Some people want to help make shows in their community come together. Other’s want to write some songs. Mustin Douch – Justin, as he’s locally known – not only books shows in both Portland & Salem, but plays in an incredible number of local groups, all of whom have their own stories and interesting anecdotes.
But this show is largely about the man, and not those bands, though we do play some samples of the music he performs, as well as tunes he just happens to enjoy. Taking up nearly all of the two hours with just chatting, we cover the entire spectrum of topics, from composition, performance, the scene itself, new technology, and everything in-between. Really, this is more like a friendly chat, and as we cover all the bases, we offer a glimpse into the like of a working artist and musician.
Justin is probably as humble as he is funny, and an excellent example of someone who is trying very hard to make art and music happen in his area, even if he has to make it happen himself. And while we do get into the nitty gritty of art and music, we also just goof around and have a good time, too. Sometimes, there’s someone behind a lot of the shows that you hear about in the area. This is a chance to get to know one of the people who doesn’t usually get the spotlight.
Here are some links to his groups: Summer Eyes, Child PM, MARC & The Horsejerks, and Nasalrod.
The Mustin Douch Interview (TBD)
Part I: “I’ve been accused of being a musician.”
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Search & Destroy * The Stooges * Raw Power * Columbia Records (1973)
03.) Interview Part I * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part II: “I don’t play any real instruments.”
04.) Interview Part II * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
05.) In Your Body, A Riot * Summer Eyes * Raise The Alarm EP * Bandcamp.com (2017)
06.) Interview Part III * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
07.) Alcoholics Anonymous * Child PM * Alcoholics Anonymous * Self-Released (2017)
Part III: “Just looking off into the distance sometimes and just thinking.”
08.) Interview Part IV * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part IV: The Local Weather
09.) Kid Cops * Americas * Hard Data * Bandcamp.com (2014)
Part V: “How do other people cope with life?”
10.) Interview Part V * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
11.) Pleasure * The Other Band On Earth * OIM: Vol. II Compilation * OIM Records (2016)
12.) System * Bullets Or Balloons * Binary Minds * Bandcamp.com (2017)
13.) Dog Cookie Sandwich * Bullets Or Balloons * Binary Minds * Bandcamp.com (2017)
14.) Billy Boy * Bullets Or Balloons * Binary Minds * Bandcamp.com (2017)
Part VI: “This cool thing just started happening.”
15.) Interview Part VI * Mustin Douch * 16 June 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
16.) Gentlemen’s Lament * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Mother of All Saints * Matador Records (1992)