Here is Part Two of our conversation with Doug Stanhope. In this segment, Doug spends much of his time essentially interviewing us, which again shows you what a genuine person he is. Can't wait to have him on the show again.
Congratulations to our friends Kelly & Debbie Howe on their 30th anniversary
Doug asks about our mutual friends in Houston-based band RAT RANCH
Doug's history at Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska
The challenges of having too many people in a band
Paddy: being a comedian is the hardest job in the world
How old-school casette audiobooks changed Doug's life on the road in the early days
The joy of exploring backroads locations while on tour (how Doug found Bisbee, AZ)
Doug and Paddy compare their (very close) ages
Doug asks how long Blaggards have been together
Eric's frustration with joining the band right before the pandemic kicked in
Why our former drummer Mike McAloon left the band
Doug asks what 'Blaggards' means
'Plausible deniabilty' for band names before the internet
Doug asks what "Behind the Music" dirt Blaggards might have
Doug asks if any of us are sober or single
Is music a young man's sport?
Doug asks what cover songs we love doing in our own style
How Blaggards side-step Irish rock clichés
Doug's love of Irish Rock (despite his disinterest in music in general)
What Irish rock band does Paddy dislike the most
Overplayed bar-band songs
How cover songs are often better than the originals
The complicated issue of comedy theft
How Australian comedian Jim Jeffries blatantly stole a routine from Doug
Comics have no recourse to copyright infringement
How joke theives are effectively drummed out of the business
Doug asks if anyone has ever stolen from Blaggards
How we came up with our version of "Drunken Sailor"
How young comics often try impress Doug with similar material
How language barriers can create conflicts in comedy material
Doug Stanhope Podcast (Patreon)
Doug Stanhope on Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast (May 12, 2014)
Digging Up Mother - Doug Stanhope
No Encore for the Donkey (audio book on Audible) - Doug Stanhope
The Dying of a Last Breed - Doug Stanhope (Amazon Prime Video)
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