Tuesday, October 28 2008

Episode 88: We are the Podcast Your Parents Warned You About

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 22 2008 (9:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Scott is back, making up for lost time by supplying his tailgate playlist and ‘Margaritaville’ verse; and the boys get back to album reviews, with a look at One Particular Harbour.  Special guest: Hud.  Cameo by Jennifer.

    00:47 - a new wrinkle: audio notes for previous episodes!
    02:30 - a reference to Episode 56
    03:06 - not a real word
    06:38 - U of M would lose to MSU, 35-21.  Two weeks prior, U of M lost 13-10 to Toledo.
    07:10 - the genius playlist
    15:44 - Radio Margaritaville
    16:01 - Buffett News’s report on Capt Tony’s ailing health
    16:05 - Life Lessons of a Legend, at Amazon
    17:37 - Amazon states the release date as August 31 1983 (which, curiously, was a Wednesday)
    19:24 - The Bounty, at IMDb
    23:58 - “When It’s Love” by Van Halen, I believe.  A reference to Episode 67
    25:26 - Somewhere Over China was reviewed in Episode 15
    27:44 - Bobby Holcomb, in Wikipedia
    29:12 - Nod to the Storyteller, at Amazon
    29:34 - there’s lots more good stuff in this pre-show interview (from the first of two Las Vegas concerts).  It was quite entertaining, so why not listen to the whole thing...

   

30:41 - Yellow Moon, at Amazon

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Friday, October 17 2008

Episode 87: Everything’s Better With Bacon!   (*Bacon Not Included)

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 15 2008 (9:30 PM - 11:00 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Schmoe & Mike’s concert-going adventures continue and Greg & Mike have new ‘Margaritaville’ verses.  Special guest: Joda.  Cameo by Jennifer.

    00:44 - with Government Honey being disbanded, Mike’s brother Jimmy (the singer of our theme song) has joined a new band called Mr Fabulous.  A name he’s not too crazy about.  Jimmy also still does his solo act, called The Jimmy Show.
    01:00 - it sounds like Schmoe says “Flagellant Monkey” but the name I came up with was “Flatulent Monkey”.
    I mean, come on.  “Flagellant Monkey” is just plain silly.
    01:07 - did we mention Greg likes monkeys?
    01:35 - Old 97’s
    01:43 - be like Mike: get the new Old 97’s album on iTunes.  Or order if from Amazon.
    02:17 - Silky's, at Kiernan’s Steakhouse
    02:37 - St Andrew’s Hall, in Detroit
    04:36 - famed luthier Chad Heckler
    05:03 - Mason Jennings
    06:14 - singer Doug Fieger, attorney Geoffrey Fieger, and “Dr Death” Jack Kevorkian
    06:43 - lest we forget, Mike, Schnmoe, and Greg worked security for The Knack, as mentioned in Episode 61B
    07:16 - Sunspots, sunspots, sunspots
    09:08 - contest at Radio Margaritaville
    09:23 - contest at Cheeseburger in Paradise
    09:32 - CIP contest runs from October 15 to November 15
    09:58 - order Nod to the Storyteller from Amazon | or order it from Mailboat Records
    10:30 - a callback to Episode 65 (specifically, 40:40 in)
    11:06 - a callback to the end of Episode 84
    12:24 - a callback to our previous episode
    14:37 - all these bacon references stem from a tangential conversation which, unfortunately for our purposes here, was deleted from Episode 78.  But to make up for it, I present links to Bacon Salt, the item which started it all, and, your source for all things bacon, Bacon Today
    15:46 - Mike quotes a comment from the RCPM discussion board, a comment first mentioned in Episode 38
    15:51 - Mike comes dangerously close to plagiarizing a line from my lyric (from last week’s episode).  I protested at the time, but I vainly deleted it from the show since I sounded so pissy

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Saturday, October 11 2008

Episode 86: In One Way or the Other, We’re All Referees

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 8 2008 (9:30 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Schmoe's playlist project better end soon because I'm running out of football puns.  This week, it's Greg's turn. Plus, the guys show off their lyric writing skills.

    00:58 - Bob-lo boats, which would take us to Bob-lo Island
    02:25 - Sufjan Stevens' Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State album, at Amazon
    05:46 - Gene Kranz and Chris Craft, courtesy of Wikipedia
    09:23 - Schmoe's blog - link coming soon
    13:55 - this "melody/medley" confluence will come up a lot, I'm sure
    16:22 - told you
    16:50 - what a bizarre, unintentional "shave-and-a-haircut" laugh
    17:28 - a heck of a lot was edited out of Greg's playlist
    17:54 - Greg's complete playlist, as e-mailed to us [PDF]; also exhibited below:



    19:44 - Jennifer's Halloween-themed t-shirt read "I'm the treat"
    20:05 - an obvious edit, caused by my taking a bathroom-break before starting the newscast
    20:20 - Roy Orbison: A Black & White Night on Blu-Ray, at Amazon
    20:39 - Nod to the Storyteller, at Amazon
    20:44 - Radio Margaritaville and Sirius Radio
    21:44 - USA Weekend's "Margaritaville" verse contest winner
    24:39 - that part of the conversation was cut for time (following Schmoe's mention of a gorilla that looked like Greg), but the first mention of a cave occurs at 11:17 ... and, yes, it came from Greg
    25:13 - yet another reference to Episode 53
    29:46 - a reference to Barney Stinson's Chain Circle Pyramid of Screaming (look for the April 14 2008 entry)
    29:04 - Schmoe was not present for the start of the recording
    30:47 - a digression cut from before the Gospel from the Coast.  I'm still fascinated how Greg could hear a song which has absolutely no horns in it and think it's Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.  Incidentally, this recording of the Zorba the Greek is from the Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels soundtrack.
    31:11 - oops, the correct titles are "Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi"

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