This week we're joined by Dan Drago, the host of 25 O'Clock. In the second half of the convo, we hear how he started and made 25 O'Clock the longest running music podcast in Philadelphia (we think). Also, very cool moments around music that "flipped a switch" for our ears and where we were introduced to them, which spans from WBER, listener supported radio station in Rochester NY, to Beavis and Butthead, and more!
Dan Drago has called Philadelphia home since 2004, moving there from Western New York to establish a homebase while playing in bands and touring. Playing actively and touring from 2004 to 2013, Dan threw himself into the Philly music community. In 2014, he got out of the van, set up a mic, and created 25 O’Clock: a podcast focusing on the Philadelphia music community. He started interviewing guests at his kitchen table and eventually put together his own studio in 2015. Dan has kept his finger on the pulse of Philadelphia music for almost eight years and 250 episodes, as of the time of this recording.
Dan lives in South Philadelphia, plays bass in Philly band Lovecartel, as well as occasionally performing his own solo work. He volunteers at Rock To the Future, teaching songwriting and production to students who don’t have easy access to music programs.
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Thank you to Carver Commodore, argonaut&wasp, and Blair Crimmins for allowing us to use their music in the show open and close. It makes everything sound so much better!
Let’s catch a live show together soon!
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