Friday, February 05, 2010

Brevity, the Soul of Whit

Our initial effort at expanding G:TB's horizons broke new ground in the podcasting medium. And despite that, we figured it'd be a good idea to do another one.

Presenting the second episode of Gheorghe: The Podcast, in which we discuss booze, bars, and bands. At length. 48:49 worth. Admittedly, we're still working the kinks out of the format.




Perhaps it has something to do with the current media obsession with the Pentagon's review of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, or it reveals a deeper issue in our collective psyche, but we went strong on the gay in this episode. Listen for mentions of white wine, feminine sides, meatpacking, gorgeous harmonies, jockstraps, and Whitney liking it in the can.

Listen too for some top-notch production values, continued artistic use of dead air, and lots and lots of talking. Some of it mildly interesting. Here's a little taste of something our babbling couldn't possibly convey:

59 comments:

mayhugh said...

Snow has started to fall in my nape of the woods/neck of the way. Commence local pandamonium.

Dan said...

a high of only 66 here today. sucks.
was able to swim outside this morning however, though a bit nippy.

Michael said...

TJ, I have stolen your word Snowpocalype multiple times in conversation. I have not given you credit. my apologies.

TJ said...

That's OK, because I stole it from rob...

rob said...

i'm quite sure i stole it from someone else

zoltan said...

If Marls were gay he'd sound like Tim Gunn.

TR said...

I wish he sounded like Tommy "Machine" Gunn.

Mark said...

My girlfriend swears Tim Gunn isn't gay. I swear my girlfriend is fucking clueless.

Dan said...

mark - you have a girlfriend in addition to your fiance, or are they one and the same? has she been demoted to girlfriend? or are you simply avoiding use of the word...fiance?

Mark said...

Avoiding the use of the fiance in reference to my lady friend.

She wasn't down with adding a girlfriend to the mix. Prude.

Sisler said...

Paul's Deli getting some love at Media Day:
http://tinyurl.com/yfxe4lz

Jerry said...

Tommy Gunn only fights in the ring.

Sisler said...

Oh, and Mark, not sure if that was a Lebowski reference, but I took it to be: "She's not my special lady, she's my fucking lady friend. I'm just helping her conceive, man!"

Jerry said...

Sue Palka just mentioned Mayhugh's rumor and said it's a bunch of bullcrap (like sonograms). Paraphrasing here.

rob said...

that's just what they want us to think, jerry

Dave said...

48 minutes? seriously? that's a major commitment-- i need to be able to play this in the car . . .

Jerry said...

They've got Palka now? Where does this conspiracy stop? If 24 is any guide, it will go 6 hours of Muslims, 8 hours of Russians, and 10 hours of white-haired corporatist government types.

rob said...

whitney has an 8-track version, dave. i'll ask him to fedex it to you.

Dan said...

i miss sue palka.
how's doreen gentzler? she still up there slingin guts? i mean...news?

rob said...

doreen wore a leather jacket on the air yesterday. it was mesmerizing.

cgormley said...

Zoltan thanks for the shout for the O-pup. Everything is cool with him now.

And I highly recommend everyone go see Of Montreal in concert. They are still not too well known so all their shows are at small venues. One of the best shows I've seen in a couple of years.

NOVA folks, what are the chances of me flying into Richmond Sunday night and then out Wednesday evening with all the snow you all are getting? Good, fair?

Dave said...

love "of montreal," but i can't imagine the scene at one of their concerts. i am not cool/gay enough to go.

about to fire up the podcast . . .

rob said...

hope you're not operating heavy machinery.

Mark said...

Of Montreal...ahhh yeah. Seriously, I never thought I'd like them (my hipster ex-roomate recommended them to me) but they're pretty fucking good, different but good.

Mark said...

Dave...did you ever listen to Ghostland Observatory.

cgormley said...

Dave, if you sport the same mustache from OBFT last year you'll fit right into the scene of an Of Montreal show. Hell they may even drag you up on the stage to be 'gored' by the minotaur.

Greg said...

Mark's old roommate turned me on to both ghostland observatory and of Montreal a few years ago.

Mark said...

She turned Greg on to many things, if memory serves.

Dave said...

listened to "ghostland observatory" on a gheorghe recommendation-- rezvan? mark?

i like them too, and they are pretty gay as well.

i have a goatee now, which means the mustache is ready to go at the drop of a hat.

Mark said...

That was my rec. Yes, cool and gay. Just like I like them...wait a minute.

In related facial hair news, I have a ridiculous beard going right now. Completely out of control and bushy. Pretty sure I'm going to shave everything but the stache in the next week or so.

Whitney said...

Dave is bound and determined to ruin G:TB contributors' careers by continually using surnames.

Jerry said...

Many things...bathroom cleaning supplies not being one them.

Mark said...

I don't know if that's a shot at Greg's bathroom or my old roomate. Either way, I think it applies.

Greg said...

And if it's from Jerry, you know it's valid.

Jerry said...

Your old roommate. And I'm fully aware of how black my teapot or kettle might be, but I still feel justified on this one.

Dave said...

my bad-- i will be more discreet in the future.

although the podcast has blown your whole whitney houston thing. you don't sound like her at all . . .

Jerry said...

Thunder Snow!!!!!

zoltan said...

Where's the love for the Lower Depths? Fenway Franks? Chicken Chipotle Wraps? Tater Tots Delux? Jeanna's Beans?

Mark said...

You're are more than justified, Jerome.

As Jerry has alluded to, my old roomate (who is a female) kept the most digusting/repulsive bathroom I've ever seen. We lived together for two years and I think I opened her bathroom door twice.

Michael said...

so far, I am unimpressed by snowpocalypse

rob said...

we just had our first stuck car of snowpocalypse. and i'm in pittsburgh. driver was a little bit hammered - i'll call it 60/40 snow/impairment.

TR said...

Women and their filthy bathrooms are a real surprise when you encounter them. I remember being amazed by how nasty women's bathrooms were when I was in my 20's. They have 900 plastic tubes of creams/lotions/conditioners all over the place and tons of rogue hair littering everything. You just don't want to see behind the curtain and know about the process that makes them pull themselves together on a Saturday night.

zoltan said...

Rogue or rouge? My 23-year-old sister lived with two other 23-year-old girls in an ancient shithole across the street from a cabbage factory in the Lower East Side. Nastiest bathroom outside of the "nastiest bathroom in all of Scotland" scene from Trainspotting.

zoltan said...

WashPo says 12 to 18 inches of snow in DC, "stay in unless you absolutely have to be out." I encourage you to go out, make a snowman with the kids or something like that. Did you guys lose power and/or cable?

Michael said...

I just showveled snow for an hour and didn't come close to getting my car completely able to get out. But I'm not going anywhere because I would have no way of getting back into the spot or someone would steal it. no loss of power here so far. that would be bad for this guy since my whole home runs on electricity.

zoltan said...

Obama made a "snowmageddon" remark. WashPo says you got between one and two Hungarian peckerlengths (15 to 30 inches). But this isn't the first time a Hungarian peckerlength brought Virginians to their knees.

rob said...

my kids' school has already been cancelled for monday and tuesday. what the hell is going on down there?

Shlara said...

This is the second Georgetown game that I was unable to attend b/c of a crazy snow storm.

Still stuck in my hood. Only about 14 inches here, and the trees are really weighted down with snow/ice. Still have power and am entering hour #3 of a 12 hour hoops day.

Dan said...

i do feel for you people.

Mark said...

I haven't watched a ton of Gonzaga this year, but I've watched enough to be surprised they have a backup center who is 7'5". And he's not a total abortion either.

rob said...

caa got interesting today. mason, odu lost to drexel, vcu respectively. tribe's game at ga state just got pretty close to must-win. northeastern moves atop the conference alone at 11-2.

mayhugh said...

Congrats to Russ Grim, Hall of Fame bound.

Marls said...

Make it work Tribe.

Mark said...

Was anybody else semi-shocked that Rickey Jackson made the HOF? Really, really good player for sure but HOFer?

Marls said...

The Timm Gunn tribe cheer works!

zoltan said...

I agree Mark. I'm not even sure Rickey Jackson was the Saints' best LB - Pat Swilling was pretty good too. And Sam Mills was no slouch.

And Dick LeBeau? Really?

zoltan said...

If you liked the Grey Album.

http://tinyurl.com/ylqykkg

Mark said...

Nice find, Z. Downloading in progress.

Mark said...

There is a marathon going on around the corner from my house this morning. Somebody on the marathon committee decided that it would be a good idea to have a guitarist (think fast paced Mexican style guitar playing) play during the marathon...at 8 am on a Sunday. And they decided to station right by my house...and hook him up to a huge amp. Awe-fucking-some.

Who's awake? I'm awake.