Brian Byrne's Manifesto of Mistakes
About This Show
The good, the bad and the gnarly: stories from the path less traveled.
What happens when you don’t get it right the first time? Why take risks if there is no clear reward? You better love what you do cuz the moment you go down a bumpy road, or take a wrong turn, the hate will be there even more than the love shown during the best days of your career.
Our interviews will ask athletes, entrepreneurs, comedians, musicians, etc. about this very journey. They tell us their honest opinions on the bullshit and the highlights of their industry. What would they change about the path they took? How did they get “there” and where are they going next? Despite their falters, why do they keep going back for more?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 109 - Mina Caputo
4 days ago
About 2 years before I made my trek to Toronto, I discovered a band that would change me forever. I was watching TV and saw live footage of a band playing at Lee’s Palace. The clip might have been 20 seconds long, maybe even shorter but I had seen enough to know I wanted more. The band was called Life Of Agony. I remember getting to Toronto and they were one group on my bucket list to see play live! Remember, this was before internet had taken over, I feel very fortunate that I grew up in that time as it made you feel like you were discovering something new! Such is the case with Life Of Agony out of Brooklyn, New York. I found something so special in what they did. This juxtaposition between heavy, crushing riffs and the beautiful, sensitive, powerful and melodically charged vocals. This week I chat with one of the kindest, most inspiring voices in rock 'n roll. It was a thrill for me to connect with Mina Caputo. She talks about how tortured she was to live as a man, her transition, music, politics, and WAY more. I don’t think she will ever quite know what she has meant to me over the years, how important her, her band and their music was in my development as a human and artist but that’s too hard to put into words... harder still to nervously explain it to someone during the conversation, without sounding like a stalker. She is such a kind, strong, person and I encourage you all to take a listen to this episode and hear from this inspiring and thoughtful human. Much love to you, Mina, and your wonderful band. Long live Life Of Agony and Mina’s totally uncensored honesty.