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The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX, share their experiences and occasionally chat with guests. "The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (Episode 5 discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX, share their experiences and occasionally chat with guests. "The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (Episode 5 discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

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United States

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The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX, share their experiences and occasionally chat with guests. "The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (Episode 5 discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

Twitter:

@blaggards

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 101: The Back Arse of Mayo — Rickie O'Neill of the Saw Doctors

1/12/2021
This week we talk with our dear friend, actor and Saw Doctors drummer Rickie O'Neill! Apologies for the poor sound quality - we had some wifi performance issues on this episode. Show notes Clare Island - Saw Doctors (Rickie O'Neill on Drums) https://youtu.be/EMOQtNuaOAI Dublin Grooves - Rickie O'Neill https://youtu.be/-MBseXaYM-M Actor and Saw Doctors drummer Rickie O'Neill raises money for charity https://youtu.be/9doOIeFm-5U Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021...

Duration:01:12:09

Episode 100: That's a Long Walk, Son

1/5/2021
First episode of 2021! This week we talk about: What we did on New Year's (hint: we weren't performing) Exodus documentary "Assorted Atrocities" Shane MacGowan documentary "Crock of Gold" Who Mark Knopfler should collaborate with The ideal structure for a New Year's Eve gig Our upcoming "Reward Music" siteFirst episode of 2021! This week we talk about what we did on New Year's, and who Mark Knopfler should collaborate with. Show notes Assorted Atrocities - Exodus documentary...

Duration:00:43:33

Episode 99: Omahaklamoma

12/29/2020
Last #SlapperCast of 2020! This week: * Recapping last week's episode with drummer Ash Soan * Bon Jovi's cover of "Fairytale of New York" * Bands that switch instruments on stage * Famous musicians who have changed their main instrument * Singing drummers who should stay behind the kit * The pros/cons of remixing classic albums Also, high praise for recording/mixing engineer Paul Beebe and mastering engineer Chris Longwood for their excellent work on our latest single, "Everyday is Christmas...

Duration:01:03:56

Episode 98: Songs are Where It's At — with Drummer Ash Soan

12/22/2020
This week we have a stunning conversation with the mighty Ash Soan—speaking to us from his recording studio all the way over in Norfolk, UK. Ash is a brilliant drummer, recording and touring musician with a resumé a mile long and loads of amazing stories to tell, of which you'll hear plenty in this episode (Sinéad O'Connor, Van Morrison, Del Amitri, Adele, Rick Wakeman, Terry Reid, et al). We also talk about how the pandemic has affected touring musicians and road crew, and what things might...

Duration:02:04:57

Episode 97: Subtle Lack of Bagpipes — Tony Scalzo of Fastball

12/15/2020
This week we're thrilled to welcome Tony Scalzo of the band Fastball on the show! We talk about how the pandemic has affected the music industry, Tony's love for Austin and Houston, and many other subjects. By the way, our new single "Fairytale of New York" (a cover of the Pogues classic) is on streaming services NOW! (https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/blaggards/fairytale-of-new-york) Show notes Fastball (http://www.fastballtheband.com) Karen Carpenter Christmas...

Duration:01:17:04

Episode 96: Bound and Gigged

12/8/2020
This week on #SlapperCast, we talk about TWO new Christmas singles Blaggards are releasing this month (one cover and one original), and TWO exciting guests we’ll have on the show soon. Then we gush about a legendary drummer (or TWO) we hope to have on the show soon as well. Show notes Blaggards Merch Store (https://blaggards.com/store/) Pre-save our cover of "Fairytale of New York" on Spotify (https://distrokid.com/hyp.../blaggards/fairytale-of-new-york), or hear it NOW by joining us on...

Duration:00:48:23

Episode 95: Ball of Candyfloss

12/1/2020
This week on SlapperCast, we talk about favorite Christmas traditions, favorite (and least favorite) Christmas songs. Thanks Greg for the question! Also: brand new Blaggards coffee mugs (https://blaggards.com/store/blaggards-coffee-mug/) are for sale for a limited time at blaggards.com Show notes Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (https://youtu.be/BpfHSqLXePI) Nat King Cole - "The Christmas Song" (1961) (https://youtu.be/hwacxSnc4tI) Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here...

Duration:00:54:47

Episode 94: 'Tis the Year of the Grift

11/24/2020
After a recent exposure at a gig, we've all thankfully tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. During this show, you hear us discover one gig is cancelled while we firm up another one. Eric shares some fascinating things he learned about the late great Neil Peart during a PASIC roundtable that he moderated last week. Also, we've recorded a new Christmas single which will be out SOON! Show notes The Van Halen Interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTidtqG-Ko) Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland...

Duration:00:46:49

Episode 93: Mincing Down the Hall

11/17/2020
This week on SlapperCast, Eric talks about his adventures with Percussive Arts Society... also favorite instrumentals. Thanks Greg for the question! Blaggards online store https://blaggards.com/store/ Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 (https://blaggards.com/ireland/) — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow...

Duration:00:53:33

Episode 92: Effervescent as Always

11/10/2020
This week on SlapperCast, we talk about the joy of being able to play live again during the pandemic, even if only a limited capacity. Also, artists we'd like to record/write with. Thanks to Bob for the question! Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 (https://blaggards.com/ireland/) — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown...

Duration:00:49:09

Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

11/3/2020
Here is Part Two of our conversation with Doug Stanhope. In this segment, Doug spends much of his time essentially interviewing us, which again shows you what a genuine person he is. Can't wait to have him on the show again. Topic list: * Congratulations to our friends Kelly & Debbie Howe on their 30th anniversary * Doug asks about our mutual friends in Houston-based band RAT RANCH * Doug's history at Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska * The challenges of having too many people in a...

Duration:00:47:13

Episode 90: You've Got a Friend in Bisbee — Doug Stanhope (Part One)

10/27/2020
This week on SlapperCast, we're thrilled to have comedian Doug Stanhope on the show! This is a long conversation split into two parts (part two will be out next week). (PARENTAL ADVISORY for sexually explicit content) dougstanhope.com (http://www.dougstanhope.com/) Digging Up Mother - Doug Stanhope (http://www.dougstanhope.com/store/digging-up-mother-a-love-story-signed) No Encore for the Donkey (audio book on Audible) - Doug Stanhope...

Duration:01:06:02

Episode 89: Bands we used to dislike & 1980s fashion choices

10/20/2020
http://blaggards.com/wp-content/uploads/SlapperCast-89-YouTube.jpg This week on SlapperCast: bands we once disliked but now have grown to like 1980s haircuts and fashion choices Thanks Greg for the question! Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 (https://blaggards.com/ireland/) — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808)...

Duration:00:55:33

Episode 88: Double Kick in the Head

10/13/2020
This week on #SlapperCast, we recap this past weekend's mini-tour as we drive home from Omaha... our first out-of-state road trip since the pandemic began. Also, a long discussion about the recently departed Eddie Van Halen. Show notes Donate to Siena Francis House (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E334046&id=2) Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021 Ireland 2021 (https://blaggards.com/ireland/) — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour Show dates Blaggards.com...

Duration:00:39:56

Episode 87: Least Favorite Boy of Summer

10/6/2020
This week on Slappercast, we talk about best/worst live bands, opening songs, encores, etc. We're also giving away a case of Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.'s "I Wity the Fool" to one lucky winner in the Houston area. To enter the drawing, go watch this episode on YouTube (https://youtu.be/DVUAKC58Y6U), subscribe, and leave a comment there telling us about your favorite (or least favorite) live band, opening, encore, etc. BY TUESDAY OCTOBER 13. Recipient must be of legal drinking age in Texas....

Duration:01:09:49

Episode 86: Part-time Professionals

9/29/2020
This week on #SlapperCast: a free-form discussion of metal/prog drummers, recent gigs, and how we're learning to navigate this seemingly never-ending pandemic as professional musicians. Topic list: • What coffee are we drinking today? • Patrick’s coffee brewing tips • Praise for drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Mr. Bungle • Dave Lombardo’s on-and-off again relationship with Slayer • Lombardo vs. drummer Paul Bostaph • New tour dates in early October (Wichita KS, Omaha NE, etc.) • T-Bone...

Duration:00:54:17

Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment

9/22/2020
This week on #SlapperCast: record store memories from our youth, disappointing albums, musicians we like but wouldn't want to work with, difficult working relationships in bands. Friday September 25: Blaggards LIVE on Facebook from Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2838874689674827) Blaze gets mad!! Iron Maiden Chile 1996 (https://youtu.be/PaYvy5yP_eY) Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll (1987) - Bonus Clip: Chuck & Keith Rehearse (https://youtu.be/mHOiwOanIBM)...

Duration:01:17:02

Episode 84: "Super Invisible Nobody" with Cindy Heywood

9/15/2020
September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, and this week on #SlapperCast, we talk with musician and author Cindy Heywood, a proud survivor of anxiety disorder and suicidal depression. Cindy is a fierce defender of the rights of all who suffer from addiction and mental illness. She's a well-known mentor on internationally published suicide prevention forums, and her and editorials have been featured in internationally published magazines. She is currently working on the...

Duration:01:34:17

Episode 83: Vaseline and Muffins with Slade Ham

9/8/2020
This week on #SlapperCast, we're joined by our longtime friend, comedian Slade Ham! We talk about a ton of stuff, mostly focusing on the similarities between comedians and musicians, regarding things like creative process, work ethic, and plagiarism. Show notes SladeHam.com (http://www.sladeham.com) Until All the Dragons are Dead (https://www.amazon.com/Until-All-Dragons-Are-Dead/dp/0692094652/) — Slade Ham's book Slade's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/sladehamcomedy) Whiskey...

Duration:01:41:14

Episode 82: More Than Twenty, Less Than a Million

9/1/2020
This week on #SlapperCast: Houston's near-miss with Hurricane Laura An update on last week's show (Episode 81) with pub/brewery owner Chris Steele and his efforts to reopen his businesses during the pandemic under current TABC restrictions Upcoming guest: comedian Slade Ham The op-ed battle between Jerry Seinfeld and James Altucher about the fate of New York City How the pandemic is affecting retail space and office space real estate Do we have any strange pre-show rituals? How audience...

Duration:01:05:34