Archive for October, 2008
Is that a beautiful woman? Nope. Its the Shut Up and Listen Podcast: Episode Five.
This week we feature music and social commentary form two members of Oracle and the Mountain, Josh McLane and Dale Naron.
Jared B. Callan, Grant Coleman, Justin Talley, Josh Canon, and Chris Miller try to get a word in, as well.
Topics include: PostSecret and The All-American Rejects, hate for Lars Ulrich and Metallica, music and growing up in Memphis, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Karate Kid soundtrack, Andy Fleming, Mike Patton, Oracle and the Mountain throughout history, Great White, Miller arrives, Memphis gay bars, sex and watermelon, Josh McLane and 201 Poplar, more about Oracle and the Mountain, Black Lodge Memphis and Stardust Orlando, strip clubs, Muse, Tool’s opening bands, Michael J. Fox, Josh McLane gets offended for the first time, disclaimers, Electric Six, Josh McLane meets Mike Patton, and Grant shows his love for Oracle and the Mountain.
Check out Oracle and the Mountain here!
This weeks set list:
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Nasty Habits – Oingo Boingo
God Hates a Coward – Tomahawk
Pickin’ It Up – Hot Hot Heat
Danny’s Dream – Oracle and the Mountain
Double Barrel – Oracle and the Mountain
Its Too Late – Evermore
I’m the Bomb – Electric Six
Do Ya – Matthew Good Band
Grant Coleman is never wrong.
However, sometimes he doesn’t speak clearly, especially after he’s talking after a whole lot of beer.
I erroneously stated that Brian Eno was a fresh face on the block back in the 80’s. Now, I knew about his soft ass 70’s shit, but I was mainly talking about him as a producer.
However, apparently I had a lapse in perfection and completely forgot about his work with David Bowie and Talking Heads (two acts I don’t listen to on a regular basis, maybe I will get into them one day, please shut up). So he had been around for several years before he added some soul to U2’s “The Unforgettable Fire” (two, count ‘em two songs about MLK Jr….funky!!!) in ‘84.
However, I stick to my main point…that was still less than a decade into his professional whatever career. New faces that shake shit up usually last a while, and from what I’ve heard, he’s been involved with a bunch of cool shit, even after 3 decades. However, they found out his style worked long ago, so any mainstream act like Coldplay working with him nags of idol fulfillment. It’s like when Bush, after getting pegged with their Nirvana-esque bullshit, decided to have Steve Albini (Nirvana’s “In Utero”) come in and produce their follow up (yeah, Nirvana did the same thing to The Pixies with the same guy, but talking about it anymore would be lame).
So whereas I like Viva la Bamba or whatever, I wouldn’t call it experimental. But it pleases naked chicks, so I’ll take it.
- Grant Coleman
I’ve often asked my self the same question.
What is taking so long? Why haven’t we posted the next podcast? Its been recorded. Hell, we have two recorded!
I’ll tell you why. Better yet, I’ll show you.
This is why.
Thats right. Beer.
Just about everyone, who is a part of the podcast, is addicted to the stuff. Especially Grant Coleman.
I’m not saying that its a problem or anything. I’m just saying, blame it on the beer.
Holy hated hangovers, Batman! Its Episode Four of the Shut Up and Listen Podcast!
Thats right Robin, and this week we feature Grant Coleman, Justin Talley, Josh Canon, Matt Brewer, and Jared B. Callan.
Discussions include, but are not limited to: being hung-over, big girls need love too, Josh’s grandmother, GG Allen, potty humor, band shirts and bear shirts, Taco Bell brawl, The CIA, a new friend Katie, Grant’s dad, Tina Fey, more potty humor, Coldplay : Brian Eno : U2, ChaCha, miscommunication about bridges, and books.
This weeks set list:
The Voluntary Butler Scheme – Trading Things In
S-E-X-X-Y – They Might Be Giants
Whips and Things – David Allen Coe
Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
Come Out Ye Black and Tans – The Wolfe Tones
Yes – Coldplay
Read A Book, Nigga – D’Mite
A number of esteemed colleagues of mine (“esteemed” being a euphemism for “cocksucking”) continually bring up my supposed striking resemblance to Dwight from the far superior American version of The Office. Whether saying it out of jest since dude is a toolbag or out of jealousy because none of their nerd asses look like anybody famous, I do find a counterargument is worthy of publication.
It all began when the aforementioned “Meagan”, a half-Asian, half-cute girl at a party walked up to me and spouted the heresy. I tried to whisk her away by ordering General Tso’s chicken with white rice (god forbid I get that brown bullshit with the carrots and onions), but apparently the thought of a better life with a pure bred American drowned out her better judgment. Eventually she back flipped away from us to go tend to her laundromat down the street, but the social stigma has since stuck.
I understand some of the resemblance. For example, both Dwight and I have an inclination towards MILFs (whether or not that blonde bitch has kids, I don’t know, but as long as they look like a mom and fuck like their water bill depends on it, I’m down). I at one point also worked at a phone sales job. And sometimes, I have been known to do assholic things (yes, that is my word) just to satisfy my own satanistic cravings.
But that is it. I guarantee if I was selling paper in that bitch, I would bang that secretary right on that desk in front of all those dumbasses, especially that wuss that tried to propose to her in front of some weak ass ferris wheel. Then I’d pimp slap Steve Carell for doing Evan Almighty and fingerbang that new chick for good measure. Grant Coleman.
Who does this look like? Anyone you know?
I know that its Rainn Wilson playing Dwight Schrute, from the American Office.
I would like to think that hes actually playing Grant Coleman. Yes. That Grant Coleman from Shut Up and Listen.
Here, take a look.
Now thats the best picture I could find right now, but I will be on the hunt for a better one.
Anyways, its not just me.
In a world, where one man can change it all but doesnt. We bring you the Shut Up and Listen Podcast: Episode Three.
This week we feature Jared B. Callan, newcomer Chris Miller, Josh Canon, Matt Brewer, Justin Talley, and as always the salt in our wounds Grant Coleman.
Topics include: music, Rampal, Matt’s love for Jimmy Buffet, Ringo Starr’s fan mail, Michael Jackson, Josh’s bad day, and masturbating.
This weeks set list:
The Way We Get By – Spoon
The Silvery Light of a Dream – Apples In Stereo
Earth People – Dr. Octagon
Kick It In Second Wind – Jimmy Buffet
Penial Gland Optics – Meshuggah
Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
Grapevine Fires – Death Cab for Cutie
Emergency – Paramore
Please sir, may I have some more?
In this spur-of-the-moment podcast, we feature Jared B. Callan, Justin Talley, newcomer Matt Brewer, and John Michael Heath, who sometimes plays the fool. Doesn’t everybody? Theres no exception to the rule. Ah, you get it. Enjoy!
- SUaL Crew
This week’s set list:
One Toke Over the Line – Brewer & Shipley
Fortunate Son – Tony Furtado
Artachokes – Maps and Atlases
Give It To Me – Grayson Cats
Indian Wedding – Roy Orbison
Museum of Idiots – John Michael Heath
So yeah, its been nothing but the podcast, for about two weeks now.
Justin and I have been working our asses off trying to get the website up and running. Grant has been busting his hump editing all of the songs. Things are shaping up very nicely.
Whats next, you ask?
I was just about to tell you.
Okay. In the near future we will have the release of a new online series, called “Dealing With…” Now, its not the full first episode…its just the teaser but I’m sure your going to like it.
The show is about these two guys, who are at the point in their life where they realize that they aren’t kids anymore and its time to grow up. Its about the experiences that they “deal with,” that allow them to reach their goal. Along the way, they will tackle various obstacles such as STDs, bad relationships, friends who fuck your x-girlfriends, moving away from home, asshole comment after asshole comment, and so on. Its going to be a lot of fun.
Coming in a day or so, episode two of the podcast!
In the next episode, we have a special guest. Here is a link to her myspace page. Don’t tell anyone I gave it to you, okay? Thanks.
Theres just something about that picture…you can hear him saying that, cant you? You can.
I was told, by someone on a film set…so it may not be true, that Christopher Walken is crazy as hell and heres why…
On the lakeside set of some film, a PA is sent to get Mr. Walken, from the makeup trailer.
No big deal, right? You would think so.
Anyways, the PA arrives at the makeup trailer, knocks, and enters. He asks around and finds out that Mr. Walken has already gone through makeup and was sent to set, unchaperoned.
The PA just about looses his shit. His first big job and he looses one of the actors!
He franticly searches the set for any sign of Chris Walken. I mean, you cant miss this guy, let alone look over him.
He looks at crafty…no luck. He goes to the trailers…no luck. He even checks back with the makeup trailer…you know, those makeup girls are kinda hot…no luck.
On his way to update the 2nd AD, his boss, the PA spots Mr. Walken by the lake.
Relieved, the PA runs over to him shouting, “Mr. Walken, your needed on the set!”
Chris doesn’t even hear him. Fully clothed, perfect hair and all. He just continues on his course, into the lake. With out a second thought, he walks into the water and disappears below the surface.
The PA, freaking out, runs to the edge of the lake, just as Christopher Walken bursts out of the water spouting, “Today! I am an alligator!”
The PA looks at him for a second, confused and shocked.
Chris continues, “Don’t come any closer or I’ll bite you!”
Now, I’m not sure if this is a true story but I’d like tho think it is.
I have another Chris Walken story…supposedly from the same set, but I’ll save that one for the podcast.