What a way to end a year!
We’re wrapping things up with some great momentum this year. It took me all year to
remember to book the young men of CRUSH on the podcast. Daniel, Jimmy and Aaron stopped by to grace us with an acoustic set of their techno-rock-dubstep-pop. Not only did they and their awesome three-part harmonies kill it, but they came to have fun. We really didn’t have to ask many questions; the boys took the conversation wherever they wanted it. And that was mostly talking about pot. Pot and not getting laid.
From Walden’s to the Knitting Factory to the Alley, CRUSH can pack the house with more teenagers than any other party band in town. Mostly because they themselves are fresh out of HS, and diligently applying themselves to the College of Rock and Roll! All joking aside, with two full-length CDs under their belt, they are serious about being working musicians and have the chops to prove it. Even in an acoustic set, their tight songwriting and performance skills shine through. PLUS they are the favorite local band of Rikku, who recorded them a special message-song that we play at the top of the show.
Also in studio is everyone’s favorite potty mouth – Jenny PezDeSpencer!!! Yeah, Jenny’s back, bigger than life and killing it.
Jenny is working hard at hardly working. She has a slew of shows this very weekend. Friday night she is opening up for national comedian Ramsey Moore at The Knitting Factory. Saturday, you can catch her at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club at Pioneer Underground with Thai Rivera who you can catch on Comedy Central specials. Sunday, she’ll probably be hungover or at Red Rock comedy night. Or both. Probably both.
One final note – we’d like to welcome newest whipping boy, John Frederick, to the cast. He’ll be working under Dogwater Dick for a while. He’ll also be learning about live recording and podcasting and stuff. (See what I did there?) That’s all for now….
Thanks for Listening!!
People in this town are so darn nice!
Lots of laughs, little drinking and a brand new theme song this episode! Our second season might be winding down, but we’re still coming at you full force! This week we have musical powerhouse, John Frederick, and photographer/model, Elsie Marie, in studio with us. We forgot to take pictures this week so you’ll have to make do with acual nice photos of our guests from their respective FB pages. Elsie was a guest on our show last year and has had a crazy year of becoming a spokesmodel and Reno Tahoe Tonight contributor, being super involved with photography and the Reno culture, AND undergoing a series of surgeries! That’s right – surgeries, as in plural. Listen to the mid segment of the show to find out more about her trials and tribulations. There is a benefit for her that you MAY have heard about – Elsie After All – that will be this Saturday Jan 19 at Swill Coffee and Wine (6pm-9pm) and Chapel Tavern (10pm-2am).
John Frederick is one of the featured performers of the event at Swill, AND a super new friend. This guy is amazing and fun and talented. He’s got his fingers in theater, and music, and organizing, and …other stuff! Really, even fighting off a creepin’ crud, Frederick has a killer full sound in his singing voice. He played a bunch of originals, including – that’s right – a WLP EXCLUSIVE listen to a brand new song that had no name, but now it does (because we just give and give ande give here on the podcast).
We also MISS a phone call from BJ Johnson, Washington-based comedian that will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club this Friday and Saturday night. Once we get this phone thing worked out, we promise the phone interviews will be better! We also have an Open Mic roll call that is completely confusing – see if you can keep up, there will be a quiz next week.
Anyways… Thanks for Listening!!!
Same old shit for a brand new year!!!!
So, you know that we know a lot of people in the Reno music scene and entertainment industry. One long-time friend of all of us is Eric Stangeland, repeatedly voted Best Guitar or Music Teacher in Reno in the RNR Reader’s Choice Awards, and it’s about time we had him on the show. Eric has been in bands in Reno for a long-ass time including Convicted Innocence, Mama’s Trippin’ and Dirt Communion; currently he is in a new cover band called Mimic. Not only is he one of the top guitar players in town, but he’s also a hell of a guy to hang out with. How the hell has this not happened yet?
Before we can really get into it with Eric, we started taking phone calls this week! Early in the show we have a call with CA based comedian, Myles Weber, who legitamately made us laugh and will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club at the Pioneer Underground on Jan 11 and 12 (worth checking out). Then a little later , as we are talking about the Elsie After All benefit for friend of the show, Elsie Marie, we get a call from Oliver Ex, editor of the RTT and organizer of the event. THAT then dovetailed us into talking about Autism and Autism awareness. Eric is the father of a son with Autism and the cause has become not just near and dear to him, but a part of his life. He has some really great ideas about Reno musicians putting together a bunch of songs and making something to benefit the Autism community – listen up to that part. It’s actually a pretty stellar idea and we are on board here at WLP. You can also check out a song Eric co-wrote on SoundCloud, to get the ball rolling.
Other than that, it’s a lot of our regular crap. It was nice to have Chewie in the studio at the start of the year, even if he’s back out again next week. He’d better be here for the start of Season 3 (just a few weeks away!!). Oh! And there’s a new theme song. But hopefully, you’ve already heard that.
Thanks for listening.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MOTHERFUCKERS!
I’m not going to get into it this week. We have Rikku in the studio and Ashley Polanski, local thespian and performer, to talk about Good Luck MacBeth and their new location. (The Dr. Sketchy thing was actually last night… so… whoops). Rikku sings soem songs, forces us to sing with her, then sings some more as we talk inappropriately over her head.
Listen to the show. Get drunk. Have warm fuzzys and hold the person you love tight.
I’m going to be thinking about a girl in Portland that I miss and drinking a steaming glass of whiskey.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rory, Rick, Nick, Josh, Spencer, Shaun and all of our families.
We do all this for you and couldn’t do it without you!
Thanks for Listening!