Gary Butterfield

10. Greasy Tasty

Greasy and tasty!

Greasy and tasty!

There are only a couple episodes I think are relatively uninspired and this is one of them. Why didn't I title this episode starchy wad? Anyway, I'm not crazy about the first half of this episode. I have some barely informed opinions about food science, some of which I stand by, some of which I don't, especially in relation to my current dietary restrictions. Time makes fools of us all!

The song is from a little EP that I did, one of the first things I recorded while living in Portland and I'm a big fan.

The second bit is probably going age really poorly and might be a little hard to follow. My wife at the time was watching a whole lot of Miami Ink and L.A. Ink, which I think is more or less bunko, even by the standards of reality TV. And I'll watch some reality TV, as long as it contains treasure hunting of some kind. But these shows bugged me with it's thuggish attitude and obnoxious characters. Further, the rotating cast of people looking to get tattoos were selected based on how sentimental and tear jerky their ideas were. So, I threw together a bunch of characters into a sort of beerslam: Behehehndrehndehendehenen Ink.

Most of the shop characters don't appear again, probably because I felt uncomfortable about doing foreign accents. I did, however, draw a picture of Mutaro that is terrifying.

7. El Debarge with Bears

Feeling Brave Tonight?

Feeling Brave Tonight?

One of my all time favorites.

The first part contains some whining, complaining and ranting.

The song in the middle is something I'm pretty proud of and that I'm unable to remember how to play, which is ridiculous, but it's true.

The real meat though, is the end bit, an extended reference to this.

I enlisted some friends to work on this segment, which would eventually becoming a recurring character. The entire saga is eventually collected but for now, it's just me, my friends Jon Wolff (Gatorboy) and Derek Hayes.

6: Dippy Crust No No

When he gets up, there's going to be a big pile of Hobo Grease.

When he gets up, there's going to be a big pile of Hobo Grease.

And here's the second part of my probably very cruel animalization of homeless people. I wonder if history will judge me harshly?

It doesn't matter though when we have such delightful treats. Brayton is back with his performance as Dr. Brace Grodin. We've got my favorite song by my band The Midnite Snax and we have yet another fakey interview, this time with a full song from the Hobotown musical.

If you like Brayton (and you should), keep an eye on for a brand new show he and I are collaborating on. Love it? You're gonna like it!

5: The Bindle Suite

Pre suitcase technology

Pre suitcase technology

Here we have several firsts for Dead Idea Valhalla. In the first half, we have my first guest spot with my very funny friend Brayton playing a noted Hobologist. (his voice is a dead on ringer for ST Joshi)

This interview is continued in the next episode, making this the first two part segment.

The 2nd segment has the return of two characters from my former podcasting life and the first of my greatest hits style lists of song choruses. The sound quality isn't perfect but I always loved those.

Also, the song in the middle is a personal favorite. I'm pretty into this episode!