SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

29 EpisodesProduced by BlaggardsWebsite

The members of Blaggards, a band that's been together for over 15 years, share their experiences while taking questions from listeners."The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new … read more

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Episode 28: Another Four Shirt Night

August 13th, 2019

1:03:56

Patrick and Chad have a leisurely discussion about vinyl records (yes, again), people who've helped the band along throughout the years, Blaggards becoming an LLC, Houston's summer heat, our upcoming Ireland tour, …

Episode 27: Hair Tips From Bald People

August 6th, 2019

48:30

Patrick and Chad talk about how to stay focused and positive when you're self-employed, why daily exercise is essential, favorite album covers, and …

Episode 26: The Bee Gees Need Some Dive Bombs

July 30th, 2019

47:12

Patrick and Chad talk about their recent shows in San Antonio and Plantersville, and then address a question about what legendary bands they wish …

Episode 25: ARRRRrrrr

July 23rd, 2019

46:26

Patrick and Chad recount this past Saturday's first annual Lone Star Pirate Festival and all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We also talk about our upcoming Ireland tour (JOIN US -- see details below), …

Episode 24: No Sleeves, No Service

July 16th, 2019

57:41

Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows: two nights at O'Malley's in Weston, Missouri, and a house concert in Omaha, Nebraska.


Blaggards playing a house concert in Omaha NE (Photo by Sienna Oehler Nania)

Episode 23: Jamaican Lucky Charms

July 9th, 2019

54:58


Mike and Paddy with O’Malley’s owner Michael Coakley.

Patrick, Chad, and Mike sing the praises of O'Malley's Pub, an amazing music venue, pub and …

Episode 22: Dance To Live Music with José Figueroa

July 2nd, 2019

1:24:02

Our first actual guest on the show, artist and filmmaker José Figueroa of Dance To Live Music, joins us for an epic discussion about Houston’s vibrant music scene... and José’s upcoming documentary film about that …

Episode 21: The Man From Omaha

June 25th, 2019

48:03

Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn—the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha"—who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015. Jeff’s spirit was so strong that it’s …

Episode 20: Duct Tape Grandma to the Chair

June 18th, 2019

54:33

Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and …

Episode 19: MacGyver & Wonder Woman

June 11th, 2019

58:28

At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with …

Episode 18: Epiphany's Little Sister

June 4th, 2019

40:46

Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of …

Episode 17: Hold Me

May 28th, 2019

21:23

Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year... and was torn down last week to make way for a …

Episode 16: Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right?

May 21st, 2019

1:14:44

Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd …

Episode 15: Sandwich Time

May 14th, 2019

50:08

What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down …

Episode 14: Julie Andrews Called Me

May 7th, 2019

32:53

Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie …

Episode 13: Allergic to Sleeves

April 30th, 2019

45:06

Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos.

Show notes

Episode 12: Fried Chicken Tech for Meat Loaf

April 23rd, 2019

56:05

What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have …

Episode 11: 666 Acacia Avenue

April 16th, 2019

58:23

After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for …

Episode 10: Just Kidding, Lars

April 9th, 2019

1:12:24

Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer... first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the …

Episode 9: Fifteen Dead Bodies

April 2nd, 2019

1:04:08

Why did Patrick choose guitar? Why did Chad choose bass? Why did they both stop using amplifiers on stage? Do they still get nervous before a show? When the hell are Mike and Wes going to be on the show? All these …

Episode 8: Gerbil on Cocaine

March 26th, 2019

40:55

Patrick and Chad of Blaggards begin a long discussion about their musical influences, to be continued next week in Episode 9.

References for this …

Episode 7: Surgery Falling Out of a Plane

March 17th, 2019

33:25

Paddy and Chad talk about how different Saint Patrick's Day is in Ireland compared to the USA, how they first started playing at O'Bannon's Taphouse …

Episode 6: Before Jesus Had Teeth

March 11th, 2019

46:32

This week, an old list of Blaggards show dates from the band's first East Coast tour in March 2006 triggers a slew of memories, including a detour …

Episode 5: Kerfuffleful

March 4th, 2019

27:41

Patrick and Chad tell the story of how the band's instrumental tune "Kerfuffleful" was written and recorded for the movie How To Be Single, how …

Episode 4: Worldwide Tour of Ireland

February 25th, 2019

26:36

Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in Ireland with an eye on Blaggards' next tour there in October 2019.

Ireland Tour Info

Episode 3: Shower of Wankers

February 22nd, 2019

22:08

What do we look for in truck stops? What are our favorite songs to play live? Do we play house concerts? When's our new record coming out? What "Spinal Tap" moments have we had in the band? Best and worst gig?

Join us …

Episode 2: My Friend Lemmy

February 18th, 2019

31:29

Patrick and Chad talk about their earliest influences, Patrick's teenage years in Dublin, his first guitar, his first almost-gig, his first actual …

Episode 1: Prehistoric Blaggards

February 8th, 2019

20:50

Patrick (lead vocals & guitar) and Chad (bass & vocals) talk about the bands they were in before Blaggards, how they met, how the band got its name, and other anecdotes from the early days of their fifteen-plus …

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