Monday, October 31, 2005

Borderline's Winning Entry

By now, you may all have heard that Neil, Danni and Lynn from the Borderline won the Pez MP3 player on the Big Birthday Show. But because of time constraints on the show, I was unable to play the entire entry. Well, here it is! All 15 minutes of it. Enjoy! And congrats once again to the Borderline.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Jawbone #80: Len's Big Meaty Birthday Show

Wow! What a show. This may be our best show yet. And I've done 80 of them, so I must know. It's my birthday and we celebrate by giving away some really cool prizes. You have to hear what our fans and listeners sent in. Incredible stuff. Listen in at the end for our announcement for the big grand prize winner!

There's a lot of ground to cover. So let's get right to it.


Thanks to all who participated in the Jawbone Radio Pez MP3 Giveaway!
Big Mike, Neil, Danni and Lynn,Poddog, Redboy, Charley and Carol, Aaron, Rico, DJ Hojo, Bill from Veebsonic, Paula and everyone else who wrote well wishes over the past two weeks. Thank you so much!
Martini Shot takes issue with us on Vidcasting
Comments from the Yahoo Podcast Directory.
The Nazi Twins have a new hit

The Thriller Warp | Michael Jackson Vs. Rocky Horror

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Friday, October 28, 2005

As If We Didn't Have Enough Going On This Weekend...

Don't forget, this Saturday, my Monster Art will be on display at the DVA Gallery in Chicago at the Werewolf Bongo Party. If you happen to be in the Chicago area, stop by and check my stuff out along with some 30 other artists. And if you feel inclined, buy something!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

One More Day! Get Your Submissions In!

Just one more day to get your submissions in for the big Jawbone Radio Pez Mp3 Player Giveaway! Just to remind everyone, I recorded a very short reminder-cast featuring my certifiablly-insane daughter.

All you have to do is record a creative birthday wish for yours truly. These will be played on Show #80, which will be the Big Brday Show. Do whatever you'd like, just be as creative as you can.

Here is a rundown of the prizes:

A limited edition Pez Mp3 Player loaded with a special Jawbone show recorded especially for the winner.
A Jawbone T-shirt
CD of Todd Lerner's If Right Now Played Guitar

A drawing especially for you, by me. :)
A CD of Todd Lerner's If Right Now Played Guitar

A CD of Todd Lerner's If Right Now Played Guitar

Mail your submissions in now!

Yoda Busts A Move

Four days until Episode 3 arrives on DVD...but here's something to tide you over. A DVD easter egg of Yoda busting a move.

Check it.

Rubber Johnny

Wanna get creeped out? Check out this video.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Bathtime in Clerkenwell

Some people seemed to really like the music we played on Show 79 and we're happy to tell you that there is a video that goes along with the music. Seems pretty appropriate, as the vidcast revolution seems to be taking over podcasting. In fact, I was just interviewed about vidcasting today by a freelance reporter from Wired Magazine.

Check it out and enjoy!

Excellent Pumpkin Carving Skills

This site is awesome. Be sure to check out the Napoleon Dynamite pumpkin. Sweet pumpkin carving skills.

Thanks to Erin for the link!

Jawbone #79: Have You Met My Dutch Uncle?

Wow, it feels like forever since we've done a show like this. We talk a little about the aftermath of the Hometown Tales Combo Show,World of Warcraft, and Nazi girl bands. We also catch up on listener mail and voicemail and talk about my upcoming birthday this weekend.

Speaking of which, time is running out for the big Jawbone Radio Pez MP3 giveaway! Get your entries in by this Friday, October 28th!

Running Time: 55:53

The Dutch Oven
Lost Socks Insanity Strange Pics
Our Pickle Page - Become a Fan of Jawbone Radio!
Rate and Review us at Yahoo Podcasts

Bathtime in Clerkenwell | (The Real) Tuesday Weld

We want to know if you like the music segments of our show. So cast your vote now! See our poll on the right side.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Porky from Our Gang, Dead at 71

I found out last night that Porky from Our Gang passed away over the weekend.

Sad news, indeed. But check out these photos:

Hard to believe it's the same guy. Where's the chubby cherubic-like face? And was I the only one who thought that Porky was Asian?

Anyway, thanks to EL for the heads up.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Jawbone #78: Hometown Tales Meets Jawbone Radio

Hey gang! It's a joint show. And no, there are no drugs involved. Gene from one of our favorite podcasts, Hometown Tales, stops by as a live, in-studio guest and we do what we feel is a podcasting first. Four hosts. Two Styles. One Show. Pretty neat cross-promotion, we think. Listen in and celebrate Halloween, Jawbone style!

Also, don't forget to get your entires in for the big Jawbone Radio Pez Mp3 Giveway. Tune into the end of the show to find out how to enter. The deadline is Friday, October 28th.

There are a ton of links from this show, and I need to link them up, so stay tuned for that.

Hometown Tales - New Style

More on the Melon Heads
The Hookerman
The Loveland Frog
The Ridges Asylum

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Can I wear your hairy hat?

From the Jamacia Star:
Darain Housen has not taken off his hat for the last 20 years. He bathes, he sleeps and does everything possible in it. It is a perfect fit. But unlike other hats, his is not made of cloth but from the very hair on his head which is why it cannot be removed.

Quote of the day:

"Mi an dem fi go a di party but di three of them had caps an' mi had none so mi get two mirror one behind mi and di other in front of mi an' mi trim mi hair like a cap an' go a di dance," said Housen.

Well said, Hairy Hat Man. Read the full story here.

Flirting with WoW

I am toying with the idea of purchasing the MMORPG World of Warcraft for my Mac.

Someone please talk me out of this.

Total Bummer

I'm glad I grabbed a shot of our ranking in the Yahoo Podcast Directory the other day, because we are now completely gone. It doesn't make any sense, because some of the other podcasts that were ranked with us are still on the list, while we have completely dropped off. Plus, we have the same amount of reviews as some of the other casts that are in the top 25. I dunno. Maybe it's a conspiracy of the ARA. In any event, if you haven't given us a vote and a review, head on over to the directory and help us out.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


I was at Halloween Express picking up some Halloween essentials this weekend, and I came across this costume:

Now, if anyone has ever seen Star Wars, you'd know that the mighty Chewbacca does not have a hard shell for a head. So why the hell they made this travesty of a costume is beyond me. It pretty much seals the fate of the kid wearing it that he will get his ass pummeled and his candy stolen. So before you sentence your child to this adolescent torture device, ask yourself parents, is it worth the $87.99 non-refundable cost? I think not.

Super Secret Podcast Guest -- Sign In

We mentioned on our last show that we were having a special guest podcaster joining us for an upcoming show. And now the truth can be told!

World-famous New Jersey podcaster Gene from Hometown Tales will be a special guest in-studio with us this weekend. Not only that, but we will doing a "joint podcast" where we will be recording both of our shows at the same time. We'll Skype Bryan in and we'll do show #78 of Jawbone and Show #38 of Hometown Tales. You'll hear Hometown Tales folklore and ghost stories while Nora and I punctuate these tomes with our silly comments. It should be a blast, so make sure you subscribe today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Get Your Submissions in!

Time is ticking on the Big Jawbone Pez MP3 player giveaway. Get your creative birthday wishes in by October 28th and you could win one of three big prizes which include CDs, original artwork by yours truly and of course one of the limited edition Pez Mp3 players.

All you have to do is e-mail or call in with a creative birthday wish for me. We'll play them live on the show and the winner will be awarded the grand prize!

Get your creative game on and get your submissions in today!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Jawbone and the Yahoo Podcast Directory

Check this out. Scott Johnson from Extra Life told me about this yesterday. Apparently, we are #25 in the Yahoo Podcast Directory.

Yahoo Ranking for Highest Rated

This is the highest ranking we've had in any "big boy" podcast directory. If you haven't already done so, please head on over to the Yahoo Podcast Directory and show Jawbone your support.

Too Cool

If you're a Star Wars fan, you should start getting in line now.


Monday, October 17, 2005

TV as we know it is done.

I found this article humorous. Didn't TV execs realize that they were killing affifliates by going digital?

Apple's announcement last week it will air episodes of ABC's Lost and Desperate Housewives, among others, over it's new video iPod has caused concern among network affiliates who feel "off TV" viewing will hurt rating and/or make ratings in accurate, let alone destroy their business model. All the hand ringing that will, no doubt, go on for the next year or two surrounding this issue could easily be skipped with the simple acknowledgment that every bit of broadcast programming will ultimately be available for download with or without advertising, viewable on an iPod, a similar device, a PC or ported to and viewed on a TV. Current appointment television viewing as we know it will disappear. Current rating systems will become irrelevant. And the buying of "TV advertising" simply won't be the same.

Are we seeing the end of an era? Stick a fork in it.

253 Food Ideas by Hormel

What a perfect way to start a Monday morning: with vomit-inducing photos of food ideas from the 50s.

This page reminds me of another happy place we enjoy, James Lilek's Gallery of Regrettable Food.

Bon Apetit!

Katamari Damacy PreSale Tee

Order it now. If they don't get enough pre-sale orders, they won't make it. Find out how.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Jawbone #77: The Sugar Coated Show

Not only is it a mincast. but also a solocast, as I record live from the Pop Shop Gallery in Lakewood during the opening night of the Sugar Coated Show in Lakewood. And lo and behold, it's the first actual real live appearance of Jawbone Show Producer, DJ Hojo! Listen as DJ walks through the gallery with his iron lung with his Nurse in tow. It's a pretty neat little show, peppered with delicious Halloween morsels. Dig in!

Running Time: 25:02
Show Notes:

Lost Socks Insanity
Extra Life Radio

Special thanks to Ghouls with Attitudes for supplying us with this episodes creepy tunes!

Tyrone A' Saurus and his Cro-Magnons | The Monster Twist
Martini Bomb and Coconut MonketRocket | Munster Beat
Ted Cassidy (music by Gary Paxton) | The Lurch
Criswell | Someone Walked Over My Grave

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

No Jawbone in Taipei?

No Jawbone in Taipei?
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

The ARA is at it again. This time they make their mark in Taipei.

Opening Pandora's Box

Not to take any thunder away from great indie music podcasts, but I came across this really cool "radio-like" site, called Pandora. Type in a band or song you like, and it compiles and streams songs based on your preferences. The first 10 hours are free, then it's $36 to subscibe. Check it out. It's pretty neat.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Just a quick reminder - The Sugar Coated Show happens this Saturday. I'll probably be doing a show from there, so if you show up, you can be a part of an upcoming Jawbone!

Hope to see you all there.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Mini-MiniCast Call to Action

This is a super super small show, more of a special announcement really. Nora and I have assembled some pretty cool prize packages for a few lucky listeners that includes your own limited edition Pez Mp3 player filled with some very special Jawbone related content, CDs, T-shirts and more. Do you want to know how to win these prizes? Then listen in or download the show now.

Click here to download.

This is our way of saying thanks for listening and supporting Jawbone!

UPDATE: I make a comment during the show that the Pez Mp3 player has a removeable head. This is not the case. The Pez head is not removeable on the player. Apparently, I thought that the hair and hats were interchangeable, but I got confused. Sorry for the mix up!

Make Your Own Head in A Jar

Hey, looking for something to gross out even the strongest stomach this Halloween? Why not make your own head in a jar? Check it out here.

Pez MP3 player now taking orders

This is a very cool idea. And just in time for Christmas, too!

One of our loyal listeners, Pat, has developed the world's first Pez Mp3 player. We recorded a greeting for the player a while back, so I don't know if we're actually pre-loaded on the player, but they're pretty nifty either way. Check it out here.

UPDATE: According to Pat, we aren't on the player. "I ended up dumping all the blogger/podcaster greetings from the first edition. There was too much variety in style and quality and I didn't have the editing ability to pull them into a coherent package. It is just going to have some indie bands on it instead." Bummer. But it's a pretty cool player nonetheless!

Jawbone #76: Illicit Love for Bellybuttons

It's mid October, so let's do a show. On tonight's episode, I reveal an illict love I have and breakdown and cry about it, I call Nora a man, and try my best to sing Coldplay. Hey and don't forget about the Sugar Coated Show happening this weekend!

Running Time: 50:00
Show Notes:
Coconut MonkeyRocket | Bumblebee
Starball | Kung Fu Girl

Finding an EVP on a Hometown Tales podcast.
David and JP Rule
Mason Reese
Who's Your Daddy Podcast
Zaldor's World
Waiting, The Film
Opinionated Ramblings
Old Wave Radio
Treks In SciFi

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Finally our own iTunes Ad!

With the release of iTunes 6 today, and the new iPods, I thought I would commemorate it by designing our own iTunes Ad. It's about freakin' time too!

Jawbone iTunes Ad

Rotational Illusions

Pretty neat site. Check it out here Make sure you take some Advil right after you visit it. Thanks to Frank for the link!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Yahoo Gets Into Podcasting

I may be behind the times here, but Yahoo now has their own podcast directory. It's pretty neat, overall. If you get a second, head on over there and show us some love by giving us a vote and maybe even a review.

Free Love on the Freelove Freeway

David Brent
Originally uploaded by geener.

Nora and I have been watching (and re-watching) the BBC version of The Office on DVD for the past few months. We've talked about it on our show and we're big fans. We also are starting to like the American version as well, although the earlier shows were trying too hard to be like the British version.

Regardless, I came across this great caricature of Ricky Gervais who plays the character of David Brent, the pathetic boss of Wernham-Hogg. Great drawing, great expression. It makes me want to go and watch the DVD's all over again.

Monday Morning Monster

I decided to start the week with a quick drawing I did recently for a client. Beware of monsters!
Superhero Nemesis - White

Friday, October 07, 2005

Do you have a website you hate?

Pee on it. Or let a dog poop on it. Check this out.

Thanks to SCOTT JOHNSON for the link.

Jawbone #75: Nora and the Designer Hats

Can you believe it gang? We've made it to show #75. Seventy-five! That's just 25 away from being at show 100. Hopefully we'll be able to get there, but let's take one show at a time.

On this episode, Nora and I try to explain to our new audience members who we are, what we're all about and why they should be listening to such a fine show. We get some great e-mails and voice mails and more. We also make another plea for submissions for the Jawbone Open Mic Podcast Show. You can win stuff! Join us, won't you?

Running Time: 45:43
Show Notes:
Todd Lerner | Television Light
Nate Sullivan | TV Girl

PMC Top 10 Countdown
Kyle Dragon Ash
See Rob Draw

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Gator Vs. Python

Gator Vs. Python
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

In this photo provided by the Everglades National Park, the carcass of a six-foot American alligator is shown protruding from the mid-section of a 13-foot Burmese python in Everglades National Park, Fla., after the snake apparently swallowed the alligator resulting in the deaths of both animals.

Read the whole story here.

Upcoming Gallery Showings

Well, I've been working up to this, and here it is. This month, you'll be able to see my artwork from my Monster Art Project at different galleries across the US. If you're in Cleveland, you can see the stuff at The Pop Shop Gallery:

The Sugar Coated Show
Sugar Coated

And if you're in the Chicago area around Halloween, make sure you check out The Werewolf Bongo Party. That show opening is on October 29th.

If you are interested in buying prints from me, listen to our next show and I'll give you all the details. Show 75 will be coming up soon! Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Jawbone #74: KidCast

Today, I take a big risk by doing a minicast with the kids. All five kids invade our attic studio. We talk about swimming, chocolate fountains, videogames and just kid stuff in general. My daughter goes a little bit nuts behind the mic, but it makes for an interesting cast nonetheless. Listen in!

Running Time: 21:02
Show Notes:

Jelly Bean Man
Favorite Video Games

Stress | John's Big Ego

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Et tu, Cheesecke Factory?

Cheesecake just got better!
Originally uploaded by johahnsen.

I'm starting to get nervous. We've never even eaten there.