After more aborted beginnings than a Planned Parenthood yard sale, The Popcorn Trick finally started spurting digital chatter into your collective podholes. To ease us back into things, we tackled some broad topics and even a few topics about broads.
10+ days after the Popcorn Trick and most of their fanbase attended the Drive-By Truckers show, we kicked off the show with a live recording from that show, as captured in this video:
5 months between podcasts, and we both went with something fresh in our memories for our respective The Bests.
I kicked things off recounting a late-night trip to an apparently legendary jazz club north of Harlem (not really Upper West Side as I initially though) called St. Nick's Pub (also this). Drinks were shared, stories told, business cards swapped, sandwiches made, and other people laid.
An exterior shot:
A little Latin flavor:
Not great video, but this is a decent approximation of what I remember in terms of music and visibility:
Jayne Kennedy's daughter doing some jazz vocals:
After trying to sow seeds of distrust between me and my alleged girlfriend, Goose went on to detail his The Best. You can't go wrong with the mad genius that is R. Kelly. Especially on The Popcorn Trick.
This is Kels' latest video, or as it some day may be known, Exhibit A:
We kept it broad, and directly in Goose's wheelhouse by going with songs that have horns in them. All of them, in some form or another can be listened to via this here thing:
- Good Onion article (mentioned by me in a deleted scene) about songs nearly ruined by saxophone.
- Marah doing Can't Hardly Wait (sans horns):
- Fathead has a reunion show 1/24/09 at the North Star
- More info on the Elephant 6 collective, which includes one of Goose's choices (Neutral Milk Hotel)
- A guy involved with Elephant 6 shuffles through his iPod (AV Club's Random Rules)
- Neutral Milk Hotel
- Weird MS Paint video for an NMH song:
- NMH's Jeff Mangum doing Holland, 1945:
- Beck doing "Debra" live
- Trailer for documentary (Dig!) about the Dandy Warhols & the Brian Jonestown Massacre:
Live version of "Come Together" from earlier this year :
- John Prine's "Sam Stone", which had a few lyrics borrowed for "Come Together"
- Phil Collins
I couldn't find any clips of him acting, but here's what he looked like when he was on Miami Vice and what he sounded like when he was singing songs from Buster:
We kept it broad, this time going with the vague concept of "Underrated Hot Chicks". Whether it was someone well known but under-lusted-after or someone who is obviously hot, but less famous, these are some of the people we would love to handcuff to our mental radiator.