Updated YouTube Archive

Great news: Almost all past interviews have been retrieved, mostly thanks to faithful producer Dave Hamenachem.

I’ve started uploading them sporadically to the Jekyll and Hyde YouTube Channel, and all will eventually find their way there. So far, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zach Hill (Hella, Goon Moon, Marnie Stern, Death Grips), Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields, Lovage), Keith Morris (OFF!, Circle Jerks, Black Flag), Justin Trosper, and Otto Von Schirach shows have all been uploaded.


The Justin Trosper show (Unwound, Survival Knife, Nocturnal Habits) is the latest uploaded video, as well as the last one I had done before I took a break from the radio.




Dead Links (on the Dirty Ground)


As some of you know, there has been a problem with the online archive.

About 6-7 months ago, the online audio archive known as Icast.co.il crashed and almost all the radio shows/podcasts were deleted. The company itself has promised to upload the files once they fixed the problem, but it seems like it’s not going to happen.

What I’m doing now is trying to trace any remains of the archive in order to upload them again. I’ve done so with a couple of interviews so far: Keith Morris and Otto von Schirach. Unfortunately, I don’t have all the files, as I foolishly trusted the Icast archive.

With the help of our old producer, Dave Hamnahem, we’re working on gathering as many of our old files as possible (especially the interviews).

If anyone has a copy of the interviews we had done, I’d be grateful if you could email the file to me at orensiegel@icloud.com (via cloud).


Help Eddie Spaghetti

A modern Rock n Roll legend, Eddie Spaghetti of the Suprsuckers has been diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer. He will be undergoing a surgery on June 29 and then radiation.

 It is a very brutal cancer. I hope he pulls through and has the life quality he deserves with his family.

You may donate any sum to help him and his family out with medical expenses.


Trimmed Site + Being Away

Yes, I’ve been away for a few months.

I quit the radio station 6 months into my move there. Quitting the Voice of Peace was probably one of the best things I have done all year. I loved the fact I was putting music and interviewing people there that would probably make the granddaddy of hippie broadcasters roll in his grave, but dealing with the people who run that place was more trouble than it’s worth. It’s amazing such a short time and little correspondence with those people left such a bad taste, but I suppose that’s what happens when you deal with certain types of people.

I make use of my downtime in other ways, which, hopefully, could be shared here in a few months.

I’m also deleting quite a lot of past posts which I now view as too “bloggy”. More trimming will be done in the next couple of days with the hopes of making this a more coherent (albeit small) site.

Justin Trosper on Jekyll and Hyde: Now on the Archive


Survival Knife

HERE is the link to the interview I did with Justin Trosper: frontman and visionary behind Unwound and Survival Knife.

The interview coincided with the first single Survival Knife released.

Follow Justin’s current, past and future on the Unwound Archive and Survival Knife’s Facebook.



Here is the playlist for the show:


Justin Intro
1‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Laugh Track
Oren Intro
2‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Natural Disasters
What has Justin done between Unwound and Survival Knife
3‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Corpse Pose
The new and upcoming Survival Knife singles
4‭. ‬Survival Knife‭ – ‬Name that Tune
Difference in writing process between the two bands
5‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Nervous Energy
Justin speaks about the other members of Survival Knife
6‭. ‬Survival Knife‭ – ‬Traces of Me
Views on Touring
7‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬October All Over
Justin on the amazing online Unwound archive
8‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬All Souls Day
The story behind Live Leaves
9‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Below the Salt‭ (‬live‭)‬
The Story behind the last Unwound studio LP‭: ‬Leaves Turn Inside You
10‭. ‬Corpse Pose‭ (‬live‭)‬
Justin on Challenge For A Civilized Society
11‭. ‬Sonata for Loudspeakers
12‭. ‬Lifetime Achievement Award
Justin on the mature growing passion of recording rather than performing‭ + ‬the fruitful relationship with the label Kill Rock Stars‭.‬
‭(‬FYI‭, ‬Olympia now hails from Portland‭)‬
13‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Hexenzsence
Justin tries to explain the phenomenon that was Olympia’s music scene
14‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Plight
Justin on the possibility of an Unwound reunion in the future
15‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Lucky Acid
16‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Message Received
Regrets‭ – ‬Justin’s had a few
17‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬You Bite My Tongue
Unwound and Blonde Redhead vs‭. ‬fans in a soccer match
18‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬Whilst You’re Ahead
farewells‭ ‬&‭ ‬wishful thinking of an Israeli performance
19‭. ‬Unwound‭ – ‬For Your Entertainment