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Part 2 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we present our ideas for rebooting classic sitcoms. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from METZ, Majical Cloudz, Speedy Ortiz and Murray A. Lightburn.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

- Jay: Movie reboot of Laverne and Shirley starring Emma Stone and Ellen Page

- Set at a Seattle microbrewery

- AV Club's Random Roles feature is terrific

- Ric: Sets Happy Days in 1991 Seattle, called Dazed and Abused

- Jason Everman's strange trip

- Let it go, Dave Mustaine

- Jay: Bosom Buddies reimagined with dudes dressing as women in drag

- Ric's take on Hangover 3

- Dueling Mork and Mindy remakes

- Ric: Get Robin Williams to play older Mork

- Jay: Alien lands in Portland, followed around by documentary crew

- What the hell is the Modern Family documentary about?

- Arnold does great commentary tracks

- Ric: Leave It to Cheever

- Partridge Family reboot with the Kardashians

- The new Jay Leno Show

- Ric still wants to make the reality show Blue Balls

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:

METZ - Can't Understand

Majical Cloudz - Bugs Don't Buzz

Speedy Ortiz - No Below

Murray A. Lightburn - Motherfuckers

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The METZ song is part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Majical Cloudz song is on the album Impersonator on Matador Records. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The Speedy Ortiz song is on the album Major Arcana on Carpark Records. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Murray A. Lightburn song is on the album Mass: Light. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_284_062513.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we present our ideas for rebooting classic sitcoms. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Speedy Ortiz, Hunx and His Punx, Moon King and Mikal Cronin.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

- Ric beats a cybersquatter at his own game

- Ric wants to reboot American Idol

- "Celebrity Barrel Jumping"

- Tom Scholz of the band Boston is into "freestyle figure skating"

- Ric: Judges would be voted off each season by fans

- Show would have weekly winner like Jeopardy

- Chuck Barris was talent show pioneer with The Gong Show

- Jay: Reimagined take on Sanford and Son starring Indian father and son convenience store owners

- Stretch of minority-themed sitcoms in the '70s

- UPN network had several black sitcoms in the '90s

- The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer was comedic look at slavery

- All in the Family could never air today; people are too sensitive

- The late '60s scourge of "interracial touching"

- Recent Cheerios commercial with interracial family drew racist complaints

- Racial sensitivity in the workplace

- Ric: Reboot of The Bob Newhart Show, set in a nursing home

- Original Newhart show is a comedy classic

- Wondering how Northern Exposure has aged

- Newhart's breakthrough comedy album was recorded live

- Jay: Modern take on Chico and the Man would touch on immigration debate

- How funny was Freddie Prinze?

- Ric: Simpsons 2800 AD would combine elements of ghost-chasing cartoons

- New Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated show looks interesting

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Speedy Ortiz - Tiger Tank

Hunx and His Punx - Bad Skin

Moon King - Only Child

Mikal Cronin - Get Along

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Speedy Ortiz song is on the album Major Arcana on Carpark Records. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Hunx and His Punx song is on the album Street Punk on Hardly Art. Download it for free at Hardly Art.

The Moon King song is on the EP Obsession 1 on One Big Silence. Download it for free at Chromewaves.

The Mikal Cronin song is on his self-titled album on Trouble in Mind Records. Download it for free at Chromewaves.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_283_061813.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Lewandowski as we discuss our status as outsider sports fans in the Boston area. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from David Byrne and St. Vincent, Overseas, John Vanderslice and Stephen Malkmus.

Show notes:

- Recorded on a sweaty night in Beverly, Mass.

- Boston went from Loserville to Titletown

- The legend of Wayne Gretzky started when he was a kid

- Jay: Rooted for the Patriots when they were horrible

- Supporting our teams has been a mostly futile endeavor

- Jay: Reliving the Leafs' horrible choke against Boston

- Big sporting events somehow lead to idiots rioting

- NFL games are much more fun when you watch at home

- Jay: Still go to college hockey games

- Brian wept when his team won college lacrosse championship

- Jay: I want to see the Leafs win the Stanley Cup before I die

- Brian roots for New England Revolution

- Jay: Watching the Leafs in the playoffs is a tense, miserable experience

- Brian: Still hoping Sabres and Bills will win it all

- More "pink hat" fans in Boston

- Jay: I watch every Leafs game no matter how much they suck

- Find Brian's comedy dates and fun stuff at his website

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
David Byrne and St. Vincent - Cissus

Overseas - Old Love

John Vanderslice - Raw Wood

Stephen Malkmus - The Hook

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The David Byrne and St. Vincent song is on the EP Brass Tactics. Download the song from Stereogum.

The Overseas song is on the band's self-titled album on Undertow Music Collective. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The John Vanderslice song is on the album Dagger Beach on Secretly Canadian. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The Stephen Malkmus song is on his self-titled album on Matador Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_282_061113.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Lewandowski as we discuss our status as outsider sports fans in the Boston area. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Fidlar, Eddie Spaghetti, TV on the Radio and Archers of Loaf.

Show notes:

- Recorded on a sweaty night in Beverly, Mass.

- Brian changed his standup name to Brian Gerard

- Experimented with different names

- We both grew up elsewhere and moved to New England

- Rooting for non-Boston teams

- Brian grew up in Buffalo, is a big Sabres and Bills fan

- We're used to our teams losing

- Buffalo also had an NBA team in the '70s

- Brian moved to Kentucky as a kid

- Jay moved to southeastern Washington state

- Nobody there knew what hockey was at the time

- Jay: Right after we moved away, a junior hockey team moved to the area

- Jay: Never a fan of the Montreal Canadiens

- The magic of Don Cherry

- Cherry was played by Jared Keeso in a couple of Canadian miniseries

- Brian roots for the Atlanta Braves because he lived there for a while

- Jay: Rooted for Red Sox to win World Series in '04

- Brian's not a fan of the Blue Jays' stadium

- Jay: Grew up going to Blue Jays games when they were a new expansion team

- Jays' farm team is now in Buffalo

- Remembering the Hartford Whalers

- Sabres lost in Stanley Cup finals to Philadelphia in 1975

- Jay: One of my favorite players was Buffalo star Gilbert Perreault

- Big heartbreak for Sabres fans was in '99

- Brett Hull scored Cup-winning goal for Dallas with his skate in the goal crease

- Against the rules but officials didn't overturn it

- Atlanta's attendance problem

- The Bills had four straight Super Bowl losses

- Lamenting lost Super Bowl bets

- Jay: Still stinging from Leafs' game 7 loss to Bruins last month

- Leafs' loss to LA in 1993 also a painful memory

- Blue Jays had some horrible chokes in '85 and '87

- Jay: Joe Carter's World Series-winning homer in '93 was probably my last great sports moment

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Fidlar - Cheap Beer

Eddie Spaghetti - The Value of Nothing

TV on the Radio - Will Do

Archers of Loaf - What Did You Expect?

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Fidlar song is on the band's self-titled album on Mom & Pop Music. Download the song from Chromewaves.

The Eddie Spaghetti song is the track track of his new album The Value of Nothing on Bloodshot Records. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The TV on the Radio song is on the album Nine Types of Light on Interscope. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Archers of Loaf song is a bonus track on the reissue of Icky Mettle on Merge Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_281_060413.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

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