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Episode 51b: You gotta BE!

Originally I was going to name this episode: I'm telling you guys, it's not a cult! But I listened to the Nerdist Episode "Microwave Beef." They were talking about Chris' birthday party. Jonah's go to kareoke song is "You gotta be." I have not heard this song in ages but I have no been able to keep it out of my head. So I recorded it. Yes I included it on this episode. YOU are welcome. This is my craziest episode to date. I apologize for rambling but hopefully you have fun listening!

Thank you for listening! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Larry Miller returns in 2013---if the Myans were wrong! But we all know they were! Opening Theme is "Open up wide" performed by the 2008 URI Marching Band. The closing theme is "Do it anyway" by Ben Folds Five. [youtube="http://youtu.be/VgICnbC2-_Y"]

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This is my 5th year back in the URI Marching Band.  Everyone in the band is so smart and talented.  We work really hard and the results are amazing.  I wish I could post the field shows. I'm honored and thrilled to be part of this incredible organization! Everyone is super talented and dedicated.  I am so grateful for all the memories!!

This show was taped on my iPhone so the quality isn't the best but it's pretty decent.

Pass in Review program for the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band

  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9
  • Jupiter
  • Drum Line #1
  • Magical Mystery Tour/Lady Madonna
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Blackbird/Yesterday
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End
  • Drum Line #2
  • El Cumbanchero
  • Green Onions
  • Everybody’s Everything
  • Drum Line #3
  • Time Warp
  • Watermelon Man
  • Apache
  • Louie Louie
  • Fight Song Segue Sung
  • Alma Mater

URI, the URI Marching Band nor I own any of the copy rights to the music performed on this podcast.  No copy right infringement intended so pleas don't sue me, URI or the URI Marching Band!

Direct download: podcast_0-51.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT
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Episode 50 Walking the Nerdist Way pt. 1

This is the first of many parts of Walking the Nerdist Way. (If you have a better idea let me know and I'll buy you a free Nerdist T-Shirt).

Important Links:

Summary

  1. Walking the Nerdist Way contest: help me think of a better name and I'll buy you a t-shirt of your choice from http://www.spreadshirt.com/
  2. Why read the Nerdist Way?
  3. The mind: You are the time lord of your TARDIS! Seize your nerdly powers and use them to help you and not hurt you.
  4. The Body: Important because when your body hurts everything sucks.
  5. Time: find out where you are loosing time and capture it for greater productivity for creativity!
  6. I <3 School and Large Debts: College (or advanced training): This is an investment in YOU.

Thank you for listening! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening Theme: Estancia performed by the 2010 URI Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardanay. Closing Theme: Louie Louie performed by the 2011 URI Marching Band.

Direct download: podcast_0-50.mp3
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Episode 49: Tastes Delicious

Things discussed on the pod:

Thank you for listening! Happy Thanksgiving! Reember do not give up what you want most for what you want right now!

Opening theme is Open Up Wide by the 2008 URI Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. The end songs were from the 2012 Pass In Review:

  • Tacada in Fugue in D Minor (Bach)
  • Jupiter (Holtz)
  • Yesterday (Beatles)
  • El Cubencherio
  • Louie Louie
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This podcast was recorded on my way to New Hampshire.

Stuff talked about:

  • Props and puppets, I forgot the name of Jeff Dunham
  • I tell my favorite Chris Hardwick joke BADLY (But do watch his special on Comedy Central!!!)
  • The nature of comedy
  • The advantages of editing and not being lazy
  • Comedy mashup is cool
  • Larry Miller is still not back

Follow me on @dihard11

For more information: http://dihard.info

Direct download: Episode_48_Im_sorry_Chris_Hardwick.mp3
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Episode 47: Post Nerdist Live Blues

Post Nerdist Blues (I should write a song).

  • Met Patty Marvel (@pattymarvel) She a collaborator for my wordpress site and writes many intelligent comments on Nerdist.com.
  • Met Erika who is a friend of Tarah and Gillian. Tarah and Gillian dressed as Daleks. Everyone wanted their photos. It was very cool.
  • Ate dinner at Carmine's. Very good Italian food and very good conversation.
  • Nerdist show had no stand up but a very good conversation featuring Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beachman. (Joel Hodgman was also there)
  • I quemmented. I say my follow up quemment on this podcast. That's always the way eh?
  • I finally started covering the Nerdist Way. I talk about goals and milestones. I also reveal my character's name and it's origin.
  • HIMYM has started!!
  • Jonah Raydio: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/10/jonah-raydio-1-episode-2/

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening theme: Open up Wide (2008) That Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardanay. Closing segment is a word from Larry Miller followed by a sample of Do it Anyway by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-47.mp3
Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT
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In this episode I explain my love for How I Met Your Mother. It is in its 8th season. People who love the show know why it is still on but other people are baffled as to the appeal. I shed some light on this subject. A quemment from DoctorQuemmento!!! I'm thrilled beyond all thrillness!

There were many anniversaries this week! I talk about a few of them. Drunk Hulk turns 3! Vladimere Putin turns 60! DiHard turns 1! I get emotional talking about Chris Hardwick's sobriety anniversary of 9 years!

Confession: I still have not watch Angels Take Manhattan.

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now! More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info Opening music the theme to How I Met Your Mother, Hey Beautiful.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-46.mp3
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Episode 45: Good Bye Yellow Brick Road

There are no spoilers for Angels Take Manhattan.  This is my good bye to Amy and Rory before I watch their final episode.  My favorite Amy episode is "The Girl who Waited."  It is not only a great story but an amazing acting job by Karen Gillan.  

From the Cardiff Doctor Who Convention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jPsrYs5u9A

Remember, do not give up what you want for what you want right now!

Thank you for listening.

More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info

Direct download: podcast_0-45.mp3
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In this episode I talk about Chris Hardwick on Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/09/you-made-it-weird-87-chris-hardwick/

I talked about the Nerdist Way.  Have you been giving yourself a 5 minuet hug? Your assignment for next week is to start your characer sheet! We need to do this thing and post a bunch of examples to nerdistway.com

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now!

More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info Opening music “Get it on” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band. The closing song is “Do it anyway” by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-44.mp3
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Episode 43: Do it again anyway!

This is my super special awesome Ben Folds Five celebratory podcast of their new album "The Sound of The Life of The Mind."

The first video featuring Ben Folds Five & Fraggles!!!!!! Welcome back you two crazy groups! Have I mentioned lately that I love this song?

http://youtu.be/mEyrfFwf3rI

Here is the making of the Ben Folds Five & Fraggles video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY5u5nc0UhI

Ben Folds on Nerdist October, 2011

Ben Folds & Fraggles September, 2012

Buy Ben Folds Five Album where ever you usually buy your multimedia!! Ben Folds Five website

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/sound-life-mind/id547716302

Amazon (Be sure to use the Nerdist Link!!): http://www.amazon.com/The-Sound-Of-Life-Mind/dp/B008KRWK8U/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1

The Geoff Smith!

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now!

More podcasty goodness: http://dihard.info

If you like the show please rate it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dihard-podcast/id505711992?mt=2

Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info Opening music “Get it on” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.

The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreleased song by Ben Folds Five.

Direct download: podcast_0-43.mp3
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