SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

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Blaggards is a band that’s been together for 15 years. This is their podcast.


24: No Sleeves, No Service
Jul 16 • 57 min
Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows: two nights at O'Malley's in Weston, Missouri, and a house concert in Omaha, Nebraska. Blaggards playing a house concert in Omaha NE (Photo by Sienna Oehler Nania) Show notes LIVE from O'Malley's Pub,…
23: Jamaican Lucky Charms
Jul 9 • 54 min
Mike and Paddy with O’Malley’s owner Michael Coakley. Patrick, Chad, and Mike sing the praises of O'Malley's Pub, an amazing music venue, pub and brewery in Weston, MO, where we'll be playing this weekend (July 12 & 13, 2019), as well as in October for…
22: Dance To Live Music with José Figueroa
Jul 2 • 84 min
Our first actual guest on the show, artist and filmmaker José Figueroa of Dance To Live Music, joins us for an epic discussion about Houston’s vibrant music scene… and José’s upcoming documentary film about that very subject. Dance To Live Music on…
21: The Man From Omaha
Jun 25 • 48 min
Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn—the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha"—who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015. Jeff’s spirit was so strong that it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. In…
20: Duct Tape Grandma to the Chair
Jun 18 • 54 min
Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix. Also, we get some insight into Patrick's family history and give a lot of love to our hometown of…
19: MacGyver & Wonder Woman
Jun 11 • 58 min
At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with drunk people at our shows. Blaggards…
18: Epiphany’s Little Sister
Jun 4 • 40 min
Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of…
17: Hold Me
May 28 • 21 min
Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year… and was torn down last week to make way for a parking lot. Show notes Irish Aires — KPFT 90.1 FM End of an Era: Fitzgerald’s in Houston Closing at Year’s…
16: Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right?
May 21 • 74 min
Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd diversions, including a story about Chad's…
15: Sandwich Time
May 14 • 50 min
What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down the winding road of Houston history and the dramatic changes the music industry has seen in the digital era.…
14: Julie Andrews Called Me
May 7 • 32 min
Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie soundtracks, and the often hilarious obsession our fans have with Patrick's hair. Patrick wirelessly roaming…
13: Allergic to Sleeves
Apr 30 • 45 min
Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos. Show notes The coffee mug that Chad uses during this episode Green Fields of France - The Fureys & Davey Arthur QSC TouchMix 16 -…
12: Fried Chicken Tech for Meat Loaf
Apr 23 • 56 min
What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have closed? What guitars does Patrick use? Will we ever hear Blaggards on vinyl? Show notes The coffee mug that…
11: 666 Acacia Avenue
Apr 16 • 58 min
After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for fledgling musicians of all ages. References…
10: Just Kidding, Lars
Apr 9 • 72 min
Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer… first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners. Then follows a ridiculously long discussion of our top five(ish) desert island discs. References for…
9: Fifteen Dead Bodies
Apr 2 • 64 min
Why did Patrick choose guitar? Why did Chad choose bass? Why did they both stop using amplifiers on stage? Do they still get nervous before a show? When the hell are Mike and Wes going to be on the show? All these questions and more are sort-of kinda…
8: Gerbil on Cocaine
Mar 26 • 40 min
Patrick and Chad of Blaggards begin a long discussion about their musical influences, to be continued next week in Episode 9. References for this episode Stop Making Sense - 1984 concert film by Talking Heads No Other Baby - Davee Bryan, with Chad on…
7: Surgery Falling Out of a Plane
Mar 17 • 33 min
Paddy and Chad talk about how different Saint Patrick's Day is in Ireland compared to the USA, how they first started playing at O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station back in 2005, and how they've been playing Paddy's Day there every year since 2011.…
6: Before Jesus Had Teeth
Mar 11 • 46 min
This week, an old list of Blaggards show dates from the band’s first East Coast tour in March 2006 triggers a slew of memories, including a detour into the early days of MySpace. We also reminisce about our first gig at Fadó Irish Pub in Austin, and how…
5: Kerfuffleful
Mar 4 • 27 min
Patrick and Chad tell the story of how the band’s instrumental tune “Kerfuffleful” was written and recorded for the movie How To Be Single, how “Drunken Sailor” and “Big Strong Man” came to be featured on an episode of the CBS series The Good Wife, and…
4: Worldwide Tour of Ireland
Feb 25 • 26 min
Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in Ireland with an eye on Blaggards’ next tour there in October 2019. Ireland Tour Info Join us in Ireland this Fall! Ireland tour pricing and itinerary (PDF) Sign up for the Ireland tour online References for…
3: Shower of Wankers
Feb 22 • 22 min
What do we look for in truck stops? What are our favorite songs to play live? Do we play house concerts? When's our new record coming out? What "Spinal Tap" moments have we had in the band? Best and worst gig? Join us in IRELAND this Fall Ireland 2019 -…
2: My Friend Lemmy
Feb 18 • 31 min
Patrick and Chad talk about their earliest influences, Patrick’s teenage years in Dublin, his first guitar, his first almost-gig, his first actual gig, and why he eventually decided to form a band. Related links: Davee Bryan TurnTo Productions Blaggards…
1: Prehistoric Blaggards
Feb 8 • 20 min
Patrick (lead vocals & guitar) and Chad (bass & vocals) talk about the bands they were in before Blaggards, how they met, how the band got its name, and other anecdotes from the early days of their fifteen-plus years as bandmates. This first episode…