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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby cneutron on Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:43 pm

Radio NOPE premiere, Episode 119 (!) of Live from the Barrage , with Conan Neutron and Brenna Betts is being replayed on Radio NOPE today at 2PM Eastern, 1PM Central, noon Mountain, 11am Pacific.
Tell a friend, tell an enemy.
CN: "Look: first half hour of this show is John Choochlihan and myself stressing out on tech stuff.
Last hour is god damn hilarious, chaotic awesomeness.
I've been sitting in an airport bar laughing at the shenanigans for a while now. "
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby cneutron on Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:02 pm

and live now...
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby prowler on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:47 pm

hey could you add Genesis to the C/NC game? or Voivod.. not enough Genesis and Voivod talk on this radio show, otherwise it's the best around.
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby prowler on Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:10 am

those Sebadoh infomercials at the end of the John&Ryan episode were great.. where are they from?
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby John Houlihan on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:10 pm

prowler wrote:those Sebadoh infomercials at the end of the John&Ryan episode were great.. where are they from?


Sebadoh Showtape '91. It's on the reissue of Sebadoh III.

Here's the YouTubes Link

Hey, We have tallchris and Ben Adrian live in the Barrage tonight at 8pmET!

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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby pwalshj on Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:17 pm

Holy plug of plugs. We have Marc Maron calling in this Friday (oct 9th).
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby noise&light on Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:58 pm

pwalshj wrote:Holy plug of plugs. We have Marc Maron calling in this Friday (oct 9th).


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To feel all the hard times
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby garthplinko on Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:49 pm

HEY NICE! Congratulations!
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby John Houlihan on Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:31 pm

Marc Maron calling in tonight at 8:30pm ET/7:30 Chicago.

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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby Justin Foley on Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:46 am

LFTB with a big ol' piece in the New York Times.

The Fucking New York Times wrote:It was Friday night again, and the men trickled in — Brian, Ryan, Pat and Tommy — and joined their friend John at a bar lined with ashtrays, shot glasses and bottles of Irish whiskey.

There were microphones in front of each bar stool.

“We’re on the air, guys,” John said, and so began another episode of “Live From the Barrage,” an online radio show and podcast featuring five guys from Queens.

That’s barrage, as in a bar-in-a-garage that belongs to John Houlihan, 41, who even with a wife, children and a full-time job, would never give up his Friday nights with the fellas.

Four years ago, Mr. Houlihan, an operating engineer at Lincoln Center, decided to turn his colorful Friday night hangouts into public broadcasts, something of an on-air happy hour from a wood-frame garage set back from 170th Street, just off Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

The hosts are all around 40 and know one another mostly from the neighborhood and from playing together in rock and punk bands.

“Barrage” could just as well describe the onslaught of acerbic wit and wiseguy Queens attitude that is the show’s content, a funny, improvised session that bounces around familiar topics, from music to the New York Mets.

There really is no theme beyond “it’s Friday night and we’re in Queens,” which is the show’s slogan, minus an off-color adjective. It is streamed live from 8 to 11 p.m. and can also be downloaded as a podcast.

The garage was adorned with no small amount of Mets memorabilia, stretching back decades. Flanking a bench were shelves of old records and a neon sign from the Trash Bar, a now-shuttered bar in Williamsburg. Fishing rods were hanging overhead.

The space was a repository of “all the garbage the guys’ wives won’t let them keep,” said Mr. Houlihan, who salvaged the bar top from a nearby tavern called Michael’s Lounge when it closed years ago.

There was also a homemade card table, the setting for Mr. Houlihan’s long-running Friday night poker game, which starts after the podcast and attracts a new shift of slightly more scruffy local characters who answer to names like Wasabi, Chooch, Fudd and Mikie Big Time.

The talk show’s live audience is only about 100 people on a good night, said Mr. Houlihan, who does not know — or seem to care — how many listeners download the show afterward.

But the show manages to punch above its weight when it comes to landing guests. They include Marc Maron, a podcaster and comedian who himself famously achieved a podcast coup by getting President Obama to fly out to his garage in California for an on-air interview last year.

In October, the Barrage hosts did a nearly hourlong interview with Mr. Maron after one of them, Tommy Rockstar, 40, approached Mr. Maron at an event in Brooklyn and charmed him into calling in.

Other guests have included musicians such as Billy Bragg, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Daxx Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Steve Albini, a well-known recording engineer. The guest on a recent Friday was C. J. Ramone of the Ramones.

The Barrage hosts have also attracted famous names to promote them publicly, including Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, the singer Huey Lewis and the hip-hop artist Biz Markie.

During a recent program, beers were opened and cigarettes were lit as the opening theme was played, an irreverent mash-up of audio bites from previous shows.

Wearing a Mets hat, Mr. Houlihan worked a laptop and a sound mixer and ran the proceedings as the group began an hour of their typical rapid free-association banter on topics that included shoveling snow and the death of the character actor Abe Vigoda.

But the topics were mere bumpers off which the conversation ricocheted, fueled by the familiarity of the five friends and facilitated by their common interests, lexicon and temperament. Such was their chemistry that an offhand remark might get whipped around the infield and churned into humor, but always flavored with the cynicism of the jaded staff at an independent record store.

The second hour was filled by an interview with Steve Tozzi, who directed “Riot on the Dance Floor,” a documentary film about City Gardens, a renowned punk rock club in Trenton.

As usual, Patrick Walsh, 41, served as something of a dark-humor sidekick to Mr. Houlihan. Brian Musikoff, 43, supplied the indie rock knowledge, and Ryan Collison, 42, a film audio engineer and high school friend of Mr. Houlihan, held a round-robin trivia game.

Tommy Rockstar, whose real name is Tom Mikulik, stood behind the bar to direct conversational traffic and then gave a quirky news roundup. He played bass in a punk band called Latex Generation and, perhaps more important, managed to get every original member of Guns N’ Roses to autograph his arm, and he promptly converted the signatures into tattoos.

Mr. Houlihan’s garage has no heat, bathroom or running water, and on this recent freezing Friday night, everyone could see their breath. But as the show progressed, the empty beer bottles accumulated on the bar and the place seemed to warm up.

Mr. Houlihan tried installing a wood-burning stove once, but got rid of it after it erupted in flames during a show, causing chaos on the air.

Now, he said, “if it goes below 20 degrees, we call off the show.”


Salut, LFTB!

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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby numberthirty on Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:58 am

Didn't anyone tell them that John's job is "Top Secret"?
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby Boombats on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:29 am

Jesus, Walsh is only 41? Brutal. 8)
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby garthplinko on Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:57 am

numberthirty wrote:Didn't anyone tell them that John's job is "Top Secret"?


was revealed to CJ Ramone last Friday!
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby numberthirty on Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:34 pm

garthplinko wrote:
numberthirty wrote:Didn't anyone tell them that John's job is "Top Secret"?


was revealed to CJ Ramone last Friday!


One trip to the grocery store, and Batman has done spilled the beans on where the Batcave is.
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby pwalshj on Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:23 am

Boombats wrote:Jesus, Walsh is only 41? Brutal. 8)

Let's see you at 41, cocksocket.
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby Boombats on Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:52 am

pwalshj wrote:
Boombats wrote:Jesus, Walsh is only 41? Brutal. 8)

Let's see you at 41, cocksocket.

OK, see you this time next year!
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby John Houlihan on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:14 pm

Tonight on the show, FM, Connor!

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Harass him on the chat box and also call in... 718-577-2716

8pm ET
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby John Houlihan on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:14 pm

FAK!
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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby Justin Foley on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:36 am

I'm going to be on this show tonight.

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Chat box available above.

Call in and ask me what I'm wearing: 718-577-2716

8pm ET.

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Re: Live From The Barrage

Postby John Houlihan on Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:58 am

I miss this place.

I love all of you.

Matt Kadane will be our guest this Friday. I figured it might be of interest to some of you.

Find it if you wanna!
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