SocietyFringePodcast's podcast

Through this podcast SFP is creating an extended universe through the use of guitar based pop songs. The tale is both episodic and serial. As of the COVID lock down the SFPeeniverse consisted of 7 Broadway style musicals. This is ambitious stuff. The conceit is that an '84 Chevy El Camino acts as a TARDIS catalyst connecting the characters to unlimited story telling opportunities.
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Sep 25, 2017


I didn't know that the show would not go back to you

I didn't know that the lies that were told would come true

I didn't think or even care if it all went down in rust

I didn't mind if it did but I guess it wasn't just

The consequence was begging

For a thing that smelled like true

And the operator called up

And the financing fell through

At least we got it demoed and my wife was sick and everybody cried

 Got laid off a couple times but kept on writing, man, because that's what you do

Every path of atmospheric musings keeps me coming back to you

The plot holes got dismembered

I lost my mind a bit

We put it on the podcast

Because we worked out the apocalypse

Spare you all the details

Just trying to write some songs

I'd like to keep on adding

It just takes so goddamned long

Let it rust

Dave Linantud - quitars, vocals, harmonica

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

Sharon Santos - drums

Ian Burke - mastering

Sep 20, 2017

Take two!

A little state of deja vu.

Closest we've ever come to being late with a podcast.

The computer is old, yo.

Plot points at 4:30.

- full Oedipus -

This is an "anchor song."

Brian has not named his computer or his "rape" van.

"There's always a nasty mattress on the side of the road in the city."

"How's that for a Baltimore accent?"

Dave does impressions of George Harrison and Brent Best.

"Everything is blurry to me today."

"You've been itching your stomach bloody?"

"Everything's fecal in your analogies."

Captain Chesapeake!!!

70s cartoons YAY!


Black Sails at 30:00

Game Of Thrones at 37:00

ALL CLEAR at 50:00.

Sep 18, 2017


I'm in the Arctic War and the Antarctic War

The ice is pink and black the sky is brown and grey

It's arbitrary, man, who you fight for today

It's geographic, man, for that they make you pay

For that they make you pay

This murder's never stopped since hands picked up a rock

It's cities and it's dust it's all downhill from here

We blew it when we tried to kick it into gear

Philosophy is dead on that we all are clear

On that we all are clear


The rumblings wake me up with blazing guns and then

The sky it opens up and Dawn she blazes fire

Through Elvis Presley's face the Czar and Khan retire

The mood it lightens up and Dawn douses the fire

So Dawn she saved the world

Or maybe just my brain

Or maybe all of us

Or maybe just the pain


Dave Linantud - guitar and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, sound engineering, mixing

Sharon Santos - drums

Ian Burke - mastering



Sep 13, 2017

This is a macro, pull out to wide lens to see the built world outside of Baby Blue.

The influence of the Monkees on THE BIG OPERA and the actual germ of an idea that led to this is explained.

"Hell On Earth" is SFP's attempt at a straight up apocalypse song.

This song also ties into Doom Cookie's "Brown Tape."

This song has another big long ending added to take advantage of Sharon's drumming.

Dave talks about how he had to memorize Shakespearean soliloquies in high school.

The use of said soliloquies in THE BIG OPERA has really matured.

Brian talks about work and Dave talks about fostering pitbulls.

35:00 shout out to Kelsi and Corridor Cast

Sep 11, 2017


There ain't no good or evil here

Grace has just up and disappeared

Everything's too fucking loud

Collectively we're a mushroom cloud

The ground beneath me creeks and moans

The sky above is filled with drones

The singularity is worthless

This brutality is just senseless

The maelstrom sucks dry every lung

It doubles down on flares of sun

The war city's a battleship

Plastics forged from hearts and hips

The rich sit back and place their bets

This isn't armageddon yet

The selfish wants of greed protrudes

The moneymaking then ensues

As long as this machine does hum

Cannibals, daughters and sons

It chews them up and spits them out

Humanity ain't got no clout

The writers write of fogs of war

The fighters fight the scorers score

Language warps primordial thought

Human life is sold and bought

Ain't no good and evil here

Ain't no good or evil here

Sep 7, 2017

The fellas sit around a-strumming and a-singing. Rough but fun as fun can be.

0:00 "Seize the Day" by Eric Srtauch and Made Hood.

"Skyway" by the Replacements falsestart in keeping with the spirit of the Mats.

"Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan false start.

"Promenade" by u2 flase start.

9:30 "Climbing" by Sporadic Sunjam.

"Devil's Right Hand" by Steve Earle false start.

"Guitar Town" by Steve Earle false start.

17:00 "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles.

The legend of St Mark's Sister Benetia.

25:10 Jon Snow pops in.

26:00 "Freaks In the Mainstream" by SFP


40:20 "Give Up" by Made Hood.

47:00 Dave play's Henryk's latest guitar message and goes crazy for 15 minutes. 


Sep 5, 2017

Made Hood is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at University Putra Malaysia and played in bands with Dave when they were young flibbertygibbets. They joined Brian in Brian's basement, the legendary Possum Studios, and shot the shit. It's fun. Join in.

The fellas talk about these things:

1. The recent eclipse.

2. Ethnomusicology.

3. Bali.

4, Silent Majority into Kona into Gamelan.

5. The Gamelan technique applied to circular saw blades.

6. Made gets a shitload of different tones from said blade!!!!!!

(Dave here. Professor Hood elevates the discussion somewhat. I sound like a fucking spaz. I'm pretty good at yelling shit out when Made or Brian is trying to make a point.)


Aug 30, 2017

"The 'Irish Style' is just another flavor."

Dave attempts to make sense of the logo on Brian's shirt.

Rock opera maintenance is discussed.

"The dynamics are really there on 13."

"The whole entire coda is only there because we enjoyed playing with Sharon."

Dave plays Henryk's latest text.

"Who knows why these fickle people choose what they choose."

Compare and contrast: modern Russia v Medieval Mongolia.

Brian presents alternate pronunciations for Hollywood actors and actresses.

*SPOILER ALERT* The Expanse at 31:00 GoT at 34:00

40:00 all clear

"Albums mean nothing."

The word Dave's looking for at the end of the podcast is "arbitrary."

Aug 28, 2017


Blood rules the day

Vested to pay

In every way

Factory made



Aug 23, 2017

David Byrne is from Are-Butt-Iss.

"Stationary and inside is boring."

"That's pretty fucking boring."

- Sisters Of Mercy, BauHaus, and Ween shout outs

"Pentatonic off the E also a G major."

Baltimoring: When one plays in different bands on different instruments.

"Engulf is all the pipes."

- Mongol reference around 11 minutes.

There's a Stalin and Hitler reference at 13 then back to the Mongols and "deep war," also practiced by General Sherman towards the end of The War Between the States.

- Vercigenitrix at 14

"I love the Prime Directive."

A Martian Life thought experiment occurs at 17:00.

Brian talks about scuba diving and an encounter with a manta ray.

- Biggest mountains in America

*GoT spoilers at 40:00*

"I'm no big fucking Shakespeare guy I just know what they made me read in high school."

"Shakespeare's characters are dumb as fuck."

Aug 21, 2017



Retreat and then attack and then

Retreat and then attack I said...

Aug 16, 2017

The story of tiring Porky out at the Circle 9 Eutaw Street CD Release party is retold.

Brian uses the term "turnaround" at around 5 minutes.

An impromptu stae of the podcast info drop happens.

The fellas talk about the Rally for Reverend Jim's all day show last July.

"When's the last time you vomited before that?"

"Who sees further, you or your eyes?"

22ish - Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo reference

The fellas rejoice Jodie Whitaker as the 13th Doctor which leads to ANOTHER prolonged Doctor Who discussion.

Dave seems surprised around 27 when Brian starts talking about the Big Opera.

"In terms of comedy the Earwolf Podcasts are the best."

"Deconstructing the jam until it's something else altogether."

 *SPOILER ALERT* GoT at 58 minutes



Aug 14, 2017


Kill the motherfucker

Motherfucking other

Motherfucking fucker


Soldier motherfucker

Motherfucking fucker

Looky, motherfucker


I shot a motherfucker

Stabbed a motherfucker

Sliced a motherfucker


All these motherfuckers

This here motherfucker

Just a motherfucker


Kill the motherfucker




Aug 9, 2017

"It's about flea medicine!"

- suicide and depression

- macro to the micro

Sharon replaced CJ on drums for this act.

"It's hot as fuck in Ball-di-more."

"This is the big sprint towards the end."

"Young people like podcasts."

On demand is the very best.

"They're trying to fill it with fun stuff."

"He's out there twirling around."

- Bruce Willis and the Diehard movies to Hudson Hawke to Stephen Hunter of the Baltimore Sun.

The fellas talk about old movies as a reflection of society and move to Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, war movies, and the novel ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Erich Maria Remarque.


"I love that motherfucker Graham Hancock."

Aug 7, 2017


Dig it murder's suicide alright

Suck it stubbornness is pride inside

Fuck it breathing nitrogen again

Shoot it war's a pathogen my friend

I feel patricidal won't you come and slow my world?

Here now downright tribal won't you come and slow my world

I been laid low I been can't go I been fathomed out

Where's my peep hole drenched in trench low is the highest bout

I'd surrender or pretend or not to kiss the mud

Blood and lice and smoke and lice and dying in the crud goddammit

Only oceans fear and oceans beach to desert stretch

There's a line around the earth to fucking heave and wretch

Every single goddamn walker's fighting in this war

Men and women all religions not the rich but poor goddammit

I am drenched in pouring rain

Maybe I have gone insane

Only feeling here is pain

Everything I do's in vain

Right now I just want to die

Take a chance and try to fly

Depression has doused my soul

I have lost all my control

Depression cradle me depression soothe me

Solve everything violently

Kill 'em all and let 'em be

Rock and rolling glory be

I am drowning in a see of depression

Aug 2, 2017


Previously on The Big Opera:

Act 1 Dawn: Dawn, Angel White, and Elvis Presley are introduced.

Act 2 Angel White: Clinical depression, existentialism, Dawn and Angel White's relationship.

"Everybody's got the summer cold."

Act 3 Old Man Blues: CJ Johnson legitimizes The Big Opera.

Act 4 The Sync: Dawn's resurrection journey.

Act 5 The Vacuum: Dawn's "Sermon On the Mount."

Omniscient POV 

"The Force" is "Star Stuff" is "Religions."

"Old Spice Commercial"

Act 6 Baby Blue: Baby Blue takes centRE stage.

Act 7 Hopeless: Baby Blue is getting bananas.

Act 8 Breakdown: Baby Blue finds himself.

Act 9 Atlantis: This starts Bonkersland.

Act 10 Battle: The stage is set for Baby Blue and war.

"Each act has its own sprinkle of vibe."

"Hamlet Contemplates Suicide" is the "A Day In the Life" of soliloquies. 

Micro to macro to micro.

"A nod to the Doctor."

Jul 26, 2017

"It was how I would get drunk and be a dick."

"We needed to actually write an actual 'plot song.'"

The fellas recount plot points leading up to this and how Steve Earle figures into it.

Music nerd talk: pentatonic E is G major.

"Fuck ups are where ideas come from goddammit!"

"Eccentricity makes that shit special."

Overdubapalooza commences with this song.

Where did the change occur? The fellas debate it.

Dave bases his Shakespeare reading style on Ray Lewis's pregame speeches. 

We're specifically trying to do 'Hey Jude.'"

"This is your third coat of mud.

Jul 24, 2017


Well they killed the malevolent colonel

I'll never see Atlantis again

They shipped me back to the front

Back to being just a grunt

My karma done got wrecked

New tattoo on my neck

They keep their eye on me

'Cause I seen what could be

I got to get back there

I got to get back there

Out of this karma wrecker

While in Atlantis I found an ancient record

It was made of vinyl Dawn she sat me down

It was named after an early gun

But the music was free and fun

She burned a sacred plant

She let the record chant

The band was clearly free

The band was clearly free

In the corner laughed a man in white

He was glowing like a tracer light

He ain't no karma wrecker

He said "Hello, son, my name just call me Elvis

Dawn she gave my whole life back to me"

Then Dawn began to sing

More beautiful than anything

I could see the notes she sung

As if it were from my tongue

I could taste her warming breath

She made me not fear death\

She made me feel alright

She said "You're a shining light

You ain't no Karma Wrecker."

In a trance I made it to the front lines

Dawn and Elvis met with Caesar and Temujin

I think I may have cried

My heart grew dead inside

The stink of millions dead

The polar caps froze red

Time to just survive

Make it out alive

To Atlantis where I believe

To Atlantis where I believe

There ain't no karma wrecker

I don't know


Jul 19, 2017

Dave talks to John Lennon.

"Atlantis" is finally addressed, been talking about it for a year and a third.

Tumbleweeds shout out around a minute 30.

"From here on out...we get bonkers with the production."

The nuance of applying building terms to recording production be addressed. 

On analog we would "perform" the mix. Not so no more - good and bad (as precedent for the use of a dash I site Kerouac's DHARMA BUMS). "Educated Man" on Circle 9's THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES is a good example.

*Shout out to THE DREAD PIRATE DIABLO the legendary Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo Joey G Gallagher.*

The fellas talk about the integration of Shakespearean soliloquies into psychedelic punk rock opera hillbilly stuff. 

HANK III, bitches!

Jul 17, 2017


Got a side business booming

Found the guy that makes the fucking drugs

I know him as the malevolent colonel

The one who coddles all us fucking thugs

Got my buddies let me cruise right through the missiles

Guess in other words they're called the enemy

Give 'em drugs I give 'em cash and other goodies

And all the largesse coming back to me get down

Gotta keep this transport moving

Can't believe my motherfucking eyes

A secret entrance through the glass desert

And an underworld that's better than surprise

Got plants and art and poetry and women

And everybody's coming up to me

Got to thank the malevolent colonel

For everything now that I fucking see get down

They tell me that this place is called Atlantis

The throbbing people mingle sing and fuck

How'd this fucking place be kept a secret

Eventually it's got to die to luck

The mayor is a fucking sexy lady

She keeps it so it's never up and gone

I need to meet the woman with the power

I hear her name is sunshine lit at Dawn get down

Every time I pull into Atlantis

Where the scientists make robot hookers purr

I get out of the transport and I rare back

'Cause I'm pushing on my horse down through the spurs

It's nirvana to the bohos and the artists

Singing songs and dancing every single night

Only law is that there is no re-religion

'Cause the intellectuals don't feel it's right

Get down


Jul 12, 2017

Dave really likes his guitar solo.

"Lend me your rears."

"It was facing the wrong direction."

"Stories all melt together."

Correction: Ronnie James Dio not Tiny Iommi at 13 minutes.

Electric guitar evolution gets touched upon.

"Somebody took the Chuck Berry bottom and put the the Jimi Hendrix top on it. What the fuck's going on?"

"Is your toe that fat normally?"

"Eat some chocolate, man."

"I ain't had me lamb in a long time."

"I'm going to go get me a rollo."

They do an imitation of the Gourds covering Snoop Dogg.

Doctor Who at 56ish.


Jul 10, 2017


Seven months in the shit

Turns out warring is legit

Killed as many as I lost

What a cost

It's funny how I love my gun

It's funny how they never run\

It's funny that I never sleep

Never eat

It's funny how they never beg

It's funny how they get new legs

It's funny how the night is day

Fades away

The roar of the drunken gods

The worst of the lightening rods

The drunken gods choose not to sip

Let her rip


Jul 5, 2017

The fellas have been working on overdubs.

The importance of riffs in extended jams is discussed.\

It's a special 4th of July podcast!

Act 13 gets dubbed "Space and Time."

The Big Opera is a mix of Doctor Who, Mad Max, Tommy, the Clash, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

ALLEN COLLINS plays the "Freebird" solo.

Dave's brother's family went to see Metallica in Houston.

Then there be a general pop culture landscape review, Netflix and CW/DC shows from Brian and Doctor Who from Dave.

Dave imitates the 10th Doctor saying "DAH-LEXX."

Dave says "Game Of Spoilers" when he means to name check the "Storm Of Spoilers" Podcast.

Dave does GoT.

"I avoid stuff as much as possible."

The fellas separate Bill Cosby from his comedy and break down the differences in different drywall muds.

Then they engage in July 4th Parade nostalgia.

Then Brian gives a thumbnail sketch of Tesla.





Jun 28, 2017

Brian and Dave speak upon Brian's new bass.

The fellas hit some plot points.

Atlantis makes an appearance in the commentary.

Dace's sinus infection takes center stage.

"12 plus 6 is 18"

"20 totes magoats."

The fellas talk comic book movies and TV shows and such like.

Then the fellas speak on work in Bawmer last winter and spring.

The fellas THEN touch on trying to stay in shape.

Catonsville Bakery Reminiscence

Doctor Who mention at 56 minutes.

Jun 26, 2017


I hate my fucking job I hate my fucking job

Fight or die

First day of basic had us drinking human blood

We're the only resource left ain't nothing up here, cuz

They killed five the first day 'cause they would not fall in line

I say "yes sir no sir" but I'm just biding my time


The sergeant tried to rape me so I slit his fucking throat

Colonel said "Well goddamn, son, you're the kind of kid I can promote."

Got my new stripes branded on the fingers of my fist

Last thing that you'll see coming 'cause I never fucking miss


There ain't no mirrors here they don't want us to see

There ain't no living here they don't want us to be

Last night I dreamt that I was falling from the sky

When I woke up I did not know that I could still cry and cry and cry



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