Show 101 – Art Car Ball and Parade Review

Show 101 starts with Bill and Stig wanting to cover more sports and the fact that they’ve never covered the Houston Zoo on an episode. They finish the intro with their beer selections for the episode.

At 4:23, Bill covers the recent Art Car Ball and Parade having attended both events in person. He describes a few special entries and mentions how the second year for the parade downtown went along with the new location for the Ball.

At 11:27, Stig tells the story about all the sirens in the Dallas Metroplex went off.

Map of Dallas Warning Sirens

At 13:40, Bill and Stig start the sports segment with a bit of Astros talk. The pair then cover the Rockets and playoffs. Stig then talks a bit about the Women’s National Soccer Team and their game in Houston.

At 20:00, Stig takes a week off of politics and talks about Delta’s issues. We also contemplate our status as the fourth or third largest city. Bill talks about a bit of construction downtown.

At 25:40, Stig urges you to attend the Bayou City Burlesque Circus Arts Festival. The show ends with the pair telling what’s new for the week.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “You Could Meet Somebody” – UB40 (iTunes)
  • “Long Time Coming” – Saints of Valory (iTunes)
  • “With Your Two Hands” – The Wind + The Waves (iTunes)
  • “Got No Shadow” – Little Feat (iTunes)
  • “Glass House” – Kaleo (iTunes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show 100 – SXSW Review, Health Care Debate, Baseball Time

Show 100 starts with notes and corrections from the last couple of shows. Stig also clarifies who defends Kiki Maroon’s honor. Remember to keep up with the shows, Bill and Stig won’t necessarily give proper references. The segment ends with what’s coming up on the rest of the show.

At 5:07, Bill explains some recording techniques for podcasting. Stig begins the political news with national security and bad sports analogies. Bill reveals his Southwest Conference bias. Stig then explores the health care debate and picks on Louisiana.

At 13:58, Bill gets mentioned with Grinder in a tweet. Bill then reviews and introduces us to a few bands he discovered at SXSW.

Cherry Glazerr, Little Hurricane, Bluebonnets

Stig follows up telling how you can experience SXSW without going.

At 24:20, Stig mentions the Chuck Berry tribute at the Continental Club. Stig also tells the changes at Minute Maid Park, including Torchy’s and “date” night? Bill brings the latest Rick Perry news to the front.

At 33:10, Stig teases the upcoming celebration podcast. Bill covers the texting law in Sugar Land. The pair wraps up the show with what’s new to them.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Uncertainty” – Jagwar Ma (iTunes)
  • “Meet De Boys On The Battlefront” – Wild Tchoupitoulas (iTunes)
  • “Good As Hell” – Lizzo (iTunes)
  • “Mama” – Genesis (iTunes)

Show 99 – Masturbation Bill, March Madness Deep Picks

Show 99 starts with driving differences between Houston and Denver and notes on what’s coming up on the week’s show.

At 4:20, Stig and Bill begin sharing this week’s beer selections and start a discussion on “Death by Stig”. Bill then shares his observation on this year’s SXSW 100 from NPR along with his plans for his trip. Stig then talks just a bit about Soviet Soviet. Stig and Bill discuss some deep picks for March Madness.

At 17:51, Bill state representative proposes a bill that would actually effect men instead of women for a change.

At 25:09, Stig starts with random news from Minute Maid Park. Bill shares a story from the World Baseball Classic. Also, great deal on Astros tickets are explained. Stig then tell why the pair won’t be attending the USWNT game at BBVA. The segment ends with an update on the Comic Con/Kiki Maroon conflict.

At 34:34, Stig shares his learning of the Resistbot, Bill follows up by sharing possibly too much.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Mountains” – Prince and the Revolution (iTunes)
  • “Zundoko” – Pink Martini (iTunes)
  • “Thank You Baby” – Pop Kings (Private Collection)
  • “Slut” – Todd Rundgren (iTunes)

 

Show 98 – Zombie Mall, Levy Park, Soccer, Physicsgirl.com

Show 98 starts with Bill and Stig discussing the rodeo and things around the rodeo. The pair also mentions what’s coming up on the show.

At 5:41, Stig and Bill talk and define the Zombie/Disco/Flying Pig Krogers and then discuss the Zombie Mall. After that, the pair discuss a new Heights restaurant that may harvest fish from Buffalo Bayou.

At 15:19, Stig and Bill have to keep talking about news from the White House including wiretapping and Sean Spicer antics. Stig then gives an eyewitness account of the new Levy Park. Bill follows up some reading news from Slate’s Culture Gabfest on 1984.

At 25:09, Stig discusses the Dynamo home opener win and some of the changes with both the team and broadcast. Bill gives a comprehensive report on the USWNT recent games. Stig wraps up the segment giving you the Dynamo schedule for April.

At 33:10, Stig and Bill wrap up the show with what’s new for them. Bill begins with refurbishing via memory foam. Stig sees La La Land finally but reports on the new American Einstein who can be found at physicsgirl.com

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Lost Weekend” – The So So Glos (iTunes)
  • “Every Wind (In The River)” – Taj Mahal (YouTube)
  • “Waves” – Sleeper Agent (iTunes)
  • “May the Cube Be With You)” – Thomas Dolby (iTunes)

 

Show 97 – New Marijuana Law, Bike Summit, and Bathroom Bill

Show 97 starts with a bit of discussion of what’s coming up on the show. Also mentioned is the upcoming Houston Bike Plan vote at City Hall.

At 4:05, Bill and Stig start the segment with what’s in their glasses. Stig then begins the discussion on the current D.A.’s new policies concerning marijauna. Stig also mentions several previous topics that are back in news again. Bill then tells about a possible new candidate to run in state elections.

At 14:30, Stig talks about the Bike Summit that happened a week or so ago and the various dignitaries taking part and supporting the Houston Bike Plan. Bill talks a little about the University of Texas pulling back on a proposed expansion into Houston. Bill then talks about silly legislative moves about the Chile flag.

At 22:39, Bill and Stig talk about upcoming events around Houston including St. Patrick’s Day and the Buffalo Bayou Regatta. Also discussed is the current art installation at the Cistern. Stig wraps up the segment with a nod to the final episode of Technology Bytes.

The musical interlude is a nod to our friend Conn Wirth who departed much too soon.

At 30:59, Stig references the wake for Bill’s former roommate. Stig then talks about actually breaking his phone. Bill talks about following the Texas legislature on Twitter and then the show ends with a little discussion on the “bathroom” bill.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Why” – David Baerwald (iTunes)
  • “You Ready, Let’s Roll” – Bob Schneider (YouTube)
  • “Regatta de Blanc” – The Police (iTunes)
  • “Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)” – Counting Crows (iTunes)

Show 96 – Foreign Correspondents and One Fifth

Show 96 starts with Stig and guest muse Dale Prasek talk about what’s coming up on the show regarding some restaurant issues and eating in Houston.

At 3:09, Stig and Dale dig down deep and discuss the issues regarding the closing of Foreign Correspondents. Dale then explains the draw of BBQ for visitors in Houston. The segment ends with Dale and Stig discussing the new five year concept restaurant, One Fifth.

Houston Press coverage on this story. We recorded before the issue came out.

At 20:37, Stig and Dale talk about Bill’s vacation breakfast. Stig talks about the various cheeses and beer he had during a Houston Dairy Maids/St. Arnold pairing event. Stig also sneaks some Taylor Swift news in the show. Also since Bill is missing, Stig updates his running progress.

At 29:55, Dale and Stig cover a bit of sporting news. Dale mentions issues at Madison Square Garden. The show wraps up with Stig and Dale talking about what’s new to them this week.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “World Leave Me Alone” – Ambrosia (iTunes)
  • “Cockamamie Business” – George Harrison (YouTube)
  • “Here is No Why” – Smashing Pumpkins (iTunes)