Hey there! I hope September has greeted you with nothing but warm positive feelings. Yes, there’s a lot of crazy things happening in the world, but that’s nothing new, right? September is a special month because as of the 20th, Pop-Punk & Pizza will be four years old! What an amazing four years it has been. My heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for all the love and support the podcast has received from you this past four years. I can’t express enough how thankful I am for you. Every year, the podcast has continued to improve and grow with your help. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to all the guests, bands, publicists, managers, and listeners of Pop-Punk & Pizza. Here’s to many more years together!Here’s 10 songs to jam out to for September 2020:
“Til We’re Dead” – Guardrail
“Bad Guy” – Of Brighter Skies (Not a Billie Eilish cover.)
I’ve been a fan of Less Than Jake since I was about eight or nine years old. Like many of us, they were one of the first ska punk bands that I ever heard. As I got older, I learned that not only was Vinnie Fiorello the drummer of the band, he was the main lyricist as well. When I began writing songs as a teenager, I often found inspiration from Less Than Jake’s songs. In fact, I wrote a song called, “Punk Rawk Girl”, that was modeled from the LTJ’s , “She’s Gonna Break Soon”.
Vinnie has always been someone I admired for his many artistic talents. When he left Less Than Jake in 2018, I was very curious to see what he would do next. He has continued to operate his indie label, Paper + Plastick, published a book of short stories called, “6/19”, and now has a new artistic ska punk project called, The Inevitables. Vinnie goes in depth on how The Inevitables came to life and much more on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza.