DK’S AMPED PODCAST

Hello, and welcome to DK’s Amped Podcast. This is my podcast about whatever is on my mind. There is no rhyme or reason as to what you’ll hear, but you should at least be entertained.

Here are the links to my podcast:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5HCxLIW1p4VVs0T7LVekpU

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/darrin-kolka

Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMTg0ZGIwYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/dks-amped-podcast

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1508826418/dks-amped-podcast

Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/jtumnrr3

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/dks-amped-podcast-GZNAAv

Episode 1 – Introduction

This is my very 1st episode of DK’s Amped Podcast. It is purely an introduction as to what you might here during my one of my podcasts. No doubt, this needs to be the 1st episode you listen to in order to set the stage for the next episodes. The songs referenced in this episode are:

The Underdog Theme Song: https://open.spotify.com/track/5N9j9sB6q0lYTSGbyixXLf?si=MXK1RMY4QpOGvVMkXa9o6Q

G.I. Joe Theme Song: https://youtu.be/0hmvLIXBJsQ

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Episode 2 – Why Are Things The Way They Are?

In episode 2 of DK’s Amped Podcast I ask the question, why are things the way they are? In a nutshell, it’s about the things in this world that make my mind go, what the hell is going on around here? The songs referenced in this episode are:

Strung Out – Strange Notes, off of the Songs of Armor and Devotion album: https://open.spotify.com/track/1PgZoKFgZRojlqm2dLppMX?si=jNEkWHpGSbWL1bn_rxXVIg

Strung Out – Radio Suicide, off of the Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues album: https://open.spotify.com/track/50hcpC5uFp051IkkzTcvj7?si=t-_lBejNRwamHeExLBF1Gw

Anyone want a 10 pack of hot dogs with 8 pack of hot dog buns??? Why is this the way it is? The numbers just don’t match up.

You see that speed bump right there, where I put all the arrows? Why is it placed in such a useless spot?

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Episode 3 – Music That Changed My Life (part 1 of 2)

This is part 1 of a 2 part series in which I discuss all the music that I’ve heard that had a huge impact on me. In this episode I focus on the beginning through 1999.

The opening track to this episode is The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1oml0qaXfs

The closing track to this episode is Young M.C. – Fastest Rhyme: https://open.spotify.com/track/2zN9d75O6xpohNNumCaSPN?si=5QeJ59kCTxCods6OHZdF0Q

Here is a chronological listing of the influential bands and/or albums or songs to me between 1979 and 1999: 1979: Merry Christmas From The Brady Bunch 1980: The Beatles – Come Together, The Who – My Generations 1984: Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA, Wham – Make It Big 1986: The Bangles – A Different Light, Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is, The Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill, Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In, Europe – The Final Countdown, Genesis – Invisible Touch, Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet 1987: Motley Crue – Girls Girls Girls, Run DMC – King of Rock, 2 Live Crew – Hey We Want Some Pussy, Bon Jovi – Bon Jovi & 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit, Van Halen – 1984, 5150, I & II, Def Leppard – Hysteria 1988: Poison – Open Up & Say Ahhh, The Bangles – Everything & Hazy Shade of Winter, Whitesnake – Whitesnake, Scorpions – Animal Magnetism, Kix – Blow My Fuse, Cinderella – Nigh Songs, Def Leppard – High & Dry, Pyromania & On Through The Night, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand, 38 Special 1989: Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation, Sam Kinison – Wild Thing, Whitesnake – Here I Go Again, Aerosmith – Janie’s Got A Gun, Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood, Slaughter – Stick It To Ya, Skid Row – Skid Row, Winger – Winger, Young MC – Stone Cold Rhymin’, Heavy D & The Boyz – Big Tyme, Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique, 2 Live Crew – As Nasty As They Wanna Be 1990: Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby, Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet, Eazy E – EZ Duz It, Kid N Play – Funhouse, Warrant – Cherry Pie, Poison – Flesh & Blood, MC Hammer – Too Legit To Quit & Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em, LL Cool J – Mamma Said Knock You Out & Bigger & Deafer, Winger – In The Heart of The Young, ZZ Top – Afterburner & Eliminator 1991: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine, Ministry – The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, EMF – Schubert Dip 1992: Ministry – Psalm 69, The Cure – Wish & Distinegration, Jesus Jones – Doubt, Beastie Boys – Check Your Head, Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes, House of Pain – House of Pain, Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magic & Mother’s Milk, Pearl Jam – Ten, Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back, Kris Kross – Totally Krossed Out, They Might Be Giants – Flood & Lincoln, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Are You Normal & God Fodder, Pixies – Trompe le Monde, Bossonova, Doolittle & Surfer Rosa 1993: Fugazi – 13 Songs, Pearl Jam – Vs, Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream & Gish, Faith No More – The Real Thing, Mr. Bungle – Mr. Bungle, Lords of Acid – Lust, Blur – Leisure & Modern Life Is Rubbish, Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine, Judgement Night Soundtrack, They Might Be Giants – Apollo 18, Corrosions of Conformity – Blind, Salt-N-Peppa – Very Necessary, The Pacers, Fishbone, White Zombie 1994: The Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard In My Backyard, Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today, Dead Kennedys – Bedtime For Democracy, Pennywise – Unknown Road & Pennywise, Offspring – Smash, Descendants – Enjoy, Bad Religion – Generator & Against The Grain, Titas – Go Back, Beastie Boys – Ill Communication, House of Pain – Same As It Ever Was, Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill & Black Sunday 1994-1997: Jock Jams 1, Everclear – Sparkle & Fade, Jawbreaker – Dear You, They Might Be Giants – John Henry, Revolting Cocks – Linger Ficking Good, Sublime – Sublime, Deftones – Adrenaline & Around The Fur, NOFX, Punk In Drublic, Ribbed & White Trash…, Strung Out – Another Day In Paradise, The Prodigy – The Fat of The Land, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Alligator Gun, Hagfish, Supernova, The Mister T Experience, Fuck Face, Boris & The Sprinklers, The Suicide Machines, Face To Face, The Aquabats, 311, Decendents, 7 Seconds, All, Bad Religion, The Bouncing Souls, The Cherry Popping Daddys, Guttermouth, Hepcat, H2O, less Than Jake, MXPX, No Use For A Name, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, Referend Horton Heat, Save Farris, Sevendust, The Specials, Unwritten Law, The Vandals, Eminem, Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves, No Doubt, Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls 1998: A Tribe Called Quest, Mix Master Mike, Strung Out – Twisted By Design & Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

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Episode 4 – Music That Changed My Life (part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of a 2 part series in which I discuss all the music that I’ve heard that had a huge impact on me. In this episode I focus on the year 2000 to current day.

The opening track to this episode is Judas Priest – Painkiller off the Painkiller album: https://open.spotify.com/track/0L7zm6afBEtrNKo6C6Gj08?si=7G-GKVZqR0O7bauQgtfuxA

The closing track to this episode is The Crest – Big Wallet off the Skeptik album: https://open.spotify.com/track/0L7zm6afBEtrNKo6C6Gj08?si=7G-GKVZqR0O7bauQgtfuxA

Here is a chronological listing of the influential bands and/or albums or songs to me between 2000 & current day: 2000: Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile, Stung Out – The Elements of Sonic Defiance, The Cure – Bloodflowers, Eminem – Slim Shady EP (edited), The Clash – London Calling & The Clash, Muse, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers 2001-2008: Slipknot – Iowa, Sting, Run DMC, AFI, POD, Linkin Park, Talib Kweli, The Lawrence Arms, Westside Connection – Terrorist Threats & Bow Down, NWA, Dead Kennedys, Metalica, Ludacris, Public Enemy, Girl Talk – Feed The Animals, Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil, Anti Flag – The Terror State & For Blood & Empire, Bad Religion – The New America, Pennywise – Land of The Free, The Police – Box Set, Killswitch Engage – The End of The Heartache & Alive or Just Breathing, Lamb of God – Ashes of The Wake & As The Palaces Burn, Diecast – Tearing Down Your Blue Sky, Shadows Fall – The War Within, The Casualties – On The Front Lines & Under Attack, Ringworm, Black Breath, Trap Them, Tragedy – Vengence 2009: The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix), Calvertron, Rusko, Datsik, Downlink, Excision, Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Nonpoint, Halestorm, Godsmack 2010: God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Chimera, Lacuna Coil, Disturbed, Alkaline Trio 2011: Atmosphere, The Crest, Black Star, Brother Ali, Cut Chemist, Danger Doom, MF Doom, Del The Funky Homosapian, Deltron 3030, Dr. Octagon, Eyedea & Abilities, Gang Starr, Jurassic 5, RA The Rugged Man, Soulcrate Music, Visionaries, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of The Pharaohs, Bassnectar, M83, MGMT, The Naked & Famous 2012:Masked Intruder, The Gusto, Hatebreed 2013: Iron Chic, Quicksand, Red City Radio, M.I.A., Billie Eilish, Black Peaks, Caro Emerald, Dead Sara, Daughters, Health, Manchester Orchestra, Menzingers, Silvers Pickups, Sleigh Bells, Wolfmother, Behemoth, Bombus, Code Orange, Exodus, High On Fire, Mercyful Fate, Kvelertak, Mastadon, Overkill, Power Trip, Sword, Zeal & Ardor, Bombpops!, Ski Mask & The Slump God, Shredders, Kendrick Lamar, Judas Priest – Painkiller, Iron Maiden – Powerslave, El-P, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels 2014: Slipknot – .5 The Grey Chapter, Royal Blood, Comeback Kid – Die Knowing, Operation Ivy – Operation Ivy, Choking Victim – No Gods/No Managers, Leftover Crack – Fuck World Trade, Streetlight Manifesto – Everything Goes Numb, Refused – The Shape of Punk To Come, Minor Threat – Complete Discography, X – Los Angeles, Misfits – Walk Among Us, Dag Nasty – Wig Out At Dankos, Tiger Army – 1, The Filaments – What’s Next, Discharge – Hear Nothing Say Nothing, Fear – Fear The Record 2015: Rise Against 2016: Slayer, Testament, Dropkick Murphys, Backman Turner Orchestra, Blondie, Boston, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, The Doors, The Edgar Winter Group, Electric Light Orchestra, Eric Clapton, Fought, Foreigner, Jethro Tull, Little River Band, Journey, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Magazine, Motorhead, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways, Rush, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Styx, Thin Lizzy, Triumph, UFO, Uriah Heep, The Who, Lil Jon, Pitbull 2017: Mastadon – Emperor Of Sand, Once More Around The Sun & Crack The Skye 2018: Czarface/MF Doom – Czarface Meets Metal Face 2019: Wu Tang Clan, Wartorn, Marduk, Mayhem, Black Peaks – All That Divides, Strung Out – Songs of Armor & Devotion, Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want 2020: Code Orange – Underoath, Health, Perturbator, Oarhbreaker



Episode 5 – Reinventing Sports

In episode 5 of DK’s Amped Podcast I explore ways to make current sports different, or more entertaining.