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Yaarrr Brain On Facts

Yaarrr Brain On Facts

This is a rare episode indeed, my beautiful Brainiac – it’s almost topical!  Outside of a few holidays and the start of the covid pandemic, rare is a YBOF tied to current events.  Evergreen content, me.  But there’s a little something in popular culture that has...
We Can’t Have Nice Things – Radio Contests

We Can’t Have Nice Things – Radio Contests

HOME Canadian radio station AMP Radio in Calgary, caused a lot of buzz with a promotion called “Bank it or Burn it” which asked listeners to vote whether they should #BANK C$5,000 and give it away to a listener, or #BURN the money, literally. With 54% of the votes,...
Courthouse Rock

Courthouse Rock

  It’s not unusual for the business side of the music business to include trips to the courthouse.  Usually, these are for copyright infringement, someone else ripping off your schtick.  In the halcyon days of 2005, the band Slipknot was moved to sue, of all...
Apple of Our Eye

Apple of Our Eye

HOME     What’s more wholesome and iconic than an apple?  In the Bible, Eve ate an apple and now half of us have to have periods and crap.  In fairness to apples, the Bible just says “fruit” and it was Milton’s “Paradise Lost” that declared the fruit was an...
Gregor MacGregor

Gregor MacGregor

Gregor Mcgregor   Remember back in episode 155, Hate to Burst your Bubble, we talked about, among other things, the Florida real estate boom and bust of the 1920s?  It’s where we get the phrase, “if you believe that, I have some real estate in Florida to sell...