Long Wait For Two Albums

This week there are two new albums arriving in just a couple days that I have yet to hear but are making me smile based on the simple fact that they exist. One, Old Ideas, is by Leonard Cohen and the other, Feel the Sound, is by Imperial Teen. In both cases, it has been far too long since I had new music to...

Episode #4 – Modern Vintage Film, Future Tech and a Hot Toddy

Ginny Tonic and Charlie return with their fourth episode and this week films take center stage, but that’s not all.  Topics on the slate for discussion include a little discourse intercourse as we look back on a scifi meetup at the Roxx and ahead to Ohayocon.  From there we discuss some upcoming...

Quoting Tom Waits

“I’ve always been afraid I was going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years and when it finally turned around, I was going to forget what I had to say.” — Tom Waits, Speaking with Playboy Magazine in March of 1988 This easily goes down as one of my favorite quotes. It’s...

Smart Cars and Wondrous Windows

With all the excitement coming out of CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Association’s trade show which just wrapped on January 13th, Ginny and I thought it might be fun to take a few moments to jump into some tech talk during next week’s episode. We plan to look at a few new devices and concepts that...

Episode #3 – Comics, Vodka and Panties

Ginny Tonic and Charlie return with their third episode and this week things get a little sexy.  Topics on the slate for discussion include a little discourse intercourse as we look back on a mayhem party and a musical.  From there we discuss the comic creations of Terry Moore and Chandra Free, sample some...

Punk: Attitude Is A Solid Little Documentary

Interested in checking out a solid little documentary? Ginny and I will be talking about a couple we watched recently on the Charlie Tonic Hour, but I highly recommend Don Letts film Punk: Attitude. I’ve seen it four or five times and ran into it again recently. Anytime I stumble across it, I end up...

Kavalier and Clay

Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were standing there when the classic creators of the 40’s and 50’s began framing the history of the comic books we love today? This Charlie Tonic book update is pointed directly at all those comic readers out there who have followed my rambling writing over...

Episode #2 – Music, Tech and A Bit of Bourbon Ale

Ginny Tonic and Charlie are back!  Introductions were all wrapped up last week so this week we’re able to really get into full show.  Topics on the slate for this week include a little discourse intercourse as we look back on the past week.  From there we run down some of the bands that stood out for us in...

Tip the Hat for Tipitina’s

I had the opportunity to spend the better part of a week in New Orleans toward the middle of May, 2005. Just a little more then ninety days later hurricane Katrina devastated the region and erased many of the sites and culture I enjoyed. During this visit I had a chance to wander and really explore the...

Voices Calling

Sometimes I think it’s far too easy to forget to support your local music scene. I know I have at times and it’s a culture that really does live or die based on our support. I’m not just talking about monetary support, but really being there and being part of that audience that motivates the next best thing...

Episode #1 – It Begins!

This week Ginny Tonic and Charlie introduce themselves as co-hosts for the new show.  Along the way, they sample a bit of Applejack, discuss some music (including the show’s official house band) and share a sample of what you can expect from the upcoming, weekly episodes! Download the episode:...

Preview the Show

Charlie here… Last Wednesday, I wrapped up my previous podcast with Episode #300!  How did I choose to end my long run on the show?  By chatting with the utterly amazing and inspiring wonderful Ginny Tonic about the Charlie Tonic Hour of course.  Ginny and I invite you to check out the episode which...

Counting down

Charlie here… It’s now just under a week to the debut episode of our new show and I know Ginny and I are quite excited to share the new format (and conversation) with you. We’ve already recorded a bit of our AppleJack review and we’re currently plotting out the major high points we want to discuss for week...

Meet Applejack

Want to read ahead a bit in advance of our first episode?  I have strong expectation that the beverage know as Applejack will be discussed in episode #1.  Ginny Tonic bumped into the beverage while reading this article on Salon.com, a regular reading stop for both of us. Borrowing heavily from Wikipedia,...

Smuggling Spirits Reviewed

Studio 407 has been a creative studio that has been on my radar for some time. Originally meeting reps for the company in New York a few years ago, I’ve wanted to take time to read some of their titles for quite some time. I started with Smuggling Spirits written by Ben Fisher with art by Mike...
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