Eric is a full-time drummer and musician in Houston, TX, whose resume reads like a “who’s who” of the Austin and Houston music scene: Allen Hill, David Beebe, The Derailers, Jesse Dayton, Mike Stinson, Archie Bell, members of Fastball and now BLAGGARDS.
May 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're taking from customers as a result. Also: bands that would benefit from better singers, overcoming nervousness on stage, the importance of good stage banter: how much is too little, when it does become too much, and should it ever be scripted or rehearsed?
May 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 28 mins
Bars in Texas are about to re-open! Also: more unusually good solo careers, revisiting our opinions on the Eagles, drummers that make or break a band.
May 12th, 2020 | 49 mins 31 secs
Why band members sometimes quit after decades, surprisingly good solo careers, belated appreciation for Duran Duran and Power Station, and a very loud bird.
This is an unusually low-fi episode of SlapperCast, recorded on Zoom because Chad was feeling a little under the weather.
May 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
What makes a good interviewer, the old days of radio, and how some famous musicians completely stumbled into their primary instrument.
April 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Eric's Three Dog Night story, coffee we brew at home, best concerts, loudest concerts and worst concerts, and bands that would or should break up if a member dies.
April 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week on #SlapperCast: Eric's ELO report, favorite female artists, lip-syncing and using prerecorded tracks on stage, favorite podcasts, inspiring and annoying things that audiences do.
April 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 49 mins
What we did (and didn't) for Easter, wardrobe changes, when will we tour again, Eric's affinity for cooking, Chad's Sicilian heritage, Patrick's love affair with coffee, favorite songs to play, Space Hog, ELO, Saxon, the Kinks, and more.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
We discuss how the pandemic is affecting our lives and try to predict what things will be like when the bars finally reopen. Also: favorite record producers, Phil Spector, YouTube copyright issues, Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special.
March 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
This week on #SlapperCast, we discuss life in the time of coronavirus, cover vs. tribute bands, and progressive rock vs. metal.
March 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
We continue to try to get a grip on how much our lives may change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
Today we discuss how the world is changing for musicians and bar industry people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
March 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
The effect that coronavirus may or may not have on musicians, the correct (only) way to spell "Paddy's Day", annoying and/or hilarious song request behavior, and people crashing gigs (jumping on stage uninvited).