This week, I’m joined by 4 members of Rockford band Yes Factory (Ian Zander, Brennan Reiter, Hannah Hovland and Kelen Price-Snowden). Before we ate delicious hot dogs at the legendary Superdawg, the band played two new songs in the car (“You Never Finish What You Start,” “Someone I Love”).
Discussed on the show:
- The origin of Yes Factory.
- The fact that Chicagoans and Rockfordians rarely go to each other’s cities.
- Kelen enjoyed the equivalent of sitting coach in Delta.
- Kelen impressed us with his fancy box.
- Brennan and Hannah had a “voice off” in the backseat.
- Ian finds inspiration in bar restrooms.
- Chloroform: A love story.
- Hannah gave me a seismic shift in my lumbar area.
- The creators of Superdawg shockingly looked like anthropomorphic hot dogs.
- Sport peppers on a hot dog are “how it’s supposed to be.”
- Car Con Carne is like an ASMR video on YouTube.
- Hannah finds listening to people chew repulsive. She picked the right podcast!
- Finding compatible music partners is like finding a needle in a haystack.
- We talk about the recently-released Yes Factory EP.
- The legendary Chicago pizza chain is NOT “Illuminatis.”
- Pizza Masons are not a real thing.
- After the half hour mark, we acknowledge that one of the members of Yes Factory is the son of Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander. Spoiler warning: It’s not who you think!