Hey everyone(all 3 of you)! I shouldn’t be surprised that I only have 3 followers since I never post anything here. But what the fuck…(what the fuck). I’m writing now and believe it or not, you are reading it. Whoa! Where should I start? I don’t even know how long it’s been since I’ve written here. I guess I’ll start by saying I’ve been keeping myself busy with my podcasts, comedy shows and musical performances. I am currently doing 2 podcasts, which most of you already know.
The TAG Cast Podcast, which is now heard in over 80 countries, is in it’s 4th Season. Tomorrow’s humpday episode(featuring Jim from Norska) will be our 145th episode. For those of you that are not in the know, The TAG Cast is a Comedy Podcast co-hosted by myself and my partner Dustin Gatchell. We do 3 episodes a week, every Mon-Wed-Fri. We talk about pop-culture, odd news stories and talk about the Oregon Comedy scene as well as the Oregon Music scene. We have guests on the show, usually more than once a week, in the form of local comedians, musicians, artists and friends. We are available on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Dudes Chillin’ Network and our website, www.tagcastpodcast.com. There you will find links to all our social media outlets(Facebook, Twitter, Tumble, etc.), as well as a link to shop on Amazon through our site, kicking us a little revenue to keep our shows going.
The Zappa Tag Cast is a podcast where Gatch & I dissect each and every album released by Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention, in chronological order. There are nearly 100 releases and we are on episode 30 right now, which covers the 1982 release Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch. We have also done 3 bonus episodes(aka/bonusodes). 2 of which focus on Oregon-based Zappa tribute band Pojama People. The other is a tribute to the late Ray Collins. Zappa Tag Cast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Dudes Chillin’ Network and our website, www.zappacast.com.
And at some point, I am going to try to start my own monologue podcast, where I just talk to you, the listener, about whatever the fuck I want…(whatever the fuck I want). So keep your ears open for that, in the not-near-to-distant-future.
Ok…enough about all that shit. Just a second. I need to take a quick bh’er. I’ll be right back.
Alrighty. What else have I been doing? I have done a couple shows with my latest band, Bikini, and I have been doing some comedy. Not as much as I’d like but I have done sets in Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene(about 20 so far this year). I entered and lost 2 comedy competitions in Eugene. In a few weeks I’ll be doing the Helium Comedy Competition in Portland. That will be fun! Um…what else? We taped an episode of Grillin’ With Mac(a web series) with Chris Castles and Mac Chase, in whiçh we “grilled” my old leg. Watch for that on youtube sometime soon. Also I’be been appearing sporadically on The Donkey Show(101.5 FM KFLY). Also did my first couple of “clean” comedy shows with more of those to come.
Lastly, I can say I will definitely be hitting a ton more open mics AND showcases in Portland, Salem and Eugene, now that I have an economical vehicle to drive. May 21st will be 2 years since I did my first showcase. So I’m still a little baby comic. Only 2. That’ll be right around the time I’ll be advancing in the Helium contest.
Hope you fuckers have a wonderful evening and if you are looking for some comic relief, go to www.dudeschillin.com. 24/7 podcast network. It’ll make ya smile.