A weekly podcast by Blaggards
About the show
SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.
Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.
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Episode 69: Ant-face, Missouri
June 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues.
Episode 68: Brett, Beth & Beyond
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?
Episode 67: Steering into the Abyss
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.
Episode 66: Necrophobia
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.
Episode 65: Ratt Poison
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.
Episode 64: Inside Manscaping Joke
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.
Episode 63: Take Paint Off a Jumbo Jet
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.
Episode 62: Does a Sack of Flour Make a Big Biscuit?
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.
Episode 61: Thank Elvis Every Day
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.
Episode 60: Difficult Listening Hour
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.
Episode 59: At Least You Get To Do Your Own Prostate Exam
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.
Episode 58: Happy Saint Paddy's Day
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.