Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Sunday, October 14 2007

Episode 52: Strummed and Rum’d

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 10 2007 (8:30 PM - 11:30 PM), at Casa de Greg, Dearborn MI
    “The Roger Clyne podcast starts at 00:00.   The boys reminisce about their weekend seeing RCPM in Detroit and Cleveland; and they interview Chad Heckler, the man who made Roger’s new guitar.  (Cameo appearance by Cathy.)

    Attack of the Clyne-cast, Part II.
    We recorded two shows last Wednesday, the Roger Clyne show presented here and the “Bars” review we promised earlier.  Schmoe couldn’t round up enough people for wallyball so we ended up simply recording the show at Greg’s house.  His basement, specifically.  We assumed the Clyne podcast would be brief, consisting of a quick wraparound to our interview with Chad Heckler; but we ended up talking for an hour and a half!  What we’d assumed would be a quick and easy bonus show for the feed turned into our longest episode yet.
    Chad Heckler’s MySpace page.
    Our locations in Ferndale: The Post, Howe’s Bayou (link pending), and The Magic Bag Theater.
    Here’s the Waterin’ Hole page where people first started discussing Roger’s new guitar.
    Chad’s custom guitar for Roger: 1 | 2 | in action.
    11:26 - Red 57
    11:47 - Ha!. and you thought this show would have no Buffett content!
    12:43 - Pictures of Roger’s “Old Faithful”:

Old Faithful, front


Old Faithful, back

    13:02 - buy Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy direct from The Peacemakers
    14:09 - Brian Blush
    17:55 - Chad’s favorites: Better Than Ezra and The Refreshments.
    27:51 - Detroit concert recorded by yours truly.  Much of what we talk about an be viewed in our Gallery: Detroit album
    35:52 - The old Beatles song is “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”.
    37:06 - yes, Cleveland refers to themselves as the “North Coast” and Wikipedia says that Michigan is really the “Third Coast”.  Too late to change our podcast name though, I guess.  I still contend that Michigan’s two peninsulas offer more of a coast than Cleveland’s.
    40:20 - ironically, while we were just down the street from the stadium we watched the midge attack on TV like anyone else
    41:00 - Latvian dance music performed by Atštaukas
    43:18 - Cleveland concert recorded by Matt Miller (complete recording available here).  Much of what we talk about an be viewed in our Gallery: Cleveland album.
    43:49 - Diana’s MySpace page | Tippy’s MySpace page.  Tippy also has some excellent photos of the Detroit and Cleveland shows, over on her Flickr page.
    44:47 - another one of those references to an old story from college
    46:38 - Shelly and Tim’s MySpace pages: 1 | 2
    52:52 - Neti pot
    62:21 - here’s the video
    Incidentally, this episode’s title comes from Roger’s song “Bottom of the Bay” off No More Beautiful World.

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Saturday, October 6 2007

On the Road with Roger Clyne

    Detroit Thursday.  Cleveland Friday.  Be back soon…

    Behind the Magic Bag, Ferndale MI.  Thursday, October 4 2007

Amazingly, Roger’s arms really are that long.

    Next door to the Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH.  Friday, October 5 2007

Note Mike and Schmoe are wearing the same shirt.

    Update: the Detroit photos and Cleveland photos are now available in our Gallery

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Friday, October 5 2007


    OK, ladies and gentlemen.
     Our home team is out of the running, which means baseball is done for Detroit fans—or so you might think.  Where can you now put all your baseball playoff energy?  Look no further than the Arizona Diamondbacks.  This is where we need to focus are energy.  Not for the sake of baseball, but rather the good of Arizona’s own Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.
    Roger wrote a little ditty to help support his hometown team, the Arizona Diamond backs.  The farther they go the more I am sure we will hear his song, providing some much needed kudos for a very talented singer and songwriter.  So watch the video and spread the word.  This year, I back, you back, we back the D-backs.  That’s a fact, Jack!!
    Yes, I did go see Roger at the Magic Bag last night.  It is the best live show you will ever attend!
    Watch the video.  Very good tune!!

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Tuesday, May 8 2007

Episode 37: The Roger Clyne Interview

Show Notes:
Recorded Sunday, May 6 2007 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM), at Casa de Mike, Canton MI
    “Attack of the Clyne podcast!  It’s trying to completely take over our Jimmy Buffett talk!  ...Thanks to all who helped set up the interview and thanks to Roger for being part of our show and for two great concerts.

    Show opening recorded Thursday, May 3 2007 at Ferndale’s Magic Bag theater, using the same gear with which we record our podcast.
    For those keeping score, here’s Roger’s setlist for that night

Hello New Day
Bury My Heart at the Trailer Park
Maybe We Should Fall in Love
Tell Yer Momma
World Ain’t Gone Crazy
I Don’t Need Another Thrill
Wake Up Call
Leaky Little Boat
Junebug in July
Bottom of the Bay
Jack vs José
King of the Hill Theme
Noisy Head
Goon Squad
Green and Dumb
Down Together

    Mike and Schmoe and Scott had a busy weekend, heading off to Chicago the following day for another RCPM show; and then, recording the phone interview on Sunday.
    It was Mike who got the ball rolling regarding the interview.  He contacted Patrick Steven Patterson at Lotus Nile.com, back at the beginning of April, and was able to negotiate a twenty-minute phone interview.  We had hoped to use the interview to promote Roger’s local appearance, but it didn’t work out in time.  Mike happened to meet Roger before the concert (despite what I say in the post-show gabfest), bumping into him outside the rear of Magic Bag.  Mike, once again wearing his classic “The Peacemakers” t-shirt (as seen here, from the previous year), introduced himself and we were delighted to hear Roger was not only aware of the upcoming interview but even remembered the time (4 PM CDT).  He told us he’d be calling from the back of his tour bus, between his Minneapolis and Des Moines appearances.
    So that we could all participate, we used a phone service called Free Conference.com.  This isn’t necessarily an endorsement since the results did not sound all that great.  Using individual phones backfired on us, since a lot of echo and crosstalk got picked up.  I also dialed in using Skype, and got better results that way; and the finished product is a blend between both recordings (plus plenty of tweaks and filters).
    Learn more about Circus Mexicus here.  (The name Schmoe was trying to say is “Puerto Peñasco”.)  And learn more about RCPM’s No More Beautiful World CD here.  Scott’s songwriting question refers specifically to the title track from Honky Tonk Union and “Switchblade” from ¡Americano!.  You can see the RCPM tour bus in our photo gallery.  And as long as you’re looking up RCPM CDs, here’s the link for Sonoran Hope and Madness, originally released by Margaritaville Records.  You can try meeting Roger at 3 Margaritas.  And this is the Mexican Moonshine website, but there’s not much there yet.
    Not surprisingly, the other live track, “Lemons”, also stems from the May 3 show.  You can hear Mike and Scott cheering at the beginning, over their upcoming Chicago show.  Shurman was the opening act, and you can go to their website or visit them at MySpace.  The performance here is heavily edited, for time reasons.  (There’s also a performance of it in Episode 33.

      >  Download Episode 37

Episode 37B: Special Features Bonus Disc

Show Notes:
Recorded Sunday, May 6 2007 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM), at Casa de Mike, Canton MI
    “The Roger Clyne Podcast Strikes Back, as the boys present some deleted scenes from Episode 37.

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Thursday, March 22 2007

Episode 33: The Bournemouth and District Amateur Clynecologists

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, March 21 2007 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM), at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “The Roger Clyne podcast (which starts at 13:45) threatens to take over the whole episode.  BW Dream Setlists and BN March Madness are also touched on; and Mike and Schmoe gripe about pop stars and iTunes, respectively.  Guest appearances by Jennifer and Lee.

    Our hideout was nowhere near as crowded as last time and we had no trouble setting up in our recording studio.  The food was ravioli for Schmoe and pizza for the others.  The drink was a pitcher of Amber Bock, bottles of Bud Light (for me), and water.  My “She blushes” comment is a quote from the “Shindig” episode of Firefly.
    There was a lot more behind-the-scenes commentary about the BuffettNews.com Buffett News podcast.  Here’s a blog page exclusive outtake.

    No official word on who the King Kong Trio was comprised of, but one disreputable site says it was Jimmy, Mike Utley, and Robert Greenidge.  Submit your Dream Setlist at BuffettWorld.  And follow the March Madness match-ups at BuffettNews.  How ’bout that 300 imitation, eh?  Bob-Lo was an old amusement park on an island in the Detroit River.  The revised Schmoeonade recipe is accessible here.
    Buy No More Beautiful World direct from Roger Clyne’s website.  Apparently, according to Mike, I’ll be seeing Roger Clyne on May 3 at the Magic Bag.
    I know we sound like a bunch of cranky old men, but, seriously, “Fergilicious” is pure shit.
    Hey, I just noticed Mike’s comment about living on Dix and Champaign! [Google Maps link]   Don’t know the story behind the quote but it should be fun to play back to his wife.
    Learn more about Mike’s homework answer at Club Trini.com.  Brandi Carlile’s iTunes listing really is screwed up.  I’m no expert but the races that lead to the America’s Cup take many months, so Scott and Schmoe can both be right.

Bank of Bad Habits ATM Card, from AOL’s Parrot Key

    And now, our product placement.  Whet your Herr’s appetite at their official site.  Of course, we’re more familiar with Herr’s as being a plot point in the “Grief Counseling” episode of The Office.  Here’s the official site for Schmoe’s Laughing Cow cheese.  And although, for your own well-being, this should not be construed as a commercial endorsement, you can learn more about Falstaff Beer bottle caps here.
    By the way, this week’s show title comes from “Silly Noises” track on Monty Python’s Previous Record.

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