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Almost Live's Nancy Guppy plus our Little Feat Tribute
Best show ever. Our green room is packed with talent this morning. I mean, real entertainers. Nancy Guppy, 10-year veteran of Almost Live! and now the host of Art Zone makes her debut appearance in the Moldy Basement. She coins the phrase “54!”, which isn’t so much as a phrase as her Tourette’s-fueled answer to so many questions.
Marty, who’s apparently part of a global community of women who are reinventing themselves, shares a list he uncovered of the top-5 life lessons every 30-year-old should know. This is a must hear segment! #clickbait
Followed by another must-hear, acclaimed guitarist Jeff Fielder, and Left Hand Smoke veteran Ronan O’Mahony step up to play tribute to one of their favorite bands, Little Feat. These two Seattle gems will be joined by a long list of Seattle notables, tonight, September 12, 2014, at the Columbia City Theater for “Get Yer Feat Wet.”
Sweet Kiss Momma and Michael's conspiracy theory
It may be our last sunny weekend of the year, and it coincides with the opening of the Puyallup Fair (renamed the Washington State Fair, because Puyallup wasn’t a draw) and joining us two young men raised on deep fried carnival goodness. Sweet Kiss Momma, who are not only playing the fair, they are performing at Chinook Fest in Naches the next weekend, Sept. 12-14.
But before we get to the live music we have some other topics to discuss. Marty’s theory that reclining an airline seat is rudeness. A woman who flipped out in the skies over Florida apparently agrees. Marty tells the story of the time he sat at Joan Rivers’s desk. And Michael’s theory that Amazon is out to crush the viral video we produced. Can you understand why?
Patsy Cline Tribute with Alessandra Rose and V. Contreras
It’s a show of stark contrasts. Compare the poetic intensity of Patsy Cline’s music, as interpreted by amazing vocalists V. Contreras and Alessandra Rose, with the “potty” talk uttered by an Indian phone scammer that Marty manages to capture on tape. One of them calls Marty an MF-er, guess which one?
This is the 8th year of the Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline tribute. This year’s show, September 6th and 7th at the Triple Door, features the aforementioned Alessandra Rose, V. Contreras, Star Anna, Jennifer Hopper and Kim Virant. Tickets are still available through thetripledoor.net
Also Marty’s dad pops for the Oxyclean laundry system as discussed ona previous podcast epsiode for Marty. After installation we’ll find out if – without detergent or warm water – Marty can still get the blood out.
Have a great Bumbershoot weekend!
Star Anna and a Bucket o' Ice
What? It’s really been only 50 years since the Beatles played Seattle. Seems like only “Yesterday.” Ha! Yesterday. That was a big Beatles song. Oh, how Marty loves to reminisce about the Beatles.
If there’s going to be reminiscing, we’ll do it with our musical guest Star Anna who makes her 678th appearance on the podcast. Poor girl. What makes it even worse, she fraternizes with these guys (or at least one of them) when she’s NOT on the show. You can fraternize with her from a distance this evening when she plays a free KEXP Mural Amphitheater concert, just a long and winding road away from the Coliseum where the Beatles played 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play… ENOUGH! Or you can have Star play you a private living room show by supporting her on www.patreon.com/staranna .
Today’s show caps off with a very trendy bucket of ice on Marty and Michael’s heads to support ALS research. If you really want to support the ALS Association, don’t take the Challenge and actually make a donation.
Vaudeville Etiquette and Off-Roaders Team Quilomene
If your highly-rated show is ever taken off the air, come by ours and shout loudly until someone re-hires you (was that you, Jodi?). We have uncovered numerous musical gems in the history of the podcast, but none of them have rocked the Wazookle like Vaudeville Etiquette.
If you must, fast forward past the first 15 minutes of Marty reliving the opening of the Panama Canal while being berated by his former radio partner, and get right to the tunage. Vaudeville Etiquette is a 5-piece “boot-stompin’ ever-lovin’ rag tag group of rascals.” We didn’t coin the phrase, but dang nabbit, it fits. You can catch them live at Chinook Fest in Naches, September 13, 2014, or tonight at The Columbia City Theater.
Speaking of the hinterlands, we also meet Amy and Naomi who are preparing to embark on their first ever all-women’s, off-road rally in the deserts of Morocco. Nine days, all sand, French maps, no men. Sounds nice. Help them fund their amazing adventure, sponsor their ride by going to drivelike-a-girl.com.
Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney
In a week that was riddled with bad news – war, disease, Lady Gaga in Seattle – we try to lighten the burden with our exclusive Ebola update. Turns out last week’s show may have been a little too upbeat about our prospects. This week we set the record straight. Suffice to say, don’t touch anything or anyone.
Our guests today, the lovely duo of Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney, in promoting their appearance accidentally directed their fans to martyrdom.com instead of martyriemer.com . Figuratively, it’s the same thing. And as you’ll discover, much of this show is better suited for the former than the latter url. Why didn’t Marty win that Skidoo!?!?!? Why???
Beth and Bradford have a wonderful – too short – new CD out called The Banner Days. Celebrate the release with a Seattle Living Room Show
on August 23rd and find out more about the new music at thebannerdays.com .
What do Ebola, a giant river otter and Bob Rivers retirement from Seattle radio have to do with a sensitive, spiritual, magnificent crooner?
Not a thing! And that’s where the problems with this show begin. Sure, we dig into radio’s continued demise. Sure, Marty tries to calm the public by describing the actual mode of transmission for Ebola. Sure, a giant river otter is on the loose in Snohomish County. But how to transition from that littany of non-sequitors to a stunning performance from a man that a media kingpin once hailed as “Wow. That’s beautiful. Spectacular. What a find.”
Well, it’s worth listening to this episode to find out how we tie it all together into one tidy get-out-of-jail drone-delivered package.
Rafe Pearlman, Jonathan Plum and special guests will perform a one-of-a-kind Triple Door show on August 20, 2014. And Rafe Pearlman and Jonathan Plum’s CD Dust & Gold is also definitely worth a listen!
Ian Moore & Friends
Hey, look who’s on the cover of The Seattle Weekly this week! It’s that guy who co-hosts the podcast, whose name we can never remember. Speaking of people who should remain nameless, someone crashed a drone into Seattle’s Space Needle this week. While everyone thinks it was Marty, he has a legitimate, and equally disturbing, excuse for why he is not responsible #landscapedestruction.
But our stories this week pale in comparison to those accumulated by our musical guest. Ian Moore, who cut his teeth in Austin and now lives on Vashon Island, has played with the Stones and Dylan. He has witnessed firsthand Keith Richard’s drunken sideways crab walk and even does a little demo on the show. But it’s Ian’s live demonstration that is a must-hear. Ian plays two songs accompanied by our old friend V. Contreras and acclaimed steel guitar player John Rauhouse. The second of Ian’s two songs does a number on the women.
Moody Little Sister
If you’ve come to find answers about your mint-infused SCOBY, your detergent-free laundry system, and how oxygen bonds with other atoms, shockingly, this is the show for you.
It happens to be show #444, which as our ordained minister Marty points out is the number of the angel, though our GPS took us to 666 instead. Cursed again. But we did have an angelic twosome, Portland’s Moody Little Sister, on. Naomi and Rob make a return appearance after their record-breaking previous session with us. Oh, these guys are good – you hear that WESTPORT!! We’ll let them tell you what that means and why we have to hate Westport now.
Moody Little Sister perform tonight, July 18th, at the Bite of Seattle.
Cy Scott from Leafly and Operation Ward 57
This weekend kicks of the annual Seattle to Portland bicycle classic, even those of us not riding the 200+ miles get something out of it. Butt chafing? No, we learn a new erm: bonking. You can use it in so many settings, and we do.
If it’s Friday, we’re talking weed. Really, these are historic times, as the first every store to sell legal recreational marijuana in Seattle opened this week. The place looks like a head shop and the owner forgot to put up signage, that aside, you do sense that this is serious business. Wall Street has taken note of the marijuana trade, and joining us today is one of the first private equity funded firms connected to Washington’s legal weed business: Leafly. Cy Scott, Leafly’s founder, walks us through what we need to know to be an educated consumer, and helps Marty pick the right strain for euphoria.
Finally, our podcast is in it’s fourth year, and in each of those years we have hosted the good folks from Operation Ward 57 to plug their annual Rock & Rally for the Troops, also in its fourth year. Brittney Hamilton of OW57 tells us how her group tries to help vets navigate the mess that is the VA, and Chris Haley of the band A Lien Nation previews a couple new songs they’ll be playing at this years Rally. Rock and Rally for the troops has moved to Fife and is happening all day, two stages, on August 2.