Archive for January, 2012

Episode 12: Ten Year Vamp

Music Episode– (Click HERE Right Freaking NOW, okay?)
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Holy Crap you guys, Ten Year Vamp is on The Underpaid Podcast!  And they are so completely incredible and warm, Debbie and Mark, from one of the hardest working and long lasting indie bands joins the show to discuss the economics and the work ethic involved in being a ridiculously awesome band that has made a name for itself in the Northeastern US.  First, learn what Debbie encourages to stick out.  Debbie tells the story of how the band originated and how it generated it’s success.  Who owns a band?  If you are a successful band, when do you sign a record deal? Why doesn’t the band tour nationally? How important is name recognition?  Who’s the Boss? SPOILER: it is NOT Tony Danza.  What is the difference between a sponsor and an endorsement?  Debbie Mark and Justin all reveal they have common apparel. Justin reveals the never before heard genesis of the band name. We talk about hair.  What does it cost to produce a quality album, and how does an Indie band fund it?  What is Debbie’s feelings on Goldschlager, and why will they never be a sponsor?  Does that make Mark sad?  How gangsta is Justin? What do you get from these guys if you see Ten Year Vamp one night only at Jillian’s of Albany? Learn the story of what happened when a fan went onstage! Learn which one of the three of us are excited about the upcoming “Super Bowl” foot-ball game. Why isn’t MTV playing videos? Will Ten Year Vamp say yes to a broadway musical based on their music?  Who is Mark’s favorite band?  Check out tenyearvamp.com for more music and full show schedule, follow the band on facebook at facebook.com/10YVamp or twitter @tenyearvamp.

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Episode 11: Stripes Photobiscuit

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The #1 Podcast in NY state. Kiki Vassilakis joins the show to discuss her various AWESOME projects. We start with Kiki’s lesson to me on confidence. Then, I relay a story about working in a national restaurant with a very horrible manager, and how karma got it’s revenge! Don’t mess with me!
Kiki describes what it’s like to have so many varied interests, and how she
maintains having an active pursuit of her interests. Photography. Graphic
Design. Music. Painting. But also, for you seedy people out there, Kiki DJ’s
at a strip club. Learn what that’s like! Is Kiki the next Childish Gambino?
Listen to the first can of Schweppes Ginger Ale opened on a podcast ever. I
give the worst sleep tip ever. What is an electric forest festival? Kiki
gets into her photography career, how she enjoys light painting and
photographing bands! Including Dry River Caravan! This leads into the
shortest rap career in history (SPOILER: Mine.) Then it gets nerdy. I
compare Kiki to Joss Whedon. I learn that Hentai is truly horrifying. Kiki
reveals she would be a terrible police officer, but I would be even worse.
Find out what I’d name my gay bar. You can find Kiki’s work at her website, kskvs.com; follow her on twitter @abkproductions, and check her out for your photography needs!

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Strawberry Sprite Zero Baseball

Episode 10!<—–Click Here!Will Casey Die in 2012?

Val Portanova joins the podcast for a lively discussion on Dick Clark, Trey Parker & Matt Stone.  Learn what Matthew Lillard does to Justin every night.  Justin introduces the celebrity death list.  Val explains what living in Los Angeles is really like, especially when Michael Jackson dies.  Learn what Slimer, Abu and Freddy from Scooby Doo have in common.  Drinking game! Take a shot for each tangent.  Paul Reiser is terrible.  We bond over our hatred of reality television. Mitch Hedberg is a complete (dead) genius.  Justin unveils his hope for his new stepmom, and reveals Morgan Freeman’s gross, twisted, terrible, completely true secret. Val tells us why we should never see a bad movie with her. Justin discusses why Ann Coulter is still writing books.  Justin reveals his plans to ask Casey Anthony to be a guest. Val talks about her etiquette in meeting celebrities.  Also, get a glimpse of Justin & Val’s celebrity to-do list.  Who picked NPH?

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Episode 9: Kevin Marshall’s Dandruff Resolution!


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(Funny Guest Alert!) 2012.  The end of the world. Myself and Special guest, comedian Kevin Marshall tell us why he knows it’s in April. Kevin talks me off the ledge of using (not so) timely catchphrases and mandates some New Year’s resolutions. We bond over hatred of mayonnaise and white people.  I ask Kevin about podcasting on MANville, (find it on iTunes!) and we shout some dirty dirty words! Chuck E. Cheese references! I accidentily reveal that The Underpaid Podcast isn’t real. We talk about dating and how stupid dating sites are, and I read off my sexy new match.com profile! Later, Kevin talks about his belief in centuars, and we write a new book and movie for Kristen Stewart. Finally, we get into talking about what it’s like to do stand up comedy in Albany, NY and delve into the strangeness of the comedic mind.  Oh, and I decide on the spot to try my hand at stand up comedy. Crap. Check Kevin out on Twitter, @KevinMarshall or his website KevinMarshallOnline.com or his MMA Website, http://www.marshallmma.com

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