Liam Kyle Cahill – S11 E30

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Hello! It’s the Worst Little Podcast. This week we welcomed Liam Kyle Cahill to the studio and he brought a friend! We talked about Liam’s love life and the resulting songs. We get to know his roommate Kris who is to podcasting what a duck is to water. Kris is just as impressed and surprised by Liam’s performance as we are even though he lives with Liam. Liam’s new album, many years in the making, is coming out in November and Liam sets a goal of one release (sexually) each year for the next five. The quiz was a horse race, both had excellent skill answering even the darkest (and grossest) of questions. Liam is an open book. Chris pleads the fifth and We find out who is a brick wall. Press play!

Liam sits in front of microphone posing with his guitar
Liam Kyle Cahill
Roommate Kris lounges on sofa in front of microphone making peace sign
Roommate Kris

Big thanks to Liam and Kris for being this week’s guests! Next week we have Wheatstone Bridge and a special Marianarcy preview. Thanks for listening!

Ed Adkins and Baldo Bobadilla – Stink Pickle

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A very entertaining show is on deck for you this week. We welcome back the always entertaining Baldo Bobadilla (Drinking With Clowns/OffBeat Fest/FutureKind) and the benchmark of Reno style and fashion, Ed Adkins (Crawl Reno/Reno Zombie Crawl). As always, the conversation ranged far and wide – serial killers and vaccines and philanthropy and other drugs and poop and stuff. Totally normal show.

A smiling Ed Adkins laying with his head in a laughing Baldo Bobadilla's lap on the couch at Dogwater Studios
Baldo and Ed canoodling

Never to let a good joke get in the way of music, we do also play a number of tracks from Drinking With Clowns, including a brand new song, “Reno 24/7”, featuring a number of Latinx artists from the Reno/Sparks area. It’s pretty much a love letter to Reno and hella rad. The conversation also veers into the realm of languages, barriers, access, and the importance of being multilingual.

A bearded Baldo Bobadilla smiling broadly from the downstairs couch at Dogwater Studios.
Baldo Bobadilla

Please check out the OffBeat Fest in the first weekend of October and The Reno Zombie Crawl later in the month. As always, if you like what we are doing and want to support us or hear more exclusive songs, please visit our Patreon page and sign up to be a sponsor and keep up with local music with the Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids at our Instagram page.

Ed Adkins, sipping a beer and coyly looking at the camera with sad puppy dog eyes.
Ed Adkins

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Max Volume – Coming Home – S11 E28

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It’s almost time to check in with weather and sports at the 10s, but up first is your friend and mine: MISTER Max Volume! Stepping away from the radio booth and into the internet thingamabob, Max joins us once again for a lot of laughs, stories and even a few songs. If you are new to the show, the area or just don’t listen to terrestrial radio for the past 40 years, Max Volume is an iconic Reno radio personality who has literally helped move the dial on rock music and concerts in northern Nevada for almost half a century – and we don’t see him quitting anytime soon.

Max Volume, smiling broadly and playing a guitar at a microphone
Max Volume

The conversation is really mostly about this one time Max took Johnny and Jesse (of Rigorous Proof) to LA when they were teenagers and evidently met the entire rock and roll hall of fame in person. It was a really wild trip and that’s all we talked about. Well – it was more a touchstone as we caromed off of each other tangent-ed down a conversational hallway. (I’m not entirely sure we ever finished a story). We also get a number of great songs out of Max, old and new – some even off of his new album “MV” Partway through the show, everyone’s favorite shredder, Michelle Belle of The Grimtones drops in and is wrangled into grabbing a mic.

Michelle belle wearing a striped shirt and having fun at the podcast
Michelle Belle

Well – that’s about all I’ve got this week. If you like what we are doing or want a chance to get exclusive tracks and interviews not included in the main show, visit us over at Patreon and show us some love by becoming a sponsor. You can also keep up with all the weekly events around town by checking out the Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids over at our Instagram.

Rick, Rory, Nick, Max and Michelle standing arm-in-arm together
The post-show meeting with Dick Bagnola, Rev. Rory, Nick, Max and Michelle

You are a beautiful audience; thanks for listening.

Sit Kitty Sit – “Directed by David Lynch” – S11 E27

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I wrote a whole blog post at 1 am. WordPress deleted it. Sorry – not going to rewrite it now. I want you to have the show now, since it’s late. Listen to the show. Be gay; do crime. Visit the Sit Kitty Sit website and watch Kat Down’s and Mike Thompson’s latest video for their track “Good Riddance“. We love them lots. It’s a hilarious in-joke episode, if you’re a loyal listener. If not, well, hold on.

Kat Downs and Mike Thompson in a cave with geometric shapes covering their faces.
Sit Kitty Sit
Kat Downs and Mike Thompson posing together in front of red vines.
Sit Kitty Sit

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First Take – The Saxman Cometh – S11 E26

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Who says we ain’t classy? We gone and got ourselves some fine gentlemen on the show this week: First Take, featuring Jimmy Vermillion, Bill Heise and the renowned sax-a-ma-phonist Rick Metz. (aaaand… now I’m being told he does play an actual saxophone and the Simpson’s want their 24-year-old-dead-horse back).

Rick "the Saxman" Metz playing his saxophone in front of a microphone.
Rick “the Saxman” Metz

First Take is a premiere Northern Nevada jazz ensemble, appearing as the core trio with us this week. Lifelong musicians all, they have been entertaining audiences all over the Great Basin and beyond for about a decade. They all share a passion for connecting with other musicians onstage. Their experience and camaraderie comes out in their music. Tight and smooth, but not ‘smooth jazz’, if you know what we mean.

Jimmy Vermillion singing into a microphone and playing keyboard.
Jimmy Vermillion

Check out The Saxman on Facebook or find the First Take group to keep up with their goings on and appearances in the future. You can also check out what’s happening every week at the Worst Little Grid on our Instagram page. ANd please, as always, if you like what you hear on this show, think about supporting us over at the Patreon Page.

Bill Heise smiling in front of a microphone while playing drums.
Bill Heise

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Douglas Sandall and Diana Ekins – S11 E25 – Music, the Law, and You Make the World Better

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Should I even bother complaining about the heat and smoke in this blog post? Other than marking a contextual moment in history on our erstwhile blog post… probably not. We’ve all heard it; thoughts and prayers, everyone. (Especially for The Rev and Raggmopp, who live with a VERY pregnant lady this summer.) Anyway: Onto the show summary!

Douglas Sandall playing an acoustic guitar
Douglas Sandall

Our musical guest this week, bluesman and folk…smith Douglas Sandall, makes his debut appearance on the podcast. A veteran of the Reno music underbelly (and Reno in general), Douglas has still, seemingly not lost his hope for peace in the world and belief in other humans, if you can believe that. In addition to his own songwriting skillz and talents, Douglas is also the bassist for Jake Amor and the Hot Dogs!

Diana Ekins flashing a peace hand sign.
Diana Ekins

Returning to the fold is good friend, Diana Ekins! You may remember her from the premier Reno acapella act, Hella Acapella. Today though, she joins us as a professional – a local attorney, specializing in intellectual property rights over at Going Live Legal, PLLC. We catch up with Diana and learn about her journey into lawyering and working with performing artists on a while new level.

As always, please check out the Patreon to get bonus content (minus the Rory) and the Worst Little Grid to find out what’s happening around town this week!

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The Will Shamberger Band – Sons of Dust and Jet Fuel – S11 E24

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Sometimes, even jaded assholes get surprised, like this week, on the show. I am so delighted to introduce to our listening audience The Will Shamberger Band of Fallon, NV (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I was mostly surprised because I was expecting a solo, not a new bunch of contenders.

Will Shamberger singing into a microphone while playing guitar.
Will Shamberger

Will Shamberger, Jesse Morrow, Charlie Gomes and Stone Seuss are the lions to the Voltron that is a tight rock quartet, blasting out a little funk and psychedelic vibes. They have a big sound and big personalities – it is quite the memorable quiz this week. (spoiler: Charlie cheats since he’s taken it before.)

Charlie Gomes in front of a microphone holding his guitar.
Charlie Gomes

They’ve got some shows coming up in the next couple weeks – August 12th at Holland Project, and, booked right here on this show , August 13th at Alturas with WLP’s own One Ton Dually and Quitter, from Carson City.

Stone Seuss in front of his drums in a brightly lit room.
Stone Seuss

You can connect with them, just about everywhere music is published and consumed, even Bandcamp.

Smiling Jessie Morrow at Dogwater Studios with his guitar.
Jessie Morrow

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The Wabuska Yachting Club and Other Tales of “High” Desert Piracy – S11 E23

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Summertime is a good time for some music making and hip shaking. Unfortunately, we have Wabuska Yachting Club on with us instead. All kidding aside, it was a true pleasure to get to finally invite them in for a live show – Steve and Cassie Funk, Doyle Wayne Stewart, Nick McCabe and Dave Cherry set the podcast on its ear with their stories, songs and story-songs.

Steve Funk vocalizing and playing guitar
Steve Funk
Multi-instrumentalist, Doyle Wayne Stewart holding an acoustic guitar with his blue electric bass behind him.
Doyle Wayne Stewart

The WYC is a groovy folk funk band with a fluid membership. They joined us for one of last year’s virtual Marianachies with a great video that we talk about on the show. Who likes peppy songs about dark things? It seemed to be a theme on our show, but what can you expect form a crew of rock and roll revenants? You can also expect tales of the old, wild side of Washoe County, Reno and Nevada. Peeling back the curtain, we also get to hear the tale of how the Yachting Club was formed in the fine coastal town of Wabuska, NV.

Cassie Funk holding a tamborine
Cassie Funk
Nick McCabe sitting with his congas and other hand drums
Nick McCabe

Well folks, it’s time to hit the road – hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. The WBC are fine, fine humans, musicians and friends – of each other and the show – and their joy is infectious. Live music is so great!
Please don’t forget to check out our Patreon page to support the show and Instagram page to stay in the know for shows!

Dave Cherry playing the baritone sax
Dave Cherry

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The Blevinses – Ringing in the New with the Old – S11 E22

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You like DnB? Hell, yeah – Drums and Brass… Wait, wut? That’s right, kids, something new and different this week – more misfit jazz and fine music creations straight outta Nightingale Hall. The Blevinses join us to talk about their ‘bones and being ‘boners.

Eric on the bass trombone in a yellow shirt
Eric Blevins
Paul on the trombone
Paul Blevins
Kim on the trombone
Kim Blevins

Most of this week’s blog post is a return of an old segment on the show: “Notes form Nick:


…Three school teachers and the newest member Kim. Funny folks… Got their name from a
Cormac McCarthy character. Trombone players all know each other… They play Madonna”,
Radiohead and other modern artists… So, yeah: They’re UNR Grads… They’re available for

parties and bar mitzvas…

I can’t think of a better review that we’ve ever done.

Paul on the sousaphone
Paul ‘Sousaphone Showoff’ Blevins
Tyler on the drums in a Hawaiian print shirt
Tyler Blevins
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Jen Scaffidi – Fresh Hugs and Otter Pop Memories – S11 E21

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What can I say about Jen Scaffidi that hasn’t already been said in hushed tones whenever she’s not around? I could say that she is an accomplished singer/songwriter, as a solo act or in one of many bands. I could say she is as comfortable playing indie/pop as she is generating noise-core. And I could also say she is truly one of the most supportive people I’ve ever known in my life. But that would be a bit much and sound like ass-kissing, so I won’t say any of those things.

Jen Scaffidi Smiling in a black tank top in Studio A
Jen Scaffidi

It really was a lit of chaotic fun to have Jen in the studio with us again. SHE was particularly excited to know that we were breaking in our newest intern on this episode. That’s right – RaggMopp is out of school and able to stay out late enough to get to be our slave work for a great education in podcast production. (For free.) She doesn’t get to say much – but know that she is there getting us pens and coffee at a moment’s notice.

Scaffidi will be making some noise up at Canvas Cafe, with a solo set at 1pm on Friday 06/25. Check out the Worst Little Grid below or on Instagram (or even on Twitter) for more shows in the coming week. Don’t see your show? Let us know on any social media or send the info to at our Grid email!

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