Posts Tagged ‘summer’

sc 455 The Walk 3: Late Summer

September 20, 2017

Toppie takes a late summer walk in Pickle Hollow.

Mary Oliver reads her poem, “The Summer Day.”

Mentioned on today’s podcast: The Fey Driver.

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sc Prelude to Pride48 2016 Live Streaming Event Super-Special

June 16, 2016

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Barely in time, Toppie presents his SUPER-SPECIAL Prelude to 2016’s summer Pride48 LIVE STREAMING EVENT!   Uhhh…. Toppie is exhausted… carry on….

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sc special: The Walk 2

August 5, 2015

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A walk down a nature trail.

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sc 370 Dinner with Brian and Kevin at the Hazelnut Kitchen

August 30, 2014

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Brian and Kevin of the Dansbury CT are back in the Finger Lakes region of NYS!  Toppie meets up with them in Trumansburg NY where drinks are had and a wonderful dinner is supped at the wonderful Hazelnut Kitchen!  And don’t miss a surprise guest appearance by legendary actress Ruth Gordon!  Well, mostly… anyways… join them for a summer evening of friendly conversation — that’s today — on the Smellcast!

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sc 368 That Your Eyes Have Seen

July 29, 2014

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Presenting an episode sans Toppie!  Aunt Tappie, Sassy McSass-Sass, Billy Snicker-Snicker and “Cricket” present their little radio play.

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sc 367 Toppie’s Summer Update!

July 22, 2014

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Toppie blabs about his goings-on this summer!

Mentioned on today’s podcast:

Timmy Simms

Brother Cinaedus

Matt Burlingame

Hatem

Crone Haven (the ever mysterious)

Kevin

Brian

The Fey Driver

BJ (Blind Guy Jay)

Kalvin

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sc 344 Your Wiener’s On My Schnitzel

November 6, 2013

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Last June, Toppie joined Kevin and Brian (in town from Danbury Connecticut for another “Grapehound” event) for an evening of wonderful conversation and delicious Viennese food at Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca Lake, New York. Today on the Smellcast, we present audio from that wonderful summer night.

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sc 275 Big Ball of Putty!

June 17, 2012

Toppie sits down for a chatter-fest today to discuss…  A new mic technique… summer…  Father’s Day… “Fracking”… the elephant in the room (moving)…  Possible future changes for the Smellcast… Pride48… a new pair of glasses minus a big ball of putty… and a fist full of shout-outs!  Also: Introducing… R.O.M. (Random Old Man)!

Mentioned on the lil’ show today:  The Audacity to Podcast, a how-to-podcast By Daniel J. Lewis

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sc 181 “It’s So Hot…”

July 21, 2011

It’s muggy, steamy and sticky all over the US of A.  In fact, it’s so hot… It’s hotter than a half-bred fox in a forest fire!  Toppie and Sassy sweat bullets to bring you an episode sure to bring you some relief… if not from the heat then at least from the summer doldrums.  Meanwhile, Jose’s mother gives Toppie a piece of her mind, and Walt is reading the Bible!

There’s still time to enter Toppie’s Big Freakish Talent Show!  August 6th is the deadline for submissions! Click here to find out all the details!!

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sc 96 Ode to Summer.

August 12, 2010

Toppie presents his Ode to Summer, creating a sweet yet melancholy moodiness through a combination of sound clips, music and poetry.

The following are references in order of their appearance:

Spoken Word
Summer Memories by Toppie Smellie

Music
Summer Music for Wind Quintet (Op. 31, 1956) by
Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981)

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 1
1976 film directed and produced by Max Baer, Jr. with a screenplay by Herman Raucher, inspired by the 1967 hit song by Bobbie Gentry, also titled “Ode to Billie Joe” (note difference in spelling). Stars Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor.

“Waddon Ponds”
A Poem by Charles Bryant

Music
“Summer Time” by Doreen Hampshire

“Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer’s Day”
Poem by William Shakespeare

Music
“The Last Rose of Summer” by André Rieu

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 2

Music
“Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, 1967

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