DiscoverSlapperCast: a weekly talk show with BlaggardsEpisode 85: Martinis & Disappointment
Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment

Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment

Update: 2020-09-22


This week on #SlapperCast: record store memories from our youth, disappointing albums, musicians we like but wouldn't want to work with, difficult working relationships in bands.


  • Eric's "ointment" story

  • Recapping our first full-length performance in months

  • How much time off is too much?

  • The challenge of developing an unspoken language as a band when we're not gigging

  • Managing different tempos and keys in a set list

  • Last week's show with Cindy Heywood (see Episode 84)

  • Slade Ham's recent outstanding stand-up comedy show at Improv Houston (see Episode 83)

  • Other comedy shows we've seen

  • The possibility of Blaggards doing shows with stand-up comedians

  • Eric's memories of Hi-Ho Records in Berlin, New Hampshire

  • Patrick's memories of Houston's Cactus Records in the old days

  • Patrick and Eric remember learning about new album releases by reading music magazines

  • Chad remembers the joy of discovering new album releases at record stores just by chance

  • Chad's deep disappointment with Peter Gabriel's "So" album when it first came out in 1986

  • Eric explains the one thing that makes Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" cool

  • Eric's disappoinment with the Boo Radleys

  • Patrick's disappoinment with Iron Maiden's Blaze Bailey period

  • Chad's disappoinment with Queen's "Hot Space" album

  • Patrick's disappointment with Freddie Mercury's solo material

  • Eric's disappointment with Sting's early '90s solo material

  • A critique of the "Synchronicity" album by the Police

  • The joy of a watching solid three-piece band perform like the Police or ZZ Top

  • Sting and Stewart Copeland's turbulent working relationship

  • Musicians we like but wouldn't want to work with (Chuck Berry, Buddy Rich, James Brown, etc.)

  • Tin Machine versus David Bowie's solo material

  • Bootsy Collins' experience working with James Brown

  • Ricky Gervais' friendship with David Bowie

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Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment

Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment