Featuring new music from Yo La Tengo, songs about Illinois, a Valentine’s Day inspired set, and more, Scrappy hopes that future podcasts will be less rare than UFO sightings near Highland, Illinois.
With Thanksgiving almost upon us and a chill in the air, Scrappy once again goes under the covers. This week’s podcast features covers tunes from the likes of Bettye LaVette, Billy Brag. The Vitamin String Quartet, Sondre Lerche and many more.
It’s time to turn up your podcast (little bit higher – podcast), turn the lamp down low for some backstreet jelly roll, and join Scrappy under the covers.
After a failed attempt at writing and starring in a sitcom about a podcaster, Scrappy is back at the mic actually being a podcaster. This week’s show featuring songs from Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings, Satchmo, Quartetto Cetra, Iris Dement and much more.
Join Scrappy as he licks his wounds from his failed bid at TV glory. The big money contract might be gone, but the podcast is still here, and after all, that’s what really matters.
From Das Racist to Alabama Shakes, from Radiohead to The Beach Boys, from Phish to Red Baraat, this week’s podcast may not feature copious amounts of sweaty young adults, but it does feature some of the musical diversity you’ll find down in Manchester, TN this weekend. So if you’re sad you couldn’t make the ‘Roo, come spend an hour with Scrappy, and maybe you’ll feel a bit better.
Broadcasting from the road, this week’s podcast features new tunes from Glen Hansard and The Shins, along with tracks from Lambert Hendrix and Ross, The Derek Trucks Band, and many others. If you want to know why’s kept Scrappy away and why he’s tired of fighting, this week’s podcast will get you up to date.
This week’s podcast features lots of new tunes from artists Ben Lee, Mumford and Sons and Florence and the Machine. Come join Scrappy for a beguiling musical stew that features a little bit of Dr. John here and a little bit of Julian Casiblanca there.
The show also features a great cover of the Bob Marley classic, “The Little Birds” done by the not-for-profit organization “Playing For Change, which brings together musicians from all over the world – literally.
Watch the video for “Three Little Birds” and learn more about Playing For Change.
From soulful NOLA favorites from the late 50’s and early 60’s, to a set dedicated to his bunkhead brethren, to white-boy hipster sounds, today’s show has something foe everyone.
Mere weeks after the last podcast and fresh from giving a keynote speech to educators in Las Vegas, Scrappy is back at the mic. This week’s podcast Features a set that includes a sunny new tune from Josh Rouse, a new medley from Bon Iver, along with tracks from the likes of Release The Sunbird, Florence and the Machine, Clarence Carter and Brigitte Bardot (when was the last time you listened to Brigitte Bardot sing, huh?).
As summer wains and autumn waits in the wings, come join Scrappy as he takes you One Toke Over The Line just In The Nick of Time.
It’s human nature to chop the world into neat decade demarcations, and with the September 11th media feeding frenzy as a backdrop, I recently realized that it’s been 10 years now since I converted Daddyo.com over to being a blog.
As is the case with all our lives, much has changed in the past 10 years. In the fall of 2001 I had my dream job at Borders.com where I was able to combine my music career with my passion for Internet technology. When the fatally short sited Borders CEO decided to hand our website over to our arch competitor Amazon, I brazenly predicted that in 10 years Borders would be dead. Last weekend Carrie and I ventured to Borders store #1 here in Ann Arbor for what will be the last time ever. Little did I expect that my pronouncement from a decade before would actually come to fruition and that the handing over of Borders.com to Amazon would truly be the point at which the once mighty Border started to die.
10 years ago my two children were still small and actually did what I asked them to do. My daughter was entering fifth grade and her little brother was entering second grade. Standing next to each other in the photo I always took on the first day of school, she had a good four inches on him. Now my daughter is entering her junior year as a drama student at NYU and my son is a 6’3″ senior in high school. Needless to say, he towers above his sister and everyone else in the family.
It was in August 2001 that I transitioned the dormant domain that had once been home to my web design consultancy to life as a blog. Started on the cusp of life before wartime, it was an interesting time to start communicating to the world via a blog. Daddyo the blog gave me a platform to pontificate with posts on topics as heavy as the American military actions that were on the horizon, and posts that were merely links to cool sites that caught my eye.
10 years ago Daddyo the blog gave me the ability to share with my friends and strangers alike, not only what I thought, but what I was listening to and reading. It felt like pretty cool stuff. Years before social networking would transform our lives, the blog was my own personal social squawk box where I could both talk to my friends and take down a vendor who I felt had done me wrong.
With Facebook at the center of the online communication universe for my family and friends, it’s worthwhile asking whether blogging is still a valid tool in the personal communication tool belt. The answer to that one is an easy yes!, blogs still play a vital role. Facebook and other social tools are perhaps the best place to broadcast tidbits – quick thoughts and cool websites, but a blog is still an amazing platform for long-form communication. It’s a tool where you can communicate more than 140 words at a time, it’s a place where people come looking when they want to hear your written voice.
While these days Daddyo the blog is mostly a home for my podcast Broadcasting From Home, it’s still a communication platform I cherish. It’s my own little sandbox where I can talk, broadcast, and play to my heart’s content. Soon I think I’ll start a series of posts on my favorite things, so y’all come back now, ya hear.
The comebacks keep ‘a comin’! After yet another absence, Scrappy is back at the mic again with his patented mix of tunes. Featuring tracks from the likes of They Might Be Giants, the recently reunited Jayhawks, Big Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and a new track from Peter Bjorn and John, Scrappy is happy to share his musical favorites and finds. The music might take you places you’ve never been before. So come on everybody, let Scrappy take you to Booty City!