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Recording a podcast is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s an artificial environment, when I hang with my friends, we’re usually not talking to a microphone. On the other hand, a podcast allows the conversation to focus on what’s important. For some reason, moments that may have never been said before bubble out.

This is what it felt like when I interviewed my really good friend Mark “Mcoy” Cortes. He is the founder of the band Rescue A Hero and an early pioneer of skate in Cebu. I’ve spent countless hours hanging out and making music with the dude, but this conversation still surprised me as he shared what he has been going through over the years. For those of you who know Mcoy, it won’t surprise you to know that this episode is full of interesting stories.

The years we played in Rescue A Hero was one of the most fun periods of my life. Sadly, real life eventually took over and we’ve been in hiatus since 2012. But one day, we’ll be back.

In this episode, we talk about the beginnings of Rescue A Hero, his experience in the various skate scenes, what it is like starting a band, and playing music in New Zealand.

Enjoy the episode.

UPDATE::

Mcoy recently shared with us a new song called The Demons Are Gone. Listen below!

 

SHOWNOTES

Rescue A Hero Spotify

Bear Science

Fonzy interview

Cattski interview

Chad Manzo interview

Kaloy Uypuanco interview

Carlo Rodriguez interview

The Outpost

Jeremie Lim

Jason Almendras

Room Eleven

Magic the Gathering

Hearthstone

Heroes of Might and Magic

Thirsty

Franco

Discovery Weekend

Katy Perry – The One That Got Away

Bruno Mars – Marry Me

Beatles

Eraserheads

Daniel Johns

Kurt Cobain

Backyard Project Studio

Brian Sacro

Ate Shak

The King’s Arms

Don’t Be So Sad

Struggle for Radical Action (SRA)

The Train by Bear Science

Edel Castaneda

Strap

Nicolo Manreal

Rainbowfish

Paopao Sanchez

Butch “Boots” Brandon

Redeemed Tattoo

Honeydrop

Honeydrop cover of Mandaue Nights

Karl Lucente

Mandaue Nights

Vincent Eco

Bright Eyes

Joe Rogan

The Church of What’s Happening by Joey Diaz

Bumbo Pluto Ova

Where can people find Mcoy?

https://www.instagram.com/mellow_machine/

Are you new to Podcasts?

On Android, I use Pocket Casts and I heard BeyondPod is a good app as well.

For iPhone, you can subscribe through the native Podcasts app that every iPhone comes with.

Spotify users can subscribe here.

Stitcher users can subscribe here.

 

If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a 5 star review on iTunes or share this episode on social media. This helps us get more listeners and allows us to make better shows.

Music is Piano March by Audionautix.

Header photo by @joshjordanphoto.

Carlo Villarica

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