This year, on December 7, to be exact, the Winston-Salem Jaycees will be having their 29th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade. I’ve been in the parade, it was a good bit of fun. I rode in a convertible and nearly froze my tuchis off. That’s okay, though, the fun outweighed the chill.
It goes throughout the main arteries in downtown WSNC and people flock to the streets! You can be part of the parade, too. The Jaycees are looking for entrants into the parade and want the city to know that it is rapidly approaching and the deadline for it is even closer, still. In fact, the deadline for entries is 1159p on Monday, November 18, 2019. This way they can start making the line-up and order for the parade.
Whether you’re walking, building a float, flying in your jetpack (okay, I made that part up), an important figure, a beauty queen, an animal group, or pretty much anything family-friendly, you can be in this parade. Go to wsparade.org/registration and do your registration thing. Yes, there is a cost but I’m telling you, there will be a shload of people there. It’s good exposure for you and it helps the Jaycees, who are a fantastic group of young folk.
And, hang around a little bit for the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, too!
Remember, December 7, 2019. It starts at 5p and will be superdynawhoppin’!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Twas time for the holiday parade, and all through the city, shiny new floats were ready, shimmering and pretty. The Winston-Salem Jaycees have planned the event with great care, in hopes that every one of you will choose to be there.” – WS Jaycees
On The Less Desirables, we had a real treat. Not only did we get to imbibe beer, talk pop culture and have Danielle Bull (of Bull’s Tavern) co-host with us and awesome guests, those awesome guests brought pickles! Niki Farrington and Jay Roberts from Niki’s Pickles brought pickles, radishes and cauliflower as well as two different hot sauces all under the Niki’s Pickles brand. We had it the whole night and I got to bring some stuff home. I am a fan of Niki and her wares.
In addition to that we talked pop culture:
The Garage presents the week in music including what came out last Friday on CD, digital and some cases vinyl. We also played a tune from Gringo Star who was playing at The Garage that weekend. There was one tune from the TLD/MM3AMMC as well.
TC of Fan Interference, The Less Desirables sister podcast, gave a sports update with rumors and major headlines. FI starts back on Monday.
In addition, we’d like to thank Finnigan’s Wake, King’s Crab Shack and Washington Perk for sponsoring us and what we do. In addition, we have a new sponsor signing on this week, if everything goes right. More on that later in the week, when it happens. I’m excited about it though.
You can listen on the website, iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict and TuneIn, or you can listen here because, yes, I am cool like that, right?
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Has anyone else seen the young man who wears a diaper prominently displayed?” – Penny, an Ardmorian
Since there was no As Ardmore Turns the previous week, we hit them hard last week with a 16-minute whopper that was full of disdain for a local grocery chain and snootiness about the south in general. Oh and don’t forget the coconut creamer.
Caitlin gives her “Bowl o’Stuffs” about the Winston-Salem Jaycees and their upcoming events.
The music section is brought to you by The Garage. I give a rundown on what new tunes and albums came out last Friday. Kyle Caudle had a CD release on Saturday and we played a tune in honor of it. The song wasn’t from the new ep but I didn’t have access to that.
We then played the latest featured tune from the TLD/MM3AMMC Tap Takeover, who was the winner? Well, you just have to listen to find out!
TC of our sister podcast, Fan Interference, gives the latest in sports updates. Lots of NFL news since the season is upon us. Also, MLB and NBA stuff.
a/perture cinema presents the week in movies including what’s new to a/perture and Netflix movie streaming. I give a review of the film Sideways.
City Beverage presents the beer of the week, Starlight Ale from Bombshell Beer Company.
Danielle Bull returned to co-host with us and brought along a guest, Robert Smith (not of the Cure) a/k/a Bobby Goodtime to talk about his band Brothers Pearl and plays us a tune, live in the studio. Robert talked about the history of Brothers Pearl and what they have going on in the future. Danielle talks about Bull’s Tavern.
The Garage presents the week in music including what was new in releases last Friday. No official tune from The Garage because Robert performed one in the guest segment. It was also vacation time for The Garage.
There were a lot of grammatical errors and flubs in the arguments in this week’s “As Ardmore Turns.” This was a continuation of another argument that was unavailable to us. But, this was funny enough.
Caitlin gives the latest happenings from the Winston-Salem Jaycees, which includes them being off this week, but they’re getting back to business on July 10. We’re also talking about Band Aid for Burn Victims in the future. Learn more about it and how you can be part of it.
a/perture cinema presents the week in movies. This includes what was new to Netflix streaming and I give a review of the film To Be or Not To Be (1983). You can read my review from that HERE.
TC of Fan Interference gives the latest headlines and updates in the sports world.
City Beverage presents the beer of the week, Lunatic Blonde from Wicked Weed Brewing. Tasted and rated by CrewTLD!
You can hear The Less Desirables by visiting our website, on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn. Or, you know, I could just post it here and you can listen that way, right? I’m good like that.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Ahhhhhh!! The Delete Queen strikes AGAIN….AFTER trolling my page. Sent me a private msg asking if I had something to say, and to feel free to have a difference of opinion ‘being the Christian’ I am.” – Nicole, an Ardmorian
Jeff Snyder, the manager for Wayward Brews came into The Less Desirables studio to talk about the new coffee, tea, beer and wine shop that opened just outside the WSNC city limits last week. Jeff is a childhood friend of The BCPF’s and I’ve known him since my 90-Day Club days of Finnigan’s Wake (the Official Emerald Isle of The Less Desirables).
Jeff discusses his history in WSNC, from Java by Jeff (which he owned) and moved on to other things before getting back into the coffee biz, along with NC-only beer and wine. The beverage station sounds awesome and I can’t wait to get there to try the wares. And, hey! I get to hang out with Jeff some more. He describes it as a low-key lounge and I like that idea. It’s also not far from my house, that helps, too. He also talks about events and functions that will be held there. Then he joins the conversation with us for pop culture discussions.
Caitlin, being the Prez-o-Person of the Winston-Salem Jaycees, tells of what is happening in Jaycees World during the Caitlin’s Bowl o’Stuffs section.
a/perture cinema (the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables) presents the week in movies and this includes what’s new to a/perture, new to Netflix streaming and a review of the 1961 film, A Raisin in the Sun. I reviewed it here on Saturday, you can read that review HERE.
Fan Interference‘s very own TC gives a sports headlines update. This includes NBA, NFL and MLB news.
The Garage (the Official Music Sponsor of The Less Desirables) presents the week in music including talking about the Vagabond Saints Society show that happened last Friday and the Near Strangers’ CD release on Saturday. Also, we talked about what new music was released on Friday. We listened to a tune from the Near Strangers’ new album. It was also the very first week of The “Great TLD/MM3AMMC Tap Takeover” in which I played my “pick” from the Monday Morning 3AM Music Club project, which was “There Is No Destination” from KG Noble.
The usual As Ardmore Turns spot was replaced by a tribute to an Ardmorian that fell to tragedy the week before.
City Beverage (the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables) presents the beer of the week, Mango Tango Foxtrot IPA from Deep River Brewing. It’s tasted and rated by CrewTLD.
I’ve just given you an overview, but it’s an entertaining show. You should give it a listen. You can do so by going to the website, iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn. OR… you can just listen here because I am including it. I’m cool like that, eh?
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “A funky lounge that’s not pretentious and not a sports bar. Not a beer snob or wine snob (place). Just a comfortable place to hang out.” – Jeff Snyder on the vibe of Wayward Brews
Before I get into last week’s podcast, I have to toot my own horn a little. Well, not my horn, per se, but of The Less Desirables. Last Thursday, I received, in the mail, a certificate. It was from Yes! Weekly and I couldn’t figure out what it was about. I opened it and found out that TLD was a runner up in the Yes! Weekly Readers Poll in the category of Best Radio Show. I didn’t even know that the poll was happening. I know about the poll, of course, they do it every year, but I didn’t know it was currently happening. I don’t know the criteria of how you make the “runners up” list but we were on it. And, to me, the most remarkable thing about being on that list is that I’m the only non-broadcast show. And, the only WSNC show.
The winners, of course, was Rock 92’s Two Guys Named Chris, of which co-host Chris Demm is a past guest on TLD. The other runners up were Jared and Katie on WKZL, The Brad & Britt Show (syndicated), Bobby Bones out of Nashville (syndicated) and Blues Hangover which is on NC A&T’s 90.1 WNAA. So congratulations to all of the other runners up and 2Guys. I consider us lucky and honored to be among them. To be on this list, someone had to add us and vote for us. Again, I didn’t even know it was happening, so it wasn’t me begging for votes. Just makes me feel good about what we’re doing over here. Thank you, Triad and Yes! Weekly for that.
And since, we’re runners up and not winners, I think that makes us even more “less desirables.” So, from here on, and until I’m tired of saying it, I’m going to refer to The Less Desirables as the “Almost Award-Winning Podcast.”
Jason Anders, the developer and main-most-man at the new “counter culture magazine,” The Arrival Magazine, is on to talk about his new gig and pop culture with Caitlin, guest co-host Tammy Markland (a/k/a She’s Running with Scissors, A Cup of Sugar) and me. The mag only has one issue so far but it’s getting a good bit of recognition, according to the establishments that have the magazine in them. We hope Jason is able to keep this going, it’s a good mag.
TC of Fan Interference gives a rundown of the latest sports headlines including those of the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Caitlin, being the Dude-ess in charge of the Winston-Salem Jaycees, gives the DL on what the Young Professionals Organization is doing and how (and why) you should be part of it.
a/perture cinema presents the week in movies which includes what’s new to Netflix movies streaming (there wasn’t a lot) and my review of the classic film, The Hustler (1961).
Then it was time for our “almost true-to-life soap opera that practically writes itself,” As Ardmore Turns. And this week, it was a doozy. “Shorty” gets loose and so does “all Hell.” Just give it a listen, laugh, gasp and probably shake your head. It’s all entertaining.
The Garage presents the week in music including what was fresh and newly released on last Friday. Also, we hear a tune called “Get Up” from local bad arses Convicted Fate.
Here’s the recap of last week’s episode of The Less Desirables. This is only a recap and listening to the full version of the show will enlighten and enrich your life, it’s like a scientific fact or something. I read it on Clickbait Central on Facebook, I think. Anywhat! Here’s your rundown.
Ashley Jobe and Nancey Cost came in to talk about Middle of the Root. Middle of the Root is a program that aims to provide farm-fresh and locally grown food to the area, especially Forsyth County. They are particularly focused on the food-insecure areas and hope to impact those areas, according to their website, by: “creating access to healthy, farm-fresh food and providing both education and empowerment for healthier eating. By partly funding our programs through the sale of meal kits with fresh, local ingredients, we also support agriculture in our area, expanding the market for local farmers by connecting them with people who want and need what they grow.” Ashley and Nancey were awesome guests and laughed a lot. That helps.
a/perture cinema presented the week in movies and that includes what’s new to Netflix streaming as well as a review of the movie of the week, Dances with Wolves. You can also read that review that I always present on this blog, HERE.
Caitlin Weaver, the current “El Presidente” of the Winston-Salem Jaycees gives an update on what was and is happening in their world, and yours, and how you can be part of said happenings and just get involved. She’s not one to bite, but I would listen to her… just in case.
Our official music sponsor, The Garage, presented what was coming out in new music for last Friday and we played a song by Aquatic Ceremony called “Canopic Jar.” You should give the song a listen, it’s right cool if not based one something a bit morbid. Amy Fitzgerald’s voice is phenomenal so that alone makes it worth it.
The latest episode of our “almost true-to-life soap opera that practically writes itself,” As Ardmore Turns features the gang in the middle of explosions or gunfire or fireworks or something. They were getting upset about it. It could have been someone’s dinner, though…?
City Beverage, the official beer sponsor, presents Goin’ Coastal from SweetWater Brewing Company as our beer of the week. It’s an IPA that has hints of pineapple in it. I thought it was a pretty good beer.
I’m thinking I’m going to use Tuesdays (if I have nothing pressing to say) as a review of the previous week’s The Less Desirables. I want to give you quality content and sometimes I feel I let you down with that. The Less Desirables is my flagship show and it’s what makes me tick, if you will. It means the world to me and I’m trying to overhaul it but I’m also in the middle of a move of the studio so I don’t want to get into anything that will be halted in the middle because of it. So, after June 1, or sometime around there, listen for some changes coming to the show. Also, we record the show on Wednesdays, so this gives you the chance to listen before the new one comes out.
Danielle Bull, the owner of Bull’s Tavern on Fourth Street was the guest this past week. She came on to talk about her life, her tavern and her passion for beer. She really knows a lot about beer and that’s cool. She’s a cool lady with a great sense of humor and a wonderful guest.
Caitlin Weaver, my co-host, and I had two guest co-hosts in the studio that night. My friend Pam and my pal Nick Badgio of the band Gulley and a sports podcast, all about the Boston Bruins, called Bearly On Topic. It was cool to have them in. Danielle gave all of us some different beers to try, in addition to the Beer of the Week brought to you by City Beverage. Pam is gluten free so Danielle brought her some ciders to try.
We talked about new music that came out last Friday and who was playing at The Garage, the Official Music Sponsor of The Less Desirables. Turns out it was Gulley and we played a tune from their Salem album called, “Into the Fog.”
Caitlin is the current president of the Winston-Salem Jaycees and she has her own segment called “Caitlin’s Bowl o’Stuffs.” In that segment she talks about the goings on with the Jaycees around good ol’ WSNC. We call her “Crazy Caiti” but never to her face… or do we?
Then we had our biggest segment, the one that gets all the attention. That’s our “almost real-to-life soap opera that practically writes itself,” “As Ardmore Turns.” Some objectifying going on over in that sleepless-sleepy bedroom town.
a/perture cinema presented what was new to streaming on Netflix that week and then I reviewed Million Dollar Baby, which you read the review for on Saturday on this here blog. You can read that review HERE.
TC of our sister, sports podcast, Fan Interference, gives us the latest sports updates and headlines of the week.
So, even though you have the run down, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t still go listen. You have time before the new episode comes out tomorrow night! Or heck, I’ll help you out. I’ll embed it here so you can listen without searching.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Your weekly podcast by guys with too much time on their hands.” – The Less Desirables