This is just a small taste of the show overall, the bits and bobs that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out the podcast of today's show. However, if you're looking for a quick read along with random self inserts and my personal thoughts, you've come to the right place.
Call in Point:
(This is the broadstroke canvas on which I base my call, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed.)
Ugh, Monday, the red headed step child that you don't like but have to endure to get to Tuesday, the child you actually hate, is here once again. With another weekend in the books and the first of February officially done, events are going to slowly start popping out as we slowly make our way toward spring. The first of these was actually a baby shower for 103.5 KISS.FM's Paulina, who has a baby due in April. Now, it should be noted that Angi is not a fan of baby showers because eating melted chocolate out of a diaper to guess what it is, is not fun. Then again, maybe the diapers are too close of a glimpse to the future for Grandma Taylor and she actively revolts against them for this reason. Regardless, Angi tends to hate them but this one was actually pretty top notch. It had amazing food, a ton of booze and most importantly, there were no games nor was there any opening of presents (the worst.) Instead, there was two drag queens who did three icons (JLO, Selena and Britney Spears,) a champagne wall, doughnut wall and more Michelada's then Marris could drink. More importantly though was the ability to go outside and enjoy oneself in the 43 degree and sunshine weather (which being from Chicago, we all know is basically almost summer.) There was seating and weed smoking and no kids allowed (though a few snuck in.) Basically, this is exactly what anyone could want from a baby shower and all and all, it seemed like a big hit. However, as expected, all fun and games is not something we get on this show and so you knew there was a "but" coming. While a woman fangirled over Fred (the ringleader of the KISS.FM morning show circus from which Angi the elephant broke free,) she happened to see Fred's former co-host. After an expected "hey, that's Angi!" she followed up with a dreaded phrase that sent Angi on the path to pyromania. "Are you expecting?" the three words no woman ever wants to hear. After the girl barely escaped being beaten and mauled, Angi spent the duration of the rest of the day rethinking her cute look (she did look absolutely fire) and spent the entire night tossing and turning because some rando mistook her for Fudgie the Whale. Obviously, this will now be something that Angi will consider forever as a core memory. I mean, sure, Angi might be a little fat now (she's not) but what's that old saying. People who live in fat houses shouldn't throw stones. I guess the lesson to take away here is to throw a kick ass baby shower and don't invite women who have no tact. Better yet, just don't invite Angi because you never know what will trigger the next meltdown.
Other Stuff from Today's Show:
As usual, Monday means random nonsense seeing as nothing of note outside of the Grammy's and that aforementioned baby shower happened this weekend. Since we are on the road to the Super Bowl though, it only makes sense for the first story to involve everyone's favorite (see: hated) it couple, Traylor. Fresh off her history making Grammy win and his chance to add another Super Bowl ring to his collection, Taylor and Travis are clearly the biggest thing in publicity atm. Clearly, this is why Larry Flynt's (who is dead for those keeping track) Hustler Club has an offer the two of them are sure to refuse. If the Chiefs were to win the Super Bowl, a $1,000,000 Topless Touchdown Celebratory Pack is being offered up to them. This includes VIP Platinum Lifetime Membership to the Hustler Club, a roundtrip limo transport, unlimited access to the Mohney Suite (which is worth $10,000 an hour,) a lifetime of free lap dances, an Ace of Spades champagne bottle parade and $50,000 “to make it rain.” Obviously, there's no way America's sweetheart and her goofball goober of a boyfriend are going to take this offer because they have an image to uphold and the Swifties would not be having it. With that in mind though, we explored a little bit of strip club nonsense. Marris once saw Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch at a strip club but he was off in his own private section with bottles. Angi once saw T-Pain at a club she was at with those plastic office boxes of singles to throw at the girls. Angi then gave us some strip club stories of her own. One involved going with a friend who had never been and when she was throwing money at the dancers and when it wasn't grabbed, she picked it back up and threw it again which caused her to almost get the boot from the club. Also, Angi is "that guy" at the strip club who thinks all the strippers love her and that it's that real love and not her purse full of cash talking. Obviously, it will be heartbreaking when Angi attempts to run off with a stripper and ends up calling Jay the Straight to come get her once she runs out of dollar bills.
Onward then to the Daily Discussion Topic which really didn't have a catalyst this morning (rare but it happens.) Angi wanted the roadies to think back to their 20's and the music that was their life at the time. Most of us were probably in college, working a first job, in love, definitely probably poor. Since so much of the music played on Rock 95.5 makes Angi think of her 20's, she wanted to know three bands that defined the roadies 20's. For Marris, it was Linkin Park, Incubus and System of a Down. He had just been coming out of college and he was finding his way into his rock career and they held it down for him. Prison Tattoo's three were Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Angi's initial pick was Coldplay, which itself came with a great story. See, back when she was in her 20's and cool, Angi subscribed to Q magazine, which was a British music magazine (it's online only now) that showcased hot new bands and came with a CD. One of those CD's included a little band called Coldplay that had yet to break in America. Angi took it upon herself to introduce the band to her friends and in turn, meant that Angi was the one who brought Coldplay to the American consciousness. Also on her list was Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots (and others but she said three and she clearly went over the limit, typical.) As for my bands, it was hard to narrow it down to three so I picked Brand New, Stabbing Westward and The Orb (though I could have easily pulled an Angi and inserted like 25 other bands for the sake.) Enough on us though as always, onward to the Request Line and the roadies. Nicole picked Sum 41, Blink 182 and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Ken eventually got us his list after dropping his phone and it included Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. Kenny finished us off with Metallica, Alice in Chains and Pantera. If you are looking for more roadie thoughts or have your own, hit up our Facebook group (Angi Taylor Show) and drop us a comment.
Finally, McDonald's is running a contest that can net you free burgers for a year. Obviously, the fine print here is that you get two $8 burgers a week for a year but that came with some obvious questions like "what burger on their menu costs $8" and after some consideration, we clearly had no idea (nothing new.) This promotion on SpotHamburglar(dot)com also has an offshoot running that involves the actual Hamburglar going coast to coast in his custom 1970's Burgercuda car. If you are lucky enough to see that in the wild, you can scan a QR code for free swag. Marris was initially into the concept but chasing a car did not appeal to him (his tune changed when he realized you could just go to the site for the free food entry part though.) This led to a discussion on how fast food is clearly terrible for date night and how if offered free food for a year, Marris would take stuff from Five Guys, Angi would do Wendy's and Prison Tattoo would hit up Raising Cane's. My biggest take away from this is that someone needs to feed the studio crew around 7:30 A.M. because that's when the food desires really ramp up in the studio and we get stories like this.
Request Wars 3.0
Current Champion: Marris (4x)
Angi's Song Choice: “No Easy Way Out” by Robert Tepper
Marris' Song Choice: "Pardon Me" by Incubus
10 O' Clock Toast:
At his annual coat drive, he raised 500 coats with the help of the roadies. Of course, Angi had to make this all about herself and so now she expects 1,000 adult toys during the upcoming Adult Toy Drive on Valentine's Day.
Show Quotes and Tidbits:
"I took credit for inventing Coldplay." - Angi