In this episode, I play a song from Against Me; Judy Gold rubbed me the wrong way on Penn’s Sunday School; I don’t believe in Cancel Culture as a thing – it’s bearing consequences for actual bad behavior; social media makes the wrong things twitch and not for your own benefit; I am doing a weird project on the Mad at Dad Twitch channel; I discuss in a whole lot of detail how I am implementing the Eat to Live plan.
In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Keith Mlevhu; I discuss the fragility of hacked together workflows; getting organized seems to be working in my life; dealing with comics is getting easier; is changing a lot better than incremental change? I try to ignore information that leads to no actions; Michael Butler and I both love Joe Klein and don’t want him mad at us.
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.