Show 119 – Houston’s New Beaches, Handling the 24/7 News Cycle

Show 119 starts with Stig verifying Bill’s Instagram account and a little talk about the recording environment. The two reveal their beverage selections and preview what’s coming up on the show.

At 3:57, Stig poses the question, “How do you deal with the 24/7 news cycle?”. Bill and Stig discuss how to cope.

Music Break – William Hong “Rocket Man”

At 15:48, Stig mentions the Swamplot photo essay of the silt deposits around Buffalo Bayou. Stig then talks about the UH/Texas Tech game and contrasts that with the Dash game. A bit of news regarding the Texans and Astros is also covered.

At 24:49, Bill and Stig talk about the rain finally returning for the first time since the hurricane and resulting stress.

At 29:20, Bill and Stig wrap up the episode with what’s new for them, Stig highlights a color, Bill mentions some television.

Show 118 – Astros Win AL West, Bill’s Most Excellent Vacation.

Show 118 starts with Bill and Stig discussing their drink selections and why they are drinking what they’re drinking. Also a preview of what’s coming up on the program is included.

At 2:48, Stig and Bill discuss the Astros winning the AL West division. The two talk about the atmosphere at the stadium, some history facts, and looking forward to the next few weeks.

At 9:52, Bill begins the segment talking of his social media accounts. Stig and Bill then talk about Bill’s recent vacation in Galveston and some observations from the island.

At 17:32, Stig and Bill talk a few more aspects of Harvey’s impact downtown. Issues continue to be discovered that one didn’t necessarily expect.

New Beaches of Buffalo Bayou

At 26:36, Stig starts the segment with a new find in the Heights. Bill adds another find from Galveston island.

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 44 – Houston housing affordability, DFW Airport, and Astros Playoff!

Show 44 starts with a discussion on beer availability during a rare daytime recording session. Stig previews the topics on the show then.

At 4:42, Bill tells about his weekend on the bayou and all of the celebrations that were taking place this weekend. He also hit Trader’s Village for an Art Car Event.

At 14:20, Stig begins a discussion on the affordability of housing in Houston based on a report from Rice University’s Shell Center of Sustainability.

At 26:12, Bill and Stig compare notes on airports including humorous events at DFW and the dreaded Atlanta Hartsfield.

At 33:56, Stig and Bill bring you up to date on Astros news and obscenities and Texans disappointments. Stig then talks about running across and old friend’s website loaded with great short films. Bill talks about extended jury duty, well as much as the law will allow!

Music featured in this episode:

  • “I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll” – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings (iTunes)
  • “Open Letter (To a Landlord)” – Living Color (iTunes)
  • “Leaving On A Jet Plane” – Slightly Stoopid (iTunes)
  • “Honey, I’m Good” – Andy Grammar (iTunes)

Show 43 – Buffalo Bayou Park Dedication and KTRU Back on the Air!

Show 43 starts with Bill and Stig discussing the weekend’s events including going to the Houston Fringe Festival and seeing the latest offering from Cameron Moore. Bill also tells about hosting a birthday party at his house.

At 6:26, Stig begins the discussion about the festivities and dedication of Buffalo Bayou Park this coming weekend. The two also discuss various spots along the park and hours and regulations as well.

At 18:33, Bill tell about KTRU going back on the air after a few years without a transmitter. Here’s a link to a map of coverage. Bill also takes in the last regular Astro’s day game and discovers quite a bit of construction.

At 25:10, Stig debates whether or not baseball season is almost over for Astro fans. The pair also talk about the Texans win and the Dynamo’s standing currently.

At 31:40, Stig wraps up the show discussing music remakes and covers being new again, Bill has a plan to spend the next Sunday at Trader’s Village.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “A Apolitical Blues” – Little Feat (iTunes)
  • “Buy You a Drank” – T-Pain (iTunes)
  • “Need You Tonight” – Beck (YouTube)
  • “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Chris Cornell (YouTube)

Show 30 – Various topics including Caitlyn, Bayou, and Parrot Fish

Show 30 starts with Bill educating Stig on Reiner Knizia, Stig has tire issues. The segment ends with unyielding cattle and fish in the outfield.

At 11:13, Stig updates the conditions at Buffalo Bayou park, Bill discusses the FPSF at the Nerg.


Foot trails on Buffalo Bayou Park

At 23:48, Bill tells about being a “Townie” at the Town in City Brewery. Bill and Stig give their opinions on the Waco Twin Peaks incident.

Stig wraps up the segment with the Houston Bike Plan.

At 36:53, Stig and Bill cover several items quickly including fitness on the Apple Watch, AirDog drones, Caitlyn as a name, graduation ceremonies, and parrot fish.

Stig wraps up the show with a BBC music video and Bill does something new this week.

Busting caps into fish.

Busting caps into fish.

Reiner Knizia

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Town In City Brewery

Houston Bike Plan

Apple Watch as a Fitness Device

AirDog Drone

Khaki Class of 2015

BBC Music

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Dallas” – Willie Nelson (iTunes)
  • “Here We Go Let’s Rock & Roll (The Clivilles/Cole Rockin’ In ’91 Mix )” – C+C Music Factory  (iTunes)
  • “Free Coffee Town” – Ben Folds (Amazon)