About Curtis

My name is Curtis Payne. I like to talk .

Episode 84 : Alison Miller Barber

Meet Alison Miller Barber entrepreneur, writer and sexual liberator(?). This one went awry as many do. I intended to have Alison read her writing instead she read mine, whoops. Still it worked out well, we had a blast. Just remember to check out Throats to the Sky or visit Taboo to get more Alison than you get here.

Episode 83 : Dave DiDonato

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Hey hey this is my man Dave DiDonato he’s a great axe wielder and an interesting dude. We interacted a bit back in the day through Punchline and once I even tried out for a band he was in but until this talk I had a lot of gaps in the timeline. I knew of HRM, The Ultimate Dragons, The Jolly Mortals and Ipecac, but not really. I just knew I related to Dave’s general love for metal but his non metallic demeanor. I’ve been a fan of the dude for a while even without really fully comprehending the depth and breadth of Dave’s musical output from Richmond to Austin, Texas. After this chat I’m even more of one. A one of kind dude.

Episode 82: Jules Kim

JulesAn afternoon chat with my friend Jules Kim who was visiting Richmond from her home in NY. Jules is a Richmond native who has been hustling in New York for about 15 years now DJ ing in clubs and developing an international jewelry brand Bijules that can be seen accessorizing some notable celebs who I won’t go so far as to name drop now, but I’m sure you can find evidence to back this assertion up online. Jules is one of my favorite people who I haven’t managed to connect with beyond social media until the Monday after Mother’s Day and I was pleasantly surprised to find what has previously made us friends was as intact as ever. Truly a Tantric Conversation if there ever was one. Ecoutez.

Episode 81: Jason Alley

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Jason has contributed a great deal to this town, there’s no denying that,  and he’s done it while being widely regarded as a mensch. There are few people that I am as happy to see at random in public. Jason was an early supporter of this podcast when I still thought I’d ask others to support it instead of supporting it myself. His restaurants Comfort and Pasture are favorites of mine and have helped to put Richmond on the culinary map while still being accessible to all and welcoming to all regardless of foodie obsession level. What more can I say that won’t be covered in this 2 hour podcast? Dig in.

Episode 80 : Jon Brown

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Jon Brown is a former member of Dragstrip Syndicate, one of my all time favorite Richmond bands and is  current member of Horsehead, among other projects. We originally planned on talking about the new Iggy Pop record which we did but it took a backseat to an organic conversation about many other subjects currently on the mind. A concise little chat that gave way to an even more sprawling talk after the mics were off. I reckon that means he’s going to have to come back but for the time being, dig this.

Episode 79 : Ryan Waste

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Ryan Waste and I met at a metal show at Wonderland and he gave me his Living Fast card which I thought was awesome because it said Ryan Waste, President .I didn’t get around to checking it out until after this podcast because I only watch cat videos on YouTube but it’s great, click in the link to go straight to it. Ryan is also a founding member of Municipal Waste as well as Volture and Bat no false metal to be found in any of that. He’s a great dude and a its fucking awesome to have a guest on here who talks as much and as loud as me.

Episode 78 : Chris Dovi

Dovi D2Chris Dovi is a writer, a journalist, former host of Open Source on WRIR and part of the Codeva team. I’ve been friends on Facebook with him for a while and I could tell our politics were aligned and we both were very interested in the future of good ol’ RVA. I has a blast talking to him about journalism, Richmond politics and history. He’s a wealth of interesting knowledge about this town. Great guy. what else can I say? Listen to the podcast. Long intro with musings on Bowie, feel free to skip it.

Episode 77 : Kevin Willoughby

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Kevin Willoughby is a drummer, sound man and all around solid guy. He’s played in Peru, Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade, The Sweater Band, Eagles of Freedom and is known as A.C. Fader, front of the house engineer for Three Sheets to the Wind. He does sound at Hardywood Craft Brewery, which in and of itself is a major accomplishment considering the cavernous, bizarre space that is and the bands always sound good. He’s also the Studio Engineer at Scott’s Addition Sound. Kevin and I have been crossing paths for a while and I appreciate his mellow nature and affable way. We sat down to this a few months ago but the his mic picked up nothing, so this is a re-match. As I state in the intro all the history questions happened on that one and we just go from where we are now. Enjoy. I think he’s finally pointed me the right way vis a vis microphones and sound settings for this podcast. Yuss.

Episode 76 : Alison Hancock

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Alison Hancock drummer, bass player, former member of Hot Dolphin, current member of Peace Beast came by on a Sunday afternoon to talk. I had mic issues I think I forgot to mention that, but I know what it is now, bad mic. We had a sprawling conversation about relationships, music and spirituality, the big three. I enjoyed getting to know her a little. It’s pretty awesome when a stranger comes over and leaves a friend, well maybe an acquaintance, ok.. Facebook friends. I missed out on Hot Dolphin but will not miss out on anything else this talented,cool woman does in the future. I wish I didn’t  have to write these blurbs at all, but you have to put something here, right?  It’s kind of redundant since we cover anything I want to write here in the podcast. Its an aural experience so stop reading already and listen. It’s on iTunes. Subscribe.