Sunday, January 27 2008

Episode 60: Havana Nagila

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, January 23 2008 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “This week, Mike, Schmoe, and Mickey return to reviewing albums, taking a look at
Havaña Daydreamin’.  Plus, we introduce a new segment to the podcast: Hud’s Hooker Korner, hosted by special guest Hud.  (And the Roger Clyne podcast starts at 38:49.)

    So much for resolving to do a faster turnaround with the editing.  This episode was recorded on Wednesday and didn’t get uploaded till late on the following Monday!  For some reason Zodiac was very crowded on that Wednesday and we were thinking we might have to resort to the old empty haunted beauty parlor again (as we had done in Episode 34); but fortunately, the back room cleared out in time for us to set up and make our phone calls.  Greg, who had suggested this week’s album review, was unexpectedly incommunicado; but we were able to reach Mike.
    01:30 - Lucy’s cookbook at Amazon & Borders
    01:53 - Lucy’s cookbook at Barnes & Noble
    02:02 - Ralph MacDonald’s CD, Mixty Motions
    02:19 - Ralph MacDonald’s site
    02:39 - Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock
    03:49 - the decade and millennium too, but century sounds better
    04:19 - no pun intended
    04:48 - announcements not “announces”
    05:22 - as you can see here, our last album review was Homemade Music in Episode 55
    11:19 - no, it’s a tilde there, too.  Here’s the Wikipedia source of my Havana information; and here it is at BuffettNews and at Buffett World
    13:32 - no, I’m wrong.  My dictionary defines “dapper” as “neat in appearance” (not just in attire) so I guess it can still apply
    16:33 - the other song titles from this January 19 2008 episode of Car Talk were “Get Off the Stove, Grandma, You’re Too Old to Ride the Range”, “I Don’t Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling”, “One Day When You Swing that Skillet, My Face Ain’t Gonna Be There”, “If You Won’t Leave Me, I’ll Find Someone Who Will”, and “Billy Broke My Heart at Walgreen’s and I Cried All the Way to Sears”
    20:34 - anyone else remember the old Radio Shack CB tribute LP All Ears?
    20:51 - I don’t know why but I always pictured the narrator of “West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown” as a trucker.  But, now having admitted it out loud, I went back to check the lyrics and there’s really nothing there to suggest that idea
    22:52 -  songs taken From the Vault at  The first one was edited to save time
    25:10 - also, edited to save time
    26:45 - I really should not have been so quick to say that.  Not having bought that CD, I don’t know what its liner notes might have been
    28:58 - Schmoe sees “Defying Gravity” as being about getting high.  I see “Defying Gravity” as being about death.
    36:15 - speaking of carbonated beverages, it’s fairly well known we in the north call it “pop”, the coasts call it “soda”, and the south calls it “Coke”.  This map is a good breakdown of usage
    38:39 - Schmoe refers to our Changes review in Episode 34
    38:55 - link to Turbo Ocho concert clip
    39:11 - an unnamed person recommends the Download Helper add-on for Firefox
    39:42 - hear “I Do”, “Mercy”, and the other Turbo Ocho songs at the RCPM audio player
    40:15 - that would be Chad Heckler, who appeared in Episode 52
    40:30 - more details about Mike’s custom guitar coming soon…
    42:24 - “Jim” being, of course, Mike’s brother and the singer of our theme song
    42:40 - Government Honey and Voodoo Cafe
    42:56 - themes for Hud’s new Hooker Korner segment by Bernard Herrmann and Ira Newborn

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Friday, January 11 2008

Episode 59: 1,080 New Resolutions

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, January 9 2008 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Happy New Year!  Not only is Mike still on speakerphone but now Greg is too, discussing, with Schmoe and Mickey, their Buffetty Christmases and New Year’s resolutions.  Special guests: Hud and Jennifer.  (The Roger Clyne podcast starts at 7:51.)

    00:00 - Hud’s holiday cheer was taped Wednesday as well, but he had to leave before the formal podcast session started.
    01:04 - Mike and Greg were upset I prompted Schmoe like that, but I wanted him to get the date right
    01:25 - me a chance to experiment with my iPhone’s conference call capability
    02:13 - Make it Right NOLA
    02:16 - YouTube video from the event, via BuffettNews
    02:22 - Dan Folgelberg‘s site.  (It appears Mr Folgelberg cowrote “Domino College”, which makes me think I was confusing him with David Loggins, who cowrote and co-sang “Island”)
    02:39 - The Innocent Age
    02:47 - our local paper’s copy of this article 
    03:15 - BuffettNews’s photos of the appearance | and their links to YouTube videos
    03:23 - BuffettNews’s coverage
    03:29 - “Blackwell”.  I know, it’s “Blackwell”.  (Maybe I was thinking of Nina Blackwood, having recently listened to a Martha Quinn interview from the Stuck in the ‘80s podcast.)  And here’s the link for Episode 50
    03:39 - Somewhere Over Hong Kong
    03:47 - Top 20 or 21 Tours of 2007, according to Pollstar
    06:08 - BuffettNews’s Top Story of 2007 Poll
    08:03 - RCPM’s Turbo Ocho page.  But to be honest, writing eight songs in eight days pales in comparison to Jonathan Coulton’s song a week schedule or Beatnik Turtle’s recently completed song a day for an entire year project!  (Though there’s still a lot to say for quality over quantity.)
    09:08 - here’s the video Schmoe describes
    10:33 - Steve Larson’s MySpace page
    11:55 - “Wackity Schmackity Doo!”, courtesy of Patton Oswalt, track 20, Werewolves and Lollipops (2007)
    13:03 - the famed Schmoenade recipe
    17:39 - mentioned because I recently saw Xanadu on Universal HD.  The movie is pretty bad, but I have to admit I still like the songs
    18:22 - this show was recorded Wednesday night and went up Friday night, which I think just barely falls within the parameters of my self-imposed time limit
    18:55 - even trying not to say them I still said them tonight.  However, I edited them out, for my own sake
    20:12 - for the record, Mike & Schmoe’s HDTV’s are 1080i plasmas from Vizio
    21:02 - some say “jacket”, others say “inner sleeve”
    22:39 - see 11:55
    23:02 - The Whole Enchilada
    23:50 - for the record, I’m referring to the Samsung BD-UP5000.  And I completely forgot how I also got the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy on Blu-ray, which I guess could be considered Buffetty
    24:30 - nice, inventive pronunciation of “supposedly” there, if I do say so myself
    25:43 - an explanation on why I’m laughing so much.  To cut down on interference we have my phone on one end of the table and the speaker (a plain old computer speaker) on the other end.  Even though Schmoe and I should be facing the phone and its microphone, so that Mike and Greg can hear us, we inevitably start addressing the speaker just because that’s where Mike and Greg’s voices are emanating.  At this particular point in the recording, I noticed Schmoe was really leaning in toward the speaker.  I gestured that he should turn and face the phone.  He nodded, turned toward the phone briefly, and then turned right back to the speaker.  The fact he acknowledged it and then two seconds later forgot it really cracked me up.  Then again, maybe you had to be there.
    26:16 - see 11:55

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Monday, January 7 2008

Turbo Ocho Sessions

    We hope you’ve been checking out RCPM’s Turbo Ocho page; otherwise, you’ve already missed half of the fun of witnessing Roger and the boys write and record a song a day.

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