Show 110 – Astros All Stars and XanaDudes

Show 110 starts with a the brewer’s description of Stig’s beer the usual preview of what’s coming up on the show.

At 3:53, Stig and Bill talk about the Astros current performance and the selection of several players to the All Star Game. Stig also mentions the “new” pitcher with the worst ERA on the team.

At 12:59, Bill and Stig talk about the band, XanaDudes – Now We Are Here.

At 18:11, Stig builds bridges between the Astros and Yankees. Bill explains a new change in recycling in the city of Houston. A little disappointment in the Dynamo’s road performance is covered along with a little upcoming international soccer.

Concacaf Gold Cup

At 25:09, Bill and Stig discuss what’s new for each of them which includes podcast and plants.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Everybody Is A Star” – Sly and The Family Stone (iTunes)
  • “Nothing’s Gonna Bring Me Down” – David Baerwald (iTunes)
  • “Shake It Up” – The Cars (iTunes)
  • “No Good” – Kaleo (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 88 – Take My Coach, Take My Coach Please

Show 88 starts off with a bit of talk about the weather and Stig immediately mentions his drink and Bill’s shares info about his beer.

At 4:06, Stig mentions the large live audience and then talks about moving his company to New Zealand. Bill then talks about personnel shuffles between Houston and Austin, you take our coach – we’ll take your police chief. Stig then mentions the story about the woman on the tarmac at IAH. Bill tells about a band he saw this week.

At 15:24, Stig mentions some details about his L.A. trip. Stig and Bill then talk about the Astros’ new/old player and Tai’s Hill.

At 20:07, Bill promotes his political twitter feed and talks a bit about state officials. Stig mentions his read of Steve Martin’s “The Pleasure of My Company”. Bill updates us on a read and on changes at Fitzgerald’s.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Suffragette City” – David Bowie  (iTunes)
  • “Calhoun Square” – Prince (YouTube)
  • “Smoke and Mirrors” – Imagine Dragons (iTunes)

Show 81 – Debates and Clowns along with HISD

Show 81 starts with the usual corrections a brief discussion of beers and what wasn’t available along with what’s coming up on the show.

At 5:18, Bill and Stig start a general discussion on the first presidential debate and the oddities surrounding it. Bill then educates on the upcoming HISD bond issue on the upcoming ballot. The segment finishes with disturbing clown news.

At 16:53, Stig starts a wrap up on the Astros lackluster season buts finds a bright spot in the Brandon Laird story.

At 25:40, Stig finishes the show alone due to a technical gaff but shares what is new for the week for both himself and Bill.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Blossom” – Black Atlass  (iTunes)
  • “Tears of a Clown” – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (iTunes)
  • “The Money” – Charlie Mars (iTunes)

 

Show 80 – Day for Night Preview, New TV Shows

Show 80 starts with Bill discussing pumpkin beer and Stig noting the death of Buckwheat Zydeco.

At 4:32, Stig and Bill discuss the upcoming Day for Night festival coming up in December including performer and artist information. Bill also adds his insights from attending last year’s inaugural edition.

Day for Night

At 13:44, Bill and Stig talk about Texas Governor Abbott’s desire to keep refugees from coming to Texas.

Bishop’s Response to Governor Abbott

Stig also discusses the upcoming Presidential debate and Mark Cuban. The pair has a surprise fan interrupt.

At 24:55, Stig and Bill discuss the local sports news including some predictions from the fivethirtyeight website. Stig then begins a discussion on a few new television shows.

At 35:16, Stig introduces a new segment and the pair talk about what is new this week for them.

Rewind: Sausage Fest at the Oddfellows Lodge #225 in the Heights.

Thien An

Show 74 – National Conventions and Texas Legal Updates

Show 74 starts with Bill and Stig giving a brief discussion what’s coming up on the week’s show including RNC and DNC conventions, judicial decisions, and sports.

At 3:59, Stig begins the discussion on the political conventions with trouble finding the speeches on audio. Stig continues talking about music usage in the RNC Convention including a statement by Brian May of Queen. Bill adds his perspective and some things he viewed throughout the week.

At 16:07, Bill talks about two judicial rulings, one about voter ID law and one concerning birth certificates. Stig tell about Governor Greg Abbott demanding the University of Houston’s participation in the Big 12.

At 25:10, Stig starts the sports segment with the streaking Astros. Stig also notes the passing of former Dallas Cowboy star, Robert Newhouse. Stig then discusses the heat at the most recent Dynamo game.

At 33:30, Bill and Stig wrap up the show with what’s new for the week, including at stats website and more television series.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Love And Trust” – Mavis Staples  (iTunes)
  • “Watch Me” – Bella Thorne, Zendaya & Cast of Shake It Up (iTunes)
  • “Banks of the Ohio” – Asylum Street Spankers (Live Recording)
  • “Semi-Charmed Life” – Third Eye Blind (iTunes)