Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 3, 2010

"We just want to go home. But yes, I will accept an Oscar for Best Picture instead. I can swap that for some cat food and a Nigerian prostitute, right? I'm definitely down for that."

It's "Old School Wednesday" on the BDP Show, where each Humpday, we'll be bringing you old-school sounds, even if they're being created by modern artists. This week it's the hilarious ragtime combo The Two Man Gentlemen Band. We'll talk about Oscar nominations and change our national-news focus from the Obama administration to - what else? - male breast-reduction surgery. We'll also preview tonight's Pitt and Duquesne basketball games and wail on Super Bowl Media Day like a red-headed stepchild.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST (the link is good until Feb. 10). Won't you join us?

As we reach the middle of the week, we shift our national news to the lighter side of things to ask:
• Is the G-string, as predicted in this month's Cosmopolitan magazine, truly dead? Ladies, drop us an email at and help us out. Men the world over need to know.
• Why is male breast-reduction the fastest-growing segment of the plastic surgery industry in England? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports a spike of more than 70 percent in male breast reductions in the UK during 2009. Say it with us now: "Wha... tha... fa...?" Fellas: If you were going to the doctor's to have your moobies brought down a size or two, which would be worse, having a male or female doctor?

On our first "Old School Wednesday," we bring you the ragtime sounds of the Two Man Gentlemen Band, a hilarious, high-energy combo whose Drip Dryin' is definitely worth checking out. And for anyone in the Pittsburgh area, they're playing Howler's Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Ave., in the 'Burgh on Feb. 4. Hear more at their website.

We preview Pitt's conference matchup against West Virginia, and decide that we won't be going with Duquesne and the points (+12.5) against the A10-leading Temple Owls (we want 17 points, minimum... and that might still be us doing you a favor... the Dukies lost to Xavier by THIRTY-SIX the other night). Both games tip off shortly after 7 p.m. tonight. We also take a moment to echo Fox columnist Kevin Hench's sentiment that Super Bowl Media Day is a really stupid waste of time, free food and Bic pen ink.

We also were tricked, by a super-funky track on Marie Saintonge's Hawzone, into thinking that the whole album would be similar. It isn't; but it has its moments. Check out more at Saintonge's website.

As always, if there's something you want to hear about, email the BDP Show at and let us know!

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