Show #050: How Far to the Nearest Lapdance?

19934872The fiftiethth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: Storm is on vacation (and without reliable Netterwebs access), so special guest Jonathan Coulton fills in (while on vacation himself) for a lengthy discussion of vacation theory and practice; directed, organized vacationing vs. aimless, sedentary vacationing and resulting family tensions; houseguests and mixed metaphors; horrible, horrible sunburns; and Jonathan answers a question he hasn’t publicly answered before regarding his music.

Also, Jonathan apologizes for the various pops and clicks and sound issues on his track, as he only could record on his laptop microphone, and he apparently didn’t care enough to make it sound any better. Anyway, he completely absolves Paul of any responsibility for the sound issues.

Also also, the “echo-y” sound you hear is because we record the podcast while on the phone with each other, and there’s a brief delay between when one person speaks and the other hears it. In this case, Jonathan was kinda loud in Paul’s earpiece.  This is also Jonathan’s fault, somehow.

Featured post-show song: “Drive” – Jonathan Coulton

Show #050: How Far to the Nearest Lapdance? (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I wasn’t expecting a podcast this week because Storm is gone, so this was a welcome surprise. That’s not to say that we didn’t all love Paul’s solocast last time… ;). But, as Len said in the last episode of Jawbone, solocasts can be awkward. Uh, anyway, well done, JoCo. Not quite the same as having Storm here, but enjoyable nonetheless (#overlordasskissing).

    Since you hate “Boolean Love Song,” I guess I’ll abandon the Flash animation I had planned for the song. So much for those months of studying Flash… 😉

    When it comes to vacations, since our honeymoon, my husband and I have discovered the beauty of serendipitous travel and it’s been very friendly to us. In June, we did a road trip from MI to ME and we followed this mentality, which lead to the best B&B on earth (in our humble opinions) and some of the best experiences of our lives. We don’t have to be doing something every second, but neither of us is a sit on the beach kind of person (it may have something to do with the fact that we are both as pasty white as Opie and end up looking like lobsters – not of the Furry Old variety, either).

    P.S. – I see Chicago on your fall schedule. Does this mean there’s a chance you’ll detour up to MI? Please? 🙂

  2. Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    *lead = led

    Once again, proofreading fail/wishing I could edit.

  3. Posted July 30, 2009 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Ya never know, painting latex on your skin might cause cancer too! But fun, I’ll bet.
    I laughed so much at the sunburn stories, especially about Jonathan’s lips.

    I love Drive.

    Boolean Love Song is quite enjoyable especially within the context and restrictions for that particular round of Song-Fu (not the best set of rules to foster good songs, imho). I don’t think it’s your worst.

    I love how Jonathan says “Go do things” completely wrong!

  4. Paul Maki
    Posted July 30, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    I kind of get a “Loggins-y” vibe off the harmonies on the chorus of “Drive.”

    I’ll leave it to others to judge the merit of that gut reaction…

  5. Posted July 30, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    September 19 IS talk like a pirate day! I’ve had a sign up at the door to my office in anticipation for months. 😀

  6. BigJim
    Posted July 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t listened yet, but am stoked… JoCo are you ever coming back to Mid or Southern Ohio???

  7. Posted August 1, 2009 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Alas, Paul, any JoCo fan worth their salt knows that Drive is his least favorite song. 🙂

  8. Leigh
    Posted August 2, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I’ve never understood the hatred for “Drive.” It’s one of my favorites, and gets included on almost every mix I make for other people. So there are clearly more than two of us who enjoy it in all its weird English-as-a-second-language-style-and-fancy-car-fetish glory.

  9. Richard
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I have a feeling that pic of JoCo is going to make its way into a Flash game…

  10. Robin
    Posted August 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always found that a thin layer of Elmer’s white glue better approximates sunburn-peel. (It’s not, however, nearly as flammable as rubber cement.)

    Add me to list of ‘Drive’ fans. For whatever reason I enjoy the bouncy, nonsensical little thing. The “brass” hits are certainly part of the appeal.

    Mighty overlords, I think something’s gone wonky with the RSS feed. I didn’t get a notification for this podcast or the next one. I only realized I’d missed them when a co-worker / fellow minion mentioned JoCo’s guest spot. 🙁

  11. DL Hirst
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Growing up in Bergen County NJ in the 1960s, I remember going to Sandy Hook, Cape May, Ocean City, etc – getting burned to a crisp, and then making the long ride back home, in a car with vinyl upholstery and, of course, no air conditioning. Ah, what a great memory…

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