New season coming early November.
As 2016 Continues its Sherman-like Scorched Earth Campaign, yet another great musician has been steamrolled. Ray Duffy was one of the good ones, so good in fact, that he gave up a day of his all too short life to play banjo on an Antifolk Album.
This brief podcast is but a tip of the cap to a generous and tasteful player. Safe travels Ray, and thanks for the hang and the twang.
Bass Player, Softball Manager and Baseball fan, Chris Huebner came into the PRHQPCS armed with a few baseball songs, and a few that prolly aren't really about baseball, but it was fun to talk to him and share the songs. So dig 'em. Thanks.
Though Brad is not Amish or a KGB spy, that was a really fun thing to type so Imma roll with it. This week's Rhymes Against Humanity features a really fun conversation that Brad and I had a couple weeks ago in his Pittsburgh Mansion. We had a really good time and I hope you will too. He talks about his Costa Rican Amish Relatives and his semester abroad in the GDR, that's right, East Germany, back when that was a thing. He even played some songs. Please enjoy it, and like our Facebook page and subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher and leave us reviews and all the stuff that allows me to continue to talk into a microphone.
So a few things happened this week. The Live Free or Diehards chose Donald Trump and Bernie Sandwiches in the NH primary and now on to the next freak state, South Carolina. Peyton Manning announced his intention to drink a lot of Budweiser after going along for the ride and garnering a second Super Bowl ring with a performance that was really kind of shitty. Not a good day to be a QB or especially an offensive lineman as both defenses dominated and both QB's tried not to fuck it up too bad.
But that's all bullshit. the real things that happened to me were much more emotionally emotional. for one, the second anniversary of my sister's death was Monday so I spent a good deal of time thinking about the times both good and bad and I wrote this:
It was two years ago today that my dear, sweet, gentle, rough edged, infuriating, frustrating, brilliant, tragic sister Shari went to be with Jesus up in heaven. I was the best brother she had and I should've been much kinder. We grew up in a home where kindness wasn't a virtue, but rather a weakness to be attacked. It made us funny as fuck but it also made us mean. Thats a shame. But this ain't about that. I miss her terribly, but this ain't about that either.
What this is about is her talent talent. Shari was a great writer. a really, really great writer. Her milieu was fanfic, which I would condemn as not real art until she would come back at me with "GCD Folksongs?!?, cmon dude." it was a perpetual debate for the ages that often got malevolent. Anyway, she is gone now and I am the keeper of her legacy. Some of the last stuff she wrote was this Supernatural fanfic. If you care to read it, here 'tis
. it's got gay porn too so there's that.
Then I got a disturbing call from an old friend's phone. Rich Kelly
is an artistic genius, his songwriting and drawings are wonderful and in person he is one of the funniest motherfuckers I've ever met. Well Rich went missing and people were fearing the worst. I ended up thinking about him a lot and so Butch Ross
and I decided to eulogize him in this podcast, so we did. I hope you like our story of the man and a few of his songs.
That's about all. If you like Rich Kelly's work, seek him out on the Facebook and see what else he's done. If you like this podcast, please let us know with a comment or a review in iTunes. Keep passing the open windows, people.
week's episode finds our hero plodding through the morass of the Iowa results and eager to put them behind us. Speaking of behind, almost a year ago I spoke with My dear friend and seriously talented musician, Brigid Kaelin
. This is that talk. we had it in her basement while her house was being cleaned by a professional so's she could rake in some of that sweet AirBnb cheddar. We had a great time and I hope you will too. you can check out Brigid Kaelin at BrigidKaelin.com
or The Red Accordion Diaries
. As always, please use the button at the top of this page to subscribe to the podcast and leave us some fake love in the comments or especially on iTunes.
Thanks and keep on a'rockin.
It's been a long hiatus, but the creative differences between the EP and the host have been solved and season Three kicks off with this little episode. Please enjoy, and If you do and you want to send your favorite DORK a birthday present, go over to iTunes and leave a good review for the podcast. See you soon and may all your showers be golden.