Sat, 11 December 2010
Paul Bertolino has no wi-fi, so he sits on a bench outside a bar in noisy New York. After getting used to the busses going by, Paul talks about BLACK ABBATH, the new metal/parody band that Phil Costello has come up with. We continue with TRAGEDY talk, 16 MAGAZINE, facial hair rock "vios" and the BEATLES on iTunes. Bridget does some detective work and reunites old friends andPaul goes to the MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE and WHITE CASTLE.
Fri, 19 November 2010
Blain Sterling aka: BRENT RATKOVICH joins me on his very first Gordcast. We battle with sound issues for the first 7 minutes, then fix them! Brent tells of how things that scared him as a child became his favorite things later in life, moving around a lot and finally settling in NAPA. Gordie and Brent have way more in common than he thought, talk about shredding guitar gods and wrap up with talk of jumping in leaves now and then. ENJOY!
Fri, 12 November 2010
Paul Bertolino is all settled in New York and Gordie announces that Autumn is finally here.
Paul goes to his first NY Comic-Con and talks to Joyce DeWitt like a hooker, doesn't buy anything and gets his girlie-pants tailored. Gordie tells a story that he may have already told, admits he may have A.D.D. and has to censor Paul. We end up discecting language and trying to find groovy winter footwear for Paul.
Wed, 20 October 2010
Paul Bertolino has moved to New York and played music along the way.
Paul tells of touring with TORNADO RIDER at places like the DOUBLE DOOR in Chicago, hanging out at VILLAGE INNS in Denver, watching families torn asunder and watches DIRTY HARRY for the first time. Gordie doesn't pay attention to the weather, yet talks waaaaaaaaay too long about it and laughs a bunch.
We wrap things up with NAPA nostalgia around the Bicentennial and PETER FRAMPTON and DAYS ON THE GREEN.
Mon, 30 August 2010
Gordie welcomes JORDAN PHEGLEY to the podcast community in a story of how 11 O 'CLOCK COMICS brings people together. (...no, seriously.)
Jordan grows up without TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, but loves old timey radio. Reads STUCK RUBBER BABY, has an altar to MORRISSEY and is going to be a father soon.
Gordie reads THE BIBLE ...again, loves TONY MILLIONAIRE, thanks Jordan for exposing him to ANTONY & THE JOHNSTONS and doesn't know how to PARTY IN THE U.S.A.
They finish up with dog attack stories while on the job and pledge to record many GORDCASTS.
Sun, 8 August 2010
Gordie is joined by long time friend, singer, artist and workout advocate - GEOFF ELLSWORTH.
Geoff tells stories of the road and the genesis of why touring was important in the 2000's, Authentic cowboy shows, The India question, Irishmen on the road and how to get female attention on stage.
Gordie stays out of the way and lets the stories unfold and Geoff sings exclusive previews of songs he's writing. You heard it here first!
Check out GEOFF ELLSWORTH at - http://www.townedandies.com/
Thu, 22 July 2010
Paul Bertolino is back from his big summer trip with plenty to talk about.
Gordie pleads with the new listeners for some feedback, reminds everyone that BOSTON is owed tremendous props and champions LAWERENCE WELK! Paul tells of the downfall of the Bay Area music scene, is not stoked about the GREASE sing-along in theaters and finishes up with a nice tale of UK mono pressings of THE MOODY BLUES.
Wed, 16 June 2010
Gordie checks in with Paul Bertolino on his New York summer.
Gordie discovers new music from the sixties, (...yet again) makes another new friend and is okay with Ryan Adams. Paul has taken to wearing a beard, just like everybody else in NY and reveals MOBYS new metal band with fellow pal PHIL COSTELLO. DIAMONDSNAKE!
We both decide that there is no need for an A-TEAM movie and look forward to a time of new ideas in Hollywood.
Wed, 26 May 2010
It's back to the usual format when Paul Bertolino joins Gordie from New York, to talk about fallen heroes and soon to be fallen heroes.
Paul sees The New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks' Michael Monroe and sings in the streets with the homeless. Gordie runs into a Sasquatch in Portland, gets stuck in Utah and has zero tolerance for uninformed Christian fanatics.
They both mourn Ronnie James Dio and tell how he effected us through the ages.
Paul finishes up with reading Ozzys biography and we welcome new listeners and their comments.
Thu, 6 May 2010
Gordie meets and interviews John Siuntres from Word Balloon, for the first time! (...beamed in from the Boom Tube or surfing on cosmic waves.) The conversation is super comic book centric, while dipping in and out of sports talk, movie talk and who's the oldest guy in the room.
John admits he is not a gardener, nor a fisherman, but loves being a city guy and gives Gordie tips on how to rule the podcast waves.
Gordie meets celebrities,gave up on comics, stayed cool with Love and Rockets, Cerebus, Arthur Adams and fails his own test on old time hockey conferences.
They both agree that Breaking Bad and Precious (based on the novel Push by Sapphire) are tough to watch, but Schindler's List can be enjoyed? more than once.
EC comics, Jack Davis, Jason Aaron, Al Feldstein, Chris Neseman, Brubaker and wonder of wonders... Bendis gets mentioned.
This one goes longer than usual, but we just kept going. Just listen and enjoy!
Welcome new listeners!
Mon, 12 April 2010
Gordie is joined by his mom, RUTH ADAMS!
We begin the conversation with EC COMICS talk and why Ruth and Gordie turned out the way they did. Ruths mom goes into scary neighborhoods to spread the Planned Parenthood gospel in the 50's, Ruth gets married and moves to California. Gordie puts a bean up his nose, digs a hole and gets his Halloween candy stolen. (...again.)
Ruth remembers waking up Christmas morning with a fully decorated tree, confuses "Special Olympics" with "Cub Scout Olympics" and goes for a walk in the sunshine.
QUEEN at the beginning and end.
Fri, 2 April 2010
Paul Bertolino and Gordie begin by discussing the re-opening of the fabled UPTOWN THEATER in Napa. Gordie doesn't know who to obsess about, mentors kids at the skatepark and their cassette tape making and watches BIG FAN. Paul buys DVD sets from the 70's and has met BRIAN POSEHN less times than Gordie has, even though his roommate is friends with him.
Gordie "tweaks his amp" and we forget to talk about W.A.S.P. til after the outro.
Wed, 3 March 2010
Paul Bertolino joins "The Gord" and tells of his backstage experience at THE PLASTIC ONO BAND show in Oakland Cailfornia. SEAN LENNON heard there was Guinness here, TOM AYERS finally freaks out and YOKO gets in shape on stage. Gordie falls in love with UFO all over again, realizes ROXY MUSIC may be the progenitors of new wave and runs into Adrian Sahim at Home Depot. We wrap up with PERSEPHONES BEES gig info and get pretty controversial with Nazis and Jesus talk.
Sun, 14 February 2010
Paul Bertolino is rocking the nation once again, mere minutes before taking the stage.
Paul can't wait to get out of the hotel room, reveals the guy who wore the cape at Napa High and still doesn't have TV (...even if the WHO are playing at the Super Bowl)
Gordie tells of fan recognition, likes the ANVIL documentary, watches the Super Bowl Halftime Show, realizes that KISS is the Sinatra of his generation and would appreciate some sort of feedback.
(...Comedy after the outro.)
Wed, 3 February 2010
Gordie is joined by Nathan Alfaro and Adam Sullivan in picturesque Petaluma CA to discuss the super-special, ultimate directors cut of WATCHMEN. Adam builds a C3PO model and then destoys it. Nathan encourages Gordie to watch 30 Rock. Kids say the darndest things and Gordie is nearly finished with Battlestar Gattica. We all get the details of SUPERMAN IV wrong and we wrap up with opinions of the new STAR TREK movie. (NERD-FEST!)
...technical issues occured, making some weird edits, but enjoy never the less.
Wed, 13 January 2010
Gordie and Paul meet up with Bridget in Napa for a Gordcast All-Stars summit. Bridget fails to wear her ever-present Ugg boots, has a bit to learn about bears and reveals that she has a little something in common with Joanie. Gordie's gotta hand it to Lady Gaga, does not feel that Leather Tuscadero is butch, and is a much bigger fan of Filter than anyone had bargained for. Paul had a mustache in Jr High, makes sure KISS gets an honorable mention, and clears up that Alice Cooper rumor.