Sunday, September 24, 2017

DicksnJanes #646: MacGregor Point

The Scarborough Dude camps out alone at another provincial park and finds he wants to talk a lot.

Let's Go - New Order - Spirit Of The Edge: Volume 2

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DicksnJanes #645: Rideau River

The Scarborough Dude babbles on almost mindlessly throughout this entire episode. Skipworthy!

The Murder Of Two Men By A Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves - Kenneth Patchen - The Beat Generation

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DicksnJanes #644: Sharbot Lake

Black Lake from Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
The Scarborough Dude continues his lazy series of camping podcasts, starting off at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park.

Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain - Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats 

Listen to Composting History on Ted Riecken's Island Podcasting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DicksnJanes #643: Thompson Park

Still a favourite picture of Naoko and me: Yokohama
The Scarborough Dude rides his Everyday bike to Thompson Park three times, and rambles on accordingly.

Pretension Rag - Neva Tesolin - Stewed Roots

Monday, September 04, 2017

DicksnJanes #642: Sibbald Point - Part 2

The Scarborough Dude continues his camping chatter until it’s time to go.

All The Pleasures - Larkin Grimm - Parplar

Sunday, September 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #641: Sibbald Point - Part 1

The Scarborough Dude shares another short but very pleasant camping trip with his listeners. 

Perfect Day - Lou Reed - Trainspotting

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DicksnJanes #640: Ontario’s West Coast - Part 2

Sunset over Lake Huron
The Scarborough Dude shares more of his time around the campfire at Point Farms Provincial Park.

On A Holiday - Brian Wilson - Smile
I'm In Great Shape / I Wanna Be Around / Workshop - Brian Wilson - Smile

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DicksnJanes #639: Ontario's West Coast - Part 1

The Scarborough Dude heads off to the Lake Huron area on a 3 day solo camping trip.

Our Prayer / Gee  - Brian Wilson - Smile
Barnyard - Brian Wilson - Smile

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DicksnJanes #638: gettingstuffdone

The Scarborough Dude is reminded once again how challenging it can be to get stuff done!

Ofakombolo - Jupiter Okwess - Uncut: The Hype!
Hurricane Shakedown - The Deslondes - Uncut: The Hype!
Add Some Music To Your Day - The Beach Boys - Best of the Brother Years 1970-1986
When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert 

Friday, August 18, 2017

DicksnJanes #637: Home again

Covers of some of my summer reading
We start off in the Laurentians and eventually get back home, sweet home.

Motel "Mon Repos" - Beau Dommage - Ou Est Passé La Noce?
Le Blues D'la Métropole - Beau Dommage - Ou Est Passé La Noce?
Farther Along - The Byrds - The Byrds: Final Approach

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DicksnJanes #636: QC & Montreal 2017

Mike Hiles about to enjoy Big Pete's Smoked Meat!
You know how it goes, Ken winds down the travel part of his annual study tour. Same but different.

Monday, August 14, 2017

DicksnJanes #635: Quebec City 2017

Ken is happy to be back in Quebec City again. And on it goes.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

DicksnJanes #634: Ottawa 2017

Queen Victoria in the Library of Parliament
Ken is happy to be back in Ottawa. And so on.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

DicksnJanes #633: Bark Lake 2017

Who doesn't love smores!
Ken is happy to be back at Bark Lake.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #632: another study tour

My Best Buddies for Decades: Bryon & Bruce
The Scarborough Dude hardly makes an appearance here - it’s mostly Ken, being nice.

DicksnJanes - Gary Crawford - Chub Creek
U.S. Blues - Grateful Dead - Mars Hotel
Touch of Grey - Grateful Dead - The Very Best of the Grateful Dead

Monday, July 24, 2017

DicksnJanes #631: Making Decisions

The Scarborough Dude is faced with a big decision, and talks his way through to the right one. 

Time Changes Everything - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Legends of Country
So Sad - The Everly Brothers - Best Of The Everly Brothers
Cattle Call - Tex Owens - Singin' in the Saddle

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DicksnJanes #630: Brent Gets Beaned!

Janis and Brent
The Scarborough Dude starts at the end, throws in a clip from the delete bin, and almost gets kidnapped! 

What A Piece of Work Is Man - Various Artists - Hair
High and Dry - Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Monday, July 10, 2017

DicksnJanes #629: #MMPR17

The Scarborough Dude, aka Ken, attends the 4th annual Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtable event in Hamilton, Ontario July 7-9, 2017.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits

Monday, July 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #628: cannabisday

View from the parked Roadtrek
The Scarborough Dude celebrates Canada Day on his own, with mixed feelings.

Special thanks to Sam Harris of the Waking Up Podcast for not coming after me for borrowing some clips for this episode without advance notice - be sure to check out episode #84, Landscapes of the Mind!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #627: thisisnotapodcast

My filing system
The Scarborough Dude finally realizes this is more of an audio-journal than a podcast. 

Lazy Day - The Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream
Beautiful Dreamer - Kamajo  
I Can't Forget - Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

Friday, June 23, 2017

DicksnJanes #626: triggered!

The Scarborough Dude gets a new toy for Sally, and goes on a bit of a rant.

Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds  - 1966
I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol - Made in The 80's

Sunday, June 18, 2017

DicksnJanes #625b: Darlingtonday2

The Scarborough Dude continues his reflections and relaxation at Darlington.

Exactly Where I'm At - Ween - White Pepper
Dear God - XTC  - Skylarking

Friday, June 16, 2017

DicksnJanes #625a: Darlingtonday1

 A most excellent Park Bench Porter
for The Bob & AJ mug initiation
The Scarborough Dude takes a mental health day at Darlington Provincial Park.

Little Birdy - Ween - Pure Guava
Big Joe And Phantom 309 - Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner

Park Bench Porter by Brickside Brewery

Monday, June 12, 2017

DicksnJanes #624: abunchofwords

Traveling companions Shane Potvin and Adam Gratrix
The Scarborough Dude puts together a bunch of words to make a one-sided conversation.
Mule Skinner Blues - Stompin' Tom Connors - Stompin' Tom Connors (Live At the Horseshoe)
Jimmy - Boney M - Boonoonoonoos
Pow R. Toc. H. - Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates of Dawn

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

DicksnJanes #623: playnice

AJ, Ken, Bob at PAB

The Scarborough Dude talks about the importance of play, and too much other stuff.

Don't Shit Where You Eat - Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
Getting Better - Fionn Regan - Sgt. Pepper... With A Little Help From His Friends
Hotcakes and Sausage - The Old Codger  - Comfort Stand Recordings

You heard it here! 
The Salad Years Podcast

Smooth Sailing Podcast

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DicksnJanes #622: blubbering

The Scarborough Dude attends the BobMobHobNob in Kingston, but things don't go quite as planned.

I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal) - The Beatles - Anthology 2
Dragonflys - Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
You're The Scarborough Dude - Lyndon J. Connah - Ask Lyndon
I'm In The Mood To Move - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight - Ween - The Mollusk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DicksnJanes #621: gratitudinalhappiness

The Scarborough Dude is feeling very happy, very grateful, very blessed.

Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four - Andrews Sisters - Rumors Are Flying
Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits
Everybody's Talkin' - Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DicksnJanes #620: anothersadloss

Kent Spencer: A Good Man
Just listen. Or don’t. It doesn’t matter.

Something Better Change - The Stranglers - Cool Britannia - Britain's Best From The 70's
Feeling Alright With the Crew - 999 - Cool Britannia - Britain's Best From The 70's
Gangsters - The Specials - Cool Britannia - Britain's Best From The 70's 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DicksnJanes #619: moreofthesame

You really think I’m going to remember what I talked about? I’m guessing beer, friendship, books, hangups… 

Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson - Let's Dance - 100 Original 1960s Hits
Wheels - The String-A-Longs - Let's Dance - 100 Original 1960s Hits
Rinky Dink - Dave 'Baby' Cortez - Let's Dance - 100 Original 1960s Hits

Special thanks to  St. Mary Axe for generous samples of their excellent bitter! Seriously, it's great - I want more! And to my favourite bar, The Only Cafe, which is getting too popular now, so go find another place, we need the front table!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #618: morebeer

The Barstool Buddha & Barnacle Bill
More from Vancouver, then back home to Bluffers Park.

Drink Canada Dry - David Allan Coe   
No Beer in Heaven - John Hartford - Oh Brother Where Art Thou
I Like Beer - Tom T. Hall   

Monday, May 01, 2017

DicksnJanes #617: Vancookies

Number One Son
The Scarborough Dude enjoys Vancouver.

My Old Man - Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
Me Gusdtas Tu - Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza
Freakin Out The Neighborhood - Mac Demarco - 2

Friday, April 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #616: herewegoagain

The Scarborough Dude starts off in Bluffers Park, and ends up on the east side of Vancouver.

Mama Call - Manu Chao - Clandestino
Bongo Bong - Manu Chao - Clandestino
Pledging My Time - Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd - Umma Gumma

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DicksnJanes #615: thelongwayhome

The great Timothy Leary needlepoint Kenneth & Erica gave me!
Guess what the chemical compounds represent?
The Scarborough Dude detours to Blue Knob, and takes a long but beautiful drive home.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

DicksnJanes #614: whereamI?

Royal Dixie Apartments, Dorval: 1971?
The Scarborough Dude hears proof of God on the radio, but misses out on a Cracker Barrel dinner. The penultimate episode of the Florida trip.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

DicksnJanes #613: runningonempty

The Scarborough Dude takes you on a long stress-filled drive, with a happy ending. The road trip south continues.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #612: ArmedandDangerous!

Vietnam vet & roadside orange seller, Vero Beach, Florida
The Scarborough Dude continues his road trip through Florida, with a little excitement happening along the way.

Alabam - Cowboy Copas - Country Meets Rockabilly
That's What I Like About The South - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Legends of Country

Friday, March 31, 2017

DicksnJanes #611: FloridaBound

The Scarborough Dude gets going on his 6600 km drive south, with very little advance planning.

Daytona - Chris Rea - Road to Hell 

Boondocks and boondoggles

Boon (“ a timely benefit; a favor”) is a fairly old English word, dating back to the 12th century. In light of this one might be excused for thinking that words such as boondocks ("a rural area") and boondoggle (“a wasteful or impractical project or activity often involving graft”) are of similar vintage. However, not only are both of these words much newer than boon, they are not related to it (or to each other), except by a coincidence of spelling. Boondoggle is believed to have been coined in the 1920s by the American scoutmaster Robert H. Link as a name for the braided leather cords that are made and worn by Boy Scouts; it took on the “wasteful project” meaning sometime after. Boondocks is also a word from the early 20th century: it comes from the Tagalog word for a mountain, and was brought to English by the U.S. military forces who had occupied the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century.

Friday, March 17, 2017

DicksnJanes #610: ReadyorNot

The soon to be close Salvage Shop, 1492 Kingston Road
The Scarborough Dude finally makes what was undoubtedly an inevitable, even if he didn’t know it, decision. 

This Is Not America - David Bowie - The Platinum Collection
Magic America - Blur - Parklife
American Draft Dodger in T.B. - Sam Roberts - Chemical City

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DicksnJanes Bonus: Dude Story Redux

Special thanks to Rob Balcer for the logo!
This was my third entry into the Spilling The Beans 6 minute podcast contest, all recorded spontaneously and just for the fun of it. Much to my surprise, fellow podcaster Doug Slater gave it a new life by editing in a background and sound effects, and turned it in to something worth listening to. Thank you Slugore!

Friday, March 10, 2017

DicksnJanes #609: MewLake

The Scarborough Dude takes Sally up to Algonquin Park, or vice versa, for a cold but enjoyable camp out.

Cool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation
Uncool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation

Monday, March 06, 2017

DicksnJanes #608: spilledbeans

Extra special thanks to the Henderson Brewing Company!

The Scarborough Dude joins a 6 minute podcast challenge for the free beer, then submits entries guaranteed to score zeros for most  of the requirements. 

Thank you Spilling The Beans!

Falling Out - Ween - White Pepper
Lovely To See You - Moody Blues - On The Threshold of a Dream

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #607: andthebeatgoeson

The Scarborough Dude starts off high heading to Podcamp Toronto and ends low with the state of the world, with some average stuff in the middle. 

Hunger Is From - Ken Nordine - The Beat Generation
Married Blues - Kenneth Rexroth - The Beat Generation
High School Drag - Phillipa Fallon - The Beat Generation

Friday, February 24, 2017

DicksnJanes #606: secularliberalvalues

The Scarborough Dude talks about his deteriorating memory, religion, and other stuff I can't remember.

Far From Any Road - The Handsome Family - Uncut - Best of 2003
Revolution 1 - Nina Simone - Mojo - Beatlemania
God - Jack's Mannequin Feat. Mick Fleetwood - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur

Sunday, February 19, 2017

DicksnJanes #605: bingbing

The Scarborough Dude buys a bell.

Bell Bottom Blues - Alma Cogan - Magic Hits of the 1950s
Bell Bottom Trousers - Guy Lombardo - The Best Of Guy Lombardo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DicksnJanes #604: frothymoments

A Friendly Place: The Only Cafe!
As always, the Scarborough Dude has lots to say about lots of things, including froth.

Dolly Dawn - Harry Belafonte - Calypso
Down In Mexico - The Coasters - Uncut Magazine - Radio Bob Vol 2
Home Among The Gumtrees - Ivor Davies - Essential Aussie Songs

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

DicksnJanes #603: bracing4thefuture

John Meadows, in one of his many characterizations
The Scarborough Dude shares his inner and outer week with you. 

Words of Advice - William Burroughs  
Teach Your Children - Richie Havens  
Carry That Weight - The Beatles - Abbey Road

Friday, February 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #602: diversityisourstrength

The Scarborough Dude takes up topics that make him uncomfortable in this episode.

Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Kerouac - Morphine - Kerouac - Kicks Joy Darkness

Saturday, January 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #601: letstalk!

The Scarborough Dude likes talking but hates fighting. Peace love Beatles!

Blue Jay Way - The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Love To You - The Beatles - Revolver
In My Life - The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Saturday, January 21, 2017

DicksnJanes #600: rufflesandflourishes

The Scarborough Dude puts out this 600th episode with little fanfare, and watches with interest as the USA gets a new president. 

Bananas and Blow - Ween - White Pepper
You Fucked Up - Ween  - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
Cold and Wet - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
Common Bitch - Ween - God Ween Satan - Anniversary Edition
America - Allen Ginsberg - The Beat Generation, Vol 3
American Idiot - Richard Cheese - Apertif For Destruction
Friends - Ween - La Cucaracha

Friday, January 13, 2017

DicksnJanes #599: tablebythewindow

Leslie H. Bole: 1936
The Scarborough Dude unpacks and sorts out his life, with time out for a night at the Only.  

Just About The Only Blues - Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt
Under the Carlaw Bridge - Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt