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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Feb 13, 2019

00 Back from fun

05 All fresh on this

10 We'll probably do the lost civilization first


        Even she wasn't that annoying i season three.

20 You have to be medically fitted.

25 I think they're fucking in it or something.

30 I been itching to play so bad.

35 They wroked on my sun head.


45 That's a good one. We should bring it back.

50 My voice is not there.

55 Fuck that we put 'em in songs!



Henry Rollins - vocals

Greg Ginn and Dez Cadena - guitars

Chuck Dukowski - bass

Robo - drums


Jan 30, 2019

00  George Motherfucking Jones

05  "This is when he becomes an opium addict."

10  Real time listen to "Shanghai Susan."

15  "Yeah TRAVELOGUE IV gets a little crazy."

20  "Barney banged Linda Ronstadt. Damn right!"

25  "This is like dirty old man dot com."

30  "It's College Park lite,"

35  "This would straighten me out."

40  "4 might sound a little weird."

45  "We ain't gonna name the record that."

50  "The Rick Dees Show - whatever happened to that guy?"



Jan 28, 2019

I came to and saw her staring down at me

At my bloody body where was I to be

She was Shanghai Susan as introduced to me

I never felt so low as I did when remembering

When I last saw Charlene she had gone with Troubadour

I guess I left my manhood scattered 'cross the floor

As I get my bearings I turn back to the door

And leave that world behind because I'm sucked dry to my core


Shanghai Susan is introducing me

To a world where hope is less than just a dead man's memory

My choice will be nothing and nothing's what I'll be

In the great abyss with a dead man's hope I'm free

Troubadour and Charlene I think they've disappeared

Into something when I;m nothing as my path it now shines clear

Opium she soothes me like an ancient lover's scent

Shanghai Susan embraces me I know my soul is spent







Dave - guitars, vocals, keyboards

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering



Jan 23, 2019

00  Andy trips out at a Dead show.

05  "This is written for this."

10   "I do have twenty vocal parts."

15  "We got a piano sound now."


25  "The smoke goes backwards at the end of TIME BANDITS."

30  "Oh the Love Boat oh."

35  "It's not complicated it's complex."

40  "Jesus Christ it's a completely different song."

45  "Let me cut out five bands from a ten band fucking movie."

50  "Ever try to play 'Message In a Bottle' on guitar?"

55  "He's got a thing for drummers."



Jan 21, 2019

My brain isn't working my body is broken

I'm in the abyss I'm a sacrifice

She's his like a liar controlled by her greed

And the sun is another one cursing my life


It's over it's over it's all fucking over

I'm nothing clear back to a different man's ghost

Use vengeance as anger and life as a weapon

Cancerous here leading my self doubt to grow

He is the cancer she is the cancer

And he is the cancer but I I am not

The water keeps rising the sirens are wailing

I'm sweeping up cities and making them rot

I surrender


Who's the disease spreading and razing

Chewing up tissues and spitting out ghosts?

My brain's in retreat my body is bleeding

I'm giving up everything neither or both

My blood it tastes funny upon my tongue

It's laughing and darting and staring the sky

I surrender already I don't have the passion

I don't feel the need to even ask why

I surrender


Everyone's blameless and gone is the passion

I don't have the strength or the caring to cry

I don't care about the ending or even the middle

Once upon a time a man simply died

I don't want no punishment taught as a lesson

I don't need to learn any new god damn things

I'm turning my mind off I'm turning my heart off

I'm going to sleep 'cause I've nothing to bring

My brain isn't working my body is broken

I'm in the abyss I'm the sacrifice

The war and the battle teamed up and beat me

Humiliated and timid with life

Leave me be

Let me lie

Lie on back

Bathe my pain

I'm headed down

That lonesome spiral

Ain't never gonna see me

Ever again

I have peaked

I am meek

I am weak

I can't sleep

I surrender I pretend or

I'm the problem

From the rostrum

Now I'm gone

Like this song

'Cause I'm wrong


Dave - guitars, vocals, keyboards

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Painting by Steven Belledin 

Jan 16, 2019

00  With Dennis Barth from Stone Dust Riders, Sun Rider 9 Productions, and the film CATONSVILLE: MUSIC CITY MARYLAND

05  "Kurt's going to be in this thing."

10  "It was very percussive."

15  "Powering On"

20  Real time reaction to "Returning."

25  Dennis sings "Hey Jude" over the coda and ANDY'S VIDEO SEGMENT

30  "It would be a lot of fun in a future project."

35  "I would play it a little more aggressively."

40  "It was George Harrison"


50  "I'm wearing out my link finger."

55  "It was actual landscaping?"


Jan 14, 2019

I've puked more whiskey than you'll ever drink

I've forgotten more shit than you'll ever think

I kick more ass than Chingiss Khan

I'm an egomaniac running rampant on the man

Kiss my cynical ass you clueless motherfucker

I'll make sure I'm fucking your wife and your mother

Here's my fingers and here's my fist

Lay low the arrangement if you get my gist

The cream rises to the top I'm a dreg in the bottom

I met Abe Lincoln and I motherfucking shot him

It doesn't make a difference what anybody thinks

So what so where so how you blinked

Got fire in my eyes and blood on my face

Drop the green flag, bitch, so let's start this race

Hubba hubba hubba here comes trouble

Cut me some slack now don't bust my bubble

I come halfway around the world to fight

So let's get this party started right


Once upon a time there was a punk ass Indian

He fucking pissed me off because he took all of my winnings

In an Alabama bar abutting Louisiana

So I followed that boy straight up through Texarkana

And some G-man chump out of New York City

My mission is seek revenge on pity

I say hubba hubba hubba here comes trouble

I'll reduce this town to smoldering rubble

Billy Redfoot, hell, he won my hyde

He got more than money, boys, he stole my pride

So I'm on his ass like a meth head on blow

Shit I followed them all down to West Mexico

Hell I even heard tell that he's headed to China

I'm on the pacific you know I will find a

Way to wreak revenge on theonly man ever

Laid claim to my crown as the best gambler ever


I Lived in the shadows while I plotted my revenge

Every scenario of torture and pain

Pliers and razors and electric cables

Chains and hooks and bloody horse stables

Break every metatarsal with sadistic glee

Fill his lungs with gasoline and then light the sneeze

Dig my thumbs in his eyes 'til they're wet with goo

Sharp razors laced through his stupid shoes

Sulfuric acid to scar them legs

Then make him crawl and make him beg

The worst part's I might hurt my knuckles

The best part's I will watch him buckle

Hey there, boy, here I stand let me proclaim

I am here to remove from you all but your name

For the beating I serve up shall be more than blood

That spills from you like breath from a newborn and 'cause

You have ruined my life I shall extract your soul

From your life force and then I will highly extol

My instance as the man and then you as the bitch

So just give me the pliers so I can scratch this itch


That bating that I threw down it almost took his life

It felt so good to see him cry right in front of his wife

So I admit it I just took her through a bag atop her head

Tossed that boy out like the trash top of the world, yo, I'm kicking ass

We got up to my yacht and then I said said she could go free

She said her husband's not a man why the only man here on Chin Pau's me

I got all of the money and I got that piece of ass

Fuck all day drink all night hey shit, y'all, let the good times blast

It's like I took my inner good and set that bitch on fire

I'm still a young man, as it goes, but hell it's all time to retire

I'll sleep on piles of money and I'll never be alone

It's amazing on the China Sea well shit, man, I'm finally home

Hey, baby, Daddy's home


Dave - guitars, vocals, piano

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Jan 9, 2019

00  "It just grew three sizes."

05  "He confronts himself at the grave of his father."

10  "A white wife beater."

15  "He's a guy at the Home Depot looking at plumbing parts."

20  "You know it's a whorehouse across the street."

25  "Eleanor Roosevelt...had a list of her top ten influential people."

30  "Our history goes back thousands and thousands and thousands of years."

35  "I promise not to fuck your dog or shit on your coffee table."

40  "That's a worm of a different color."\

45  "That's a spoiler. That's the whole spoiler thing. The phantom penis."

50  "This is better for the world than handing our crack to elementary school kids."

55  "It took us almost this entire podcast to mention Clutch and the Beatles."


Jan 7, 2019

The gravestone gave the name

The gravestone gave the date

The gravestone don't talk back

The gravestone's what I hate

Hello, Dad, I miss you though I never knew you

And I wonder was it because of me

And I never got the chance to say "I love you"

Father, listen to me

I took a look and I found out

That that ain't the way it goes

Hello, Dad, I miss you

The house is old and gray

The house don't give no dates

The house is full of fear

The house is what I hate

Hello, Mom, I love you though I never told you

When I was younger you took care of me

But now I'm growing older growing smaller

Momma, listen to me

I took a look and I found out

That that ain't the way to go

Hello, Mom, I love you


Dave - guitar and vocal

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy - drums andpercussion

Ian - mastering



Dec 19, 2018

00   "Besides rocking...:

05  "You ripped off Warren Zevon and Lou Reed."

10  "You can't divorce yourself from where you walk."

15  "I started buying all the shit I wanted."

20  "So overdubbing was there."

25  "Even if it's an off kilter sloppy perfection it will add up."

30  "If you don't get that footage you're not going back to get it again."

35  "80s styles are in now."

40  "A giant eagle comes out in this thing."

45  "There's nothing the same about it."

50  "Which is our White Album?"

55  "Head down. Bulldoze through."



Dec 12, 2018

00  Metrinome time

05  "That's his third on4."

10  Andy's video pitch

15  "I don't know what I meant."

20  "The force is naked."

25  "It's a fantastic album."

30  "I don't even know what form of twist."

35  "She's a sleepy Vampire by the Supersuckers..."

40  "You're not used to any weather changes or anything."

45  Real time listen (actually at 42)

50  "yes and yes and..."

55  "This is the version on the album now."