I’ve wanted to do my own vidcast ever since I attended the 100th episode of The Gavin McInnes Show for Compound Media (still called the Cumia Network at the time). At that point we had only been Facebook friends, this studio taping was my first time meeting Gavin in person. Little did I know it was merely the first domino.
This was pre-Proud Boys, pre-President Trump. I was still fresh from bailing on Southern California where I’d been crashing at my old college ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
I was trying to rebuild my life again from scratch and my biggest motivators were Gavin’s show and Cumia’s story. We all know what happened with Cumia—after getting fired from XM Radio, rather than slipping into obscurity, he built his own empire. Through sheer drive, he created a dynamic network that broadcasts some of the best content currently out there.
Sounds ass-kissy? It shouldn’t if you’re familiar with Compound’s programming. And here’s where I come in. From my first time in that studio on W35th in Midtown Manhattan I knew that I found my future home. I went back a week or so later to meet another hero of mine who was filling in for Gavin…
In the span of a couple weeks I had met two of my heroes all because of Compound Media. That afternoon I also met Michael Malice, the network’s future content creator.
It became a goal of mine to not simply do a podcast but to do one specifically for Compound. I love their business model and I love their family atmosphere. I made several appearances on Gavin’s show as well as on Pat Dixon’s show, New York City Crime Report.
GET INSIDE WITH ALEX CAPRIO
I know many interesting people: musicians, artists, freaks and outsiders. They could have remained unknown, working in a cubicle but instead they chose a life of creativity. I want to sit down with these people and get inside their heads and learn why they are who they are today. The guests will have a heavy sampling from my music past since that’s the market Compound currently doesn’t cater to. I want to bring that audience in and reach a new demographic for subscribers. I believe I can deliver the goods.
Coming up on February 6 at 8:30 PM EST I will be taping the pilot episode of Get Inside. There will be a studio audience, as well as two confirmed guests for the show. First up is Joe King, primary singer-songwriter of the punk band The Queers.
My second guest is entrepreneur Alex Saavedra whose label Eyeball Records broke such bands like Thursday, My Chemical Romance and The Gaslight Anthem.
I feel good about this. And if you’re interested in attending the taping, please let me know.
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