58 minutes | Apr 30, 2021

WE SHOULDN'T BE DOING THIS with Danny Bland

Danny Bland is a novelist, haikuist, tour manager, and master storyteller–and oh boy, he's got a lot of them to tell. Danny got his start in the music industry as a guitarist in Cat Butt, one of the earliest bands signed to Sub Pop (y'know–the label credited with birthing the Seattle grunge movement in the early '90s). Danny found himself in the throes of addiction by 1992 when his bandmate–at a loss for how to help him–called Danny's ex-Marine father. In this episode, Danny talks about his journey to and through addiction, and how he managed to continue his career in the music industry in spite of being one of the only sober people he knew at the time. Danny artfully weaves humor and anecdotes into his message of helping yourself through service of others. He's liable to bring you to laughter, to tears, and back again before you'll even know what's hit you. These days, you can usually find Danny on tour with Dave Alvin, the MC5, or the legendary Steve Earle–who lost his son, Justin Townes Earle, to addiction in August of 2020. CHECK OUT THE COMPANION SPOTIFY PLAYLIST FOR THIS EPISODE, MADE BY THE MAN HIMSELF–DANNY BLAND. SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON OR BECOME A PODBEAN PATRON FOR EXCLUSIVE BONUS EPISODES! Jade is an RN on a mission to bridge the gap between healthcare and the arts in a post-pandemic world. She attempts to redefine the concept of the "essential worker" via candid interviews with creatives about navigating medical and mental healthcare in their respective industries. And, as with everything else, she's doing it all with a healthy dose of humor. Purchase Danny's books and merch here Check Danny out on Instagram Check Danny out on Twitter Find Backstage Triage on social media! Here is the pod website! Here is the pod Twitter! Here is the pod Instagram! Here is the pod Facebook! Wanna hear more of the other beats by @BillyGhost from this episode? Of course you do, they were so good! Billy Ghost on Spotify Billy Ghost on Apple Music Billy Ghost on Bandcamp
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