023: Carrie Whitney
Carrie appeared out of nowhere in the NW Hardcore scene in mid-1994. That was Dave’s perspective anyway, but of course that doesn’t explain how a girl with a nice smile he passed on the street one day became a fully immersed part of his subculture almost immediately and a key player in his life at various points over the next two decades. People appear from somewhere, it turns out, and so these two spend some time going over the whens, wheres, whos, and whys that led them to an enduring friendship. Rich Hall sits in on this session as well, and learns some surprising new details of his wife’s potentially sordid past. Eye rolls and giggles punctuate these stories, although to be honest it is a bit harder to hear a rolling eye. You’ll just have to assume they’re there.
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Most of these conversations will contain shorthand speech and insider info that both parties will be familiar with and won’t necessarily stop to explain for the listener. Whenever possible, Dave will provide some after-the-fact definitions and descriptions. Like your own personal eavesdropping translator.
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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
UNDERTOW: Seattle Straight Edge band from the early to mid 90s. Click HERE.
STRAIN: Click HERE.
Tower Records: Click HERE.
VAN HALEN: Click HERE.
MOTLEY CRUE: Click HERE.
Grease: Click HERE.
Xanadu: Click HERE.
Breakin’: Click HERE.
Beat Street: Click HERE.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: I Saw Your Mommy… Click HERE.
WHITESNAKE: Click HERE.
LABANSKY: Click HERE.
American Graffiti: Click HERE.
Amongst Friends: Click HERE.
MOTHER LOVE BONE: Click HERE.
PEARL JAM: Click HERE.
NIRVANA: Click HERE.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Click HERE.
SMASHING PUMPKINS: Click HERE.
SONIC YOUTH: Click HERE.
STUDS: Yes, this was actually a real TV show. Click HERE.
The Edge Of Quarrel: Dave’s movie. Click HERE.
(Or buy a copy from our store.)
Ranch Records: Click HERE.
Straight Edge: A lifestyle choice of abstinence from drugs and alcohol that originated in the Washington DC punk scene in the early 1980s. It quickly caught fire in the minds of weirdos everywhere and spread worldwide. The X is used as its symbol, and SXE is how you shorthand it. Dave Larson has been Straight Edge since he was 16 years old, because he’s stubborn.
SPARKMARKER: Vancouver, BC band. They were fantastic. Click HERE.
SHIFT: A NY post-hardcore band that Mark from Undertow joined. Click HERE.
Ben Verellen: See episode 22 of this podcast.
BOTCH: Click HERE.
The Velvet Elvis: A small theater space in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood that put on all ages shows throughout the mid-to-late 1990s. The entrance was literally part way down a piss-soaked alley and just past a dumpster.
DAG NASTY: Click HERE.
GREEN DAY: God they were so good back then… Click HERE.
OPERATION IVY: Click HERE.
RANCID: Click HERE.
NINEIRONSPITFIRE: Click HERE.
INK & DAGGER: Click HERE.
HIMSA: Click HERE.
AKIMBO: Click HERE.
HEARTBREAK BEAT: Matt Matsuoka’s 1st feature film, starring many of the same people as THE EDGE OF QUARREL. Excursion released a version of this on VHS, and it was released in Spain on DVD.
Matt Matsuoka: A true madman. Singer/Guitarist for 10:07, RED ROCKET, THE HIT, and others. Writer/Director of the films “Heartbreak Beat” and “For The Cash.” Has an alter-ego called “Thee Ultramatt”. Has long held that Dave Larson’s film “The Edge Of Quarrel” contains secret gay messages. May or may not have a podcast on this network called THE TOKIN’ ASIAN. He also creates animation. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE.
THE TOKIN’ ASIAN: A podcast on this network featuring Matt and Dave. Click HERE.
Walking Between The Raindrops: Click HERE.
GREG BENNICK: See episode 1 of this podcast. Also click HERE and HERE and HERE.
Mahdis: Mahdis Keshavarz. See Episode 4 of this podcast.
John Pettibone: Sang for UNDERTOW and HIMSA. Sings for HEIRESS. A Straight Edge elder statesman.
For The Cash: Click HERE.
JETS TO BRAZIL: Click HERE.
YOUTH OF TODAY: Incredibly influential SXE Hardcore band. Click HERE.
GOOD CLEAN FUN: Click HERE.
Made: Click HERE.
Jake Snider: Ran the record label HENRY’S FINEST RECORDINGS. Sang and played guitar for STATE ROUTE 522 and SHARKS KEEP MOVING. Currently does the same in MINUS THE BEAR. See episode 7 of this podcast.
SCREWJACK: Hardcore band that Dave played in with a bunch of other awesome dudes in the 90s. Click HERE.
LOGIC PROBE: Derek Linaman’s current and long-running electronic music project. Click HERE.
HELMS ALEE: Click HERE.
Jack White: Click HERE.
WHITE STRIPES: Click HERE.
CR: Click HERE.
MIRACLE DRUG: Click HERE.
WAXWING: Click HERE.
ALL ABOUT FRIENDS FOREVER: Click HERE.
CAVE IN: Click HERE.
IMPEL: Click HERE.
PJ HARVEY: Click HERE.
CBGBs: Legendary NYC music venue. Click HERE.
Matte: Carrie’s magazine from the early-00s. NOT the current Matthew Leifheit thing. Click HERE.
Fantagraphics: Click HERE.
Rumpshaker: Click HERE.
CHAMPION: Click HERE.
STAYGOLD: A melodic Seattle Hardcore band from the early 2000s. Click HERE.
TRIAL: Influential NW hardcore band that Greg Bennick sings for. Click HERE.
THE MURDER CITY DEVILS: One of the best bands out of Seattle in the 90s. They also played various members of the punk gang in THE EDGE OF QUARREL. Click HERE.
MODEST MOUSE: Click HERE.
Bill Baker: The Zima story is true. See episode 3 of this podcast. Also, click HERE.
JAYHAWKER: A Hardcore band from Bellingham, WA that Bill Baker sang for. Click HERE.
HOLE: Click HERE.
UNBROKEN: Click HERE.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Click HERE.
RORSCHACH: Click HERE.
KISS IT GOODBYE: Click HERE.
REFUSED: Click HERE.
carrie rich smilebooth from matt miller on Vimeo.
Aurora House Porch:
With a very young Kienan Votolato:
Serenaded by THE TOKIN’ ASIAN:
I’VE KNOWN YOU TOO LONG
David Larson is a screenwriter from the Seattle area who ran an independent record label called EXCURSION for many years. Over the course of the last three decades, Dave has formed friendships with a large number of people who have made an artistic impact, mostly in the world of Punk Rock and Hardcore music. Many of these people have gone on to greater and more varied adventures in the worlds of art, film, music, politics, and activism. In this podcast, Dave uses the timeline of their first meeting to explore back and forth through their histories to try and gain a better understanding of how they came to be the people they are today.
They say history is written by the conquerors, and while none of these campaigns are complete yet, it is time to get some of these tales nailed down before they are lost to time and age.
Check out Dave’s episode of the WORD ON THE STREET podcast HERE.
Check out Dave and Ron Guardipee’s episode of the EDGELAND podcast HERE.
DIG THAT INTRO MUSIC?
That’s Polymorph, a project by my friend Bryar Herrick. He has a ton of stuff you can check out here:
While you’re at it, give his other bands a listen: TICKLE TRUNK and THE DARKWAVE DEMO.
Check out books by Boris D. Schleinkofer at AMAZON and SMASHWORDS.
To get his audio book, ESCHATOPOLIS: CITY AT THE END OF THE WORLD, click this link:
Dave’s book SHADOW KILLER, a story set in the world of Hugh Howey’s book WOOL, can be found at Amazon for Kindle here:
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