The numeric prophecy has come to pass, finally justifying my labeling our first episode as “#001″. Lunging forth through the darkness of the internet, our digital audio warhammer has smashed through the barrier separating double digits from triple digits, for after four years, four months, and twenty-six days, the fortnightly-ish podcast known as “Luke & Carrie’s Bad Rapport” has finally arrived at EPISODE 100!!!
This episode was recorded live at MarsCon 2014 as a part of the Dementia Track festivities, and features an audience made of people, our first physical evidence that our show actually has such a thing. You’ll hear many familiar voices in the crowd of this episode, as well as hearing a handful of highlights from past episodes of “LCBR”, as I have always abbreviated it.
Our first episode was titled “Our Motto: Shoot For Tolerable”. So Carrie and Luke put it to you, the listener, did we succeed? Has this show been tolerable, nay, even entertaining? Or has this show devolved even further into a colossal waste of everyone’s time? After listening to this episode, please leave us a comment and let us know. Some congratulatory phone calls to 916-LUKE-SKI would be particularly welcome. No matter what you think of what this show has become, it is undenyable that it still exists, which is at least partially your fault. So take ownership of that by leaving a comment or a voice message, and we’ll see you all at #101, unless all your messages are advising us to stop.
We didn’t have the time to make another full-fledged episode in the midst our preparations for MarsCon 2014, so Luke & Carrie make appearances at the very beginning and the very end of the episode, sandwiching a huge block of comedy music. In our beginning segment, we have a special appearance by Moonbeam of “The Pod Of Destiny” recorded at Alex’s 2nd birthday party (as well as some classic stand-up from Dana Carvey), and at the end Carrie and Luke read your comments from episodes 97 & 98.
Speaking of Comments, our next episode is EPISODE #100! We want you to ask Luke & Carrie some EPIC QUESTIONS so we can answer them when we record Episode #100 live at MarsCon 2014! So leave your questions for us as a COMMENT for this episode before Sunday March 9th at Noon CST, and we’ll answer them live in front of our studio audience! Until next time, we’ll see you on the other side of the triple-digit threshold!
I am currently trying to write at least 9 songs for February Album Writing Month, so I really don’t have the time to write up a pithy description for this episode. In it we do ‘Let’s Call Ken’ and Ken says stuff about things. Then Carrie tells us what she’s been up to, including imagining “Rocky Horror” as performed by the characters from “Thomas The Tank Engine”. She also tells some cute stories about Alex that prove that he’s developing a keen sense of taste when it comes to pre-school television.
The first episode of 2014 brings with it the first new song by the great Luke Ski in over a year, which was released on his 40th birthday. In this episode, Luke recounts the events of his actual birthday this year, as well as the birthday party he threw the following Sunday at Gameworks and a Korean Karaoke place.
You’ll also hear the fully produced promo that Luke made for the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track & Fund Raiser which was meant to be a part of the free preview in Episode 96.5, but whatever. The point is, the Fund Raiser is still going, so please pick up an album and/or t-shirt today. However, Luke Ski’s MarsCon Fund Rasier now faces some stiff competition from Carrie Dahlby’s Indie Gogo to fund the completion of her 3rd album “Sing All Funny Jokes”! At the very least, it’s an easy way for you to pre-order her album now, which Carrie hopes to release at MarsCon 2014. I hope you guys are well-off and generous enough to donate what you can to both fund raisers.
* I Like (8-Bit) Pie – TV’s Kyle * Sneaking Snacks Into The Cinema – Flat 29, with the great Luke Ski and Carrie Dahlby * This Is What Happens When You Give Logan A Medley – The FuMP * The Peddler, A Half-Assed Translation – Kobi LaCroix * When You Wish Upon A Death Star – the great Luke Ski * Best Game Ever – Mikey Mason
The holiday season is winding down, so what better way to spend New Year’s Eve than by listening to a tinny podcast recorded on a Nexus 7 tablet rather than the high quality Zoom H2 because Luke is an idiot and forgot to bring the good recorder? If you can handle that, then you’ll be able to get caught up on what Luke & Carrie have been up to over the last month, including how they spent their respective Christmases. There’s also a couple of ignorance stories, one from Luke about his only holiday caricature gig this year, and one from Carrie about her recent trip to the dentist. And Carrie gives us her review of the new Disney full-length animated feature “Frozen”, which she saw earlier that day.
And if you haven’t done so already, please go vote in my “Fanboy Christmas Poll”! I want to know what your favorite songs and bits are from my “Fanboy Christmas” medleys, so follow this link to Mister Poll to let me know! (You have to choose “Do Not Use Safe Mode” to vote on the poll, which is dumb, but whatever.)
Thanks again for staying with us through 2013, and we look forward to bringing you more hopefully-above-tolerable episodes in 2014!
On this episode we dig deep into Luke’s psyche in ‘Neurosis of the Month’, we talk about obscure movies we love (in particular “Brain Donors”), and we read your comments and play your voice mails about our huge 10th Anniversary episode last month.
Much like a timelord who recently celebrated his 50th anniversary facing his moment of regeneration, change is inevitable. That’s why for a number of reasons which are explained in this episode, we are altering the format of “Bad Rapport”, making each episode shorter by cutting the number of our talking segments in half, but keeping the same amount of comedy music. We’re going to make a specific effort to have our talk segments be concentrated discussions of what we’re up to, as well as the media reviews we have been lacking lately, recording them away from home so we’ll have no toddler-ruptions. We hope that the result will be a much more entertaining, interesting, hopefully occasionally funny, but at the very least much more tolerable show for you to listen to every 2 weeks.
I hope you all like new format. Please leave us comments letting us know what you think of it here, or by calling 916-LUKE-SKI, which we’ll respond to in 2 episodes, because that’s the way we do it now.
October 25th, 2013 was the 10th Anniversary of the day Luke Ski met Carrie Dahlby. To mark the occasion, Luke & Carrie went to a restaurant sans spouses, children, and their respective friends, so they could sit down and recount their history together. Circumstances led to them needing 3 separate sessions of this kind to complete the story. Luke trimmed it down a bit in post, and added songs that Luke & Carrie consider significant to their history. Those songs would be by the Fat Boys, Gee As In Jesus, the musical “Chicago“, Da Vinci’s Notebook, The Crest, “Buffy: The Musical“, Monty Python’s “Spamalot“, Flat 29, and the cast of “Red Dwarf“.
Yes, it’s long, but it needed to be. I hope you’ll all take the time to listen to this special episode, and see the comments section for some bonus images and a playlist so you can make your own “Luke & Carrie: The 10th Anniversary Compilation Album” for your iPod.
Thanks for listening. Love, ~ Luke Ski & Carrie Dahlby, October 25th, 2013
If you’re wondering why cartoon Luke & Carrie are dressed up as Firefly characters in this episode’s image, you’ll need to go read the guest strip Luke did for TV’s Kyle’s webcomic “Frog Raccoon Strawberry” to find out. Speaking of Kyle, this week marks the launch of a new podcast born from Bad Rapport & the FuMPcast, the long awaited “Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons” podcast! You can get the RSS feed for Episode #1 at KyleAndLuke.com, and this Bad Rapport episode kicks off with a review of our inaugural Toons episode by Jered “Mr. Tuesday” Perez, who also joins Luke in a recap of this year’s Archon.
This week also marks the 4th birthday of Bad Rapport, but we’re saving all that kind of mush for the next episode. For now, Carrie recounts her recent trip to the Twin Cities with her husband Josh and Alex the uber-toddler while Ken stands nearby. Then Luke presents her with a gift and gives us an update on his much ballyhooed ‘mixtaping’ project. We also have comedy songs by Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Rolf Harris, and some Halloween goodness from the Nightmare Before Christmas, MC Hammer, the Fat Boys featuring Robert Englund, and Schaffer The Darklord, whose new album “Sick Passenger” is an incredible mix of hip-hop, comedy, storytelling, darkness, and redemption. The sooner you go to his bandcamp page and buy it, the better.