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Fizzle Like a Flood

English, Cultural, 1 season, 64 episodes, 14 hours, 28 minutes
Hosted by a robot (or Dr. Stephen Hawking if you'd prefer) and fueled by Vess strawberry soda, Fizzle Like a Flood is an aural scrapbook - an ongoing time capsule. Various life recordings, songs, stories, random sounds, etc. Many appearances by Doug's bestie, Trilety, his girlfriend, Megan and his cat, Cinder.
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December 2020: An Amazing Feat

Happy New Year, 2021! Please, Lord, let this one be better. - Storm Doooooooor! - Nature's Piddle - Friday comedy from Doug's company newsletter is always a favorite. - Almost pulled off the evasive tongue roll inspired by that scene in "Christmas Vacation" - Trilety visits Santa - Cinder gets a new Cat's Meow toy for Christmas - Passing the puck on lake Manawa - NYE  
1/6/20217 minutes, 48 seconds
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November 2020: Air Dancer vs. Blowy Guy

- More sounds of Doug's "office" - Frederick Julius in the car wash - Fighting the Cinder Beast - Tirlety, Dogs & Leaves - Doug's birthday music box "You Are My Sunshine" - Two tiny blowy guys blowing with each other - Megan sawing the end off the Christmas Tree and getting big ideas! - A hobo music lesson overheard while walking in Southroads - The new garbage & recycling trucks have arrived!  
12/4/20205 minutes, 51 seconds
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October 2020: You Don't Have to Fully Dip

Lots of good stuff this month - including a shitty car recording of my new song! - Hydraulic mining "hose" in CO - THE OLIVER BEAST - Frisco's Babbling Brook - "Rocking the Camry with "Black Walls" - Megan and the hungry birds at MoonRise Gallery - Jackhammer make Doug want to cutabitch  - Can you identify this sound?? - Elisabeth shares a spooky story on Halloween - Elva wishes us a happy Halloween! - Fire crackling at Hitchcock nature place - Another Genius George Gem
11/5/20207 minutes, 43 seconds
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September 2020: Mr. Bash & Mr. Link

I apologize for the hot mess that some of this audio is. The chains recording came out like something that could compete with that video on YouTube of the lady "grapefruiting your man" ha. And the final bit is long and probably boring, but years down the road me and the other Randies will remember how that song and video took up so much time and so many versions! - The quality sound in Randy's "Captain's Chair" - A great variety of sounds from the porch on a random weekday - The sounds of our first outing for live music since the pandemic hit! - Trilety and Doug share some school trauma stories - A new instrument - The Chains! - For posterity: The Randies having (hopefully) one last viewing of THE VIDEO. 
10/3/20206 minutes, 12 seconds
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September 2, 2020: The Full Suzie Moon

Recently, we lost our dear Suzie cat. I made this special for her. We miss her every day and every night. Even Cinder! (Probably especially Cinder)
9/13/20205 minutes, 52 seconds
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August 2020: Susurration

Definition of susurration a whispering sound : MURMUR What a perfect title for this episode as you can barely hear half of the recordings!    - Mastering the Best of The Laces with Other Doug   - More super hi-fi Peter Gabriel while at Focus   - The sounds cinder makes in her sleep   - Tracking bass (you can't hear) for "Black Walls" with the Randies   - Listening to Jim "sim race" from outside their house with Trilety   - Driving to Echo lake while listening to the Grateful Dead   - Susurration!   - The sounds of Carhenge - Alliance, NE.
9/5/20205 minutes, 23 seconds
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July 2020: Covid Don't Stop Us

More stuff happened this month than I remember happening!  - Bottle rockets & fireworks on Capitol Ave. - Megan playing corn hole in the Kabolympics (name invented by Trilety, I think) - George Gem! What year did "A Space Odyssey" come out, again? - Mastering the "Starry Shoots" EP with Other Doug at Focus! ( - Super Peter Gabriel "Up" listening session while at Focus - New kitchen faucet sounds ("Wet Sounds") - Socially distant park sounds from July - Randy's hearing dogs! - Thunder  
8/4/20205 minutes, 55 seconds
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June 2020: F*cking Bugs, Sing!

All Doug alone this month!  - My "Pet Sounds" simulation at a Council Bluffs RR crossing - The sounds of the Wabash - Bleacher laser beams in La Vista! - The first summer cicadas from the Belafonte - Another George Gem with him tripping over Dick Van Dyke like he was an ottoman  
7/1/20203 minutes, 5 seconds
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May 2020: The Mystery Plane

Are we done with this year yet??  - Bill treats Doug to a pre-storm "Hawaiian Baby" by the Spinanes - Hiking in Blair and finding a patriotic bell - Mystery plane circles midtown - Doug's songwriting fail from a bike ride - "It's Just Gonna Rain On Me" (which it actually didn't!) - The sound of sirens out on the street and then again on TV. ("The Goonies" Mouth's opening scene in reverse) - Buffalo Tom's "Anything That Way" by Bill for happy hour
6/2/20208 minutes, 16 seconds
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April 2020: Yabba Dabba Doo Time

Here are the sounds from deep in quarantine! (People squeezing all the marrow out of life with a train whistle, etc.) - A socially distant happy hour over at the Campbells'  - Listening on the Belafonte for Laura to blow here train whistle (featuring Tom Becka!) - Trilety listening for the whistle - Laura's Facebook Live of the big blow! - Shut-in fun with Megan playing Doug's keyboard - Some lovely accordion in the heart of Dundee - Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom covering The Replacements on his happy hour live stream a couple weeks ago - The start of haunt work has begun! - Megan burned some old journals during the quarantine. Doug made her read a bit before they went up in flames. - Enjoying a squeaky swing in Elkhorn, NE    
5/2/202012 minutes, 45 seconds
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March 2020: Rockin' Manawa

We start with some hard rocking and go into quiet social distancing. Very March (in like a lion, out like a lamb)! - Best kazoo solo EVER - The sound of Whipkey from OUTSIDE - Couldn't keep a straight face during the hot lickz - A quiet walk in Fairmount Park - Megan and Doug playing Super Mario Bros - The sounds of lake Manawa early in the morning - More nature sounds in a bike break - The month's George Gem: "Countabulating"
4/1/20204 minutes, 21 seconds
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February 2020: Sing, B*tches!

Not that many recordings this month. But it is the dead of winter after all... - A night of margaritas and song with Randy and Randy - My first time watching the Polar Plunge. So great!! Better seen with eyes. - Trilety and her fantastic introductions on Valentines Day - How George Noory apparently never even practiced saying their names is beyond my comprehension. 
3/3/20204 minutes, 23 seconds
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January 2020: Sonic Centipede

- Entering 2020 at the Campbells'. Awkward silence. - Explaining the change (or trying to) to Trilety  - Trying out the new popcorn popper plus a chat with Geiler on Chevey's Heavies night - A new music thing - "Swing Blade." Does it sound like it swings up and back down like a swing?  - New rowing machine! - New drum beat after a fail of a day trying real drums. For "Black Walls." - Facebook Live Mark Haugen on a Saturday night - George Noory's profound shit - Bull Nettles live at the Waiting Room. The end of "Howl and Whine" captured by Trilety on Instagram. - Out on the boat in Florida! - Ambient sounds of Mount Dora - "Stranger Things" pinball at the Underwood      
2/1/202011 minutes, 53 seconds
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Iron Horse Blow (Christmas Eve 2019)

Enjoy some Christmas chimes and Trilety blowing a wooden train whistle on Christmas Eve!
12/29/20191 minute, 43 seconds
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Megan on Thanksgiving

A lovely sound from Thanksgiving dinner! 
11/29/201928 seconds
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Quiet! (The Maestro is working.)  
11/27/20191 minute, 1 second
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MegaDoug Birthday 2019

Doug and Megan's birthday was yesterday and they got a BAMBOO SKELETON!
11/21/20191 minute, 17 seconds
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Live From Paisley Park!

Doug, Megan and Amy toured Paisley Park this past weekend! When phones were again allowed, Doug recorded this. Note how the music suddenly changes quite drastically and then Doug's phone starts doing things on its own. WAS IT PRINCE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE?????? 
11/11/201950 seconds
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Fence Can 2019

A little random throwback recording from today. :)
11/4/201937 seconds
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"Excitable Boy" performed by Township & Range on Halloween 2019

"Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon performed by Township & Range on Halloween 2019 at the Barley Street Tavern.
11/2/20192 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Durham's Haunted Train

Trilety and Doug venture through the train haunted by decorations from Mangelsen's! Akkkk!
10/30/20194 minutes, 37 seconds
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Grown Ass Man's Basement Part II

We just had the haunted house for the 3rd year last night. So I "dug up" all I got compiled from the 2nd year for you all to digest! Going through all of it last year is kind of what KILLED the regular podcast ha
10/28/20196 minutes, 45 seconds
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"Shutters Closed" by Tripmaster Monkey Live @ the Redstone Room Sept. 27th, 2019

Megan was on her game and recorded Tripmaster playing their gem "Shutters Closed" at the release show for "My East Is Your West" in Davenport back in September! Listen to the new album here:
10/24/20193 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pokey Pinchy

Megan got her tattoo worked on last Friday.
10/22/201946 seconds
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"Mountains" by Pink Flamingos OR "Randy's Hit Single"

Was able to capture Steve's heartbreaking gem last night at the David's House Series show with Pink Flamingos! 
10/19/20193 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fall Kite Festival 2019

The Midwest Winds Kite Flyers fall festival was Sunday afternoon! You can follow what their fly schedule is here... IT'S MUCH BETTER TO SEE THAN TO HEAR HA
10/15/20191 minute, 3 seconds
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Hobowreck Demotime: "Treachery" by Bull Nettles!

Here's the first decent demo we've made. Kind of sloppy but, hey, put it in Bob Pollard's pipe and smoke it! I think the song shines through the haze.
10/11/20192 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fizzle Like a Flood: A New Beginning

A new beginning just in time for October! (Sorry, this one doesn't have Deborah Voorhees.) Listen up as Doug tries to explain his "new direction" to Trilety. Hopefully now we'll get back to some content. Just one hobo nugget at a time. :)   
10/8/20193 minutes, 26 seconds
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Volume XXXVI: My Obscene Apologies

Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Okay, funny joke over. I hope you enjoy these recordings from the past couple of months!  Contents: - Megan shares a joke that gives Doug a hyphen/dash flashback - A Thanksgiving toast and car wash - "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath as performed by Weezer on the Teal Album - Welcome Winter! - Drinks at the Mercury Lounge's Christmas pop-up - Opening Megan's 2018's advent calendar - T'was the Night Before Christmas done Rat Pack style performed by the players at PART's "Sinatra Christmas" - Suzie's close call at Christmas - Doug plays his 20 yr old cover of "Little Whirl" by Guided by Voices for Trilety (and himself)
2/2/201921 minutes, 37 seconds
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Volume XXXV: Winter Solstice of Sound

Happy Christmastime, people! It's the solstice and Doug and Trilety want to play you some records to celebrate. Doug picked them out and T-bird added her reflections. Everyone have a great holiday season! Song 1: 'Magic Perfume' by Charlyne Yi - From a really cute movie called Paper Heart. Song 2: 'This Package' by Frederick Julius/Matt Geiler/Dancing Pumpkin Man - Song 3: 'Something There Is About You' by Bob Dylan off the Planet Waves album. Song 4: 'You Could Have Me If You'd Want Me' aka. 'Slut' by At Land (rough version w/ demo vocal) Song 5: 'Bar-B-Que' by Yancy Woodchuck off the soundtrack to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.  Song 6: Midi 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' from this website:         
12/21/201841 minutes, 10 seconds
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Volume XXXIV: Somewhere Less Liney

Hello and welcome to a new season of FLAF!! The haunted house is all closed up for the winter and it's time for some random recordings from Doug's life. Enjoy! Contents: - In the spring, Doug and Megan got to see Hollywood Babble-On live in Iowa City (and sing along to the Justin Bieber song). - Trilety speaks of the emotional burden of cupcakes. And hates on sprinkles.   - Snow geese at DeSoto Bend (for Dan!) - Doug, Megan & Elisabeth went down to meet Travis & Rachel in Kansas City for the Oddities Expo. - Sarah Benck singing that one Blues Traveler 'Hook' song - watching the motorcycle jumps at World of Wheels with 'Jimety' - The Prohibitches go see the Prairie Cats at Ozone lounge - A spotting of Ralph Garman in the Iowa City ped mall! - Doug and Megan visit Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL - Matt Whipkey's size 32 pants story - Gearing up for Megan's art show in the spring - Mom missed the birthday surprise because of the damn wipers - Matt Geiler's amazing 'Rainbow On the Ceiling' song for Trilety who is actually Megan - My name vexes Hauntcast's Chris Baker mwhahahaha           
11/18/201821 minutes, 40 seconds
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Volume XXXIII: Podcast Ready

Welcome to... April?!?! As I type this it is snowing outside. So stay in and listen to this new episode in which Doug and his old middle school and skate friend Lewis head to Lincoln in the summer of 2017 to see Iron Maiden! Contents: - Mostly it's just the very rando concert recordings plus songs by Ghost (the opening band) and the Maiden... 'Square Hammer' by Ghost 'The Evil That Men Do' by Iron Maiden
4/6/201815 minutes, 33 seconds
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Volume XXXII: Bad Bath

It's March! Here's a new episode so hopefully none of you gave up this podcast for Lent. Please enjoy responsibly. Contents: - Doug sledding/destroying his body - They had these crazy jet heaters at Haunticon ( - More sledding. This time Megan goes. Drink every time she says 'okay.' - Destroyer playing a song live at the Waiting Room - We put Caitlin's old toothbrush to good use cleaning up kitty pee! - Recordings from the annual Groundhog Day parade in Unadilla (part 1) IN THE YEAR 2017 - Funnel Cock - Sounds of the cabin - Trolling ghosts at Malvern Manor ( - 'Atom Eyes' by the spectacular Tobin Sprout at Reverb ------------------------------------- - Even more sledding. Including a new song by the Toddfather! - Even more Unadilla. The actual parade this time! - Fireplace commentary by Trilety - Superbowl Joke of the Year - 'Parsley and Pubes' by Karen
3/2/201821 minutes, 55 seconds
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Volume XXXI: The Sun Humping the Moon

We're back again and TWICE in the same month! Craaaaazy. In this episode we have some NYE fireworks action, a new flashback to 2017 section (featuring recordings from the Great Solar Eclipse of last summer) and an in-depth 'demo' look at the famous Wink record of Studio C circe 1984. Also a really fun song by Michael. Enjoy, kids! Contents: - 'Rick' on KFAB informing Mr. V of his 7 inches of 'whatever.' 'Rick' sounds a lot like Brian to me. - Doug's new can crusher machine satisfies! - Watching the postponed NYE fireworks downtown with Megan, Travis and Rachel - Michael Campbell singing us a cute little song at an open mic a few weeks back ( IN THE YEAR 2017 -Elliott's happy birthday message to Doug -Megan and her wheezing freezer -Megan, Doug and Elisabeth trek south to view the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 -------------- -Rachel witnesses Don King Troll for the first time HOBOWRECK DEMO TIME -Doug and Megan listen to his Wink record for the first time. (Doug chomps a lot on popcorn during this just for Wayne.)      
2/1/201829 minutes, 52 seconds
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Volume XXX: Grown-Ass Man's Basement

Hello! It's post all the holidays and the FLAFcast is back. This episode is packed full of all things Thriller Retro Haunt, Doug's 1980s basement haunted house, which happened back on Halloween. Also documented is Doug's trip to Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa, IA. Enjoy! Contents: - Everyone loves a dead baby! - Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part I - Haunt building! 'Carrie' pail drop test and the thrill of opening 1983 beer - 'If We Try' by The Rare Candies, a new Omaha band Doug is into ( - Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part II - The Thriller team was not on the Madness haunted house guest list (but we still love you, Josh, Cody, Terry & others!) - The Children of the Corn theme can work with 'Suicide Note' by Chris Mills! Random. - Doug meets Courtney Gains of COTC, The Burbs and Can't Buy Me Love fame. Oh, Back to the Future too! - THRILLER WALK THRU SOUNDS - Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part III - 'What is the intelligence?' - Superjazz - Goddamn Bordello - Juan's Wall
1/5/201826 minutes, 23 seconds
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Volume XXIX: Panty Dropper (The World of Trilety)

THIS EPISODE IS THE BRAINCHILD OF TRILETY WADE. Doug hopes you like it.   Contents: Let's just keep them a mystery! 
9/27/201719 minutes, 45 seconds
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Volume XXVIII: Obama Everyday (Tick Spray, Not Dick Spray)

Sorry It's been so long! Doug has been spending a lot of time building a HAUNTED HOUSE in his basement. (Probably his mid-life crisis) I guess it could be worse... But so here's what's been going on since April. Enjoy! Contents: - Obama Everyday - so true to life - Doug gives Trilety a tour of what has since actually become an actual haunted house (wow!) - Doug's favorite Brady Bunch episode happily caught on the 'Brady Brunch' on a random Sunday - 'Holly' by Township & Range - Karen and Elisabeth send Doug some ocean sounds from Mexico - For a bit, a little black kitty liked climbing up into the space over Doug's porch. - T just has the booty. - Recordings from Doug and Megan's trip to Iowa City and Waterloo to see Wayne Coyne's art show - Megan and Trilety make a secret recording on Doug's zoom - Easter hike at the prairie! - As part of putting in the haunted house, Doug replaced the hot water heater. - Sounds of the saw and screwing - Hobowreck Demotime: 'Battery' by Metallica - An oldie Doug finally put in the podcast! 
7/2/201721 minutes, 49 seconds
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Volume XXVII: There's No Rules

Hello and we're back! Sorry it has been so long. (Doug is working on a special SECRET PROJECT in his basement, so he has been preoccupied.) More on that to come in a future episode! For now, you MAY enjoy... Contents: - Sneaking up on ducks in Elmwood Park one Friday evening after a fish fry - T Bird has a humor cunt. Were you also not surprised? - A song I assume is called 'People Are Disgusting' by the legendary Jonathan Richman performed live at the Waiting Room.  - Doug and Megan unwrapping his Purple mattress. Review: IT'S AWESOME - A wonderful waterfall in the Embassy Suites - Blah Blah Blah - Hobo Roll - a night of sushi - More of that fun night in Elmwood Park and our favorite drunk bartender at the Mai Tai Lounge - Doug's old roommate Korey Anderson live at the Barley Street - Juan and Megan leave a secret message on Doug's Zoom - Showing Megan how Doug cuts his hair - THE FLOWBEE! ( - Wheezy Wiggle Butt, the hobo dog - Some Easter time shenanigans in the basement of a cool church across from UNO - HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Close to Me' by The Cure - Some closing poetry by Sir Richman  
5/13/201720 minutes, 18 seconds
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Volume XXVI: Speaky-Z and the Prohibitches

What?? A new episode so soon?! No foolin'! Doug hopes this helps you pass the rainy days, friends. If you would like to join the Prohibitches, just let Doug know. Let's try to make this a bit more regular than the Wing Committee ha    Contents: - Some good squealing by Doug and Megan - The AMC theater in Council Bluffs has a dome in the lobby that is WOW! - Someone is NOT burning up for Douglas. - I got stuck in a crazy hail storm a couple weeks ago. - Anonymous American Playing '4th of July' at the Barley St. (for Doug!) - This is what happened outside of Doug's house. - I can't really make this not gross and wrong. But really it's just a little rubber sample thingy of the Purple mattress Doug just got.  - Go Karts in CB! - The first bonfire of the 2017 season (Sorry Jamie!) - Sweet sounds of the Duck Inn. Megan says this is 'the future.' What??  - Sounds of Cascio's with our **BIG IDEA** - Anonymous American rocking the Boss (with intro from Joni) - I sharpened a knife all on my own!! - Some gong banging at work - HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: An acoustic demo of 'Ziggy Stardust' OOooOOOOoOo miss you, David.  
4/1/201722 minutes, 37 seconds
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Volume XXV: Helium

Sorry February passed with no new episode! But this one more than makes up for it with great music, terrific silliness and BETTER SOUND thanks to the Zoom recorder Doug bought! Please forgive him - he's still learning how sensitive the mics are. (A new wind screen has been procured that looks like Don King's hair, so hopefully there will be less wind pops in the future.) Enjoy! Contents: - Elisabeth hates on nacho cheese Doritos - Trilety and Juan bust into the poop emoji balloon Megan and Doug got Juan for his birthday. - Megan's first circus! The tigers we NOT very exciting, as Abram notes. - Ben Fold playing 'You Don't Know Me' live with the Omaha symphony. Sorry about my singing ha - Smashing ice at the Curvy Cottage on Super Bowl Sunday - Testing the googly eyes on the Zoom (FAIL) - Wayne's albino story - Doug and Megan trek North on a strange nostalgic journey - The Bishops playing a song by The Specials (Doug thinks) at the Barley Street Tavern - Pet Sounds in the snow! - A big compilation of recordings from our Groundhog Day celebrations in Unadilla, NE - The last Peach Rockstar  - HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: a great 4-track demo of 'Burning Up' by Madonna (off her 1st album). Love those robo-vocals!!  - Sucking on poo  
3/14/201725 minutes, 29 seconds
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Volume XXIV: Slim Fit, Boot Cut

It's Fizzle Like a Flood's 1st birthday! Lots of Doug's friends called with well wishes and Doug traveled to Florida again for New Year Eve. Thank you to everyone who has listened to this incredibly uncool podcast this year. :) Contents: - Simon calls to say hi and mess with Doug - The old promo for FLAF. I'm not sure it actually ever aired anywhere. - A message from Elisabeth  - Trilety and Juan reporting in about a cat paw toy they found at Walgreens - Matt Whipkey and band live at the Waiting Room in December 2016 - Doug knows this guy! - Adding oil to Megan's car. Megan zings a zinger! - A lovely message from nephew Elliott - Karen's Spanish message (an excerpt) - Three recordings from Christmas 2016  - A rocking message from Lewis, Doug's old skate pal - Megan and Suzie show off Suzie's new toy - FloriDoug version 2.0 - GIANT COMPILATION OF STUFF DOUG RECORDED IN FLORIDA - Hobowreck Demotime: An interesting demo version of 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' by The Police (1977) - Oh, Randy... PLEASE GIVE THIS PODCAST A REVIEW BELOW!! Thanks! :)    
1/23/201725 minutes, 55 seconds
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Volume XXIII: Punch the Pins in the Juice

Welcome Christmas and the FLAF Xmas Spectacular! Much 'Christmas' music and some birthday fun in this one. Also plenty of other randomness. So let's GIT TO IT! Contents: - Doug's best friend from middle school, Erik, playing something beautiful on his piano! Schroeder would be impressed.  - Megan does her version of a song off a Holiday record she has - Doug and Megan are birthday twins and have a joint bowling party at West Lanes which by the end of the night was renamed Wet Lanes. - The clickity clack sound of mussel shells at Dario's - Jason admits he's a hater :( - 'I Like to Get Drunk and Ride My Horse on Christmas Day' by Horatio Lee Jenkins. Here's the most wonderful music video: - Trilety was a guest on The Basement on a Hill podcast last month. #38!    - Megan's cute cure for hiccups - A bit of Bing and Bowie just to mess with the girlfriend - Doug and Megan watched the Macy's parade to see the Charlie Brown balloon they got to help test in Volume XXI! - Call and leave a happy birthday, FLAF message!  - Megan does a great Sling Blade. - A flashback to Doug and Trilety singing along with 'Joy to the World' from Volume II  - HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Rudolph Was the Radio Tower' - A sad Xmas song Doug wrote way back around 2001. The idea is a kid has a window somewhere in his house that he only looks out on Christmas Eve cuz he's looking for Santa, and when he does he sees a red light in the sky. (He must live in an awfully big house with many windows.) But then he just happens to look out this window one night in the fall and notices 'Rudolph' up there flying around on the wrong night. He then embarks on a journey only to discover that Rudolph's nose is the top of a radio tower. Based off a thought little Doug would have noticing the red tower light back behind his backyard in Sioux City. - The Xmas Din of Death - The warm sounds of Trilety's fire - Joyful brass in the cafeteria at work - 'Why Not Smile' by R.E.M. This is not a Christmas song but sounds like one to Doug. Give it a try while driving around to look at lights. It will work PERFECTLY. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!     
12/21/201627 minutes, 8 seconds
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Volume XXII: Mournful Tom Selleck Eyes

Doug's sorry it's been so long, but this is his busy time of year! Trilety and his Friendiversary plus Halloween PLUS Megan and his birthday PLUS Thanksgiving... And only the Friendiversary and Halloween stuff has been gone through, ugh! But please do enjoy those recordings plus some other goodies and a couple nice songs to boot! Contents: - Greaseproof paper, what an invention! - The 2016 Election makes Doug's cold worse - 'Ugly Man' by X-Ray Mary, who Doug and Megan saw rock Crossbones last weekend. Check out their bandcamp: ROCK!! -  Doug and Trilety's Friendiversary 2016 Part 1 (pumpkin shopping, dinner and a pigface man sighting) - A new edition of 'Simon'! Don't say it... - Friendiversary Part 2: Doug giving Trilety her present, a picture of Tom Selleck he drew in 6th or 7th grade art class. Framed by JJ at - Some randomness from Doug and friends' excursion to Scary Acres. - Pumpkin carving and exploring Doug's spooky attic room with Megan on Halloween - Trilety does the Aroused Pigeon - Suzie MAY have been part of the silent majority! - The sounds of a bag of marbles. Thanks, Juan! - Hobowreck Demotime: 'I've Been Waiting' by Matthew Sweet  BONUS: The true pronunciation of Mangia Italiana  
11/29/201618 minutes, 16 seconds
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Volume XXI: Three Piles for Trilety

We made it through the Halloween season! So much went on the past few weeks. Massive balloon handling, returning to the scene of many past debaucheries, a trip to visit Isaac, and taking out the damn dock. Plenty of fall nonsense. Contents: - Someone loves 311 and penis. I suspect most of their fans are like this. - This is a new segment for Simon, a naughty plastic doll who lives at the bakery and whose videos you can watch on their Instagram page - - Doug and the Thomases got to help test a new Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloon! As far as they could tell, it worked. - Travis knows some hip hop. - Three Piles for Trilety (She likes piles.) - I'm working on a great thing with a waterfall in my living room. Pictures forthcoming... - Doug and Megan venture into The Drinkery, formerly Doug's old karaoke hangout. He tells her stories of his glory days. Like the Boss song. - 'The Tin Man' by Neva Dinova - Doug and Megan take a day trip to Whiting, IA where the original 'Children of the Corn' was filmed in 1983. Doug geeks out real good. - Doug had to help dad take out the dock they put in in the spring. Apparently this will happen EVERY YEAR. - Flip Flop Brad (I still say it really sounds like that.) - Doug tells the story of how his roommates tricked him into eating nasty fake cookies in 1995 - Hobowreck Demotime: 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins - Secret hidden bit! Wonderful nonsense at the Barley Street Tavern :)    
11/5/201623 minutes, 46 seconds
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Volume XX: The Din of Death

Happy Halloween to all of you!! Here's my first Super Spectacular Spooky Halloween episode.  Contents: - As a kid, I played my Haunted Mansion record over and over and over in our house at 127 Charles Park Drive. I think I even tried to loop the instrumental bit somehow. - I competed on the Horror Exam and somehow WON! Subscribe to The Basement On a Hill... - Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 1 - A live performance by Relax, It's Science from the Barley Street Tavern. - Trilety got herself hooked to a chair at Mangia Italiana. :)  - The Haunted Bars at the Mastercraft building pounded by Doug and Zip - We thought Doug's Vess soda hookup was kaput! But we were dumb. - The Din of Death! - Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 2 - 'Halloween Reprise' - a tune I did back in the day - Oh, Alex Jones! - Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 3 - Hobowreck Demotime: 'Pig' by Rivers Cuomo. This tune sometimes makes Doug cry.  
10/15/201623 minutes, 7 seconds
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Volume XIX: GIT! GIT!

It's freaking OCTOBER!! And here's some cool stuff.  Contents: - Jason farted on my phone. - Doug and Megan looking for ANY sign of support for either candidate - 'Hey Sandy' by Polaris - the theme from The Adventures of Pete & Pete - Karen really enjoying a Two Birds Bakery cinnamon roll - Reflections on one of my haunted houses, Terror in the Night (1985 I think) - WHY?? Anthony later told me that the line out Krispie Kreme's door had something to do with a 'pirate night' or some shit. Free doughnuts for eye patches, I guess! - The story of my little song called 'Your Own Factory' from 1997.  - Craig gave me lessons on wrangling my kitty! - This is Doug biking down a street singing along to Paul Westerberg. - At the rodeo was Whiplash the rodeo monkey! - The first HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME. 'Jessie's Girl' by Rick Springfield. Love the kinda Cheap Trick middle part that only lives in this version!  
10/1/201620 minutes, 50 seconds
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Volume XVIII: I Just Tore My Nut

Lots of good stuff this time, kids! Three epic things: Doug's Brass Knocker finale, The BOMB STORY and the Villisca Ax Murder house ghost bump from years ago. Enjoy responsibly! Contents: - Rigor mortis is great. - Doug singing 'Let It Be' as the final karaoke song at the Brass Knocker, 2012. This was after like five long islands, just saying... - Dustin's 'Stranger Things' opinions from Attack of the Killer Podcast ( Subscribe to this podcast!! - The Company Kitchen machine at work - Trilety's 'Two Truths and a Lie.' Jason buys them all. - Doug giving Megan a tour around good ol' Jones Street in Sioux City - 'You Are the Brightest Star' by Streetcar Conductors ( Buy this song!! - THE BOMB STORY (recorded back in February) - Doug hiding from the rain on his walk - Some stuff in 'My So-Called Life' is pretty ridiculous. But maybe I think that because I'm old now. - The epic Villisca thud! Circa November 2004 - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Lady L' by Nick Andopolis    
9/16/201619 minutes, 16 seconds
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Volume XVII: Saucesome

Karaoke happened again! And we've got the best song of the night right here, folks. Also, Doug gets Greenbergian in a new segment called 'Why??', complains about the Olympics and let's his frustration out on his drum set and some defenseless soda cans. Please enjoy responsibly. Contents: - Farewell, Gene Wilder. Thank you. - Doug's favorite pizza: - Some drumming questions in a new segment called 'Why??' - Fun with the paper towel tube and the Pizza Shoppe - Trilety destroying the karaoke competition - Some thoughts on the Olympics - Drums are more fun than yard work. - A little game at Sioux Falls. Can you tell which is Megan? - Jan zings Bill good! - HULK SMASH CANS - Doug's most heard musical accomplishment and the Worked Up So Sexual remix it came from. This was called the 'Pole mix' cuz I said it was supposed to be the ultra sexy version. Whatever. - Trilety tells a funny story about the Care Bears. And cock. -The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Boom Boom' by Paul Lekakis.     
9/2/201619 minutes, 32 seconds
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Volume XVI: Mary Had a Hot Wet Lamb

It's August, one of Doug's least favorite months. But there's still good stuff happening. Hot, sweaty fairs and hang outs at the cabin by the lake. Enjoy this grab bag of summer goodies! Contents: - Megan shreds her red clarinet! - The first attempt at a special video for Doug's nephew Elliott's 1st birthday - A bit of 'Afraid of Everything,' one of Doug's favorites from the new Monster of Phantom Lake musical based off the Chris Mihm film by the same name. - A few bits from Doug and Megan's tour of the airport - 'Good Morning, Cabin' - North lake in the morning - The Sarpy County fair with T-Bird (featuring creative ideas by Megan) - Sad Elliott swim lesson story story by Trilety - Suzie missed her roomie while she was in California. - Some chatting about Brian Wilson with the one and only Matt Geiler over some polish dogs - WATCH 'STRANGER THINGS'! Almost 5 stars. - The Painfully Cheesy Song of the Week: Some song from 'RAD' - 1986  
8/16/201615 minutes, 1 second
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Volume XV: Trumpnado

Fireworks, Brian Wilson and a classic American movie. This one includes a new opening I made out of Peanuts, The Goonies and Fizzood sounds. Anyone who doesn't like loud noises should be cautious with this episode! Contents: - 'Chair Wars' in the old Southroads Mall - The Action Pact playing a Sloan song for Canada Day at the Waiting Room - Some firework stories on the way to Action Pact practice - Independence Day on lake Manawa - Deadpool showed up to CB Comicon! - Some Pokemon Go observations - I believe this song might be called 'We All Bleed Red.' From the Daniel Diedrich tribute show. I think this is a perfectly written song easily on the level of The Violent Femmes circa their best years. - Pie eating contest at the CB skatepark - A couple quick clips at the zoo with Megan - Brian Wilson performed Pet Sounds for the last time ever and Doug and Megan were there. - Doug introduced Megan to the classic film Mannequin in July (with a silly loud noise intermission). - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: Alisha singing 'Boys Will Be Boys'. Ouch!  
7/29/201617 minutes, 40 seconds
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Volume XIV: The Anal Game (Oh, It Smells Nice Here)

Doug travels to Colorado (Frisco - a town between Vail and Breckenridge)! Sorry this episode is pretty much only Doug talking to himself/you. But here is the run down... Contents: - The anal game - Sloth is my travel pal - Doug listened to the audio book of 'Jaws.' - Impressive! - Smells eww - I can't say what this restaurant's name was, but I liked it. It was at the last Denver exit before heading off into the mountains. - 'Summit County' by ME. I started this song before the last time I was there but finished it after. WAY after. - Into the mountains! - 'Psycho Killer' performed by a band in Breckenridge. I remember a nice guy named Brian came up and chatted with me (because I was obviously the most into the music), but I'm not sure if he was in this band or not.   - Hunting out the place I used to skate the first time I ever went to Colorado. - I bought POT legally! - The robotic native american fortune teller and Buffalo Bill Cody's Fort in North Platte on my way home. - Home and in love with Cinder all over again.  
7/16/201618 minutes, 11 seconds
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Volume XIII: Get Your Orange Ball

A whole ton of randomness this time! Enjoy. :) Contents: - Sidewalk chalk fail  - Trilety's Steve pin ( - 'Hot Rod' by The Elecroliners (New album out NOW!) - Ball Licker! - Ugh, my oil change audio - Doug was the work horse. - Bird smack! - A great night at the Hibatchi grill and some mini golf - Some random try at writing a song - BAD. - Monster can washboard - Swinging a machete like a star! - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Feel the Night' (from the Golf 'n' Stuff scene from The Karate Kid) - Megan's getting there!
6/17/201615 minutes, 27 seconds
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Volume XII: Substance Abuse

Doug gets the goods to set up his Vision Aggressor reissue deck so that he can go shredding - and does. Good late 80's skateboard nostalgia. Drop in! Contents: - Gliding and Turning - 'Brave Captain' by fIREHOSE (Natas Kaupas's 'Streets on Fire' part 1)  - Setting up the wheels (Powell G-Bones) and grip tape  - The battle of two cadences - Council Bluffs Pride Week Parade - Doug's story of how maybe he's a hero - The problem with trying to make a board and watch skate videos at the same time - 'Weakness' by McRad (Rubber Boys part in 'Public Domain') - 'Decorative Rails' - Leafing through a new Transworld magazine. This may become a monthly segment. - Those funny iFix Omaha guys - SHREDDING!  - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of The Week: Song from the sex scene in Thrashin'. 'No, tomorrow...' - M
6/3/201619 minutes, 19 seconds
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Volume XI: Good Pile

May is the month of many fun things, I guess. Enjoy this good pile of stuff! Contents: - Cinder is the phone killer. - The 'Flattering Tongue' thing is from a sign by Doug's work where he reads very useful tips (from he thinks a very religious company). - Ocean Black rocking Queen quite seriously. This was only at Slowdown Jr. too! - Showing Trilety a big pile of coal near lake Manawa - Eating Escargo for the first time (with sangria) - This is the sound of Maifest. (minus 'beer poking') - The Faerie Tones playing outdoors at Karen's house on her birthday  - Doug and Megan made May Baskets and delivered them to friends! - 'Downside Up' by Peter Gabriel. His wonderful album 'So' came out 30 years ago. - A couple of choice bits by Susan Chang aka Sarah X. (We used to IM a lot back in the day and call each other homo.) - Doug had THE WORST show in years on Friday the 13th. - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Take It Slow' by Bobby Brown. Oh yeah, swallow that. Don't turn it off before you get to the sexy talk part!  
5/15/201624 minutes, 9 seconds
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Volume X: Purple Sh*t

Welcome to May, and Prince has died. :( Doug and Megan make some Purple smoothies in memory, Doug and Steph belt it out in skid row for Rick Moranis and Trilety's laugh makes a welcomed return. Contents: - Megan can play the 'Jurassic Park' theme on piano! - Purple 'Dearly Beloveds' for Prince - 'When U Were Mine' covered by Shelter Belt ( - A quick interview with Megan's kitty Suzie - Midwest Winds Papio Kite Festival 2016 - Doug and Steph sing 'Suddenly Seymour' to open the Rick Moranis birthday night - Trilety calls me gross! - Some nice moments of ambiance: Wind chimes along 50th, Fairmount park, a tornado warning from last week - 'The Karate Kid' is definitely on the movie list. - Doug still knows the first note of the 'Star Wars' theme! - the Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'You Are My Treasure' by The Guys Next Door (1990)   
5/1/201618 minutes, 54 seconds
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Volume IX: Angela

Doug travels to St. Louis to see Kevin Smith live and realizes the trip is way different with only one person driving (zzzzzzz). Megan and Doug get in a bit of springtime haunted attraction action at Mystery Manor. Doug's elbow was sore for a week after that slide, yo. Contents: - My quick reflection on Kevin Smith live.  - $52.19 in Lion's Choice sandwiches. THEY WILL BE ENJOYED. - 'Jackson' by Frontier Trust (1995) - Mystery Manor 'Ghouls Gone Wild' adventure - 'Up your ass a little bit' - A sweet bit of Kevin's St. Louis show. I wonder if he'd listen to my podcast. - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of The Week: 'Gonna Let Her In' by John Travolta
4/16/201613 minutes, 38 seconds
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Volume VIII: Exit! Exit! Exit!

Welcome to Spring! In this episode, Doug and Megan go to check out a real life 'on location' movie set and Doug ventures solo into the Mall Of The Bluffs on a Saturday afternoon secret mission.  Contents: - Megan and Doug at JD's Circle In cuz it's a movie set, yo! - Super adventure with a sweaty Doug in the Mall Of The Bluffs.   - 'Gypsy Driver' played by The Movies live on The River quite a few years ago (I think this is the toughest thing we ever did, even if I did rush a bit.) - J-Law jokes! Gets notes from Trilety. - Doug has enough Mellencamp in Homer's on a Friday night. Sorry Eddie. - Doug's favorite of his friend Richard's podcast 'The Infinite Now.' The Pickled Fairy of Possibility. The universe grabs a sharpie... - The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of The Week: 'Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight' by Brian Wilson circa 1988 or some time around then. Ouch.     
4/9/201617 minutes, 36 seconds
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Volume VII: Suckapellacast

April Fool's Day fun with the joke that was the Suckapellacast. And then a bunch of other fun things. All with LOTS of special sound effects! (Doug promises less in the future.) But it makes sense with the Suckapellacast, okay?  Contents: - If you didn't know, 'E.T.' is Doug's favorite movie. - Doug gets to park in the covered garage at work now. - An unfinished instrumental FLAF track from an album idea that was about making cool instrumentals for Megan and Trilety to play in their bakery. Probably would have been called 'Bird Songs' or something, I guess. It was made by recording melodies over 'Total Job' by The Faint. Really. - The first podcast Doug tried to make: 'Suckapellacast' There was not a second attempt. - Some singing bowls at Oakview Mall - Doug's car will make this sound until it is no more, ugh. - Doug's dentist, Dr. B, has a chair of doom. - The Major Award! - The first Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week - 'What Does It Take' by Chicago (e-mail suggestions to [email protected]) - Don't lick it, Doogie! 
4/1/201620 minutes, 22 seconds
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Volume VI: Double Monocle

Headed into the death rattle of winter, Doug finds someone SUPER special and almost learns to juggle. Contents: - The dreams of a Bestie - They make a Bigfoot call! - Trilety has a birthday at Cilantro's and wears the special sombrero - A bit of 'Ticket Taker' from Matt Whipkey's Penny Park Holland Center performance - Car Alarm Cardinal - The big news!! - Firing the Death Star at The Alamo Draft House and magic sound pipes with Miss Megatron - 'Running' by At Land (rough unfinished version with scratch vocals) - Some random car chat between Doug, Megan and Elisabeth between 114th and 90th and Dodge after Trilety's birthday dinner - Juggling is way hard - 'Everyone Says' cassette recorded demo by Doug and Steph 2012 - 'Hang Myself on You' by The Candyskins - Wayne and Laurie warming up to podcast. "We're good" :-)    
3/12/201616 minutes, 55 seconds
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Volume V: Binge Sight

A lovers' extravaganza for February! I hope those lovers out there do enjoy.  Contents: - Rudy rules some Elvis - The Unadilla, NE Groundhog Parade featuring Unadilla Bill! And Trilety. - There are still phone booths?? - Collection of things from my Super Bowl gathering - Travis via Township and Range serenades us via the Barley St Tavern  - Some reactions to Tinder at Steph's VD party - 'Say You'll Be Mine' by Frederick Julius via my pal Matt Geiler - A sound I made on Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016. 9 is the most evolved number.    
2/21/201616 minutes, 55 seconds
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Volume IV: FloriDoug

January finishes up with plenty of midwinter randomness. Contents: - Trilety sends me a voicemail rap while I'm visiting my folks in Florida. - I have finally submitted and joined the 'George Noory Sucks' camp. - 'Black Darts' An old tune that came after The Laces but before FLAF. I think it was a bonus track on the very first CDRs of 'Golden Sand and the Grandstand.' Lyrical content is WAY too heavy. This was my first try at playing live cymbals along with programmed kick and snare. Not bad. At Land should have done this with reworked lyrics. - Megan explains a 'Monet' and I give her one back. - Viewer's Choice Win! - Listen to my brother bust his ass one of the first times he tried to skateboard. - Trilety's theory on the extinction of dinosaurs - Isolated tracks from 'Halo.' Sound great on the record but I remembered hitting a bunch of bad notes and not giving an eff. Vocals cover good, huh? - 'Kitchen Table' by North of Dean 1996 - Trilety sneaks a recording of Doug Think. The key phrase here is 'usually they just stop crying.' - Enter Trixie and welcome her to the Fizzle Like a Flood cast. Meow, fembot!    
2/6/201614 minutes, 43 seconds
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Volume III: Duck Lip Yippee Sh*t

I introduce Trilety to 'The Phantom Menace.' Contents: - 'Fizzle Like a Flood' by Tripmaster Monkey (7" version) - Enter the 'disco ninja.' Please note when Trilety calls the ships that deploy the droid army 'black Snoopies.' They do look like that. - A Moment to Hold - Cleaning out the work fridge - 'Killshot' acoustic tape recorder version 2005 - 'You can't scrub this out' - Christmas eve whistling  - Final thoughts on Baby Anakin - Brad Hoshaw performing 'Hillside' Jan 20, 2016 - The I Don't Cares enter Doug's world 
1/23/201621 minutes, 8 seconds
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Volume II: Stunt Work

Based off a Karaoke night at the Winchester in November 2015. The first night I drank after a month of no sugar.  Contents: - 'Petunia Doug' - Todd's song for me - New gutters! - Trilety and I sing along with the best ever little Christmas show at the Chanticleer Theater in Council Bluffs - Whipkey's reminiscences - Mock up of a Fizzle album opener that would have been this + 'Sickly Sweet' (written by Travis) done Fizzle style. Opening tune called 'I Wanna Be Where You Go.' For someone, somewhere.  - Cinder, my bipolar kitty - 'The Family Man' gets me good - The 'stunt work' guy was just some random dude at the bar, I think. - My tape recorder cover of The Mountain Goats song 'Jenny' 2005 - Ben opens up Special guests: Todd! Steph! Travis! Cousin Jon! Whipkey!      
1/16/201612 minutes, 35 seconds
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Volume I: Persha

This is just the 'pilot' so don't judge. However it DOES shake all the balls in the basement. Contents:  - Matchbook Shannon rocking some Oasis in Mike's basement in 1997 - Doug and Trilety's friendiversary, October 2015 - Random stuff - An EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recorded at the Sallie House in Kansas - Trilety and I watch 'Lucas.' We all drop the fucking ball, man. - Special fall leaf trick by Trilety - 'Care Bear' as recorded in 1996 for my first cassette release - Trilety's denial    
1/10/201616 minutes, 13 seconds