The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 28-White Lightning was recorded eons ago–who even knows anymore. Anyway, now it is here, fresh with the jamness.
Thanks so much to The Bottom Dollars for appearing on the show and sharing their story as well as their sounds. If you’d like to download their new EP The Halcyon Days, you can do so for free right here. We are also grateful to Sharkey, Flat Top, and Wolfhunter, as well as DJ Flav, for their customary brilliance. Thanks also to our extraordinarily generous new sponsors, and most of all to you for tuning in! We’ll see you at Exit 29, the production of which begins…RIGHT NOW!
We’re joined by Jon Bolden, aka The Pride of Austin, for some in-depth wonkery around improv comedy, of which Jon is a master practitioner and jewel of the scene down there in the capital of Texas. The origins of HORK! are also discussed in great detail, plus wonderings as to the whereabouts of our wayward Groove, which we would very much like to get Back. Click here to examine the contents of this week’s episode, or simply stream it below…
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 27-The Texas Handbook was recorded and produced from January 2-March 2nd under a wide variety of different mental and weather conditions.
It features special guest Jon Bolden all the way from Austin, Texas, to whom we are extremely grateful for trekking out to the wilds of Brooklyn from the swankypants hotel he was staying in for New Years’. FACT: at the end of the conversation when Ben and I remark that it is time to go eat some burritos, we instead ended up sitting in Hootenanny Studios for a while longer talking about Things with Jon, who is one of the nicest fellows you are ever likely to encounter. Thanks also to Ben and DJ Flav of course, and, in the unlikely event she is reading this, Julia Zagaria.
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s show, and we’ll see you at Exit 28. Production begins right…NOW!
Happy Smooch Day lovecups! Sweeten up your sweet-pots with our suga-snappin’ broadcast, featuring live music from Matt Singer, a sneak preview of Audience of Two’s brand new radio play HORK!, the unexpected reduction of our degrees of separation from Lauren Ambrose, and the Quality Control Board’s reviews of industry publications, Valentine’s Day, and minivans. Championship chuckles await when you click here! Or stream it right here, right now…
Thanks to poster-maestro Dan Angeloro for the hot design!
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 26-Palentine’s Day was broadcast live on February 13, 2011. We’re mum on whether or not releasing episodes more diligently was one of our New Year’s Resolutions, but suffice it to say we’re damned glad we finally got one done.
Huge thanks to our musical guest Matt Singer, and we hope to see you sippin’ yo’ drank this Thursday night at his Living Room show. We’ve had that tune “Chicago” that he plays on the show today stuck in our heads ever since we heard it, and it was a distinct pleasure to have him back on the program this afternoon. Thanks as always to Mistress of Fine Arts Alison Klein, Ben Masten, DJ Flav, and Gerrit Hall for kickin’ it with their customary aplomb, and do come check us in HORK! this Saturday at the PIT. The full audio of the “studio” version will be available here one week from today, our sleep cycle for the week be gol-durnt.
If all goes according to plan, we’ll be live again next Sunday afternoon, which means pre-production for Exit 27 begins right…NOW!
Matt Singer's melodies will pluck yo' strangs.
Matt Singer’s melodies will pluck yo’ strangs.
ED. NOTE: If you’re wondering why the caption in the picture is repeated, the answer is: I have no idea. Fortunately, the sentiment is true enough to say twice.
Dudes! We were thrilled and humbled to find ourselves listed on R2S favorite Joe Berkowitz’s Seriously Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts over at SplitSider, appearing in a group with many of our role models and idols. Joe was a distinctly groovy guest on the program this past Halloween, and if you haven’t done so already, please do yourself a favor and check out his writings on his Tumblr. Careful when doing so, however, as his controversial opinions have been known to spark street-fights.
As you are most likely aware, you savvy listener you, podcasting has really exploded over the course of the last year or so, particularly in the realm of comedy. We at Bright Machine Productions would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for making The Road 2 Shambala part of your listening rotation, and hope you’ll stay tuned in 2011, for we have many exciting plans, best beloveds. We invite your feedback anytime via email at shambalaradio[at]gmail[dot]com, or via voicemail at 909-SHA-ZAPS.
Look for Exit 26 in this space later this week, and until then, keep on pickin’, winnin’, lovin’, and sinnin’…