Show 12 – New Years Eve and Our Resolutions

Show 12 starts with a roundup of Stig and Bill’s holiday activities and then we discuss Bill’s clothing optional party offer. They wrap up the segment with New Year Eve options in Houston.

At 12:56, Bill discusses chocolate diamonds.

At 21:50, Stig reviews the current film “Into The Woods”, Bill talks about The Gist’s OPP and the podcast Serial.

At 32:48, Bill and Stig discuss the Texans season and make a few resolutions to wrap up the show.

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Music featured in this episode:

  • “Attitude Chicken” – Bob Geldof (iTunes)
  • “Banjo Players in Heaven” – Austin Lounge Lizards (iTunes)
  • “Prologue: Into The Woods” – Cast (iTunes)

Show 11 – Our Christmas Non-Spectacular

As much as we wanted our first Christmas show to be spectacular, we offer another show of the weeks’ events punctuated with Christmas music!

Show 10 begins with Stig’s non-gift buying and an obit on former Mayor Bob Lanier.

At 8:15, Bill discusses this week’s Texan game, Bill coins the term “the NRG” and the upcoming Texas Bowl.

At 15:47, Bill tells about his bike ride and success in clothing, Stig reviews a concert at Cottonwood, and both give info on an upcoming show at the MKT bar.

At 22:04, Bill has issues with the Amazon Fire Stick spokesperson, Stig takes on Sony and North Korea.

At 30:57, Stig discusses podcast releases from the BBC radio archieves, Bill gives the origin of the “Wildcatter” football offense.

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Music featured in this episode:

  • “Christmas Wrapping” – Spice Girls (YouTube)
  • “Run Rudolph Run” – Bryan Adams (iTunes)
  • “Christmas in Hollis” – Run DMC (iTunes)
  • “Santa’s Lament” – Father Guido Sarducci (iTunes)
  • “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” – Gayla Peevey (iTunes)

Show 10 – Ghost Bikes

Show 10 begins with a review of Bill’s Lights in the Heights Party.

At 8:44, Bill and Stig begin their discussion of the Chelsea Norman trial verdict and Ghost Bikes.

At 18:36, Stig and Bill discuss the Texans loss, Rockets rolling, and Kobe’s new record.

At 29:36, Bill tells us about a December 18th show at Cottonwood, and the show wraps up with a ruptured testicle and talk about the Heights Burning Bones Press.

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Music featured in this episode:

  • “Shot Block Party” – Bubba Coltrane & the Trainwrecks
  • “Dear Friends” – Queen (iTunes)
  • “Circus” – Britney Spears (iTunes)

Show 9 – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Show 9 begins with a discussion about the current bicycle hit-and-run trial along with a death row stay of execution.

At 6:11, Bill and Stig begin their discussion of transportation modes.

At 18:37, Stig and Bill discuss the upcoming Bayou City Burlesque and Circus Festival and Taylor Swift

At 23:41, Bill tells us about J.J. Watt’s upcoming appearance on South Park (YouTube) and Stig considers the College Football Playoff rankings.

At 31:42, Bill and Stig wrap up the show with talk about “The Newsroom” and the 24th Ig Nobal Awards.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Jet” – Paul McCartney and Wings (iTunes)
  • “All I Wanna Do” – Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
  • “Boat of Car” – They Might Be Giants (iTunes)
  • “22” – Taylor Swift (iTunes)
  • “Fly Away” – Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)


Additional Holiday Events This Week!!

As previously mentioned on Show 7, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera in celebration of the Ship Channel’s centennial, an original song cycle offers compelling insights into the people at the heart of one of Houston’s most vibrant centers of industry, will be presented on December 10th. Each performance will be preceded by a brief conversation with a member of the Ship Channel community.

It will be held at the Tudor Gallery, Julia Ideson Library, 550 McKinney Street in downtown Houston at 5:30 PM.

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The second event is being held on December 11, 6:00 PM reception, 7:00 PM promenade, on Buffalo Bayou at the Sabine Promenade.

Unsilent Night

Join the Mitchell Center, in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a free interactive holiday event, Unsilent Night. New York composer, Phil Kline, created this 43 minute piece, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music that can easily be downloaded on your smart phone – you will be downloading the app once you arrive.  When participants play their different “parts” simultaneously, it helps create the special sound of the piece.

For more info: