* Strictly Speaking – TV’s Kyle, featuring Power Salad * Shut Up, Ian! – Insane Ian * Eskimo Pie Is Not Pie And Contains Very Little Eskimo – Worm Quartet * Almost Parent Time – Carrie Dahlby, featuring Earl ‘Wyngarde’ Luckes * I’d By That For A Dollar (Four Quarters Ultimix) - Scooter Picnic & the great Luke Ski, featuring Lindsay Carrozza * The Bitch Song – Henry Phillips * Best Phone – Cirque du So What? * Toenails – Kornflake * Pico & Sepulveda – Power Salad, featuring the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Performers
It’s the last day of 2014, so Luke Ski & Carrie Dahlby wrap up the year by telling us what they’ve been up to this holiday season, featuring Carrie’s entrance into the Audubon Society, Alex’s adorable Christmas morning squee captured on audio, and Luke completely forgetting Jennifer Lawrence’s name.
So be kind to your web footed friends, for a duck may be somebody’s mother. Be kind to the denizens of the swamp, where the weather is very, very damp. Now you may think that this is the end. Well, it is.
For the first time in several months, Luke & Carrie were actually able to get together at a restaurant so they could record a podcast face to face, far away from other distractions and far close to bacon and nachos. In this episode: Carrie tells us of a creepy random encounter with a middle-aged man at a train festival, Luke instigates podcast inception by playing for Carrie a recording of TV’s Kyle talking on the FuMPcast as a means to break some awesomely good news to her, and Luke & Carrie both discuss comedy songs of theirs from the past that didn’t get as much fan love or specific attention as they thought they should have (not that we’re complaining, we’re just pondering why for the purposes of creating quasi-interesting podcast content for you all).
We also tell some ignorance stories and find out what happens when the pendulum of ignorance swings to the entirely opposite extreme, and read your comments from the past 2 episodes. So grab your hot cocoa, or your gelt, or your reindeer jerky or whatever, and enjoy the one episode of the year that’s unapologetically chock full of holiday onslaught.
Aside from all that awesomeness, Carrie tells us of her continuing efforts to find the right pre-pre-school for Alex, Luke recounts a recent caricature gig which again put him an awkward position resulting in much internal frustration and injustice rage, and Alex sings a song about a piggy. So, again, Hoggy Halloween!
Everyone seen in the image for this week’s episode appears in this podcast. Yes, including the badly-photoshopped-in ones. That would be (top row, left to right)Devin Lucas of the film “Under The Smogberry Trees”, Kornflake of the podcast “The Flopcast”, Chris Mezzolesta of “Power Salad”, Insane Ian, Tony Goldmark of the webseries “Some Jerk With A Camera”, Sara Trice, Jared Rosenfeld, Morgan Funder of the webseries “The Idiot’s Lantern”, Carrie Dahlby, (bottom row)Lindsay & Kyle Carrozza a.k.a. TV’s Kyle, Pluto, & Luke Ski. Okay, technically you don’t hear Pluto speak in this episode, because he was instead asked to heel, sit, and roll over. Why the cast of a dozen and a 3-hour podcast? Because Sara and Luke along with many others traveled to the L.A. area to be a part of Kyle & Lindsay’s wedding, so the opportunity was seized to have a get-together and record some podcasty goodness for you all. Part one of the show takes place at Morgan’s parent’s house. During these segments, the panel discusses the validity of Gallagher, the recent near-arrest of the ‘Some Jerk” production crew, and we ponder a group cosplay as the cast of “The Critic”. After a very brief recording from the wedding itself, part two takes place at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel with Luke, Sara, Chris, & Kornflake. And part three was recorded back at home on Skype with Carrie, where Luke recaps the whole trip for her and you. This episode’s tracks are by Joe Piscopo, the great Luke Ski, Tony Goldmark & Kyle Kallgren, The Bus Boys, The Consortium Of Genius, TV’s Kyle, Donita Smith, They Might Be Giants, Worm Quartet, & T.J. Miller. Also, near the beginning of the show, Chris, Luke, & Tony recount a delirious night back in 2001 when they along with “Blasted Bill” Putt and Keith “Keeterman” Rose recorded dozens of I.D.s for their respective shows on Dementia Radio. Since it was brought up, I edited in several of those classic I.D.s into this episode following all the songs. Knowing that, you’ll now only be slightly less confused than you would have been when you hear them. So we hope you enjoy the show, and again, many congrats and much love to two of Bad Rapport’s favorite people ever, Kyle & Lindsay! Episode length: 3:04:00
The Halloween spirit has arrived a little early this year, as Carrie tells us the creepy true story of the recent visit she and Alex made to a ‘Waldorf’ Preschool which she was seriously considering enrolling Alex in. That is, until she discovered that Alex would have been better off with a preschool run by Joe Carroll. I realize none of you get that joke pop-culture reference because I am the only person watching “The Following”, but trust me, that was funny. #kevinbacon Anyway, that takes up the first half of this very Carrie-centric episode. She also weighs in on the recent Bad Rapport episode Luke did with Stephanie in the Wisconsin Dells, and we have a sing along with Alex while he’s engaged in waste removal.
If you enjoy listening to people wander aimlessly around a department store searching for a hand-held suction device, then this is the podcast for you! In this episode, Luke Ski fills us in on the incredibly busy August he had with reports on his one-day solo vacation to the Magic Kingdom, Orlando Nerd Fest 2014, Gen Con Indy 2014, and his family’s trip to the Wisconsin Dells where he got his picture taken as an armed steampunk manaic, as pictured here. We also hear a caricature gig story that was recorded on Luke’s hand-held voice recorder last month when he had lunch at Real Chili with his old pal Mike Guthrie. Carrie tells us about the process of moving her mother-in-law Karen into the house, and we read your comments from the past 5 episodes which we’ve been sorely neglecting due to being distracted by everything we’ve been doing all summer.
Carrie and I recorded this episode on August 5th. My intention was to edit and post it that night before I began my 2-week sort-of tour to Orlando Nerd Fest 2014 and Gen Con Indy 2014, so you guys would have a new episode to tide you over until I got back. Well, due to being busy with preparations before and during both these events, that didn’t happen, and you’re getting this episode 2 weeks later, negating the whole point of trying to get the episode recorded before I left town. That’s the way the cookie’s best laid plans of mice and men, crumbles, uh, shit happens.
Anyway, in this episode, Carrie and Luke talk about what other things they’ve been up to all summer. Carrie moved her family into a new house, dyed her hair, marched in the Pride parade, sang Ren Faire music, took Alex to see the dentist, Muppets, hot-air balloons, and put out a new album. Meanwhile Luke began some sessions of serious therapy, went to Buffalo, learned CPR, saw both Rifftrax Sharknado and Monty Python at the movie theater, watched “Scrubs” in its entirety, and put out a new album.
You can get Luke’s new album “4th Grade Talent Show” and Carrie’s new album “Sing All Funny Jokes” at our respective Bandcamp pages, assuming the image for this episode didn’t scare you so bad you had a massive heart attack and died.
When Luke Ski’s ex-wife/best friend Stephanie called him to ask if he’d be willing to join her and her boyfriend Thor on a one-night trip to the Wisconsin Dells staying at the Wilderness Resort to celebrate her birthday on July 3rd, Luke said he’d do it on the condition that during the course of the day she’d be willing to let Luke turn on his Zoom H2 and record an episode of Bad Rapport with her which he’d save and post later in the month when he knew both he and Carrie would be too busy (finishing his album and moving into her new house, respectively) to get together to record an episode. So, that’s what this is.
The first two-thirds of the episode were recorded over dinner at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grill, where Luke & Steph discuss many of their past road trips across the country, including the tour-chasing they did back during the “Running With Scissors” Tour. Speaking of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Luke & Steph also try to make some predictions as to just what songs will be in the polka medley on Al’s new album “Mandatory Fun”, which is available now. Spoiler alert: I do play one track from the new album in this episode, so if you’re trying to avoid spoilers, it’s the first track following the second segment, so skip ahead 4 minutes.
The final third of the episode is an audio travelogue of the main strip of the Wisconsin Dells, starting at the Mobil Station in front the entrance to the Kalahari Resort on Hwy 12 just north of I-90/94 Exit 92, following Wisconsin Dells Pkwy north. After 4 miles, they turn right onto WI-13 N/WI-16 E and head into the downtown area, where they made a discovery so epic that to go into any detail will spoil the podcast magic, ending their 5 mile journey at another Mobil Station at 802 Broadway.