Ep 40 - Duplex Creme Sandwiches

5/8/16

Twisted Sister is Wicked Awesome! 1:19:00                                                   Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                         CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                  Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy    Guests: Pete's Mom (Elaine Sack), Lizzie Karr & Babette

Twisted Sister is Wicked Awesome!

1:19:00                                                   Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                         CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                  Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy    Guests: Pete's Mom (Elaine Sack), Lizzie Karr & Babette

Ep 40 - Duplex Creme Sandwiches

Dearly beloved. We're gathered here today to listen to this thing called the Lousy Podcast.

Electric word Lousy, it means infested with lice, and that's a mighty small, wingless, blood-sucking insect. But I'm here to tell you there's something else - family.

An affiliation of parents and children in never ending embarrassment and shame where you can always count on "Mom" to let your secrets out day or night. And that's exactly what Pete's mom, Elaine, does this week. After describing her childhood back East, learning piano, and her career in teaching, she out's our very own Chantuer, Peter Feliciano, as an ugly woman trapped in an ugly man's body. Additionally we talk about Mel Gibson's biggest sin - stealing ideas from SK,  SK's rock star past, and Prince.

So when you call up that shrink with a bad Jewish accent (You know the one - Dee Snyder), instead of asking him about how much longer you have to listen, ask him about who's coming up in future episodes.

Cause in the bomb shelter things are much harder than with your family. In the bomb shelter, you're with the Throng.

 

 

Ep 39 - Cinching It Down To, "This Is What I Mean"

4/10/16

Can you guess San Francisco's best pizza place?   1:14:56                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                           Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: KS Notrom & Babette

Can you guess San Francisco's best pizza place?

 

1:14:56                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                           Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: KS Notrom & Babette

Ep 39 - Cinching It Down To, "This Is What I Mean"

SK is a sick man. A spiteful man. An unattractive man, and a bed wetter. That's the bad stuff. Here's the good stuff.

We were lying just now when we said SK was spiteful. We were lying out of spite. And this sums up the Lousy San Francisco Podcast. It is filled with sentimentality (Bunnies, black sheep and chihuahuas), self-loathing (CPAPs, and being over weight), contempt (Not a fan of the new Barbary Coast restaurant) and pizza.

With this episode the Throng decides. And they decided on San Francisco's best pizza places... with a few of the usual tangents thrown in (Cloverfield 2, SF's Mobile Crisis Unit, Babette's final solution, and how to talk like a San Franciscan). But the reason SK sometimes goes off on a tangent may just be that he is predestined to make the podcast - however stupid the practical man my believe - leads somewhere. And that destination is a complete waste of time.

Possibly you will add on your own account with an eye roll, "People will not understand it either who have never received a slap in the face." But set your minds at rest, ladies & gentlemen, he has not received a slap in the face...but many blows to the groin.

Show Notes:

SF cops won't stop harassing black dog.


Ep 38 - Tap Dancing For The Ignorant

4/3/16

The secret to Pete's success? Jazz Hands! 1:15:09                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                            Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Lizzie Karr

The secret to Pete's success? Jazz Hands!

1:15:09                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                            Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Lizzie Karr

Ep 38 - Tap Dancing For The Ignorant

It's been a while since SK has had something truly interesting to say. So why would anybody expect to be engaged this week? Remember, Disappointment breeds character.

This week SK and Pete stumble through an indiscriminate episode where toying with bankers' emotions, pleas for clicks on the Amazon button and/or Brian Boitano, and name dropping "Big Pappa" Daniel Bacon displace the show's more traditional topics of history (The Old Mint), health (Bridal Fitness Coach), and culture (Cinderella vs. Jungle Book vs. Beauty & the Beast vs. Lion King).

The only saving grace is another visit from the talented and valid songstress, Lizzie Karr. But her contributions are quickly made ineffectual by her moderator's aimless rantings and fallacious arguments.  The subjects of political correctness, developers vs. environmentalists, and Lizzie's happy noise are all viable options in the avoidance of this week's topic: Bay Area radio.

Tune in next week for another long block of ignorance on SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast.

Show Notes:

Singing is just a sideline for Pete. In fact he's been in the hoofing game for some time...


Ep 37 - We All Scream For Monosodium Glutamate

3/27/16

Rushing Frosty the Snowman's sample down to the lab.   1:20:47                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  KS Notrom                                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Babette and Allan's Wife

Rushing Frosty the Snowman's sample down to the lab.

 

1:20:47                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  KS Notrom                                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Babette and Allan's Wife

Ep 37 - We All Scream For Monosodium Glutamate

This week we dispense with the usual meat and potatoes fare you might find on other episodes of the Lousy Podcast and serve up nothing but dessert - unfortunately it's fruit cake.

Rather than the usual comedic pinata loaded with Throng members and guests of all flavors, this week the Bomb Shelter is more like a cookie with precious few wholesome ingredients and, what's worse, it has raisins: SK was joined by the angsty side of his brain, KS Notrom; the insistent side of his brain, Babette; and the perplexed side of the Throng, Allen's Wife.

The 1st segment mimicked the light confection known as the macaroon in that it's subject matter of pit-bulls on the bus and pigeon fornication was colorful but ultimately tasteless. Next came the black licorice portion of the show with the discussion of activities in San Francisco for the month of April. (Even when free, these didn't sound appetizing to anyone and, quite frankly, could be poisonous)

Then the piece that should be resisted: The theme for the night - Ice cream. Shops were discussed and rated for taste, creaminess, cost, atmosphere and, most importantly, volume. It was determined that most were too loud - the result of undisciplined children of hipsters. The conclusion drawn by all concerned was that Swenson's is San Francisco's best tasting ice cream, the former Thrifty drug store had the best shaped ice cream, frozen yogurt shop Fraiche had the best alternative to ice cream, and any one using the word "artisinal" in this market should just stop it - it's ice cream.

In the end, Babette takes over the show because she's the Maraschino cherry in SK's ambrosia.

Show Notes:

The promised old timey photo of the original 

The original Mitchell's Dairy Farm at 18th & Noe streets from 1890

The original Mitchell's Dairy Farm at 18th & Noe streets from 1890

Ep 36 - Like Being In A Bar With No Alcohol

3/20/16

A colorized photograph of the 1934 political summit between Benito Mussolini and Santa Clause by SK Morton entitled, "Strange Bedfellows" 1:24:30                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                                                      Guests: Tony Long, Babette, Lizzie Karr (Cameo)  

A colorized photograph of the 1934 political summit between Benito Mussolini and Santa Clause by SK Morton entitled, "Strange Bedfellows"

1:24:30                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                                                      Guests: Tony Long, Babette, Lizzie Karr (Cameo)

 

Ep 36 - Like Being In A Bar With No Alcohol

A spectre is haunting the web. The spectre of SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast. All the powers of the internet have entered into a holy alliance to exercise this spectre and brand reproach upon its ineptitude. By this we infer that the powers-that-be acknowledge Lousy as a power in itself and encourage the Throng to meet this nursery tale of a spectre with a listless & beleaguered click on the ole Amazon Button.

The history of San Francisco hitherto is the history of business closures and hipsters. Corporatizing, Comodotizing and Synergy. The class struggle that comes from such can only lead to tangents about failed San Francisco Sitcoms, and cowboy movies with cute black chicks.

The Proletariat and Bourgeoisie alike must understand that if they are unable to find a way to co-exist then they will most assuredly face the wrath of earths new up and coming overlords: Coyotes, Raccoons, and piglets; of which the Throng will not oppose.

The position of SK's guest, Tony Long, in relation to the other illiterate occupants of the bomb shelter, conclude that the Marina district provides no means of production when it comes to salamander sales; North Beach is generally accepted as a haven for those wishing to live off the internet of Italian cafes and Herb Caen was apparently not of the 1% nor the 99% but rather that he was 80 proof. 

 

Show Notes:

Behold! That which soothes Babette's cockles.

Ep 35 - Chunks Of Things

3-5-16

This week we discuss the most earth shattering hoax since artisanal, locally sourced, carbon nuetral, gluten free "sliced" bread.   1:20:34                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Michelle Thomas                                             Announcer:  Suzy L                                                                  Guests: Nancy Martin & Ronnie Sampson

This week we discuss the most earth shattering hoax since artisanal, locally sourced, carbon nuetral, gluten free "sliced" bread.

 

1:20:34                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Michelle Thomas                                             Announcer:  Suzy L                                                                  Guests: Nancy Martin & Ronnie Sampson

Ep 35 - Chunks Of Things

Alright, let's get this over with since I'm sure nobody reads these things anyway.  It was a dark and stormy night for the podcast this week when we threw our support for president behind Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. No? still nothing? OK how about the truth - since that's stranger than confection.

It's not just the usual monotony at the start of the show this week. Fill-in cohost, Michelle Thomas was caught in El Nino traffic so Throngster #1 and former fill-in cohost, Suzy L steps in and handles (And promptly fumbles) the introduction. After we slaughter a chicken, we meet this week's guests (No problem with the chicken?), Chocolate experts and bloggers Nancy Martin and Ronnie Sampson. They came directly from the dock at Southampton, trying to get to Holland or Fort Mason for the 10th annual International Chocolate Salon.

We quickly (Speaking geologically) cover: the wreck of Google's self driving SUV; MUNI's new underpowered fleet; and tunnel talk before Michelle deftly handles the Bridal Fitness Coach commercial. Then a condemnation of the Americans with Disabilities Act for not taking into account the comfort of the able bodied.

The bulk of the show covers local chocolatiers such as Scharfenberger, Dandelion, Charles Chocolates, Jade, Nubia XOX truffles, and even See's and Ghirardelli who, as we all know, were big supporters of the Third Reich.

To wrap things up Michelle brings us back to a topic that had been broached and then rejected earlier: the Mast Brothers and accusations of fraud. To be fair she wasn't with us in the beginning. Blame it on the rain.

 

Show Notes

The story of two brothers who weren't very good at sports:

Pix from Pete's record release party (Including shots of OneWerd and The Lizzie Karr Band)

Ep 34 - The One Where Pete Keeps Saying Balclutha

2-28-16

Aye! I be married to the sea. But sometimes me eyes do wander to hoist me colors on a fine young estuary. 1:15:33                                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                          Guest: Babette

Aye! I be married to the sea. But sometimes me eyes do wander to hoist me colors on a fine young estuary.

1:15:33                                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                          Guest: Babette

Ep 34 - The One Where Pete Keeps Saying Balclutha

Sometimes the journey can be it's own reward; like taking part in a sleep study, or when you're forced to eat your way out of a cake, or when you hike up a pile of money. Alas, the next 1 hour and 15 minutes is neither a reward of journey nor destination but rather more of a test of endurance that will most assuredly end in a shorter and less fulfilled life.

With minimal studio audience attendance, a lethargic musical director, and a clearly struggling host the podcast this week chose to go with haltingly desperate rather than delightfully impish.  We start things off with a variation on  SK's normally audacious self promotion and concentrate on Pete's upcoming record release party as well as other events that will be summarily dismissed by the Throng throughout the whole of March.

Then we go nautical.  You want horror? Dip into a nice bowl of your favorite crab innards. You want irony?  We've got the careless destruction of a bay area amateur photography destination.  You want Tragedy?  We chronicle the destruction of some of San Francisco's most iconic maritime murals that nobody cared about to begin with. You want comedy? You're restoring the wrong hull sailor, this is SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast and if you want to bask in the glow, spend some time on Treasure Island.

 

 

Just a few pictures of the Inverness/Tomales Bay/Pt. Reyes Shipwreck.

 
Click on the Picture to see the monkeys driving cars at minute 1:02 in this video about the GGIE

Click on the Picture to see the monkeys driving cars at minute 1:02 in this video about the GGIE

Here's a pretty cool overview of the 1939 & 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition

Ep 33 - Bla Bla Bla, Words Have Meaning

2/20/16

San Francisco sports fans are in a league of their own...because nobody else will have them.   1:10:30                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                     

San Francisco sports fans are in a league of their own...because nobody else will have them.

 

1:10:30                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                     

Ep 33 - Bla Bla Bla, Words Have Meaning

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Throng that day. The episode was 33,  Pete hadn't his guitar to play it looked like another stinker it would be. And when Squidge failed to show and the audience the same. a sickly silence fell upon the show and SK would be to blame.

A business closure update preceded the sports theme, as did also a potty break, and the former was of Sparkys and in the latter a leak would take. So upon that stricken Throng grim melancholy sat, for there seemed but little chance that SK's act would not fall flat.

There was inhibition in SK's manner as he stepped up to the mic; there was disgrace in SK's bearing and his volume began to spike. And when, responding to the stories of Chinese New Year and the Superbowl, it was clear his lack of preparation had surely taken its toll.

"Fraud!" cried the maddened Throng, and questioned where was Colin, The Titans of Mavericks had just finished up and SK's face was swollen. They heard his voice grow stern and cold as he told the story of the Big Games.   A sneer had come from SK's lip, "Don't try to verify anything he claims."

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and enjoying a round of golf; but there is no joy in the bomb shelter — SK Morton is talking frolf.

 

 


 

Show Notes

Let's hear it for The Lousy Podcast's adopted pro surfer and Titan of Mavericks, Colin Dwyer

The 10th "Big Game" between Cal & Stanford on Thanksgiving day in San Francisco, 1900.  Twenty-seven died when the roof of the adjacent, Pacific Glass Works at 16th & Folsom collapsed under the weight of an overflow crowd of spectators.

The 10th "Big Game" between Cal & Stanford on Thanksgiving day in San Francisco, 1900.  Twenty-seven died when the roof of the adjacent, Pacific Glass Works at 16th & Folsom collapsed under the weight of an overflow crowd of spectators.

Click on the picture for "The Play" from 1982's Big Game

Click on the picture for "The Play" from 1982's Big Game

Ep 32 - Trite & Overly Morose

2/7/16

1:13:43                                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Lizzie Karr and KS Notrom

1:13:43                                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Lizzie Karr and KS Notrom

Ep 32 - Trite & Overly Morose

SK Morton is a legend.  In his lifetime he has created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world he has become a symbol of the eternal abrasive. But we have no words to describe this myth. No one really knows this SK.

Instead, the gathered Throng only knows the SK that hates banana and believes that pineapple is a dish best served cold.  Impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of dinosaurs, yet ever avid for a sad monkey that doesn't exist and reaching out for Christmas lights in the Hyatt Regency atrium.

We should not insult the privacy of those in the bomb shelter - a privacy SK sought and treasured in the Palace Hotel restrooms - by trying to describe the likes of Resident Chanteur, Pete Feliciano; SK's cerebrum, KS; and Pete's squeeze, Lizzie Karr whom you know to you who know them.

In our memories of Kenny Stabler and the Raiders, SK remains a rabid fan, not just a glare in the night from a rabid coyote.  In SK's memories, stories of peculiar ways of turning things around so that old men can not find their ordure, bombs are for the poor, real guns over plastic are more pure, bound for Korea with a duty tour, pain during a time of leisure, a minor saloon entrepreneur, and confusion of whether to pay the check or look for a cure - We will say au revoir.

Show Notes

Fearless Leaders for the Raider Nation.

Here we are, face to face, a couple of Silver & Black spoons.

Here we are, face to face, a couple of Silver & Black spoons.

Hopin' to find, we're two of a kind, making a go, making it grow together we're gonna find a way.

Hopin' to find, we're two of a kind, making a go, making it grow together we're gonna find a way.

Ep 31 - WTSK?

1/17/16

Maybe we'll change the name of the podcast to TMI.   45:18                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                 Announcer: Peter Feliciano

Maybe we'll change the name of the podcast to TMI.

 

45:18                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                 Announcer: Peter Feliciano

Ep 31 - WTSK?

It's very simple and also very deficient.  SK Morton, quite frankly, lacks the talent, skill, knowledge and charisma (She was going to come but had the lunch shift that day) to pull off a podcast by himself.  And yet that is exactly what he attempted to do this week as he was shrewdly abandoned by the rest of his crew and the studio audience failed to materialize due to an omitted step in his Peter Brady magic-by-numbers at-home illusion kit.

Pete makes a cameo by phone to deliver the show introduction and from there the podcast takes a sharp turn into ruin.  The first sign of trouble comes with a death announcement.  To recover, SK decides to pep things up with a quick discussion of the 1906 earthquake and fire.  

After mentioning the postponed reopening of Delores Park -  but before commenting on another tour bus incident (With a fatality this time) and the mysterious closing of Rasputin Music on Powell Street -  SK attempts a rant.  While falling short of a tirade and coming within a loud whisper of a diatribe he was able to salvage an ill informed misrepresentation of Nerds, Hipsters and Techies.

So, not to put too fine a point on it, SK revealed too much of himself this week and can only hope that some of the throng find some guilty pleasure in his implosion or at least need some background noise while they scrape at their asbestos popcorn ceiling.  Boomer Lives!

Ep 30 - We Are So Woo (Cheese, Cheese, Bottle Food)

1/10/16

How many musicians does it take to change a strobe light?   1:16:51                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Lizzie Karr and  Babette

How many musicians does it take to change a strobe light?

 

1:16:51                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Lizzie Karr and  Babette

Ep 30 - We Are So Woo (Cheese, Cheese, Bottle Food)

SK is nothing if not a uniter. Indeed, his brand of match making has resulted in more than a few weddings ...  shotgun or otherwise.  And now, with his 30th episode, he has been able to demonstrate that not only can he bring people together, he can keep them together - united in their exasperation with him.  We give you the case of Peter Feliciano and Lizzie Karr:

It is clear from the beginning of the Podcast that something is wrong with co-host, Pete. His intro is off and his microphone is on.  Could it be nerves? Maybe he is stressed because his girlfriend and sometime-collaborator, Lizzie Karr is in the bomb shelter? Perhaps he has to tinkle.  In any case, the signs of a crack in their relationship are easy for SK to concoct.  

The classic 1st sign that a relationship is having difficulties is a distancing of one partner from the other. Lizzie has just spent 6 months touring China - sometimes not hating it.

Sign # 2 is developing friendships with others of the opposite sex. Pete has written 2 songs for and been invited to dinner by, throng member, Drama Mama. (We're talking Quinoa people!)

A third sign is a lack of similar interests. Such as Lizzie enjoying the Bay lights and SF MOMA while Pete wants to steel from the coffers of the organizations who support these installations and, like some sort of misguided and portly Robin Hood, give it to poor saxophone players.

But just when all looks grim for our couple, SK comes to their rescue by bringing the two together in song.  Also Babette and her disgust with the bathroom habits of the people of China never fail to bring racists together.

Show Notes

Support Our Resident Chanteur, Pete Feliciano and his squeeze Lizzie Karr of the Lizzie Karr Band and Colors Under Colors.

   Also look for          their new                Albums                    

The Lizzie Karr Band -Like It's Bad

Spring 2016  

 Onewerd &          Pete            Feliciano   Album Release Party

Friday, March 4th, 8:00 PM at the Milk Bar in SF.

Ep 29 - I've Got A Bad Feeling About This

12/20/15

Who needs the Coronet? At the Alamo Drafthouse the floors are sticky on the outside of the theater.   1:31:02                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Suzy L                                                                      Guests: PJ with call-ins by Babette and text-ins by                 Peter Feliciano

Who needs the Coronet? At the Alamo Drafthouse the floors are sticky on the outside of the theater.

 

1:31:02                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Suzy L                                                                      Guests: PJ with call-ins by Babette and text-ins by                 Peter Feliciano

Ep 29 - I've Got A Bad Feeling About This

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Georgia (The state - not the Godless country where only 1 in 8 citizens can accurately identify all 128 Doctors who), "Those who take part in, what's known as, 'Geek Culture' are more likely to to have an elevated sense of self and demonstrate narcissistic behavior".  According to San Francisco based tour guide, implausible historian, asserted author, nominal podcast host and unsubstantiated local celebrity SK Morton, this study is pure Bantha Poodoo.

This week SK is joined by fill-in co-host, Suzy-L and her usual side-kick and hyphen abstainer PJ.  This judiciary triumvirate of Star Wars fandom takes on such material issues as:  The best light saber duels; Ewoks vs. Jar Jar; Lando's theft of Han's wardrobe;  Chronic do-gooder Emperor Palpatine; Love in a galaxy far far away; and a comparison of dialogue, acting, story and character depth between each set of trilogies; all in an effort to shut down the prequel hating nerds. 

Also included in this episode XXIX are discussions of the San Francisco Bay Area's influence on George Lucas and his movies and his lack of influence on the San Francisco Bay Area in order to get his I'm-more-than-Star-Wars Museum built.  Although, SK does take some time to gush over one of Lucas' infrastructure projects - his parking garage in the Presidio.

And, SPOILER ALERT!!! There is also some discussion of the latest installment of the Bridal Fitness Coach and Amazon commercials, SK's Lousy San Francisco Treasure Hunt, the Throng Strong page with the full interview of Elizabeth Duran and Mike Keegan of the Alamo Drafthouse, and of course, Force Awakens spoilers from Star Wars point man, Pete Feliciano.

Our findings suggest that the rise of"Geek Culture"  in San Francisco, while sure to destroy the very fabric of society, is merely the latest manifestation of what SK has clinically termed, "Whatever nerd".

Show Notes:

SK's Lousy Treasure Hunt - Complete list of clues for the 1st round

PODCAST CLUES:  1. William Ralston  2. Don't look for the lime light  3. It's no longer on Angel Island  4. Get a view from above

TOUR CLUES:  1. It's not on his property  2. You'll be able to see one of the buildings associated with Ralston from here...         3.  ...but you won't see it from the street

FINAL CLUE:  Think POPOS

Ep 28 - The Dim Knight Rises

12/13/15

The New Avengers:  She Cranium, Sonic Shadow and Cueball   1:21:48                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Suzy L, Babette, and a cameo by Noah Dubs

The New Avengers:  She Cranium, Sonic Shadow and Cueball

 

1:21:48                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                                        Guests: Suzy L, Babette, and a cameo by Noah Dubs

Ep 28 - The Dim Knight Rises

In a world where podcasts are as ubiquitous as air, water and Adele, one man dares to fill time by muttering on about movies with San Francisco connections.  Meet SK Morton. a tour guide who relies on his knowledge of San Francisco to feed himself and what he doesn't know could kill him.

When a plan is devised to discuss SF based movies a rag tag team of misfits must, first, make their way through updates where the Warriors are invited to come over to playay, big history is being dug up in little Chinatown, and all are encouraged to remember the Alamo Draft House.

Somewhere between Bridal Fitness Coach and Amazon commercials lie discussions about Steve McQueen, Bruce Willis, Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery, Kate Blanchet and Margret Keene as well as movies like "So I married an Axe Murderer", Towering Inferno", Star Trek IV, "Blue Jasmine", "In & Out", "Big Eyes", "The Conversation", The Parrots of Telegraph Hill and "X-Men". But a musical interlude featuring TV theme songs was one thing they didn't count on.

In the middle of it all, SK ties in a story about Donaldina Cameron and her crusade against human trafficking around the turn of the 20th century - but this was one crime SK didn't commit.

Every generation has a story, every legend has a hero, every blurb has a theme...This time it's unintelligible.


Show Notes:

For those of you who like to talk a lot of nay

Moving the Spreckles/Chez Joey/Danielle Steele mansion

Moving the Spreckles/Chez Joey/Danielle Steele mansion

Ep 27 - The Juxtaposition Of Synergy

12/6/15

Pete's latest mixed-media piece, "Creepy sycophant with a fetish"   1:06:15                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Bill George and Babette

Pete's latest mixed-media piece, "Creepy sycophant with a fetish"

 

1:06:15                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Bill George and Babette

Ep 27 - The Juxtaposition Of Synergy

Variety used to be the spice of life. Since 1968 it has been cumin (With a break in the late 90's to make room for Ginger, Posh and Sporty). Variety on SK Morton's Lousy Podcast has been more or less absent.  But this week we're full on Gobi Aloo with Falafel.

After a lovely story about Pete's lovely serenade of a lovely couple on the day of their lovely engagement with a lovely 50% shot at success, we welcome, by phone, big time documentary writer/producer Bill George. His latest film, Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain, illustrates just how important diversity is to an effective defense against a balanced, if not high scoring, Kansas City spread offense.  Also, apparently, Chinese people helped develop California. Well done them.

Of course, There are certain constants associated with the podcast that must be adhered to:  Ignorance; falsification; bewilderment; self-indulgence; advertising. In addition to the 1st Bridal Fitness Coach commercial presented by Pete we also turn him out for weddings, private parties, and mitzvahs (Both bar & bat - which is also the name of a Jewish saloon near the ball park).  We add some more clues to the dying Lousy Treasure Hunt.  And we highlight the fact that head-on collisions during SK's Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour are a full 15% fewer than that of his bus driving competitors.  

And let's not forget SK's African American wife, Babette. She was given a whole 2 minutes at the end of the hour to talk about something - I don't remember.

 

Show Notes:

  Our very own Pete Feliciano and his role in getting ladies to say yes.

Condensed version of Bill George's Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain

Condensed version of Bill George's Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain

Condensed version of Bill George's     Hidden Wonder of the World

Condensed version of Bill George's     Hidden Wonder of the World

Ep 26 - Tattle Tales Of The City

11/28/15

Tattle Tales of the City is a Todd Billman/Good Marksman Production    1:14:57                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                           Co-host:  Babette                                                                   Guests:  Reneowulf & Rothgarto Geats, KS Notrom & Reiko, Belle & Gaston Goldberg,

Tattle Tales of the City is a Todd Billman/Good Marksman Production 

 

1:14:57                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                           Co-host:  Babette                                                                   Guests:  Reneowulf & Rothgarto Geats, KS Notrom & Reiko, Belle & Gaston Goldberg,

Ep 26 - Tattle Tales Of The City

It seems that SK is not only an adherent to the adage, "The more, the merrier", but more and more it looks like he's a down right zealot.  His response to, what have been some mediocre at best, recent episodes was to cram as many members of the Throng as possible into the bomb shelter for an evening of indoctrination - or as he calls it, a game show.

This week SK welcomes some returning voices (They told him to scan antenna television for secret directives) to the Lousy Podcast including former snail assassin Reneowulf and her husband of underteminable years, Rothgarto; SK's altered ego, KS Notrom and his little Asian wife Reiko; and the always lovely if not consistently audible, Babette. To round out the disinformation two new devotees are initiated, Belle and Gaston Goldberg.

The ceremony plays out not unlike that of the TV version of Brother Burt Convy's magnum opus, Tattle Tales. The husbands take the lead.  Poor restaurant decisions are discussed as well as brushes with San Francisco greatness. The ladies then take a place of prominence while deliberating topics such as the Warming Hut at the Golden Gate Bridge & other sight seeing in the city, local wildlife, neighbor relations and driving in town.

So come Throng. Whether you're  hungry or you have the giggles. Let SK Morton heal your pain. Can I get a Hoody Hoo?

 

 

Ep 25 - Incoming Co-hosts, Outbound Hip-hop, Over Analysis, Under Prepared & We're Through

11/22/15

Will the real Big Daddy Kane please stand up.   1:23:17                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                           Co-host/House Band:  Peter Feliciano                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest:  Telli Prego

Will the real Big Daddy Kane please stand up.

 

1:23:17                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                           Co-host/House Band:  Peter Feliciano                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest:  Telli Prego

Ep 25 - Incoming Co-hosts, Outbound Hip-hop, Over Analysis, Under Prepared & We're Through

Even when surrounded by superb talent, SK can find a way to marginalize all other contributors and make it about him.  It's his gift, and one that keeps on giving.

When SK makes a point to congratulate and welcome Peter Feliciano as the new permanent co-host it's really just an excuse to hear applause.  He gushes about his guest, hip-hop artist, Telli Prego but only because he's angling for the  post of pizza Czar in Telli's future administration (And his moving of City Hall to the Sunset). And his compliments to Squidge this week are highly suspect.

He feigns interest in the mighty synthesizer at the Castro theater; he humors his guest over stories about Pokemon and a stolen Koala; and even allows an indictment of his spelling while taking the position that any attention, even negative, will fill the hole in his soul.

Despite some interesting stories about the local hip-hop scene and some pretty cool freestyling, the only subjects SK seems to pay any attention to are those close to his heart such as:  Public Bathroom etiquette, The Little Shamrock Saloon, Ocean Beach Bonfires,  and the purity of chocolate milkshakes.  Unfortunately, none of this is out-of-bounds.

 

Ep 23 - A Genuine But Failed Attempt At Libel

11/8/15

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The Lousy Podcast is rated "E"for everyone. Here we see posers of all ages at the bomb shelter.   1:13:20                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                       House Band:  Peter Feliciano                                 Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Special visit by:  C-Nasty and Nate

The Lousy Podcast is rated "E"for everyone. Here we see posers of all ages at the bomb shelter.

 

1:13:20                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                       House Band:  Peter Feliciano                                 Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Special visit by:  C-Nasty and Nate

Ep 23 - A Genuine But Failed Attempt At Libel

Some things are better left unsaid. Specifically every utterance found in this week's Lousy Podcast.

Something happens when you put a microphone in front of some people. When placed in front of Peter Feliciano, he will, more often than not, break into song. A microphone in front of Squidge seems to agitate him and when SK sees one, your liable to hear something libel - at least that was the goal tonight.

Unfortunately our hackneyed endeavor at shock-jockery was derailed by a lack of originality, preperation and reliable audience vetting at the bomb shelter. The show starts off as usual - tedious and mundane as we proceed with the Lousy Walking Tour Treasure Hunt clues and info. It then begins to slowly ramp up to tiresome and uninteresting with a discussion of San Francisco's  Dungeness crab problem until, finally we reach a new level of awkward chagrin with a Star Wars prophecy and audience participation with Nate and C-Nasty.

By the time we get to what was lovingly conceived of as the "Libel Hour" Our angst has been replaced with Coffee and Bagels. The high point seems to have been on anti-depressants when we are visited by a new friend of the program - Anastasia.  

Here's to abandoning hope for this week and looking ahead to the next!

Posted on December 12, 2015 and filed under Travel, Humor.

Ep 22 - West Coast Story

11/1/15

When being mugged by a garbage panda it's best to stay calm, follow their instructions and pirouette cool.    1:00:10                                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                      House Band:  Peter Feliciano                                 Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest:  Call in by Tony Quarington

When being mugged by a garbage panda it's best to stay calm, follow their instructions and pirouette cool. 

 

1:00:10                                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                      House Band:  Peter Feliciano                                 Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest:  Call in by Tony Quarington

Ep 22 - West Coast Story

 

Fade in to a desolate bomb shelter.  No guests and no audience. It was a quiet one - until the gang shows up.  Wearing his frayed, and now signature, "Dick's Last Resort" T-shirt, Peter Feliciano makes his presence known with rhythmic snapping, banging and exorcism belches.  Next on the Scene is Squidge. The youngest of the group but by no means interesting.  The play caller is SK. Glowing; driven; intelligent; and above all deluded.

The 1st interruption of the crew's smoggy story telling is an audio text from chronic show dodger, Tony Quarington - tragic.  Suddenly, the silence of the bomb shelter (Bomb in this case referring to SK's attempts at humor) is broken by the emergence of a slick gang of newcomer  raccoons that have their own ideas about who owns the streets.

SK's solution? A cash prize treasure hunt. Tonight, Tonight the first clue comes tonight. He gave it and the audience went away.

Realizing that the times are changing (And, thanks to Squidge, the clock is running), SK retreats to his top 5 movie list; The first in a triology discussion about bonfires starts with this episode; San Francisco business closings continue to be a topic ripe for redundance; and  earthquakes - this week's original theme - are completely ignored by the whole, buggin', ever lovin' team.

 

Show Notes:

Here's a duet with our very own Pete and his very own Lizzy Karr:

Ep 21 - How We Acquitted Ourselves Over The Summer

9/27/15

Self-beknownst heart throb, Shantwon Zee making his last appearance on the Lousy Podcast as a regular.  We shall miss his forehead, his always covered back and all three of his guitar chords.   1:01:44                                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                        Coco Host:  KS Notrom                                                                 VP in charge of music:  Shantwon Zee                                  Guests:  Babette and Suzy L

Self-beknownst heart throb, Shantwon Zee making his last appearance on the Lousy Podcast as a regular.  We shall miss his forehead, his always covered back and all three of his guitar chords.

 

1:01:44                                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                        Coco Host:  KS Notrom                                                                 VP in charge of music:  Shantwon Zee                                  Guests:  Babette and Suzy L

Ep 21 - How We Acquitted Ourselves Over The Summer

As John Sebastian mused one morning while observing a fresh cold sore in the mirror, Welcome Back!  Episode 21, the first episode of this, the Lousy Podcast's 2nd season, represents the epitome of man's/SK's inability to learn from his mistakes.

Our hiatus (Slovak for frittering away ill-gotten good will) was born of a dream in our hearts (Because Shantwon refused to put a song in our ears) that summer ticket sales for the Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour would propel SK Morton Creative to profitability and thereby allow SK to get out of this sweat lodge we call a bomb shelter.  Instead, we're right back in the same old place where we desperately pander to the Throng for laughs. 

This season, some of the names will change but for this kick-off episode we've got the usual gang of delinquents. There's the instigator and seeming ring leader, cocky (In that he's obsessed with chickens), half Italian, half Scottish, half of SK's brain, KS Notrom;  The bi-ethnic, bi-lingual, bi-polar music VP (Whose absence from the Lousypalooza was excused by a phone call from his mother), Shantwon Zee;  Let's see who else?  Ooh, ooh, Squidge McSqueezy couldn't make it but Babette says, "Hi there".

Who'd have thought we'd all be back to to describe plans for a better podcast (Like a treasure hunt, game shows and new sponsors) and ultimately end up going down the same road as last year:  Animal obits, urine in the tenderloin, closed businesses and tour updates.

Yeah, we did a lot of teasing and playing around this week but we're looking forward to a better season this year. If not you can email SK. He's on the spot. Welcome back!