Don't Freak is a monthly podcast loosely based on pre-internet / alternative culture. Anything D.I.Y., no-fi, lo-fi, punk rock, underground comix, tape trading, cassette culture, rock-n-roll record digging and even tape digging. Host Adriaan Mol
info_outline Ep. #25 Don't Freak! It's The Genius Of Afshin Beheshti. 02/21/2016
Ep. #25 Don't Freak! It's The Genius Of Afshin Beheshti. It's not very often you come across someone who has been actively producing music for 20+ years while breaking ground as a Cancer Research Scientist. He's got a new promising treatment as well as a few new Indie/Math Rock albums. Sit back as we listen to some tracks and catch up with his doings…
info_outline Ep.#24 Take a slow ride with Orlando band SLOW from 1991 01/31/2016
Ep.#24 Take a slow ride with Orlando band SLOW from 1991
info_outline Ep. #22 Don't Freak! Athens, GA band Five Eight pt. 2 Mike Mantione and more! 01/13/2015
Ep. #22 Don't Freak! Athens, GA band Five Eight pt. 2 Mike Mantione and more! I learned Shut Up, who Ralph Newman was, and how-to Behead Myself all in one night. This is part 2 of the episode with the legendary Athens, GA band Five Eight. I talked with singer/songwriter/guitar player Mike Mantione after a show. He talked about the stories behind a few key songs. I meander through the bands discography and play a few key tracks. It's another hour plus episode full of rare tracks lo-fi and hi-fi.
info_outline Ep. #21 Don't Freak! It's Patrick Ferguson (aka Tigger) of Five Eight Pt 1 12/22/2014
Ep. #21 Don't Freak! It's Patrick Ferguson (aka Tigger) of Five Eight Pt 1 Back in March of this year (2014). I met up with drummer Patrick Ferguson of the Athens band Five Eight. We talked about the Athens music scene, a zine he did, and a lot about Five Eight. Sit back and listen to some rare tracks as well as some of the classics from a fans perspective. This is Pt 1 of the series.
info_outline Ep. #19 Don't Freak! it's time for a 1995 Discount band tape! 03/27/2014
Ep. #19 Don't Freak! it's time for a 1995 Discount band tape! Way back in 1995 a band from Vero Beach, FL put out a cassette of their pop punk band. The band's name was Discount. The cassette was Mom Lied to Me! and it helped the band catch on and gain popularity. As they did..more and more and more! Alison Mosshart and more! Enjoy!Host: Adriaan MolPlaylist:disappointedmiller stwho needs you!black eyeTykePanic
info_outline Ep. #18 Don't Freak! it's early 80's NYHC with RING OF FIRE! 03/06/2014
Ep. #18 Don't Freak! it's early 80's NYHC with RING OF FIRE! Here is a band's record from the NYHC scene (circa 1984). The band is called RING OF FIRE and they RULE! Who else sings a song about George "the Animal" Steele? The record is called Common Enemy MLP and was origanly released on vinyl with only 100 copies pressed (wish I had one). If you would like to download a copy it is availble on a blog called System//Sabotage//Chaos.
info_outline Ep. #17 Don't Freak! It's time for St John Green! 02/18/2014
Ep. #17 Don't Freak! It's time for St John Green! It's time to sit back and listen to a side of an album. This time it's from the collection of cartoonist Charles Treadwell (ep. 4 and 13). St John Green (self titled LP) is the pick of the evening. It's a genuine nugget from 1960's psychedelic culture. Host: Adriaan MolDontfreakzine@gmail.comDontfreak.tumblr.com
info_outline Ep. #13 Don't Freak! Cartoonist Charles Treadwell and The 13th Floor Elevators 02/03/2014
Ep. #13 Don't Freak! Cartoonist Charles Treadwell and The 13th Floor Elevators Let's hang out at the lifeguard shack down by the jetty with cartoonist Charles Treadwell. We'll talk shop and throw back some Old Tire beer and listen to a record from his collection of psychedelic garage rock. . Today's choice is The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators from 1966.
info_outline Ep. #15 OUT OF MIND crank call compliation cassette from the 80's! Mark Knoplfer and more! 01/26/2014
Ep. #15 OUT OF MIND crank call compliation cassette from the 80's! Mark Knoplfer and more! Do you like a good prank call? Do you remember the time when one could make a prank phone call? If you do let's take a ride back to the mid-80's with this compilation cassette of prank phone calls from the legendary Mark Knoplfer, Pranks for the Memories, and The Pittsburgh Calls. We'll play some excerpts from a tape called OUT OF MIND (somewhere in space a all-star crank call compilation tape). It is wise-ass humor in it's truest and rawest form. It is also a great example of good old fashioned pre-internet underground tape trading. Dontfreakzine@gmail.comDontFreak.tumblr.comHost: Adriaan Mol Places of interest:Phone Loosers of AmericaHow to stop prank calls
info_outline Ep. #14 RUSH My Brain Hurts (bootleg/1980) + Interview + Wireless and more! 01/09/2014
Ep. #14 RUSH My Brain Hurts (bootleg/1980) + Interview + Wireless and more! It's not all just punk rock and metal around here. Sometimes just a little R-n-R that will do. If you are a Rush nerd you'll love this bootleg cassette from the 1980 Permanent Waves tour. You'll also appreciate the TV interview. Geddy mentions his production credit for an album called No Static by fellow Canadian band, Wireless. We'll play a few tracks of of that release. So sit back and Don't Freak!
info_outline Ep. #12 Don't Freak! We're Not Joking We're Dead Serios - Christopher Long interview 01/02/2014
Ep. #12 Don't Freak! We're Not Joking We're Dead Serios - Christopher Long interview 28th Years ago a tongue-in-cheek heavy metal band called Dead Serios hit the stage for the first time in Melbourne, FL. They went at it for many years fronted by Dead Lee Serios (aka Christopher Long). Along the way approximately 12 albums were released on his DIY label Long Song Records. Sit back and have a cup of coffee with Christopher as he talks about the early days of the band. As well as his days after as a published Author and plenty of other stuff too. Host: Adriaan Mol Site: DontFreak.tumblr.com Email: DontFreakZine@gmail.com
info_outline Ep. #10 Don't Freak! Ian Koss talks about early Ink 19 and goes through some old tapes. 12/05/2013
Ep. #10 Don't Freak! Ian Koss talks about early Ink 19 and goes through some old tapes. Let's hang out at the helm of Ink 19 and talk about the early day. Ian Koss will tell us his story and give a sneak peek at his cassette tape collection. We'll listen to East Your Paisley by The Dead Milkmen, pet a cat, and learn about the AFOL. It will be a short but sweet visit and hopefully lead to more.
info_outline Ep. #09 Don't Freak! Craig Chapman talks about Outback Zine/Records and new things! 11/24/2013
Ep. #09 Don't Freak! Craig Chapman talks about Outback Zine/Records and new things! Let's head on over to Barnes and Noble for a cup of coffee with Craig Chapman from Outback Magazine and Outback Records. We'll listen to some of the hardcore punk rock and other bands from the label. While touching base on his newer efforts with music media company LX-Goods.com as well as TV Show/magazine Real Food Real Kitchens. It's a success story that formed from a lifetime of positive DIY ethics.
info_outline Ep. #08 Don't Freak! It's a comp tape called The Ear of Bob from 1985. 10/20/2013
Ep. #08 Don't Freak! It's a comp tape called The Ear of Bob from 1985. It's time to pick another tape from the collection of cartoonist Dave Mitchell. Bob wins again and we let a cassette called The Ear of Bob (1985) roll. The Ear of Bob is a compilation tape containing all kinds of DoktorBands including Doctors For Bob, Buck Naked and the Jaybirds, Mark Mothersbaugh, and many more. Church of the Subgenius, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, Cassette Culture, fanzine culture, tape trading, preinternet underground culture, lo-fi, comix. Host: Adriaan Mol
info_outline Ep. #07 Don't Freak! It's "more than an hour less than a show" from 2/4/90. 10/16/2013
Ep. #07 Don't Freak! It's "more than an hour less than a show" from 2/4/90. It's time to play tape roulette! We randomly pick a cassette out of the collection of underground cartoonist Dave Mitchell. Then sit back and play a side. The pick this episode is the popular San Fransisco Subgenius radio show more than an hour less than a show. The tape dates back to 2/4/90. Tags: Church of the Subgenious, Cassette Culture, tape trading, lo-fi. Host: Adriaan Mol.
info_outline Ep. #06 Don't Freak! Dave Mitchell talks about Barefoot and Pregnant. 10/02/2013
Ep. #06 Don't Freak! Dave Mitchell talks about Barefoot and Pregnant. Let's head down to the race track in Bithlo with cartoonist Dave Mitchell. We'll talk about his days doing a minicomic called Barefoot and Pregnant (1993). We'll drink some Old Tire beer and listen to the music of Quiet Riot, Ratt, and more! Tags: Kill City Comics, Comic Book culture, fanzine, cassette culture, Underground comix. Host: Adriaan Mol
info_outline Ep. #05 Don't Freak! It's the Space Music of Chip Gilchrist from 1988. 09/11/2013
Ep. #05 Don't Freak! It's the Space Music of Chip Gilchrist from 1988. Who is living on the air in Cincinnati? Chip Gilchrist that's who. Sit back and chill as we play side 1 of his cassette Space Music from 1988. Listen to the similarities of ambient music heard on today's Echos radio show. Host: Adriaan Mol , dontfreak.tumblr.com, email@example.com, C Gilchrist/ Grxymkjbn
info_outline Ep. #04 Don't Freak!! The guys from Outside Comics stop by. 09/10/2013
Ep. #04 Don't Freak!! The guys from Outside Comics stop by. Charles Treadwell, Dave Mitchell, and Neil Davies stop by for a chat and a couple hundred Old Tire beers at the bowling alley. Together they talk about their early memories with underground comc book culture from the 60's til now. As well as the days making Scratch with Outside Comics in the 80's. A PDF of the Scratch cover art is attached in the app. Host: Adriaan Mol, dontfreak.tumblr.com, firstname.lastname@example.org DON'T FREAK! IS NOW ON STITCHER!
info_outline Ep. #02 Don't Freak! Cartoonist Dave Mitchell joins in. 09/07/2013
Ep. #02 Don't Freak! Cartoonist Dave Mitchell joins in. Cartoonist Dave Mitchell stops by the pool hall for a chat with host Adriaan Mol. Dave talks about how he got involved in D.I.Y. culture as we listen to some heavy metal and throw back some Old Tire beers, DontFreak.tumblr.com, DontFreakZine@gmail.com