Saturday, December 31, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #41 - Bye Bye 2005

The Scarborouigh Dude unloads all the crap he can before the New Years kicks in; not for those who prefer their podcasts light & fluffy.

Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman - Uncut: Mob Life
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate - Andrews Sisters - Rumors Are Flying
Nightclubbing Iggy Pop Trainspotting Soundtrack
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Flash Jack From Gundagai - Traditional - Essential Aussie Songs
I'm Afraid of Americans - David Bowie - Best of Bowie
Enjoy Yourself - Guy Lombardo - Best of Guy Lombardo

Friday, December 23, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #40 Happy Christmas!

The Scarborough Dude talks a little about Christmas, and John Lennon - and even tries to make this a nice show to listen to... hardly any swearing.

Little Drummer Boy - Boney M - The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs Of The World
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Cape Breton Chorale - A Noteworthy Christmas/Canadian Choirs
Huron Carol - Exultate Chamber Singers - (same)
O Come All Ye Faithful - Mississauga Massed Choir - (same)
Away In A Manger - Guelph Childrens Singers & Chamber Choir - (same)
Oh My Love - John Lennon
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Jingle Bells - Esquivel - Starbucks Hi-Fidelity Holiday
Happy Christmas- The Alarm - Starbucks Hi-Fidelity Holiday

Friday, December 16, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #39

In this episode, the Scarborough Dude practices pimping his show, reflects on the meaning of Christmas, and loses a sidekick. What else do you want? The John Lennon Tribute is next week, okay?

Mule Train - Frankie Laine - Singing In The Saddle
Noel, C'est L'Amour - University Of Manitoba Singers - A Noteworthy Christmas
The Band Played On - Guy Lombardo - The Best Of Guy Lombardo

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #38- Dead Beat Edition

The Scarborough Dude does his best to stick to one topic, without the help of his sidekicks, and learns a lesson; it's no fun if it's no fun...

Birdbrain - Allen Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan - Biograph
CIA Calypso - Allen Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll
Charlie Parker - Jack Kerouac - Blues & Haikus

Friday, December 02, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #37

Seems like maybe when the Scarborough Dude erased his hard drive, a portion of his brain went with it, overwritten with zeros. At least that's what Prick would like you to believe, since he's still after the Dude's job. Are we stuck with the new sidekicks, or are they soon on their way out? Stay tuned eh...

Sorry - Three Long Men - 1995 New Music Search (Toronto Artists)
Gosple Noble Truths - Allan Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll
Bring It On - Nick Cave
Just Ask Melanie - Dialogue - Jackie Brown Soundtrack
I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous - Jack Kerouac - Poetry For The Beat Generation
If Everyone Was Listening - Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

Friday, November 25, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #36

More of the usual, with yet another sidekick. Rants about Canadianism, the sound of the spinning beachball, and an embarrassing shituation with half of Chub Creek! Listen in, and be sure to sign up on the Frappr map eh!

Wings - Josh Ritter - Uncut Americana 2004
Muirsheen Durkin - The Blarney Lads - Irish Beer Drinking Favorites
Living In The Past - Jethro Tull - Original Masters
Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
Home On The Range -Roy Rogers - The Best Of

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Weird People Movie

Dunno if this is gonna work or not, but let's give it a try.

Check out:

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #35 - The Road to Suburbia

The Scarborough Dude gets all riled up over his mispent youth, and discovers it wasn't really wasted at all. Then he cleans his garage. Some little prick comes along to help.

On The Road Part 2 Chapt 2 - Matt Dillon - On The Road (Jack Kerouac)
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith - Crossroads 2 (Eric Clapton)
Shop Vac - Jonathan Coulton - Thing a Week
State Trooper - Bruce Springsteen - Sopranos Soundtrack
Readings From "On The Road" And "Visions Of Cody"- Jack Kerouac - Poetry For The Beat Generation

Special thanks to Jonathan Coulton for permission to use Shop Vac which fit in so beautifully. Check out his music at:
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • Friday, November 11, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #34 - The Boys Show

    Ya gotta CLICK ON THE TITLE above to hear this show eh...
    Less of the touchy-feely stuff this time, and more on guy things, like how to drink Guinness (Thanks Tod), what makes a perfect ass (thanks KobeBeef), and how to avoid a nervous breakdown. The other half got left on the cutting room floor.

    Bloody Mary - Male Chorus - South Pacific
    How to Pour and Drink the Perfect Guinness - How To Do Stuff - Tod Maffin
    Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On - David McComb & Adam Peters - I'm Your Fan: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #33 - The Ladies Show

    Sooner than expected - the Dicks & Janes Ladies Only Podcast. Get comfortable, relax, and have a listen eh. Don't worry boys, your show is coming.

    I'm Gonna Wash That man Right Ot of My Head - Mary Martin - South Pacific
    Some Like It Hot - Marilyn Monroe - Legends
    Isobel - Dido - I'm No Angel
    Easy To Be Hard - Hair Soundtrack
    Ooh Child - Beth Orton - Peace Songs
    A Strange Boy - Joni Mitchell - Hejira

    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#32- A Stranger of Planets

    This time the Scarborough Dude starts off telling us all what a jerk he is, and before you know it, he's the happiest guy on the planet - it's that simple! Some rocking tunes this time, thanks to the musical direction of Etobicoke Joe. Check it out eh!

    Whatever - Godsmack - Godsmack
    Anthem Part 2 - Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants & Jacket
    Sound of Love - Danko Jones - Punk Rawk explosion 8
    So Scared - Sara Dell

    Saturday, October 22, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #31- Be kind, but kill if you have to

    Scarborough Dude still yammering away - borrows Daves Slushers 'Shared Fate Individuality' theme but doesn't know what to do with it, gets kinda antsy, but what the hell, have another beer eh!

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  • Music:
    Cleaning Windows - Van Morrison - Best Of Van Morrison
    Who's To Say - Blanche With Jack White - Uncut June 2004
    Always - Erasure - I Say I Say I Say
    Days Run Away - The House Of Love - Uncut Presents: New Music for 2005

    Sunday, October 16, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #30

    Blah blah blah, music, blah blah, music, blah blah blah, music, blah blah, music, blah blah, music

    Mad World - Gary Jules - Donnie Darko
    Rise - Josh Rouse - Uncut: Best of 2003
    Old Man - Love - Forever Changes
    We Are All On Drugs - Weezer - Make Believe
    Barbie Girl - in Japanese

    Saturday, October 08, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #29

    Let the Scarborough Dude take you to Thompson Park, or join him while he shaves, or... Hey you, some people out there actually like this show, so listen up, eh!

    The Music:
    Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree - Marion Sinclair - Essential Aussie Songs (Disc 2)
    The Golden Rocket - Hank Snow - The Best Of Hank Snow
    Sunny Goodge Street - Donovan - Uncut CD: Something For The Weekend
    Shima Uta - Kazufumi Miyazawa

    Saturday, October 01, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #28

    The Scarborough Dude talks about the 60s, Dylan, misguided intelligence, and lots more not worth mentioning - just listen eh! Then send in a comment!!

    Highway 61 Revisited - Dave Alvin - Highway 61 Revisited Revisited (Uncut)
    Sign Language - Eric Clapton/Bob Dylan - Crossroads [Disc 4]
    Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Bob Dylan - Biograph (Disc 1)

    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#27

    The Scarborough Dude wonders aloud if he's a racist, or just opinionated. Listen in and wallow in the search for a Canadian identity. Thanks to Cat & Bob (Catfish Show) and Terrance (Kobe Beef) for their 2 cents worth.

    Black Flakes Of Memory - Greg Hoskins - O Canada
    A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation - Marty Robbins - Marty Robbins # 1 Hits
    I Am Not Canadian - ?

    Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#26

    Wasn't planning on putting one out till the weekend, but this just sorta happened. The usual ramble - like it or lump it eh...

    Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk - Best of Ken Burns Jazz
    All I Want To Know - Magnetic Fields - Nonesuch Collection (Uncut)
    Chief Odonogie - Sir Wazari Oshemah - (Nigerian vinyl)

    Thursday, September 15, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#25

    After 3 days of work putting all the pieces together, my software (iMovie!) crapped out and added a hiss to every dam spoken syllable, and I just can't bring myself to start all over again. Please forgive the substandard (even for Dicks&Janes) audio quality. But if you can get past that you'll hear fucken Julien, another take (already dated) on Bruce's non-appearance, the Leicaman and others, on a 2 day binge in Montreal and the Laurentians.

    Sorry - no music this time

    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#24

    Spend a lazy Labour Day with the Scarborough Dude, and don't worry about a thing.

    Love Is The Answer - Basement Jaxx feat. Yellowman - Peace Songs
    Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Hank Williams - 20 Of Hank William's Greatest Hits
    One Day When God Begs My Forgiveness - Songdog - Uncut: Gimme Danger
    Change The World - Eric Clapton - The Clapton Chronicles
    Ain't Life Sweet - Penny Lang - Here And Now

    Saturday, September 03, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast#23

    Its a keeper. The Rock. The Scarborough Dude tells you all about it on this show. And a big thanks to the few of you out there who actually listen. It means a lot eh. (P.S. Thanks for letting me be a dink, Dave...)

    Click Go The Shears - Traditional - Essential Aussie Songs
    Pipeline - Dave from Chub Creek - ChubCreek 2005
    Who By Fire - The House Of Love - I'm Your Fan: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

    Saturday, August 27, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #22

    Ya, more of the same old shit - this crazy Scarborough Dude ranting on about everything from the birth of the universe to
    Canadian history, and then some! Try this, and the go back for more eh! Seriously, try some earlier ones - if you don't, who will eh?

    Fujiyama Mama - Wanda Jackson - Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security
    Another Lost Summer - Blanche - Uncut Best Of 2004 - New Albums
    'Till Good Luck Comes My Way - Ensemble - Show Boat - 1994 Broadway Revival
    Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb - Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio - Atomic Platters
    The Best Way To Travel - The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord

    Saturday, August 20, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #21

    Join the Scarborough Dude and his entourage on this historic journey through Ontario and Quebec, fueled by local microbreweries and fine dining.

    Old Admirals - Al Stewart - Past, Present & Future
    Anti-Fenian Song - Upper Canada Village - 1866 Music Of Canada West

    Monday, August 15, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #20

    The Scarborough Dude leaves Scarborough behind and heads off for what he pretends is work.

    About Today - The National - Uncut Americana 2004
    Here I Am - Emmylou Harris - Uncut - Best of 2003
    Oh - Kevin Tihista's Red Terror - Uncut Best Of 2004
    Coyote Dance - Robbie Robertson - O Canada

    Sunday, July 31, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #19

    More of the usual screw ups. Just listen eh...

    On An Evening In Roma - Dean Martin - The Greatest Hits of...
    Click Song (Quongqothwane) - Miriam Makeba - The Definitive Collection
    Mambo Jesu - Juba - Mafaro
    Standing On The Corner - Dean Martin - The Greatest Hits of...

    Sunday, July 24, 2005

    Dicks & Janes Podcast #18

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    Or better yet, subscribe thru iTunes4.7!

    Musings from the Scarborough Civic Center, followed by beer and Zen, with some great 60s music tossed into the mix. Try it, you'll like it!

    Country Comforts - Rod Stewart - The Best of...
    Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles - Revolver
    Floating - The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children's Children
    4th Time Around - Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
    Flying - John Baldry - It Ain't Easy

    (required reading for dicksnjanes podacst #18)

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream
    It is not dying, it is not dying

    Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void
    It is shining, it is shining

    Yet you may see the meaning of within
    It is being, it is being

    Love is all and love is everyone
    It is knowing, it is knowing

    And ignorance and hate mourn the dead
    It is believing, it is believing

    But listen to the colour of your dreams
    It is not leaving, it is not leaving

    So play the game "Existence" to the end
    Of the beginning, of the beginning
    Of the beginning, of the beginning
    Of the beginning, of the beginning
    Of the beginning, of the beginning

    Saturday, July 16, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast #17

    Click Title to hear this podcast!

    Or better yet, subscribe thru iTunes4.7!

    Who am I kidding! No more false humility! These are amongst the best fucken podcasts out there, and if you don't know that by now, go listen to someone else eh! Listeners! We don't need no stinkin' listeners!

    69 Annee Erotique - Serge Gainsbourg - Gainbourg Forever
    Over The Rainbow - Red Garland - Sunday Morning Jazz
    Within You Without You - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Speaking In Tongues - Sheila Chandra
    A House Is Not a Motel - Love - Forever Changes
    Om - The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord

    Sunday, July 10, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#16

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    Seemingly more confused than ever, the Scarborough Dude, as always, unloads whatever is on his mind, dragging the listener from a bar to the Molson Indy and back to the suburbs where he throws a little music and Zen into the crazy mix.

    Stand Up - Kyprios - Peace Songs
    We Are Nowhere and It's Now - Bright Eyes With Emmylou Harris - Uncut: New Music for 2005
    I Know There's An Answer - Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart - The Best of...
    Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand - Plastic Bertrand (Greatest Hits)
    Along The Navajo Trail - Roy Rogers - The Best of...

    Monday, July 04, 2005


    While reading thru 'What They Didn't Teach You About The 60s' (Mike Wright, Presidio Press, 2001), I was surprised to find the following passage:

    "Dude," which had come into fashion in the eighteen hundreds' Wild West, actually came from the German word dudenkoph, which means "lazy fellow" or "lazy head." In the 1960s some hippies believed it wasd impolite to call blacks "spades," so they came to be called "dudes." Today, any cat can be a dude if he works at it hard enough.

    My thanks to Bob of the Bob & AJ show for giving me the moniker - it seems to fit, especially the lazy part...

    Friday, July 01, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#15

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    The Scarborough Dude makes an honest attempt to welcome his American cousins on this joint holiday weekend, but gets sidetracked by war, civil rights, assasinations, etc., and rants on instead in praise of Canada (except for Alberta). Ends on an up-Beat note, so have a listen eh.

    One - Jarvis Church featuring K'naan - Peace Songs 1
    Hum Bom - Allen Ginsberg - Holy Soul Jelly Roll
    Don't Drop That Bomb On Me - Bryan Adams - Peace Songs 2
    Readings From "On The Road" And "Visions Of Cody" - Jack Kerouac - Poetry For The Beat Generation

    Wednesday, June 29, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#14

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    If you're a first time listener, skip this dud and go back a few. For the faithful few, this was a bit constipated, but thanks for keeping me awake on the drive back from Sandbanks to Toronto. A few more unpleasant stories on life and death, but what the hell, ya can't win 'em all...

    North To Alaska - Johnny Horton

    Sunday, June 19, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#13

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    Believe it or not, the Scarborough Dude shares the stories of his three encounters with real ghosts on this 13th episode, spirits he met in Alaska, Nigeria and Japan. And to further destroy his credability, he even talks about the time he experienced astral travel in Point St. Charles, but chickened out. Oh ya, and some stuff on fatherhood too.

    Is Anybody Out There- Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Brilliant Adventure - David Bowie - Hours
    Flying - The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

    Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    More Photos of Japan

    I'm such a dog! A few compliments, and next thing ya know, I'm putting up another page of photos for all you kind listeners/viewers out there! Hope you like at least some of them... But even if you don't it's okay - cuz I do.

    Sunday, June 12, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#12

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    At last, the end of the Japan podcasts! Starts off in a Tokyo bar, continues drinking throughout, ends with some thoughts on zen, and a lot of dining and whining in between. Some soundseeing around Tokyo (check for more photos).

    Along the Navajo Trail - Roy Rogers

    Thursday, June 09, 2005

    Photos from Japan

    Well, thanks to even just that little bit of encouragement from Chris over at Molar Radio - I decided to forget about planning for this afternoons' very important meeting (dam it!) and put up some photos. You can see them at:

    Click here to view the photos

    Wednesday, June 08, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#11

    Click title to hear this podcast!

    If you've listened to any previous dicksnjanes podcasts, you should know by now whether or not this is your cup of tea, and if it isn't, please don't waste any more of your time. If you're still with me, my advice is to break this last one into bite size pieces, stopping for a break when you've had enuf rather than zapping forward looking for the good parts - cuz you won't find them. Then come back for more if/when you're ready. It does end on a happy note...

    For All We Know - Chet Baker - Sunday Morning Jazz

    Promo for Tod

    Listen here, pal!

    Here's the DicksnJanes promo made for Tod Maffin at his request that's not very likely to ever get played on CBC, but what the hell, you can hear it here eh.

    BTW, still in Tokyo, still enjoying every day, every meal, every drink, and podcast #11 is finished but I'm not giving it to you until the weekend, so there.

    Saturday, June 04, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#10

    Back to back podcasts from Tokyo! Join the Scarborough Dude as he gets lost on his first morning, and spends the rest of the day trying to find himself, almost succeeding. Join him for a few beer and find out what brought him there in the first place...

    Still no music. BTW, if this is your first time to listen to Dicks&Janes, please go back and choose a different episode.

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#9

    Well you get what you pay for eh! Shitty sound quality, but hey, for you it's a free trip to Japan, so join the Scarborough Dude as he tries to figure out why he's there...

    Sorry, no music, for this or the next one either... Ya wanna complain? Leave a comment...

    Off to Takemi's...

    Messin with 'em still - Podcast #9, live (well almost) from Tokyo is done, just needs a quick tune up, and #10 is coming along fast. Hope to have them both up within 48 hours - would be sooner but decided to head off to Yokohama's Chinatown this rainy Saturady night- sorry. Great to know there are actually some real listeners out there now - wow! Feedback always appreciated eh...

    Saturday, May 28, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#8

    Forced myself to take care of some business before posting this one - hope it's worth the effort. A little of this, a little of that, some talk, some tunes - all Canadian, BTW - so just listen eh...

    The tunes...
    Home - Stephen Fearing - O Canada
    Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie - free with Post Cereal (background)
    Children Of The World - Willie Dunn - Here And Now (Disc 1)
    Malaria - Michael Ferguson - courtesy of the artist
    Liquor & Whores - Bubbles - The Trailer Park Boys
    Voyageur - Bill Hilly Band - O Canada
    L'eau Et Le Vent - Danielle Martineau - Here And Now (Disc 1)

    Saturday, May 21, 2005

    Man oh man!

    What a bugger getting that last podcast up! All cuz I mistakenly changed the name on one file (pasted when I shudda copied), and f&%#@8ed up the sync fucntion witth .mac. Anyway, it's done - and now I'm only moments from starting into #8. BTW, if you have any friends who might be interested, I could always use a few more listeners. Don't really need votes - I'm quite content being number 2108 on Podcast Alley's Top 100, but feedback always welcome.

    P.S. The line up for the Apple Store opening now only went thru Yorkdale Mall, but outside and around it!! Watched the first few keeners get in and heard the cheers, but no way I was gonna wait in that line!

    Friday, May 20, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#7

    I just can't stop myself now! Never imagined how much fun this would be, and yet I'm still wondering why? It's almost like masturbation - listening to your own podcasts I mean. Sheesh! Anyway, this one was a wham bam thank you mam kinda show, brought on by bright pink cherry blossoms. Hey, and it was alcohol free - a first! Couple of hanging songs in there, and a whole bunch more - ya just gotta listen eh...

    Oops- the songs & ditties...

    The Overlander - Essential Aussie Songs (disc 2)
    Everything I love - The Ken Peplowski Quintet - Cole Porter Songbok (background)
    What's Going On - Mekon Featuring Roxanne Shant - Revolution mag CD
    Free Until They Cut Me Down - Iron & Wine - Uncut Americana 2004
    Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio - The Kingston Trio
    Where The Dog Sits On The Tuckerbox - Jack O'Hagan - Essential Aussie Songs (disc 2)

    Saturday, May 14, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#6

    Smokin! This is really for real now - putting up the blurb AND PODCAST at the same dam time! I even have real listeners now - two of them! And who knows, there may even be more of you out there. So anyway, have a listen, and send in some feedback eh. Number 7 comin up... BTW, the listening experience, with this and the other podcasts, is MUCH better with headphones - and preferably away from your computer.

    The tunes you'll hear...
    Deep Blue Day - Brian Eno - Trainspotting (background)
    The Dreaming Dead - Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Uncut Americana 2004
    Spiritual - Pat Methany/Charlie Haden - (background)
    Moonlight Gambler- Frankie Laine - Country Greats
    I'm Waiting For The Man - Velvet Underground - The Best of...
    Static On The Radio - Jim White - Uncut Americana 2004
    Nights At The Turntable - Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - The Best of... (background)

    Friday, May 13, 2005


    I can't believe it! Finally reactivated my .Mac account, and presto! DicksnJanes is out there, ready for real live listeners. At least I think it is - it works for me, but I'm sure there are still glitches here and there. So let me know eh - the one thing I need now, more than anything else (okay, besides a new head), is a comment from a human who actually listened to one of these...

    Sunday, May 08, 2005

    Dicks&janes Podcast#5

    Holy shit!! Already up to FIVE now! Unfortunately, as of yet, no one's heard any of them except me, but hey, the day is coming, so stay tuned. This one features more half drunken ramblings from a lazy self-indulgent man still happily trying to figure out who he is, was and will be, held together with more great songs you'd never guess were coming, unless you read the notes below.

    Audrey's Dance - Twin Peaks soundtrack (background)
    Mile End - Pulp - Trainspotting soundtrack
    Can't Help Lovin Dat Man - Showboat soundtrack
    3 Days in May - Blue Rodeo - O Canada
    Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (background)
    Crying Song - Pink Floyd - More soundtrack
    Walking in Space - Hair soundtrack

    Monday, May 02, 2005

    Upwards & Onwards!

    Can't believe the progress that's being made! You wouldn't know it, as there are still no published disks&janes podcasts, but hey, I've learned how to cut out nasty bits using Audicity, have blogger ast least partially figured out, stole - I mean borrrowed - podcast info blurbs from Bob&AJ and Kobe Beef, got feedburner all ready to go - and now all that's missing - I think - is a site to host my mp3's! If all goes well, we'll be up before I leave for Japan May 30!

    Sunday, May 01, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#4

    Yup, number 4 - but still in practice mode. Off to a drunken start, and deteriorates from there. An attempt to reach out, explaining the origins of Dicks & Janes, what it's like to be born a boomer, some whining about how hard it is to be yourself no matter what your age, and a ridiculous range of music moving from cowboy to Indian.

    Featured tunes from the Scarborough Dude's Collection:

    Into The Night - Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks Soundtrack) (background only)
    Mr. Jones- Talking Heads (Naked)
    Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde) (background only)
    My Pony Won't Go - Gordon Lightfoot (Old Dan's Records)
    Tumbling Tumbleweeds- Roy Rogers (Best of Roy Rogers)
    Love To You - The Beatles (Revolver)
    The Story of My Life - Marty Robbins (#1 Hits)
    Which Way Does The River Run - Lenny Gallant (Here & Now)

    Saturday, April 30, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#3

    Holy shit - we're already up to 3!! Vowed this would be the beginning, or the end, of the dicks&janes podcast, so listen and find out. Further thanks to Bob & AJ for not being Adam Curry, the real Bob & AJ (again), character flaws, plug for Uncut magazine. New intro with a Kerouac laugh and some juju music, and a show fueled by plenty of vin rouge. Oh ya, and a shitty birthday too.

    The tunes you'll enjoy from the Scarborough Dude's collection:

    D'arcy Farrow - Matthews Southern Comfort (Beat Goes On Records, UK)
    Universal Hall - The Waterboys (Uncut, Best of 2003)
    Consuela Biaz - Boney M (Boonoonoonoos) (background music)
    Congratulations - Ebineezer Obey (Nigerian bootleg tape)

    Friday, April 29, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#2

    Hot on the heels of #1, and not much better, but hey, we're moving forward. Numb lips, further reflections, and mention on the Bob & AJ Show, with the real voices of Bob & AJ, who gave me my new name! Thanks guys! Rambling monologue interspersed with more great podcast unsafe music. (Hey, if I go down, the whole dam podcast community goes with me, starting with Adam Curry).

    Featured tunes the Scarborough Dude encourages you to consider buying:

    Danko/Manual - Drive-By Truckers (Uncut (buy the mag), April 2005)
    Jolie Louise - Daniel Lanois (O Canada)
    Jealous Guy - Claudine Longet (Mojo - Beatlemania, Vol 2)
    Bobbi Got A Job - Catwoman (The Edge 1995 New Music Search)
    Goofing at the Table - Jack Kerouac (Poetry for the Beat Generation)
    Little Rootie Tootie - Thelonious Monk
    Doodlin' - Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers (Best of Ken Burns Jazz)

    Thursday, April 28, 2005

    Dicks&Janes Podcast#1

    Dicks&Janes Podcast #1 - four months in the making, and you wouldn't know it! A complete newbie to the podcast scene, my thanks go out to the pioneers, with a special, thanks to Bob & AJ for setting the barrier low enough for more of us to join in. Some rambling thoughts from a graveyard, leading to an overwhelming question - to podcast or not to podcast?

    Featured Tunes from the Scarborough Dude's personal (paid in full) collection:

    1-2-5 - The Haunted (an early 60s band from Lachine, Quebec)
    For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti - Sufjan Stevens (Uncut, April 2005)
    Please Be My Friend - Matthews Southern Comfort
    Cookie Jar - Mark Mulcahy (Uncut, March 2005)
    Did Ye Get Healed - Van Morrison (Best of Van Morrison)
    Warning Sign - Coldplay (visit

    Wednesday, April 27, 2005


    Listening to Adam Curry's DSC yesterday I heard the promo for Kobe Beef, which otherwise I never would have found. It's very good, and I'm impressed with Terrence's show, and his rambling insights. Now wondering if I should still try and go ahead with mine, or make it more of a talk show, or... So ya, no further ahead, but the idea ain't dead - yet. Main problem is I can't afford the time!!! I've got a business to run!

    Monday, April 25, 2005

    time standing still - not

    Well, 2 podcasts cemented together now, and a good start on dicksnjanes podcast #3. But not much further ahead in figuring how where and how to post these so that someone out there can actually listen to them! May ask Bob of Bob & AJ for some help and guidance...

    Saturday, April 23, 2005

    now in reverse!

    Saturday morning, normally my favourite time of the week, but now simply frustrated. That nasty feeling that comes when you don't have a clue what you're doing - in this case trying to write an rss to go with my mp3 so that others can find and listen to the First Dicks&Janes podcast. Already started on the 2nd, but so far, only one listener- by CD!

    Wednesday, April 20, 2005

    standing still

    Not much progress; finished the podcast but haven't decided yet if, how and where I should put it up for grabs. Thinking of a new .Mac account, useful for other things too. Also sent in a piece to Bob & AJ, and hope maybe they'll choose to use it in their show - but no idea, and no control. My note said 'you decide'. I have to assume they got it okay.

    Song playing on random - 'Reach for the sky cuz tomorrow may never come.' True eh...

    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    ...and yet, so close

    Weird! Somehow managed to get thru all the crap that threatened to destroy this podcast before I even got started, and sure as shit, was able to put some pieces together last night and this morning, digest it all while walking back to Thompson Park, and - Houston- we have Liftoff!! Well not quite, but a hell of a lot closer than I was yesterday - just have to figure out where and how to put it up, that first Dicks&Janes podcast.

    And, almost as a sign, on the walk home I tuned in the latest Bob & AJ Show - and guess what - there I was!! That guy from Scarborough - me!! On the Bob & AJ podcast!! Now how cool is that eh! If that ain't a sign to go forward, then man, I can't imagine what more I'd need to get going. Thanks guys!

    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    long way to go...

    This seems like yet another step backwards in my as yet very tentative attempts to create and post a podcast. Beginning to doubt I'll ever get there, cuz the longer it takes, the more I have to wonder why I want to anyway... It seemed so clear earlier, but with all the time wasted doing the technical stuff, the fun gets lost. Maybe best to keep it simple, and stick with my unrehearsed rants using just iTalk on the iPod eh. Nothing fancy, no need to race after Adam Curry....