the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 11/07/09

Mac and David refuse to surrender the momentum! Mac checks in with a Fun Fun Fun Fest report, some heckler talk, David tells a story about moving, a Mascot Wedding ticket interview and more. This is what the kids talk about when they talk about things being “pretty good.”

Download Episode 97: “the Mascot Wedding show 11/07/09”

Opener: “Run, Chicken, Run” by The Felice Brothers, off the album Yonder is the Clock
“Keep on Knocking” by Death, off the album For the Whole World to See
“Lipstick Vogue” by Elvis Costello, off the album The Costello Show: Live at the El Mocambo
Closer: “Tattoo Mission” by the Boston Spaceships, off the album The Planets Are Blasted

Mascot Wedding Joins Master Pancake Theater to Destroy E.T., Your Childhood

April, 2008. Man, those were the days. Fox Television made us feel foolish for thinking we could dance. A young man named Barack packed everything he owned into an old detergent box and started a journey that began in his homeland of Kenya and led him all the way to the White House. And Master Pancake Theater teamed up with Mac and David of Mascot Wedding to mock the 1982 classic E.T. What? You don’t remember?? You missed it?! Jesus. I don’t… it’s just that… you sicken me. There, I said it.

But guess what? Now’s your chance to totally redeem yourself. Mascot Wedding and Master Pancake are together again! And we’re bringing E.T. back to life, so that we may kill him with insults for your entertainment dollar! That’s right — this month we’re doing an encore performance of our killer E.T. show for THREE WEEKENDS ONLY. After that, it’s gone faster than your childlike sense of wonder when you found out E.T. wasn’t real. So get your tickets now while you still can, and come watch us eviscerate your favorite cuddly alien/Spielberg movie/wrinkly ball-sac puppet.

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the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 10/31/09

A non-spooky Halloween edition of the Mascot Wedding show means only a little costume talk, some discussion of Batman’s make-up, the Chris Farley DirecTV commercial, and getting angry. Plus Hupp, the Final Score, a call from Garth and more!

Download Episode 96: “the Mascot Wedding show 10/31/09”

Opener: “Little Dawn” by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, off the album Shake the Sheets
“Body” by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, off the album Know Better Learn Faster
“Our Time” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off the iTunes Originals collection
“1, 2, 3, Partyy!” by Mission of Burma, off the album The Sound the Speed the Light
Closer: “Nothing to Hide” by Yo La Tengo, off the album Popular Songs

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 10/24/09

Found Footage Festival
Found Footage Festival

Mac was a few seconds late in firing up the podcasting machine so we join the show already in progress. Apprentice Hupp interviews Nick Prueher, the founder of the Found Footage Festival. Some talk of car trouble and David gets a call from his mechanic.

Download Episode 95: “the Mascot Wedding show 10/24/09”

Opener: “Worm Mountain” by The Flaming Lips, off the album Embryonic
“Trust” by The Pretty Things, off the album S.F. Sorrow
“Aisle 13” by Built to Spill, off the album There is No Enemy
“Animal” by Miike Snow, off their self-titled album
Closer: “These Days,” by Times New Viking, off the album Born Again Revisited

MWS 94: Erotic City Texas

Episode 94: After nine weeks of solo shows and membership drive episodes, everyone’s back! David! Mac! DJ apprentice Hupp! Together again! The callers decide to help the boys celebrate by being more off the mark than ever. That stupid balloon boy hoax inspires the magic boys to tell tales of trying to trick their parents, Craig Bettencourt calls in to collect on a bet, the Final Score, and more.

Opener: “Hideaway” by Karen O & the kids, off the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack
“Long White Desert Rose” by Spiderbags, off the album Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World
“Know Better Learn Faster” by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, off the album Know Better Learn Faster
“My Body’s a Zombie for You” by Dead Man’s Bones, off their self-titled album
Closer: “Didn’t Tell You a Lie” by the Carbonas, off their self-titled album

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 10/10/09

After David’s solo show last week (not available as a podcast), Mac takes the reigns for a wrap-up of the Austin City Limits Festival and some Obama talk. Calling this show “rough” is putting it mildly. A “disaster where one dude can’t shut-up” is probably more accurate.

Download Episode 93: “the Mascot Wedding show 10/10/09”

Opener: “Donde esta la Playa” by The Walkmen, off the album You & Me
“Fences” by Phoenix, off the album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
“Fernando Pando” by The Virgins, off their self-titled album
Closer: “Punkrocker” by the Teddybears featuring Iggy Pop, off the album Soft Machine

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 9/19/09

Membership drive is finally ovah! Now your radio dates can get back to what they… wait, where’s David?
David Jara is on assignment, leaving Mac and Hupp to hold it down. A show that seemed to be going well until KOOP personality Vixie came in and touched the one knob you do not want to touch and we lost eight minutes of the podcast. When the show returns Mac is talking to Garth from Sunken Valley about his donations to KOOP during membership drive. Plus a lot of social media talk. Weird show.

Download Episode 91: “the Mascot Wedding show 09/19/09”

Opener: “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric, off the album Big Smash
“House of Flying Daggers” by Raekwon featuring Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, and Method Man, off the album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
“Know Better Learn Faster” by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, off the album Know Better Learn Faster.
“What New York Used to Be” by The Kills, of the album Midnight Boom
Closer: “Laura” by Girls, off the album Album

Membership Drive Wrap-up and Crush Report

Last week, the (Best of Austin) Mascot Wedding show wrapped up its Fall KOOP Membership Drive run with nothing less than its best membership show ever, all thanks to you, the listners! Oh-em-eff-gee you guys crushed it. YOU CRUSHED IT! It was our single best show ever in terms of the amount raised for our beloved community radio station, and the best full pledge run (all three shows) for our show so far. If you want a sign that the show is growing, it’s right there in your support. Thanks so much to the following pledgers: Randy, John G., (Anonymous), Misty, Nelda, and Robert. Special thanks to Charles C. for pledging for a second time. Jeepers! Everyone who didn’t pledge, look at these names and be humbled. They are your radio champions.

Thanks also to last week’s special guest, Dylan McKenzie from Writing on the Air. The fun packs will be mailed out in the next four weeks.

Last week’s playlist:
Opener: “Quiet Little Voices” by We Were Promised Jetpacks, off the album These Four Walls
“Ditch Road” by Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, off the album The Disco Outlaw
“Do Ya Wanna Get It?” by the John Spencer Blues Explosion, off the Jukebox Explosion collection
“Yea Yeah” by Matt & Kim, off their self-titled album
Closer: “Quicksand” by Silkworm, off the album Firewater

STAG! Comedy a Huge Success

Joe, Scott, and Ben
Joe, Scott, and Ben

Last Sunday, Stag Comedy (featuring Mascot Wedding) and a whole bunch of friends put on a comedy show and it sold out! We sold out the big theater at the Downtown Alamo Ritz plus, the show went great! Wow! No seriously, it was great! Amazing! Thanks to everyone who helped with the videos and everyone who came out. Once Joe Parsons gets married and honeymooned and whatever, our first order of business is planning a repeat performance somewhere else in Austin. Hopefully, those who couldn’t make it out or were turned away at the ticket counter can see us in another venue.

Thanks to founding Stag members Joe, Scott Chester, and Ben Bartley for letting us em-dub kids wreck shop with them.

In the meantime, if anyone took any pictures at the actual show, please leave a comment. We have plenty of pictures of the after party (some we wish we didn’t have) and video of the whole performance but we didn’t take any still photos. So share’em if you got’em.

Last KOOP Membership Drive show for Mascot Wedding Today!

Last Saturday was show number two for Mascot Wedding during KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive and our listeners continued to come through, especially Dana for pledging her support for a second week in a row. We’d also like to thank heroes Fancy and Steve for standing tall and pledging their support for KOOP. Those heroes either called (512) 472-5667 [toll free 1-888-917-5667] or pledged online at Thanks also to our special guest Jay Robillard, legendary host of The Lounge Show.

We’re going to try and keep that momentum going on today’s show featuring special guest Jay Robillard. Remember, every pledge of at least $25 gets you the Mascot Wedding premium, You Wanna Get Crushed? Fun Pack, which includes an exclusive CD + sticker.

Last week’s playlist:
Opener: “Commin’ Home” by Cheeseburger, off the Commin’ Home single
“Soft Shock (Acoustic)” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off the album It’s Blitz!
“Bag of Hammers” by Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down, off the album We Brave Bee Stings and All
Closer: “Daylight” by Matt and Kim, off the album Grand