My Youth on Record

By My Youth on Record

Every artist starts somewhere. Some made music in their basements, and wrote love songs in their biology notebooks. Others were obsessed with that one mind-blowing band who seemed to write music just for them. At some point, they all felt inspired to make their own music. My Youth on Record (MYOR) is a podcast where artists share the music they created as teens, and the stories behind the songs. Host Shawn King from DeVotchKa, together with a featured teen co-hosts, take musicians back to the feeling of making music during their most awkward, vulnerable – and often most creative and raw – phase as novice music makers. Artists laugh, cry, cringe and hopefully learn something new about their own creative process as they take this musical trip down memory lane. Broadcast from Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers youth to find their voice and value through music, MYOR interviews include early recordings from our musical guests, and conversations about the past, the present, and the future of music for all generations. Executive Producers: Jami Duffy & Stephen Brackett Host: Shawn King, DeVotchKa Engineer: Jesus Rodriguez Co-Hosts: Mona Magno, Shaun Dowdell, Stevie Selbie Sponsor: Bonfils Stanton Foundation

  1. 1.
    (S2) #22 David Boyd: From breakdancing in Copenhagen to touring the world with New Politics.
    31:00
  2. 2.
    (S2) #21 Damian McGinty on Pursuit of Passion and What it Taught Him About Work Ethic
    31:26
  3. 3.
    (Interrupted)Jami Duffy on Trying Out a New Artistic Endeavor
    18:45
  4. 4.
    (Interrupted)Brian Corrigan on the Beauty of Small Town Life
    14:04
  5. 5.
    (Interrupted) Amy Fitz Doyley on Living in China During the Pandemic
    15:12
  6. 6.
    (Interrupted)DJ Alf on Finding New Outlets in the Digital Realm
    14:52
  7. 7.
    (Interrupted)Jenny LaJoye and a New Outlook on Songwriting
    15:05
  8. 8.
    (Interrupted)Mona Lucero's Newest Creations
    15:08
  1. 9.
    (Interrupted)El Javi Gains a New Perspective on Music
    15:42
  2. 10.
    (S2) #19 Opiuo on the power of a supportive community
    27:13
  3. 11.
    (S2) #18 Rachel Blumberg of the Decemberists on Goal Setting and Enjoying the Process
    32:50
  4. 12.
    (S2) #17 JJ Italiano on carving a path of your own.
    36:25
  5. 13.
    Thomas Gobena aka Tommy T. on Ethiopia and the life of a traveling bassist
    32:28
  6. 14.
    (S2) #16 Sunny Jain of Red Baraat on finding a passion as a child and seeking solidarity.
    34:15
  7. 15.
    (S2) #15 Dan Cummins on channeling rebellious energy into art.
    35:28
  8. 16.
    (S2) #14 Sage Francis on hip hop and personal sacrifice.
    30:29
  9. 17.
    (S2) #13 Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine: On anarchy, starting guitar and a mothers support
    16:09
  10. 18.
    (S2) #12 Jade Simmons: On classical piano, influential teachers, and Black Beethoven at SXSW
    34:24
  11. 19.
    (S2) #11 Zac Barnett of American Authors: On high school bands, musical theater & your college crew
    33:25
  12. 20.
    #10 Gary Steuer, CEO of Bonfils Stanton Foundation: On puce uniforms, the arts, & NYC as a teen
    26:46
  13. 21.
    #9 Live from Grandoozy Music Festival in Denver, CO. 2018
    29:21
  14. 22.
    #8 Ben Wysocki of The Fray: On drums and diapers, faith and family, and punk rock potpourri
    40:12
  15. 23.
    #7 Dan Aid of Authority Zero & Showtime’s SMILF: On punk, pop, accidents, triumph, and pink bunnies
    25:38
  16. 24.
    #6 Part Two - Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp: On self care, legos, and finding community
    23:41
  17. 25.
    #5 Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp: On hip-hop, pranking hospitals, and chaos
    28:19
  18. 26.
    #4 Jeremy Salken & Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic: On early computers, Fraggle Rock, and giving back
    17:13
  19. 27.
    #3 Ben Roy of Spells & Those Who Can’t: On crust punk, the catholic church, and meow tracks
    28:24
  20. 28.
    #2 Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers: On quartets, high school teachers, and misogyny in music
    23:47
  21. 29.
    #1 Stephen Brackett of Flobots: On Gobots, conspiracy theories, freestyle crutches, and nerd culture
    20:08

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