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 53: Five Thousand Dollar Fake Tooth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:24

This week: Eric's experiences playing John Doe (of the band 'X'), the Hollisters, Mike Barfield, et al. Also: what it takes to forge a career in music, what makes a good music scene, and: SlapperCast is one year old! Show notes Trish Cramblet Sig's Lagoon Record Shop Happy Doing What We're Doing — Elizabeth McQueen, with Eric on drums Joseph Arthur interviews GE Smith Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 52: From Ringo to Rundgren | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:43

This week on SlapperCast, listen in on a new rhythm section getting to know each other one-on-one for the first time. Chad and Eric geek out over musical influences, personal histories and obsessions: the Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, New York City, David Bowie, Tin Machine, Hunt Sales, Reeves Gabrels, XTC, Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Robyn Hitchcock, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, et al. Also: new Ireland Tour news! Show notes Convoy — C.W. McCall Ozzy Osbourne meets Paul McCartney Bradley’s: An Oral History of a Hallowed Hang Heaven's in Here — Tin Machine Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 51: Just Keep Chewing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:43

New drummer Eric talks with Patrick and Chad about his first three shows as a Blaggard: a standing-room only crowd at T-Bone Toms in Kemah, a massive turnout at Pinballz Kingdom just south of Austin, and a SOLD OUT show at Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville. Show notes Blaggards Online Store Austin Beer Works "Pete Best Forever, Ringo Never" - The Birth of the Beatles "Barney Forever, Wiggum Never" - The Simpsons "Lopez" - The Kids in the Hall Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 50: Meet Eric C. Hughes! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:39

This week we're thrilled to introduce you to our new drummer, Eric C. Hughes! Eric is a long-time friend of ours who has actually filled in for Mike several times before. His resume reads like a “who’s who” of the Austin and Houston music scene: Allen Hill, David Beebe, The Derailers, Jesse Dayton, Mike Stinson, Archie Bell, members of Fastball... and now BLAGGARDS. Show notes Eric playing with Blaggards in Greeley, NE (September 2017) Eric interviews Vinny Appice for NAMM.org Eric interviews Charley Pride for NAMM.org Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 49: Thank You Mike! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:24

We are heartbroken to announce that our drummer Mike "The Machine" McAloon will be leaving the band soon. This week on SlapperCast, Mike, Patrick and Chad bring you up to speed on what's been going on behind the scenes, and look back on 11 amazing years together as "the impenetrable trio". Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 48: Happy New Year, Mr. Falcon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:09

Patrick and Chad celebrate the dawn of 2020, the beginning of their second year of SlapperCast, also the beginning of a very exciting year for Blaggards. Discussed: plans for new singles, Chad's ongoing weight-loss journey, a new online store, touring plans for 2020 (in the US and Ireland), and how we once seriously considered moving the band to Philadelphia. Book a house concert Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 47: Ass Kicking Contest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:38

A quick review of 2019 plus a few more hints about our plans for 2020. Also, a discussion about the art of stage presence and audience engagement, with kudos to Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze and Mojo Nixon. Show notes Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road — documentary about Glen Tilbrook's 2001 solo tour in a mobile home Mojo Nixon Live at The Cattle Club, Sacremento, CA, December 7, 1990 — with Houston's Pete Gordon on piano Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 46: Two Buildings, a Horse, a Dead Dog and a Coffee Shop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:45

Patrick and Chad shower praise upon their old friend and Houston drumming legend Keith York, who filled in for Mike this past weekend in Longview, TX, and Little Rock, AR. Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 45: Pulling Up Anchor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:59

Patrick and Chad talk about the band's plans for 2020. Show notes Neil Sargent - Guitar Repair Texas Music Emporium BlackHouse Cigars Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 44: Sneakers in the Dryer, Please | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:32

A highly caffeinated discussion of imaginary musical collaborations (and some real ones) between legendary musicians. CORRECTION: Rick Rubin actually produced six albums with Johnny Cash (including the posthumous American VI), not just two as we incorrectly surmised during the episode. Show notes BlackHouse Cigars Rebel Meets Rebel — David Allen Coe & Pantera Creed Shreds Somebody to Love — George Michael & Queen Stewart Copeland's Approach To A Backbeat Across the River — Peter Gabriel & Stuart Copeland Don't Box Me In — Stuart Copeland & Stan Ridgway Animal Logic – Stuart Copeland, Stanley Clarke & Deborah Holland Bombs Away — Gizmodrome (Adrian Belew & Stuart Copeland) Elephant Talk — Gizmodrome (Adrian Belew & Stuart Copeland) Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain goes for a swim during the middle bit of Rime of the Ancient Mariner John Lennon talking about collaborating with David Bowie Heroes (David Bowie) — David Byrne & Choir Choir David Byrne inducts David Bowie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Steam magazine Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 43: Strange and Wonderful Beast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:02

Patrick and Chad share stories of various encounters with famous musicians, some of them heroes, some not. Learn about when Yngwie Malmsteen hit on Patrick's girlfriend, when Chad danced next to David Byrne in New York, and when Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top) made sure Patrick hadn't cut his hair. Show notes Mark Knopfler - Rüdiger Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 42: Dark Cloud of Glam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:48

This week we explore bands we dislike, bands we once disliked but came to appreciate later, and bands we used to like but lost interest in. Discussed: Anthrax, KISS, Poison, Rush, Triumph, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, the Who, Duran Duran, the Smiths, Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Cream, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Motörhead, et al. Also: more on the perils of smartphone addiction and how it can disrupt creativity, as well as the essential exchange of energy between performer and audience. Show notes The Fire That Inspired 'Smoke on The Water' Johnny Marr describes how he wrote How Soon is Now "How Soon Is Now?" - The B-Side That Defined The Smiths Sacha Baron Cohen's scathing attack on Facebook (full talk) Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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? Send us your questions and we'll answer them on the show by leaving a comment on Patreon, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #slappercast. Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 41: Cover Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:43

What makes a good cover song? How does Blaggards choose the songs they cover? Why doesn't Blaggards cover any Dropkick Murphys songs? Also: O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station is the #1 Guinness seller in Texas, Ireland tour timeframe for 2020, and Rock the Shelter XXXII. Blaggards hauling a load of presents after Rock the Shelter XXII, December 2009 (Photo by Mari Devlin) Show notes More Than This — Roxy Music cover by Robyn Hitchcock Waiting for the Man — Velvet Underground cover by David Bowie More photos related to this episode Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 40: No Sticks, No Drum Kit, No Clue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:58

Eleven years ago, Blaggards embarked on a nine-date tour through the Midwest with no drummer... and yet somehow wound up with three drummers. This ultimately leads to a discussion of how this band, like every other band that ever existed, has always been a delicate balance of personalities, talents, and temperaments. Show notes See photos related to this episode Claddagh Irish Pubs Short clip of the band playing with original drummer Brian Vogel at Dan Electro's from this period (late 2008) Join us in IRELAND next Fall Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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 39: Green Eggs & Spam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:58

Patrick, Chad and Mike recount last week's IRELAND tour through Dublin, Bundoran, Sligo, and many the place between. Topics include: our favorite pubs in Dublin, the declining pub industry in Ireland because of stringent DUI laws, our adventures around Bundoran, Donegal, Sligo, Queen Maive's Cairn, and Achill Island surfing in Ireland, the curative effects of Irish country air, the music scene in Bundoran, the trad music culture in Ireland, the Book of Kells and the Long Hall (the Old Library) at Trinity College in Dublin Blaggards at the Fairy Bridges, Bundoran, Ireland (Photo by Laurie Valenzi Buell) Show notes Institute of Study Abroad Ireland — Bundoran, Ireland Johnny Gallagher and the Boxty Band The Bleeding Horse Pub — Dublin, Ireland Against the Grain/Galway Bay Brewery — Dublin, Ireland Bruxelles Pub — Dublin, Ireland Mulligan's Pub — Dublin, Ireland Atlantic Apartotel — Bundoran, Ireland Shoot the Crows Pub — Sligo, Ireland The Book of Kells Exhibition and the Old Library — Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland SHOUT! — Philip Norman Beatles Forever — Nicholas Schaffner Join us in IRELAND Fall 2020 Ireland 2020 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us 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

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