The Western Reserve – Down to High Street with Tim Minecci – Episode 040

Brian sits down with author/podcaster/musician/researcher/fellow Ohio music obsessor Timothy Minneci who hosts the Dig Me Out podcast, runs the fantastic Columbus music blog Down to High Street, and just released his new book The Black Sky. The conversation goes to all of those projects and interests and Tim’s slate of Columbus music he brings to this episode which heads all the way back to the mid-1970s. This episode’s playlist includes The Godz, Screaming Urge, New Bomb Turks, The Yips, and much more. Enjoy!


Raven – “War With My Soul”
The Godz – “Gotta Keep A Runnin’”
Screaming Urge – “Homework”
Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires – “Living For Something”
Near Paris – “Visions”
Razor Penguins – “The Math Professor”
The Toll – “Jonathan Toledo”
New Bomb Turks – “Born Toulouse Lautrec”
The Yips – “Cut The Shit”
Watershed – “Black Concert T-Shirt”
Silo The Huskie – “Hotel Mary Appalachia”
Grafton – “Black Oak”
Defiance, Ohio – “I Don’t Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You”
The Sun – “Valentine”
Happy Chichester – “Motorbike”

The Western Reserve – All Nelsonville Music Festival Part 2 – Episode 038

Sunday at the Nelsonville Music Festival was always the best. I think most of my personal memories relate to happy Sundays, when you got to soak it up for one more day and the greatest work was behind us. It felt like I could relax a little bit. I wanted to make sure to put one of these episodes out on a Sunday, and I encourage you all to sit outside on this beautiful day and play this. This episode is PACKED. Lots of great music and a couple special guests drop by to intro their songs! And we have lots of personal NMF memories too. Heron Oblivion! William Tyler! Drakkar Sauna! Weedghost! Endless Boogie! This one is solid. I hope you enjoy!

Heron Oblivion (2016)
Blueprint (2018)
Thee Oh Sees (2019)
William Tyler (2013)
Kurt Vile & The Violators (2014)
WYD – Gladden House Session (2019)
Nick Tolford & Co (2013)
Drakkar Sauna (2011)
Wheels On Fire (2013)
The D-Rays (2013)
Akron/Family (2008)
Flor de Toloache – Gladden House Session (2019)
The Flaming Lips (2015)
Twain – Gladden House Session (2018)
Mary Lattimore (2018)
Larry Yes – Gladden House Session (2018)
Michael Nau – Gladden House Session (2018)
Weedghost (2011)
Endless Boogie (2013)

The Western Reserve – Episode 036

NOTE: This was recorded during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but before the events of this week related to the murder of George Floyd by 4 Minneapolis police officers. While recognizing that this is just a small Ohio music podcast on a far-flung website I still feel it is important to use the platform I have to express my full and complete solidarity with those across the country protesting the killing of black people in this country by the police. Please consider doing what you can to lift up the voices in your community that need to be heard. And if you are so inclined, please donate a few bucks to the Columbus Freedom Fund, The Bail Project, Black Lives Matter, or any other organization that is helping in this fight. They need your support, and every little bit helps. And around here at The Western Reserve this is a great time to mention that we are really big fans the Zinn Education Project too.

Southeast Engine – “At Least We Have Each Other”
Moviola – “I Know It Won’t”
Mosses – “Time in Your Mind”
The Katy – “Zombie”
Machine Go Boom – “Quarantined”
Unmonumental – “The Destoyer Awakens”
Thee Thee’s – “Makin Em”
Piccadilly Circus – “Till I Get to the Top”
The D-Rays – “High Tide”
Cutler Station – “The Man in the Lantern”
This Moment In Black History – “Forrest Whitaker (in an uncompromising role)”
Kneeling In Piss – “High Desert”
Snarls – “Walk in the Woods”
Prisonshake – “Carthage Burns!”
Guinea Worms – “Exit Plan”
The Ophelias – “General Electric”
Gudger – “Midnight Visions”

The Western Reserve – Guest Host: J.R. Fisher – Episode 035

We have a special guest host for the new episode of The Western Reserve: Columbus musician and all around solid human being J.R. Fisher! J.R. hosts episode 35 and curates the playlist for this one too. A sampling of some fantastic music from Ohio including The Sundresses, Wussy, Dead Boys, and Raven. Enjoy!

New City Gypsy – “Tugboat”
Grandpa Egg – “Monsters By Sea”
The Kyle Sowashes – “A Faster Asshole”
The Griefs – “Whenever You’re Around”
Day Creeper – “And How”
Raven – “War With My Soul”
The Sundresses – “Murder Hymn”
The Electric Grandmother – “Leo Got Shot”
Lieutenant Dance – “When Fans Attack”
Them Wranch – “Campus Strangler”
Jenny Mae – “Downtown”
Country Death – “Wild Irish Rose”
Wussy – “Death By Misadventure”
Dead Boys – “All This And More”

The Western Reserve – Best of Ohio Music 2019 – Episode 033

Happy New Year! We join in on all the year-end, list-making fun here at The Western Reserve and set you up with just over an hour of some of our favorite music from Ohio this past year. Everything from The Kyle Sowashes to Matthew J. Rolin to no stars to Tiger Village. Enjoy!

Kneeling in Piss – “USA WIll Start Another War”
Cheap Clone – “Walk to Canada”
The Kyle Sowashes – “Bowling Ball”
Supernobody – “Trains Go By”
Speaking Suns – “From Nowhere”
no stars – “Potentiality”
Messrs – “Lizzard Boy”
Matthew J. Rolin – “For Henry”
Brian Harnetty – “John”
Herzog – “Winter 2014”
Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Harlem River Drive OG”
Brat Curse – “Psycho in the Furnace”
Slackluster – “Weeds”
Pleasure Leftists – “The Return”
Tiger VIllage – “Soft, Real”
Leggy – “Give In”

The Western Reserve – 4th Annual Ohio X-Mas Spectacular – Episode – 032

Your favorite all-Ohio music podcast celebrates the hap-hap-happiest season of all with our own holiday tradition: the annual Ohio X-Mas Spectacular! Brian is joined as always for this one by Sherri and they play one solid hour plus of great Christmas tunes from the Buckeye State. Topics covered include favorite songs, traditions, and even a little bit of Big Chuck and Little John holiday magic. Ho Ho Ho!

The Heartlanders – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
Frankie Yankovic – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Infinite Improbability Drive ft. No Stars – “Wonderful Christmas Time”
Connections – “Buy Me Healing Crystals For Christmas”
CDX – “Deck the Halls”
Fairmount Girls – “Merry Merry”
Andy Gabbard – “Money For Christmas”
Remnant Brothers – “Christmas Time (This Time This Year)”
Dean Martin – “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! / Winter Wonderland”
Moth Cock – “Silent Night”
Les Cousins Dangereux – “Carol of the Bells”
Zitsquatch – “Jingle Bell”
Buffalo Killers – “Secret Santa”
Pete Fosco – “Novembered Haze”

The Western Reserve – Colemine Records – Episode 031

New episode of The Western Reserve is ALL-Colemine Records this time. We curate an hour or so from the catalog of this Loveland, Ohio based label featuring music from Ohio and elsewhere. From the label’s website: “Colemine Records was founded in late 2007 with the simple idea of putting out raw, authentic SOUL music on vinyl. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to grow and work with some very talented artists and bands over the years, and in 2015 we opened up a brick and mortar record store, Plaid Room Records, so that we could continue to expand our little soul label. It’s operated primarily by two guys, Terry Cole and Bob Cole, but the strength of the label is quality
music produced by our artists.”

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – “El Nino”
Gene Washington & The Iron Sides – “Next To You”
Barbara Howard – “Light My Fire”
Los Sospechos – “High Noon”
Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Isaac Hayes”
The Harlem Gospel Travelers – “He’s On Time”
Kelly Finnagan – “I Don’t Want to Wait”
Durand Jones & The Indications – “Circles”
AJ & The Jiggawatts – “It Is What It Is”
Black Market Brass – “The Thick”
The Jive Turkeys – “The Reggie”
Leroy Conroi – “Tiger Trot”
Wesley Bright and the Honeytones – “You Don’t Want Me”
Delvon Lamarr Trio – “Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up”

Athena Headache – Episode 003

A brand new episode of Athena Headache is here, bringing you the best Midwestern music that is experimental, improv, weird, and everything inbetween. Brian hosts this one, and sticks mostly in Ohio and vicinity for the playlist, but stays away from the Athens-heavy lineup of the first two episodes. You will hear from everyone from Pete Fosco to Mark McGuire to Lisa Bella Donna. Play it in the background while you are doing some other stuff, put it in your headphones real loud, or enjoy on a long car ride. See you again soon. Go support the new Aquabear compilations at igg.me/at/aquabearlegion

Pete Fosco – “Concurrence”
Tiger Village – “Modern Drummer”
Mark McGuire – “02/21/2019”
Powers/Rolin – “4/15/19 at Maple Lanes”
Zack Kouns – “Evergreen in Winter”
Lisa Bella Donna – “Paraphonic Praeludium”
Neutrals – “Boston”

The Western Reserve – Episode 027

Just a regular ol’ episode of The Western Reserve here, packed to the brim with great Ohio music. There are new things (Herzog, DANA, Mery Steel, Leggy), older things (Great Plains, Mirrors), and some inbetween too. If you like this podcast please support us by subscribing, leaving nice reviews, telling friends, etc. We will back soon with 028, which is an all-Cheeseburgerfest Episode! Enjoy!

Tobin Sprout – “Cryptic Shapes”
Great Plains – “When Do You Say Hello?”
Blanket Boys – “Monday”
DANA – “Death by Misadventure”
Herzog – “Little Bugs”
Mirrors – “Hands in my Pockets”
The Breeders – “Off You”
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – “Happiness”
Mery Steel – “Tender Get”
Smug Brothers – “Phenomonal Tropics”
Leggy – “Taffy”
Primitives – “Maiden King”
Sad Planets – “Not of This World”
Relaxer – “Crystal Garden”
Keelhaul – “El Matador”

The Western Reserve – Best of Ohio 2018 – Episode 026

We are back from our Winter break here at Western Reserve with a belated, but still lovingly produced, Best of Ohio 2018 episode! This of course just scratches the surface of the great music put out from the Buckeye State last year, but it’s a solid 51 minutes of tunes.

The Breeders – “Nervous Mary”
Wussy – “Cake”
Terrestials – “Children In Heat”
Minority Threat – “Joy”
Ma Holos – “Celebrity Boots”
Unchipped – “1000 Lives”
Smizmar – “Idiot”
Lung – “Butcher”
The 1984 Draft – “Lutheran Heat”
Adam Remnant – “Somewhere Else Tonight”
Guided By Voices – “See My Field”
Andy Gabbard – “Lazy Panda”
Skeletonwitch – “Temple of the Sun”

The Western Reserve – Episode 024

Happy Holidays everyone! Our 3rd annual all-Ohio Holiday Spectacular is coming up soon too (it’s the aptly named Episode 25), but let this good old fashioned no themes at all episode of the show tide you over. Everything from Bygones to Cobra Verde here, and lots of new releases too.

Bygones – “Under That Spell”
Gaptooth Grin – “Deep End Blues”
didi – “Haru”
Times New Viking – “Teen Drama”
Joseph Airport – “Training Chute”
The X Bolex – “When People Die At The Circus”
Smizmar  – “Departures”
Jovan Karcic – “King”
Uno Lady – “Cryin'”
Marcus Alan Ward – “LoveOutLoud”
Cobra Verde – “Everything to You”
Abertooth Lincoln – “Queer and Loathing in Rowan County”
Sunday Fed Creek Birds – “Run To Waste”
15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) – “Jimmy Bell”

The Western Reserve – Requests! Again! – Episode 023

So many good requests we had to make two episodes! In case you missed it, our 22nd episode of Western Reserve was also all-request. Lots of great music on both episodes and in this one you will hear Brainiac, Supernobody, Rashaan Roland Kirk, Ward Jarvis, James Gang, Ass Ponys, and more. And it is the first (and hopefully last) time Michael Stanley Band gets played on here. Thanks to everyone who requested stuff! Episode 24 will be a regular one before we get into the Holidays and Best of 2018.

Swearing at Motorists – “The Real Thing”
Supernobody – “The Eternal Sky”
Brianiac – “Hot Metal Dobermans”
Rashaan Roland Kirk – “Inflated Tear”
The Ohio Express – “Beg, Borrow, and Steal”
Kelly Lattimore – “Fields of Phosphene”
Ward Jarvis – “Tomahawk”
Michael Stanley Band – “Lover”
Pere Ubu – “Misery Goats”
Wussy – “Halloween”
James Gang – “The Bomber”
Brian Henke – “Waterfalls”
Ass Ponys – “Grim”
Steve Zarate  – “Jewel of the Hocking”

Athena Headache – Episode 002

Welcome to another episode of Athena Headache (number 2 if you are counting) here on Aquabear Legion, this podcast is the place for all of the weird, strange, noisy, improv, and experimental music from the Midwest we can jam into it. Episode 002 is hosted by Andrew Lampela. We hope you enjoy!  Perfect for your headphones, a workout, or some background music. Find us on iTunes and Google Play here soon and subscribe, rate, review, and tell your friends.

Jacops/Prince Duo – “Untitled 1”
Knohm – “The Swollen Bead Dangles From the Fingertips” (excerpt)
Kid Panda Hands – Ghost of a Weed
Leslie Keffer – Dodder
Aaron Michael Butler/Gabe Mitchell/Andrew Lampela – Why Does the Absence of Light Disturb Him Less Than The Presence of Noise Pt. II
Remainder
Weedghost
Dead Winds of Summer – “Whisperings of the Field”

The Western Reserve – Requests! – Episode 022

This episode of The Western Reserve and the next one are all requests! I think I cover everyone on the show, but thanks again for participating. Lots of great music this time including Them Wranch, My Dad Is Dead, Darrin Hacquard, and a whole lot more. If you like the show, tell some friends!

Them Wranch – “God Bless Ohio”
Guided By Voices – “Smothered In Hugs”
Machine Go Boom – “Scary Costume”
H-Bomb Ferguson – “Midnight Ramblin’ Tonight”
Awards Banquet – “(What Have You Done To Me​?​) Ohio”
Buffalo Killers – “River Water”
Stalley feat. Rick Ross – “Lincoln Way Nights (Shop Remix)”
Chargers Street Gang – “Shitty Song”
X____X – “You’re Full of Shit”
My Dad Is Dead – “A New Clear Route”
Darrin Hacquard – “Hurricane Season”
Patrick Sweany – “Leave Ohio”
Roger Hoover & The Whiskeyhounds – “Dead Man’s Shoes”
The Isley Brothers – “Ohio Machine Gun”

The Western Reserve – Athens 2001-2006 – Episode 19

I can’t believe it took me 19 episodes of this podcast to do an all-Athens episode from my college years. This was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it as well. A whole bunch of firsts here: this is the first time I play We March (!?!) and The Makebelieves (!?!?!), and even a few others, and the first time I play a song by a band I was in. Enjoy.

The Snails – “Queen of the Dumb”
The Makebelieves – “Busy City”
We March – “Darken My Door”
Small Object a – “Nothing Is Better Than Hitting A Nazi Pinata”
Woody Whatever – “Rocket Space”
Men of Gentle Birth – “The Best Things”
Geraldine – “Cotton”
Appalachian Death Ride – “Railroad Penny”
Southeast Engine – “The Moon”
Casual Future – “Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires”
Dragline Brothers – “Julie in July”
Wailin’ Elroys  – “Scaredy Blues”
The Arch Villians – “The Age of Steel and Bombs (live)”

 

The Western Reserve – Episode 18

No themes for episode 18 of The Western Reserve. Just an hour of great music from all around Ohio kicked off with a special tribute to our friend, the late Uncle Fun, and his band Bargoyle. The show is rounded out with Swearing at Motorists, Blueprint, Terrestials, Swim Team, and many more. Unrelated note: I will say that I recently took a short trip to Atlanta with Sherri for a conference she had (I had nothing to do but watch the World Cup and go to record stores and historic sites) and we flew both ways. And on my way to Atlanta I sat next to a very nice British man who was headed back to Machester, but had just finished a work trip to Canton. On the trip he was recording the Brass Band of the Western Reserve in a big auditorium studio somewhere. I thought that was pretty wild. I told him about my work at a theater but we did not chat much really once the plane went up, so my podcast didn’t come up. Missed opportunity. Well, as we say on my now very seldom seen podcast 6 Bs and a P: “Brass Band of the Western Reserve, we would love to have you on the show.” We’ll play some of their tunes in the future.

Bargoyle – “Doesn’t Matter”
Swim Team – “Re-Animator”
Swearing at Motorists – “Creature of Habits (Theme From the Big Spill)”
Blueprint – “Night Writers”
Goldmines – “September”
Blake Skidmore – “Blame Benji”
The 1984 Draft  – “Megaphone”
Terrestials – “Moonblade”
Penny Wishes – “Do the Trick”
Sinkane – “U’Huh”
Time and Temperature – “Let It”
Smug Brothers – “Get Some Sweet”
Cheap Clone – “Isaac Newton’s Eye”
Neutrals – “Cleveland”

The Western Reserve – Gladden House Sessions at the Nelsonville Music Festival (2014-2017) – Episode 17

Another amazing Nelsonville Music Festival (produced by Stuart’s Opera House) just finished up and we thought it made sense to have an NMF episode of The Western Reserve! Episode 17 brings you some of the wonderful Gladden House Sessions hosted by Josh Antonuccio and presented by Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies, WOUB Public Media, and the Nelsonville Music Festival. Lots of Ohio artists and folks with Ohio connections in this show, but a few non-Ohioans too. Music from Saintseneca, Cloud Nothings, Adam Torres, Zeb Dewar, Justin Gordon, J.D. Hutchison, Big Thief, and many more. Enjoy an audio visit to Robbins Crossing and the sounds of NMF. Check out all the videos here!

Saintseneca – “Happy Alone” (2014)
Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless” (2017)
Swarming Branch – “All I Wanna Do Pt. 22” (2017)
Adam Remnant – “California” (2014)
Zeb Dewar – “The People’s Republic” (2016)
Justin Gordon – “Close Quarters” (2014)
Tim Easton & Megan Palmer – “Crazy Mother from Shelby Ohio”  (2015)
Adam Torres – “Where I’m Coming From” (2015)
Big Thief – “Capacity” (2017)
Joan Shelley – “Stay on My Shore” (2016)
J.D. Hutchison – “If I Had Possession” (2014)
Ben Stalets – “Bound To Go” (2015)
Mike Elliott – “The Rebels Are Coming” (2015)
Steve Gunn – “Old Strange” (2014)

The Western Reserve – Guest Host: Emily Votaw – Episode 16

This installment of The Western Reserve features special guest host Emily Votaw! Ohio is a strange place, capable of producing even stranger, more beautiful music! Join WOUB’s Emily Votaw as she guides you through some tracks from some of her favorite weirdos from Ohio.

Guided By Voices — “Chasing Heather Crazy”
Future Bummer — “No Layups”
The Crooked Spines — “City of Lights”
Mark Tillack — “Biker to the Bone”
Larry Hall — “Kool Love”
Wussy — “Jonah”
The Ohio Express — “Sweeter Than Sugar”
sineqube — “The Only Warmth For Me Is You”
The References — “Eyes That Say I Love You”
Breakers — “PreFab”
Mission Man — “It’s Good to Be Back”
Phil and the Catalinas — “Bobby Layne”
The 5 Fortunes — “Time Out For Love”

The Western Reserve – Episode 13

Happy New Year! After finishing up 2017 with a few new episodes we are trying to keep that momentum going in January. No themes this time, just a solid hour or so of Ohio music. Old stuff (The Pagans), brand new stuff (Drift Mouth, Slackluster, Ampline), and everything inbetween. Full track list below. Enjoy.

Ampline – “Drip”
Southeast Engine – “Holy Ghost”
Mourning A Blkstr – “Roberta”
Megachurch – “Receive It”
Corbezzolo – “This Evening”
Herzog – “Theme for Boys”
Kipp Stone – “Cult Classic”
Pete Fosco – “Purple Blooms”
Drift Mouth – “Wake You Up”
The Pagans – “Street Where Nobody Lives”
Slackluster – “Efficient Machine”
Rex Apple – “Keep Your Head Straight”
Kyle Siegrist – “New Mexico”
Hiram Maxim – “Visceral”

The Western Reserve – Best of 2017 – Episode 12

Another year is in the books and it was a great one for Ohio music. Brian plays some of his favorite songs of the year including Supernobody, Vacation, Van Dale, Pere Ubu, Water Witches, The Magic Words, Day Creeper, The Village Bicycle, Smug Brothers, Bloody Show, R. Ring, Speaking Suns, Obnox, WV White, The Crooked Spines, Buffalo Killers, Ipps, and She Bears. Enjoy!

Supernobody – “Oh Yeah Records”
Vacation – “Blueberry Patch”
Van Dale – “Vacationhead”
Pere Ubu – “Prison of the Senses”
Water Witches – “Totality”
The Magic Words – “Melody Ranch”
Day Creeper – “Allergic to Myself”
The Village Bicycle – “Anyone But You”
Smug Brothers – “My Little Crowd Pleaser”
Bloody Show – “Pyro”
R. Ring – “Cutter”
Speaking Suns – “The Void”
Obnox – “Woe Is Me”
WV White – “Backwards”
The Crooked Spines  – “Keep On”
Buffalo Killers – “Stuck Inside the Realm of Man”
Ipps – “Human Beings Are Garbage”
She Bears – “Lay Out Long”

The Western Reserve – Second Annual Ohio Christmas Spectacular – Episode 11

It’s the holiday season! That means it is time for another all-Ohio Christmas Holiday Spectacular! This is the second annual edition and Brian is again joined by his real life podcast co-host in marriage, Sherri. Everyone from Johnny Paycheck to St. Lenox, Dean Martin to The Heartlanders, and everything in between gets heard here. Brian gets a Christmas card from Blessid Union of Souls, favorite christmas shapes are discussed and much more. Full disclosure: The Magic of Christmas gets destroyed about 30 minutes in with the release of some pretty serious talk about Old Saint Nick. Do not listen with children around. If you do and they find out something terrible, it’s Sherri’s fault.

The Heartlanders – “Feliz Navidad”
Tom Foolery & The Mistakes – “Linus and Lucy”
Sega Genocide – “Schools Out For Christmas”
Swearing at Motorists – “Last Christmas”
Dean Martin – “A Marshmallow World”
Zapp & Roger – “Please Come Home For Christmas”
Water Witches – “ChristMas 2020 (Waraintovernotonebit)”
Figgy & The Scrooges – “The Scrooges Carol (Figgy Cares)”
Connections – “Father Christmas (live)”
Saintseneca – “Plastic Baby Jesus”
Mark Kozelek – “Christmas Time Is Here”
Doxcity – “The Merry Doxmas”
Frankie Yankovic – “Christmas Chopsticks and Merry Christmas Polka”
The O’ Jays – “Christmas Ain’t Christmas”
Johnny Paycheck – “Honky Tonk Christmas”
St. Lenox – “Christmas Song”
Woody Whatever – “Milking Christmas”
Guided By Voices – “Father Sgt. Christmas Card”
Joe Anderl – “Christmas Isn’t Safe For Animals”
Devo – “Merry Something To You”
Legends of Wrestling – “Have Yourself a Slammy Little Christmas”
The Heartlanders – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

The Western Reserve – Episode 10

Another solid hour plus of Ohio rock and roll, no themes for episode 10, just a lot of good music. Kicks off with Los Nombres from Lorain, Ohio circa 1977 and doesn’t look back. Everything from The Breeders to Messrs to Lung to Counterfeit Madison gets a play this time around. Enjoy. Look for number 11 soon.

Los Nombres – “Full of Love”
The Breeders – “Wait in the Car”
Messrs – “NS”
Lung – “Bottom of the Barrel”
Sun God – “Made to Pay”
Fuck You Pay Me – “Dumbed Down”
Winston Hightower – “What Can I Do”
Natural Sway – “No Name”
SW Hedrick – “For Those Who Know”
Deche – “Haste”
Nightstalker – “Party Song”
Counterfeit Madison – “Frank”
Druid – “Hocus Pocus”

6 Bs and a P: Hoagie – Episode 71

The Browns are just terrible. Terrible. And we had fairly low expectations. Anyway, we put off a show for a while just because we couldn’t even talk about it. We try below. Actually, a more apt description is that we try NOT to talk about the Browns but end up doing it anyway.  We’ll be back with another episode in November, in the mean time I would say to root for the Cleveland baseball team… but…

The Western Reserve – Lorain/Cleveland (1997-2004) – Episode 9

This episode transports back to my youth, and my first experiences with Ohio music being made by friends and people in my immediate community. We start way back in the late 90’s with tales of the Pork Grinder’s Ball in Lorain, and move on to Refugee Records, and the early forms of Aquabear Legion. Lots of great music and hopefully the right amount of old man nostalgia. We kick off this week’s episode with a Jenny Mae song in memory of the late Columbus musician who passed away last week.

Jenny Mae – “Drapes”
Figurehead – “Private Rebel”
McShitz – “Can’t Kick My Ass”
Spineriders – “Thunder Junkie”
1972 – “A Nervous Reaction”
Summer of 98 – “Spring Collection”
The Washout Corporation – “R.L. Stine Book Report / Smartbox as Nanny / Mr. Hughes’ Feet”
Machine Go Boom – “Copycat”
Neo Nothing – “Phoney Kids”
Self Destruct Button – “Best In Show”
Agnes High Quality – “Hoodwink”
The Franchise – “To All Movements Lost”
Dan Majesky & His Majestic Majeskatones – “The Giant One”
Blackark – “Insect Capitol”

The Western Reserve – Episode 8

It always feels like it’s been too long since we posted a new episode of The Western Reserve, so please enjoy Episode 8! Just under an hour of music from all around Ohio, no themes or gimmicks this episode. Music from everyone from Gaunt to the The New Vinton County Frogwhompers Marching, Singing, Srumming, and Plucking Society and Lo-Pan make appearances. Hope ya like it.

Party of Helicopters – “Reduced to Rubble”
The Crooked Spines- “City of Lights”
WV White – “Brain Left Town”
Counterfeit Madison – “Bartlett’s (live from Mug and Brush)”
Six Parts Seven – “Stolen Moments”
DANA – “Bight”
Lo-Pan – “Go West”
Vacation – “Prison Guard”
Vinton County Frogwhompers – “Good Old Mountain Dew”
Rocket From The Tombs – “Never Gonna Kill Myself Again”
The 1984 Draft – “Scarlet and Cream”
Gaunt – “Silly Watches”
Us, Today – “Long Since Forgotten”

6 Bs and a P – The Terrible Hole – Episode 67

Sorry it’s been so long. The Browns gave up and so did we for a bit, but we are back now and that is all that matters. The Browns may be 0-12 but the 6b1p crew give you a solid hour of funny non-Browns things and accidental forward thinking analysis. Brian, Ian, and Wiebe missed some important weeks: Trump is gonna be the president next year and Cleveland lost the World Series. They cover such questions as: What is the coldest you have ever been? Are there any good players on this team? Does Jordan Cameron listen to the Wu-Tang Clan? Take a listen and tell your friends… Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: A Terrible Carousel, a Pre-Season Spectacular (Season 4, Episode 1)

LISTEN: 6 Bs and a P: A Terrible Carousel (Season 4, Episode 1)

It’s football time! Which means it is time for 6 Bs and a P here on Aquabear Legion. The crew does there best to remain positive in the face of continual terrible developments from the Cleveland Brows, but each one will admit their lack of excitement at some point in this hour on the terrible carousel. Ian has gone goth, Wiebe compares the 2015 Browns to the watching the movie Jurassic World, and Kris discusses the root of all problems possibly being a curse. Would Julio Jones turn into dust if he played for the Browns after shaking Pat Shurmur’s hand? Is Josh McCown a modern day Scott Bakula? Is Pete Carroll a 9/11 truther? And the 6b1p hosts all pick random secondary teams to root for so that there are other things to talk about besides the Browns. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: The New Cronut (Season 3, Episode 9)

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FIRST PLACE

6 Bs and a P: The New Cronut (Season 3, Episode 9):

FIRST PLACE! This is insane! The Browns win their biggest game in a very long time defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on national TV! That put them into a tie with the Steelers for a couple days and then… the Steelers lost to the lowly Jets on Sunday and the Browns move into sole possession of first place since before the left and moved to Baltimore. Unbelievable. The 6b1p crew is pretty excited. GO BROWNS!

6 Bs and a P: It’s a Mindbender (Season 3, Episode 7)

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6 Bs and P: It’s a Mindbender (Season 3, Episode 7)

6b1p had to take a bye ourselves last week, since then the Browns lost to one of the worst teams in the league (Jaguars) and beat one of the worst teams of the league (Raiders) and are now 4-3. All four of our regular hosts are in studio for a week of celebration, depression, and analysis to try to figure out where the team is. Plus there is a live in-studio Broken Bandwagon, Pie Corner, and Tweets of the Week too. Don’t miss next week’s episode all of the 6b1p’ers will be in Cleveland at the game where hilarity will ensue.

6 Bs and a P: Muscle Hamster (s03e04)

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It’s time for 6 Buccaneers and a Pirate! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

6 Bs and a P: Muscle Hamster (s03e04)

The Browns had a bye week this past Sunday and Aquabear Legion decided to order some alternate programming to fill our football podcast void. Join us for a special bye week edition of 6 Bs and a P, namely, another 6 Bs and a P about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the studio this week is Brett Alligator, Kent Orangeman, New Ian, and of course Tampa Donnie. Go Bucs!

6 Bs and a P: The Chains of Justice (S03EP01)

This actually happened last Sunday, a perfect metaphor.
This actually happened last Sunday, a perfect metaphor.

6 Bs and a P: The Chains of Justice (Season 3, Episode 1)

First game of the year was like a whole Browns season condensed into a three hour visual heart attack. One half they get outscored 27-3, and in the other they outscore the Steelers 27-3, but lose on a last second field goal. The crew of 6b1p hopes the 2014 Browns look a bit more like the ones we saw in the 2nd half of last week’s game. Plus, we debut another station ID spot from Browns legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Leroy Kelly! There’s Tweets of the Weeks, Josh Gordon, Suspensions, Commercials, Silver linings, and Broken Bandwagons. GO BROWNS! Recorded: Sunday, September 7, 2014 Released: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Season Three, Episode One: The Chains of Justice

6 Bs and a P: Mandatory Mini-Camp (S03EP0)

It's time for 6b1p... MANDATORY MINI-CAMP!
It’s time for 6b1p… MANDATORY MINI-CAMP!

6 Bs and a P: Mandatory Mini-Camp Season 3, Episode 0

It’s Browns pre-season! The good news is that the national media (at least for a little bit) was forced to also pay attention to the Browns as we decided whether Johnny Football could live up to his name. The bad news is this team still looks an awful lot like the Browns of the past decade. The 6b1p tries to laugh away the pain with it’s first ever MANDATORY MINI-CAMP, featuring lots of special guests! The topics of John Football himself, a new coach, the Steelers, and a guy who peed on Art Modell’s grave all get touched on along with a special lightning round of questions with all the guests and Tweets of the Week. GO BROWNS! Recorded: Monday, August 25, 2014 Released: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Season Three, Episode Zero: Mandatory Mini-Camp

6 Bs and a P: Who Wants Cake? (Season 2, Episode 18)

The 6b1p crew (minus Wiebe) gets together in person to watch the Browns lose one more time.
The 6b1p crew (minus Wiebe) gets together in person to watch the Browns lose one more time.

6 Bs and a P: Who Wants Cake? (Season 2, Episode 18):

Sorry this one took a little while to get up! I am sure all 4 of you were very upset. The 6b1p crew goes live for the last Browns game of the year and record this in one room together! Of course the Browns lose to the Steelers in a terrible game while we are doing this but what would you expect? After a long holiday week of travel, family, friends, rock an roll, and partying our hosts and guests and co-hosts try to talk about interesting stuff while eating too much sugar. Being in one room makes it funny but also makes the audio kind of weird at points so sorry about that. And after the game the Browns fired Chud!?!?! Look for a special CHUDLESS episode of 6b1p soon. Thank god this season is over. Go Browns.

6 Bs and a P: The Teal Lining (Season 2, Episode 14)

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Image from vintagecleveland.tumblr.com

6 Bs and a P: The Teal Lining (Season 2, Episode 14):

Even we are a bit surprised by how bad the Cleveland Browns are now, they lose to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in a terrible game. Our host and guests do everything they can to talk about things other than the game covering hard hitting topics like the Sunday Night Football theme song, the Jaguars awful helmets, and Quarterbacks in 2014. Listen and share. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: Van Dorn (Season 2, Episode 13)

6 Bs and a P: Van Dorn (Season 2, Episode 13):

The Browns looked bad this week. So what better time to make one of our good friends (who doesn’t watch or particularly like football) watch the Browns game in its entirety and come talk about it with us. Needless to say our friend Aaron cannot understand at all why we would root for this time and even has suggestions on other things Cleveland might be able to do instead of play football. We are joined also by Ian, Wiebe, Michelle, and Sherri to discuss how sad the game was and look for bright spots ourselves. When that fails we talk about crazy names. Go Browns?

6 Bs and a P: A Bushel of Buddies (Season 2, Episode 7)

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Ron Schwane/USA TODAY Sports

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 7:
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That feels more like it: Browns lose! Brandon Weeden doesn’t do very well! But despite all of these obstacles the BBBBBBP Crew (Brian and a bushel of buddies) soldier on to make an enjoyable episode of the podcast. The guys talk about what they would get for Brandon Weeden for his 85th birthday this past Monday, Brian gets put on the hot seat, and Dave makes his first in-episode appearance. Listen, share, and enjoy. Some of our language isn’t appropriate.

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 6 (Week 5)

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Image originally appearing on grantland.com, uncredited.

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 6:

The Browns win again! And in normal Cleveland sports fashion, a 3-2 record calls for a good old fashioned crash back to reality as Brian Hoyer goes down for the year to be replaced by Willis McGahee’s nephew Brandon Weeden. Brian, Ian, and Kris discuss the win, what losing Hoyer means for the Browns season, Lexxi Silver’s Twitter, and are even joined by a special guest in the second half of the show (hint: he sings “meeeeee, meeeeee, i can throw”). Plus, in the Tweet of the Week you will find out why Jason Pinkston is being held back from playing Blackjack. This episode is also not safe for work or children, but is not as bad as the last one. GO BROWNS!

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 4 (Week 3)

6 B & a P co-host Ian Wolfe meets Captain Cleveland in Minnesota and the Browns won!
6 B & a P co-host Ian Wolfe meets Captain Cleveland in Minnesota and the Browns won!

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 4:

THE BROWNS WIN! WOW! Despite a crazy week that involved a huge trade of arguably the Browns most exciting player, the team actually wins! Led by 3rd string Quarterback Brian Hoyer the Browns went into Minnesota and defeated the Vikings right in front of our co-host Ian (he went to the game). Brian missed the game because he was buying a used car from a guy named Mort but caught the end on the radio. Kris Poland, Ian Wolfe, and Brian Wiebe all join our host for commentary, analysis, and even a visit from Browns owner Jimmy Haslem and GM Michael Lombardi. GO BROWNS!

6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 3 (Week 2)

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6 Bs and a P: Season 2, Episode 3:

This week was familiar. A podcast recorded after a loss to the Ravens (for the 12th straight time) that pushes the Browns to 0-2 on the year. We recorded on Monday night and then on Wednesday the Browns made two shocking moves: first they announced our 3rd string Quarterback, Brian Hoyer will start this Sunday making him the 19th QB to start for the Browns since 1999 and then traded their best player Trent Richardson for a draft pick. It’s a rough day to be a Browns fan. Brian recorded a last minute intro and added it on before the episode we recorded on Monday. Enjoy a look back in time before these two terrible things happened. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

6 Bs and a P: Episode Fifteen (Week 15)

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6 Bs and a P: Episode Fifteen (Week 15)

The Browns three game winning streak and slim playoff hopes come to end with a loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 15. Luckily, Brian got to go this game and even better yet he is joined by none other Brian Wiebe. The guys recorded this podcast while driving back to Athens after the heartbreaking loss and discuss everything from an awesome day at the stadium (despite the loss) to tailgating to (of course) the Browns quarterback options. And as always there’s trivia and a Tweet of the Week (sort of). Be sure to jump in the conversation and let us know what you think this team needs to do in the offseason, you can leave a comment below or tweet at us over @6B1P. Go Browns…

6 Bs and a P: Episode Ten (Week Nine)

6 Bs and a P: Episode Ten (Week Nine)
Oh man, what a horrible football game. The Browns lose again despite Kicker Phil Dawson’s attempt at beating the Baltimore Ravens on his own with 5 field goals, and fall to the hate Baltimore Ravens 25-15. The good news is that this week’s episode features the all-star roundtable crew of  host Brian Koscho joined by first-time guests (his wife Sherri and Matt Majesky who napped through the game in another room) and some of old favorites (Kris and Randy join us again). Hilarity manages to ensue, undaunted by the crapiness of the Cleveland Browns. Let us know what you think, comment on here or Tweet at us over on @6B1P. Go… Browns… I guess.

6 Bs and a P: Episode Eight (Week Seven)

The Browns lose again and Josh Cribbs loves this cartoon of Wolverine going through airport security.

6 Bs and a P: Episode Eight (Week Seven)

The Cleveland Browns lose again. What a difference a week makes. Brian welcomes co-host Kris Poland to discuss what’s wrong with this football team among other topics including Josh Cribbs’ Instagram account and electrocuted former Browns players. We have another (newly coined) Don Fleming Memorial Trivia Question and our Cleveland Browns Tweet of the Week. Find 6 Bs and a P on Twitter @6B1P and leave comments on here too. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: Episode Six (Week Five)

6 Bs and P: Episode Six (Week Five)

Well… Brian’s had enough. This week’s installment of 6 Bs and a P covers the now 0-5 Cleveland Browns, the only winless team in the NFL currently. The Browns are actually in the middle of an 11 game losing streak going back to last season, without a win since November 2011. This episode talks about what might be wrong, also Brian uses his grandparents 65th anniversary and a trip to Lorain as a vehicle for 65 (well.. 66) years of the Cleveland Browns franchise, we have another Tweet of the Week, an answer to the previous trivia question about a Browns stuttering quarterback, a new trivia question too, and wrap up with a quick preview of this Sunday’s Bengals game. Ugh. Go Browns. Follow us on Twitter @6B1P and leave comments here.

6 Bs and a P: Episode Five (Week Four)

6 Bs and P: Episode Five (Week Four)

Well, the Browns are 0-4. So why is Brian still not complaining too much? This can’t possibly go on for much longer. No guest on this quick episode reviewing last week’s loss to the hated Ravens and a preview of the Giants game this coming Sunday. We even talk about how Braylon Edwards was actually one of the Browns only good receivers since coming back in 1999. Trivia question moves forward another week since we didn’t get an answer… follow us on Twitter @6B1P. Go Browns!

Six Bs and a P: Episode Three (Week Two)

Six Bs and a P: Episode Three (Week Two)

Another week and another loss, but there is reason to be hopeful… the offense scored touchdowns! Join our host and special guest Kris Poland as they talk about a tough loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and some of the positive things they saw. But don’t worry, there’s enough to be mad and/or sad about including over 100 yards in penalties, no secondary at all, Pat Shurmur, and a punt return touchdown by Pacman Jones.  Comment and share, answer this week’s trivia question too. And follow us on Twitter over at @6B1P. Go Browns!

Six Bs and a P: Episode Two (Week One)

Six Bs and a P: Episode Two (Week One)

Its only the second episode of 6 Bs and a P and Brian is already sad.

Well, that didn’t take long. The Browns are 0-1 already after a heartbreaking 17-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, despite a great defensive game and 4 interceptions from Michael Vick. Why you ask? How? Because Brandon Weeden threw 4 interceptions of his own and the Browns offense did not score a touchdown. Take a listen to a much shorter (10 minutes, everyone has enough time for that) episode of Six Bs and a P for a review of week one’s game and hopefully a few positive things to take away from this terrible, terrible game.

Follow the show on Twitter @6B1P, and remember to take a guess this week’s trivia question!