The Ex Man Podcast 26 – Brian Fair (ex-Shadows Fall, ex-Overcast, Downpour)

Doc talks with vocalist Brian Fair about coming up in the early 90s Boston hardcore scene, breaking out and eventually breaking up with Overcast, joining Shadows Fall to see the rise of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, how he enjoyed finally reaching big success, signing to a major label, why all activity stopped for Shadows Fall, how he has experienced family life, and wrap up to chat about the Boston Celtics.

This episode features the song “Beautiful Nothing” by Downpour.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a Social Justice Warrior: Why Hyperbole is Destroying the Meaning of Words

Martin Luther King Jr. was a social justice warrior.

Yes. That headline is meant to trigger you. Yes, it sucks to live in a world where we can’t even use the word “trigger” in a genuine way because of how our language has been hijacked and politicized.

Here is the definition of the ward “warrior” according to Miriam Webster Dictionary:

:  a person engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly :  a person engaged in some struggle or conflict 

If we could miraculously erase all of the ugly American history, loaded language, and bitter culture wars from our minds, wouldn’t we all want our social systems to have tenets that hold some regard for justice or fairness? Not to expect that life will always be fair or that we are all guaranteed equal outcomes despite our efforts or qualifications. Justice should be an ideal we strive for, even if we never 100% master the pursuit.

(Let me add the caveat that I also understand that “justice” itself is somewhat of a subjective concept.)

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The Ex Man Podcast 24 – Adam Sagir (The Noise Cartel PR, ex-Century Media, Dripback, ex-Labrat

Doc shares his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey and the LA Fires. He also speaks with his good friend, Adam Sagir, owner of UK PR company, The Noise Cartel, former Century Media Records employee, and bassist of Dripback and formerly of Labrat. Adam talks about working his way up the ladder in the record industry with Century Media, deciding how to balance his band life and other career opportunities, how he became an instrumental figure in launching God Forbid in the UK, and lays out how he started Noise Cartel and what being a Public Relations professional really means.

This episode features the song “Wasted” by Dripback from the album Failed Futures.

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Follow The Noise Cartel on Instagram and Twitter @TheNoiseCartel

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