Friday, February 26 2010

Episode 122: Fun Tickets in Our Pockets (2010 Edition)

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 24 2010 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Two concert roundups from the current Summerzcool winter session plus we share our ticket-buying stories.  (Special appearance by Jennifer.)

    02:55 - Heckler Custom Guitars
    04:13 - Encores album: Buffett News mention | Buffett World mention
    04:59 - Jimmy in St Barth’s, according to Buffett News
    05:16 - Margaritaville CafĂ© in Nashville: Buffett News mention | Buffett World mention
    05:23 - Funny or online | Funny or Die Presents on HBO
    18:53 - Jamaican Dogsled Team
    19:15 - the Iditarod Trail
    24:51 - if it sounds like Jimmy started early, it’s because I cut a few bars from the intro.  He started the verse on time but then stopped singing.
    25:13 - what a terrible crossfade.  This one concert roundup is rife with awkward and uninspired transitions.
    26:57 - once again, we saved the sad story for offline perusal: Save the says record cold is leading to record manatee deaths
    27:17 - a quick look at suggests the total is ten right now, not including the recently announced locations
    27:59 - DOM Coon’s photos, in our gallery: photo #1, photo #2, photo #3
    38:50 - conveniently, I finally got around to updating my selists pages two days prior

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Thursday, February 18 2010

Episode 121: Lions and Tigers and Bores

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 17 2010 (10:00 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “No, it’s not a podcast about Detroit sports. It’s us getting all worked up over buying our “Under the Big Top” tour tickets this Saturday.  (Special appearance by Jennifer.  Cameo by Joe Maj.)

    01:02 - it was Thursday, February 12.  I guess Buffett News posted the rumored dates first, but Buffett World was where I saw them.
    Our local papers mentioned the concert date the following day, but I wasn’t sure if they were confirming the news or just repeating the rumor.
    As far as I was concerned, it wasn’t confirmed until we saw the DTE ad on Sunday, February 14.
    02:17 - Listener Lisa was the person who objected on MySpace.  There’s a Country Fest Music Festival in Cadott WI, June 24-27; maybe it’s to that she’s referring. 
    03:01 - “Farewell Tour in 2010?”, from Orange Country Register.  (Did I say “Oakland”?  That’s a county in Michigan.)
    05:27 - Taylor Swift is playing March 26 and 27 at the Palace of Auburn Hills
    10:02 - Mike and Schmoe talk about one corporate gig by The Knack in Episode 61B
    10:06 - Doug Fieger, in Wikipedia
    19:04 - a reference to a conversation that happened before we started recording.  New dad Joe Maj was asking for advice about his child’s teething problems.
    20:40 - the August 5 1995 setlist
    23:20 - honestly, it was more like two hours of sleep and three hours of empty room
    26:19 - watch Firefly on Blu-Ray; see Firefly in space!
    26:57 - the original, uncut audio file
    28:04 - the original, uncut audio file
    28:29 - the space station’s “Window on the World
    28:50 - Paradise Key Teas website

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2010 Radio Ad

    Since our soon-to-be released Episode 121 includes lengthy talk of trying to record this year’s radio ad, consider this a spoiler.

    Recorded at quarter after 7 this morning, off 94.7 WCSX FM.  It’s not the best quality (it’s in mono, for one thing), so hopefully I’ll be able to replace it soon.
    Update: I was able to record a better version on Friday, at around 6:40 AM.  I’ve replaced the above version with the new one, but, for the heck of it, the original can still be heard here.  Incidentally, from the needless information department: the ending of the stereo one got a little clipped, but I was able to “restore” it by blending in the longer ending from the mono one.

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Sunday, February 14 2010

It’s Official

    Good thing Mike texted me.  I almost forgot to check the Sunday paper—wherein, was this ad, confirming the rumors of a Pine Knob show this June…

Detroit Free Press: “Entertainment” section, 3J

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Episode 120: Ten Years After

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 10 2010 (10:30 PM - 12:00 AM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “Latest headlines, some Super Bowl talk, the wrap-up concert roundup for Paris, and our top 10 songs of the decade.

    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Once again the show is a little late this week, but I got caught up watching the Olympics Opening Ceremonies last night.
    02:56 - Margaritaville chicken wings, announced at Buffett News
    03:05 - you can catch Mike and Scott sampling the chicken wings in our 2009 tailgate video.  Sadly, I was too busy videotaping to have any.
    04:35 - “Interview with Jimmy after Saints become NFC champs”, at Buffett News
    04:41 - Mike thinks the name Cox is worthy of invoking the double-entendre horn, but, no, that’s just childish
    04:55 - “Photos & Set List from NFL Owners Private Party”, at Buffett News
    05:49 - I was thinking of the scandal at Tyco and the two million dollar party CEO Dennis Kozlowski threw for his 40th birthday.  MSNBC’s news story includes video.
    07:35 - Buffett watching the Super Bowl, according to GAC,com
    08:58 - Chesney playing show after Super Bowl, according to CJDC Country
    11:16 - tech writer John Gruber was particularly critical of medleys here and here
    12:25 - Tuesday, October 21 2008, in fact
    16:08 - Kiss’s “Calling Dr Love” Super Bowl ad
    16:07 - Mini Kiss, at
    18:15 - “Jimmy Buffett Fights To Protect Boozy Slogan”, via Buffett Info
    19:02 - WSJ provides the lawsuit in PDF form
    20:32 - “Legislator tries to switch Alabama’s state song to Jimmy Buffett tune”, from
    21:29 - Chicago show announcement at Buffett World and at Buffett News
    21:49 - I have to pick on Schmoe here, since he sent me an image of the ad yet apparently did not look at it in the process.
    22:42 - ringmaster
    24:11 - “Jimmy Talks about the Saints” on Radio Margaritaville, from
    24:42 - there is more news story we could mention.  It’s difficult to give serious matters their due when you’ve had a few drinks, so it’s probably best to mention this offline: here’s a follow-up on the story we first brought up in Episode 93: “Defendant takes stand in Steamboat Springs ‘Margaritaville’ fatal assault case”
    25:24 - Listener Ed provided the following links in his News Items list: Winning Vocal Event of the Year for 5 O’clock Somewhere (2003) | Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame October 2006) | Margaritaville in Glendale (April 2008) |Landshark Stadium (2008) | Jamming at Bon Jovi’s house (Labor Day Weekend 2009)
    37:00 - Live in Auburn
    39:04 - I was actually thinking of Roger Guth singing “Blue Guitar” on his album Scotch, which I’m tempted to say preceded Peter Mayer’s version on Romeo’s Garage (which, in turn, preceded Buffett’s version)
    49:11 - audio of Elizabeth Banks and Alec Baldwin from the “Anna Howard Shaw Day” episode of 30 Rock, which aired the night after our podcast session

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Monday, February 1 2010

Play “Margaritaville”

    Yesterday NBC aired NBC Sports coverage of the Detroit International Auto Show.  At one point the host was demonstrating Sync voice command technology in a Lincoln MKX when he spoke the command, “Play song Margaritaville”, which promptly began playing and remained playing in the background for a little while.  He then went on to demonstrate the new in-console blender technology.  Okay, that part I made up, but it would be cool I think.

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