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Halshack (POPIFY 5) Spotify Exclusive (Dec 2019) official release to the RSS feed 3-22-20
March 22, 2020 01:28 AM PDT
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Its POPIFY 5 (Spotify Exclusive)!! Only the best music makes a Popify episode and this may be the best one yet! Certainly the longest and chocked full of pop infused styles across several different genres. I will not double up on songs in these shows. Each Popify episode contains exclusive music that can only be heard in these episodes. Somewhere in each show there is a hidden gem or 2 or 3 that you will only find in this series and no where else in my podcast feed shows. Very rarely will you even hear a same artist in this series.

Well folks "In Spite of It All" we made it!! 5 years down over 100 artists, over 50 episodes including 6 Spotify exclusive shows. Over 400 individual potential hit songs have been played or aired! Over 70k subscribers and growing including plays and broadcasts from over 70 major US markets and over 70 countries have enjoyed the Halshack universe and musical empire. This is how "Legends Are Made" folks! Start BIG with a grass roots movement by not getting involved with "Bad Company" and finding good people to help grow your plight!

"Schools Out" for the winter break and while everyone is enjoying their "Fortunes" of Christmas gifts and holiday cheer, you should not take for granted your "Beautiful Life". "I Cant Be" your property but I can be your good time in the car and "Everything Will Be Alright" with the Halshack in tow as you have "No Walls" around you in search of "Something More" from your musical experience.

Its now "Time" for the show to expand and open its doors for business as we ride the "Rising Tide" for the "Coming Attraction" that has not yet shown "Who" that person is that will help me grow to the next level whether it be a new woman in my life or a new partner. I shall have "Faith" that this new partnership or love interest or both will be a match made in Heaven as I hope we "Belong Together" and won't be feeling very "Green" today as Johnny!

Look for a new named based show coming to the main feed in January (The Name Game) dealing with song titles with names of people, places, roads or months. Goes along well with the Living Wilds bonus show just released. All subjects covering people, animals, and nature.

Enjoy all the shows at Spotify or anywhere on the web!!


SPOTIFY has since retracted my show from being on their service and cited that "Spotify for Podcasters was not meant to be used as a music distribution tool" even though they "KNEW" full well I was on their site for a year because they had to approve me then they removed me.

HAHAHA! Its ok I know what it is. Im a way better playlister than anybody they could possibly find or hire and they dont like it. I have more knowledge and experience than they ever will!

Lets bring indie out front, the way it should be!

Halshack Ep 19.5 (Crewsin' & Musin') Mar 2020 ...bonus show
March 17, 2020 04:16 AM PDT
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HAPPY ST. PATTIES DAY!! Not very happy I know with this invisible enemy lurking around. Lets trade those frowns for a crown and let the KINGS of indie music be heard!....Just kidding..lol, but they are all really great bands!! Just listen for yourself and you will agree!

In this episode you will hear all bands and artists that have had a review from our excellent staff of professional bloggers and former major record label scouts!

Its ep 19.5 (Crewsin' and Musin')

Well folks the "WHISTLE KING" has blown his siren that everyone needs to "STAND BACK" and take a long hard look at our lives because "EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE".

So "WHILE WE WAIT" for our meds to be restocked and a vaccine to be generated lets all have some "VITAMIN K" to get the body healthy again so we can get this "PRICELESS" world moving again after the virus has run its course.

We will all need to "GET UP" off the couch from watching Netflix and Disney+ as well as rebound out of video game la-la land once life gets back to normal, whatever the new normal will be.

There should be plenty of "GASOLINE" around for your trip back to work and your errands too.
Will all be feeling "BETTER OFF" in the future not feeling like this is a "PLACE I WAS BEFORE" all this started so we can be prepared if it returns.

more to this story later....just wanted to get this published

As always find us on my most major music services or my website


Halshack (Popify 4) Spotify Exclusive (Oct 2019) limited release to the RSS feed
March 12, 2020 09:25 AM PDT
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Welcome to the fabulous Halshack and the wondrous POPIFY series. Its #4 in the run and, just like its predecessors, it focuses on not just pop music but a whole mix of pop infused styles from many genres.

Find all my other great shows on Spotify too. Theres a few not posted so you can find them everywhere else you can find the Halsahck like Podomatic, Iheart or Itunes or my website.

Show is growing tremendously folks. Please give me a follow!! Thank you!


Halshack Ep 19 (Precious Hearts) Feb/Mar 2020- Main show (New version rel 3-5-20)
February 29, 2020 10:32 PM PST
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New retooled version 2 (3-5-20) get it now!
Cleaned up my audio, added a new song, "enhanced" the audio for Monster, fixed an issue with Secret Social Club and the band Asking Alexandria that was a misunderstanding from a bio I read. I cut 5 mins of my banter to streamline the show, added a couple small bits I missed and polished it off with sped up breaks. Its a whole new show in essence and the show it should have been to begin with!! Have fun!

Brand new Season 3 reboot pt2!!!
Ep 19 (Precious Hearts)

Well folks, its still February (the month of LOVE) for one last day but its never too late to spread the message of music and good vibes.

This show was meant to be out before cupid flung his arrow but it didn't work out and as you listen to the show you will know why. Things had to play out the way they did for some very important music and new bands to make their way on to my radar literally up until the day (Feb 28th) when I started recording.

AIRPORT IMPRESSIONS has a world premiere of their brand new stellar track "Why are We Here" (just released on the 28th???...crazy!!) on this episode as well as a double mystery spotlight featuring 2 different bands. We got tons of new rock bands including one that just dropped their new track this week!! Heck yeah!! Their name is SECRET SOCIAL CLUB!

SHOW CORRECTION!! I made a remark in the show that a former member of Asking Alexandria is in SECRET SOCIAL CLUB. Well thats not true, they are friends and he helped put this band together but hes not in it, Their BIO was confusing and it wasnt clear on that subject. I feel very ashamed of this mistake.

We got new rock from South Carolina and Georgia as well as new tracks from some of our returning faves and new artists as well making their debut on this 2 hour HALSHACKGANZA!!

So much great news!! DEEZER will be adding my show hopefully soon and a new radio station from the US has found me on their horizon. 102.9 The Blazing Rock FM will soon be airing the Shack!! Thanks so much!

Catch the bonus ep 19.5 "Music is Love"!!

Find the Halshack on all your favorite music services or a radio station near you!!


Halshack Ep 19.5 (MUSIC is LOVE) bonus show... music only
March 01, 2020 01:58 AM PST
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New Music and New Band Alert!
Brand new songs! Ep 19.5 (Music is Love) bonus show, music only

Get lots of new stuff plus more PREACHERVAN!!

Have fun loving all this music and great tunes. For the LOVE of music and all things heart worthy!! Music and love comes in all shapes and sizes. Find out how big your heart is and what it means to you right here on this ride of love, hurt and all things in between.

Find us on all major music outlets!


Go listen to Precious Hearts
Ep 19 Main show

Thanks so much for enjoying the sow and becoming a fan!

Halshack- (The Scars of Triton)- SHACKSTARS- Jan 2020
January 25, 2020 03:02 AM PST
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Shackstars series (Best of power rock bands Triton and Scars Remain) from Charlotte NC.

These fellas have been important part of the Halshack early on in my career! I was extremely pleased to have this camp in my corner.

Several years ago Triton released full digital/cd album "First Orbit". After a few years of touring the band hit a HUGE snag in the production of their 2nd release and the band went on hiatus. Chris Rich singer landed an important new job and Jim Clardy drummer went to drum for BUSH cover band "GLYCERINE". Just saw them in Greensboro recently at Welcome to Grungeboro at the Blind Tiger!

In the meantime, the guitarist Kyle Spidel and bassist Andy Allen found a couple more great musicians to take up the reigns and form another fantastic harder more metal/rock band named Scars Remain. Scars has been tearing it up and playing some big festivals and garnering radio play.

Fast forward Summer 2019 and finally "Last Orbit" was finished and ready for release and Triton is back in business. The cd is JUST stellar and in my opinion these 2 rock bands are the best bands to EVER come out of NC. PRISON BREAK is one of the best rock songs I've heard in my life! TRUTH!!

Look for them sometime this year to share the headline stage with Spaceship Days at my first ever SHACKFEST in High Point, NC at AFTER HOURS CLUB!

Stay tuned to Halshack.com for all the details on the Shackfest!!

Find more great Halshack episodes on all major platforms!!

Shacklist at Halshack.com

Halshack Ep 18.5 (The Name Game) Jan 2020- Bonus show..music only
January 05, 2020 02:00 AM PST
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New Music Alert!! New Music Alert!!

The name of the game is music fun and this show aims to do just that! Gets its name right everytime!

We got new music from 4 artists including a brand new band to the show! JEREMY POLAND coming all the way from the blustery cold south pole with his track "Antarctica"

More new tunes from the Starving Artists, Lighthouse and the very wearable Paper Jackets!

Its a show dealing with names of places, people, months on the calendar and even a highway road name (well..number)..lol

Enjoy my name show for my name is not the Halshack!!

Find it on all streaming services!


Halshack Ep 18.5 (The Living Wilds) Dec 2019- Bonus...music only
December 25, 2019 01:56 AM PST
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Merry Christmas everyone!! Giving you the gift of music Halshack style!!

The Living Wilds is all about people, animals and nature. We all live as one on this giant rock of a planet we call home. As Halshack looks forward to brighter days for the show we also look forward to philanthropy of the highest order by helping all walks of life coexist as one and make sure we are doing our duty to protect mother Earth from all dangers the Living Wilds can present by helping nature to not be consumed by human neglect.

We are all Gods creatures and the planet as well. He gave us this planet so we could have life and eat of the fruits and labors we all contribute too. Lets not forget what provides for us and care for her so she continues to thrive all mankind!

Find the Halshack on all major music services!! Thanks again folks for rockin' the Halshack!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy Holidays to everyone!!

Halshack Ep 18 (LIGHT MY FIRE TOO) Dec 2019 ...Season 3 reboot
December 03, 2019 11:48 PM PST
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50th episode released in total!!

Ep 18 (Light My Fire TOO)...Dec 2019! Season 3 reboot!!


I was a little "loose" with my language this show (just having fun!) and there's a new Euro band (PAPYLLON) with some adult content!

I had to at least warn you that the HALSHACK "grew up" this show, now its time to "blow up" and start work on the next level of my entertainment juggernaut!


SPECIAL DEBUT RETURN to the scene in 6 YEARS...

EMILY MORRIS (American Idol Season 11)..."absolutely pristine angelic vocal"

Debuting new bands and artists LIGHTHOUSE, PAPYLLON, SARAH LIGHTMAN,BRANDON BASSIR, FUTURE SELVES, AMANDA COOKSEY, ROB GEORG, DUSTIN WUTSCHKE collab track (with Halshack and Christina Soto) and MIKE BAUER (ooooooh... very smooth track named "Wild")

New tracks from SAM TINNESZ and LOW BODIES and round it out with a couple returning powerhouse "hits" from Spanish rocker JACK BISONTE and talented producer JAEM.

LOOK FOLKS!! I'm just having a little fun here with my show and the subject matter. Anyone who knows me and has been long time fans of the show knows that my LUCK and TIMING has been that of LEGENDS and my LIFE and SHOW are truly CONNECTED and INTERTWINED in more ways that I can count or even begin to understand. My friends and family knows that I have been trying to DATE (since the CRASH of my life in February 2019) at every turn with no luck so I thought I'd see if anyone listening might want to give it a shot and get to know me a little bit. I'm being a little MUCH in the show I know...LOL. I felt good making this show and everyone knows I like to pick and joke around! I'm not conceited in anyway I was just having a lot of fun this show being Mr. Dashing and playing off the song titles and subject matter!

HALSHACK is a persona, its me, but its not really ME. I'm keyed up, talking like a radio presenter, stuff like that is for the show!

I've got the burning passion desire for ROMANCE, FUN, ADVENTURE, LOVE and MUSIC and PASSION for life and all things fun and humorous! Anything I can do to help better human kind and it starts with tiny gifts of good music to help soothe your soul. I'll move on to BIGGER and BETTER gifts to humanity as I gain stature. It's time ladies for me to start the journey for my future life. I'm looking for a lady who might have some interest in my life and would like to get to know my heart. I would LOVE to know yours! I'm easy to talk too and approach. I can talk about anything and am interested in EVERYTHING! But surefire way to connect is to talk about the show and bands and music and if you're a special lady singer, well we just may be two peas in a pod..lol

I've got a HUGE HEART to give and want mine spoken to or better yet SUNG TO!!...lol

As usual its ALL about TIMING with me and it just so happens to be that time in my life when I'm ready for the next phase and I'm beginning to understand what type of woman I need in my life and that would be a passionate woman thats in the business or can be in the business like a SINGER or a P.R. person. (I really kind of feel the singer vibe) and this show of course would happen to line up with that in my life and most of the song titles being about loving a woman or just meeting the right one at this time. I cant help the timing. Its no surprise I'm single, I've mentioned the terrible effects my life have endured over the last year in past episodes. But now I'm ready to move on. Its the ONLY time I've ever USED my show to talk to women and I will never again. If this works and I find the right woman to move forward then that prevents me from wasting my time with the wrong one and stagnating my life, there would be no need to play to the ladies hearts again because I'll be happy in LOVE (I hope) and ON MY WAY. PLUS its just the subject matter of the show, again all about timing. Wasn't my plan, just worked out that way!

"these are song titles from the show"..I like to play around with titles from the show and make paragraphs with them

I AM looking for MY "Little Queen on Fire" that could be the brightest "Shining Star" of my life! I'm hoping I can at least chat with a special woman to see where it might lead! Take a leap of faith with me and lets break the ice with a little heat and maybe there might be "Something in the Air" and we "Catch Fire" so we might hit that special frequency and we're talkin' all night long! Don't know unless we try ladies.

I'm easy to find (Facebook, Twitter, Halshack contact page at website) and I'm "Easygoing", that's just me..lol

Find the Halshack on all major music services and also of course the show website!!


Halshack Ep 18.5 (Burning Bright) Dec 2019.....Bonus show, music only
December 03, 2019 10:54 PM PST
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Bonus companion show for Ep 18 Light My Fire Too. Enjoy this romp of fire, light, day and all things bright as we continue on our journey to find the bright light at the end of the tunnel for the Halshack plight!

Thanks for listening! Hope you enjoy my passion as its burning bright for love and music!

Find the Halshack on all major music platforms!

Thanks for rockin' and tweetin' the shack!!


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