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#448 Just a Burning Pile by the Side of the Road

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


#447 No Skidoo for you!

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 instead of . 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 .



#446 Radio Industry attacked by Giant River Otter

Rafe Pearlman

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!



#445 Space Needle Crash, It Wasn’t Us!

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.

Join Ian Moore and Friends for a big birthday celebration on Saturday, August 2nd at the wonderful Triple Door.


#444 Your Brightest Colors, Your Whitest Whites

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.


#443 Three Minutes in and We Bonked

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.


#442 Victoria, we’re tired of taking your s%&t

Tai Shan and our Victoria tirade

Just for listening to this podcast, you will be receiving 3 credits from Arizona State University. Or some other school in Arizona – they’re online credits so it doesn’t matter. Or does it? We have a lively discussion about Starbucks “generous” new program that offers a free online education to its employees.

Smells a little foul to us. Or maybe that’s just Victoria, B.C. wafting our way. Seriously, you guys need to clean up your s&^%.

And T-Mobile’s unapologetic CEO has to apologize (so, scratch that unapologetic part) for having used the “r” word. That sparks a discussion about language, intent, political correctness and being a slow drummer.

Seattle artist, teacher, improv-musician Tai Shawn closes out today’s episode of the “Seattle’s longest running music show” (that’s us by the way, not Casey Kasem .. R.I.P.). Tai’s splendid voice can be heard echoing through the alley’s of the Pike Place Market as she has a standing gig at the Can Can there, her next appearance on Tuesday, June 24th.

Happy summer solstice!

Tai Shan 06-20-2014

#441 Dude, All Our Gear was Stolen

Mikey and Matty and a Jean Enersen Career Recap

It’s Friday the 13th, there’s a full (honey) moon, we may be at war with Iraq again and Jean Enerson retires. That is a bucket full of foreboding, but we venture bravely ahead tackling the issues of the day.

We review Seattle anchorwoman Jean Enersen’s long (since 1968!!) and lovely career. Well, we tend to focus on one rumor that we’re not even sure is true. Just like Google does when you type in her name.

We share a statistic from China that will blow your mind. And we report on a high-flying, Seattle music startup called Lively that appears to be faltering, either because they’ve lost funding or because “all our stuff was stolen, dude.”

It was the latter excuse that was given to our talented brotherly duo, Mikey and Matty, for why their appearance at Lively was canceled this week. Lively’s loss, our gain. Mikey and Matty, who previously played the Moldy Basement in their band Curtains for You, have now stripped it down to just the two. And wow. Their sweet harmonies will remind you of the Everly Brothers – especially when they start playing an Everly Brothers song. You can see Mikey and Matty play the Timber Outdoor Music Festival July 24-26th.

Oh, and as a follow-up to last week’s show, we do a live, group-sample of Marty’s biology experiment, a.k.a. his Kombucha brew. If we miss next week’s show, you know what happened: Poisoned by the ‘buch.


#440 A drink made from the essence of the Moldy Basement

Singer-songwriter Kye Alfred Hillig

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun … is a kid with pepper spray. While discussing guns in this country seems an utter waste of time (i.e. about 5 minutes of this show were wasted), Michael has a simple solution. Donate $25 and be done with it.

Marty has a new – and utterly disgusting – science experiment growing in the Moldy Basement, and ironically it involves mold. The good kind. Given a homebrew Kombucha kit by his wife, Marty is all in, and tries to lure his guest into sampling the stringy, lumpy, brown liquid which appears to be home to a dead jellyfish. Mmm Kombucha.

Finally, we should have spent less time discussing the internet’s attraction to farts and more time with our amazing singer-songwriter guest, Kye Alfred Hillig. That’s Kye NOT Kyle, dummy. And by dummy, we mean Marty. Ky performs two songs that will quiet down even the most unruly audience; and if the music doesn’t grab you Kye will (by the throat).



#439 Tom Papa refs Michael’s marriage

Comedian/actor Tom Papa and Seattle guitar-duo Science!

Actor/Comedian Tom Papa, in town for a series of shows at Laugh’s in Kirkland this weekend, shares his anxiety over being fired from every movie set he’s ever been on, especially when Michael Douglas gives him a crooked look. But things really get crazy when the former Marriage Ref host decides to referee Michael’s long defunct marriage. It’s not pretty #demonvajayjay

Making their second appearance on the podcast prior to embarking on a huge summer tour of the USA, the guitar-drenched duo Science! land with a new song that they recorded for London Tone Records. Listen to their live performance and then get a copy of the single HERE.