Episode 405

Episode 405 – Breaking Todd… the music that molded FastFret

Which hammer broke Todd musically. Todd discusses car rides with dad listening to the Sultans of Swing (3:28), discovering records from aunt Brenda and cousin Randy, discovering David Brun’s record collection and the Downchild Blues Band (13:04), learning all about harmonies from The Eagles (17:52), the importance of finding Much Music and hearing Triumph (27:22), finding indie band Flyte (34:00), and then of course, being introduced to Van Halen (40:00). Van Halen for Todd started a whole lifetime of building guitars to find his ultimate setup. His mind expanded with an introduction to Steve Vai’s music and his bit in Crossroads (49:52), and hearing ZZTop and Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time (1:01:17).

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The SeanGeek and FastFret Podcast are two brothers, the geek and the musician who discuss what is on their mind, every week.

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Sean McGinity

Hi, I am Sean "SeanGeek" McGinity. And I am a geek. For me, the definition of the word geek comes from liking something so much, that I deep dive into it. Not just consuming it... but becoming it. I "geek out". Everything started with comics. I read them and studied them with a fine eye, and then started making my own. Since then, I have "geeked out" on movies (Star Wars The Evil WIthin, Hurt), music writing, recording, and performing (The Classic Embers and Dome), writing (the Symka comic and the upcoming Intuitives novel), and now... this Podcast.
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Todd McGinity

Hey guys, SeanGeek here. Just to be clear, this is me geeking out on Todd "FastFretFingers" McGinity here. Todd is the GOAT. My brother is an established musician, mastering the Fretboard with a blistering discipline. If there was a guitar style, tone, pitch... Todd would find a way to replicate it. From his early days mastering Van Halen and Rush, his musical palate has expanded with forays into classical and flamenco, hard rock, blues and pop. From live performances to learning the recording process, when it comes to music, he has done it all.
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Karen Bee

A lover of stories, beer, and cats, and a master of none. Catch me talking to Geek Boy every so often for the latest comic book TV show or movie, Star Wars, board games and other things cool. Hear me give my two cents, relate them to other things I know, and make other recommendations!