Clambake Episode for August 21, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for August 21, 2005.

This episode is a celebration of the first birthday of this here clambake. I play the opening of the very first episode; I play a song by Ronnie Marler; I thank the audience for hanging with me; I play a song by Jonathan Coulton; I talk about the podcast from the locked out CBC workers; I play a song from the Gentle Readers; I discuss big headedness and smugness in podcasting and respect for the audience; I play a song from Camper Van Beethoven and then we are done.

This episode is sponsored in part by the fine folks at iPod Observer! Don’t forget, you can fly your EGC flag by buying the stuff package.

This show as a whole is Creative Commons licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

8 thoughts on “Clambake Episode for August 21, 2005”

  1. Don Traeger says:

    Dave. Congrats on a great show and a great year. Man, what a bunch of music you have turned me onto (and I only found this here clambake in the last 6 months or so). Let’s see….a few of the CD’s I have picked up since listening to your show: The awesome Camper Boxed set, “Cigarettes and Carrot Juice” (Fantastic), the latest Camper album “New Roman Times” (i think it is their best, maybe by far), 2 Insane albums from The Buthole Surfers…..and a download of their incredible BarBQ Pope, which I passed out to some friends and turned them onto Butholes….ah, lets see…the Stuff Package with Gentle Readers, all the Melancon stuff and more. And, damn it, tomorrow I’m getting that Coulton album. Two shows with First of May and Screwed has gotten me convinced….and he sounded like a very cool guy.

    Gosh, this is not even to mention all the podcasts and web sites you have turned me onto, like Subgenius and Rock and Roll Geek and Tartan and your brother with Chair and Automan. (And, I have high hopes for Little Grey Book, which I just subscribed to tonight and will listen to sometime this week).

    I could keep going….but, you have really been an important and welcome find to my leisure time spent listening and reading things. In fact, kind of overwhelming. If it wasn’t for baseball games that I still listen to on the radio (go Oakland A’s!!), conventional or traditional radio has become non-existant to me.

    I’m just hoping that driving around with ear buds stuffed in my ears isn’t illegal, but somehow I think it is!

    Thanks for all you do, I for one, am digging it….


  2. James says:

    Turned them onto Buttholes? Is it me or is that just unintentionally hilarious?

  3. Don Traeger says:

    Well, I was going to say “into” Buttholes….but that didn’t sound right, either!

  4. Tilted Edge says:

    Happy B-Day to the EGC! Today was a perfect day and I listened to this show at the pool in Shenandoah county surrounded by mountains. I arrived in a bad mood and left with a big smile on my face. Sorry about the negative comments (I prefer to think of it as constructive criticism), but hey this aint Mr. Rogers Neighborhood! You are a good man Dave, Keep up the fantastic work.

    “Fuck you I’m ready to rock!”

  5. Bill Riski says:


    Just wanted to echo Don T.’s comments above. Not sure when I started listening, but it was sometime last year – during the stone ages! Thanks much for keeping at it all this time.

    Maybe I missed it in an early show, but I’ve always wondered, where did you come up with the name EGC?


  6. Eddie Dickey says:

    Happy Birthday to the Clambake! Looking forward to another year – keep going man…

  7. dave says:

    Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes.

    TE, don’t worry about negative comments as long as you mean them. Saw what you think, it’s what it is all about. Just don’t wind me up with something that you aren’t sincere, that is all I ask.

    Don, I don’t know of one specifically. I capture some of those shows you heard. Because of how I used to do REALITY BREAK, I’d be in the studio during Zydeco Est Pas Sale sometimes and hang around while they did the show. Fun stuff. I’m worried that they will be wiped off the face of the earth by Katrina, though.

  8. I’ve been catching up on shows after a few weeks away – the piece about listener participation and not getting above yourself sounded a lot like the “declaration of podcasting” that you mentioned not being able to do around 4th July. I guess you did it without trying!

    Cool ‘cast

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