Episode 210: Keith Buckley

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What does Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley have in common with our hosts Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) and Steven Smith? They all recently had premature children. In this highly candid podcast Buckley discusses what it was like to be on the road when he found out his child was being born at 30 weeks, how he was able to lean on Horowitz during this uniquely traumatic experience and the way it informed the lyrics on the next ETID record. We also discuss Buckley’s fantastic new novel Scale, why his hometown of Buffalo had one of the countries most divisive hardcore scenes and how he’s managed to transcend his public persona and inner aggression even if he had to admit that the hippies were onto something. “I think a big fear of being positive is the way that people think it’s going to affect their image,” he explains at one point. “Being happy is uncool, it really is, but I’ve decided I would rather be happy more than worry that I might be proved wrong down the road if I try.”

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