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UsedWigs Radio 100: Team Todd

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This is officially UsedWigs Radio Show #100 and officially our last show (tidal wave of tears). It was a super fun ride, thank you all for having us.

I want to thank everyone who participated, helped out and attended this Team Todd event. It was a really wonderful night, one that Todd would have loved.

Big hugs to the performers: Russ Starke, Heather Hall, Kimberly Hall, Dave Hill, Chip Chantry, Nikki WalterBrian Seymour, Rich Kaufmann, Scott Michael Shrake, Anna Goldfarb, Jon Solomon, Kevin Ginsberg, Brad Sukala, Lisa Starke and Bevan McShea for bringing all the laughs, stories and tunes. The tiny flabby muscles in my stomach are still hurting from laughing.

And big high-fives to Kell Andrews, Heather Andrews, Thomas Jadico Jr, C.j. Stahl, Brian Jacobs, Eric Smith, Colin Helb, Dan Eastman, Adam Picarelli, Kerri Foxhill, Geekadelphia and Cutesy but not Cutesy for the support. And big sweaty hugs to everyone else who was there and made it super fun. It meant a lot to Russ and Heather and me to have you all there! 

Alright, enough yapping, here’s the audio, videos coming soon!

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast99.mp3

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Benefit Show for Todd Marrone’s Family Featuring Dave Hill, Chip Chantry, Anna Goldfarb and More!

We lost our brother Todd Marrone, the heart and soul of UsedWigs Radio, and huge part of our lives. We love Todd and his family more than we can express and we want to celebrate his life, his art and his spirit of sharing. So please mark your calendars and join us on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the beloved home of UsedWigs Radio, L’etage in Philly.

The show will feature lots of our super talented friends. Dave Hill and Chip Chantry will bring the laughs; Anna Goldfarb,  ShrakeNikki Walter and Kevin Ginsberg will tell some tales; Brian Seymour will play some of Todd’s favorite songs; and  Bevan McShea will perform and create live art in honor of his pal Todd. Plus live readings of Todd’s uniquely wonderful and witty thoughts by friends and family.

This will also be a benefit (donation at the door) and we hope to have some lovely pieces of art donated by friends of Todd and our show for a small silent auction.

RSVP

We look forward to seeing you!

Russ and Jeff
UsedWigs Radio

DETAILS

Time:
6:00pm
 – Door open, grab a drink, mingle, share stories!
6:30pm – Show starts promptly and the fun begins!

Location:
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

 

Goodbye, Todd

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We lost our brother Todd Marrone last week, the heart and soul of our show and huge part of our personal lives. We love Todd and his family more than we can express. Thank you to everyone for the comforting words. Russ and I had the honor of speaking at Todd’s memorial service.

We love you, buddy

Support: Give to The Marrone Family

More: Hundreds come out to bid farewell to Welsh Valley teacher Todd Marrone

UsedWigs Radio 99: Comedians Gregg Gethard and Jim Grammond

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Guests: Comedians Gregg Gethard (Bedtime Stories, The Best Show on WFMU) and Jim Grammond (Reasonable Discourse with Jerks)

Topics: Failures! Trumpet Failure, Flugelhorn Failure, Work Failure, Greeting Card Failure, Comedy Failure, Matching Hats Failure, Mütter Museum, Marching Bands, Pica, Charlie Chaplin, Back on My Feet, Ben Franklin plus Stories of Triumph!

Playlist: “Oh Canyon” by Fenster, “Sail to The Sun off of Afraid of Heights” by Wavves, and “Bellio” by Dutch Uncles.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast99.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Returns May 21 at L’etage with Gregg Gethard and Jim Grammond

May 21 - 8pm - L'etage - Philly

Great news for fans of watching guys talking into microphones while they digest crepes… UsedWigs Radio returns to L’etage this spring for some more super fun nonsense. The lawyers for Russ, Todd and Jeff  have been meeting for months and have finally come to terms with all their demands. Russ now gets to wear a crown, Todd does not have to wear a shirt and Jeff can’t talk at all until the final ten minutes of the show. Everybody wins!

Special Guests!

Comedians Gregg Gethard (Bedtime Stories) and Jim Grammond (Reasonable Discourse with Jerks) will join the fellas armed with tales of Success and Failure and Bombing and Rebounding!

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So please join us. You have three months to get a baby/cat sitter.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 8:00pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

Also, join us on our Facebook Page! It’s filled with baby and food photos just like you asked for!!

Get Pumped!

UsedWigs Radio Interview with Ted Travelstead

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Jeff chats with writer/comedian Ted Travelstead (@trumpetcake) about his hilarious new book, The Petraeus Files: All the Photos, Chats, Poems, and Other Super-Secret Emails They Don’t Want You to See, and other hard-hitting, teen-friendly topics including owls, Brooklyn gangs, Children of the Corn II, Korn, Asbury Park, Steve Martin, stand up comedy, storytelling, punk music and haircuts, Christian Broadcasting Network, Ted Lange, short story writing, Staples, beard length and nudity outfits.

Playlist: “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden, “Orris Root Powder” (Intro/Outro) by MF DOOM, “What’s In The Middle” by The Bird And The Bee, “Refund” by Obits, “Hold On Loosely” by 38 Special, “Get Up And Go” by Jason Lytle.

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Say Good Night, UsedWigs Radio Podcast!

Hello Everybody!

The President of the Internet contacted me today to say Used Wigs Radio is no longer allowed to broadcast. I know, weird right? Anyway, he felt seven years of us producing high quality downloadable entertainment was enough and it was time for us to leave and put our mics, voice modulators and elaborate recording equipment on craigslist. We agreed.

So, to comply with the Internet, we are ending our show.

It’s been a lot of fun and a long super silly ride. When Russ, Todd and I started the show in 2005 there were only two other podcasts in the world, Beef Talk (meat podcast) and The Buffy Zone (podcast devoted to Buffy The Vampire movie, not the TV show). We felt like pioneers! Back then, only one of us was married and we now have 3 wives and 6 kids between us (four are named Olivia). We had a ball together, made a ton of great friends, chatted with many wonderful guests and spun a lot of killer tunes! Thanks to the good people at L’etage, World Cafe Live, Milk Boy and Russ Starke Studios (all three locations) for putting us up over the years. Kisses to Lisa, Heather and Kelly too for letting us have fun and joining in the nonsense. We are lucky guys!

The monthly podcast is over but we hope (and plan) to be back in the Spring for a couple big live shows (band, comics, cage fights, kissing booths, etc.).

It’s serious talk time now (ask the kids to leave the room): A million thanks and hugs to everyone who has listened over the years, came out to our live shows, gave advice, busted balls, bought t-shirts, and took the time to say hi or just leave a nice comment. I love you all for that and I love my little podcasting brothers Russ and Todd. They always made this cranky 63-year-old man feel young with their energy and smarts and passion and accents and hairy exteriors. Again, love them!

Please feel free to check out past episodes. I’ll be posting some good ones from the vault, like now!

Here’s a fun one with two of our favorite people Dave Hill and Nikki Walter!

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast85.mp3

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Thanks for downloading us, friends!

Hugs, Jeff

UsedWigs Radio “Best Christmas” from jeff lyons on Vimeo.

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UsedWigs Radio 98: Talking Medical Stuff with Doctor Dave

Guest: Doctor Dave!

Topics: Dumb Questions for a Smart Doctor, Unique Baby Names, Wilson Phillips, Scrubs, Doctor Shows, Using Facebook to Find a Doctor, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, Todd’s Werewolf Jr. Sydrome, Russ’s Bezoar Collection, Genital Retraction Syndrome, Signature Doctor Looks, Disorderlies, Fred Flintstone’s Amnesia, Rectal Tones, Stan Lee, Mœbius, DogFish Head Beer and The Inbetweeners.

Playlist: “The Men’s Room At The Airport” by Karl Hendricks Trio and “Hospital Beds” by Cold War Kids

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast98.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Interview with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Tom Tom Club

Enjoy a super fun interview our Todd Todd did with the delightful Tom Tom Club members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz back in October 2011. In addition to making highly inventive and infectious music with the Tom Tom Club, Tina and Chris founded the legendary Talking Heads with David Byrne and Jerry Harrison back in 1975.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/TomTomClub.mp3

Website: www.tomtomclub.net

UsedWigs Radio 97: Talking Summer Nonsense with Writer Chris Illuminati!

Guest: Author, editor and keyboardist Chris Illuminati!

Topics: The Good and Bad of Summer, Summer Romances, Dumb Fireworks, Country Music, Todd’s Beef with Water Ice and The Outer Banks, Guidos, Meeting Twitter Friends, Smut Mags, Beer Garnishes, Vacation Buffets, Reggie Watts, Pixar, The Illuminati and Arsenio Hall.

Playlist: “Hash” by Easter Island and “Worst Song Medley” by Garfunkel and Oates

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast97.mp3

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Join UsedWigs Radio at L’etage On June 19th with Chris Illuminati!

Author, editor and keyboardist, Chris Illuminati will be joining Philly’s favorite Tuesday night live podcast recording session to discuss a crepe load of nonsense including books, movies, TV and summer girlfriends that may or may not have really existed. Chris has written for Penthouse, Maxim and is the managing editor of GuySpeed.com. He is the author of the new ebook Thank You For Not Laughing and wrote two books about being an a**hole even though he’s a swell guy.

Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – 8:00pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

Also, join us on our new Facebook Page! It’s filled with baby and food photos just like you asked for!!

Podcast: www.usedwigsradio.com

UsedWigs Radio 96: Comedian (and Former Todd Student) Mike Garcia!

Guests: Mike Garcia (comedian and former Student of Todd Marrone!)

Topics: Learning to Ride a Bike, Feeling Old at Concerts, Stand-Up Comedy, Crazy School Trips, Beastie Boys, MCA, Todd Was a Horrible Young Person, Class Clowns/Jerks, Broken Noses, Harmless Pranks, Destroying Pianos, Open Mics, Stop Motion Animation, Giant T-Shirts and Kid Hernias.

Playlist: “Neighborhood Song” by Restorations and “Bittersweet Sympathy” by When Saints Go Machine

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast96.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio 95: Guests Peter Cortner, Bevan McShea and Rachel Bensen

Guests: Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty), Bevan McShea (The Phoenix Veil) and comedian Rachel Bensen!

Topics: Female Comedian Problems, Bobbleheads, Hobo Overkill, Comforters, Bad Roommates, Annoying Marathon Runners, Popcorn Cooking Tips, Cheap Trick, Fugazi, City Gardens, Punk Shows, First Punk Bands You Loved, Dinosaur Rock and Bands You’ll Always Go See.

Playlist: “Dag Nasty,” “Under Your Influence” and “All Ages Show” by Dag Nasty. “A Novel Idea” and “Fathers” by The Phoenix Veil.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast95.mp3

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Join Us at L’etage On April 17th with Special Guests Rachel Bensen and Bevan McShea!

You ready to rock? Not a lot of rockin’, just a bit. (It’s a weeknight for goodness sake!) Still, you deserve an early night out with comedy and music and crepes and sexy furniture. Join us this Tuesday at a Special Earlier Time: 7:00pm. (There’s a children’s puppet show at 9:00pm, we need time to clean up after our confetti canon.)

We’re very excited to have these fine folks join us!

Rachel Bensen is an up-and-coming standup comedian based in Philadelphia. She enjoys puns, fried food, and webcomics. Rachel performs wherever people will let her near a microphone – most recently, that’s included Philly Improv Theater, Tabu, World Cafe Live, and Helium Comedy Club. She tweets irreverently and irregularly at @rachelbensen.

The Phoenix Veil is the acoustic project of Bevan McShea, an artist, musician, and poet from Philadelphia. Bevan has collaborated musically on many projects spanning many styles and genres, the most notable being the hip hop and spoken word personae Lightborn. Bevan’s latest release is The Blood of August featuring Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty, The Gerunds) and Chuck Treece (McRad, Bad Brains, Underdog).

Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 7:00pm (Please note, one hour earlier!)
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

Also, join us on our new Facebook Page! It’s filled with baby and food photos just like you asked for!!

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 94: Tales of Survival with Nikki Walter and Dan Eastman

Guests: Nikki Walter and Dan Eastman

Topics: “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories, Baby-Endangering Chandeliers, Child-Swallowing Moon Bounces, Teen-Tripping Canadian Ice, Knife-Wielding Beggars, Hitting Heads and Seeing Stars, Drinking After-Shave, Cold Springs Junkyards, Throwing Fireworks at Friends, Todd’s Real Last Name and Park-Bench-Crushing Beer Trucks!

Playlist: “Fall In” by Cloud Nothings and “Nothing to Worry About” by Peter Bjorn and John.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast94.mp3

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Join Us and Nikki Walter at L’etage for Some “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories

Philadelphians and people in the greater Philadelphia area, join us on Tuesday night, March 20th, for another fun and free show at the lovely L’etage. Team UsedWigs Radio and Miss Sassypants herself, Nikki Walter — a.k.a., @TurboGrandma and the future Mrs. Billy Joel — will tell some action-packed, danger-filled “Wow, That Was Close!” stories as you sit back and safely enjoy crepes and a wonderful selection of drinks.

Plus! A special guest comedian will also pop up to tell a harrowing tale of survival. This just in… it’s Dan Eastman!

Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 8:00pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

Also, join us on our new Facebook Page! It’s filled with baby and food photos just like you asked for!!

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 93: Guests Eric Smith of Geekadelphia and Artist Yis Goodwin (Nosego)

Guests: Eric Smith and Yis Goodwin (Nosego)

Topics: New Orleans, Prostitutes, Video Games, Designing iPhone Apps, Murals, CosPlay, Horrible Weight Loss Tips, Geekadelphia, Tattoo Conventions, Tertiary Star Wars Characters, Chip Tune Music, Master Chief Armor, Penguin Disbelief, “Hunger Games,” and Art Inspirations.

Playlist: “Ruby” by Cheap Girls, “Chi-Town” by The Cribs and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast93.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Welcomes Geekadelphia’s Eric Smith and Artist NoseGo on February 21st at L’etage!

Mid-Winter blahs, huh? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re putting on this super exciting show with two talented lads who enjoy tech, art and entertaining the masses. Come on out and have a fun, a crepe and some drinks. The show is FREE and we’ll have GIVEAWAYS! We just ask you to bring your clapping hands and your laughing mouths. As usual, this show will be recorded for our popular podcast that will be available for download and live forever online or at least until the Cylons take over and build a better internet.

The Guests!

Eric Smith runs Philly’s “Guide to Everything Geek” website Geekadelphia, teaches and lectures about writing and social media at colleges and universities, does the marketing thing at the mighty Quirk Books, writes novels like Textual Healing and most importantly, owns a custom made Master Chief costume he wears out on the streets to fight crime and get bagels.

NoseGo is a Philadelphia-based artist with a passion for illustration and media arts. He mixes fine art with a contemporary style to deliver highly energetic work. His designs feature an assemblage of patterns, vibrant colors and characters derived from his imagination and his surrounding environment.

Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 8:00pm
L’etage
624 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Admission: FREE!

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 92: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, Technology Overload and Terrible Product Placements

Topics: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, The Oscars, Technology Overload, Answering Machines, Party Lines, NPR Slinging the Guilt, Russ’s Spreadsheet Update, Punk Bands and Terrible TV Product Placements.

Playlist: “Waiting for Something” by Nada Surf, “Lightshow” by Plants and Animals, “Forever Won’t Wait” by the Steve Adamyk Band and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast92.mp3

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UsedWigs Radio Podcast 91: Holiday Show with Molly Davis and Anna Goldfarb

Topics: Holiday Fun, Worst Gifts Ever Given, Worst Gifts Ever Received, Dating Do’s and Don’ts, Gift Cards, Homemade Bikes, Fruit Presents, Hiding Twitter from Coworkers, People Being Horrible on Twitter, Men’s Fragrances, Tiny Husbands, Awkward Hugs, Best-Selling Christmas Music, Uncanny Valley, New Year’s Eve Hookups and The Kinks.

Guests: Anna Goldfarb and Molly Davis

Teaser: Yankee Candles, they say “I hate you!” and “She likes light!”

Playlist: “All I Want is Truth (For Christmas)” by The Mynabirds, “Winter Vacation” by The Subjects and “Only at Christmas Time” by Sufjan Stevens.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast91.mp3

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