Ep 94 - 10 Tricks To Appear Foolish When Interviewing A Pro

12/9/17

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  We're cuckoo for pizza pillows      1:16:49                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Ms. Sarah Cooper

We're cuckoo for pizza pillows

 

1:16:49                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Ms. Sarah Cooper

Ep 94 - 10 Tricks To Appear Foolish When Interviewing A Pro

SK and Pete have been doing this for a while now. And by "this" we mean goofing off, yelling over each other, and wandering through irrelevant tangents. But this week that all changed. This week we concentrated on just annoying our guest.

She is a comedian, an actress, a writer as well as published author (Because anybody can write, but only an author can wear patches on their blazer elbows), and as if all that weren't enough [of a cry for approval], she also appeased her parents by mastering the tech industry as some sort of transponster or something with Yahoo and Google.

Here in the Bomb Shelter, we recognized her many talents by: 1) Editing her 3 hour interview down to about 45 minutes. 2) Luring her into betraying her true feelings about fish dismemberment. 3) Inciting her to abandon her husband's name. 4) Urging her to appropriate her own Jamaican culture. 5) Highlighting her gifts of song and harmony. 6) Uncovering the truth - that she 'don't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies. 7) Outing her as the mastermind behind Flash Ads and her 4th grade teacher for worse than flashing. 8) Arguing about Georgia Tech's mascot. 9) Interrogating her about how often she wears pajamas in public. 10) Deciding that she's most funny when all parties are tipsy.

Ladies and gentlemen...please welcome a very funny lady...Sarah Cooper!

Ep 93 - After All The Good Is Gone

12/8/17

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  Three happy chappies with snappy serapes.      59:35                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Three happy chappies with snappy serapes.

 

59:35                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Ep 93 - After All The Good Is Gone

You can tell a show is on its way out when the focus and enthusiasm of its participants begins to wane...and they add a new kid to the cast... or Ted McGinley. We couldn't afford McGinley so ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Conway Twitty.

To be fair, SK and Pete can hardly be blamed for their low energy performance. Pete is becoming increasingly more busy with his musical career (Including his new album) and SK doesn't know any more things. This is evidenced by the updates this week which focused more on SK's jacket, his eating off of the desk, and his inability to keep up with his editing duties than it did the problems with the SF Municipal  Transportation Agency. But hey, this one got posted...four months late and on a Wednesday.

Ultimately the two did get around to the night's theme of Land's End. They discussed Ocean Beach, the Outside Lands and Carville, the Cliff House and the baths of both Sutro as well as Lurline. SK gave his interpretation of facts when it came to Playland-at-the-Beach, It's Its, the Norwegian Gjoa, the SkyTram, Murre eggs at the Farallones Islands, Naiad Cove, Mile Rock, Seal Rock, Flag Rock, Kevin Hart and The Rock, O'neill wetsuits and [appropriately] jumping sharks.

To top it all off and sum it up: We talked about the Lyman Stewart, Frank Buck, Ohioan, SS Coos Bay, Rio De Jinero, Parallel and Yosemite stories....it was a ship wreck.

Show Notes:

 

Some of the pix SK shared with Pete during the Lousy Podcast

Ep 92 - Making Sausage With A Beefeater

11/25/17

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  Congenial man; Congenital mustache      1:02:29                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Sir Tom Sweeney and Babette

Congenial man; Congenital mustache

 

1:02:29                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Sir Tom Sweeney and Babette

 

Ep 92 - Making Sausage With A Beefeater

Gather 'round kids and I'll tell you a story about how, in the olden days, people worked their whole life at one place and still found fulfillment ...even without collaboration, or diverse strategies, or company furnished lattes.

It all happened way back in 1976 when a young Tom Sweeney, fresh out of Riordan High School leveraged his mother's affiliation with the movers and shakers of the time to secure for himself, not one but, two coveted and lucrative positions.

The first was a vending job at both Candlestick Park and the Oakland Colosseum. Here he learned a strong work ethic, flirted with players' wives, and cleaned up selling souvenirs during the '89 World Series and Earthquake.

But the real fun came when he became a doorman at the Drake Hotel in Union Square. He started his career by nabbing two would-be robbers, receiving the City's first, "Nick of Time' award, palling around with Joe Montana and Dwight Clark, and capping it off by saving a drowning woman while on holiday in Acapulco. Along the way he had encounters with Tom Hanks, Sam Elliott, and Tony Blair, while appearing on the Young & the Restless, serving as inspiration for the Drake's Sweeney-tini, and having May 2nd declared Tom Sweeney Day.

Of course it's all to be expected from a 3rd generation San Franciscan who enjoys the occasional SF themed podcast that covers topics from the shuttering of SFist to the increase of mountain lion sightings in the city to the retirement of Michael Tilson Thomas.

And of course, that podcast is none other than, Peanut Butter Oreo, with Pete & Babette.

 

Show Notes:

Enjoy some of the pictures from our guest, Tom Sweeney's, photo album

 
 Proof that MTT has never worn a tie

Proof that MTT has never worn a tie

 

       And let's not forget that we have a talented      singer/song writer: Mr. Peter Feliciano

Ep 91 - StealthCat Does Number 2

11/11/17

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  Heroes born for when you just don't care.      1:12:23                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Shantwon Z, Chadwick Habersnatch, Paul Holman-Kursky, Babette, Car Zar, Jessica A., a cameo by [Radio Legend] Peter Finch, and KS Notrom

Heroes born for when you just don't care.

 

1:12:23                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Shantwon Z, Chadwick Habersnatch, Paul Holman-Kursky, Babette, Car Zar, Jessica A., a cameo by [Radio Legend] Peter Finch, and KS Notrom

Ep 91 - StealthCat Does Number 2

It's bigger. It's badder. And this time it may be inoperable. If you enjoyed, or even heard of, the first episode of StealthCat, get ready to be underwhelmed. This week, he's back with new enemies and new [let's call them] allies.

When we last left our hero, Henry Stealthcat was back in town to take on his nemesis, the Loan Shark. This time we are introduced to some new heroes such as Superintendent, The Parker, and The Black Guy. They'll team up to, not only take on the Loan Shark and his crew but, a new player is set to take on the forces of good enough, The Pill.

Along the way we, alternately, learn about/are bored to death by stories of, the upgrading of Van Ness avenue for public transportation, the House of Prime Rib's secret menu, and the coin cleaning process at the St. Francis Hotel in Union Square.

Every legend has a beginning, every hero has a birth, and every episode of StealthCat has an incoherent plot, undeveloped characters, and desperate attempts to be funny...with great fanfare, comes great lousy.

Ep 90 - You're A Clean One Mr. Finch

11/3/17

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  Two Petes in a podcast      1:14:21                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: [Radio Legend] Peter Finch

Two Petes in a podcast

 

1:14:21                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: [Radio Legend] Peter Finch

 

Ep 90 - You're A Clean One Mr. Finch

We don't have to tell you the podcast is bad. Everybody knows the podcast is bad. It's depressing. Everybody's either sick of the act or scared that they might like it.

The dollar buys a membership on Patreon, transit companies like Chariot and BART are getting busted, Itditarod dogs are juicing, coyotes are running wild in the street and we sit and listen to our Itunes while some local podcaster tells us that there's only one California quail left in the City, as if that's the way it's supposed to be, and there's nobody anywhere who knows what to do and there's no end to it.

We know this show is bad - worse than bad. It's gimmicky. We almost ruined a dream of an opportunity when, Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Finch joined us. He told us of his history in radio both in SF and in Colorado, interviewing the likes of Micky Dolenz, Charo, Weird Al, Andy Dick, Tammy Fay Baker, Grace Slick, Yoko Ono, and President Obama, and we just sat there as our own Lousy San Francisco podcast and , what passed for, our talent got smaller compared to his Finch Files, and all we said was, "Please. Leave us alone in our Bomb Shelter. Let us have our pop tarts and our Arizona grape and our steel belted radials and we won't say any more. Just leave us alone."

Well we're not going to leave you alone. We don't want you to protest. We don't want you to riot or write your congressman because Finch also has things to say about the Thunderbird Theater Company with his two playwright credits - Aaah Rosebud & Aaron Trotter and the Incident at Bikini Beach - and, most importantly, the Square Peg Foundation and the Square Peg Ranch Horse Reserve Adaptive Riding Center. All we know is that first you've got to get lousy. You've got to say, "I'm a Throng member, my life has value!"

So we want you to get up now, out of your chairs, go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell: "I'm as mad as Pete, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!"  

Show Notes:

Click on the image below to go to Peter Finch's Finch Files

Ep 89 - Back Again For The First Time

10/21/17

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  "My eyes are up here Pete."      1:11:10                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Tony Quarrington (Accompanied by his wife, Janet)

"My eyes are up here Pete."

 

1:11:10                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guest: Tony Quarrington (Accompanied by his wife, Janet)

Ep 89 - Back Again For The First Time

As I look out my window on a beautiful spring morning (I can tell it's spring because the birds and bees are acting like they're not interested when I know they're totally into me) I am reminded of that April I spent watching Rick Steves tell me about England.

Wonder no more, says I, as SK is inspired to talk like an aged Liverpool urchin. This week, in the Bomb Shelter, we are graced with none other than the real Tony Quarrington. Author, SF historian, tour guide, Dead head, bon vivant, and retired public employee (That's how he can afford to be a bon vivant), Tony fills us in on his special San Francisco hide outs and his Fabulous Folkestone Walking Tour.

Along the way we discuss tea rationing (a cause to celebrate), Illuminate the Arts (again), Friedel Klussmann (yes, that Friedel Klussmann), Martha's Coffee (to say nothing of her borscht), Mel Gibson's anti-angloism (Mel Gibson is: Shaka Zulu!), his book, A Half Forgotten Triumph (that's the title not a commentary) and of course Tony relates stories about his beloved adopted hometowns of San Francisco and Folkestone.

So have an earwig and get chuffed.


SHOW NOTES:

Visit Beautiful Folkestone with Tony's Fabulous Folkestone Walking Tours.

Here's the video we talked about for Obscura Digital working with Illuminate the Arts...

...and Obscura Digital's work in the lobby of the Sales Force Tower.

Ep 88 - Improv's Underbelly

10/20/17

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  "I changed their password"   1:16:34                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Paul & Melissa Holman-Kursky

"I changed their password"

1:16:34                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Peter Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Paul & Melissa Holman-Kursky

Ep 88 - Improv's Underbelly

It was cold. It was dark. It was just another night in the City. I was straightening things up in the Bomb Shelter when they walked in. Just my luck. This dame and her man had been escorted into the building by Pete personally.

Introductions were in order. They were Paul & Melissa Holman-Kursky. The hyphen, I figured, was on loan from their place of employment: The Un-scripted theater company. She had the manner of a Dickensian urchin and he was a dead ringer for Ben Savage.

We could have jumped right in to get to know each other but I had bigger problems. Not only were the reviews for my Lousy Walking Tour less than helpful, but animals were dying. Siku the walrus drank herself to death and leopard sharks were loosing their minds..Poor saps. If it weren't for the good news that we could now stream movies from the SF library I might have hit the bricks right there and then. Or maybe I'd take a Chariot. I'd heard good things.

The conversation had been moving at a decent clip but I could tell my guests were getting worn down. There weren't enough cups of mud in the city to keep up this pace and we hadn't even gotten to the latest round of "Stump SK".

We ended with a hasty discussion of their favorite hash houses and gin joints in their hood. I chose to believe them.

Ep 87 - She's A Little Bit Redneck Hippie

10/19/17

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  Sock it to me   57:57                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Babette                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Samantha Gilweit

Sock it to me

57:57                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Babette                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Samantha Gilweit

Ep 87 - She's A Little Bit Redneck Hippie

It's been said that tragedy+time=comedy. But, after further review, it's been discovered that tragedy divided by the square root of callous indifference, multiplied by commiseration, plus time is the true formula. (Also something about A²+B² or something or other)

Our guest this week was local comedian, musician, tour guide, pig farmer, history buff, and mother, Samantha Gilweit. Hopefully that's all you need to know because SK never actually got around to asking her about these things. That's not to say that we can glean nothing else about her from this episode. We know she'd be willing to curate at the Paul Newman spit museum. We know she loves Bulls and Moose as long as they party with Teddy Roosevelt. We know she prefers to picnic with Honda. And we know she's not a fan of apple sauce.

But most importantly, we know her ties to, and love of, Sonoma County compelled her to do something when the fires hit the wine country this last November. We talked about her spear-heading of relief efforts among the comedy community as well as possible causes of the fires and even some happy stories about animal survival. Of course Babette, as fill-in cohost, made clear her position on Yurts, while SK seemed to be most interested in presidential knife fights.

So adding it all up, Samantha made this week's episode greater than the sum of its parts.

Ep 86 - Honky Talk Blues

10/13/17

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  Old man Periwinkle said, "This week's episode is really something. It's a case study in  BLANK ."      1:01:11                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton (w/ Pete on Intro)    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Old man Periwinkle said, "This week's episode is really something. It's a case study in BLANK."

 

1:01:11                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton (w/ Pete on Intro)    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

 
        CLICK HERE         to take sides with           SK or Pete

      CLICK HERE         to take sides with           SK or Pete

 

Ep 86 - Honky Talk Blues

SK often laments the appropriateness of that titular description of his little hobby that emanates from the Bomb Shelter. Despite Pete's protests, he's sure the podcast's end is imminent. In fact he predicts that there are no more than 14 shows left.

This week, the very foundation of the Lousy Podcast is examined & most likely undermined. We re-examine the prudence of racist jokes, droning diatribes, conflict for entertainment, and the value of "uh's".

As if a slap dashed version of Hannity & Colmes weren't off putting enough, we then go on a 15 minute (That's right - a quarter of an hour) description and editorial about the Northern California wild fires. Complete with insensitivity from SK and nonsensitivity from Pete. We itemize the destruction and wrap it up with a pointed anecdote about Babette's Victorianism.

And for the final blow, we talk about local development and the kind of political chicanery that leads to ill advised insults of public figures. And as a special treat, SK's delay in editing over the last month or so results in an unfortunately timed joke about a public servant who is no longer with us.

On the bright side there's a survey!

Who do you agree with?

Ep 85 - Beyond Wisdom

9/29/17

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 Achieving enlightenment through tired rantings and nonsense.     1:00:31                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Achieving enlightenment through tired rantings and nonsense.

 

1:00:31                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy

Ep 85 - Beyond Wisdom

Pursuant to the provisions of the Lousy Podcast outline, of which, this week, there was none, the Throng is hereby given notice to adjust their expectations of enjoyment or face severe disappointment.

With no preparation this week, SK doesn't even greet the adoring Throng until 7 minutes into the show as it takes a back seat to Pete's story of his back seat "sound healer". Then, after a discussion of the dreaminess of Chris Pratt, Pete announces his intentions to host his own podcast complete with tired rantings, nonsense, and infrastructures of humanity (Also without preparation).

Liberated from direction and logic, SK and Pete discuss the return of Jeffrey's Toys, Aardvarks Books, and the development of Treasure Island. Needless to say this, somehow, lead to a thorough consideration of SK's planned Museum of San Francisco, the Hyde st. reservoir, and the city's original geography.

And as all great social movements have originated, a knee-jerk reaction to the current state of the Tenderloin and the continued decline of the Palace Hotel results in SK's itemizing the planks in his political platform.

This certifies that on 9/29/17 the Throng had been warned.

Ep 84 - Snike Boits & Rise Up Lights

9/15/17

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 #Petetoo     57:36                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Maddy Dullum

#Petetoo

 

57:36                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                    CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Maddy Dullum

Ep 84 - Snike Boits & Rise Up Lights

After and exhaustive search for local talent willing to risk the three terrors of the Bomb Shelter, this week we managed to lure Gig Harbor, Washington's (The 2nd guest from Gig Harbor in as many weeks), singer/songwriter Maddy Dullum.

As SK decided to invert the usual format and start right in with the interview, Maddy seemed very upbeat and friendly and talented and bored to tears. She was a great sport who was willing to play along with SK and Pete's sophomoric antics. That being the case, the three discussed Reservoir Dogs, Fiddler On The Roof, and Fight Club. After which SK educated all in the nuance of the hard-but-worth-it rock spectrum, and then there was the requisite Billy Joel vs. Elton John discussion.

Finally, after realizing that their clowning is running thin, Maddy was invited to grace the Bomb Shelter with song. Then they returned to their clowning and a dubious proposal during the Bridal Fitness Coach commercial.

As usual, the guest made the show. Just not to San Francisco code.

Show Notes:

                            Click on picture to go to Maddy's website

                           Click on picture to go to Maddy's website

 

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Ep 83 - Rigoletto With Sprinkles

9/2/17

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 It's  your  podcast. Get it when  you  want.     1:05:14                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Andrew Holmgren                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Chad Opitz

It's your podcast. Get it when you want.

 

1:05:14                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Andrew Holmgren                                Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Chad Opitz

 

Ep 83 - Rigoletto With Sprinkles

SK has seen it all. He’s the court jester, spinning other people’s suffering into entertainment and back into suffering. But after a vengeful curse makes the Lousy Podcast the target of the Duke’s dangerous obsession, will SK's devotion be enough to save it?

This week in the Bomb Shelter, SK welcomes local, and highly decorated, comic, Chad Opitz with the help of his backup co-host, Andrew Holmgren. The three go on about the local art scene with updates including SFMOMA, Munch (Both the artist and NYC detective), dollar days at Golden Gate Fields, the free DeYoung tower, Pollack vs. Rembrandt, and Julie Mehretu until Chad discovers that SK keeps Babette locked up at home as the two binge watch SVU. Andrew impunes the marriage (Has he told you lately that he loves you).

When the Throng arrives and swears vengeance for the fruit heavy smorgasbord SK turns his guests' attention to the latest "pop-ups", the Color Factory and the Ice Cream museum. We are introduced to Mary Ellis Bunn who declares her love for ice cream and, to a lesser extent, her descriptively named boyfriend, Manish Vora. Chad and Andrew both contemplate Slim Whitman, Prissy Kumquat, and Frolf (For what it's worth - Prelude).

With the final segment of the podcast - the guest interview - we find Andrew lamenting Amazon/Whole Foods' new pricing structure    (I have a structured settlement but I need cash now).  SK, who has previously learned of Chad's background, insists that the group continue to talk about Chad's history in Santa Cruz, the Blue Lagoon Comedy Club, his one-man band, "Nervous Energy" as well as his RoboCopera, and the Sales Force Tower. With the falling darkness Chad relates his experiences on the East Brother Island Light House B&B. And both comics reluctantly promise to maybe come back before episode 100 (I think we're alone now).

After the Arizona has been consumed the podcast dies in SK's arms as he cries out in horror, "The Curse!"

Ep 82 - Scatter Shot With Jollibee

8/19/17

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 I'll have two chicken dippers, two pearl coolers, and a couple whisker biscuits.     54:49                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Lizzie Karr

I'll have two chicken dippers, two pearl coolers, and a couple whisker biscuits.

 

54:49                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Lizzie Karr

Ep82 - Scatter Shot With Jollibee

Here's a little bit of glimpse behind the scenes: SK has been out of ideas for some time now and he'll try anything to make San Francisco sound interesting...even if it means discussing Austin.

Another tidbit that might be of interest to the, "Inside Lawn Darts" crowd is that this week we also had a peculiar technical problem that had each person's microphone seemingly hooked up with the other's thereby rendering  SK's edits, to make himself sound smarter and funnier than everybody else, useless. Therefore this episode is the shortest to date.

Guest, Lizzie Karr, as well as co-host, Pete, did manage to get in some comments on topics as varied as the upcoming millennial exodus from San Francisco, Pete's hatred of Daly City, the definition of "crank", poor tipping habits of the Anglos, and what's wrong with Outside Lands.

 Finally, SK took a little time to get into Lizzie's mind and find out what drove her to Austin and what's keeping her there.

Pay no attention to the man behind this episode. This is the problematic and Lousy Podcast of San Francisco! 

Ep 81 - The Extortioner's Song

8/18/17

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 Big Boy in the morning!     1:00:40                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Shantwon Zee &                      Introducing: Cheeze It Du Jour

Big Boy in the morning!

 

1:00:40                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Shantwon Zee &                      Introducing: Cheeze It Du Jour

Ep 81 - The Extortioner's Song

We move along at a pretty good clip this week. Unfortunately we never actually get anywhere. It was as if our combined preparation time of 4 minutes was all for naught.

To be fair, a pall had come over the Bomb Shelter, this week, as San Francisco's revenue machine had hitched a ride with the show and didn't kick in for gas. We started with a discussion about our neighborhood surge price parking meters and moved onto imaginary property taxes.  By the time we got to updates, the whole gang - including SK, Pete, Shantwon, and new Throng member Cheeze It Du Jour - was drenched in drops of cynicism (Train's latest).

There was some discussion of a shooting at Burlington Coat Factory, the closing of Forbes Island, a family feud involving the Cafe Trieste, and 100 years of MUNI using the letter J for their agenda.

When Pete abandoned the proceedings for bluer pastures, we tried to proceed with the night's planned topic, Nocturnal San Francisco. We get as far as late night bowling spots, viewing the Path of Gold from the Peak of Carnage, and a rehashing of the fate of Lefty O'douls.

If it weren't for a new jingle for the Lousy SF Walking Tour SK might have called it quits. Instead he gauged the weather, took a nap, and called it acrimony. 

Ep 80 - Let This Happen

8/11/17

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    1:02:45                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Shantwon Zee

 

1:02:45                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Shantwon Zee

Ep 80 - Let This Happen

"Phoning it in" is often used as a derogatory term. But this week, on the Lousy Podcast, we prove that it can also be used to describe a lost cause.

All parties concerned gave it a good try this episode. Pete was quite sincere in his assessment of jazz/bluegrass fusion. Shantwon was back in the bomb shelter with zealous promotion of his new digs at Trinity Place. And SK - poor SK - as usual, had prepared for a guest that hadn't shown up. All of these factors lead to a show with an earnest, if not mind numbing, consciousness of the fate of our fair city.

We started out with a quick rundown of what makes SF different and discovered man buns, lines, and jay walking. Then, as is our want, we linked everything (From private streets to the Gold Rush to ill-perceived intestine fountains) to racism. Finally, we managed to sum up every mega project slated for the next 30 years in as many minutes. We even went inside Cricket.

It was a wicked googly. 

Show Notes/Pix

                                                                         Vaillancourt Fountain

                                                                       Vaillancourt Fountain


OUR SAN FRANCISCO MEGA PROJECTS

Ep 79 - Yes And...Sound Effects

8/5/17

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  You only get one chance to save the Lousy Podcast twice.      57:28                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Suzy L & Mo

You only get one chance to save the Lousy Podcast twice.

 

57:28                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Suzy L & Mo

Ep 79 - Yes And...Sound Effects

Sometimes, out of nowhere, you get the help  you need at just the right time. This was not one of those events.

This week SK scribbled something on some index cards and simply hoped it would become an entertaining podcast. Instead he ended up with a disturbing story about a creepy literature professor with two last names. With, not one but, three cancellations for the show, SK went back to a well worn tradition on the Lousy Podcast: He enlisted the throng. This week the audience in the bomb shelter was made up of two veterans, Suzy L and Mo.

The idea was to perform re-enactments of news stories that would otherwise go unnoticed among other, more astute SF based podcasts. We discussed the birth of Bruce Lee, the death of the Opera Plaza Theater, the aging of some of San Francisco's historical fire equipment, the inexperience of Uber/Lyft drivers/passengers, and a tired recap of BART's latest missteps (Which, as we all know, can get messy down there.)

Along the way we enjoy some samples from Fiddler on the Roof and Sleeping Beauty while SK presides over the usual race bating and forcible fruit ingestion that have become a staple on the show.

So, maybe it wasn't all that bad. Maybe some chicken scratch on a napkin could be turned into something of substance. That reminds me:      For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn.

Ep 78 - The Tragedy Of Comedy

7/28/17

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  ZZ Top with Edgar Winter on drums.      1:09:22                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Mean Dave & Sean Boyles

ZZ Top with Edgar Winter on drums.

 

1:09:22                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Mean Dave & Sean Boyles

Ep 78 - The Tragedy Of Comedy

What a night to learn about butterflys and rapid transit. And what better guests to discuss such material issues with. The answer to these and any such questions have been deferred.

This week's episode was promising. SK was surrounded by funny men with funny sounding names: Mean Dave and Sean Boyles were in the Bomb Shelter and ready to give us their insights on a slew of topics - not the least of which would have been an in depth look at the issues surrounding our Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

But, as usual, SK reneged on that promise. Choosing to go, instead, with a strategy to try to impress his new stand-up comic friends by ripping off other comedian's jokes and beating them into the ground. Even Pete got tired and left. But our guests, not knowing the way out of the underground labyrinth that is the Bomb Shelter, were forced to stay and endure SK's version of an interview about their experiences in the San Francisco comedy scene.

On the bright side, it wasn't half bad...or five eighths hacky.

 

Ep 77 - Aquatic Park: The History And The Currency

7/21/17

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 Pete calls the plays. Keith sends them in using signs.     1:14:39                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Keith Breitbach

Pete calls the plays. Keith sends them in using signs.

 

1:14:39                                                      Writer/Editor:  SK Morton                                   CoHost:  Pete Feliciano                                          Producer/Sound Engineer:  Squidge McSqueezy Guests: Keith Breitbach

 

Ep 77 - Aquatic Park: The History And The Currency

Maybe the problem is we're too interesting. Maybe we don't grab people's attention because our brand of infotainment goes over the heads of most listeners. Maybe we're just intimidating. In other words, maybe it's us.

In an experiment to see if we can right the podcast, this week, we welcomed into the bomb shelter, Keith Breitbach (If that indeed is his real name). Keith was evasive about what he did for a living but he's an exceptional podcaster in his own right so we gave him a microphone. The man wouldn't stop talking about Municipal Pier at Aquatic Park. As it turns out, Keith is  the project director for the Committee to save Aquatic Park Pier.

Now we're open minded and all that sort of nonsense, but we felt that updates might be more appropriate to start the show. After all, the 2017 Cable Car Bell Contest had just concluded this week so we spent 20 minutes or so talking about Pete's recent contest win, Schwarzenegger's starring role in Titanic, an absent architect, Ed Lee's Mustache (Remember to hashtag), and - because it's podcast gold - Animal Obituaries.

So yeah. We're still looking for that audio magic. At least we gave the sponsors enough play.

Program Notes:

   Click on the picture above to get more information about the effort to save Aquatic Park [Muni] Pier

  Click on the picture above to get more information about the effort to save Aquatic Park [Muni] Pier

 
                 Click on the picture to see Keith Breitbach's images of the crumbling Municipal Pier.

                Click on the picture to see Keith Breitbach's images of the crumbling Municipal Pier.


Here's some of SK's pictures of Aquatic park dating from 1856 to the present:

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:

Check out Roger Garrison's A Bee Well Production and some videos about his work.

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Click Here

To go to A Bee Well Production

 

Click Here

To go to the San Francisco Beekeepers Association

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 humorless 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.