While browsing the talkback section of the blog today to approve/disapprove comments and find out what’s on the listenership’s mind, I happened across perhaps the most vital piece of communication TESD will ever receive. It hails from the mind/keyboard of Arthur Phillips, clearly one of the purest and most insightful thinkers of our time. For your perusal, a snapshot of the genius at work.





*Note pensive nature.

What type criminal would I be to withhold the brilliant musings of this Sartre’esque critic from you? How removed would I be from even the basest elements of my humanity should I refrain from bestowing the introspective wisdom of Arthur Phillips upon you, the imbecilic and thick-witted masses?
I count myself amongst your number friends.  We are those of dull-eyes and slackened, drool-glazed jaws. Our destiny is not to grasp the perspicacity of an Arthur Phillips, but to merely sit at his feet in awe of what our feeble minds could only dream to comprehend and digest. To attempt understanding of his wit is to dream the dream of Icarus. We fly on wings of feathers and wax my friends. ‘Tis true folly to think otherwise.

Without further hesitation I give you….Arthur Phillips.

Microsoft has to be painfully desperate to give these non-entities more airtime. If I were Bryan Johnston, I’d probably slap my fiancee for listening to this crap. Thankfully, I’m not.

I have only one request. Bryan Johnston…if you’re out there somewhere reading this, I implore you… PLEASE, for the love of God, don’t slap your fiancee for listening to we three non-entities. Just be thankful as well that Arthur Phillips isn’t your fiancee. He seems like a real douchebag.

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I Sell comics

A note regarding Walt’s latest opus:

Courage My Love has made their version of ‘I Sell Comics’ available for sale here

CML’s plan is to raise enough money from sales of the song to defray/cover the cost of travel so they can join us for our live show this coming October in some capacity. Whether that means they serve as the opening act for the Jay & Bob Get Old/Tell ‘Em Steve Dave show at the Count Basie or perform at an after-party has yet to be determined. The song costs a minimum of .99 but if you want to spend a little more to help them reach their goal of raising the travel money, that’s up to you good sirs/madams.

While CML’s cover of ‘I Sell Comics’ is pretty great, we’d be remiss to not share the roughly 15 other entries which are remarkable in their own right and our musical peeps worked so hard on. (heh, heh…hard on) Anyway, rather than attaching variations of the same song to the end of the TESD for the next few months, I’ll be contacting the artists who were good enough to take the time and make the effort to see if they’d be amenable to taking part in an ‘I Sell comics’ compilation album on Bandcamp which we’d then offer to listeners. Stay tuned for more info.

While I have your ear…

In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a promotion with the aim of boosting membership for our current sponsor Audible.com. All you have to do is sign up for a FREE two-week membership & download a FREE book to see what you think of the service. If you like it, stay on. Don’t like it, abandon ship like Q & Walt abandoned me mid-show in Houston. Either way you’ll get a no-cost (tired of using the word ‘free’) podcast compliments of your pals Bry, Walt, & Q.

A few highlights of this exclusive pod are Walt’s gonna read the lyrics to a song he’s composing for his wife & I’ll relate a story of terrorizing an asshole neighbor when I was in 8th grade which will leave you questioning my sanity…and possibly my sexuality. All you gotta do is click here to get the ball rolling. This promotion ends on August 11th 2011 & your exclusive pod will arrive by August 18th 2011. To qualify, your audible.com receipt must be sent to tellemstevedave37@gmail.com by August 12th 2011.

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Want a FREE book as well as a FREE exclusive podcast by TESD? Then click here (for FREE) Details on how to receive the podcast can be heard on today’s show. After signing up, email your Audible.com receipt to tellemstevedave37@gmail.com with the subject line: Audible podcast & we’ll send you your free pod by mid-August.

No listener band today as I’ve attached the three finalists for TESD’s ‘I sell Comics’ music challenge to the end of the show. Below is a poll where YOU can vote for YOUR favorite version!!

Haven’t heard this yet? Then leave the cave you’ve been living in and listen to the complaints of some dopey theatre goer who was tossed from the Alamo Drafthouse for texting. (Cave comment used with consent of creator/owner Ming Chen)

Here’s a white guy checking in about three years too late to drop a beat about Silly Bandz.

Received confirmation that Mike Romeo will be on TESD sometime in early August. Who’s Mike Romeo? Leave the cave you’ve…oh shit…Ming’s watching me type and I didn’t get his permission to use that cave comment a second time. Anyway, He’s the guitarist from Symphony X. I can’t recommend this album highly enough.

Here is the ‘Rape Sticker’ purchased from Frank #1 at the auction. Wouldn’t you love to know what other ideas the genius who designed this had? Imagine being friends or being related to the piece of shit who takes this from concept to production.

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TESD 70: Making Hay II

Listener band info:

1) Band: I Am The Icarus
2)Web info:  http://www.iamtheicarus.com
3) Song: Faster

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Quick note on the TESD horror anthology: We’ll be talking about it on this week’s TESD and as soon as we shore up the finer details, I’ll post them here. I’ve already gotten a few emails from publishers both small and mid-size (no Simon & Schusters just yet) who are interested in taking a look at what we have once the final selection process is complete. What we know so far…

1) Stories in the anthology are horror/terror-themed. They can be paranormal based, reality based, or a combination of the two. You’d do well to steer clear of stuff that has recently been done to death (pun intended) like zombies & vampires. However, these subjects don’t automatically exclude you from consideration.
2) The subject matter will be aimed at an adult audience so submitting corny-ass, teeny boppin’, melodramatic, Twilightesque material will eliminate any chance of consideration.
3) No romantic or erotic horror.
4) Each piece will be limited to a maximum of approximately 8000 words. Using the formula of 250 words per page, that gives you roughly 30-35 pages to work with assuming fifteen stories are chosen (including Quinn & myself as we’re kinda’ shoo-ins) Works shorter than 8000 words are fine. If enough writers don’t use their allotment this could open up a space for an additional author.
5) Previously published material is ineligible.
6) One entry per person.

     For those of you who have managed to get the Zune show, below are a few links to the guests we’ve had on the past 2 weeks. If you haven’t managed, shame on you! I know lots of foreign peeps & Mac users who have been listening since day one! Anyway…

Week II:

Week III:

Though it was mid-afternoon, Q & I have been to the abandoned hospital we  mention on this week’s Zune show. Here are a few pics I took of not only where we’ll be conducting our ghost hunt but were also the stomping grounds of none other than accused psycho killer Brian Quinn Cropsey!! If you have Netflix you can see footage of  the Willowbrook hospital in the Cropsey documentary which streams here





























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TESD #69: Paris ‘Herpes’ Hilton

For anyone interested and local enough to stop by, we’ll be here tomorrow between

This week’s listener band info:

1) Band Name:  Yakuza Heart Attack
2) website/Myspace address: www.squidseyerecords.com
3) Name of Song: Beast Attack from the album “II”

If you’re interested, this is the organization Walt was referring to when we talked about the Casey Anthony case on this week’s show.

Like to write? Ever dream of being published? Want a shot at your work finally being seen/read/adored? Tired of rhetorical questions? Okay.
The plan is to have TESD listeners submit short works of horror fiction to be included with in a horror-themed anthology. Q & I will be writing stories to be included as well. Then, someone who isn’t Walt, Q, or myself will judge aforementioned works on a variety of criteria. Once the final stories are selected/edited/ready to rock we’ll submit the completed manuscript to various publishers. By the time it’s all said and done, with any luck we’ll have a book to call our own. I’ll post the submission guidelines for the project within the next week or two. Until then, get crackin’ on thinking up scary/paranormal/weird-ass stuff.

Don’t forget we’re still accepting entries for the ‘I sell Comics’ song competition. The deadline for submissions is July 15th 2011, 11:59pm. We’ve gotten some GREAT jams thus far. Couldn’t believe the one sent to us this morning. When I heard it I said, ‘Bry, This shit just got real!’ Then Suzanne said ‘Stop whispering things to yourself. You do it alot and people are starting to get scared of you!’ So I shut up. For now.


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TESD #68: Shower Power

Right outta’ the gate, apologies to last week’s listener band. I wrote the blog entry but neglected to publish it. So for show #67….

Band: Candle-Ends
Site: www.candle-ends.com
Song: “Marrakech”

And show #68….

Band name: Up and Up
Song name: I Would
Website: upandup.bandcamp.com
TESD fans can use the discount code “tesd” to get the whole album for $1.80.

Now to address the ongoing Zune problems which affect mostly you non-American types and Apple enthusiasts.

I spoke to the guy over at Microsoft today. No, not Bill G., but the head muckety-muck as far as ZuneCasts are concerned and what he came with wasn’t all that encouraging. As many of you have discovered, Zune pods aren’t available outside the U.S.. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear any changes regarding this policy are on the near horizon. You’re boned…to use the parlance of our time. I explained the importance of our foreign peeps but shockingly TESD didn’t have the sway to change up the Microsoft infrastructure within the next 15 weeks. This doesn’t mean you’ll NEVER get to hear the shows. After our 16 week contract is up the shows become non-exclusive and rights revert back to TESD.  But as of right now, there’s no legitimate way to acquire them.
No legitimate way.

I have slightly better news for Apple users. Though there’s no way to utilize the Zune software on a Mac which means you can’t download the pod through their platform, you can download an MS program called Silverlight which should allow you to stream the show from the TESD:Overkill page.

Bottom line, the whole Zune thing while affording us an opportunity to offer up additional content, kind of sucks inasmuch that we love when everyone rsvp’s and has an equal chance to join the party. Up until I talked to the MS guy today, I believed we’d be able to figure out a way around the pesky non-US, non-PC user issues. Well, color me naive.
Quite a few people have suggested that we do an extra show but charge the listeners a small amount so everyone has a shot at getting it. It’s an idea we’ve tossed around in the past but have been sort of hyperconscious about implementing it. We much prefer the idea of someone whose wig is big breaking out their wallet so you guys, the ones who support us week after week, continue to listen in for free. Unfortunately that plan didn’t unfold as we intended it to in this situation.

Thus far the Zune people have been great to deal with and have expressed nothing but excitement after seeing the download numbers from the first ‘Overkill’ episode. However, if we’ve learned anything it’s next time a deal like this presents itself, we’ll take a closer look to make sure the guy breaking out his wallet doesn’t have a virtual velvet rope in place.

Get Silverlight: http://tinyurl.com/yeokpg7
SMODCAST page for TESD:OVERKILL: http://tinyurl.com/3uftatt
ZUNE page for TESD:OVERKILL: http://tinyurl.com/3wkmdf8

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TESD #66: Issue Zero

Listener Band Info:

Band name: Leather Daddy and the Frontal Bullet Duo
Song: Headli(n)es


While on the subject of tunes…Walt has written what’s sure to be a smash hit but needs a band to provide the music. So get to strumming, drumming, tinkling, (blowing on a jug if you’re Maxwell) or whatever it is you do and put these timeless lyrics to music. Of course somebody’s gotta sing & it ain’t gonna be Walt so don’t just write the notes! It’s not much of a contest since there’s no ‘prize’ per se but won’t it be fun to hear the contenders on the show?

Listen to today’s live show for more info.


What manner of creature stands behind this counter
Man or machine is the big mystery
and with every transaction I cement my place in history.

My fingers dance over the register keys leaving your mouth agape
and it’s not ’cause I make King Kong look like just another ape
but it’s just another sale to this comics-selling alpha male.

I could sell comics to a blind man
a Wednesday warrior through and through
and you’ll buy everything I tell you to.
I sell comics baby. Comics baby. Comics baby. Oooooooo…..Yeahhhhhhhh


In WW two the allies kicked nazi ass and Hitler sobbed nein, nein, nein
Just like my competition when they hang that going out of business sign.


Song ends with register sounds, drawer opening/closing

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TESD #65: The Celebrated Return of Mr. F

Listener Band info:

Band: Betty Ironthumbs
Song: Under the Night
Website: http://www.bettyironthumbs.com

First things first, the promised picture of Wolfie, the Hound of Mosier. This was taken on the day that we spirited the poor phonophobic pooch to Big Bear Lake to escape the fireworks.

Next are some candid stills from the all-new Sagey and Dada show. I don’t think they make phone books anymore (at least in this area) so I’m going to have to hold on to those.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to a video of Sagey being ruthlessly attacked by a dog.


And finally, if you want to advertise, wish someone a happy birthday, tell someone you’re breaking up with them…whatever it is you want to have us say for you on the SIR radio morning program next week (and are willing to spend $100 on) email ads@smodcast.com for more information.


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TESD #64: Two Is The Loneliest Number

Another update later today or tomorrow with some (relatively) interesting info. Wanted to get the listener band info up so you know who you’re listening to.

Listener Band info:

1)  BandNo More Pain
2)  Website: http://www.nomorepainmusic.com/
3) Myspacehttp://www.myspace.com/nomorepainmusic
4) Album– No More Pain / Song – So They Say 

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