Episode 98: A Big Gecko Casting Tall Shadows

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, March 25 2009 (9:00 PM - 10:30 PM) at Zodiac Racquet Club, Southgate MI
    “The guys talk about the new theme song and take a closer listen to the Hawaii concerts recently broadcast on Sirius XM.  (Special guest: Joe.  Cameos by Lee and Jennifer.)

    It’s here!  It’s here!  It only took eight days, but it’s here!
    00:00 - recorded off Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, March 10
    00:38 - you can watch the South Park episode “Margaritaville” at South Park Studios
    02:42 - a reference to Episode 78
    04:42 - here’s the brand-new behind-the-scenes documentary of our theme song recording session…

    (The video at Viddler includes pop-up notes.  VIdeo is also available at at Vimeo, at our Facebook group, and was originally posted on youTube in two parts.)
    04:57 - featuring the talents of Jim Auquier (The Jimmy Show) and Rob Norum of, together. Acoustic Rewind.
    05:30 - we had to whip up a final verse on the spot.  I think Scott offered the “Shadows tall” line, about which I was skeptical.  I doubted the tilt of the Earth was substantial enough to change shadows in Autumn and the rhyme smacked of desperation.  The following morning Scott “took me to school”, offering the following information in an e-mail.

Summer sunlight is more direct.  More energy per unit area is received by sun.  Thin[k] of the longer shadows cast in winter.  Also think of the beam of a flashlight illuminating a spot on a table:  Direct illumination provides maximum light per unit area.  Tilting the flashlight means that the beam is spread over more area but its is giving of the same energy per unit time.  Thus the energy per unit time per area is smaller in the tilted case, and similarly as applies to the sun in the winter.

    10:21 - ...that said, the acoustic guitar in the clip you heard was Jim Auquier
    16:39 - Live from Key West - EP on iTunes
    19:56 - Scott means the cellphone video on YouTube, as mentioned on Buffett News
    20:55 - Cyndi Lauper sang “iko Iko” on her 1986 album True Colors
    21:33 - hear that crackling in the left speaker?  That’s not our usual cellphone interference.  You are witnessing the start of the slow death of my beloved Core Sound mics.
    21:51 - Buffett News’s write-up of Jimmy at the Jim Clark & Kristy Hinze nuptials
    23:42 - “Buffett Looking at New Sea Plane”, as mentioned on Buffett World
    24:30 - “Jimmy Buffett Wants South Side Bar to Shut Down”, from WPXI.com
    26:20 - Buffett News’s write-up of the Key West Margaritaville Café fire | Buffett World’s write-up of the Key West Margaritaville Café fireP.S.: it appears the San Carlos Institute re-opened in time.
    28:56 - the sneak peek photo, on Twitpic
    30:51 - the fabled Schmoeonade™ recipe

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