Friday, December 30, 2005

Goodbye and good riddance

Happy new year!!! Yeah, as if.....
The Final Blueroom of the year 2005 provides a rich tapestry of deceit with a re-cap of G-Dubs year...whooo-boy!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The wait Is Over!!!

The Northern Blues Podcast is up and running! First up, an in depth interview with Northern Blues recording artist and 30 year overnight sensation, Watermelon Slim AKA Bill Homans.

Join Slim, Northern Blues owner Fred Litwin and myself for 45 minutes of insight and music from this multidimensional Blues man at:

I found Slim to be a 21st Century blues artist with strong convictions that may have hindered his musical career that is really just getting started thanks to years of tireless work by his manager Chris Hardwick at Southern Records and now with his affiliation with Fred at Northern Blues.

Slim's newest CD, Watermelon Slim and the Workers will be released Feruary 16th 2006 and available from Borders and Amazon in addition to the Northern Blues website.

I urge you to give this man's harmonica, slide guitar, and booming field holler voice a listen.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Gizmo for Xmas

Gizmo is the way to go to contact me about, well....anything. Get it FREE here and give me a call or leave a voicemail.
Free calls Gizmo to Gizmo anywhere on the planet AND cheap-as-shit calls to landlines anywhere.
Tell'em Beardo Sent you!!!


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Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Moochers

Here's the link to The Moochers I promised on The Show.

Bushler on Sandy Taint

On The Blueroom, we take a shot at Bush. If you think we are being un-patriotic, take a look at his report card?

The 9/11 Public Discourse Project — formerly known as the 9/11 Commission — just released an assessment of Bush’s progress on the issue. Despite his rhetoric, they aren’t impressed:

WMD grade

The 9/11 Commission concluded that the administration’s “current efforts fall far short of what we need to do” and recommends President Bush “request the personnel and resources, and provide the domestic and international leadership, to secure all weapons grade nuclear material as soon as possible.” Good idea. Schwall?

Corky Siegel was on NPR's Weekend Edition yesterday. Y'all know I'm a fan so I recommend giving it a listen.

When you get there, tell'em who sent ya'!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Yule Blog


   Xmas, Xmas, Xmas,

What's the big flap over? Consumerism at an all time low, or something? Just keep buying that Christmas ( and I had a meeting of minds with myself over whether or not to capitalize that) crap that's out there, and maybe a GM product and everything will be a-ok!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Donation Thank You

About the donations to our radio show equipment budget, thanks to the fine listeners that have contributed with cash, paypal transfers to the tip jar or the premium we offered of a buttload of archived shows not available for download anymore, I pulled the trigger on a new pair of cans. Headphones, you know .. not a breast transplant. The old ones had an intermittent short in the right can and a rubber band around the input jack for fuckin' MONTHS.

A new hard drive is next!!

Above is a card from a NYC blues fan that came with cash in it yesterday. I'm touched, thanks! I actually got the Xmas spirit, well for about five minutes.

I hope to have a couple more worthwhile premiums in the next few months to make it easier for y'all to pull out your wallets 'cause you'll get something worthwhile back. No PBS coffee mugs here, ... no, uh-uh.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Devil....

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War on Xmas redux

In addendum to Sandy Taint's rant last week about the Bush "Holiday" Card...ya' gotta check this out:

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Yee- fuckin'-haaaaaaaaaaa............
I know I shouldn't seem so excited about this... BUT.. after almost six months of frustration, Bandana Blues with Beardo & Spinner wil be listed in the iTunes Podcast Directory.
Let's spread the word of the blues, can I get an amen?



Watermelon Slim Interview....

.. was a friggin' blast!! it will take some days to edit and produce a cogent podcast out of the huge audio file of our conversation. I'll keep you posted on the show..... some of his comments will be used in The Blueroom with Sandy Taint, also.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

iTunes update

I think Bandana Blues with Beardo & Spinner may be listed in the iTunes Podcast directory very soon. I have been in both e-mail and phone conversation with Pete, their directory czar.
This would be delightful news as Spinner and I spread the gospel of the blues according to us.
Yee hah

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Xmas Spirit

Here's the audio link I spoke about on The Blueroom with Sandy Taint:
If you are overly stimulated about Xmas... this will throw some water on the fire.

some stuff...

 "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public... Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."
-- Teddy Roosevelt, Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918



Saturday, December 03, 2005


Sorry about that! If you got a Gizmo e-mail from me yesterday.. believe me it was inadvertant. That being said, you can call me FOR FREE via Gizmo (also free) if you install it and call thebeardo, yep.. that's my number(?). Just type in thebeardo and talk to me or leave a message. Just know I might play it on the show.



Friday, December 02, 2005

Chris Whitley



9 April 2003: The Village Underground — New York

Chris Whitley is a real live fallen angel, and you'd do well to see him before they call him back to heaven.

— 29 April 2003



Thursday, December 01, 2005

What comes after Q?

Rrrr Matey!
looks like the blues pirate is heading back out on the high sea in January for the Legendary Blues Cruise. I'll be conducting some interviews with selected blues performers and when I have a confirmed list, I'll let you know. Then, if you have any questions for them... let me know!
Send me your Watermelon Slim questions in, the interview with him is just days away!