January 2011

Episode 163

posted on Jan 31, 2011 | Comments (6)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 163

Our interview with YouTube cover artist extraordinaire Mike Massé!

In this episode:

  • Mike’s musical origins,
  • his bass player Jeff Hall,
  • influences include The Beatles, U2, Radiohead, Rush,
  • none of us are exposed to new music,
  • how did we find Mike on the web?,
  • Mike’s ever expanding vocal range,
  • putting an emphasis on the original style of each song,
  • sound recording techniques,
  • a wedding gig request in Amsterdam,
  • the 3-man vocal arrangement of 80s band Toto,
  • Mike’s unique T-shirts,
  • musical aspirations,
  • American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and X Factor,
  • original songs,
  • the Pie Pizzeria in Utah,
  • rock and roll in the future,
  • future cover artists,
  • is rock music dead?,
  • opinions on Tron Legacy (2010) starring Jeff Bridges,
  • first person shooters on the PC,
  • and more great cover songs (clips) from Mike, Jeff, and friends.

Don’t forget to go to Mike’s website and donate to his Tip Jar if you can!

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Paunch on The Overnightscape Underground

posted on Jan 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

We’re in syndication!

That’s right, the Paunch Stevenson Show is now part of The Overnightscape Underground! Frank Nora invited us to join his network of podcasts several months ago and we’re very excited that our episodes are being reposted there. Frank, thank you for including us. PQ Ribber, thank you for doing us the huge favor of posting our episodes on onsug.com.

What does this mean? When we post a new episode here on paunchstevenson.com, it’ll also be posted on The Overnightscape Underground. That’s more exposure for us, which should result in more listeners, comments, and interaction.

That’s also more exposure for The Overnightscape Underground here on our site. Go and listen to some of the other podcasts being posted (and reposted) there. They make commutes, workdays, and chores more pleasant.


posted on Jan 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of The Year Award

Normally one big time dimwit gets to win The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of the Year Award. Well in 2010, one award was not enough for the cesspool of loserdom otherwise known as American politics. It was a banner year.

1) The “Tea Party” were in full force on the prime issues of the day, first and foremost, that President Obama did not have a birth certificate. Throughout the year, spillover from 2009 in fact, was the battle over Healthcare. Well, the lack of affordable healthcare. As the right wing screamed and yelled about socialism, working people continued to get the shaft. Get sick, don’t look at us, it’s your problem.

2) Those lovelies were egged on by the grand phony himself Glenn Beck of Fox News.

3) Let’s not forget the lack of climate change reform, which has led to a miserable winter where snow is everywhere. More importantly, who can forget the decades of political favors paid to the oil industry. They returned the favor by causing the worst oil spill in US history. BP Chairman Tony Hayward reacted by complaining about not being able to get back to his yachting.

4) And lastly, our wonderful home state of New Jersey has a new Governor, Chris Christie, who fought with everybody. That’s not what annoys us. He canceled a project that was long underway to add rail access, via a new tunnel from NJ to NYC. If there’s one thing we absolutely abhor, it’s our commute to and from work, whether on the roads or on the trains. Any project that lessens the congestion is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, the governor didn’t think so.