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Episode 221: Laura Jane Grace

Punk icon Laura Jane Grace finally came by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to... Read on.
Punk icon Laura Jane Grace finally came by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss her upcoming book “Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout” (which was also written by another frequent guest host, Dan Ozzi). Along the way we talk about what it’s like ¬†interviewed by...  Read on.
Punk icon Laura Jane Grace finally came by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss her upcoming book "Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout" (which was also written by another frequent guest host, Dan Ozzi). Along the way we talk about what it's like  interviewed by everyone from Larry King to Marc Maron, how she feels our government is dealing with the transgender community in 2016, the way marijuana has helped her deal with anxiety and the legend of the mythical cross joint. We also discuss the upcoming Against Me! album "Shape Shift With Me," what the writing dynamic is like in the band these days and, to put it in perspective, how it's changed over the past fifteen years. "I had to go through the things I got through to be the person that I am and all of those lessons are equally important," Grace says at one point. adding that she's been homeless both by choice and circumstance in her past. "Life takes you to crazy places and things you thought were absolutes aren't and I'm thankful to have gotten to that place at a relatively young age." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Photo: Ryan Russell
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Episode 220: Justin & Melissa Beck

Our first ever married couple, Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck and former Real World cast member Melissa Beck, came by Going... Read on.
Our first ever married couple, Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck and former Real World cast member Melissa Beck, came by Going Off Track to discuss their mutual love of hardcore and nineties R&B. We also talk about the origins of Justin’s pioneering merchandising company Merch Direct, near fights on the Warped Tour, seafood and Melissa’s very...  Read on.
Our first ever married couple, Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck and former Real World cast member Melissa Beck, came by Going Off Track to discuss their mutual love of hardcore and nineties R&B. We also talk about the origins of Justin's pioneering merchandising company Merch Direct, near fights on the Warped Tour, seafood and Melissa's very outspoken opinions on reality television (which anyone who follows her on Twitter should be well acquainted with). "I tried out for the Real World as a person who loved the show and watched every single episode," she admits at one point. "Having done it and having an understanding that some people don't have, I like to watch [current reality shows] for that reason." If you're interested in details about the upcoming Glassjaw record this is NOT the podcast for you, but if you'd like to learn more about the inner workings of a relationship with two of Long Island's most interesting residents, you'll love this very special episode.
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Episode 219: Sarah Lewitinn

Sarah Lewitinn came by Going Off Track to discuss her experiences with psychedelics, how she relates to the character of... Read on.
Sarah Lewitinn came by Going Off Track to discuss her experiences with psychedelics, how she relates to the character of Ultragrrrl these days and the way that virtual reality will transform the human experience. We also discuss the time she ended up on the cover of the Village Voice for being a tastemaker, how she...  Read on.
Sarah Lewitinn came by Going Off Track to discuss her experiences with psychedelics, how she relates to the character of Ultragrrrl these days and the way that virtual reality will transform the human experience. We also discuss the time she ended up on the cover of the Village Voice for being a tastemaker, how she was able to identify some of today's biggest acts such as the Killers while working at SPIN and  how that lead to jobs ranging from hosting shows for Fuse to programming the music for retail stores. "A lot of people were angry that this girl who was in her twenties with no discernible talent was able to manifest some fantasy world," she explains when asked why Ultragrrrl was such a controversial and polarizing figure when she was signing bands to her imprint, Stolen Transmissions. "Basically I was really into things and in a position where I could let people know." The Internet may have leveled that playing field but Sarah still has plenty to teach us. Follow Sarah on Twitter
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