Conquered 4 Life - Episode 14 - This Radiohead Song Reminds Me of 'Who's The Boss?'

Episode 14 features another track ("Everybody Rains") from my forthcoming studio album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll! Conquered 4 Life is an every-so-often, not so regularly recurring "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 14, we discuss:

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And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @daydrunkmonk

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Conquered 4 Life - Episode 13 - Enough About Us. Let's Talk About Us.

Episode 13 features another track ("I Lose It") from my forthcoming studio album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll! Conquered 4 Life is an every-so-often, not so regularly recurring "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 13, we discuss:

  • Christopher becomes a German radio DJ
    • Conquered 4 Life has fans. It’s true!
    • No more fear! Translating confidence from the stage to real life
    • Genie’s Theoretical Band takes shape:
      • Are girls allowed?
      • What can Gilmore Girls teach us about starting a band?
      • Keeping musicians around
      • Artists in the face of tragedy: What’s their role?
      • Another Lame Band Pet Peeve
      • Recommendations: They are exciting and interesting this time, trust us!

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @daydrunkmonk

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Conquered 4 Life - Episode 12 - Less Than Stellar Buns

Episode 12 features another track from my forthcoming studio album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll! Conquered 4 Life is an every-so-often, not so regularly recurring "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 12, we discuss:

  • Music & Sex: Two Things That Make You Sweat
    • Does trying to have sex make you a worse musician?
    • Christopher hesitates to talk about sexual activity
    • Love-Making Music: Can we stop having sex so I can listen to this band?
  • Feeding the Monster: High-Risk Behavior in the Music Industry
  • Big Distro + Baby Labels
  • Radio: Rising (and Falling) through the Charts
  • Publicity: A Garbage Can for Money
  • Christopher Finally Has Time To Write and Record a Song For You
  • The Word from the Industry: Why my music is “inherently unlicensable”
  • More Live Music Pet Peeves
  • Less Than Stellar Buns: Genie Starts a Theoretical Band & Genuinely Excites Christopher (Insert Heavy Breathing Here)
  • The Power of Data on the Road: Predicting How Much Merch You’ll Sell and Changing the Game
  • Another Bad Idea from Christopher the Conquered
  • Millionaires Have 7 or More Streams of Revenue: How Many Do Musicians Have?
  • Links:
  • Music to Make Love To

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

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Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @daydrunkmonk

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Conquered 4 Life - Episode 11 - My Name Is Matt! feat. Peter Michael Miller of We Are The Willows

Episode 11 features Peter Michael Miller of We Are The Willows and the debut of another track from my forthcoming studio album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll! Conquered 4 Life is an every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 11, we discuss:

  • Difference between when the song is art and when it becomes a product
  • What is indie music?
  • What will make you starting thinking about the money?
  • Wait a sec: Is your art a cheeseburger that fell on the ground? Why is Wilco worth more than Christopher the Conquered?
  • How much are you worth?
  • I explain exactly how I pay my band.
  • The power of positivity: how many bands do I really actually like?
  • Why don’t musicians trust people who say they want to help them?
  • Making people open their doors before you knock
  • How to get musicians to do what you want them to do
  • Genie tries to figure out how to book an out of town show and we sit him down!
  • We tell you everything you need to know about how to book yourself. BOOM. Keys to the kingdom, baby.
  • Debut of the song "Mystery" from my new album! You have to listen to the very end.
  • LINKS

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @daydrunkmonk

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Conquered 4 Life - Episode 10 - My Art is Evil and I Am Trying to Exploit You

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 10, we discuss:

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @daydrunkmonk

Podcast logo by Eddie Fieg.

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 9 - The Ryan Adams Bump

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 9, we discuss:

  • Should we have an intro?
  • An apology. Again.
  • Should we not say “African American”?
  • Genie is happy!
  • The control room vs. the live room
  • How to name your band
  • How my show in Chicago got cancelled two hours before load-in
  • Crowd-funding: Why it can be ok and why maybe it can’t be sometimes
  • How to do social media: the 70-20-10 rule
  • The Ryan Adams “bump” and our “personal” conversation - (Note: this was recorded before recent Reddit happenings. Those will be discussed in the next episode. Yes? Yes.)
  • New experiences
  • LINKS:

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ctconquered | @geniewithabeanie

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 8 - Thanks For All the Great Music, Racism! w/ guest MarKaus

In Episode 8, we discuss:

  • Masturbating to Dave Matthews: Confessions from my diary
  • How I view music
  • Race & Rock n Roll
    • What is “Rock & Roll”?
    • Does Des Moines have a “hood”?
    • Your city’s “other” music scene
    • Is your gangsta rap legit? Math has the answer!
    • What does “nice” mean?
    • It’s ok for blacks to be famous and successful as long as they’re entertaining whites
    • Thanks for all the great music, Racism!
    • I like Kanye
    • Do white people think all music made by black people is hip-hop?
    • Only white people listen to Macklemore
    • Insurance and genres
    • Easiest way to get booked for anything is by being easy to work with
    • Can a black artist ask to stay at a stranger’s house from stage?
    • The subgenres of hip hop (wow)
    • Why do we have “socially conscious” hip-hop? And do only white people listen to it?
    • Getting your fair share isn’t enough
  • Apple Music: Anyone know what’s up with this?
  • Thanks to our 400 listeners! Whoa! By the way, I do give a fuck, I just was a little OD's on High Lifes. Thank you.
  • Homework:
    • An analysis of the lyrics of Scars On Broadway: Truly inane.
    • What Happened, Miss Simone? Tragedy defined.
  • LINKS:

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

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Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 7 - Heather Be Thy Name

  • In Episode 7, we discuss:
    • Genie’s Sister
    • Genie’s Alcoholism
    • Genie’s Zipper Tape
    • The master marketing plan
      • Why does this podcast exist?
      • How to find your people
      • 1000 true fans
    • The amazingness of Salisbury and my new live album - BUY IT
    • All my videos have millions of dollars worth of priceless art in them now
    • A lot of shit has happened in America
      • Christopher goes deep on his health insurance
      • Marriage equality
      • Charleston, church fires, and seriously wtf is happening
    • Start your Tuesday with Wayne’s World 2 - Handsome Dan and The Screamer
    • Malcolm X & Nina Simone
    • Race & Rock n Roll: Maybe we’ll have a guest?
    • GD Pants Off! Podcast 
    • More Canby - Maroon 5 and Levels of Handsome
    • The only thing worse than the band The Police are the actual police
    • The only good Atreyu joke ever
    • Video game music & reading voices
    • How to write a song without knowing anything about music
    • Ribald Humor is a real thing
    • Tips on Life:
      • The 3 Why’s
      • Find the To-Do List Domino
      • Mostly everything we’re doing is not important
      • Listening to other people’s opinions
      • All the things Christopher tells himself, every day
    • Recommendations:
    • Links:

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

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Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 6 - Riding a Segway through a Segue

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 6, we discuss:

  • Price Chopper/Chomper
  • Genie Takes a Step Toward Greatness
  • FANS + CONNECTIONS + TALENT (In that order) = SUCCESS
    • Is Genie gonna buy a Canby t-shirt?
  • Linkin Park Social Networking
  • Riding a Segway through a Segue
  • The bad things about Pants Off! Podcast
  • Looking for heartbreak: Why we listen to music
  • What makes great art
  • Plans for the future!
  • How to learn about stuff
  • I ain’t a gearhead
  • Circadian Rhythms w/ Rick Rubin - Listen to the Tim Ferriss Show episode here
  • Assignments Due:
    • Battlestar Galactica Meets The Last of Us
    • Max is Mad at Rushmore
  • Homework:
    • Nina Simone’s Just Like A Woman: Sings Classic Songs of the 1960s
    • Wayne’s World 2
  • Recommendations:

Listen to all episodes at: christophertheconquered.com/podcast

Also - we are on iTunes, so SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
www.christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 5 - Pierce My Duck Dynasty-Themed Veil

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 5, we discuss:

  • Tour & The Test Pressing
  • Yuengling in Lincoln
  • Knocking out gals with yer wide-brimmed hat
  • Dinner with generals and terrorist threats
  • Selling your soul for rock n roll…and Dr. Pepper
  • Crossing the Cultural Divide: Selling records to the KKK and Duck Dynasty t-shirt wearers
  • John Grant: Not that Famous Yet
  • Your record label ain’t real
  • What Des Moines Needs: The Next Limp Bizkit
  • The name of Linkin Park’s Bass Player is Phoenix
  • Defining good vs. bad: the final word
  • More words on Tom Waits and The Mountain Goats
  • Hi-Fi vs Lo-Fi vs Right-Fi
  • Being a Band on the Internet: It’s ok to try
  • Recommendations:

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here. Or listen to most recent episodes on Soundcloud.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
www.christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 4 Pt. 2 - Bizkit in the Park

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 4 Pt. 2, we discuss: 

  • Linkin Park Behind-the Scenes DVDs
  • Chocolate Starfish in the Hot Dog Flavored Water
  • Gang Rapes at Woodstock ’99 - Yes, this was a thing.
    • George Clinton vs. Bill Clinton
  • Deliberations on Limp Bizkit
  • Breaking Bandcamp’s heart
  • Bands named after towns
  • Doing illegal things on the podcast
  • Listener Emails
    • Explaining Spotify kinda
    • I will play in your house!
    • We might be getting a logo
    • Fuck the Genie!
  • Recommendations

 

Also - we are on iTunes, so subscribe here. Or listen to most recent episodes on Soundcloud.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
www.christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 4 Pt. 1 - Engage with the Police & Film It!

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 4 Pt. 1, we discuss: 

  • The test pressing!
  • How to make an album release work when everything goes wrong
  • Music videos with fire
  • Price per ounce: Miller Lite vs. Old Milwaukee
  • The publicity feedback loop
  • Filming the police
  • Is there value to a consistent aesthetic in presentation of art?
  • Good Charlotte in the middle of the night
  • Music videos: Art or marketing material?
  • Safety in "professionalism"
  • Making a snare drum sound good with The Genie's microphone
  • What's in a name? Why some people get married.
  • Explaining phase in recording. This is science.
  • My new single and Yahoo getting real about Christopher.
  • I like his old stuff better.
  • The Genie becomes famous
  • I'm Not Giving Up On Sex & Roll
  • "Touching" people through music
  • The mistake of using gimmicks to make people like you
  • Things to not say from stage: try a little subtlety
  • Why are you at this show right now?
  • That one movie Inception
  • Homework: Rise Against & Tom Waits
  • Listener Emails: Yes, we have listeners!

LINKS:

Also - we are now on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
www.christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com

Conquered 4 Life - Episode 3 - Music Is Art Is Alcohol?

An every-other-week or so "podcast" from me, Christopher Ford (Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, Maximum Ames Records) in which I discuss recent happenings in my little world of music with my friend and bad music lover Chris Biagini aka "The Genie".

In Episode 3, we discuss:

  • Mission Creek Geek
  • Music's Complicated Relationship with alcohol
  • Rise Against! my tattoos
  • Don't wait to listen to Waits
  • Test pressing number 2 wants to make you feel blue
  • Idolizing John Grant
  • Miley Cyrus songs are still songs
  • The finest of arts
  • Teasing a teaser
  • Full moons
  • House show audiences

Also - we are now on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Check out The Genie's blog: geniewithabenie.tumblr.com

And here are my projects:
www.christophertheconquered.com
gloomballoon.com
maximumames.com