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Blowin’ our Noses

Baby Hoagie came home from “Wee Play” and gave us all the worst flu we’ve had in years. And to add to it all, it just rains and rains here in California. Stuck inside, head all clogged up. Feelin’ miserable… ah-HA! My new theme for an image enhanced podcast! Here are a bunch of songs by a bunch of sickos, that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Just don’t get too close, you don’t wanna catch this!

First up is Liz Downing and Daily Grace with the parasitic tune: Blood Fluke. Then the gang from Equator record a strange tune on 4-track while they all had the flu titled: I’m Becoming Psychic. Lots of samples of coughing, hacking and so on, it’s pretty cool. The next song by Gwen Snyder and Blueberry really sets me in a spring time field with dandelions, bees, pollen, and lots of other allergens all floating around. It just feels that way to me, I almost need an antihistamine when I hear this song, titled: Off With My Head, (which is exactly how I feel right now). Then just when you thought it was nice and safe at the podcast, Brent Clifford and the Unknown Rule whip out, Surgical Tool. The cure is far worse than the ailment. Gorehounds finish up with Corpse Worm, and then we all go home because we’re so sick and tired we just can’t take it any more.

So there you have it, tunes for flu and allergy season. Pass me a Kleenex.

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – April 8, 2006


Best Podcast Ever

Here we are at our 40th image enhanced podcast – and it just keeps getting better and better. Thanks to everyone that have sent me their CDs. I’ve received several new bands as well as spoken word and comedy discs. It’s so exciting to get new CDs in the mail from artists all over the world. If you have a music or comedy CD that you recorded yourself – send it our way – I’ll play it on this podcast for the world to hear!

To start off the best podcast ever is Miss Tess with a nifty tune titled: Can’t Sleep Now. Then from Sam Hill Productions a number from the cabaret show ‘Same Old Songs’ titled: Never Been So Close. Be sure to check out the Sam Hill web site to listen to more music from this fun show.

Richard McGhee Star Vocalist does a karaoke version of Oh Look At Me Now. I always love it when Richard does songs written for female vocalists. It adds so much camp factor. Then from the Kinky & Sweet CD by Bo Grumpus and Terry Waldo we play the cut, Low Bridge, Everyone Down. To finish off the set is the mighty band Jesus Knievel whipping out the big horns and performing live on stage the song titled: Body Bags.

So there you have it – enjoy!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – March 16, 2006


That Makes Me Laugh!

Here’s a bunch of stuff that makes me laugh. We start out gettin’ weird with mopehead and his 4-track recording of Groovy Groovy Kitty. The amazing Dan Hanrahan shares with us one of my favorite spoken word pieces of all time: Jeff at Wendy’s. Dimitrius helps us define just exactly what being White Trash is all about, and Sonny Probe helps us define it even further with Painful Relations. Mitchell Vaillant brings us back to the big city in his bizarre urban Caseo tune, That Woman Is A Junkie. Then Jesus Knievel tells a funny tale about the perfect crime in, Steal Your Shoe.

So there you have it. Laugh it up.

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – March 11, 2006


Freaky Weekend

Ever have a Freaky Weekend? For some people every weekend is a Freaky Weekend. But that’s just too much for me. Freaky Weekends wear me out and make me tired. Now I don’t know what you’d consider a Freaky Weekend. We all have different limits. All I know is that I just had a Freaky Weekend, and now I’m really really tired.

To start off this Freaky Weekend we’ve got the Gorehounds with a hard driving beat bringing us the Voodoo Priest. Frank’s Depression delights us all with Untitled III. Brother Eye enters the stage with Overture in Brown. Gwen Snyder and her band Blueberry lulls us with the White Fang Lullaby. And several Strange Ghoulish Shapes float high up over Dan Hanrahan, and the Fleshrot CD finishes the set with a Drink To The Dead. It was freaky…

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – February 26, 2006


Cupid is Stupid

Ahh Love. How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you ever think about how there is a reason that there are different words for Love and Happiness? It’s because they are not the same thing! Just like the words Sex and Love, they are not the same thing. Just because you have one, doesn’t mean you have the other. There is more to learn about Love than any other subject there could ever be. It’s just so complicated.

Blueberry joins our image enhanced podcast once again and graces us with Pocketbook of Love, and it is beautiful. Just for fun I toss in an outtake from a recording session with the Future Chicken Farmers. Tim improvs Poke You Tonight, and it’s funny. Gorehounds tell us all about The Fox, Jesus Knievel shine up their tuba and perform Once Upon A Time. And then it’s time to get out your weepin’ rag, as Mitchell Vaillant takes us on a slow bus ride south with Clean Dirt. Now go out there and love some one.

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – February 14, 2006


Geno’s Pub – Portland Maine

When I was growing up in Portland Maine, there was a nifty place where all the local bands got their chance to play out. Geno’s Pub was a little underground seedy dive of a place, where all the garage bands and punk rock kids could get on stage and tear it up. The place had the best vibe, and was a great place to see a show. I’ve been to clubs in all the major US cities, and honestly, Geno’s really had them all beat. The place just oozed rock and/or roll.

Since I have a huge collection of recordings from way back in the 80’s and 90’s, I thought it would be neat to put together a set of bands that played at Geno’s Pub regularly.

First up is a tune titled Paris by the 80’s band V; – (Thanks Gary for sending me this great CD-R of V; – people send me your original music, I will play it!) Next up is a band that often played out with V; it’s the band Ghost Walks performing a studio version of Malice with their good friend Conni St. Pierre reading poetry in the background. Pretty cool. After that the greatest band to ever grace Geno’s stage: The Gorehounds whip out Bad. The early 80’s punk band T-2 rehearse their song, Deranged, and we finish the set with the 90’s act, Head Cleaner closing the show with Time To Go.

Geno’s Pub has since moved to Congress street, and I have yet to see the new space. I can only hope that it will be just as sleezy and run down as the original pub, as it really had an ambiance that was hard to beat. Rock on!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – February 1, 2006


Friday the 13th

What is up with the number thirteen, and why is Friday the day to look out for? I’ve been in tall buildings that didn’t have a 13th floor. It had a 12, 14, 15, and so on. The elevator just skipped it on the panal. Many casinos are built without a 13th floor.

What makes this Friday the 13th so cool is that it’s the first one of the new year, and the moon is full as well. So there, that’s gotta be worth some extra weirdo points.

What else is numbered 13? Hmmmm… There was Jesus and the 12 disciples, that was 13. There were 13 original states to the US. There are 12 Federal Reserves with one main office to run them all, which makes 13. That’s all I can think of right now.

My Friday the 13th set starts out with a track from the Fleshrot CD titled, Last Stand. Equator tells us the tale about the Lodestone, Miles Partridge says, Ouch, Quit It! A great Boston band, Laughing Academy whip out their tune, Snake, and the Jesus Knievel add the icing to the cake with a cover of Strangle Hold. Delicious.

Maybe I’ll wait to post this on the 14th, to be just like the hotels. I’ll join them in 13 denial. Enjoy!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – January 13, 2006


Holiday Blues

I was talking with a few friends and each one had their own tale of the Holiday Blues. Holidays are stressful. I am always amazed at how a time like Christmas, which is supposed to be a time when people celebrate the ones they love, has become a commercialized high pressured event that very few people enjoy any more. I live by a small mall, and when I walk over to get some snacks or Red Bull, I observe all these people rushing about in their SUVs cutting people off, cussing out their windows, all because they HAVE to get presents for all the people in their life. For me it’s just not about that at all. I don’t buy a lot of gifts. If I really know what I want to get someone I do it. If nothing comes to mind, I just give them a hug or a phone call and tell them how much they matter in my life, and that I love them.

I’ve known a lot of folk that get down during the winter months. Winter time depression really takes it’s toll on folk that endure long winters. I’m originally from Maine, and it seems like it’s winter there all the time. Winters seem to claim a lot of lives there. Icy roads cause a lot of crashes. Lack of sunlight and cabin fever adds up to a lot of craziness. I even believe that the folk there in the east coast suffer from heating their homes with petroleum tanks of oil stored in their basement. The fumes collect in their houses because every window and door is closed tight for months. I have lost over 11 friends to car crashes, cancer, and suicide, which all seems to stem from the long winter months stuck in doors.

Even though all this is a very serious subject, I’d rather make light of such things with a set of tunes all about The Holiday Blues. Sometimes the best way to get out of a rut is to see one self through a sense of humor. We start off with Brother Eye performing their song, Oh Well. Dan Hanrahan whips out a quick ditty about life titled: It’s Hard. Equator depresses us all with I Hate My Life, Frank’s Depression recites the very disturbing poem, He Was A Happy Boy, and Jordan Kratz and the Gorehounds finish up with Head Down To The Ground. So there you have it. At least this way you can kinda enjoy your Holiday Blues. Rock on. Merry Christmas everyone!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – December 25, 2005



I had to go out tonight to get some DVD-R discs and VHS tapes so I can burn my footage of Baby Hoagie’s first year for my folks back in Maine. On my way I saw lots of Christmas lights, and I got to thinking about what a celebration of Electricity Christmas has become. We surround our houses with strings of lights, buy all kinds of gizmos, TVs, computers, cell phones, video games and battery powered toys for our family and children. We even cut down and drag trees into our homes and cover them in electric lights. If there is one thing that does not need an electronic gadget, it’s gotta be a tree, but some how they become the very victim of this brightly lit holiday.

So here is my set devoted to the mysterious powers of electricity. First it’s The Gorehounds with, Tune In To My Love. Then mixed right in comes Brent Clifford and The Unknown Rule with, Central Central. A spooky techno bizarre sound scape thing that may have broken my four-track. Next up is Richard McGhee Star Vocalist practicing the song, Thomas Edison from a musical movie we were trying to make at the time. Allen Frost and Dan Hanrahan rings us up with Telephone Joe, Philadelphia’s Brother Eye whips out Hey Sunshine, and The All Mighty Senators finish today’s image enhanced podcast for iTunes with, Solar Power. So there you have it, and it’s all brought to you by Electricity. Plug it in!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – December 17, 2005



So I tried to put together a set of winter time Christmas music, but it was tougher than I thought it’d be. After I put it all together, I sat back, and it was a little bleak. Cold, lonely… jeepers heck. It was wintry indeed.

We start off in New York City, a great place to spend the holidays. Mitchell Vaillant tells us all about driving a yellow cab during the holidays in Manhattan in his tune titled, Hackin’. Next up is a bizarre treat, it’s everyone’s favorite terrible band, The Pilots. These kids are all about 14, and the best part is the arguments at the beginning and end of each recording. This tune is from 1979 and titled, Wise Man. I figure all Christmas celebrations have a wise man or two, or three.

A song with a dreamy quiet winter feel is mopehead’s This Boy’s Life. Lazy as a cold day all snuggled up on the couch with a blanket. Frank’s Depression recites Jesus Christ Has Come And Gone. Rain Station warms us up with (Earth Don’t) Fade Away. This Can Free completes the set with Isn’t Life Wonderful? – which sounds like the name of a Christmas movie, so there you go. Happy Holidays Everyone!

Image Enhanced PodcastIMAGE ENHANCED PODCAST – December 7, 2005