Show 53 – Day for Night, Bowl Games, Holidays, City Elections

Show 53 starts with a brief discussion about the beer offerings at Town in City Brewing. Stig then gives a brief overview with what’s coming up on the show this week.

At 3:49, Bill gives a review of his annual holiday party including the lack of police and vomit! Stig and Bill then consider the pros and cons of traveling around the holidays. Stig then discusses the mayoral election and the margin of victory.

At 11:56, Bill gives a comprehensive review on the recent Day for Night Festival.

At 20:55, Stig brags on Texas Tech playing in the Advocare Texas Bowl. Bill and Stig also talk about UH at the Peach Bowl and the economics of each.

At 26:30, Bill gives his Star Wars viewing experience. Stig shares the social media find of Darth Santa. Stig also talks about the band Disturbed’s cover of “The Sounds of Silence”.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Shut Up and Dance” – Walk the Moon (iTunes)
  • “Cindy” – The Chieftains (iTunes)
  • “Dance Apocalyptic” – Janelle Monáe (iTunes)
  • “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” – Meco (iTunes)

Show 52 – Refugees, UH Football Bowl Bound, Continental Club Show

Show 52 starts with some kidding about the SAP channel and recent over-exposure to Spanish. Stig then outlines what’s coming up on this edition.

At 4:48, Stig talks about his trip to LA and LA Live along with mass marketing and advertising signage. Bill discusses refugees coming to Houston along with certain state officials trying to prevent it. Also possible stupid things on the March ballot.

At 17:38, Stig talks about UH football winning the AAC and rumors of security abuse at the game. Bill and Stig then talk about Texas, the history of the Texas Bowl and the Rockets.

At 26:00, Bill and Stig discuss a bit of music including Becky G and the Los Bayou Ramblers. Fitzgerald’s club may still be in a state of flux. Stig then talks about early drinking on a Sunday.

At 32:24, Stig and Bill wrap up the show with what’s new for Stig. A quick exit and credits.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Refugee” – Tom Petty (iTunes)
  • “La Gripa” – Calibre 50 (iTunes)
  • “Goodnight LA” – Counting Crows (iTunes)
  • “Hey Mami” – Sylvan Esso (iTunes)

 

Lights in the Heights: Science!

Hello Friends!

Due to some other work I was doing, I have become aware of the power of the QR Code. So much like an Easter egg in coding, you are here because you were awarded a badge with a scientist on it at the party. Thanks for being a part of the party and making it great again this year. In the past, I’ve been limited by the amount of space to write a small story on the back of the badge – this year not so. Now that I have an unlimited word count, I’m not sure what to say.

So let’s begin here.

Syria, Trump, mass shootings, ISIS, refugees, concussions. It’s been a tough year! As we close the year out spending time with family and friends, the older I get, the more I value these relationships and time together. I was contemplating what message to share this year and ran across the Todd Rundgren song, “Love is the Answer”. It’s a standard, ’70’s pop fare telling you to get along with others. At first, I thought this was the right selection.

A little further down the road, I switched the iPod to a different artist and found the “right” answer. So get your tasty groove on, crank the bass up a little more, turn the volume up, and instead of a nice, sentimental, pop song – scream with me and Kid Rock –

I said it’s all good and it’s all in fun
Now get in the pit and try to love someone!

Bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy
Shake the boogie said up jump the boogie

So keep it light, get in the pit this year, and if you’d like to know who your scientist was, here’s the key.

Bill Shirley – Albert Einstein, Stig Daniels – Isaac Newton, Tricia Gernand – Marie Curie, Dale Prasek – Charles Darwin, April Flowers – Rosalind Franklin, Lacy Heck – Irene Joliot-Curie, Jaime Adkins – Aristotle, Sue Shirley-Howard – Thomas Edison, Dick Howard – Louis Pasteur, Bob Knoxious – Niels Bohr, Guitar Brian –Erwin Schrodinger, Kuhn Dawg – Carl Linnaeus, Fun Bobby – Galileo Galilei, Trombone Tally – John Dalton, Just Dave, the Horn Player – Dmitri Mendeleev, Cristen – Humphry Davy, Cheryl – Robert Hooke, Heather – Edwin Hubble, Eileen, Just Dave the Horn Players Wife – Linus Pauling, Debbie – Rene Descartes, Amanda – Francis Bacon, Jacqui –Werner Heisenberg, Greg – Sigmund Freud, Professional Beer Fetcher – J. Robert Oppenheimer, Adrienne Van Nes – Alexander Fleming, Generic VIP – Joseph Priestley

Show 51 – Runoff Elections, Star Wars, Nutcracker, and Science!!

Stig and Bill start Show 51 with a complaint about “seasonal” beer. Stig mentions a little about his Brooklyn trip and low energy week.

At 5:32, Stig goes into depth about his annual trip to the Nutcracker performance at the Wortham. Bill tells about his plan to take in the three previous Star Wars films in the next couple of weeks. The term “spatchcock” is then discussed.

At 15:39, Stig and Bill discuss the week’s sporting news including UH football, Texas and Texas Tech, and Rockets change their coach.

At 22:45, Bill and Stig go over some of the runoff election details. Also Bill give a bit of info about his upcoming anti-holiday party on December 12th.

At 32:15, Stig and Bill discuss what is new to them this week.