SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

"The official podcast of all things <a href="https://blaggards.com">Blaggards</a>. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not <em>The</em> Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (<a href="https://slappercast.fireside.fm/5">Episode 5</a> discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — <a href="https://www.houstonpress.com/music/st-paddys-playlist-blaggards-edition-11249196">Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press</a>... Show More

Episodes

An epic conversation with our good friend Randy Hill of local Houston band Little Outfit. Show notes Little Outfit — Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Littleoutfit/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/littleoutfit/) Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 - Are you in? (https://blaggards.com/2019/02/ireland-october-2019-are-you-in/) Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) (https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/blagga... Read more

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August 13, 2019 63 min

Patrick and Chad have a leisurely discussion about vinyl records (yes, again), people who've helped the band along throughout the years, Blaggards becoming an LLC, Houston's summer heat, our upcoming Ireland tour, stories from our first Ireland tour, Brexit's effect on Ireland, and our upcoming "Blaggards Live" podcast. Show notes BUY NOW: Lone Star Pirate Festival T-shirt benefitting Camp Hope (https://drunkenmonkeyprivateers.com... Read more

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Patrick and Chad talk about how to stay focused and positive when you're self-employed, why daily exercise is essential, favorite album covers, and Chad raves about his new Apple Watch. Show notes Lone Star Pirate Festival T-shirts benefitting Camp Hope (https://drunkenmonkeyprivateers.com/shop-1?olsPage=products) Andrew Schram (https://andrewschram.crevado.com/art) — Illustration and graphic design Cortex (https://www.relay.fm/co... Read more

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Patrick and Chad talk about their recent shows in San Antonio and Plantersville, and then address a question about what legendary bands they wish they could have played in. This leads to a discussion of how Elvis Presley might have been saved. Also, our IRELAND tour is definitely happening! SIGN UP TODAY! (https://www.hammondtours.com/product/blaggards/) https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/dorian-svart-poster.jpg Poster a... Read more

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July 22, 2019 46 min

Patrick and Chad recount this past Saturday's first annual Lone Star Pirate Festival and all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We also talk about our upcoming Ireland tour (JOIN US -- see details below), reminisce about the old days of vinyl LPs, and shine some much-deserved light upon two legendary houston businesses: Cactus Music and Rockin' Robin Guitars. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/67215251_102200... Read more

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July 16, 2019 57 min

Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows: two nights at O'Malley's in Weston, Missouri, and a house concert in Omaha, Nebraska. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/67073450_2567245003288752_7893149158373064704_n.jpg Blaggards playing a house concert in Omaha NE (Photo by Sienna Oehler Nania) (https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/67073450_2567245003288752_7893149158373064704_n.jpg) Show notes LIVE from... Read more

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July 8, 2019 54 min

https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0950-e1562664898904-1030x554.jpg Mike and Paddy with O’Malley’s owner Michael Coakley. (https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0950-e1562664898904-1030x554.jpg) Patrick, Chad, and Mike sing the praises of O'Malley's Pub, an amazing music venue, pub and brewery in Weston, MO, where we'll be playing this weekend (July 12 & 13, 2019), as well as in October for Weston Irish F... Read more

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https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/65518467_542446842265_3048947453219831808_n-e1562138359221.jpg Our first actual guest on the show, artist and filmmaker José Figueroa of Dance To Live Music, joins us for an epic discussion about Houston’s vibrant music scene... and José’s upcoming documentary film about that very subject. Dance To Live Music on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dancetolivemusic365) Dance To Live Music... Read more

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June 25, 2019 48 min

Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn—the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha"—who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015. Jeff’s spirit was so strong that it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. In the short time we knew him, every second of his life was a celebration, and we were honored to be a part of it. He loved to laugh and was always smiling. His friendship also gave us ... Read more

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Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix. Also, we get some insight into Patrick's family history and give a lot of love to our hometown of Houston. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2722-e1560856007429.jpg A receipt from the store of Patrick's grandfather and namesake (Photo by Mike McAloon) (https://blag... Read more

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June 10, 2019 58 min

https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Snapseed-1030x687.jpg At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with drunk people at our shows. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2475.jpg Blaggards and Sean South CSC from Ireland at June 8, 2019, at R... Read more

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Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards (https://blaggards.com) got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of people-pleasing in the arts, and a tip of the hat to the remarkable bravery of stand-up comedians. https://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0758-1030x... Read more

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May 28, 2019 21 min

Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year... and was torn down last week to make way for a parking lot. Show notes Irish Aires (https://irishairesradio.org) — KPFT 90.1 FM (https://kpft.org) End of an Era: Fitzgerald’s in Houston Closing at Year’s End (https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/end-era-fitzgeralds-houston-closing-years-end/) — Texas Monthly Dana Cooper (http... Read more

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Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd diversions, including a story about Chad's unlikely-but-true connection to the '90s movie "Reality Bites". Show notes ‘Get the Gimp’: Breaking Down ‘Pulp Fiction’s Most Notorious Scene (https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/m... Read more

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May 13, 2019 50 min

What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down the winding road of Houston history and the dramatic changes the music industry has seen in the digital era. Show notes Trains finally roll in Houston rail system (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest/01/01/life.train.reut/) — CNN, 2004 Diedrich Coffee departure has patrons brewing a r... Read more

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Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie soundtracks, and the often hilarious obsession our fans have with Patrick's hair. http://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/paddy-omalleys-kelly-howe.jpg Patrick wirelessly roaming O'Malley's Pub (Photo by Kelly Howe) (http://blaggards.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/paddy-omalleys-kelly-ho... Read more

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April 29, 2019 45 min

Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos. Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode (https://amzn.to/2VyiIUq) Green Fields of France (https://youtu.be/XDyip7SIJkQ) - The Fureys & Davey Arthur QSC TouchMix 16 (https://amzn.to/2XONO7w) - Compact Digital Mixer Flight 666 (https://youtu.be/sERUvekU0u0) - Iron Maiden documentary Finne... Read more

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What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have closed? What guitars does Patrick use? Will we ever hear Blaggards on vinyl? Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode (https://amzn.to/2IRFhfI) Blaggards at Brian O'Neill's, 2005 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/microknee/albums/72057594107532099/with/128255993/) (featur... Read more

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April 15, 2019 58 min

After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for fledgling musicians of all ages. References for this episode The Roth Show (https://davidleeroth.com/the-roth-show/) — David Lee Roth's new podcast RBI Recording (https://www.facebook.com/RBI-Recording-142998302425885/) — w... Read more

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April 9, 2019 72 min

Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer... first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners. Then follows a ridiculously long discussion of our top five(ish) desert island discs. References for this episode Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners (https://youtu.be/uXVnmL1Kvmg) — Ronnie Drew on lead vocals The Town I Loved So Well (Live) - The Dubliners (https://youtu.be/5... Read more

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