This And That Podcast

Sunday, July 31, 2005

07/30/05 This And That Podcast

07/30/05 Podcast (Show Number 24)

46 minutes | 28.5 MB

Overconcerned about the anal probe, the kids discuss the Boy Scouts, Hustle and Flow, a new month (August), a trip to Rosita's for margaritas (w/ remote Jeff and Pat and Susan), the weekly genre (Power Pop), Pat's man-picking results with sophisticated software and lots of other goodies!

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Show Notes:

Beware The Anal Probe
Good Girls Like To Part--ay
He's A Dog-Door Man
Always At The Last Minute
Boy Scouts Drama
Hustle And Flow
Oh August!
     * Pat's Grumpy On Podcast Alley
     * Pat's Smelly Feet Song
     * Jeff's Grumpy On Catfish
     * The Object Of Golf
Remote Pat And Jeff (and Susan): Margarita's At Rosita's
Pat Picks Men Using Her Software! Find Out The Surprising Results!
Daylight Savings Time Extension
     * Liberty To Choose Our Own Time
Genre Of The Week: Power Pop!
Pat's 7-11 Update
Dallas Minute
     * Babe's For Fried Chicken
     * New Seats At The Inwood
The Boys Are Free
Nobody Likes Onions

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  • At July 31, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Howdy This & That !

    Just wanted to let you know
    your listed at the Podcast Bunker.
    I don't remeber if I wrote you or not when I got your listing up.
    Bruce from The Podcast Bunker

  • At August 01, 2005 , Anonymous Neil said...

    Jeff & Pat - I'm becoming increasingly concerned with the "drink reviews" on T&T. As you know, this is our specialty at Borderline, so don't even try to steal our schtick. I don't go talking about 7-11 or doing funny bits about anal probing on our podcast, so don't try to take away What We'z Drinkin' Now. ;)

    Seriously, I loved the show: I'd never tell anyone to pass on a good margarita!

  • At August 01, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    So let me get this straight. You're giving us anal probes and taking alcohol for yourself? Hmmm....I don't know if I like this turn of events - I'll have to check with remote Jeff and Pat. Where could we send them where they have anal probes...hmmm....

    Actually - never worry, nobody can touch Borderline for drink reviews. I especially like it when you guys make something that's just awful - of course - you keep drinking it!

  • At August 01, 2005 , Blogger Ferg said...

    Great, show, but...please, please, please put down the pipe...

    Extending daylight savings time is a HORRIBLE idea. Now, on Halloween, we're gonna have to wait till freakin' 9 PM to go trick or treating. I dare you guys to have kids. I DARE YOU! Then, see how you like 3 more weeks of "It's not dark outside yet" when you try to put them to bed.

    Also, really, how can you have a discussion of power pop without mentioning Weezer? I know they're more recent than most of your examples, but they're far and away the best example of power pop...not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of matching the "definition" Jeff read of the jonner. Shamon!

  • At August 01, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Now I know what Shelly (no e) means when she refers to you as the 'correcter'!

    I did read that bit about the kids and Halloween but that pales in significance to the extra sunlight I'll get when the weather is nice here in Texas! It's all about ME.

    Weezer IS a great example of power pop. You're right and I have only about 6 of their CDs plus a guitar book. I guess there's a lot of good examples that we could find - I also think of Oasis that way as well and Green Day too (even though some classify them as 'alt punk' or some such thing, I think they have more in common with pop than punk personally...

    Maybe I need a 'power pop' part II - the late '90's and early '00s!

  • At August 03, 2005 , Blogger Ferg said...

    Weezer does not get the credit they deserve for their musicianship... you may be the only musician I've ever met who likes them as much as I do. I'm sorry - but Pinkerton is one of the greatest rock albums every made.

    Green Day - hmm...they're definitely more pop now than the early days. I'm not sure they have the melodies, though...

  • At August 04, 2005 , Anonymous "not buzzed and bummed" in lincoln said...

    I have recently acquired the new Green Day, Oasis and Weezer CDs. I have not been a regular listener before, but Weezer's new album is awesome, I love it and I keep listening to it over and over, b/c I keep finding something different about its music, about the lyrics in their songs. I definitely recommend it. Keeme of The Keeme cast said he too likes Green Day, but "All their albums sound the same," which I have to agree with. The new Oasis album isn't too shabby either, I am enjoying it.

    Per the above comments Jeff, how can we let alcohol go to waste, even if the drink sucks? We can't. It wouldn't be truthful for our listeners, either.

    Great show guys, I love the Jeff, Pat and Susan about town segments. Very cool, I am very jealous!

  • At August 04, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Last year before I started podcasting I did a song called "Boyfriend" that was very heavily influenced by Weezer. I didn't realize how much so until I listened to it again after almost a year later. It's admittedly not a great song - the effort was probably better than the eventual way it turned out. The song is here:

    I actually think Green Day really does have a strong melodic culture to them. I think Keeme is about right in that about Green Day. For me you just need "Dookie" though I have two or three others, I always come back to Dookie as my fav and I think the melodies are what carry it.

    I think Ferg is right that Weezer sometimes gets dissed a bit. But their musicianship is cleary excellent (i know - distorted power chords ARE pretty simple but Weezer does so much more that that) and more importantly I believe that Rivers Cuomo is a truly outstanding song writer.

  • At August 04, 2005 , Anonymous Erik said...

    was the music in the middle of the remote jeff and pat clip Tom Ze?

  • At August 05, 2005 , Blogger bpende said...

    Not only does Scouting teach you how to avoid power lines, but the motto is "Be Prepared". I know this because I'm an Eagle Scout. I keep debating whether or not I'm going to return my badge and stuff because of the whole anti-homosexual agenda of the Scouts. Not being gay myself, I never would have been subject to being drummed out, but I know, because I woke them out of bed, that at least some of the camp counselors at one of the camps I attended were involved.

    I think that whole anti-homosexual agenda they've got going definitely limits the quality of people who want to join. Whenever I think of people limiting access for gays, I think of an editorial I heard Harvey Fierstein present. His comment discussed how AIDS destroyed 90s culture. Once you limit the number of gays in a society, he posited, you end up with grunge music, torn jeans and work boots as fashion.

    There's also a book called Cities and the Creative Class which has a point of view that says that cities who make it difficult for gays have problems in creating culture that attracts corporations with high paying jobs and people who want high paying jobs. I think you see that cities that accept gays already accept wider ethnic diversity, hence creating a better environment for raising urban living standards. Ferg... hit me, baby.

    Month stuff. Yea!!! Why isn't August also National Nap Month? I mean, if we have National Golf Month, I want the option to avoid this good walk spoiled by taking a nap.

    Desirability Matrix: I hate when any good rating system includes the management fluff factor, "Sure, that number's great, but we need to do 10% more." If you've got a system in place, it either works or it doesn't. - snicker -

    One last thing... daylight savings time as energy conservation plan?! WTF?! It's not like we should improve CAFE standards, or encourage alternative energy development, we're gonna move the frickin' clock?! ARRRRGHGHGHGGH!!! No, I don't think the idea's reasonable. I think it's pretty damned stupid, because it's like saying (prepare for irrelevant metaphor), "I am having so much trouble losing weight... Why don't I just cut off my leg?" Stupid ideas like this are what makes oddball political ideas like Libertarianism seem sane. Even Federal Republicanism seems sane when compared to our Corporate Socialism. - Hey, guess where I fall on the political spectrum. - Gawd, my blood pressure's up, now.

    Flavoured coffee $(&%$... no, really... I will only drink the boldest, paint remover I can get my hands on. My thought is that cream and sugar is a terrible thing to do to a cup of coffee. Blood pressure is still high... I'm gonna go for a walk, and chill.

  • At August 05, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Erik, The music in that segment was "Doralice" by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

  • At August 05, 2005 , Blogger Pat said...

    Brad, I can't wait to meet you in person!

  • At August 08, 2005 , Blogger bpende said...

    I think we're all looking forward to hanging out together.

  • At November 20, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have to say, I miss Pat on the Show. No offense to Carol, but it just aint the same show. If and when Pat returns, so will I. Until then, I have got better ways to waste an hour.

  • At November 26, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Wow - kind of a late comment for this show! lol

    Pat won't be returning to the show as we'll be doing other things. So.... thanks VERY much for listening and enjoy all of the other great shows out there (I agree - there's a lot of cool stuff to choose from)!


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