Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: April 1, 2010

"Sorry, Sarah Palin...
You know what Momma said..."

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Happy April Fool's Day! We celebrate this wonderful occasion with a few segments of... no... not 'breaking news'... FAKING NEWS! Speaking of fake, we'll also reveal how our completely-fabricated "interview" yesterday, between Sarah Palin and LL Cool J... was apparently just as accurate as the Uncle L "interview" Fox News was going to feature on Palin's new show tonight! ("Real American Stories," 10 p.m. EST, Fox News Channel)

• Today's date is also noteworthy as the birthday of reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. Our intro/outro music comes from Cliff's 1970 album, Wonderful World, Beautiful People, which features his classic version of "Many Rivers to Cross."
• We'll feature a first for the program... Swiss cow-collecting jazz (not a joke), Thierry Lang's Lyoba Revisited.

• We'll touch on a family-shattering foul ball and journey back to the Kingdom of Isleworth for another visit with Sir Eldrick Woods, Elin of Nordegren and Stevie of Loxley... in the Woeful Tale of Vanity Faire and Eldrick the Miserly Moneybagger.

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 31, 2010

Former Republican Candidate Ladies Love Cool James..

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Today we wonder what's going to happen when a "very special guest" joins Sarah Palin's "Real American Stories" debut, this Thursday on Fox News (10 p.m., EST)

UPDATE: According to Uncle L's latest tweets... he is NOT on the Sarah Palin Show... he claims they lifted an old interview, and... I think you know what his Momma told him to do...

We'll also review Commander Cody's 1972 record Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Trucker's Favorites, and distract ourselves from the Steelers' offseason woes by watching this video:

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 30, 2010

The perfect role for your seven-year-old...

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Today, inspired by three of the most unlikely charges ever to be grouped together, we run down our Top 10 Favorite Dumb Crimes. We'll also review an awesome tribute album, where Beck, Wilco and a few friends get together to remake Skip Spence's classic, Oar.

• Our intro/outro music comes from Ethiopian jazz pianist Mulatu Astatke. Check him out here.
• Hear more from Beck's Oar here.

Finally, maybe the greatest onstage performance ever, some random elementary school performing the climax from "Scarface":

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 29, 2010

It comes out March 30... git it.

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Today we run down some news, review the new Wu-Tang record, Wu-Massacre, featuring Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface, and take a final look at our totally-busted-out NCAA bracket.

Neglected to mention it during the show, but today's intro/outro music comes from a disc of mixes, Supervillain Soundclash, that I threw together a few years back, blending up dancehall records with classic MF Doom beats.

"Our Dreams," from Wu-Massacre:

And a hilarious video for anyone who was a "Mortal Kombat" fan back in the day:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 26, 2010

We're deep in the mix on a music-filled Friday...

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Today we ruminate on the amazing new depths people are sinking to in order to secure their 15 minutes of fame, but mainly, we hit the decks, blending up a two-part mix (NOT SAFE FOR WORK) to keep you moving into the weekend...

Pt. I...
Slim & Young Joc, "So Fly" >
DJ Mitsu & Grap Luva, "A Word to the Wise" >
Dela & Miles Bonny, "Won't Do" >
Cyne, "Electrik Blue" >
Re-Up Gang, "I'm a Hustla" >
Busta Rhymes, "Hustler's Anthem '09" >
50 Cent & R. Kelly, "Could've Been You" >
B.G., "G.A."

Pt. II...
Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl (Beat Doctor Remix)" >
Elephant Man, "Head Gwaan" >
Kings of Salone, "Makossa" >
Lady Gaga, "Poker Face" >
MIA & Afrikan Boy, "Hussel" >
N.A.S.A. & Ol' Dirty Bastard, Karen O & Fatlip, "Strange Enough" >
Resin Dogs, "Comin' With the Sound"

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 25, 2010 and anonymously-quoted NFL coaches everywhere hereby dub this... The Ricky Williams Memorial Draft Class of 2010

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• We throw it to you, the Faithful Listener, and re-up on a little Alarm Clock from Hell action.

• We discover an unlikely cover, and review My Piano Sings, a hit-and-miss hip-hop and R&B compilation that goes heavy on the 88 keys.

• We discuss Don Banks' article, in which a wide variety of anonymous NFL sources note, with varying degrees of disappointment, that quite a few first-rounders in the upcoming draft have been... shall we say... twisting a little spinach... between classes.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 24, 2010

Go ahead, Shuggie...

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• Today, we travel into the future, imagine the untimely passing of "legendary" "reggae" "artist" Snow, and welcome him to the afterlife with yesterday's accidental discovery, The Alarm Clock From Hell.

• For this week on Old-School Wednesday, we compile your suggestions for the Worst Song of All Time, and we'll review Shuggie Otis's fantastic 1974 record Inspiration Information. Listen to more of his music here.

• Gather 'round, all ye children, to hear the woeful tale of Sir Eldrick Woods of Orlando, and his fair maiden, Elin of Nordegren... and some "porn star" from Florida who may be Triple-X Tramp No. 3 on Sir Eldrick's alleged hit list ("Hit it" list? We digress.)

Finally, check out this hilarious fake trailer from Funny or Die:

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 23, 2010

No pole required...

In a desperate effort to keep NCAA talk off the show for a couple days - ALI FAROKHMANESH! There! We said it! - we present recent entry from the vaults: the Beat Doctor's Striptease Mix, originally inspired by the Tito & Tarantula song that Salma Hayek dances to in "Dusk Till Dawn"... you know... before she gets all warty and starts taking chunks of out people's necks.

But we're not tryin' to make it rain. We're trying to set the mood for you and your girl.
This is the striptease mix for grown-ass folks!

We're also inspired by DJ and Brooklyn MC J-Live's new, temporarily-free mixtape, First Things First (get it here for a limited time) also take your suggestions for the best "first song," a.k.a. great songs that kick off great albums. Take a listen to the podcast, and if you have a suggestion, email the show at!

While we're at it, let's continue rounding up song suggestions. LADIES! What's the one that really gets you, whether it's a tearjerker, a good memory or just something that gets you in the mood? Some old-school Marvin Gaye? That one P.M. Dawn song from back in like '91? Let us know for Wednesday's podcast!


Pt. I...
Cane & Able, "Girl You Move Me" >
Classics IV, "Spooky" >
Tito & Tarantula, "After Dark" >
Shuggie Otis "Aht Uh Mi Hed" >
Marvin Gaye, "After the Dance" >
Lateef, "5th Dimension" >
Henry Mancini, "Lujon" >
Astrud Gilberto, "Light My Fire" >
George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars, "New Spaceship" >
The Meters, "Stormy"

Pt. II...
Sister Nancy, "Bam Bam" >
Sister Nancy, "Bam Bam (Chopped & Screwed Mix)" >
Shirley Horn, "Love for Sale" >
Sarah Vaughan, "Black Coffee" >
Rolling Stones, "Ventilator Blues" >
Bob Dylan, "Can't Wait" >
Alice Russell & TM Juke, "Hurry" >
D'Angelo, "Booty" >
Quicksilver Messenger Service, "Who Do You Love, Pt. 2?"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 22, 2010

Most of us are with you on that one, Brad Wanamaker...

• Complete this metaphor: "My bracket is like __________." You can email the show at to complain about falling into the deep end of your pool. We're holding our heads above water with Kentucky as our national champion, but... well... let's just say... it would be really nice if Purdue could find it in their hearts to pound Duke into the hardwood...

• We'll review Way of the World, the new album from 80-something blues composer Mose Allison. Also, we'll talk about it a little more tomorrow, but MC and DJ J-Live - whose Valentine's-Day mix we also mentioned on the program - has just released a new mix, First Things First, a blend of some of the best opening songs off great hip-hop records ranging from Funkdoobiest to Ghostface and NWA. It's a free download for a limited time. Check it out here.

Also, our into/outro tunes come from a live 2005 performance by funk band Afroskull. Hear more of them here.

• What else? Tourney, tourney, tourney! (We promise, we'll try and make today the last day of tourney talk... at least until Thursday...)

HELP US WITH TOMORROW'S PODCAST! What's the best first song from ANY record? Doesn't have to be hip-hop... doesn't even have to be a classic album, but what's a song you remember kicking off a record that got you hooked immediately? Right off the beat, we're thinking Paul Simon's "Boy in the Bubble," Springsteen's "The E Street Shuffle" and "Bring the Ruckus," by the Wu-Tang Clan. Email and give us yours!

Friday, March 19, 2010



McGhee, Dixon and the boys held it down. Pitt is usually one of the teams having a 'Nova/Bobby Mo-like finish during this first weekend. Now they look like they might be right up there with the 'Cuse and WVU as the class of the Big East.

As of dinnertime, no huge surprises today. For the first time that I can remember, I have at least one full perfect bracket thus far (the East), and my Thursday game record was better than Dan Patrick's, so that's something. Cornell over Temple, okay, but if half of us bracketeers have that game going to Cornell, is it really an upset?

For the evening games, I don't really have any upsets, except by seeding... I like Louisville and Georgia Tech. How can you not like Louisville, especially on the experience end? I swear, that Sosa kid has been a Cardinal for like, seven years now.

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 19, 2010

Drive the lane... Get a mace to the dome...

It's all tourney madness today! In between, we find time to squeeze in a review of Stamp Out Reality, the latest record from Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop. We also give you our early pick for tourney co-MVP, and bring you the latest cooking segment from Chef Bill Raftery (hint: it'll make you cry...)

The intro/outro music today is from the soundtrack to what appears to be a hilarious blaxploitation/kung-fu sendup film, "Black Dynamite." Check out the trailer:

Thursday, March 18, 2010


"Feel the sting... of the Monarch's wiiiiiing!"

Thus far...

• Mike Bray should have kept a tighter lid on the Guinness consumption last night... OLD DOM, BABY! GO MONARCHS! It's not often that I get one of the first-round upsets correct, so I can't help but think this is a good omen to kick off my bracket.

• (2:35 p.m.) Bobby Mo... about to ruin EVERYONE'S bracket, though it's still way too early to call... (2:48 p.m.) Didn't think 'Nova was going to stay down the entire game. Scottie Reynolds is turning it on now, but it's surprising how bad the Wildcats have looked... still, can't discount Bobby Mo keeping the pressure on 'em... (2:51 p.m.) Ohh, OT. Nice.... (2:55 p.m.) 3:06 left in overtime... this game is over. It's all 'Nova... (3:13 p.m.) Okay, so once again I've spoken too soon... but Scottie Reynolds just stroked another free throw... lookin' rough... (3:15 p.m.) Aaaaand it's all sewn up.

• How can there be a channel called CBS College... AND IT ISN'T SHOWING ANY NCAA GAMES? Oh, wait... they're gonna show the Butler/UTEP game... then it's back to "NCAA March Madness Central," a.k.a. The Wally Sczerbiak Show (more on that in Friday's podcast)

• Favorite moment of the first round of games: Bill Raftery, making a pointed observation about 'Nova's Yaphtou Marou at the free-throw line... "He has stroked it admirably."

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 18, 2010

"Let the Madness begin..." - Rock

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST! (link will be active until March 25... and warning... today's show is NOT SAFE FOR WORK) And be sure to check back during the day for some possible live-blogging during this, the most wonderful time of the year! Hit us up with your bracket-buster emails. Be sure to keep it heavy on the sarcasm. Email and vent your NCAA rage.

• The healthcare bill... in whatever mangled form it currently embodies... (click here for a great, simple explanation from may come up for a vote in the next few days. We'll ask whether not healthcare... or just better health... is the proper prescription for the U.S.

• We attempt to review The Roc Boys, the new record from Beanie Sigel and Freeway... unfortunately, the key word is "attempt"...

• The Madness is beginning to overtake us... before we settle in for an afternoon of cursing at our bracket, we touch on John Calipari's sleaziness and a kid named Herb, who decided to liven up the NIT with a little gratuitous violence.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 17, 2010

I am 100% sure... that this is exactly what St. Patrick had mind when he was imprisoned in Ireland back in the day...
"This is how ye shall remembere me in the days of yon...
with the haire of the cheek as the greene of the clover..."


• We bring you an update, courtesy of faithful listener Abby in the 'Nati, on insane people throughout the United States who think they're vampires. We also bring you the Dumb Criminal of the Month, and discuss the three types of Mugshot Guy.

• We review Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, a compilation of excellent soul and funk tracks from short-lived - but apparently awesome - Ohio label Capsoul.

• The Madness is officially underway... join the BDP Show Bracket on ESPN's Tournament Challenge - it's free to join - and email the show at to give us your "team to watch" in the tourney! (don't worry, our bracket's already set)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 16, 2010


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• We respond to your complaints about our lack of Corey Haim coverage, explore Jessica Simpson's complaints, talk a little more 33-year-old Seattle vampire terrorist and cringe in terror at the spectre of that terrible monster of the deep... THE GREAT WHITE '69 MUSTANG, thanks to a hilarious list at

• Our intro/outro music comes from a live 2004 performance by The Motet. Check them out here.
• Special guest reviewer Adam in Philly gives his take on the new Dropkick Murphys record, Live on Lansdowne, out today.

• Now that Joe Lunardi is back in the cryostasis chamber with Mel Kiper Jr., Elvis, Tupac, Michael Jackson, the Secret Alternate Third Olsen Twin (still an infant), Walt Disney and Ted Williams' head, we take over as your one-stop source for questionable bracketology tips.

ARE YOU AN AMATEUR BRACKETOLOGIST? FANCY YERSELF A PRO? Join The BDP Show Bracket, at ESPN's Bracket Challenge. No cost to join, just register as an 'ESPN Insider' (you get access to a bunch of stupid ESPN crap, who cares, it's just to get the bracket challenge), whip up your bracket and join the madness!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 15, 2010

"Cosmic Charlie, how do you do..."

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• We explore the strange case of the 33-year-old vampire terrorist from Seattle. (not a joke)

• We review the new album from Atlanta's Drive-By Truckers, The Big To-Do, which comes out tomorrow.

Penguins pick up a win yesterday, 2-1 over Tampa Bay, Manny Pacquiao pretty much makes hamburger meat out of Josh Clottey, and IT'S MARCH MADNESS, BEEEYATCH!

We want to hear your thoughts on the tourney! Who's your Final Four? Who are the dark horses to watch? Who's the first No. 1 seed to go down? You can email the program at and give us your thoughts!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 12, 2010

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So we're working on the partnership with our new host, Shadeland Studios, thanks to BJ in Florida. We'll iron out the kinks and get that working, but in the meantime, we cue up a two-part mix of some uptempo music to get you dancing on a Friday, touch on Tiger Woods and prepare to welcome little baby Megatron into the world.

SELECTION SUNDAY COMING UP! Email the program at with your Final Four picks, your dark horses and your upset specials!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 11, 2010

'We're going to name him Phenomenal...
no wait... Megatron... Magnesium!'

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• America has been knocked off after a 16-year reign at the top of the World's-Richest-Man List. Make way for the stinkinest-rich guy with the coolest, most G'd-up name ever... Carlos Slim (Not a Pimp Name)
• We read some of your worst baby-name submissions, and edge closer to that chick on Facebook having to name her baby Megatron.

• We'll review Love & Understanding, the new record from Quannum collective member Joyo Velarde. It's a nice, varied mix of soul, R&B and funk with a few tweaks and hip-hop touches courtesy of producers like Jake One, Headnodic and RJD2.

• More of your Big Ben reaction, and Angels outfielder Torii Hunter going RACE WAR on dark-skinned Hispanic ballplayers (okay, that's an exaggeration).

Send us your take! Email the program at and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 10, 2010

Yay or nay...?
That is the question.

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House Democrats would like to institute a party-wide ban on pork spending in the coming year. Sounds good to us.

• It's a special 'Guilty Pleasure '80s' edition of Old-School Wednesday, as we review The Brothers Johnson's 1986 record Out of Control.

• We get into the Big East conference tournament and read a fantastic email from friend of the program, MC Aub Zee, where she tells us her Big Ben fantasy and then goes on to give him a rating of "Ehhhhh."

You can email the program at with your most ridiculous baby names.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: March 9, 2010

Today we talk lemurs, pirates, Prozac peddlin'
and alleged sexual assault charges

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• We'll run down several national and international news stories, including a little Sarah Palin hypocrisy, expanded worldwide Internet usage, and more hot, wet, Somalian pirate action.

• We review the new record by English rappers Hock Tu Down, Prozac Peddlin'.

• Our advice to Big Ben Roethlisberger: JUST STAY HOME. What are you doin' at some college bar in the middle of B.F.E., Georgia?!? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BIG BEN SITUATION? Email the show at and let us know!