Skip to content

Category: Comedy

Episode Twenty One – Panic!

In which Young Southpaw freaks out pondering edible zombie plants, conjectures it might be Paul McCartney & Hawkwind keeping us all breathing, and reveals how the inventor of anime, Swiss Mister Carl Gustav Jung, plays in to the whole NWA/Sting rivalry.

Taking in Van Halen (of course), ‘Drop Dead Legs’, Jimmy Page, JJ Fad, The Smiths, ‘Panic’, plants, breathing, David Lee Roth, The Beatles, Wings, Empire Strikes Back, Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, Pet Shop Boys, Love & Rockets, Thomas Pynchon, The Police, The Corrs, Britney Spears, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hawks, and much more etc.

Leave a Comment

Episode Twenty – Lions

In which Young Southpaw traces the early days of wildcats playing professional sports, David Bowie’s obsession with this phenomenon, plus the great feline foray into jazz and movie-making as the secret history of The Wizard Of Oz comes to light

Taking in lions, tigers, bears, Duran Duran, football, soccer, baseball, Def Leppard, Prohibition, the roaring 20’s, Detroit, Rockport MA, Helmut’s Strudel, Lowenbrau, Katy Perry, William The Refrigerator Perry, William Parry, Wire, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and much more…

Leave a Comment

Episode Nineteen- Nietzsche, Time-Traveling Wu Tang Fan

“He doesn’t wanna be bogged down with inventing cinema as well as bending the rules of physics, he just wants to get in his time machine and go to the movies…we’ve all been there…”

In which Young Southpaw queries if Nietzsche invented the Wu Tang Clan leading him to become a prototype for Dr. Who, wonders who the German philosopher was trying to bring to China to beat Wham! to it, and reveals ol’ Zarathustra’s plans for a highly irregular James Bond film.

Taking in European currency, the TARDIS, 36 Chambers, Shao Lin & Wu Tang, Intellivision, Cheers, ELO, Jeff Lynne, Elton John, Carl Douglas, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Kung Fu Fighting, Enter The Dragon, New Order, Power Corruption & Lies, Beyond Good & Evil, Twilight Of The Idols, RZA, Simon Napier Bell, James Bond, Nelson Algren, The Man With The Golden Arm, T. Rex, Marc Bolan, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Metal Guru, China, etc.

Leave a Comment

Episode Eighteen – Van Halen Child (Slight Return)

In which Young Southpaw further explores Van Halen numerology, catching a glimpse of their shamanistic bilocation attempts in the Van Hagar era, conjectures what each of Earth Wind & Fire’s solo albums would be like, expresses his wish for Swedish singer Robyn to cover Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘I Often Dream Of Trains’ album in its entirety as ‘I Often Dream Of Trains Too’, and much more.

Taking in 1984, 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Van Halen II, Women & Children First, Fair Warning, “Fare Warning”, ‘Top Of The World’, Mr. Solo, The Offspring, Wilson Phillips, Nelson, The Go-Betweens, Jesus Jones, Jimi Hendrix, German, the soft J, Amon Düül II, Ash Ra Tempel, Julian Cope, ‘Yeti’, yams, yaks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Bowie, the US Festival, Tom Baker, Dancing In The Street, Black Sabbath, Superchunk, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bad Brains, Fugazi, The Replacements, Hanoi Rocks, Kraftwerk, a-Ha, Led Zeppelin, trains, ‘Crazy Train’, etc.

 

 

Leave a Comment

Episode Seventeen – She Sells Sanctuary Down By The Seashore

In which Young Southpaw wishes The Cult would use Billy Dee Williams in their marketing campaigns, brazenly wonders about Thomas Pynchon’s footwear, and posits that the next Star Wars film may well be the sequel to Beach Blanket Bingo or at least should be

Taking in James Bond, the Singles soundtrack, Van Halen, the Pynchon in Public podcast, George Perec, palindromes, stripey socks, Mad Max, Tina Turner, etc.

Leave a Comment

Episode Sixteen – Standing On The Verge Of ‘Friends’ In Space

In which Young Southpaw questions the veracity of Elton John’s claims, explores the more obscure Friends episodes, and wonders if the New York and San Francisco Giants are in an immortal league of their own.

Taking in Chris Elliott’s Get A Life, R.E.M., The JetsonsThe Wizard Of Oz, Australia, Ionescu, Mr. Bean, Custer’s Last Stand, Custard’s Last Stand, Custard, Led Zeppelin, Stand By Me, Weekend At Bernie’s, Oasis, Jack & The Beanstalk, Frank Baum, Pink Floyd, etc.

Leave a Comment

Episode Fifteen – Threading The Saltwater Boards

In which Young Southpaw ponders how Mediterranean bees might give rise to a World Basketball League played on rafts, realizes the need for a regulation committee to keep players’ moustaches looking pre-1913, and ol’ President “Saltwater” Taft’s role in all this.

Taking in Burt Reynolds, Guided By Voices, golf, Greece, Ouzo, “All Greek To Me”, bathtub gin, bathtub djinns, world leaders’ facial hair, CBGB’s, Kingsley Amis, James Bond, Colonel Sun, Ian Fleming, Robert Markham, Asterix, Getafix, Aphrodite’s Child, Destiny’s Child, Hawaii, water, Ohio, etc.

Leave a Comment

Episode Fourteen – French 89 RPM

In which Young Southpaw explores how putting honey in pie might lead to time-traveling Van Halen record-shopping binges, EMF predicted the short-lived baking drill craze of 1991, and The Birthday Party really missed a trick by not having Nick Cave change his last name to Cake.

Taking in Cake, The Beatles, kale, Mötley Crüe, Mr. Big, Herb Alpert, Ginger Baker, Mercury Rev, ‘Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie’, and much more.

Leave a Comment

Episode Thirteen – Jimmy Page’s Water Park

In which Young Southpaw elaborates on the theory that Led Zeppelin’s final U.S. tour in 1977 was just an excuse for Jimmy Page to scout locations for a water park in Ohio, proposes that Johnny Marr should have played guitar for Ozzy Osbourne, clarifies that Samuel Taylor Coleridge was NOT in Duran Duran, takes a peek at the alternate universe where Lookout! Records released the Coverdale/Page album, and much more…

Taking in Family Ties, Scrabble, Christopher Columbus, Sandy Denny, occult symbolism, William Burroughs, Aleister Crowley, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, RATT, Tom Petty, Shania Twain, Metallica, AC/DC, Deep Purple, KISS, Van Halen, The Electric Slide, The Cure, Wet Wet Wet, etc.

Leave a Comment
css.php