Thu, 20 November 2014
In this episode I am once again joined by my good friend Michael Campbell. He's a great singer/songwriter who has a sharp talent for the written word. He works his words into songs that can be witty, heartfelt, or just plain fun to sing along to. He has a new album coming out soon, so I thought it would be nice to have him in for a preemptive strike before the big media push in a couple months. Laurie joins us for the interview, a few cocktails, and a live performance from Michael.
-- Photo by Laura Campbell
Sun, 9 November 2014
In this episode I welcome back singer/songwriter John Elliott. He joins me once again in the studio while on a short tour and catches us up on what he has been up to. He played at the Barley St. Tavern on their in house upright piano and entranced the audience with his songs. Check out the interview and live song along with a couple tunes from his Live in Austin album.
Tue, 28 October 2014
In this episode I welcome back Omaha Band New Lungs. We chat about their new single "You Look Lost" as well as how the band has evolved and where it's going. Always a good time with these guys in the studio. Check out the interview and the new single right here.
Opening song "New Thrill" by Edge of Arbor
Tue, 21 October 2014
Whipkey is Kickstarting another new project and comes in the studio to talk about it. He also shares a couple new songs. It's always a fun interview when my former band-mate comes over. Check out the interview and give his Kickstarter video a look below.
Sat, 11 October 2014
In this epiode I welcome Colorado based band Sarah and the Meanies. On tour, they stopped by for a chat and some live performances. A great band and a fun podcast.
Opening song: "Down Deep Down" Sarah and the Meanies
A melting pot of soul / pop / rock, Sarah & The Meanies have emerged from the burgeoning Denver music scene. Fronted by Portland-transplant, Sarah Angela, who has a voice to be reckoned with and an arsenal of powerful songwriting to back it up.
Within a year of formation, The Meanies have headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre "Film On The Rocks" and were featured artists at Austin's South by Southwest 2014. The band wrapped recording their new single with Bill Stevenson/Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room (Rise Against, Flobots, Gaslight Anthem, Train, Lydia) and the song is now available on iTunes / Spotify .
Hands off the ground and buried in a lifetime of musical obsession, Meanies front-woman, Sarah Angela, has roots that run wide. You might reference the styles of Lorde, Otis Redding, Grace Potter, or Sia; but despite some of her influences, she's got her own unique sound. One thing's for sure, she sings bigger and louder than her five foot frame would have you assume.
Tue, 7 October 2014
In this episode I welcome Mitch Gettman, who is an Omaha Entertainment Awards-nominated singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording since the age of 13.
He has released two full length albums and is releasing his most-recent EP, ‘Nothing Stays the Same’ October 18th at Reverb Lounge.
Fri, 26 September 2014
Famous for his series of bar code art and infamous for his rogue art/public statements placed in various chain stores, artist Scott Blake has made a name for himself. He even got noticed internationally for his pictures and video of him "complementing" certain works of public art around Omaha and other controversial artistic projects. In his return to the show, we talk about what he has done artistically, how the Art-O-Mats are doing, and what new things he has in the works.
Thu, 18 September 2014
Yes, somehow I published episode 241 before 240, but hey, it's Restrung! So kind of fitting. This episode I welcome back on the show the creators of the web series Restrung, Kevin Vonderheide and Aaron Slagle. Just two guys making situational comedy sketches about working in a music store.
Tue, 9 September 2014
In this episode I welcome Ray Somberg, President and Executive Director of the First Responders Foundation. He talks about the wonderful work the organization does and shares the plans for the 9/11 memorial event where the Mayor proclaims a minute of silence for the victims of 9/11.
Mon, 18 August 2014
In this episode JJ from the band Bloodcow stops by to tell us all about the new record and Kickstarter funding for said record. Crystals and Lasers. Great incentives, awesome music, and vinyl for you! Do you like metal? Have a thing for rock? Enamored by Xenu? Then this episode is for you. Check out a couple new tunes from the record right in your earholes!
Wed, 13 August 2014
In this episode we get an interview and live performances from the Omaha Guitar Trio. Three very talented dudes armed with classical guitars that are truly amazing to watch and listen to. We had a great time in the studio and I have a feeling you'll be hearing them on this show as well as another one of my podcasts in the near future.
Sat, 2 August 2014
On this episode I welcome Matt Cox. Joined by his drummer Walker, we chat about his new upcoming record and release party. With a combination of Americana, blues, and country, Matt Cox's music shines with an honest, authentic sound. Check out our interview and listen for a few songs from the upcoming album titled "Nishnabotna."
Tue, 8 July 2014
On this episode I welcome the 9s. An Omaha band that has been making their own brand of funk and soul driven music since the late '90s. All amazing players, this band is releasing a new EP of 3 songs, their 6th release. Still going strong, this band continues to wow audiences and get them out of the chairs and onto the dance floor.
Since their inception, The 9's have shared the stage with The Average White Band, Parliament/Funkadelic, Maceo Parker, Sonja Dada, Ziggy Marley, and Bela Fleck.
Mon, 30 June 2014
It's that time of year where we welcome our Canadian friend Bill into the studio to talk about his annual Canada Day celebration. This year we also welcome Michael Campbell and MarQ Manner and we start with Coffee Crisp and these tasty cheesy crunchies. And of course Canadian whiskey and other booze. This year, the show will feature 10 bands, all doing Canadian songs and of course Poutine. My favorite part.
Tue, 17 June 2014
In this episode I welcome back psychic Any Myers and his lovely wife! We chat about what he has been doing since his last visit and about his new best selling book Flying Paint Rollers From Heaven: Messages of Hope, Humor, and Love From Beyond.
About Andy: Andy is a full-time psychic medium who is nationally recognized and in high demand! Due to the quality of his readings, Andy's clients wait nearly an entire year to have a personal session with him. His book, Flying Paint Rollers From Heaven, was an instant Amazon best-seller in three categories! Andy gives sold-out gallery readings and lectures across the country, and is heard on radio stations nationwide, including Omaha's Q98.5 FM. He is the annual keynote speaker at the Omaha Health Expo. Additionally, he has lectured at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, and Iowa Western Community College. Andy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from UNO. He is the spokesperson for The Believe Network, an online community uniting open-minded people from across the country. Andy is breaking the psychic stereotype with his compassion, humor, and his down-to-earth approach to the paranormal.
Mon, 5 May 2014
In this episode I welcome Malinda Kathleen Reese who not long ago took the lyrics to Frozen's Let it Go and ran it through a bunch of google translate languages. She then put it back into English and used those lyrics to record herself singing the song. The result is awesome and has garnered her over 3 million views on YouTube, making her an official YouTube sensation. She has since recorded several other songs from Frozen as well as Wicked, delt with the YouTube fame, and talks to me about how becoming internet famous has changed her life.
Mon, 28 April 2014
In this episode I welcome back Rebecca Lowry AKA All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. We sit down at the Tiki Bar and chat about the new Kickstarter from AYGAMG. New music and even a live song! Always a good interview with Rebecca. Check out the link below to help them release a new vinyl record!! Not much time left!
Fri, 25 April 2014
In this episode, I am joined by Megan Hunt, a local business owner and fashion diva. We talk about her business Hello Holiday as well as her moniker Princess Lasertron. She opened Camp at Mastercraft and now has Hello Holiday, a fashion boutique. She also has a new book and popular blog. We hang at the tiki bar and talk all about her career, fashion, and general fabulousness.
Tue, 15 April 2014
In this episode I interview Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. We chat about the new album from the band called "New Constellation" which was crowd-funded via kickstarter. It's the first album from the band in 16 years and it's a great one. Toad fans will enjoy our conversation about the early years of the band, Glen's solo career, and the upcoming tour with the Counting Crows.
Wed, 9 April 2014
Episode 229 - Missy Hardersen from Stir Convert Cove! Summer concert series, music chat, and more...
In this episode I welcome Missy Hardersen from the Stir Convert Cove. She joins me in the tiki bar studio for a little chat about how she helped create this amazing music venue as well as who is on the line up for this summer! Join us as we talk about some of the big name acts that will be passing through town and heating up our summer even more. Do I hear remote podcasts from the Stir lawn? Yes I do! And yes, she's as cute as she sounds. We had a ton of fun working the mic and I hope to have her back on the show for more updates on the summer concert series for 2014.
Wed, 26 March 2014
Episode 228 - Kaitlyn Hova! Electric Violin, Spicy Almonds, New Music, Cats, Instagrammys, and Making Colors With Sound...
In this episode, I welcome back Kaitlyn Hova to the show. An amazing musician who makes beautiful noises with her electric violin. A returning guest, we chat about her new musical adventures, her science, and her adventures on stage and television?!?
Her Bio from facebook:
Entrepre-nerd Kaitlyn Hova (Formerly Kaitlyn Maria Filippini) is a synesthete of musical energy and wild, colorful imagery. The appeal of her dark, playful, refined style and musical prowess has allowed her to float among a variety of genres, from classical concerts to raw rock shows to pulsing electronica. Her relentless passion for live performance has brought her success and praise, landing her poised on the cusp of national notoriety.
Having been musically raised by the talented musicians of Mannheim Steamroller, Kaitlyn has also shared the stage with Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mary J. Blige, and many other local and national artists. After achieving the rank of Concertmaster of Berklee College of Music’s classical orchestra, Kaitlyn has recently branched out into performing with DJs, composing film scores, and musical arranging.
Proving that she is as talented as she is industrious, Kaitlyn thrives in both creative and scientific fields. She holds a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, having conducted research in hormone analysis, electrophysiology, and synesthesia.
Wed, 12 March 2014
In this episode I welcome Amy Ryan from the Benson Theater project. Amy also owns the Pizza Shoppe here in Omaha and is heading up restoration plans for the historic theater next to her shop. Laurie from the Necronomicast and 5 O'clock Lifestyle also joins us for the interview. We talk about the restoration plans for this theater as well as a benefit that is being put on to help raise money for it. The Shining will be a 5 act play put on right here in Omaha. Listen to learn how Stephen King himself approved the script, actors, and what he sold the rights for! Making news across the nation, the Shining A Play and the Benson Theater are set to do big things.
Fri, 7 March 2014
In this episode, Nate, Jared, Tregan, and Bob from the Omaha band The Big Deep join me in the studio. We play songs off their new record "Echos on the Little Blue" while drinking Crown and Coke. With 2 CD release parties (Lincoln and Omaha), the band is proud to present their style of Americana/roots/rock to the masses. Listen to the show to find out how they recorded this local gem, their take on songwriting, and commentary on how the band wants to grow.
Thu, 6 March 2014
In this episode I welcome members of the band Saturn Moth. We hang out at the tiki bar and discuss how they got together, what their sound is like and spin a few tunes. Then we play Geek Battle! Who comes out the winner? Listen and find out.
Sun, 2 March 2014
In this episode I am joined by Jake Dilley and McManus Woodend, two film makers that are in the process of producing a film for their thesis. You might know Jake from his previous appearances with the band the Color Pharmacy, and maybe even McManus from his Geico Caveman Commercials. This time, they hang at the tiki bar talking about filming this epic road trip.
Thu, 20 February 2014
In this episode, I welcome Josh and Nick from Mtrl Design. We talk about their business, which is located at the Mastercraft Building in Downtown Omaha. They create amazing designs that are then cut by "Helga" a giant laser cutting machine. This laser cutter can blow through thick wood and bamboo like a knife through hot butter, or provide tiny, precise cuts that create intricate, modern products. Check out the links below to see pictures of their laser cut works of functional art.
Thu, 13 February 2014
In this episode I welcome back Brad Hoshaw. This amazing singer/songwriter has been on the show several times and I never get tired of hearing him play. We talk about his new record "Funeral Guns" and how it was recorded, his Kickstarter, studio time, and even get a visit from the "podcat" Tin Tin.
Opening song: "Innocent" by Kyle Harvey
Sun, 9 February 2014
In this episode I welcome Neal Duffy to the studio. Neal is a DJ, Touring Sound Engineer, Yoga Instructor, Photographer, and a longtime buddy of mine who happens to lead an interesting life. Touring with a variety of national recording artists, he has met some interesting people and shares some of his stories with me. Some of his latest exploits have him on tour with the Neon Trees, visiting places like the set of Jimmy Fallon. What's it like running sound for a national touring act? Listen and find out.
Wed, 5 February 2014
In this episode I welcome the Bishops, an Omaha band that plays a variety of ska, rocksteady, and more. Years of playing and even several scooter rallies to their credit, the Bishops have a well respected name in the Midwest. We talk about the band, music, and then I challenge the band to a game of GEEK BATTLE. We play for listeners. Who wins? Take a listen.
Mike Bechtel -- Vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar
Dan Burger -- Drums, percussion
Influences The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Specials, Delroy Wilson, and many more...
The Bishops are a few guys from Omaha that fell in love with Jamaican ska and rocksteady music. By combining horns and steady polyrhythm patterns, the Bishops bring vintage sounds from the islands back to life with both original and well-known tunes.
Thu, 30 January 2014
In this episode, I am joined by members of the Omaha Roller Girls. Mae Kit Rain, Crash Heartless, Daisy Mayhem, and Eblastigirl talk derby to me and all about their upcoming season, new recruits, new venue, and worst injuries.
Songs: "Roller Derby Queen" by Mydols
"Roller Derby Girl" by Ted Stevens
Thu, 23 January 2014
Once again I welcome Lee, Danny, and Thomas from Vago on the show to promote their annual Burns Nicht. Stephanie from the Electroliners also joins us for a song and witty banter over scotch, PBR, and one of the worst drinks I've ever had, a Limey Bastard Buzz Ball. It was awful. We chat about the event, the bands that will rock there, and the food that will be consumed. And yes, there is delicious Haggis along with several other traditional Scottish dishes. So sit back, pop open a bottle of Scotch and join us in the tiki bar.
Wed, 15 January 2014
In this episode I welcome Trent and Sam from the Omaha surf rock band The Sub Vectors. We talk about how a few dudes from Nebraska found their way to the surf rock scene without the help of a beach or coastal view. With a record out and shows on the horizon, The Sub Vectors are bringing the classic style of surf to the midwest. All without the help of those pesky vocals and lyrics.
Thu, 9 January 2014
In this episode I am joined by friend and colleague John Heaston, Main Man at the Reader and Head Honcho of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards Board of Directors. John and I go way back and we chat about some of the times when the Reader was young as well as all the amazing writers and editors that cut their teeth there. We also talk about the upcoming awards show of the OEAAs. Listen and learn what goes into putting on a local awards show and the drama that comes with it.
Fri, 3 January 2014
In this episode I interview the Electroliners, a local country/Americana band that I know all too well! They are releasing their first EP at the Waiting Room and we sit down on a cold winter night to chat about recording, old timey music, booze, porn, and other inappropriate things.
Sun, 29 December 2013
In this episode Tim Halperin joins us once again for a show we recorded on Christmas eve. Also guest hosting is Diamond Reckless - AKA Kendall the Unpaid Intern. We talk about Tim's new album and what's been happening with his music over French press coffee on a chilly morning. Tim also brings in his keys for a couple of tunes.
Opening song "I'll Bet On You" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Tue, 10 December 2013
In this episode, Bones (Bloodcow), Dan, and Dylan (Mr. Important / Sack of Lions) join me in the studio for an hour of entertaining conversation. At some point we promote an upcoming show. We also play a couple songs while burning through some beers and tequila shots. It's an hour of chaos - in a good way. Get a drink and join us.
Opening song: "Glass" by See Through Dresses
Tue, 3 December 2013
In this episode I am joined by Andrew and Angie Norman from Hear Nebraska. We are also joined by Sara and Matt from the group See Through Dresses. We talk to the Normans about how HN has grown since the last time they appeared on the show as well as where the intrepid non-profit is going in the coming year. They currently have a Kickstarter going for their compilation release (see below).
Sara and Matt from See Through Dresses just had a CD release party (and I apologize for not getting this out sooner!!!!) and talk about writing, playing, and gigging together. We also play a couple killer tunes by the See Through Dresses, so take a listen and enjoy!
Opening song: "Pale Horse" by the Sub Vectors
Fri, 22 November 2013
In this episode I interview Kevin Coffey, writer for the Omaha World Herald. He's also an avid comic book fan and collector as well as a gamer, so we had lots to talk about. In fact, this episode had to be heavily edited as we drank a few cocktails and let the conversation travel far into the nerdosphere. Laurie joins us for the second half of the show as well and chimes in on toys, comics, and the joys of buying her husband toys.
Wed, 13 November 2013
In this episode I am joined once again by Hector and George from Anchondo as well as Rebecca and her sister Kristin for a group show. We talk about upcoming shows, touring back in the day, and more about the local Omaha scene. We get an Anchondo song circa 2004 and an acapella tune from the girls you won't want to miss.
Thu, 7 November 2013
In this episode I welcome local music promoter/writer/manager MarQ Manner along with Emily Engles, owner of E3 Music Management to the round table for a conversation about upcoming music events. Both are board members for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards and each has carved out a significant role with bands and music in the area.
Left photo courtesy of Chip Duden Photography
Thu, 31 October 2013
In this episode we welcome Beau and Noah, 2 OEAA nominated actors who have been involved in local Omaha theater both on and off stage. We sit down in the tiki bar studio and have an amazing conversation about acting and what kind of crazy person it takes to plunge into theater and play-writing. Get to know these 2 charismatic actors and join in on some of the fun we had on their first visit to the show.
Wed, 23 October 2013
In this episode guitarist John Larson joins me for an interview and live performances. An amazing artist, Larson has an interesting playing style and talks about how in only 3 years (and thousands of hours of dedicated practice in the back of a doughnut store), he developed his technique. We sit down with a beer and a martini and let the virtual tape roll.
Tue, 1 October 2013
In this episode I sit down with Matt and Aaron from Moses Prey. We chatted up not only music, but a slew of other projects these boys are in. Restrung, a video project Aaron has going on with a buddy in LA (check out the indigogo link below) and Yesterday and Today, a Beatles tribute Matt has with his brothers. After a few cocktails, beers, and a hell of a contact high, we got through all the creative details. This show also shocases Moses Prey songs as well as a couple tunes from Restrung.
Opening song: "Regurgitated Species" by Very Ultra
Tue, 24 September 2013
In this episdode I am joined by my friend Katie FS, an Omaha famous slam poet and personality. She is a very creative and outgoing individual that has inspired countless audience members with her moving, comedic, and heartfelt poetry. That and she is simply a fun and creative person. Laurie from 5 Oclock Lifestyle also joins us for some podcast fun.
Opening song: "Jake Ryan" by Jonathan Friedman
Thu, 29 August 2013
In this episode I have Rock Paper Dynamite back in the studio to talk about what they are up to as well as the post MAHA show. We hang out at the Tiki Bar and share a few drinks. We get a little insight to the band and how they work and live with each other as well as songwriting, tours, and brotherly love.
Opening song: "New Constellation" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Photo credit: Chip Duden
Mon, 12 August 2013
In this episode I am joined by two members of the MAHA Music Festival team of superheroes. They help put on the premier music festival in Omaha and are here to talk all about how this little idea / non-profit turned into a huge music showcase.
Opening Song: "A Place Called Home" by Rock Paper Dynamite
Hey kids! Check out Voodoo Taco! HERE Opening soon here in Omaha.
Thu, 8 August 2013
I've known of Hector for years and have even shared the stage with the guy. So it was an honor to actually have him on the show. He is a talented guitar player, singer, and songwriter. Also, he's a hell of a nice cat.
Opening song: "Turn to the Needle" by the Monday Mourners
Fri, 26 July 2013
In this episode I am joined by The Decatures, an Omaha band that is getting quite a bit of attention aruond the music scene. These 3 young lads put on a rock-fueled show that has been turning the heads of the local scenesters and are getting ready to release a new album. Even though they were not old enough to imbibe at the tiki bar, they bellied up and shared how they met, what inspires them, and where they want to be when they hit 21.
The Decatures are a blues rock band from Omaha, Nebraska with influences including Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Black Keys, Jack White and The Beatles. Their sound and stage presence will leave you shocked and needing more. Biography The Decatures are a rock n' roll blues band from Omaha, Nebraska formed in 2011 by high school friends Charlie Encell (guitar & vocals), Ryan Call (bass & vocals) and Patrick Stuzman (drums). Don't let their age fool you, these guys are incredible musicians with rock star qualities on stage. With influences ranging from Zeppelin to Jack White and Phish to Wilco, this band will make your jaw drop as they rule the stage like veterans with their gritty blues-infused rock songs.
Opening song: "Perfect World" by Dsoedean
Wed, 24 July 2013
Here's the shitshow! It gets a bit sloppy down at the tiki bar when I invite several guests and past members over for a little tiki and deck time, cocktails, music, and podcasting. I didn't edit this episode very much (obviously) so it is what it is. Congrats if you can make it through the whole thing. We had a great time and enjoyed live performances from Brad Hoshaw, Tara Vaughn, and Stephanie Krysl. I thank all my guests and especially listeners for making this show last for over 7 years! Cheers to you all.
Opening song "Aperature" by The Color Pharmacy
Thu, 18 July 2013
In this episode I am once again joined by Lazy-i blogger Tim McMahan. Listeners may remember when he sat in on episode 100 and I was happy he had the time to join me on 200. We sit at the tiki bar and he types away on his computer (writing an article for the Reader Magazine) and I drink a few vodka on the rocks.
Opening song: "1' 30" by Twinsmith
Intro song bed: "Aperature" by The Color Pharmacy
Mon, 1 July 2013
In this episode, Tim Halperin joins me once again for some music and updates. We hang out at the tiki bar the morning after he performed at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo for a fundraising event. We sit and have some coffee and he plays a couple of tunes, then talks about his music, recording, and life after a spot on reality TV.
Opening song: "Daylight" by Dsoedean
Wed, 26 June 2013
In this episode we have a few guests in the tiki bar. Bill from 24 Hour Cardlock, Becky from All Young Girls are Machine Guns, and Dave from Southpaw Bluegrass band. Even Laurie sits in for some of the fun. Bill brought cocktail mixers and beer and wanted to show us what a Cesar was. Turns out it's kind of like a Bloody Mary, only a bit different. We talk about his annual Canada Day show, where lots of bands and musicians get together and celebrate our friends from the North, drink beer, and play a bunch of tunes from Canadian music artists.
Opening tune: "Oh Canada" Acappella by Danny Fong feat :Danny Fong, Brodie Cuff, David Thiessen, Andrew Kesler
Tue, 18 June 2013
In this episode I am joined by Jeremy from the Travelling Mercies. We chat about how the band has evolved, upcoming new music, and the charms of a cassette tape. We also feature some songs from the upcoming album over cocktails at the Worlds of Wayne Tiki Bar.
Opening Song: "Cliff Burton" by Matt Whipkey and the Whipkey 3
Mon, 10 June 2013
In this episode, my buddy Ryan joins me to chat about Omaha music, OEAAs, beer, bands, and whatever else we come up with over drinks at the Tiki Bar. Ryan has been a long time fixture in the Omaha music scene as a musician and a fan of local music. We play some tracks from his band Red Letter Day as well as Icares. Apologies for not getting this episode out earlier as Ryan played the OEAA showcase last Saturday, but I am sure he will be back with his sexy voice to co-host a show or two sometime. Cheers to you Ryan.
Opening song: "Ticket Taker" by Matt Whipkey off the Penny Park Album
Mon, 20 May 2013
In this episode, we are recording down at the new WoW podcast studios in the Tiki Bar and Skypiper joins me for some live songs and a sneak peak at their new EP.
Opening Song: "Whiplash" by Moses Prey
Tue, 7 May 2013
In this episode I interview members of Field Club, an Omaha band who is coming out with their second EP soon. They bring Bourbon and beer, which is always a good thing. Field Club was on Worlds of Wayne as an intro song way back when All Young Girls are Machine Guns were on, so it was full circle as AYGAMG is the opening tune here. Field Club plays a couple of tunes live in the studio and then we preview a song from the upcoming EP.
Opening song: "Maple Street" by All Young Girls are Machine Guns
Above photo credit: Ben Semisch Photography
Wed, 24 April 2013
He was kind of a mystery, so we kept it that way. Scuba Steve has a blog called Hit That Dive, and this intrepid bar hop takes to the streets and finds the so called "hole in the wall" bars your mom told you never to go in. Well, he goes in and checks them out. You can imagine he has stumbled away with some interesting stories. Listen in and check out his blog. I would say buy him a shot when you see him, but you won't know it's him.
Mon, 15 April 2013
Episode 192 - Caitlin, Stephanie, Wayne, Rum, Sweatshop gallery, and cocktails. What could go wrong?
In this episode, I am joined by Caitlin Little, soon to be host of the new show Omaha Famous and her partner in crime, Stephanie. We crack open a bottle of spiced rum and talk about a wide variety of things. You know, things you talk about while drinking rum. It gets weird.
Opening song: "Oh Oh Oh" by The Alligators
Tue, 9 April 2013
In this episode Witness Tree joins me in the studio and they brought a bottle of Jameson. Listen to us chat about their new record and upcoming CD release as we progressively get more happy on whiskey...
Witness Tree online
Opening Song: "Call My Name" by the Decatures
Thu, 4 April 2013
Yup, this happened. It was fun too. Sarah Pithan, co-owner of Edgeworthy (A Fringes) salon in downtown Omaha and her stylist pal Kristin joined me in the studio to chat about, well, lots of things. Check out the interview and join in the fun. If you can, pour a stiff drink and pretend you are hanging out with us. If you have one, put on a unicorn mask and dance around without pants on (it will make sense later). Added some interesting post show commentary too...
Tue, 26 March 2013
In this episode Whipkey 3 frontman Matt Whipkey joins me in the Worlds of Wayne Tiki Bar for a chat about his upcoming project Penny Park Omaha NE 1989. A double album he is funding through Kickstarter. We talk about the concept, writing, producing and funding of this ambitious record.
From the site:
With the 1990's at their doorstep and young adult emotions running hot, one young woman, Penny Park, will not get out of their head. The teenagers of Omaha, NE are fighting, bleeding, screaming, begging to tell you all about her. With over two albums of music covering many genres, Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989 transports the listener to a time when your only concern was summer, summer, summer. What history dealt those Cass St. gates is readily documented. How the romance ends for these young men and Penny is anyone's guess and everyone's story.
Mon, 18 March 2013
Kronch and I have known each other for many years. He was filming and interviewing live bands here in Omaha since before most of you videoheads were in high school. Podcasting was a fantasy. Love Drunk was a but a far off dream of a young Django. When you wanted to Hearnebraska, you had to either be there or tune in. Back in the 90's it was quite the chore to showcase music on television and computers were still not ready for mass video consumption. Yet somehow, Kronch and a band of misfit tech-heads made a show that chronicled a bit of Omaha music history. We chat about it and reminisce on old times.
The weekly hour long TV show featuring performances of local, regional and national alternative rock, reggae and blues acts taped live on location. Trout Tunes aired from 1991 to 1999 in Omaha, Lincoln and Wichita.
Mon, 11 March 2013
In this episode of Worlds of Wayne I am joined once again by the Color Pharmacy. On their way to SXSW they spent 2 days in Omaha and hung out at the house. So we set up the laptop, the handy Blue Snowball mic, and had a lunchtime chat.
Color Pharmacy on facebook
After relentless touring in support of their last full-length record, The Color Pharmacy are back with an explosive new album, to be released March 2013. Building on the sound and success of Texatonka (released February 2011 and added at #2 on the CMJ Radio 200 charts) the Minneapolis-based trio tracked The Color Pharmacy over only four days at The Pearl Studios with producer Mark Schwandt (White Light Riot, Usonia). Recorded to analog tape, the new album boasts tightly-crafted songs, catchy hooks, and soaring vocal harmonies to create a sonic atmosphere entirely unique to this genre-bending band.
Thu, 14 February 2013
In this episode I am joined once again by the Omaha band Flight Metaphor. A new recording coming out, they sit down and chit chat about the record, member changes, and even perform a couple of stellar songs live. We even had a bit of a live audience here at the new studios.
Fri, 1 February 2013
Yes, on this episode I welcome 2 bands for the price of 1. Finally, I have 2 of the lads from Ladyfinger in to talk about their latest release "Errant Forms" and joining them on both the show and the CD release party, is the Omaha band The Seen. We all sit around the podcast table, share some beers, chat, and showcase some new music from both bands.
Opening song: "Aperture" by The Color Pharmacy
Tue, 29 January 2013
Comprised of Danny Maxwell, Craig Fort, and Corey Broman, this 3-piece band of veterans plays energetic, indie, rock. Dan and Craig stopped by with some beer and we talked about the upcoming CD release, recording, and shoguned a few ochos!
Wed, 23 January 2013
So I decided to invite the boys from Vago over to the Worlds of Wayne Tiki bar to record a podcast talking about their annual Burns Night. They brought beer and scotch. Now, I always have the best time when this band of wayward souls finds themselves in front of my Tiki bar and this night was no different. Take a listen at why they started the event, learn what haggis is, listen to a few songs performed live, and witness audibly how we slip into drunken happiness.
Direct download: Episode_184_-_Burns_Night_with_Vago_and_Friends.mp3
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Thu, 17 January 2013
Back in town and back on the show! Rock Paper Dynamite joins me in the studio to chat abut their new EP, what it was like to get out of Omaha for a spell, and where the band is going.
Joseph Janousek – Vocals
Opening song: "Blue Oyster" by Ladyfinger
Band pic by Chip Duden
Wed, 26 December 2012
These two lovlies joined me in the studio for a fun interview that involved talking about music, art, wine, milk, and other random topics. My apologies for putting this out later than I expected. Go see them play live and check out a few songs right here on this show as well as a live performance!
Thu, 29 November 2012
Episode 181 - Grass So Tall, Sky So Black - a Witching Hour Production interview with Brad, Liz, and Jenny
In this episode I have Brad Hoshaw, Liz Webb, and Jenny Pool in the studio to talk about the Blue Barn Theater / Witching Hour production of Grass So Tall, Sky So Black an olde time ghost story musical...
We talk about how the story was conceived and how Liz and Brad got involved musically. They also perform live in the studio a few songs from the upcoming production.
Opening song: "Don't Look So Sad" by Eros and the Eschaton
Thu, 1 November 2012
In this episode I am once again joined by Leo Biga, who shares his new book "Alexander Payne - His Journey In Film, A Reporter's Perspective 1998-2012.
His new book is a compilation of journalism stories Leo has written as well as interviews and personal commentary.
Author-journalist-blogger Leo Adam Biga resides in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. He writes newspaper-magazine stories about people, their passions, and their magnificent obsessions. He's the author of the books "Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film – A Reporter's Perspective 1998-2012," a compilation of his journalism about the acclaimed filmmaker, and "Open Wide" a biography of Mark Manhart. Biga co-edited "Memories of the Jewish Midwest: Mom and Pop Grocery Stores." His popular blog, leoadambiga.wordpress.com, is an online gallery of his work.
Mon, 22 October 2012
In this episode No Dry County - a band from Lubbock Texas, joins me in the studio for an interview, a few beers, and the first live performance in the new digs.
No Dry County carries the torch for a new generation of young artists traveling the circuit here in Texas. It’s country and americana music infused with classic rock and roll, then left to simmer, filling the room with the sound of success. It’s heartfelt music filled with lyrics about real life, real places and real people. It’s the kind of music that everyone can relate to. Attend any live show and you’ll notice that this band from Lubbock, TX has the ability to cross cultural as well as generational boundaries with their sound and energy.
After giving up jobs and moving into a van, the band has made their living playing over 140 dates last year pushing their debut EP. Now with another year of experience, NDC is poised to make another strong push with the release of their sophomore album “To Whom it May Concern”. Traveling mostly in Texas and the Midwest, the group is paying dues and rapidly gaining popularity. Look for No Dry County this fall as they make stops in Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Texas and everywhere in between.
Fri, 12 October 2012
In this episode I am joined by Mic Check and Iron Nerd from the Big O Roller Bros! We talk about Omaha's first all men's roller derby league, how it got started, how it is going, and how you can join.
Tue, 9 October 2012
In this episode my cohost Laurie and I are joined by author Rita Rae Roxx. She spent many years in the 80's following rock band and the bad boys that were in them. From the stage, to the hotel, Rita has had some of the biggest names in rock and partied hard with many more. This book chronicles her partying lifestyle back in the day and tells what it was like to truly be in the center of all the sex, drugs, and rock & roll.
Sun, 23 September 2012
First episode in the new studio! Today on the show I am joined by All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. They have a new record coming out and were kind enough to stop by and share a few songs from it. They even brought me a tiny bottle of vodka! Becky is sweet that way. Listen in as the Lowry sisters and Travis talk about the making of the new record "Hope Tomorrow Never Comes" and learn how the band has grown, how singing sisters took to the stage, and what an automatic rifle has to do with a Uke.
Opening song: "October" by Field Club - Check out the EP Bones HERE
Wed, 25 July 2012
Yes, another podcast pimpin the amazing happenings of my fair city, specifically Benson America. Today, MarQ and Kurt join me to talk about the Benson Days 125th year anniversary celebration. Tons of bands, street festival, fireworks, vendors, games, art, scooters, hot rods, dog and cats living together - MASS HYSTERIA!!
"Heartstrings" - by Skypiper
"Sharks" - by The Big Deep
Sun, 24 June 2012
Hey kids, Benson First Fridays are happening. Art, music, fashion, media and more. Open spaces with one-shot art galleries, foot traffic up and down the main drag, it's a blast. In this episode, Alex Jocim and Jamie Hardy, two artists that help start this sweet monthly shindig join me in the studio to talk about how it got started and where it is going. So much happening in the Benson area!
Fri, 8 June 2012
In this episode my guest Marq Manner stops by and we talk about the OEAA Showcase. An event that benefits the Omha Entertainment and Arts Awards and brings 55 bands to 6 venues over 2 days. It's truly an amazing way to see many of Omaha's local musical talent and is a great way to see many shows all at one locale.
"Sin City" by Edge of Arbor
"Heaven or Hell Yeah" by Universe Contest
"Ready or Not" by Witness Tree
"Great Divide" by The Big Deep
Thu, 31 May 2012
Once again, members of the Omaha Roller Girls join me in the studio to talk about how their season has come along as well as how the Omaha Junior Roller Girls are shaping up!
About the ORG
The Omaha Rollergirls are Omaha’s premier all-female flat-track roller derby league. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world and the Omaha Rollergirls are proud to represent Omaha. Its mission is to promote the strength, athleticism, and independence of women through the sport of flat-track roller derby and to provide the skills and training necessary for participation at regional, national, and international level.
Consisting of a diverse group of athletes, the ORG is comprised of two teams – the All-Stars, a seasoned travel team that represents our league in national and regional circuits, and the AAA, our home team that competes within the Midwest.
The Omaha Rollergirls operate as a LLC and are skater owned. The organization is entirely run through volunteers – no one receives monetary compensation – this includes the skaters themselves, those who train/coach the girls, the officials who enforce the rules and the board of directors that run the organization.
When the ORG is not on the track, they are assisting in various ways through their community involvement and volunteer work with organizations such as Youth Emergency Services, Heartland Pride, the American Cancer Society and the Special Olympics.
Wed, 23 May 2012
So once again the gang at Love Drunk and Hear Nebraska along with the help of a few friends set out on tour to record video of a slew of bands, spreading the good word of Nebraska music and to showcase some amazing talent from around the midwest. They called in to let us know what has been going on, how the tour has been going and how Angie Norman is the driving queen of the tour.
Check out some of the videos this crew has been posting at the links below.
Opening song: "Curf City" by Universe Contest
Thu, 10 May 2012
In this episode Matt, Travis, and Zip join me as the Whipkey Three. This Omaha band is releasing a new record called Two Truths and they stop by the studio to play tracks from the record as well as chat about the music, band, wine coolers, hot sisters, trains, and how awesome drummers are.
Fri, 4 May 2012
In this episode I welcome Flashbulb Fires from Denver CO. They stopped over for a gig with Arrah and the Ferns at the Barley St. Tavern here in Omaha and took some time to freshen up and be guests on the show. They were a truly great interview fun people, and even brought beer. I chat with the band and play a few songs off the new album. We had a great time and as you will see, it gets a little weird.
Tue, 24 April 2012
Local Omaha Joe Broghammer joins me in the studio to talk about his art. Thing is, we never get to the art talk. I was 2 martinis in working on a 3rd with Joe casually sipping on a couple beers. We start talking about aliens, spirits, bigfoot, and other paranormal stuff and the entire podcast is basically us debating everything. Joe claims not to believe in any of it, and I of course believe in it all. So it makes for an interesting listen.
Regardless, check out one of my favorite Omaha artists here: Joe Broghammer online
Joe Broghammer obtained a B.F.A. from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. He also completed graduate work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has exhibited his work in more than forty group shows and has had solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest and beyond. His work is a part of museums, public and private collections. Joe recently won the Best of Show at the OEA Visual Awards Ceremony in December 2006 at the Bemis Underground.
Thu, 5 April 2012
In this episode I chat with Oklahoma City's Red City Radio. Basically we are on the porch of photographers Daniel and Lauren Muller with of course Andy and Angie Norman of hearnebraska.org. Food was consumed, beers were swilled, whiskey and rum were making the rounds. So of course we get to witness a band argument on the merits of Ryan Reynolds...
Mon, 26 March 2012
This week the studio was host to TWO bands thanks to our good friends the Normans from Hearnebraska.org. Cheap Girls from Michigan and The Sidekicks from Ohio. Both on tour, they played Omaha and were on their way to Lincoln for a show. We talk about how it has been taking 2 vans and 9 people on the road for a 6 week trek across the USA. We also play two songs from each band.
Opening song: "Spinning in Circles is a Gateway Drug" by Red City Radio
Thu, 22 March 2012
In this episode I am joined by Dean Bernardini, the bass player for Chevelle. We talk about the new record Hats Off To The Bull and how the current tour is doing. We also talk about how he got into the band, how they have been recording, and what it's like transitioning from being a drummer to a bass player.
Chevelle is an American alternative metal trio that formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The band was originally composed of two brothers and a local friend: Pete Loeffler (lead vocals/guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums/percussion), and Matt Scott (bass/backing vocals). Matt was later replaced by brother Joe Loeffler. When Joe left the band in 2005, Geno Lenardo subbed-in as the bassist until he was replaced by Pete and Sam's brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini.
Opening song: "Super Happy Robot Zombies" by Never So True
Thu, 15 March 2012
This is the second part of my interview with Kelli Miller. At this part of the interview, Kelli gives me a reading using her abilities and tarot cards. I've had tarot readings before and Laurie used to do a tarot reading at the beginning of the each year when we were looking to make goals for the future. I've rarely had a reading given to be by a true psychic with abilities like Kelli and was a bit reserved about it at first. After talking with her as long as I did, it felt quite natural and exciting. I came away with a sense of inspiration, happiness, and peace of mind.
This interview took place a while back, so it was nice to be able to follow up with the audience about what happened in the weeks following the reading.
Sat, 10 March 2012
In this 2-part episode I am joined by Psychic Medium Kelli Miller. Kelli shares with us her story on how she discovered and subsequently repressed her abilties. Then how she later as an adult tapped into them again and now helps others with their life path and puts them in touch with passed loved ones. Kelli talks about her experiences with the afterlife, lets me know of a couple of spirits that stopped by, and then in episode 2, does a reading on me.
As a psychic, Kelli can provide you with guidance and direction in areas where you feel lost and confused. As a medium, she can receive messages from your deceased loved ones in spirit and your spirit guides. Therefore, using her abilities as a psychic medium, Kelli can help you connect with guidance from both energy and spirit to help you heal your life, your grief, your relationships, your career, your financial issues, your body and even your soul. As a spiritual advisor she can share insight into your own talents and strengths.
Along with being a Psychic and Medium, I then became a Reverend, a Usui Reiki Master, and a paranormal researcher. I still practice all those things today, along with giving intuitive readings with the guidance of tarot cards. I've also been taking a special interest in life coaching with a specialty in business. I'm beginning to understand what I'm here to do -- to help people and give them guidance and direction in their life.
Fri, 2 March 2012
In this episode, I welcome a trio of game changers from the Omaha video scene. Yes, there is a video scene. Django from Love Drunk, Ben Semisch from Sound Surveillance, and Andrew Roger from Ingrained have been mastering their video skills with their own projects for a few years. Ben and Roger have frequently collaborated with Django on several Love Drunk Videos, a project that has set the bar for shooting bands in a “one take – one song” style. The quality is amazing, the settings are creative, and it’s all done live.
Opening song: “The Sun and Moon” by Cursive
Fri, 24 February 2012
In this episode we welcome Omaha band Rock Paper Dynamite into the studio for an interview. We play some songs off of their new record "I've Seen Days" and talk about their recent win of Best Rock Band at the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. I first met the band when they played a private Christmas party to an enthusiastic crowd of at least 100 people packed in a basement.
Joseph Janousek – Vocals, Andrew Janousek – Guitar, Scott Zrust – Drums, Trey Abel – Bass
Opening song: "Genius Boy" by Outhouse
Fri, 17 February 2012
In this episode I interview comedian Gabriel Iglesias. He has been featured on Comedy Central in his own special and before that was seen on Last Comic Standing.
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably funny, electrifying, and a gifted performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a quality comedy experience in every venue he performs in. His high-octane show is a hilarious mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal issues to life. Gabe’s clean, animated comedy style has earned national crossover appeal. Ask anyone who has seen him in concert and you will probably hear the same thing, "He was so funny!"
Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, the 33-year old funny man often riffs about his girthy middle - whether it's talking about how little dancing it takes for him to work up a sweat at the nightclub, or how hearing his girlfriend coo the words "chocolate cake" over the telephone works for him like phone sex, he evokes laughter.
Gabriel’s mass appeal opened the door to a rare opportunity to film a second one hour special and DVD. The new special entitled “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” Live from El Paso premiered on Comedy Central November 8, 2009. The new show is packed with a perfect blend of impeccable voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling that Gabe is known for. His vast imitative skills re-create numerous sound effects from speeding cars to microwave ovens to a plethora of dead-on voices. The new special is destine to top his previous hugely successful Special/DVD “Hot & Fluffy”.
Opening song: "Bird Dog" by Rock Paper Dynamite
Sat, 11 February 2012
Once again my favorite Neuroscientist stopped over with her annual gift of scone. The beautiful and talented Kaitliyn Maria Filippini is a wonderful violin player as well as a multi-instrumentalist, artist, film composer, scientist, and as it happens, baker. Her career is taking off in big ways (some of which we can't even tell you at the moment), and I am happy to be able to share them with the audience as she is a great interview. We chat and play a couple of her compositions. Then later I enjoyed her scone. And yes I shared it with my intern Kendall. Opening song about and dedicated to our friend Doug Flynn. All true. He's a superhero.
Opening song: "Doug Flynn" by Millions of Boys
Tue, 7 February 2012
In this episode Ryan, Sara, and Alex from the Omaha band Millions of Boys join me in the studio. They just released a new 10-inch record called "Competing For Your Love" and we talk about vinyl, punk, and big stages whilst drinking some tasty Shiner Bock beers. We showcase 3 songs off the record, which are pretty amazing for those liking the indie/punk/pop/rad sound.
Opening song: "Wowowow" by Cursive
Mon, 30 January 2012
So there I was at the Waiting Room to see the Lemonheads, and on stage is this beautiful pixie of a girl rockin with an electric guitar and a pretty great band. Seeing as I had already a few cocktails in me, I boldly went up and asked for an interview. Lucky me, she accepted. So there we were, in the green room, Evan Dando warming up on his guitar, random band members and crew chillin' out, and me with my iPhone trying to get to know this girl a little better. We were both enjoying the bottle of whiskey that was being passed around, but I managed to pull together some questions and find out how she got started with her music and how she got hooked up with the Lemonheads. She was a sweetheart and the rest of the night was kind of a blur...
Wed, 25 January 2012
In this episode I welcome Omaha band Vago as well as Bret Vovk AKA the Underwater Dream Machine. We talk about the Vago tour, new member Larry Dunn, Burns Nicht, as well as Underwater Dream Machine's new record. We also enjoy a few Empyrean Brewing Co. Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale (Brewed to complement food...).
Opening song: "Insomnia Salvation" by Deadbeat Darling
Thu, 12 January 2012
In this episode I welcome the Omaha band The Big Deep into the studio. They brought vodka. We drank and talked about the new record and CD release. We drank more. Tonic was spilled. Regardless, we had a great time and you will get to hear three songs from the band and a very interesting interview. Thanks guys.
Wed, 4 January 2012
Myself and Dave Syslo talk about the upcoming Tiny Car Racing Association! Racing 64th scale cars (like Hot Wheels, Matchbox, etc) at the Waiting Room. Fun, smack talk, prizes, food, and beer. It's a great time.
The TCRA (NE) online - CLICK HERE
Opening song : "Another Week" by Rock Paper Dynamite
Sun, 18 December 2011
Once again I welcome Tony Endelman back into the studio to chat about his new book "I Hope There's Pie." It's been getting rave reviews and is a series of essays drawn from Tony's life experiences. Some funny, some uncomfortable, some downright embarrassing, but all very entertaining. Check out his website and order this book.
Opening song: "City of Christmas Ghosts" by Goldblade (featuring Poly Styrene)
Thu, 8 December 2011
It was a cold and icy night when two members of the Omaha band So So Sailors stopped by the studio for an interview. I gave them whiskey and beer. I brandished a vodka rocks and we settled in for an interview. That's the story anyway. Chris and Brendan have currently been promoting the release of their new EP "Young Hearts" and I imagine the interview with the Omaha World Herald wasn't half as fun or interesting as this one. Let's just say there was a bit of editing done to eliminate some off topic convos, (Hint: listen after the end credits to hear some...), but even so, this episode is a bit long as we showcase three songs off of the EP.
Opening song: "New Tattoo" by Brad Hoshaw - Check out his new record on Bandcamp HERE
The So-So Sailors are five sun-burnt stowaways left adrift upon the high seas. Eagerly awaiting land, they dream of a pristine beach where they can sip coconut milk and shoot pistols without fear of criminal prosecution or possible complaints by the neighbors. Nah, screw that (the coconut part anyway)! It's just Chris Machmuller (Ladyfinger), Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching), Alex McManus (The Bruces, Lambchop), Brendan Walsh and Dan Kemp (Bloodcow).
Fri, 2 December 2011
This episode I welcome Allan, Dorian, and Garret from the Omaha band Snake Island. We have some beers and talk about their new album, the upcoming release, gay statues, Steve Jobs, and how this band has become a huge buzz in the Omaha music scene.
Sun, 20 November 2011
Well this was a fun episode. Here's the story. We set up with Arrah and the Ferns in the studio to have a cool stripped down in-studio peformance and got 3 great songs. Then the computer crashed. Then it crashed again. After loosing all the performances and most of the interview, we were 2 hours and a few beers in. So we went old school and recorded the interview on my iPhone and pulled down songs from their EP. It is still a great interview and you will love the songs. Thanks to the band for hanging in there and being great sports.
Opening song: "Last Time" by Once A Pawn
Thu, 10 November 2011
In this episode I welcome Omaha-based freelance writer Leo Biga into the studio to talk about his career and upcoming projects. He is well known as a feature writer for the Reader Magazine and has contributed articles for many local and national publications as well as work on various book projects and scripts. We talk about how he got started and how he maintains a successful freelance writing career. We also chat about his freelance writing seminars.
Opening song: "Dinner With Chantelle" by Krista Detor
Thu, 3 November 2011
In this episode some of the boys from the band Lonely Estates join me in the studio to talk about their new album, recording, and upcoming CD release show.
Mon, 17 October 2011
So for the first time, I totally forgot I had a troupe of comedy yahoos coming over for a podcast. After I was a good 2 martinis in, I had message on facebook that stated simply "I think we are here." Holy shit! Well, it worked out just fine and I am pleased to have had 3/4 of the OK Party Comedy troupe in the studio for some beers, laughs, and random banter. Let's just say I had a lot of editing to do, mainly just because I tend to ramble on after a couple of martinis, and boy do I think I'm funny...
From their facebook info:
OK Party is an Omaha, Nebraska based sketch comedy group that performs monthly comedy events at The Waiting Room Lounge and The Slowdown. They also make sketch comedy videos and pie. They have performed with Doug Benson, Tig Notaro, Howard Kremer, Kyle Kinane, and others. They are very polite and mundane.
Opening song: "A New Rose" by Zombie Met Girl
Thu, 6 October 2011
This episode welcomes Doug Kabourek of Fizzle Like a Flood. We are also joined by long time Fizzle collaborator Travis Sing. We talk about Doug's recordings that eventually became Fizzle albums, what other bands he has been with, and the new CD "Choice Kills Response" he is releasing. All while enjoying a tasty Tiki drink that Travis made.
Opening song: "I Fucked a Zombie" by the Mutilators
Travis' Tiki drink recipe
1 oz bourbon
Sat, 1 October 2011
It's zombie time here at the Worlds of Wayne studios! I love Fall, October, and Especially Halloween! In this episode I am joined by the organizers of the 4th annual Omaha Zombie Walk (Myself, Eric Hahn, and Tim Welch), Mike from the Zombie Research Society, Dr. SanGuinary, Dan from the Zombie Resistance Militia, and the crew from Spider and the Fly Makeup FX.
Opening song: "California Junk" by Zombie Met Girl
Mon, 12 September 2011
In this episode, we are joined by South of Lincoln AKA Max Holmquist. We talk about his experience as a singer/songwriter hailing from a small town in Nebraska, and get a couple of great in studio performances. The cicadas even chime in...
South of Lincoln is the stage name for Maxwell Beardsley H. and his one man folk show. The calm, boring life of a small Midwestern town drove him to pick up a guitar at the age of 15. Four years later, South of Lincoln started in 2006 as Max Holmquist’s solo project. Starting with a post-punk/emo sound in the vein as Dashboard Confessionals, etc. somewhere along the line his style shifted with his musical tastes. With the introduction of Alt/Folk from people like Damien Jurado, Neko Case, M. Ward, Andrew Bird, Rocky Votolato, etc., South of Lincoln made the shift towards Folksy storytelling.
Opening song: "The American West" by John Elliot and the Hereafter
Tue, 6 September 2011
This episode welcomes Omaha band Skypiper once again into the studio who are currently promoting their new record. The talk about the recording of the record and perform live.
Skypiper has been practically living in the studio for the past 8 months pounding away on their excitable sophomore full length album- appropriately titled, "SKYPIPER". They are rock band from Omaha whose music might kiss you on the cheek- then punch you in the mouth with tunes ranging from simple folk, love-songs, to heavily brooding anthems; all showcasing vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation. They will be joined by Minneapolis' own 'Tarlton', and Omaha favorites Anniversaire.
Opening song: "Bop Shoo Bop" by Katey Sleeveless
Mon, 29 August 2011
This episode welcomes Deadbeat Darling into the studio for an interview and live performance. This New York band played at the Barley Street Tavern here in Omaha and are currently on tour. We chat about how they got together, recording overseas, breaking the rules in the studio (when it comes to female visitors) and even a ghost story...
Check out the official website here: Deadbeat Darling
Opening song: "Scorched Earth" by The Kickback (from Chicago) Check out the video here at Love Drunk
Tue, 16 August 2011
Once again I have Andrew and Angie Norman from Hearnebraska.org on the show! We talk about how the site has evolved, some of the adventures they have been on since the launch, future plans, video shoots, and much more.
Music from the Wagon Blasters, South of Lincoln, and Darren Keen / The Show is the Rainbow
Opening song: "Come On, Let Go" by Shelly Fraley
A little disclaimer, the first song is not the capgun coup song we were planning on putting in as the opener and Shelly Fraley is not part of the cd that they are working on. Sorry for any confusion!
Tue, 2 August 2011
This show features Tony Endelman who is currently promoting his new book "Randy Penny - Cordially Fucking With People", as well as Cindy Grady from Writelife.com. We talk about his brand new book and how responding to random ads makes for quite the fun read.
Opening song: "Are You Fucking Kidding Me" by Kate Miller - Heidke
Tue, 26 July 2011
Well it's been a few weeks since the last episode as I was on tour! But I am back and while on tour I met this episode's guest, Amit Chauhan the mastermind behind ID Comics. He talks to me about how he got started, the unique way he renders the books, his comic crew, and the upcoming NY ComicCon!
Opening music: "The Jessica" by Tim Kasher - Download this free by going to Hearnebraska.org
Wed, 18 May 2011
Rebecca Lowry from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns joins me in the studio for a cocktail and chat about her new full band CD and release party. She shares some insight on her music, love for beards, and love for the Uke.
From the bio:
All Young Girls Are Machine Guns is the award-winning brainchild of ukulele-wielding, bow-hunting, beating-of-the-drum-type misfits. They will make you dance...whether you like it. or not.
Opening song: "Summer of Love" by Honey and Darling - from the Love Drunk video on Hearnebraska.org
Tue, 10 May 2011
Tim Wildsmith and Nicholas Petersen AKA The Foresters join me in the studio to talk about their new album, upcoming CD release show and share some tunes.
From their bio:
The self-titled debut album from The Foresters is a mixture of folk, gospel, and rock that has drawn early comparisons to artists like Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars. The two-man collaboration of Nicholas Petersen and Tim Wildsmith features layered vocals, rootsy acoustic guitars and pianos, and lyrics reminiscent of classic hymns. Recorded over three days in Omaha with just the two friends and an engineer, the album invites listeners in as they plant their seeds and watch them grow.
The Foresters online HERE
Opening song: "Whatever You Say I Am" by Mirage Blanc - from the Hear Nebraska / Love Drunk Tour!
Check out the video for the above song HERE
Tue, 19 April 2011
In this episode Andrew Bailie joins me for an interview and live performance. Andrew is known for being part of the Omaha bands the Jazzwholes and It's True. He brought over some whiskey and we made Canadian Mules. Strangely enough, his new band is called Moscow Mule. Enjoy.
Opening song: Killing the Blues by Riverside Anthology
Wed, 23 March 2011
Adam Hawkins of the Omaha band It's True joins me in the studio. We talk about his new record "Another Afterlife" and play songs from it, as well as a couple in-studio live performances.
Sun, 13 March 2011
This episode features an interview with musician Kaitlyn Maria Filippini. A talented electric violin player and artist, Kaitlyn has shared the stage with a variety of national and local acts. We chat about all of her creative outlets, neuroscience and play a little game we call "Are You Smarter Than a D&D nerd." She also makes an amazing scone.
Check out Kaitlyn online HERE
Opening song: "Opener" by Noahs Ark Was A Spaceship - Audio from the Love Drunk video via Hearnebraska.org
Fri, 4 March 2011
Once again Coles Whalen joins me in the studio along with her bandmate Kim O'Hara. Also with us is the Worlds of Wayne trusty intern Kendall Jane. We chat about Coles' upcoming album, tour, and she even plays our first trivia game!
Opening song: "David" by the Color Pharmacy
Sun, 27 February 2011
On the road from Minneapolis, two groups join me in the studio for this episode. The Sudden Lovelys and the Color Pharmacy take some time between gigs to come in and talk about the tour as well as play a few songs.
Opening song: "California" by Landing on the Moon (from the Hearnebraska video sessions)
- Check out the video the above song was taken from HERE.
The Color Pharmacy
Fri, 21 January 2011
Kelsey Nord joins me in the studio for an intervue and live performances! Check her out all over YouTube. In this episode we talk about her EP, new video, and what this up and coming singer/songwriter has in the near future.
Opening song: "Go Ahead and Laugh" by the Sudden Lovelys
Sat, 15 January 2011
The founders/creators of Hear Nebraska join us in the studio for an interview and music from some of their video productions. Andrew Norman has created hearnebraska.org, a website and non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing music and media from Nebraska. They are soon launching their official website. Below is information from the Hear Nebraska facebook page:
Hear Nebraska is homegrown, 501(c)(3) nonprofit media that cultivates the state's vibrant, fertile music community.
Opening song: "As Long As We're Together" by It's True!
Check out the videos from Love Drunk and the Hear Nebraska sessions Here.
Sun, 9 January 2011
Once a Pawn joins me in the studio right before a gig they had in Omaha. You've heard them on the show before and it was a pleasure to get them in for an interview and to play a few tracks off of their last record " Mission Accomplished".
Opening song: "Son" by Little Brazil
Wed, 5 January 2011
Omaha band Anniversaire joins me in the studio for an interview and share tracks from their upcoming CD "Nightengale". We've been talking for a while to get them in the studio, and now is the perfect time as they will be celebrating the release of their new album at the Waiting Room this Friday (Jan 7). We talk about how they have crafted their unique sound into a lush and dramatic new compilation of songs.
Opening song: "Seed in the Ground" by Jason Spooner
Wed, 29 December 2010
We have a new spin off show called 5 O'clock Lifestyle! This podcast is all about food, drinks, and includes tips and commentary on how to host amazing gatherings with friends. Hosted by Wayne and Laurie Brekke, 5 O'clock Lifestyle will be published weekly and include recipes, cocktails, special guests, and everything you need for a hipper happy hour. Please check out the podcasts at our website:
Listen to the first episode and check out our blog!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40 PM
Fri, 24 December 2010
Guests on this episode include E Blastagirl, Molly Massacre, Alice D Tripp and Soul Crusher Sally - all from the amazing Omaha Roller Girls! Check out the interview in which we chat about how the team got started, what it takes to be a roller girl, where the bouts are, and the community that is roller derby.
"Uh Oh" by Once A Pawn
Wed, 8 December 2010
Omaha Psychic Andrew Myers joins me in the studio for an interview. We talk about his abilities, how he helps others, and how he has turned his gifts into a full time career.
From his website:
Messages from loved ones who have passed on. Dreams that come true. Sensing things that others don’t perceive. Knowing what’s going to happen before it happens. All of these are experiences that Andy has had since childhood. What started as simple curiosity turned into a hobby, and after years of research the supernatural world has become a way of life.
Music: "Sweeter Sails" by The Dull Cares
Wed, 24 November 2010
Once again we host a show for Christmas at Pine Ridge. Lash (Larry Dunn) organizer of the toy drive and Daniel Burns (of the Omaha band Vago) join myself and my co-host Kendall Jane for an interview and music from the third annual Christmas for Pine Ridge CD. This has been a 7-year toy drive event for some very needy children at the Pine Ridge reservation, and we are honored to help promote it.
"Christmas at Pine Ridge" by Matt Cox
"Christmas Lights" by Korey Anderson
"7-11 (I Love Christmas and I Love Heaven)" by Noahs Ark Was A Spaceship
"Snow Angels" by Son of 76 and the 100 Miles
Wed, 10 November 2010
Slo-Fi recording artist All Young Girls Are Machine Guns joins me in the studio for an interview and live performance. Rebecca Lowry has made quite a name for herself in a short period of time with her amazing voice and well crafted tunes plucked out on a tiny guitar known as a Ukulele. Travis Sing joins her with his bass ukelele and they play three tunes on the show. Joined by Zip Zimmerman on drums, AYGAMC have been nominated for OEA awards in three categories.
Opening track: "Sky Blue" by Kelsey Nord
Thu, 4 November 2010
It's time once again for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards MUSIC SHOWCASE! MarQ Manner joins me in the studio to talk about the nominees, venues, and the awards ceremony itself.
"Before We Know" (live) - by All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
Wed, 20 October 2010
On this episode I am joined by organizers of the Omaha Zombie Walk. In its 3rd year, the OZW is stronger than ever with hordes of zombies ready to walk the streets.
Sat, 2 October 2010
Singer/Songwriter Krista Detor joins me in the studio to chat about her new album Chocolate Paper Suites. She has been featured on NPR, BBC, PBS and once again on WOW. Currently on tour throught the midwest and soon overseas, Krista continues to charm audiences world-wide with her lyrical insights, skilled musical craftwork, and enchanting voice.
She also likes gin and vodka. (Which is why we like her)
By the way, due to time constraints, I had to edit down the episode so in the second half of the show where we are talking about "Dave" we are chatting about Dave Weber, Krista's guitar player and husband. He is also a flying trapeze artist, record producer, handyman, and general master of all trades.
"Into the Bright Lights" by Chris Trapper
Chris Trapper's new album on Bandcamp - Listen, download and share, pay what you like
Thu, 29 July 2010
This episode welcomes John Elliot and Eliza Blue. Both with Minnesota ties, both playing the Barley Street Tavern here in Omaha. After a few cocktails and a nice BBQ dinner, we sit and chat about their music and play a couple songs.
Tue, 6 July 2010
Get ready Omaha for the Lincoln Invasion 2010! Event promoter and local celeb MarQ Manner joins me in the studio to talk about the show as well as a pantload of other music events.
Featuring music from:
Check out these links for more information:
Wed, 16 June 2010
In this episode, I am joined by Scott Severin, an Omaha musician who fronts the band Scott Severin and the Milton Burlesque. Scott is a New York transplant who spent years in the NYC scene, in and out of bands. He has many stories and shared a few of them with us here in the studio as well as a couple tracks off his new CD which will be released this Friday.
Opening song: "Like A Fool" by Shovelhead
Sat, 12 June 2010
This episode features our Worlds of Wayne special corrospondant Rachel Miller, who interviews the drummer from the Austraillian rock band the Sick Puppies (who by the way have probably the HOTTEST female bass player on the planet).
Kendall Jane joins me in the studio as co-host, we chat a bit about Justin Bieber of course...
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Thu, 22 April 2010
In this episode, I am joined by the hosts of The Sporkful Podcast, Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison. I have been a fan of their show for some time now think you should be too. Dan and Mark talk about food. Mainly the small details regarding particular foods. The join me on the show via Skype and Cell phone and talk about how the show got started, some of their favorite topics, and how most of us think just like them, we just don't know it until we hear their show.
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Fri, 9 April 2010
In this episode I am joined by Omaha artist Scott Blake and the creator of Art-O-Mat, Clark Whittington. Clark started the art-vending revolution by turning old cigarette machines into ultra-cool small art vending machines. Scott Blake, known for his Bar Code Art, has also received national attention and will be hosting an Art-O-Mat machine here in Omaha Nebraska.
This show is a little longer than normal, close to an hour, but is well worth it to hear the story of how this art revolution got started. The machines are all over the country (and some out of the US) with artists from around the world.
Also, please call the show with your comments and feedback (the phone number is on the right sidebar - it only goes into voicemail). Leave me a message with your comments and feedback. I want to hear from my listeners as your support is what makes this show happen.
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Sat, 3 April 2010
On this episode of Worlds of Wayne I am joined by Lex Wahl the host of the podcast Anything Ghost. Lex has been sharing paranormal experiences sent in by listeners for about 4-years. He lives in Southern California and is also a musican.We have kept in touch over the years and I thought he would make an interesting guest on the show. I was right. Listen to his experiences developing the show, as well as some personal paranormal stories of his own.
Thu, 11 March 2010
On this episode, I am joined by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant from the Stuff You Should Know Podcast, part of Howstuffworks.com. Josh and Chuck cohost the show that is published twice per week and covers topics assigned by HSW as well as fans of the show. We talk about how the show got started, some interesting topics they have covered, and the perils of delving into video...
The music bit at the begining of the show is from After The Fall and is part of their video promoting an upcoming show at the Waiting Room in Omaha.
Josh, Chuck and the entire crew of Stuff You Should Know are big supporters of this and you should be too:
Sat, 6 March 2010
The cast of the new fanzine Found In Benson joins me in the studio for cocktails as we discuss how these local creative types put together a publication old school style!
Fri, 26 February 2010
In this episode, I am joined by musician, animator, and longtime friend Dan Byers. We talk about Dan's animated films, his blog, and how he makes his short films.
Check out Dan's short films and other goddies here: Goofygraffix
Mon, 4 January 2010
Tim McMahan joins me in the studio for a chat about the music and shows of 2009. Tim is a contributor to the Reader Magazine and writes a blog under the moniker Lazy-i.com
We talk about some of the best albums to come out of Omaha in 2009 as well as some of the best shows and the upcoming OEA awards...
Thanks to everyone that has supported Worlds of Wayne in 2009 and I hope to bring you even better shows and interviews in 2010. Don't forget to check out my In-Studio sessions compilation which you can find right here on this site and donate to the show while supporting the artists recorded here.
Thanks again for making this show a true success.
Mon, 21 December 2009
Happy Holidays everyone!
This episode welcomes guests Tim Halperin, Korey Anderson, and Michael Campbell, who all will be playing an upcoming show at the Slowdown. We are gifted with some pre-Christmas interviews and in-studio performances.
Tim Halperin online
Prepare for the online release of the Worlds of Wayne In-Studio Performances Vol. 1!! Soon to be available on Bandcamp.com. Download a couple free tunes and purchase one of a kind performances for cheap! Help support the artists that performed the music as well as this podcast by downloading these amazing tunes. More info to follow right here on this site!
Fri, 27 November 2009
Once again, Worlds of Wayne welcomes Lash LaRue and friends into the studio to talk about his annual Toy Drive for the Pine Ridge Reservation. And once again he is interviewed by my trusty intern Kendall Jane. We ask some hard hitting questions and play a few songs from the upcoming Christmas for Pine Ridge CD, the second offering from local artists to help raise funds and awareness for the Pine Ridge Reservation.
"It's Christmas Eve and We've Been Drinkin Since Noon"
by Big Daddy Ho-Slap
"Jesus and Mary Christmas"
by Noah's Ark Was A Spaceship"
"Christmas at the Tavern"
by Josh Dunwoody and the Holiday Ramblers
Lash's Toy Drive Online
Tue, 29 September 2009
Oliver and John from the Omaha band Landing on the Moon joins me in the studio for an interview and tracks from their upcoming CD.
"Overdue" by Shannon Corey
"Time is Gone" by LOTM
"Bleeding Hearts" by LOTM
"You Know Me" by LOTM
" Where Have We Gone" by LOTM
Landing On The Moon online
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Thu, 24 September 2009
Rally For One joins me in the studio for an interview and live performance. Currently on tour supporting their new album "Four Sides To Everything", the boys stop by Omaha on their way through the Midwest.
"Gone In A Minute" by Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
Rally For One Online
Tue, 8 September 2009
Eric Hahn - who currently holds the world record for the Worlds Tallest Mohawk joins me in the studio to talk about his experience of tall hair and world-wide media attention.
Eric's blog - Talk From The Hawk
Mon, 17 August 2009
Matt Whipkey in the studio! Showcasing songs from his new solo record. Here is a excerpt from a recent article in the City Weekly...
"The disc itself finds Whipkey dealing with broken relationships and the drawn out loneliness one might feel when unable to find anywhere to fit in (see especially the closer “No Place In This World,” an up tempo rocker that reveals Whipkey’s subject isolated and alone, propped up and animated by soaring, well-placed harmonica wails). Whipkey admitted that he was working under the influence of the songwriting of Dylan and Springsteen, especially taking into account the latter’s four-track masterpiece of an album, “Nebraska.”
Over a drink or two at the Barley Street, Whipkey was obviously very proud of his latest album and was eager to show off the finished product – each of which comes with a one-of-kind Polaroid picture made into a sleeve for the liner notes – to his friends at the bar. He also said that his CD release party next Saturday at the Waiting Room features a special reunion of his former band Anonymous American."
Read the entire article HERE
"Quit Holding Out"
"Ronnie From Albuquerque"
"I'll Have To Learn"
"No Place In This World"
The Whipster Online
Sat, 15 August 2009
Bill Harvat from Omaha band Flight Metaphor joins me in the studio. We talk about the band and its new record over a couple of cocktails on Martini Monday.
Songs by Flight Metaphor:
"Watch the Shadows Run"
Sat, 8 August 2009
Special guest Colin Hay joins me via phone for an interview from his home in California. This former Men At Work lead singer is promoting his new record "American Sunshine" and is coming to the Waiting Room with a full band on August 13th.
by Colin Hay:
"Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You"
Colin Hay online
This episode is sponsored by Tim Wildsmith and Financemyalbum.com
Check it out and help support this amazing artist and his music.
Thu, 30 July 2009
This episode features and interview and in-studio performance by Omaha band It's True.
"Jackie's Bar" by Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
It's True on Myspace
Thu, 16 July 2009
Here is part 2 of my 100th episode.
"New Morning" (in studio performance) by Tim Wildsmith
"The Ballad of Wallace Green and His Dog" (in studio) by John Elliot
"Down to Today" (in studio performance) by Seneca
Thu, 9 July 2009
Welcome to episode 100! Part one in a two-part series.
First off, a big thank you to all my listeners for supporting the show over the past 3 years. It's been a labor of love and I truly appreciate all the participation by the audience and guests.
This episode features guest Tim McMahan, from Lazy-i.com. Tim joins me in the studio to talk about how the show started and what has kept it going for the past 99 episodes.
Special thanks to Gary from Clever Little Pod for the opening bit!!
"Wasting Time" by Little Brazil
"Love You Till I Die" (in studio performance) by Sharif Iman
"This Time" (in studio performance) by Chris Trapper
"Overflowed Gutters" (in studio performance) by Brad Hoshaw
Clever Little Pod
Tue, 23 June 2009
This episode features an interview with Matthew Sweet. We talk about his collaboration with Susanna Hoffs, his new record and his love for ceramic cats.
Wed, 17 June 2009
Omaha duo Shiver Shiver joins me in the studio for an interview and we sample a few tracks off of their album " Soulless Sex Appeal".
"Too Drunk To Fuck" by Nouvelle Vague
"Stop Lying" by Shiver Shiver
"Julianna" by Shiver Shiver
"Soulless Sex Appeal" by Shiver Shiver
Shiver Shiver Myspace
Shiver Shiver Facebook
Shiver Shiver Last.fm
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Thu, 11 June 2009
Martini Monday with Sweet Pea! In this episode the Omaha based band Sweet Pea joins me in the studio for an interview, performance and a few drinks. Find out loads of super secret stuff and even more loads of commentary and general jackassery.
"Piece Of Mind" by Dead Man's Hand
Sweet Pea online
Wed, 13 May 2009
Welcome to episode 96! This week I am joined by Midwest Dilemma front man Justin Lamoureux and local troubadour Brad Hoshaw of Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies. Both of whom are to be embarking on a midwest-east coast tour with a little stop in Canada if he van holds out and the gods of travel are with them. We talk about their music and the upcoming tour and enjoy a couple of in studio performances with our whiskey and martinis...
"Down To Today" by Seneca
"Gone In A Minute" (live) by Brad Hoshaw
"Renault" (live) by Justin Lamoureux
Tue, 5 May 2009
In this episode I am joined in the studio by Josh Dunwoody from the Filter Kings and MarQ Manner, of the Omaha City Weekly. Together we interview Mark Stuart of the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. We talk about the new record, the legacy of the band name, life on the road and the roots of rock and roll.
"Borderline of the Heart"
Omaha City Weekly
Wed, 15 April 2009
Earth Day is here and this episode I am joined by Craig Moody, Earth Day Omaha Chair, Trilety Wade, Nebraska Food Coop, and Heather Guthridge, Papio NRD.
As you can hear, we had an extremely fun interview. You are guaranteed to be excited about Earth Day Omaha after this interview.
Saturday, April 18, 2009 | Elmwood Park | 808 S. 60th St, Omaha NE
For more information visit: Earth Day Omaha on the Web
"Seeds and Thieves" by Anniversaire
Sat, 21 March 2009
This episode I am joined by Irish band Seneca, who is currently on tour here in the US. They stopped by before their show in Lincoln and joined me for an interview and live performance. It was a pleasure to have them in as last year's interview was canceled due to problems with the band getting visas in time. They even let me sit in on Cajon on Clarity and Marks!
Big thanks to them for making the drive from Lincoln to Omaha and back just for the show.
Please find them online and buy their new album "Sweeter Than Bourbon" it is a true gem.
Seneca on Myspace
Thu, 5 March 2009
On this episode I am joined by John James Reuben Shepherd, guitar player for Icares. It was a slow day and since he took the day off, we decided to get together, hang out, and chat up the podcast. We talk about the local scene, long plays vs singles, covers vs originals, and basically shoot the shit for a while.
"High As Fuck" by Jon LaJoie
"Measure for Measure" by Anniversaire
"Wasting Time" by Little Brazil
"It's Up To You" by Icares
Wed, 25 February 2009
As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky bridges white and black England, particularly in his fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.
Wed, 25 February 2009
Landon and Greg from the Omaha band Little Brazil join me in the studio and bring along some songs from their upcoming album "Son". We talk about how that band has grown from 4+ years of playing and touring together. Now signed to Anodyne Records, Little Brazil is set to embark on press and touring behind what seems to be their strongest material to date.
Listen in as we talk about the songwriting and recording process of "Son", how the band has evolved over the years, facial hair, and exactly what NOT to do as a band on tour.
"Gone In A Minute" by Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
"Son" by Little Brazil
"Brighton Beach" by Little Brazil
"Separated" by Little Brazil
Little Brazil on Myspace
Little Brazil on Daytrotter.com
Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies on Myspace
Sun, 15 February 2009
On this episode I am joined by Nashville singer/songwriter Sharif Iman, who came to Omaha to play the Fashion in Salvation show. It was a huge success and I had the privilege of playing Cajon with him at the show. With any luck Sharif will make his way back to Omaha and share more of his music.
"Light Me On Fire" by Angel Dean
Sharif on Myspace
Sun, 8 February 2009
On this episode of Worlds of Wayne I welcome Lauren Mulderrig. Currently on tour with band mate and guitarist Alex Barnett, she is making her way across the country and stopped off in Omaha to play a show at Mick's. Turns out it was the last show Mick's would have as the place changed ownership shortly after. We will miss that place.
Alex is also a guitarist in the hardcore band Stick To Your Guns and we play a tune at the end of the episode from them.
Check out her Myspace page for the 4th video tour diary as they shot some of the interview and had some very kind words to say about the experience.
In other news - my mom is now on facebook.
"Land of Memory" by Times Beach
"Enough's Enough" by Stick To Your Guns
Lauren Mulderrig on Myspace
Stick To Your Guns online
Wed, 4 February 2009
Shannon Corey is back! And she brings a few friends - Rally For One joins the show and we all have a fantastic time talking about touring, recording and enjoy some in studio performances.
Shannon is currently on tour with Rally For One and has some interesting thoughts on touring in a van with 4 guys. They mix it up a bit in the studio and collaborate on songs. And yes guys, she is that cute in person...
It's a tough job...
"Baby's Got rockets" by The Dancing Hoods
Shannon Corey online
Rally For One online
Tue, 27 January 2009
This week I welcome the fine ladies and gentlemen from the Omaha band The Black Squirrels. Along with them, Irish singer / songwriter Robin James Hurt, who happens to be Kat's brother-in-law and is opening for the band at the Waiting Room on Thursday Jan 29th. We talk about how the band got started playing their Americana/roots/country genre of music and get intimate with details of their second album "Paying For Your Pleasure."
"Deep Blue Ocean" by Lauren Mulderrig
"Dynamite" by the Black Squirrels
"I Took Your Name In Vain" by the Black Squirrels
"Farewell to Tarwathie" by Robin James Hurt
"School Days Over" by Robin James Hurt
Sat, 24 January 2009
Omaha musician and local legend Dereck Higgins joins me on the show to talk about his colorful musical upbringing. He's played virtually all styles of music and has been a pioneer in the Omaha music scene. From Jazz to punk, Dereck has played it all and experienced what it's like to be the only black man in a rock and roll band in the Midwest. Times have changed and Dereck is now playing in the Saddle Creek Records band Son Ambulance, as well as pursuing his own music as well as working in film.
He's also one of the nicest cats I've ever met.
"Wild Roses" by Son Ambulance
"For the Times" by Dereck Higgins Band
"So Go Glad To See You" by Dereck Higgins
"Murdergram" by RAF
Wed, 21 January 2009
It's time for style on Worlds of Wayne! This episode I am joined by two featured designers and coordinators of the 2009 Fashion in Salvation show. This show is being held at the historic Burlington building here in Omaha Nebraska and not only features some amazing fashion designers, art, music and style, but proceeds go to some very deserving charities.
Angela Poor and Blake Rave join me in the studio to chat about how this gala fashion event came to be and the amazing talent that is making it all possible.
For more information contact:
John 3:16 A&J Clothing
2009 Fashion in Salvation on Myspace
North Omaha Good News Bears
"New York" by Sharif Iman
Tue, 13 January 2009
Welcome to 2009 people. Last year was a blast, starting off with some great guests and ending with the generous donations of you the listener. It was fun going back through the list of in studio guests, interviews and events that Worlds of Wayne had and I want to thank all of you for your continued support into 2009. This year started off with a bang as the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards took over the Holland Center and recognized local music, theater, and art with a grand event, a few cocktails, and some sweet trophies.
Laurie joins me in the studio this time for the first show of the new year. Thanks again for all the support and keep listening. Great stuff coming up this year.
"Everyday Normal Crew" by Jon Lajolie - watch this video...
Icares - just for the hell of it
Wed, 24 December 2008
Coles Whalen drops by the studio once again on her way through the Midwest and gives us an in-studio performance and interview. I also share some of our superfantastic homemade Kahlua with her and her road-mates.
No Christmas spectacular this year, but I hope everyone has a great holiday season. Thanks again for the donations through December. Hoping to meet up with some of you to give you your packages.
"Coventry Carol" by Echo Farm
Coles Whalen on Myspace
Fri, 12 December 2008
Get ready for Thunder Power! This six-person Omaha ensemble crammed into my small podcast studio and shared some mighty fine music and conversation.
Back from touring with Krista Detor, I am happy to have one of her songs at the beginning of the show off her new Christmas CD. It was a great time on the road from St. Paul down into the depths of Kansas.
Thanks again for all the donations from the Worlds of Wayne Donation Drive, your Christmas podcast stockings will be arriving soon!
"Traveler In Winter" by Krista Detor
Krista Detor website
Thunder Power on Myspace
Fri, 28 November 2008
This episode welcomes Omaha band Race For Titles to the show. Jamie and Zac both come in and bring their new album "The Closer" in and we chat about the making of this amazing disk and give listeners a preview of the songs.
Today is Thanksgiving as well as episode 80. I would like to say that I am very thankful of all my listeners and guests. Thanks for supporting the show for the past 2+ years. It has truly been a pleasure having some absolutely great guests, bands, and music on the show. Thanks again to all that have donated as part of the Worlds of Wayne Donation Drive. Mystery packages will be hitting the post soon so keep an eye on your mailbox kiddies.
As always, please feel free to call the show and leave a comment on voicemail. Also, if you subscribe, please leave a review on the iTunes page.
Happy holidays to you all and I hope this one finds you safe, happy, and full of turkey.
"Sleep Come Lately" by Malpais
- four songs off of the new album by Race For Titles.
Sun, 23 November 2008
This episode I am pleased to have Chris Trapper in the studio for an interview and performance. He was unable to come in a couple of months ago as a family emergency prompted the cancellation of a few dates of his tour, which included his appearance on this show. Now Chris is back on the road and after a great show at Mick's, he stopped by the studio the next morning for coffee and music on Worlds of Wayne. Unfortunately, I was a bit under the weather and as you will see, had absolutely no voice.
Regardless, it turned out just fine and Chris played a few tunes and talked about his current tour. To be honest, for the past 3 months, I have been listening to his records "Hey You" and "Songs From The Middle Of The World" just about non-stop. Something which I have had the pleasure of doing with studio guests only a couple of times.
If you have never heard of this fellow Chris Trapper, then you will probably recognize his voice as soon as he starts singing. His songs have appeared in several movies, TV and radio. He was in a band called the Pushstars. They were kinda a big deal. Now he is on another solo tour crossing the country bringing his fans his amazing brand of music. Click below for more info.
Chris Trapper Wiki
Chris Trapper Myspace
"I Order The Sun" by Horse in the Sea
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR DONATIONS SO FAR!! KEEP EM COMING AND CHEERS TO YOU!
Thu, 20 November 2008
My pod partner in crime Kendall Jane and I welcome Lash and Josh into the studio to talk about the Pine Ridge Toy Drive, now in its 5th year. It's the first Christmas themed show of the year and it's a very special one. Read below to learn more about this toy drive and how you can help make some amazing kids very happy...
The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is back! Since 2003, Omaha rockabilly musician Larry Dunn has organized a toy drive for the children of the Porcupine District of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. According to the 2000 census, Pine Ridge’s Lakota Sioux community is one of the most poverty stricken communities in the United States. The children of the reservation are desperately in need of some sunshine and cheer, especially during a time of cold, harsh winds and immense desolation like winters on the reservation can be. The majority of gifts for the children are collected at benefit concerts put on by Omaha-area musicians. READ MORE HERE
"Hot Rod For Christmas" by Josh Dunwoody
"Johny, A Camel, & A Gun" by Brad Hoshaw & the Seven Deadlies
"The Best Present" by Gerald Lee Jr.
"Christmas With A Broken Heart" by Korey Anderson
"Thank You Song (Wopila Olo Wan)" by Lash and Friends
"This Year Is Gonna Be Different" by Michael Campbell and Laura Leininger
Wed, 19 November 2008
Thousand Houses joins me in the studio for an interview and performance. Their new CD "Reset" hits the streets soon and they are planning a sweet album release party. Listen to the show to hear how these two Omaha music scene veterans got together and started a cool collaboration.
Well, the Worlds Tallest Mohawk was a huge hit and has made national and international news. Check out my myspace page to see the video I made and the interview on CNN. Yes, another CNN interview.
Thanks to all that have donated so far to the Worlds of Wayne Donation Drive!! Much appreciated. Sending you a mystery package and some good karma!
"Trace The Steps" by Race For Titles
"Reset" by Thousand Houses
Thu, 13 November 2008
Eric Hahn is going to break the world record for the World's Tallest Mohawk. He joins me in the studio for an interview about how this all came about and tells a bit about the ins and outs of having not just big hair, but the tallest hair in the universe.
"Too Cool For School" by Ladyfinger NE
"A OK" by Akita Ken
Worlds Tallest Mohawk on Myspace
Wed, 12 November 2008
Cheers to Sammy. This episode is dedicated to my sister-in-law who I have had the privilege of knowing for several years. She is leaving for a job with her company in London, and I hope my friends there get in touch.
We will miss her like mad.
I recorded a bit of our trip to visit her in Chicago, a city that my wife and I fell in love with because of Sammy. Chi-town will never be the same without her, but we have made some great connections there. Enjoy the music and the party commentary.
"Marks" - by Seneca
"Feelings Without Weight" - by Chris Trapper
"Poets Way" - by Brad Hoshaw
"Get Better" - by Mates of State
"Living Downtown" - by Chris Trapper
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Fri, 31 October 2008
Welcome to our Halloween Special! The Empty Bottle Theater Group has put together a fun and fantastic podiodrama for you! Enjoy it while you can as it may not be available forever. Lock the doors and put on the headphones as we present the PLAYHOUSE OF THE DAMNED!
enjoy more stories from the Playhouse at:
Thanks to Richard Nathan and the Empty Bottle Theater Group!
Gary Dring Clever Little Pod
Screw looking up a list, here's my top 5 scariest movie scenes.
When they scuba down to the wrecked boat and the body comes out.
This is when I switched to showers and why I'm okay swimming in a body of water, until something touches me.
2) Exorcist III
Nurse in the hallway.
Excruciating to watch. Takes longer everytime I see it.
3) The Shining
"Come play with us Danny."
Twins can go to hell.
4) Silence of the Lambs
Night-Vision at the end.
All new aspect to the dark.
"They all float!"
Clowns can follow twins.
Wed, 29 October 2008
Zombie Walk Omaha Video as seen on CNN Headline News!! We had a ton of fun at this. Over 200 Zombies showed up. Check out the video here:
ZOMBIE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE - CLICK HERE
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Thu, 23 October 2008
Lots of podcasts this month! This episode Shannon Curtis joins me once again in the studio for an interview and performance.
Stay tuned next week for the Worlds of Wayne Halloween Special. The Empty Bottle Theater group gets together once again to bring you tales from the Playhouse of the Damned.
So how do you like the new look of the site? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Leave video comments on my myspace page.
Sounds Under Radio
Tue, 21 October 2008
Shannon Corey on Worlds of Wayne!
New York singer/songwriter Shannon Corey joins me in the studio for an interview and live performance. We talk about her debut album and some of the exciting things happening with her career. Also, I play a song by Horse in the Sea - thanks Brad Hoshaw for turning me on to them.
Thanks to Tim from Bassline Studio for lending me the keyboard for the show.
Horse in the Sea
Worlds of Wayne is now available at Omahanightlife.com!! Check out all the cool places to go and find out what's happening in the big O!
Thanks for supporting the show.
Sat, 18 October 2008
In the studio with Vago! The trio stopped by and talked about their upcoming shows, recordings and the interesting aspects of writing songs in Spanish. They also play a couple of tunes live in the studio.
Attention bands! Starting in November will be the Worlds of Wayne Donation Drive. I am putting together mystery packages for those that donate to the show via Pay Pal and am asking bands to donate a little bit of merch to give away as incentives. Email me and let me know if you can spare a CD, shirt, stickers or buttons.
Attention listeners! Starting in November will be the Worlds of Wayne Donation Drive. Stay tuned for more information and special web site. Everyone that donates gets a mystery prize package. The drive will end with an all day Worlds of Wayne Live telethon with live performances, give a ways, special prize incentives, interviews and more. You will be able to call in live and participate in the chat room. More information to come.
"Chips Ahoy" by The Hold Steady
Vago on Myspace
GET YOUR WAR ON!
Thu, 16 October 2008
On this episode, some of the cast and crew from the independent movie "Wake the Witch" join me in the studio to talk about the film. WTW is a suspense/horror film that is being filmed in the Lincoln area and we chat about how the producers found the cast, developed the story and how filming is coming along.
"Fate" by Shannon Corey
Wake the Witch (official site)
Wake the Witch Myspace site
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Tue, 7 October 2008
It's that time of the year and I am excited to have Tuco - the organizer of the 2008 Omaha Zombie Walk on the show. I love me some zombies and now I will have the chance to walk with a giant mob of them down the street looking for fresh brains to eat. Sounds like a great time. So I have dedicated this entire episode to zombies, even the beginning clip. He he.
When Zombies Attack!
The Ultimate Zombie Survival Guide
Zombie fashion on the Zombie Watch Network
Zombie Walk Omaha on Myspace
Zombies in plain english - a great little feature on zombie survival
Let me know your favorite zombie movies by emailing me at:
We will compile an official top 10 list for the Halloween special.
Thu, 2 October 2008
It's time for SLAM AID! This episode I am joined by one of the founders and current owner of slamomaha.com. We are promoting an upcoming show that will help this amazing site with a few much needed upgrades. Slamomaha.com was built to help bring together the local art and music community and is used by thousands of bands and registered users to find out who is playing, what's going on, and to communicate via the online forums. SLAM AID features a great line up of bands and is sure to be one of the best shows of 2008.
"Run and Hide" by The Movies
"Hundred Proof Man" by The Filter Kings
"DNA" by Kill Bosby
"It's Up To You" by Icares
"Shop Together" by Bloodcow
Tue, 23 September 2008
Wed, 17 September 2008
This episode I have John Elliot in for an interview and in studio performance. I fell in love with his stuff after he sent me a couple mp3s. His performance at Mick's was incredible and if you get the chance, GO SEE HIM. Here is some info on him and his band the Hereafter:
the hereafter is the music project of singer/songwriter john elliott. it has been called "post-seinfeld, post-9/11 eyebrow rock" and john's songwriting has garnered comparisons to paul simon (among others) in the press. john grew up in minnesota listening mostly to michael jackson, guns n' roses and bon jovi (later, bruce springsteen and bob dylan). he started to play guitar when he was ten, taught himself to play the piano and sang in various choirs. john is now perpetually on the road and in his honda civic, writing songs and playing shows. as a result of television and internet exposure (and lots of touring), the hereafter has developed a scattered (and growing) international following. anyone and everyone who plays at a show or on a recording is a member of the hereafter. the current core is bryan dobbs on bass and various instruments and mike schadel on drums. additional members include, but are not limited to: andy featherston, evan endicott, ryan zwahlen, eli bolin, raina rose, kristen eppley, deemo, pickles, stinky john, dykel, carter dewberry, sick, kenny cline, lee overtree, drew callander, gautham prasad (mime) and jay johnson.
"The Hereafter" THINGS:
"eulogy" (track fourteen) appeared during the season three finale of "grey's anatomy" playing softly toward the end.
“the end” (track twelve) was featured on NPR’S “all songs considered open mic series." national public radio is mellow and good. check out a thing about it HERE.
a demo of “back where i was” (track four) appeared in its entireity during the climactic scene of an emmy-nominated episode in the second season of “grey’s anatomy" ("she's my wife...").
"musical chairs" (track nine) is the first track on a compilation CD released by trabant lounge in seattle! hey, they were voted #1 best coffee in seattle.
"Feelings Without Weight" by Chris Trapper
Chris Trapper on MySpace
John Elliot / The Hereafter
Tue, 9 September 2008
This episode is dedicated to all that developed, participated in and attended the Mid American Music Festival. It was a great time and was a benefit to Omaha's music scene. We have a few field reports on the show along with a special intro.
"It's Up To You" - by Icares
"A song that shall remained unnamed so as not to be tagged" by Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
"Talkin Information Blues" by Matt Pless
"Ballad of Wallace Green and His Dog" by John Elliot / The Hereafter
Brad Hoshaw Video
THE FLYNN REPORT
A Conversation Between the People Who Hid in My Closet Every Night When I Was Seven
From College Humor
Freddy Krueger: When do you guys want to kill him?
Murderer from the six o'clock news: How about right now?
Dead Uncle whose body I saw at an open casket funeral: I say we do it when he gets up to pee. You know, when he's walking down the hallway, in the dark.
Freddy Krueger: What if he doesn't get up?
Murderer: He'll get up. Look at how he's squirming. It's only a matter of time.
Dead Uncle: Man, I cannot wait to kill this kid.
Murderer: Same here.
Freddy Krueger: I've wanted to kill him ever since he saw my movie.
Dead Uncle: Hey, do you guys remember that night-light Simon used to have?
Murderer: Man, that thing scared the heck out of me.
Freddy Krueger: It's a good thing his mom got rid of it. Now there's nothing to stop us from killing him.
(Everyone nods in agreement.)
Dr. Murphy: Hey, guys, sorry I'm late. I was busy scheduling an appointment with Simon, to give him shots.
Freddy Krueger: No problem.
(Freddy Krueger and Dr. Murphy do their secret handshake.)
Murderer: It's getting kind of crowded in here. Chucky, can you move over?
Chucky: I'm over as far as I can get.
Murderer: I need more space than you're giving me. I'm a lot bigger than you.
Chucky: Are you calling me short?
Dr. Murphy: Hey, guys, relax, all right? We're all here for the same reason: to kill and possibly eat Simon.
Murderer: (Sighs.) You're right. I'm sorry.
Chucky: Yeah . . . me too. I kind of lost perspective.
Dr. Murphy: It's okay. Just remember: we're all in this together.
Dead Uncle: Hey, it looks like he's getting up! Wait a minute . . . where's he going?
Chucky: I think he's running into his mom's room!
Dead Uncle: Maybe we should follow him?
Chucky: Are you insane? I'm not facing that kid's mother. That woman is terrifying!
Murderer: Seriously, there is no way I'm going in there.
Freddy Krueger: (Sighs.) I guess tonight's a bust. Let's try tomorrow, okay? Same time, same place.
Sat, 30 August 2008
This episode Adam Marsland joins me in the studio to talk about his current tour, new record, and performs a few acoustic songs for your listening pleasure.
Recently described in SPIN magazine as "a high-energy cross between Brian Wilson, Paul Stanley, and Elton John,” Adam Marsland's pop adventurism, brash vulnerability and stubborn idealism have not earned him the record sales of his L.A. contemporaries Weezer (with whom he once shared rehearsal space) or the cult following of Wondermints or The Negro Problem (both of whom he has performed with), but he has had one of the more prolific and intriguing music careers of the last 10 years.
A talented singer, arranger, performer, multi-instrumentalist and "one of the most gifted songwriters to come out of the west coast in a long time" (Time Out-NY), Marsland has pulled off rock, punk, baroque pop, soul and alt-country through the course of seven albums and 22 tours. When his label collapsed on the week of the release of his band's third CD, he went totally underground, touring alone for 2 1/2 years straight and selling thousands of albums out of the back of a 1994 Toyota Tercel. More recently, thanks to the advent of myspace, a jaw-dropping band that includes a bonafide pop legend, and a tour-de-force live album of similarly overlooked but worthy Beach Boys songs, Marsland's smartass-punk-meets-music-geek songs and persona have attracted a new audience.
Most recently, he played guitar and keyboards side by side in studio and onstage with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers Hal Blaine and Don Randi and legendary guitarist Jerry Cole in recording sessions recreating '60s hits they originally played on for the soundtrack of the upcoming Shawn Bryant-produced documentary Makaha. His music began to be used more frequently in TV and film, including for the Fall 2007 season MTV Road Rules, Lisa Williams: Life Among The Dead, Scott Baio Is 46 And Pregnant as well as the Sci-Fi channel original film The Headless Horseman. An instrumental version of his song "Burning Me Out" was used as the end theme for I Know My Kid's A Star on VH-1.
In 2008 Adam completed his return to full-time music-making with a 20 track album called "Daylight Kissing Night - Adam Marsland's Greatest Hits," released on March 18, 2008. With a artist-breaking $5.99 list price and several new recordings included, the album was his first marketed exclusively to the retail chain since his Big Deal days, and was the subject of an intense word-of-mouth campaign among Adam's fan base. The CD immediately sold out across the U.S. and reached 17 on Amazon's rock chart, followed by a traditional media campaign and a 40-date national tour in the summer. Writing and rehearsals are also underway for a new studio album, his first in four years.The opening song was:
"Tales of My Pop Rock Love Life" - by Your 33 Black Angels
As promised - THE FLYNN REPORT
I'm bored, let's just do a bunch of simple sites. Cuss words included.
1) For those that like the shrooms. click
2) Is the internet f-ing awesome? click
3) In case you're mad at someone. click
4) Is it Christmas? click
5) I've sent this one before but probably my favorite. click
Wed, 27 August 2008
Tony Lange - coordinator of the Mid American Music Festival joins me in the studio to talk about this groundbreaking Omaha event and how he has designed it to showcase bands throughout the region. We talk a bit about how it was put together, the nomination process, as well as address some obstacles that had to be overcome to pull off this type of event. We also showcase a couple bands that will be performing out of the 150+ registered over the 4-day event.
Mid American Music Festival Web Site
"The Score" - The Hereafter / John Elliot
"Thel The Water and the Worm" - Cowboy Motif
"Say All You Want" - James Brown Car Alarm
"Come Back Down" - Rally For One
"Why Don't You Go Take A Hike" - Thunder Power
Sat, 16 August 2008
This episode I interview Vivian Campbell - Guitarist for Def Leppard. This iconic rock band is currently on tour supporting a new album of all original material called "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge".
Songs on this episode are a bit nostalgic for me. The opening song is from one of my favorite local bands of all time - Oil. I see members of this group around town sometimes and I always remember having such a great time listening to their stuff back in the day. I also play a couple of old Five Story Fall songs. Funny thing is, I don't even have a copy of my own record and the songs are pulled from mix demos I found in a box of random CDs.
"Sundrop" - Oil
"Smash" - Five Story Fall
"Marking Time" - Five Story Fall
"The Mighty KC" - For Squirrels
Def Leppard website
Mon, 28 July 2008
As promised singer/songwriter Shannon Curtis stops by the studio for an interview and live performances. She was playing Mick's the night of the interview and we had a great time talking about her music, touring and car wash excursions. She performed two songs for the show and was a true delight to chat with. Her show at Mick's that night was also a treat for everyone who attended.
"Cannonball" by Your 33 Black Angels
"Don't Call Me" (live) by Shannon Curtis
"Paris Can't Have You" (live) by Shannon Curtis
"Boomerangs and Seesaws" by Shannon Curtis
Sat, 26 July 2008
Can you believe it's episode 60!?! Thank to everyone for all the support and especially to my wonderful guests who have been on the show and come in to play live in the studio.
This episode, singer/songwriter Susan Gibson stops by the studio before her show at Mick's. She talks about writing, her career and plays a couple tunes for us. She is currently on tour supporting her new record "New Dog, Old Tricks."
Susan Gibson was the lead singer for the alternative country band, The Groobees, and is the writer of the Dixie Chicks hit "Wide Open Spaces"
Susan Gibson's "Wide Open Spaces" was a massive hit for the Dixie Chicks and her platinum calling card to fame. Last year's Outer Space re-established the Austin area resident in the ranks of popular singer-songwriters and reaffirmed her determined direction down heartfelt highways. – Margaret Moser - Austin Chronicle
“New Dog, Old Tricks” recaptures and reinvents two songs co-written with ex-bandmate Scott Melott. Look for a hauntingly desperate but utterly timely delivery of “Miles City,” a song so cloaked in despair that it clings to the listener long past the last note. The frustrated communicator comes out in “Walls Come Down,” a moody piece with a pop/rock edge. Both songs represent the versatility of Gibson’s songwriting prowess and underscore the “huge emotional growth” she’s undergone since the Groobees disbanded. “New Dog, Old Tricks” reflects what others will say has been a circuitous route to her own good fortune, but Gibson has gotten there, nonetheless, and listeners will be thankful for it.
"Eyesore" by Amelia
"Cloud 9" (Live) by Susan Gibson
"Last Word" (Live) by Susan Gibson
"Start Over" by Susan Gibson (off of "New Dog, Old Tricks)
Wed, 23 July 2008
In this episode, I wanted to showcase a few artists that will be coming to Mick's Music Bar here in Omaha. A couple of these artists will be stopping by the studio the day of their show to perform a couple in studio songs and chat about their respective tours.
But what I realized is, that locally, this doesn't do anything to help promote the show here in Omaha. So, I brought in my friend Michael Campbell (Owner of Mick's Music Bar) and we put together a show that would give you a little preview of what to expect from these fine performers. This way, you can hear the music, then see them live at the show this weekend.
I would encourage everyone who loves quality music (and if you listen to this podcast then you probably do) to check out Mick's schedule and stop in for some great performances. Many of the artists that he books are extremely popular on either coast and tour nationally, so I am hoping that we are a cool enough town to show the same kind of support. Get off your asses and hear what you have been missing.
I hope to do a few of these kinds of episodes so that all my listeners can get exposed to some new music and get a taste of the artists that are coming through town, here and across the nation.
"Killing the Blues" by Riverside Anthology
"Perfect World" by Susan Gibson
"Don't Call Me" by Shannon Curtis
"Paris Can't Have You" by Shannon Curtis
"Push Me Pull Me" by Shannon Curtis
Mick's Music Bar Online
Mon, 21 July 2008
On this episode, I am joined by my daughters Maggie and Kendall. We talk about how bored they are with the summer (are you kidding?) and about how much they are looking forward to going back to school. We play a couple bits that they have helped me with over the course of the show, such as Maggie's "tone" promo and Kendall's Homers Records promo. They're pretty good on the mic and might have a good chance to grow up and become big stars. That is if they ever learn to clean their room...
"My Kick Ass Life" by Adam Marsland
"Don't Hold It Against Me" by Leesha Harvey
"Hold On" by the Jonas Brothers
Tue, 15 July 2008
Flight Metaphor joins me in the studio for an interview and a couple of songs. The band has a debut album on the horizon as well as a CD release show. They were nice enough to bring in chips and salsa. Maybe I should require all my guests to bring in snacks! Or booze...
Flight Metaphor on Myspace
Speaking of booze, here is the drink that changed our summer. The Tom Collins. Thanks to guest Darren Keen of the Show is the Rainbow. We found this recipe and have been drinking them ever since.
2 shots gin
1 shot lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
lots of ice
---put into shaker and shake the shit out of it to dissolve the sugar. Strain into collins glass filled with ice.
---Add 3 oz of club soda. Garnish with slice of lemon. Enjoy.
"I'm Dungeons You're Dragons" by The Alligators
"Flat OnYour Face / Slagathor" by Flight Metaphor
Thu, 10 July 2008
Darren Keen joins me in the studio with a round of Tom Collins for this latest episode and brings a demo of his new record. We talk about how this local musician did things his own way and took his act, The Show Is The Rainbow all over the world and back. This one man show consists of Keen, his computer, and a video screen. He creates all his music and performs to tracks live while projecting his own home made video behind him.
His show is known for its artistic craziness with Keen sometimes sporting a shirtless chest and a single mic while engaging the audience with his beats and thrashing movements in front of his videos as he explores the deepest connection between himself and his music. A TSITR show can, and sometimes does, involve some levels of nudity, bloodshed, altered state of minds, screaming, dancing, bewilderment and most often enjoyment.
We explore subjects such as touring, the state of our local music scene, recording, hookers, blow, and pregnant whores.
"I Am The Secretary" by Beep Beep
"Gothic Cajun" by The Show Is The Rainbow
"Mother and Son" by The Show Is The Rainbow
Tue, 8 July 2008
This episode I am joined by Filmstreams creator Rachel Jacobson and friend Orenda Fink. We enjoy some wine and martinis while talking about how Rachel brought to life the indie theater even though some thought she was crazy. She found an eager audience, financial donors, enthusiastic friends and a venue that turned her dream into reality. Together the three of us talk about that long road to succesful stability in a creative feild that can often times feel like a roller coaster ride.
"Stars" by Rue Royale
"Ha Ha" by Mates of State
Orenda Fink online
Tue, 1 July 2008
Hola mi amigos! Welcome to Episode 54! This episode I feature an interview with Roger Clyne. You might remember him from a little band from Arizona called the Refreshments, but for the last 10 years, it's been Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers that have been taking fans by storm. He is returning to the Big O on July 10th and once again rockin' the Waiting Room in support of "Turbo Ocho," an album where the band holed up in a house in Mexico to write and record 8 songs in 8 days.
Speaking of storms, locals may know that Omaha also got rocked by a severe storm the other night. Never have seen anything like that in my life. Fucking maddness!
The Omaha scene is in a 2-page spread in the latest SPIN Magazine. Check it out and see just how cool we are.
"Mess" by Flight Metaphor
"I Do" by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
I have some fantastic guests coming up on the show with a few shows being released within a few days, so keep checking back and better yet - subscribe to the podcast. Leave your comments and / or call the show and leave me a message.
Thu, 19 June 2008
On this episode I am joined by the band Skypiper. We talk about their new CD and correspondingcorrosponding release party at Slowdown. Enjoy a couple of in-studio songs from the new record.
Maggie joins me as co-host!
"Be There" - Skypiper
"A OK" - Akita-Ken
Check out Skypiper's site to find out more information about the band, album and CD release party.
Fri, 13 June 2008
Welcome to Episode 52! This is the Worlds of Wayne ALL MUSIC SPECIAL! Yes, I still don't have my second mic fixed so I decided to put on an all music episode featuring some great bands I've had on the show. Please check out their links and buy the music. Sit back and enjoy the tunes during your boring work day, they will get you going one way or the other.
1. "Get Better" by Mates of State
2. "Anchor" by Civic Minded
3. " Take Me To You" by Brad Hoshaw
4. "A New Morning" by Tim Wildsmith
5. "Strongest Man In The World" by Two Loons For Tea
6. "Wake Up Call" by All For Nothing
7. "Killing You" by Narcotic Self
8. "Sleep Well" by Atavan
9. "Rock You Harder" by Lee Rocker
Tue, 27 May 2008
Scooter chicks are hot. Scooter rallies are the most fun you can have on two wheels. This episode I talk a bit about the scooter rally Laurie and I recently attended. We had a blast. It was our anniversary and we went to the Mad Toto Tornado R'alley and made some great friends and enjoyed the great weather, food, beer, and rides.
The Flynn report. Check it.
"Why Don't You Go Take A Hike" by Thunder Power
"A Good Start" by Maria Taylor
"Sleepwell" by Atavan
Mid American Music Festival
Omaha Scooter Club
Thu, 15 May 2008
We are celebrating episode 50 with an interview and live in studio performance from Midwest Dilemma. Justin and crew bring in the instruments and join me for a martini or two and talk about the new album, CD release and how to get all those people in the studio...
Heading out to Kansas City for the Mad Toto Scooter Rally this weekend. Should come back with some interesting audio for the next show.
"See You Again" by Lapdog
"The Great Depression" by Midwest Dilemma
Check out the Omaha Scooter Club - Scoot or Die, cause the gas prices are killing us all slowly...
oh yeah, and I totally found Morel Mushrooms in my front yard. No lie.
Sat, 10 May 2008
This episode Iinterview Ace Frehley currently on his Rocket Ride tour. He made a stop into Omaha in May and is apparently not slowing down. With a new band and a renewed sobriety, Ace is still killing audiences across the country and in Europe. And after almost 20 years, he is getting set to release a new solo record. KISS fans enjoy.
"Black and Blue" by Brand New Sin
"Wake Up Call" by All For Nothing
Congrats to Malpais for winning last week's Worlds of Wayne Weekly Top 5! Check out the new songs and place your votes.
Wed, 23 April 2008
Spring is officially here and it's a great day in Omaha! This episode we talk about the recent law changes that affected our music community. All ages shows were threatened and our local scene gave them a three chord smack-down. Now kids can go and enjoy concerts at certified music venues and bar owners don't have to worry about gray areas in the law.
Are you sick of hearing how celebrities are "going green"? Yeah me too.
Click here for the video version of the opening: GREEN TEAM!
Check out the new Worlds of Wayne Weekly Top 5! Vote for your favorite.
"Sleep Come Lately" - by Malpais
"Bastards" - Tim Wildsmith
MarQ Manner's Myspace page - Chicks dig it...
118 Migration - A zombie podcast for the whole family...not really.
Mon, 31 March 2008
This week we feature an interview with Sarah Scott and Johnathan Kochmer from Two Loons For Tea. I was contacted by their label that they were on their way through the Midwest. After hearing their music, we like 'em a lot and were very glad to have them on the show...
From their Myspace page:
Two Loons for Tea are Sarah Scott and Jonathan Kochmer.
Together, Sarah and Jonathan make organic, lush, rich, and innovative music that defies genres and expectations. They break free from the norm while being a pleasure to simply listen to.
Sarah, besides having an extra rib, was raised by a free-spirited single mom in such exotic locales as the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, near a nudist colony in the Mountains of Santa Cruz, and in metropolitan New York City. She has integrated the bohemian lifestyle into her own personal take on life, channeling it into her soulful singing.
Jonathan came to music from a different scene: although a life-long musician, he’s been academician working in evolutionary biology, climatology, human genetics, Internet development and biostatistics, where he nurtured his attention for detail and a passion for invention.
Worlds of Wayne Weekly Top 5 Winner!
Congrats to The Alligators for pulling off a staggering last minute victory with the song "Oh, Oh, Oh". They will be featured on the Best of Worlds of Wayne CD. Keep voting for your favorites each week!
"My World" by Sick Puppies
"Marietta" by Two Loons For Tea
Two Loons For Tea website
My favorite video for the "Monkey" video contest on YouTube
this one has my vote!
Wed, 26 March 2008
Follow this link to my Ustream.tv site for Worlds of Wayne LIVE! The first show was at the Ozone Lounge in Omaha for the Acoustic Round Table 3. Check out recorded clips here:
Worlds of Wayne LIVE!
More live video shows coming soon with in studio guests and other special events.
Thanks for watching.
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Tue, 25 March 2008
This episode features my interview with Mike Doughty. Listen in and learn about what is post Soul Coughing days (actually years) have been like and check out his new album "Golden Delicious" in stores now.
Worlds of Wayne Weekly Top 5!YOU GET TO DECIDE WHO GETS ON THE SAMPLER!
That's right kids, if you are a habitual "skipper of songs" when listening to podcasts or you simply want to hear a song that was on the show, just click on my handy player. I will be featuring new songs every week. Then vote for your favorite ones and I will be choosing the winners for inclusion on a FREE mp3 CD that I will send to whoever wants one.
Listen then cast your vote.
"Monkey" - Two Loons For Tea
"27 Jennifers" - Mike Doughty
"Marietta" - Two Loons For Tea
Wed, 19 March 2008
In this episode I am joined by singer Orenda Fink who graciously accepted my invitation to stop by the studio and chat over a couple martinis. We talk about some of the early days of her career, the later days of her critically acclaimed band Azure Ray as well as Art In Manila and where this Saddle Creek Songstress is headed in the future.
"Brownie Smile Song" - Little Red Rocket
"November" - Azure Ray
"I Still Like the Sound of the Rain" - Orenda Fink
"Bloodline" - Orenda Fink
"I Disappear" - The Faint
Art In Manila on Myspace
Wed, 12 March 2008
The picture above is obviously not my guest Tim McMahan -- it's the singer for the Alligators, an Ohio based band featured on the show. There is actually no documented footage of the elusive "T-Mac" as he has become known in certain elitist circles...Legends abound about this writer, blogger and music aficionado, some say there are no known photos of him as he thinks pictures could "steal his soul," others say that he has been seen paling around with Warren Buffet and Bono at Sunday morning brunches at the Del, still others claim he isn't even real at all...One thing is sure, I managed to lure Tim into my studio with promises of warm delicious coffee and good conversation...The plan worked, though I was told - "No photos"...We talk about music journalism, what's on our iPods, the dirty business of interviews and play lots of great music...So sit back and enjoy learning more about Omaha's true "Man of Mystery"...
Tilly and the Wall - "Beat Control"
The Third Men - "High"
Fizzle Like a Flood - "Believe in Being Barefoot"
The Alligators - "Oh Oh Oh"
Sat, 1 March 2008
Well this week we don't have an interview as most are lined up for future podcasts, but Laurie was kind enough to join me in the studio for mics and martinis - which is always fun. This time we listen to a few Youtube clips which include Chuck Norris and an ode to Bilbo Baggins by our favorite Vulcan...
The Cops - " It's Epidemic"
Old Boy Network - "Mystery"
Little Brazil - "Last Night"
All For Nothing - "A Matter of Choice"
Tue, 19 February 2008
On this episode Omaha singer/songwriter Tim Wildsmith joins me in the studio for and interview and live performance. This kid is good so listen close and enjoy.
From his bio:
Raw sound and honest lyrics are the key ingredients that make up the new release from alternative pop newcomer Tim Wildsmith. The Omaha-based artist's A New Morning is a refreshing mix of alternative rock and mellow pop that draws comparisons to the likes of Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, and Aqualung.
Wildsmith is quickly gaining fans with his incredibly vulnerable lyrics, with which he tells the story of trying to survive a broken heart. You can tell he's been through a lot. From gentler, piano-based songs like "Recovery" and "Second Chance" to guitar-driven rockers like "Somehow" and "Love Is On The Move," he invites listeners in as he struggles to keep moving.
Tim Wildsmith on Myspace
Sat, 9 February 2008
Welcome to episode 41! It's a split show this time as Bob and J from Two Drag Club join me in the studio for mics and martinis. Us drummers talk about the new project, previous projects and the fact we all have been in the scene since the good ole days before 311 left for California and anybody knew who Conor Oberst was.
The second half of the show features an interview with former Jayhawks band member Mark Olson. He currently on tour supporting his new (and first) solo album called "The Salvation Blues" and is coming to Mick's Music Bar here in Omaha on February 15th.
Continued thanks to all my listeners. The last few shows have experienced outstanding numbers and I appreciate all the support.
COMING SOON! WORLDS OF WAYNE LIVE!!Yes, that's right. I will soon be producing a live show of streaming video where myself and my guests can interact with the listening (and watching) audience. Details and show schedule coming soon, so keep listening and when the time comes, tune in online and join us in our chat room and/or call the show live and talk with us. The show will feature live performances, vodka martinis and prize give-a-ways.
"Ode To Big John" - by the Two Drag Club
"Long Shot Honey" - by the Two Drag Club
"Clifton Bridge: - by Mark Olson
Sun, 3 February 2008
Omaha Film Festival Directors Marc Longbrake and Jeremy Decker join me in the studio. Now in it's third year, this festival is bigger and better than ever. Find out why right here on the show. We talk movies, festivals and unicorns...
I have tweaked the way the site looks a bit and hopefully it will look better when opened in Explorer as in Firefox. Let me know what you see. Check out the video blogs and leave a comment of your own. Also check out my new ringtone!
You have sixty seconds...
I was recently a guest on the One Minute How To podcast. I had sixty seconds to describe how to make your own Kaluha. It's my mom's secret recipe, so if you want to know it, then you have to listen to the podcast. Follow the link below and check it out. They are addicting as all of them are short, with topics about everything.
"Can't Let Go" - Thousand Houses
"Don't Be So Hard" - The Audition
Viral Video Link of the Week - Planet Unicorn
Omaha Film Festival homepage
Off the Edge Podcast
One Minute How To Podcast
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A couple hours after publishing this episode, I received a call from my dear friend Mark Peterson who was in a band with me for several years called the Cocktosens. His wife Beth Peterson had been battling complications with a brain tumor and passed away this morning. I can't tell you how sad I am. In fact, I'm finding it difficult to believe. She was a great friend and I have to admit that after the band stopped playing we all went our own ways and spent the past few years with little contact. I enjoyed moments with Mark and Beth that I will never forget and some extremely happy times as close friends. My heart and sympathies go out to Mark and Beth's families. She will be missed and remembered for all the fun and joyful times she brought her friends and those around her.
Cheers to you Beth.
Sat, 26 January 2008
Brad Hoshaw joins me in the studio and co-hosts the show. We feature music from Brad including an exclusive live performance of "Overflowed Gutters", we talk about all things Brad and get to know the man behind the beard just a little better. It's engaging, entertaining, humorous, heartwarming and at the very least - interesting.
Tim MacMahan also makes an in studio appearance and reads his article that was published in the Reader that includes Brad Hoshaw and offers an assortment of musical revelations and...well, you just have to hear it. (Sorry the audio is a bit lower quality on this segment - Helpful podcasting tip: Make sure all your cables are properly plugged in...)
As you can see, I have changed up the look of the site and am now posting logo links for sponsors that have helped out the show. If you would like to help sponsor the show and enjoy the ginormous benefits of being linked to the show site, then drop me an email.
The FLICK ARMY is introduced this episode. You can be a part of the Flick Army just by watching a movie, calling the show hot line and leave a brief review, rant, or comment on it. It's that simple.
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Brad Hoshaw - "Take Me To You"
Brad Hoshaw - "Overflowed Gutters" Live in studio performance
Brad Hoshaw on Myspace
Sat, 12 January 2008
My interview with upright bassist Lee Rocker, known world wide as one of the Stray Cats and who is now promoting his new record "Black Cat Bone." He has been touring for years and has a killer band behind him and is keeping the Rockabilly banner flying high all over the world. For more, check out my story on Lee coming out in the Reader Magazine the week of the show.
FROM HIS BIO:
Since the release of his Alligator debut, Racin' The Devil, bassist/vocalist/songwriter (and Stray Cats co-founder) Lee Rocker's solo career has been skyrocketing. Publications from USA Today to Billboard and The New York Times raved about the undeniable power and foot-stomping fun of Rocker's Americana-based roots rock. OffBeat declared, "What's most satisfying about Lee Rocker is his ability to graft classic Sun licks and shuffles onto Americana. He bridges the gap between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams, Sr." Bass Player magazine simply said, "He absolutely kills." Lee's live shows, fueled by his barnstorming, rocking band, grow wilder each night out. And now, on the heels of the national Stray Cats 2007 summer reunion tour, Lee Rocker is back with his second Alligator album, Black Cat Bone. In the early 1980s, Rocker, with The Stray Cats, helped reintroduce rockabilly to a mass audience. His solo recordings continue igniting the roots music fire. Rocker's powerful, original songs, amazing musicianship, and passionate and vibrant vocals, bring depth and substance to a style of music noted for its ability to get people up and dancing. And when Lee and his band perform live, they leave audiences begging for more.
Hey and check out the Reader Magazine online to read all about the OEAs, a topic that I didn't really go over on this podcast as hey, MY BAND WON BEST ROCK BAND! which is actually silly to me as we haven't played that much and I thought Ladyfinger deserved it more. But it was the same ole shit, people getting awards, getting drunk (me), people leaving early, technical problems, deserved and undeserved accolades, you know, all the normal crap that comes from award ceremonies. I got wasted and got in an argument with my wife at the end of the night, so I don't remember much other than I am lucky she didn't take a crow bar to my other knee...
(Get the feeling I'm an asshole when I drink?)
Lee Rocker's website
The Reader Magazine
Thu, 3 January 2008
Happy New Year!
Well, 2007 is dead and gone and we are looking forward to a new year of happy human existence. Thanks for listening to my podcast and I hope that all of you have a safe and prosperous 2008. Lets make it better than last year.
"Dead Man Break" - The Pendrakes
"Anchor" - Civicminded
Marco Rossetti Photography (thanks for the show pic!)
Podcaster Who's Who
Fri, 21 December 2007
A Christmas Carol!
Well, we did it. Dubbing ourselves the Empty Bottle Theatre Group, I assembled a cast of my closest friends to perform something that I have wanted to do for a long time, a live, old-time radio serial. When I asked everyone if they were interested, I got back an enthusiastic response, but since everyone was so busy this season, we had to improvise. So here is the theme, some characters were changed around and everyone got an un-edited script. It was one I found online that was used in Orson Well's original radio drama. Everyone was responsible for editing their own lines and could do whatever they wanted. We got together and ran through one scene, changed a few characters off the cuff, cracked open a few bottles of wine and ran with it.
So what you are hearing is a completely un-rehearsed, ad libbed version of A Christmas Carol. You can tell that as it nears the end of the show, we all are getting drunker and drunker...
I did very little editing and we all just had a blast. Granted MY ACCENTS ARE HORRIBLE, but it was all in good fun. You can hear us laughing in the background and several times, we almost couldn't contain ourselves as everything was done impromptu, which resulted in much spontaneous laughter.
A big thanks to Gary Dring from the Clever Little Pod podcast, my friend from the UK. He was kind enough to record the narration for the show. Thanks to Marco Rossetti for taking some great shots while we were recording, thanks to Dan Byers for helping with production and another big thanks to all my crazy friends who made this a great night of fun.
Clever Little Pod
Marco Rossetti Photography
Dan Byer's Goofy Graffix blog
Goofy Graffix site
A Worlds of Wayne Christmas Carol
As performed by the Empty Bottle Theatre Group
Scrooge / now Rita Scrooge: Laura Leininger
Bob Cratchit / now Bobbi Cratchit: Angie Ankenbauer
Small boy: Dan Byers
Fred / now Freda (Scrooge's neice): Gini Magnuson
Charity Gentleman / now Donation Chick: Laurie Brekke
Marley: Wayne Brekke
Ghost of Christmas Past: Jacob Houser
Fezzwig: Gini Magnuson
Belle / now Bill: Michael Campbell
Young Scrooge: Laura Leininger
Belle's Husband / now Bills Wife: Gini Magnuson
Ghost of Christmas Present: Angie Ankenbauer
Cratchit girl: Laurie Brekke
Mrs Cratchit / now Mr. Cratchit: Michael Campbell
Martha: Lori Umstead
Tiny Tim: Dan Byers
1st. Man: Dan Byers
2nd Man: Eric Magnuson
Boy: Wayne Brekke
Tue, 11 December 2007
It was a tragic week last week. Our city is stunned by the violence that happened at the Westroads Mall here in Omaha Nebraska and are still trying to make some sense out of it. It's not the only time this year that our community has suffered a loss due to gun violence, but on a scale like this and with no apparent cause or motive, it is truly heartbreaking.
So many lives affected by this. Families rocked with suffering. It was a place where anyone could have been, it always seemed so safe. This show is dedicated to those suffering. I don't know if I said anything very profound, but it is a medium I have to pay tribute with.
I wish all those that lost someone this year due to senseless violence will find peace somehow...
Sat, 1 December 2007
It's December already and things are gearing up for the Christmas season. This episode I take a little doctor visit as I seek medical help for my strep throat. Korey Anderson also stops by the studio and records a couple of songs for a Worlds of Wayne exclusive.
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"Everything All" - The Wrong Trousers
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"Back Home to You" - Korey Anderson
The Wrong Trousers
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Sat, 24 November 2007
On The Road With Worlds of Wayne!
In this episode we take part of the show on the road when we took a little road trip to Chicago Illinois and Bloomington Indiana. Great fun was had by all and it was a trip full of food, booze, music and women...
The Its! - "Winning the Lotto"
Le Concorde - "Break You Like A Promise"
The Its! on Myspace
Le Concorde on Myspace
Ja' Grill Restaurant and Lounge Online
The Bloomington Playwrights Project
Sat, 29 September 2007
Welcome to Episode 32. I thought this was going to be kind of a laid back episode with my in studio co-host Korey Anderson. Well it was for a while. We just chat about all sorts of things in this episode. All is good...until.
Yeah, after Korey leaves, I experience street violence right out in front of my house. I talk about it in the second half of the show. It was quite terrifying. Punk ass bitches. At least we didn't get shot. But it was not a pleasant experience.
Virgasound - Ghost
Jolie Holland - Crush in the Ghetto
Mon, 24 September 2007
Love him like the world is ending...
Welcome to Episode 31! On the show I interview Ben Lee who is currently on tour with Mandy Moore. You've probably heard some of his songs featured in promos for ABC's Gray's Anatomy or Heroes. He's got a new album his single "Love Me Like The World Is Ending" is getting lots of airplay.
Me and my friend Korey Anderson are on the road to Des Moines to pick up a beautiful Vespa scooter he purchased. It's a beautiful thing. One more cool scoot for the Omaha Scooter Club!
World's of Wayne top iTunes downloads - Kanye hits it twice
News of the Weird - Is Wayne a killer name?
Ben Lee - Love Me Like The World Is Ending
Julia Othmer - Hey Hey
Secret surprise song at the end...
Ben Lee online
Julia Othmer online
Sun, 16 September 2007
It's our 30th episode! Sure it has been a few weeks since the last podcast, but unfortunately, between the summer break and a variety of computer problems, it just didn't happen till now.
In this episode I have in-studio guests Coles Whalen and Nicole Torres who stopped by a couple months back to play for us. They talk about life on the road and what it's like to be hip chicks tearin' up the road.
Sponsors for this show include:
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Omaha Scooter Club
Ink Tank Merchandise
Fri, 6 July 2007
This week on Worlds of Wayne I am joined in the studio by my lovely wife Laurie. We don't have a guest, but do chat about a variety of happenings. Listen in and see what we have to say about the following topics:
The Transformers Movie
Drinking Tequila in an airport check in line
and much more. Ok, not really much more, but fun anyway.
"Baby I Love You" - The Yayhoos
"Neighbor's Garden" - Sarah Benck and the Robbers
"See The Sun" - Black Lab
Tue, 19 June 2007
Back from Mexico!
Greetings everyone! We are back from Mexico and are now happily married! Sorry about the long wait between podcasts - no I have not podfaded - it has just been overwhelming keeping up with work, planning the wedding trip and then actually enjoying the two weeks in Mexico. It was a great time and everyone that went had a life-changing experience. Of course when we got back, it was back to work, so catching up has been taking up all our time as well as building a huge deck in our back yard.
Whew!! Now that things are calming down, we are gearing up for our reception, but have been able to take some time out for other things - like a new episode of Worlds of Wayne!!
Get strung out -
After seeing this quartet perform live at an art auction event, I knew I had to get them on the show. All of them are under 19 years old and they are called the DeBrodiez Quartet. Not only are they great musicians, they are fun, intelligent, well spoken and are carving their mark in the local orchestral scene. Hell, they played the new Holland Center before Connor Oberst did!
The DeBrodiez have also released a CD to raise money to help pay for their tuition to the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, a camp in Colorado they will be attending. Check out the link below and order this CD for only $12!! Help them get to camp and enjoy some great music in the process.
Maggie's Movie Minute
Maggie joins me in the studio and we talk about the Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer.
The DeBrodiez Quartet
The Hold Steady
The DeBrodiez Website
ORDER THEIR CD BY EMAILING: email@example.com
Rocky Mountain Conservatory site
Tracy Silverman on the web
The Hold Steady on Myspace
Sun, 6 May 2007
This Texas native made a stop by Omaha and chats with me about music, movies and surprize phone calls. A true country, rockabilly, honkytonk legend that has been tearing up stages all over the world for years. Check out his site to find out more about his music.
Doug joins me in the studio and co-hosts the show! Doug writes for the entertainment blog Mantarctica.net. We talk music, movies and the paranormal over a couple martinis...
Show screw ups...
Ok, for some reason this show has a few glitches. In parts it skips and others it's a bit distorted due to a wrong setting on my compressor. Should be fixed by next show.
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- Jesse Dayton
"I'm At Home Gettin Hammered While She's Out Gettin Nailed"
"Pretty Fucked Up"
Jesse Dayton official website
Sat, 14 April 2007
A Red-Haired Muse...
Singer-songwriter Coles Whales stops by to become my first in-studio musical guest! It was early in the morning and she was cool enough to record our interview and sing a few songs as well. Even that early, her voice was stunning and we had a good time talking about her new EP, Myspace comments and how cabbage patch kids are born.
Friday, bloody Friday...
I recorded this show on Friday the 13th. One of my favorite days in the year. I share a few 13th-isms.
Don't forget to Bum Rush the Charts!
April 26th - go to iTunes and help Little Brazil crack the top 100!
Coles Whalen's web site
Coles Whalen on Myspace
Wed, 4 April 2007
On the road with Little Brazil Part Deux!
The boys have been on the road for weeks touring the country and came home for a kick ass CD release party at Sokol Underground. This week I chat with Guitarist Greg Edds about more life on the road, life in a van and the penis game...
Bum Rush The Charts AGAIN!!
Yes, but this time we are going to put Little Brazil on the iTunes charts. This is a Worlds of Wayne exclusive event, so let's continue to show the world that podcasting is the new media that matters. Also, it will help out a deserving band that could use any assistance as they prepare to hit the road once again.
ON THURSDAY APRIL 26th BUY "LAST NIGHT" BY LITTLE BRAZIL ON iTUNES!! ONLY 99-CENTS. EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE RECORD, BUY THIS SONG AND HELP THE BAND CRACK THE TOP 100!!
Tue, 20 March 2007
Back with the Bottlerockets!
Interview with Brian Henneman, singer/guitarist for the legendary Bottlerockets. He takes some time to chat with me about thier latest record, the road and grass.
Art at home
Laurie joins me as my in-studio guest and we talk about our recent in-home art show. Great party, even better art.
Actually, this podcast was edited down from over an hour, we talked about the movie 300, as well as what's happening in the streaming internet radio industry. But, alas, I ran out of time. So I will do another show next week about this streaming radio topic. Please write in and leave me your input on what you think about greedy radio labels charging hobbyists so much to play songs, after they have been paying royalties already...Fucking SUCKS! See the links below and get informed.
MY SKYPE IS DOWN, SO IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE SHOW, DO SO ON THE MYCHINGO BOX ON THE SIDE BAR.
The Get Up Kids - Martyr Me
The Bottlerockets - Better Than Broken
Mates of State - Good
The Get Up Kids
Mates of State
Sun, 25 February 2007
On the bus with Augustana
My band Anonymous American got the opportunity to open for Augustana at Knickerbockers in Lincoln Nebraska. It was a sold out show and the guys in the band were incredibly cool to work with. I also got the chance to hang out on the tour bus and talk to a couple members about life on the road, the band and puking up wine.
Kendall joins me in the studio
Since Omaha got dumped on with snow and none of her friends could come over, my daughter Kendall joins me in the studio for this show. She's a natural on the mic.
OK yeah I know through the whole show I call them "Augustana" and saying the "ana" part like the A in "Anna", when I should have said it using the long form of the A as in "Fauna." So my apologies to the band and the fans. But hey, it's my fucking showÃ¢ï¿½Â¦
We pull some of the best and worst covers of Augustana's "Boston" from Youtube.com. Please don't sue us. Kendall and I cuss and discuss the songs Worlds of Wayne Idol style.
Kendal talks about the movie Terabithia. She's not very good at keeping secrets so if you don't know the story and want to be surprised, skip this part.
Bum Rush the Charts
Click on the banner on the side panel and find out more how you can make a difference in a worldwide display of podcast power. Screw corporate radio!
Augustana on Myspace
Bum Rush The Charts
Black Lab on Myspace
Sun, 18 February 2007
Hot tubs, porn and other crazy shit...
On the road with Little Brazil. A call in from the Omaha band that is touring the country and coming to a town near you! The first installment of what is sure to be an interesting saga...
Content from Mantarctica!
A great place to get tidbits of info. So I'm using some for the show.
Moving 3D movie posters, GPS shoes and Indiana Jones part 4. Check out their site for daily blogs on a variety of topics.
CHECK OUT THE SHOW ON THE PODSHOW NETWORK!
Worlds of Wayne's Podshow site
Little Brazil on Myspace
LadyfingerNE on Myspace
The Podsafe Music Network
Thu, 8 February 2007
Dorks, Nerds and Geeks...oh my!
No, the picture you see is not me. But it is my pal back in the early 80's. We thought we were funny, but alas, we were dorks. So what makes a dork, nerd or geek? What are you? This episode, I talk about this unholy trinity and how we all have a bit of each buried deep inside...
Take the test!
Find out exactly what you are. Follow the link below and see what percentage of geek, nerd or dork you are.
Write your name in Elvish in ten minutes.
Why wouldn't you!? Follow this link to learn how to write your name among other things in this most magical of languages. Chicks dig pointy ears. Get that can of spray paint and tag your neighborhood with your own personal middle earth signature! Unless the cops are dwarves, they'll never catch you.
Face to Face - "You've Done Nothing"
Little Brazil - "Used To Think"
Adam Weaver and the Ghosts - "Let's Go"
TAKE THE GEEK TEST HERE
Write in Elvish - score some chicks!
Little Brazil on Myspace
Adam Weaver and the Ghosts on Myspace
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For every dollar donated to the show via Pay Pal, Worlds of Wayne will donate one can of food to the Omaha Food Bank. Check out the Myspace blog for updates and photos of what we have raised!
Tue, 23 January 2007
It's a dirty job...
My interview with Krista Detor. It was very cool. Check out part of her bio below. She will be playing in Omaha on Jan 26th at Mick's.
Her album Mudshow is fantastic and I urge everyone to pick it up on iTunes or from her website.
An up and coming Americana songwriter and performer, Krista began her performing career playing the wedding-cocktail party circuit as a sixteen year old in Los Angeles. While running at breakneck speed from the onset of adulthood Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ hiding out in Louisiana shotgun shacks, a flat in Seoul, a travel trailer, thirteen different apartments and one haunted house Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ sheÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s managed to live and perform all over the U.S. and parts of Asia. Around the turn of the century, she inexplicably found herself in the Midwest and fell in love with the rolling green hills of Southern Indiana.
With the release of her new CD, Mudshow, Krista has begun to reach new levels of critical acclaim and national attention, as she tours the U.S.
Wed, 17 January 2007
Interview with Jerzy Jung
There are two things you are probably wondering about Jerzy Jung. Wonder no more. 1.) Yes, Jerzy Jung is her real name. 2.) No, her new music, a world away from previous recordings featuring only piano and vocals, is not what you might have expected a few years ago from this NJ singer/songwriter. Raised in southern New Jersey by parents who played everything from ACDC to Marvin Gaye to Joni Mitchell in the car, Jerzy developed a hunger for all types of sounds early on.
Since her college graduation in 2004, Jerzy has been entertaining and affecting east coast audiences with her sultry yet powerful vocals, poetic lyrics, and emotive live performances. Most recently, she has taken her training to the next level as a student of renowned vocal coach Don Lawrence (Tracy Bonham, Fuel, Bono, The Rolling Stones). Her new 4-song EP, produced by Alex Houton of Wu Shu Entertainment Group, is a mix of dynamic lead vocals; airtight harmonies; clever and energetic arrangements for guitar, bass, strings, and drums; and dreamy electronic accents.
Go to Digg.com and help me move up the Digg ladder by digging the show! Let's see what happens.
Bickering Sisters Show
Me and my kids made a little skit and put it on YouTube.com. It turned out quite silly, but it's fun to watch.
Jerzy Jung on Myspace
The Bickering Sisters Show
My Digg page
Mon, 8 January 2007
ON THE PLANE!
If you were a ticket agent for the VIP plane to hell who would YOU put on it. It's a little game we play when hanging around a table of good wine and great friends. Some think it's a bit morbid, but then they don't know our sense of humor. This episode I welcome the originator of "On the plane," our friend Ms. Skyelar Hawkins. She, Laurie and myself argue over who should be on the plane. Is it good podcasting? I thought so. Now it's your turn to chime in.
I should be posting the list on my Myspace site. Check it out.
Don't Be Late
My band Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American released our second full length record last week to critical acclaim. Check out three songs on this episode.
Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American also just won an Omaha Entertainment Award in the Americana/Roots category!! Yay for us.
Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American (Myspace)
Matt Whipkey and Anonymous American (Official site)
Skyelar Hawkins Myspace site
Big Ink Writing Services site
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Email us and let us know!
Tue, 12 December 2006
"He's and Elf! Ohh those words those words..."
Santa gets cocked and goes off in an LA comedy club...
Homeless For The Holidays
It's that time of year and I thought it would be nice to feature a great compilation CD called "Homeless for the Holidays - A Twisted Tale." Chock full of Omaha bands rendering their finest Christmas songs, this little holiday gem benefits the Mary McAuley Center for Women and Families. A great gift for a great cause. Check out the Homers link below to get yours today.
I even play a couple songs off of another Christmas complilation called "Christmas Tracks Too," which was recorded in 1998! That one benefited the Nebraska Humane Society. Ho Ho Ho.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
I got to play an Austrailian hit man on Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff's podio book "Number One With A Bullet," then I got killed. Now I get to play a Russian henchman for the rest of the story. Right ON! Thanks Mark. Check out this cool podio book and see what nasty things my character Vosler gets to do...
Big thanks to everyone that has supported the show over the last few months. Keep it up! Don't forget that Worlds of Wayne merch makes great holiday gifts!
Use the my Chingo chatter box on the side bar to leave me a Seasons Greetings message I can play on the show! Email or message me your Christmas wish list and I'll tell Santa. Make it naughty or nice, (actually, make it naughty!)
Icares - "Christmas Scar"
Anonymous American - "Alone For Christmas"
Five Story Fall - "Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth"
Michael Campbell - "Santa's Comin"
13 Stories - "Christmas Makes Me Hot"
Micks Music Bar
CHECK OUT HOMER'S RECORDS HERE!
Mon, 4 December 2006
I was an assassin...
Got to make a guest appearance on Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff's podiobook "Number One with a Bullet." I am Austrailian assassin Derek Poole. I get killed. In fact, I think I get kicked off the top of a building.
Interview with Peter Toh
Peter calls me from New York and talks about his unique style of music and how the Internet offers a new way to promote his band. Check out his new songs on Myspace or at Petertoh.com.
Little glass statues...
The Omaha Entertainment Awards are coming and I was nominated to get one of those fancy little statues in both music and art. I'm even an academy member. Go figure. Should be an exciting ceremony. Don't count on me wearing a tux though... where's the free booze...?
"Killing You" - Narcotic Self
"Dance Under the Stars" - Peter Toh
Number One with a Bullet site
Peter Toh Website
Peter Toh on Myspace
Narcotic Self on the web
Omaha Entertainment Awards
Sun, 19 November 2006
turntables and a microphone...
Fri, 10 November 2006
In this episode I bring along my daughter Maggie as Co-Host. Much like Lucy she kept saying, "Dad, I wanna be in the shooow!" So I let her. That being said, there is nothing explicit about this show and there are no interviews, but we had a good time recording it. Feel free to leave Maggie a comment either via email or on the comment voice box there on the right side of this page.
We chat a bit about the "Do not call list" and how to get signed up. Check the link below to keep those pesky telemarketers from wasting minutes on your cel.
Hot Fuzz is the new movie from those that brought us Shaun of the Dead. Check out the link for some video and news about this film.
Music by: my band Anonymous American.
Two songs from our upcoming record due out in December. "You Don't Want Me" and "Hopeless"
Music by: Peter Toh - "That's The Way It Goes"
Cool cat from New York. Will be interviewing him and featuring more music in an upcoming episode.
Anonymous American on Myspace
Hot Fuzz link
Don't call my cel phone you fucking telemarketers!
Tue, 31 October 2006
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Tue, 31 October 2006
Welcome to Episode 13!
The Worlds of Wayne Halloween special. If your phone rings after hearing this podcast...don't answer it...
This episode is almost an hour of horrifying entertainment, with an in-studio interview with P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies Midwest). They bring in five members of the group and talk about ghost hunting in the midwest. They also bring in some EVP recordings that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up...
Fans of the show also call in and give their own personal paranormal experiences. Laurie joins me in the studio, though she meets her demise at the end of the show...
Special thanks to Lex from the Anything Ghost podcast for his bumper as well as Gary from Clever Little Pod for the opener to the show.
Music by All For Nothing - "Some Kind of Hate"
Tue, 31 October 2006
Part 1 of my super spooky Halloween Special!
This episode features an in-studio interview with the Omaha paranormal investigations group M.A.P.S. (Metro Area Paranormal Society).
We discuss ghost hunting and play a few interesting EVPs.
Music by Aberdeen City.
Aberdeen City on Myspace
Mon, 16 October 2006
In this episode I interview Brit singer/songwriter/superstar James Blunt. In the middle of his US tour, James will be visiting Omaha Nebraska on Oct. 29th. We talk about his live performances, the tour and his work with Doctors Without Borders, an organization he is raising money for with his concerts.
It's October! My favorite time of the year. With the new season of Sci-Fi channel's Ghost Hunters now started, I talk a bit about my own ghostly experiences. I really want to take my portable podcasting equipment out and see if we can get some EVPs...
If you have a paranormal experience you can share with listeners, please call the show and leave your message for our Halloween show! I'm going to try to line up an interivew with the members of P.R.I.S.M. a local paranormal investigations group. So prepare yourself for that.
Music by James Blunt and the Supersuckers
James Blunt website
Doctors Without Borders website
Supersuckers Myspace page
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Wed, 26 July 2006
Welcome to Worlds of Wayne! This is our first episode podcasting out of Omaha Nebraska. This podcast will focus on music, art and culture with commentary and interviews from local and national guests. It will also spotlight Omaha music with songs from local bands and in-studio performances. Thanks for taking the time to listen and tell a friend or two.
Today's show features an interview with a member of Blues Traveler. Ben Wilson is the keyboard player for the band and he talks about the new record and what life is currently like for the band. Also, songs from Anonymous American and Sarah Benck and the Robbers.
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