This is just a small taste of the show overall, the bits and bobs that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out the podcast of today's show. However, if you're looking for a quick read along with random self inserts and my personal thoughts, you've come to the right place.
Call in Point:
(This is the broadstroke canvas on which I base my call, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed)
The weekend is gone once again and we are starting the week ... with a throwback to a topic from last week. I mean, we did party pretty hard this weekend so a double dip sometimes is necessary but in this instance, it also gives us a chance to reach a branch of roadies we don't normally get to touch. To backtrack to how this came about, Seth Rogen recently discussed how he has been married since 2011 but at the beginning of his marriage, he and his wife made a decision to not have kids. He feels overall that he and his marriage are much happier for this reason and he's cool with not having kids. The issue is that most people make out this plan for a family before getting the chance to know each other and then they go and have kids and things come undone sometimes. For him, the older he has gotten, the decision not to breed has only felt more compelling. The same can be said for Abe, who enjoys his bachelor life in The Ivory Tower a bit too much to be saddled down with a kid (or getting married or even letting his girlfriend have a key for that matter.) As for Angi, she already had a kid (who was 4 at the time) when she married Jay the Straight. At the time, Jay the Straight had wanted more (this was before he became Jay the Suffering at the hands of Angi's whims) and they mutually decided to wait a year and see how they felt after it. It was at their first anniversary party that Jay the Straight had a change of heart and said "I like life right now, let's not have kids." Obviously, this was an absolute thrill for Angi who didn't have to give up Jack and lying on the couch all afternoon to chase a child around (outside of the one she already had but her daughter is quite self sufficient.) Throwing in my two cents, I can barely find enough motivation to take care of myself, let alone another human being. Besides, being an uncle to 9 kids (5 blood, 4 friends kids) is rewarding (and expensive AF) in itself without the need of having to entertain them for more than a few hours. Now that we've tackled ourselves, let's pop over to the Request Line for a massive dose of roadie responses. Tim said that he gets to enjoy great experiences with his wife with no stress from the needs of his kids. Patty said that there's no drama to deal with, money draining occurring and of course, sleep deprivation. Josh said with no kids, he gets to have a 2022 GTA Mustang. Elizabeth said it's so chill not having kids and she can wake up when she wants, smoke weed all day and only worry about her and her husband. Angi chimed in that kids do not understand hangovers while Abe pondered if parents smoke weed in front of their kids. Alexa offered up a lot as she explained the ability to travel and have money to do it along with time to actually do hobbies without kids is great. In fact, she feels conversation about not having kids should not be one that exists anymore, let people do what they want and move past the belief it needs to be this way. For the record, she doesn't hate kids (and is an aunt like I am) but it's just not for her. Mary said being childless is a personal choice but that doesn't take away from those who do it, it's just not for some people. Kevin called in from a coal mine to say that no kids means saving money, doing what you want and staying out and up late. God, I remember being able to stay up late, I miss youth. If you are looking for more roadie comments or have your own, hit up our FB group and read up or drop us a comment.
Other Stuff from Today's Show
So last night was the Oscars and for those that cared, history was made the whole night. The one thing that did not become history (even though I'm pretty sure he said it was going to be retired) was Austin Butler's Elvis accent that magically reappeared on the champagne carpet last night. Now, given that the movie won no awards outside of Razzies, it would make sense that people were offended by him doing this and so they tore him to shreds online. Some of the quotes were as follows "When is he losing the accent, is it part of his DNA now?" "If he is still using that accent, I'm going to shove him into a locker." "Drop that f'ing accent." "God, he still has it?" "If you (Austin Butler) don't drop it, I'll commit a crime." Abe's assumption as to why the accent won't die is because it's helping Austin get laid and also getting him roles. Sure, he doesn't seem to have anything booked currently and the only people throwing themselves at him for the accent are all in their 60's but whatever. Besides, Madonna has a new voice and so does Johnny Depp, why are we picking on this jobber? Angi did some digging and discovered that he apparently did some work on the Disney Channel and so we went seeking clips to see what he sounded like before he was invaded by the ghost of pedophile Elvis. Turns out, he was on Hannah Montana with Miley Cyrus and sounded like a normal kid but as I said, the ghost of Elvis lives in him now and woos 60 year olds so good for Austin.
Hey horror fans (aka me, I love horror,) there's another musician who has decided to throw his ring in the spooky picture show ring. Not since Rob Zombie tried and made (in my opinion, garbage movies) has there been such an exciting time coming for us horror heads. The incredibly famous ... (pause for effect) ... Saul Hudson has started a horror production outfit. You might know Saul from his day job where he performs as Slash in a little known band called Guns N' Roses. He is a massive horror fan and he has found the bug to want to branch out and become a producer. Whereas most horror is usually trash and endless trash sequels are pumped out for profit (cough Scream V, Scream VI,) he wants to do quality over quantity. Abe is somewhat a fan of horror movies but he feels like they're all franchises. Funny enough, he mentioned horror movie streaming service Shudder (it's great and a must for horror fans,) which he would know that sequels aren't the only thing if he subscribed to it (like I do.) That said, look for some "quality" horror movies inside the $5 dollar bin at Walmart sometime in the future just in case Slash ends up going down the Rob Zombie route.
Finally, since we are Chicago's best rock station, we took a moment to explore some rock this morning. Of course, given that I'm making a topic of this, there was a twist to this. This is because the rock songs we looked at were one redone by Kidz Bop, the inoffensive candy coated trash service that takes famous songs, changes the lyrics and has kids sing them. At least that's what we thought until all the songs we sampled had a singer who sounded like Conrad Cooper.
"All the Small Things" by Blink 182 was repurposed into a boring bland mess that was only made worse by said annoying singer.
"Lips of an Angel" by Hinder (shout out to Abe's Hinder story) was incredibly bad.
"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence actually had kids in there but the yelling guy part was done by a 45 year old who sounded bored.
"Photograph" by Nickelback was more like adult man bop as the kids never came in it seems.
"The Anthem" by Good Charlotte also suffered from a severe lack of kidz bopping.
We basically came to the conclusion that we need to make it our job to get the 45 year old kicked out of the band.
Request Wars 2.0
Champion: Angi (Streak: 3)
Angi's (repping Jerry) Song Choice: "Gettin' Better" by Tesla
Abe's (repping Tabitha) Song Choice: "Call Me Little Sunshine" by Ghost
Smack Talk Recap:
Roadies keep asking for more Ghost and Tabitha agrees. Jerry is a truck driver with money buried in his yard.
10 O' Clock Toast:
On the champagne carpet at the Oscars last night, a photographer fell and she went out of her way to help him up. Angi & Abe would only help if the photographer fell within 5 feet of them, anything further would involve them laughing at the photographer.
Show Quotes and Tidbits:
"If you sue a place of business like that (Buffalo Wild Wings,) you're garbage." - Abe
"All I care about is winning money, of course." - Abe