S11 E33 – Ozymandias – Alabama Hot Pocket

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Do you like scary music kids?! Heavy metal stoner doom your forte? Then we have a show for you!
Our good friends Sahara, Ray, Jake and (the boss?) Danny from Ozymandias grace the Dogwater studios , fresh off their blazing hot Marianarchy set! (especially for Sahara who performed in a Wilfred dog suit!)

Speaking of Marianarchy, we go over the highlights of the love fest that was the second weekend of our annual musical showcase. Ozymandias correct and assure me, (Nick) that I’m always pronouncing it wrong. (It’s Ozzy Man Dee Ass ,not Ozzy Mon Dee Oss, I think I get it from a Breaking Bad episode, but I digress.)

The kids are alright! Making families and collecting cats , they are a hot foursome of laughs and heavy riffs and subjects. They sound like the children of Clutch with a female lead singer … or is it the great grandchildren of Black Sabbath? Whatever analogy, they journey through an apocalyptic soundscape of doom. Then they’re a laugh riot. They brought 3 brand new songs from the new album coming out soon and are already working a third. Keep it up y’all, your music is great!


We get into it during the quiz, as we do. Man this band knows sketchy convenience stores!
Chewy has some great advice as usual and Dogwater Dick recaps his hot date with John Waters and the city of Oakland. Zombie Crawl’s coming up and then Halloween! There will be lots of awesome rock shows that weekend! Check the worst little grid for details! Thanks for listening!Life is short and we love you!

Michael Tegio – Glory Wholesome – S11 E32

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When he’s not drumming with Nick Eng or his group The Delta Birds , multi instrumentalist Michael Tegio is writing and singing his own songs along with some very nice cover songs to boot! A fresh fellow of 19 years, Michael sings and plays acoustic guitar with the confidence of a seasoned vet. He has some pearls of wisdom here and there which was refreshing. Really a pretty wholesome show for us all in all: a soft R rating.

From the Monkees to Otters (not the mammal you’re thinking), Beatles and Beach Boys to the Worst Little Quiz, we had a fun time with great music by a young man we hope to see do great things! Seriously, you can tell Michael is a devoted singer songwriter who loves the history and craft of making music.

Speaking of the devoted! Marianarchy day 1&2 were a blast! We go over the good and the bad and look ahead to this weekends conclusion. Friday at Alturas on 4th street and Saturday at the 40 mile Saloon in midtown. A benefit for Reno Theatre. Hope to see you there! Life is short and we love you.

Franky’s Chop Shop – Nice Chops – S11 E31

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Horror, surf, metal, industrial and punk rock; Franky’s Chop Shop has it all. It’s he perfect soundtrack for a hard rockin’ bikini beach bash from hell! We get into the making of this new project from the mad mind of Murderock‘s Franky (Chris Alexander).

Chris Alexander sitting in front of a microphone and looking at the camera.
Franky

This just in: (That’s right, you heard it here first) Keith (Jewett) still hates fun. He loves books though! He and Dogwater Dick talk about their book club “member”ship (inset Beavis and Butthead laugh… heh… I said ‘insert’) Drummer Carlos Pintor wasn’t able to make it (possibly on Franky’s operating table).

Keith Jewett with an unruly beard and moustache sitting in front of a microphone and smiling into a camera.
Remember: Keith hates fun

Joining Franky and Keith is their member from another band, the always delightful Freddy Ferox (Murderock/Sonic Dead/Candy Apple and the Razorblades) who is just along for the ride this week. He does provide stiff competition in the quiz (heh heh). Nick and Dick make sure to drive that bus off the gross cliff this week – not to yuck anyone’s yum, but: have fun.

Freddy Freox reclining on a couch wearing headphones and smiling with his eyes closed.
Freddy Ferox

Sadly, Murderock’s FINAL SHOW is going to be later this month – 10/30 at Alturas’ Cellar , with A Wormhole Could Kill Us All and Hired Fun. From the desk of Nick Ramirez: “I know I speak for the whole podcast when I say we’re truly going to muss you, Murderock. Y’all killed it. RIP”

We also get into the Marianarchy lineup this year – getting started tomorrow at The Bluebird at 6 pm! Please check it the event out for silent auction and please throw some love to the Marianarchy GoFundme page.

You can always check out local events over at our Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids on Instagram and support us at the Patreon.

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Wheatstone Bridge – Six Degrees – S11 E30

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Guitars and violins and mandolins, oh my! Once again, we are happy to welcome the folk-tastic troupe known as Wheatstone Bridge to the studios. This time we get some familiar and new faces – Jill Marlene, Zeke Griffin, Gabe Hilton, Steve Barron, Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby all join us for a wildly tangential show. You know, the “yoozh.”

Gabe Hilton and Steve Barron in chairs holding their bass and guitar, respectively)

Gabe Hilton and Steve Barron

Although a music-heavy show, we do find time to delve into the Wheatstone DNA and overlapping connections of this folk music juggernaut. We get to know the new-to-the-show additions to the lineup and get to hear some wonderful harmonies about addiction, mothers, D&D and whiskey! (Whiskey makes a gust appearance for most of the show.)

Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby smiling at microphone
Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby

We also get a chance to dial back the time machine and hear the origins of Natalie and Dogwater Dick’s life-long friendship sometime in the 1750’s, on a mud farm. Eventually, the conversation gets weird and we start talking about male prostitution… as we do.

Jill Marlene all dressed in black sitting at a microphone
Jill Marlene

Please check out Wheatstone Bridge’s folk/Americana stylings at their facebook page.

As a reminder – Marianarchy, a Benefit for Reno Theater starts this Friday 10/08/21 at The Bluebird – more about that next week!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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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