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#005 - Geron Rains

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#005 - Geron Rains

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The guys catch up with good friend and monitor engineer Geron Rains. They talk about coffee snobbery, palm trees, Blake Mills, Bill Withers, John Coltrane, Frequent Flyer miles, how to make perfect cocktail ice, "road brothers" and how touring changes your outlook on life.

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SEGMENT 1: GERON RAINS, SALTON SEA, COFFEE FLIGHT CASES

On our tour of the Shure factory we got to go into an anechoic chamber. Took a little detour on our way from Phoenix to Los Angeles and stopped at Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. Danny and Geron are starting a new electronic duo. The 4th pic is the cover of their debut album. Geron carries an entire Pelican case for just coffee paraphernalia. These are Geron's uncles palm trees - you've probably seen them everywhere.


SEGMENT 2: MUSIC

Here's the Blake Mills track we were talking about Geron using for flashing the PA.

Bill Withers, "Use Me". Around 2:40 are the claps that only occur in that section.

Couldn't find the footage we were talking about where John Coltrane is literally steaming on stage. If anyone does please tweet it to us. Here is the album A Love Supreme:


SEGMENT 3: MUSIC BUSINESS

One of the perks of frequent flyer status is access to lounges. Not sure how Mo hasn't been kicked out yet:


SEGMENT 4: MEMBER BERRIES


Geron's beautiful ice:


SEGMENT 6: "WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING IN A BAND WITH YOUR BROTHERS?"

"Road Brothers"


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#004 - Charlene Kaye

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#004 - Charlene Kaye

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The guys catch up with old friend and singer/songwriter Charlene Kaye and talk about her music, her all girl cover band Guns 'n Hoses, ECM records, Keith Jarrett, Arvo Part, the hysterical parody videos she writes with her sister Liann Kaye and the Netflix documentary "Magnus

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SEGMENT 1: CHARLENE KAYE

Check Charlene out on the interwebs:

Official site: kayeofficial.com
Instagram: @charlenekaye
Twitter: @charlenekaye


SEGMENT 2: MUSIC

ECM Records finally added their catalog to streaming services. This first video is the track Johnny was talking about that was blowing everyone's mind.

Check out Charlene's side project all girl Guns n Roses tribute group Guns n Hoses. If you're in the LA area they have a show on Jan 19, 2018 at the Moroccan Lounge


SEGMENT 3: MUSIC BUSINESS


SEGMENT 4: MEMBER BERRIES

Some very blurry pics of one our first gigs supporting Charlene.



SEGMENT 6: "WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING IN A BAND WITH YOUR BROTHERS?"

Here is the latest Parody that Charlene wrote and her sister Liann directed for Global Citizens:


SEGMENT 7: "DEEP THOUGHTS"


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#003 - Jonny Marlow

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#003 - Jonny Marlow

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Jonny Marlow is a photographer who's recently shot William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Nina Dobrev, Adam Scott and of course KONGOS. He grew up in Aspen with Hunter S. Thompson as a neighbor. They talk about how they met, Freddie King, riders, and what it's like editing 3 years of tour footage..

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SEGMENT 1: JONNY MARLOW, the viper room, LOS ANGELES, 

Instagram: @MarlowPhoto
www.jonnymarlow.com

www.marlowphotography.com (headshots)

A sampling of Jonny Marlow's latest photos:

A couple of Marlow's photos from his time on the road with us:

Great pics of Marlow as a kid traveling in Mexico.

It was not easy to get Marlow to hand these old pics of his acting days over.

Hiking at Griffith


SEGMENT 2: MUSIC


SEGMENT 3: show+hospitality riders


SEGMENT 4: MEMBER BERRIES

A few blurry shots of the border crossing where Marlow gave us the Redbreast whiskey.


SEGMENT 5: "OUR FAVORITE GEAR"

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Marlow can't live without it on the road

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Hasselblad 500 CM

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SEGMENT 6: "WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING IN A BAND WITH YOUR BROTHERS?"

If we had a penny for every time we were asked "What's it like...?"


SEGMENT 7: "DEEP THOUGHTS"

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#002 - Why are your accents so weird?

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#002 - Why are your accents so weird?

The guys talk about how weird their accents are, Jesse's cooking, math and music, fast food song syncs, parking lot parties with Young the Giant on the Kings of Leon tour, the Rupert Neve 542 tape emulator, which of each others lyrics' they hate and "How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior"

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#001 - Why are we doing this?

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#001 - Why are we doing this?

In the first episode of "The Front Lounge with KONGOS" the guys discuss why they're doing a podcast, what they've been up to, music, the music business, reminisce about early van touring days, the new BURL AD converter they bought, discuss how much they hate using social media and talk about how disorienting tour life can be.

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Segment 1: Accordions, tomatoes and modular synths


Segment 2: "Music Only"

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His music is one of the main influences on Johnny's accordion playing.

Maskandi music is a huge influence on Paul Simon's Graceland and also the KONGOS sound.

A couple pictures from the last visit to the game reserve (safari) in South Africa.


SEGMENT 3: MUSIC BUSINESS

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Segment 4: "member berries"

Mo as the Snack Master from the van days


SEGMENT 5: "OUR FAVORITE GEAR"

THE B2 BOMBER ANALOG / DIGITAL CONVERTER: burlaudio.com/products/b2-bomber-adc

THE B2 BOMBER ANALOG / DIGITAL CONVERTER: burlaudio.com/products/b2-bomber-adc

SEGMENT 6: "WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING IN A BAND WITH YOUR BROTHERS?"

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SEGMENT 7: "DEEP THOUGHTS"

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