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SOP 020 – Circuitry Pansy: Mistress of the Internets

August 1, 2008

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Show Notes
Hold on to your funky selves because we’ve got some hot tunes for your dancing pleasure. We get all gothy with Mary Shelley, Laura delves into her excessive summer reality TV habit and discusses Depeche Mode in the media. Neil teaches “Marketing 101,” Mari is back with a new song and we explore our own personal lefty zones. Ice cream sandwiches, facial hair trauma and what makes Battlestar Galactica the best show on television – the bottom line: Now this is fun!

You’ll hear techno-clubby tunes from Venus Hum and Jack Alberson. Plus a special tribute to Katie Reider.

Music Guide
Artist: Neil Smith
Album: Sterile (free download of this song)

“Yes and No”
Artist: Venus Hum
Album: Colors in the Wheel

“The Song With No Name”
Artist: Mari Smith

“Waist Not Want”
Artist: Jack Alberson
Album: Waist Not Want EP

“Trusted Eyes”
Artist: Katie Reider
Album: Wonder
A live version of this song appears on the album Katie’s Voice.
Katie’s Voice is available at for one dollar. 100% of the proceeds go to support her family and to help pay for the medical costs incurred during Katie’s illness.

Misc. Goodies and Links
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Depeche Mode Ticket Stub Group on Flickr
Now you can add your own Flickr photos of your stubs!

Venus Hum / Tony Miracle song construction demo

Martin Gore at The Hiro Ballroom

Other videos

My favorite photos of the night…

View photos here:

And here:

LA DM Convention

Gareth Jones Blog

Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 package of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Chocolate Cake Mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1 pint ice cream, softened

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Stir together cake mix, oil and eggs with spoon until well blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets to make 22 cookies. Push down slightly on top of cookie to make a flatter top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until puffed and almost no indentation remains when touched. Cool one minute; remove from cookie sheet and cook completely on a wire rack.

Sandwich your favorite ice cream flavor between two cookies. They are nice a soft if eaten immediately. If you enjoy a frozen cookie, make all the sandwiches and wrap in plastic wrap and freeze before serving.

Makes 22 sandwiches.

Movies Discussed in This Episode

Someone Like You

Gallery of Guys Neil Finds Attractive

The obligatory Depeche Mode Link

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2008 11:50 am

    I never quite understood “Gothic”. i found it a bit unnerving. Now, c’mon, when the heck am I gonna be picked by Neil as a man he finds attractive! Do I have to wear a dress? If so, here…

  2. August 1, 2008 7:42 pm


    You are my favorite shaved kind of girl podcaster ever! And I adore that we watch the same kind of trash tv.

    I love you guys so much. You start my months off on the best note every month.

  3. August 2, 2008 8:33 am

    Aw, sniff… thanks Walt! I’ve been sick the last few days and this really cheered me up! Thank you!

  4. August 2, 2008 3:47 pm

    Great cast folks! Loved ALL the music. Definitely gotta check out more of Venus Hum.

  5. August 3, 2008 7:04 am

    Thanks so much for all the comments, everyone! Mr. Bee, what can I say? If you wearing a dress doesn’t get you nominated then Neil is hopeless!

    Will – glad you enjoyed the music. Tony from Venus Hum has had a hand in the our new music, which is exciting! Plus with your guitar stuff, the album is sounding great. If I could just get rid of this horrible cold and finish the vocals we’d be nearly done!

  6. August 4, 2008 5:24 am

    Excellent. Can’t wait to hear it.

    Have you heard of these guys?

    Thought you might diggit…

  7. August 4, 2008 9:23 am

    Wow, I like them alot. Thanks for the tip. I especially like a good electro cover of a Carole King song!

  8. Jack Alberson permalink
    August 22, 2008 7:15 pm

    This was good fun! Sorry I’ve been away, going through some real stuff but am trying to get back on track.

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