Episode 69 - Melanie Kaye (Last Prayer, Smear)
Hey there TOAP fans! This week on the show Damian sits down with someone that he has respected and looked up to for a long time… Melanie Kaye! Listen in as Damian learns about the early years of the Ottawa hardcore scene and her career spent in Punk music.
Also touched on: -Being a square with the coolest parents -Mom running Splash Gallery: Ottawa’s first Punk epicenter -Hanging out a Bay Shore -Parents moving to the Gleeb to prevent you from becoming too normal -Craving the conventionality -Unable to do a cartwheel and it changing your life -Forming Last Prayers -Fucking Becky!!! The rocker ruining your first show -Moving out and setting up the NO PIGS House at 15 -The Subverts -“Invite Only” to trick the cops -TSOL stealing all the money and MONEYBOX at your first show -A warm hug from Brian Taylor -Porcelain Forehead, Asexuals and MDC -Making Exploited pay for a broken Mike -Blunder Mix Record -’84: Punk gets political -Running DOA fanclub -Staying at the Vats -Rotate This! get you back your stolen record years later -Booking the Minutemen -Singing back-ups for the Dicks -Youth Brigade -Golden Calgarians -Booking Dayglo Abortions and regretting. -Not booking bands that sing stuff you can’t agree with -Taking the message from Jello -Picking the DK openers in Montreal and pissing people off -Dealing with the US border on the Porcelain Forehead tour -NoMeansNo -Meeting Fat Mike and NoFX -Punk No Die -Riot Grrrl -AND MORE!!!!!