Podcast #8: Blackall’s Brown Bear and Bike Month

By | March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments
Blackall's Brown Bear

Made connections: Sophie Blackall and Craigslist.

On this week’s podcast, we give a shout out to Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackall, whose blog, Missed Connections NY, inspired Robby to start drawing Miami’s own near romantic misses (check out his first attempt: “Video Store”).

We also talk Florida Bike Month events, including the Bike Film Festival (March 17 – 20) and the Miami Bike Hunt, which we are hosting with Emerge Miami this Saturday afternoon (March 5). The ride already has about 75 RSVPs, and that was before we announced some of the prizes up for grabs: two pairs of free passes to ANR’s ‘Stay Kids’ release party Saturday night at Eve (formerly White Room), a few copies of the Miami duo’s new album, and coupons for free drinks at Sweat Records. We will also have FREE baked goods for everyone to scarf down after the ride. Suffice it to say, it is going to be a damn good time. Short of a torrential downpour and/or broken leg, you and yours should definitely make it out for the Hunt. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up Saturday afternoon.

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Podcast #7: #RHOM, Miami Bike Hunt, Guy Fieri

By | February 24th, 2011 | 3 Comments

As the world burns, Miami turns to #RHOM for solace.

On this week’s podcast, we kick things off with a major gripe fest about Miami’s depraved fascination with its Real Housewives, discuss the March 5 Miami Bike Hunt we’re organizing with Emerge Miami (RSVP on Facebook or Meetup), and give the rundown on a busy weekend of events (Bruise Cruise Kick-Off Party, Critical Mass, Tour De Tacos bike ride, Heat-Knicks). We also burn Guy Fieri, the bleached-blond figurehead of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, in a 500-degree oven.

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Podcast #6: Miami Beach Inferno, Ben Vereen, and emzee83

By | February 17th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Fire at 18th Street and James Avenue in Miami Beach on Wednesday night -- photo by Arkasha Stevenson of The Miami Herald

This week, we kick off the podcast with a discussion of the four Miami Beach buildings that have gone up in flames in the last week in what might turn out to be a case of serial arson. We also commemorate a little-known figure in Miami’s black entertainment history (“You too. Lou.”) and respond to a listener’s question about what it will take for Miami’s music scene to spread beyond the city’s borders.

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Podcast #5: Missed Connections, BSS, and a Woodie

By | February 10th, 2011 | 2 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we give you the Craigslist South Florida Missed Connections run down (“chicken empanada seeks spinach empanada”), share a snippet of the audio from my interview with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, and forecast the weekend’s events, including Christo at FIU on Friday and Second Saturday Art Walk on … Saturday. We also have an Amber Alert from WVUM about the station’s bid to take home a 2011 mtvU Woodie.

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Podcast #4: An interview with Arboles Libres

By | February 3rd, 2011 | No Comments

From right to left, Anthony Genovese, Juan Londono, and Eddie Moreno of Arboles Libres.

After our on-the-fly filming of “In Search of Waldo Pepper” to meet the Borscht Film Festival submission deadline, we decided to also leave the confines of the studio for this week’s podcast. On Wednesday night, we interviewed Eddie “Spaghetti” Moreno, Juan “Nacho” Londono, and Anthony “Probably has a food-related nickname but I don’t know it” Genovese of Arboles Libres outside of Sweat Records before the band’s second-anniversary show. We also recorded a song from their approximately 30-minute set to rock us out of the podcast and into the weekend.

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Beached Miami Podcast #3

By | January 27th, 2011 | 10 Comments
Manny T

In the WVUM studio with Giovanna (background) and Manny T on the mic.

On Tuesday night, Robby and I were guests on WVUM’s “Miami Time”, hosted by the lovely Giovanna. The plan was to play our list of the Top 15 South Florida Songs of 2010 and to convince the University of Miami student body that visiting Beached Miami three times a day was an evolutionary imperative. I’d like to say everything went smoothly in our radio debut, but of course it did not. So, what you’re in for with this week’s podcast is about 45 minutes of solid local music (Lil Daggers, Sam Friend, the Jameses, Guy Harvey, ANR, et cetera) punctuated by snippets of awkward conversation. Enjoy!

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Beached Miami Podcast #2

By | January 20th, 2011 | No Comments

In this week’s podcast, we relive the Liberty City MLK Day parade, explain the Twitter Hashtag of the Week — #cheapbiteMIA — and hear from confirmed tramp Bill Daniel, who will be in Miami next week to screen his films Who is Bozo Texino? and Sonic Orphans. We also do a bit of South Florida blogosphere name dropping. Hope you enjoy, and make sure to subscribe to our podcast RSS feed, which includes a free mp3 download of each episode. If you have any suggestions — a person to interview, an event to forecast, a Bushism to work into our sign-off — please email us at podcast@beachedmiami.com.

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Beached Miami Podcast #1

By | January 13th, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is the first episode of the Beached Miami Podcast, which will come out every Thursday morning from now on. The general format will be to briefly recap the week-that-was and give listeners fair warning of notable local events in the week ahead. In this week’s episode, we also include a snippet of the audio from my interview with American Hardcore author Steven Blush, who is presenting a slideshow at Sweat Records tonight at 8 p.m. This being the very first ever Beached Miami Podcast of all time — ever — the format will definitely evolve over time. For sure we plan to make it so you can subscribe through iTunes (still waiting for Steve Jobs to get back to us), but right now you can subscribe to the podcast RSS feed, which includes a free mp3 download of each episode. If you have any suggestions — a person to interview, an event to forecast, a verbal tic to obliterate from my DNA — please email us at podcast@beachedmiami.com.

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