Okay, metal head, zip up your leather zipper, loosen your mullet, and turn it up to 11!This week we talked Ouch, you are on my hair podcast.
Randy and Troy started this podcast a few years ago with the purpose of having a place to discuss their favorite music. As we all know, metal can come in many different shapes and sizes; from the heaviest shredded paper possible to the quietest soundscape in the mythical forest, alas, you have everything in my hair.
Music, guests, games, battles, debates, etc., your eardrums will definitely be as sore as your neck. Be sure to stay till the end to discover some high-quality improvisations that you have never heard before. But don’t believe me, we talked to Randy about the following podcast.
When, how and why did you start podcasting?
Back in 2016, two good friends, Troy Nelson and Randy Helms, who have known each other for more than 35 years, decided to start a podcast about their favorite music. They decided to let us make a podcast centered on 80s metal, album-oriented rock (AOR), Glam, and any other mullet-related music. This podcast really pays tribute to the classic rock bands that pioneered it, and introduces the new sounds of today’s rock music. In April 2017, oops, you are in my hair, the first episode of the podcast begins. Soon, Troy and Randy wanted to know if there were any upcoming bands, and they still played the heavy metal and rock music they grew up with. So they decided to let us introduce a new and upcoming strange band to our audience every week. The boys began to show two songs from the band, one in the first section, and then one at the end of the week. Before they realized it, record companies and public relations groups started sending them a lot of emails every week. This is more than they only play one episode of podcast a week, so they started the radio show. The radio shows 12 songs from 12 different bands every week.
Why is it important for some speed metal and flogging bands to maintain their individuality on and off stage?
Going back to the old carnival, it is still used in the term professional wrestling today, and there is a term called “kayfabe”. The term basically means that the audience is not allowed to understand the art of performance. For many speed metal and whiplash bands, their fans like the band’s performance on stage, just as they like music. For those bands, it is effective for them to maintain their individuality under the stage, so their fans see them in public as if they see them on stage, and neither the band nor the fans will lose their love for each other. .
Describe some of the difficulties you encountered when building your audience for the first time, and how you retained them once they found you.
It has been difficult to try to promote the show and find an audience. Although the use of social media sites helps, the problem is that people only listen to one show, such as one show, which is an interview conducted by one of their favorite musicians. On these two shows every week, the boys tell their viewers to go to places like Podomatic to subscribe to them, but the number of subscribers every week is very small.
Advice for people who have not yet followed the record?
Don’t postpone another day. Ouch, You’re on my Hair started in 2017, but a year before Troy and Randy started talking, but waited. In retrospect, it was a waste of a year, which could have been used to record the show. Also, do this because you like it, not because you want to be popular. If you like it, you will never get tired of doing it.