Monday, July 27 2009

Miss You So Badly

    Unfortunate and sad news from the north coast.  We have lost a friend, a family member, a valued member of our podcast, a University of Michigan graduate, and a fellow long time football season ticket holder for 27 years and all around UM sports nut.
    Greg Galdes died on Sunday, July 26 2009.  He leaves behind wife Cathy, daughters Yvonne (14) and Bethany (11), mother Virginia and father Charles.  He is also survived by siblings Gary, Cheryl (Carlton Engstrom), Cynthia (Stefan Majlinger), Caroline (Chris Theodorovich) and Catherine (Chris Melody).
    Viewing information for Greg Galdes is below.


Viewing Wednesday, 7/29/09 - 1:00 pm to 8:00pm {7pm Rosary Service}
John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Homes
1139 Inkster Road Garden City, MI. 48135

Funeral: Thursday 7/30/09 at Divine Child, 11:30am {viewing 11-11:30}
1055 N. Silvery Lane
Dearborn, MI 48128

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    Added July 29: from yesterday’s E-Edition of the Detroit Free Press

    Added July 30: our tribute video to Greg can be seen at Nothing But  Containing plenty of photos of us looking young and thin, it also includes lots of shots from past Parrot Head parties and tailgates.

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Friday, July 24 2009

Episode 106B: Concert Concerto

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, July 15 2009 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Joe’s Prime Time, Brownstown MI
    “We finally get around to highlighting the last three June concerts.

    Notes: Voice-over was recorded on a cheap USB headset in a very noisy room.  Hopefully audio levels aren’t too bad; but considering all those clips, it was tough to keep the levels consistent.  Music beds are usually from the song Jimmy is in the process of introducing.  Song clips are quite often edited to fit in all the good bits in as short a time as possible.
    According to my Midomi phone app, the version of “One Love” played on the PA is from Playing for Change [Amazon link].  Sally Taylor is the daughter of James Taylor, and I should’ve known that seeing as she has her own career as a singer/songwriter.  I mixed up the “A Lot to Drink About” lyric: “Haven’t got a clue” is Jimmy’s new ad lib in “We are the Parents”.  No wi-fi at Prime Time yet but we can still use our phones for research.  And we can never stop teasing Greg over his old medley/melody confusion.
    The little postscript is from the Bungie podcast [RSS link].

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Sunday, July 19 2009

Club Trini Live (2000)

    I uncovered this footage today and whipped up a new video to accompany the 1999 one.  It’s not quite as polished as that one, mainly because I realized too late my camcorder was losing battery power—which explains the choppiness before the video ends.
    Nevertheless, here’s a look at Pine Knob Tailgating 2000.

Club Trini Live (2000) from Wastin' Away On the North Coast on Vimeo.

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Saturday, July 18 2009

Episode 106A: Boat Thinks

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, July 15 2009 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Joe’s Prime Time, Brownstown MI
    “Inspired by a recent Detroit Free Press article, the boys consider Buffetty boat names. 
(Guest starring AC/DC, Aerosmit, Bob Marley, and Bob Seger.)

    02:28 - Lance Armstrong’s tweet about Buffett
    02:37 - Buffett interview video
    04:24 - Magaritaville in Calgary
    05:27 - “How the Miami Dolphins Landed a Shark”, South Florida Business Journal
    08:23 - to illustrate what we’re talking about, I whipped up this quick little Riverbend road trip video:

Riverbend Roadtrip (1998) from Wastin' Away On the North Coast on Vimeo.

    10:33 - Will Kimbrough’s blog entry
    13:23 - “Naming a Boat is Serious Business”, Detroit Free Press
    15:13 - the listener photo I was trying to find

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Wednesday, July 15 2009

Episode 105: Fore-Skins on Tour

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, July 8 2009 (9:30 PM - 11:00 PM) at Joe’s Prime Time, Brownstown MI
    “Fresh from visiting Key West Coffee & Cafe, the boys return to an old favorite haunt. Includes a look at the two Camden shows, ‘This Week in Buffett’, and Mike using ‘decor’ and ‘ambience’ in a sentence.  (Special guests: Larry and Rachel.  Cameos by Jacob and Nathan.)

    Don’t be put off by the show title.  Fore-Skins is the name of our golf league.
    00:00 - the sponsorship announcement comes from the 7/10 “NPR: Most E-Mailed Stories” podcast
    02:02 - the new and improved Key West Coffee & Café site
    04:01 - not sure where I saw the first set of reviews now, but here are several for your perusal
    09:41 - way back in high school I helped Mike write a poem.  I now can only recall the opening verse:

always make terrible pets
If you take them for walks
they’ll go for your necks.

You can’t put them in cages,
they’ll go through the bars
and get themselves smashed
on the windshields of cars.

    11:16 - ...but we’ll link to Cutter Advanced anyway
    13:25 - well, here’s a web ad for Landshark:

...but I still haven’t seen a poster or a TV commercial.
    14:54 - Google street view for Key West Coffee & Cafe
    16:15 - the Shark Invitational is our own little mini-Olympics wherein Larry tries to endanger and maim us every year.  Here’s an old Shark Invitational video from 2006
    16:32 - a reference to Guys’ Shopping Night, December 2000, where I got completely wasted at Ruby Tuesday’s, was found passed out in a bathroom stall, and had to be deposited at Larry’s house for the night.  Admittedly, I had had a lot to drink, but since it was all beer it seemed incongruous I would become that comatose.  I later discovered that it was actually a reaction to sesame seeds—in particular, while rotating through the South Beach diet meal plan, the sesame chicken dinner, which includes a double dose of sesame seeds and sesame oil.  All of this was cut out of the recording since it was so tangential, but I include it here for the sake of transparency
    16:45 - some more stuff from the archives.  Here are my two photos from the big cheeseburger eating contest…

    17:51 - Buffett World post on the London show
    18:24 - Radio Margaritaville’s Summerzcool Contest
    18:43 - Buffett News’s write-up on the ESPN doc
    20:51 - it might sound like we’re repeating the drunk chick’s love call, but each one is different—and there was more where that came from.  Those are just the screams from between songs.
    23:48 - Summer 2009 started at 1:45 AM (Eastern) that night (June 21)
    26:36 - Boston Globe interview
    26:41 - Buffett News’s Men’s Journal scans
    27:08 - the clip comes from the 7/01 Daily Show, during an interview with TIME columnist and author of The Myth of the Rational Market, Justin Fox.
    28:01 - from MacBreak Weekly #143.  Voices are Alex Lindsey, Scott Bourne, Andy Ihnatko, and Leo Laporte.  Lost in the editing is that Alex Lindsey is discarding pants because he’s losing weight.  (...And what the heck, here’s a Boone’s Farm link.)
    29:44 - here’s a link to the SModcast podcast but I’ve listened to far too many of them too quickly to identify the particular episode I’m talking about.  Besides, I’ve heard “Cheeseburger” and “WDWGDAS” since then too.
    30:16 - Larry was about to bring up Roger Clyne

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Sunday, July 12 2009

Club Trini Live (1999)

    I know I should be finishing Episode 105, but instead I’ve dug into the archives to reassemble a new edit of Club Trini performing in the Pine Knob parking lot, June 8 1999.  The edits might be a little abrupt, but this is pretty much everything I shot that day.

Club Trini Live (1999) from Wastin' Away On the North Coast on Vimeo.

    This video has also been uploaded to our Vimeo and Viddler pages, YouTube, our Facebook group and fan pages, and added to our Tape Library section.

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Thursday, July 2 2009

Cheeseburger in Caseville 2009

    During tonight’s visit to Key West Coffee & CafĂ© (as discussed in Episode 104), we got to wondering whether we should try going back to the Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville MI.  It runs this year from August 7 to August 16, which means it’s possible we could go there immediately following our Pine Knob concert and make it one helluva Buffetty weekend!
    Once we saw the new logo for this year’s festival, their 11th annual, we knew we had to go.
    ...For Greg’s sake….

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