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PODCAST: The Struggle Is Real (S1E12)

Musicians Ryan Gurnett, Dennis Reed Jr and Will Webb talk about the good, the bad and the funny of the Western New York music scene. The creator of once-popular local music website wnymusic.com drops by to talk about the site’s 1996 genesis, and how Internet message board trolls tore it apart. A former user of the site comes forward to describe his abuse (Chris Buczkowski’s voice is disguised to protect his identity), and as always Ryan reviews and previews local shows.


01:11 April Fool prank revealed; Ryan defiant after Twitter “witch hunt”
04:09 MUSIC: Ghostpool, “Dropout”
04:52 Buffalo live music scene wrap-up
08:41 MUSIC: Fernway, “Headspace”
09:02 Buffalo live music shows coming up second half of April
11:55 All of Will’s favorite bands on tour this summer
12:19 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back clip: The Internet
13:26 INTERVIEW: Jay Gerland, creator of wnymusic.com
32:38 MUSIC: The Brother Project, “Waiting for Thomas to Call” (1999)
41:33 GAME: Real, Not Real? Wnymusic.com Trolls Edition
50:12 Wnymusic.com abuse testimony by Christopher Buczkowski
55:42 Outro, next time’s guest: Sam Marabella of Boulevard Music
56:42 MUSIC: The Buffalo Dead All-Stars perform “St. Stephen” in tribute to Stephen Hawking, with an appearance by the ghost of Stephen Hawking to sing the bridge. Recorded live at Sportsmen’s Tavern on 3/14/2018.



Go give some love to our announcer, Dustin, and his podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/upchuck-theater

Ryan’s Discover Local Music Spotify playlists are available at: https://open.spotify.com/user/kellanya?si=eUrfVz1HRP2RLL6olxExrg

Follow us on Twitter @SIRPodcastNY. Gurnett and Reed can also be found on Twitter @SirWilliamIdol‏ and @agenbyte, respectively.

Keep up with our shenanigans on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheStruggleisRealPodcast/

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