Give Us a Good One
Summary: Give Us a Good One started because Mike Garrido and Orville Neeley love a good story. You might know them from their music careers (OBN IIIs, Bad Sports, Strange Boys, Leather Girls, TV's Daniel, the list goes on), but on Give Us a Good one they've become master orators. Guests range from world famous musicians to independent filmmakers to regular people with crazy lives. The common thread is they all have great stories to tell. They come on the show and give the guys a good one. Funny, sad, insane, whatever, Mike and Orville bring out the best of their guests and their stories.
Our guys spend an evening with Detroit native and Third Man Records artist Craig Brown (Craig Brown Band, Liquor Store, Terrible Twos). What happens when your manager at a fancy Italian restaurant loves Judas Priest and drugs? You go to a lot of concerts and do a lot of drugs. Plus they visit the destructive and shitty nature of youth and how friends become friends. This one is a fun one, you won't need to concentrate.
The guys welcome Ray Charles, but ya know, not *that* Ray Charles, to the podcast for a story of Myspace love with the reclusive actor, Crispin Glover, plus some lesser known Back To The Future gossip. The three also touch on face tattoos and the finer points of fast food. The episode opens with Mike shotgunning his first beer.
Italian tour manager, booking agent and label head Franz Barcella came by for a hang sesh during a rare trip to America. He regaled our heroes with a bonkers tale of a band taking their tour manager hostage, plus he satisfied Mike's obsession with Italian pop icon Adriano Celentano. His accent will have you begging for more. Ciao bella!
The two founders of nudie magazine Peach Fuzz drop in to discuss the finer points of sex in a dorm room, racist tow truck drivers, and how a miserable trip through a desert gave them some of the best photos their magazine has seen. Kelly Dugan and Laura McNairy also give some solid sex advice: wash your hands after a crawfish boil.
An old college buddy of Orville's, Ryan Darbonne, dives into the depths of independent filmmaking, avoiding the hospital in favor of Stranger Things and whether or not South By Southwest matters to anyone anymore. Mike and Orville learned a lot about themselves and the parallels of film and music at the shoestring budget level--and when the last time either of them had a shitty accident.
Our heroes sit down with Riverboat Gamblers and Drakulas frontman Mike Wiebe to discuss how he achieved pure bliss as a 5th grader, a provocative new app and what to do when you meet Owen Wilson at a party. Grab your parachute, you can't un-hear this one.
The guys take a quiet journey with Gerard Cosloy, co-founder of Matador Records and founder of 12XU records, down a rabbit hole of bad, cancelled TV sitcoms, Don Rickles lesser known works, and a case of bargain beer that was politely turned down by legendary band, The Fall. This one's a slow burn.
In this episode, guitarist Zach Blair (Rise Against, Gwar, Only Crime, Hagfish, Drakulas) tells Mike and Orville about how he came to join the traveling metal circus that is GWAR, one of the most elaborate and impressive DIY bands of all time. GWAR is mayhem and Zach tells a few stories about how the commitment of the characters almost drove him off the edge. The episode opens with the guys eating copious amounts of toffee.
In the first episode of Give Us a Good One, Mike and Orville talk to musician Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit) about a family reunion bathroom mishap in Mexico, and the practice of stealing tiny forks. The episode opens with a never before heard TV show theme Sabrina wrote for a never-made teen drama about Jonbenet Ramsey.