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 24: No Sleeves, No Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:41

Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows: two nights at O'Malley's in Weston, Missouri, and a house concert in Omaha, Nebraska. Blaggards playing a house concert in Omaha NE (Photo by Sienna Oehler Nania) Show notes LIVE from O'Malley's Pub, Weston MO, July 13, 2019 (Facebook video) House concert at Chez Nania, Omaha NE, July 14, 2019 (Facebook video) Get tickets for Lone Star Pirate Festival at Warehouse Live, Houston TX, July 20, 2019 Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 23: Jamaican Lucky Charms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:58

Mike and Paddy with O’Malley’s owner Michael Coakley. Patrick, Chad, and Mike sing the praises of O'Malley's Pub, an amazing music venue, pub and brewery in Weston, MO, where we'll be playing this weekend (July 12 & 13, 2019), as well as in October for Weston Irish Fest. Then we spend some time musing at the many odd fake Irish accents we frequently encounter in our line of work, and also talk about how much fun we've been having with our Facebook live streams. Show notes Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub — Weston, MO Blaggards Live Stream Archive on Facebook Policing For Our Community — Logan, OH Lone Star Pirate Festival — July 20 at Warehouse Live, Houston, TX Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 22: Dance To Live Music with José Figueroa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:02

Our first actual guest on the show, artist and filmmaker José Figueroa of Dance To Live Music, joins us for an epic discussion about Houston’s vibrant music scene... and José’s upcoming documentary film about that very subject. Dance To Live Music on Facebook Dance To Live Music on Instagram Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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: José G. Figueroa.Support SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

 Episode 21: The Man From Omaha | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:03

Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn—the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha"—who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015. Jeff’s spirit was so strong that it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. In the short time we knew him, every second of his life was a celebration, and we were honored to be a part of it. He loved to laugh and was always smiling. His friendship also gave us a whole new extended family and second home in Omaha, Nebraska, something we know will always endure. (This episode is put together from two different recording sessions: one from several months ago with just Patrick and Chad, and another with Mike recorded yesterday afternoon.) Please consider donating to ALS Association. Thanks! Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 20: Duct Tape Grandma to the Chair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:33

Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix. Also, we get some insight into Patrick's family history and give a lot of love to our hometown of Houston. A receipt from the store of Patrick's grandfather and namesake (Photo by Mike McAloon) Show notes The Field Irish Pub — San Diego Half Door Brewing Co. — San Diego Lazy Harry's Bar & Grill — Bullhead City, AZ The Dubliner Irish Pub — Phoenix Live streams set 1 and set 2 from Lazy Harry's Live streams set 1 and set 2 from the Dubliner Driving through the Jacumba Mountains — Chad's Instagram Driving through Southern California is like visiting several different planets. — Chad's Instagram Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 19: MacGyver & Wonder Woman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:28

At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with drunk people at our shows. Blaggards and Sean South CSC from Ireland at June 8, 2019, at Ri Ra Las Vegas. Show notes Tattooed Mom — Philadelphia Rockin' Robin Guitars and Music — Houston The Field Irish Pub — San Diego Scott Jeffers - Traveler Mike's previous bands: The Vent-o-lators ENIAC Tha Fucking Transmissions Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 18: Epiphany's Little Sister | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:46

Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of people-pleasing in the arts, and a tip of the hat to the remarkable bravery of stand-up comedians. Blaggards with Derek Warfield in February 2009 (Photo by Jon Riesenfeld) Show notes Interview with Derek Warfield — The Plough & the Stars Celtic fans at Glasgow Cross having a party Celtic fans singing "Fields of Athenry" during the match against Rangers on September 10th, 2016 "Never play to the gallery" — David Bowie David Bowie: A look back at his ’90s era – when he got weird again — Great interview with Reeves Gabrels on his friendship and collaboration with David Bowie Patton Oswalt Reveals What Keeps Creative People From Creating — OffCamera with Sam Jones David Letterman on Robin Williams — WTF with Marc Maron (about 40 minutes in) Pete Townshend talks about Jimi Hendrix Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 17: Hold Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:23

Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year... and was torn down last week to make way for a parking lot. Show notes Irish Aires — KPFT 90.1 FM End of an Era: Fitzgerald’s in Houston Closing at Year’s End — Texas Monthly Dana Cooper Pancho Villa (Live, 2014) — Ten Hands Pylon (Live, 1981) Banana Blender Surprise legacy lives on — The Review, St. John's School Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 16: Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:44

Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd diversions, including a story about Chad's unlikely-but-true connection to the '90s movie "Reality Bites". Show notes ‘Get the Gimp’: Breaking Down ‘Pulp Fiction’s Most Notorious Scene — Rolling Stone Reality Bites Captured Gen X With Perfect Irony — the Atlantic Interview with T Bone Burnett — WTF with Marc Maron True Detective — HBO Series Lone Star Pirate Festival, July 20, 2019 — Warehouse Live, Houston "Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here" — Monty Python and the Holy Grail Cabo Baja Tacos & Burritos — Houston Cactus Music — Houston "Never eat Mexican food east of Mississippi or north of Dallas." - Lyle Lovett, Southern Living (2012) Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 15: Sandwich Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:08

What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down the winding road of Houston history and the dramatic changes the music industry has seen in the digital era. Show notes Trains finally roll in Houston rail system — CNN, 2004 Diedrich Coffee departure has patrons brewing a revolt — Houston Chronicle, 2006 Hibernia Irish Tavern - Little Rock, AR Frank Zappa explains the decline of the music industry Prison Love Songs, Blaggards reunion show with Turi Hoiseth — The Continental Club Houston (2010) Border Reiver - Mark Knopfler Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 14: Julie Andrews Called Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:53

Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie soundtracks, and the often hilarious obsession our fans have with Patrick's hair. Patrick wirelessly roaming O'Malley's Pub (Photo by Kelly Howe) Show notes XVive Wireless Guitar System The Sound of Music, Original Soundtrack Recording — Rodgers & Hammerstein (Listen on Apple Music) Reservoir Dogs, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Listen on Apple Music) Pulp Fiction (Music from the Motion Picture) (Listen on Apple Music) Breaking Bad Soundtrack, All Seasons All 24 James Bond Theme Songs True Detective, Music from the HBO Series (Listen on Apple Music) Music by Mark Knopfler from the film Cal (Listen on Apple Music) Local Hero — Mark Knopfler (Listen on Apple Music) Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero (Live) — Mark Knopfler Monty Python's Life of Brian, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Listen on Apple Music) Brian (Theme Song from Monty Python's Life of Brian) Always Look On the Bright Side of Life — Eric Idle (from Monty Python's Life of Brian) The Meaning of Life - Monty Python (Listen on Apple Music) De Wolfe Music Presents: Music from Monty Python and the Holy Grail — Various Artists (Listen on Apple Music) Homeward Bound: King Arthur's Theme (from Monty Python and the Holy Grail) — new recording by Larry Hopkins (Listen on Apple Music) John Williams scoring "Empire Strikes Back" — 1980 documentary Flash Gordon, Original Soundtrack Music by Queen (Listen on Apple Music) The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash — Beatles parody mockumentary, written by Eric Idle The Rutles — songs by Neil Innes (Listen on Apple Music) Danny Boy — Johnny Cash Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) — Thin Lizzy (Listen on Apple Music) Whiskey in the Jar (Live) — Thin Lizzy The long and winding road of “Whiskey In The Jar,” Irish music’s most beloved song — AV Club Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 13: Allergic to Sleeves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:06

Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos. Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode Green Fields of France - The Fureys & Davey Arthur QSC TouchMix 16 - Compact Digital Mixer Flight 666 - Iron Maiden documentary Finnegan Auto Group - Rosenburg, TX Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 12: Fried Chicken Tech for Meat Loaf | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:05

What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have closed? What guitars does Patrick use? Will we ever hear Blaggards on vinyl? Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode Blaggards at Brian O'Neill's, 2005 (featuring Patrick's Parker Fly guitar) Blaggards at Brian O'Neill's, 2006 (featuring Patrick's Gibson Les Paul guitar) The Continental Club Houston Beebe Gunn Studio O'Bannon's Taphouse (College Station, TX) Ashford Pub (Houston, TX) Stuttgarden Tavern on the Strand (Galveston, TX) Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY) Hometown Holidays Music Fest (Rockville, MD) O'Malley's & Weston Brewing Company (Weston, MO) Sherman Celtic Festival (Sherman, TX) Blaggards at Fadó Irish Pub - Austin, 2006 Diamond Guitars Bill Thomas Guitars Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 11: 666 Acacia Avenue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:23

After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for fledgling musicians of all ages. References for this episode The Roth Show — David Lee Roth's new podcast RBI Recording — where Standards and "Kerfuffleful" were recorded Beebe Gunn Studio — where our new record is currently being recorded Four Eyes Studio — Beaumont, TX Tascam Portastudio 424 — the 4-track cassette recorder that Chad used in his early days Stuart Copeland interviewed in the studio — Jools Holland, 1981 Shotgun Road / Diamond Jack — Two Houston-area bands featuring our friend Kent Newman on guitar McAloon Drums — Drum lessons by our very own Mike McAloon Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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 10: Just Kidding, Lars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:24

Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer... first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners. Then follows a ridiculously long discussion of our top five(ish) desert island discs. References for this episode Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners — Ronnie Drew on lead vocals The Town I Loved So Well (Live) - The Dubliners — Luke Kelly on lead vocals Dirty Old Town (Live) - The Dubliners — Luke Kelly on lead vocals Rocky Road to Dublin (Live) - The Dubliners — Luke accidentally repeats the 'Mullingar' verse and reacts humourously Monto (Live) - The Dubliners Dirty Old Town - Christy Moore and Shane MacGowan Huey Lewis performs with Thin Lizzy Interview with Chris Hayes of Huey Lewis & the News — Suburban Underground New Religion - Duran Duran Patrick's Top 5 Desert Island Discs Life Live - Thin Lizzy Gold: Greatest Hits - Abba Live After Death - Iron Maiden Reign in Blood - Slayer Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight - Elvis Presley (4 Disc Box Set) Chad's Top 5 Desert Island Discs Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - David Bowie Peter Gabriel (Scratch) - Peter Gabriel Fear of Music - Talking Heads The White Album - The Beatles ??? More References Cold Sweat (Live) - Thin Lizzy Human Strain - Slayer George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr talk about Elvis's later period (from the Beatles Anthology) Bruce Dickinson and his opinion(s) on synthesizers in heavy metal The Rocker - Thin Lizzy (Eric Bell guitar solo) Still in Love With You - Thin Lizzy (John Sykes guitar solo) My Sharona - The Knack (Berton Averre guitar solo) Life During Wartime - Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads (Jerry Harrison keyboard solo) Girlfriend is Better - Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads (original 1984 theatrical mix) (Jerry Harrison keyboard solo) Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online 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

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