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Wednesday, March 9 2011

2011 Radio Ad(s)

    Having learned yesterday, via Buffett World, that WOMC 104.3 had broken the news of a July 21 Pine Knob concert, I kept my recorder tuned to WOMC this morning to attempt capturing this year’s radio commercial.  I recorded four hours this morning (an hour forty-five of which was silence…grrrr) and another two hours this afternoon.  WOMC broadcast the ad at 12:40 PM.

    The ad is shorter than usual, only :30, and I’m not sure if this is a cost-saving measure or if there might be a :60 version out there too.  There was no newspaper ad this morning in the Detroit Free Press so I’m keeping an eye out for that as well.
    Update: I managed to catch the :60 version Friday, March 11, on WCSX 94.7.  I recorded six hours of them this morning and, listening back to the files, encountered the ad after only fourteen minutes (having aired at around 6:20 AM, I guess).  Quite the opposite of how it usually goes…

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Monday, October 25 2010

Episode 137: Sacked!

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, October 20 2010 (9:30 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “The boys review Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give, recap the Chicago and Jones Beach concerts, and discuss the recent RCPM show in Lansing.  (Cameos by Dino, Lee, and assorted FSGL’ers.  The Roger Clyne podcast starts at 59:12.)

    Apologies for the delay.  Thursday and Saturday were busier than expected at the old production house.
    02:33 - “Buffett Performs in Paris”, from Buffett News | “One Day in Jimmy’s Life in Paris”, from Buffett World
    02:45 - “Buffett Performs at Fund Raiser for Alex Sink”, from Buffett News | “Photos from Alex Sink Fundraiser”, from Buffett World
    03:14 - ̶McAnally Humbled by Another CMA Nomination”, from Buffett World
    04:28 - “Margaritaville coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier”, from Buffett News | “Margaritaville Coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier”, from Buffett World
    14:59 - “Margaritaville 25th Anniversary Specials”, from Buffett World
    15:57 - Coconut Telegraph PDFs
    18:44 - Ole Miss Rebel Mascot Concepts.  Look for “Rebel Land Shark”.
    19:32 - “Vinyl Records” is the second track of Todd Snyder’s New Connection album (2002)
    20:30 - Scott’s alphabetical “Name That Tune” game was discussed in Episode 65
    20:40 - “Modern Family Mentions Jimmy”, from Buffett World
    21:28 - “Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley to perform in Gulf Shores to boost tourism after oil spill”, from
    22:41 - You Get What You Give (Deluxe Version), at Amazon or iTunes (US)
    24:52 - Mike’s difficulty keeping CDs and CD cases together was discussed in Episode 115
    40:16 - Washington Post album review, written by Chris Richards
    63:10 - Chad Heckler and Jim Dalton’s performance of “Hellbound Party Train”:

    59:37 - Chad Heckler interview is part of Episode 52
    67:25 - Jim Dalton’s podcast is no more.  He’s still on Twitter though.

The Loft, down the street from the state capitol
“Hellbound Party Train”
Roger, in red, greets fans after the show

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Thursday, July 8 2010

“Life On the North Coast”

    Our single dropped today.  By popular demand, you can now get a copy of our theme song, written by Mike and Jim Auquier and sung by Jim Auquier.  Get your copy on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

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Thursday, February 18 2010

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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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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Sunday, September 20 2009

Episode 111: Ringling, Ringling

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, September 16 2009 (9:30 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “More concert clips and an impromptu discussion about Buffetty ringtones takes over the entire episode.  (Guest: Jennifer.)

    00:33 - speaking of ringtones, there’s a good one right there
    03:21 - Episode 100
    03:28 - Greg’s “Volcano” ringtone, in MP3 format.  You may need to convert it to use on your own phone.
    04:51 - not a good ringtone
    05:36 - Mac’s CMA nominations, via Buffett World
    06:05 - Jimmy to perform at Bridge School Benefit, via Buffett World
    06:26 - SF column on Bridge School benefit
    08:10 - Bono recalls “Jamaica Mistaica” incident, via Buffett World
    09:57 - my chance to plug myself: my U2 photos and videos at Flickr and Mobile Me
    10:19 - Landshark billboard
    10:37 - “Goin’ Coastal”—sorry; I keep making that mistake
    11:15 - with thanks to Listener Jason, the Woodsongs podcast link
    11:49 - Jake at The Ark
    24:57 - thanks to SunLover again, at the Buffett news discussion boards
    34:11 - since the recording the Dolphins had their home opener not on Sunday but on Monday, September 21.  It was ESPN’s Monday Night Football game, and here are a few shots of the stadium from the broadcast:


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Saturday, February 7 2009

Episode 95: TicketsNowJob

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 4 2009 (9:30 PM - 11:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “With the tour dates confirmed and an unexpected Michigan date among them, the guys relate their latest ticket-buying adventures.  Another volume in the unending multipart series, “Ticketmaster Sucks”.  (Roger Clyne podcast starts at 40:45.)

    01:58 - text of Springsteen’s letter to fans, via Ticket
    03:34 - Tour Dates at
    03:37 - Jimmy’s Google Earth plugin info
    04:37 - “Yeah-yeah!” ©Schmoe
    07:17 - “Buffett Participates in Launch of Google Earth 5.0”, at Buffett News
    09:28 - “Pascrell Seeks Investigation Into Ticketmaster Business Practice”, at the Congressman’s website
    09:54 - Ticketmaster/TicketsNow FAQ page
    29:42 - see 09:28
    42:30 - The Railbenders
    As a bonus, here’s a bit of audio which was cut from the episode.  It’s stuff we’ve talked about before, but Scott liked it.

    February 9 update: Senator Charles Shumer (NY) has joined Representative Pascrell (NJ) in calling for a probe of Ticketmaster, in the response to the Spingsteen tickets sale snafu.  New Jersey’s attorney general says Ticketmaster may indeed have broken the law.  And Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff avows to stop linking so blatantly to TicketsNow.

“This redirection only occurred as a choice when we could not satisfy fans’ specific search request for primary ticket inventory,” writes Azoff, “but to make sure there is no misunderstanding in the future, we also publicly state that we will never again link to TicketsNow in a manner that can possibly create any confusion during a high-demand on-sale.”

A quick check of Ticketmaster’s site shows that scalped tickets are now located under a “Marketplace” tab.
    Coincidentally, Azoff is Buffett’s manager, and Azoff’s becoming CEO was part of selling his Front Line Management agency to Ticketmaster.  Which means Buffett now literally works for Ticketmaster.  And Ticketmaster can brag they have a direct relationship with top name artists, just like Live Nation does — a company Ticketmaster is currently attempting to merge with.
    February 10 update: from this morning’s Detroit Free Press, “Names & Faces” column, “Life” section, 5C:

Ticketmaster gets a 15% cut from TicketsNow, according to the [above mentioned] complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles federal court.  A New Jersey congressman called for a federal antitrust investigation into Ticketmaster’s sales practices.  And attorneys general in Jersey and Connecticut are looking into the matter.
    Ticketmaster is accused of breaking Ontario laws that prohibit the resale of tickets at greater-than-face-value in a complaint filed Monday in Toronto.  The suit seeks more than $400 million in damages.

    February 10 afternoon update: according to USA Today:

    The boards of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment unanimously agreed on Monday to merge their companies — potentially creating a concert and live entertainment behemoth.
    In announcing the deal Tuesday morning the companies said they plan an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be called Live Nation Entertainment.
    Under terms of the deal, Ticketmaster shareholders will receive 1.384 shares of Live Nation stock for each share of Ticketmaster they hold. The companies estimated the value of the combined business at about $2.5 billion and said the deal will help them save about $40 million annually.

    Of particular note is this little gem: “the deal could end up benefiting concertgoers by giving the combined company more bargaining clout with artists, potentially reducing performers’ stakes in ticket sales and thus lowering ticket prices.”
    Erm, yeah.  Right.  Of course.  We’re sure this whole cluster is engineered to drive down ticket prices.  Based on past practices, why would we think otherwise?

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