Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 30

August 28th, 2017

Wow! What a couple of weeks it’s been – first, we got to spend some awesome time with our darling Alexandra Hernandez and her beautiful family. And if that wasn’t enough, we also got to finally podcast with none other than Brian Reeder and Andre Webb!

 If you’ve listened to many of our podcasts, you will have heard of Brian. He is one of our earliest and most loyal cheerleaders; he is the Bassman’s superhero sidekick (to understand this, you’ll have to listen to our crossover podcast with The Bearded Ones), and he is a super-talented force of nature you just love being around.

 
Together with his good friend (and now our good friend, Andre Webb), he is planning his own podcast, and he and Andre stopped by one afternoon to join us. We can honestly say that this podcast was a life-changing, life-affirming event. It was so extensive we’ve split it into two podcasts, so you can have twice as much fun with us. Brian and Andre are so inspirational.
 
We start off asking about Brian’s start as a performer, then ask about influences. From there, we learn the legend of J.J. Coolbreeze, and what Andre would like to tell his Great-great-great-great grandchildren. We salute Lefties, and wax nostalgic about the perfect day. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Diamonds – Steam Powered Giraffe
Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters
Cheaper To Keep Her - MFSB
Groove Is In The Heart - DeLite
Hobo Dan – Carroll Brown
Sit Down Servant – The Staple Singers
Intermission – The Carpenters
Start It Up – Robben Ford
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 29

July 17th, 2017

It’s not everyday you get to record a podcast with true legends, but we had that opportunity in Episode 29.

 

To commemorate our two-year anniversary as podcasters, we share a very special podcast crossover episode with the guys that started it all for us, Evan Harris and Jason Underwood, those Gods of Pod themselves, The Bearded Ones! These guys were so much fun – you can tell from all the laughter and the lunacy we shared.
 
And when you’ve listened to our podcast, hop over to the Bearded Ones, and listen to the other half of the evening. On our side, we discuss the true meaning of ‘fully functional’, Teddy gives Jason lessons on how to talk dirty during sex, and we find out exactly what Evan would be willing to do for $35,000.
 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Theme Tune: The Bearded Ones – Evan Harris
Fried My Little Brains – The Kills
Sinner Man – Nina Simone
Sexy - Muffin Man
Incidental Music – Smack The Pony
Kali Yuga - Echobelly
My Sunny Girlfriend – The Monkees
Helter Skelter – The Beatles
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 28

June 22nd, 2017

THIS PODCAST CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. Whew! What an episode! We started on Father’s Day, and it took Teddy until Thursday to mix it all down – we got talking and just couldn’t seem to make ourselves stop!

 

Episode 28 covers a huge range of subjects, from reminiscing about our dads, strong women in movies and television, Murdoch Mysteries, and our amazing singer/songwriter friend Carroll Brown (whose music features heavily in this episode). We talk about learning how not to give a F&*%, as well the National Archive of media. Bassman becomes Ranty McRantface, and Teddy explains why she is an enigma wrapped in bacon. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

 

Featured Music:

 

Theme Tune: NBC Sunday Mystery Movie – Henry Mancini
Honeybee – Steam Powered Giraffe
Sally B. Good – Carroll Brown
Barnacle Bill and Betty – Carrol Brown
Losing My Religion – Lacuna Coil
Scuttle Buttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dois Nardestes – Clay Ross
Psychopomp – Thank You Scientist
Theme Tune – Murdoch Mysteries
Retrograde – James Blake
Sweet Savannah Nights – Carroll Brown
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 27

May 8th, 2017

In Episode 27, we welcome back our gorgeous daughter Catherine, who came to Steampunk Towers to celebrate her 25th birthday. We spent a great evening setting the world to rights.

 

We revisit some vocab words that sum up difficult and complex emotions, listen to the world’s most relaxing music (shown to reduce stress by 65%), and send another offender down into the Steampunk Cellar. We also review the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, Bassman gives Teddy and Cat a naughty quiz, and we start our new regular feature on tea with a discussion on Pu-erh. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

 

Featured Music:

 

No Can Do – Hall and Oates
Run Boy Run - Woodkid
Weightless – Marconi Union
Come to Poppa – Bob Seger
Tea for Two – Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
Cry On My Shoulder – Bonnie Raitt
Jolene – Dolly Parton (on 33rpm)
Whenever I Call You Friend - Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks
Billy’s Gone – Level 42
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 26

February 19th, 2017

What started out as a Valentine Day episode soon became our most contemplative episode to date. It became pretty obvious soon out of the starting gate that we had a lot of thinky thoughts, which led to some soul-searching, thought-provoking subjects.

 

Among our topics are memories and regrets, what keeps you up at night, mushroom suits, social media dating, and the very serious and sometimes upsetting subject of gaslighting, featuring a list of signs that may help you to spot if you are the target of a gaslighter. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

 

Featured Music:

 

Something About You – Level 42
Theme Tune – Vision On
I Remember You – The Four Freshmen
She Talks To Angels – Black Crows
Cloudburst – The Pointer Sisters
Eminence Front – The Who
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 25

January 24th, 2017

Happy 2017! America is looking more and more like an Orwellian nightmare, but here in Steampunk Towers it's warm and toasty, and we are enjoying part 2 of our conversation with the God of Pod Evan Harris and our gorgeous daughter Catherine (who surprised her dad at Christmas). Evan hots things up even more as he holds our feet to the fire on some pretty thought-provoking questions (apologies that his mic was a little hot, so a bit of distortion, but he’s awesome just the same!)

 

We play the Who can stay/Who has to go? game, which segues into our first memories of our beloved Alan Rickman. We also enter the hypothetical Hunger Games, and decide who is the biggest threat. Our discussion of our favourite films sparks a debate on horror movies and why they scare us, and we rate our parents on the strictness scale. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

 

Featured Music:

 

Hourglass - Squeeze
Dinnerladies (Day by Day) – Victoria Wood
Little Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
Used To Rule The World – Randall Bramblett
Route 66 – Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Minor Swing – Johnny Depp
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 24

December 29th, 2016

Happy Holidays! 2016 has been tough, but here at Steampunk Towers, Christmas came with a very happy surprise – our daughter Catherine arrived all the way from England! And as if one amazing guest wasn’t enough, The God of Pod Evan Harris also stops by with his special brand of holiday cheer (apologies that his mic was a little hot, so a bit of distortion, but he’s awesome just the same!)

 

Catherine takes us on a comparison tour of the US vs the UK, and we argue some of the finer points of sports, tea and profanity. Christmas makes up most of our discussion, including our favourite gifts, all those times Catherine was fooled by Father Christmas, and what needs to go into this Christmas version of the Steampunk Cellar. And what the heck is a Singing Henny??
 
All this, along with the usual mélange of Christmassy vintage commercials, silly jingle (bells) and cool carols.

 

Featured Music:

 

My Favourite Things – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Kiko And The Lavender Moon – Los Lobos
Rule Brittannia – London Symphony Orchestra
What Child Is This? – Ray Charles
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues F. Kirsty McColl
’Zat you, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong
The Most Wonderful Day of The Year – From Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
What Child Is This? – From The Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 23

November 20th, 2016

Well, we thought we had 8 hours of podcast love to share. Turns out we did not. You’ll hear all about it on Episode 23.

 

Teddy & The Bassman fill you in on all that’s been going on, including trips to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, thoughts on the election (don’t worry – we keep it brief and relatively vitriol-free), the second of the Trifecta of late year holidays, Thanksgiving, and you find out the Bassman’s party piece. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

 

Featured Music:

 

Let Her Cry – Hootie And The Blowfish
Dark Lord Funk – Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters
Dig That Crazy Chick - Sam Butera & The Witnesses
Over The River – Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters
Spirits In The Material World – The Police
Hold Tight – The Andrews Sisters
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 22

September 16th, 2016

As a fanfare and preparation for the 8 HOURS of recorded podcast we’ve completed the past three weeks, Episode 22 is our first ever ‘Best of’ compilations of greatest hits! That's right - we took our favourite moments from our earlier podcasts and put them all together for your one-stop best-of shop.


We start with episode 3, and a session on roleplay, then catch up with God of Pod Evan Harris taking a very naughty quiz. We discuss religion with Brian Coker and replay one of our favourite conversations of all time on Spanking. Halloween gets a look in, and we wrap things up with Liz and Kim discussing the Five Languages of Love. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.


Featured Music:


Bring It On Down to My House – Asleep At The Wheel
Come On A My House – Rosemary Clooney
Father Figure – George Michael
I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
Billy’s Gone – Level 42
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Teddy & The Bassman Episode 21

August 7th, 2016

Fresh from Teddy’s return from Viva Las Vegas! Join us for Part Two of our conversation with the lovely Helena Rickman!



The Helenameter is brought in once again to critique, we talk about the concept of holding space, the art of throwing yourself under the bus, being friends and Obduction, the newest Myst game, due out any day now. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.



Featured Music:



Dance du Mardi Gras – Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
The Sun and The Rain - Madness
Waiting for You - Seal
Done Enough Dying Today – Larry Gatlin
Theme from Route 66 – Nelson Riddle
Love and Happiness – Emmylou Harris and Mark Knophler
Roobart and Custard
Calling Dr Love - Kiss
John The Revelator – Clay Ross
You’re Sixteen – Johnny Burnette
Gresham Blues – Level 42
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