Sportsball? or: No Skins in the Game

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Anyone else having a great time watching football this year? I have been so excited and perhaps giddy about football. Even the college stuff. I watched the game tonight between the Giants and the Washington Football Team, and while I have no inclination to like either team, I really enjoyed watching the game. It was a close and tight match, coming down to the wire. Same thing happened on Monday night between the Raiders and Ravens.

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While I did care that the Ravens lost, I didn’t care about the other three teams. I don’t know why I am all into this season, but I just couldn’t wait for the season to stop. I watched a good bit of preseason, too. I’m glad it’s just the second week, too. That means I have a long way to go before it’s over. It is kind of like when you wake up in the middle of the night and it’s only like 1a or 2a and you know you have five to six hours of sleep left before you have to get up. Oh well, that’s what I wanted to say…

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“The Las Vegas Raiders will be without top running back Josh Jacobs on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.” – NFL.com

Round the Table or: Diamond Shaped

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I guess I get why they call it a “round table” discussion. But, for some reason, since the beginning, we have called TLD shows without guests, Roundtable Discussion. We just shoot the breeze about whatever we want. That is what happened tonight, too. You can listen to Bethany, Tracy and me talk about whatever the heck we want, and you can do it here.

Hey! I’m looking for guests for later this month, October, and November. I also need music from local, regional, or national artists that don’t require royalties for me playing their tunes. If you know someone or are someone that has music to share or if they want to come on the oldest, continuously-running pop culture podcast.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Bethany, what is your favorite movie?” – Me

History or: Moo-sic

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It’s your weekly reminder about the Beeswax Vinyl Daily Podcast for a little journey through music history. Listen to today’s episode here. Beeswax Vinyl Daily, along with all the other TLD Network shows are available on your favorite podcatchers. Make sure to subscribe to all your favorite podcasts. It helps more than you know. We’d appreciate a like, rating and/or review if your preferred podcatching platform allows it.

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Scorp out!


“And did we tell you the name of the game, boy, we call it ‘riding the gravy train’.” – Have a Cigar (Waters)

Piggybacking with a New Face or: Introducing…

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Today on The Man Who Ate the Town, I introduced Michael Hastings, my friend and food editor for the Winston-Salem Journal. Michael is my new co-host and will be with me as he can. Understandably, he is a busy dude in the Winston-Salem/Triad area food scene. So, I understand he may not be there every week, but I hope that he will be there most weeks. We talked about the future of restaurants, the industry, struggles, comings, goings, and more. You can listen here.

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Scorp out!


“The restaurant has been a staple in Winston-Salem, offering affordable, family-friendly American food in a casual atmosphere at 299 Jonestown Road for 12 years.” – Michael Hastings, Winston-Salem Journal

Spinning Sunday or: The Haul 9/11/21

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The BCPF and I stopped by Underdog Records first thing before we met with Paul Jones for lunch at West End Cafe. That was all we did until I had to be in Kernersville to come out of retirement and play with my pals in Threadbare Trio. Here’s the haul:

Lord Huron – Strange Trails — I had never heard of this band, but The BCPF listens to Pandora all day long and this shows up on the channels she listens to. This is their album from 2015. It sounds kind of indie country-like to me. New.

Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814 — Ranked #277 on the RS list that matters, #338 on the one that doesn’t. For this album, Janet  drew inspiration from various tragedies reported through news media, exploring racism, poverty, and substance abuse, in addition to themes of romance. Can you imagine if she released this album today? A lot to draw on on all of those things. New.

The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground — I hate this band. I know I’ve said that 99,999 times of more. But, for good measure, I hate this band. It is #316 on the RS list that matters which I think is ridiculous. That’s way too high. If it is supposed to be in the Top 500, at all, it should sit at #500. Inexplicably, it’s ranked the absolutely ludicrous rank of #143 on the list that doesn’t matter. Another reason that version of the list is just stupid. But, the wife wanted it and it is on the list so I have to have it. EX.

Kiss – Crazy Nights — Yes, I already had this but I had it in VG+ condition. This is an original pressing with original inner sleeve and is in EX condition.

Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation — I hate Aerosmith. I have mentioned that ad naseum. However, I do really enjoy, almost to the point of “love” both this album and its follow-up, Pump. “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Rag Doll,” and “Angel.” Great tunes. VG+.

Various – Walt Disney’s Merriest Songs — “Chim Chim Cheree,” “Whistle While You Work,” “I Wan’na Be Like You” and others. From 1968. VG+.

Wang Chung – Points On The Curve — In a rare snafu on Discogs part, I typed in Wang Chung to see if I had this album and other albums showed up. So, I bought this. It turns out we did have it already. But, this is a club pressing and the other is a different pressing. It’s in EX condition, so I’m keeping both copies.

Underdog Records will be closed this week because Jonathan is going on vacation. FINALLY!! You can still order things from the website. I use Discogs to keep track of my collection (and most of the time it works perfectly). You should use it, too.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I’m alone. Yeah, I don’t know if I can face the night. I’m in tears, and the cryin’ that I do is for you. I want your love – let’s break the walls between us. Don’t make it tough – I’ll put away my pride. Enough’s enough, I’ve suffered and I’ve seen the light, baby.” – “Angel” (Tyler/Child)

Reminding, Yes Again or: Subscribe!

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I’m sorry, I’ve been so busy catching up after my vacation that I’ve not had a lot other than the things that I actually have been working on to talk about. In this case, it’s another visit to Beeswax Vinyl Daily. Listen here.

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Scorp out!


“Subdivisions in the high school halls, in the shopping malls. Conform or be cast out. Subdivisions in the basement bars, in the backs of cars. Be cool or be cast out.” – “Subdivisions” (Rush)

Down One or: Locked Up

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Tonight, on Asylum – Tales from the Devereaux Diaries Podcast, we had a first. One of the Kousins wasn’t on the show. Kousin Marvin’s dog had had surgery to remove a tumor and had burst two stitches and the poor pooch needed to be taken to the pet emergency room. We didn’t have a show last week and won’t have one next week so Kousin Gary and I didn’t want to miss three weeks in a row. You can hear us talk about Black N Blue’s debut album and other KISS/rock and roll ramblings here.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I got one small thing that’s on my mind. Am I half dead or am I doin’ fine? Well, I know one thing, I won’t be forgotten.” – “Hold On to 18” (Thayer)

More Desirables or: At Least Two

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I had my “Girls” back tonight. Last week we didn’t have a full TLD because of a local emergency. This week, I had Tracy and Bethany back but our scheduled guest couldn’t make it. So, we just shot the shite and just had a good time with ourselves. I liked it. I want some guests back but, again, I had my girls. You can listen to the episode here.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“You say “faith over fear,” but you got me at a loss. You’re holding on to what you got, no matter what the cost. All us Christians seem so frightened as we hold our guns aloft. I think we fail to see the meaning of the cross.” – “Toss the Guns” (Chapman)

Vaca… or: You Know…

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I’m vacationing, or more specifically, it’s a mental health day. But, you should still listen to the Beeswax Vinyl Daily Podcast. You can listen to today’s episode here.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Don’t you know it turns your blood to wine when you’re moving so fine? It’s the boys night out. You can run those lights. You can leave them on bright. It’s the boys night out.” – “Boys Night Out” (Gaitsch/Schmit/Jennings)