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Ep. 020: The Jerkoffs w/ Jay Blanda

By Mike Doyle

Welcome everyone to This Was The Scene, the podcast that takes a look back at the late 90s / early 2000 Nj Jersey Punk scene, I am your host, Mike Doyle. The Jerkoffs were a straight-up punk band that consisted of Jay, Doug, and multiple Dave’s. They had a stint on Umbilical Records and were always the dudes who showed up to every show they played with the intent on just having a great time. This would also include drinking and the occasional Inside Out cover with David Patino on the mic. If you never saw that then I’m sorry that we can’t go back in time. I reached out to Jay Blanda, aka Jay JErkoff and asked if he’d like to talk about summers past. He said sure thing. Let me have a bourbon breakfast and let’s talk. In this interview we discuss: My voice audition for his cartoon that went nowhere Who actually started NJPP His stint being in a band with Josh and Gabe from Humble His scuffle with a hippie Ben from Random Task playing drums for a show Brian Granik Their parents lobbying for them to change their name My conversation with Josh Right Turn Eddie about selling out Nick and Noras Infinite Playlist having the Jerkoffs in the movie Coney Island High Some questions from Robert J Heiner from Humble Beginnings Josh Humble’s voice messages to Brian Granik His annual Burning Man visits And a ton more Before we begin, Just want to mention Seth Holster from Local Shirt & Sign in Riverdale, NJ. He’s been doing merch for bands like Lanemeyer, Humble Beginnings, Professor Plum, and MxPx for over 20 years now. You can find him on FB and IG he can do whatever you need shirts, stickers, and print marketing. Local or die!   As always, thank you to the people who’ve donated to the podcast. If you’d like to do so just go to and send whatever you’d like. It helps me with the $20/month to keep this thing live. I’m still in the process of designing shirts to sell to help keep this thing alive so keep checking the this was the scene facebook page for updates. Feel free to subscribe, leave a review and share this with anyone who would love some nostalgia. With that said, let's get started.  

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