Nashville music scene legend and dear friend of the show Todd Austin returns for Six Songs Toddzilla Thinks You Should Hear.
If you are new to the show and unfamiliar with Toddzilla, be sure to familiarize yourself with his first two appearances on Decibel Geek. His first appearance, Roth-Era Van Halen Discussion, introduced the listeners to a master storyteller. Todd’s memories of growing up a Van Halen fan in the late 70’s and his hilarious stories of seeing the band live made him an instant hit to Decibel Geek listeners.
Six Songs Toddzilla
Toddzilla’s second appearance on the show focused on his story. Conversation with Toddzilla included stories of Todd’s many years as a professional musician (including highs and lows), his unique appearance, run-ins with legends such as Robert Plant and Billy Gibbons, a strange music store encounter with Vinnie Vincent, and an Ace Frehley story and impression that will have you cackling like a spaceman from Jendell.
Things were no laughing matter, however, earlier this year when Todd’s life was turned upside down due to a house fire that destroyed his home, most of his belongings, and nearly all of his beloved pets. The music community (including many Decibel Geek listeners) rallied around Todd to chip in to a GoFundMe account that was put in place to help Todd and his partner Abbie replace much of what was lost.
In this Six Songs episode, Toddzilla gives us an update on where things stand in the recovery process, stories about the fundraiser and an incredible benefit concert, details on his projects including Funkhammer, Jones World, and Purple Masquerade, as well as fantastic stories that coincide with each of his Six Songs choices. We wrap things up this week by spinning one of our personal favorite Funkhammer tunes.
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