Saturday, January 30 2010

Episode 119: Event Horizon

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, January 27 2010 (9:30 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Another fourcast, of the top JB events of the decade; plus a vacation report, some rants, and a roundup of the latest headlines. Special guests Patti and Hud. (Cameos by Jennifer and Lee.)

    Before we start, here are some hijinks recorded with my laptop, pre-podcast.

    The silliness continued as we started brainstorming other business ventures in which Jimmy could invest.  After restaurants and casinos, branching out into strip clubs seemed inevitable; and here are some of the names we came up with for such a Buffett-themed establishment:

A Pirate Looks at Forties
Bigger Than the Both of Us
Smart Woman in No Skirt
I Used to Have Money One Time
Cowboy in the Jungle
Whore Number Three
Lap Service
Defying Gravity

    With all that tomfoolery out of the way, here are the show notes:
    00:09 - wow, that didn’t take long.  Schmoe set off the double-entendre alarm already.
    00:45 - between our cold open and this part, Scott had left the room and is now returning.  He’s presumably talking to Jennifer, who was out in the main lounge.
    03:16 - “Martin Introduces XL Buffett Guitar”, from Buffett News
    04:43 - Hud is quoting from Role Models, the fact he also happened to be staring at bikini babes notwithstanding
    04:49 - jeez, the alarm is getting a workout
    05:11 - “Jimmy Asks for Your Help”, from Buffett News
    05:50 - |
    05:55 - Hope for Haiti Now, in iTunes
    06:42 - “Buffett to Attend Super Bowl Brunch”, from Buffett News
    06:53 - Buffett in Bora Bora: first show mention in Buffett News; second show, with setlist.
    07:35 - LandShark Stadium re-re-renamed, from Buffett News
    08:31 - “Margaritaville to Open in Niagara Falls This Spring”, from Buffett World
    09:10 - Buffett to Attend NFC Championship Game: Buffett News mention | Buffett World mention
    09:27 - Walking to New Orleans official site. Buffett News mention | Buffett World mention.
    10:22 - somebody’s photo of that shrimp-riding guy
    10:41 - “Bad Sign for Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi”, from Buffett World
    10:56 - “As long as the cranes were up I was staying optimistic, cause I knew it was costing them money to rent them. Now we have to wait and see” DOM Coon wrote us, January 21.  “That’s the gospel from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fins Up!!”  He also passed along a link to the story at WLOX, The Station for South Mississippi.
    11:45 - Pitchfork,com’s “Twenty Great ‘Simpsons’ Music Moments
    12:12 - “Shary Bobbins”, but you already knew that, didn’t you (from the 8th season episode “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala[Annoyed Grunt]cious”)
    12:23 - “Bart to the Future”, Episode 17, Season 11.  Aired March 19 2000.
    14:00 - “Ticketmaster, Live Nation merger wins approval, despite opposition from lawmakers, fans”, from
    17:01 - Buffett wants you to adopt a manatee for Valentine’s Day.
    19:07 - Save the Manatee Club.
    19:24 - “stuffed” as in plush.  I don’t want to be accused of the same animal abuse as was Schmoe.
    19:27 - well, you kind of do get a photo.  Here’s our manatee, Chessie.
    21:28 - the iPad was unveiled the very morning of this recording
    21:44 - Margaritaville Cafe Myrtle Beach | Margaritaville Cafe Las Vegas
    22:36 - a reference to a story Hud told before we started recording
    24:29 - a reference to our previous episode
    26:17 - I confess, there was such a big gap between this last segment and the next, the only way to disguise it was to cover it up with this little Tiki Bar TV promo
    26:48 - Listener Josh wrote us on January 17
    28:16 - I’m being overly generous.  Hud’s right.
    28:48 - yep, Listener Josh e-mailed us about the Pitcher Perfect EP back on May 21 2007
    30:01 - see 26:17, except now with a link to the Detroit Podcasters Network
    30:52 - the Buffett News timeline came in very handy in finishing our homework assignment
    31:24 - I said “numerically”, I meant “chronologically”
    37:54 - if “Every time Mike says ‘shellback’” and “Every time Mike says his guitar number” aren’t in the rules of the WAOTNC Drinking Game, they darn well should be!
    45:06 - The Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock from January 16 could have been included in our previous episode, but missed it by mere minutes.  Compare the comments to how Shaffer described the same incident last year, as heard in Episode 60.

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Saturday, January 16 2010

Episode 118: A Monkey in the Wrench

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, January 13 2010 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Another concert roundup, more headlines, and the gang looks at the top Buffett CDs of the decade.  (Cameo appearance by Jennifer.)

    02:28 - Portafino’s on the River
    03:21 - the shot glass contest video
    03:33 - our page in iTunes [US], our page in iTunes [Aus], our Facebook group page, and our Facebook fan page
    05:29 - The “Stuck in the ’80s” podcast site.  (And has Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff ever used steel drums?)
    06:28 - Mike’s “I’ll have to subscribe to that podcast” was voiced before he heard the clip and before he knew it was critical of Jimmy
    06:55 - Sean Daly’s Buffet Hotel review.
    07:23 - “[Stephen] Ross’ deal with Land Shark Lager was only through the 2009 season (or the Orange Bowl, whichever was longer).  [CEO MIke] Dee said he expects to announce a naming rights deal this month’s end. ”  From The
    08:49 - found some U2 tickets on eBay, courtesy of metro3845‘s eBay auction.  Can’t beat free shipping!

U2 in Miami

    09:11 - “Buffett Performs At His Hawaii Restaurant”, from Buffett World
    09:29 - “Four February Tour Dates Announced”, from Buffett World
    12:06 - harp sounds taken from Audio Network PLC.
    19:49 - Paradise Key Teas on Facebook
    21:33 - in conversation prior to recording, Scott admitted he had never seen a full episode of The Simpsons
    21:58 - “ Margaritaville Key West Celebrates 25th Anniversary”, from Buffett World
    23:36 - “Live Nation Finally Confirms ‘Jiffy Lube Live’ Name”, from
    28:52 - what do you think are the top five Buffett songs of the decade? Send your list to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and you can win a WAOTNC shot glass!
    29:17 - for the record, I’m being facetious
    33:59 - Scott’s e-mail was reprinted as part of our License to Chill album review episode
    39:50 - yes, I am aware of the hypocrisy of considering Hoot a Buffett album and not License to Chill. I agree, it makes no sense.
    40:18 - Scott’s original Live in Anguilla rant is in Episode 56
    42:59 - Mike’s original Live at Texas Stadium rant is in Episode 35
    46:05 - for anybody interested, Schmoe was not drinking tonight because of his cold.  Jennifer brought him a beer out of habit; and Schmoe kept it, giving it to me instead.

    A show notes blog exclusive: here’s an outtake from this week’s show.  This was the original ending, but it was cut for time and because the answer to Mickey’s question is rather predictable.  Nevertheless, it provided some lively conversation which we hated to throw away [9:03 MP3].

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Thursday, January 14 2010

Jimmy’s Message for Haiti

From Jimmy’s YouTube channel:

    “Jimmy Buffett asks Parrotheads to help Haiti in this time of need.  Simply text haiti to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Relief for Haiti.”

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Thursday, January 7 2010

And the winner is…

    The contest Scott began in Episode 115 is over.  A name has been drawn (during halftime of tonight’s GMAC Bowl game—Fire Up Chips!).  And that name is announced in the following video…

And the winner is… from Wastin' Away On the North Coast on Vimeo.

    The winner needs to submit their address information to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll send the prize out immediately.
    P.S.: video is also viewable at YouTube and Facebook.

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Sunday, January 3 2010

Episode 117: Aughts to Tweens

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, December 30 2009 (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “More news, another concert medley, and if you can figure out our rules for the next contest, you deserve a prize right there. (Special guests: Hud, Jennifer, Brian, Nathan, and Jocelyn.)

    I’ve listened to our discussion of the next contest four or five times and still can’t figure out what the rules are.  This however is what Scott had to say, when I begged him for some clarification.  “Here is what I came away with….  Our listeners pick their top 5 songs of the decade….. we each pick 10…. which we will narrow to 5…........  The listener who matches our 5 will then receive the glass…....  In case of a tie we draw out of a hat.”
    Got it?
    Send your top five Jimmy Buffett songs of the decade to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    And now the show notes: 
    00:46 - Scott was so hungry for popcorn tonight he gave Mike’s son money to go to the nearby party store for microwaveable popcorn and then had Dino heat it up for him.
    00:57 - Schmoe is discussing Zodiac’s New Year’s party.  You should’ve gone.
    01:51 - Guy Lombardo, in Wikipedia
    02:31 - Mike was quick to pick up his cue as this was our second take
    03:09 - that’s what they call foreshadowing
    07:53 - Billboard‘s End of Decade list
    09:50 - Buffett World’s story on PBI aviation departure procedures
    10:51 - Schou’s “Margaritaville Outdoor” page
    11:53 - Pollstar’s Top Acts of the Decade
    13:15 - WLUC’s story on the Island Grill.  The Detroit Free Press‘s article on the Island Grill.
    15:28 - Waking Ned Devine on IMDb
    15:40 - Key West on IMDb.  (You can’t Key West star Fisher Stevens hasn’t done much lately.  On March 7 2010 he won an Academy Award for producing the documentary The Cove.)
    23:39 - and it will look like this
    25:00 - NPR’s Most E-Mailed Stories podcast
    45:24 - as you might surmise, all this was recorded before we formally began the podcast

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