Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jawbone Radio #313: Crispy The International Man of Mystery

Tonight, we welcome our son Christian AKA Csripy, The International Man of Mystery.  We chat about film, movies, zoetropes and much more.  It's yet another show within show and it's a lot of fun! Listen in and enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Jawbone Radio: The First 60 - Episode 20 - Our Salute To The 49th State

 Here is a show from 3/22/05. I don't remember recording this at all.  Our guest is my friend Jim, who used to run our Live365 radio station (!) called NTR.  I barely remember that at all. But it was pretty cool to listen to.  Once again, Nora and I am fraught with technical issues and echo.  And Jim is thrown off by the echo and sounds like he's high. It's a pretty cool show to listen to, so please do!

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jawbone Radio #312: Google Knows Best

We record a wonderful show with me having a cold and talking about Tiger Dreams. Nora talks about her slow motion dreams and Roombas.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful, wonderful podcast. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode #19 - Canada Show

It's a brand new/old Jawbone from 3/19/05. There was a time when I would travel with all my podcast gear and do shows from the road.  It didn't happen very often but it happened this time. I was on a work trip in Toronto, Canada and I recorded a show via Skype with Nora from my hotel room. I think I wanted to do it to show that I could do it.  The audio turned out pretty good and the music is pretty good too.  If anyone know who does that song at the top of the show, let me know because I'd love to find it.  In any event, enjoy this show from March 2005.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jawbone Radio #311: What Fresh Hell Is This?

 Woo wee!  This is a tough one audio wise.  Tonight. we have our son Patrick on. via Zoom. The night is fraught with all kinds of audio and video snafus. but in the end, it all works.  We talk about bad jobs, lost Apple pencils and listen to our latest favorite TikTok.  Please enjoy!  And sorry about the echo!

Monday, June 07, 2021

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: "God Brought You To Our Podcast" Episode #19

It's a brand new/old Jawbone from 3/16/05. We talk about our front page story on The Plain Dealer written by Roger Metzger. It's our first piece of media that we ever got for our show. Pretty amazing to hear it back. We were on the front page of the paper.  Literally.  It's really fun to listen to this so why don't you? Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 03, 2021

Jawbone Radio #310: Maximum Maxmillian

 Tonight, we do another show within a show. This time it's Maximim Maxmillian - our son Maxmillian, recent graduate from The Cleveland Institute of Art, shows up and talks art and making a living out of it. We also talk Twitch emotes and pools.  Enjoy!

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode #18

 It's another new/old show! I meant to post this earlier this week, but I've been so off, I'm just getting to it now. This show is from 3/14/05 and features our interview with Brian Ibbot from the first podcast I listened to, Coverville. It's really great to hear this episode and the beginning of our beautiful friendship. Listen in and enjoy it, damnit!

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode #17

 I made a mistake and posted the wrong episode this morning, so now you get two episodes today. Huzzah! Around this time, we started playing "pod safe" music. We start with a band out of Columbus and then we start talking about being sick. It's weird to hear about sickness especially during Covid times. I was sick a lot many years ago and I think a lot of it had to do with the many kids we had.This show is from 3/13/05, also I guess. So we did two shows in one day?  What the heck! I hope you are enjoying these.

Incidentally, this episode is where D. Verada grabbed a lot of the drops from our theme song.  (for those of you who remember that.)

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Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode #16

You get two episodes of our old show today because of my silly mistake.  In any event, here is this show from 3/11/05. It features Neil, our fat guy in the basement and a discussion about a variety of topics.  I also talk about my folks and driving with my mom in Las Vegas, which is pretty interesting. Miss my folks a lot. I hope you are enjoying these.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode #15

After a long hiatus, I am getting back to uploading the original "Lost" 60 shows of Jawbone Radio. This is from  3/10/05.  A guy wrote me and said he didn't like my interview with Amanda Congdon. So I invited him on the show to roast me.  Fun stuff!  Enjoy!


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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Jawbone Radio #309: Ter Ter Tells It All

Tonight we do our first show within a show, Ter Ter tells it all. We will be doing these shows within shows that promise to be awesome.  Mitchell Vs. the Machines and TerTer's Canoe Trip. Thanks for listening!  Keep doing so! And subscribe to us on Twitch!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Jawbone Radio #308: Can I Sell You A Magazine?

We're back with another show.  Glad you were able to find us.  Tonight we talk about selling magazines, the back 9. Forgetting stuff and upcoming guests - like TerTer tells it all!  Thanks for listening!  Keep doing so! And subscribe to us on Twitch!

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Jawbone Radio #307: You're Twitching

 Hey listeners!  If you stayed subscribed, I hope you enjoy this fun little show. We try to reboot the show via Twitch and we also create a new podcast. We talk a lot about bathrooms, showering, Schmocko Tell and much more. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jawbone Radio #306: The 2019 Show

Nora and I return for a new show for 2019. We catch up on our 2018. Sparking Joy. Chapes Bank rant and more.  Thank you for listening and let us know if you would like to hear more from us.  Thank you for listening!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jawbone Radio #305: Nostalgia

Hi. Remember us?  We're back for a quick show three years after we did our last episode. We catch you up minute by minute since the last time we podcasted and wow, not a lot has happened. That's a lie.  Nora and I catch you up on why we are doing a show again, what is happening in our lives and nostalgia in general.  Thank you for sticking with us and please enjoy this new episode of Jawbone Radio!

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Of Songs and Sympathy

My 15 year old daughter, Siena, is a pretty good kid.  I don't always understand her, but that doesn't change the fact that she is essentially a wonderful human being. This was exemplified by something that happened on Halloween last night.

Every year at our house, Halloween is an incredibly busy night. Our home feels like a repository of cousins, friends and family members who come by to let their kids hit the "rich people houses" that surround our neighborhood.  Tales of full size candy bars at every house are the thing of legend for eager young treaters and this year was no exception.  Not only did we have Halloween to contend with, but two different birthday parties (my daughter and mine) later that evening.  Siena was expecting he high school friends over, a lively bunch of young ladies who were planning on trick-or-treating before the party.  She had also agreed to doing three separate face painting makeups, her own and her two younger siblings.  So, Sisi had a pretty busy night ahead of her.

I always get a little nervous when I find out my teens are trick-or-treating, not because they are past the recommended treating age, but because I never really know their real intentions for going out.  Siena's older brother, Max, for example, had plans to go out for Halloween, too.  His plans, however, involved a gang of cousins and friends and playing pranks in a red full body morph suit. Could I expect a phone call from the police or better yet, my wife calling me to cut my Halloween early to deal with the hell these teenage boys had wrought upon our neighborhood.  I had similar thoughts for Siena.  Was going out with her friends just a ruse to get dressed up in skimpy cat outfits and prowl for cute boys?  I dunno.  Isn't that what teenage girls do?  I'm old.

In any event, after returning from my own annual Treating Jaunt 2015, with my youngest kids (SIDEBAR PROTIP: I learned that I avoid being chastised for being an adult Trick or Treater by wearing a mask. This way I could pass as my daughter's "older brother" and guiltlessly fill a pillow case with as many full size candy bars), my teens slowly made their way back to home base.  No police calls for my son. Mental crisis number one averted. I did find out that two of the older boys just walked up to homes and asked for candy sans costumes, which I am sure confused many of the senior citizens on their route.

Then Siena and her friends came back home.  Would they be dragging in some flannel shirted teenage Adonis who smelled of Axe and communicated only by a series of "sups" and "brehs"? I shudder to think of the possibilities.

"We got a TON of candy!" Siena and her friends each held up pillowcases which easily weighed 10 lbs. each. "Great," I thought silently to myself.  "I told her not to wear that sleeveless top. It shows more skin than I'm comfortable with my daughter showing. Plus, it's cold. At least dress for the weather! Don't you check the weather app on your phone? Did we not raise a daughter with sense?"

Siena then proceeded to tell my wife and I that the four of them had gone from house to house, not trick or treating, but singing for people.

What I neglected to tell you is that Siena is in her high school choir.  She is the soprano and a damn good one according to everyone from her choir director to seasoned musicians who have been blown out of their shoes after hearing this beautiful, angelic voice emanating from her five foot frame.  She sings mostly sacred music; four part harmony Gregorian chant.  It's pretty heady stuff to be sure, well past what other choirs are expected to sing at her age.  And she nails it. Everytime. In a big way.

What she and her friends had done for the 2 hour Trick or Treat period is decided they would go from door to door and essentially sing these four part harmonies, slightly changing the words to "Trick or Treat."  As you could probably imagine, people were gobsmacked, emptying their candy bowls into each of their bags.  Some people were in tears and most were left with a feeling of awe that they had just been "treated" to a bit of song on this night of supposed terror.

She then told us about this one house they went to.  They had avoided it at first because posted on the door was a handwritten sign that said something to the effect of "Please leave medication in the mailbox". It was a message, not for the incoming Trick or Treaters, but for some caregiver who was coming to help out whoever lived in the house.

On their way back, they passed the house again, this time noticing a group of saint statues in the front yard.  They decided to approach again, knock and see if they could sing for the residents.

An older woman answered the door.  The girls began to sing.  But before they could get to the end of the first verse, the woman said abruptly "Can I stop you?"  The girls stopped singing, nervous they had done something wrong.

"My husband is dying. I'd like you to come in and please sing for him."

It was at this point, that my wife and I audibly gasped in our living room, hearing this story.

The girls went into the home an found an older man, the woman's husband, sitting in a chair, connected to different machines by wires and tubes. He had a blanket over him, and hearing her describe it, he was on some sort of oxygen machine because of the tubes coming out of his nose. They sang for him for about 10 minutes, "Oh God Beyond All Praising" and "King of All Our Shepards". He listened to these four angelic voices filing his living room with sacred music. Who could have even predicted this? On this, Halloween night.  They talked briefly before leaving and heading home, but not before his wife gave them all bracelets, extra candy and of course, hugs.

The girls stood in our living room, telling us this story and then shared a short version of their program.  We clapped, we hugged.

And we were humbled.

What an interesting and memorable Halloween night they created for many.

I pondered over this story this morning, remembering that today was All Saint's Day and that it was also the day my father passed away four years ago. Had my dad been alive when Siena had honed her talent to where it is today, he would have loved it.  As much as he loved her.  After all, they did share a birthday together.

Please remember all those souls who have passed on during this All Saint's Day. And if I learned anything from this, it's to try to do something unexpected for those who are still here with us to enjoy it.








Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jawbone Radio #304: Taking a Vacation From Myself

Hey hey! It's  new podcast to celebrate our 10th anniversary of podcasting.  We talk about my newest obsession, moving away and starting over, storming out of restaurants and more.  Thanks for hanging with us for the past ten years. Here's to 10 more!

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Jawbone Radio #303: Appreciation of Vocaloids

We return for a new show after a six month hiatus.  Nora and I talk about Vocaloids, my new podcast CreatureGeek and how I appreciate doing Jawbone Radio so much more on the eve of my new show premiering on Tested.com

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Show 14

An old show for #TBT from 3/7/05.  On this show we interview Amanda Congdon when she used to be on Rocketboom. Remember that show? It was terrific.  Listen in and hear our first celebrity interview! From 2005!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Show 13

Another old show for #TBT from 3/5/05.  We apparently just got interviewed by the PD and our story would be coming out the following week.  Little did we know what was going to happen to us!  I promise I'll try to get these out on a more regular schedule.  This summer has been a tough one for sure.  Thanks for sticking with us!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 12

Another old show for #TBT from 3/4/05.  We play our Adam Curry mashup from DJ Hojo and more. We also talk about our first special guest - Amanda from Rocketboom. Enjoy!



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 11

This episode originally aired 3/1/05.  Nora and I wrap up things from my trip to Las Vegas. I hope you enjoy this Throwback Thursday!



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 10

Holy cow.  Sorry for the long time between updates. Nora and I have not had a chance to do a normal Jawbone in quite some time because of a various number of reasons.  But don't give up hope yet.  I do have a new "old" show from the first 60 to share.  I have decided to give myself a schedule for these so I will be posting these on the infamous "Throwback Thursdays".

This show is from 2/23/05 and features Nora's sister Joan and her now ex-husband Aaron.  I have to be honest, I didn't listen to this episode as there is a certain awkwardness for me hearing from someone who is no longer in your day to day life.  I'm sure it's funny, but I have no desire to listen to it.  I guess this is one of the byproducts of doing a podcast.  Life changes and you have an audio recording of time before that change. In any event, I hope you enjoy this throwback.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jawbone Radio: The First 60: Episode 9

Episode 9 is from 2/22/2005.  Like the Neil episode from before, this is also a pretty important episode of Jawbone.  For some reason, I create a fake feud between our show and the PodFather Adam Curry.  I don't know why I did this, perhaps only to get more listeners, so you know, trolling.  Anyhow, listen in to another nugget of history from us.

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