Prepare yourselves; for the most appalling and monstrous edition of the podcast to date. This installment of the show is guaranteed to give you more nightmares than any ordinary episode already does. During this Halloween special: Jack sings a farewell to an old friend, Kyle attends his first summoning, and Spike has a potentially near-death experience. Also, the band gets more than they bargained for when they bring a particularly malevolent guest into the studio. It will be a graveyard smash!
Spotting Waldo is an unorthodox trio of musicians who combine a driving, indie-style with elements of prog, funk and their own brand of face-melting Rock & Roll. This band has developed a sound that is full of variety and constantly evolving.
There is no shortage of improvised music in this episode when our old friend Chris Schmidt stops by to jam out. Jack breaks down the ‘former-bandmate’ ranking system, Kyle defends The Donald, and Spike describes a haunting locale from his youth. Also, when a mysterious heckler blasts the Waldo inbox with emails, the band is left to search for answers during Segment of the Week.
The studio is full when band manager Brian comes by to give the boys a status report and Spotting Waldo is joined by musical comrad James Roche, who lends his services on guitar and shares stories about his past as an FM disc-jock. Jack has a theory about a TV-Land classic; Spike brainstorms some potential pseudonyms; and Kyle’s history of tactless behavior in the studio is further revealed.
The boys are again joined by conga man Jon Byrd. They play through a classic Waldo song and create a new jam in the moment.
In the thrilling conclusion from the previous episode, Spotting Waldo finds a way to work through thier issues. Former conga player, Jon Byrd is still in the studio to jam out with the boys. Jack get some new shoes; Kyle has a history of losing his keys; and Spike is unfamiliar with Sheila E. Also, Byrd and the band share some helpful tips for attending summer music festivals during Segment of the Week.
The boys discuss the trouble that comes with illicit boat-ownership and the likelihood of an eminent flood when Waldorf Studio sprouts a leak. Jack remembers an old roommate; Kyle is left to battle the elements; and Spike is on the receiving end of more than one beatdown. Also, founding-member and original conga player, Jon Byrd rejoins Spotting Waldo for some music and conversation. But will the band be up to the task?
The boys discuss the nutritional wonder that is the garbanzo bean; Jack has the wrong kind of anger; Kyle shares his favorite local jingle; and Spike seeks some advice about a domestic problem. Lots of fun in the studio with a couple of guests on the program: First, former Spotting Waldo bandmate, Josh Shaw brings his guitar and sits in for some jams and conversation. Also, Daneyda Segura attempts to teach the band some international pickup lines during Segment of the Week.
The boys discuss plot holes in the film Freaky Friday and blow the whole thing wide open. Jack has a newfound appreciation for the song Love Shack; Kyle gets tongue-tied; and Spike has plans for his own spin-off show. Also, Spike unveils his new line of Spotting Waldo Merchandise during Segment of the Week.
The boys discuss their experiences at everyone’s favorite neighborhood music shop and Spike’s conduct on Twitter gets called into question.
The boys discuss a strategy for promoting the podcast that could potentially pose a threat to our national security. Jack makes his own shampoo; Kyle wants to start a KISS tribute band; and Spike gets harassed by noobs for being a spawn camper. Also, during Segment of the Week, an attempt to find interesting guests for the show turns the band to the most obvious resource for talent and professionalism, Craigslist.