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Ethan Anderson of Massy Ferguson
We find out today that Seattle is the 39th most diverse city in America, so we offer up a “diverse” mixture of topics. From legal/illegal upskirt photos to corporate wedding vows to horrifying news about guacamole, this show is three times as diverse as Detroit.
Squeezing in at the last minute with is two-year-old’s stolen guitar, the (insert adjective) Ethan Anderson of Massy Ferguson world premieres a new song showing his toddler how it’s done – you don’t jump up and down on the instrument!
Join Massy Ferguson at the Triple Door on March 21st.
Reason enough not to leave for Mars. Yet.
Roots-pop singer songwriter Tae Phoenix
In our continuing efforts to find balance between the digital and the real world, we showcase a horrible new piece of technology called Spritz that will permit you – or force you – to read at 1,000 words per minute. Blink during Harry Potter and you’ll be, like, Voldermort who?
We follow that up with a heated debate about Big Bertha’s delays – or progress – depending on which side you’re on. And a twist in the Amanda Knox case will leave you wondering what happened to young love.
Finally, we conclude with a spectacular performance from roots-pop singer/songwriter Tae Phoenix. Her operatic influence shook the windows of the Moldy Basement as she performs two songs from her soon-to-be-released 2nd CD “Outside the Lines.” CD Release Party, April 24th at the Royal Room in Columbia City.
Vacation tips from Mexico
A just-concluded, all-inclusive vacation to Mexico has Marty sharing stories about overeating, overdrinking, and being bent-over. Was it his eighth trip to the coleslaw bar that did him in?
Also, Marty’s flight down to Mexico aboard a brand new Russell Wilson-adorned Boeing 737-900 introduces a new approach to aviation safety. We’ll let comedian Richard Jeni explain it to you.
And Marty’s interaction with Seatac airport’s fierce, drug-sniffing beagle will help drug smugglers everywhere sneak past the cute little mutt. Feed the little guy already!
Next week, more live music and the guy who invented the 12th Man. See you then, we’ve gotta run. No seriously, we’re not feeling so well.
Seahawks kicker Norm Johnson and Fly Moon Royalty
Spoiler alert: the Seahawks win the Super Bowl this year. And the statewide celebration continues with our very special guest, former Seahawks kicker Norm Johnson. Big #9 gives us his unique perspective on the game and waves his 12 pound AFC Championship ring in our faces. Norm also brings a case of his latest business venture into the studio. That’s when we lose Michael …
Also “on tap” Seattle’s premier electro-soul duo, Fly Moon Royalty. They make their debut appearance on the show and wave THEIR AFC Championship rings in our faces. Dammit. Does everyone have one of these things!?
Vocalist/fast talker Adra Boo and DJ/Producer Mike Illvester bring a level of funk to the Moldy Basement not seen since Curt Warner and Kenny Easley were doing the Seahawks shuffle.
Cody Beebe and Norm Johnson
It was a day of breaking news: The seesaw Italian justice system has found Amanda Knox guilty .. again. Mayonnaise is more popular than Ketchup .. again. And the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl .. again.
Joining us today, Seahawks kicker Norm Joh…. Wait, what’s that? Delay of game penalty against #9?
OK, next up, Cody Beebe and his new guitarist, Skyler Mehal. We’ve always been fans of Cody’s but there’s something about this performance that really makes us say this guy has arrived! (Which is more than we can say for our first guest .. haha) The first song Cody performs is an emotional ode to his grandfather who passed away from lung cancer. Proceeds from this track (codybeebeandthecrooks.bandcamp.com) benefit Levi Ware’s Melodic Caring Project (melodiccaringproject.org).
Levi even stops by the show today to lend support. Which is more than we can say for our first guest.
Kim Richey and our Special Sunday Brunch
We used to say the only good thing about this podcast is that we didn’t have to work on Sunday. Now we don’t even have that either.
But it was worth it. Welcome to our special Sunday Brunch edition of the podcast with extraordinary Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kim Richey. Making her first appearance in the Pacific Northwest in quite some time, playing Portland, Gig Harbor, Seattle, Bellingham and some guy’s musty basement.
Kim performs a couple songs off her latest release, the wonderfully melancholy “Thorn in my Heart.” Catch her at the Tractor Tavern tonight, January 26, 2014.
And look for the review of today’s show in the latest issue of Garden & Gun magazine!
Gilbert Gottfried and Daniel Kirkpatrick
In one of the most raucous shows we’ve ever done, the hilarious Gilbert Gottfried discusses getting fired as the AFLAC duck and then goes completely off the rails ridiculing Marty about the time they first met at a Joni Mitchell show. It was the time Cheryl Ladd didn’t come down … (it’ll make sense when you listen). It’s quite likely Gilbert will still be railing when he takes the stage at the Tacoma Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow night (GET TICKETS).
Poor Daniel Kirkpatrick. He had to actually push past a ranting Gottfried to get to a microphone in order to play tunes from his brand new record Alibis, which is being celebrated on Saturday, January 25th at Neumos. Get tickets for Daniel Kirkpatrick and the Bayonettes HERE.
See you Sunday for a special non-Super Bowl edition of the podcast with special guest Kim Richey performing!
Red Jacket Mine
On today’s podcast we recap our visit to the Issaquah High School campus for the Tech Timeout campaign that kicked off this week. Various fun – and some painful – observations ensue, like how the City of Issaquah funds education. We all contributed, Marty twice.
Michael uses some of his new found media savvy from this week’s satellite media tour tutorial to answer a controversial question about the Pope. While Marty addresses his sagging dorsal fin.
And this week we’re joined by Marty’s new buddies who he spent New Year’s Eve with, Red Jacket Mine. A band that takes its influences from just before music started to suck.
See Red Jacket Mine play the Uncle Tupelo tribute show (and not play any Uncle Tupelo) on January 30th at the Tractor Tavern (star Anna will also be there, so Michael approves).
Director Lydia Smith and (Fabulous) Musician Camille Bloom
Let’s meet the woman who made a film that crushes our film at every single film festival – and the worst part: she deserves it! Lydia Smith, director of “Walking the Camino,” is not only an amazing filmaker, but has found an innovative way to market her documentary – and sell out theaters all over the country. “Walking the Camino” – and Lydia – hit town February 7th in a souped up RV for a limited run at the SIFF Uptown Cinema. Money-back guarentee from Marty!
Oh, and Camille Bloom is here. Sorry – THE INCREDIBLY TALENTED Camille Bloom shares wild stories from her house parties (Snicker-Salads in Arizona!) and performs a song we’ll no doubt steal for part 2 of “Sleeping with Siri.”
See the wonderful Camille Bloom at her EP release party at the Columbia City Theater on Jan. 18th.
Oh, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll makes a cameo appearance on the podcast. Yeah, there’s that.
Levi Ware and the Melodic Caring Project
Whatever New Year’s resolutions we may have made to improve ourselves will still leave us wanting when compared to today’s guest. Levi Ware, who with his wife founded the Melodic Caring Project for gravely ill children, stops in to plug their upcoming auction and gala and play two lovely tunes.
Unfortunately in the midst of such a joyous, sweet message the show takes numerous detours into questionable territory: boring machines blocked by dead pioneer debris, more swipes at Eastern Washington, and face transplants. Sign up today to have a chance at wearing Marty’s mug!
The “Raise a Record” Gala Dinner and Auction is Feb. 8th. For tickets, go to melodiccaringproject.org
Best show of 2014, without a doubt! So far.
This image, which shows what it would look like if Marty were to inherit Levi’s face, totally creeps us out. More than Marty’s face on its own, which is saying something.