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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Jun 21, 2017

Dual theme songs play today.

What are the fellas wearing? (Dave's Beastie Boys shirt is his wife's.)

The fellas go through the machinations of plot furtherment.

The fellas reminisce about the early days of Facebook and how Dee Barth preferred Friendster.

The band with Sharon drumming didn't need cues to come in together on the starts and stops of this song.

City comparison: Minneapolis, Baltimore, Kansas City, East Saint Louis.

State comparison: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri.

Doctor Who reference around 21 minutes.

Pop culture update: Sense 8 and American Gods.

More ideas for the YouTube channel.

Support local artists!

Jun 19, 2017


I'm gonna join the army 'cause they're making me

They took the best of rioters with them was me

They fight their endless wars it don't mean shit to me

I'm gonna join the army 'cause they're making me making me

They punched me in the face and threw me in a truck

We'[re packed in here like cigarettes, man, what the fuck

They tell us that the plan is just for us to die

They'll feed us to the factory and make their weapons with our flesh and pride

And everything inside

They asked me for my name I said "I'm Baby Blue

I'm everything you hate and fear and cannot do."

They kicked my ass again and said it's just for fun

A tattoo on my shoulder says "I'm number one Baby Blue Gun"

Baby blue gun

Jun 14, 2017

Dave couldn't hear his guitar in his headphones when they recorded this one.

Brian pulls Dave out of a tangent that would have started with the Byzantines.

"We get bonkers as fuck."

The flubbles happened in a good way.

Brian talks about how to EQ and pan pipes whilst mixing.

Also Brian is back to skating after spine surgery!

The fellas expound upon city driving in B'more.

"When you do heroin the laws of physics are suspended."

Baltimore's mass transit system gets a come to Jesus moment from the fellas.

Jun 12, 2017


I seen the sunshine only in my dreams 'cause it's never bright

I spent a lifetime feeling my way through the darkest night

I rode the airways I supped on lightening and drank the sky

I been transcended back away, lord, by and by


Riot now it's our last chance

Seduce me with your sinful dance

Breath my soul and set me free

Everything will burn wait and see

Where are the women?

Where are the mommas, wives, and sisters?

Where is my shotgun?

Got it at the pawn shop and sawed it off, mister

How is this platform?

Hand to hand combat in the goddamned streets

The cops are in on it

They need money to survive just like you and me


Everything will burn as you will see

Burn it down!



Jun 7, 2017

"Bob made me a lap steel that I could play standing up."

This song is the "cliff" notes of the larger world created for these characters to fuck around in or in which to fuck around.

We finally got to do the Neil Young thing where you play the same song twice but different to open and close a larger entity.

Either a warning or a heads up, it's up to you: Pro Wrestling talk around 8 minutes in.

The fellas try to figure out modern dance, comic book art, and thumb drives (zip drives?).


Brian speaks on the art of panning.

"A fortuitous bit of serendipity."


Dave tells of how he got his back pain under control.



Jun 5, 2017


When the world started turning and it set to up and burning

All the freedom of a megalopolis

The United States was bleeding and the populace was pleading

For a living breathing old sarcophagus

Well she took to warring constantly for fossil fuels and Jesus

And the lies of often civilated songs

Turned the Middle East to glass and turned her back on her repast

And said the Bill Of Rights is motherfucking wrong, bitch

God bless America god bless America

Land of the free and the home of the letdown

In the meantime out in Asia got a market euthanasia

Got it humming drumming economically

Tried collecting all her debts the US wouldn't take the bet

And said "fuck off" all rather pedantically

For the world that was War Four 'cause III was knocking at the door

And the history sputtered sporadically

In the chaos that ensued after wars for god and crude

The second coming happened despotically

God bless the marketplace god bless the marketplace

Buy that shit low and then sell off the countdown

So it came to be the truth that Chinggis Khan would be the proof

That if you want shit done you never wait around

He was rising in the ast the battle lines were drawn at least

The history books would someday write all this shit down

So Julius Caesar rose to fight him made an army just to spite him

And a war machine that ran on human bones

They were clashing every day in every place in every way

With the plastics made from tissues of the clones yeah

God bless the emperors god bless the emperors

Though self ordained still they're willing to get down

While the generations died the war was living with a tide

Of surplus cannon fodder plucked off of the streets

All the fossil fuels are zapped the land is ocean, deserts, crap

Yes and the drums of war are shuffle/set/repeat

If you're looking for a wasteland well you got it have a taste man

What's it taste like fuck you cannot be the judge

It's the west against the east it's set, man "shuffle/war/repeat"

That's how it will be, is, and always fucking was 

God bless the atheists, deists, and theists

In the land of debris at the edge of the meltdown


Dave: guitars and vocals

Brian: bass and mixing

Sharon: drums

Ian: mastering

May 31, 2017

There's actual interaction with the world that we created.

"...Solipsism, narcissism, poopissism, buttissism, boobissism..."

This is an exterior world action filled act.

Brian scratches his leg in an odd fashion.

The fellas get to discussing why this act is called "Atlantis" and it takes a good long while, emphasis on "good."

"Tolkien; he must have been a weird dude."

Ensign Roe was the Battlestar Gallactica Admiral that wanted to go to war with everybody. She was also on HOMICIDE.

"Fucking Bajorans!"

Kenny Jones not Kenny Laine!!!!!!!! 

May 24, 2017

This one takes a bit to get going.

"This is the podcast."

"Ugh. Tired. Exhausted."

This is a Forgotten Sons redo.

The fellas speak on Steve Earle's EL CORAZON.

There's a Slobberbone mention at 5 mints.

The fellas speak on Steve Earle's SHUT UP AND DIE LIKE AN AVIATOR.

Ween, Driveby Truckers, Steve Earle, and Clutch - done seen them a LOT.

Dave does his Johnny Cash imitation which kind of sucks.

Baby Blue has become a man!

The fellas speak on the TV shows LEGION and WYNONNA EARP which naturally leads to a discussion of the movie TOMBSTONE."

Dave brings up WRESTLEMANIA, MLB Opening Day, Manny Machado, and dem O's, hon.

A prolonged discussion of Driveby Truckers, Slobberbone, and Clutch kicks off around the 37 minute mark.

Madonna has the perfect deltoid definition. 

May 22, 2017



Populated isolation love starvation indignation

Stirring to indecision

Life is death is right is wrong

Is precious now but not for long

Changing through the transition

If love is hate I can't relate

Take and give and give and take

No suicide here concentrate

Straining for a salvation

Nowhere's home I been forsaken

Nowhere's hope so desperation

Life breath to a redemption

Highway home to my maker

I'd love to love the human race

In an ugly world devoid of grace

Humanity if just a trace

Enough already repeal replace

Sleep where I fall

Dreams don't come at all to the wicked

Drop the clip I'm full of spite

I rest upon this putrid sight

Standing up for the first time

For revenge or for elation

For a love or stimulation

Let that sucker go for the last time

Highway home to my maker


May 17, 2017

Flannels are now showing up in the thrift stores.

Dave talks about visiting Manila in the 90s.

The fellas discuss the process of songwriting.

Beatles reference at 5 minutes

This is the first song in THE BIG OPERA with a Shakespeare soliloquy.

"You can't write it any better than Shakespeare did so why don't you just use his fucking words?"

*spoiler alert* VIKINGS at 9 minutes

Brian recounts his weekend, whom he seen, where'n he went, and BETTER CALL SAUL.

Dave talks about the shows LEGION and THE EXPANSE.

Plenty of DOCTOR WHO talk ensues.

The fellas talk about pushing through different physical therapies.


May 15, 2017


Fear and paranoia I adore ya

I'd never even try to try and bore ya

Keep me entertained I must implore ya

Fear and paranoia I abhor ya

Fuck me fuck you too I'm shouting orders

Senseless rage can't decipher the borders

Fucking fucks all fucked up and conjected

Is it extinct, dying or protected?

Fear and paranoia rule

Everything's a cartoon to mine eyes

Stripped of falsehood bravery and lies

Just enough left over to be despised

Like a hurricane without a lie

Fear and paranoia rule



May 10, 2017

Dave does his Louis Armstrong imitation.

"Feed Me Some Sane" is a lot like the sequel to GREASE.

Brian didn't like the riff.

The fellas discuss hammer drills; Dewalt v Bosch.

"Orange mini splits?"

D and B still love Slobberbone.

B and D talk up Joy On Fire and 12 Gauge.

The fellas figure out a plan of attack for when they finish THE BIG OPERA.

"You might as well burn your money and wipe your ass with it."

Character bunnies.


May 8, 2017


All in my mind everyone's blind

Silence is golden in an everyday bind

All in my head glad I'm not dead

Bitterness bubbles up the words that she said

Morals and time physical crime

Where is it I can't see it where is the line?

All in my brain feed me some sane

I'll lick it up and then I'll shoot my own pain

Feed me some sane inject my brain

The golden nectar of a world without pain

Feed me some sane misery reigns

A blackness sucks my ankles laughing and slain


May 3, 2017

Dave's back from Hawaii depressingly.

"Edge City" is a remake of the Doom Cookie song "Material World."

Brian practices math.

-Total 90s song: Nirvana, Soundgarden, Ozzy, Minutemen, waltzy (couldn't read my notes! - plus there's some 80s bands in this 90s list), grunge, Bad Brains

Brian has a gross infected toe.

"We just got practiced."

Dave does play by play on Brian's coughing.

Dave does his Socrates imitation.

Dave's toenail turned black whilst running.

Brian says Bob Marley was poisoned by his boot.

The fellas speak on the inevitability of failure.

May 1, 2017


The mushroom cloud is laughing meanest of all

A nervous breakdown squirting right out my balls

The seed is spitting it means nothing at all

I'm at Edge City and I'm starting to crawl yeah

The ashen necklace of a painted face weeps

Subconsciously I want to drown in the streets

Depression's going to take the edge off of me

I'm peaking now but wait 'til quarter to three

     I'm all fucked up and I don't care

     Fatal nihilistic glares

     I want to scream but I don't dare

     Come on, Edge City, take me there yeah

I want to masticate a marginal wound

Explosion sun up a material moon

Suicide vibes from everyone in the room

I'm the only fucking guy in the room

     I fucked the wellspring of a ghost

     I spurned the Emperor's pledge to toast

     I'm flying off the glistening coast

     The sand is glass while billions roast

The spores of death are fleeting ever the just

I'm at Edge City and I'm starting to rust

The melting visage of the Rebel King's bust

The melting mirrors tend to complicate us yeah

Apr 26, 2017

The fellas talk about Stephen L Miles commercials in Baltimore in the 1990s.

There's a quick plot review for Act 8 Breakdown and some speaking on psychedelic drugs.

Baby Blue's story arc really picks up steam.


- Beatles pre and post psychedelic drugs

Dave can't seem to figure out this song that he wrote.

-Heavy Metal movie

"Joe Gallagher kicking down the door."

"This is neither here nor there. This isn't a football podcast."\

*spoiler alert* for the show "The Detour" at 21 minutes

- The fellas talk at great length about comic book movies which naturally leads into another prolonged discussion on Star Wars.

Apr 24, 2017


Gone for good is what I'm getting

Death to me's a new direction

But I want to make myself just suffer

'Cause shit is all there is

Wishing crazy to me through the slumber

Slouching closely to restricted thunder

Crashed through motionless it becomes laughter

So crank it up you fucking whores

Let's talk about it

The seascape melts into a laughing flower

Slathered by gynecologic power

Flowing gushing forth like arms of plunder

And tripping balls just like the savior

Crank it up you fucking whores

Apr 19, 2017

Notes on a forsaken podcast:

- Dave and Brian are of a mind for conspiracy that ain't aliens.

- Then they postulatize about pre-history, North America, Clovis Culture, and water erosion on the Sphynx.

- Here's why the bad guys are right in modern Science Fiction.

- Dave and Brian spoil BSG for anybody to lazy to have already seen the reboot.

- The fellas compare and contrast the USA, France, the Roman Empire, and Ancient Greece.

- Then they explain how Germany used Mongolian militarybtactics in WWII.\

- The 1940s were a legitimate armageddon on this planet.

- Dave talks about his latest historical obsession the An Lushan Rebellion.

- Genghis Khan and Julius Caesar are in the Big Opera.

- Brian badmouths "the kids" at 39 minutes.

Apr 17, 2017


Apr 12, 2017

Here be me notes, matey!

- Dave steals a Simpsons joke.

- Ryan, Made, and Dave party in the 80s.

- Tenacious D shout out

- Profanity is a human construct and therefore arbitrary.

- Dave tries to give Brian theme songs to the different aspects of his life,

- Stone Cold Steve Austin mention at 14 minutes.

- Dave got a message from Andrew Grimm: "Here's the album that I wrote last week." !!!!!

- Beatles reference at 21 minutes.

- Beatles again at 38.

- The fellas discuss the upcoming Star Trek series.

- Jeri Ryan and Dana Delaney's show is Brian's favorite.

- Dave rhapsodizes over BBC's Planet Earth II


Apr 10, 2017


Life is useless so is love

Blood is nothing done is done

Take me backwards over there

Once a lifetime never fair NO

Will it ever end Iwish it could

Where's they sting like it should

Life done broke me all fucked up

Nothing's happening nothing's up

Didn't ask to be here so

Let's drop the curtain it's time to go see it said

See where you're at

How do you like that

If I were Shakespeare I'd write a song

Of romantic longings and soliloquies sung

Death and carnage would not despair

The choices made would cloud the air

But I ain't Shakespeare I ain't a man

I've taken it all I've bitten the hand

I've stared at the abstract claiming it's truth

I punctured the priest in the confessional booth

Didn't care more yesterday How can it seem to be that way when you're dead

So where you at How do you like that

Apr 5, 2017

Here's my notes on this podcast:

- Ian speaks about being an audio engineer at AAPS Productions.

- Country music gets another shout out.

- The gang talks about the mystical qualities of "The Final Countdown" and the song's relationship to the World Champion Baltimore Ravens.

- "Less gory and more esoteric."

- Ian lays out the floor plan to Sheffield Studios.

- Dave recalls the giant reverb box at social services.

- Brian badmouths "kids today" at 20 minutes.

- Mutt Lange is Shania Twain to Dave and Def Leppard to Ian.

- Beatles mention at 29 minutes.

- The story of "The Ballad Of Abraham Redfoot."

Porcupinetree shout out.

Apr 3, 2017


Exploding erupting orgasmic and more

See through the ceiling and punch through the floor

Huff like a big bad wolf and kick down that door

Blue like horizons on the oceanless shores

Come on

Blue is the color inevitably

The blues is the core and the Earth is the sea

Unkind unkempt ungainly

Blue is the color the masses see

Blue like the glass hewn desert

Blue like the drugs of comfort

Blue like the song of the used and oppressed

Blue like the mood of the sad and depressed

Apocalypse Tomorrow

Do you have an armageddon I can borrow

The waters rise and suffocate

The air hangs burning concentrate

Do you have an armageddon I can borrow

Apocalypse tomorrow

Come On!

Mar 29, 2017

First off Henryk bangs the hell out of the mic.

Brian extols the virtues of Miles Davis's "Wooder Babies."\

The fellas go through preliminary plotting for the sequel to Circle 9's TRAVELOGUE ACT ONE.

Dave recalls the Rock phoning CM Punk after Raw in LA.

Beatles at 16:00.

Henryk talks about music.

Brian has just discovered Katy Perry. Dave replies "She's got a pretty face and a huge rack."

Brian talks about the time he met Bob Mould from "Who Screw Do."

"This is the blues and how it done got did."

The fellas break down folk music according to them and how rock and roll is actually 200 years old.

Colleen appearance at 39:00.

Brian shat on the road once in New Mexico.

Mar 27, 2017

We're ripping off the great Jimi Hendrix here by starting off this act with noise. Our hero, Baby Blue, is on a psychedelic trip of self discovery through-out this act and we wanted to establish that sonic reality right off the bat.

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