Talking the Good ‘Ol Days on a Podcast

Usually I would say something like “yours truly is on a new podcast” but now there’s a (really good!) band by that name and they’ve ruined my go to line for something like this. Anyway, I’m the guest on the latest episode of the Podioslave Podcast talking about everything from the early days of AbsolutePunk to sports to what my favorite “classic” concerts were over the years, to what listening to music is like these days (and coming to terms with not knowing many track names anymore). There’s a lot of stuff but I thought it was a really great conversation about music and the scene spanning from then to now.

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All Punked Up Podcast Talking AbsolutePunk.net

I was a recent guest on the All Punked Up Podcast:

Join us as Jason Tate takes us on the entire journey of what it was like to run the now defunct AbsolutePunk.net website in the early 2000s, how the site played a huge part in launching the careers of some of the bands we still love today, what he learned along the way and how he took that knowledge to re-brand what was our old favorite news site as a new and improved version that is now Chorus.fm.

This was a fun trip down memory lane and a nice opportunity to stretch out some of those podcast muscles. (Overcast link.)

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Music Journalism Insider Interview With Jason Tate

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There’s an interview with me in the latest issue of the Music Journalism Insider newsletter. You can read the full thing here. There’s a lot of talk about the early days of AbsolutePunk.net, what the website has transitioned into, and some of my thoughts on music journalism in general:

At the time, I was starting to think that it didn’t make sense for there to be like 3000 individual band pages and fan pages. There would be a New Found Glory fanpage and an MXPX fanpage and a Blink-182 fanpage. I wanted to write about all of those bands, but I didn’t want to make individual sites for every single of them. So there was a little bit of backlash from people who just wanted to see Blink-182 wallpapers or whatever. But it was the early 2000s, so it didn’t really matter that much to me—I was 18 and I was just goofing around online in my dorm room. I didn’t know that it was ever going to be an actual job.

Talking Music Communities with It’s All Dead

Yours truly was on a recent episode of the It’s All Dead podcast. We talked about the transition from AbsolutePunk.net to Chorus.fm, building online communities (and the difficulties around them), and some of the great music that’s come out this year. I think it was a great conversation.

Side note: This was recorded before the news about Jesse Lacey broke.

My Home Screen

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Yours truly was asked to talk a little bit about my iPhone home screen over at MacSparky.1 It’s basically a picture of my home screen and some commentary about the apps I use the most. I’ve had a few people ask me about the second screen on my phone, so there’s a screenshot of that below for anyone curious.

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  1. A really good blog and podcast, definitely worth checking out.

“Welcome to Geekdom:” Spidey Extravaganza Part 1

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Yours truly is on the latest episode of “Welcome to Geekdom” talking all about Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, and all kinds of nerdy Spider-stuff.

Jason Tate returns to the podcast to talk about The Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, and Miles Morales. Comics covered include Spider-Gwen #1-5, Spider-Gwen #1-18, Spider-Man #1-15, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-28, and Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1-12.

Here’s the Overcast link if that’s your bag.