EMCEE MANIA: Connective Art and Music Festival and Kennett Square’s National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest Quick Promo

July 14, 2018
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It's EMCEE MANIA for the Moe Train!  In the next two months, Train will be emceeing two major events.  The first, on August 4 in Oxford PA will be the Connective Art and Music Festival with platinum recording artists Eve 6 as the headliners.  The second event is the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival on September 8.  

Train will be back soon to talk about each festival individually.  If you're in the area, you should pick up tickets and check out these awesome events!

Nate Figueroa Interview on The Big Bite Podcast (hosted by Joshua Hockett) - Featured on The Moe Train Show

July 10, 2018
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Next on The Big Bite Podcast (hosted by Joshua Hockett) is an interview with competitive eater, cinematographer, and YouTube star... Nate Figueroa aka Nate Figgs.  Have a listen as Nate and Josh talk about everything from his start in competitive eating/YouTube, to his favorite/most hated foods, among other topics.  

Check out all of Nate Figueroa's content by searching "Nate Figgs."  His content has some of the highest production value that we've seen.  Very highly recommended.

Nate Figueroa YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2rv_0MzH58cfYmkuHOnWVQ

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- The Big Bite Podcast is a feature on The Moe Train Show podcast feed

 

Dr. Ramsey Hilton (Competitive Eater and Exercise Fanatic) Interview on The Big Bite Podcast - Hosted by Joshua Hockett

July 1, 2018
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Competitive Eater and Exercise Fanatic, Dr. Ramsey Hilton is interviewed on The Big Bite Podcast by Joshua Hockett.  Listen as Ramsey and Josh talk about their shared experiences in competitive eating and the world of exercise.

- The Big Bite Podcast is a featured podcast on The Moe Train Show podcast feed. 

Randy Santel (FoodChallenges.com) Interviewed on The Big Bite Podcast - Hosted By Joshua Hockett

July 1, 2018
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Randy Santel and Food Challenges (or FoodChallenges.com) have become absolutely synonymous.  With close to a HALF MILLION subscribers, YouTube Competitive Eater Randy Santel has traveled the world and won 635 food challenges to date.  Have a listen as Randy Santel is interviewed by Joshua Hockett for The Big Bite Podcast on Down to Feast (DTFeast.com).  

 

Check out Randy Santel's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJlGrPk73l9U6qahc8D_gA

- The Big Bite Podcast is a guest spot on The Moe Train Show's podcast feed.

Interview with Competitive Eater: Erik “The Electric” Lamkin - The Big Bite Podcast (Hosted By Joshua Hockett)

July 1, 2018
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As a guest spot on The Moe Train Show's feed, Joshua Hockett's The Big Bite Podcast interviews YouTube competitive eater Erik "The Electric" Lamkin.  The Big Bite Podcast is also featured on Down to Feast (DTFeast.com).

Ozomatli Interview at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - The Moe Train Show & Moe Train’s Tracks

May 27, 2018
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OZOMATLI INTERVIEW ON THE MOE TRAIN SHOW & MOE TRAIN'S TRACKS

RAUL, ASDRU, TRE HARDSON (Slimkid3 from The Pharcyde) and Jiro from Ozomatli

Monty "Moe Train" Wiradilaga and Brian "King B" Kracyla from Moe Train's Tracks & The Moe Train Show

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Manchester, TN

 

On this show, we've got Ozomatli from LA. King B and the Train sat down with Raul, Asdru, Tre (Slimkid3 from The Pharcyde) and Jiro to talk about "Don't Mess With The Dragon," who's got the better beard (Asdru or Moe), their appearance on Dancing With The Stars, and we even challenged the band to a hitting contest in the backstage MLB batting cage...

Team Excelsior vs Ozomatli. Ozomatli puts on one hell of an energetic live show, so make sure you check them out on tour, because they are always on the road. Thanks to all of our listeners out there worldwide... King B and The Train will see you... ON THE TRACKS!

 

Keep an eye on MoeTrainShow.com for more audio interviews, transcripts, concert photos, blogs, album reviews and more!

Go Pitch Win: Poolside Creations - Call to Action

April 25, 2018
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Yo, what’s up everyone?  It’s the Moe Train.. And this is a call to action.. That's right.  This is a CALL TO ACTION.

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 24 2018 at 10:30am EST, a very important episode of Go Pitch Win by JungleScout, hosted by Greg Mercer, hits YouTube and iTunes.

Go Pitch Win is a podcast where entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to the host and other industry thought leaders. Each week, Go Pitch Win releases three episodes.  In two of the episodes, entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, and in the third episode, the host drops the hammer and chooses a weekly winner. Greg chooses the top three finalists, and then the podcast will get help from the community to choose the overall winner… who will win $10,000 in prize money from Jungle Scout.

Poolside Creations, a fantastic company who sells elegant, unbreakable, stemless plastic wine glasses will be featured on the show.  I have quite a few of these glasses, and I gotta say… these glasses are fantastic. If a wine glass company was founded by a sommolier… aka a wine expert… there’s no doubt that the glasses HAVE to be impeccably constructed to maximize the full potential of every wine.

You all know The Train enjoys his beverages and fine wine… These glasses are the real deal.  I’ve used them for red wine, white wine, and even cocktails, and they drink just like you had an actual stemless glass in your hand.

Check out Poolside Creations on Go Pitch Win, tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM EST on YouTube, and check it out later on iTunes…  When (not if) they win this round, I’m gonna call on everyone again to vote Poolside Creations as the Champions of Go Pitch Win!  It’ll be an offer, you can’t refuse.

Thanks again to everyone for listening to The Moe Train Show, and watch for the next HUGE interview with Phil Anselmo… The legendary lead vocals for PANTERA...

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Interview with Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) at Bonnaroo on The Moe Train Show and Moe Train’s Tracks

April 5, 2018
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The Moe Train Show and Moe Train's Tracks break out an absolutely classic interview with the King of the Mashup, Girl Talk aka Gregg Gillis.  Moe Train's Tracks caught up with Girl Talk at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee and vibed right away with him and his boy Andrew Strasser.  Our original interview with Gregg turned into an absolute shitfest where we drank ridiculous amounts of vodka and decided to skip the interview in lieu of watchin the Tool show.  Thus, INTERVIEW IN THE PIT was born.  It has to be heard to be believed.  

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A few months later, we caught up with Gregg at the Starlight Ball room in Philadelphia, PA for an interview.  Later, we threw Gregg his Feed the Animals Tour Kickoff Party in Philly.  Train still believes that Girl Talk's Night Ripper is one of the best party albums of all time.  If you haven't heard it, you need to get it immediately.  This podcast runs over 34 minutes and is a feast for the senses!

MoeTrainShow.com is coming soon!  Check out MoeTrainEats.com for lots of food and domination!

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Shake Shack Review - Moe Train Eats

April 3, 2018
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It's not often that the Moe Train hasn't tried such a heralded burger like one from Shake Shack, so he had to venture out to Wilmington, Delaware to try it out for himself.  Would the Shake Shack burger meet up to expectations?  Were the shakes truly amazing?  Train doesn't take anyone's word for it, so have a listen to his thoughts on this "mecca" of burgers.

Check out MoeTrainShow.com and MoeTrainEats.com for more!  Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe!

Clutch (Neil Fallon) Interview at Bonnaroo with The Moe Train Show/Moe Train’s Tracks

March 22, 2018
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Interview with Clutch
Neil Fallon, Monty “Moe Train” Wiradilaga and Brian “King B” Kracyla
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
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Moe’s Intro – Yo Gearheads! Moe Train’s Tracks has a special show just for you guys today! Moe Train’s Tracks got the chance to sit down with Neil Fallon, the “Bearded Wildman” from Clutch. For any of you listeners out there who haven’t heard “From Beale Street To Oblivion” yet, you’d better get off your ass and go pick it up, because it’s definitely one of the best albums of the year it was released and in my personal opinion, one of the best albums that Clutch has ever put out.I’ll tell ya what, it only took about 30 seconds to e-mail for me to e-mail Clutch’s management to ask for an interview. When the first couple notes hit of “Electric Worry,” I immediately jumped on my computer, e-mailed Clutch’s management and tried to set up an interview with Neil Fallon at Bonnaroo.

Clutch has been around for about sixteen years and that’s sixteen years of pure, in your face, rock your ass off music! Those clips in the intro were from Bonnaroo, and I’ll tell you what, that was one of the best sets that I’ve ever seen in my life. The crowd was wild, and you know what… Clutch had the first pit ever at Bonnaroo. When I walked up to the tent, I looked around and it was absolutely packed! Everyone was just going crazy! Everyone was singing along, everyone knew all the words. Neil and the boys up there… They were just jammin’ it out. Without a doubt, it was one of the best performances I have ever seen.

One thing I really dig about Clutch: They are always on the road… They are always touring… They are always playing for their fans… The Gearheads. To all those Gearheads out there, you guys fuckin’ rock. When I talked to Neil, he definitely feels the support from you guys. And I’ll tell you what, Clutch has two new Gearheads in the form of The Moe Train and King B!

So once again, make sure you check out Clutch when they come to your town… Moe Train’s Tracks brings you… The interview with Neil Fallon.

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Moe – All right, we’re sitting backstage with Neil Fallon, “leadman” from Clutch. I just recently got turned on to your music. I was on your site and I saw one of your videos. From the first couple notes hit, I was like, ‘Holy shit, this is some hard rockin’ music,’ and I immediately e-mailed Chip (Manager) and was like… I gotta talk to ya.

Neil – Right on! Cool!

Moe – There’s not too many “front to back” albums that I’ve heard recently, but your new album “From Beale Street To Oblivion” is definitely a “front to back” album. Thumbs up…

Neil – Oh thanks.. Thank you.

Moe – Absolutely… Let’s talk about the album. You definitely took a little different approach to this album. I see from your beginning that you keep on changing your style a bit..

Neil – Yeah.

Moe – What did you do different with this album?

Neil – Well, we didn’t go into it with any preconceived notions, we kinda just followed our instincts. And people hear this and say this is much more of a blues style record for lack of a better word. It’s not really a blues record. But, there’s some slide guitar and some harmonica from Eric Oblander.. and that’s from the creative standpoint… and Bryan Hinkley did some guitar work with us. But what we did is we wrote the album in it’s entirety pretty much, and we went out on the road and toured on it for three weeks, just playing the record.

Moe – Just testing everything out?

Neil – Yeah, and learning the material inside and out. So we went into the studio, we were basically able to just roll tape, and not worry about, “Do I do this part four times or six?” And that, I think lent.. I was easier to get a raw..

Moe – It seemed live.

Neil – Yeah.

Moe – I thought it seemed real live. Real gritty.

Neil – I think this is the definitely the “livest” studio record that we have.

Moe – Is it easier to do that?

Neil – Oh yeah. And creatively, it’s less stress. You don’t waste time. You’re in, you’re out, and then you can worry about the pretty parts on top.

Moe – Well, when you were playing the songs out on the road, did you actually take notice of the audience’s reaction to what you were playing and sort of gear that towards your album or did you just go ahead and choose your favorites?

Neil – No. No, because the thing is I think when people are listening to music for the first time, they’re listening. They don’t know it, so they’re not going to dance.. They might cheer after a song, but maybe that person’s in a bad mood and you don’t want to make a creative judgment on this guy who’s been at the bar drinking eighteen beers all night. (Laughs)

Moe – Very true. (Laughs) Well speaking of those guys, you’ve got some crazy “Gearheads.”

Neil – Mmhmm.

Moe – And they’re pretty rabid fans. Do you have any outlandish stories from your “Gearheads?”

Neil – Oh sure, I mean… It’s a mixture of flattery and fear. (Laughs)

Moe – (Laughs)

Neil – We’re very fortunate to have that kind of fan base where there’s people who are quite content to see four shows in a row.

Moe – You’ve got that following… Definitely.

Neil – And that’s a great spot to be in. Of course like any rock band, you’re gonna be in a nightclub, and there’s gonna be that weirdo that you know… But that weirdo probably does the same thing the next night to another rock band.

Moe – Yeah, that’s true… Talking about weirdos, are you a little weirded out about people obsessing about your beard? (Laughs)

Neil – (Laughs) Yes and no. I just learned about this website with my beard being placed on other people’s faces.

Moe – (Laughs)

Neil – Which, at first I was like, not too sure about it, then I saw the humor in it. It was funny.

Moe – Who’d they put it on? Like random celebrities or what?

Neil – You know, just bizarre photos. Like guys surfing, carnies, the promotional photo for that movie “300…”

Moe – (Laughs) Oh jeez…

Neil – I don’t know man. That dude’s got a lot of free time on his hands.

Moe – Yeah, I bet! You do have crazy fans… How about Clutch? Any crazy Clutch stories?

Neil – Yes and no. I have a pretty high tolerance to craziness ’cause I’ve seen it so much for so long.

Moe – I’m sure you have.

Neil – Like today for example… We were parked along the side of the road, and you know, some guy was walking by and hit his head on the rear view mirror of the bus and knocked himself out for a second.

Moe – Nahh, really?

Neil – Yeah!

Moe – (Laughs)

Neil – And that was like, ‘Ok, that just happened.’

Moe – That’s insane. (Laughs)

Neil – But it just seems like “all in a days” thing. I wish I had been writing them down all these years, but what are ya gonna do?

Moe – You’d have quite some stories! Well you’ve played for about sixteen… seventeen years?

Neil – Yeah, sixteen.

Moe – What, you’ve been averaging about one hundred… hundred and fifty shows a year?

Neil – Yeah. Some years more than others. We’ve done quite a few this year.

Moe – What are you up to? Two thousand?

Neil – I would guess. Maybe. Something like that.

Moe – That’s insane. You guys definitely need an award for hardest working band, I’ll tell you that much!

Neil – Yeah, or “most muleheaded!” (Laughs)

Moe – (Laughs) Well, it’s good to be out on the road. You certainly have got a lot of fans who are definitely looking forward to seeing your show. I’ve been in the crowd talking to people, and I’m asking them, “Who are you looking forward to seeing?” “CLUTCH!” Yeah, they’re yelling it in my face, and I’m like, “Whoa! Allright!”
Neil – Right on! (Laughs)

Moe – You’ve got a huge, huge fan base out there that’s looking forward to tonight’s set.

Neil – Right on. We’re looking forward to it.

Moe – Yeah man.

Neil – We haven’t done… We rarely do things like this.

Moe – What do you think about this scene? The Bonnaroo scene…

Neil – It’s great that you know, they kinda opened up the genres a little bit. Because, you know, we’ll do metal fests or something like Sounds of the Underground and people hear us and they say, “You should do Bonnaroo.” Then we’ll do something along the lines of Bonnaroo, and then they say, “You guys should do Ozzfest.” It’s kind of like a weird limbo for a band like us.

Moe – You guys don’t do Ozzfest?

Neil – No.

Moe – Not a fan? (Laughs)

Neil – I don’t know! At this point, these things are good to but our home is in a nightclub.

Moe – John Paul Jones is playing… You guys are a fan of Led Zeppelin?

Neil – Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Moe – I know! So what do you think? You’re going to be gone aren’t ya? You’re not gonna be around!

Neil – Yeah, we’re blazin’ out tonight. Who’s playin’?

Moe – John Paul Jones, ?uestlove of the Roots and Philadelphia Experiment, and also Ben Harper.

Neil – Oh wow! Together?

Moe – Yeah!

Neil – Rad!

Moe – I was kinda hoping that you were gonna play!

Neil – (Laughs)

Moe – But, you’re not gonna be here so…

Neil – No, I wish we were, but we got another three shows…

Moe – Yeah.

Neil – And then we’re home for about five…six weeks.

Moe – So what are ya gonna do? Six weeks off?

Neil – I’m gonna do absolutely nothing!

Moe – I don’t blame ya!

Neil – I’m gonna hang out, play with the dog… You know, maybe try to get rid of these pizzas that I’ve been eating for the past five weeks. (Laughs)

Moe – (Laughs) B, do you have any questions?

King B – You’ve got a completely different fan base here. How do you feel about Crocs? Do you own a pair now that you…

Neil – You know, it’s funny you mentioned that! My dad bought a pair and he called my wife up and said they were too small for him, and would I like ‘em.

King B – Ugh… Please tell me that you don’t own a pair!

Neil – We had to gently say, “Well, I’m not really a Croc personality.”

King B – (Laughs)

Neil – I’m sure they’re great if you work in a kitchen, or a garden…

King B – This will probably be the most amount of Crocs attending one of your sets!

Neil – Yeah! Especially like orange and lime green!

King B – (Laughs) You’re from Maryland, right? The band’s from Maryland…

Neil – Yes.

King B – I was just curious… Me and Moe had the worst drive down here ever, and I just wanted to make sure that we weren’t…

Neil – Was it through 95 in Virginia?

King B – That’s exactly what my question was gonna be. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy. Every time I go through Virginia, it’s like the worst experience of my life!

Neil – Yeah. That’s in Springfield, Virginia called “The Mixing Bowl.”

King B – I know “Virginia is for Lovers” and everything, and we all understand that… (Laughs)

Neil – Yeah, that’s one of the other great things about the band is that we might get traffic every once in a while but I don’t have to do a daily commute in something like that. I would go postal man… I really would.

King B – I just figured that you had previous experience just driving around there.

Neil – I do. I don’t do it… I just won’t do it!

King B – Actually, I was curious. I was reading an interview earlier today and you said that the favorite city that you had ever played in was Amsterdam.

Neil – It’s probably one of the top five.

King B – Just from talking around here, I’ve gathered that a lot of the really killer shows are overseas. Australia…

Neil – Well festivals… Oh, you mean for us?

King B – Right, You. For you and your personal opinion.

Neil – I mean, I guess maybe that’s because I’m also there in a tourist capacity. You know, and that’s exciting. I know, let me think of an example… Philadelphia, Pennsylvania really well.

Moe – That’s where we’re from!

Neil – Cool! Oh! Great town, but I’m gonna be more excited about going to Oslo, Norway for the first time… You say, “Wow!”

King B – Yeah, understood.

Neil – There might be half as many people at the show in Oslo but it’s got more of an initial thrill. If we went there three times a year, I might feel differently.

King B – What about any city that… a city that you played and as soon as you were done, you were like, “Fuck this place! I never wanna play this place again!

Moe – (Laughs)

Neil – (Laughs) There are a lot of them, but we’re probably gonna play ‘em sometime later this year, so I’m gonna keep my mouth shut! (Laughs)

King B – And Philly’s not one of them!

Moe – You never know!

Neil – Philly’s great. The Troc is one of our second homes away from home.

King B – Great… Great.

Moe – The Troc is definitely classic. Is that you’re favorite place to play or what? In Philly…

Neil – Yeah, well, that’s probably the only place we do play there. We played The Middle East once, and that was kind of “bogue,” but…

Moe – Yeah… The Troc has a good scene! They always have a…

Neil – I like it. You can get some decent food around the corner, and you know, blaze out!

Moe – Right! Definitely! Neil, thanks a lot for the interview. I really appreciate it.

Neil – My pleasure!

Moe – We’re gonna be right up front watching…

Neil – Cool!

Moe – Definitely… And you’ve got a TON of fans here!

King B – I’ll be throwing Crocs on stage!

Moe – (Laughs)

Neil – (Laughs)

Moe – Thanks again, Neil. Appreciate it.

Neil – No problem!