In this episode, I play not just an Xmas song but The Greatest Xmas Song Ever Written! I talk about struggling with resistance and depression; some people just hate you; work/life balance; the things you do are the things you value; the Mad at Dad podcast is all about me making Butler laugh; Patreon outrage, if it makes you cancel a pledge do what you got do, friend; I’m doing a webcomic project.
In this show, I start with a song by Neutral Milk Hotel; I talk about judging art less by what it means or what I think about it and more by how I feel; without making resolutions I want to make changes in my life; science fiction today is better written and less joyful than the Golden Age stuff; I am founding the Anti-Joseph Campbell League; I do much better with routines than no routines; I am still trying to figure out how to use Facebook for Mad at Dad.
In this episode, I play a song from the best Toadies album; I discuss an appearance on Todd Cochrane’s Podcast Legends show; I discuss content creation pressures in my day job and my personal projects; I will do standup in San Diego; the feedback Mad at Dad gets is gratifying; I struggle with coffee and keeping my weight down.
I just posted the Mad at Dad episode for this week. I am adding it to the feed here to get it into the Dog Days of Podcasting master feed. We have a special guest in Miss Amelia Bowen and you get to hear us fight with a whole new streaming situation. Good times, people, good times.
In this episode, I play a traditional springtime song from Jonathan Coulton; grieving Prince; kids today should do current kid stuff without shame; I discuss how the problems of others are always easier than your own; I recommend the Alfred app for OS X; I discuss the Alfred app for Mac; I will see Penn and Teller as well as the Tenderloins/Impractical Jokers; I am a hugger; Roger Yale wrote a profile of me for the Myrtle Beach newspaper.
In this episode, I play a song from Cheap Trick; I talk about my recent business trip and whether I am an extrovert and making myself be the person I want to be over the course of decades; I tell a fugazi tale of losing my Kindle and getting another.
In this episode, I play a song by the Continental Drifters; I mention the Mad at Dad Celebrity Deathpool; I talk about the idea of colonizing somewhere with a few of your closest friends; I discuss the results of my Macbook upgrade; I close with a discussion of my media lockdown and why I now avoid news studiuosly.
In this episode, I play a multi-holiday song by Jill Sobule; I talk about the meltdown of the most recent Mad at Dad; I discuss the slow decay of my 2008 Macbook and my options for moving forward; I talk about my ideas of a Linux laptop; I discuss asking for what you want and how to do it; I talk about working menial jobs and the weird pleasure that can result; I mention the Poppy Z. Brite Liquor books; I close with the idea of “done is its own kind of perfection.”
In this episode, I play a song by The End Men; I note some accolades that Mad at Dad has received; I talk about “social media envy”; I discuss end of year rituals and resolutions and my new working in public productivity goals
In this episode, I play a XMas song by American Heartbreak; I discuss the death of my beloved Marantz PMD 670; I discuss some of my public facing efforts at the new job role; I discuss the AV Club’s Podmass list of “best of the 2015”; I talk about hipster view of podcasts; I discuss ardent fans, eager puppies and the Church of the Subgenius; I talk about being opinionated through the lens of being a young or old engineer; I talk about driving through the country with dodgy GPS and being comfortable around farmers.
Ever since playing this song on Mad at Dad the other day, I’ve had Billy Squier’s “Whadda You Want From Me” in my head. It’s been 48 hours with no sign of slowing down, so why not share it with everyone? I hadn’t heard this song in easily 15 years, maybe more like 25. I had forgotten 1) how good it is and 2) it is totally an Aerosmith song that Joe Perry didn’t write.
In this episode, I play a song by Dan Baird; I talk about the new episode of Mad at Dad; I discuss starting new podcast at the same time as beginning a new role at work; I relate a story about the highest load I ever took in college; do I speak for my company or not?; podcasting history is being removed from Wikipedia.
Per my homework from the most recent episode of Mad at Dad, I’ll be listening to Bowie’s Diamond Dogs top to bottom with headphones. My assertion is that it isn’t better than the Mick Ronson era albums of the early 70s, Michael Butler’s is that it is superior. We shall see.
In this episode, I play a song from The Darkness; I answer the very belated final question from the Dog Days of Podcasting; I talk about recording new podcasts and working my new role at my job; I describe my weekend at the beach; I talk about BarCamp CHS and the Charleston zine fest and my failure to ever publish a zine.
Just for this first episode, both Butler and I are adding it to our regular show feeds. If you are an Evil Genius Chronicles listener or a Rock and Roll Geek listener and you want to hear more, you’ll need to go to the Mad at Dad website and subscribe. RSS links are up now, iTunes will be coming soon whenever they do whatever black magic voodoo it is that they do over there.
Other than me screwing up the original Blab and making us get a new link 3 minutes before the show, it went OK. There was a little weirdness that you always have from a new thing on a new system but it was fun. We plan on doing it again next week. If you want to get notified when we go live, you can go to Blab.IM and subscribe to our channel or whatever it is. It seems to work pretty well.
The audio player is below, it is included in the regular feed, and the video is embedded. What more do you want from me?