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The First Ever Podcast

Oct 27, 2021

This week Jeremy interviews writer and music journalist Dan Ozzi
In celebration of the release of SELLOUT: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (1994-2007) Jeremy sat down with Dan and talked becoming an LA resident, his high school grindcore band, playing bass, giving himself a physical, Michael Jackson’s “Bad”, Staten Island’s DIY scene, college class requirements, pursuing journalism, writing obituaries for the Staten Island Advance, reviewing Vin Diesel’s “The Pacifier”, first experiences pitching articles, the quest for free CDs, his time in book publishing, pursuing freelance writing, getting hired at Noisey, what he learned about doing publicity, co-writing “Tranny” with Laura Jane Grace, focusing on the tasks in front of you, the inception of Sellout, the interview process for each chapter and how deep the research went, the juxtaposition between writing the Rise Against chapter vs try At the Drive-In chapter, how he chose the bands for the book, Cave In’s “Antenna”, Indie labels vs Majors, suits disguised as punks, Tony Victory, the impact of labels today, and so much more!
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