Friday, December 25, 2020

DicksnJanes #823: Season's Greetings eh!

Scarborough Dude tries to get into the spirit of Christmas, and is at least partially successful - maybe.

Little Drummer Boy - Boney M - Christmas Album
Hotcakes and Sausage - The Old Codger - Comfort Stand Recordings Single #508
Akhnaten: Window of Appearances - Philip Glass & The Philip Glass Ensemble - The Essential Philip Glass (Deluxe Edition)

Friday, December 18, 2020

DicksnJanes #822: Who Needs Shownotes?

Scarborough Dude wonders if it makes any difference to anyone if he tells you here what the show is about, so today he won't. Listen anyway eh, and enjoy the music.

Primrose - The Essex Green - Mojo Presents / Children Of Pepper
Māya Love - George Harrison - Dark Horse
Instant Karma - John Lennon - Shaved Fish

Friday, December 11, 2020

DicksnJanes #821: No Longer Waiting

Even Scarborough Dude himself was bored listening to this episode - Ken and his dam book! But at least the 3 songs were great eh.

Nebuchadnezzar - Laurel Aitken - The Roots of Mod
Gimme That Wine - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - The Roots of Mod
Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney & Wings - Wingspan: Hits and History

Friday, December 04, 2020

DicksnJanes #820: The Cat Came Back

Scarborough Dude talks about obeying rules needlessly, Tora came back, letters writing, his kind family, plugs other podcasts, books, apologies for being so content, plays some Leon Russell vinyl in the basement, apologizes for feeling a oneness, fullness, completeness and so blessed, mentions the Beats, discusses his objectification of women, and his friend Tony.

All the Tired Horses - Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
Get Yourself Together - The Black Keys - Let's Rock

Friday, November 27, 2020

DicksnJanes #819: Holding Ourselves Back

Scarborough Dude talks about Julien Smith, fame, being just anybody, his Kentucky truck stop wallet, and losing track of finances, his wallet, an iPhone 12, and his adopted cat - what more do you want! 

Never Comes The Day - The Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream
I Ain't Never - Webb Pierce - 100 Country Classics

Friday, November 20, 2020

DicksnJanes #818: 70 is the new 80

Scarborough Dude drives to and hates Lagoon City, ages 10 years, curses Trump supporters, talks about his book and creativity.

Plastic Fantastic Lover - Jefferson Airplane - The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane
Out and In - The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children's Children
Visions Of Paradise - The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord

Friday, November 13, 2020

DicksnJanes #817: fucken happy, full of beans!

Scarborough Dude compares his style of podcasting to letter writing, bemoans littering, goes back to old letters, misses a zoom gathering, feels contentment. 

Sing This All Together - Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
Busy Doin' Nothin' - Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Classics… Selected By Brian Wilson

Friday, November 06, 2020

DicksnJanes #816: a life well lived

Scarborough Dude bounces back to overall great contentment with his life.

Parchman Farm - Mose Allison - The Roots of Mod
Shine Your Light - Gap Dream - Mojo Presents / Children Of Pepper

Friday, October 30, 2020

DicksnJanes #815: drawing lines

Scarborough Dude has his usual through mood swings, and wonders where the lines should be drawn.

Lazy - Love and Rockets - Earth-Sun-Moon
Lather - Jefferson Airplane - The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane
Warning Sign - Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Friday, October 23, 2020

DicksnJanes #814: when is a podcast like a letter?

Scarborough Dude continues rambling on about his old letters, then gets all upset when someone litters.


Pretty Peggy-O - Bob Dylan - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene

Springhill Mine Disaster - Bob Gibson - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene

Things We Said Today - The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

Friday, October 16, 2020

DicksnJanes #813: Living in the Past

Scarborough Dude brings new life to his old letters, telling himself he has more than enough for his book.

You Really Got A Hold On Me - The Beatles - With The Beatles
Don't Bother Me - The Beatles - With The Beatles

Thursday, October 08, 2020

DicksnJanes #812: High Horse Edition

Scarborough Dude and Sal celebrate their 4th Anniversary together by camping at Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Background Music:
Ibis - Can - Unlimited Edition
Autumn Leaves - Cannonball Adderley - Starbucks: Blue Note Blend
The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan - Blue Note Blend, Vol 2
Blue Train - John Coltrane - Starbucks: Blue Note Blend
Symphony #3 - Johannes Brahms - 111 Classical Masterpieces
Rêve - Vangelis - Opera Sauvage
Body and Soul - Love and Rockets - Hot Trip To Heaven

Friday, October 02, 2020

DicksnJanes #811: Past and Present

Scarborough Dude continues to dig thru his past thru old letters and the DicksnJanes zine, while confronting present realities.
Work, Work, Work - Denise Dill - Leaves of Life
Hotel St. Sebastian - Devendra Banhart - Leaves of Life

Saturday, September 26, 2020

DicksnJanes #810: Sandbanks

Scarborough Dude enjoys some midweek camping at Sandbanks, accompanied by old DicksnJanes zine friends.

Avenue - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt
Sea of Vapours - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt

Saturday, September 19, 2020

DicksnJanes #809: Letters, I got letters!

Scarborough Dude continues to delve deep into his sometimes sordid past thru his treasure trove of old letters.

Nobody Knows - The Brothers Four - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene
Mashed Potatoes - Nat Kendrick & The Swans - The Roots of Mod

Saturday, September 12, 2020

DicksnJanes #808: Waiting For Now

Scarborough Dude finds himself in a very happy place, thanks to some old letters.


Laughing Stock - Love - Definitive Rock: Love

My Shit's Fucked Up - Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya

Saturday, September 05, 2020

DicksnJanes #807: Friends and Family

Scarborough Dude brags about friendships and reflects on what is owed for a life of privilege.


Mustt Mustt - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt

Tracery - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

DicksnJanes #806: The Morris the Merrier!

It took a while but Scarborough Dude finally got into the love and joy that was Brent and Brandy's wedding.


The Way Young Lovers Do - Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

DicksnJanes #805: Murphy's Point Gold Edition

Murphy's Point Provincial Park
Scarborough Dude treats himself to a very pleasant 3 day mini vacation in Ontario.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

DicksnJanes #804: yada yada

Yuki's reaction this this episode
Scarborough Dude shares his inner   world and yada yada yada.
The War Is Over - Cage The Elephant - Social Cues
Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - The Roots of Mod

I'm in the Mood to Move - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

DicksnJanes #803: the other voices

Scarborough Dude starts off feeling fine but ends on a very dark note; be forewarned!

Music: Freight Train Blues - Bob Dylan - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene Down the Road - The Greenbriar Boys - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene Sister - Tracey Thorn - Uncut: Turn Me On, I'm A Radio

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

DicksnJanes #802b: More from Awenda

Scarborough Dude continues to enjoy his peaceful quiet time alone at Awenda, reading and sitting by the fire.

Take This Hammer - The Tarriers - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene

Sunday, August 02, 2020

DicksnJanes #802a: Awenda

Scarborough Dude gets stressed taking his cat to the vet, and unstressed when he goes camping.

Johnny with the Bandy Legs - The Highwaymen - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

DicksnJanes #801: new iPhone ripples

Scarborough Dude records from 4 favourite locations this time, taking on too many topics to remember.

I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George - The Roots of Mod
Little Sadie - Doc Watson - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene
Nine Hundred Miles - The New Christy Minstrels - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene
My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog (Live) - Tom Paxton - The Greenwich Village Folk Scene

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DicksnJanes #800: changing thinking

Scarborough Dude shouts fuck you at TV news one day and listens and learns important things the next, and continues to share more inner monologue than anyone ever asked for.

House of Bamboo - Andy Williams - The Roots of Mod
Chaquita - The Dave Clark Five - The Roots of Mod
Everybody Loves a Lover - Doris Day - The Roots of Mod

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DicksnJanes #799: intimate connections

Scarborough Dude talks about used bookstores, self-esteem, President Trump, white fragility, church sold for better use, his cat, report cards, growing up in Quebec, home made lunch, good but depressing films.

Don't You Just Know It - Huey "Piano" Smith - The Roots of Mod
Caesar's Pad - Googie Rene - The Roots of Mod
She Made My Blood Run Cold - Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm - The Roots of Mod

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

DicksnJanes #798: Don't ask, walk!

Scarborough Dude talks about Mod music, white fragility, the deck update, the 2020 Austrian GP, FaceBook memories, July 4 fireworks, the Harpers letter, and transcendence. 

My Girl Josephine - Bill Black's Combo - The Roots of Mod
Little Egypt - The Coasters - The Roots of Mod
Humpty Dumpty - Eric "Humpty Dumpty" Morris & Drumbago All Stars - The Roots of Mod

Read The Harper's Letter

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

DicksnJanes #797: do better eh!

Scarborough Dude talks about Midnight Diner, The Platform, the evolution of personality, fragility, and more. 

Only a Fool Would Say That - Steely Dan - Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals - Retrospective
Navajo Rug - Ian Tyson - Cowboyography

Thursday, June 25, 2020

DicksnJanes #796: Smile On Your Brother

The Master, Midnight Diner
Scarborough Dude reminisces about Japan, talks about Midnight Diner, and introduces a popular 60s tune.

My Memories Fade - 坂本慎太郎 - How to Live With a Phantom
Everybody Get Together - The Dave Clark Five - The Dave Clark Five: The Hits

DicksnJanes #795: fragile whitey

"...the episode was not really offensive, but it was confusing. It sounded as if you were trying to stand your ground, not apologize, while looking for forgiveness and asking others to tell you what to do all at the same time. I couldn't tell if you were being sincere, or sarcastic. You sound flustered and unsure what to say. authentic, real, vulnerable, confused, and conflicted." Independent Advisory Committee

This episode is available upon request only; email for the link.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

DicksnJanes #794: send back the chicken

Scarborough Dude talks about the things he says he won't, and doesn't talk about the things he says he will.

Haunted When The Minutes Drag (USA Mix) - Love and Rockets - 5 Albums - Express (Remastered)
Lucifer Sam - Love and Rockets - 5 Albums - Express (Remastered)
Bad Monkey - Love and Rockets - Assorted! (1987-1989) Disc V: 5 Albums

Thursday, June 11, 2020

DicksnJanes #793: Jesus and other stuff

Scarborough Dude thanks Uncle Weed, overreacts to current events, and talks about Jesus. 

An American Dream - Love And Rockets - Express
Love's The Only Way - Cage The Elephant - Social Cues

Thanks Uncle Weed!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

DicksnJanes #792: big things small things

Scarborough Dude talks about the big things happening in America and small things closer to home. 

America The Beautiful - Ray Charles - The Vietnam War (The Soundtrack)
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Meet Mister Callaghan - Les Paul - Magic Hits of the 1950s

Friday, May 29, 2020

DicksnJanes #791: old and grumpy

Scarborough Dude thanks a long time listener, enjoys a lakeside walk, and fails once more to be kind and understanding.

Social Cues - Cage The Elephant - Social Cues
Social Disease - Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Friday, May 22, 2020

DicksnJanes #790: old letters and more

Lots of topics - letter writing, Robert Mitchum, fatherhood, zen, pets, Nigeria, and more. 

Sweet F.A. - Love and Rockets - Sweet F.A.
The Light - Love and Rockets - Earth-Sun-Moon

Hey you buckaroos! Listen to Cowboy Ken and his cowboy songs!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

DicksnJanes #789: ding dang dong

50 odd years ago!
The usual health update, the Bryan Adams pile on, Rogers and Apple headaches, a little zen, how lazy I am, and even more.

Definition - Yo-Yo Ma, The Philip Glass Ensemble & Michael Riesman - The Essential Philip Glass
Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man) - Love and Rockets - Sorted! - The Best of Love and Rockets

Friday, May 08, 2020

DicksnJanes #788: air water food shelter

Keye Luke and Lotus 'Shibata' Wong in Phantom of Chinatown
A few Beat clarifications, thoughts from a cemetery, distant memories, old films, a new project, and a lot more talk.

My Rough and Rowdy Ways - Gene Autry - Blues Singer 1929-1931
Big Joe Mufferaw - Stompin' Tom Connors - Live At the Horseshoe

Friday, May 01, 2020

DicksnJanes #787: no show notes

Ken, in happier times. Nigeria, 1981
Scarborough Dude might attract more listeners if he made show notes, but that ain't gonna happen.

This Son Has No Title - Elton John  - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Another Girl - The Beatles - Help!
Bonhomme Bonhomme - Kids Direct - O Canada!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

DicksnJanes #786: Social Handcuffs

Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past
Scarborough Dude gets a rude reality check but bounces back with voices from the past. Warning: some Beat talk.

Catch Me If You Can - The Dave Clark Five - The Dave Clark Five: The Hits
Tell Me Why - The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
For more of me...
Listen here for the Vinyl Countdown episode from the Imperial Pub 
Listen here for How To Write A Novel
Listen here for The Bob & AJ Show

Thursday, April 16, 2020

DicksnJanes #785: Ready Thursday

Scene from 12 Angry Men, COVID-19 home filmfest 
Scarborough Dude sits on park benches talking about Japanese bars and whatever else pops into his meandering mind.

Love Me Do - The Beatles - Please Please Me
You Really Got A Hold On Me - The Beatles - With The Beatles
Don't Bother Me - The Beatles - With The Beatles
P.S. I Love You - The Beatles - Please Please Me

Friday, April 10, 2020

DicksnJanes #784: My Soul Has a Paranormal Thumb

Scarborough Dude realizes he does not want his social isolation disrupted, and may extend the distancing even further. 

Sack O' Woe - Van Morrison & Georgie Fame - How Long Has This Been Going On
Chet's Tune - Willie Nelson - Nashville Was The Roughest
Til I Die - Beach Boys - Best of the Brother Years 1970-1986

Saturday, April 04, 2020

DicksnJanes #783: I Swear It Works!

Scarborough Dude continues to reflect on relationships, personal flaws, and mental blocks, against the backdrop of COVID-19. 

Einstein On the Beach: Bed - The Philip Glass Ensemble & Michael Riesman - The Essential Philip Glass (Deluxe Edition)
Young Love - Sonny James - 100 Country Classics
Honky Jazz - Tom Russell - Hotwalker

Saturday, March 28, 2020

DicksnJanes #782: further contemplations

Scarborough Dude provides an excellent contemplation of aging, personal growth, healthcare, society, death, gratitude, fear, acceptance, and how all of it is intertwined, to quote a listener.

I Feel Speed - Love and Rockets - Love and Rockets
Rain Bird - Love and Rockets - Earth-Sun-Moon

Monday, March 23, 2020

DicksnJanes #781: self-indulgence

Scarborough Dude feels the need to empty his head of too many thoughts.

Jr. Painkiller - Depeche Mode - Ultra
Rainy Day People - Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold
Hi'way Songs - Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dan's Records

Friday, March 20, 2020

DicksnJanes #780: Flattening the Curve

Scarborough Dude continues isolating himself and reflecting further on the ramifications of COVID-19.

Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus - Crackle
It Doesn't Matter Two - Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

Saturday, March 14, 2020

DicksnJanes #779: Social Distancing

Scarborough Dude has enjoyed a head start on the social distancing, but the reality and repercussions of COVID-19 is starting to sink it.

It Ain't Easy - David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Kooks - David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Sorrow - David Bowie - Pin Ups

Thursday, March 05, 2020

DicksnJanes #778: home recovery

Naoko doing an amazing job taking care of me!
Scarborough Dude is back home enjoying a leisurely recovery.

Einstein On the Beach: Knee 1 - The Philip Glass Ensemble & Michael Riesman - The Essential Philip Glass (Deluxe Edition)
Satyagraha: Evening Song - Douglas Perry, Christopher Keene, New York City Opera Chorus & New York City Opera Orchestra - The Essential Philip Glass (Deluxe Edition)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

DicksnJanes #777: post op

Scarborough Dude shares some of his post op time in hospital with you.

Sunday, February 09, 2020

DicksnJanes #776: now and then again

Scarborough Dude goes on too long about the here and now, and then jumps back 50 years.

Let's Think About Livin - Bob Luman - 100 Country Classics
Sudbury Saturday Night - Stompin' Tom Connors - Live At the Horseshoe

Saturday, February 01, 2020

DicksnJanes #775: suffering is optional?

Me at a friends wedding, Montreal 1971
Scarborough Dude follows the usual pattern, recording clips at 3 separate times during the course of the week, hoping some coherent messages will emerge.

It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (Remastered)
San Franciscan Nights - The Animals - Retrospective