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Special Podcast - Day of Fun

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 05:00:00 +0000

Hey folks, Brendan here. While this isn't technically a "Scamper Podcast" (because the only member of Scamper involved in the foolish thing is yours truly), I thought you guys might want to hear it, so I posted it up here in the "Podcast" section. Unfortunately, doesn't have a "Self-Indulgent Drunken Tripe" section, per se (although my Journal is pretty close to that most days), so this page seems the closest to appropriate.

For the past couple of years, my friend Madden and I have been blowing off a day of work to goof off. We usually engage in some incredibly nerdy activity, eat way too much junk food and drink down the contents of an antique liquor cabinet each. This, good people, has been deemed the Day of Fun.

June 1, 2006 was the chosen date for the third annual edition of the Day of Fun and this year, Madden and I were lucky to be joined by our good buddy/convicted llama sex offender Hogg. We also invited the little podmachine and captured the day's festivities for posterity. Bloobiddy bloo!

So feel free to click the link below and listen to this little mini-podcast. It's probably boring to most folks, but I always have a good laugh at hearing my friends and myself becoming progressively drunker throughout the day, so there you go. Be warned - if you're offended by foul language, juvenile humor and honest discussion of the impending robot uprising, you're in the wrong fucking place, Frodo. Enjoy.

You can read more about the Day of Fun hnyaw. Thanks to Harris for lending me the music for the beginning and end.

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Episode 1.12

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 04:32:00 +0000

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, good bye. Like a sappy movie or a favorite pet's terminal illness, Season 1 of the Scamper Podcast comes to a tear-jerking conclusion.

This week on the Scamper Podcast:
  1. Scamper takes this one last opportunity to shamelessly self-promote, as we play some music by... Scamper. Including a never-before-released song from the upcoming Boulevards EP.
  2. The boys wax nostalgic about the Podcast season that was and look toward an uncertain, but hopeful future.
  3. Music from this year's winner of the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble. Spoiler alert!
Do you enjoy the sputtering last gasp of a diseased and dying goose? Then this podcast is for you!

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Episode 1.11

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 04:08:00 +0000

Come on ride the train (hoo hoo!)... and ride it (hoo hoo!). This podcast party train has only got a couple of stops left, so store your luggage securely in the overhead compartment. That's right - we'll mix transportation metaphors on your asses. This week on the podcast:
  1. Once again, we are broadcasting sort of live on tape from a van; this week outside the Middle East before our WBCN Rumble semifinals show. Four sweaty men in suits in a steamy van. Yum.
  2. The final episode of "Nate Sets U Str8," subtitled "The One in Which Nate Finally Goes Round the Bend."
  3. An in-depth interview with Scamper's better half, the lovely Alena.
  4. Mike exposes his sensitive, beautiful poetic soul in a segment entitled "What Up Wit Dat Bitch?"
  5. Music from legendary Boston rock heroes Fooled By April.
And so much freakin' more! Whoomp, there it is! Please Scamper, Don't Hurt 'Em with your Ed Lover Dance 1990!

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Episode 1.10

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 04:02:00 +0000

Like a deep hacking cough that the antibiotics just can't seem to kick out of your aching wheezing chest, the Scamper Podcast invades your sinuses for yet another week. On this week's show:
  1. We broadcast live on tape on location from Brandeis University, home of the Fighting Walnut Scrapers. So put a tie on the door and light up that doobie - it's c-c-college!
  2. Relive the glory and grandeur of Scamper's unexpected upset victory in Round 1 of the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble in Brendan's audio journal.
  3. Kick ass music from fellow Rumble semifinalists The Campaign for Real-Time and Appomattox. Catch them now while their clothes aren't all bloody from ripping us a new one on stage in the semi-finals.
  4. Our good buddy Tony sits in on the podcast. For some reason.
Plus, we say some stuff. And then some other stuff.

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Episode 1.9

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 05:00:00 +0000

Pimps up, ho's down - Scamper is on the street corner in the fishnets and the clear pumps ready to whore the WBCN Rumble show which is tonight! This week on the show:
  1. Our prodigal Nate makes his triumphant return to Podcastland and brings with him an absolutely frightening glimpse into his puberty-addled past.
  2. Music from fellow Rumble participants Sucka Brown.
  3. More Nate than you can shake the proverbial stick at - Volume 2 of "Nate Sets U Str8."
  4. Scamper predicts the results of the Rumble, the major league baseball season and the results of the 2008 Presidential election (five words for you: surprise candidate Billy Dee Williams).
  5. More music from your favorite band EVER.
Don't abandon us now, fun lovers. We're in this thing together.

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Episode 1.8

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 05:01:00 +0000

Hey hey, it's the eighth episode of the Scamper Podcast! And believe you me - Eight is definitely more than Enough! Get it? Because of the TV show? From the seventies???

This week on Episode 1.8 of the Scamper Podcast:
  1. The three remaining and befuddled members of Scamper try to solve the greatest mystery of the ages: where's Nate? Turns out he's right there, behind Waldo. No, wait - that's not Waldo. It's a crack whore that looks like Waldo. Don't feel bad - it's a common mistake.
  2. The warm-up to next week's WBCN Rock and Roll Rumblecontinues with music from the lovely and talented Casey Desmond.
  3. Longtime male companions Keith and Nate test their extensive knowledge of each other's deepest secrets in a fun new game show: The Bandlywed Game!
  4. More Rumble-riffic rock and roll with local studs the Rudds.
All this and a whole lot more! Okay, it's not that much more. That's about the long and short of it. We don't want to oversell you or anything.

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Episode 1.7

Mon, 20 Mar 2006 06:00:00 +0000

If the man is 5, then the devil is 6, then God is 7... this podcast's gone to heaven. On this week's episode of the Scamper Podcast:
  1. The insane genius Henry from Aloud shares with us some of his favorite memories from Scamper Podcast past. More of Henry's nonsensical "art" can be found here.
  2. Our lucky contestant Justin tries his luck at the infamous $25 Scampyramid. The tension! The drama! The humanity of it all!
  3. The most likely illegal "When Bands Get Drunk" series continues with the beautiful and deliciously odd Kara from the band Fluttr Effect.
  4. Scamper finally uses this podcast technology to do some good in the world as we debut a new segment: "Nate Sets U Str8." You know - for kids.
  5. Music from our final opponents in the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble: Taxpayer.
That, plus much much more of the usual bullhockey from your local rock heroes.

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Episode 1.6

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 06:00:00 +0000

We've made it halfway through Season 1 and we're already running on fumes! You've really got to admire this level of half-hearted effort and unabashed mediocrity, don't you? On this week's episode of the Scamper Podcast:
  1. Keith "The Tucker Carlson of Boston Rock" Michel makes his latest attempt at delivering "The Scamper News." Allah help us all.
  2. Musical trash talk from our opponents in the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble, Plan B.
  3. Ever wonder from what sort of lineage immature dillholes like Brendan sprout? We'll all find out together as Brendan's parents celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary with a podcast interview.
  4. A never-heard-before dance remix of the Scamper song "Sophie" by Francis Phan (aka "pFranchise") of the Jugganautz. Oh, Scamper is way more "down" than we look. Believe you me - we're quite "down" with the "kids" these days.
Plus, a whole lot of hysterical laughing at things that aren't really all that funny and much MUCH more. Thanks for sticking with us. We don't see any reason why you would.

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Episode 1.5

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 06:00:00 +0000

Number 5... is alive! This week on the completely superfluous Scamper Podcast:
  1. Brendan's supposedly extensive knowledge of 1980's professional wrestling trivia is put to the test as we present the first ever Scamper Smackdown! The fights may be fake, but the stakes are oh-so-high. If ya smeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell what Scamper is cooking! (raised eyebrow)
  2. Even this early in the game, the trash talk for the upcoming WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble begins, as Scamper fields some seriously vicious barbs (and some even more seriously hot rock-and-roll) from round 1 opponents Mach 5. Uh oh - they done and brought it.
  3. Keith "Exactly Like Peter Jennings Except Still Alive" Michel takes another swing at the Scamper News. This time, let's hope he doesn't embarrass himself! Again!
  4. Kickass music from Scamper's fellow Rumble participants and former messy rehearsal space-mates Harris.
And so much more. Really, a lot more. Scamper doesn't lie about such things.

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Episode 1.4

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 05:10:00 +0000

This week, Episode 4 of the Scamper Podcast is unleashed on an unsuspecting and quite frankly undeserving world. When it comes to global pandemics, the avian flu has nothing on our decrepit, diseased asses:
  1. Scamper gets all international on your asses as we talk to our many new friends in foreign lands.
  2. Keith "Cronkite" Michel brings us the most hard-hitting current events segment ever recorded: the Scamper News.
  3. An interview with the funniest man in Boston, the Reverend Tim McIntire. Laugh with him or at him - he's cool either way.
  4. Hot hot HOT music from one of our favorite Boston bands, the Bon Savants.
So stick this shit in your ear, interworld.

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Episode 1.3

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 05:15:00 +0000

The third time's the charm, little worker bees. We're going to get this crap right one of these days. On this week's episode of the notorious Scamper Podcast:
  1. Mighty Mike and Battlin' Brendan match wits on what's soon to be America's least enjoyed new game show: The $25 Scampyramid.
  2. The world freakin' premiere of the song "Can You Hear Me Now?" from Aloud, Boston's 2nd greatest band. Always a bridesmaid, bitches.
  3. Crawl into Brendan's sleep-addled noggin as your local rock heroes delve into the fascinating world of dream analysis.
And oh... so... much... more! Sweet dreams, muffins brains.

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Episode 1.2

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 05:29:00 +0000

Ready for round 2, Rock? Hit the one in the middle. This week on another stunning and disturbing episode of the Scamper Podcast:
  1. Wonderbassist Brendan takes you with him in his hip pocket on an audio tour of a typical show day as Scamper opens for Kay Hanley at TT the Bear's Place in Cambridge, MA.
  2. The podcast debut of "Cellars by Starlight" by the aforementioned Kay Hanley.
  3. More Goya mango nectar and Necco wafers than you can shake a stick at.
Enjoy! Tell your friends! Don't get any on ya!

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Episode 1.1

Mon, 06 Feb 2006 05:10:00 +0000

Like the crew of the Challenger before them, Scamper prepares to launch this podcast puppy into the upper stratosphere. Here's what Episode 1 of Season 1 brings to your waxy awaiting ears:

- Insights into the mysterious origin of the pop foursome known as "Scamper."
- An exclusive interview with former Letters to Cleo frontwoman Kay Hanley.
- The podcast premiere of the Scamper song "Barcelona" featuring the aforementioned Ms. Kay Hanley.

Strap yourselves in, little Scampernauts - it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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