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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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May 23, 2018

1. Stars and Bars

2. Let's Smoke Some Reefer.

3. Drivin' Again

4. Day To Day

5. To Be a Badass

6. Joh MacKaye Am I

7. Open Road

8. Let Me Plug Your Product

9. Home Is Home

10. Dirty Shame

11. Piano


Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brendan Tobin - bass, engineering, mixing, mastering

Ryan Bowen - drums

May 21, 2018


Love and hate



Love and Hate


Dawn don't feel so good

'Cause nothing's understood

And she's been wasting time

And she's been forced to find a new time

Barely holding on

Tracking footsteps in the rain

Of a darkness spawned

Never going home again

She's insane

Midnight's broken

The highway's spoken

"I don't have a soul"

Thought Remote Control

Heaven's cruelest joke

Crossroads sign is broke

Dawn breathes reprieves

Remote just eaves

Dawn burns best at night

When she feels it's right

From her flows a glory

Hellkind's meanest story

Dawn wakes up beneath Remote Control

Knows that she's there just to play her role

Naked oozing love she becomes night

Leaves her drooling walks out through the night

To the show

Remote Control never will wake up

Dawn's spent ashes combust and erupt

Become one with everything and sing

Desperate for the hope tomorrow brings

To the show


She's reading Dharma Bums 

Preaching with a gun

Haiku in the sun oh my sweet Jesus

Flower petal burns

Crash a sharp right turn

Nothing's what you earn when you're in pieces

Maybe she met you

Made you join her crew

Poetry for you that's nothing special

Crack the whip and dash

Where the sorrows clash

Happiness is what she did embezzle

Naked on the TV screen

Dawn hit the mainstream

I saw her on the magazine

Freak in the mainstream

Everybody's angst

Is all but a prank

Payed by you on you in times of vigor

Dogma by the ton

Everyone got one

Shouting it about al full of rigor

So be a Dharma Bum

Suck your goddamn thumb

Curl into a ball that's like a fetus

Where's her zen cash crew?

They don't know what to do

Baby, we just need someone to lead us

Give me fish I'm on my knees

Freaks in the mainstream

I saw her on the magazine

What does it all mean?


And when the lights go down

We're lying naked on the ground

And when the lights come up

We mean to interrupt

And when the light does bend

Then we're you're only friends

And when the light does fade

We sing our serenade


In my fantasy dance billions 

Chilling in a skinless ville

Come forth and feel the beating of the drums

When orgasmic screams of passion 

Happen and the waves crash at

A distant forest fire that's just the sun

In an ancient land a man stood motionless

He called forth all the powers of the devil

To his hand

In a modern time cry people looking for a savior

Find the strength to live

You got it

Form a band


War torn like a tenement 

It's all a big experiment

There ain't no wrong or right when you hate god

Evil seeps like rotting corpses

Lectured on in college courses

Piling up as if it were not odd


Underneath the circus tent

There sits a man his back is bent

And in his hand his only son he holds a knife

He says "hey, son, go on and do

the job it's just begun

and slice the trapeze rope it's all, yeah, just a life"


Inside a cab a slab of meat

Drives aimless through the city streets

He works for nothing gunfight all the time

Then one fine day he snaps

And wraps his hand around a nine and zaps

A gas and go quadruple murder crime


Walls of water feed corruption

Deconstructed interruptions

Naked timeless tunnels of the soul

Band and pop and cry

The sky shines on newborn forgotten son

To teenage momma born from rock and roll



Welcome to the Vacuum

A song for all the hearts that are departed

Welcome to the vacuum


Walking through ancient Rome everything's the same

So I turn my back to the riverbed and children and their games

Hello, friends, I'm here to please to break the wickid ways

Life's a myth and so is this and so is judgement day

I seen too soon another swoon running from a gun

I felt the world shrivel up hell I'm only having fun

Interviewing Dawn on judgement day

Subadai took Europe's sons and put them in a grave

Built a world on top of them vanished in the haze

The Khan he sighed 'cause he was bored and turned his mind to east

Crushed their souls, drank from bowls, took pleasure in the feast

Interviewing Dawn on judgement day

"What you done?" asked Caesar's son and plunged the knife in deep

The Gallic ones were slaughtered by the Roman Nobilise

Nobody lived to tell the tale history turned her back

IRL for you and me it started in Iraq

Interviewing Dawn come judgement day


A song for al the hearts that are departed

A prayer for those who never got it started

A valentine for all the broken hearted

A joke for all the bitterness departed

A blindman's leap into a void suggestion

A glimpse of hope for all thoise in depression

No answer to the everlasting question

Bask, become a target, no regression

Welcome to the vacuum


If the world were perfect the dodo would live

Brotherhood and sisterhood woud be the words to give

Laughter would float endlessly up through a tearless sky

Giant trees would shade a peace that never says "goodbye"

In a world levitation

Don't stand in line to find regeneration in all human kind

You need no explanation

Feel free to see reality and be for what you want to be

Although I know the show won't start

Take aim and touch my bleeding heart

If the world were perfect I wouldn't lose my keys

War would be a rhyme for door and there would be no need for peace

A skinless man and woman would be all that we would need

Money would be funny and we'd all say "what is greed?"

But all the time my optimism fades

And I get too hung up to struggle for the shade

The world seems so unkind

Build the nerve to climb out of this hole

If the world were perfect I wouldn't sing this song

If the world were perfect we'd be one big dancing throng

In a world levitation


Packed in the slave ship side by side

The slave ship Captain enjoy the ride

They bought and sold him flesh on leash

From his home on the African beach

And they trade his heart for gold

What the white man sold

The war was fought bondage gone

1860s protest song

General Lee to MLK

Elvis Presley in the USA

And the time she rumbles on

Hatred not long gone

And she knows what she knows

At he dawn of our millennium

Bottled water and titanium

Packed in the ghetto side by side

His father owned his father they're side by side

Neither one can make the rent

Hatred raging action spent

Cry forgotten son


I can walk away disgusted

It ain't us against them

It's us against us

It's friend against friend

So you know everything

So you have got it done

So your world will live on

Cry forgotten son

Your world is so mapped out

From what your father planned

Smile at the face of sickness

It bites the other hand

'Cause your world ain't my world

But my sun is your sun

And I guess that it always was

Cry forgotten ones


Your world ain't my world

Killing for your god

Written in the scriptures

Your word is a lie

People work and people play

People sing and people dance

People love and people hate

People live and people die

Your world ain't my world


Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, production

Wilmer Berry - drums

Joe Gallagher - spiritual assistance

Ian Burke - mastering and sound effects



May 16, 2018

1. Another Spot from Act 11 Dawn City

2. Paranoid from Act 11 Dawn City

3. Won't You Come Back Home from Act 12 Westward

4. Town To Burg from Act 12 Westward

5. Hey, Groupie from Act 12 Westward

6. Fund the Triumvirate from Act 12 Westward

7. Remote Control from Act 13 Space and Time

8. Let Her Know from Act 13 Space and Time

9. Seven from Act 13 Space and Time

10. Portal from Act 13 Space and Time


Act 11 Dawn City and Act 13 Space and Time

Dave Linantud - guitars, vocals, mandolin, banjo

Brian Litz - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy Och - drums and percussion

Ian Burke - mastering

Act 12 Westward

Dave Linantud - guitars, vocals, banjo

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

Wilmer Berry - drums

Ian Burke - mastering

May 14, 2018

1. Meltdown from Act 9 Atlantis

2. The Roar Of the Drunken Gods from Act 9 Atlantis

3. Atlantis from Act 9 Atlantis

4. Karma Wrecker from Act 9 Atlantis

5. Frontline from Act 10 Battle

6. Hell On Earth from Act 10 Battle

7. Rust from Act 10 Battle

8. Meltdown Heavy from Act 10 Battle

9. Dawn City Overture from Act 11 Dawn City

10. Atom Bomb from Act 11 Dawn City


Act 9 Atlantis and Act 10 Battle

Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering,mixing

Sharon Santos - drums

Ian Burke - mastering

Act 11 Dawn City

Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy Och - drums and percussion

Ian Burke - mastering

May 9, 2018

1. Epilogue from Act 6 Baby Blue

2. The Orphan from Act 6 Baby Blue

3. Tidalwaves from Act 7 Hopeless

4. Homeless from Act 7 Hopeless

5. Fuck the Herd from Act 7 Hopeless

6. All Fall Down from Act 7 Hopeless

7. How Do You Like That from Act 8 Breakdown

8. Crank It Up You Fucking Whores from Act 8 Breakdown

9. Edge City from Act 8 Breakdown

10. Highway Home from Act 8 Breakdown


Act 6 Baby Blue

Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy Och - drums and percussion

Ian Burke - mastering

Act 7 Hopeless

Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

C.J. Johnson - drums

Ian Burke - mastering

Act 8 Breakdown

Dave Linantud - guitars and vocals

Brian Lutz - bass, engineering, mixing

Wilmer Berry - drums

Ian Burke - mastering

May 7, 2018

1. The Glow from Act 1 Dawn 

2. If I Die Tonight from Act 1 Dawn

3. Dreamgirl from Act 2 Angel White

4. Shadows from Act 2 Angel White

5. Desperation Waltz from Act 3 Old Man Blues

6. Disaster Time from Act 3 Old Man Blues

7. Dawn's Eulogy from Act 3 Old Man Blues

8. Baby Blue from Act 3 Old Man Blues

9. Bring the Mall from Act 6 Baby Blue

10 Why from Act 6 Baby Blue



Act 1 Dawn

Dave: guitars, vocals, bass

Brian: engineering, mixing

Ryan: drums

Drew: mastering


Act 2 Angel White

Dave: guitars, vocals

Brian: bass, engineering, mixing

Ryan: drums

Rob: sax

Drew: mastering 


Act 3 Old Man Blues

Dave: guitars, vocals

Brian: bass, engineering, mixing

C.J.: drums

Ian: mastering


Act 6 Baby Blue

Dave: guitars, vocals

Brian: bass, engineering, mixing

Andy: drums

Ian: mastering



May 2, 2018

o  - What do we got here? Sunken treasure.

5  - Sorry to throw you on the train.

10 - Once you're in you can pretty much do whatever you want.

15 - I'm still kind of behind the train.

20 - Or as Ochster would say "Een."

25 - I know these words are English but I have no idea what they mean in that order.

30 - Where does the song take me?

Hey, this is a pretty good encapsulation of Brian and Dave's approach to recording and mixing.

Compress the atom Bomb!

Apr 30, 2018

0  - Theme is "The Glow."

5  - Gimme a beat!

10 - It's nice to be in this power trio that's gelled so nicely.

15 - I'd forgotten that he was Leonardo DiCaprio.

20 - Have you been to the Filmore before?

25 - I'd never seen Camper Van Beethoven.

30 - the Who when they did the halftime show.

35 - It was beyond their capabilities.

40 - Utter horseshit so it's like...

45 - Like that roller skating Fugazi song!

50 - "I want to fuck her in the sand."

55 - My sexual luge maneuver.

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 -


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