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Episode 285: MakeWar

Jose and Edwin of Brooklyn punk band, MakeWar came by Going Off Track to drink a bunch of beers and... Read on.
Jose and Edwin of Brooklyn punk band, MakeWar came by Going Off Track to drink a bunch of beers and talk about their experience of moving from South America to the U.S. to make it in music. There was also time to discuss, mothers, religion and the phenomena that is Florida. MakeWar’s website Battle for...  Read on.
Jose and Edwin of Brooklyn punk band, MakeWar came by Going Off Track to drink a bunch of beers and talk about their experience of moving from South America to the U.S. to make it in music. There was also time to discuss, mothers, religion and the phenomena that is Florida. MakeWar's website Battle for net neutrality!  
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Episode 284: Scott Winegard

Texas Is The Reason and New End Original bassist and internationally renowned vegan chef Scott Winegard stopped by Going Off... Read on.
Texas Is The Reason and New End Original bassist and internationally renowned vegan chef Scott Winegard stopped by Going Off Track discuss how he transitioned from the stage to the kitchen. Along we way we also discuss his early days working at restaurants in New York’s East Village, the seedy underbelly of the truffle business...  Read on.
Texas Is The Reason and New End Original bassist and internationally renowned vegan chef Scott Winegard stopped by Going Off Track discuss how he transitioned from the stage to the kitchen. Along we way we also discuss his early days working at restaurants in New York's East Village, the seedy underbelly of the truffle business and his current role opening new hot spots and working in Los Angeles as the Director Of Culinary Operations at Matthew Kenney Cuisine. "We have so many people who come to us because they have allergies or they're sick and I want our guests to have a great experience," Winegard says about his approach to fussy diners. "Being a vegan you are being told 'no' all the time so I'm going to do everything that's reasonable to give you what you want." Finally, we also discuss Winegard's love of Bad Brains, how Texas Is The Reason fell in love with Led Zeppelin on the road and what it's like cooking on cable with Heidi Klum. Follow Scott on Instagram Order PLANTLAB
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Episode 283: Chris Farren

Songwriter and social media guru Chris Farren returned once again to Going Off Track to discuss the genesis of his... Read on.
Songwriter and social media guru Chris Farren returned once again to Going Off Track to discuss the genesis of his wildly popular online persona, how he overcame his apprehension about being a frontman and why he’s on board with Arbys. Benny and Chris also tell an epic story about a party gone wrong in Saint...  Read on.
Songwriter and social media guru Chris Farren returned once again to Going Off Track to discuss the genesis of his wildly popular online persona, how he overcame his apprehension about being a frontman and why he's on board with Arbys. Benny and Chris also tell an epic story about a party gone wrong in Saint Augustine, Florida, that results in a fight and trip to the hospital. We also discuss blocking people on Twitter, new approaches to promoting shows and watching YouTube covers of your own band. "When I started doing this alone it was really scary and the only way I could kind of figure out how to make it not to feel bad for myself was just to make it insane and have giant pictures of my face behind me and stuff like that because there's something obviously so narcissistic about simply playing under your own name," Farren says at one point. "I totally recognize that and something that turns me off about some artists is taking themselves too seriously, so diffusing that off the bat has been huge for me." Whether you're a hardcore Chris Farren fan or just want to hear about his personal journey from being the frontman of Fake Problems to being an internationally recognized hot guy with glasses, this episode is an insightful glimpse into the mind of a truly special individual. Visit Chris online Follow Chris on Twitter

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Episode 282: Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga was the very first person to sit down and record a podcast with us six years ago and... Read on.
Jonah Matranga was the very first person to sit down and record a podcast with us six years ago and this time around the frontman from Far, New End Original, Gratitude and onelinedrawing returns to talk about punk, emo, and being a crowd-funding pioneer. He also tells how he maybe kept it too real when he told...  Read on.

Jonah Matranga was the very first person to sit down and record a podcast with us six years ago and this time around the frontman from Far, New End Original, Gratitude and onelinedrawing returns to talk about punk, emo, and being a crowd-funding pioneer. He also tells how he maybe kept it too real when he told Coca-Cola to keep the $150,000 that they were offering to license one of his songs for a TV commercial. "Ever since Napster I've been saying there's no use in getting mad at this technology it's just like getting mad at the sun, it's just something that exists," says the always-prescient Matranga who made his art available using a pay-what-you-want model long before the invention of iTunes. We also talk about how technology has lead to an oversaturated output of media where nothing seems to have staying power, Matranga's decades-long relationship with the Deftones and of course his amazing new book "Alone Rewinding", a memoir that's inextricably linked to his 25-year-long career as an artist in the truest sense of the word. 

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