The Beaucephus Broadcast is back, and we're turning the southern charm all the way up for episode 13! You've likely heard his work, but this week, we pull back the curtain on the man behind the music. He's the gentleman who wrote the ubiquitous "I Fought The Law," is a member of the legendary Crickets (who backed late greats such as Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings), and he penned one of the most recognized television anthems of all time, "Love Is All Around," the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It's an honor and privilege this week to welcome the legendary Sonny Curtis to The Beaucephus Broadcast! Hear how Sonny got his start in Meadow, Texas, what it was like to grow up and be a part of Buddy Hollly's band, how the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show was created, and how it feels to have your music recorded by a lengthy list of names that includes Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, The Clash, and many more. Plus, Beau praises Ken M and Reddit for his meteoric internet rise and discusses being pigeonholed at music trivia (again). All this and more on episode 13 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
Episode 12 of The Beaucephus Broadcast is all about the art of trolling! And who better to educate us on the finer points of the trade than internet legend, Ken M?! This week, Beau talks about the semi-viral campaign in which he played a role that saw thousands of citizens working to get country musician Toby Keith to play in the parking lot of the Hannibal, Missouri Casey's General Store. Plus, internet legend Ken M discusses how his legendary brand of trolling began as a simple desire to engage in constructive conversation in the internet comment threads, how copycats almost foiled his brand, his favorite interactions, and whether or not he's considered publishing a book of his "greatest hits." All that an much more on episode 12 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
The Beaucephus Broadcast is (partially) on the road again! This week, Beau travels to Mancountry in Keokuk, Iowa to talk about professional wrestling and the upcoming Wrestlemania 33 event with his friends Casey Carr and Corey Samuels. What ruined wrestling since what many consider its prime in the 80s and 90s? What are the guys' fondest wrestling memories? And, Casey and Corey discuss their wrestling alter egos, Sheik and Uncle Badtouch. Plus, WWE analyst Justin LaBar joins the show to shed some professional light on the greatest sports entertainment spectacle known to man. All this and more on a wrasslin'-centric episode of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
The show is on the road! Episode 10 of The Beaucephus Broadcast was recorded (mostly) on location in St. Patrick, Missouri during the town's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration! Joining Beau for this episode are his three oldest friends, Lance Smith, Patrick Parsons, and Kyle Hoskinson -- collectively known as Team Kilwinning. For this particular venture, the guys are known as "The Bowl Jobs," their 2017 Irish Road Bowling team. What is Irish Road Bowling? Listen in as the boys break it down for you and provide witty (and vulgar) commentary on a variety of subjects in the process. Also on this episode, Beau talks about the Official Vehicle of The Beaucephus Broadcast (his 2004 Buick LeSabre) blowing craps in a grocery store parking lot, a Sunday morning trip to the local urgent care facility, and insomnia-watching HBO documentaries about heroin addicts. That bag of sunshine and more awaits you on episode 10 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
Back to the basement for another week of shenanigans across the world wide web! Episode 9 of The Beaucephus Broadcast features British guitarist Becky Langan, our first female guest! Becky plays what is known as "percussive fingerstyle" guitar, which requires a high level of skill and talent. Beau picks her brain about the style, her influences, her involvement on the British talent/reality competition "Guitar Star," what it was like recording at Abbey Road, working with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, and her debut EP "Parallel Paths." Beau also recaps a recent wedding he attended and the ridiculous show he played over the weekend. All this and much more on episode 9 of The Beaucephus Broadcast!
This week on The Beaucephus Broadcast, Beau recaps his previous weekend in St. Louis, his gripes with modern jukeboxes, and the upcoming Hall & Oates/Tears For Fears joint tour. Our guest this week is Canadian singer/songwriter and musician Joey Landreth. Joey is currently promoting his debut solo effort "Whiskey." Joey talks about his upbringing in the Winnipeg music scene, his influences, and what it was like to have JOHN FREAKIN' DAMN OATES open for his band, The Bros. Landreth.
This week, we're taking a walk on the wild side. And by that, I mean we're talking roadkill. Our guest this week is Emmanuel Vazquez, who recently found himself in the spotlight and under scrutiny following his organization and holding of a funeral for a coyote that was accidentally hit and killed by a classmate. Plus, listener submitted roadkill stories. And Beau discusses pet birthday parties and supermarket loyalty.
This week, we tackle swap shop courtesy, nosy neighbors, Irish Road Bowling, and summer concerts and festivals. Sam Summers (creator of the Hinterland Music Festival) is our guest this week. He joins us to talk about this year's great lineup of performers, what goes into putting together a large-scale music festival, and what attendees can expect at the third annual festival in St. Charles, IA. Plus, listeners share their most memorable concert stories.
This week, the show is devoted to the celebration of everyone's favorite holiday, Valentine's Day! Featuring guest contributors sharing their stories of sweetness and romantic woes. This week's guest is straight out of a John Hughes movie -- it's my great buddy Patrick Parsons, who's here to share the story that saw him hop a Valentine's Day flight to New York City to profess his love to the woman that would eventually become his wife and the mother of his child. We'll also talk about reading books about serial killers on a plane, the culture shock of a small town man in The Big Apple, and Times Square panhandlers.
This week, we're chatting with Spencer Rothbell, the voice of titular character on Cartoon Network's Clarence! We chat about many things including where inspiration for a cartoon storyline comes from, a farting cactus, his chance encounter with Jack McBrayer, and working with the legendary Cloris Leachman. Also on this episode, Beau talks about cleaning out the leftover clutter from the recent basement remodel and scheduling a showing for his house (which isn't even on the market). Plus, a walk down cartoon memory lane as we name off listeners' favorite cartoons.