SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards show

SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

Summary: The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX, share their experiences and occasionally chat with guests. "The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (Episode 5 discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

Podcasts:

 Episode 82: More Than Twenty, Less Than a Million | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:34

This week on #SlapperCast: Houston's near-miss with Hurricane Laura An update on last week's show (Episode 81) with pub/brewery owner Chris Steele and his efforts to reopen his businesses during the pandemic under current TABC restrictions Upcoming guest: comedian Slade Ham The op-ed battle between Jerry Seinfeld and James Altucher about the fate of New York City How the pandemic is affecting retail space and office space real estate Do we have any strange pre-show rituals? How audience feedback affects musicians and comedians How many marriages are Blaggards responsible for? Why we miss the routine of loading in/setting up/breaking down/loading out gear at shows The importance of a quick load-out after a show Struggles with weight loss/maintenance during the pandemic Will we do a #SlapperCast live stream? We will we record and release our version of Danny Boy? Many thanks to Kelli for your questions! Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KTIUoy1mh-s Show notes NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why — James Altucher https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/nyc-is-dead-forever-heres-why/ Jerry Seinfeld: So You Think New York Is ‘Dead’ (It’s not.) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/opinion/jerry-seinfeld-new-york-coronavirus.html Sorry Seinfeld: Your Love of NYC Won’t Change the Facts About Its Crisis — James Altucher https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/sorry-seinfeld-nyc-crisis/ Slade Runner: Houston/Mr. Wizard's World — Slade Ham https://youtu.be/7qpGszjT_9U Digging Up Mother — Doug Stanhope https://www.amazon.com/Digging-Up-Mother-Love-Story/dp/0306825384\ Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 81: Beast of Blackwater | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:29

This week on #SlapperCast, we talk with our dear friend Chris Steele, owner of O'Bannon's Taphouse and Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. in Bryan–College Station, Texas. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/M3LH57ok7UE How Chris got started in the bar industry, and how his wife Stephanie got him hooked on quality beer The genesis of O'Bannon's Taphouse and Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. (BWD) The challenges that O'Bannon's and BWD are now facing during the pandemic with the inconsistent and unreasonable restrictions being placed on bars/restaurants in Texas. How alcohol laws in Texas have changed since the pandemic, and how they might (should) continue to change Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Chris Steele.Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 80: The Slums of Killiney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:37

This week on #SlapperCast, Patrick's brother Andrew Devlin joins us to talk about his company PitchHub. What Andrew's life has been like with three young boys virtual learning from home Why Andrew prefers Spotify over other streaming music services Andrew's company PitchHub, which helps businesses create video content to use online PitchHub's concept of helping clients create a "video business card" How PitchHub could be useful for musicians Why PitchHub has so much work with realtors How the pandemic is affecting the real estate business, as people no longer have to worry about living close to work How music venues might adapt to the pandemic The challenge of adding real applause to live stream performances How late night talk show hosts have adapted to working from home Working on song arrangements in the recording studio instead of on stage Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/66cBy-PqV-I Show notes PitchHub Eric C. Hughes drum lessons (echdrumlessons.com) Patrick leading a Saint Paddy's Day crowd in College Station to welcome his nephew Patrick (Andrew's son) to the world Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Andrew Devlin.Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 79: Can't Get Rid of the Tramp Stamp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:14

Former drummer and Forever Blaggard Mike McAloon rejoins us for a whole episode! Help save live music venues at Save our Stages How life has changed for Mike since he left the band Mike's assessment of Eric's drumming in Blaggards Eric's assessment of Mike's drumming in Blaggards The generational differences between Mike and Eric's approach to drumming and musicianship in general Great 1990s drummers How Mike first became a drummer What Mike misses about being in Blaggards Favrorite gig we've ever played as Blaggards How the bar industry and live music have been suffering during the pandemic How Mike's dad was instrumental in getting Mike into Blaggards Chris Longwood has agreed to master the new Blaggards album Show Notes Matt Cameron's drum fill into final chorus of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" Aaron Comess | PASIC 2018 Life is a Highway — Tom Cochrane Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Mike McAloon.Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 78: Rabbit Hole Central | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:05

This week on #SlapperCast: Eric's memories of 1978 Sessions LIVE show on Thursday, August 13 at 5 PM Central Drive-in concerts? Blaggards FACE MASKS will soon be available When Eric got "cut off" with the Derailers at Applebee's in Santa Fe, NM How people's opinions tend to fly out of control on social media More new BLAGGARDS songs brewing the studio Liberty DeVitto's biography (former Billy Joel drummer) Our dream interview subjects (alive or dead) The importance of interviewing family members as a historical document Realistic interview subjects The art of conducting a good interview Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 77: Longtime Listener, First-time Caller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:47

This week on #SlapperCast, we welcome our longtime fiddler, the incomparable Jeff Duncan! Jeff has been performing and recording with us since 2008, and will be prominently featured on our forthcoming new album. Topics include: How we first met Jeff The influence Jeff's parents had on his musicianship Jeff's talent for playing songs he's never heard before What music we're listening to in our cars right now What bands would we like to play in given the opportunity Sight-reading or play by ear? Audience members trying to insert themselve into your gig How did Jeff choose fiddle as an instrument? The importance of teaching music to kids Challenges in teaching music remotely during the pandemic Current Blaggards projects in rehearsal and the recording studio The value of arrangement skills (including praise for our original fiddler Turi Hoiseth) Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WOW-TDCtx2U Show notes Drum lessons with Eric C. Hughes Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Jeff Duncan.Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 76: Spaghetti Western | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:07

This week on #SlapperCast:  Recapping our recent live stream show Memories of Super Bowls past New songs we've been working on in the recording studio Patrick has started intermittent fasting High praise for Houston's Star Pizza and Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. How our sleeping habits have (or haven't) changed since we've stopped gigging Difficulties we've had getting decent sleep while on tour Stories of the excruciatingly long drive from here to West Texas Memories of visiting Big Bend National Park Patrick's habit of wandering off into desert landscapes with no phone connectivity  The far-reaching influences of Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" The excellent storytelling of Joel & Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men" Remembering SCTV Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 75: All the Couches That We've Desecrated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:44

This week on SlapperCast: Blaggards are SIXTEEN years old Comparing our sound gear from 16 years ago to what we use today The strong possibility of another shelter-in-place order The effect that the pandemic is having on bars and live music Comparing house bands from late-night TV shows What we think about mandatory mask-wearing Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S98pgB6g1I0 Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 74: Masks are Fun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:48

This week on #SlapperCast: The new mask order in Texas Singing difficulties on stage and in the studio Bands that have played with symphonies Bands that never changed their formula Favorite live albums, and what makes a good live album Famous musicians who are children of famous musicians Favorite musicals we've seen, played in or accidentally interrupted (thanks again Bob!) Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 73: Donuts with Devlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:30

This week on SlapperCast: Bars in Texas are shut down again due to the pandemic What Blaggards have been up to in the recording studio Eric's creepy gig story Musicians who influenced other musicians and didn't get the recognition they deserved (thanks again Bob!) Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aLc-tcsep-I Show notes That's Alright Mama — Arthur Crudup That's All — Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amsterdam — Scott Walker Back On The Streets — Gary Moore Truth and Soul — Fishbone Suspect Device — Stiff Little Fingers Teenage Kicks — The Undertones Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 72: Louder than Nicko McBrain in a Frying Pan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:33

A freeform conversation during a thunderstorm. As the rain falls, we talk about our ongoing recording sessions for the new album, re-examine our opinion of Buc-ee's, reminisce about Two Pesos (and how much better it was than Taco Cabana), heap praise upon H-E-B and Whataburger, and indulge in a bit of nerdy gear talk. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p9vXry_sgxc Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 71: Comedians Should Run the Country | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:59

Music that has influenced us outside of the "rock" genre, as well as other influences outside of music altogether. Thanks to Bob for the questions! Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 70: Stuffed Package Tours | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:23

This week: bands that should have had bigger careers. Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 69: Ant-face, Missouri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:31

Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues. SlapperCast usually comes out on Tuesday, but we're releasing this episode a bit early so that we may join the rest of the music industry in observing #BlackoutTuesday, a day of silence on social media to provoke accountability and change. Please stay safe. #TheShowMustBePaused Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 68: Brett, Beth & Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:23

Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're taking from customers as a result. Also: bands that would benefit from better singers, overcoming nervousness on stage, the importance of good stage banter: how much is too little, when it does become too much, and should it ever be scripted or rehearsed? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mg3aLrno7uI Show notes O'Bannon's Tap House bar barricaded with kegs Another Nail In My Heart – Glenn Tilbrook (solo acoustic) Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, leave a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

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