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FASCINATING INTERESTING NEWS STORIES and comedy-like things.
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November 21, 2014 08:55 PM PST
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MIKE’s DAILY PODCAST effizode 787

Today I have the return of the much loved segment DO YOU KNOW DAT? Plus we'll hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley! And plants hate us. I mean they really, really hate us.

I rode the new BART to Oakland Airport connector. It's an automated train that gets pulled along a track like a funicular. They gave out free trips today though you couldn't get off at the airport. It's going to be great for when I fly out of Oakland. No parking anywhere necessary. I can just walk from my house in PodCastro Valley, California. Now if only Oakland flights were a little cheaper. I'm such a winy little pod imp.

Next show I'll have a very special guest that I'll talk to on the segment INTO AN INTERVIEW, plus we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer!

The finale of THE DETROIT COBRAS interview!
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November 20, 2014 09:53 AM PST
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MIKE’s DAILY PODCAST effizode 786

Today I have the FINALE of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with MARY COBRA of THE DETROIT COBRAS. Plus we hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster! And can we finally say goodbye to Google Glass?

Don't get mad at me, I've put up my Christmas decorations already. Why, Mike, why? Well, I like it feeling like Christmas around my birthday. See, I grew up happy that sometimes Thanksgiving fell on my birthday. It felt like a pre-Christmas. This year, Thanksgiving is not on my birthday. The last time I enjoyed that was two years ago. So in lieu of no major holiday on my birthday I'll just do up the house like it's special. Then I'll blow out the candle on my imaginary birthday cake. No cake no calories to count.

Tomorrow I'll bring you the return of the much loved segment DO YOU KNOW DAT? Plus we'll hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley!

THE DETROIT COBRAS interview Part 2!
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November 19, 2014 12:23 PM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 785

Today I have PART 2 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with guitarist MARY COBRA of THE DETROIT COBRAS! Plus we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer! And it's about time the UK went to the moon. Doctor Who has been there enough times.

My birthday is this weekend, and though it falls on a Saturday this year I think I may not be partying too much. I think of birthdays past and I've had some good ones. Whenever I'm with a group of people the birthday ends up being fun. The year that two women were fighting over me was particularly memorable. Neither one won me, though. I'm not sure if that was a good or bad thing.

Tomorrow I'll have the FINALE of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with MARY COBRA of THE DETROIT COBRAS. Plus we'll hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster!

THE DETROIT COBRAS interview Part 1!
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November 18, 2014 02:14 PM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 784

Today I have a very special guest! It's a band from DETROIT featuring some amazing rockin' women! I talk to guitarist MARY COBRA of the THE DETROIT COBRAS! We also hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley! And Uber sucks. Deal with it.

PodCastro Valley had it's second big annual festival this past Saturday. We have two big street fairs on our main strip PodCastro Valley Boulevard. We have the really big Fall Festival and then this past weekend's Meet In The Street which started after PodCastro Valley Boulevard was renovated two years ago. This has just a few booths but then there's this parade of lights with floats and it's just so cute and down home. And it was packed! I brought Basil the Boxer with antlers on! Pictures will be posted soon! Yay, PodCastro Valley! Let's keep doing these little fests...maybe one for the spring would be nice, too. But I'm not being pushy or anything.

Tomorrow I'll have PART 2 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with guitarist MARY COBRA of THE DETROIT COBRAS! Plus we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer!

FASCINATING INTERESTING NEWS STORIES and comedy-like things.
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November 15, 2014 11:56 AM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 783

Today I bring you the return of the much loved feature NEWS RANDOM, plus we'll hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster! And we say goodbye to an astronomical historical behemoth, Philae the comet lander.

This BMI thing is really bugging me. No, not the songwriter royalties thing, but the Body Mass Index. I talked to someone who's fit and they told me it's not the best gauge to go by. Yet it still torments me. It spites me. I will try to kick your butt, BMI. I will degrade and diminish you.

Next show I have a very special guest! We've had bands mostly from THE BAY AREA lately, but next show I'll have a band from DETROIT! Yes, I'll be speaking with the awesome band, THE DETROIT COBRAS. Get ready...THE WOMEN SHALL ROCK!!! We'll also hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley!

MIKE's DAILY PODCAST the Indie Folk Show with the finale of my interview with IDEA THE ARTIST!
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November 14, 2014 10:52 AM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 782

Today I have the FINALE of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the lovely Berkeley singer IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer! And your chances of getting struck by lightning are about as often as being struck by lightning. Huh? We discuss.

Three songs that got a ton of airplay in the 70's, 80's, and 90's all said exactly the same thing. What? Pop music has a myopic view of the world? Shocking! Today, I point out three such songs that picked a very specific topic and were all done by British rock stars. If that doesn't sound interesting then please go back to how Arnold's offspring and Miley are sucking face. Vastly more interesting.

Tomorrow I'll bring you the return of the much loved feature NEWS RANDOM, plus we'll hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster!

MIKE's DAILY PODCAST the Indie Folk Show with part 3 of my interview with IDEA THE ARTIST!
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November 13, 2014 05:16 PM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 781

Today I bring you PART 3 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the Berkeley singer IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we'll hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley! And do you gotta bounce? Not if you're a comet lander.

My healthy eating class ended today. All and all it was very informative and I met some really great people. We had a pot luck on the last day of class which was very nice. What wasn't so nice was seeing my BMI score. According to what is normal, I am roughly 100 pounds heavier than I should be. That is a long freakin' way to go. I'm supposed to be between 160 and 180. Well, if I ever make it there, I'll be having a big garage sale because nothing I have will fit me anymore. I'll start making the signs.

Tomorrow I will have the FINALE of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the lovely Berkeley singer IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer!

MIKE's DAILY PODCAST the Alternative Show with part 2 of my interview with IDEA THE ARTIST!
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November 12, 2014 08:43 AM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 780

Today I have PART 2 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the talented and beautiful IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we'll hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster! And are those Alexander the Great's bones? If they are...yuck!

Since Portlandia is airing a new season, they have posted the last season on Netflix. I love it. They do a little send up of going to concerts. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein go to a show, and they quick edit through all the typical concert crap one must go through: the lines, the crowds, the late late hours. The only time they smile is when they know they're going home as a soft Sarah McLachlan-esc (she's been on Portlandia) song about home plays in the background. I have sooooo been there! (That "sooooo" is an extended "so" and is not an "oo" as in "book.") (Thank you.)

Tomorrow I bring you PART 3 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the Berkeley singer IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we'll hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley!

MIKE's DAILY PODCAST the Indie Folk Show with part 1 of my interview with IDEA THE ARTIST!
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November 11, 2014 12:40 PM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 779

Today I have a very special musical guest named IDEA THE ARTIST, a fantastic local singer/songwriter whose real name is Inés Beltranena. PLUS we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer! And get used to saying Nokia and the Dodo Bird in the same breath.

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago this past Sunday, and I was moved to think of two events inspired by this great historical happening. First, David Hasselhoff playing on the wall. He really rocked and kept people from drowning with his team of silicon enhanced women. The second is the Roger Waters performance of Pink Floyd's The Wall forgoing his old band and using the likes of Bryan Adams, Cindy Lauper, and Joni Mitchell. Oooo, and he had Paul Carrack there. Paul has such an amazing voice he was in three major 80's bands: Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze, and Ace (okay, Ace was from the 70's). He sang on big hits like "The Living Years", "How Long (Has This Been Going On)", and "Tempted." Alright, I'll shut up now.

Tomorrow I'll bring you PART 2 of my INTO AN INTERVIEW with the talented and beautiful IDEA THE ARTIST, plus we'll hear from Benita, the Disgruntled Fiddle Player, and the Brewmaster!

MIKE's DAILY PODCAST the News show!
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November 08, 2014 05:30 PM PST
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MIKE's DAILY PODCAST effizode 778

Today I have the return of the much loved feature WOW SCHATZ WOW where we'll hear some interesting recent news stories you didn't know about, plus we'll hear from Madame Rootabega, Valentino, and Bison Bentley! And we'll hear from a lady that said to the state of Maine, "Screw you guys, I'm going home...to another state...because you Ebola quarantined me and you're a bunch of hypochondriacs."

When someone on the street is asking you for money, the first thing they ask is, "Excuse me, sir!" Yeah, I'm not falling for that trick. Hearing those three little words only makes me walk faster. But Mike, those people are in need and what if you needed help and blah blah blah. You're right. I'm just pointing out the conditioning society has given me. That a certain three word sentence has been used so many times in this situation it has created an almost involuntary response. This also works with people selling skin lotion crap from kiosks at the mall.

Next show I'll have a very special musical guest named IDEA THE ARTIST, a fantastic local singer/songwriter whose real name is Inés Beltranena. PLUS we'll hear from Chely Shoehart, Floyd the Floorman, and John Deer the Engineer!

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