Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Episode 14 - You Did Nothing to Deserve My Wrath

Long episode this week, because I kinda got into a serious thing talking about Ric Flair.  I review the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Flair, talk about wrestling in general, review the 2017 releases by The National and the Jesus and Mary Chain, talk about my shoes, talk about the dentist, and play the guitar.  All that and other stuff! Here's the player:

I said I'd put a link to the letter Charlotte Flair wrote to her dad on the blog. So here it is.

Here are the time-stamps:
  • 0:00 - Introduction stuff.
  • 2:48 - Shoes! Dentist! Etc! (Including talking about an upcoming thing I'll be doing on the podcast.)
  • 9:26 - Guitar Break #1 - "That Was Then" acoustic sample.
  • 10:55 - Music reviews for The National's "Sleep Well Beast" and the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Damage and Joy." Also my current listening: Leonard Cohen and Rush.
  • 26:11 - Guitar Break #2 - "Amanda, I'm Tired" acoustic sample.
  • 28:12 - Review of ESPN's 30 for 30 on Ric Flair, including a healthy amount of fan-boying over Ric Flair and his career.
  • 58:47 - Guitar Break #3 - "No One Leaves St. Louis" acoustic sample.
  • 1:00:42 - This week in WWE Wrestling.
  • 1:13:13 - Closing remarks/exit music.
And here are some photos:

The National and The Jesus and Mary Chain records I talked about.
My "current listening" - Leonard Cohen and Rush.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Episode 13 - Phonetics Don't Work

This week I'm super-excited to talk about the recent developments in the WWE.  I also talk about stuff I like in the world of New Media such as Game Grumps, Movie Fights, Hot Ones, WTF w/Marc Maron (particularly the Jenna Fischer episode), and stuff like that...  Then I talk about music I like, including a quick summary of the stuff I listened to on the day of recording.  All that, plus I play guitar, talk about my teeth, get excited about shoes, and address Kevin Spacey.  Here's the player!

And here's a summary of stuff I talked about, with time-stamps and such:
  • 0:00 - Intro and stuff (w/intro music at 0:28)
  • 1:49 - This week in WWE Wrestling, including me fanboying over the title win by AJ Styles.
  • 14:13 - Guitar Break #1 - A piece that's still in the "improv" stage and doesn't really have a name yet. Right now I just call it "the Pink Floydy thing."
  • 15:23 - New Media Roundup - Including recommendations for Kevin Smith's "Fat Man on Batman," Movie Fights, Game Grumps, "Hot Ones" with a sidebar about my fondness for Henry Rollins, and WTF with Marc Maron with particular attention paid to the Jenna Fischer episode.
  • 25:31 - Guitar Break #2 - Solo from "Sister Myrtle" a song I used to do in bands with my brother, most notably in Blue Tattoo and The Social Gospel.  This is a rough, sloppy version, but so what?
  • 26:24 - Music stuff, including reviews of The Old 97s' "Graveyard Whistling," Flogging Molly's "Life is Good," and the Replacements' "For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986."  Also brief listing of stuff I listened to on the day of recording.
  • 38:57 - Guitar Break #3 - Solo section from "I Go..." which I did with my brother in Blue Tattoo, Two Hangmen, and The Social Gospel, and it also appears on my solo release "Sorry, I Didn't Mean to Shout," which you can download for FREE at if you'd like.
  • 40:14 - Random stuff, including a dental update, talking about buying shoes, and Kevin Spacey.
  • 47:00 - Quick recap, so I don't end by talking about Kevin Spacey before the outro music kicks in.
Didn't have a lot of stuff to talk pictures of this week--that's what happens when you talk about Internet media for a fourth of the show...but I've got a few, anyway!

Here's the vinyl...and my mysteriously pink eyes.  I promise it's just because I didn't sleep much last night.
Here are (most of) the CDs related to my "current listening" segment.
...and my lovelies that you hear throughout the show.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Episode 12 - Hats n' Stuff

FYI - There are a couple of audio glitches in the episode after the 30-minute mark. My computer's getting tempermental. Working on it, but they're there this week. Sorry.

Here's the player:

On this week's episode, I talk about hats I bought and give a glowing plug to my favorite hat shop Levine's Hats in St. Louis. Then I talk about wrestling for a while. Then music reviews featuring Ryan Adams, The Mountain Goats, and the War on Drugs. I also free-form about some stuff I want to/need to buy in the near future and play my Rickenbacker bass between subjects. I had fun with this one--hope you do too!

***CORRECTION*** - I've been informed that I made an incorrect statement in this episode.  I referred to Mickie James' "real name" as being "Alexis Laree."  That is incorrect.  Alexis Laree was a previous ring-name Mickie used, but was NOT her real name.  My apologies for the error.

Index of subjects:

  • 0:00 - Introduction including a plug of the NEW podcast blog address!
  • 3:10 - Bass Break #1
  • 3:39 - HATS HATS HATS!!!
  • 10:35 - Bass Break #2
  • 11:20 - This week in the WWE
  • 31:06 - Bass Break #3
  • 32:26 - Music - The War on Drugs, Mountain Goats, Ryan Adams
  • 41:22 - Bass Break #4
  • 42:27 - Random stuff I want to buy
  • 50:05 - Outro music
And here are some photos:
HATS! Visit to get one of your own!
The Stetson.
The Bailey
The music I talked about this week.
And this is the bass I played.  You can also see the acoustic and electric that I've played on other recent episodes.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Coming Soon!

This version of the blog is currently under construction, even though everything's working.  We were at, but since this is the name of the show, it made sense to have this blog-address.  Please bear with us while we're making everything look nice!  You probably won't even know this page exists until next week anyway, unless you went hunting for it.

Here's a picture of the inside of my mouth since I've been talking about my dental problems so much!

See you back here next week!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Episode 11 - Rewriting the Rules of English

On this episode, I talk about a great concert from Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets.  Then I talk about the WWE.  Then I quickly review some music from Tori Amos and Godspeed You Black Emperor and recommend some TV, in particular Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. I also bid brief RIPs to Robert Guillaume and Fats Domino.  All that, plus I sing the praises of Delmar Hall and Mission Taco, and play the guitar a little!

Here's the player:

Index of Subjects Discussed:
  • 0:00 - Intro Stuff, including RIPs to Robert Guillaume and Fats Domino
  • 4:20 - Review of Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets, including reviews of the venue (Delmar Hall), Mission Taco, and the evening in general.
  • 31:11 - This week in WWE Wrestling.
  • 41:57 - Batting Cleanup - Tori Amos, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Dirk Gently, and more!
  • 51:05 - Outro Music
And here are some photos!

Bigger version of the thumbnail, basically so I can post it on Facebook.
Nick Lowe's "Jesus of Cool"
Los Straitjackets' "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Los Straitjackets"
The shirt!
The pins!
The tacos!
One of my favorite shows airing right now.
Tori Amos - "Native Invader"
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - "Luciferian Towers"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 10 - Bummer Sandwich

This is a pretty serious episode. Please be forewarned that I openly discuss the subject of sexual assault/rape in regards to the Harvey Weinstein story. I do not describe anything in detail, but if the subject is a triggering event from you, you may wish to skip ahead. I also discuss pro-wrestling, because I have no idea how to smoothly transition between subjects. Then I close out the show bidding an emotional farewell to Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip. And more, including me playing a little guitar here and there.

 Here's the player:

Didn't do any photos on this one, other than the cover photo, which I'll use to close out the post. Sorry. Just not a lot of stuff to take pictures of this week.

Introduction - 0:00
Discussion of Harvey Weinstein/Sexual Assault - 3:08
WWE Talk - 18:50
RIP Gord Downie - 33:00

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Episode 9 - Punk Rock and Pro Wrestling

This week we're back to normal.  We're talking about a great concert I went to featuring the Descendents, the Get Up Kids, and Braddock.  Then I talk about pro wrestling.  That's pretty much it!

Here's the player:

 And here are some photos of the stuff I talk about...

First the cover photo, so I can post it on Facebook a little better.

I wanted to post a video of it bobbling, but I couldn't get it to work right with the blog.  Use your imagination, I guess.

Same as the "cover" photo, but without the logo so you can see the shirt.
And this!