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Brian Guthrie’s sound advice 

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Brian Guthrie is an unprofessional bassist who spends his days working with children. Easily one of the least sought-after bassists in Colorado Springs, he carries many a failed band with him. His latest failure, STRESSED, will be playing nowhere anytime soon, and delivering a pizza to a house near you.

Essential Saturday night listening: I feel like Saturday nights are bumping and getting loosey goosey, so it has to be Bad Rabbits’ Mimi. This band has been rocking my ear with sweet jams and funky riffs for a while, and with some silly songs like “F on the J-O-B” and “Dollars & Change,” it just sets the mood for a good weekend.

Essential Sunday morning listening: After that crazy Saturday night, the only thing to cure that Bad Rabbit hangover is a cold case of Diarrhea Planet’s I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. There’s something smooth and calming listening to three talented guitarists riff on each other, leaving the bassist behind...

First record I bought with my own money: “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Bad Hair Day. I’m not entirely sure how I even found out about Weird Al; I know my family wasn’t listening to him. I do know that with the banger songs of “Amish Paradise” and “Gump” on that album, he got a fan for life.

“Wish I’d written that” song: Fiddlehead wrote an album about the loss of his father, and while the entire album is an emotional roller-coaster, “Poem You” always gets me. I’m glad I haven’t had the emotional trauma of losing a very close one, but I do wish I’d written this song.

“Wish I could unhear that” song: Working with children all day, I hear a lot of wacky kid songs I wish I could unhear, and still I have to go with literally every single Tool song. That’s about it on this one.

My latest online discovery: I feel bad because I haven’t been searching for new music. My life is all podcast, no play, make me a dull boy, but a friend recently turned me onto SECT, a hardcore band with Chris Colohan, whose previous projects I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Artist more people should know about: Young Widows. They’re an incredibly talented three-piece band that is just rhythmic and driving with neat riffs overlaying it all. I can’t recommend their latest album, Easy Pain, enough.

Guilty pleasure: I don’t even feel guilty about it: Korn. The fact I listened to this band in middle school and they’re still pumping out music is insane. I’ll always enjoy going down the rabbit hole that is the wild journey of Korn.

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