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SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope. Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

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SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope. Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

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@blaggards

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 278: Blueberry Jagger

6/11/2024
This week, we continue the conversation we started in Episode 276 about the Greatest Frontman of ALL Time... what does that actually mean? ALSO: stage fright and nervousness before shows. 00:00:00 — Intro 00:05:16 — What makes a great frontman? 00:15:30 — More on working on vocal harmonies 00:20:31 — How important is STAGE BANTER for a front person? 00:29:59 — Who would you want as Front WOMAN? 00:33:07 — Most famous case of stage fright? 00:36:50 — Do we get nervous before shows? 00:47:19 — Talking to musicians in the middle of a song 00:49:32 — Blaggards fans in Tuscany Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:57:45

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Episode 277: Raw Kangaroo

6/4/2024
This week we we learn more about our friend, the brilliant FRANK SARTAIN, who has been playing keyboards and trumpet with us for the past few weeks. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:46:35

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Episode 276: F★ck the Ability

5/28/2024
Here's one we recorded on May 17 while driving up to Dallas for our show at the Wounded Ostrich, and also a bit on the way back. On the menu this week: * What are listening to lately? * Is DAVID LEE ROTH the greatest front man of all time? Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:55:09

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Episode 275: Leg Day

5/21/2024
SlapperCast Episode 275: "Leg Day" A tough question... who's the better band, HORSLIPS or THIN LIZZY? 00:00:00 — Intro 00:01:44 — Horslips or Thin Lizzy? 00:07:58 — Recapping our rehearsal 00:09:09 — Show updates 00:10:57 — Leg day Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:18:59

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Episode 274: Frank the Tank

5/14/2024
SlapperCast Episode 274: "Frank the Tank" This week we introduce you to our friend FRANK SARTAIN, the mysterious special musical guest we've been teasing for the past few weeks. Frank joined us on keyboards and trumpet this past Friday at the Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan and did a GREAT job. Thanks to Greg Fugate, we have footage from the show as well. Greg has also posted a lot of it in the Official Blaggards Facebook Group if you want to go watch more of it there. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:19:47

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Episode 273: Touch the Cloak

5/7/2024
SlapperCast Episode 273: "Touch the Cloak" Patrick and Chad recorded this one separately while driving out to a private party gig in Richmond. We also talk about crawfish, a traffic jam story from a 2011 tour, a few follow-up thoughts on last week's show in College Station, and finally a dead singer joke from Patrick at the end. We tease a secret special guest in this episode… someone who joined us for the gig in Richmond and will also be joining us in Bryan this Friday May 10, 2024. There's a clip of us performing with this guest in this episode, and longer clip is on PATREON. 00:00:00 — Intro 00:04:14 — Paddy explains crawfish 00:06:35 — Chad's traffic jam story 00:08:49 — Paddy talks about our private party gig 00:09:26 — Patrick follows up on last week's show 00:13:41 — Patrick teases special guest 00:14:34 — Performance clips with special guest (audio only) 00:16:10 — The road home 00:16:57 — Tha art of the "dummy check" 00:18:23 — Patrick's joke 00:19:57 — Upcoming shows Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast.

Duration:00:20:20

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Episode 272: Bleating Hearts

5/1/2024
SlapperCast Episode 272: "Bleating Hearts" This is another driving-separately episode, this time on the road to College Station, where after soundcheck we spent a few minutes chatting with owner Chris Steele on the back patio of O'Bannon's. Paddy also shares some tips on yoga exercises to help with singing. 00:02:53 — Patrick's yoga tips 00:06:16 — Turbo's best song predictions 00:07:47 — Paddy's predictiions 00:09:55 — Chad's predictions 00:10:13 — Chris Steele of O'Bannon's 00:15:05 – The drive home (recapping the gig) 00:16:27 — Drunk chick on stage 00:17:59 — Patrick talks about rehearsal timing Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:21:36

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Episode 271: IRELAND TOUR 2024

4/23/2024
SlapperCast Episode 271: "Sell Hard, Buy Soft" JOIN US in IRELAND September 2024: https://blaggards.com/ireland/ This one was recorded on the way home from McKinney after the Lone Star Celtic Festival, which unfortunately lost a whole day to rain, but recovered nicely the next day with absolutely perfect weather. We also welcome back Dennis from Doc's Irish Tours, who runs down the entire itinerary for two week tour of IRELAND coming up this September. We'll be visiting the North and the South, and you can join us for both or choose one or the other. Dennis and Patrick also discuss tips on flights, clothing, and currency. ALSO: our van "Vicki Von Klap" breaks 200,000 miles! 00:00:00 — Preview 00:00:35 — On the road home from McKinney 00:06:00 — Donut Debate Interlude (and thank you KATE!) 00:09:15 — Vicki 200,000 miles 00:14:52 — Ireland Tour Itineraries 00:15:33 — 1st Week: NORTH 00:18:30 — Both groups overlap in Dublin 00:19:07 — 2nd leg: SOUTH 00:21:33 — No two tours are the same 00:23:12 — Packing tips 00:24:11 — Currency 00:27:01 — Driivers Sean & Tony will be there 00:28:31 — Consider arriving a day or two early 00:31:06 — Midwest dates will be rescheduled 00:31:18 — Turbo's new snares 00:32:29 — More on molded in-ears 00:33:19 — Recording projects 00:33:41 — Patrick's double pneumonia Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guests: Dennis O'Carroll and Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:38:01

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Episode 270: Extra Slap on the Back

4/16/2024
SlapperCast Episode 270: "Extra Slap on the Back" This one recorded last night after Patrick returned from Philadelphia, where he attended the funeral of his much beloved brother-in-law Tim Mohan. There's so much to be said about Tim that I don't think we can articulate yet, but Patrick does his best to do so here. We then steer into more lighthearted topics, including our (possibly) newly-improved attitude about the Dallas area, thanks to venues like the Wounded Ostrich, where we're playing next month, and big events like the Lone Star Celtic Festival in McKinney, which we'll be playing this coming weekend. Lone Star Celtic Festival https://lonestarceltic.org/ Prodigious Saps (Chad's other podcast) https://www.youtube.com/@prodigioussaps Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast.

Duration:00:22:32

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Episode 269: Blueberry Doormats

4/9/2024
This one was recorded in bits as we drove ourselves separately to Beaumont and Brenham, intercut with clips from a performance of "Suspicious Minds" filmed with Turbo's 360 camera. Patrick first shares a conspiracy theory about the donut incident from last week's episode (https://youtu.be/KChkUuC4vKw?si=cic7RrrNlVemIjBF&t=163) We then catch Chad having "a moment" while driving home from Beaumont, trying to articulate what an amazing reception we got from the audience at Logon Cafe that night. Then we see Turbo's killer drum solo in the middle of "Suspicious Minds" from our show at HSF Biergarten in Brenham, followed by an adlib from Patrick that apparently some people there thought was rehearsed. JOIN US IN IRELAND Fall 2024... North, South or BOTH: https://blaggards.com/ireland/ 00:00:00 — "Suspicious Minds" in Brenham 00:00:14 — Turbo Road Rage 00:00:17 — Intro to Episode 269 00:00:28 — Patrick's conspiracy theory 00:03:07 — Meet our special guest 00:04:06 — Turbo's SlapperCast theme 00:04:17 — Chad on audience response 00:04:52 — Patrick raves about Logon Cafe 00:05:53 — Chad waxes philosophical about the band 00:08:47 — Turbo drum solo at HSF Biergarten 00:09:40 — Patrick's banter after Turbo's solo 00:09:53 — Chad's thoughts after Brenham show 00:10:20 — Ireland Tour 2024 00:10:57 — Chad asks a favor 00:12:06 — Final comments from Paddy 00:12:24 — More "Suspicious Minds" Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:13:43

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Episode 268: Hot Rod Blaggard

4/2/2024
SlapperCast Episode 268: "Hot Rod Blaggard" This one was recorded on the road to and from Little Rock this past Friday. We talk about: * our new Sensaphonic custom molded in-ear monitors, * an amazing BLAGGARDS HOT ROD built by our friends the Haley Brothers in Little Rock, Arkansas, and * yes... the Deviant Donut Debate continues. ALSO: Turbo's endorsement deals with Vratim shoes and Sleeved Washers. VRATIM Shoes (coupon code for $5 off: KEVINNEWTON) https://shop.vratim.com/?ref=okqodulh SLEEVED WASHERS https://www.sleevedwashers.com 00:00:00 — On the road to Little Rock 00:00:46 — Custom Molded In-Ears Received 00:02:43 — Deviant Donut Debate Part 3 00:08:40 — Turbo's endorsement with Vratim Shoes 00:17:16 — Turbo's endorsement with Sleeved Washers 00:23:00 — Chad's top endorsement picks 00:26:27 — The road home from Little Rock 00:26:42 — First experience with Sensaphonic Custom Molded In-Ears 00:33:07 — Blaggards Hot Rod by the Haley Brothers Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:34:21

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Episode 267: The Hairy and the Bald

3/26/2024
This week we catch up with Chris Steele of O'Bannon's Taphouse, Michael Logan of the Sherman Celtic Festival, and Doug & Susan Berry of the Lonestar Celtic Festival and Highland Games. https://www.obannonstaphouse.com/ https://www.blackwaterbrew.com/ https://www.bernhardtwinery.com/ https://www.shermancelticfest.com/ https://lonestarceltic.org/ 00:00:00 — Intro 00:01:32 — Chris Steele of O'Bannon's Taphouse 00:39:05 — Bernhardt Winery 00:40:30 — More upcoming shows 00:41:03 — Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games 00:41:21 — Michael Logan of Sherman Celtic 00:51:55 — Lone Star Celtic Festival & Highland Games 00:52:06 — Doug & Susan Berry of Lone Star Celtic 01:08:33 — Wrap up and THANK YOU Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Chris Steele.

Duration:01:09:32

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Episode 266: Gasoline and Shame

3/20/2024
SlapperCast Episode 266: "Gasoline and Shame" Paddy, Turbo and Chad recap Paddy's Day weekend at Legacy Hall in Plano, TX, and of course the big day at O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station. MASSIVE THANKS to Laurie Valenzi, Greg Fugate, Kate Scott, and Jacquelyn Herendeen for providing video. 00:00:00 — Aggie crowd screaming "BLAGGARDS" 00:00:37 — Paddy's Day Eve at Legacy Hall 00:06:21 — Paddy's Day at O'Bannon's Taphouse 00:11:32 — "Children of the Grave" 00:15:26 — Aggie War Hymn 00:23:05 — Revisiting the Donut Debate 00:25:39 — Wrap-up and THANK YOU 00:26:46 — "That Woman's Got Me Drinking" Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:28:30

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Episode 265: Slapfree

3/12/2024
SlapperCast Episode 265: "Slapfree" As we set out on a 27-hour drive home to Houston, we deliver a recap of our two-week tour through Arizona, Nevada, and California. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:17:53

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Episode 264: Wonkity

3/5/2024
SlapperCast Episode 264: "Wonkity" This week: Paddy, Heide and Chad address the question: are we happy with our music careers right now? What would we have done differently with our careers if we could go back in time? Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/H6u_YICCjvo 00:00:00 — Intro 00:00:45 — Blaggards peak season / a gig takes a day 00:04:57 — How long have we been playing music? 00:05:30 — Are we happy with our music careers now? 00:11:27 — Music is a field of research 00:15:02 — What would we change if we could go back in time Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Heide Riggs.

Duration:00:30:43

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Episode 263: Straight Flace

2/27/2024
SlapperCast Episode 263: "Straight Flace" Recorded while driving home from a Mardi Gras gig in Galveston where Turbo almost got run over by a car during the show. Also: Westward tour dates, Billy Joel, gig disasters, tall tales and fake accents. 00:00:00 — Intro 00:00:25 — Turbo's close call 00:03:02 — Paddy's technical problems 00:03:25 — West Coast Tour 00:05:14 — Galveston gig recap 00:07:26 — Patrick's improv 00:10:11 — More on Turbo's close call 00:10:31 — Other gig disasters 00:15:45 — Why Billy Joel wrote "BIG SHOT" 00:19:54 — Irish pronunciation of "Joel" and "Film" 00:22:27 — Tall tales and fake accents we've heard at shows Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:35:15

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Episode 262: Choppy on the Inside

2/20/2024
SlapperCast Episode 262: "Choppy on the Inside" While taking a break from rehearsal, Blaggards discuss backing tracks, direct sound gear, Stratocasters and in-ear monitors. 00:00:04 — Intro 00:02:02 — Tour Updates 00:04:30 — Should bands use backing tracks? 00:09:17 — Patrick's tire story 00:11:16 — More on backing tracks 00:13:18 — Direct gear and in-ear monitors 00:21:32 — RIP Mojo Nixon 00:25:26 — SJC Custom Drums 00:29:56 — Davee Bryan's Stratocaster 00:40:31 — Wrap-up and THANK YOU Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:43:04

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Episode 261: Nostradamus on Bass

2/13/2024
SlapperCast Episode 261: "Nostradamus on Bass" This is a short but very complex episode. An unusual situation required us to drive to an out-of-town gig in three different vehicles. Patrick, Chad and Turbo recorded segments individually while driving, and our friend Greg Fugate provided footage of the live show at Logon Cafe. Unfolding throughout the episode is the story of how two soundguys at two different venues got intertwined with one name, erroneously and yet also somewhat precognitively... because of one befuddled bass player. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:15:35

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Episode 260: Overslapped

2/6/2024
SlapperCast Episode 260: "Overslapped" This is our TWO-HUNDREDTH video episode of SlapperCast! We started with Episode 60 during the shutdowns in 2020... we wouldn't be able to keep doing this without loyal viewers like YOU, so thank you all so much for tuning in every week. This week we catch up with Heide and talk about franchise bands, bands with no original members left, Hothouse Flowers, Dolly Parton, our friend Luba Dvorak's new album "Dumpster Fire", and of course… Thin Lizzy. Also: what songs should we cover on our next album? LUBA DVORAK https://www.lubadvorak.com/ 00:00:00 — Intro 00:00:44 — Updates and upcoming shows 00:06:44 — Paddy's Day in College Station 00:09:54 — Franchise Bands 00:13:58 — Hothouse Flowers 00:16:24 — Luba Dvorak 00:17:32 — Dolly Parton 00:19:22 — Thin Lizzy 00:21:30 — What cover songs should Blaggards do on next album? 00:30:08 — Welsh Rugby Team Story 00:33:47 — Wrap up and THANK YOU Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Heide Riggs.

Duration:00:36:06

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Episode 259: Dock Curious

1/30/2024
SlapperCast Episode 259: "Dock Curious" PART ONE: Patrick and Chad continue our conversations about Elvis, Phil Lynott and Thin LIzzy. We imagine what might have been if Philo and Elvis had collaborated, and also talk about Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson ("Robbo"), who was only 17 years old when Phil Lynott hired him as the first replacement for Eric Bell. PART TWO: Recorded in the van with Turbo on our way home from our gig at the Wounded Ostrich in Deep Ellum, Dallas. We had a GREAT time at the show, and thus the energy levels in this segment are high. We talk about our experience at the gig, and Turbo also brings us up to speed on his recent visit to Costa Mesa for a special SJC Custom Drums event. Also we do a few "shine-a-lights" on songs we've been digging on recently, which had been missing from the last few episodes. 00:00:00 — Intro 00:00:57 — Elvis’s comic book influences 00:01:46 — More on Elvis 00:10:43 — What if Phil Lynott and Elvis collaborated? 00:16:10 — Mötley Crüe using backing tracks live 00:19:56 — Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy guitarist) 00:22:06 — Our love of Thin Lizzy 00:25:54 — Patrick's Shine-a-light 00:26:38 — Wounded Ostrich gig recap 00:33:17 — Turbo's SJC Event recap 00:44:09 — Upcoming shows 00:44:52 — Shine-a-lights Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/blaggards/) Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slappercast-a-weekly-talk-show-with-blaggards/id1452061331) Questions? If you have questions for a future Q&A episode, * leave a comment on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards), or * tweet them to us (https://twitter.com/blaggards) with the hashtag #slappercast. Special Guest: Kevin Newton.

Duration:00:49:46