Sorry. But, it’s a solo show this week. Jen is time traveling again so it might be time to reactivate the Hyper Nonsense Emergency Cohost Beacon ™. During this episode, I talked about a personal crisis involving my love of Starbucks vs. my discovery of a potentially superior product at Peet’s. I also talked about my recent adventures in digital music streaming obsessiveness. And then there was an announcement of an exciting new contest!
We’re back! And we hate everything. Well, not really. Mostly just our theme song, our studio and the problems caused by our audio equip. During this show, we gave an update on Jen’s broken (but now fixed) iMac. We talked about our experience at this year’s California Mid State Fair, including a concert by the world’s tiniest Kiss tribute band. We had a bit of a podcasting midlife crisis and then we finished out the show with a news item about David Letterman and Donald Trump.
We’re back in the studio for a “normal” episode of Hyper Nonsense. Jen’s even here, too! On this show we talked about a sketchy “new” podcasting website and why Jen is on a mission to take it down. We talked about a weird experience we had in which another podcast played a clip from one of our episodes. We sang a special song about cats. We talked about a surprise Neil Young concert we got to attend. Then, we read over some listener feedback and we finished the show with a news item about a drug-buying robotic art installation.
We’re back! And I do mean “we” as Jen is actually here this week. My trusty Yamaha headphones finally bit the dust, and my replacement headphones aren’t cutting it. This lead to much complaining. And we had the usual technical issues before the show which also made for more complaining. Jen gave an update on her medical situation. Turns out she doesn’t have arthritis, and that what’s been plaguing her ailing joints is something else altogether. I gave an update on my work situation. We spent a little time out on the desert island. Then, we finished off the show with a news item about an a candy shop owner and his sex toy of anger.
Welcome to the new Hyper Nonsense! Well, it’s pretty much the old Hyper Nonsense. Well, not the OLD Hyper Nonsense. Anyway, this episode features our first guest of 2015, Nathan. During the show, we gave an update on our failed water heater, and the process we went thru to get it replaced. Then, we talked to Nathan about his own podcasting and musical endeavors. Because we’re a teach show (!), we also talked a lot about apps and software (mostly Apple stuff). And more!
We’re back with our latest pod! It’s a rare and special show where Jen actually describes herself as “OK!” We tackle some heavy topics such as dreams and how to define “success.” Is coding/programming the only sure bet left in life in terms of paying work? Does money = love? Or is being acknowledged by strangers the only true expression of real love? Is it better to focus on short-term gains and move on? Or is it better to go for the long haul? We discussed the phenomenon of “Internet pile-ons,” specifically the Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams. I recount the story of a crazy guy who asked me about the Battle of Armageddon. We went over some listener feedback and more!
We’ve got an exciting episode for you! Not only are we Starbuckin’ it, but we have our first-ever guest for this iteration of our ongoing pod project. It’s Matt Sams, also known as Somnistatic. Matt has undertaken an ambitious song-a-day project for the year 2014. He’s recording a new song every day and releasing it online. As of this recording, Matt is on song number 239. He’s just about 75% of the way there and he hasn’t missed one day! During the interview, we discuss Matt’s songwriting inspiration/process. We talk about marketing and “making it” as a creative person in the Internet age. We meander thru a couple fun digressions and we play a couple of Matt’s songs.
Meh. It’s a low-energy kinda day. But we gotta make some pods. You’re welcome and we’re sorry. We’ve got an update on the errant tuna can that magically rolled behind our stove. We recount the story of when we rescued and released a wild bat. We played a sound clip from a recent episode that proves we’re time travelers. Or that the concept of decades really confuses us. Hear the exciting story of our new blender! Our listeners attempted to rescue us from the desert island we’ve been trapped on by sending in some hilarious feedback. We cover a story about a local woman who tried to get friendly with a giraffe and more!
We’re not live but we’re also not dead. We’re un-live and we’re preparing for an exciting trip to Las Vegas! But we decided to make a pod before we leave. Tech problems, we got ’em (again). Apple’s conspiracy against us continues! We have now soundproofed our closet so we can use it as a vocal booth. We recently celebrated my birthday, which included a nice dinner and airplanes. We responded to some listener comments. Jen wants to see shipping containers and pretty lights in Vegas. I want to go to the mob museum. Nobody wants to see Carrot Top or Criss Angel: Mindfreak.
Man, we’re getting old. Don’t believe us? Just listen to this pod! We spent a lot of time talking about toothbrushes and shopping coupons. Still don’t believe us? We also talked about new bedroom curtains! Some of this old-person talk is relative to the new business we’re launching, but some of it’s just because we’re old. Last week was Independence Day here in ‘Merica. We’ve got some explosive news related to that, as well as an analysis of the country’s favorite 4th of July jams. Also, we read some iTunes reviews and go over a little bit of other listener feedback. And MmmPasta Syndrome.