Nov 25, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 40: Music and Black Friday with Joel Brody

Earlier this year Phantom Troublemaker became quite taken with the idea of Record Store Day.
If you don’t know, Record Store Day was started by a group of independent store owners as a way to draw attention to independent shops and create hype around the hobby of record collecting. For more information visit the website:
We’re doing things a little backwards, as the actual Record Store Day occurs in April. The subject of today’s episode is Black Friday and what special Record Store Day releases will be hitting then. That’s why, just a few days from the event, Phantom Troublemaker recruited local expert Joel Brody to talk about the event, the releases, and music in general. Listen in and learn about this great event!

For the full list of releases go here and to find a store near you go here

Phantom and the rest of the Needless Things crew will be visiting Joel at his home base at CD Warehouse on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, GA. Check them out here.
Not all participating stores will be carrying all releases, so be sure to contact your local stores between now and then to find out who is getting what. 
Procrastibate” by
The Maestro” by The Beastie Boys

Nov 16, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 39: Jim Stacy

On this week’s Needless Things Podcast, Phantom Troublemaker sat down with Emmy winning television host, restaurateur, chef, artist, musician, writer, and comedian Jim Stacy of Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy

Jim talks to Phantom about growing up in a hardworking Southern family, playing in bands like Greasepaint and Grand Moff Tarkin, and the long journey to opening his unique, freestanding restaurant Pallookaville. As always, Phantom is fascinated by such an impressive drive and work ethic, especially from a man like Jim with so many fields of expertise.

Listen in as the guys talk food, art, and rock n’ roll!
Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy can be seen on The Cooking Channel on Thursday nights at 10:30 PM. Jim’s restaurant, Pallookaville, can be found in the Avondale Estates area of Metro Atlanta and has a website here and a Facebook page here.
Procrastibate” by
Shake Appeal” by The Stooges

Nov 3, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 38: The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow

If you read Phantom Troublemaker’s post about The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow, then you know about his recent visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

After the puppet show Phantom was able to sit down with the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers – siblings Robin Erlandsen and Brian and Erik Torbeck – to discuss the fourteen year history of Silly Hollow as well as their own backgrounds in puppetry.

Listen in and find out what goes into a puppet show and how it evolves over time, as well as what motivates the puppeteers. The siblings also discuss some of their other family oriented shows, including a Western and one about pirates!
Procrastibate” by
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by The Monotones