This week on Episode 71 of Bobby Pickles' Podcast (Dying Scene Radio #16), Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles send another digital smoke signal to Ben Weasel after the Screeching Weasel founder and frontman mentions them on the latest episode of his Weasel Radio podcast. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Florida hardcore surf punkers The Antidon’ts. The two Bobs interview the three-piece (Zac, Mikey and Anthony) about the band’s witty song titles, their upcoming gig at Bowl Bash 20: Skateopia’s annual music festival, which, this year, Green Jellÿ is headlining, plus they premiere a new track off their new record “Buckwild and Foul” - slated for release on June 1st via Bandcamp. Episode 16’s recurring theme: Pig Pen on tour.
SYNOPSIS OF BANTER
With Ben Weasel’s well-documented, self-imposed media blackout still much in effect, Bobby makes a bit of headway when Weasel openly considers a guest-host spot on an upcoming DSR episode. Bob makes an on-air promise to not bring up the “woman punching” ordeal Ben went through several years ago. Bobby then confesses to punching a woman in the face, with a closed fist, while in college, after being ejected from her moving vehicle.
As Bobby is running through some headlines, the very opinionated Bob Noxious voices his displeasure with Bad Brains’ recent decision to record their new record without iconic frontman, H.R. While discussing the recent signing of PEARS to Fat Wreck, Bob begrudgingly informs Bobby about how the music industry works, stressing that there is no man in a cheap suit and a bad mustache, smoking a cigar, waiting to sign every band with a gimmick.
Bob reminisces about his childhood affinity for Gobstopper candies when he hears news of a documentary in the works about the seminal indie punk band Jawbreaker. Then, Bobby reports on a band trying to have their van replaced after being stolen from their own front yard, while not on tour. Bob thinks that GoFundMe campaigns have gotten a little out of control. Still gloating about Dying Scene Radio being mentioned on Weasel Radio, Bobby attempts to deconstruct Ben’s opinion of mainstream media, which dismisses Punk News and other similar news gathering sites as nothing more than “regurgitated press clippings”.
Bobby calls Bob out for not always remembering the facts from week-to-week, then Bob recalls Bobby’s last trip to Florida when Bobby was “chumming the sharks”, vomiting over the edge of the chartered yacht they were on. Bobby concedes the point and asks to move on to the next topic. Bob gives fatherly advice to Set It Off’s recently fired bassist Austin Kerr and then tries to dispel the fact that the band is from his own backyard.
Bob’s self serving needs continue as he gives the rundown of upcoming concert dates for his band, mentioning that his contact in Austin, TX will be at Punk Rock Bowlinginstead of the show. Bobby assures him that maybe next year his band can be included on the bill, to which Bob interjects that he can play this year by finding a 24 hour laundromat and making flyers to be distributed to homeless people and high school students. Bob will be on tour with his band this week on their affectionately penned vehicle “the fart bus” and their first stop is New Orleans, LA. Bobby assumes that all Bob really wants is another head on a stick in his doll garden, when Bob wonders aloud as to what type of conflict he might expect by purchasing a voodoo doll for his girlfriend as a souvenir.
In one of the more bizarre news stories to have come across the wire this week, Brendan Kelly has filmed a video for the AV Club to help promote the Twitter handle @Nihilist_Arbys, which both Bobs agree is quite possibly the best feed Twitter currently has to offer.
While revisiting the subject of band reuniting/breaking up, Bob determines thatSublime with Rome should just move on in a different direction now that Bud Gaugh has left the band. Bobby shows his shear disgust by declaring his utter hate of the first song off the band’s new record. Always inviting controversy, Bob decides to play the song anyway. Then, Bob owns up to not being very well versed in ska, so Bobby recommends that he watch Noisey’s latest episode of “Under The Influence”, which features a full history of 2 Tone music.
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Ellesmere - Mooks
Spoilers - All For One
Money Left To Burn - Finish Line
Kids Insane - Justice
Broadside - Playing In Traffic
Blood Drugs - Division
The Antidont’s - You Can’t Spange The World
Sublime with Rome - Wherever You Go
Oceanside Sound System - Put Your Guns Down
Tear Them Down - En Insikt
The Kenneths - Aint Got No Game
The Melvins - Captain Comedown
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