Monday, February 20, 2017

Episode 48: I Know Gun Fu

Joe and Shawn hang out at Official's Time Out at the Poplar Creek Bowling Alley in Hoffman Estates, IL and discuss some movies that have hit theaters recently. The Comedian with Robert DeNiro and John Wick: Chapter 2 starring Keanu Reeves. We didn't see Ch. 2 yet, so we discuss the first John Wick movie from a few years back and how it's creators tie into the Matrix universe (Laurence Fishburne has a cameo in John Wick 2...)

We also talk about how NOT to use Periscope at work...

and share some cool tunes, which are featured on OUR SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS!!! LISTEN NOW!!!!
Most notable is our friend Joe Rocha from the band BUMP, who was featured on Episode 15 of THIS VERY PODCAST!!

Plus a shoutout to our comedian buddies 
Check them out in your town!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Episode 47: A Tale of Two Diners

On the night before the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Tony, Joe & Shawn were hanging out at The Loaded Buffalo in Mundelein, IL talking about the general mood our country is in, and delved into a little bit of Shawn's history serving in the Air Force.

Joe talks about the Grilled Cheese Burger he ate.

The recording session was cut short by some weird circumstances, so a few weeks later Shawn and Joe sat down at another eating establishment, JoJo's in Schaumburg, IL to catch up on the conversation. 

We continued with talk about Grammy's and Hall of Fames and how we perceive new music vs. old music.

  • The Sosa-McGwire home run rivalry.
  • Are stem cells a performance enhancing drug?
  • Human DNA in pig embryos. 

Our new friend Charity, manager at Jojo's, sits down for a few minutes and we talk about working at diners and gas stations.

 Public Service Announcement: Stop arguing with your friends on Facebook.

 Go listen to some music like the ambient sounds on ECHOLORADO (Shoutout to Johnny Trash!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Episode 46: Beside the Music #9 (Tony In La La Land)

Joe and Tony dig into some obscure songs like "My Ding-a-Ling" by Chuck Berry and "MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer, and a talk about some of the interesting stories behind those recordings. We also dig into a new album by our friends in Pride of Lions, featuring rock icon and fellow Chicagoan Jim Peterik  (, and a few other great local musicians we know like Kimi Hayes (, Mike Acquino (facebook), and current and former members of a great band we've discussed before, 97Nine (, including Dave Urich, Dan Lenegar, Dan Buckley, Mark O'Dette, and Michael Bragg.