Another across-the-town-drive episode, tune in to hear the origin and death of Little Tommy and the Squeakers, further XBox updates from Daniel, and Jonny's student loan nightmare. It ain't great, but at least it's on time. Enjoy another blinker-filled Episode 80!
Back from an extended podcast holiday, hear what it's like to drive across town after practice as Billy and Eamonn recount the No Coast Tour, practice woes, and little Thanksgiving miracles. It's a cranberry-laden Episode 79!
There's no better way to celebrate my birthday today than to put this out into the world. Recorded back in early August, Jim was willing to sit down to talk about...well...everything just minutes after putting the finial touches on mixes for the album. If you're looking for a glimpse into the darkest crevices of Jim Eno, this isn't it. This was a chance to ask one of my heroes questions I'd had for years. Hope you enjoy one of our prouder episodes, Episode 78!
Sep 6th, 2013 by thekickback
Title says it all and may be the only mildly interesting part of this episode as we commence the "long, long winter" of trying to sell the damn record. It's an admittedly (even more so than usual) lamepisode Episode 77.
Attempting to visualize a life where music pays bills? Attempting to solve an album art dispute? Attempting to not choke out your podcasting partner in the depths of a caffeine binge? It's all here for you, recorded hours before the earth-shaking Batman news. It's a virtually Batman-less Episode 76!
We're here. We're gathered around a computer. There's no music, no content, and no preparation. But there are some recording stories. Listen up, buddy. It's live from Austin #2!
A few days before leaving to return to Austin to finish the record, Eamonn and Billy (with a special Jonny-saved "Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week") catch up on their time apart, discuss why living in the world of Radiohead is so damn difficult, and, naturally, Batman. Step right up for a frankly boring EPISODE 74!
A solocast where Billy recounts a few of the many recording stories that are sure to unfold in future episodes, get some weird Netflix recommendations, debate the merit of "good sounding" records, and hear one, sweet, sweet song. It's a heat-wave of an Episode 73!
The day before the album begins, the whole band sits down to recount their trip down to Austin, Jim Eno's Chicago visit, and what their hopes and dreams are for the record. Plus: The Gobbler!
Note: We don't have any of our music with us, so settle in for some brutal transitions.
It's another interview with one of Billy's heroes! This time it's stand-up comedian, New York Times bestseller, (but most of all) guitar throttling Greg Behrendt of the famed Walking the Room podcast. The fellas discuss being able to enjoy the recording process, how your approach to your band evolves with age, and just how the hell a white dude can be so into the Skatalites! Join us for a ska-laden Episode 71!
Jun 2nd, 2013 by thekickback
Well, after at least a year of threats, the Kickstarter is upon us. Billy lays down the ground rules while teasing out some of the demos the boys have been working on anywhere from two years to two weeks on. If there were ever a time to support this podcast or this sniveling band, boy this is it. Come hear some works-in-progress and Billy on two weeks of no wife. It's another sad solocast but KICKSTARTED, BRO. IT'S EPISODE 70!
Carl Johnson's music credits read like the story of your childhood: Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, Pinky And The Brain, and much, much, much more. He was nice enough to sit down with Billy and discuss the role of a composer and orchestrator and just how he found himself scoring music for film and television following his graduation from Kansas University. Carl's been an active part of your growing up, whether you know it or not! It's Billy's most privileged episode to date: Episode 69!
Okay, no waltzes, it's a solocast with Billy laying some of his favorite heavy-handed sad bastard songs on you. Don't charge into this unless you're mentally prepared for Randy Newman to destroy your insides, unless you really want to go there. There's a bit of band news and a Danny-story highlight. The next few episodes should have some serious news and insight, but until then, cry your damn eyes out. It's Episode 68!
No claps, no cheers, but you're still back for more. It's Billy and Eamonn discussing their last Lincoln Hall show, the dumbest crap they bought this week, a brief WWF/WWE zone-out, and the reality checks that keep the band humble. We can't tell you some stuff now, but maybe you'll figure it out in this episode. It's a two-hour edited Episode 67!
It's sort of true. After podcasting this episode, a bunch of things happen. We're still not sure what the hell is happening, so we posted it anyway. To give you the feeling of how confused we are, maybe? Well, this is the episode where the segments rule. The return of "Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week", "Who's Pissed/Who's To Blame", and "Most Depressing Moment of the Day." Regardless, the fundraising is starting. Pony up for Episode 66.
Back from their 22 shows in 20 days outing, the boys run down some of the weirder moments of the trip, drop some goat-filled news, and make way for the purple! Tired? Sure. Attractive? We sure think so. Just getting ready to fight? Shit, yeah. Tune in to a slightly revised hopeful Episode 65!
Days out out from Jonny and Eamonn's longest road trip to date and our full-frontal assault on SXSW, the boys are scrambling to get their affairs in order! What to pack, who to kill, and how the hell to get the van running: IT'S TOUR TIME EPISODE 64!
Feb 14th, 2013 by thekickback
With the end in sight of his long-term substitute teaching gig, Billy runs down using a popular indie band's song for a Women in Literature class, more van problems, why he currently has stitches, and absolutely nothing Valentine-related. The van leaves in 17 hours. Let's go, episode 63!
Billy needs to talk to someone outside the band. Who better than former guest Joey? He's in South Dako-ta! He's in Chi-Ca-GO! Put them together-and-what-du-yah get?
It's a fearful Episode 62.
Hopes? Goals? If Billy and Eamonn can stop fighting for a few minutes, maybe the boys can share some of their hopes for the coming year. Until then, enjoy hearing about what happens when Tony Soprano doesn't think you drew enough people and RECORDING TALK 101. It's a new year and it's the same old DISASTOUR: Episode 61.