Pretend Leap Year

Some years, there’s a February 29th. Some years, there’s a pretend February 29th. This is one of those years.

In this episode, Shawn talks about an encounter with Dave Matthews bros in a local bar. Then, Shawn talks about bowling and his failed attempt at locating a local bowling alley center.

Shawn tells the story of leaving his iPhone in a Lyft car. Then, it’s time for an RPM Challenge update.

The show is closed out with a news item about machete named Kindness.

Leyland

“Leyland” is our second track for the 2019 RPM Challenge.

The song’s lyrics are inspired by the Wikipedia article on British truck company Leyland Trucks.

RPM Challenge is an annual clusteršŸ’„ that dares participants to record an entire album in the month of February. Our album is called Special:Random based on the Wikipedia function of the same name. The songs on this album are all influenced by Wikipedia pages we discovered thru the Special:Random link.

Undersea

“Undersea” is our first track for the 2019 RPM Challenge.

The song’s lyrics are inspired by the Wikipedia article on WWI-era German submarine SM UC-114.

RPM Challenge is an annual clusteršŸ’„ that dares participants to record an entire album in the month of February. Our album is called Special:Random based on the Wikipedia function of the same name. The songs on this album are all influenced by Wikipedia pages we discovered thru the Special:Random link.

Spiritual Taco Painting Classes

It’s Hyper Nonsense! Your home for butterfly orgies, productivity explosions, and more!

This episode we talk about a recent trip to the monarch butterfly grove in Pismo Beach. Shawn has a theory on beach-going, and how often people actually go to the beach.

Shawn’s using OmniFocus and is now going to get EVERYTHING done.

Jen has a fun game that puts phone numbers and fake HuffPost article titles together.

We’re doing the RPM Challenge! Subscribe to the Hyper Nonsense bonus feed to get the sounds we record during the challenge.

We finish out the show with the story of a wine-drinking rabble-rouser in a WalMart electric scooter. Also: Pringles!

Suck It, Neil Young!

Matt Sams artWe’re back with another undeniably exciting episode of Hyper Nonsense! Jen’s not here this time around but that’s OK ’cause we’ve got special guest Matt Sams! This is Matt’s second time being on Hyper Nonsense. Last time we talked to him, he was in the midst of his first 365-song (recording one new song every day) project. 2016 is a leap year and Matt is taking advantage of the extra day to challenge himself with a 366-song project. We talked about the project, as well as Matt’s recent experience opening for the Smashing Pumpkins. And more!

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Getting Tingly With Matt Sams

hn0012 artworkWe’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.

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