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Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert Part 1

No big essay or anything this week.  Instead I give you Part 1 of the Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert that took place on May 30, 2015 at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA.  Enjoy!

Setlist for this episode:

  • HAY
  • Living @ Home
  • Unfriend
  • Bad Influence
  • N.R.L. (Nursery Rhyme Lawyer Song)
  • Frankie
  • Global Warning
  • SkrewU
  • Mrs. Claus
  • New Hampshire

Enjoy these songs?  Seek them out on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby.com

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The story behind Unfriend.

It’s out! Another, brand new, Throwing Toasters song! It’s called UNFRIEND and it is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, Amazon.com and just about everywhere else that singles are available.
This song was written a year or so ago, right around the time I was just getting completely frustrated with Facebook and being on it. I absolutely love how this song turned out and the magic Steve Goodie did with the instrumentation and the background vocals.  I think it is some of the most fun rock ‘n’ roll from Throwing Toasters in a long time.
When I wrote this song, I was pretty done with facebook. If you know me, or have looked for me on the social media site you know I don’t have an account. After several years, I began to realize that the social media service was just not my thing.  The examples given in this song are pretty close to reasons why I left.
While recording this, Steve made the comment that he thought it was funny that at the end I say it’s my mom, making the whole song about her.  That made the baby in the second verse me. Or a sibling. I thought this was pretty funny. I’d never thought of it that way. In my mind the song is about three separate people.
For the record, I was still friends with my mom when I left Facebook. The final verse is not about her. Honest.
So give UNFRIEND a listen. Rock out to it and let me know what you think. If you like it, consider requesting it on the Dr. Demento show by following the following link: http://www.drdemento.com/request/
And while you’re at it, be sure to Like me on….oh…never mind.
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Thanks Robin

I don’t know what I can say that hasn’t already been said a million times over.

When I was little, I had Mork suspenders from Mork & Mindy.

In junior high, my grandmother bought me a cassette of Live at the Met that I listened to over and over and over and over.

I can still, to this day, quote quotes from Good Morning Vietnam.  “Hot enough in my shorts I can cook in them.  A little ‘crotch pot’ cookin’.”

In high school, I cried at the end of Hook.  When the little girl wakes up and sees her parents.  If it was on right now, I’d cry.

When I first started working at Disneyland in 1993, merchandise with The Genie from Aladdin on it was the majority of what  I used my cast member discount on.

After college, into my stand up years, I always totally respected the stories I’d hear of Robin just popping in to small hole in the wall places (The Mock Cafe in San Francisco) and watching comedy and doing a set.  So amazing that a star would do that.

Thank you Robin.  

Thank you for a lifetime of laughs.

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