This week on SlapperCast:
Bands we once disliked but now have grown to like
Our 1980s fashion choices
Thanks Greg for the question!
This week on SlapperCast, we recap this past weekend’s mini-tour as we drive home from Omaha… our first out-of-state road trip since the pandemic began. Also, a long discussion about the recently departed Eddie Van Halen.
This week on Slappercast, we talk about best/worst live bands, opening songs, encores, etc.
We’re also giving away a case of Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.’s “I Wity the Fool” to one lucky winner in the Houston area. To enter the drawing,
go watch this episode on YouTube, subscribe, and leave a comment there telling us about your favorite (or least favorite) live band, opening, encore, etc. BY TUESDAY OCTOBER 13. Recipient must be of legal drinking age in Texas.
Poorly recalled music memories of 1987
Eric’s memories of Extreme opening for Aerosmith at the Orpheum in Boston
Patrick’s memories of seeing Aerosmith in Miami
Great opening songs (The Police, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Cheap Trick, Queen, David Bowie, Crowded House, Dio, etc.)
Great live bands with mediocre studio albums
Live shows ruined by bad sound
Best/worst opening bands
This week on #SlapperCast: a free-form discussion of metal/prog drummers, recent gigs, and how we’re learning to navigate this seemingly never-ending pandemic as professional musicians.
What coffee are we drinking today?
Patrick’s coffee brewing tips
Praise for drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Mr. Bungle
Dave Lombardo’s on-and-off again relationship with Slayer
Lombardo vs. drummer Paul Bostaph
New tour dates in early October (Wichita KS, Omaha NE, etc.)
T-Bone Tom’s in Kemah on October 23rd
Acoustic Blaggards shows… without a fiddle player
Many thanks to Tim Kennedy for providing video footage from our performance at the Sherwood Virtual Celtic Gathering
Our recent show at Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. in Bryan TX
Eric’s new drum kit
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been killing our pubs and breweries
Praise for Chris Buckley, former Blaggard fiddler who played with us last week
Time signature changes vs. “feel” in rock music
Eric’s favorite Rush song
Eric’s upcoming PASIC roundtable discussion on Neil Peart, featuring Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater
Do prog bands take themselves too seriously?
Our habit of teasing audiences with brief bits of classic rock songs we have no intention of actually playing
Our new album is in the mixing stage
Looking forward to getting out-of-state for the first time since the pandemic started
Memories of our first road trip with Eric back in 2017
NEXT WEEK: a giveaway of Blackwater Brewing Co. beer on Episode 87
Upcoming Houston-area shows in November
People who request songs and then disappear
Song requests that make no sense
Billy Joel’s overt Beatles influence on “Nylon Curtain”