After multiple cancellations of planned podcasts, the crew at Alley Cat Tattoo came through. For you. Like they do. It's true. After laying out a killer spread of grilled seafood and tasty beverages, Nick set up a huge space to socially distance everyone and then set out to capture some awesome stories about the history of the shop and the old days of Harrisonburg, VA and also stories from folks new and old from the shop. You'll hear from a hype Chris Porter (attempts to edit his numerous bellowing outbursts proved futile) and a super appreciative Jake Hockman. Every now and then you might catch a word or two from Richie Stutler, and lots of great insight from a reluctant but exuberant Kate Davis. Everybody has a great time talkin' shit and we hope you will too. And, of course there's a great Shop Talk to follow where Nick, Porter & Jake are of course joined by the legendary Andrew Conner. Hell yes.
Miky Scheer from Unstoppable Force Tattoo in Glen Allen, VA drove across the state with his daughter Sophie so that they could see Alley Cat and hang with Nick and while doing so, they laid down a killer track full of old stories and lots of familiar names. In addition to doing excellent tattoos, Miky was also in the band Four Walls Falling back in the day and played with all the VA greats whose names you've heard on the show countless times. So give this one a listen and have some fun.
Shop Talk puts the cherry on top with Andrew & Porter joining Nick for some insightful discussion on some sweet tats. Dig it.
Yoni Zilber is an excellent artist and friend of the show who recently contributed to one of our quarantine - edition short story collections and who has laid down one hell of a great episode last year for NLJBS. If you haven't heard of him, look him up. If you haven't heard his other episode, we strongly encourage that you go back and check that one out first. There are some intense tales on that one. Either way, sit back and grab a drink and enjoy this hangout at Nick's crib in picturesque Elkton, Virginia. Don't change the channel when they're through so that you don't miss another exciting entry of the one and only Shop Talk where our hero is joined by hilarious hosts and knowledgeable knuckleheads Chris Porter & Andrew Conner. It's the jam.
Nick heads over to the home of dear friend and bullshit sage Uncle Dave for another killer episode that doesn't shy away from the real talk, but brings you right to the table hangin' out with two great co-conspirators as they drink and laugh while hittin' you with the real deal storytellin'. It's always a great time full of old school thoughts and memories when these two get together.
Porter and Andrew bring you the excellent artistry of their favorite tattoos this week as they discuss just what makes them great with Nick and they all three throw in some wise words and silly shit to keep you comin' back. Hell yeah.