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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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



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



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