Sunday, March 28, 2010

Official Episode 79 Show Notes by Boyana Atanasova

Two weeks without our favorite podcast and finally there is a new Schnauzer show that I will comment down here. I won’t stop saying about every new episode that it was one of the best I've heard! It may sound a bit odd but it’s the truth – Episode 79 didn’t make difference. It was wonderful! John and Parviz (woohooo!) were the only guests at the beginning of the show, but later on Sheri join the group. The music this time was taken from the latest UK pop hits charts and Jason was again on the phone, giving his interesting opinion and insights to the discussions in front of the mikes. One of the first funny moments was right at the start of this Schnauzer - when John and Parviz were trying to make a meaningful conversation without Robin….but the great laughter was the only result at the end.

The serious talk started with the “swear” topic and Joe Biden, who managed to curse while talking on a public event. This was turned to a discussion about the recent steps in changing the USA health care system. Robin had his opinion, Sheri shared hers, John and Parviz also made great comments, so you can hear all of the details (or actually SEE how they made them on the video Robin recorded with two cams in the studio) after you download the whole episode. The serious part continued with a segment dedicated to the opposition – republicans vs. democrats. Also interesting points of view gathered there.

Aaaand, that’s all from the “serious” part. All that left was filled with funny jokes and friendly comments. Sandra Bullock and her recent marriage problems was mentioned, the origin of the phrase “that’s what she said” also there, as many TV shows like - The Marriage Ref”, “Undercover Boss”, “Who Do You Think You Are”, “Shark Tank”, “The Celebrity Apprentice” and “Modern Family”. All of them were put in the Parviz segment where he collected opinions about his favorite TV shows and we received interesting views about them.

Robin had the luck to find wonderful stories at Boing Boing and one of them brought him to Becky Stern’s website/blog where he found an amazing scarves made by Becky herself. She was the second phone guest at the 79th Episode and it was quite impressing to learn more information about her. She is a really talented young woman who has many ideas and probably the most important and useful things needed in such cases – the will and the desire to create and make them real. Becky is making a lot of cool stuff and she’s also writing about them in Make and Craft. It was a nice interview with a really nice girl you should definitely check her work. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that she was involved in the making of the amazing last OK Go video. Enjoy!

If you didn’t know, there is a TigerText app for iPhone, but the details about it are all in the show, told from John. Robin was the one that raised voice for the changes that will happen in the post delivery services in the USA. He was the one pointing that back in the days mail was delivered from postmen TWICE a day.

That was this Episode in a few words that can not describe the great vibes there in the studio, but I am sure you’ll all feel them while listening and/or watching. Have a nice week! Until next time!

Schnauzer Logic Episode 79 is Online!!!

Sonovista, my friends!!! Yes, I know this posting is very late and as my high school English teacher, Mr. Corbacio, used to say: "My Apologies... All Over The Place!"

In any event our -crack- team in Sofia are hard at work whipping up this weeks show notes (ihopeihopeihope) but in the meantime, here's what you need to know:

1. The show is in all the usual places (and i need to figure out a better way to do this every week!)... iTunes, direct MP3 download, the online player, tin cans and string, smoke signals, 40m SSB, etc...

2. In the studio this week were Coughy McCoughawitz (Bunjo's! John DeKoven who now has his own Blog), Sheri Stevens and Parviz Fathali and joining in from LA, Radio's Jason Nathanson (KNX1070).

3. Our discussions ranged all over the place but we did spend a bit of time talking about the new US health care legislation, Tiger Woods, some television that makes us cry (for good reasons), the possible legalization of marijuana in California, tigertexting, 5 day postal delivery, and more.

4. Our BIG GUEST was DIY artist/author/doer, Becky Stern who discussed writing for both Make and Craft and is amazing and awesome made me think i should probably start getting up earlier.

5. Blah Blah Blah... oh yeah, we now have multiple cameras in the studio and i'm trying an experiment where we record the entire show on video using BoinxTV (amazing software, btw) and you can then see it here:

The show starts out with audio from the room mic but switches over to the board so the whole 2+ hours are not echo'y but clean audio right from the mixing board.

6. And there's more but i'm totally behind the 8 ball (again) - oh... we did hear from Sean and looks like he's gotten a handle on his meds and we're all hopeful that he'll be on the mend soon and may even be back some day and we're asking you'all to send him your love , prayers and good energy.

7. Anyone out there feel like writing a positive review for the podcast on iTunes, we'd be much appreciative!

8. The show phone lines are always open for your voice mail messages (which we're most likely to play on the air) @ 408-335-4755

and that's all i got... until next time
Show Up
Pay Attention
Tell The Truth, and
Don't Be Attached To The Outcome


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Leprechauns Stole My Podcast! (see: Dingos, et al.)

Sonovista, my friends! Just wanted to give you all a head's up that we're going to take a break this week to celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig and recover from a bit 'o' the illness that has overtaken a few of our team (lots of things are green - some intentional, some not!)

See you all next week with the full cast back in the studio and the (secret) premiere of the Schnauzer Logic After-Show TV Party FunTime Program


Official Episode 78 Show Notes by Boyana Atanasova

Episode 78 from Schnauzer Logic history was born one week ago and now I will serve you a couple of sentences about what happened in it. It lasted something like two hours and a half and you should know that it was a wonderful show again. The guests at the studio were John, Jeff and Rachel (an old friend of our host Robin and was nice to hear her at this new episode.) Jason was on the “hot line” on the telephone and the singer/songwriter/comedian Ken Turetzky called right before the end of the show, making the last segment of it really interesting and enjoyable.

The main theme of the show this time was again Oscars. We’ve received some wonderful insights from Jason who was on the red carpet. He met some actors, directors, producers, went on some parties, didn’t go to others… But the details are all in the 78th Episode and you should download it for more info! :)

Robin showed an interesting choice of music this time. We heard some crazy j-pop (Japanese pop) tunes and a bonus song of Ken at the end of the show. Jason’s recent interview with Bill Cosby was funny to hear and it gave a nice start of the conversation between the guests at the studio. We also got some personal information about Rachel – one of the moments of confusion there on Schnauzer Logic.

As I already mentioned it – Episode 78 lasted two hours and a half and it was quite interesting to listen (as always!) so I suggest you grab a copy of it and share your thoughts in the comments box here.

It is a pleasure for me to share with you that I now live in a new small apartment with my boyfriend! So, you now understand why these show notes were delayed (or I hope you do ;)).

Today we will hopefully receive one wonderful new show sooo…. Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Schnauzer Logic Episode 78 is Online!!!

Sonovista, my friends!!! Schnauzer Logic - Episode 78 is Online and its a humdinger (as the kids say, though the kids seem to be quite a bit older than the photos on their I.D.'s)

Boyana will take care of the show notes in due course, but here's what you need to know:

1. The feed in the iTunes Store has been fixed, so you can again browse for the latest version of the show right in iTunes. A benefit of the fooling-around we had to do with the RSS feed is that the iTunes store again shows each episode's summary, so a win all around! (and we're *still* looking for more reviews and ratings, so if you have an iTunes account and haven't rated and reviewed the show yet, please do so!)

2. The direct feed to grab the entire MP3 file is ::here:: Be advised that this week's episode comes in at a hefty 2hr 30min, so you may want to consume this show in small doses and wait at least 1/2 hour after eating before listening to the next segment.

3. As always, the PodcastPickle player in the right-hand column will let you choose an episode to listen to right in your browser, and if you're a fan of the Legacy player, its all good, too!

4. Sitting in with us this week are two of our "SNTNG" (schnauzer logic: the next generation) regulars, John DeKoven (BUNJOS!) and Jeff Maranhas... and joining us for the first time in a long time is another of my old KSCO radio partners, Rachel Weinstein.

5. Also joining us from LA was KNX's own, Jason Nathanson, who led our discussion wrapping up the film awards season and his coverage of the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars, with some interesting inside-scoopage on both. Dr. J. then favored us with his encounter with the "Coz" himself, the right honorable, Dr. William H. Cosby, Jr., Ed.D, at the famed Playboy Mansion in LA. Classic audio, Classic Coz, Classic Jason.

6. Finally, as we entered the last segment, Jeff and Rachel had to leave, so JDK and I proceeded to wrap up the show, and opened the phone lines (408/335.4755) and who should surprise us with a ringy/dingy but our good friend, the award winning singer/song writer and all around funny fellow, Ken Turetzky (he of TuretzkySyndrome FaceBook fan page fame and the upcoming Jew Collar Comedy Tour). Turns out ol' Ken knows the ol' Coz, as he scored an interview hisownself many years ago, so we deconstructed Jason's encounter with the Temple legend and discussed comedy, music, comedy-music and musical comedy and if you're really good and listen all the way through the end of the show, past the closing credits, you can hear a special bonus presentation of Ken's neo-classic, "She Won't Blow Me".

7. And finally, all of this week's show music (except for "She Won't Blow Me" and the original "The Cosby Show" theme, "Hikky Burr") came from a collection of the Top 100 J-Pop tunes from 2009. (i've loved this genre of music since my first trip to Japan in 1986, and a good high-energy ジェイポップ tune still makes me smile!)

and that's all i got! we had a good time this week (as we do every week) and look forward to next week when Parviz should be back in the studio, and our guest will be Associate Editor of Makzine and Craftzine, Becky Stern...

so until then:
Show Up
Pay Attention
Tell The Truth
And Don't Be Attached To The Outcome (based on the novel Push by Sapphire)


Monday, March 08, 2010

All Hail Dalten Duncan

sonovista, my friends... we hope we'll be able to do a new show this wednesday...

in the meantime, All Hail the Great and Magnificant, Dalten Duncan!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

No Show Today (Wed March 3, 2010)

sonovista, my friends! quick note: due to circumstances beyond my control we won't be recording a new Schnauzer Logic today... i need to check in with the crew to see if we might be able to push this week's show out to tomorrow (thursday) or friday, but nothing certain at this point...

on the plus side, it appears that the iTunes store has finally caught up and the latest episode (including just our interview with Rich Vos) is online.

thanks to boyana for a great set of show notes!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Official Episode 77 Show Notes by Boyana Atanasova

Episode 77 was uploaded six days ago and I am now obliged to say – it was hell of a show!!! Wow! Really, it started with the great interview the comedian Rich Vos gave to Robin and when you hear the first twenty minutes of the new podcast, you’ll understand why so many people (including Sheri, Jeff and John in the studio) enjoyed listening to the things he was making up every minute with his amazing sense of humor and with the help of his innate intelligence.

If you never heard about him (like me, before listening the show regularly), now you’ll have a great impression about his professional abilities. That was a funny first segment, Robin, great job! Afterwards many topics were commented including Olympics, the press conference that Tiger Woods made, also the "Shamu" incident, Andrew Koeing and his missing and so on. Twitter was also put on the plate and Robin asked a great question connected with all of the impact these kind of social media are having on the democratic processes. In Episode 77 you will also hear some very nice inclusions from Jeff who gave his point of view about all of the latest Tiger Woods’ issues and Toyota present problems.

It turned out that some of the readers of my show notes didn’t like the way I talked about our host Robin – that I did not use “she”, but “he”. Actually I think that John was the first that talked about this a few months ago and Robin’s opinion then guided me how to continue my writings… So, thank you, Robin! When I first use “he” I did it without any thinking. If it is hurting anybody – please, tell me, and I will change it. No offense!

On the 1st of March I have send Robin a virtual martenitsa so I am doing this thing again here – for you. I wish you all to be healthy and happy. If you want to learn more about this Bulgarian tradition, you can always read this article.

Schnauzer Logic Radio Show Number 77 was again amazing and surely one of my favorite episodes ever! This is a real Schnauzer, people! Go and listen to it!

Until next time!