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Jan 19, 2022

Celebrated label head, skateboarder, movie buff, AND BASSIST Brent Eyestone (Dark Operative Records) returns for Round 4 of the Director's Draft!

Brent Eyestone owns and operates Dark Operative, a music company established in 2018 to assist established artists in an evolved capacity. The company invests heavily in the upkeep of artists’ mental and physical health, places music in motion picture and television projects, and provides other vital services intended to sustain the longevity and wellbeing of careers in creativity.

In 1997, Brent started Magic Bullet Records in his college apartment, he has toured and performed around the world with various bands, and currently sings in the hardcore punk band Bleach Everything. When not serving The Skatepark Project, Brent also focuses on regional food-bank fundraising, clean-water well projects, and mental-health awareness. More often than not, you can catch him at Del Mar dog beach.

When he is not putting out music from bands like Caspian, Power Trip, This Will Destroy You, and all of the above, Brent is usually at the movies, packing himself to the gills with plenty of hot takes on all things movies, or talking films with Alex Essoe (Midnight Mass, Haunting of Hill House, Starry Eyes, etc) for their Movie Night show.

In this episode, we talk Peacemaker, Tarrantino's NFT project, the films of the Coen Brothers, Ron Howard, John Carpenter, Clint Eastwood, and more!!!  Whether you're a first time listener, a bassist, a movie buff, or a none of the above, you will love to take this deep dive into all this film.

Be sure to check out Ian  band Strangelight HERE as they just put out a stellar new EP.

Ian's got some additional tunes that you can also use for your podcast here!  Name your price!

Ross has some tunes available at the Burial Waves bandcamp here!

Keep up with all things Brent via the Dark Operative site or follow him on instragramat @darkoperative

If you want to hear more of THIS conversation, the extended version is available to patrons on all tiers at the Rigs of Dad Patreon page.  Movie news, movie reviews, and an in depth discussion about how audiences made it through this year in movies.  You can even take some deep dives with more of my guests, get some Patreon exclusive swag, and more by checking out the Rigs of Dad Patreon page OR just download the Patreon ap, search for Rigs of Dad, and you can support creators like me and so many more in the process!  

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