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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Apr 25, 2018

0  - Today's theme is "Silver and Gold"

5  - Don't forget your anti-psychotics.

10 - And then we added so much stuff.

15 - If you're not learning something you're failing at life.

20 - I Haven't really checked my Facebook.

25 - Let's say the names while we're going to see if we remember them.

30 - You are a Split Lip Rayfield song!

35 - Jimmy here broke a string. What's the band going to do?

40 - If someone gets thrown into something where they're completely unfamiliar they just shut down.


50 - Vacalizing is what you call them noisy dogs.

55 - Shout out to the Viceland show HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA.

Apr 23, 2018

Time is running out bellowing through the void

Desperate like a beggar methods then employed

Time is running out nebula's running in

Portal to the horizon portal to everything

Galaxial haze ignited

The ruse of the excited

Oft sore and yet delighted

The past was oversited

Time is running out on that we can agree

Dancing with the bohos under the glassened sea

Painting with the artists trusting reason not the gods

Fresh water color started the aforementioned lightening rod

From here to another planet

Through wormhole strings and granite

More fun if you don't plan it

Winged migrational bandits


It's non sequitur season

I know that I have treasoned

I beg one for petition

Spectacular omission

Remote Control is restless she passes through the gate

Psychedelicottically a formal mass debate

Ain't no way for her to choose just where she's going to be

Close your eyes and wish her luck we're where we need to be

Time is running out space is running in

Portal event horizon nothing is everything

Apr 18, 2018

0  - Guess we're waiting for the Ecstasy to kick in.

5  - I whistle all the time.

10 - Attention Deficit Disorder Rock

15 - I am the plaster of Paris, the horse hair plaster that's holding to the lathe sticks.

20 - The ancient prewar dance far.

25 - Whatever the fuck Picard said.

30 - Elephantitis scrotum in a stew

35 - The ten year tenure

40 - Brian's on the couch!

45 - My BMI is off the chart.

50 - I'm just lucky that this program has so much shit in i.

55 - I hope this shoots a duck.

Apr 16, 2018

When she breaths again 7

When it's new, my friend, 7

When we feel it then, 7

Remote Control leaves


How it's power taken freeform

How to know if flowers reborn

Can I see forever weeping

Found and found and found and creeping


Which whatever wasn't freely

Or is amidst dregs kept neatly

Lifeless or worthless or worsely

Evenly unmatched subversely


Confounding misuse of structures

Of meanings profundity quakes

Happenstance rendered illusion

Organized in pill form and flakes


Motionless call forth the masters

Watch as they tremble and slurring

How like the others of fables

Unlike their rivals and cursing


Undo the timeless guerillas

Fighting a self war of trusted

Timeless like oceans of legends

Forfeit succumb if we must not


Til we meet again 7

Til it's new, my friend, 7

Til we feel it then 7

Now it's meant to bend 7

Apr 11, 2018

0  - What album's that off of?

5  - Crazy centric stuff

10 - We want to confuse people but not needlessly.

15 - ...when we were professionally putting out albums the way you're supposed to.

20 - This motherfucking El Camino is also Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

25 - There're Henry Miller readings.

30 - Santa Labrada shout out.

35 - We gotta get that cup away from my hand.

40 - We always take a Monday off between acts.

45 - Make some more fiddly adjustments.

50 - The new CoC is amazing.

55 - I never called out of work before.


Apr 9, 2018

The glass desert red and blue purple and green

It's kicking up dust as it speeds and careens

The soldiers look on take their gas masks and gawk

'Cause it's rougher than diamonds uncut and in bulk

A space El Camino it travels through time

It shakes off the meaning of motion and rhyme

She drives it with nothing but guile and sublime

Shifts into gear and lets that sucker climb

The distance of the emperors shields them from blame

They regret the progress and strive to remain

But even the ivory towers do spy

The car with a truck bed as it whizzes by


The soldiers erupt in 3 cheers for the ship

She sparks up the motor and's letting her rip

She motions for the emperor to come have a sip

The soldiers all pause and conform to the grip

The V8 moans heavenly blessings of grace

It emanates more than the sum of this place

It vibrates an echo and leaves not a trace

She spits in the goddamn punk emperor's face


Apr 4, 2018

0:00 You're welcoming us to your podcast.

5:00 "I Ain't Got the Time" goes back to her.

10:00 The vocals may be a little hot.

15:00 How the fuck they do it I have no idea.

20:00 It's, like, 4th time's a charm.

25:00 We're producing all this crazy shit out of a sweatshop in a basement.

30:00 We'll get that done too. It's a lot of fun.

35:00 Maybe you can send her a message and ask her.

40:00 You make what you make.

45:00 I did that when I was a teenager.

50:00 You've done the hip hop route already.

55:00 They got washed away by the comet 12,000 years ago.

Apr 2, 2018

The air is a question an empty suggestion

Of unanswered pauses hinted at before

So see here it's beauty but some call it duty

She questions it rudely no different than before

Mistakes they don't mean nothing

At least she's learning something

She busts through Atlantis depressively manic

She curses the manna that's floating from the sky

The whole thing's an orgy all sweaty and largely

It's rooted in whispers and hinted in asides

You can call us worthless

Just don't call us mirthless

If she's a movie she's foreign and moody

And smoking tobacco meloncholically

She ain't wearing nothing emotions erupting

She's everyone's something periodically

I guess I hadn't listened but now I know it's christened

She seizes the meaning and renders it leaning

To absolutism poisoning itself

Narrative license has eaten the hyphen

Oh, god, let it ripen it's sitting on the shelf

And I ain't got the time

I ain't got the time

I just ain't got the time

I ain't got the time 

Mar 28, 2018

Late night jazz dj says hello.

Captain Kirk shows up.

5 - We're happier. You're happier.

10 - I like him but I hate what he spawned.

15 - That part that sucks, you remember that part?

20 - Then when you record it you're just like "ugh."

25 - ("Drunken swagger" means waltz in C major.)

30 - So there's all this catching up and talking.

35 - Talk about ritual! There's a lot of ritual in absynthe.

40 - Speaking about how we operate down here...

45 - Say you're playing for the Tsar, you don't want to fuck up.

50 - Maybe it's narcissism.



Mar 26, 2018

Just so we're clear she's here to party so what

The war rolls on forever backdrop so what

Sing the song triumphantly while we're circling down the drain

So what

Another say another story so what

If we're all one then we are nothing so what

Feast upon the corpses of what truth it used to mean

And throw up

Remote Control she doesn't care she don't

Well she will say that air is air she won't

She might forget to not believe the lies she's hearing all the time

She don't


Dave - guitars and vocals

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Ochster - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Mar 22, 2018

Check it out! Friend of Society's Fringes Andrew Grimm stops by Possum Studios to shoot the shit with Bri and Davey. Basically the next June Star record is called EAST ON GREEN and it is rad as fuck. Believe it.

Mar 21, 2018

Starts off with the Pogues.

10:00 - "The Germans are the English."

15:00 - "It's always fun just to play that waltzy walk up."

20:00 - "Each act is represented except Act 4 and 5."

25:00 - "Dumb people can go eat a dick for all I give a fuck."

30:00 - "Even if we would have done it then it would've taken 5 or 6 years."

35:00 - "They have all these huge things there."

40:00 - "I won't hurt you but I'll kick your father's ass for raising a brat."

45:00 - "Tell me you just didn't walk into a painted wall."

50:00 - "Someone's age is not a good enough reason to be scornful of someone."

55:00 - "Dave reads Doctor Who."

Mar 19, 2018

Well he's gone down a road that's fading quickly

And he's prone to being homegrown and sickly

And he doesn't have a reason for the plodding

And his life as of now is frail and rotting

Frail and rotten frail and rotten

Frail and rotten feeling lame

Frail and rotten frail and rotten

Frail and rotten what a shame

So she threw him down and broke his transom

And she held his self respect for ransom

And believe me the poor boy up and payed it

And felt better not to contemplate it


So she moved on and overtook his story

And made sure that the scene was trite and hoary

'Cause she really did like that Baby Blue fella

And moved on to conquer other cerebella



Dave - guitars, vocals, banjo

Brian - bass,engineering, mixing

Ochster - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Mar 14, 2018

- texting Ochster in real time -

More pro magic mushroom studies have been conducted.

Dave's brother calls in.

The coda is trying to take advantage of Ochster's ability to do GoGo jams.

"The 80s. How wrong were we about everything?"

"Spunky Face Jam"

Brian has phone problems.

Rouxde Cooking Podcast shout out at 23:00.

"Magic Box" is "Wonderful Vagina."

- Max Birkner plug -

at 30:00ish the fellas revisit "Balls in Soup."

- 300,000 year ols North Americans @ 45:00 -



Mar 12, 2018

Roams the landscape all alone

Singing "Roam, Sucker, Roam"

Dreaming of then again and again

When she ushered in a phase

Lasted lo these many days

Sees her again and then they begin

Let her know what to do

So she can get a little closer to you

What she does what she do

Gonna make you look just like a fool

She pops in and out quantumly

Here and there confusing all who see

But those that they do can't believe it's true

Sit back and the devil appears

But then she knows just what to make it clear

What can she do she's falling for you



Dave - guitars and vocals

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Ochster - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Mar 8, 2018

Brian and Dave welcome Joe Goldsborough to Possum Studios to get into the nitty gritty history Of B'more rock and roll.

Mar 7, 2018

- Alt-country days revisited -

- learning the mandolin -

"Man, that chair's all fucked up, yo. You need a gigantic C-clamp."

- John Lennon mention at 8 minutes -

"Soccer hooligan songs!"

Travelogue II talk begins!!!

"There you go, TARDIS people."

"Andy's drumming puts you in a good mood somehow."

Fro here things lighten up immensely.

The return of "What Is Brian Wearing" at 29:00.

"Lee Majors!"

- review of 2017 at 32:00 -

- Reverend Jim Memorial -


Mar 5, 2018

The last time we saw Remote Control

She was ashes and Dawn had took her soul

Then again maybe then it wasn't so

Or maybe then it was oh no

Now she's tailing our hero Baby Blue

She knows that the lies have turned to truth

But she never asked for any proof

She really didn't care she still don't

Remote Control has found her soul

Hit that pipe again

She's been ready now she's steady 

It's a laughing zen

Well she knows how to live her life as art

And romantically construct a part

Of a universal broken heart

That's weeping tears of laughter and angst

It's a muffled laughter when it's time

It's a victim of a worthless crime

It's a notion sprouting off the vine

That's rooted in mischief and pranks


As she surveys all that's come to pass

She knows her time has come at last

To binge and partake of repast

And try and change the world oh my

If she's magic then so are me and you

Like she says "bring the meaning of the truth"

It never needs to show a proof

In algebraic terms or why



Dave - guitars, vocals, mandolin

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Ochster - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Feb 28, 2018

The fellas get into the plot around 10 minutes in.


- TV nostalgia breakdown -

Dueling Moe Syzlacks at 29:00

Famous B'more restaurants at 38:00

SoMd BBQ shout outs after that


Feb 26, 2018


2. Hey, Look At That, Everybody, There It Is

3. Round & Round

4. One Brings More

5. Soulprice

6. Red Raheem

7. Gateway Of The Sun

8. Sunday's Blind

9. Agenda

10. The Revolution's Come & Gone

11. North Ontario

12. The Masquerader

13. Cr-cr-crazy

14. Come On Now

15. Sunday's Blind Reprise

Feb 21, 2018

This begins with a kind of fucked up intro-theme.

This is the titular song!

Radiant heat is discussed.

This is a wrap for Pork

- dead musicians -

- Beatles at 14:00 -

Magic mushrooms jump started human civilization.

Medicinal cannabis is discussd.

Each song is mixed to its own vibe.

- more "Elvis Religion" talk -

The expanded Marvel Universe is discussed.

Brian loves Zappa.

Quote of the week at the end.

Feb 19, 2018


In the bed next to me the man looks just like me

He said "My name is Angel White, boy, what is yours?"

"I'm Baby Blue" I said to him he squinted back at me again

And then he stood up walked away and closed the door

I'm standing in a mirrored hall I punch and kick at every wall

I fall my knuckles bloodied dripping to the ground

I look up and see Angel White just disappear into the night

There is a term for this if not then just a sound

When I'm standing tall I can't help but fall

When I'm on my knees I feel truly free

When I see Remote Control she would just offer me a bowl

And then she mesmerized explicitly at Dawn

As she came tome again she fluctuated slightly then

She misquoted all of the words I heard before

She populated like a breeze that had a different chain link sleeve

Of retributions paid and other ones that lost

As she split the sun in half She moved against the righteous path

And climbed down from the perch that never paid the cost

As I stood to see that it wasn't me

In that playful past of iconoclasts

The old man shuffled past me there his flask was metal facial hair

He had a jumpsuit on of rhinestones shining white

Never gave me wisdom once I didn't ask for other ones

But then I saw it as a lecture from respite

Did he really give a shit I didn't think he was legit

But then the world's a work and we're all fucking marks

The greatest con became the truth Falsified by the unclaimed youth

Of everyone it fades away into a spark

I'm so goddamned tired I'm so goddamn mired

Will it ever end probably not, my friend

When a man ain't got no home there's one thing left he's born to roam

But then again to run away's too aching sad

As a pilgrim from the rest who like to propagate the best

Of worst things everywhere there's money to be had

So I disappeared to see if when a people can't be free

That you can drown your sorrows just from passing through

Guess we'll never really know but it's sure fun to try to though

And if you don't agree I ain't got time for you

All my bullets gone shot through by this song

Westward let us roam make the road our home


Dave - guitar, vocals, harmonica

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Wil - drums

Ian - mastering



Feb 14, 2018

Tom Waits stops by.

Louis Armstrong stops by.

"It's like a sleep bed for the numbers but for Porky's bass drum."

"The heat is on."

- Smith Island Cake: the official cake of the great state of Maryland -

The fellas try to figure out the Mount Everest Motivation Meme.

The fellas discuss euthanasia.

The fellas discuss death in general and looking after old folk.



Feb 12, 2018


Hospital bed I thought I was dead

I'm living instead I rose from the dead

So let us break bread blue suede shoes now red

In my hospital bed

I question my life I question my time

I question existence I question this rhyme

I question the sun I question the son

In my hospital bed

Scripture number one be a hound dog son

Scripture number two sing and don't be cruel

Hospital bed the scriptures I've read

He rose from the dead and Elvis ain't dead

It's all in my head all in my head

In my hospital bed

The legions they come they rise with the sun

The army's begun a million and one

It's not in my head not in my head

In my hospital bed

Scripture number three love me tenderly

Scripture number 4 close my fucking door


Feb 7, 2018

"Porky wanted to record a practice."

- call back to Circle 9's "Love, Lois" -

"Our Space Jams are better than the Michael Jordan movie."

"That big riff is one of the happiest things ever."

"What's going down with his 'tirt?'"

"He needs to get right with himself."

"I always wanted to end this with him wandering the desert like KUNG FU."

"Vivaldi is a pretender to the throne.

"KG and I came out of the side hatch."

FOTC and Tenacious D are legit.

"A little less coherent"

"A giant little world"




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