Sunday, July 31, 2005

Excuse the Broken Links!

Apparently, we've exceeded bandwidth on our server and we've been switched off for now. We will be working through this issue as soon as we can. Sorry for the mess! More updates as they come through...

I am in the process of moving servers. I had to delete all our shows from the old server. So nothing will be available for the next 24 hours or so, until I get everything migrated. Please bear with us as we make this move. Thanks!

We have successfully moved all the files over to our new sever that is totally dedicated to the show. This launches a new era in Jawbone Radio history. If anyone comes across of broken link pointing to our old server, please let me know via e-mail and we can fix it as soon as possible.

We are aware of the problem in iTunes 4.9. The feed is still reading our old feed for some reason and we are at the mercy of iTunes there. Unfortunately, our new hosting solution seems to be pretty slow and crapping out for some reason. I am in contact with the host company and hopefully this is just a glitch in service.

Boo Berry Unleashed!

Moving ahead on the Monster Cereal MADS, here is my take on the ever-elusive Boo Berry.

This was frickin' tough to do, I have to admit. As I mentioned on our last podcast, I have had a love/hate relationship with Boo Berry for quite some time now. I wanted to get him right. And I don't know if I did or not. Regardless, I have a feeling I will be revisiting this subject again from time to time.

I will probably talk about this on our next show, but some of my pieces will be appearing in a local art show next month. I will be hanging six peices of art, some podcaster and some one from the Monster Art series in a local art gallery. More info is forthcoming, so stay tuned and find out where you'll be able to see the gallery showing (if you're in the Cleveland area) and what else is in store for the Monster Art Project.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Destroy All Hairdos

This one was fun. I wanted to merge the 50s and the 70s into one Monster Art Drawing (hereby known as MAD for short). I think I did it, although I'm still not happy with the alien. Tom Bagley draws much cooler aliens than I do.

Interesting news...some of the podcaster art and other art that you've been seeing on this site and on our Flickr site will be shown at an art gallery next month! We'll keep you posted on what's happening with that as information comes available.

BTW, I just uploaded the black and white version of this drawing...I kinda dig it more than the color version, actually.

Jawbone #60: Guess I'll Go And Eat A Worm

Listener mail, voice mails, mashups and more! Hear Nora's public apology to an international listener and much more! BTW, the RSS feed is fixed now, so for those of you who downloaded the mashup we played, sorry about that. Please download the latest show now! Thanks to Neil from the Borderline for the heads up.

Running Time: 42:07
Nora's public apology
Listener mail
The J-Bone Files by DJ Hojo

Smashup Derby | Talking Franz
John Jolly | Johnny

Boo Berry and the Monster Cereals
A shout-out to Len's podcasting girlfiend

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I Heard it On A Podcast

Got this link from fellow Podcast Outlaw, Brian Pipa. It should be the national anthem for podcasting. The song is called "On A Podcast" by a band called Cruisebox. Simply awesome.

After I hear the song, I shoot an e-mail to the band, suggesting to them that they create a "radio edit" of the song. Ridiculous notion, I know, since that's the whole idea of the song. No FCC, no rules. Say anything you want...yadda yadda yadda. Well, when I get an e-mail back, I find out that we, meaning Jawbone, were partly responsible for inspiring the song!

Here's an excerpt from the band's blog:

"This music weblog (mlog?) is our way of saying “thanks” to the grassroots pioneers of podcasting. To everyone who said: “Screw Clear Channel…screw the FCC…let’s fuckin’ kick it.” To the thousands of incredibly cool, talented and entertaining “as-yet-podcasting-unknowns.” To the big names of the podosphere like Dawn and Drew and Keith and the girl and Len and Nora and Brian and C.C. and Corby and on and on. And, of course, to Adam Curry."

Wow. We're blown away. To be mentioned such company really means a lot. And it's an inspiration to us too. So, go and download the song now. It rocks and it sums up a lot about how we feel about this podcasting revolution.

Monday, July 25, 2005

A Tribute to Betty Page

We were out book shopping this weekend at a discount book sale, and I saw a cover that caught my eye. It was a cartoon of a chick in a devil costume. I really liked the image, and thought it would be cool to do a version of a Devil Chick for the Monster Art Project. Although it doesn't really fit in with that project, I think it makes a cool image nonetheless. Consider this a tribute to the Betty Page pinups from the 1950's.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

That 70's Chick

A quick study in color and design, inspired by something I saw in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory this weekend. I really just wanted to draw the background and I needed a subject for the foreground. I drew the girl in another monster drawing that I haven't colored yet and I thought she looked cool and needed her own drawing. For those of who you are keeping score, the girl's costume inspired by a terrible film from MST3K called Angel's Revenge.

Count Chocula Attacks!

Continuing the theme of monsters and cereal, here is my take on the infamous Count Chocula.

I'm begining to wonder if anyone is even seeing these drawings. No one seems to be commenting. Maybe that's for the better, I suppose.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Frankenberry Unchained

I started a new subset of drawings that are going into the Monster Art Project last night. I was a big fan of the Monster Cereals growing up, and always loved the characters. Frankenberry, Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Frute Brute...simply awesome stuff.

So I decided to do a series of drawings based on these loveable creatures, but instead interpret them as the real monsters they were inspired by. So here is my first take on the most colorful of the monster cereals, Frankenberry:

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Fingertips Project

For all you TMBG Dial-A-Song fans, please feast your eyes on this...a flash animation by various artists done to the music of They Might Be Giants' "Fingertips.

Thanks to Brian from Coverville for the link!


Got an e-mail from Ian Greeb who not only does some really cool artwork, but also produces a really cool podcast. First, the art:

See more work at his site here.

And now, the podcast. Listen to MungBeam here.

Jawbone #59: The Seinfelds of Podcasting

This show is jammed full of rambling craziness and much more. A voice mail from Houlihans, e-mail from Canada and a semi-tribute to James Doohan, Scotty from Star Trek.

Running Time:46:39
Show Notes:
D. Verada | Nora and Len (Our Theme Song)
Andy Creighton | The Letter S

Space 1999
Dr. Who
Battlestar Galactica

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hello to all our BBC friends!

For those of you who are finding us from the BBC feature, welcome and enjoy your stay!

BBC News ran this story about podcasting that featured Jawbone as well as some of our faves, Hometown Tales, Mr. X and Just Julie, Coverville, Mommycast and the UK's own Richard Vobes Show.

The article gives Jawbone probably the highest compliment ever, comparing our show to Jerry Seinfeld. What a great way to start the day.

Incidentally, you may notice some familar artwork by yours truly in the article. Viva la Drawbone!

Len on The Big Show Podcast

Fellow Podcast Outlaw and podcasting fiend, Aaron from The Big Show was kind enough to have me on his show this past weekend. It was a really cool conversation and a lot of fun. I go into more detail about She-Hulk naked, my strange fascination with Mr. X and Just Julie and my hatred of Houlihans.

Check out the show here.

Etched in Stone

Got this in the Jawbone mailbox from Redboy and Absolute Amy, who are currently overseas in China adopting a new baby. It's my drawing of them, etched in stone!

I think that's the first time I've ever had my work etched in some sort of stone. Very cool.

The Vampire Waitress

I'm going monster crazy over here. So here is a suggestion from Nora, The Vampire Waitress.

I used Vampirella as a model for the Vampire. She's the only thing I think of when I think of female vampires. There was a great reference photo of her on the cover of the DVD for Plan 9 from Outer Space. I ended up watching part of the film while I inked this in. What a complete and utter waste of time. If anyone can decipher what Tor Johnson says in his first scene in the movie, please let me know.

Monday, July 18, 2005

They Might Be Cartoons

Something not monster or podcasting related, here is my take on John and John from They Might Be Giants.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Mummy Returns

More from the Monster Art project...this is a nod to the old EC comics from the 1950s and also to one of my favorite artists of all time, Mr. Jack Davis.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Jawbone #58: They Might Be Podcasters

Nora's back is killing her. But that doesn't stop us from doing a show (partially) from KidsFest in downtown Cleveland and try to track down our elusive interview with John Flansburgh and John Linnell, better known as They Might be Giants. The show turns out to be incredibly cool and one of the best rock shows we have ever seen, even if it was aimed at kids. It was our kids first rock show, and our first rock concert as a family, it was certainly a memory to be cherished. Unfortunately, the ubercool souveniers we got from the show ended up being stolen. Will we ever get the chance to talk to the Johns? Listen and find out what happened.

Running Time: 44:19

They Might Be Giants
Justin Roberts | Brontosaurus Got A Sweet Tooth
A Halo Called Fred | Mexican Love Song Or A Love Song for (Insert Your Name Here)

Road House 2
Hollow Man

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Jawbone #57: TomB After Midnight

On this episode of Jawbone, we have a very important guest -- our youngest son joins us for our intro and outro and he makes weird clicking noises with his mouth.

However, we also talk to ubercool commercial artist and all-around good guy, Tom Bagley. You may have noticed us referencing Tom's work on our blog. He has been a huge inspriation for the current monster art that I have been working on. He has a very cool 50's retro style that is influenced by EC horror comics and 60's Horrorzines like Creepy and Eerie.

Running Time: 37:13
Music: Monster Party | (Don't Let) The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Artists and Links mentioned:
Curse of the Demon
Lee Brown Coye
"Ghastly" Graham Ingalls
Berni Wrightson
Gahan Wilson
Jack Davis
Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to TV

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Monday, July 11, 2005

More 50's Horror Style Kitsch

Add another monster to the collection -- here's one of my faves from growing up, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. One of our favorite deceased TV shows, MST3K, totally ripped the sequel to this film apart. But I never stopped loving the Creature. Incidentally, what a great costume design for the 50s. I was always amazed by the originality. Ubercool.

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Jawbone #56: Summer Cheesecake and Typhoon Pants

Another big summer show from our attic. Neil joins us for this show. We talk about ribs, eating popsicles in bed, play sand, North Korea, plus we play some listener voice mails. What else can you want?

Running Time: 38:48
Music: Monster Party | Skeleton Strut

Famous Dave's BBQ
Cheesecake Factory

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Werewolves or Zombies?

Dovetailing off our conversation from Show #55, who is scarier, werewolves or zombies... We let the listener decide.

Who is Scarier? far!

Zombies...of course!



Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Jawbone #55: Parades Make Me Uneasy

It's the Fourth of July in beautiful downtown Lakewood! Join Nora and Len as they attend the annual Lakewood Fourth of July Parade, and chat about Live 8 among other things. Then, join Len as attends the fireworks display and plays a rousing game of "Who Would Win In A Fight?" with his three oldest sons and a gaggle of his neices and nephews.

Running Time: 30:00
The Flory Dories | I Want You Back
Suburban Armchair Parnoia | America

Porkchop Sandwiches! - GI Joe PSA Spoofs

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Fourth!

What better way to celebrate our independence than by combining werewolves and skateboarding?

Nope, can't think of anything better...

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Testing Out A New Technique

I was totally stoked by seeing the art of Tom Bagley this past week, that I decided I wanted to adopt some of his style into the artwork I'm doing. I used my friends over at Hometown Tales as test subjects and I'm pretty pleased with the results. This technique obviously takes a little longer, but the effect is extremely cool.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Subscription Options Abound!

The world of podcasting is growing by leaps and bounds, and so are our subscription options.

If you are an iTunes 4.9 user, you can subscribe to our feed by clicking the iTunes chiclet on the right hand side. If you use another aggregator like Nimiq, Doppler or iPodderx, you can subscribe to our feed by using the Newsreader chiclet right below. It's simple, fun and when you click on it, the sweet smell of roses emenates from your computer.

Thanks to Mr. X for the cool-looking subscription graphics!