A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
Mark McGrath became an enourmous pop star as the lead singer and frontman of Sugar Ray. He went on to host a number of tv shows, and now he’s back on the road with Sugar Ray and curating the Under the Sun Tour, which brings lots of 90s bands back together for the first time in a long time. He’s also starring in a movie that’s about to come out. And this week on the Patcast, he talks about his path to pop stardom and how he feels about the music and entertainment industry from the 90s to right now. Listen below:
When you wish, pray, hope.
When you really want something, it seems that you become the most “you” possible. When you need help, a miracle, an answer, you become the clearest you’ve ever been. It’s a beautiful and scary place.
I don’t know who listens or who answers but it’s beyond me to think that it’s wasted.
There has to be a place our prayers and hopes go. Right?
Anyway, I’m hoping and meditating for something important right now. It’s beautiful and pure and special.
I want this prayer to be answered so badly. The world will be better for it. I will be better for it. C’mon Angels!!!
Ahhhhhh. Okay. Goodnight.
This week it’s a very special Patcast with a very special guest. This band started in San Francisco in the 90s, and has been touring the world ever since. They are also 6 of our favorite people. This podcast started a year ago. So for the one year anniversary of this podcast, our guest is Train. Listen below
Travie McCoy started as the lead singer of the band Gym Class Heroes. He had several huge hits with them, and several huge hits on his own as a solo artist. With Gym Class still active and his solo career moving ahead at the same time, his music career has kept him very busy. This week, we talk about how he got into art and music, what he’s into now, and how he juggles having one foot in the hip hop world and one foot in the pop world at the same time. Listen below:
Or is it sun burned?
Either way my back is red and hurts like the dickens. Or is it like a mutha fu?
Either way it hurts.
Heading out this weekend to MI. Looking forward to it. Time to rehearse some new songs and revisit some older songs. If you have any requests, please hit us up on Twitter or how ever you’d like.
I need a shave and some new clothes. I’m totally lazy right now. Making myself nuts. No energy. Just want to chill. I’m starting to think I’m Sammy Hagar. Just want to sit on the beach and practice being Sammy. Ha. That guy is awesome.
I hope your 4th of July was fun and safe and full of exquisite wine or Tequila if you’re Hector. I wonder if “Stacey Loves Hector” loves Tequila. Hmm….So much time and so little to do. Strike that. Flip it.
Ok I’ll post pictures and fun soon.
Miss you guys and the stage.
We need a full blown soon so we can see your beauty!
Lee Leipsner and Pete Cosenza are relatively unknown outside the music industry, but within the industry, they have an important influence on the careers of many of the artists on Columbia Records. This week we sit down and talk about what it means to work in radio promotion at a major label, and we find out how Pete and Lee found success in one of the wildest and most unpredictable parts of the music industry. Listen below:
Which would you talk to?
Let me guess. Wolves.
Why though? I think I know.
Sheep, whom I love and appreciate and above all I admire for their stance on being mild, the wolf is the one we are attracted to. Maybe we want danger. Maybe it’s the unexpected or the chance of excitement. Not sure why really.
Here’s the thing I see in it.
Sheep are soft and good and fine. I want a sheep. Ahhh but then I see a wolf and I’m like, ” Damn! That wolf is all crazy and weird and potentially violent. Hmm, that’s kind of interesting. Let me get closer.” Keep in mind, I am a sheep.
That’s the fucked up part of all of this.
Most of us are sheep and that is awesome. We look down at it but fuck that. It’s cool. And it’s really cool to be chill and not violent and disruptive.
Here’s the deal though, as sheep we can really flock people up! Seriously. When we are a group of kind hearted softees, we are the rulers of the world.
Oh shit! Yup! Sheep in wolf’s clothing!
That’s tricky. Pretty much what we ALL are though so yeah that’s that.
We’re all wolves in sheep’s clothing. Cool until we’re fucked with. Ha.
That’s crazy and awesome.
People are so weird. I love it!
Hope you’re good!
Sorry for the rant. Been thinking a lot lately.
Boise is going to be SO fun!
Sammy Hagar may be one of the most important singers in the history of rock music. He went from being an unknown playing in bands in California as a kid, to being the lead singer of the group Montrose, one of the early bands in the hard rock movement, to being a huge star in his solo career, to being the lead singer of Van Halen. He did all this while becoming one of the early promoters of the mountain bike scene in the bay area and later becoming a liquor mogul with his Cabo Wabo Tequila. This week on the Patcast, he tells us his story. Listen to it below:
Brian Jarvis is a comedian and writer in LA. You may not have heard of him yet, but his work keeps getting better and better and the projects he works on keep getting more and more high profile. So you will likely be hearing about him soon. But first, you can hear about him and hear his story on this week’s Patcast, plus a very special performance! Listen below:
Haven’t slept in a few days. Not complaining. Just saying that with all these changes and exciting times it’s hard to stay quiet in my mind.
This was a very strange and challenging time writing this album. Not because I’m obsessed with perfection but because I’m obsessed with Train fans. Great people. Great ideas and families and such a lovely group of weirdos.
Writing something that you would be proud of is very hard to do. In fact I’m not sure I’ve EVER done it.
This album is the one that if there is a “Train album” to take with you, this is it. Not sure why I feel that way but I do and I feel strongly about it.
Thank you for being there. Thank you for being the people that I thought you were. Thank you for being a reflection of us in the brightest way.
We love you like you love us. Trust that to be true.
If you only knew.