Friday, November 21, 2014

Graham Hancock on Joe Rogan

Los Angeles, CA

Graham Hancock appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience. This interview occurred two months ago, but I finally got around to listening to it.

Hancock is the author of one of my favorite books: Fingerprints of the Gods.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dinner for Five with Marty

Los Angeles, CA

I miss this series. Dinner for Five hosted by Jon Favreau. He would invite four random entertainers to a meal and swap stories while they filmed. In a departure for the original format, he's a one-on-one conversation with Martin Scorsese.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nirvana Snark

Los Angeles, CA

Interview with Nirvana. Krist reminds lazy teenagers that more Americans smoke pot than voted for George Bush. Kurt explains how he plays catch with the audience. And Grohl says buy nitrous.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Grateful Dead France 1971

Los Angeles, CA

G-Money pointed out this rare show from June 1971 at a Chateau in France. This overlooked gig occurred the year before the infamous Europe 72 tour.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Tweedy - Lil Desk Concert

Los Angeles, CA

Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer visited the NPR music offices in September and put on a lil show...

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Painting the Slums of Brazil

Los Angeles, CA

Great TEDtalk about two painters who wanted to help transform rundown communities in Brazil and Philadelphia.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Vegas Podcast: All 11 Episodes of the Wook Vegas Wook Patrol Podcast

Las Vegas, NV

The Joker and I co-host a podcast for CoventryMusic. Like most of the creative things that drift in and out of my life, I gave it a silly title based on an even sillier inside joke because I figured no one would hear it aside from me and the Joker and our friends. Along the way, more and more people started tuning in and it became one of those underground hits. I love the punk-rock DIY guerrilla nature of the podcast with zero production value. Quickie episodes. Hit-and-run. Roughly the same length of a radio song. Episodes are usually 3-5 minutes. Tons of fun to record.

So that's how the Wook Patrol podcast was born. We had no idea we'd even post the first episode, yet five years later we cranked out almost 100 with different friends of ours, which we recorded live all over the country while we followed Phish or attended music festivals. (FYI... here's quick links to old episodes archives: 2010 Summer & Fall Tour - 2013 Summer.)

After a lengthy hiatus, the Joker and I returned for a series of quick episodes (longest was under 6 minutes) with our friends during Phish's Halloween run in Las Vegas. Guests for this batch include Nicky (aka Change100), RambleOnRose, BTreotch, Wildo, Sean W, Doctor Scotch and Butters.

Here is the quick link for the entire playlist of Wook Vegas episodes.

Wook Vegas 2014 Episodes

Episode 01: Halloween Costumes with Change100.... Pauly asks Change100 to describe some of the Halloween costumes she saw at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before the Phish Halloween show.

Episode 02:The Joker's Fox Costumes.... Pauly asks the Joker to explain his costume from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Episode 03: Phish Ditka with Wildo and Butters.... Wildo had the best costume out of the Coventry Crew when he dressed up like coach Mike Ditka.

Episode 04: Amish Girls and the Unabomber with Sean... At setbreak of Halloween, Pauly asks Sean to describe an Amish girl's costume. Also, Sean dressed up as the Unabomber and a local TV crew actually thought he was the professional poker player known as The Unabomber

Episode 05: Btreotch at Haunted House Setbreak with BTreotch... Pauly chats with BTreotch to get his initial impressions of Phish's Halloween cover set of the Disney album The Haunted House.

Episode 06: Haunted House Impressions with Change100... Pauly was too spun to talk at setbreak, but Change100 had some things to say about Phish's Halloween set, in which they covered Disney's "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House."

Episode 07: Doctor Scotch's Symmetry Thoughts... After the Halloween Phish show, Pauly chats with Dr. Scotch to get his impressions of the evening including the Esther farts and symmetry.

Episode 08: Adopt A Wook with Change100 and Rose... Pauly asks the Joker and Rose about their Adopt-A-Wook process. Meanwhile, Change100 reads over their adoption papers.

Episode 09: Break Up Songs and Phishy Tinder with Sean and Change100... Setbreak during the Saturday night Phish show in Las Vegas, and Pauly chats with Sean and Change100. They try to explain the mellow first set that included several songs that featured "break up or cheating themes."

Episode 10: The Joker Defends His Seat... Joker tells Pauly about his awkward seating situation during the Saturday night Phish concert in Vegas.

Episode 11: BTreotch, Austin 98, and Pauly Tests the Unknown Baggie... Pauly catches up with BTreotch after the Saturday Phish show, which reminded BTreotch of his first show at Austin, Texas in 1998. Also, earlier in the weekend, Pauly volunteered to test an unknown powder inside a baggie (groundscored from Dicks) that no one knew its exact contents, but presumed contained a molly-like substance.
Quick link to playlist of all 11 episodes of Wook Vegas.

You can listen to all of the episodes in a row via the player...

Monday, November 03, 2014

Instant Classic Podcast: Adopt A Wook

Las Vegas, NV

My friends from the @CoventryMusic crew have a podcast called Wook Patrol. We haven't been doing episodes much this year. In fact, the Joker and I only recorded one episode all summer. But, the hiatus is over! We recorded a dozen mini-episodes (all under 6 mins) including something titled "Adopt A Wook." Without a doubt, this episode was by far my favorite of the bunch and it ranks among my all-time favorite pods (and this includes older episodes of Wook Patrol, Dope Stories and Tao of Pokerati). Yes, the Adopt A Wook episode became an instant classic.

Joker and his wife decided to Adopt not one but two wooks. Nicky read over their paperwork while I interviewed them for this episode of WOOK PATROL podcast.

Listen here:

Listen to all of the Wook Patrol Podcast 2014 Halloween episodes here.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Another Vegas Pic Dump

Las Vegas, NV

Here's another batch of pics from Vegas after Phish invaded Sin City for three nights of mayhem...

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Halloween Vegas Pic Dump

Las Vegas, NV

I'm in Vegas for a long weekend. Phish invaded for Halloween. Here's some random pics that popped up on Instagram (@taopauly and @CoventryMusic)....