Episode 28: Can You Tell Me Some More, Mr Scott?

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, January 17 2007 (9:30 PM - 10:30 PM), at the Zodiac Racquet Club in Southgate MI
    “Mike, Mickey, and Scott engage in a rambling conversation, reminiscing about last year’s concert, ticket sales, opening acts, and announcing our t-shirt giveaway!  (Guest appearance by Lee.)

    Schmoe is sick this week, but we carried on without him (over his objections, in fact).  Not only did his illness affect our podcast panel, the guys didn’t even play wallyball or racquetball beforehand.  Instead, Scott & Mike & Don just sat around drinking beer and eating pizza until I showed up.  I was contemplating making a show out of last week’s outtakes (since I cut almost an hour out of it), but I figured I could at least record a new intro.  Instead, we got a full show.  Not a lot of news, but, as usual, we still managed to talk far too much.
    With this show, we’re announcing our t-shirt giveaway.  Tell us your least favorite episode—and be honest (we can take it)—by e-mailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or voice mailing us at 1-774-221-7346 or Skyping us at northcoastcast [our new account] or using the Mobatalk interface to the lower right, and win a rare and handsome North Coast Cast t-shirt!
    The auction for Jimmy’s 1963 ford Falcon will be ending soon but you can still see the photo of it on Buffett News.
    We encourage you to listen to Time After Island Time on Radio Jimmy Dreamz.
    Our ticket adventures were already discussed in Episode 6, but now Scott gets to tell his side of the story.  I believe this is the concert he talks about, where Jimmy (and Fingers) started the show on a B-stage.  My records show the last time Jimmy had an opening act was in 1993.  The pronunciation of “Ne-vile” is deliberate.  The cable special I mentioned is available on DVD [Amazon link], but evidently my memory is sketchy and “Some White People (Can Dance)” was not performed.  I still have the feeling I heard the song before we saw it live in 1989.  The Ladyfingers Revue toured with Buffett in 1991.  The Zachary Richard concert at Sully’s in Dearborn was in 1990.
    Mike cut me off, but the end of my story involved the accordion guy begging so much to duet that Zachary Richard lost patience and only let the guy play an unmiked washboard.  And the guy was very ticked off.  It was funny to see him go from hero worship to resentment in only about fifteen minutes.  Reminds me of the time I saw Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band, the year John Entwistle toured…but that’s another story…    Later on, the guy had me take a photo of him and Zachary, using Mike’s camera, and then was irritated when I wouldn’t agree to see him perform in Detroit.  I wanted his address so I could just send him the photo but he insisted on my coming to one of his shows and dropping the photo off.  End result, the photo is still in Mike’s archives.  Why is my photo with Zachary Richard so horrible?  Because right before Mike took it, Zachary muttered the word “Orgasm”, which caught me offguard and resulted in some stupid expression frozen in time forever.
    We’ve been mentioning Schmoe a lot in the episode names, but this week we’ll give Scott a shout-out.  Alternate titles included: “And We’re Schmoeless, Baby”, “No Schmoe on Wednesday”, “No Schmoe, No Cry”, and “Trying to Reason with Cold & Flu Season”.
    P.S.: we’ve been giving our Skype name as shortfatguyonline but I decided to keep things all in the family and create a new username.  Our new Skype name is northcoastcast.  This should make things simpler.  Add us to your contacts and send us some voice mail—we’d love to hear from you and add you to the show!  (The previous name still works, so even if you use it you can still contact us.)

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    P.P.S.: Shall I tell you about my Internet outage?  We’d be warned about snow and ice storms over the weekend—that after a month in, Winter would finally be hitting the North Coast—and on Tuesday morning, shortly after 10 AM, I lost my Internet connection and cable TV.  I did not reach a Comcast representative in the time I had before work, but their recorded message explained how there were several outages and they had no idea when service would be restored.  I was extremely upset to find cable was still out when I got home that night, but at least I had enough stuff backed up on my DVR to occupy the time.  I was even more upset the following morning to find that cable was still out, twenty-four hours earlier!  This time when I called I stayed on the line until I could talk to someone…and found out there were no outages any more—despite their not having changed their recorded message—and that mine must be an isolated incident.  When the repairman showed up, we found that the cable leading to my house had been disconnected and was hanging on a neighor’s fence!  It turns out another neighbor had switched from Comcast to the Dish Network recently, and when Comcast had come out yesterday morning to disconnect him they’d disconnected me!  And I’d spent a whole day thinking the outage was weather related and would get fixed on its own!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/19 at 02:53 AM
  1. Some White People Can Dance
    Shows Played At:
    06-30-1989: The Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI
    02-05-1988: Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

    Posted by Scott Piestrak on 01/19  at  08:58 AM
  2. Bonnie “Ratt” was at Pine Knob.  Summer 1982.  Two nights!  Warmed up for Buffett.  I saw her genius even back then.  Honest.

    P.S. More Schmoe!

    Posted by Schmoe on 01/20  at  01:45 PM
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