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Robb Benson and Jake Uitti from The Glass Notes
Once we get past Marty’s jam packed social calendar, involving trips to Puyallup McLendon’s where he hands out low energy light bulbs tomorrow noon-2PM, we can get down to the business of his on-going fight with his former employer. It has resulted in a new catch phrase: PUT THE MONEY BACK!
The first draft of pot rules is out in Washington State and it’s the first legal document that includes the word “smurfing.”
And the debut appearance from one of Seattle’s coolest foursomes, The Glass Notes, happens today. The process they use for creating music is organic, poetic and prolific. See them live June 6th at Seattle’s Triple Door.
Josh Malm of Portland's Redwood Son
This is the episode where Marty reveals his fear that his wife is trying to kill him. The weapon? Dangerous pancakes! Which he graciously shares with his podcast guests.
The second half of the show is devoted to the survivors of the laced pancakes, namely Josh Malm of Portland’s Redwood Son. Not only do we think Josh is one of the finest singer-songwriters we’ve hosted in the Moldy Basement, but he’s from Portland!! You know how we feel about Portland, right? Josh will return from that “mosquito infested river town” (a term of affection) next weekend to play the Tractor Tavern, May 18th, with his full band.
And our old broadcast cohort Shawn Stewart stops by to plug a new pet show that she’s hosting on a real radio station. You know, with listeners and stuff. Cool.
Lost Dogma from the Documentary Soundtrack Sleeping with Siri
Safe in our post-May Day Riot bunker, Marty, Michael and former Seattle Weekly Music Editor Chris Kornelis analyze the ruckus and determine it was the best of riots and the worst of riots.
And one more reason to riot, and it has to do with the NBA not coming back to Seattle, or Marty’s reactioon to the NBA not coming back to Seattle.
Finally, music from the soundtrack to the digital detox documentary Sleeping with Siri featuring the band Lost Dogma, and a special guest Seattle music fans will recognize. See Lost Dogma at the Fremont High Dive, June 1st.
Seattle actor/comedian Pat Cashman and Oakland's Shawn Brown
Seattle treasure Pat Cashman joins us today to reassure us that while making fun of Ballard and Kent is so 1999, The 206, an offshoot of the old, locally produced Almost Live, has much fodder for a new season. Returning this Saturday night to KING-TV Cashman, John Keister and Cashman’s son, Chris, satirize everything from gay marriage to the legalization of pot (see a clip HERE).
From a local treasure to the pride of Oakland, blue-eyed soul singer Shawn Brown joins us with music that will make Rob Thomas retire (if he hasn’t already…). Playing two songs off his album, Chasing Streetlights, Brown mixes soft melodies and beautiful lyrics, with their origin in a Boise, ID sports workout.
And tune in to hear Marty butcher the name of the island town of St. Lucia as he shares a horrifying story of a Seattle architect who attempts to swim in cotton.
Seattle siren Star Anna and Eco-consumer Tom Watson
While the rest of America is fixated on the Boston bombing manhunt, we hunker down in our basement fixated on video images of ourselves.
Making her 685th appearance on the podcast, but her first as a solo performer, Star Anna wows us, as always, with her honesty, and her unbelievably songwriting. She also introduces us to her officially licensed sidekick/security blanket, Forrest the Wonder Dog.
Following someone named Star is always tough duty, but leave it to King County Eco-Warrior and recycling expert Tom Watson to find new life in the second half of our show. He also brought an interesting Earth Day (April 22, 2013) gift for Marty that is one notch up from a lump of coal. And Marty is thrilled.
Amazing guitar/fiddle duo and Kinley Deller
Definition of irony: A photo of Marty’s Prius with “Share the Road” plates parked on top of a cyclist he just ran over. That incident capped a really bad, no good series of unfortunate events. But it did bring him closer to God.
Speaking of wreckage, and making the best of it, King County’s deconstruction specialist Kinley Deller tells us about a lively event coming to Seattle (Decon ’13, April 29-May 1) which focuses on the latest in building deconstruction and materials recovery.
And to cap off this emotional rollercoaster of a show, a high flying duo, Nick Drummond and Tyler Carson, known as Impossible Bird. You won’t hear music better than this, save for an old Beatles record. See Impossible Bird live at the Columbia City Theater April 27, 2013.
The "Sleeping with Siri" premiere in Palm Springs
Live from the Riviera Hotel and Resort Bikini Bar in Palm Springs, Marty and Michael pull the curtain back on the film festival circuit. Having just attended the red carpet gala the night before, they have stories to tell. Well, one of them has stories to tell.
Their film “Sleeping with Siri” is an electrifying, emotional journey to the heart of what it means to be human. Not really, that’s the synopsis for every other film at the Festival. Marty and Michael are still honing their pitch. But first back to the Bikini Bar.
Didgeridoo master Blake Noble and Four friends with Benefits
If you’re a fan of this podcast we want you to know it doesn’t have to be an exclusive relationship, you can love other podcasts, you just have to tell us if there’s anyone else.
That type of openness is what’s behind polyamory, and our four guests, all loyal committed participants in the same relationship, try to provide insight into their tangled web. Let’s just say Luke has it going on. And must be exhausted.
And the guy from .. down under .. who builds soundtracks .. for the soul (intro stolen from an Evening Magazine piece that aired yesterday), our old friend Blake Noble stops by showcase his mastery of the didgeridoo .. and the guitar .. it speaks to the soundtrack of our soul. Come out to see Blake on April 12th at the Nectar Lounge.
Dana Gould promotes his Seattle taping and Massy Ferguson premieres a new record
With our fresh new website, Marty free from his contractual restrictions and our intern Mary on Spring Break, the only thing keeping us from ripping our clothes off is a pending relationship with KIRO Radio, who insist we stay fully clothed and PG-13 rated.
Skyping in from his suburban LA mansion ready to doff his shirt comic Dana Gould. He shares the trajectory of every romantic relationship he’s ever been in, while also plugging the taping of his new TV comedy special next Friday, March 29th at The Neptune Theater. Get tickets HERE.
Making his third in-person appearance on the podcast – 4th if you count the check-in from the Reykjavik Airport – the artist formerly known as Massy, Ethan Anderson, debuts a couple songs off his band’s new CD “Victory & Ruins.” Massy Ferguson’s CD Release Party is slated for The Triple Door, April 13th. Get tickets HERE. Marysville residents pay double.
Music Editor from The Seattle Weekly and Beautiful San Francisco Band
When you invite the Music Editor for The Seattle Weekly, Chris Kornelis, on a music-intensive podcast, obviously the discussion is going to revolve around … real estate in Bremerton, top-loading washers, toxic taco joints in West Seattle, and the infamous I Can Has Cheezburger website.
Thankfully, Snowblind Traveler steps in to fill the music void, like it’s never been filled before on the podcast. Fragile, sensitive songs from the Bay Area’s Matt Dorrien and our old friend Nick Shadel (of Let’s Get Lost). Matt is considering a move to either Seattle or the mosquito-infested river town of Portland. We’re pretty impartial on the subject.