DiscoverSlapperCast: a weekly talk show with BlaggardsEpisode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)
Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

Update: 2020-11-03
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Here is Part Two of our conversation with Doug Stanhope. In this segment, Doug spends much of his time essentially interviewing us, which again shows you what a genuine person he is. Can't wait to have him on the show again.



Topic list:




  • Congratulations to our friends Kelly & Debbie Howe on their 30th anniversary

  • Doug asks about our mutual friends in Houston-based band RAT RANCH

  • Doug's history at Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska

  • The challenges of having too many people in a band

  • Paddy: being a comedian is the hardest job in the world

  • How old-school casette audiobooks changed Doug's life on the road in the early days

  • The joy of exploring backroads locations while on tour (how Doug found Bisbee, AZ)

  • Doug and Paddy compare their (very close) ages

  • Doug asks how long Blaggards have been together

  • Eric's frustration with joining the band right before the pandemic kicked in

  • Why our former drummer Mike McAloon left the band

  • Doug asks what 'Blaggards' means

  • 'Plausible deniabilty' for band names before the internet

  • Doug asks what "Behind the Music" dirt Blaggards might have

  • Doug asks if any of us are sober or single

  • Is music a young man's sport?

  • Doug asks what cover songs we love doing in our own style

  • How Blaggards side-step Irish rock clichés

  • Doug's love of Irish Rock (despite his disinterest in music in general)

  • What Irish rock band does Paddy dislike the most

  • Overplayed bar-band songs

  • How cover songs are often better than the originals

  • The complicated issue of comedy theft

  • How Australian comedian Jim Jeffries blatantly stole a routine from Doug

  • Comics have no recourse to copyright infringement

  • How joke theives are effectively drummed out of the business

  • Doug asks if anyone has ever stolen from Blaggards

  • How we came up with our version of "Drunken Sailor"

  • How young comics often try impress Doug with similar material

  • How language barriers can create conflicts in comedy material



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Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

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