Episode 107: Spell It Out!

Episode 107: Spell It Out
Letters entertain you with a rock 'n roll spelling bee!

From July 25, 2013

00:00:00 Specials guest Gary Lucy stops by the studio today!
  Gary tells us about his recent sleep study. Apparently he has some serious apnea, but now that he has one of those sleep machines, he feels like a new man. Just imagine, now that he's getting some real rest, how much more he'll be able to rawk!


  • The guys are stoked, because a certified woman called into the show. Unfortunately, Beth McKey (?) bails on the call after a couple seconds. She must have realized that the gang wouldn't know how to respond to a girl. Thanks for saving the guys that embarrassment, Beth!
  • Jim from Austin calls to suggest a show called "We Built This City on Rock n Roll" that highlights the music from different towns.
  • Rodney from CO suggests a show artists who change their musical genre for an album (Garth Brooks/Chris Gains, Ice T/Body Count).
  • Travis from CA, perhaps in honor of Comicon this week, thinks that a superhero themed show would be a good idea, if only to remind people of Prince's Batdance (which, by the way, is favorite song of Comedy Bang Bang host Scott Aukerman).
00:10:00 Pat thanks the listeners who have donated a little cash to the show, which you can do through this very website.


Kyle Dodson, comedian and nephew of Pat, is with the gang this episode, which is great news. In less positive news, so is Dirty iPod.



Dirty iPod had a few questions for the crew and he seems to be trying his best. At first. But in the end, he can't deny his true nature. Damn you Dirty iPod!!


And now a commercial break



Matt has K-Solo explain the topic


  Gary kicks off this week's topic with Television - "Friction" from the album Marquee Moon.
  Pat plays the quintessential spelling song: Aretha Franklin - "Respect" from the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You.


Okay, Gary claims that this is the regional hit of all regional hits. It reportedly caused a sensation in the ATL. It's Pat Wilson - "Bop Girl".

00:20:00 Pat calls an audible! While taping the big show he remembered this song, written by Lemmy for the The Ramones - "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." from the album Greatest Hits LIVE.
  Gary's next jam is The Fall - "C.R.E.E.P."
  This next guy, apparently, is a huge asshole. On top of that, he can't spell! John Mellencamp - "L.U.V." from the album Dance Naked.
00:25:00 Gary represents the Great Northwest by laying down Seattle's own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us" from the album The Heist.
  This is part of Pat's workout playlist, the ladylumped one: Fergie - "Glamorous" from the album The Dutchess.

Gary spins some old school capital-"C" Country: Tammy Wynette - "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" from the album Greatest Hits.

00:30:00 Gary double dips with Bobby Goldsboro - "Watching Scotty Grow" from his Best of.


Gary thinks that moron Scotty needs the discipline that only Luka's dad can give.

"Luka...I noticed in your card you spelled 'Father' D-I-C-K. "

- Pat as Luka's dad

Bobby Goldsboro was a staple in Pat's household growing up. Recently Matt was looking through his dad's record collection and he found a couple of weird ones:


Ray Charles: The Exciting YearsDrugs Won't Get It, People WillHere You Come Again by Dolly Parton
00:35:00 Before he plays his next song, Pat makes it clear that just because he plays the song doesn't mean he likes the song. Having said that, here's John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - "C.I.T.Y." from the album Tough All Over.

Pat starts his acronym chunk with some nice fellows from New York City. Village People - "Y.M.C.A." from the album Cruisin'.

He follows up with AC/DC - "C.O.D." from the album For Those About To Rock.


Gary starts his "Cheerleader Rhythm" chunk with Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl" from the album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.


Pat had this song on his list too, which of course triggers a


Gary also plays:

  • Fishbone - "Ugly" from the self-titled EP.
  • Faith No More - "Be Aggressive" from the album Angel Dust.
  • Magnetic Fields - "Washington D.C." from the album 69 Love Songs.

Pat goes with a couple of hunky 70s/80s heartthrobs

Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night" from the album Bay City Rollers and Hall & Oates - "Method Of Modern Love" from the album Big Bam Boom.


Gary recently showed Preston "So, I Married An Ax Murderer." Pat remembers liking Charles Grodin's cameo in that movie.

The criminally underrated Mr. Charles Grodin


Gary treats us to another chunk:

  • R.E.M. - "Harborcoat" from the album Reckoning.
  • Len - "Steal My Sunshine" from the album Can't Stop the Bum Rush.
  • The Pixies - "Velouria" from the album Bossanova.
Gary shares that Kim Deal is not touring with the Pixies, though another Kim is. Kim Shattuck, from The Muffs and episode 24 of Rock Solid, is taking her place. Since Gary has an in with Ms. Shattuck he all but guaranteed that he can get the Pixies on the show! Well, "guarantee" may be a bit strong...
  Pat welcomes the British Invasion with The Kinks - "Lola" from the album Lola Vs Powerman & The Moneygoround.
00:50:00 Gary goes Broadway with Avenue Q - "Schadenfreude" from the Original Soundtrack.
Before he ends his list, Pat wants to recommend the new EP and video of The Pride of Erie PA.
  Pat's last song is from the ageless Red Rocker Sammy Hagar - "Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)" from the album Street Machine.
00:55:00 Matt plays us out with a song from his youth (and from the super fun NBA Street 2): Pete Rock & CL Smooth - "They reminisce over you (T.R.O.Y.)" from Mecca and the Soul Brothers.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:15:00FrictionMarquee MoonTelevisionPat
00:15:00RespectI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouAretha FranklinGary
00:15:00Bop GirlEPPat WilsonPat
00:20:00R.A.M.O.N.E.S.Greatest Hits LIVERamonesGary
00:20:00C.R.E.E.P.SingleThe FallPat
00:20:00L.U.V.Dance NakedJohn MellencampGary
00:25:00Can't Hold UsThe HeistMacklemore &Amp; Ryan LewisPat
00:25:00GlamorousThe DutchessFergieGary
00:25:00D-I-V-O-R-C-EGreatest HitsTammy WynettePat
00:30:00Watching Scotty GrowBest ofBobby GoldsboroGary
00:35:00C.I.T.Y.Tough All OverJohn Cafferty and the Beaver Brown BandPat
00:35:00Y.M.C.A.Cruisin'Village PeopleGary
00:35:00C.O.D.For Those About To RockAC/DCPat
00:40:00Ugly Fishbone EPFishboneGary
00:40:00Hollaback GirlLove. Angel. Music. Baby.Gwen StefaniPat
00:40:00Be AggressiveAngel DustFaith No MoreGary
00:40:00Washington D.C.69 Love SongsMagnetic FieldsPat
00:40:00Saturday NightBay City RollersBay City RollersGary
00:40:00Method Of Modern Love Big Bam BoomHall & OatesGary
00:45:00Steal My SunshineCan't Stop the Bum RushLenPat
00:45:00VelouriaBossanovaThe PixiesGary
00:45:00LolaLola Vs Powerman & The MoneygoroundThe KinksGary
00:50:00SchadenfreudeOSTAvenue QGary
00:50:00Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)Street MachineSammy HagarGary
00:55:00They reminisce over you (T.R.O.Y.)Mecca and the Soul BrothersPete Rock & CL SmoothMatt