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

Season 11
Season 11
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!

Thanks For Listening!

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

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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

Thanks For Listening!

Low La La – Let’s Really Focus on the Band – S6 E17

Season 06
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Low La La - Let's Really Focus on the Band - S6 E17



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Happy ‘Merica Time!

The Worst Little Podcast – S6 E16

WARNING: Do not operate heavy machinery or operate a motor vehicle whilst listening to the songs on this podcast. 

We are pleased to welcome Hannah Etchison and Cody Thomas of Low La La back onto the podcast this week. Our favorite sweet sweet songbirds came back on right before the last tour of their single lives! You can catch their mini-tour kickoff show up in Virginia City this Saturday at The Canvas Cafe. They are just going out for a bit for the summer before coming back home to focus on more domestic things.

Cody Thomas of Low La La laughing

Cody Thomas

If you haven’t caught them before, Low La La is a singer-songwriter duo from Reno NV specializing in original tunes for the stringed instruments and simple percussion. Also whistling even. They write some terribly beautiful music together with thoughtful, often personal, lyrics. The two of them, Hannah and Cody, are also a blast personally and especially indulgent of their friends, as you will hear on the show.

Hannah Etchison of Low La La smiling

Hannah Etchison

Go see their show. Cody is a potter and will have many of his wares for sale at the event. Go like them on Facebook. These two are a great local talent. Support that shit.

Thanks for Listening!

Wheatstone Bridge – The Future is NOW! – S5 E23

Season 05
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Wheatstone Bridge - The Future is NOW! - S5 E23



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Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble!

 

The Worst Little Podcast – S 5 E23 – Download Link

What a show we have for you! It’s chaotic, incoherent at times and was a real blast to record. Hope you can keep up! In the studio we have Jill Marlene, Doyle Wayne Stewart, Margy Ford and Stephen Barron from Wheatstone Bridge, a Reno NV Americana/folk band. No drums, no bass, just a couple of guitars and some singing. Radical concept in these days.

Jill Marlene, looking over the microphone pop guard

                               Crazy eyes

Wheatstone Bridge has been around for a couple years now, and the seasoning has paid off. These four strong talents blend seamlessly, playing new originals and old favorites for us on the show this week. Ford and Marlene are excellent co-singers on all the songs, mirroring and harmonizing with each other with casual grace, while Stewart and Barron do something similar on their guitars.

Margy Ford, with a seductively open-mouth stare

                                    sexy sexy

 

There’s a lot of chaos in this show but a lot of fun – one of my favorite Quizzes ever is buried in there. We can’t stay on topic for more than a moment and people are stepping all over one another, but that’s what it’s like hanging out with Wheatstone Bridge – a big laughing, feel-y ball of awesome, peppered with music.

Doyle Stewart, with his head thrown back, laughing

              *insert maniacal laughter*

It’s the busy season in Reno right now, with all the big end-of-summer festivals, but whether you’re heading out to Sparks for the cook-off, or the Playa for Burning Man, don’t be stupid. Be safe, don’t get caught and have all the fun.

Stephen Baron, looking at the camera apologetically and mildly bored

Yep.

Thanks for Listening!.

Whitebulbs – Folking Punks – S4 E14

Season 04
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“I think it’s time to climax.”

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E14 – Download Link

Constant Companion, Nick Ramirez, hops in the driver’s seat this week while Dogwater Studios plays host to Whitebulbs an Americana/folk/punk band from Reno NV. Aaron Foelsch, Kyle Dazey, Zach Compton, Ken Shepherd and Andy Pavlu crash the studio with their high-energy music. Rev. Rory was out with a case of being a parent, so I don’t have a whole lot to say about the show. It’s weird to listen, but Nick did a good job in my stead.

Andy Pavlu playing trombone

Andy “The Kilt” Pavlu

Ken Shepherd licking his stand up bass

Ken Shepherd

These guys start us with a barbershop lullaby, but shortly thereafter kick things into high gear. I for one can’t wait to see Whitebulbs live and in action some night soon. They are an active band with facebook and reverbnation pages as well as their own website. They’ve been playing out a lot with some great bands and have a bunch of other shows lined up in the near future. Check them out!

Zach Compton smiling with drums

Zach Compton

Kyle Dazey smiling with guitar

Kyle Dazey

Aaron Foelsch posing in profile

Aaron Foelsch

Well, it’s a fun episode – listen already!
And thanks for listening!

Whitebulbs

PS Nate the intern. don’t think I’m not paying attention to where your balls have been. Retribution will be had when you least expect it.

nate the intern licking reverend rory's mug "have you seen this cup-napper?"