Justin Pearson (RETOX/Dead Cross/Locust) Episode 29

Episode 29: Justin Pearson

This week The Peer Pleasure Podcast presents Justin Pearson of well….. almost every band ever. I mean this guy has done it all and there’s no signs of stopping anytime soon. Justin shares the story of his troubled childhood and the process of learning that it was not normal. This aspect of his life did not slow him down in the slightest. As a matter of fact he let it drive him into the musician he is today, so follow Dewey and Justin through the story of overcoming all odds if life and being able to wake up every day and do what you love.

A little more about Justin Pearson via Wiki

Justin Pearson (born August 20, 1975) is a vocalist and bassist known for his prolific music career, playing in a number of San Diego-based noise rock, punk and grindcore bands, as well as his record label Three One G Records. Starting off in the punk outfit Struggle in 1994, ensuing projects included Swing Kids, The Locust, The Crimson Curse, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, Ground Unicorn Horn, Brain Tourniquet, All Leather, and Retox. He has collaborated with Jimmy LaValle, Gabe Serbian, Mark McCoy, Wesley Eisold, Karen O, Nick Zinner, Jordan Blilie, Cody Votolato, The Bloody Beetroots, Dave Lombardo, and members of Bastard Noise, among others.

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Show topic reference times

The childhood [7:30]

Justin steps into music [13:30]

Releasing the music [17:30]

Learning from mistakes [20:00]

Music is more than you think [24:45]

Justin stays afloat [27:15]

The San Diego music scene [32:00]

Wearing hot pants [39:30]

Why so many bands? [46:30]

Perception of art [55:00]

Some bad ideas and some good music [1:00:00]

Releasing music and taking risk [1:08:00]

The Warm Hole [1:13:30]

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