Needless Things Podcast 190 – Valerie Meiss

December 7th, 2017
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Dave talks to musician, illustrator, puppeteer, and all-around renaissance woman Valerie Meiss!

 
 
“A fascination with fairytales and detective stories at bedtime, a never-ending stockpile of cardboard, and a slew of old junk and toy instruments have left their mark on Valerie Meiss' work.
 
She boldly claims to be a singing, songwriting musician (though hardly a singer-songwriter) and performance artist. She makes a life for herself playing shows, building and performing with puppets, and illustrating children's stories or daily memoirs in her little house on a hill in the wild woods of a tiny mountain town in Western North Carolina.
 
She toured regionally and nationally for 8 years and learned the exciting trade of travelling rockstar in the band Hellblinki.  Now she can be seen performing as Tiny Wonder, and sometimes as Miss Mousie & The Rigamarole.”
 
Listen in as Dave talks to Valerie about her path from illustrator to musician to puppeteer in this wide-ranging episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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"Bela Lugosi's Birthday" by Tiny Wonder
 
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Needless Things Podcast 186 – Kamikaze Zombie

November 9th, 2017
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Dave talks to Clint from Birmingham, Alabama horror punk/metal band Kamikaze Zombie!
 
Kamikaze Zombie started in 2014. They are heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal, and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song. Kamikaze Zombie pushes to bring "old school" back to the masses with horror movie, serial killer themed stage shows and lyrics, black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in your face punk /thrash aggression.
 
Kamikaze Zombie has share the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy Bower), Max and Igor Cavalera, Doyle, Crowbar, Raven, OverKill, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross, Valient Thorr, Havck, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, Dark Sermon, Exalted, and many more.
 
Listen in as Dave and Clint discuss horror, metal, and comics in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Needless Things Podcast 177 – 1987: Live from Dragon Con

September 8th, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017!

Dave – formerly and sometimes still known as Phantom Troublemaker – is joined by Nicole Gould, Rebeccah Hunter, Michael Bailey, Gary Mitchel, and Noel Wood for an all-new panel about the pop culture from thirty years ago!

Listen in as the panelists and audience share their favorite things – from Spaceballs to Guns N’ Roses, we’ve got the year covered, LIVE from Dragon Con!

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Needless Things Podcast 167 – 1987

June 29th, 2017
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The dynamite team of Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Rad Ranger, and Chris DePetrillo reunite to look thrity years into the past!

1987 was another banner year of the eighties, presenting us with new TV shows and toy lines and an absolutely stellar slate of films from Hollywood! As part of a new annual tradition, Phantom Troublemaker gathered some of the Needless Things Irregulars to reflect on the pop culture that made us who we are today. From farting alligators to transforming food to unforgettable giants, this week’s episode travels back to a time when things were far more awesome!

Listen in as Beth, Phantom, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1987!

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Needless Things Podcast 147 – The Dale Jepson Interview

February 16th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker interviews elusive rock legend Dale Jepson of Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks!

In the late 70s Dale Jepson was on the road to rock n roll fame before misfortune derailed his life and his dreams. Now, in 2017, he has assembled the Night Hawks and is looking to reclaim his birthright. Pure chance led to this opportunity for Phantom Troublemaker to interview a man that had previously been an enigmatic voice on an old, discarded cassette tape.

Listen in as Phantom and Dale discuss life, rock n roll, and everything in this special episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks wuill be playing LIVE in Gainesville, Georgia's Mule Camp Tavern along with Elzig and The Casket Creatures on Saturday, February 25th – RSVP HERE for more info!

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Needless Things Podcast 136 - Beastie Boys

December 1st, 2016
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A very special episode of the Needless Things Podcast dedicated to the Beastie Boys!

Phantom Troublemaker talks to friends new and old about one of the coolest and most influential musical acts of his generation. Arian and the Rad Ranger show up live in the Phantom Zone to discuss the Beasties' impact on their lives, Phantom talks to his old pal, Carlee, about seeing them in 1995, and for the first time ever Pappy Troublemaker joins the show! Pappy took and eleven-year-old Phantom to see the Beastie Boys and RUN DMC in 1987 and it was a memorable experience for both of them.

Listen in as a diverse crew talk about one of the greatest hip hop acts of all time!

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Needless Things Podcast 111 – 1986

June 10th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker, Beth, Sean Reid, and Chris DePetrillo go back in time thirty years to talk about the pop culture of 1986!

Needless Things has been looking at this magical year since Phantom’s birthday back in May. Now it’s time to round up some of the Needless Things Irregulars for a special “Best Of 1986” edition of the podcast! From toys to movies to music, 1986 was a banner year in pop culture. Everyone had their favorites and nostalgia has made our love for them stronger than ever. Where it gets even more interesting is when the “Worst Of 1986” list is introduced and tastes collide!

Listen in as Phantom, Chris, Beth, and Sean talk about movies, BMX, cartoons, and Nintendo in this RADical episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 107 – Mick Orton

May 13th, 2016
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PhantomTroublemaker talks to Mick Orton of The Silvers!

Inspiredby The Beatles at an early age, Mick Orton has been playing rock n’roll for over four decades. From touring the country playing bars androck clubs to recording albums via the magic of the internet, Mickhas never stopped playing. His new album with TheSilversis available on GenterineRecordsand features our pal, Ricky Zero from RadioCult!

Listenin as Phantom talks to Mick about life on the road, musicalinfluences, and the difficulties of being in a band that has membersin three different states!

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RunningAway” by TheSilvers

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 104 - Prince

April 21st, 2016
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The greatest musical performer of all time has passed away. Phantom Troublemaker talks about Prince.

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Needless Things Podcast 100 – Dana Swanson

March 24th, 2016
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PhantomTroublemaker talks to writer, actor, and comedian Dana Swanson onthis special centennial episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

DanaSwanson is a multifaceted entertainer who, in addition to voicingSara v3.0 for [adult swim]’s Toonamihas spent her career singing and performing in various side projectssuch as Le Sexoflexand Summoner IV. Shefirst appeared on the Needless Things Podcast as her alter ego, MissLady Flex, way back in Episode3,which you should totally go and listen to. She returned as herself todiscuss Doctor Who for our WhoniversarySpecial,but hasn’t been on for a full interview until now.

Listenin as Phantom and Dana discuss video games, her career progression,and growing up with a passion for creating and entertaining. Alsolearn how one random YouTube video led to the partnership thatcreated the dirtiest game show of all time!

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