Ep 84 – Offend in Every Way


A few years ago I did a show based on Josh Latta’s comic Rashy Rabbit — but now, like a bleeding ulcer in the colon of humanity, Latta returns with a style of raunchy comics and life trolling that makes him unique on the web…its humorous, satirical, and pulls no punches while pummeling the face of modern PC culture.

Each comic has the sting of a dirty joke whispered into your ear from your boozehound uncle at a St. Patrick’s Day party. Sure, it seems offensive but they’re just tasteless enough to induce groans and gasps rather than pure gorge-rising bile explosions from less sensitive artists. Latta’s shocks are quick and guilt-free. Nothing is safe. But the horror passes and fades. And perhaps that’s why each cartoon is superimposed on a cocktail napkin. – there is a keen awareness that each comic is only a sweaty hi-ball glass away from being wrapped around a used cherry stem and tossed into the trash after last call.

Latta is bar room humor for the digital age. The only reason his work is so shocking is that our society has shifted so much. In his work are traces of early Mel Brooks, Spike Jonze, and Mel Blanc. We’ve become an all-ages show where no one can be offended because we are all offended.

So where is left for poor humorists to go but the past and Latta captures it magnificently.

The White Stripes – Offend in Every Way
The Thermals – No Culture Icons
King Missile – Sensitive Artist
Bongwater – Obscene and Pornographic Art
Alice Donut – Freaks in Love
Thee Headcoats – Art or Arse?
Mojo Nixon – Ain’t Got No Boss
The Sh** Creek Boys – Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain
The Dead Milkmen – Life is S**t
Pup – DVP
Moistboyz – Sh**heel
Butthole Surfers – Hey
Rufus and Ben Quillian – Its Dirty But Good
Butterbean and Susie – Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama
Bo Carter – Please Warm My Weiner
Mojo Nixon – Girlfriend in a Coma
The Sh**t Creek Boys with Ween – Waving my D**k in the Wind
The Singing Loins – Shut Your Mouth
The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

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This Island Surf ep 13 A Fistful of Clint

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This may be the worst title I’ve ever made. I’m so sorry, loyal fanatics.

Los Plantronics – Golden Dawn Surf Patrol
Alohatomic – Clint Eastwood Gets Wiped Out
The Revelaires – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Susan and the Surftones – Spaghetti Beach
The Coffin Daggers – Something Wicked This Way Comes
Pedrito Diablo & Los Cadaveras
Los Peyotes – Garaje O Muerto
Mexican Wierdohs – Suavecito
Royal Knightmares – The Hipster
The Honeybees – Hip Shakin’ Baby
The Wet Tones – Surfin’ the Casbah
The Wavers – Surfers Rule
The Reigning Monarchs – True and Mighty
The Concussions – Fur-Lined Speedo
The Surf Teens – Bullwinkle
Wild Al Hotchkiss & His Aquaphibians
Los Pontiaks – Sin Combustable
The Phantom Surfers – Sloth in Madness
Los Derrumbes – Sham
The Sir Finks – Kights of the Long Board

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Ep 83 LOUD!LOUD!LOUD! Best of 2015

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Regardless of how you spent the last 365 days, it was an amazing year for record collectors and aural addicts alike. Volume knobs across the world discovered their breaking points and speakers smoked more than your bizarrely inappropriate uncle.

Punk, garage, psychedelic, and just plain ole skin slamming rock’n’roll, 2015 held lesser years upside down and stole their lunch money. Vinyl gave us highly listenable, collectible, and inconvenient modes of blaring tunes.Digital gave us the ability to make mixes that never end. And cassettes even showed their despicable little face around the playground after the thrashing they took in the late 90’s. It was a great year to dance and celebrate sound and come out the other side alive.

Here’s to a great 2016. In the meantime, here are my selections for the best songs of 2015. Thanks for helping make this show what it is and remember to Rage Well.

Isaac Rother and the Phantoms – Somebody Put a Hex on Me
The Juke Joint Pimps – A Thing You Gotta Face
The Jackets – Wheels of Time
C.W. Stoneking – The Zombie
Marcel Bontempi – Dig A Hole
The Legendary Shack Shakers – Dig a Hole
King Automatic – Plan B (Adopt a Lapdancer)
Beach Slang – I Break Guitars
Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Ossuary
The Creeping Ivies – Witch House
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cooking for Television
The Blue Beats – Toxic
Holly Golightly – What You See
King Khan and the BBQ Show – Killing the Wolfman
The Mountain Goats – Werewolf Gimmick
Becky Lee and Drunkfoot – I Wanna Kill Myself
Screaming Females – Hopeless
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To the Party
The Mountain Goats – Heel Turn 2
William Elliot Whitmore – A Thousand Deaths

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Ep 82 Youth Gone Angry


There isn’t too much more to say about issue 1 of The Last Gang in Town that hasn’t been said in both podcasts. It’s a great book and, if it maintains its chaotic glory, it’ll go down as one of the great cult reads.

These shows were a blast to put together. Over the years, the shows that seem to work the best are ones where the genre isn’t stretched too far and the show seems to write itself. This month was no exception. The all-cover Clash show took days of sifting and the wretched realization that not enough people are covering the Clash.

This episode took a few hours to layer and the biggest hassle was deciding how best to order the tracks for the clearest listening experience (several ‘hits’ never made it in to the final copy and could very well be a third episode). If you follow the narrative of the show, you’ll hear a common theme of youth gone bored and angry. It’s common theme in punk, but true none the less: Angry and bored kids can move the world. Just look hip-hop before the money started rolling in.

I guess that leads me to the next logical progression. The one Cindy Lauper screamed about. Money changes everyone. I often wonder where punk and hip hop could have gone if the labels hadn’t decided to milk the bands for every liquid cent. What if the bands just said ‘no’ and went about making loud obnoxious noise? Would the world look any different if the kids were united?

Who knows? Maybe in some parallel universe Strummer became Prime Minister and Thatcher was stuck teaching remedial maths to a bunch of sub-literate troglodytes in a United Nations’ Ukrainian prison for repeat duck defilers. It’s a world I’d like to visit.

Although, it’d be a shame about those ducks.

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The Clash – 1977
X Ray Spex – Art I Ficial
the Adverts – Bored Teenagers
The Jam – Saturday’s Kids
The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
Iggy and the Stooges – I Got a Right
The Boomtown Rats – Looking Out for No. 1
Gang of Four – Damaged Goods
The Dils – I Hate the Rich
Alternative TV – Urban Rich
The Undertones – Emergency Cases
The Dyaks – Gutter Kids
Nuns – Media Control
The Dickies – Banana Splits
Menace – The Young Ones
Buzzcocks – Oh S**t
Stiff Little Fingers – I Don’t Like You
The Saints – Know Your Product
The Wierdos – A Life of Crime
Vice Squad – Last Rockers
Cock Sparrer – Where Are They Now?

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Fear of a Dork Planet 4 Socks, Lotions, and Christmas Stockings


Happy What-ever-you-celebrate!
In this episode Annie and Erik discuss Krampus, Christmas Carols, Socks, Favorite Fish Movies, and creating a new religion called Church of Stand-up Humans.

Whether you’re here to preach the true meaning of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld or to listen to the moment before Annie slaughters Erik, welcome!

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Ep 82 The Last Gang in Town Part 1

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Here we are with a new name and a revised numbering system.

I’ve decided to bring all the shows (Bibliodiscoteque, This Island Surf, Punk for Nothing) all under one new improved moniker: The Novel Sound.

I’m admittedly terrible with numbering and recalling where I am with what show. I figured if it was all under the one name, life would be easier for you the fans and my poor show-addled brain. I love creating various mixes. It’s a passion that has driven me over the past 5 years, introduced me to some fantastic people, and helped me focus my mix taping madness. But the numerous show names have gotten a bit out of hand. I concur. S

So, with 80 episodes in the can, here’s to the new numbering.

Rage Well and thank you for listening.

The Clash – What’s My Name
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – Should I Stay or Should I Go
Toxic Reasons – White Noise
Kid Dynamite – Hateful
Todos Tus Muertos – Janie Jones
Sham 69 – White Riot
Social Distortion – Death or Glory
Anti Flag – Guns of Brixton
Thug Murder – I Fought the Law
The Pinkerton Thugs – White Man in Hammersmith Palace
Rancid – Cheat
Dropkick Murphys – Career Opportunities
Helen Love – Tommy Gun
Wreckless Eric – The Crooked Beat
Eddy Grant and the Equals – Police on my Back
Frantic Flintstones – Jimmy Jazz
Tijuana No – Spanish Bombs
The Caravans – Know Your Rights
Rachid Taha – Rock El Casbah
Dylan Walshe – Straight to Hell

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This Island Surf ep 12 Magnum Mustache and Bare Chests

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Yeah…it has been five years!
Five years and almost 90 shows of punk, garage, soul, pop, and surf.
I’m gearing up for 5 more with a new logo designed by Shawn Dickinson.
The old Dewey is 5 years wiser, beaten and bloody, and sitting pretty on his throne!

Get ready for to spit blood at the cameras and smile smile smile.

To start it all off, here is THIS ISLAND SURF 12 – Magnum P.I.


The Cucarachas Enojadas – Postal Surf
Atomic Mosquito – Financial Panther
The Madeira – Journey to the Center of the Surf
The Other Timelines – Vampcamp
The Twang O Matics – Payback
Black Flamingos – Okinawa
Creepxotica – Haunted Hulu
Lovage – Book of the Month
King Khan – The Boy is Mine
The Shadows – Wonderful Land
TarantinosNYC – Son of a Preacher Man
Cartas a Felice – El Bar Muerto
Satan’s Pilgrims – Small Craft Advisory
Gold Dust Lounge – Riff Raff
Ding Dong Devils – Voodoo Man
Shockwave – Take on Me
The Ampfibians – Watusi 5 O
The Surfside Swamis – Monkey Knife Fight
Reverberati – Combat Surf
Jason Lee and the R.I.P Tides – Caped Crusader
The Dragtones – Deathroller

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Fear of a Dork Planet ep 2 Scream Queens and Slime Fiend


Despite the title, this is the second episode of Heart of Dorkness.

In this episode, Annie and Erik ignore the new name (Fear of a Dork Planet) and discuss Henry Rollins’ new film, Godzilla vs. Hedora, and the TV show Scream Queens.

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