Sunday, March 30 2008
Episode 64: Fun Tickets in Our Pockets
Recorded Wednesday, March 26 2008 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
“Between the last episode and this, it was announced that Jimmy is coming back to
Pine Knob and tickets have already gone on sale. Schmoe, Greg, Texas Mike, Hud, Mickey,
and Scott share their ticket-buying stories, with guest appearances by Jennifer and Lee.”
00:19 - a topical reference to Hillary Clinton and her questionable memory on the campaign trail
00:51 - Greg's "smelled bad" comment is in reference to the pitcher of water Jennifer just brought
01:10 - the international sign for water is reportedly holding up three fingers
02:03 - the Pistons lost to the Raptors, 89 to 82
02:20 - Houston is the site of the tour's opening night, Monday April 21
02:39 - Landshark Lager
02:57 - Scott's brother's wrestling podcast
03:23 - Straight Guys Who Love Show tunes, a member of the PodSchmoe podcast network
03:58 - the first newspaper ad
04:16 - #1 Overall Live Event on TicketNews.com, via Buffett News
04:45 - Jen had a hole in her top. She was wearing a sweater top with white and navy blue horizontal stripes, and the hole was right along the bust line. She lucked out at least that the hole was right in one of the blue stripes, so it was almost hidden in the dim light of the Zodiac back room. Update: you can see the hole in this picture.
05:03 - the tour page at Jake Shimabukuro's website
05:28 - "Tonsil Trouble", South Park Episode 1, Season 12. Watch it here. Once again, this clip has been cut for time as well slightly re-ordered for clarity. One remarkable element of the clip is that they knew enough to use a modern-day Jimmy but they gave him the Live By the Bay band!
08:18 - Landshark was the drink of choice on the March 7 edition of the Diggnation podcast. Watch it here. (Thanks go to Listener Ed for dropping us a line about it.)
09:13 - Advertising Age's article on Corona, via Buffett News
09:55 - links for Miller Chill, Tecate, Dos Equis, and Bud Light with Lime
10:20 - for one poker night long long ago Mike showed up with some lime-flavored tortilla chips. It was so outlandish we never let him hear the end of it. We had no idea how ahead of his time Mike would be ... but we still give him hell over it.
11:53 - introducing my new Samson H2 Zoom recorder. We switch now from the Core Sound mics and my Edirol R-09 recorder to the H2 Zoom which we could hand off between us
12:57 - according to Schmoe this came from Family Guy Episode 6, Season 1, "The Son Also Draws". Watch it here.
14:22 - not counting TicketMaster's additional charges, our $134.50 tickets included $3 for "traffic control", an $8.50 "venue fee", and $1 for Jimmy's Singing for Change charity
14:51 - first discussed in Episode 61
22:50 - as heard in Episode 63
26:58 - this is what we're talking about
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Thursday, March 27 2008
When someone you know and care about dies as a result of a freak accident, it knocks you off your feet. [...] You think that what you’re seeing and hearing is so wild that it can’t possibly be happening.
That’s how many of my friends and neighbors in the Caseville area are feeling as they try to take stock of what happened to Judy Zagorski on Thursday [March 20]. Zagorski, a Caseville resident, was killed in Florida when an airborne spotted eagle ray hit her while she rode in a boat driven by her father. The accident was so incomprehensible that it made new reports across the nation.
I met Judy through her long association with the Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival, the 10-day party that transforms our village into Key North, a tropical paradise each summer. Judy, and her husband, Steve, who died in his own nightmarish way in December 2005 after complications from routine shoulder surgery, were among the original organizers of the festival.
Judy was what you call a “people person.” She was sweet and kind and generous, almost to a fault. If you met her, you liked her. It was automatic. She became an instant friend, someone who would do anything she could for you.
People in our tiny resort town will remember her vibrant smile, her great sense of humor, and her humanity for years to come.
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Thursday, March 20 2008
BONUS: 2008 Radio Ad
Carrying on the tradition, here’s the radio ad for our concert this year.
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Tuesday, March 18 2008
Episode 63: Sharkjaws Adam at Bay
Recorded Wednesday, March 12 2008 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
“The preliminaries out of the way, we finally get down to reviewing the Live By the Bay concert video. And the wait was worth it since Mickey and Schmoe were not only joined by Mike (on phone) and Hud, but Scott and Greg managed to show up again too! (Cameo by Jennifer.)”
00:03 - Mike attended a work dinner, while in Houston, which he had feared might delay his participation on the panel
00:55 - obviously MIke did not get disconnected. I can only assume the wire from the phone to our speaker had a shot
01:03 - score by John Williams and Christopher Young
03:01 - Hud remained pretty fascinated by the contents of Scott’s MacBook. (The YouTube stuff he mentions was archived, since Zodiac still doesn’t have wi-fi.)
03:06 - Landshark Lager
03:33 - Buffett World tour dates
04:26 - “he’s playing Jul 17th in both Texas and Ohio”, Greg wrote, after perusing vividseats.com (the first place I saw the June 10 rumor)
05:00 - #3 on Top Live Events, via Buffett World
05:15 - tonight’s sponsor, Straight Guys Who Love Show Tunes
05:41 - news on Captain Tony, via Buffett News
06:15 - Amazon’s link to Sleepy Time Tunes Jimmy Buffett Lullabies. You’re probably not supposed to operate heavy machinery while listening to it, but the :30 samples available on iTunes might be safe enough. Having sampled the samples, I especially like how “CILCIA” is included. What better way to train your toddler to shout “Sonofabitches!” on cue. I do have to admit the album has a pleasing, easy-going feel (despite that monotonous sleigh bell); but ultimately the tracks all sound way too much like those self-loading MIDIs on your old mid-90s Geocities page.
06:56 - Margaritaville Salsa at Garden Fresh Gourmet
07:04 - Listener Josh wrote us on March 6
09:40 - that’s Greg’s U of M inspired ringtone, by the way
11:20 - Wikipedia describes the Miami Marine Stadium as “originally built for powerboat racing and utilized a floating stage in front of the grandstand that allowed additional concertgoers to listen from their boats in the water behind the stage.”
12:01 - the Barbizon modeling school
12:41 - a topical reference about some football coach who was guilty of pressing his naked self against windows, but I can’t find the news story any more
13:22 - first heard in Episode 13
14:26 - still need to find Westwood One info
20:24 - here’s a screen grab off my laserdisc:
25:56 - now compare this to what Scott said in Episode 56 28:21 - everybody knows the Fins to the Left part, everybody knows the Fins to the Right part. This is the third step…
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Sunday, March 16 2008
2008 Newspaper Ad
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Friday, March 14 2008
*** CONFIRMED ***
The rumor is true. BuffettNews confirms it.
Jimmy is coming back to Pine Knob: Tuesday, June 10! Tickets are $37.50 or <gulp> $137.50 and go on sale Friday, March 21.
Hand me a Landshark and a credit card — all systems are go!
P.S.: the Detroit Free Press also mentions the concert news (via BuffettWorld). Strange how the Freep says "Ticket prices have not yet been announced", since I got the above prices right off the Palacenet site.
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Tuesday, March 4 2008
Episode 62: My Kind of People
Recorded Wednesday, February 27 2008 (9:45 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
“Hud joins us again as we begin responding to Listener Ed’s suggestion to review Live By the Bay. We give a general overview this week and then, for our next episode (once we actually get around to watching the concert), we’ll go for the song-by-song review. Special Guests: Jennifer and some Landshark Lagers. (The Roger Clyne Podcast starts at 16:56.)”
It’s the Leap Day Eve edition of our podcast—that is, if it wasn’t for the fact it took almost a week to get it edited and online.
Notice the clarity in Mike’s phone call? You’d better! It’s a major reason the editing took so long. No expense was spared to get this show to you! We bought a new recorder just ro improve Texas Mike’s audio, we splurged on expensive beers, and I even paid for some of the background music.
00:14 - I swear our opening theme music was there during the editing process. Evidently it got lost in exporting the mixdown.
00:29 - dramaturgists call this foreshadowing. Though in truth it’s a callback, since we recorded our big finish before we recorded the podcast (so Jennifer could participate).
01:27 - “Gospel From the Coast” was actually the original name of Episode 10
01:44 - “at the Beachcomber” news (via BuffettNews.com)
02:41 - Lulu’s Biloxi SunHerald interview. BuffettNews also points out this additional article.
03:03 - Pulaski County’s February 21 win (via BuffettWorld.com)
03:38 - tour date news is coming in too fast to use us as a source—better check the pages at BuffettNews and BuffettWorld
04:11 - Sonny Landreth news (via BuffettNews.com)
04:56 - Conan’s remarks slightly edited for time
05:13 - Gently Weeps at Amazon or at iTunes
06:37 - I’m pretty sure Hud said “Bookie Schmoe”, but I still choose to hear it as “Boogie Schmoe” just for the entertaining mental image
10:00 - link to the Parrot Head quiz, as discussed in Episode 58
16:09 - postulated because Hud has a mustache
16:17 - this is the 80s usage of “pimping”, which is more akin to “disappoint, let down, backstab, or double-cross”
16:50 - maybe Buffett thinks Michigan fans are like cicadas
21:25 - link to the Garden Fresh Gourmet site
21:33 - Crane’s Detroit Business article
22:11 - dog food packaging?
23:03 - Listener Josh provided us with information about the restaurant, but I think we will save it for our next episode
25:59 - time for a Donate button? That organ music cost me 99¢
26:22 - and a new catchphrase is born
26:43 - the magic of editing. For the record, Mike’s phone did not die out that immediately. Nor did I get his voicemail messages that fast.
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