Friday, April 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #616: herewegoagain

The Scarborough Dude starts off in Bluffers Park, and ends up on the east side of Vancouver.

Mama Call - Manu Chao - Clandestino
Bongo Bong - Manu Chao - Clandestino
Pledging My Time - Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd - Umma Gumma

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DicksnJanes #615: thelongwayhome

The great Timothy Leary needlepoint Kenneth & Erica gave me!
Guess what the chemical compounds represent?
The Scarborough Dude detours to Blue Knob, and takes a long but beautiful drive home.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

DicksnJanes #614: whereamI?

Royal Dixie Apartments, Dorval: 1971?
The Scarborough Dude hears proof of God on the radio, but misses out on a Cracker Barrel dinner. The penultimate episode of the Florida trip.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

DicksnJanes #613: runningonempty

The Scarborough Dude takes you on a long stress-filled drive, with a happy ending. The road trip south continues.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #612: ArmedandDangerous!

Vietnam vet & roadside orange seller, Vero Beach, Florida
The Scarborough Dude continues his road trip through Florida, with a little excitement happening along the way.

Alabam - Cowboy Copas - Country Meets Rockabilly
That's What I Like About The South - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Legends of Country

Friday, March 31, 2017

DicksnJanes #611: FloridaBound

The Scarborough Dude gets going on his 6600 km drive south, with very little advance planning.

Daytona - Chris Rea - Road to Hell 

Boondocks and boondoggles

Boon (“ a timely benefit; a favor”) is a fairly old English word, dating back to the 12th century. In light of this one might be excused for thinking that words such as boondocks ("a rural area") and boondoggle (“a wasteful or impractical project or activity often involving graft”) are of similar vintage. However, not only are both of these words much newer than boon, they are not related to it (or to each other), except by a coincidence of spelling. Boondoggle is believed to have been coined in the 1920s by the American scoutmaster Robert H. Link as a name for the braided leather cords that are made and worn by Boy Scouts; it took on the “wasteful project” meaning sometime after. Boondocks is also a word from the early 20th century: it comes from the Tagalog word for a mountain, and was brought to English by the U.S. military forces who had occupied the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century.

Friday, March 17, 2017

DicksnJanes #610: ReadyorNot

The soon to be close Salvage Shop, 1492 Kingston Road
The Scarborough Dude finally makes what was undoubtedly an inevitable, even if he didn’t know it, decision. 

This Is Not America - David Bowie - The Platinum Collection
Magic America - Blur - Parklife
American Draft Dodger in T.B. - Sam Roberts - Chemical City

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DicksnJanes Bonus: Dude Story Redux

Special thanks to Rob Balcer for the logo!
This was my third entry into the Spilling The Beans 6 minute podcast contest, all recorded spontaneously and just for the fun of it. Much to my surprise, fellow podcaster Doug Slater gave it a new life by editing in a background and sound effects, and turned it in to something worth listening to. Thank you Slugore!

Friday, March 10, 2017

DicksnJanes #609: MewLake

The Scarborough Dude takes Sally up to Algonquin Park, or vice versa, for a cold but enjoyable camp out.

Cool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation
Uncool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation

Monday, March 06, 2017

DicksnJanes #608: spilledbeans

Extra special thanks to the Henderson Brewing Company!

The Scarborough Dude joins a 6 minute podcast challenge for the free beer, then submits entries guaranteed to score zeros for most  of the requirements. 

Thank you Spilling The Beans!

Falling Out - Ween - White Pepper
Lovely To See You - Moody Blues - On The Threshold of a Dream

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #607: andthebeatgoeson

The Scarborough Dude starts off high heading to Podcamp Toronto and ends low with the state of the world, with some average stuff in the middle. 

Hunger Is From - Ken Nordine - The Beat Generation
Married Blues - Kenneth Rexroth - The Beat Generation
High School Drag - Phillipa Fallon - The Beat Generation

Friday, February 24, 2017

DicksnJanes #606: secularliberalvalues

The Scarborough Dude talks about his deteriorating memory, religion, and other stuff I can't remember.

Far From Any Road - The Handsome Family - Uncut - Best of 2003
Revolution 1 - Nina Simone - Mojo - Beatlemania
God - Jack's Mannequin Feat. Mick Fleetwood - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur

Sunday, February 19, 2017

DicksnJanes #605: bingbing

The Scarborough Dude buys a bell.

Bell Bottom Blues - Alma Cogan - Magic Hits of the 1950s
Bell Bottom Trousers - Guy Lombardo - The Best Of Guy Lombardo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DicksnJanes #604: frothymoments

A Friendly Place: The Only Cafe!
As always, the Scarborough Dude has lots to say about lots of things, including froth.

Dolly Dawn - Harry Belafonte - Calypso
Down In Mexico - The Coasters - Uncut Magazine - Radio Bob Vol 2
Home Among The Gumtrees - Ivor Davies - Essential Aussie Songs

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

DicksnJanes #603: bracing4thefuture

John Meadows, in one of his many characterizations
The Scarborough Dude shares his inner and outer week with you. 

Words of Advice - William Burroughs  
Teach Your Children - Richie Havens  
Carry That Weight - The Beatles - Abbey Road

Friday, February 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #602: diversityisourstrength

The Scarborough Dude takes up topics that make him uncomfortable in this episode.

Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Kerouac - Morphine - Kerouac - Kicks Joy Darkness

Saturday, January 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #601: letstalk!

The Scarborough Dude likes talking but hates fighting. Peace love Beatles!

Blue Jay Way - The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Love To You - The Beatles - Revolver
In My Life - The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Saturday, January 21, 2017

DicksnJanes #600: rufflesandflourishes

The Scarborough Dude puts out this 600th episode with little fanfare, and watches with interest as the USA gets a new president. 

Bananas and Blow - Ween - White Pepper
You Fucked Up - Ween  - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
Cold and Wet - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
Common Bitch - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
America - Allen Ginsberg - The Beat Generation, Vol 3
American Idiot - Richard Cheese - Apertif For Destruction
Friends - Ween - La Cucaracha

Friday, January 13, 2017

DicksnJanes #599: tablebythewindow

Leslie H. Bole: 1936
The Scarborough Dude unpacks and sorts out his life, with time out for a night at the Only.  

Just About The Only Blues - Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt
Under the Carlaw Bridge - Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt

Thursday, January 05, 2017

DicksnJanes #598: thisiszen

The Scarborough Dude tells a cat story, explains his music selection process, claims to podcast in a zenlike state, and raves about Canada, all in one episode.

Honky Cat - Elton John - Greatest Hits
Click Go The Shears - Traditional - Essential Aussie Songs
Canada: A Centennial Song - Kids Direct - O Canada!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

DicksnJanes #597: sesquicentennialstart

The Scarborough Dude pledges to enjoy Canada’s 150th as best he fucken can! 

Golden Years - David Bowie - The Best Of David Bowie 1974-1979
In My Sectret Life - Leonard Cohen - Live In London