Sneaky Dragon Episode 331

by David Dedrick on April 7, 2018

Hey, what’s up, guys? Welcome to Episode 331 of the popular, long-running podcast known as Sneaky Dragon – unless you know it by a different name. (That’s okay too.)

This week on the show: beware of the five paragraph essay; how to write a comedy bit; the magic of unintentional synergy; it’s party time with Ian, the nervous wreck, and Dave, the suave Beatles bore; meet Marv Newland; meet Bubble Memories; we want more nudity, but less nude plays; praise for the animated Corner Gas; “Grow up, religions”; you are your fingers; get mystified by mysticism; experience unintentional obviousness; have a workplace accident; get sugar full; hear a famous purple cow poem; realize stores are making you do the work, people; car troubles and big dummies; our listeners are great; dis on Ready Player One; nostalgia versus sentiment; ask what makes a person boring; hear Dave’s Top 5 dog songs as requested by Chris Roberts; and, finally, a dopey ending.

This week’s Top 5 Dog Songs as chosen by Dave are:

1) “Coyote” by Rank and File from the 1982 album Sundown
2) “The Dog Song” by Nellie McKay from her 2004 album Get Away from Me
3) “Dog That Bit You” by the Baptist Generals from their 2013 album Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
4) “Pound or My Dog Dad for Robert Downy (A Prince)” by Ohio Knox from the 1971 album Ohio Knox
5) “The Dog Presides” by Paul Jones (and his heavy friends) from the 1968 single “And the Sun Will Shine” b/w “The Dog Presides”

and, by this point, the de riguer bonus track:

6) “Dogs” by The Who from their 1968 single “Dogs” b/w “Call Me Lightning”

Thanks for listening.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris Roberts April 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm

What a weird and wonderful playlist. I didn’t know ANY of these songs before, and really enjoyed them all.

Regarding Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – Gavin Bryars has stated that the homeless person who was recorded singing this was actually not a drinker. It’s a fabulous piece of music, especially the long version that came out on CD some years back, featuring Tom Waits.


David Dedrick April 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Thanks, Chris. I try to choose songs that I really like, but also ones I don’t think everyone will have heard before. I’m glad we’re on the same wavelength!

Although I did not originally hear the 89 minute version of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, that is the version I have too. A pretty magical song.


Louise April 10, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Say, I really liked Nellie McKay’s “The Dog Song.” It’s a good companion piece to the “Alley Cat” song from your Cat Song List!


n. matsumoto April 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm

“The Dog Song” was my fav.

Going to coyote you back with “Coyotes” by Modest Mouse. It has a really cute video.


David Dedrick April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Ding dang it! Coyote’d by a coyote!


Liam April 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Hey guys!!! What’s up!!! The worst youtube introduction that i’ve come across is from this Becel commercial:


David Dedrick April 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Hey Liam!!! What’s up???

Liam was the first person to send in a blank CD for our Sneaky Dragon Mixtape Project, and he learned that it’s better if one is somewhere in the middle and not on the first maiden voyage of the Titanic.


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