Dee The Producer
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In addition to producing over 500 hours of podcast content, Dee has served as proofreader/editor, webmaster, co-host and game-show host as well as a few other roles throughout the years. Like a Jill-of-all-trades, Dee tends to plug away until things work the way she wants them to. Dee loves shiny things and cute things so if you want a favor, send stuff!
"The Saucey One"
aka The HOST
Greetings and Salutations: Welcome to the bio no one cares about or asked for but fuck it I enjoy talking about myself too much to resist. Nick "Saucey" Katsouros was conceived by a manic depressive mother from Pittsburgh PA and an alcoholic Greek refugee whose contempt for people was only surpassed by his complete apathy and political nihilism, just shy of 50 years ago.
As a child, Saucey grew up dirt poor in a small dilapidated house in Upper Marlboro Maryland right off the service road that ran into Pennsylvania Ave and sat directly across the highway from Andrews Air Force base...so you could say he was born into a world of politics both metaphorically and geographically. Isolated and ridiculed all through his elementary school days Saucey life was forever changed when his mother divorced and moved the family to a small all but abandoned steel mill town- McKeesport PA.
If DC was a politically charged city, McKeesport was a fucking maltov cocktail of poverty, working-class resentment, and cultural oppression. Existing equally in two very separate worlds, a loving but clinically disturbed mother in a city of desperate lost souls during the school year and an solid middle class neighborhood of Waldorf MD with my brash but financially stable father and hyper-conservative government working step-mother I learned first hand what people mean when they say there are two Americas. Actually I like to think of McKeesport of being so warped it exists beyond the space-time continuum but I digress.
Through my experiences of growing up with a steady mix of Minor Threat (although at the time I had no idea what punk was), Slayer and old school Metallica (Master of puppets and earlier) the raining champs of teenage angst in McKeesport to the more timid rock of Alice Cooper, Motley Crew and Bon Jovi the clarion call of the suburbs in the The 80s, I was quickly becoming not just a fan but a child of music. For the most part, it was a music I liked but never felt completely connect too until on fine autumn day on 1995. Enter: Pat Sheehan.
Pat Sheehan was my first punk friend and probably to this day knows more about music and horror movies than the people who create them do. One of my most vivid memories after returning home in 1994 after spending 2 years on the road selling magazine subscriptions door to door and another year with Bently Brother cirrus, was hanging out in pat's bedroom, which consisted of a dirty mattress flooding in a sea of beer cans, cassette tapes, band flyers and discarded McDonald wrappers, and listening to Pegboy- Strong Reaction.
That album literally shifted my whole perspective on music and honestly made my high school days of playing bass in a glam metal band called Katz Eye whose hit song was "Lady Danger" seem cheesy and ridiculous.
The next several years in Waldorf (A suburb of DC) was spent playing punk music in such bands as Government Cheese- me and Odell's first band, One2Many and of course Even Steven. But not only I developing my individual "Saucey Punk" sound, a cross between The Vandals and Mad Magazine I was also learning to network and build a music community from the ground up and because I was never one of those guys who thought I could just play punk music in my garage like Jossie and the Pussycats in the hopes Mr. Big would happen to be passing by, hear us and offer us a zillion-dollar record contract this forced me to DIY Hustle and make it happen. Much of the same punk ethic is encoded in my DNA today.
Since my Waldorf days, I have tried my hand (and lost my ass) in many creative endeavors. From politics to comedy to children's books, but one thing has remained consistent through the pain, through the joy, through my time living on the streets, through my college years and beyond...and that has been the music. Here's to you the fans and to all of us who love, create and spread art- you are the future.
MUSIC has been an essential part of my life since I can remember. From family outings, to getting ready for an important football or baseball game, or to just hanging out with friends, music has always been a major component for me.
That love of music led me to playing in several bands (Government Cheese, ONUS ‘aka Kid Dynamite’, Even Steven, and The Fallen One). Also my love of music allowed me to play all over the U.S, and gave me the opportunity to share the stage with some really great bands and artists.
Now with a beautiful wife and family, I thought my input into the music scene was done until I was asked to co-host a podcast (Musical Osmosis) with a lifelong friend and band mate Nick Katsouros (aka Saucey)!! It has been a tremendous journey and an absolute blessing to be able to talk to legends like Derv Gordon (The Equals), Donita Sparks (L7), Kim Coletta (Jawbox), and Fred Schneider (B52s), but it’s just as gratifying talking to new influential artists such as Shawna Potter (War on Women), Susie McMullan (Brume), or the wonderful crew that Egg Drop Soup.
These last four years have been a blur but it’s also been a blast!!!!! I can’t wait to see what the future holds….but I know one thing… MUSIC will be involved.
Here’s to new adventures!!!!! -Odell
Mormo caught the punk rock bug renting "Great Rock And Roll Swindle" on VHS in the 90's. He became a punk scene fixture in San Diego by recording shows and making music videos and DVD's (before everyone had a video camera in their pocket). Mormo made a 45 minute documentary called "Punk Vs Punk", published 13 issues of a punk zine, has a best selling punk book on Amazon, a punk TV show on Boise public access and a punk channel on Roku.
Check out some his movies at: https://gumroad.com/mormozine