Hello Everybody!

The President of the Internet contacted me today to say Used Wigs Radio is no longer allowed to broadcast. I know, weird right? Anyway, he felt seven years of us producing high quality downloadable entertainment was enough and it was time for us to leave and put our mics, voice modulators and elaborate recording equipment on craigslist. We agreed.

So, to comply with the Internet, we are ending our show.

It’s been a lot of fun and a long super silly ride. When Russ, Todd and I started the show in 2005 there were only two other podcasts in the world, Beef Talk (meat podcast) and The Buffy Zone (podcast devoted to Buffy The Vampire movie, not the TV show). We felt like pioneers! Back then, only one of us was married and we now have 3 wives and 6 kids between us (four are named Olivia). We had a ball together, made a ton of great friends, chatted with many wonderful guests and spun a lot of killer tunes! Thanks to the good people at L’etage, World Cafe Live, Milk Boy and Russ Starke Studios (all three locations) for putting us up over the years. Kisses to Lisa, Heather and Kelly too for letting us have fun and joining in the nonsense. We are lucky guys!

The monthly podcast is over but we hope (and plan) to be back in the Spring for a couple big live shows (band, comics, cage fights, kissing booths, etc.).

It’s serious talk time now (ask the kids to leave the room): A million thanks and hugs to everyone who has listened over the years, came out to our live shows, gave advice, busted balls, bought t-shirts, and took the time to say hi or just leave a nice comment. I love you all for that and I love my little podcasting brothers Russ and Todd. They always made this cranky 63-year-old man feel young with their energy and smarts and passion and accents and hairy exteriors. Again, love them!

Please feel free to check out past episodes.

– Jeff

Guests: Nikki Walter & Dan Eastman

Topics: “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories, Baby-Endangering Chandeliers, Child-Swallowing Moon Bounces, Teen-Tripping Canadian Ice, Knife-Wielding Beggars, Hitting Heads and Seeing Stars, Drinking After-Shave, Cold Springs Junkyards, Throwing Fireworks at Friends, Todd’s Real Last Name and Park-Bench-Crushing Beer Trucks!

Playlist: “Fall In” by Cloud Nothings and “Nothing to Worry About” by Peter Bjorn and John.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast94.mp3

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Guests: Eric Smith & Yis Goodwin (NoseGo)

Topics: New Orleans, Prostitutes, Video Games, Designing iPhone Apps, Murals, CosPlay, Horrible Weight Loss Tips, Geekadelphia, Tattoo Conventions, Tertiary Star Wars Characters, Chip Tune Music, Master Chief Armor, Penguin Disbelief, “Hunger Games,” and Art Inspirations.

Playlist: “Ruby” by Cheap Girls, “Chi-Town” by The Cribs and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast93.mp3

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Eric Campbell • Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch • February, 2012

When Todd Marrone isn’t teaching, he’s painting. When he’s not painting, he’s writing. When he’s not writing, he’s on a podcast. And no matter what he’s doing, he’s tweeting:

  • “Chinese handing stars are safer, but you still have to know what you’re doing.”
  • “There has to be an easier way to learn about dinosaurs than having kids.”
  • “Look, @CourteneyCox just joined Twitter. She’s going to ruin it just like she did when she climbed on stage during Dancing in the Dark.”
  • “Breathe Wrong® nasal strips are just clothes pins. Save your money.”

Marrone, 37, an art teacher for 15 years and a Belmont Hills father of two, has entertained a variety of interests and media since he was young. (more…)

The Wig Party

On the third Tuesday of every month, Team UsedWigs congregates at Philadelphia’s #1 second story cabaret, L’Etage, to record a new episode of our award-deserving podcast, in front of a you-filled audience. Count on savory crepes, unsavory conversation, captivating guests and intoxicating  beer. Admission is free, like this great country.

3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 8:00-10:00PM
624 S. 6th St. Philadelphia, PA

Shopping With Danzig

Guests: Doogie Horner & Maggie Serota

Topics: Monster-Mash Genre, Hot Tub Accidents, Summer Jobs, Boardwalk Panther Tattoos, Urban Legends, Right Said Fred, Beach Cleaning, Comedian Walk-Up Music, Book Cover Design, America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Friday The 13th Part IV, Manic Pixie Girls, Alan Alda, Celebrity Impersonators, Shirt Tucking and Danzig

Playlist: “New Year” by FM Belfast, “Wild in The Streets” by Circle Jerks, “Concrete And Clouds” by Kevin Devine.

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast86.mp3

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That’s right kids, we’re back in action at Philly’s most fancy crepe-slinging venue L’etage! Starting on the Summer Solstice (June 21st!), we’ll fire up the microphones and the t-shirt cannon at this handsomely-appointed eatery to record our beloved podcast. We’ll do it once a month. Each show will have super special guests, some who tell jokes, some who sing songs and others that dance with the devil (I have no idea what that means). So please join us and enjoy us, delicious food, both cheap and expensive beer, and maybe the most comfortable seating (since Fred’s Beanbag Chair Lounge) that your ass has ever had the pleasure to plop itself in!

Oh, by the way, this is a very romantic spot, perfect for making out! So bring your lover or brush you teeth in case you meet a lover during the show. Maybe Ed Lover? Or an Easy Lover, Philip Bailey is the co-owner of this joint (lie!).

First guests will be announced next week!! We’re very excited to see you there.

– UsedJeff

Mini Podcast! Here’s us eating crepes at L’etage last week, scoping out the new joint, chatting about dumb candy and funny ladies and of course, discussing our new show!

Play Now: http://usedwigs.com/pod/MiniPodcast1.mp3

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Topics: The Pros and Cons of Parades, Best Music of 2010, The Soup, Zooey Deschanel is the Worst, Great TV of 2010, Beatles, Todd has Sick Voice, Conan Needs a Little Help, Community vs. Modern Family!, Andrew Bird Really Loves Whistling, Dumb Spitting Wrestlers, Good Comedians, Unemployed Sidekick, eMusic Blows and New Sherlock Holmes

Preview: “Parades? Firetruck, firetruck, tank, karate class… alright, done.”

Playlist: Whole Sky Monitor, Paper Bird, Versus, Bad Plus

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast82.mp3

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Pod Foul

Topics: Keeping Twitter Fun & Informative, Tweeting Comedians, Bad College Beer, iPad Flipboard Review, Todd Defends Foursquare and Gowalla, Russ Defends DJ Music, Jeff Reviews Scott Pilgrim, Arcade Fire Hype, Comedy Central Roasts, Viggo Mortensen, Frank Zappa, Poop Book, Thin Magazines and Cool Yeasayer Video and The Worst Song in The World (Hi, Train!)

Preview: “C’mon Todd, the band X! John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom??” “As far as I know you are making this band up.”

Playlist: Javelin, Bottomless Pit and The Young Veins

Play Now: http://www.usedwigs.com/pod/podcast78.mp3

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Video: Watch Todd spill a beer and Russ clean it up! (24:39) (more…)

Computer Embellished Drawing

It’s Orphan Week at toddmarrone.com. All of the images posted this week were designed for someone for something and ended up nowhere as nothing.

When UsedWigs Radio was a brand new podcast, I was given the task to brand it. Consequently, a ragtag band of powder-wigged monsters were born. I killed them soon after but one evolved into the beloved Wigbot of today.