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August 10th, 2018    

‘Wild Wild Country’ vs. ‘The Legend of The Whitetail Deer Hunter’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Nine of The Mockers Podcast! Jamie takes in Billy Joel's 100th concert at Madison Square Garden (2:00) The Mocker Minor League Baseball Tour continues (7:00) Eric has had it with one Loyal Listener's narrow driveway (17:00) Sports Questions of the Week returns with a look at the recent MLB Hall of Fame inductees (23:00) A heated Mockumendation battle features the documentary 'Wild Wild Country' (32:00) vs. Josh Brolin's 'Legend of The Whitetail Deer Hunter' (43:00) Eric survives a week on his own but does his house? (1:02:00)

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July 22nd, 2018    

Rod Stewart, ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ vs. Butch Walker, ‘Letters’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Eight of The Mockers Podcast! Emily Friend receives less than A-List status from AMC (2:00) Al Friend Eater Meal Report (7:00) Andy heads up to the Adirondacks (11:00) World Cup Wrap-Up (15:00) The Challenge returns! (17:00) It's an all music battle in this week's Mockumendations as Rod Stewart's classic 'Every Picture Tells a Story' battles Butch Walker's 'Letters' (20:00) How does Eric connect KISS to Sir Rod? (33:00) Jamie nearly issues a red card for theater foul play during 'The Purge' (37:00)

 

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July 15th, 2018    

Dave Matthews Band, ‘Come Tomorrow’ vs. Grand Funk, ‘We’re An American Band’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Seven of The Mockers Podcast! Jamie returns to explain his disappearance from last week's recording (2:00) Eric goes in for a night of sleep study (4:00) Between minor league baseball games, fireworks and movie excursions Jamie and Eric just couldn't get their weekend activities to coincide (7:00) Ant Man and The Wasp plus some Laurence Fishburne vs. Forest Whitaker confusion (22:00) World Cup Fever! (27:00) It's Guest Mockumendation Madness as podcast friends Emily Friend and Nanc go head to head with Dave Matthews (31:00) vs. Grand Funk (39:00)

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July 7th, 2018    

Dog Walk Review | Radiohead, ‘Pablo Honey’

Hello, Loyal Mockers! I like to listen to music and I like to walk my beagle, Shea. These blog postings will detail our adventures while also reviewing a record. 

ALBUM: Radiohead's debut album, 'Pablo Honey'...I'll be heading to Boston later in the month to see this seminal group live so why not brush up on their back catalogue?

STATS: 12 Songs | 42 minutes | 1.5 mile walk (I know it seems like I should cover more ground in that time but my beagle likes to sniff...everything)

WIKIPEDIA KNOWLEDGE BOMBS: Album peaked at #22 on the British Music Charts...In America, they were called the British Nirvana based on the success of hit single, 'Creep'-it's very weird to think of those two bands as contemporaries...Pitchfork only gave this record a 5.4 out of 10--wait, there wasn't Pitchfork back in 1993!

SONG BY SONG:

1) You...Beautiful day in Shopping Cart City as Shea and I head out with jangly guitars and Thom Yorke angsty lyrics setting the tone (yes, even on the very first Radiohead song he sings about drowning and being caught in the fire)

2) Creep...I watched the video to this song a lot as it was a staple in MTV's rotation...I often thought to myself at the time that I should update their Wikipedia page and call them the 'British Nirvana'

3) How Do You?...I kind of forgot about this short song where it seems like they are trying to sound like the Sex Pistols which was not a good idea

4) Stop Whispering...I'll stop whispering and start shouting that this song fucking rules, an underrated gem in their catalogue

5) Thinking About You...Acoustic tune where Thom Yorke mumbles about playing with himself

6) Anyone Can Play Guitar...Except me, as the multiple times I have tried always end up with my fingers hurting and utter failure...another contender for best song on the album

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS: Our beagle nearly tangled with a kitten who was impressively hidden behind a bush...the drama quickly fizzled as the cat proved to be scaredy

7) Ripcord...Album starts to sag like a parachute with this one

8) Vegetable...Wikipedia fact or fiction? As a child, guitarist Jonny Greenwood's family was known for having the best vegetable garden in their Oxford neighborhood

9) Prove Yourself...You have to wonder what could have been with Radiohead if they decided to just keep playing their guitars thought everyone who ever re-listend to this album while walking a beagle...

10) I Can't...I really can't differentiate the last three to four songs as they all kinda sound the same

11) Lurgee...Wikipedia Fact or Fiction? Q Magazine named this song as one of the twenty most essential lesser known Radiohead songs...

12) Blow Out...I like how the last minute of this song is the most dissonant the guitars get, it is definitely the weirdest they sound on this straight-forward rock'n'roll record and it foreshadows what is to come! They opened their tour last night in Chicago and played this for the first time in years (only song they played from this album if you are curious)

FINAL VERDICT: A few standouts but doubt anyone could have predicted that Radiohead would be selling out arenas 25 years after this album was released...Thanks for reading and please leave any feedback you might have to @mockerspodcast

WIKIPEDIA ANSWERS: Fiction and Fact

 

July 7th, 2018    

Lawncare, A-Listers and World Cup Fever

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Six of The Mockers Podcast! Andy and Eric are left to their own devices as Jamie sleeps in (2:00) The recent Mocker rendezvous in Shopping Cart City is discussed (4:00) A steamy edition of The Lawncare Minute (11:00) Eric becomes an A-Lister (18:00) World Cup Fever! (27:00)

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June 22nd, 2018    

Great White, ‘Can’t Get There From Here’ vs. ‘Welshly Arms’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Five of The Mockers Podcast! It's a dramatic edition of the Lawncare Minute as an age old argument is settled (3:00) Podcast favorite Jason Isbell impresses a pair of vloggers (10:00) It's an all-music Mockumendation battle as Eric offers up Great White's 1999 album, 'Can't Get There From Here' while Jamie counters with the debut record of Welshly Arms (14:00) A controversial guest mockumendation puts Eric in a tizzy (34:00) An unfortunate weekend of movie ticket procurement for Eric and Jamie (38:00) Jamie attends a Thursday night wedding-thumbs up or thumbs down? (41:00)

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June 10th, 2018    

‘Evil Genius’ vs. Courtney Barnett, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Four of The Mockers Podcast! Eric updates everyone on the latest happenings on his local school budget (2:00) A long simmering argument comes to a head in this week's Lawncare Minute (5:00) Judge Eric presides over this week's Mockumendation battle as Jamie presents the Netflix documentary series, 'Evil Genius' (21:00) Andy counters with the indie guitar stylings of Courtney Barnett and her 2018 release, 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' (28:00)

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May 26th, 2018    

Valley Central Budget

Eric discusses the proposed Valley Central Budget.  Shoots from the hip during an early morning session and lays out his vision for the budget.

 

**THIS IS NOT A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MOCKERS PODCAST RECORDING**

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May 24th, 2018    

‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ vs. Courtney Marie Andrews, ‘May Your Kindness Remain’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Three of The Mockers Podcast. Eric turns up the heat on his lawn (2:00) The Ambassadors of Compassion come through (8:00) The Sports Questions of the Week make a triumphant return (10:00) It's a dynamic week of Mockumendations as Eric offers up the Kevin Hart BET comedy series, 'The Real Husbands of Hollywood', while Andy counters with the old-school, AM Gold musical stylings of Courtney Marie Andrews' 2018 album, 'May Your Kindness Remain' (15:00)

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May 17th, 2018    

Dawes, ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ vs. ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Welcome to Episode One Hundred and Two of The Mockers Podcast! The boys begin by issuing the Lawncare Minute update (2:00) Andy helps an old friend and learns about becoming an Ambassador of Compassion (5:00) Are all of Jamie's favorite bands calling it quits? (12:00) Eric delivers a big KISS update (15:00) Did Andy finally check out Deadpool? (18:00) This week's Mockumendation battle features Jamie's selection of folk-rock band Dawes' fifth studio album, 'We're All Gonna Die' (22:00) Eric counters with the Netflix zombie comedy/horror series, 'Santa Clarita Diet' (28;00)

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