The Pretty Oddcast

I’ve started a new podcast called The Pretty Oddcast with Lindsey Floyd. We met working at Loveline and now we go on adventures to explore alternative lifestyles and fringe subcultures. Put more bluntly, we want to find out what weird people are doing in weird places with their weird time. Since we’ve released podcasts detailing our first few oddventures, and I wanted to make them available here. Enjoy!

CameraZOOM-20140718195320053Episode #1: LARP Stands For…

 


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Episode #2: Comic-Con International


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Episode #3: Threshhold BDSM Clubbackatthreshold

 
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Making Radio Waves

I was on the radio a lot this week after I posted the video medley I made of the bands that are playing at KROQ’s 2014 Weenie Roast concert. KROQ is the rockingest station in Los Angeles, so it was very cool to have them take an interest in my chord-banging and warbling.

First there was an internationally syndicated Loveline episode on Thursday night. I’m on at 1hr16m, right before the Black Keys song. No big deal:

DOWNLOAD Loveline w/ The Black Keys 5/15/2014

Then I talked out loud on The After Disaster Podcast. This is probably the most in-depth appearance where dirty truths about the video are revealed. (I’m on right off the bat):

DOWNLOAD After Disaster #236: Space Whales

Then I woke up bright and early on Friday morning to talk to KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, the biggest morning show in the world (I didn’t research that, but it’s pretty big). I’m on at 1hr12m, you know, right after Chris Martin from Coldplay.No big deal:

DOWNLOAD K & B Podcast 5/16/2014

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Covering the Whole 2014 KROQ Weenie Roast Lineup in Under 5 Minutes

I crammed together covers of all 14 of the bands that are playing the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 31st at the Verizon Amphitheater in L.A. It was harder than I thought for a little while and then all of a sudden, way easier. I may have messed up some melodies or lyrics or everything. I hope this doesn’t get you too excited, because I heard the concert is already sold out.

In case anyone asks, or cares, here’s the cheat sheet I made to get myself through.

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In reverse order, those chords belong to Avicii, Beck, Foster the People, Fall Out Boy, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, Fitz & the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Phantogram, The 1975, American Authors, Kongos, Bleachers, and Cherub. I probably shold have done my hair.

#TBT – “Welcome to the Spank Bank” Live at Flappers 2012


I don’t remember doing this show. I don’t remember changing the lyrics to this. I don’t remember removing the crappy interlude section. I don’t remember this song ever getting this good of a reaction. Yet, there it was, on a file that sat on my Windows Desktop for two years. It’s not the best video, but it’s proof that this is not the worst song I ever wrote. (The two I played before it got lousy responses, so they’re worse.)

#TBT – Some of my song demos are really bad

I recently stumbled across a bunch of old demos. Most of them are bad, some are downright embarrassing. “Drunk Girls” turned out to be a pretty decent song when I was done recording it, but I’m sure a lot of people think it sucks. I imagine the reprehensible lyrics are a turn-off for many, but now I have proof that it could have been much, much worse. I embarrassingly present a crappy demo of “Drunk Girls” played with a tacky, uninspired, hacky, low class 12-bar blues riff instead of the one I ended up using.

For comparison, here’s the “good” version using a better riff, auto-tune out the ass and some funkier beats:

And for thumbnailing purposes, here is a picture of some drunk girls from Google image search. So drunk, so drunk, so-o drunk.

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