Archive for the ‘iTunes’ category

Johnny B Sieger coming to A House of A Guy’s Own!

January 28, 2020

From Chalet on the Alley to A House of A Guys Own!

Yes! My possibly best friend if not soul-mate Johnny B. Sieger will grace our back door portal on February 8, double-twenty!

Johnny Unplugged as it were, a good thing since we ain’t got no spittoon! Seriously, though, he doesn’t chew.

John’s new one with the Semi-Twangs is Kenosha is an instant classic, beginning with the title song confessional, through the self-analytical My Mind is Weak, the new directional Things are Going South and the very Milwaukee-ish (and I grew up a Milwaukee alley troll) Chalet on the Alley

We can seat up to a dozen comfortably, maybe 13 or 14 in a squeeze, so get there by 9: 57 am on 2/8 for a more-than-likely- seat.  Mr Sieger will take requests written on the back of a 20 dollar bill, no confeds please.

Should you only come out on facebook, zone in to  https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/ 

Got buds?  Pop ’em in for Whad’ya Know Podcast on @iTunes later that same day.

 

2020 Hindsight

December 29, 2019

                                                2020 Hindsight

 

With 2020 hindsight we look back on 20’s of the past to seek reassurance for the one upcoming–

 

1120- Walcher of Malvern, Prior of Great Malvern Priory in Worcestershire, England, drawing from his knowledge of Arabic astronomy, measures the Earth using the degrees, minutes and seconds of latitude and longitude.

1220–Genghis Khan overruns Islamic Asia laying waste to scores of civilizations and insuring himself a place in the genome of half the population of the earth–

on the other hand, Trial by Ordeal was (supposedly) abolished in England.

1320–Dante‘s Quaestio de Aqua et Terra,  a discussion of how a land and water planet like ours fits into Aristotle’s concentric elemental circles is published to mixed reviews, yet shows hints of The Divine Comedy yet to come.

1420–The long-lasting and last Imperial Dynasty of China the Qing (1420-1912) comes to power, puts the finishing touches on The Forbidden City, changing all the new bi-lingual nameplates to emphasize Harmony instead of Supremacy.

1520–Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Strait of Magellan by sailing through the treacherous, barely navigable snake of water between Chile & Tierra del Fuego, to the Pacific Ocean. While Portuguese, the always flexible Magellan claimed the strait and everything to the north for Spain.

1620–Bad year for mothers as Johannes Kepler’s is arrested for witchcraft while  French king Louis XIII defeats his mother, Marie de’ Medici, at the Battle of Les Ponts-de-Ce, Poitou.

1720–Johathan Swift begins “Gulliver’s Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships,” a satire of human nature and travelers’ tales.

Swift said he wrote Gulliver’s Travels “to vex the world rather than divert it”.

1820–The Venus de Milo is discovered on April 8, 1820 by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas, inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, in what was then the Ottoman Empire.

She was initially to be sold to the French, who like this kind of thing, when the Turks claimed birthright to the statue. The French intervened in Greece to stop the sale to Turkey and shipped her to Paris, where she still resides, leaving the Turkish Sultan the small consolation of executing the Greek ambassador. And the arms? Well, good thing they were lost if the reconstruction by art historian Adolf Furtwangler is anywhere near the truth.

1920–OK, the rise of Hitler and Prohibition, but the National Football League is established at a meeting at the Canton, Ohio, Hupmobile showroom between  representatives of the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Muncie Flyers, Rochester Jeffersons, Rock Island Independents, Decatur Staleys, Chicago Cardinals, Columbus Panhandles & Detroit Heralds.

The vision is complete when, in 1921,  the Indian Packing Company of Green Bay joins the league with Curly Lambeau’s Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whad’ya Know Holiday Office Partay–Now With Karaoke!

December 3, 2019

     You heard me right–Christmas & Chanukah Charaoke!

You’ll be rocking around the Christmas Tree and Messin’ around the Menorah, Saturday, December 7th, starting at 10 am at A House of A Singin’ Fool’s Own, 1215 Drake St, Madison–BDTP–

If you can’t make it you can kall-in your karaoke at (608) 257-2616–

Happy Merry Y’all!!

 

Return of the All-Time Classic Quiz Show!

November 11, 2019

Not this one . . .

 

This one!

The Whad’ya Know PopUp Quiz!

You cannot buy it for $64,000 1958 dollars!

Scandal-free! Yes, we all but give you the answers but

what’s wrong with that?

Ruled not gambling by US Supreme Court!

Saturday, November 16, 10 am Central on

Whad’ya Know Podcast facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

Call in early & often at (608) 257-2616 Lyle is standing by–

Post-Apocalyptic Crow has Last Word in ‘Hollow Kingdom’

October 30, 2019

This Saturday, November 2, Kira Jane Buxton joins us with ‘Hollow Kingdom,’ a first-crow account of life after the apocalypse told by domesticated American crow S.T.–Shit Turd, if you don’t please–with wisdom about the mofos of the world imparted by his not-so-dearly departed step-dad Big Jim–

 

 

‘Hollow Kingdom,’ “a humorous, big-hearted and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse,”

is the best-selling first novel for Kira Jane Buxton, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times and McSweeney’s.

You can fly with the crows and over the mofos on the Whad’ya Know Podcast livecast https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/  this Saturday, November 2 at 10 AM Central–

and grab the podcast later that day on Whad’ya Know Podcast @iTunes.

Finally an apocalypse you can chuckle your way through!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commander in Cheat–This Saturday, June 1 on Whad’ya Know Podcast

May 28, 2019

Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it.

He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet.

He also claims he’s a 3 handicap, never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships.*

How much of that is true?

None says acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly in Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Rick joins us Saturday, June 1, live on the Whad’ya Know Podcast  http://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

Tee time is 10 am Central, around midnight in Seoul–

*about those 18 club championships? check it out:

 

 

L and M Morning Zoo–New to Whad’ya Know Podcast!

May 22, 2019

Coming June 8, From a Diner of a Guy’s Own it’s a Guy’s Own Summer Replacement, basically 2 guys of a certain age on adjoining stools, nowhere else to be, who disagree on the finer points of the news and just about everything else except donuts & joe.

The L&M Morning Zoo, L first cause it sounds cool, being Lyle Anderson, Anders’s son, and for M that Man of the Feld Michael Feldman. And the Zoo? Why, just a monkey howl away from us here at 1215 Drake St, Madison, where it says U Can Come on the door–and you can, almost any Saturday morning at 10 in the summ, summ, summer time, sumertime-ay-ay-ay-ime.

Rather stay in bed with a cuppa? Use your free hand to check us out on a screen near you at facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/ –if you don’t believe in facebooks how in the world do you expect to see this?

  • And, hey,  you can call in for the Pop-Up Quiz at (608) 257-2616—that’s (608) 257-2616

If all that’s still beyond your ken catch the Whad’ya Know Podcast on @iTunes!