Bob Jonkman talks to Denny Copf about the style of Tomacco‘s music (Spoiler: It’s “Rock / Funk”), playing shared venues, the tribulations of drummers, the line-up of the band, playing large and prestigious venues, a bit of band history, streaming a show during the pandemic shutdown, the trouble with services shutting down streams for copyright violations.
About the Mister Twister video setup, the visual production for live shows, what brought Denny to play Funk/Rock, how Funk comes and goes in the mainstream, Denny’s musical background, using the pandemic to work on refining his music.
Producing the first Tomacco EP, realizing revenue from performing and streaming, using the pandemic to hone his craft. Bob makes another fundraising appeal. Inviting other bands to submit music. Talking about being a musician and a social justice advocate, events Tomacco has, upcoming social justice
How Denny came to name the band “Tomacco“, both a Simpsons reference and incorporates some GMO awareness. Listing the social media and online presence for Tomacco. Upcoming project: A new EP, discussing the setup and software tools used to self-produce an album. Another project: Filming an analysis on how bands are dealing with Covid. Working Covid into song lyrics.
Thanksgiving, Covid safety, introducing Alt.Pop.Repeat, explaining “Counterculture”, the joy of podcasting and community radio, listing the episodes, finding counterculture, researching counterculture.
Excerpt from Alt.Pop.Repeat‘s episode Legally High: The Cannabis Episode (w/ Tommy Chong) and the analysis, “The Sync”. The structure of podcasts, launching WR Podcasts, finding people for podcasts, podcasting is publicity, podcasting is informing people about differences and similarities, the cycle of counterculture to pop culture and back again, contacting Chrissy Newton and Alt.Pop.Repeat