Eric Weissberg is Steve's guest on this podcast. This is the man who played the original hit Dueling Banjos and has been on thousands of recordings as a studio musician including Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. He's played with Barbra Streisand and almost every other well known musician for the last 40 years. On this episode, Steve, in over his head, plays Deliverance's big hit, Dueling Banjos with Eric.
Alternative facts is a relatively new concept, but Harry has been sharing his Untrue Facts with listeners for years. Here he is reading some of his whoppers.
Steve and his pal, Paul Jay, wrote the song Pete and his 45 Caliber Pun for The Riddle King's Riddle Songs which was distributed nationally (available at www.stevecharney.com/stuff.html). Helping Steve on this tune is John Sebastian on lead guitar, Bill Keith on banjo, Jay Ungar on fiddle Molly Mason on bass and Doug James on drums.
Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so when Harry forgets to eat his apple, the doctors start invading. Hilarity ensues.
Our guest on this podcast is John Sebastian, the writer of "Summer in the City" "Do you Believe in Magic" and "Daydream". Harry and he sing "The Cat Came Back". Also the song Steve wrote "Picture of Health" that played on Jim Henson's "Bear in the Big Blue House" is featured.
But the big news is, Steve has a confession to make. He's the funniest man on the planet because he was born on Flypton and has a super powered sense of humor. So why isn't he funnier? Listen and find out.
The wonderful Tom Chapin is in the studio and with the help of Harry they sing Tom's "Whale Song".
And...Harry has to use the bathroom. While he's gone Steve imitates Harry's voice with such success that when Harry returns Steve decides he doesn't need him anymore.
Steve also sings his original tune "I wanna Iguana".
Tom Paxton is our guest. The writer of hits such as "The Marvelous Toy", "Last Thing On My Mind" and "Ramblin' Boy". He and Harry talk about Harry's bad attitude and then Tom sings his song (with help from Harry)"My dog's bigger than your dog"
Also, Steve and Harry open up their Poetry Workshop. It's like the car guys Click and Clack but for poems. You know, Clicky and Slicky.
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The great Peter Schickele (P.D.Q Bach) is our guest! He shares a story about meeting Spike Jones and plays a song he wrote called "Uncle Pooty's Sugar Off".
Also Harry is now working for a company that sells protective gear and wants Steve to buy some. If he doesn't, who knows what accidents might occur. You guess what happens.
Harry has decided to do impossible things.Putting a Knot in an apple,going through the eye of a needle, blowing a bubble with a rock. The thing is, he does it even though it's impossible, in fact that's why he does it because if he could do it, it wouldn't be impossible and therefore doesn't need to be done. The logic is impeccable. There's also something about a black hole.
Also on the program Steve and Harry sing "Bones,Bones,Bones" a song written by Steve.
When Steve and Harry open up the Knock On Wood store you can bet that anything is for sale. And we mean anything. You want to be crowned the King of Siam? Do you want a book on how to teach your horse to play oboe? Do you want a cross between a cherry and a pear (a chair) or do you need a watch piranha instead of a watch dog? Then this is the store for you.
Also Steve sings "The Bellybutton Song" from his CD "The Riddle King's Riddle Songs"
Well, It's finally happened. The Ventriloquist police come in to make sure that Steve isn't moving his lips when Harry talks. They take him away when Steve fails the test miserably and Harry has to take over the show. Hilarity ensues.
Also on the show Steve sings his original song "The Biggest Sandwich in the world" and "Boogie Woogie Riddle" with John Sebastian and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.