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Episode 47 · 2 years ago

Ep.#47 Today Is February

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On this totally tubular episode of the Selling Out Show, Dave proudly proclaims his love for the often overlooked SNL flick MacGruber, we discuss getting caught having sex by your kids, Cadbury Creme Eggs and buying generic branded foods, working retail during the coronavirus scare, Plus Nate's Notes focuses on the novelty and somewhat nerdy musical acts that thrived in the 90's.

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Okay, I don't have any lubricant. Do you see any white out or like copytner should work. What's your pass back on? What are you doing? I don't know. I don't know what I'm doing. I'm so fucked. Welcome to those selling out show. You're excited feeling. Example, what it does is beaches into your brain chemically and no, cat your happiest memory chemically and then knocks on that emotion and releases it chemically and then it keeps your happy, happy. Hello, hello, hello, and thank you for tuning into the selling out show, where we screw up life at our leisure for your listening pleasure. I am one of your host David shows, and over here we have my good pal make Gore Zinski. Nate, how are you? Oh my goodness, man, I'm having a great day and you know why? Why? Because today is February, it's almost much and which is usually the armpitch shittiest part of winter, especially in New England. Huh and dude, it's got to be sixty degrees outside. It's gorgeous. I was, you know, outside without a jacket. I almost feel like I could wear a t shirt. I'm loving it. I'll love and I'm being spoiled this winter. Okay, today is February. You say it is February. Ten Thursday, not Monday. Not Today's February. It's February. Today is February. Is Actually February whatever. Okay, so February. Yeah, so, but the point is, it's all good and but, honestly, man, I'm wondering how how are things with you? How have you been going on? Well, I'm good. Thank you. It's not unseasonably warm where I'm at right now. So, by the way, just a quick thing about that. Is You know, you're enjoying today, like you said, you're you're dawning appropriate clothing for the weather. It's making you feel better, but it's going to be taken away from you very soon. How's that? Well, because it's not sustainable. Like you said, today is February. You know it's going to get cold again. This is one of those freak days. But as far as me I am good. I have a day off from work, which I always enjoy thoroughly, and I pretty much spend my days off from work doing the same thing that I would have if I was sixteen years old. I watch movies all day. I read comics and, as a matter of fact, today I watched a movie that I love that no one else seems to care for. Okay, which one's that? Mac Gruber? Mcgruber, he made those fucking movie my group. That's it was funny. You liked that. Yees, will forte, yes, I think we're TA. You introduced me to that movie. I watched it with you, I believe, like years ago. Yeah, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's weird. It's now ten years old. Yeah, it's been out for a decade, but anytime I usually mentioned a grouper two people. Yeah, yeah, it's another one of those snl movies. Yeah, right, it's Corky Romano, or fucking the night at the rocksberry. Well, well, that leads me to ask you, how many good snl films have their actually been? Damn, Dude. I mean we had the classics back in the day. We had the Wayne's world, old standard. Yeah, that was great, but eventually, man, you started hitting shit like the it's pat sure, and drudging his character there. Yeah, so they made a notoriously horrible pat movie. They made, yeah, that night at the Rocksbury mist. Yes, Supersi I didn't even remember see. Some of these are so forgettable that I literally have forgotten them. Well, superstar,...

...in coincidentally, was directed by Bruce McCullough. Is that? Yes, and we both from the kids in Holly. Yes, weird kids in all fans. Yea. My favorite kid in the halls, matter of fact, really was McCall. Yes, okay, wonderful. He's a whacky fucking dude. Check out his sketches over anyone else's. They're they're like an acid trip. That they are comedy. Yeah, yeah, but I would have to go up on a hill and be willing to fight to say that MC Gruber is up there on my Panteon, which is a weird thing to say about SNL films based off characters. But I mean as far as some of the best. Yeah, man, Val Kilmer didn't it? Yes, Dieter, Vaughan Kump, but the thing about the grouper to it was more okay, it's a comedy, but it's an action movie as well, right, and it kind of plays off of the vibes of you know, I'm a fan of those those Zucker Abrams movies, like airplane. Sure, we see the naked Guno, secret top secret that you go into the VAL kilmer vehicle. Oh, that's right, if you see the naked gun, those those kind of laughs, those kind of jokes, so slapsticky kind of and of course, an idiot, you're rooting for a complete moron who just seem like come out unscathed by the end of the movie. Should you know? I'm a moron, so that gives me hope, right, but I too can have some kind of crazy adventure and still be deemed the hero. Imagine that. But any films out there, aside from snl movies, that you really like that no one else seems to give a fuck about, or they judge you and think, why would you like that movie? I'll tell you, man. Yeah, well, I'll tell you specifically my favorite movie about him. People often look at me sideways when I say that my favorite movie is big trouble and little China, which you know ice. I think it's, you know, appropriately cheesy and s and whatnot, but it's a good adventure action movie. It had that s thing with the Asian culture, like everything was Ninja's and Chinese and all this. And I know technically Ninja's are Japanese and and big Joe Little China is talking about China. Of course I want to get a crucified by the PC police, you know. But but anyway, big little China. Back to what I was speaking about, Dude, I think big toe, a little China is a great movie. I mean, sure, it's cheesy and s but whatever. And people do kind of look at me weird. So I guess that's the only one I can really think of as far as movies that people look at me weird for saying I enjoy so much. Huh. See, I if you said something like canniball, run to I might, you know, Kinda. Yea, when set you a little bit in pain, you go why, why would you choose out of all fucking movies? But I mean big trouble, little China, I can understand that. Yeah, I guess it's respectable. Yeah, it's a little John Carpenter directed. You know, he's you know, he's kind of hit or miss, but he's got a good reputation over all. Invented Halloween and yeah, here you go, setman. If you come to the Party and you say, Oh, Mac Ruber was actually funny, people look at you, look at you and go, but you are actually not, and that is not humorous. Get the fuck out of the party. Leave you drink down and get the hell out of here. So it's a rough thing to admit, you know, but I'm a little curious as far as to what the listeners might think. Is there a film out there, or not even just a film, anything in life that you seem to enjoy the other people might rag on you for? If so, reach out to us. How do you do that? It is easy. You can follow us on our socials at selling out show or send us an email selling out show at gmailcom. We want to hear from you. Nate, my worst nightmare, basically, is come to fruition. Dude, that's horrible news. It is terrible, tragic news, and I think anybody in my age range, or just a parent in general, fears this more than any other thing on the face...

...of the earth. Now you might be thinking something disastrous, cataclysmic. No, we're not going that far. We're talking about getting a little down and dirty with your significant other and your child walking into the room. Oh my God, you don't want to to see that. Sometimes I don't even want to see that. Right. I've never videotate myself and my flabby ass doing the Hoochie Coochie Mommy while we or whatever the hell you want to call it. No, because that's you know, we enjoy it, but it's probably not the best thing for someone's, how should I say this? Mental Health, especially at that young, tender age. Right. But now, all of this being said, I'm not entirely sure my son saw much, if anything at all, the eggs, in large part to my wife's quick decision making by slamming the door and his little face. Wow, mane, she was on top of that Shit. Huh? I was on top of her, yes, you, you are to up her, and she was on top of the situation. She was on top of the situation. Listen, this is all her fault to begin with. Just to kind of give a little back story here. It's not like I was the middle of the day or anything, but it's the morning and you know, you think, okay, he's gonna sleep a little bit later. It's the weekend, he's not going to wake up. You got no school and I know I'm kind of pushing the boundaries on time here, but I horny. I need to get something done. And she, she said she locked the door. So once, once, the door is locked. Your good baby, you're safe. Absolutely many, I mean in a bases are covered. Any your bases are covered. I mean worry a little bit about noise. But still the door is locked. So what have you? And so we getting Jiggy with it and as you do, as we yes, and the door opens. Suddenly it doesn't open all the way. Now my bed is very close to the door, right. So how did I respond? You may be thinking like a turtle. I tucked my head back into my shell. I just pressed basically my whole body weight on my poor wife. Oh my God, you buried your head in the sand like a like an off stretch. Yes, and thankfully she reached over with her Hand Siam, it's the door, shut the doors, and he's like, what's going on in there? She'd like nothing, stay out of here, and I'm like, Oh core, Oh God, oh Christ, what am I gonna do? You're imagining the scars appearing on his mind. As he said, I don't want to yeah, I don't want to look him in the face. I don't know if I can look him in the eyes again. I don't know what he did or did not see. You know. So I say this to my wife. I'm like, Oh, I'm so embarrassed. What the hell am I going to do? Well, she's like, go get dressed, I'll go out and handle this and I'll let you know what happens. You know, I put my clothes back on and what have you, and I'm thinking all these scenarios in my brain, like twenty years from now my kid is going to be a high school dropout. It's going to be like, Fuck You, Dad, he's all because of you and I saw your Segy Ball. Love. Are you hurting, mommy? Why? Yeah, there's something. I don't know what, just just even having to answer any questions in the present. Right. Yeah, how do you? He's only seven. I can't, I can't do this. Yes, yes, the conversation. You're not prepared to have that early. You know, it's one thing when they get older and you, you know, maybe get the birds and the bees thing going, but chances are nowadays kids learned that Shit on their own. Well, yeah, we're a friend, you know, like when I was a kid. Yeah, I had a friend whose father had a massive porno consolutely. Yeah, that's how I learned about sex. was going over his house, him watching these videos that he wasn't supposed to be watching, and you know, that's that's a normal weight to yes, absolutely, you find a collection of porn. I mean and yeah, if you remember, back when we were kids, porn like magazines especially. I don't know so much about movies back then, but but the magazines could not show penetration and stuff. So it's like they didn't even really help a kid to see exactly how you...

...do things, you know. I mean a magazine only helped so much. But I remember once it was when I found movies. They you know, actually that's where I got my education. was like, Oh, okay, that's where that goes and that's what happens and you're not just peeing on a girl's private parts or something, you know. Yeah, which is a really an honest question to ask, I asked the same thing in sex education, like you just peels and things, and they're like only if she's into that. But it takes uspect kind of girl. But you know. So I didn't know what to do to get back to this story in hand, but I did. I ventured out. Yeah, I sat next to my son and on the couch and he's like Hey dad like hey, morning, how are he's a good, good, okay, this is going unbelievably well. Yeah, so I walk into the kitchen. I say to my wife, what happened here, because I don't think you saw anything. I think I slammed the door in his precious little face in the nick of time and he was just more curious as to why I slammed the door on him. Right and I told him that you were vaping in the bedroom. Now, my enjoy never vape in the house. Somebody's home, sure, but that was quick thinking. That's that's fine enough. That is perfectly okay, because you know, you know, I'll take one fault against me. Yes, if it's more acceptable than the actual fault. You'd rather be seen as someone that's did a little vaping in the bedroom instead of yeah, we're violating the poor kids. Mother. As a teenager, I was smoking a joint in the bathroom one time. Right am my brother came in and I was like get the fuck out of here, whatever, and then I'm like, oh, I'm so busted for smoking marijuana in my house. Thankfully, he didn't know the difference and he told my mother I was smoking cigarettes. So she goes, why are you smoking cigarettes in the house? I Oh, yes, I am so sorry, I am bad, Demonis me. I've earned it because I was like, Oh, here we go, yeah, exactly. Got Away with one here. Yes, indeed, you know, so let out to lesser charges. Yeah, yeah, exactly, and that seems to be what happened here, thankfully. Excellence. I mean hopefully it's not something that's going to be like deep rooted into his sight. Yeah, you know, dude, maybe lashback. Maybe he already repressed it. He just doesn't remember. His body, just as mine, just automatically like pushed it into the dark recesses. But I repress it and I the guy doing right. So yes, you know, Jeez, Louise, but I mean again, this is something that I think a lot of parents worry about. You know, absolutely nobody wants it's weird enough for me to be in the act of Coitus and having a dog looking at me. Weird because, you know, we've got more animals than children in the house, which, you know, it is either good or bad. I couldn't really tell you, but you know, it's one thing. You feel a little weird when the dog's kind of Cock does a cock when I'm talking about a dog looking me have said you did well, you sure did. I feel dirty, even though there's no real reason to. But but anyway, the dog looks at me a little askance. I guess I'll use that. Yeah, and I feel a little weird. But blessedly, her son has never walked in on us. And you know, which is strange because our apartment's pretty small, so one would think that it would be inevitable. But Yeah, we've been pretty lucky so well. The dog is probably thinking the same thing child would be thinking. Right, why are you hurting mammy? That's my goal back. Why are you pounding that? Yeah, that doesn't look comfortable. She must be in a lot of pain, you know. Yeah, but I do, I fight. And why are you punching it, owl man? Why are you doing that? Another teenage memory I have, and I kind of related to this, is because I've had two opposite reactions now. This time again, I buried my head in the sand and it's boo like went flat like...

...a paying k. But as I think I was sixteen or something, I was enjoying making love, will put it nice about making love to my girlfriend at the time and her sister walked into the room and at that time I leaped up and off of her like some kind of tree frog from the Amazon and landing on the floor. So I can only imagine she saw my little dingling mid air like the Matrix, slow, slow emotion, swinging back and forth like a cuckoo clock before I hit the floor. And it's for my fight or flight. I'm telling you, it's really it's really been on point my entire life. Okay, nate, we got something new craze here, sweep in the nation. Yes, all the are hot trend. Yes, Hashtag whatever. It's called. Coronavirus. Who? Yes, it's the the flu dejure, if you will. Yes, it's on the menu right. Have the fluid is euro please. Yeah, and you know, it's one of those things that you can't escape the news about it, no matter what you do. Yeah, there's always one of them. It's either we had the you know, the swine flu, the burden blue, the eastern equine and CEPHALLETTUS. We had SARS. We there's always one. That's why this is yeah, yeah, it's just the flu of the day, man. It is what it is. Right in. The thing is I don't really worry about it too often. Yeah, and I say this not because I'm I'm ignorant, which is, I guess is partially true. But at the same time I got that weird theory about not getting the flu shot. Yeah, I've talked about on the show before it. Like I my inners are right, made of like tank material. Now I my immune system is merged with cockroach DNA. So I will survive, but still, like, unless you're confronted with it, yeah, it won't bother you. But I work with the public right, right, every day, I in customers. Yes, okay, just to kind of allude to what I do without saying what I do, because I want that to be a mystery. Yes, let's keep a little little secrecy in your life, a little little mystery, right. Yeah, I'll talk about banging my wife and hiding from my kid, but I won't tell you what I do for a living. That was no, you might personal, yeah, to person, but you might see me out there in public one day. So you never know. If you ever won a an autograph or something, or if you ever just want a bitch, slap me at will. But the thing with customers, it's a lot of times. They're brood their pricks. They're fucking assholes and they when they ask you questions, that cough, they don't cover their mouth. O my God. Yeah, it's awful. See, try. Yeah, you can hold your breath while you talking to him, like m you know, I don't know, I haven't read the nose. There's a new virus out there in your confidence of my face. Yes, I don't know. What's worse that? Well, when you see customers come into a store or a public place and they're wearing the masks, like the surgeon lights. Those are everywhere nowadays. Yeah, all I got. Yeah, I mean, come on now, I mean, if you're going on an airplane up, how freaked out are you the moment you see someone wearing a surgey mask? You know, it's a little weird. You feel like you're in the movie outbreak or something. Yeah, yeah, exactly, worried. But they they wear them everywhere. And fucking China, Bro, like you see pictures of people in China. They're like everybody's. It's weird to not wear them out there. But which, coincidentally, that's where the fucking coronavirus was starting, apparently. So Right, Oh man, good job masks. Yeah, right, nothing. Yeah, but I see him, I go to the doctor's office, which of course, is just like a big bowl of germs, going to the doctor's office. And Yeah, but they have the big sign and it says take one of these masks if you are showing symptoms of either a cold or whatever, a fever or cough or this or that. And so the masks aren't so much to protect you from what's out there, but it's more to capture your germs as they spill out of your fucking head holes, you know. Yeah, and so it's basically a courteous thing to wear them.

It's not so much that you're like you, I don't want to get what you got. It's Hey, I'm being nice and not giving you what I got. Yeah, you see, that's the big misconception here, right, because most people are wearing them for their quote, I quote, protect absolutely. That's what a lot of people do. Yeah, and there's a shortage. Yeah, it's hard to get them right now. So even me, if I wanted one, I probably can't go buy have to wear my apat mask. My God, I have the hose on it and everything. I'm protecting myself from coronavirus and corona means crown. Yeah, so what? Why? What does it have to do with the flu? Is it like the King of flues? Is Like budwise or the King of Beers? What's going on here? I think realistically, most of those names, a lot of them, are because of the shape of the cell itself, for the bacteria itself. Wow, but look at you. I'm with a knowledge. Hey, you know what, to be honest with you, I'm I'm just kind of pulling that out of my ass, but I think I've seen that somewhere. But you know, okay, I'm not pulling out of my ass literally. No, just know that your butt hole would have to be the size of a dinner plate to do that. But I mean, even if you're not a hundred percent sure, that's the best explanation I've heard all day. And today is February, right on. So you know, I mean, come on, that was pretty dart and good, but I don't know. I don't know if I should continue to keep worrying about it. What I do? Do, what I do? Do? Do, do, do, do, do, do, do. That sounded stupid, but I say it anyway. Is I take one of those immunity tablets, like the alka Seltzer style ones that you drop in the water, and I drink one every day. Oh good, right, airborne brand there, you know. So I won't get a flu shot, but I will have some Epper vescnce before I start my shit. Yes, and protect hisself. Look out, man, could be compromising your mighty immune system. Your it's going to get lazy because you're putting all this effortvescence into it. The immune systems going to be like, oh well, I guess I don't need to do my job so much. He's got this Gulf covered with the the fizzy fucking drink. So I know I just related it earlier to a tank in a cockroach and here I am. HMM, this is wildberry nosh. This is gonna all the nutrients. Yes, Fuzzy, and all the nutrients I need to get through the day. Bubbles, they're tickling my nose. HMM. Yeah, I can't wait to see nate's Butthole, the sides of it innerplace like Carrouna and is. Yes, now we're all going to die in a firm. My goodness, it's the most wonderful time of the year. You know why I was a is cadburry cream egg season. Baby, they're back. Oh, you love them. Oh, I can't get enough of them. I'm a fan of Oh, there's this two kinds of people in this world, people who enjoy cadbury cream eggs and those who do not. Rites. And I think same time last year, Yep, on this very show, I brought up my love for Cadbury remix. So it's going. It's becoming an annual tradition and it's more like a public service announcement to let you all know to run out to your stores, flues, viruses, what have you be damn emned stalk up on them delicious little bastards. And let me tell you, coming from a guy who has thirty five years worth of caburry cream egg eating experience, by the boxes, not the loose ones. Yep, you're a professionalel. Yeah, I'm I know weird stuff about weird stuff. Hey, that's that's what we love about you. Well, thank you. And the reason why you should buy the box, not the individual ones, is it said? I guess, a two pronged reason. One, the foil seems to stick on them because they leak. Yeah, that grows on. That happens. It's a little grow yeah, it's tough to peel. And then the second thing. Sometimes the foil even falls off and you can imagine...

...all these people with their grubby fingers, Du Yeah, Rache and in and touching. Y'All rucolate at right, at least you get the box. You know, if anyone's touching, it's just the outside of the fucking box. Man. Yes, Y, yes, exactly. So I stalk up, I buy a bunch of them. They're not chee. No, no, but I tell you, man, we are not even being paid by Cadbury. I think. No, I think they have a good enough product where they don't need us, you know, schilling their shit. But we're just doing it out of love for the fucking for the product. It's yeah, I know it right, it is great, and that's one of those things where, you know, I love the partners that we do have, the product partners. Yeah, but if cadbury ever came a call and and just backed up the truck and was like here's a year supply of cadbury cream eggs, man, I might die, and not a diabetes, I'm talking pure happiness. I might die of being crushed by that truck load of eggs fallen on me. Yeah, I could. Well, you should stand back. You know, it beaps the truck when it when it backs out, you know, right, a little beeping noise. But but again, you know, it's made me think a little bit about something. Is there are no generic cadburry cream eggs and if you've ever gone grocery shop, there is oftentimes you sacrifice, I guess, in a way, quality for price. Right, right, maybe it's hot dogs. Right, you're out there and this is no. Listen, this is something I never fucking do. I'm very strict about the hot dogs I buy. They have to be all beef, you know, all whatever. I don't want the lips and assholes. Yeah, so if I see someone and I'm shopping and they have like bar ass hot dogs in their cart, Yep, I think that's the kind of life you gotta have. You're a bars looking, you dude. You Know Your Dad said. You bought the ninety nine cent hot dogs. You're okay with all that? I don't know if we can be friends. Right, hey, hey, if that's what you want to live, great, but you know, I just can't, yeah, associate with you. Sorry. Is there something out there that you would never skimp on? H Nope, any okay, I'm sure amontizing. I'm one of those people that if you if there's a cheaper version of it, I'll fucking buy it, because I I'm not I don't know. I feel like I've tried most things in my life. I've tried the generic version and I've tried the name brand, and usually there's not much of a difference. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are there are some things where you can tell the difference, but for the most part, Dude, I'm looking for value. I've I've lived in places where I've eaten jail food or homeless shelter food or whatever. Like. I've eaten some garbage in my day. So yeah, I mean, if I got a little extra money and I feel like splurging, I will, but I'm I'm the type of person man I'm like, Oh, they have a cheaper Walmart version of this, I'm fucking ring that. So, unless it's cadbury, because Cadbury doesn't even have one. But that's what I'm saying. They don't even have one. Thankful. Yeah, you know what I mean, because that's the kind of situation you don't want to put yourself in here. But what is your cutoff for cost differential? My God, Dude, I so I got product X and product why? Why? Being the generic and it's only, you know, so much cheaper. Well, yeah, that's a good question. If it's like well, you know, the the generic versions only and ten cents cheaper than Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I don't know. I mean I'll usually buy. I buy a lot of iced tea mix, you know, the powdered mix, the for sea or the lipped in, you know, the Nix, and sometimes I'll buy the generic one and sometimes I won't, and there's usually only a fifty cent difference. So those are usually buy the name brand one, the lipped in or whatever. But I will say this. Someone tip me off that the price chopper brand of ICED team mix is actually better than the name brand...

...one. So and that one you score. You know, someone pointed out to me and I didn't believe him at first, but then I'm like, you know, if I could, I like I said, I have no shame about buying generic version. So one day I tried it. I went out and the damn praises and God damn if they weren't right. Man, that Shit was there right, incredible me. Yea, I'm sorry, I'm not trying to make fun of you, but we're talking about powder. But, like, I went for the generic powder. This one is cut with aspir that's right, it. That's why it's so much cheaper. No, I mean that's such a minded. Think ampared. Yeah, like a meat product or oh, yeah, you know what I mean. Yes, when we're getting at just animal products involved, and definitely if it's like flesh, you know, on generic flesh, you're buying generic fucking animal flesh. That's that does sound bad, you know. Well, yeah, I guess I don't know. I guess I could admit that. We talked about flash yeah, I'd probably go for the fifty hooker run in the hundred dollar hooker. Yeah, the quality of the flesh has to be there. Man, if you're at that point, yeah, I've already been drinking. You really can't tell the different friends, so you might as well go with the one with the gravity issues. You know, sometimes, man, you know, you'd be surprised. Sometimes the cheaper version is better. Case in point the yeah, the price chopper ice team mix or sally that's on main south and Worcester. She's she's cheaper than any of them. But yeah, really mean that. Lack of teeth makes a difference. You feel it, you know. Yeah, and she's she takes upon yeah, exactly, she's got. She's got the veterans discount. You see your citizen discount on Saturdays. It's got the the blue light special or whatever. there. You know, she's under the Blue Light. She's if light don't work, key's blankers, fucking up my cataracts. What a blow job. Yeah, but my point is she was charging less for not having teeth and I think that's a fucking that's a selling point. I do want to remind you, though, a lot of people have no idea what price chopper is. Yes, I know, I realize that after I said it. Price chopper. For those of us that don't live in New England or wherever else, a price arms is a franchise of grocery stores. Making we have shawls, we have price chopper, we have big Y up here, you know, I know there are different ones all over the country, but yeah, it's like an a and P or a freaking I don't even know, Piguli wiggling, piggy wiggily. There you go, man, but we're gonna have to get like a meter, you know when they do like fundraisers and they keep filling in the thermometer read for when they reach your goal. Yes, ours is going to be like free plugs, yeah, for random products and services that we just talked about every episode, and it's the running tally is getting pretty high there. Yeah, we get cadburry and fucking price job or ice team mix and Sally on the corner, man. Oh, Sally's gonna pay, that's gonna pay. Hey there, fellow sellouts, can you smell that? Hmm, what is that? Oh, that is the unique identifiable smell of spring, and with Spring comes change, change for the better. Have you ever wanted to improve yourself in some way, form or function? I know I sure as hell have. And guess what, I am here today to give you some cupon codes from our partners. They may just help you a little bit. And doing that. First Up, we have Northland Vapor Company and they can be found at Northland vaporcom. They are the makers of some truly outstanding e liquids for Vaping, and let me tell you something. All of the liquids and juices are dike tone and artificial sweetener free. And you may be asking yourself, why is this important in what are you telling me this for? Well, in this day and age where everybody's concerned about what you're putting into your bodies, it's nice to know that northland cares about telling you what they are putting in their product. Plus, their motto is quality doesn't need to be caused...

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...the meat of this episode's nates notes. It took long enough to get there, but yeah, at some point in the early S, after being reassured by record sales and eventually by the success of the new Lallapalooza tour, the labels and radio stations started feeling brave enough to back bands that were further and further left of center. Nirvana and Green Day were one thing, but they at least sounded like pop music. Behind all that stortion, suddenly I was turning on MTV and seeing back with his weird production and psychedelic lyrics, or morphine, a band that consisted of a drummer, a sax player and a singer who also played a bass with only two strings. They didn't even have a guitar or keyboard or anything else. The former singer of s Icelandic Weirdo band the sugarcubes, a tiny elvish woman with a huge and unique voice named Bork, was a new solo artist doing some other worldly stuff, mixing electronic dance music with ambient textures, adding almost childlike imagery and Icelandic sensibilities in her lyrics, delivered by an impossible voice that can sound tiny and vulnerable one moment and the next you'd swear she was some kind of fearsome beast. Bark is definitely an artist that doesn't sound like anyone else, especially like any other acts on mainstream radio or MTV back then. Another example is Primus. Primus is a band that truthfully had more musical chops than most of the band's getting big at that time. Less Claypool, the front man and Bass Player, is still the go to example of what a great bass player is. But they write weird music, man mind blowingly complex sometimes, but fucking weird. Then there were the presidents of the United States of America, putting out singles like lump and peaches, while playing on oddly tuned instruments that only had two or three strings, kind of like the aforementioned morphine. They might be giants, wrote unapologetically nerdy songs about science and Shit. They're probably best known for doing the theme song to Malcolm in the middle, but a close second would be Istanbul not Constantinople, a song about renaming historical cities. I mean, novelty songs have always existed, but the s seem to have a ton of acts singing them. Remember detachable penis by King Missile. Even tub thumping by Chumbawamba was a pretty weird tune. And again, what sets a lot of these acts apart is that they got airplay on stations that weren't just novelty or college radio. It seems kind of like in the s you had progressive and Glam Rock and disco and then Punk, which gave way to the s and all the new wave and hair metal groups. All these acts really seemed to take themselves super seriously. The Egos all fed on their own legends until the music industry became kind of a parody of itself. So maybe by the S A lot of us were ready for something different, we were ready for some humor, we were ready for something weird. And sure, there were still rock...

...and pop stars with huge Egos, and yes, there were a lot of styles of music breaking through, from industrial rock to skate punk to new metal, but I feel like part of the DNA of the s that sets it apart from the decades before is the emergence of a lot of Weirdos. In regards to your piece, yeah, I want to sing you two songs. Okay, first one, all I want to do is to thank you, even though I don't know who you are. You let me change things while I was driving in my car. Yes, yeah, Ye, Guitar and a second song goes something like this. MMM MMMMMMM. And when you start talking about these quirky s tunes and you listen off a lot of them in those two in President's United States, you mentioned with lump just immediately pop into my mind. It's just he's weird. Yeah, weird tunes that don't necessarily define the decade, but we're very important to it musically. Yeah, man, in like you, I don't know, it's weird. The songs you mentioned, I mean Gegy ta, that first one, the all I want to do is to thank you song that. Yeah, that's song. I really enjoyed that album and and a lot of these acts that I was mentioning, and specifically the two that you just brought up. We're pretty much one hit wonders. You didn't hear a lot of follow ups to those songs. Yeah, and I feel like that single by Gegyita, that first one, was enough. That made me curious and I enjoyed the music. I checked out the rest of their catalog and I really dug it and it's a shame that that was the song that kind of got them their only brush with fame, because they have a lot of talent and they're good and a lot of their bands, I'm sure, did. But Dude, the public likes a catchy song. That's a little funny. You can be like, oh, that's a weird song. He's he's saying. I want to thank you for letting me change lanes while I was driving, and I don't know that MMM came and yeah, that song by the crash test dummies. That was them and those guys were really good too, but I know they're their catalog was full of songs like that Quirky Little Song. They had a song about Superman, and you know that, whatever they're, all their songs were kind of novelty, singing about, yeah, Superman fighting Solomon Grundy, and you know they were both well, well being a song, the other being the name of the band related to operating a motorn vehicle, crass this dummies and yeah, driving. So there you go. And imagine the fate of the crash test dummy here in two thousand and twenty. Yeah, you might be talking to a Barrista getting your double Lotte and they say oh, so and so you go, Hey, before you say my name, don't forget I was in crash test dummies, and they go, what the fuck are you talking about? That'll be eighteen dollars and ninety cents for a small sir. Right. It's yeah, man, nowadays a lot of these people don't even know who these bands are. A lot of the public wouldn't even know who the crash test dummies, or specifically geggy Ta, was. No, Oh, no, forget about it. I mean, unless you were famous enough to the point where you still have t shirts being sold. Yeah, target, yeah, we're Tar J. You'd your band was not successful enough in the s. You know, I mean to the point where you would be remembered, and that's that's something that bothers me sometimes because when we were living it, yeah, we wanted to be rock stars because we thought it was your punch or punching a ticket into immortality. Yeah, you know, I'm gonna being the greatest band and people will remember my name. and well, now...

...and with hindsight, no, I know you could. You could have had a number one hit, you could have made millions of dollars and now nobody knows who the fuck you easolutely and that's the thing that teenage dreams, honestly, childhood wonder too seriously. And I talked to people that are in my band with me and we'll get together and we practice. We're supposed to practice tonight. You know, I remember because they said, hey, we're going to practice on February. So, yeah, I know we're past way to remember because it's February. Yeah, yes, so, but the other members of my band, some of them are quite young, specifically this one, this one member, she's think she might be twenty one and she she's awesome. She's a great singer and she writes great music. We do a lot of covers, as I've mentioned before, but she wants to focus more on writing our own, which I love. I love doing that, but her whole thing is like, you know, I really want to buckle down and make this happen and become a successful band. I think we can do this and all is and yes, I know that's old. That's what I'm saying. The of course you need to have some kind of a dream and you want to feel that way, but I'm this jaded dude and in its early s now, who's just kind of looking back, going it's not gonna gonna be canap but I'm sorry, like we're able, if we focus on what we're doing with a lot of familiar songs to people, we can make some money doing this, which is good. Like we're actually able to make money doing what we're doing now, and she's looking at it like, oh, we could turn into some kind of rocks it like you and I used to do when we were yeah, sure, you know, she's just at that stage right now. So it's a little funny to look at it from. But you know, now you're the jaded old soul who's like, listen, Babe, we're not about success, we're about scratch, fucking play this that whint. Okay, yeah, how can we make money and get some Free Beers today? Yeah, exactly, and I mean you never want to squash somebody's mouser and aspirations, and maybe she might go on, yeah, on her own, and become you know, who knows? I don't know. But the thing is, yeah, you've got to be realistic as well, because I'll tell you one thing. If you said to me, okay, Dave, you can be fucking I'm here's a time machine. You can go be Geggy tale at the height of their success, when they have a number one song. Yeah, but then you can only do it for one day and then you'll never fucking have any taste of, you know, success again. I'd be like yes, that would be wonderful, I would love to do that. Thank you very much. I beat. That be awesome. That'd be the best vacation I've ever had, sure or ever will have. And so set your expectations according yes, yeah, I mean, yeah, so, and A. I don't say this is slight Geggy Todd. Like you said, they're very talented musicians. Right. But again, if you mentioned that to anybody, they might think you're having an epileptic seizure, not naming a band. Okay, yeah, exactly is its face drooping? O God, check for the signs of a stroke. He keeps saying geggy top it is he smell burnt toast, exactly. So you know, the dream still lives on, though, for Giggy Todd, because US old sons of bitches talk about them on online radio. Keep you alive, keeping them alive, you know. But but still, you know, it's it's it's a rough road to travel when you when you've hit something that you think is the top of the mountain, the Pinnacle, and then twenty years later no one knows who the fuck you are. But I feel like they will always be the love in the public for a catchy, Quirky Little Song. Yeah, so if you can write one of those, maybe that's what me and my band have to do with the right one little catchy song about whatever, something that everyone can kind of relate to, like maybe, fuck, who didn't replace the toilet paper roll on this you know, when they were the last...

...person to shit they left. Yeah, one piece of paper on the roll. Like us. Everybody can relate. Everybody can relate. Yeah, I think, though, if I take anything from this addition of Nate's notes, is that for every never mind. Yes, there was also a novelty aspect to the nine s scene. That was just as important. Yeah, man, just in a different way. Yep, Yep, absolutely, and with that we are becoming a novelty. We are tired, we are old, and you will see us on sale at your local spencer gifts. So with that, we got to hit the road, baby, pack it up, Jack, put it in the back, you know. So read on right own. I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to listen to our humble little program today. Virtual hugs all around. I am Dave. That is nate, and this has been the selling out show. Who is addicted to the fight? I was first in line. That can screen whites.

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