Preview: Jawbone Radio
Show notes and more that make up the Jawbone Radio Show, a humble podcast produced from the Nobby Annex in Cleveland, Ohio.
Last Build Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:45:46 PST
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Of Songs and Sympathy
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 15:47:52 PST
My 15 year old daughter, Siena, is a pretty good kid. I don't always understand her, but that doesn't change the fact that she is essentially a wonderful human being. This was exemplified by something that happened on Halloween last night.Every year at our house, Halloween is an incredibly busy night. Our home feels like a repository of cousins, friends and family members who come by to let their kids hit the "rich people houses" that surround our neighborhood. Tales of full size candy bars at every house are the thing of legend for eager young treaters and this year was no exception. Not only did we have Halloween to contend with, but two different birthday parties (my daughter and mine) later that evening. Siena was expecting he high school friends over, a lively bunch of young ladies who were planning on trick-or-treating before the party. She had also agreed to doing three separate face painting makeups, her own and her two younger siblings. So, Sisi had a pretty busy night ahead of her.I always get a little nervous when I find out my teens are trick-or-treating, not because they are past the recommended treating age, but because I never really know their real intentions for going out. Siena's older brother, Max, for example, had plans to go out for Halloween, too. His plans, however, involved a gang of cousins and friends and playing pranks in a red full body morph suit. Could I expect a phone call from the police or better yet, my wife calling me to cut my Halloween early to deal with the hell these teenage boys had wrought upon our neighborhood. I had similar thoughts for Siena. Was going out with her friends just a ruse to get dressed up in skimpy cat outfits and prowl for cute boys? I dunno. Isn't that what teenage girls do? I'm old.In any event, after returning from my own annual Treating Jaunt 2015, with my youngest kids (SIDEBAR PROTIP: I learned that I avoid being chastised for being an adult Trick or Treater by wearing a mask. This way I could pass as my daughter's "older brother" and guiltlessly fill a pillow case with as many full size candy bars), my teens slowly made their way back to home base. No police calls for my son. Mental crisis number one averted. I did find out that two of the older boys just walked up to homes and asked for candy sans costumes, which I am sure confused many of the senior citizens on their route.Then Siena and her friends came back home. Would they be dragging in some flannel shirted teenage Adonis who smelled of Axe and communicated only by a series of "sups" and "brehs"? I shudder to think of the possibilities."We got a TON of candy!" Siena and her friends each held up pillowcases which easily weighed 10 lbs. each. "Great," I thought silently to myself. "I told her not to wear that sleeveless top. It shows more skin than I'm comfortable with my daughter showing. Plus, it's cold. At least dress for the weather! Don't you check the weather app on your phone? Did we not raise a daughter with sense?"Siena then proceeded to tell my wife and I that the four of them had gone from house to house, not trick or treating, but singing for people.What I neglected to tell you is that Siena is in her high school choir. She is the soprano and a damn good one according to everyone from her choir director to seasoned musicians who have been blown out of their shoes after hearing this beautiful, angelic voice emanating from her five foot frame. She sings mostly sacred music; four part harmony Gregorian chant. It's pretty heady stuff to be sure, well past what other choirs are expected to sing at her age. And she nails it. Everytime. In a big way.What she and her friends had done for the 2 hour Trick or Treat period is decided they would go from door to door and essentially sing these four part harmonies, slightly changing the words to "Trick or Treat." As you could probably imagine, people were gobsmacked, emptying their candy bowls into each of their bags. S[...]
Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 10
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:56:00 PDT
Holy cow. Sorry for the long time between updates. Nora and I have not had a chance to do a normal Jawbone in quite some time because of a various number of reasons. But don't give up hope yet. I do have a new "old" show from the first 60 to share. I have decided to give myself a schedule for these so I will be posting these on the infamous "Throwback Thursdays".
This show is from 2/23/05 and features Nora's sister Joan and her now ex-husband Aaron. I have to be honest, I didn't listen to this episode as there is a certain awkwardness for me hearing from someone who is no longer in your day to day life. I'm sure it's funny, but I have no desire to listen to it. I guess this is one of the byproducts of doing a podcast. Life changes and you have an audio recording of time before that change. In any event, I hope you enjoy this throwback. RSS FeedDownload Now!(image)
Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 8 (NEIL!)
Fri, 09 May 2014 06:59:38 PDT
Whoo, am I getting behind here on shows! Both old and new. In any event, this show was recorded the very next night after our last show - even though it's taken me a month to post it). In any event, this was a pretty momentous episode as it is the first episode where Neil makes an appearance. This is the origin of the fat guy in the basement story. Around this time, we had seen dozens of stories about people being cut out of basements because they basically ate themselves to morbid obesity. It's a sad truth to be sure, but what struck me as most odd was the amount of people in CLEVELAND who had this problem. In any event, enjoy this "must-hear" episode of Jawbone.RSS FeedDownload Now!
Jawbone: The First 60: Episode 6
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:33:00 PDT
This episode was called "Under Pressure from Reality TV" originally uploaded 2/18/05. It's fun to hear us talk a little bit more about ourselves and then sidestep the issue. We re getting closer to perfecting our style, if we ever had a style. One thing I noticed is that the theme song I chose for the opening of the show makes for a very laid back overall feel. I like where we are now with the theme. It's funny how the music really sets the tone for the rest of the podcast. I even had a weird music bed in the background throughout the show, which, if I'm being honest, actually sounds pretty cool. I might do that again!
This is also the show where we first reference the fat guy living in the basement. Good times, good times.
Anyway, enjoy this flashback!RSS FeedDownload Now!(image)
Jawbone: The First 60: Episode 5
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:31:55 PDT
This is what I could call an "experimental" show. It's pretty rough for me to listen to this one because I was trying to get this show to sound like a terrestrial radio show, so there are a bunch of music stops and carts and soundboards - ugh. It sounds pretty bad to my ears. Everything was more or less planned out in my head, but it wasn't really planned out for Nora and you can hear her frustration with me. Nora just wanted to talk and I wanted it to sound like a "radio" show. We are definitely still trying to find out footing. But this show was one of those where I felt I had to have content to keep people listening and the "content" was me playing carts.
Enjoy and let us know if you like this!RSS FeedDownload Now!(image)
Jawbone: The First 60: Episode 4
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:15:19 PDT
It's a Valentine's Day show from 2/14/05. By now, we are really into the groove and this feels like Jawbone's of today. There's a definite newness to this, as if we were trying to impress someone on a first date. I'm still experimenting with music at the top of the show and I also swear once or twice at the top of the show, taking full advantage of the podcasting format. I still feel weird about doing that on our show because it is not my personality to use foul language all the time. But I think it was a reaction to me not being able to swear on during our college radio days and I was putting some bravado on for my college radio buddies who were no doubt listening in.
Good show. Very classic experimental Jawbone. We even sound sort of ready for the topic, which is a nice change of pace. RSS FeedDownload Now!(image)
Jawbone: The First 60: Episode 3
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:44:54 PDT
This is the show that really got us to a point where we were OFFICIAL PODCASTERS. We have an intro, stingers (courtesy or our friend Pete AKA DJ Hojo), two mics and we actually sound sort of professional. Nora still sounds a little bit drunk and her speech sounds a bit slow because of the audio delay from us recording in Garageband. (Yes, we recorded podcasts in Garageband). On this show, we wrap up the trilogy or our home inspection podcasts, the shows that got us online to begin with. Enjoy! And please let us know if you like this trip down memory lane.
Jawbone: The First 60: Episode 2
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:44:33 PDT
Episode is more of the same from the Pilot, where we discuss our impending home inspection, except now, we have two mics and some production values. Keep in mind it is less than 24 hours than we did the last show. When we first started podcasting, Nora and I were doing 3 shows a week! We were young and crazy and out of control. This is getting closer to where we ended up, but we are still battling all kinds of audio issues on our end. Nora sounds a little drunk because she still hasn't learned how to combat the audio delay by pulling one earphone off your ear.
I hope you are enjoying these. If you are please let us know! BTW, Nora and I will still be recording new shows. This is just an extra for longtime fans of our show.
Jawbone: The First 60 Episodes: Episode 1: Pilot
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:18:58 PST
Over the past few days, I've been randomly listening to old episodes of Jawbone. I've been recording a lot of new stuff for Geek A Week, so occasionally, my computer will start playing an old episode and I'll have it on in the back as I'm working. What strikes me the most about these old shows is that I barely remember recording them, so it's been like having the listener experience. They've been fun to listen to, so I went back to the archives and realized that the first 60 episodes are nowhere to be found. One of our listeners actually alerted me to this while at DragonCon this past year and asked if I would ever make those public again.
So I've decided to do just that. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting, in order, the first 60 episodes of Jawbone Radio. I figured it's worth putting them up so people can hear our humble beginnings. Not only that, but these first 60 episodes are an archive of how Nora and I fumbled our way into podcasting. There are discussions about us hitting the front page of our local newspaper, how our story was syndicated across the country and how the BBC picked us as a top podcast to listen to (still unbelievable to me). There are also audio experiments where I would back up my gear when I would go on business trips and Nora and I would record remotely. There are live audio soundscapes and all kinds of really fun experiments that Nora and I don't get a chance to do anymore.
So without further ado, here is Episode 1 of Jawbone Radio originally published February 10, 2005.
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Preparation for Show 300
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:45:18 PST
Nora and I are one show away from Show 300 and we'd like you to be a part of it! Right now, it looks like we'll be recording this show sometime next week. So if you'd like to leave a voicemail for us or create a produced piece for us to play, we are all for it! You can leave us a voicemail at 216-496-GEEK. Or you can email us a produced piece of audio at monsterbymail at gmail dot com.
Hopefully we get a lot of really cool messages to play! Looking forward to hearing what you guys come up with.
Jawbone #299: A Flavorless Paste
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:48:32 PST
On this episode of Jawbone Radio, show 299, (one away from 300!) Kevin Kelly, reporter from Westlife joins us to follow up on the progress of our Kickstarter, our friend Rebecca talks to us about her strange naming rituals, and Nora finds out you shouldn't call people elderly.
Also! We are soliciting our listeners for e-mails, voicemails and other great stuff for our 300th show. What do you want to hear? Any special guests? Let us know by leaving us a comment of calling our voicemail line: 216.236.GEEK.
Thanks for listening and please subscribe if you dig us!