Ep 76 - The Unbillable Rightness Of Beeing

7/14/17

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Give me a Bee!   1:12:49                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Roger Garrison and Babette

Give me a Bee!

 

1:12:49                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Roger Garrison and Babette

Ep 76 - The Unbillable Rightness Of Beeing

A Bee, or not a bee. That was the theme of the latest Lousy Podcast. Whether 'twas nobler to suffer another week of hurled insults or to treat skinned arms with oceans of oatmeal, just keep your opinion to yourself until the end.

To ride - to sleep; and by sleep we say to end in LA and a $115.00 shock each way.  That flesh is heir too. 'Twas a consummation doubly near Ocean Beach's mist.  To die of polar bear heart failure - to sleep as a rhino and not be resuscitated. To act - perchance to appear in movies. Ay, there's the bulb. For in that sleep of death what backhoe may come when we have encased in lead this mortal coil, must give us pause. There's the respect that makes calamity of so long life...or short, but with money.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of Tammy Foxx at Bridal Fitness Coach, the oppressors wrong, the pangs of despised love, and the spurns of that patient when he himself might his Murasmus make with a bare bodkin?

Who would these fardels bear to grunt and sweat under a weary life in Virginia, but that dread of something after St. Thomas, the undiscovered country from whose bourn this traveler - Roger Garrison - returns. And makes him rather bear those ills from his scooter as it flies over hills that some know not of?
Thus a swarm does make cowards of us all, 
And thus the native hue of wax moths
is sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, 
And enterprises of hotels, Recology, and LaBeau with great pith and vinegar and with this regard their stingers turn awry and lose the name of     A Bee Well Production and the San Francisco Bee Association.

The fair Throng!- Patreoniac, in thy orisons
be all our sponsors remembered.

Show Notes:

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Ep 75 - The Beginning Of The End

7/7/17

The Lousy Podcast:  The horror...the horror   1:01:03                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: KS Notrom

The Lousy Podcast:  The horror...the horror

 

1:01:03                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: KS Notrom

Ep 75 - The Beginning Of The End

The Lousy Podcast, a time waster, swung back toward monotony without warning, and was satisfied. The previous episode had been posted, the Throng had been made aware, and being bound for a finale of 100 episodes the only thing for it was to resign itself to mediocrity and wait for the end.

This week the reach of the show stretched as far as KS's interminable water closet. In the offing humor and information were rend apart without a point. And in the dimly lit Bomb Shelter updates seemed to bring the podcast to a grinding halt with allusions to teddy grams, beefeaters vs. bee keepers, and Batdance. The air was dark and, later still, condensed into animal obituaries, was talk of rats at the San Francisco Dungeon, baby falcons, and black bears at the Oakland Zoo, babbling humorlous several stories off of Beale street in the greatest town on earth.  

SK was our captain and host. We two apathetically stood back and watched him stare into the distance. On the whole, there was nothing that looked half so pathetic. It was sad to realize his work was not out there on the internet, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.

Ep 74 - A Night Of A Thousand Slurs

6/9/17

Chadwick Habersnatch. Feelin' the flow. Workin' it...Workin' it.   1:01:07                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: KS Notrom & Chadwick Habersnatch

Chadwick Habersnatch. Feelin' the flow. Workin' it...Workin' it.

 

1:01:07                                                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: KS Notrom & Chadwick Habersnatch

Ep 74 - A Night Of A Thousand Slurs

Every now and then speak in an accent. Speaking in an accent brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future. And the future is going to be lousy.

So the gang is back in the Bomb Shelter. We had the place all to ourselves. Ourselves included SK, Pete, KS and a new friend of the podcast Chadwich Habersnatch. The topic was San Francisco Crime. And the grape Arizonas flowed like honey.

A guitarless Pete went right for everybody's soft spots with talk of Maury from the Dick Van Dyke show and reminded us all of the upcoming fate of the Raiders. This, of course, incited both of SK's brains to pile on with allusions to Fudge Ripple Pouch Happy and the Rijksmuseum.

After, yet another, not-so-update on Julius' Castle there was a half hearted nod to the topic as The crime blotter was read and eventually a rag tag group of misfits was assembled for a panel discussion on what could be done about the city's rising lawlessness.

Turns out were doomed but...We'll be back.

 

Ep 73 - Cynical With A Happy Ending (live from the FAME venue on Broadway) Pt 5 of 5

4/28/17

Smiling through the pain, please don't talk to us.   01:12:43                                                            Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Mike Keegan

Smiling through the pain, please don't talk to us.

 

01:12:43                                                            Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Mike Keegan

Ep 73 - Cynical With A Happy Ending

The usual conclusion to each episode of the Lousy San Francisco Podcast is an urging to cease and desist by Babette. She wasn't with us this week so the party raged until the wee hours of the late afternoon.

For this our fifth and final episode recorded at the FAME venue on Broadway we wanted to cap off the run with something a little special. And semi-returning guest and Creative Manager at the Alamo Draft House, Mike Keegan, sure seemed a little special.  From growing up in NY state to refusing to grow up and organizing the SF International/Indie/Noise Pop/Intergalactic Feline Film festivals, Mike was the declining life of the party.

We were also graced with the presence of sound engineer, Squidge McSqueezy, although not so much graced with his sound engineering as he spent most of the night bumming drinks off PJ, our part-time cub reporter for the Giants and full time band wagon stowaway for the Warriors. Pete also arrived just in late so that we could all muddle through the following:

We talked about animal gestation, how SK and Zozi are so Sam & Dianne, Beer Fest on the Pampanito, the dimming of the Giants' rally lights, life lessons from Flirting With Disaster, the demise of Critical Mass and we played SK's Movie Game.

Then we got tired and it was late, so we went home.

Ep 72 - 8:00pm In The Web Of Deceit & Love (LIVE from the FAME venue on Broadway) Pt 4 of 5

4/21/17

We asked 100 audience members, "Where you at?"   01:12:44                                                              Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Pokee & Eric the camera guy says things

We asked 100 audience members, "Where you at?"

 

01:12:44                                                              Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Pokee & Eric the camera guy says things

Ep 72 - 8:00pm In The Web Of Deceit & Love

One might ask, what qualities does SK Morton have that would compel me to listen to his Lousy Podcast? The answer: He's in bed each night, promptly at 9:00, and he's a stickler for regular meals.

These attributes, along with connections to the Tanzanian mob, are what persuaded a fraction of dozens of people to ignore practically an hour of audio distortion and sit through this week's episode featuring a performance by Pete Feliciano, Eric the camera guy, and a round of Card Sharks with, not entirely horrified audience member, Pokee. 

The object this week, was to review the current scene of San Francisco and crack wise. We started with the great black-out of '17 and moved on to evidence that the BART Warm Springs station has hit the ground halting. We talked about The City's handling of transportation and water and finally, thankfully, ended the updates section with a story about the local origins of the term April 4th.

SK then made an earnest attempt at killing time with another ill-conceived game show and even a little SF history about the Bay and Sir Francis Drake.

So take a listen and then off to bed. But first, how 'bout a snack.

Ep 71 - A Blur Of Fun (LIVE from the FAME venue on Broadway) Pt 3 of 5

4/14/17

Everything we do is art.   01:07:41                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Francesca Valdez & David Ellington

Everything we do is art.

 

01:07:41                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Francesca Valdez & David Ellington

Ep 71 - A Blur Of Fun

Have any of these blurbs ever been complimentary of Pete? If not, I would like to use this space to apologize. If so, I would like to do the same.

Truth be told, Pete saved the show this week. From his, per usual, legendary musical performances to his comic narration over SK's not-so-epic a capella singing to his pitching in with cleaning the restrooms, Pete made the show. That being said, I can not recommend anybody listen to this bilge.

The problems start with a last-minute cancellation by popular SF comic, Joe Klocek. SK countered with his version of a show-must-go-0n scheme by detailing the history of the Lousy Podcast. 

Pete, after striking out with the many ladies walking by outside the window (His go-to move was to push his face up against the glass and throw his "intense eye contact"), attempted to counteract SK's personal history lesson with repeated interruptions about movies with odd soundtracks.  SK, in turn, tried his best to derail Pete's disruptions by going full on ornithologist with a local story about Double Crested Cormorants not nesting on the Bay Bridge.

After a performance of Pete's original ode to 19th century prostitution the two interview the owner/operator of FAME and Broadway Studios as well as the show promoter and producer of an upcoming documentary about the venue. 

So yeah...It was time for another song. Thanks Pete!

Ep 70 - Walking Tour Plugs Galore (LIVE from the FAME venue on Broadway) - Pt 2 of 5

4/7/17

Always Be Listening if you want the knife set.   1:17:57                                                                 Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                           CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                             Guests:  KS Notrom and Shantwon Zee (w/ Rosette and Mike & Lannie)

Always Be Listening if you want the knife set.

 

1:17:57                                                                 Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                           CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                             Guests:  KS Notrom and Shantwon Zee (w/ Rosette and Mike & Lannie)

Ep 70 - Walking Tour Plugs Galore

Hi Kids! SK Morton here of SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast and Walking Tour. I want to help you get started in the Lousy.  No co-signers and no credit references necessary. Se habla Espanol!

We've got Pete Feliciano! He's funny. He's talented. He's got his pulse on the finger of society!

We've got a live audience at FAME venue on Broadway in beautiful downtown San Francisco! There's Rosette. There's Mike and Lannie. There's even a visit by Shantwon and KS!

We talk about Sales Force Tower. We slight the handicapped. We discuss mini golf, Off the Grid, the War Memorial Opera House, the Legion of Honor, Mummies & Medicine, the Conservatory of Flowers, SF Beerfest, the Cherry Blossom festival, and we even have a sing-a-long and Pete seranades a couple on their anniversary!

We will NOT be understood!  Come on down to the podcast. We'll see you here. Bye Kids.

Ep 69 - A Vacuum Of Culture (LIVE from the FAME Venue on Broadway) Pt 1 of 5

3-31-17

And my kindergarten teacher said I'd never amount to anything.   1:23:25                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   Producer/Sound Engineer:  Babette           CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                             Guests:  Joe Butler and Andrew Holmgren

And my kindergarten teacher said I'd never amount to anything.

 

1:23:25                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   Producer/Sound Engineer:  Babette           CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                             Guests:  Joe Butler and Andrew Holmgren

Ep 69 - A Vacuum Of Culture

"No risk, no reward". that's what, stunt man, Evel Kneivel, was fond of repeating while consuming his meals through a straw. In April of 2017 the Lousy Podcast followed in the footsteps of Evel by embarking on a five week stint at the Fame venue on Broadway in SF...Drink up!

In lieu of excitement, there was a scent of never-properly-mopped up beer in the air as SK and Pete made preparations for this, the 1st of 5, live recordings at the former Mabuhay Gardens - a popular punk venue in the 70's, 80's and one weekend in 2012 when hipsters' favorite cupcake bar, Shipwright & Cheese, underwent renovations to convert into a dub step falafel disco. Not unlike any number of Geraldo's news specials, the show was poised to be a great success.

After an inadvisable attempt at an opening monologue, SK introduced Pete and the rest of his guests: Architect and Telegraph Hill expert, Joe Butler and returning friend of the show, and SF comic, Andrew Holmgren...all seems fine so far. But during the updates portion of the show, somehow things went South (or perhaps more accurately, North). Pete discovered a Throng member from the great state of Alaska and things began to unravel. Were it not for the crowd's (The term crowd here is being used with an expired poetic license) collective disdain for Ruby Sky we might have ended things right then and there.

Enter Joe Butler. A virtual dusty encyclopedia of San Francisco knowledge. If SK and Pete hadn't interrupted the man at every third sentence he might have been able to save things but such are the dreams of Parrots and Men. To Joe's credit he did manage to get in some interesting stories about the early adopted Telegraph Hill semaphore, Layman's Castle for the people, how the ground was pulled out from under the Gray Brothers, Bill Bailey's cottage and how he didn't come home, Pasquale's blue ball,  the beat generation and the, not-to-be-outdone, CIA trip.

Babette in Squidges role as producer and sound engineer as well as a very funny set by Andrew Holmgren made it look, for a second, that we'd clear the last bus but here we are...back in traction.

Ep 68 - This Pathogen Life

3/8/17

Not suprisingly, truly, dramatically, unfunny   59:10                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton     CoHost: Peter Feliciano  

Not suprisingly, truly, dramatically, unfunny

 

59:10                           Writer/Editor:  SK Morton     CoHost: Peter Feliciano  

Ep 68 - This Pathogen Life

If you've never heard the Lousy San Francisco Podcast, you'll probably need to give this episode about 10 minutes before it starts to make sense. If you're a regular listener, it's hopeless.

After an initial announcement by Pete that he has officially begun working on his first solo album, he then succumbs to some sort of virus that, he was informed by his doctor, up until now had only been detected in circus peanuts. The rest of Act 1 consists mostly of junk food and is regularly punctuated by Pete's hacking cough.

Act 2 is all about the Mustang in Bullitt. Unfortunately, neither participant knows much on the topic so there's more of a concentration on San Francisco N-list celebrities and a musical interlude featuring a theme song from a 1990's children's show.

Act 3 is narrated by Babette. It's about another of San Francisco's more popular films: The Maltese Falcon. If you don't have any interest in hearing anything on the subject you're in luck...Babette has no interest either.

It was a concept piece this week and that concept has been promptly abandoned. 

Posted on April 22, 2017 .

Ep 67 - Disavowable Underground

3/5/17

It puts its arms around the Throng.   1:12:37                                                                    Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest:  Ryan Scherer                                           w/ Throngsters, Suzy L & Mo

It puts its arms around the Throng.

 

1:12:37                                                                    Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest:  Ryan Scherer                                           w/ Throngsters, Suzy L & Mo

Ep 67 - Disavowable Underground

Who says a podcast has to be either funny or informative. Can't it be neither? Here at SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast we not only believe it can but we have irrefutable proof: Episode 67.

We're not saying that there weren't some funny moments or that the interview with local celebrity photographer, Ryan Scherer, wasn't enlightening, it's just that most of that part of the show was recorded over when SK thought he heard the call of a rare Asian Crested Ibis. (As it turns out it was just the sound of his own chewing). The result was just 21 hours of mostly SK, Ryan, and a couple Throng members cupping their hands around their mouths and repeating the word, "Echo!"

The usable stuff included an ominous email from The Patreon, a pleading for support for a specific leg of the Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour, a nod to chocolate people, a story about how the police might be as in sync with the community as Uber, and some really, really cool stories about guerrilla photography on, over, and under the Streets of San Francisco.

Ryan Scherer has experienced some of San Francisco's coolest locations from all angles and has not only lived to tell about it but even has photo evidence to prove he's way cooler than SK. He also tells the kind of stories Hemingway must have told if, instead of being an alcoholic writer, he'd been an alcoholic photographer.

All and all, Ryan was the only thing worth listening to on the podcast this week. And to think, we'd have let him out of the cuffs if he hadn't done so much damage to North Face.

 

Ep 66 - Nutter Butter Boots On The Red Carpet

2/25/17

  #imwithboots   1:09:30                                               Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                       

 

#imwithboots

 

1:09:30                                               Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                       

Ep 66 - Nutter Butter Boots On The Red Carpet

Brace yourselves. We liked this one. Regular listener to the Lousy Podcast may have noticed a distinct gap in our regular posts. While not "worth the wait" this week's episode is a good place to start over.

Admittedly, it starts with some trepidation as SK & Pete wonder if paint fumes are what kept the Throng away but things pick up with a discussion of the 50 year anniversary of the summer of love and it's mob connections. There's also the story of Boots Hughston, a hard-boiled private eye with an ear for music and a nose and throat guy with questionable credentials.

SK tries to introduce a new segment - Rage against the magazine - but when it fails to catch fire the whole thing crumbles.

The entire back half of the show is dedicated to emails. And it becomes quite enlightening as we get travel tips to Nebraska, instruction from Riley the Koala guy, and parenting tips by SK (Hint: less wire hangers, more Nutter Butters).

And the anchor of the show: SK's 2nd annual Oscar predictions. Hop on board the white guilt express.

Ep 65 - Hey Google, Remember The 90's?

2/17/17

You've got podcast:)   1:01:04                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

You've got podcast:)

 

1:01:04                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Ep 65 - Hey Google, Remember The 90's?

It might very well be time to abandon the post-modern cynicism so many of us have and return to an earlier time. A plaid cloaked time. A time with the lights out - when it's less dangerous. Since we know this won't entertain us.

This week SK and Pete thought they'd tie up some loose ends. Topics that had slipped through the cracks in the preceding episodes. Topics like welcoming our latest Patreon member (Which somehow evolved into a discussion on Enya and MTV's Real World), Grandad the Chicago lungfish and the new baby monkey at the SF Zoo (Which veered to wrestling memories and George "The Animal" Steel and the elusive Lemur/Langor/Lunger), and local want ads (Which were stretched into a discussion of Gilligan's Island, Alice and Laura Dern's mom).

Then we attempted to settle into a single topic of all-you-can-eat establishments here in San Francisco. Goat Hill Pizza, the Cliff House, Club Waziema, Fogo de Chao, and the Tonga Room are discussed but this, ofcourse degenerated into an uninformed discussion about the cultures of Ethiopia, Brazil, and Polynesia.

This episode contributed plenty to the cynicism of it's listeners but we're so happy because, today, we found our friends...they're in our head.

Ep 64 - Bewilderment By Committee

2/3/17

You're an audience posing with the guests, but you're in a bomb shelter, Go!   1:14:24                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Sam Shaw, Jamie Wright, Babette

You're an audience posing with the guests, but you're in a bomb shelter, Go!

 

1:14:24                                                        Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Sam Shaw, Jamie Wright, Babette

Ep 64 - Bewilderment By Committee

Every once in a while (This is the first of those times) we produce a podcast that only barely moves the lousy needle. This week we met, interviewed, and groped SF Improv Festival organizers, Sam Shaw and Jamie Wright.

When you have the kind of talent that we had visit the bomb shelter, you don't want to bombard them with too many questions too soon so we chose to go with a neglect and evade type strategy. It worked unequivocally. SK was adroitly able to make all topics about himself and Pete handled his role as grand stander with absolute aplomb.

We started with emails with topics such as the Titans of Mavericks, SNL, break dancing, and the Real Roxanne. This lead to the inference that SK's history contained, either, break dancing or a role in the Fat Boys filmography. After a quick plug by Pete for Pete we resumed with the ignoring of, what was clearly, the gold standard in guests and proceeded to plug the upcoming SF history days at the Mint and black history expert John Templeton. These, of course, were just a platform for SK to announce the definiative number of licks to the center of a tootsie pop and to challenge a dead man to a knife fight.

Oh, and we talked about the history of Improv in San Francisco and the ground breaking comedy troupe The Committee. What a night!

Ep 63 - Plenty Of Ebb

1/28/17

Just like Pagliacci did, we try to keep our lousy hid.   1:02:52                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy 

Just like Pagliacci did, we try to keep our lousy hid.

 

1:02:52                                                                Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy 

Ep 63 - Plenty Of Ebb

This week's episode might just as well have been entitled, Hooray for Y2k, or Jar Jar: A Star Wars Story, or Things you get from QVC, because no matter how we tried to dress it up, it was destined to be disappointing.

Like every podcast (Except, of course, for the Moth) we've had our ups - one hand countable, and our downs - most memorably our remote from a leper colony where Pete thought it would be funny to challenge everyone to a face-off. Unfortunately this week, like the proverbial pig with lipstick, the consumption of this episode, would be blamed for heart failure.

We started off with what seemed to be a fairly innocuous subject: George Lucas' decision to build his museum in LA rather than SF. However this quickly degenerated into a call to invade Poland. A sad report on the demise of the Mavericks surf competition incited Pete to denounce Lorne Michaels and his "Art with Limits" movement. And a report calling for the demolition of Highway 280 resulted in, first, quite a bit of Pete's rant to be edited from the episode and, ultimately, a soothing mantra gleaned from the Phantom Tollbooth.

In the second half of the show things began to get heated - partially due to a broken thermostat and partially due to SK being snubbed by one particular pharisaic character at Lefty O'doul's. And finally, our no justice de resistance no peace de resistance came in the form of, SK's review of the World's Fair Nano.

Disappointment? Yeah, I can tell you about it. I've got time, time, nothing but time. 

Show Notes:

Here are just a few ideas SK thought should be included in an upcoming US hosted World's Fair.

The Future in Engineering:

Monsanto had the House of the Future so how about a Dynamic House for All Seasons?

Countries could lure tourists by maybe even a temporary hotel set-up if the Expo is near a body of water...

Tiny houses get more and more creative every year...

Technology Applications:

How about water fountains supplied by Warka water towers that pull drinking water from the atmosphere?

Imagine a garden of solar flowers...

Maybe even power the whole exposition off the grid...

They could incorporate some products in the Fair's infrastructure...

What a great way to demonstrate new ideas for cities and towns...

And How About Attractions?

7D holograms could be used in theaters or open spaces to simulate zoological attractions without the down side of keeping actual animals in confined spaces.

Kinetic and human powered attractions could be the anchor for a new take on the midway...

www.aipioppi.com

And activities for recreation could be demonstrated...

Ep 62 - Closure

1/19/16

The Bomb Shelter. Where the dogs of society howl.   1:06:29                                                                    Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Telli Prego

The Bomb Shelter. Where the dogs of society howl.

 

1:06:29                                                                    Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                         Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Telli Prego

Ep 62 - Closure

To establish a sense of closure one might do one or more of the following: Fantasize about conspicuous waste in the event of a windfall; Cultivate a false sense of importance by photo-bombing public figures at media events; Say goodbye to OutBound founder, Telli Prego.

This week we send off, friend of the show, Telli Prego, and wish him well with his new venture in Arizona. Telli has been a fixture in the Sunset district for 30 years and we mark the end of an era by talking over him, commandeering his stories to make them our own, and eating his goodbye cake without him.

In addition to memories of the Gas Mask Colony, Studio 51, The Black Smiths, and Telli's last album with, producer, Okeefe - Mouthpiece Over Matter - we also give a curtain call to, Union Square fixture, Lefty O'Doul's and the importance of the building of which it has occupied for the last 59 years.

Yeah, there's been some good times. Just not on this show. So long Telli. And watch out for the walnut shrimp in Pheonix.

 

Ep 61 - A Mild Nano Beautiful Tomorrow

1/13/16

"Dawn of a New Day" Weeeeeee!   1:06:29                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest: Michael Weiss

"Dawn of a New Day" Weeeeeee!

 

1:06:29                                                                          Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guest: Michael Weiss

Ep 61 - A Mild Nano Beautiful Tomorrow

This week, SK takes you back; back many years in fact. Back to a day when horse-drawn carriages thundered over the land and man had yet to invent the lemon sponge cookie.

And now as the changing times end the rule of tyrannical Blue Whale, SK takes you forward in time once more toward the shadow of a new arrival: Electricity for profit. This was a strange new world but man embarked on his adventure with a new power: The Ferris Wheel. Decades race by as man applies himself to fun, fun, fun. He expands on the concept, and uses that knowledge to develop the ice cream cone, the moving sidewalk, and the peep show.

And now, The Lousy San Francisco Podcast becomes a vehicle on the information super highway carrying you across the boundless internet and introducing you to Worlds Fair USA founder, Michael Weiss. Our ancestors never heard the sounds you'll hear or saw the sights you'll see at the World's Fair Nano. Perhaps by attending the expo at pier 70 people will experience life-size virtual reality pong. Perhaps attendees will get to shoot the Fireball tennis ball gun. And perhaps the crowds will enjoy cricket powder power bars. But all such dreams begin in the mind of millennials with an angel investor.

Now as we fast forward to the end of our journey we find ourselves at, yet, another abrupt ending. On behalf of Peter Feliciano and his metal band Necropsy, Michael Weiss, and Babette from the Orient Express we hope you have enjoyed this episode of SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast.

 

 

Ep 60 - Dueling Ponchos

1/6/17

He aint heavy, he's my goiter 57:50                                                                             Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Shantwon Zee

He aint heavy, he's my goiter

57:50                                                                             Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Shantwon Zee

Ep 60 - Dueling Ponchos

This week's episode was designed to demonstrate to both Peter Feliciano as well as Shantwon Zee that when we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail. The denial of this cliched yet undeniable fact was the only thing on which these two staples of the Lousy Podcast could find an accord.

Originally conceived as a battle of the bands - Shantwon the original Lousy Podcast house band, and Pete: professional musician and pretty good candidate for the lap band - neither showed up with their guitars. However, Shantwon did surprise the throng with his latest project, a ukulele. In his capable hands the show was by most accounts a disaster.

After an ode to SK by Shantwon, attention was paid to our latest and first Patreon patrons, Elaine Sack and Matthew Neathery - the latter getting a serenaid of his own by Pete. Then a brief misstep when we accidentally talked about something relevant to San Francisco, the new MUNI trains.

Interspersed between covers of Hotel California & Pixar's Lava Theme and originals like Wish I Were Like Shantwon & You're Not Enjoying This, we managed to talk a little about Marine Layer Workshop in the old Lumiere Theater, Rogue One, the Fillmore arches (Old and new), Illuminate the Arts SF and Bucky Balls.

It was a hard luck show with a taste of justice but with all of this, we're confident that the Throng will not abandon us and that our Patreon campaign will finally take off. No Comeupins!

Ep 59 - Eat, Plants, Love

1/9/16

You've never had a friend like Pete 56:16                                                                              Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Aladdin the Vegan

You've never had a friend like Pete

56:16                                                                              Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy                  Guests: Aladdin the Vegan

Ep 59 - Eat, Plants, Love

At the risk of tempting Karma (The hippie chick at the deli who always gives me an extra BBQ wing because she likes the podcast), it looks like we've finally pulled out of the dive of the last couple weeks and might have come up with an alternative to waterboarding for prisoners with a choice. 

December was supposed to be movie month. On December 31st, a small crowd gathered in the bomb shelter and talked about local movie theater history...eventually.

First we read a couple of emails from non-detractors. Then we casually dropped names like Serena Williams, Man J. Kim, and Lori's Diners all while Pete complained about the refreshments SK has left out over the last month.

We did talk about movie theaters like the Coronet, the Kabuki, the Geneva drive-in and the St. Francis (Located at, what is now, Lefty O'doul's). We even talked about a couple movies: It's a Wonderful Life, Life Is Beautiful, 1st Kid, Jurassic Park, Loving, Beat Street, and anything with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (Even an OG has 2 eyes, 2 ears and a heart).

So doncha sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed;
we're here with boring stories to spare.
You got us bona fide, certified,
You got a lousy for your chare d'affaires

Show Notes:

Update: 1:42 pm, Thursday, Jan. 12th, 2017 - Lefty O'doul's, original home of the Theatre St. Francis as discussed on this episode of the Lousy Podcast, will be closing as of February 3rd, 2017. Jon Handlery (The dullard who must write his own commercials for his flimsy hotel next door) would not offer a long-term lease. Read the article and see a short video here.

Here are pictures of the space above Lefty's that give an idea of what the Theatre St. Francis might have looked like

Ep 58 - Breckoning Kerouac

12/21/16

Simultaneously grandiose and incoherent   56:59                                                                            Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy  

Simultaneously grandiose and incoherent

 

56:59                                                                            Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy  

Ep 58 - Breckoning Kerouac

There are few guarantees in life - death, taxes, Tom Brady's chin - but this week; we here at SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast offer this guarantee:  Directionless ranting.

Disheartened after a weak opening Petes's life changes when he meets SK who is "tremendously excited with life [and the prospect of Patreon income]", and he begins to long for the freedom of the road and income of driving for Uber. "Somewhere along the line I knew there would be elephant ears, Ed Lee's mustache, robotic cars; somewhere along the line the FLOTUS would be handed to me.

Now the bug was on us again, and the bug's name was the Beatles. First we talk about Chapelle's monologue on SNL and SK's introduction to the black community. This soon degenerates into an argument over which comics are funny and which reinforce Pete's personal brand of nihilism. This segment ends with a chronographical, if not cohesive, note when SK announces his YouTube discovery of History Buffs. "What we accomplished by talking about Frisco I don't know".

Having obtained divorce papers in Mexico, we end the show with discussions about the DNA Lounge, San Francisco's soon-to-be 2nd tallest building: Ocean Wide Center, and buskers getting the floppy-soled boot on Market street with a quick reminder of Pete's humble beginings.

"He'll be alright", SK later reflects as he sits on the 47 under the San Francisco sky and states: "...I think of Pete, I even think of Old Pete the father we never found, I think of Pete."

Ep 57 - A Dictator For The People

12/9/16

You expect me to decree on an empty stomach?   1:05:27                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy    

You expect me to decree on an empty stomach?

 

1:05:27                                                                         Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                                     CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                             Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy    

Ep 57 - A Dictator For The People

There's not a whole lot one could say about the poor journalism found in San Francisco. Which makes it all the more exhausting to have to listen to SK and Pete go on and on about it in this week's podcast.

The stage is set for a long evening when our amateurtagonists enter with a lack-luster effort to get the Throng excited about their new Patreon campaign. To clarify the specifics, Both hosts draw from their wealth of Political Science knowledge to press for Olives and Pellegrino.

Keep in mind that December was supposed to be "movie month" so to that end one title is briefly mentioned and immediately forgotten to make time for venting about poor reporting and cold whoppers for the homeless.

Curious? Sufficed to say, you won't be at the end.

Show Notes: