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Alone (you’re not, though)

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

                "You come into the world alone And you go out of the world alone But in between, there's you and me" Trampled By Turtles, "Alone"   The opening chords and lyrics are slow, methodical, like a morning alarm clock building the momentum [...]

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Shot Of Soul Java

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Family DysFUNction|

"When the Empath & Narcissist enter into a relationship together, it creates a magnetic, yet dysfunctional union because the Empath gives to the point of complete & utter exhaustion. Profoundly disoriented, the Empath is often destroyed by the relationship. This experience is painful & overwhelming but ultimately the Empath undergoes [...]

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Walkens Welcome

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: New & Unimproved|

"never half-ass two things; whole ass one thing" ron swanson, "parks & Rec" One of many marvelous aspects of being a lunatic on a creative tear is that you can come up with all kinds of ideas that make sense to no one else but are crystal clear to your [...]

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Drawn To The Fire

February 5th, 2018|Categories: New & Unimproved, Siren Songs|

"How do you always get the best of me?/ I'm out here living in a fantasy/ I can't enjoy a goddamn thing" Jason Isbell, "Anxiety" New firehouse, new crew, new shift and yet another new chapter in life. The last 19 months in the last fire station were a mellow [...]

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Third Gear

January 26th, 2018|Categories: New & Unimproved, Tales of Misery|

"You and I both know that the house is haunted/ and you and I both know that the ghost is me" -Shakey Graves, "Dearly Departed"   "You're actually getting in better shape. What are you doing different?" These words from a friend at the gym who has known me long [...]

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Dry Me A River

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Tales of Misery|

“I don't see you through the windshield/  I don't see you in faces looking back at me/  Alcohol doesn't have much that matters to say/  Can't imagine where you and time to kill will stay” -Uncle Tupelo,  “Still Be Around” The holidays have come and gone, and in a dozen [...]

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December 1st, 2017|Categories: Less Lardass|

"Who are you if not the one I met?"  -Jason Isbell, "The Life You Chose" From a long list of gibberish I utter about living authentically, one of the most often employed is "we teach people how to treat us." It's a great one from the quiver, and it's usually [...]

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A Split Second Of Grace

November 18th, 2017|Categories: Siren Songs|

  "Death keeps no calendar"  (English proverb) Scared? I've never been so scared. I have never been so scared in 17 years on the department. I have never been so scared in all my life. Today, I found out just how scared I can get. We say "I almost died [...]

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The Best Of You

November 12th, 2017|Categories: New & Unimproved, Tales of Misery|

Eight months. It's been eight long months since last I wrote you, and even then the posts have been about the crazyscary aspects of The Job, and very little about the soul. Essays from times in the recent past have focused on the hard journey towards love (like these old [...]

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  • "I Like The Swerves".....A Conversation With Kelsey Pearsall
    by Uli Gulje on January 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    From what she thought was gonna be a crush on Ken Burns to feeling like she was "too squirrelly to serve tables", Kelsey Pearsall is one of the most unique and thoughtful guests and people I've ever met. She's curious about life, and in between satiating her thirst for more knowledge and being a full-time mom to Winnie, she sat down to talk about UFO's, thoughts on the educational system and feeling left-behind by technology as it evolves. It was a great hour with someone I feel fortunate to call my friend. Enjoy!

  • The Big Boozy, Condensed....Behind The Beer With Lear
    by Uli Gulje on January 17, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    This Behind The Beer With Lear was gonna be a beaut; she had all the makings of a meetup of wild minds. Mr. Larry Phillips and Mr. David Hernandez joined us, with Dave bringing some real heavy hitters, and let me tell you...they were delicious. But the audio got messy after the first half hour, so this is a CONDENSED version of the show, with only the first three highlighted: 1. Cafe Kola by Treehouse Brewing Co. 2. 2010 Bourbon County Brand Stout by Goose Island 3. Strawberry Jelly Donut Even More Jesus by Evil Twin Brewing.  All contributed to a great time, and we'll do it all again shortly. In the meantime....cheers!  

  • Under The Tower W/Tyler, pt. 2...A Conversation With Tyler Hoke
    by Uli Gulje on January 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    In Part 2 of this interview, Tyler Hoke of Lost Signal Brewing Co. expresses his frustrations with a particular kettle sour, and I am frustrated with the audio quality of this show. There was a minor issue, and rather than re-record the show is worth keeping and listening to, because Tyler goes into greater detail with regards to his processes and thoughts on beers in general.  Enjoy this episode, and thanks again to Tyler for taking the time! *you can financially support the show HERE

  • Under The Tower W/ Tyler, pt. 1.....A Conversation With Tyler Hoke
    by Uli Gulje on January 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    "If I can't make money, why don't I lose money?"......and that's only PART of the conversation I had with Tyler Hoke, the owner/operator and head brewer of Lost Signal Brewing Co. here in Springfield. In this first of a two-part interview, Tyler and I discuss his path into the brewing world, the value of marketing and the history of the radio station that he turned into a brewery and bbq joint. He gives his thoughts on how Guinness is simply a "black Bud Light" and we concur on the maligning of so-called "girlie-drinks", which are frankly delicious.  If you want to support the show, you can do so HERE

  • Clickbait, Poopgate & You
    by Uli Gulje on January 7, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Julie Wilson hails from a long line of media outlets.....from improv to anchoring the news to local radio personality, she has seen some of the best, the worst and funniest stuff people are out here doing. Spend an hour with us as we go over Y2K, attitudes towards COVID, working in North Carolina, the Royal Family & Poopgate. Cheers! If you want to support the show, you can HERE

  • Who Are You 2022? A Monologue
    by Uli Gulje on January 4, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    SO here we are, we made it to 2022 and for some folks the future is nothing but aces, or so it would seem. But for others it's still a bit gray out there, and it can be a bit confusing without any true sunshine in the periscope as we surface back into reality. But here's the good news! We're still here for each other, the show will still roll on and we will focus on getting one another through each week; that's the goal of this podcast, to help others hear the stories that inspire, give hope and make you laugh. I'll get there too.  So here's my welcome into the New Year. 152 shows to date, nearly 30k downloads and I'm grateful to each and every one of you for taking the ride with me. Cheers! *If you'd like to support the show on Patreon, the link is HERE

  • God's Starting QB....The Rev, Dane & I Get Into Christmas
    by Uli Gulje on December 25, 2021 at 5:08 am

    It's time for the annual "gettin' in the spirit" podcast with The Rev (Jim Oman) and this year Dane Escobar joins in to enjoy some libations to tell stories and get down to one thing: hope. Even in light of catalytic converter theft, COVID and the world feeling like it's half a bubble off, hope still has a place in our lives. Enjoy a sweet chapter in a chaotic year. Merry Christmas, my friends......cheers! Musical interludes by both Bad Religion and the one and only Dane Page

  • Cigarettes & Supertramp....Christmas With Dane & Uli
    by Uli Gulje on December 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    We're finally back! Dane Escobar and I decided to sit down and discuss some Christmas traditions in lieu of formal requests to Santa. This is a quick and dirty look at a couple of psychos who just wanna share their inane thoughts as we roar into the last gasps of the holiday spirit. Enjoy!

  • You, Me & Sarah Palin...A Conversation With Randy Henderson
    by Uli Gulje on December 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    He's a preeminent real estate photographer here in the Ozarks, capable of all KINDS of photographic wizardry; meet Randy Henderson, born and raised in the northwest, but ending up here in the 417 and living through many adventures along the way. We talk Idaho, our common link with Sarah Palin and, of course, his photographic journey. I hope you get from this what I did: Randy is just a Really Interesting Guy. I enjoyed our time together, and hope you enjoy this show.  Music break- Mike Henderson, "Cleveland" 36:07

  • A Great Dane Experience
    by Uli Gulje on December 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Dane Page is a phenomenally talented and gentle soul who was carved out a beautiful niche on the North Carolina music scene. Today he joins the podcast to spread his particular flavor of heartfelt and soulful tunes that leaves you to wonder....where's this guy been all my life? We explore his music, his journey and that which makes up his beautiful catalogue.  Musical Time Stamps: Selma - 00:10- 03:35 Waltz - 33:43-36:48 Lonely December - 01:05:55 - 01:08:09

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