Thursday, April 20, 2006

Episode 12 of Schnauzer Logic Podcast is Online... The

Sonovista, my friends! Schnauzer Logic - "The Deciderer Episode" is online and ready for your listening pleasure... We understand that bigger isn't always better (I mean, lets face it... of much of us can you take?), so we're going to do our level best to keep the shows to 2hrs each week, or less... This week's episode clocks in at 1:59:08, so we're off to a good start on this new resolution... In addition, I've been getting a lot of questions about the derivation of the term "Sonovista"... here's how I explained it recently:

"Sonovista is a made up word, at least for me, which was suppose to be the name of the show i did on KSCO before they made me change it to AirPlay... in my derivation it was suppose to be a combination of Sonos (the greek root for sound) and Vista (seeing inspirational views), so Sonovista was going to describe a show where you would hear things that would provide a grand inspirational view... When I explained it to the staff at KSCO, they all had that look a dog gets when you blow in its face, so we went with AirPlay and I turned Sonovista into a all-purpose greeting, like mahalo or shalom."

its a pretty good story, don't you think? one you can tell your grandkids...

OK... on to this week's show. First off, just before we were getting ready to go into the studio, we checked out the latest stories on the Huffington Post and found the "I'm The Decider" song parody by Paul Hipp, and figured we had to put it on the show... by the time you read this it'll probably be everywhere (or nowhere, if the Beatles lawyers get involved), but we had it kind of firstiest!... We then moved into the next regular segment, which is the -intentionally lame- joke (yes, its suppose to be a groaner), but i just wasn't able to get it out, and with Sean and Parviz laughing at me, i pushed the button to start the Big Show music... during the intro we gave the joke to Parviz, who managed to get through it... We then got caught up a bit with Sean and talked a bit about listener comments (we love 'em!). After our first break we talked about the 100th anniversary of the famous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and our own experiences getting through some earthquakes (Parviz always has an interesting perspective) and took our next break... We then dove into our new weekly Plumbing Update with Parviz and introduced his new plumbing segment theme music, "The Plumber Is The Man" by Ann Zimmerman (folk singer and Harvard educated lawyer!)... If you take away anything from this segment, its this: "Parviz Knows Nothing" (said proudly, again and again)... We then auditioned a new comedy segment from Canadian stand-up Bryan Cox, entitled "Comic Road Story"... To quote a famous (and a bit course) british expression, we could rightfully be accused of "taking the piss" of Bryan's segment, but in an exchange of emails today Bryan proved himself to be a great sport, and more than willing to poke fun at himself, so enjoy Bryan's segment and look forward to more Bryan (perhaps even -live-) in upcoming shows... We then played a bit of the "Boys from Modesto" (no, not really), and took our next break returning with a discussion of James Blunt and his hit, "You're Beautiful" which led to the first, last, and only episode of Schnauzer Idol and on behalf of Sean and Parviz i promise that we will never never never never never never never never never sing on the show again! (and if you're listening to the show as a podcast or on the in-line player, feel free to fast forward and you'll be totally forgiven)... Finally, we took our last break and return with the Question of the Week (Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind) and wrapped it all up for another week (whew)...

On the tuneage front, apart from the opening parody, the Plumbers Song, and our two karaoke numbers, we were able to highlight the following amazing performers:

1. Desert Radio from Vancouver, BC - "February Day"
2. LIVE 45 from Sedgley, UK - "Love Me When I'm Dead"
3. Ben Park Drive from Denver, CO - "Get Away"
4. Randy Coleman from Los Angeles, CA - "Goodbye Renee'"

And now you know what you didn't know when you didn't know what you knew!

Next week we'll talk with our friend Jason Nathanson as he gets ready to head out on his trip across America... plus more sillyness and great GarageBand music, and maybe a surprise or two... so until then:

Show Up
Pay Attention
Tell The Truth
And Don't Be Attached To The Outcome

and as you're saying your prayers, could you throw in a good word for my mom... she turns 80 in another few months and they just found some masses in her lungs which is not the kind of news you want to get for your 80th birthday.

many thanks for listening and have a great week!


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