Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DicksnJanes #181: dustofsnow

The Scarborough Dude has new adventures after jumping off the train at Danforth.

Paintbox - Pink Floyd - Relics
Tender Situation - Ween - Pure Guava
So Many People In The Neighborhood - Ween - Quebec

Chris Brogan: 27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community

Friday, December 19, 2008

DicksnJanes #180: letitsnow

The Scarborough Dude is pleased to be free of feeling he has to please.

Pistol Packin Mama - Al Dexter - Twenty-Four Gunfighter Ballads
Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins - Marty Robbins # 1 Hits
Chelsea Hotel No. 2 - Josh Ritter - Mojo Presents Cohen Covered

Artwork by #1 son (created prior to the Obama election)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

DicksnJanes #179: contentment

Since returning home from his travels, the Scarborough Dude seems inexplicably content.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Sings Dylan

Art work by Number 1 son

BTW, if you'd like to try a little less of the Scarborough Dude, and hear a little more of someone younger, check out the new podcast, GAPAGE

Saturday, December 06, 2008

DicksnJanes #178: homeward

The Scarborough says sayonara to Japan and arrives home safely - all is well...

Live Fast - Faron Young - Uncut Magazine - Radio Bob Vol 2
Japanese Cowboy - Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats

Sunday, November 30, 2008

DicksnJanes #177: Tokyo

The Scarborough Dude has more fun than he deserves eating and drinking in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Friday, November 28, 2008

DicksnJanes #176: Shanghai!

The Scarborough Dude takes the night train to Shanghai, and recovers.

More pictures from China & Japan

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

DicksnJanes #175: BeijingBlues

The breakfast that did me in!

The Scarborough Dude eats something he shouldn’t have, and pays the price over and over again.

Monday, November 24, 2008

DicksnJanes #174: Beijing

The Scarborough Dude begins his trip to China, still wondering why...

More photos of China

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

DicksnJanes #173: equilibrium

The Scarborough Dude reclaims his equilibrium, but still finds plenty to gripe about.

She Said, She Said - Mark Mulcahy - Mojo - Revolver Reloaded
Sixth Avenue - Tom Ovans - Uncut Inspired By Bob Dylan
We Ask You To Ride - Wooden Ships - Interstellar Overdrive

Sunday, October 26, 2008

DicksnJanes #172: whatmeworry?

The Scarborough Dude worries about not worrying, sides with the grasshopper over the ants; and fears his house of cards is about to collapse.

Unknown - Billie Holiday - Greatest Hits
Raga Nat Bhariav - Harry Manx - Wise And Otherwise
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Come Out And Play - Richard Cheese - Lounge Against The Machine
Spiralling Skeleton Memorial - James Blackshaw - Interstellar Overdrive (Uncut)

Monday, October 20, 2008

DicksnJanes #171: trybz

The Scarborough Dude claims to be making a political statement - then declares himself god.

St. Andrews - Bedouin Soundclash - Street Gospels
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison - Best Of Van Morrison
Doodlin' - Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers - The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

DicksnJanes #170: givingthanks

The Scarborough Dude votes, and gives thank for all he has and enjoys.

Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams
Pledging My Time - Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Hey - be sure to check out the Back From The Bin podcast eh! Great music! Go Bunky!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday Morning

Monday Morningsit's so hard to get started

Sunday, October 05, 2008

DicksnJanes #169: wattsitallabout

The Scarborough Dude enjoys a good week with the help of a few beer and some friends.

I Remember Clifford - Benny Golson - Sunday Morning Jazz
The Worst Hangover Ever - The Offspring - Splinter
Why Don't You Get A Job? - The Offspring - Americana

Closing notes from Podcamp Montreal presentation:

Have fun!
Be open & honest
Be in the now
Experiment, take chances
Support others
Build a rapport
Care, Share
Explore, inside & out
Be adventurous
Face your fears
Keep on keepin’ on
Rant & rave
Be passionate
Make your own rules
Surrender to time
Don’t plan too much
Don’t over rehearse
Take time to reflect
Live until you die

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

DicksnJanes #168: playitbkwrds

The Scarborough Dude cheats at karma and remembers his old Dinky toys.

Alone Again Or - Calexico - Convict Pool
Karma Police - Radiohead - OK Computer

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

DicksnJanes #167: #PCMTL

The Scarborough Dude finally gets to Montreal and gues what? He has a great time!

Special Stream Line - Bukka White - Strange Brew
Tonight We Ride - Tom Russell - Uncut June 2004

Friday, September 12, 2008

DicksnJanes #166: Matala

The Scarborough Dude has another serendipitous moment - and then hears from an old ‘friend’!

Jacques Your Body - Les Rythmes Digitales - Revolution] LRD
We Can Be Heros - Wallflowers - Godzilla: The Album
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

DicksnJanes #165: wtf?

The Scarborough Dude finds himself in a maze with no exits.

I Can't Take it No More - John Fogerty - Revival
Down With The Sickness - Richard Cheese - Tuxicity

Monday, August 25, 2008

6 Things You Didn't Know About Me eh

I wasn't going to do this, but since everyone else seems to be playing nicely, here are 6 things about me most of you probably didn't know. Laurent Lasalle - no! Sylvain Grand'Maison tagged me first, so here goes:

1. I was coach (because I didn't know how to play) of the Jolley Green Giants CNR baseball team in 1967; we never won a single game all season, and the other really serious fastball teams dreaded having to play against us. We did make very good use of the cheap beer in the old CNR clubhouse in Lachine after the games though. And sometimes before.

2. I was hanging out in New York City in 1957 around the time Kerouac's On The Road was first published. Not surprisingly, he and his pals weren't visiting the Empire State Bldg., Radio City Music Hall, the Ed Sullivan Theatre, etc. where we were, so I never met him. 44 years later I stood outside the apartment where he wrote OTR, but he was long gone.

3. The first time I saw a black man in person was at the Valleyfield Arena in the early 50s; I shouted out 'Mom! Look at the chocolate man!' (I don't do that now)

4. One of the nicknames given to me in high school was 'Boiler'. I never really knew why, but it lasted a coupe of years. It wasn't a favourite of mine.

5. Until the age of about 20, I lived on peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. I didn't eat chicken, steak, roast beef or any other adult food. It created some very real problems, and I'm very glad I got over whatever it was that caused this abnormality.

6. Once when I was a little kid I went to Sunday school in the church basement at the wrong time, alone, and all the table and chairs were covered in white sheets and it scared the hell out of me and I ran home crying. I don't think I ever fully recovered from that, and never did join the church.

Here are my tag-victims: MMD (aka Damien), Connie Crosby, Arthur Masters, Ted Reicken, Ajay (Sean Joyner), Cat (as in Mrs. Bob).

Random rules (hat tip to):
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

DicksnJanes #164: nearindolence

The Scarborough Dude tries to do nothing, and almost succeeds.

5:15 The Angels Have Gone - David Bowie - Heathen
Scarborough Dude Tribute - John Meadows

Sunday, August 17, 2008

DicksnJanes #163: comprendspas

The Scarborough Dude wishes he had made more of an effort in high school French classes.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

DicksnJanes #162: touring

Ken tries to keep the Scarborough Dude out of the picture – and almost succeeds.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

DicksnJanes #161: allswell

The Scarborough Dude gets back in the groove, more or less, eh....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

DicksnJanes #160: downsville

The Scarborough Dude gets bummed out, but can't help coming back for more...

Alone Again Or - Love - Forever Changes
Lazy Morning - Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dan's Records
Queensland Drover - Traditional - Essential Aussie Songs
El Paso - Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

Saturday, July 05, 2008

DicksnJanes #159: holyf*@k!

The Scarborough Dude wipes out, stands corrected and understands why there are perverts.

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
I Me Mine - The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked
The Bookhouse Boys - Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks

Saturday, June 28, 2008

DicksnJanes #158: the Eh List

The Scarborough Dude reads an old letter and shares further reflections on PAB2008.

Cubop City - Brew Moore - With Various Bands - The Adventures Of Brew Moore - The Kerouac Connection
One Too Many Mornings - Jerry Jeff Walker - Dylan Country
No More Brew - Brew Moore - With Various Bands - The Adventures Of Brew Moore - The Kerouac Connection
Lord I Hope This Day Is Good - Don Williams - The Gentle Giant

Extra special thanks to Bob and Mark of the Canadian Podcast Buffet for letting me use a clip from their show without even asking.

Monday, June 23, 2008

DicksnJanes #157: prePABpost

The Scarborough Dude says goodbye to one old friend, and hello to many new ones at PAB.

Trambone! - Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
Forty Miles Of Bad Road - Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
Where Do I Go From Here - Don Williams - The Gentle Giant

Sunday, June 15, 2008

DicksnJanes #156: relationslips

The Scarborough Dude share another hour with you - and promises more.

I Feel So Bad - What The Shit?! - What The Shit?!
Water Truck Driver - Errol Fletcher - Songs From The Top Of The World
Tanola Nomads - Sainkho - O Canada
Golden Slumbers - The Beatles - Abbey Road

Monday, June 09, 2008

DicksnJanes #155: tomdickandgary

Join the Scarborough Dude as he chats with crazy friends from Windsor to Orillia.

Ragtime Cowboy Joe - The Riders Of The Purple Sage - Singin' In The Saddle
Greenback Dollar - Kingston Trio - The Kingston Trio
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives - Pink Floyd - The Wall (Disc 1)

The NEW call in number: 206-600-6044

Sunday, June 01, 2008

DicksnJanes #154: andonandonandon

The Scarborough Dude drags his faithful listeners thru yet another week...

With God On Our Side - Buddy Miller - Uncut Inspired By Bob Dylan
What God Wants, Part II - Roger Waters - Amused To Death
Crepuscule With Nellie - Thelonious Monk - Strange Brew
Chug-A-Lug - Roger Miller - Country Bad Boys

Leave a message for the Scarborough Dude at: 206-600-6044

Saturday, May 24, 2008

DicksnJanes #153: fiddleronthedanforth

The Scarborough Dude enjoys Fiddler on the Roof - and has a few beer on the Danforth

This Is How It Goes - Billy Talent - Billy Talent
Sunrise Sunset - from Fiddler on the Roof - via YouTube
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith - Crossroads
Beer and Cajun Music - Stewed Roots - In the Middle of This

Sunday, May 18, 2008

DicksnJanes #152: oops!

The Scarborough Dude has a great week, and a little surprise.

Bloop Bleep - Danny Kaye - Ballin' The Jack
Under Pressure - Queen With David Bowie - Best Of Bowie
Donald Where's Your Trousers - The Irish Rovers - Greatest Hits
I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred - Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children's Children

A cross between farting and dropping a load in your pants. Typically of a runny consistency. There are 5 categories of Sharts. Also known as a Foop.

Cat 1) Wet Sensation
Cat 2) Wet Underwear
Cat 3) Soak thru to inside of pants
Cat 4) Soak thru pants (Visible to general public)
Cat 5) Runs down to socks. (Oh my god, run for your life)

Anything of Category 4 or higher require showers. The lesser categories can be dealt with using alternative cleansing methods.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

DicksnJanes #151: MDCW30

The Scarborough Dude celebrates the Mother’s Day weekend with the aid of technology and scotch.

Voice In The Sky - Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord
Near You - Andrews Sisters - Rumors Are Flying

Check out All Axis Radio!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Conversation with Ross

The following Skype conversation between Ross and the Scarborough Dude took place February 2, 2007, and has lain dormant since then. Ross is in recovery mode now after recent heart surgery, so this seemed a good time to share this with his friends. Thanks Ross! God speed!

Music: (compliments of Ross)
Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello - Ernest Tubb - The Ernest Tubb Collection With Guests

Saturday, May 03, 2008

DicksnJanes #150b: 60+

(This is episode 150b- same as episode 150 except the clips are now in chronological order, and may make more sense)

The Scarborough Dudeturns 60 and learns something about Japanese cinema.

You Ain't Going Nowhere - The Byrds - Dylan Country
Life's A Gas - T-Rex - Electric Warrior

Check out Chris MaGee's J-Film Pow-Wow

Sunday, April 27, 2008

DicksnJanes #149: A Near Life Experience

The Scarborough Dude receives a Happy 60th Birthday Surprise from some kind friends. Special thanks to Katherine Matthews for pulling and putting all this together.

Yell Fire - Michael Franti and Spearhead
Yellow Brick Road - Raine Maida
Instant Karma - John Lennon

Thank you to:
Sean the Ductape Guy
John Meadows
Bob & AJ
Adam Gratrix
Dave & Isabelle
Rob Lee
Bruce Murray
Daryl Pamplin
Sylvain Grand'Maison
Mark Blevis
Katherine Matthews

Monday, April 21, 2008

DicksnJanes #148: Godspeed

The Scarborough Dude is quietly reflective, for a change.

Godspeed |ˈgädˈspēd|
exclamation dated
an expression of good wishes to a person starting a journey.
ORIGIN Middle English : from God speed you [may God help you prosper.]

I Gotta Get Drunk - Willie Nelson - Country Bad Boys
Time Enough - Stewed Roots - In the Middle of This

Monday, April 14, 2008

DicksnJanes #147: averagejoes

The Scarborough Dude, your average joe, finds yet another excuse to go on a Danforth pub crawl with friends old and new.

Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson - Best Of Ricky Nelson
Foreign Accents - Robert Wyatt - Uncut - Best of 2003
Turning 40 - Stewed Roots - In the Middle of This
Llanwrtyd Wells and Ponies - Stewed Roots - In the Middle of This

Monday, April 07, 2008

DicksnJanes #146: visiblemajority

The Scarborough Dude drones on and on until Peckerhead steps in to help.

You've Got To Be Carefully Taught - William Tabbert - South Pacific
It's Bad You Know - R.L. Burnside - The Sopranos
Hit That - The Offspring - Hit That (CD Single)

Podcasts represented at the latest Toronto Meet-up:

Description: Valerie in Toronto
On The Log
For the Sake of the Song
Stuttering Is Cool
Purl Diving
Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters

Sunday, March 30, 2008

DicksnJanes #145: spreefreech

The Scarborough Dude lashes out about free speech and political correctness - again!

Bye & Bye - Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
Precious Time - Van Morrison - Back On Top

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

DicksnJanes #144: cleaningupthebar

The Scarborough Dude cobbles together yet another show; when will it ever end?

Down Home Girl - The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now!
I Can’t Explain - David Bowie - David Bowie

Call 206-222-2919 to leave a comment eh!
Or... email

Saturday, March 15, 2008

DicksnJanes #143: timeoff

The Scarborough Dude decides March Break is a holiday, and visits his hometown of Valleyfield, Quebec.

Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches - Juno
And Your Bird Can Sing - Beatles - Anthology 2 [Disc 1]
Elvis Ate America - Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1

Friday, March 07, 2008

DicksnJanes #142: uncooked

The Scarborough Dude tries to explain DicksnJanes to some new listeners, gets a call for Tom, and explores multiculturalism.

Oh Yeah - Yello - Oh Yeah
Good Ol' Boys - Moe Bandy - Country Bad Boys

Friday, February 29, 2008

DicksnJanes #141: bellymouth

The Scarborough Dude rambles on about work, networking and parenthood – sounds boring eh?

It’s My Life - Talk Talk - The Ongoing History Of New Music
Good - Better Than Ezra - Deluxe

Blogs I talked about:
Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel
Managing the Gray by C.C. Chapman by Chris Brogan
Gaping Void by Hugh Macleod by Hugh McGuire

Call eh! 206-222-2919

Sunday, February 24, 2008

DicksnJanes #140: comfortzones

The Scarborough Dude finds comfort with friends. Thanks for the ending Tom!

Music: from some FM station, Montreal, 1982

Hey! Check out Tom's new DicksnJanes call in line!
Be the 1st (2nd, 3d, 4th...) to leave a comment for the next show!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

DicksnJanes #139: allinone!

The Scarborough Dude makes another attempt to become one.

Ain't That Pretty At All - Pixies - Enjoy Every Sandwich
Bring The Boys Back Home - Pink Floyd - The Wall
A Strange Boy - Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Sunday, February 10, 2008

DicksnJanes #138: Backasswards

The Scarborough Dude drags his loyal listeners thru another week - backwards this time.

I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - The Ink Spots - Greatest Hits
The Trip - Donovan - Super Hits

Sunday, February 03, 2008

DicksnJanes #137: AADD

The Scarborough Dude wonder if an undiagnosed case of AADD might explain a few things. And more.
NOTE: The DicksnJanes Podcast is a much better listen with headphones eh. Mary Jane doesn't hurt either.

Don't Let Us Get Sick - Jill Sobule - Enjoy Every Sandwich

Be sure to listen to John Meadow's new podcast: On the Log
And of course check out: The Talking Stick
And don't forget to see if you too have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

DicksnJanes #136: ruefulness

The Scarborough Dude shares some mood swings with his loyal listeners.

Fade To Grey - Visage - 80's British Gold
Fly At Night - Chilliwack - Greatest Hits
A Hundred And Sixty Acres - Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

Check out The Rebel House
Visit the Bar Towel for information on good beer & great pubs

Sunday, January 20, 2008

dicksnJanes #135: nothing2pruv

The Scarborough Dude seems pretty dam relaxed on this episode.

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum - Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
Yin And Yang And The Flowerpot Man - Love And Rockets - Spirit Of The Edge - Vol 2
A Singer Must Die - Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat

Sunday, January 13, 2008

DicksnJanes #134: lifeslessons

The Scarborough Dude talks about some serious stuff.

Time of Your Life - Greed Day - Nimrod

No Extradition for the BC3!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

DicksnJanes #133: unconscious competence

The Scarborough Dude takes forever to begin unearthing his past.

Have You Ever Been Lonely - Ernest Tubb - The Ernest Tubb Collection With Guests
Raino - Chilliwack - Greatest Hits

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

DicksnJanes #132: fondlybonding

The Scarborough Dude natters on about twitter, hugs and other inconsequential matters.

Dear Landlord - Bob Dylan - Biograph [BOX SET] (Disc 2)
Sometimes When I Get To Thinkin' - Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
Cosmic Wheels - Donovan - Super Hits

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