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Hey folks,

We weren’t able to record this week due a rather unfortunate case of fail. Dogwater Dick was beat up by old ladies while at work and Reverend Rory couldn’t find his pants. We had a great show lined up – and duly apologize to our guests, Jenny Oxier and Meredith Tanzer of Salon 7’s 10th annual White Party and local vocalist, Micheal Jackson. We’ll try to get them back another time.

Just so you know, the 10th annual White Party Fundraiser will be happening at Salon 7 once again this year. There will be fashion, music, dancing and hawt people! Once again your Renofamous celebrity concierges will be the fabulously filthy jenny Pezdespencer and myself. All door proceeds benefit Build Our Center, a great local family friendly group. The White Party at Salon 7 will be on April 5. Chekkout the bump.

a Salon 7 White Party April 5 2014, 7pm-midnight

 

Also not on the show is comedian Justin Rupple. Once again he will be gracing the hallowed halls of the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club inside the Pioneer Underground this weekend. “Men: Explained” is the name of the show and you can catch it on Friday 3/21 at 8:30 pm and Saturday 3/22 at 6:30pm and 9:30 pm.

 

That’s all – catch you nest week with the farewell show of Hella Acapella.

The Tides: Grilled Cheese, Destruction and Bleeding Eardrums – S3 E19

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The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E18

Hey Everybody! Your old pal, Super Grover here! Just kidding it’s only me.

Oliver Hull of The Tides

Oliver, the Laughing Boy

New Reno garage band, The Tides, take a visit with us today. Featuring Kevin Kentera on drums, Brian Healy on bass and Oliver Hull on lead guitar and vocals, The Tides ripped through the studio like a howling wolf. Primal screams and solid rock melodies will get you out of your seat and have you howling along with them. I really like these new guys on the scene.

Bobby Slayton FlyerWe also have a fun phone call from Bobby Slayton again. The Pitbull of Comedy bites into Reverend Rory and just destroys him in front of a live studio audience! Fun times… Anyway, Bobby is also appearing at The Pioneer Underground this Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22.

Brian Healy winking at the camera

Brian – I find your answer illogical.

Nick is out this week with a bad back (get better soon buddy) so none other than the MIGHTY Kodiak, Dakota Joe steps in to take his place. This is a new Kodiak, subdued, in shape and sober. Kinda weird, but a change for the better…. we think…

Kevin Kentera of The Tides

Kevin – Ritalin? Never heard of it…

Reverend Rory’s Picks for the Week:
Thursday, 6/20 – Mr Nick Ramirez at Adopt a Singer Songwriter (ASS!) at the Studio on 4th, 8pm
Friday, 6/21 – BOBBY SLAYTON at the Pioneer Underground, 8p
– Pinky Polanski, Beercan, Voted best Band and Riptide Bandits – The Alley, 8:30
– Movie Musical Sing-a-long : Labyrinth, Good Luck Macbeth, 8pm
Saturday, 6/22 – BOBBY SLAYTON at the Pioneer Underground, 7p and 9:30pm

– Unburn Comedy with pat Schillito, Jenny Pez DeSpencer and more. Wildflower Village

Dakota Joe on the Worst Little Podcast

The Kodiak is unimpressed.

That’s All I Know Folks.
Thanks For Listening!

 

The Shames: Are We On Acid? – S3 E17

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Fuckin’ FINALLY! – sorry for the late show this week – super busy aftermath of the (Un)Discovered show….

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E16

Penny Cillin of The Shames laughing and pointing at a microphone

“Check out THIS guy!”

We got the SHA-ames! We got the SHA-ames! We got The Shames! We’ve teased you with it for over two years and it’s finally happened! We were finally able to pin down Penny Cillin and Mikie Shame, and they did not disappoint. It is as awesome – awesomer! – as you think it should be. Unfortunately, Shames drummer Cyril was unavailable for the show. The girls came in with a great musical selection – six or seven songs, including a Worst Little Podcast Exclusive first listen to a new Shames song!

Mikie Shame looking pretty

Sweet Mikie

At the top of the show we have a chance to talk with Reno native and LA-based comedian David Huntsberger. David is a really funny guy, appearing in comedy clubs nationally and on the podcast “Professor Blastoff“. His latest CD, Explosion Land is available on his website and iTunes. David will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground June 7 & 8. Go out this weekend and have a laugh with someone from this town who got out and made good!

Michelle and Bryce in the sound room

New Intern Michelle and Executive Fluffer Bryce
Congrats!

Don’t forget to check out Big Remote‘s newest CD, Jenkins, currently available online and at Recycled Records!
And – RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
Write in for some stickers!!!!

Dogwater Dick's new sticker "Fuck Rory Dowd"

 

That’s all I know.
Thanks for listening!

Josh 'Chewbacca' Martin on the Worst Little Podcast in the World sitting with good posture

The Noble Chewbacca

Lacey Mattison and Shelly Jackson: Asian Bondage Goddess – S3 E13

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Boob City!!!!!

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You know what heaven is like? A room full of beautiful women smiling at you, without a murderous glint in their eyes. This week we had three lovely local ladies in the studio – Lacey Mattison, Shelly Jackson and Dena Sweigart. Lacey is a local singer songwriter and long-time friend of the show; Shelly is a local crafter, gallery curator and event organizer with Indie Reno and Wildflower Gallery; and Dena was Lacey’s moral support (and ride) that somehow got roped into being on mic. (I wonder how that happened)

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter Lacey Mattison

….crushing….

This weeks episode is totally 50 shades of GHEY! Even Reverend Rory was blushing by the end of the show! He entirely blames Nick for the gaeity. We also have a phone call with LA area comedian, Ed Galvez, who will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground this Friday and Saturday!

Dena Sweigart appearing on the Worst Little Podcast

She SOOOOOO didn’t want to be on the show…..

Speaking of Comedians – on Thursday May 9th, Shea’s Tavern will be hosting the Weediculous Comedy Tour! We will have headliner Dustin Kaufman on next week ta talk about what they’re up to. I wanted to let y’all know about it now though, since we’ll have limited lead time before the show next week. I’m planning on being there!

Shelly Jackson on the Worst Little Podcast

…infectious laugh, infectious smile…

Other than that – it was a giant shitshow. Lots of fun, I think? Only mildly awkward, really

 

Rev’s Show Picks:
Ongoing – 11pm – Brüka – Late Night TV Series – Three’s Company
– 8pm – Bruka – Six Women With Brain Death Or Expiring Minds Want To Know (W/ Lacey Mattison)
Friday – 4pm Wildflower Gallery – REVEREND RORY SINGS!! @7
-later – The SHAMES at 40 Mile!!!!!
Saturday – 2pm – Blitz Bar and Grill – Biggest Little Skate Jam 4 Autism (Liver Scars!)
-9pm – Jub Jub’s – Cirque Da Mar – Burning Man Fundraiser for A FIFTY-FOOT ICHTHYOSAUR PUPPET!!!!

Thanks for listening!

Kelly Ogilvie and Jarrod Evans: Twice A Day – S3 E9

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And BAM! just like that, people come through!

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Hello all you fine people out there in internet land! Since nothing goes off without a hitch around here, we had some scheduling problems because Reverend Rory is an asshole. But our good friend Jarrod Evans, bassist from Slut Fungus, was able to come in and throw down some acoustic tracks with us. Thanks for coming through, mang!

Kelly Ogilvie on the Worst Little Podcast wearing a blue Lincoln Lounge sweatshirt at Dogwater Studios

Absolutely adorable and fairly filthy!

Also in the studio is Reno artist Kelly Ogilvie. She has a show that will be closing at Reno Art Works on April 25. Her show, Well Red, will be on display until then. Ogilvie is a painter and fiber artist, meaning she makes art from fibers and materials. I’ve also seen her do a little spot welding here and there – follow the hyperlink on her name to find her FB page and check out some of her art there. As talented as she is adorable, Kelly kinda keeps quiet until the quiz. THEN the gloves really come off and we all fall in love with her.

Jarrod Evans of Slut Fungus stopping by to play an acoustic solo set at Dogwater Studios on the Worst Little Podcast in the World 2013 04 01

How can you not trust a face like this?

Also want to mention that there is a great show this weekend at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground with Frankie Quinones. Would have had a phoner, but for the aforementioned scheduling issues, it didn’t happen. However, personally, Frankie seems like a pretty cool guy, so you should go support him and Reno Comedy at the club this Friday or Saturday night!

And if you’re looking for something do do, don’t forget about Stregapalooza this Friday night, hosted by Reverend Rory (who will play a set as well) and featuring THREE of Nick’s bands. Saturday, Rev. Rory will also be at A Salon 7 for their 9th annual White Party Fundraiser. All obvious jokes aside (like the ones we make on the episode), this is another really great benefit – this year it will be going to FOUR separate charities. Pretty killer.

 

Anyway…. Thanks for listening!!!

Elgin Alway and Bishop: The Trouble With Troubadors – S3 E5

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Pussy. That’s right. Pussy.

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Arguably, the secret to our success (and quasi-failures) rests in the concept of locking musicians entertainers in a small sweaty room and feeding them beer and or coffee for 90 minutes. It’s always a helluva good time – but there are weeks when it really gets… weird… or funny – like clownmeat. Elgin Alway and Bishop getting crazy in the studio! Bishop is the lead singer and guitarist for Formerly Known As, A Tribute to Prince, and Elgin is one of the top rated comedians in Reno (according to him, anyway). They are a volatile mixture behind the mics.  Seriously, there was even a total Freaky Friday moment when Elgin’s playing guitar and Bishop’s doing the joke-thing. Bishop and Elgin may have been channeling each other at that point – not sure.

Bishop Calvin Cumming IV, lead singer for Formerly Known As, A Tribute to Prince saying "Halp! These honkies be fixinin' to make me a woman!" with a scared look on his face.

Bishop

Sponsor Time! Reno Computer Fix is offering $25 off any purchase or service over $100 IF you mention the Worst Little Podcast when you go in. These guys repair and sell refurbished computers of all kinds – it’s a sweet deal. They’ve been totally hooking us up here, so get in on the action!

Nick’s Journal Time (An Unexpected Tale) didn’t go exactly as planned – no one let the guests know that they were supposed to shut the hell up. Rory didn’t quite get to go into his review of Doubt, the current production at Bruka Theater – again, lots of interruptions. And by that point we didn’t even ask Rick what his week was like, not because we don’t really care, no! but because we were distracted by Bishop’s ethereal signifyin’ tirades or Elgin’s attempts to get a good Billy Dee Williams groove going on.

Reno Comedian, Elgin Alway, saying "Mebbe" with an amused look of agreement on his face.

A Honky

Bishop is keeping pretty tight lipped about his next performance with Formerly Known As, but Elgin will be appearing this weekend at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club’s Roast of Pat Schillito, recent guest and friend of the show, this very weekend – so it should be a blast. Chekkit out!

Nick wanted me to remember to talk about something else…. but it was at the open mic at Jub Jub’s when he told me, so I forgot. This coming week though!!! Blazing Mics will be hosted by the awesome and ripping Michelle Coleman of Scarlet Presence!! $1 off for all performers and a $25 bar tab for the best performance of the night! Come on down!!!

And in a completely unrelated note – The Rocky Horror Pinky Show will be reprising their spectacular performance at this year’s Reno Artown!!! Cargo is bringing us back for two performances on July 27! Rocky Horror with a mostly full cast, a live band playing all the songs and lots of partici….. pation. More details about that in the next few months, but write that down!!! Put it on your phone calendar!!! It’s Rocky Horror like you’ve never seen it before.

Anyway…. thanks for listening. 🙂

Max Volume: Going All the Way to Eleven – S3 E1

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NEW SEASON!! GAME ON!!!!

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Welcome to Season Three of The Worst Little Podcast in the World! So, yeah, we have Max Volume of the Max Volume Band and on-air personality for KOZZ on the show. But first, just like in the episode – we have a phone call with Mr. Bobby Slayton! Thanks to our connections at The Reno Tahoe Comedy Club, we were able to spend a good 20 minutes talking to “The Pitbull of Comedy”. Well, talking to Bobby Slayton  might be an exaggeration – listening to him bust Rev. Rory’s chops and lie talk about how much he likes Reno is more like it. He’s a pro and really came to play. Great opening segment. Be sure to catch Bobby Slayton at The Pioneer Underground THIS Friday and Saturday night where he’ll be appearing with a bunch of local comics including friends of the show Jenny PezDeSpencer, Pat Shillito and Matt Wiegand!

Max Volume with a big grin holding an acoustic guitar while on The Worst Little Podcast at The Dogwater Studios.

Max Volume having a good time on the other side of the mic.

We had a lot of fun with Max on the show. A great talent and a staple of Reno radio for years, he’s a blast to sit and talk to – hearing him namedrop all the famous people you and I will never meet – mostly because he’s old as dirt and they’re all dead!! Man, good times! Or those times when he played one of FOUR BRAND NEW SONGS!!! That’s right – Worst Little Podcast exclusive recordings of Max Volume. And you thought we’d forgotten our promises! Here we are two years later, still delivering the goods!

Max Volume tuning up his acoustic guitar in an image that is blurred, except for his face.

A face built for radio!

We’d also like to welcome on board our brand new sponsors, Reno Computer Fix. Justin and Ian over there are pretty awesome guys, supporting the arts in Reno with gallery space in a techie repair shop and keeping our computers running. Part of the Wells Avenue crew, they’re near everybody, so please check them out and mention that you heard about them from us! And while I’m on the subject of sponsors – check out Waking Girl Web Design if you need design, content or social media coordination or consultation.  OK – between Bobby Slayton, Max Volume, Reno Computer Fix and Waking Girl, I think that’s enough shameless plugs for one post. Oh, and Jub Jub sez – “Fuck your podcast!”

from left to right, arms ajoined, Nick Ramirez smiling, Rick Spagnola looking up, Max Volume smiling and Rory Dowd smiling.

Legend, legend, real legend, dork.

Thanks for listening!

CRUSH: Tears of Consent – S2 E43

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What a way to end a year!

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Daniel Sion smiling at the camera in a green hoodie on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

Do you trust this smile?

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.

Jimmy Dunn of CRUSH in a yellow and black shirt smiling at the camera.

He always seemed like such a nice boy…

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.

Aaron Sion of CRUSH in a purple t-shirt flashing a peace sign with his fingers on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

All about the pieces

Also in studio is everyone’s favorite potty mouth – Jenny PezDeSpencer!!! Yeah, Jenny’s back, bigger than life and killing it.

Comedian Jenny PezDeSpencer trying to swallow a microphone on The Worst Little Podcast 2012 01 21

She’s just not trying hard enough…

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.

Comedian Jenny PezxDeSpencer mimicking eating a bunch of vitamin pills on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

Pez Dispenser not Pez Consumer!!!!

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….

New Intern John Frederick sitting on the bed in Rick's bedroom/studio at Dogwater Studios 2013 01 21

Waiting for the post-show ‘meeting’

Thanks for Listening!!