For those who don't know Patrick Seton O'Connor is the director of operations and 1/4 of the infamous "DANETTES" on the nationally syndicated sports and entertainment radio/TV show THE DAN PATRICK SHOW. He also is a big fan of Punk rock and hardcore. Has an amazing podcast SETON CALLING where he has interviewed Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta, as well as members of Bands such as NOTHING,RISE AGAINST, THE BOUNCING SOULS and NoFX.
WWU: When I first started watching the simulcast a few years ago i saw you wearing an AMERICAN NIGHTMARE shirt. AN was one of the first bands i got into when i found hardcore. Over a decade later they are still one of my all time favorite bands. What where some of the bands that got u into punk/hardcore?
SETON: My older brother got me into music at a pretty early age. Everything from Iron Maiden and Motley Crue to The Cure and Public Enemy. Like many of us, skateboarding played a big role and got me started on punk rock. When I was 13 or so, my sister was dating this guy who was in an Oi! band and he took me to my first show. It was a Headache Records showcase at the Stone Pony with The Wretched Ones, Niblick Henbane, Broken Heroes, Blanks 77 and a couple other bands. Needless to say that show changed my life and Larry, my sisters boyfriend at the time, became a great source for music. From there, it was reading liner notes and zines to find new bands
WWU: Being a fan of the show I know you grew up in Jersey. What are some of your favorite NJ hardcore and punk bands?
SETON: I feel pretty lucky to have grown up in Jersey in the 80/90’s. There was a great scene in the NY/NJ area and so many styles of music were represented. You could go to a Bouncing Souls show on Monday, Fury of Five and E Town Concrete Tuesday, and Inspecter 7 on Wednesday. Dog Eat Dog and Mucky Pup, Lifetime, Thursday, H2O was definitely a favorite, Terror, Shutdown, LOVED Vision, No Redeeming Social Value, The Casualties, Madball, Skarhead, VOD, The Loved Ones. There’s a million of ‘em. I could go on and on. Three bands not from the immediate area though that are still in constant rotation are Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, and Hatebreed
WWU: I'm also huge fan of SETON CALLING. The Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nicky from NOTHING episodes were my personal favorites. Any plans on some new episodes in the future?
SETON:Thanks man. I appreciate that. Unfortunately SETON CALLING is officially dead, but from the ashes of SC is a new podcast/video series called OFF THE SETON PATH. I combined two of my favorite things into a hybrid travel/music show. I really love bar culture and the music scene, so with OTSP I interview bands at their favorite bars in cities around the country. We shot one of our first episodes with Nicky and Kyle from NOTHING in Philly. I really love that band and those guys are a ton of fun to hang with. I also hit RIOT FEST in Chicago and interviewed The Lawrence Arms, Dicky Barrett, Heather Gabel, and Hot Water Music. We shot another in LA with Bob Bruno from Best Coast. Also shot at Punk Rock Bowling in Asbury Park. In the next month or two we are going to shoot in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, and NYC. Some of the video pieces are already available on YouTube, but the podcast version of the show will start in January 2018.
WWU: Last question is from our Jersey Guy/Editor. He wants to know Taylor Ham or Pork Roll?
SETON: Pork Roll is the only correct answer to that question.
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