the Mascot Wedding show: 12/20/07

David gripes about how overrated Christmas is and Mac attacks the Salvation Army. Happy holidays everybody! Ugh. But wait, the boys do have a nice chat with a caller and the debut of a new show segment: Mascot Wedding Community Watch. That’s more like it.

[Podcast of Episode 007 no longer available]

Playlist:
Opener: “If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home” by the Reigning Sound, off the album Home for Orphans
Closer: “Australia” by the Shins, off the album Wincing the Night Away

Fire Hits KOOP, Mascot Wedding Off the Air

It’s true. 91.7 KOOP, the beloved home of the Mascot Wedding show, has been forced off the air due to damage caused by a fire. This is the third fire in as many years, but the first at our awesome new studio (which we relocated to because of the other fires). I don’t have any more details about the fire (except that no one was hurt), but I will say that KOOP is hard at work on a contingency plan and hopefully we’ll be back on the air very soon. So, no new shows until further notice. In the meantime, we still have three more podcasts to post, so be on the look out for those. Thanks.

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 12/13/07

Episode 006: A representative from the Bowl Familiarization Committee tries to sell Mac something, David talks a little baseball and the return of a creepy caller.

Playlist:
Opener: “Blind Prayer” by Rod Stewart, off The Rod Stewart Album
Closer: “Miracle Drug” by A.C. Newman, off the album The Slow Wonder

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 12/06/07

Episode 005: David complains about not feeling sick. Wait, what? Some Vegas talk and a guy who used to work with David calls looking for a favor.

Playlist:
Opener: “Song Against Sex” by Neutral Milk Hotel, off the album On Avery island
Closer: “Jenny & the Ess-Dog” by Stephen Malkmus, off the album Stephen Malkmus

the Mascot Wedding show: 11/29/07

David returns as the boys do a little holiday talk. David gets tempted by an offer from an eco-friendly, yet very creepy caller. Then the show gets bombarded by callers who think hate-speech is funny.

[Podcast of Episode 004 no longer available]

Playlist:
Opener: “Twilight Campfighter” by Guided by Voices, off the album Isolation Drills
Closer: “Honeybear” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off the album Show Your Bones

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 11/22/07

Episode 003: Thanksgiving day solo show! While other shows aired reruns, Mascot Wedding nutted-up and had a live show on Thanksgiving. Mac reveals the truth about the other Thursday DJs but overall struggles in the absence of David, things to talk about, and proper show preparation. Mac’s brother Calvin calls in.

This show has been retired. To listen to the Calvin Call, go here.

the Mascot Wedding show Podcast: 11/15/07

Episode 002: Hey lookee. It’s the first edition of our podcast. Still ironing out some kinks, but presented here is our second show (recorded November 15) in which Mac and David talk about some upcoming movies, the writers’ strike and a local reality TV producer calls in.

Playlist:
Opener: “Ever Thought of Coming Back” by Kelly Stoltz, off the album Below the Branches
Closer: “Metal Detektor” by Spoon, off the album A Series of Sneaks

Last weekend for Road House + Radio News

The Road House shows with Master Pancake have been going really well. Last week I think we had the best crowd we’ve ever had. David almost got carried out of the theater on the joyful crowd’s shoulders on at least three separate occasions. The show has come a long way from opening weekend when I was so so sick. So SICK. I almost threw up from pain after making a joke about the Kool-Aid man. What’s that? That wasn’t from pain? That joke’s just no good? Certainly there were better ways for you to tell me that.

I’m feeling better and the show’s going great and this is your last chance to see it. We got four shows this weekend, two on Friday night, two Saturday night. If you saw our Conan show, this show blows that one out of the water. Blows it, I say! Plus it’s not as long. So folks interested in the midnight shows, I can confidently say you will be home long before the police start spraying drunks with a fire hose. Tickets here. All shows are at the glorious new downtown Alamo Ritz theater.

Radio news! The Mascot Wedding show with Mac and David is rolling along. You can hear us every Thursday from 3-3:30pm (that’s central standard, son) on 91.7 FM KOOP Austin or streaming world wide at www.koop.org. And starting next week, we should have our podcast up and running, at which point we’ll hopefully spruce up the page to cater to the radio show a little more.

So, your to-do list: go see Master Pancake Theater’s Road House and check back here next week for podcast updates.

More Good News: Mascot Wedding (well, Master Pancake FEATURING Mascot Wedding) takes on Road House!

November is shaping up to be a very good month for us at Mascot Wedding headquarters. In addition to the radio show (starting November 8, plan your listening parties accordingly), we’ve also just been asked to join forces with Master Pancake Theater for another month of shows. The even better news is, this time you won’t have to politely smile through Conan the Barbarian. This time we’re pitching in for the mother of all “these jokes write themselves” movies: Road House! That’s right, Patrick Swayze’s finest hour (depressing as that may be) is being put in front of the Master Pancake firing squad all November at (wait for it…) the new Alamo Downtown at The Ritz! That means not only will you get to hear us completely fall over ourselves trying to deliver jokes as fast as they come to mind (come on, have you seen the movie??), you’ll get to see it in the brand new, peeing my pants with anticipation, Drafthouse on 6th Street.* Fist pump!

Continue reading More Good News: Mascot Wedding (well, Master Pancake FEATURING Mascot Wedding) takes on Road House!

You can’t stop us. You can only hope to contain us.

Holy lord. We don’t update this thing for like a month and then, seemingly out of nowhere, all hell broke loose. But it’s a good kind of hell so, to be more accurate, all heck broke loose. That’s still too harsh. All puppies broke loose. That’s the one.

Two big – HUGE even – items to pass along:

1) After over a month apart, Mascot Wedding and Master Pancake Theater are together again! Fresh off our guest run for Pancake’s take on Conan the Barbarian, CPO (Chief Pancake Officer) John Erler has asked me (David) to pitch in for a couple of shows while VP (Vice Pancake) Joe Parsons takes a couple of days off, so come check me out this Thursday (10/25) and Friday (10/26) at the Alamo Village and Alamo South Lamar, respectively. Unfortunately my partner (Mac) will not take part in the shows due to scheduling conflicts. Apparently he’s scheduled a night of heavy drinking for Friday night and he really hates breaking plans. But I assure you, I have his blessing and he will be cheering me on as I carry the MW torch for Master Pancake’s take on John Carpenter’s classic-by-default, Halloween. Yay!

Check out the Alamo Drafthouse website for tickets and show information, and I hope to see you there.

2) Now for the big news… Mascot Wedding is on the air. Well, not yet, but in a couple of weeks we will be. KOOP-FM (91.7 on your Austin dial, koop.org on your internet whatever) has granted us a show Thursdays from 3-3:30 PM starting November 8. We’re getting a full-half-hour for music, comedy, and anything else we feel like doing, and we pass the savings on to you. So, don’t forget to check us out starting November 8 as we kick off KOOP’s Mighty Thursday lineup.

Not too shabby, eh? We’re blowin’ up, son. The question now is how long before you get sick of us? I’m setting the over/under at six weeks.