Back to the Fire ep.21 w/ Cameron Strouss / Deep Roots Apothike and Clinc

Host: Kily Payne
Guest: Cameron Strouss

Cameron and I meet up at Eclipse in Montevallo to talk about Ecology, Environmentalism, and Herbalism. Cameron is a UM grad and she runs Deep Roots Apotheke and Clinic.

Deep Roots Apotheke & Clinic and on facebook

Buckminster Fuller plus a documentary

Ecology as Politics The whole book is available online!

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The Big Promo Show

Have a listen to all the projects in the works at Monolith Radio!

Back To The Fire Ep.20


Host: Kily Payne

Guests: Alex Norman, Nabih Iqal

Alex and Nabih on the show

really loose casual episode with rambling

starts off light then toward the end we get heavy.

Holidays and music

tech and the times and how its shaping creative output and the coming singularity

after an hour or so we start to wrap up but then instead we circle back around and touch on a few topics again

Cartoons animation

All in all this episodes going to be around 2 hours and a few minutes

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Back to the Fire Ep.19 w/ Shea Stevenson


Host: Kily Payne

Guest: Shea Stevenson

Find Shea at Nyxnoise

In this episode we cover “noise” in Birmingham. The creative process. Shea’s philosophy for music/noise. And last but not least, Anarchism of the “primitivist” leaning (if I may use that identifier.)

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Back to the Fire Ep. 18 w/ Nat Yonce

Host: Kily Payne

Guest: Nat Yonce

Hey everyone, Welcome back to the fire. I’m Kily Payne and in todays episode I get to talk with the witty and charismatic Nat Yonce. I first met nat though my good old friend Alex Norman. Back in high school Alex bridged our oak mountain crew with the spain park and vestavia hills folks. Atleast that how I remember it. Nat has gone on to study in Dublin and has a degree in Audio engineering, He writes and records music, and has produced a few radio dramas. I even heard that He has worked with Syleveter Mcoy the 7th Dr. on Dr Who. Nat is currently in Chatanooga TN, doing what most of us young creative types are trying to do, namely stay a float and make a few waves at the same time.

Ok so this conversation you are about to hear, we do a bit of catching up, talking about where we have been and what we have done as well as where we would like to go. We talk shop a little bit covering some of the nuances of our respective fields. Towards the end we get around to a subject I was hoping we would get to cover.

So back in high school Nat played the mascot at his school. The vestavia hills Rebels. This rebel is depicted as an old white southern gentry. This imagery is exclusionary to many students and is not reflective of todays values and ideals. Nat tells us a little about his experience playing the Rebel man and what happened when he tried to speak out against the continued use of that symbol.

Nat Yonce Soundcloud

Vestavia hills mascot to be rebranded

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Back to the Fire Ep. 17 w/ Andy Harris

Host: Kily Payne

Guest: Andy Harris

Show Notes:

The Old Paints on Bandcampon Twitteron facebook

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The Mr. Owl & Brother Growl Collection by Nabih Iqal

Feral  EP by Feral Child

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Back to the Fire Ep. 16 w/ Scara Robinson


Host: Kily Payne
Guest: Scara Robinson

In this episode I meet up with Sarah Robinson for some coffee and conversation. Sarah is a confident punk-rocker who always seems to have a good level headed attitude Sarah and I have known one another for a few years now having met through Food not Bombs; which we both recognize as a centering constant or a cornerstone in our routine. We spend a bit of time reflecting on this and how FnB has  affected us through the years and what it means to us. We also talk about other groups and organizations in the area that are doing cool and interesting things. After that we shift gears a little as we start “talkin’ bout our generation” as well as the next. Its another “state of the scene” driven edition!

Birmingham Food not Bombs

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Back to the Fire Ep.15 w/ Anna Thomical

Host: Kily Payne
Guest: Anna Thomical

Anna and I meet up at Eclipse in Montevallo to talk about her work with ACIJ, her band Rumble Pack, the state of the scene, zines, and mental health.

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

United Students Against Sweatshops

TEDTalks : Storytelling

What is Privilege workshop Video

What is Privilege Workshop

School of the Americas

Chant Down The Walls

I am the F Bomb

Girls Rock Bham

Rumble Pack

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Mondo Rodeo Ep.3: Utopian Blooz pt. 2

The conclusion of the Them Natives Retrospective; “A nightmare in hell” explores the tedium of post-tour accomplishments and features selections from 2009-present including “Damned River”, “Blues Lawyer”, as well as our newest project “Alabama Bound”. In this section the intention of the band noticeably shifts into an acceptance of cultural forms and even an immersion in local artistic influences. I believe that throughout this compilation many listeners will have a better understanding of the process of artistic development in the southeast region, and the importance of acceptance that comes with it.

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