Episode #099 – Naked Kiddo

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.

This episode’s comedy music tracks are by Ookla The Mok, Devo Spice, TV’s Kyle, The Lonely Island, Tony Goldmark, Schaffer The Darklord, and the soundtrack of “Frozen”. Check the first comment on this episode to see a list of all the songs made in 2013 which we played on Bad Rapport, to serve as inspiration for songs you could suggest for potential nomination for the 2014 Logan Awards at the Open Nomination form page, here: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form This year, Luke Ski is a Juror for the Logan Awards, so let him know which funny tunes you think are Logan-Award-worthy by filling out the form today! Deadline is April 3rd.

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!

Episode length: 52:35

Episode #098 – Odd New Wave 2

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 music in this episode is a follow up to Episode #67 where I played nothing but ‘Odd New Wave’ songs from the 80′s for no reason whatsoever. So go watch that awesome new Radio Shack Super Bowl commercial again and breakdance to these radical tracks by Styx, Devo, Art Of Noise, The Nails, Peter Schilling, Oingo Boingo, Herbie Hancock, Talking Heads, and the Stray Cats. Gnarly.

Episode Length: 1:32:40

Episode #097 – Fuzzy Leapord-Print Burka

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.

We also play tracks by Patton Oswalt, Big Daddy, the Beatles, ABCmouse.com, Jonathan Mann & Justin “Jew Wario” Carmical, and FAWMer TV’s Kyle. Will Luke Ski be able to create 14 songs in 28 days for February Album Writing Month? Tune into Episode 99 to find out. In the mean time, you can leave comments for *this* episode after you listen to it, because time is linear, no matter what the DS9 wormhole aliens think.

Episode length: 1:58:21

Episode #096.5 – MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Fund Raiser Preview

This is not a regular episode of Bad Rapport, this is a commercial for MarsCon 2014 and this year’s Dementia Track Fund Raiser 3-CD & MP3 sets, which along with the new “MarsCon Dementia Track” logo t-shirt you can purchase at MarsCon Dementia dot com.

Songs played:

* 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

Episode length: 38:47

Episode #096 – Hearing Double

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.

Our comedy music tracks start off with a mash-up Luke Ski edited and Chris Mezzolesta mixed, so kick in the new year with these jams by The Trashmen, Pee Wee Herman, The WWF Superstars, Elwood Blues & Wilson Pickett, Family Guy, Big Daddy, the cast of Shrek 2, the Toy Dolls, and the Cadets.

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!

Episode length: 2:04:48

Episode #095 – So So So So Kind

At the time we recorded this episode, we didn’t realize that this would be the last one posting before Christmas, which is why we never brought it up. But since it is, we’ve stuffed a few extra tracks into our Christmas comedy music playlist, including songs by Stephen Colbert, Moneyshot Cosmonauts, Richard Cheese, Worm Quartet, TV’s Kyle, Jonathan Coulton, BaldBox, Sponge Awareness Foundation, Consortium Of Genius, and Insane Clown Posse.

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.

Check out Luke Ski’s shiny new Bandcamp page, LukeSki.bandcamp.com, where for a limited time he has all his merch on sale for the holiday shopping season, including Bad Rapport Best-Of CDs for $2.99 each!

Be sure to get your comments in here and by calling 916-LUKE-SKI. Thanks for listening, and we wish you the happy holiday of your choice! :)

Episode length: 1:33:38

Episode #094 – What The Format?!

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.

In this episode, we recap what we’ve been up to since mid-October, we review Plants Vs. Zombies 2, SNL, and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and read your comments from Episode #92. We also have comedy music by Whitney Avalon & Jonathan Hurley, 2D6, Howard Wolowitz (performed by Simon Helberg, written by Garfunkel & Oates), The Buckwheat Boyz, Insane Clown Posse, ShiSho, Rob Paravonian, Kill The Band, and Schaffer The Darklord.

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.

Episode length: 1:32:05

Episode #093 – “LUKE & CARRIE: 10 YEARS” SPECIAL

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

Episode length: 3:33:54

Episode #092 – Ceiling Fan Aficionado

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.

Episode length: 2:39:05

Episode #091 – YouLickPoo

In this episode we are joined by Ken ‘Madman’ Sherlock, because why call him on the phone when you can have him there in person?

This week, Luke shows Carrie and Ken the BatDad video on YouTube; We do a non-spoilery review of “The World’s End”, we talk about comments “Blasted Bill” Putt made about Luke on on his podcast “The Pod Of Destiny” regarding why Luke never gained notoriety and success neither in the mainstream nor on the internet (Bill is correct about this); Carrie reveals her toddler’s paranormal abilities; Luke explains why he always roots for the underdog and other related neurosis; and cosmic karma finally catches up with Luke at his caricature stand.

We also play comedy tracks by Tony Goldmark, Garden Fresh, Matthieu Chedid, The Wonders, Insane Ian, Neil Patrick Harris, Lemon Demon, Sean Cullen, Jimmy Fallon, and Ylvis. So check out yet another episode of Luke & Carrie’s Bad Rapport: More bad, less rapport!

Episode length: 2:19:32