Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 39

August 31st, 2018

Boy, you just couldn’t shut Teddy up in this podcast – I think she had been hitting the caffeinated coffee or something ;)

 

In episode 39, we introduce a brand new fixture – The Keeper! (Yes, you have to use the reverb setting when you say that – it’s in the book), which is the antithesis of the now-Legendary Steampunk Cellar. With The Keeper, instead of choosing things to throw away, we are picking our very favourite and putting them into the glass case to display forever. In its inaugural episode, we’ll be choosing The Keeper for best songwriter and best rude insulting name.

 
But we didn’t want the Steampunk Cellar to feel left out, so we tossed a couple of bones down there to keep it happy until dinnertime. We review Teddy’s new book The Chine, as well as the Bassman’s continuing improving health, our new daily routine, Unsolved Mysteries, and Serena Williams. Then, we finish up with a sobering discussion about Incel, a growing and disturbing sub culture.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music. And don’t forget to hang on until the end – here there be bloopers.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 38

July 28th, 2018

Welcome to Episode 38, our second post-stroke podcast – I think you’ll agree that the Bassman is sounding better every day. We are joined by the Podfather himself, the God of Pod, Evan Harris. This is also part one of a crossover podcast with the newly ressurected Lucky Ten Thousand podcast.

 

Recording a podcast is always fun with Evan, who is a true force of nature. We tackle some fun subjects ranging from nostalgia to Star Trek, and we have a big ol’ KFC Value bucket of items to toss into the Steampunk Cellar. And please don’t forget to vote in the Podcast Awards for The Bearded Ones and the Lucky Ten Thousand – there’s still time!

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 37

May 25th, 2018

Well, never let it be said that Teddy & The Bassman don’t lead an interesting life. We apologise for the long dry spell between episode 36 and this one, but life has a way of jumping up and biting you sometimes, and boy, did it bite us.

 

On February 28, 2018, an event happened that would forever change our lives – Bassman suffered a series of strokes, followed by major surgery. It has completely altered how we live and think and work, and we had to share it with you.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 36

February 21st, 2018

Episode 36 – what a wild ride. We spend a fantastic 90 minutes speaking with Mark Milbourn, coming to you from sunny Sway in Hampshire, England. Mark and the Bassman go all the way back to the early 1980’s, when they were members of Fat Profit, a popular local band. Mark is a singer, songwriter, deep thinker, and champion giggler. You’ve never heard so much laughter on T&TB.
 
Because we were Skyping with Mark across the pond, some of the audio isn’t quite the quality we would like, but we still felt the subject matter and the craic were worth a little imperfect sound. The three of us share a frank and thought-provoking discussion on religion and beliefs, sex and the dysfunctional Christian, and Mark and the Bassman take a stroll down memory lane with a few old jokes and war stories.
 
Teddy gives an update on the Audible version of Her Minder (read by none other than The God of Pod Evan Harris, who graciously sent her one of his reading bloopers). The Steampunk Cellar is open for business, and Teddy finally gets her way.
 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music courtesy of Fat Profit’s glory days – get out your padded Miami Vice jackets and your espadrilles – it’s 1985 again!

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 35

January 29th, 2018

Happy 2018, everyone! We’ve started the year off right with a podcast featuring Catherine Furlong and the return of our first ever podcast guest, The One and Only Brian Coker. And if two awesome guests aren’t exciting enough, we were paid a visit from a special Mystery Guest – roll on, 2018!
 
Brian tells us about his work in theatre and on his own personal fitness, as well as his special VIP trip to Disney World, his favourite place on earth.

The Steampunk Cellar is open for business, and we get downright philosophical during an Either/Or quiz. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

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

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

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

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

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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