Sunday, November 19, 2017

DicksnJanes #656: shoutingandcomplaining?

Michael the Virtual Yooper & Chris visit Scarborough
Someone just described my podcast as nothing but me shouting and complaining; hoping that's not entirely accurate.

Music:
Stand Up - Kyprios - Peace Songs
The Beautiful Occupation - Travis - Peace Songs
Saddle Tramp - Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs 


You can buy Brian Hassett's book The Hitchhikers Guide to Jack Kerouac here.

Friday, November 10, 2017

DicknsJanes #655: stuckonthebeats

Merry Prankster George Walker
The Scarborough Dude can’t stop talking about the Beats. Bonus ending!

Music:
Cosmic Rays - Charlie Parker - The Beat Generation, Volume 2
Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet Featuring Charlie Parker - The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz
Parker's Mood - King Pleasure - The Beat Generation, Volume 1

Monday, November 06, 2017

DicksnJanes #654: mindlessmeanderings

The Scarborough Dude can't be bothered to listen back and tell you what's in this episode.

Music:
Heading For The Light - Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground - Now! 3

Monday, October 30, 2017

DicksnJanes #653: bigbulbousthings

The Scarborough Dude talks about technology, religion and art. Not really, but he uses those words.

Music:
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles - Let's Dance: 100 Original 1960s Hits
Dance With Mr. Domino - Fats Domino - Let's Dance: 100 Original 1960s Hits
Let Me In - The Sensations - Let's Dance: 100 Original 1960s Hits

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DicksnJanes #652: bars&friendships

A very happy Dude talking with David Amran in Lowell
The Scarborough Dude is back home, enjoying bars and friendships. As usual.

Music:
Hesitation Blues - Dave Van Ronk - Mojo Presents Dylan's Scene
State of the Nation - Kenneth Patchen - Mojo Presents Dylan's Scene
But I Was Cool - Oscar Brown Jr. - The Beat Generation, Vol 3

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DicksnJanes #651: LCK! 2017 - Part 3

My 'hotel' & The Old Worther, est. 1834
The Scarborough Dude squeezes more joy from Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, grateful for all the blessings he experienced.

Shownotes #651
0:00-0:30: intro: Kerouac, Dylan
0:30-14:00: Original Prankster George Walker & Brian Hassett, George talking of driving with Neal in Kesey’s Further to NYC, his earlier meeting & friendship with Neal Cassady, Brian reads Ginsberg’s version of party for Jack Kerouac while George gives first hand details, Gabs observations, last meeting of Neal & Jack, Kesey’s thoughts on Kerouac.
14:00-25:15: SD recalls previous night, thanks & praises Nancy Fox for taking him to grotto and gravesite, quotes her “We grow individually, not collectively”, (George Walker not Walsh), raves about LCK! wishing Adam & Sylvain could come, (Jamie Cassidy not Jan), happy to have met Hooter, Mike, Gubba, Sky and others, happy to have found a roach at Kerouac’s gravesite, truly holy blessed weekend for real, gifted Kerouac patch #28 of 30 from Dale, we are forming tribes, Brian Hassett presentations
25:15-28:40: Dan Bacon recites his original poems
28:40-35:30: Part of the conversation between Neal’s daughter Jamie Cassidy & Steve Edington, part of the LCK! team and author of ‘The Beat Face of God: The Beat Generation Writers as Spirit Guides’
35:30-42:00: SD in bed reflecting on feeling so good, proud of his own contributions, feeling blessed, enriched, impressed, describes 2:30 am grotto visit, mispronounces Lowell, feeling compassion for Americans not happy about their POTUS, delighted again about Guylaine & Nancy
42:00-1:03:30: David Amran’s intro to Pull Daisy and full live performance of song.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DicksnJanes #650: LCK! 2017 Part 2

Lowell Guide M. Roger Brunelle
The Scarborough Dude continues to enjoy Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, even moreso.

Follow Brian Hassett here!

Shownotes #650
0:00-0:30: intro with Kerouac, Dylan
0:30-8:00: SD recording from Jack Kerouac Memorial Park, reading carved quotes from his books, recounts breakfast at Gormleys, feeling blessed, celebrating this new now, joyful in Lowell
8:00-10:10: Readings from Maggie Cassady, Golden Eternity, Lonesome Traveler
10:10-14:30: Still in Kerouac Park, trying to explain how perfectly everything is happening, how great David Amran & others playing was  at Cappy’s Copper Kettle, plans for day including a dump, is joy just within the self?
14:30-19:20  David Amran talking about music, making of Pull My Daisy, advises fostering creativity, try to capture a moment in time, rediscovery of film’s 3rd act after 45 years, accept blessings & rejection
19:20-28:30: NOT Pull My Daisy but beautiful extended version of Woody Guthrie song Pasture of Plenty
28:30-32:40: SD recording from Sal again, recalls 2 am visit to the grotto, Stations of the Cross, recognition of this new tribe, David Amran a saint & amazing musician, good fucken day, got high with Sky, holy fuck!
32:40-36:00: Original Merry Prankster George Walker recalls his times with Neal Cassidy in Mexico, book to be written
36:00-39:10: More David Amran music with drums, bongos & bass
39:10-54:40: David Amran recalls working with Arthur Miller, mentions Dylan, Gregory Corso, introduces and plays extended version of his composition from After The Fall
54:40-57:45: Brian Hassett and George Walker read a passage from On The Road
57:45-1:00:15: SD grateful for new Quebec friend Guylaine Knupp, and Prof Nancy Fox & son Vilous who drove me to grotto & gravesite, still feeling blessed!

Friday, October 13, 2017

DicksnJanes #649: Lowell Celebrates Kerouac 2017

David Amran, Brian Hassett, Sky Chrysti Lyons
The Scarborough Dude drives Sal to Lowell MA to join in the fun at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac.

Shownotes #649
0:00-0:30: Dicksnjanes intro: That’s Kerouac laughing, and Dylan asking if it’s rolling
0:30-12:00: SD records a preamble to explain & apologize in advance for what follows, shares a apt Kerouac quote, warns listeners it may be a long ride, thanks new friends, claims Lowell was a joyful blessed breakthrough leading to further adventures
12:00-18:30: Recording from a rest stop en route to Lowell, thanks his iPhone maps navigator, praises dear Kingston friends Alvin & Braite, asks himself when he can start to let go of his stories, his past
18:30-21:45: Arrives in Lowell, breathless, excited, navigates his way to the bar, parks Sal at The Old Worthen
21:45-24:00: Still stunned at being in Lowell, but needs some food & a nap
24:00-25:45: Boasts of getting high within 20 minutes of arrival in town, but feeling shaken, holy fuck! gotta lie down
25:45-27:45: Paranoia creeps in, mind fucked, still hungry, holy molly
27:45-40:15: Lying in Sal, stoned, trying to get head back to normal, rambling on in all directions, recalling special friends and places, defends the dicksnjanes podcast as if under attack, then overlays David Amran live concert in post production to offset disjointed thoughts
40:15-43:10: Brainfart struggle between nice guy/not nice guy negativity conflict needing sorting out; if truly grateful now no need to keep the past, a cane might help
43:10-46:10: Half-hearted apology to John Leschinksi for missing Podcamp Toronto Campfire, proud to record a podcast in Lowell even if questionable quality. Meant to say fuck off if you don’t like it but didn’t
46:10-51:20: Recording from street, between bars, talking about joining the Pranksters table at the Old Worther, mistakenly calls Bill Walsh’s accent New York instead of Boston but loved his Kerouac reading in Reality Alley. Loses iPhone but still feeling blessed, holy shit!
51:20-54:10: Cool beat live recording from Cappy’s Copper Kettle
54:10-56:40: Late night recording from Reality Alley, gotta make this intimate gathering an annual event
56:40-1:01:30: Bedtime recording from Sal; leftover turkey sandwich joy, appreciation for Dan Bacon’s personal poetry reading, wanna bring Kerouac fan friends here
 

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

DicksnJanes #648: GottaGo!

So long Tom Petty- Love ya!
The Scarborough Dude digs deeper into the Beats and comes up with a plan.

Music:
Into The Great Wide Open - Tom Petty & The Heartbrealers - Greatest Hits
MacDougal Street Blues - Jack Kerouac - Kerouac - Kicks Joy Darkness
Om - Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord

Thursday, September 28, 2017

DicksnJanes #647: MacGregor Point 2

The Scarborough Dude seems to talk a lot more when he has nothing to say.

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.

Music:
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!

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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. 

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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!

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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. 

Music:
Time Changes Everything - Bob Wills and 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! 

Music:
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.

Music:
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. 

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.
Music:
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.


Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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… 

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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.

Music:
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. 

Music:
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.

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