Time Watching Bands At The Walker Art Center Loring Park - Band & A Movie The Suburbs The Suicide Commandos & Chris Osgood Seeing Husker Du For The First Time Getting Beat Up...

Duration: 00:28:56

Oil & Flowers Episode #11

We are back! Sorry for the long delay, we both have been busy navigating the country. Now we're here to recap the last couple of months adventures and new developments in the Canadian cannabis world. This week, we also speak Witt Craig from the popular YouTube show Expert Joints (@expertjoints), recorded earlier this year. Now get that 15 second torch tech going and LET'S GET IT!!!

Duration: 01:00:10

Episode 132 - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine)

HOLY MOLY, this week we have J-E-L-L-O!!! Damian gets a chance to gab with an absolute legend of Punk, Hardcore & Pop Culture In General, Jello Biafra! Nerd out as the two discuss everything from Blue Oyster Cult to Zolar X. THIS EPISODE IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS, LIKE A PART #1 & PART #2 COMBINED!!! Also Touched On: The Origin Story Of The Jello Biafra Name Growing Up In Boulder, Colorado Discovering BOC & The Love Of Record Collecting Trade A Tape Records Steppenwolf & Bob Seger Paul Revere &...

Duration: 01:10:55

Episode 131 - Live At House Of Vans Chicago With The Lawrence Arms & Dillinger Four

IT'S A DOUBLEHEADER TODAY! Recorded live at the House Of Vans Chicago on June 22nd, Damian sits down with The Lawrence Arms (Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan & Neil Hennessy) & members of Dillinger Four (Erik Funk & Patty Costello). Tour stories, Chicago & East Bay punk, Victory Records, 7-inch compilations, it's all covered here. Kickback & let all your trouble's wash away with #TOAPXHOV BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Duration: 00:41:29

Episode 130 - Spencer Pollard (Stop At Nothing, Trash Talk)

BIG ONE TODAY, it's Spencer from TRASH TALK! Kickback and listen in as the two discuss discovering the love of music through Jimmi Hendrix and the journey from MXPX skate punk to Hardcore. Deciding to ditch sports for Powerviolence, Spencer takes us down the rabbit hole. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS Also Touched On: Trash Talk touring with Fucked Up Jimmi Hendrix Punk Pass Football Quarterback To Hardcore Singer KORN in Bakersfield Jonathan Davis Is Actually A Cool Guy, Jared Leto Is Not...

Duration: 01:01:10

Footnote 128 - Jake Fogelnest, Joanna Angel & Jimmy Havoc

Can you see the sunset from the Southside? You can see it from the eastside too. Nerds are alone!!! Footnotes is BACK AGAIN!! This week Damian & Chris get on the phone to discuss the triple combo that was, Jake Fogelnest, Joanna Angel & Jimmy Havoc ALL IN THE SAME SHOW!!! The two catch up on the goings-on in this crazy worldwind of punk, news, records, work & podcasting that we call LIFE.

Duration: 02:14:38

Episode 129 - Dave Hause (Paint It Black, The Loved Ones) + TOAP LIVE IN KINGSTON

IT’S A SUPER SHOW!!!!! This week Damian sits down with THE GREAT Dave Hause> Listen in as the two discuss the evolution of Philly hardcore and growing up with it, as well as the deluge of amazing music he's been involved with over the years. BUT THERE IS MORE!!!! Also on the show this week, it’s TOAP LIVE AT THE KINSTON FILMFEST! Featuring friends of the show DJ NDN (A Tribe Called Red), Chris Colohan (SECT, Cursed, The Swarm, Left For Dead) and Chris O’toole (TOAPFootnotes) and making his...

Duration: 01:20:12

Episode 128 - Jimmy Havoc (PROGRESS, ICW)

A Day Late & A Dollar Short, WE'RE BACK!! This week Damian sits down with the former & longest reigning Progress World Wrestling Champion, JIMMY HAVOC! Listen in as the two discuss gettin' into punk, gettin' into wrestling & "Blading" with whatever you can find. ALSO TOUCHED ON: Mutual respect for MVP and Alex Loving AFI so much that it was a naming Davey Havoc > Taylor Swift The Offspring Guns and Roses Giving up in high school Getting forced to listen to stuff The music teacher at school...

Duration: 01:07:37

Episode 127 - Joanna Angel (Burning Angel)

Hello friends! Damian is still out living a wrestling fans dream come true, BUT is still bringing you another conversation with someone amazing from the world of Punk. This week is no exception as Damian gets to chat with Adult Film Star and owner of Burning Angel - Joanna Angel. Listen as the two discuss Joanna’s love of all types of DIY punk, putting on basement shows and writing Fanzines in the wilds of New Jersey as well as the violence that made her step back. THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE...

Duration: 01:15:47

Episode 126 - Jake Fogelnest (The Fogelnest Files, Girlboss, Difficult People, Squirt TV)

Some episodes are worth the wait... This week Damian sits down with writer/comedian JAKE FOGELNEST to talk about his journey from starting a public access TV show out of his childhood bedroom to the force he's become in pop culture today. Sit back & NERD OUT! ALSO COVERED: Being in Wet Hot American Rocky Horror Picture Show They Might Be Giant A brief history of the movie Time Square One hell of a soundtrack Alan Moyle: Arguably the most important Canadian Film Director to the history of...

Duration: 01:16:00

Footnote 125 - Leah Archambault (UTI)

I’ve got a safety pin stuck in my heart for nerds! This week Damian and Chris return to talk about Leah, UTI and the quest to find one's punk. Also a little light mailbag and some good ol’cathing up.

Duration: 01:24:54

Episode 125 - Leah Archambault (UTI)

As technology continues to fail Damian and travel looms it's head again, he still manages to turn in an episode (Very late). This time with one of his best bud's and FAVOURITE vocalists ever: Leah Archambault! Join the two as the they sit down and discuss being a vocalist, dance as inspiration and Leah's journey through punk to find the sound that she identified with. ALSO TOUCHED ON!!!! Mutual inspiration Pump Up The Volume and the for Pirate Radio CKCU and Beamo and Mr. Happy Grunge as...

Duration: 01:21:51

Oil & Flowers Episode #10

Back like it's 1st time! Yes, it's been a min but, we here. Sorry for the delay, but we have both been busy on tour and traveling for our respective job's. With that out the way, we wanna say Thanks for joining us on this 420 edition of the podcast! Alot to talk about including the recent cannabis legalization bill as well as everything that surrounding it. We also have a great interview with Matt Baron (@greatgardener) of The Great Gardener. So get the torch ready and sit back with your 420...

Duration: 01:01:11

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