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
Mon, 10 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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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.
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Omaha Scooter Club
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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
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Rocky Mountain Conservatory site
Tracy Silverman on the web
The Hold Steady on Myspace
Sat, 5 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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"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.
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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
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Augustana on Myspace
Bum Rush The Charts
Black Lab on Myspace
Sat, 17 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.
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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"
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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!
Mon, 22 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.
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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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