Saturday, August 29 2009

Escape to ... Meijer’s?

    Mike passes along this sighting, taken at his neighborhood Meijer’s:

Oo, it’s restaurant quality!

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Saturday, August 22 2009

Episode 108: Concerted Effort

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, August 19 2009 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM) at Joe’s Prime Time, Brownstown MI
    “Mike, Schmoe, and Mickey take a closer look at the recent Pine Knob concert.  (Guest appearances by Jacob and Nathan.)

    I, Mickey, formally concede, from the outset:
    A) Schmoe is right about “Margaritaville” on You Had to Be There.  Frankly, I have no idea now what I was talking about.  And, 2) It does sound like I say “1997”.  I still don’t see how I could confuse the years; I can only assume it was a case of lazy-mouth.
    And now, the show notes:
    03:23 - our tribute slideshow is still viewable at
    03:47 - Cheeseburger in
    04:13 - once again, the 2009 Cheeseburger Festival logo
    04:55 - the photo in question
    05:17 - you can hear us bitch about the absence of portajohns at the end of Episode 17: “Wet Wet Wet”
    05:56 - the forecast for Clarkston on August 13 was sunny with a high of 83°F
    08:02 - the concert that year (2003) was like a freaking Carnival Cruise Line show, with native dancers, jugglers, and fire-eaters.
    10:57 - another link to my concert photos
    18:37 - concert clips are once again from SunLover, over at the Buffett News discussion board, since, as you might have guessed, we were busy that night
    20:11 - a commercial for Ford, plus subliminal product placement for Dodge and Toyota
    21:12 - Playing for Change CD/DVD [Amazon link].  Note: Jimmy and the Coral Reefers are not part of the video as included on the DVD
    23:09 - screenwriter/director John Hughes died Sunday, August 8 2009
    23:30 - I don’t remember now.  It could have been “Pirate” or maybe it was “Last Mango”.
    24:56 - just ignore this whole part.  Mike might be right: maybe I heard an old recording on Radio Margaritaville’s “Buffett Buffet”.
    28:43 - “A Pew Research survey released last month showed that 81 percent of respondents between ages 16-29 said they liked The Beatles.  Eleven percent said they dislike the band and only 4 percent said they have never heard of them.”  Source: CNN
    32:51 - The Office, Season 4, Episode 13
    33:22 - our tailgate video, on Vimeo.  It’s also viewable at YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and Viddler.
    36:04 - the Tahiti™ Frozen Concoction Maker™
    40:41 - Scott’s photos, on Facebook
    43:13 - movie quote from Stripes (1981)

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Wednesday, August 19 2009

Episode 107: NPR Weakened Edition

Show Notes:
Recorded mainly Thursday, August 13, and Monday, August 17
    “An odds and ends episode, collecting the latest headlines, concert clips from the most recent leg of the tour, and our live, on-the-scene report from the Pine Knob parking lot.

    Holy crap!  A new episode!
    02:16 - Walter Cronkite memorial: Buffett News’s write-up | Buffett World’s write-up
    02:56 - Coastal Marina: Buffett News write-up | Buffett World write-up
    03:15 - Stephen Talkhouse: Buffett News write-up | Buffett World write-up
    03:35 - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Buffett News write-up | Buffett World write-up (and rehearsal photos)
    03:50 - at least as I experienced on Brit Rail
    05:46 - Mac’s album on Amazon | Mac’s album on iTunes
    06:01 - T-Pain’s fight song, with video
    09:19 - couldn’t resist including this reprise of Walter Cronkite’s cameo, originally from the 1999’s Beach House tour
    11:26 - this clip was heavily edited for time, just to include Utley’s cool tack piano
    26:39 - recorded August 5.  We hadn’t officially started, which explains the TV noise in the background.  The webpage to which Scott refers is Greg’s Facebook profile.  And the page to which Mike refers is the Nothing But Monkeys site we created.  (The viewer total at this writing is 546.)
    29:41 - no one made a move to start podcasting so I didn’t even take the gear out, using my cellphone for an off-the-cuff recording.  Here’s a cellphone photo from that night (August 12), to prove we did assemble with plans to podcast  
    31:20 - the big tailgate video, viewable at Vimeo, Viddler, Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube.
    31:39 - sorry about the distortion; I held the phone up too close, not expecting it to pick up the sound as well as it did
    33:08 - I know.  That doesn’t make any sense to me either
    39:55 - what a rip-off!  He’s padding the book with duplicate chapters!
    41:22 - as discussed in Episode 106B—only the last episode. Schmoe!
    48:36 - not a still camera, but my full-sized Canon HV20 HD video camera (which was used to shoot the video mentioned at 31:20)
    52:15 - sorry we ended on a puke story, but that’s the way it went

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Sunday, August 16 2009

Pine Knob Tailgate (2009)

    Straight from the lab, its reels still drying, here’s our tailgate video from Thursday’s concert.  We start off at Schmoe’s Cantina, pay a visit to St Hedwig’s, drive up to Clarkston, meet up with Schmoe and Co again, encounter lots of Woo Girls, see another great show, and, ultimately, return to the cantina.

    In total, viewable at YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Vimeo and Viddler.

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Friday, August 14 2009

A Pleasure and a Hell of an Evening (2009 Edition)

    Buffett Day has come and gone in Michigan.  The concert is over and, as Mike would say, Summer is now over too.  SunLover over at the Buffett News discussion board has made MP3s of the concert available, if you didn’t catch it or want to hear it again.  I’m working on a quick little tailgate video from yesterday, but for now here are some cellphone photos I took during the show.

Mike’s and my view from row II

    And one from Scott…

Scott’s view from row O


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