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Episode 485: Wherefore Art Thou, Percy?

Hello there darlings. It is I, Poppy Meriwether. Welcome to the Clockwork Cabaret. A Percy, by any other name, would still be a jerk. So Percy would, were he not Percy called, retain the same level of snark. These are awfully pretty words to describe an awfully stupid podcast. And now, on with the show. 09.21.18 playlist: The Smiths - This Charming ManMadness - On The TownFine Young Cannibals - Love For SaleTom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)The Filthy Spectacula - Ode to...


Episode 484: The Incident?

Hello to all of our wonderful listeners! Mother Nature put a big wrench in our plans this week by calling up a hurricane to hit the southeastern coast of the US, which is where we live. We've been abandoned by the automatons and the koalas, so must make our storm preparations on our own. Stay safe out there, steampunks! - Emmett 09.14.18 playlist: KONGOS - Come With Me Now Kormac - Wash My Hands The Correspondents - Rogue Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band - Kindly Do Not...


Episode 483: Music for a World That Never Was

Hello there, darlings, it is I, Poppy Meriwether. Welcome to the Clockwork Cabaret. I’ve been having a wonderful summer, sweeties. Sunning my chassis in the Caribbean. Seducing the chancellor of Luxembourg. Drinking the entire supply of gin in Cleveland. But, like all beautiful dreams, it had to come to an end. So, with a heavy heart, I say, on with the show. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 09.07.18 playlist: Unextraordinary Gentlemen - Apparatus In The BasementCrystal Bright and the...


Episode 482: Lady A's 90s Mixtape

Hello sweeties! This week it's Lady Attercop's turn to play some of the music of the 1990s that made her what she is. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant P.S. We're off on our summer break but, do not fear! We will return on Friday September 7th with all new adventures and music for you. 06.29.18 playlist: Radiohead - No Surprises Cranes - Come This Far The Cranberries - Forever Yellow Skies Pearl Jam - Porch Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box Pixies - Gigantic Throwing Muses -...


Episode 481: Emmett's 90s Mixtape

Hello sweeties! This week we delve deep into Emmett's psyche & listen to some of the music in the 1990s that made her what she is... It certainly explains A LOT. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.22.18 playlist: Liz Phair - 6'1" Ani DiFranco - Not A Pretty Girl Fiona Apple - Criminal Erykah Badu - Apple Tree Speech - Clocks in Sync With Mine Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) Morphine - Thursday Soul Coughing - Bus to Beelzebub Beck - Sexx Laws L7 - Pretend We're...


Episode 480: Fer Sure

Hello sweeties! This week's episode is, like, a totally radical dive into the eighties music that the ladies listened to in their tween years. Please send help. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.15.18 playlist: The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio StarPublic Image Ltd. - RiseBoys Don't Cry - I Wanna Be a CowboyTiffany - I Think We're Alone NowDebbie Gibson - Only In My DreamsGloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Rhythm Is Gonna Get YouDuran Duran - Hungry Like The WolfINXS - I Send a...


Episode 479: Where the Air is Sweet

Hello sweeties! This week, we explore the music of the 1970s, specifically the music that influenced the old biddies in their formative years... It'll will explain A LOT. Trust me. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.08.18 playlist: Steve Martin - Ramblin' Man Muppet Folk Band - To Morrow Tom Waits - Step Right Up Leon Redbone - Lulu's Back In Town Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All-Star Joint Bonnie Raitt - Sugar Mama Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem - Can You Picture That? Leon...


Episode 478: Boogie Down

Hello sweeties! This week, we're exploring the funky music of the 1970s. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.01.18 playlist: Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair Parliament - Atomic Dog Chic - Everybody Dance Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland Boney M. - Rasputin Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug T.Rex - I Love To Boogie David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown Hawkwind - Silver Machine Deep Purple...


Episode 477: Music to Groove Ya

Hello sweeties! This week, the ladies are continuing their exploration into the music of the 1960s. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 05.25.18 playlist: The Beach Boys - I Get AroundDick Dale & His Del-Tones - MisirlouThe Trashmen - Surfin' BirdThe Who - Boris the SpiderThe Troggs - Wild Thing The Kinks - A Well Respected ManThe Monkees - Daydream BelieverThe Archies - Sugar, SugarJoey Dee & The Starliters - Peppermint TwistHerman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely DaughterThe...


Episode 476: Music to Move Ya

Hello sweeties! This was supposed to be an episode about 60s music and somehow it turned into 'Ladies with Strong Opinions'. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 05.18.18 playlist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooo Baby BabyThe Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to BegGladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through the GrapevineOtis Redding - Cigarettes & CoffeeJames Brown - I Got the Feelin'Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)The Young Rascals - You Better RunJanis Joplin -...


Episode 475: Music to Rock Around the Clock

Well, sweeties, it looks like the ladies are once again trying their hand at being educational. This time it's the music of the 1950s so, prepare to be astounded... if they get anything right. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 05.11.18 playlist: Ella Fitzgerald - Two Little Men In a Flying MachineEartha Kitt - Mink, SchminkDean Martin & Jerry Lewis - The Money SongHarry Belafonte - Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)Desi Arnaz & Amanda Lane - Cuban PeteFrank Sinatra - BrazilSammy Davis Jr. -...


Episode 474: Music to Keep You Upbeat & Positive

Hello sweeties! The popular music during the 1940s was built around the jazz and big band styles of the underground music scene of the previous decade. This was also the era of World War II, and many musical acts strived to remain upbeat and positive about the impending future. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 05.04.18 playlist: Artie Shaw - They Say Dick Haymes & The Harry James Orchestra - When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters - A Little...


Episode 473: Music of the Lost

Hello sweeties! Join us this week as the ladies delve into the music of the Lost Generation... Honestly, I wish they'd get lost. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 04.27.18 playlist: Luis Russell and His Orchestra - The (New) Call of the FreaksPhil Spitainy's Music - I Want to Meander in the MeadowB. A. Rolfe & His Lucky Strike Orchestra - Singin' in the RainIrving Aaronson and His Commanders - Let's MisbehaveJames Cole's Washboard Four - Runnin' WildBing Crosby & The Rhythm Boys - There...


Episode 472: Spring Cleaning or Fire Sale?

What this airship needs, sweeties, is a good cleansing fire to get rid of all the dead weight... and, by dead weight, I mean, the hosts. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 04.20.18 playlist: Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill YouThe Decemberists - Little BoxesMurder By Death - Spring Break 1899Queen - I Want to Break FreeGrinderman - Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)Muse - Stockholm SyndromeFlorence + The Machine - Drumming SongThe Peculiar Pretzelmen - These Hands Are CleanModest Mouse -...


Episode 471: Cheer Up, Buttercup

Hello sweeties! Lady Attercop has been down in the dumps lately. Emmett has taken it upon herself to cheer her up. Will it work? I have no idea. Do I look like a magic eight ball to you? I guess you’ll just have to listen. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 04.13.18 playlist: Logo: David Göbel Produced by Agony Aunt Studios Hosted by Emmett Davenport and Lady Attercop Incidental music: El Zócalo by Beirut Theme song by Kyle O'Door This episode is sponsored by Creature Combat...


Episode 470: Don't Be Such a Witchy-Poo

Hello sweeties! The ladies were in a witchy mood this week and it's not even October... I'm sure there's a joke in there, somewhere. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 04.06.18 playlist: The Bewitched - The DarkCocoRosie - The Moon Asked The CrowDeus Ex Vapore Machina - Ashes Ashes - The Witch DoctorChristina Plays Viola - Witch of SilencePaul Roland - Witchfinder GeneralWalter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - Come Black MagicFable Cry - From Myth to MoonFrenchy & the Punk - Magician And...


Episode 469: WSAR | Simply Adorkable Radio

Today on Emmett, Lady A & Dolphin... the ladies will be spinning some hot steampunk tunes to help you get through that rough morning traffic. 03.30.18 playlist: Tin Hat Trio & Tom Waits - Helium Reprise Strangely - Airship Captain of the Lost Waves - This Is a Song Deus Ex Vapore Machina - SOS (I'll Be Damned) 8in8 - Nikola Tesla Rogora Khart - Tunnels of Love Pale Young Gentlemen - Clap Your Hands The Cog is Dead - Never Gonna Get Away The Velveteen Band - Up, Up and...


Episode 468: Love Letter to Sherlock

Hello sweeties! Lady A is trying to embarrass Emmett by sharing her secret crush with all of you... I'm sure this won't go horribly wrong. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 03.23.18 playlist: The Ditty Bops - Unfortunate Few Robert Powell - No Reason The Glove - Perfect Murder The Fun Boy Three Feat. Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) Sparks - Sherlock Holmes Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Watching The Detectives The Dead Brothers - I've Always...


Episode 467: Is It Love, or Is It a Gill Man?

Just when I thought this show couldn't get any stranger... It proves me wrong. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 03.16.18 playlist: Antony & The Johnsons - Cripple And The Starfish Theo Hakola - Ballad of a Thin Man 16 Horsepower - I Seen What I Saw Tori Amos - I'm Not In Love AURORA - Under the Water DVA - Fin Captain of the Lost Waves - Don't Miss What's Right in Front of You Nathaniel Johnstone - Snugglefish Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys - Isn't Love the Strangest...


Episode 466: History Lessons

Hello sweeties! The ladies are full of scholastic nonsense this week. Enjoy! - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 03.09.18 playlist: Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra - Prague: 1998 Rickie Lee Jones - Sympathy for the Devil Peter Gabriel - Biko Nouvelle Vague - Pride - In The Name Of Love Katzenjammer - Land of Confusion The Damned - The History Of The World (Part 1) The Clash -...