This time on The Crapshoot (airing right after the debut/finale episode of the Words That Rhyme With Orange podcast), we sit down with an actual Canadian, visiting Ottowan musician Brad Turcotte, who has for years now been making catchy-as-hell music under the moniker Brad Sucks.
We managed to snag Brad for some beers and BSing on his very first visit to Portland, in town for the second ever XOXO conference; we ply him for thoughts on his musical career, his coding projects from back in the day, dealing with anxiety through creative work and vice versa, the nature of fandom and fanbases, David Bowie, Robo Taco, where in Star Wars Machete Order the Battle of Endor and other spinoff episodes belong, and just what’s so great about having the higher ground if you’re an angry guy with a laser sword.
In our sophomore outing (on right after Kent’s Catcast), it’s just your two cohosts, drinking beer and tackling a bunch of life’s tough questions, like: do kids know what a CRT is? What will 30th century anthropologists make of podcasts about Hellraiser? How do you do a mixtape right? What’s the deal with indie video games? And, hey, could a person standing on the moon throw a baseball into the sun?
And a lot more. Remember Myst? We do. We talk about that a bit.
In our debut episode of The Crapshoot, we sit down and bullshit for an hour with local comedian, writer, and world champion palindromist Mark Saltveit about sentences that go backwards AND forwards, his new football philosophy book The Tao of Chip Kelly, what a big screwup Upton Sinclair was, and how none of us seem to know how to pronounce words correctly.
We also workshop a joke, make some questionable “eagle” puns, hear Mark’s palindroming origin story, and develop the first thumbnail sketches of a theory that every great accomplishment was actually a failed effort to get people to eat more cod.