Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 34

December 10th, 2017

Two podcasts in two weeks? Wow! It must be Christmas!

While The Bassman is busy at Centre Stage with his play Merry Christmas Shirley, Teddy takes over and compiles a ‘best of Christmas’ section, featuring commentary from Catherine (The Queen, or as she likes to be known, Phred) and the God of Pod, Evan Harris. Favourite Christmas songs and traditions are discussed, and both Teddy AND the Bassman share some very personal insights on Christmas.

 
It wouldn’t be a Christmas podcast without the Bassman’s Christmas poem, and Teddy’s Snow day story. Teddy also shares some thinky thoughts about exactly what Christmas is all about.

 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Tommy Dorsey and Steampunk Christmas
Jingle Bells – Pete Rugulo Orchestra
Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Patti Page
Sleigh Ride – Phil Spector
Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Roy Wood
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Fairytale of New York – Kirsty McColl & The Pogues
What Child Is This? Vince Guaraldi Trio
Let It Snow – Gloria Estefan
‘Zat You, Santa Claus? Louis Armstrong
Twelve Days of Christmas – The Chipmunks
Wexford Carol – Alison Kraus and Yo Yo Ma
Happy Holiday – Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 33

December 1st, 2017

Another action-packed episode, featuring the Queen Phred (AKA Catherine our daughter) and a very special guest, Jennifer Allyn-Perri, a very talented, funny lady, who simply sparkles with warmth and charm throughout the podcast. With Thanksgiving done and Christmas looming, we start dashing headlong into the holiday season.

Jenn reveals her first love, opera, and how her father inadvertently turned her on to this genre.

 
Several items are banished to the Steampunk Cellar, and Bassman delivers a quiz that is both naughty and nice.

 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Come On A My House – Rosemary Clooney
Shoop – Salt n Pepa
Sally B. Goode – Carroll Brown
Canary In A Coalmine – The Police
That’s The Way – KC & The Sunshine Band
Theme – Top Cat
Theme – The Avengers
Linus & Lucy – Vince Guraldi
Holiday For Strings – Michael LeGrand
Scuttlebuttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughn
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 32

October 27th, 2017

We have a full house in Episode 32 – the ever awesome Queen Catherine (or as she is also known – Phred) joins us for a special visit from the UK. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, we are joined by the very first person who ever asked to be on our podcast (it just took us 32 episodes to get her here!) DeAna Earl!

 

DeAna talks with us about her life as an entertainer on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and what it takes to learn how to fly.

We discuss learning how to dance, the difference between different British accents, and how to develop that thick skin needed to survive in the entertainment business.

All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Theme – The Love Boat
Stormy Monday – Little Joe Cook
Kiko And The Lavender Moon – Los Lobos
Who Killed Big Bird? Barry Adamson
4Evermore - Anthony David
The In Crowd – Ramsey Lewis Trio
Used To Rule The World – Randall Bramblett
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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 31

October 2nd, 2017

Episode 31 continues our fascinating discussion with the legendary Brian Reeder and Andre Webb!

We start off with a lightning round quiz, where Brian reveals the perils of a tequila hangover, and Andre gives us a glimpse into the afterlife.

The conversation turns serious as we discuss the recent events in Charlottesville, and the frustrations facing America’s citizens in the light of our government and country’s current climate. The four of us agree: Love is the only cure. Please join us for our most significant and relevant podcast to date.

All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
L’Realite – Amadou and Mariam
I Can’t Run – Paul Simon
Trouble Town – Jake Bugg
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Aretha Franklin
Poughkeepsie – Over The Rhine
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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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