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The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, Texas, talk about what they're up to, where they've been, where they're going, and whatever the hell else they want.

The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, Texas, talk about what they're up to, where they've been, where they're going, and whatever the hell else they want.
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The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, Texas, talk about what they're up to, where they've been, where they're going, and whatever the hell else they want.

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@blaggards

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English


Episodes

Episode 20: Duct Tape Grandma to the Chair

6/18/2019
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Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix. Also, we get some insight into Patrick's family history and give a lot of love to our hometown of Houston. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2722-e1560856007429.jpg A receipt from the store of Patrick's grandfather and namesake (Photo by Mike McAloon)...

Duration:01:47:34

Episode 19: MacGyver & Wonder Woman

6/11/2019
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https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Snapseed-1030x687.jpg At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with drunk people at our shows. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2475.jpg Blaggards and Sean South CSC from Ireland at June 8, 2019, at Ri Ra Las Vegas....

Duration:00:58:28

Episode 18: Epiphany's Little Sister

6/4/2019
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Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards (https://blaggards.com) got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of people-pleasing in the arts, and a tip of the hat to the remarkable bravery of stand-up comedians. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0758-1030x773.jpg Blaggards with Derek Warfield in February 2009 (Photo...

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 17: Hold Me

5/28/2019
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Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year... and was torn down last week to make way for a parking lot. Show notes Irish Aires (https://irishairesradio.org) — KPFT 90.1 FM (https://kpft.org) End of an Era: Fitzgerald’s in Houston Closing at Year’s End (https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/end-era-fitzgeralds-houston-closing-years-end/) — Texas Monthly Dana Cooper (https://www.danacoopermusic.com) Pancho Villa (Live, 2014)...

Duration:00:21:28

Episode 16: Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right?

5/21/2019
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Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd diversions, including a story about Chad's unlikely-but-true connection to the '90s movie "Reality Bites". Show notes ‘Get the Gimp’: Breaking Down ‘Pulp Fiction’s Most Notorious Scene...

Duration:02:37:38

Episode 15: Sandwich Time

5/14/2019
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What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down the winding road of Houston history and the dramatic changes the music industry has seen in the digital era. Show notes Trains finally roll in Houston rail system (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest/01/01/life.train.reut/) — CNN, 2004 Diedrich Coffee departure has patrons brewing a revolt...

Duration:01:47:18

Episode 14: Julie Andrews Called Me

5/7/2019
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Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie soundtracks, and the often hilarious obsession our fans have with Patrick's hair. http://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/paddy-omalleys-kelly-howe.jpg Patrick wirelessly roaming O'Malley's Pub (Photo by Kelly Howe) (http://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/paddy-omalleys-kelly-howe.jpg) Show notes XVive Wireless Guitar System...

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 13: Allergic to Sleeves

4/30/2019
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Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos. Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode (https://amzn.to/2VyiIUq) Green Fields of France (https://youtu.be/XDyip7SIJkQ) - The Fureys & Davey Arthur QSC TouchMix 16 (https://amzn.to/2XONO7w) - Compact Digital Mixer Flight 666 (https://youtu.be/sERUvekU0u0) - Iron Maiden documentary Finnegan Auto Group (https://www.finneganautogroup.com/) -...

Duration:01:28:56

Episode 12: Fried Chicken Tech for Meat Loaf

4/23/2019
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What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have closed? What guitars does Patrick use? Will we ever hear Blaggards on vinyl? Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode (https://amzn.to/2IRFhfI) Blaggards at Brian O'Neill's, 2005 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/microknee/albums/72057594107532099/with/128255993/) (featuring Patrick's Parker Fly guitar) Blaggards at Brian...

Duration:01:52:00

Episode 11: 666 Acacia Avenue

4/16/2019
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After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for fledgling musicians of all ages. References for this episode The Roth Show (https://davidleeroth.com/the-roth-show/) — David Lee Roth's new podcast RBI Recording (https://www.facebook.com/RBI-Recording-142998302425885/) — where Standards and "Kerfuffleful" were recorded Beebe Gunn...

Duration:01:04:08

Episode 10: Just Kidding, Lars

4/9/2019
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Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer... first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners. Then follows a ridiculously long discussion of our top five(ish) desert island discs. References for this episode Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners (https://youtu.be/uXVnmL1Kvmg) — Ronnie Drew on lead vocals The Town I Loved So Well (Live) - The Dubliners (https://youtu.be/55OBEs98Pj4) — Luke Kelly on lead vocals Dirty Old Town (Live)...

Duration:02:49:39

Episode 9: Fifteen Dead Bodies

4/2/2019
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Why did Patrick choose guitar? Why did Chad choose bass? Why did they both stop using amplifiers on stage? Do they still get nervous before a show? When the hell are Mike and Wes going to be on the show? All these questions and more are sort-of kinda answered this week on SLAPPERCAST... References for this episode Psycho Killer (https://youtu.be/-gUsGYtozko) - Talking Heads (from Stop Making Sense) Young Ned of the Hill (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmvfJAk5Fc8) - Ron Kavana LIVE at...

Duration:00:58:21

Episode 8: Gerbil on Cocaine

3/26/2019
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Patrick and Chad of Blaggards (https://blaggards.com/) begin a long discussion about their musical influences, to be continued next week in Episode 9. References for this episode Stop Making Sense (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzFfV-02-Ts) - 1984 concert film by Talking Heads No Other Baby (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQe_ZieiB0k) - Davee Bryan, with Chad on backing vocals Rifles of the IRA (https://youtu.be/Kgq8u6yxwLk) - Wolfe Tones We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (Live)...

Duration:00:37:56

Episode 7: Surgery Falling Out of a Plane

3/17/2019
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Paddy and Chad talk about how different Saint Patrick's Day is in Ireland compared to the USA, how they first started playing at O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station back in 2005, and how they've been playing Paddy's Day there every year since 2011. References in this episode O'Bannon's Taphouse (https://www.obannonstaphouse.com) - College Station, TX Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. (https://www.blackwaterbrew.com) - College Staton, TX Blaggards' first show at O'Bannon's Taphouse...

Duration:00:30:13

Episode 6: Before Jesus Had Teeth

3/11/2019
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This week, an old list of Blaggards show dates from the band's first East Coast tour in March 2006 triggers a slew of memories, including a detour into the early days of MySpace. We also reminisce about our first gig at Fadó Irish Pub in Austin, and how Chad earned the nickname "Mr. Whiskers". References for this episode Shite N' Onions (http://www.shitenonions.com) The Inn (https://www.facebook.com/TheLongBeachInn/) - Long Beach, NY Photo album of Blaggards St. Paddy's Day Tour 2006...

Duration:01:45:01

Episode 5: Kerfuffleful

3/4/2019
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Patrick and Chad tell the story of how the band's instrumental tune "Kerfuffleful" was written and recorded for the movie How To Be Single, how "Drunken Sailor" and "Big Strong Man" came to be featured on an episode of the CBS series The Good Wife, and how "Big Strong Man" was used in the British film The Kid. We also take a look at how podcasting and internet radio has helped us get our music out there throughout the years. References for this episode Kerfuffleful...

Duration:00:27:41

Episode 4: Worldwide Tour of Ireland

2/25/2019
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Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in Ireland with an eye on Blaggards' next tour there in October 2019. Ireland Tour Info Join us in Ireland this Fall! (https://blaggards.com/2019/02/ireland-october-2019-are-you-in/) Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) (https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/blaggards-irelandtour-2019.pdf) Sign up for the Ireland tour online (https://www.hammondtours.com/product/blaggards/) References for this episode Screaming Orphans...

Duration:00:26:36

Episode 3: Shower of Wankers

2/22/2019
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What do we look for in truck stops? What are our favorite songs to play live? Do we play house concerts? When's our new record coming out? What "Spinal Tap" moments have we had in the band? Best and worst gig? Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? (https://blaggards.com/2019/02/ireland-october-2019-are-you-in/) Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) (https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/blaggards-irelandtour-2019.pdf) Sign up for the Ireland tour online...

Duration:01:36:59

Episode 2: My Friend Lemmy

2/18/2019
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Patrick and Chad talk about their earliest influences, Patrick's teenage years in Dublin, his first guitar, his first almost-gig, his first actual gig, and why he eventually decided to form a band. Related links: * Davee Bryan (https://www.facebook.com/Davee-Bryan-20254757940/) * TurnTo Productions (https://turntoproductions.com) Blaggards on the web: * Join Blaggards on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/blaggards) for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. *...

Duration:00:31:59

Episode 1: Prehistoric Blaggards

2/8/2019
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Patrick (lead vocals & guitar) and Chad (bass & vocals) talk about the bands they were in before Blaggards, how they met, how the band got its name, and other anecdotes from the early days of their fifteen-plus years as bandmates. This first episode started off as an audio test, but actually turned into an interesting discussion so we decided to let it roll. Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? (https://blaggards.com/2019/02/ireland-october-2019-are-you-in/) Ireland tour...

Duration:00:23:58