Jonie Blinman – Tales of New York

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – Episode 43

Brrr… It’s time for snow, but I could really use a little spring.

First off, to everyone who came out for the Marianarchy Winter Ball 2011 , we can’t thank you enough. It was a great turnout and a great show. More on that during the podcast.

Jonie B - can i please go now


December is here and it’s time for birthdays and holidays and time with the family and not quite having enought time or money to have fun but for some reason we generally have great memories of it and can’t wait to do it again even though last year we said it was the last time we did this nonsense. *gasp* However, it does mean that we are going to take a little break. This is the second to last show of the year for us – the next should be out the week before Christmas, so stay tuned!

Jonie Blinman and Kristin Pitman were tricked into happy to come on the show with us this week. If you don’t know who Jonie is, you should – she has been a vital part of the Reno music scene in the past decade, including founding Songwriters in the Round (SITR). Kristin is no slouch either, a talented violinist and guitarer in her own right. She’s also a baker!

Kristin Pitman - these guys are creepy

brought to you by the letter K

They left our fair city at the end of last year to cut their teeth on NYC. But the Biggest Little Black Hole in the Universe dragged them back, however willingly. They regale us with some stories, some tragic, some funny, some bizzare – but nothing that kept them there. We laughed, we gasped, we almost cried. We’re happy to have them back and hang out on our show!

Enjoy your prelude to the holidays; as I always say, don’t get so high that you can’t understand the anti-drug commercial.
And thanks for listening!


The Proof is in the Rigor!

Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – Episode 42

Adam Landis of Rigorous Proof


Time keeps marching on and so do the days counting down towards the  Marianarchy Winter Ball. I am very honored to be returning as the host and emcee, along with some backup from Nick, Chewie and Rick, and really hope to see as many of you as can make it down for either day of the event. I will, of course, be there all day BOTH days. Stop by, say hi, BRING ME COFFEE!! (vanilla-caramel creamer and 3 tbsp brown sugar in that, please)


Wesley Forster

Just call him "Ensign Crusher"

To the show! We talk about how a lot of Reno bands stay togetehr just long enough for people to like then and cut a CD; then they break up. Rigorous Proof is the phoenix that has arisen from the ashes of the Madorians (among others). If you know these boys, you know they switch lineups more often than they change underwear or get haircuts. Hell they broke up at least twice on the show, kicked out the bassist and let him back in, AND changed their name a few times. Kids these days!


Johnny Bailey of Rigorous Proof
Johnny Bravo


Currrently, the Rigorous Proof consists of Johnny Bailey (vox/git), Wes Forester (drums), Adam Landis (keys) and Jesse Gaddis (bass). Jesse had to show up late, so in the beginning of the show we have some intense 3-piece adaptations of some of their new songs. Finally though, at the end he adds his fat tones to the mix for their final live performance of the show. They sound really good, despite being recorded by tin cans hooked up to a wire.


The show starts off a little shakey, I admit, but by the time we hit the two hour mark, you’ll be glad you ‘tuned in’. I’ve got to go deal witha sick munchkin, so until next week, ladies and gents: Thanks for listening!

Jesse Gaddis of Rigorous Proof

The Straggler


The Secrets of Red Mercury

Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – Episode 41

This is easily our most offensive episode yet. Like that-time-I-faked-a-miscarriage-for-Halloween motherfuckerbulldogcheeksshitcuntfartbloody stoolsnottyshlongtwogirlsonecupcockbastardmeatpursedonkeypunch offensive.

Tom McInturf ...the smart one...

I’d like to start by acknowledging that we make mistakes. Yes, I know, it’s hard to believe, but we fuck up sometimes. Like my grandfather’s name is “Ed” not “Gerald” or whatever it was I said(see Ep.39). The most glaring mistakes in this show are the date for the Ditch the Pilot benefit show, (Dec. 8 ) since they house got burnt down, and the fact that this is our 41st episode, not our 40th. But anyways….

Mike Adragna ...the pretty one...

We cover a lot of ground in this nearly 2 hour episode. Mike Adragna, Morgan Hough and Tom McInturf of Red Mercury are this week’s victims are a bunch of really fun guys. They got the vibe of the show right away and rolled with it. I think I even blushed  a couple of times (AND I tell an awful, awful joke I made up and promised teh Wifey I wouldn’t repeat. But, ssshhh – don’t tell her.) Red Mercury plays a few really fucking awesome live songs and some tracks off of their fairly new CD; in the interview, they really let their hair down, but… we already talked about that.

Morgan Hough ...the funny one...

We also touch on the Caughlin Fire, Movember, Marianarchy, football (Raiders suck, Go Pack!), how busy Rick is and much much more.  Well, not really MUCH, much more, but some other things, and postulations and theorems waxing upon life. And bad jokes. Lots of those.

And as always, my Unseen Audience: Thanks for listening.


7 Seconds with Zomboo

Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – Episode 40

Hey kids, do you like scaaaaary podcasts? Good! Because Zomboo, everybody’s favorite late night zombie/vampire stops by the Dogwater Studios for a bite and some laughs. I cannot begin to tell you how excited we all were to have him on. Pretty much our biggest guest, in-studio. Really – you can hear the delight and awe in our voices as we kiss his ass to death we were so pleased to be able to have him on. We talk about his show, charity work, his out look on life and everything that makes him our favorite spook all around the year!

To Rick - How do you like scaaary movies? -your old pal Zomboo

We all got autographs!!! We were like schoolgirls.

Chewie came back this week, from his paternity leave, with a lovely musical selection. This week’s entertainment comes from a little garage band from Reno Nevada in the 1980’s. A passing footnote in a history, you may or may not have heard of:  7 EFFING Seconds! That’s right; the biggest band to ever come out of this two-horse town generously let us play some of their old songs.  Nick, being the name dropper rockstar that he is promised a phoner with Steve Young Youth, but FAILED to deliver. It surely must have been Nick’s fault and miscommunication, since 7 Seconds are a bunch of upstanding boy scouts and fine citizens that would never just flake on an esteemed broadcast as ours… Stay tuned – we may be able to get them on another episode somewhere in the future.

We also talk about last week, what we did and what we’re gonna do and junk. But whatever – we had ZOMBOO on or show! Fuck yeah!!!

This post could totally be longer, but … I just got Skyrim and I need to go crack out on a video game now. Later…

… and thanks for listening!