The Podcast That Needs A Name – Episode Four


This week we discuss the toothbrush of perpetual torment, Indian book pirates and Zen poetry while playing a great mix of music that merrily crosses genre boundaries.

Tracklist for Episode Four:

About The Podcast That Needs A Name:
Join acclaimed music instructors Patrick and Dear Old Dad for a rollicking tour through whatever music they happen to be enjoying this week. The Podcast With No Name features folk, country, bluegrass, rock, banjo tunes, old 78’s, weird recipes, poetry. stories from the road and a whole lot more. Think of it as small town radio, podcast style.

Contact us with requests. Send us music. Ask about advertising. (410) 968-3873

My Carver Banjo is Here!

A few days ago I posted about the new banjo kit being crafted and sold by Brian Carver.

My finished Carver banjo arrived today and I am really impressed. This is an amazing little fretless banjo. The design is beautiful and the tone is really good.

I will be posting a video with my new banjo soon. I want to let the strings stretch out and give myself a day or two to explore what this instrument can do. In the meantime you can watch this video of Brian putting my banjo together.

be sure to visit the Carver Banjo web site:

56th Review of The How & Tao!

The How and the Tao of Old TIme Banjo just got its 56th review on Amazon. I don’t like to brag, but I do think this is kind of cool.

In other news, the bootleg copy of The How & Tao is still for sale, but at this writing there are 11 comments warning customers to buy the real thing. Thank you!

In spite of the pirate copy, The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo remains, and shall remain, freely available under a Creative Commons licence.

If you are looking to buy a copy of The How and the Tao of Old TIme Banjo be sure to check out our world famous Learn To Frail Package. For just 47.95 + shipping you get:

The Learn To Frail Package is only available from Pik-Ware Publishing:

Banjo Talk?

Chuck posted a comment on the latest episode of The Podcast That Needs A Name:

I imagine you guys listen to National Public Radio (NPR) out in Maryland. If you do your favorite show is/was probably Car Talk with Ray and Tom Mariottsi (the tappet brothers). These two clowns owned an auto repair shop in Boston and would take call-ins for an hour every Saturday to talk to people about their car problems. They were hilarious and always got into psychology, marital counseling and the imagined technology of auto repair. If you have heard them you will understand why they are the most listened to show on NPR. Seriously these guys were Rock Stars!!!
Well one of the brothers (Tom, I think) recently passed away and now NPR has “The Best of Car Talk” on every Saturday morning. It is sad because you can’t call in anymore! Anyway my crazy idea is that your “Podcast with No Name” could very easily be adapted into a call in music show like Car Talk. Seriously you guys should be talking to NPR. I think it would be a natural expansion of your innate talent. (It would also show places like banjo hangout what great talent and laughter you bring to the great unwashed!) That means ole banjo pickers like me! NPR has to be looking for a way to fill this big hole in their programming. The Best of Car Talk shows can only last so long!
So that is my idea and I’m sticking with it!
Best to You Both,
Chuck Tucker

It’s a nice thought, but I have no clue as to how or where we could pitch a show to NPR.

What I can do is what I am doing right now: putting Chuck’s note up for all to see. If you think it’s a good idea then help us. Don’t ask me how. Be creative!