Season 2 - Ep. 6 - California's Great Rock Historian with Marko DeSantis of Sugarcult & Bad Astronaut Part 2

I am going to be speaking with a veritable legend of rock music over the last 30 or so years, Marko DeSantis. Marko has played in such bands as Sugarcult, Popsicko, a short stint in The Ataris, and was a member of one of my personal favorite bands of all time, Bad Astronaut. Now Marko teaches the business side of music and DJ’s as well as helps promote bands. His life is intertwined with the California rock scene of the 90’s in so many ways, and we are going to hear some incredible stories.
I am pretty stoked to talk to Marko, because having people like him on the show is exactly why I started this podcast in the first place. Marko has been ingrained in the punk scene in California for the last 30 or so years, and I figured it would be great to have a first hand account of some of the coolest stories straight from one of the sources. Marko has been a member of some very well known bands, but he is also really good friends with bands that are household names as well.
This is Part 2 of our 2-part conversation.
Sugarcult 20th Anniversary Start Static Links:
Newest Single "Wide Awake":
Santa Barbara Independent Article by Marko DeSantis "Marko DeSantis Takes on Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett":
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0:00 - Intro
0:59 - Marko DeSantis talks about the deaths of former bandmates Derek Plourde and Keith Brown
9:09 - Marko DeSantis talks about how to identify and get help with drug addiction and mental health issues
14:13 - Marko DeSantis talks about being young and invincible versus older now and how it is great to listen to his former bandmates on recordings
17:20 - Marko DeSantis talks about the new Beatles documentary Get Back
18:48 - Marko DeSantis writes an article for his lifelong friend Chris Shiflett for his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Foo Fighters
26:13 - Marko DeSantis discusses his intimate knowledge of the rock music scene
35:03 - What is Marko DeSantis from Sugarcult up to these days? And will Sugarcult get back together for another album?
50:47 - Outro

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