Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 10

This week I have a new podcast with a friend and I blab about the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. I also complain about loudmouth old hags making sure the entire track and field oval can hear all the details about their bowel and family issues.

Also: a brief update about the bass player from Band With Redundant Name from last week, a quiz about the circus, and an old story about the one time I dealt with a ticket scalper.

Plus: Geddy Lee is pissed about the lack of radio commentary on Toronto Blue Jays games and he’s probably right.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 9

This week’s show features a long rant involving Bono (but unlike early episodes of this show from years ago, I’m not mad at or about him) as compared to a certain bass player and his unnamed band running a contest where they want you to wear their stupid merch that you have to buy from their stupid merch store and the prize is a voucher to buy more stupid merch from their stupid merch store… but one of their Karen fans insists they’re not doing it for revenue. Right.

Also: the stupidest reason for insomnia ever; top 10 crazy plant names; a pop quiz about the Playboy, er, the Easter Bunny; and a shorter rant about wearing pastels.

Plus: The trip to LA that never was and what’s that R word again?

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 8

This week, one of Izzy Stradlin’s old guitars is up for sale (and no, I’m not gonna buy it), I’ve been writing some more music (and I even share some!), and I discover how much I like Adam Ant when I finally listen to an LP of his I probably bought 8 years ago and forgot about.

Also, heroin delivery by drone, a porn company offers sex toys to athletes at Oral Roberts University, Sammy Hagar hasn’t been able to write lyrics with all the negativity over the last year, and I relate how lazy I was as a college radio DJ.

Plus: weird annoying noises in MIDI bassoon patches that I couldn’t get rid of, and my attempts to learn the flute have not worked out.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 7

This week, I rant about daylight savings time and morons who love it; tell a story about “the power of TWO schools here!” from my days as a studio assistant; and talk about recovering from the world’s stupidest injury.

Also: a quiz about Ireland, a crazy French woman loves a German rollercoaster a little too much, Funko Pops, and a Nanaimo GHB bust.

Plus: I ordered more flowers, as if I don’t have enough already, but I got dead patches in my lawn and that’s excuse enough for me.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 6

Well, we think we’ve finally evicted the squirrels, but the little bastards are now trying to chew their way back in. In desperation and based on internet hearsay about human voices repelling squirrels, I turn to Monty Don and the rest of the BBC garden show hosts to ward them off and it sorta kinda works.

Also, Motley Crue lends a song to shilling showerheads for Delta. I recount some stuff I’ve planted in the garden lately (including possibly ruining the Japanese garden by putting a climbing rose on the fence in it that I should probably move elsewhere now that I think of it), and why not all Walmart lily bulbs are winners. And there’s some crazy foul-mouthed old hag in my neighborhood walks by and swears at me for having replaced the old lawn with my flower garden.

Plus: new intro and outro music!

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 5

This week, the war with the squirrels continues with the squirrels still finding ways in through the soffits and holes they’ve chewed to access the attic. There’s also a new maQLu compilation/album “Odds and Ends” and I insist the INXS poster I just bought is to cover my electrical panel and totally not to summon the ghost of Michael Hutchence to my boudoir.

In other news, Governor Cuomo explains his sexual harassment allegations as just joking around, Pete Townsend is happy to cash in on his past glory, Tom Morello used to be a stripper with a makeshift hot tub in his living room, and my brother and I disagree as to which kind of blow(ing) U2’s “The Real Thing” is about.

Plus a quiz about dance and a story about a silver platter tucked under the rack gear in a recording studio.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 4

Shit’s getting real in the war on the squirrels in the attic, complete with plans for nasty spike strips to make ol’ Vlad the Impaler proud.

Also, some ugly British celebrity claims to have a sex tape she might sell if she needs the money (but who would want to buy it?), Tommy Lee gives some tried and true tips for smuggling drugs on tour, Trent Reznor has never raped anything (except your ears and your wallet), and mentioning Bukowski leads to a tangent on self-important academic poets (of the sort I suspect Bukowski would have despised), and why pop singers are the more rightful heirs to our poetry traditions.

Plus: U2 Songs of Innocence reconsidered.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 3

This week I have a new writing schedule that I sorta kinda actually stick to. Sometimes. I’m also working on my writing portfolio, including writing completely new pieces to replace others that seemed good enough even two months ago, which leads to a short tangent about how I was an asshole when I was at UBC 20 years ago and the shy born-again who used to hang around offering me candy.

I also bitch about snow and squirrels, Facebook, and getting conked on the nose by a glockenspiel.

In other news, talking about Van Halen’s album 1984 leads to a tangent about bad CanCon TV and David Mamet’s play ‘7 Stories.’

Also: Jeep pulls an ad after Bruce Springsteen pulls a DWI.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 2

This week I’ve been updating my blog and a few other places, which leads to me talking about when my site got hacked in 2019. I also reminisce on the time my mom found an interview with the degenerates in Faster Pussycat and I got yelled at for liking their music (granted, I had no business listening to FP at the age I was!), complain about how the squirrels are conspiring to disrupt my sleep, and notice Mick Jagger’s comedic Doppelgänger.

Also: the latest news/scandal about Marilyn Manson leads to a story the late, great metal producer Bill Kennedy told me and a few friends 10 years about about some shitty shit MM did in the 90s. And a review of John Taylor’s autobiography—and the kinda weird pacing towards the end of it—leads to a tangent about Atlas Shrugged’s weirdly abrupt ending and the typical three-act story structure in films.

Plus: chatting with my brother about what the Amazon algorithm thinks I’ve been up to based on some recent Irish-related purchases.

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Under My Skin Podcast v4.0: Episode 1

Well, it’s been… years… but I’ve decided to relaunch my rambling old podcast. Because why start a new podcast when I have one I can dust off and relaunch?

This week includes: a nutshell recap of what I’ve been up to (including moving); the story of a grand but ruined old magnolia tree that had to be removed from my yard; Duran Duran’s Liberty (which I call “the adultery album”); some books I’ve been reading; and a bit about the latest addition to my collection of old tour program books and the missed opportunity DD could have done with their pop-up motif in their tour book if only they’d done it 10 years earlier.

Also there’s a band I won’t admit to liking even though it’s probably pretty obvious, even if you don’t read my blog.

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