the Pennsylvania Rock Show

Hosted ByBill Domiano

The Pennsylvania Rock Show is an online radio show/podcast/FM program that features a studio guest and is full of songs from the best unsigned rock and metal bands that Pennsylvania has to offer. It airs on Build the Scene, Megarock Radio, KFGD 107.1 FM St. Louis, XRP Radio, & Rudaroo Radio. The show started on September 14, 2004.

Joel Miller – Memoir of a Roadie PARS544

Joel MillerJoel Miller author of Memoir of a Roadie, joins Bill on episode 544 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show to talk about his experiences as a Roadie and his newly released book. [Bill’s Review of the Book]

Featuring Music from: Corners of Sanctuary, Illusions of Grandeur, & The Nied’s Hotel Band

  • How quickly did the chapter titles come to you?
  • My dad is a fan of Jay Leno’s Garage, is his garage really like that?
  • I really enjoyed reading about the interactions that you had with the band members. I didn’t expect there to be so much of a back and forth between them and the crews. How often did that happen?
  • I ask this question of bands all the time, and it seems fitting since you talked about how the crew and band didn’t want to hear the band played on off days, what kind of music did the bands listen to when they weren’t on stage?
  • There’s a story where you played the same song 10 times on the jukebox…
  • How many times have you seen “This is Spinal Tap” on the bus?
  • What was the oddest rider item that you were aware of?
  • …What happened in Rio?
  • Why don’t you mention all the bands that you worked with as a roadie?
  • You did some work in the film industry, do you want to touch on that?
  • What was the hardest thing about being on tour?
  • What was your favorite city to go to and why?
  • Were there any moments out on the road where you were thinking I can’t believe I’m here and this is happening?
  • You mentioned you were an art dealer now…
  • Where did writing come from?
  • Where would you prefer the listeners pick up a copy of the book? Amazon

About the Author
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com