SlapperCast Episode 101: “The Back Arse of Mayo” – A Conversation with Rickie O’Neill of the Saw Doctors

This week we talk with our dear friend, actor and Saw Doctors drummer Rickie O’Neill!

Apologies for the poor sound quality – we had some wifi performance issues on this episode.

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SlapperCast Episode 100: That’s a Long Walk, Son

First episode of 2021! This week we talk about:

  • What we did on New Year’s (hint: we weren’t performing)
  • Exodus documentary “Assorted Atrocities”
  • Shane MacGowan documentary “Crock of Gold”
  • Who Mark Knopfler should collaborate with
  • The ideal structure for a New Year’s Eve gig
  • Our upcoming “Reward Music” siteFirst episode of 2021! This week we talk about what we did on New Year’s, and who Mark Knopfler should collaborate with.

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SlapperCast Episode 99: Omahaklamoma

Last #SlapperCast of 2020!

This week:

  • Recapping last week’s episode with drummer Ash Soan
  • Bon Jovi’s cover of “Fairytale of New York”
  • Bands that switch instruments on stage
  • Famous musicians who have changed their main instrument
  • Singing drummers who should stay behind the kit
  • The pros/cons of remixing classic albums

Also, high praise for recording/mixing engineer Paul Beebe and mastering engineer Chris Longwood for their excellent work on our latest single, “Everyday is Christmas (Since You’re Gone)“.

Thanks to Garrett Mahanay for his question!

SlapperCast 98: “Songs are where it’s at” — A conversation with Ash Soan

This week we have a stunning conversation with the mighty Ash Soan—speaking to us from his recording studio all the way over in Norfolk, UK.

Ash is a brilliant drummer, recording and touring musician with a resumé a mile long and loads of amazing stories to tell, of which you’ll hear plenty in this episode (Sinéad O’Connor, Van Morrison, Del Amitri, Adele, Rick Wakeman, Terry Reid, et al). We also talk about how the pandemic has affected touring musicians and road crew, and what things might be like when we’re able to resume business as usual. But the main focus of this conversation turned out to be the underappreciated art of “playing for the song”.

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