Right now I should be mixing the last of the Booby Trap Brown songs, but I need to take a moment here to say thank you to our podcasting friends around the globe that somehow, someway, somewhere find 100 Year Picnic music and choose to play it on their shows during the first half of 2009. We've now been featured on over 100 shows. Kinda cool. 

Podshow Radio, Florida, played I Don't Know What To Tell You on January 17, Looks Are For Free on Feb 2, and Another Phase on May 7.  Brent's show also features great interviews including this one with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, who played drums on so many great hits, especially from the 60s and 70s.

Making Noise, Massachusetts, featured Marilyn County on January 22. 

Godbox Cafe, Canada, played Catch This Crazy on January 23.

Sundown Lounge Podcast, California, played Mary Faye Tucker on February 6

Sounds From The Yellow Room, Florida, played Hot Balloon on February 6.

Homecast, California, featured Catch This Crazy on March 13 and Looks Are For Free on April 3.

YA Literature Review, Texas, on March 30 featured I Don't Know What To Tell You played at almost half-speed, which is pretty interesting. Like the snare sound at that speed...

Jared Weseman: Unfiltered, Michigan, played We Were Not The Same on May 1, Come On May 17, I Don't Know What To Tell You on June 15, Another Phase on July 2, and Everything's Perfect on July 2. 

The Schwagcast, New York, played Mary Faye Tucker on May 5.

Estilingue, Brazil, played Hot Balloon on April 29.

Michael Angel's Cosmic Grab Bag, Texas, played Everything on June 11.

The Artist Review, Minnesota, played Mary Faye Tucker on July 28

For more podcasts featuring 100 Year Picnic checkout thisthis, this, and this as well.


It's thanksgiving weekend here in the states, and we'd like to say thank you to all of the hard-working podcasters out there still playing independent music.  100 Year Picnic has now been featured on over 90 podcasts around the globe.  Here are some from the past two years:

2008
Mevio Radio, Florida, played Hot Balloon on February 4.
The Redboy Podcast, Bloomington, IL, featured a live interview with Edwin and myself on March 16, including a live performance of Looks Are For Free.
The Philosophy Guy Show, Wisconsin, played Heaven on March 22.

This Week In Podcast, Texas, played Hot Balloon on April 4.
A Quiet Time Podcast, Wisconsin, played Someone's In The House on April 11 & Mary Faye Tucker on April 14.
Dalecast featured Make Things Right on April 14.
A Quiet Time Podcast put together a special feature of our music on April 16, playing Marilyn County, Take This Town, and I'd Take You Anyplace.  Thank you so much Terry!
Belle of the Ball played Come On on April 18.

A Quiet Time Podcast, Wisconsin, played another 100 Year Picnic tune on July 1: Catch This Crazy.
Lost Bearings chose Take This Town for their July 5th show.
The Double M Show, Netherlands, featured Make Things Right on August 12.
Homecast, California, played Hot Balloon on September 18.

Sounds From The Yellow Room, Florida, put together a 100 Year Picnic double feature with Looks Are For Free and Hot Balloon on October 10.
Cirque de Sophie, California, played Heaven on October 17.
Winchester Journal, Germany, played I'd Take You Anyplace on November 24.
Dalecast, UK, played another 100YP tune, this one on November 26: Another Phase.
Poddycast, UK, also played Another Phase on November 26.
Pick Of The Day, featured Come On on December 1, with a little intro from yours truly.

2007

Legendary Pirate DJ, Dave Rabbit, featured us in a fun interview in January 2007.
da-rum, Germany, played Marilyn County in January.
Digital-era, UK, played I'd Take You Anyplace in January.
Rusty Chain Commute, Virginia, featured 100 Year Picnic on two shows in January, playing Marilyn County and Someone's In The House
The G Spod, Pennsylvania, played Someone's In The House in February.
Podcast9, Poland, played I'd Take You Anyplace in May.

Supanova, Australia, played Heaven in June.
Under The Carpet, Pennsylvania, played Hot Balloon in July.  
Hit The North, Northern Ireland, featured Hot Balloon in July.

Filmed But Not Forgotten, Canada, played Hot Balloon, October.
JJFM, New Zealand, played Marilyn County in October.
Comedy Music Cellar, Utah, played Billy Bob Joe in November.
Playlist Mix, Ireland, featured Hot Balloon in November.
Reaching for Lucidity, North Carolina, played Hot Balloon in December.

It's wild to see Hot Balloon being our most popular tune featured by podcasters these past couple of years, followed by I'd Take You Anyplace.  Both songs were originally recorded and released 10 years ago in 1998 on the 10 Gallon Cat EP.  I guess that's what they call the long tail...

For more podcasts featuring 100 Year Picnic checkout this, this, and this as well.  


Edwin and I got to hang with Mr. Boy himself, Matthew of The Redboy Podcast.  We did laugh alot, so if you are looking for some comic relief AND a live studio performance, download the show and then become a lifelong fan of the Redboy Podcast.

Redboy (and his wife, Absolute Amy) are podcasting old-timers now, having been doing this podcast thing for almost 3 years.  And they just won a MAJOR AWARD.  You have to listen to the show to find out more... 

If you'd like to reminisce, we wrote about Redboy way back when they first started.  Follow that link and you'll also find the ORIGINAL Redboy theme song, which was a fun little experiment with my "new" Apple laptop.   


The Schwagcast (Podcast Theme Song) Click to play or right click and 'save as' to download.

In 2006, one of my goals was to finish mixing one song per month.  Well, I didn't even come close, but I did digress into some other fun directions, such as digging into the podcasting culture and writing theme songs for some new friends.  I've learned alot in the process and met some very cool people.

This one is just drums and vocals, similar to the approach I used on the Get Jacked! theme song.  I'm sure I could add more to this, but it is kinda fun as is, and I think it matches the vibe of the actual Podcast show, which is pretty much the goal. 

I approach each one of these as a fun challenge.  Basically, I get an idea and don't want to stop until it's done.  These were recorded very quickly and very simply, often using the Apple laptop with GarageBand, with a four-tracky approach to knocking it out. 

Check out The Schwagcast, a fun show based out of New York that has been very supportive of 100 Year Picnic.


Radiostatic.am (Podcast Theme Song)  Click to play or right click and 'save as' to download.

While focusing on recording and mixing the new 100 Year Picnic, I did get a bit lax on posting the download of the month, sorry about that.  So here's an attempt to catch-up. 

Last year, I challenged myself on various occasions to write theme songs for some of the podcasters out there supporting independent music and 100 Year Picnic. 

I thought this one turned out pretty interestin g.  Yes, that's me actually trying to pull off an electric guitar solo!

You can checkout the radiostatic.am podcast at, you guessed it, radiostatic.am


100_year_picnic_jpg_art A couple nights ago, the Legendary Pirate DJ, Dave Rabbit, interviewed me for his popular internet show and showcased 7 of our songs:  100 Year Picnic Artist Showcase 

We had a super fun conversation with lots-o-laughs and stories, and music of course.  We talked quite a bit about songwriting, as well as inspiration for the songs he played on the show, including Everything, Mary Faye Tucker, Marilyn County, Take This Town, I'm In Denial, I'd Take You Anyplace, and his personal favorite...Heaven

Anyway, we were one of the first artists to be featured on this new artist showcase series he kicked off a week ago.  It's a fun and entertaining interview, so enjoy!

Now About Dave

Dave did three tours in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971. In 1971, he wanted to do something for the front line troops without censorship and created the legendary Radio First Termer radio show.

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The show was created for the entertainment of the troops that put their lives on the line every day in Vietnam and who were part of the huge Anti-War movement which was happening within the ranks of the military itself against the war in Vietnam. After only 21 days of broadcasting, they had to shut down the show to prevent getting caught, as there was tremendous pressure on those that were protecting them. Had it not been for a tremendous underground movement, they would have been caught, court martialed and thrown in prison.

Somehow a recording of the show was preserved and you can go back in time to 1971 to hear a live broadcast.  Go to the Dave Rabbit Archives, and scroll to the very bottom and click play.  By the way, these original Radio First Termer shows contain very explicit material so listener discretion is advised.

Dave is also featured in interviews for the 2006 award-winning documentary, Sir! No Sir!, which chronicles the GI Anti-War Movement during the Vietnam War.


The end of the year is always a signal to the many list-makers of the modern world.  The largehearted music blogger, Largehearted Boy, was kind enough to compile all of the best-of 2006 music lists.  If you don't want to sort through hundreds of year-end lists, at least checkout his favorite records of 2006.   If you love to read, he also reviewed 52 books last year.

Well, in the spirit of the year-end list, I thought it might be fun to share a couple lists of our own.

The 2006 Top 10 Most Popular 100 Year Picnic Songs In Podcasting
We were played on over 60 podcasts during 2006.  These were the most popular songs:

  1. Marilyn County
  2. Mary Faye Tucker
  3. I'd Take You Anyplace
  4. Take This Town
  5. Everything
  6. Hot Balloon
  7. Heaven
  8. Billy Bob Joe
  9. Someone's In The House
  10. About Everything But You


The Top 10 Most Purchased 100 Year Picnic Downloads

  1. Marilyn County
  2. Catch This Crazy
  3. Heaven
  4. Mary Faye Tucker
  5. Hot Balloon
  6. I'm In Denial
  7. Love Is Easy
  8. Everything
  9. I'd Take You Anyplace
  10. Tie's Been Broken

The holidays were busy as always, but these kind and generous podcasters found time to play 100 Year Picnic for their internet audiences:

December
The Schwagcast, New York, played Marilyn County on December 4.  They also played an amusing interview with yours truly discussing the story behind Marilyn County.  The interviewer is my wifey.

Basement Beats, Iowa, played Billy Bob Joe on December 5.
Get Jacked!, Virginia, played Hot Balloon on December 6.
Iguanas Indie Artists 5 Pack, New York, played I'd Take You Anyplace on December 16.
The Rabbit Zone, Texas, played Heaven on December 22. 
Rusty Chain Commute, Virginia, played I'd Take You Anyplace on December 30.

November
Amiciamici.com, Italy, played I'd Take You Anyplace on November 16.
Verso, Finland, played Hot Balloon on November 25.

October
Da-rum, Germany, played Mary Faye Tucker on October 31
Get Jacked!, Virginia, played I'd Take You Anyplace on October 29

And as always, check in with Get Jacked!, The Unharshed Mellow, The Redboy Podcast, and The Schwagcast, who continue to play the theme songs we wrote and recorded for their shows.


Podcasting rocks, what can I say.  Who needs radio when we can be on the internets???  Or better yet, WHAT IS RADIO?  Check out these internet shows that recently featured our brand of smirky eclectic pop:

October
Buckeye Drive Time, Ohio, played I'd Take You Anyplace on October 18
Iguanas Indie Artists 5 Pack, New York, played I'd Take You Anyplace on October 10
The Schwagcast, New York, featured our song Heaven on October 1, along with an interview segment with me and my wifey, plus they played the theme song we put together for them.

September
The Vintage Guitar Cast, New Hampshire, played Marilyn County on September 8
Opinionated Ramblings, New Hampshire, played Marilyn County on September 1

August
Teen Geek Music Podcast, Ireland, played Take This Town and Someone's In The House on August 14
The Ginger Bohemian Podcast, New Hampshire, played Heaven on August 13
The Bored Again Christian, Illinois, played a theme song demo I wrote for them on August 12
Antecubital Liposuction, Washington, played Billy Bob Joe on August 3
Buckeye Drive Time, Ohio, played Hot Balloon on August 2
The Multiple Sclerosis Blog Podcast, New York, played Hot Balloon on August 2

July
Daily Pod, Germany, played I'd Take You Anyplace on July 20
This Week In Trade, Texas, played Someone's In The House on July 15

June
Pod-Star Music Radio, UK, played I'd Take You Anyplace on June 27

And as always, check in with Get Jacked!, The Unharshed Mellow, and The Redboy Podcast, who continue to play the theme songs we wrote and recorded for their shows.


Kevin, Bob, and Jerry put together the New York podcast, The Schwagcast, a fun mash-up featuring great independent music, comedy, stories, and plenty of animal sound effects.  Their self-proclaimed "flawed entertainment" is a great way to hear new music that they have hunted down for us all to hear. 

Check in to party with these guys on their one-year anniversary, on their 38th episode, which also happens to feature an amusing excerpt of an interview that my lovely wife conducted with me about the making of our spooky and spoofy song, Heaven.  Thanks again to Kevin, Bob, and Jerry for the fun and congrats on your one-year milestone!