Hey everybody, I've wrangled my first of what I hope will be many guest writers for this site. So, please enjoy this fun article from Beverley Østerlund. Cheers!
Deconstructing The Witcher Netflix Series
https://youtu.be/pTnOYztkMBc I endeavored to deconstruct the good, bad, and the ugly of the Witcher Netflix series, as well as the surrounding fandom. Here you will find interesting screenshots, from the video as well as others, Reddit posts, and the locked Google poll. Google Poll Screenshots Hope you found this funny and informative. ❤ Taylor
The Mixtape: Now Public!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWl7bEv1T6o&ab_channel=TaylorMooreyShow November 19, 2021, we shot a one-off show at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, called The Mixtape. It represented the culmination of months of build-up and work from a handful of really wonderful people. Putting on a stand-up comedy show (and running it well) is often a difficult and thankless job, with a ton…
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Haunted MomentsDownload Hello, It's been a while since I've written anything here. I've been hard at work since filming The Mixtape, deep in the weeds of the edit. I'm excited for you to see it. A rough cut will be done in about two weeks, and then the final version done and available to stream…
From the Phone of Taylor Moorey
Hello, I hope you're well. I don't know where to start this. The last few months, I've been mostly on a single creative track, which is very unusual for me. Most of the time, it's trying to figure out where the impulses are leading, and if need be, attempting to corral them in one direction…
Update #1 or: “Thanks, I Hate It”
I’m making this update public, so that maaaaybe I can drum up some interest for the show. If you want weekly updates emailed to you, every tier of contribution from “Nerd Stuff” (price: $50) and up, includes these weekly updates, and more. There’s some cool merch and perks like posters, shirts, a digital album of…
The Mixtape: Live at the Biltmore
Friday, November 19, 2021, at The Biltmore Cabaret, Dead Weight Productions is putting on a unique stand-up showcase that will be professionally filmed and edited into part concert film, part documentary. Therefore, I am running an Indiegogo campaign to help facilitate this project, and pay the comedians, crew, and all relevant expenses. If you have…
Mediocre Eclectica Released & More
Hello! Quiet over here, eh? Well, a while ago I released a mini-concert shot in my apartment, which I shot even longer ago. It's called Mediocre Eclectica and is sort of a larval form of what I imagine Dead Weight Citizens Brigade culminating into - a three-hour show of live music, improv, and comedy sketches.…
The Case of Oggrim Ygrosse
For many years, I've been writing different aspects of a massive, dark fantasy universe. Fantasy was my first love and continues to be a huge part of who I am. Across millenia, continents, and lives of hundreds of characters, big and small, piece-by-piece, I've been building this thing. Occasionally, I might post little bits of it. This is one of those bits; a short story concerning a very small, but (I think) interesting character. In the scope of these larger stories, Oggrim Ygrosse is a very small blip, but I always imagine scenes that form a sort of pre-history, or outside story. Probably to distract myself from writing the monolith I made. Anyway, I hope it's not a bummer to read this.
83 Interview with Steev Letts and Sean McDonnell
Hey everybody! This project is coming to a tentative close (and this time I mean it). So I hope you enjoy what will functionally be the last episode of The Taylor Moorey Show. Hear why in the intro. But more importantly, listen to two of Vancouver's best up-and-comers, Steev Letts and Sean McDonnell. They're both hilariously funny, talented comics, and good dudes, both with albums from Comedy Here Often and 604 Records. Check out BURGER QUEEN and ALL IN MY HEAD wherever you find albums.
The site will remain active for now, as other writing, sketch, and music projects will be posted here. All episodes of the podcast will go up on to YouTube soon.
82 Interview with Morris Bartlett
A day late, a buck short. In this episode, Vancouver's own Morris Bartlett sits down with me to talk about his time in Afghanistan in the Canadian military, what to do in the event of a mortar attack, Tim Horton's, as well as his experiences in stand-up. He's a good friend and a good dude, and a good talk. Check it out!
81 Interview with Sam Tonning and Simon King
This episode was honestly a joy to record, so please enjoy this discussion with two comedy heavyweights, Sam Tonning and Simon King.
Simon has been a touring headliner for many years, known for his prolific output and confrontational style of comedy, mixing social commentary and silliness with lightning pace.
Sam is a staple in Vancouver, who manages the delicate balance of dirty material and squeaky-clean likeability. With a hand in a plethora of live shows, podcasts, radio shows, he's a favourite among audiences and comedians alike.
Together, they produce Wall to Wall Comedy, a monthly show at the Wallflower on Main St. in Vancouver. The show is a part of Just for Laughs Northwest this year, and they have an amazing group of very funny people lined up. I could tell you what we talked about, but it wouldn't do justice to just listening. Check it out!
On Accepting Pain
This is an essay I wrote back in October.
"The poor fuck. The poor stupid fuck."
80 Interview with Andrea Jin & Ola Dada
Better (slightly) late than never! Today's episode includes two of Vancouver's best young up-and-comers, Andrea Jin and Ola Dada. At just a few years in, they've already accomplished a lot, and have much more on the way. Andrea records her album at the end of the month at Little Mountain Gallery and Ola Dada's show Blackout Comedy is part of Just for Laughs Northwest series, Best of the West. They sat down with me to talk about their beginnings, trying to stay social while doing stand-up, what drives them, and more. Check it out!
79 Interview with Jake Spencer
The first episode back! Jake Spencer is a hilarious and talented Vancouver comic making a move to Bristol in early February. As he gets in his last shows here, he took the time to sit with me and talk shop, bombing, wrestling, theater school, growing up amongst hippies, and why green means go. He's a good friend, and a good dude. Check it out!
Aaaand We’re Back!
The Taylor Moorey Show is back up and running, and new episodes begin tomorrow! In this introduction, I explain the decision to come back and what the future holds. Thanks to anyone who has listened in the past, and to all future listeners. ❤ Taylor Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-taylor-moorey-show/id1304170888 Like on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/thetaymooshow
Things Are Happening…
I’m a fucking idiot, thought the Boy. A fucking idiot. The streets were quiet. No moon tonight, hidden behind clouds that threatened to expend their rains at any moment. The street lights were spotty at best, but they brought comfort all the same. “Tonk. Tonk. Tonk.” The sound of the crosswalk holding its breath before……
A Preacher with an Animal’s Face (An Exquisite Corpse)
TO MAKE A DADAIST POEM, DROWN YOUR BRAIN …the new bride of the golden veil It was nice to know you when I knew you. Is this your sole praise from a friend? Let us begin and carry up this lazy, lonesome monster, this corpse. Goodbyes always take us half an hour. For a good…
One More Thing!
Well folks, the time has come to shut this site down. I have to renew the domain and plan, and unfortunately, WordPress' price is just out of my range for an inactive podcast that has never generated any money. But fear not! The Facebook page will remain active and all episodes will move to the…
78 Game of Thrones’ Last Season and Fandom
I figured I'd add my two cents to the fervor around the finale of Game of Thrones. Plus some life updates!
77 That’s (Just About) All, Folks!
To the surprise of nobody, this podcast hasn't been updated regularly - and will not be. I'm not giving up podcasting, but my attention is being drawn elsewhere right now. Details within!
A few days ago, Dead Weight Citizens Brigade got its first airplay on CiTR 101.9 FM with Bepi Crespan! Bepi produces a weekly show that features ambient, drone, noise, and other challenging music, and thanks to my friend Tanner, my shit was on the radio! I even read a couple of station IDs! It's not…
76 Radio, Suicide, & Stand-Up
As I brave a hideous man-cold, I talk about some exciting news (Dead Weight Citizens Brigade is gonna be on the radio!), and podcast pitches. I also ruminate about suicide, irrational guilt, the tragic and upsetting loss of the great Brody Stevens, and the aftermath, as well as having moments of clarity and joy in stand-up comedy. Enjoy!
75 Interview with Kurt Metzger (2!)
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to once again interview one of my favourite comedians, the great Kurt Metzger.
We talked about writing gigs, Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who is America', the problems with social media and his past controversies, as well as Louis CK's return to stand-up and more.
Some good news: Since recording this intro, Just for Laughs and Sirius XM have reversed their decision and channel 168 will remain 100% Canadian.
74 A Filthy Casual’s Guide to the State of Video Games
One of the few episodes I've re-recorded, I look at the what I believe to be the state of the video game industry through the lens of what I've played recently: Kingdom Hearts 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, Soul Calibur 6, Hitman 2, and The Witcher 3. I also provide a brief history of my own gaming experiences, and what influence they've provided in terms of story-telling.
Also, thanks to Call Me Kevin, RT Games, Witcher George, and Brian David Gilbert at Polygon for the inspiration.
73 Liam Neeson’s Knee’s on His Niece’s Son’s Nissan, Son
In another late podcast, I found myself in mired in an emotional fog of frustration from a very weird week. On top of that, the article of Liam Neeson came out and the ramifications and debate surrounding his actions nearly forty years ago kicked me into such irritation that I felt it worth talking about. Still dealing with the bullshit I talked about on the last episode, i.e. the challenges of being a mediocre creative, is mostly why this episode is so late, so I will have this and two others within a couple days. I think Neeson's story is a teachable moment and something real and human that's been twisted. My usual problems with internet journalism and social media immediacy come up again, and I tell a story from just five-and-a-half years ago in my own life. Enjoy.
Also, I just learned in posting articles for this, that Liam's nephew died just weeks ago. My condolences.
72 Seeking Balance as a Mediocre Creative
I went live on Instagram for no discernible reason and discussed my goals for the year, as well as the prospect of facing burnout again, and trying to direct the flow of creative energy. I also whine about the masturbatory nature of most comedy podcasts, and my now shit-gone monthly standup show.
Witcher 3 Bits ‘n Pieces
https://youtu.be/h0aNajfR1ps I promise, this is the last of my dumbass Witcher edits. I've written out a few sketches that up to now have just been in my head, and this year, there'll be lots of stuff with actual, live, non-kidnapped people friends! Subscribe on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-taylor-moorey-show/id1304170888?mt=2 Like on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/thetaymooshow/ Like Dead Weight Citizens Brigade…
71 Complaining About Complaining: Spider-Man, Gillette, and Louis CK
Are you tired of the constant internet outrage machine?
Same here. So join me in complaining from my haughty, yet feckless perch in this little corner of internet hell. I've been playing Spider-Man on PS4, and stupidly searched out weird, negative reactions to it. People are also losing their fucking minds over a commercial, and I'm weary of everyone going nuts over... everything.
70 Hitman Miami: Flamingor the Vengeful
Well hot dog, only two days late!
The audio and PS4 video kept falling out of sync for some reason (I suspect something fucky with Audacity) so this took a loooong time to edit. Regardless, here's me as a flamingo. I'm playing Spider-Man right now, and it's fucking beautiful. Also playing Soul Calibur 6. What are you guys playing?
69 (Ha) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is Creepy
In a late(!) episode, I talk about the often-ignored weirdness of Christmas favourite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Stupid and silly. Have fun, everybody!
68 Hitman 2… Stream?
I decided to futz around in Hitman 2 and record (and edit, for your sake) the experience with commentary and rambling. Here, I'm playing the Holiday Hoarders bonus mission and the first mission of Hitman 2's main campaign. Seemed like a neat, silly little thing to do, so I hope you enjoy it.
This video and podcast are not sponsored, as somebody would have to listen and precisely zero people give a shit.
67 Jordan Peterson, Hannah Gadsby, and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Better late than never!
In which I address Neil deGrasse Tyson's accusations of sexual misconduct and the severity of some #MeToo claims, as well as my opinion on Jordan Peterson and Hannah Gadsby.
Thanks to anybody who's cared enough to listen to any stand-up, podcasting, and music this year. I can guarantee there will be lots more next year! Happy new year and other stuff!
Geralt’s Raunchy Song
https://youtu.be/HVM4R3YLKxA The next up in my weird-ass Witcher edits (and second-last, I promise). Please enjoy the fruits of my boredom
66 Interview with Noam Dworman, Owner of the Comedy Cellar
Once again I nab an individual waaaayyy out of my podcasting league and interview Noam Dworman, owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. The iconic club is one of the most famous in the world and is seen in the opening credits of 'Louie'. The club and specifically Noam, have been in the news of late because Louis CK has returned to perform there a number of times. We connected over a recent heckler incident of one of CK's sets and talked about the media, Louie's misconduct, and the club's origins. Enjoy!
65 Is The Lord of the Rings Racist?
Addressing the recent reemergence of the idea that The Lord of the Rings universe, and by extension, JRR Tolkien, are racist. Some righteous nerd anger ensues.
64 Social Media, YouTube, Millenials, and More
In which Emily and discuss the Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, social media influencers, the difference between us and younger millenials, and my distaste for dramatic YouTubers. This was fun and has been on my mind a lot. Check it out!
63 Witcher Netflix Casting Follow-Up
An opinion that may be unpopular among other Witcher fans; I'm not outraged with casting decisions for the Netflix. Also I discuss my NEW ALBUM, KNOWBODY, as well as Grotto Comedy.
Knowbody is Out Now!
Two-plus years of planning, hoping, experimenting, stressing, and working culminate in this collection of half-covers, half-originals: Knowbody. I made an album. It's out today! It's music. Mostly ....avant-garde? Experimental? Whatever. It's certainly not for everyone; an acquired taste, for sure. It may be underwhelming for any real musicians or music fans, but goddamnit, I did…
62 Weird Dreams and Haircuts
I find dreams to be fascinating, and though I'm not a believer in anything mystic or divine, they are still interesting to talk about. Emily joins me to chat about some of our weirdest, scariest, silliest dreams, as well as to criticize my old fashion choices. Fun and silly. Do it up!
61 Reviewing Real Estate Videos 02!
Hey the file was small enough to work! Emily and I recorded the second half of her playlist of real estate ads and we made jokes about them. Near the beginning, I say I fixed the sound, but when exporting the file from the screen recorder (which is still a little choppy) I forgot to export the sound with it, and edited the file before realizing that I did that. Soooo fuck it. Here ya go!
60 Reviewing Real Estate Videos
So my girlfriend and I recorded ourselves (audio only, thank god - you don't wanna see me in pajamas and no makeup) yapping over real estate videos of extremely extravagant homes and estates. It was fun! I laughed. Sorry for the choppiness; learned my lesson with the screen recorder!
59 Origins of Dirty Words, Rude Gestures, and Language Differences
Emily joins me for a fun, disjointed chat about a topic very dear to me: namely, the etymology of 'bad language'. We talk about the battles of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and his seven words you can never say on television, and the Old English origins of vulgar language. We also talk about medieval history, GG Allin, and the intensity of Russian criminals.
58 Racist Cartoons and Incomplete Journalism, DWCB Sneak Peek!
Better late than never?
Here, I chat about the recent controversy surrounding the cartoon of Serena Williams, and comparisons to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Also, I bring up the reporting around Louis CK's first set back since he admitted to sexual misconduct, and build on my dislike of inaccurate and misleading reporting from last episode.
Plus, at the end of the episode, check out a preliminary mix from the upcoming Dead Weight Citizens Brigade album!
57 Witcher Netflix Casting, Journalism, Measles and Music
I pledge to you good people that the podcast will go back to being updated regularly, even though I am in the mixing and re-recording stage of the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Album.
In this episode, I yap about my recent goings-ons, measles in Vancouver, and the Witcher Netflix series casting controversy, with some critiques on modern journalism. Please enjoy!
BAME Ciri mega-thread...
The case against...
Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting...
In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich...
Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP!
56 Interview with Kate Stables
I had the opportunity to interview Kate Stables, the multi-instrumentalist core of This is the Kit, after the band's soundcheck at the Fox Cabaret. We talk about jokes, Kate's writing process, the state of the world and our perception of it, and the issues of a small, indie band. Truly a lovely and thoughtful individual and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Enjoy.
human ExPerimentation is Live…
The EP from Dead Weight Citizens Brigade is live on Bandcamp, preceding the release of an LP in November. Here's a little blurb I wrote on it: I'm not really a musician, I suppose, which will be very obvious. However, in learning more about gear, and playing with software and things, I found myself creating…
I Made a Patreon!
I made a Patreon page, you guys! So if you want to give me money, which nobody is obligated to do in any way, you can. I'll not push it much at all because it feels really gross for me, but when I release the Dead Weight EP next month, and the full album in…
55 Mental Illness (3), Suicide, Career, and Anthony Bourdain
Talking about my difficulties with mental health, as well as the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain, stand-up comedy, career, and life stuff.
My friend's poem: https://a-simple-writers-journal.tumblr.com/post/169497063075/tides
54 Interview with Arc Iris (Zachary Tenorio Miller & Ray Belli)
I chat with Arc Iris members Zach Tenorio Miller and Ray Belli about comedy, their careers, the writing process, the state of the industry, as well as a whole bunch of other shit. We recorded outside the Central Saloon in Seattle before their show. It was really fun interview and thank you to the band. Arc Iris is an experimental dream pop band out of Providence, Rhode Island, founded by ex-The Low Anthem frontwoman, Jocie Adams. Zach plays keys and Ray drums, and they recently toured with New Zealand powerhouse, Kimbra.
53 Vancouver, Bill Cosby, Michelle Wolf
I yap about updates with projects, my stand-up show which starts in May, money laundering and the Vancouver real estate market, Bill Cosby, and Michelle Wolf's controversial monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
52 David James “DJ” Roy
Vancouver/ Toronto comedian, David James "DJ" Roy and I sat down to talk about his life of homelessness, comedy, being on the periphery of "the scene", the Vancouver housing crisis, his porn career, and a plethora of other things.
Heads up: The audio quality is super sub-par; not sure what happened, but my apologies. It was a fun talk. I hope you can understand it.
Check out DJ: https://www.opencomedy.com/davidjamesroy
51 Life, Emma Stone & Guns
After a short hiatus, I'm back (with fancy new production!) to talk about life in the last while, stand-up, projects, and plans, as well as Emma Stone at the Oscars, white feminism, and gun control in the US.
50 Interview with Todd Barry
In what is likely the quickest turnaround for announcement and interview on this show, Todd Barry graciously joined me by phone to discuss his upcoming Vancouver shows for the Just for Laughs Northwest Festival, as well as broader aspects of his storied career.
First Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Sketch: Fun with Autopsies!
While things continue to develop with the musical side, the comedy element is coming along as well. Today I have evidence of that! The first published sketch from the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade! https://youtu.be/2QouO8m87xI Entitled "Fun with Autopsies", it combines my love for The Witcher, as well as dumb jokes (mild spoiler). I've been sitting…
49 Ricky Gervais, DTP Hiatus and Mental Illness
I talk about seeing Ricky Gervais live, the Devin Townsend Project hiatus, and mental illness in the context of Bell Let's Talk, as well as the future of this show and other projects.
48 FMK Disney!
I know this is kinda a filler episode.
Emily and I do another funk game of FMK, this time with randomly-generated Disney characters.
I will have one more episode before the Jessimae Peluso interview this Monday.
If you follow this site at all, I implore you! Check out the Facebook page, subscribe on iTunes, subscribe on YouTube (which is about 15 episodes behind, but...), give it a like, leave a comment on iTunes, give it five stars if you like it. We've got interviews with comedians like Jim Norton, Kurt Metzger,…
47 Conspiracy Theories are Fun!
Emily and I discuss our favourite conspiracy theories; some silly, some serious. We also talk about future TV series and the podcast I produce, Pulling the Trigger.
46 New Year’s Goings-On
Happy New Year! I ramble on about new things, 7 Dining Lounge, my life, and other things.
I was on a great podcast! My friend Katie Nordgren runs the Sea Hags podcast with her friend Chris Rzepa and they invited me to be a guest. It was a lot of fun and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be silly with a couple of really cool people. I am on Episode…
Page Massively Updated!
Hey, look at that! All past YouTube episodes (that I consider 'true' episodes) have been posted to the page, and should now be in iTunes as soon as the feed refreshes. As for my YouTube channel itself, it will eventually be updated, but unfortunately, adding the videos is way more time-consuming than adding audio for…
38 The Witcher, My Obsessions, and Dolly Parton
Emily and I discuss my obsession with The Witcher, among other things, and Dolly Parton's newest album.
36 FMK: Game of Thrones
Inspired by a friend's post, Emily and I discuss who we would fuck, marry, or kill of the Game of Thrones characters.
31 That Time Charlie Murphy Helped Me Almost Get Laid
A tribute to the late comedian Charlie Murphy, as I recount meeting him and a beautiful woman at Caroline's on Broadway in 2013.
Miss ya, Charlie
(July 12, 1959-April 12, 2017)
30 Controversy in Comedy
VERY LATE discussion on recent comedy controversies including Kathy Griffin's now-famous beheading video, Bill Maher's off-colour joke, Johnny Depp's assassination reference, and Iliza Shlesinger's finger-wagging take on women in comedy. This is several weeks late. Apologies.
29 The Witcher Netflix
Emily and I talk the confirmed Netflix series of The Witcher, suggest cast ideas, as well as video game movies, and I shit on Uwe Boll and Skip Woods.
28 Bigoted Seal Eats Baby
Emily is back on the show as we talk about the infamous Steveston sea lion, Game of Thrones season 7, Vancouver comedy drama and Discorder Magazine, ghosts and upcoming shows.
27 Dave Chappelle, Intersectionality & Racial Terms
My girlfriend joins in me discussing the above, as well as Dr. Steve Brule, Avatar and cannons.
26 Interview with Ed Hill
Wherein I interview Vancouver-based comedian, Ed Hill, in a pizza place's basement. No shit. Ed's a funny and smart dude and has had a successful career with no signs of slowing down. He's got two albums, Canasian, and Weirdo Whisperer and is consistently on tour. Please enjoy!
25 I Don’t Like Anybody
...except a few. I preach the politics of anger and lash out at Anthony Cumia, with whom I am disappointed. Talking about celebrities, Trump (I know; ugh), citizenship, abortion, the media and Kevin O'Leary.
24 Interview with Mike St. Jean
I sat down with the unfairly-talented multi-instrumentalist, "Two Turntables and A" Mike St. Jean to talk about the value and re-purposing of art, music, meditation and more. Oh, and taquitos, of course. He's a very heady and cool dude and I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for being a bit more wooden than usual; I was very tired. And still am. Do it up!
23 Amy Schumer, Louis CK, Jessica Nigri & More
I'm an argumentative dick. I discuss Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte, Amy Schumer, "Barbie" casting controversy, Louis CK, cosplayer Jessica Nigri, Jenna Marbles and more.
22 Trump Rant, Sexism and Racism in Fantasy
Wherein I bash and (sorta) defend the Orange Shitbag, Donald Trump. I also talk about sexism and racism in fantasy, but mostly The Witcher 3.
21 Why This Exists
In my glow from the Che Dorval interview, talking about an article I read here: http://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holida...
45 Going to Theaters Sucks
Emily and I grouse about how much going to the movies has lost its magic. I also relate some stories from working at my local theatre.
20 Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval
I'm a lucky little fanboy and interviewed the wickedly talented Che Aimee (AH-mee) Dorval. She's had a 10+ year career as a solo guitarist and singer, having released Underachiever in 2008 and Volume 1 in 2015, and is known for her collaborations with Devin Townsend on 2009's Ki and 2014's Casualties of Cool.
She's got a killer voice, a great personality, a sharp sense of humour and is a lovely human being. We met at a small restaurant to talk music, life, comedy, performing and a lot more. We also eat. I talk about myself too much. We're definitely BFFF's now.
19 Jimmy Fallon Always Sucked
Jimmy Fallon had a real softball interview with Donald Trump and was lambasted for it. I defend him... kinda.
18 Ghostbusters Hate
The new Ghostbusters movie probably sucked, but didn't deserve the hype. Wherein I actually agree with feminist points! and disagree with right-wing people! Those never happen! Talking Ghostbusters, the cast and crew, Gavin McInnes and Leslie Jones and Twitter.
17 Interview with Mark Hughes
Mark Hughes is a Vancouver-based comic. In preparation for his Fringe Festival show, "Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy" he's been doing dry runs all over the Lower Mainland. In it, he documents his childhood and upbringing, time in-and-out of various correctional institutions, drug addiction, homelessness and eventual decision to live a clean life. I had the privilege of seeing it twice, and it's unique, raw and human, and seeing Mark perform stand-up numerous times, he's got a rare talent for turning personal pain into (near) universal comedy. We sat down for an interview after he performed the show in my living room for myself and some friends.
16 A Period Piece
Yup. All about periods. Yes, those kinds. Period.
15 Interview with Ryan van Poederyooen
Metal drumming legend, Ryan Van Poederyooen and I talk music, positivity, success, health and happiness. Great dude and a great chat. Thanks to Ryan for talking to me!
Ryan's various pages can accessed from rvpdrums.com
14 I Got Heckled at Goldie’s!
Discussing two women who heckled me at Goldie's Pizza recently. Forgot to mention that the one who I argued with said "I'm not hitting on you." I know that, stupid. Get over yourself.
Full audio of the offending show: https://youtu.be/Vea3SrGoGPk
13 Dumb Internet Things Pt. 2
Dumb internet tropes, ideas and cultural aspects that I loathe.
44 Interview with JJ Caithcart
I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010.
Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend.
We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer's Hole.
Below, you can find links to a Zimmer's Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out!
SCRAPE Records site: http://scraperecords.com/
SCRAPE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords/?ref=br_rs
Zimmer's Hole's Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/zimmersholeofficial/?ref=br_rs
05 Interview with Kamaira LeBlanc
It's in the title. We talk music, comedy, performing, mental illness, life stuff, porn, movies, melancholy and more. I had a lot of fun; it was a great talk and great to reconnect with a good friend. Thanks Kamaira!
12 Weird Dream
I'm a weirdo and had a dream about Devin Townsend after our chat.
11 Magilla Gorilla (Harambe)
Talking about the gorilla in Cincinnati, the controversial X-Men: Apocalypse billboard, Rose McGowan, and an update on Dead Weight Citizens Brigade and shows.
10 Portland, TV Sucks, and More!
Talking to myself, and thus you, about my recent trip to Portland, Oregon, upcoming projects, TV shows, Anthony Cumia, and a follow-up from the Devin Townsend interview and book.
09 Interview with Devin Townsend
My fanboyishness paid off in the form of an interview with metal god, Devin Townsend. He very graciously came to my home and sat with a mediocre comic, podcast host and interviewer to talk music, comedy, death, the human condition, gear, future plans, and much more. It was a pleasure and he is a great guy.
08 Dumb Internet Things Pt. 1
Descriptive titles are the bee's knees.
07 I Love Stand-Up!
I blither about stand-up, plugs for my shows and others around Vancouver, and future projects.
06 Nous Somme Paris
Not entirely happy with this episode, but it needed to come out I guess.
04 Meet Your Heroes!
Famous people are like you and me - only better and more interesting.
03 Mental Illness
Talking about mental illness, society and my own experience.
02 Nicole Arbour
A "Moorey Minute" is an undefined unit of measuring time.
Subject: Sexiest comedian in the world, Nicole Arbour
01 Outrage Culture
First episode of the Taylor Moorey Show; a study of outrage culture.
Pulling the Trigger
Mark Hughes is a friend of mine; a Vancouver-based comedian, founder and producer of the Comedy Shocker, ex-convict and a former drug addict. He's been featured on CBC, Vice, and was the subject of a viral story about a little boy asking the then-Prime Minister for a gorilla. Last year, he came to my apartment…
Magical Thinking and the Anti-Science Movement
I wrote this essay a few months back for... a thing I don't think is happening anymore. So I'm posting it here so maybe you guys will enjoy it. Check it out! So, I really don’t want to come off like I’m mansplaining, but ladies: please don’t rocks in your vagina. “What a bizarre…
43: Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval (2!)
The wonderful musician, Ché Aimee Dorval returns to the show for an hour-long interview.
Since our last talk, Ché has been busy at work on her new album "Between the Walls and the Window," due out December 8th and it definitely shows in the singles that you can hear.
We talk about music, the process of making this new record, her most recent foray into veganism, and social issues like the "Me too" campaign, sexual abuse, racism, and much, much more. I enjoyed the talk a lot, and am happy to say we have become friends in the last year. I hope you enjoy it too. Do it up!
Show at the Cobalt: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505453352868585/
Ché's site: http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/
42: Louis CK
My extremely nuanced opinion on Louis CK's sexual misconduct, recorded at night on Thursday the 9th. It's not that nuanced, I just wanted to say "nuanced". Nuance. Emily joins me about ten minutes in to talk about our feelings concerning CK's misconduct, our reactions as fans, and what the future holds. I am depressed,…
An Interview with Simon King
If you don’t know who Simon King is, go away. Or read this. He’s a Canadian comedian from Vancouver who moved to London, England last year, but has been back in Canada touring and regularly doing shows around Vancouver for the last several months. It wouldn’t be out of line to compare him to the…
An Interview with Kelly Carlin
In her own words, “ Kelly Carlin is a thinker, writer, talker and doodler. She’s funny, serious, silly and deep. Sometimes she wishes she were Carol Burnett, other days it’s Patti Smith, but mostly it’s Oprah Winfrey. It’s complicated.” She is also a performer and story-teller based in LA, and as you might have guessed,…
“Only Half There” Review
If you know me, and certainly if we’ve discussed music, you’ve suffered through me blithering about my favourite artist. If you follow this podcast, you’ve heard my fumbling attempts at sounding insightful. And if you are the man himself, you’ve offered me more time and thought than I deserve. Yes of course, I am talking…
41: Ghosts and Adam Ellis’ “Haunting”
In which I talk about my general skepticism concerning ghosts, and specifically, about Adam Ellis' supposed haunting. Sorry about the feedback; don't know why that was happening. MAYBE IT WAS GHOSTS!
40: Witcher 3 FMK
Emily and I play "Fuck, Marry, Kill," with characters from the Witcher 3. She is mean to me.
39: Me Too: Harvey Weinstein and Predatory Sexism
Wherein Emily and I discuss the "Me Too" campaign, Harvey Weinstein, sexual predation in entertainment and day-to-day life.
37: Kurt Metzger Interview
Best known for his various writing credits like Inside Amy Schumer and the Jim Norton Show, transgressive stand-up comic Kurt Metzger very generously took the time to sit down with me for a talk. We chatted about morals in comedy, his career, drugs, religion, the controversy he's dealt with and mental illness. He's a great dude, an original mind, and tall as shit. Do it up!
I apologize for the slough of posts (and there will be one more tomorrow)... But I'm seeing to the slight backlog of material I have to post to the site and I'm just one man, damnit! Anyway, I'd like to announce that I plan to make weekly updates beginning in October, the first of the…
35: Jim Norton Interview
In which I am the most audibly nervous I've ever been. One of the most prolific comedians today, and one of my personal heroes, Jim Norton, graciously took the time to talk with me over the phone on a crazy busy day in Seattle. We covered radio, his Chip Chipperson podcast, UFC Unfiltered, the political climate of the right and the left, and my weirdly-specific questions about a couple of his specials. I honestly can't thank him enough and I really thoroughly enjoyed the talk. Do it up! Sorry the levels are a little 'off,' I was using my SM7B for the first time.
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An Interview with Grace Savage
A four-time UK champion beatboxer, Grace Savage recently released her debut EP “Savage Grace,” featuring her incredible vocals, electronics, and, well…. Beatboxing. Self-effacing and thoughtful, Grace makes time in her busy schedule to work with children with special needs and teaches them how to beatbox. I’ve said ‘beatbox’ entirely too many times. It was an…
34: Brian “Beav” Waddell Interview
Brian "Beav" Waddell, best known as the bassist of the Devin Townsend Project, took the time to sit and talk with me about music, their grueling tour schedule and our mutual love of bad jokes. I was pretty tired from two false fire alarms in my building last night and was not as prepared as I like to be, but when all is said and done, Beav was a great dude to talk to and I really enjoyed this. Do it up!
33: Dave Young Interview
Dave Young is best known for his work with Devin Townsend, as well as his own projects Auger and Regal. I invited Dave to be a guest on the show, and he graciously sat down with me to talk in his studio in North Vancouver. We talk about music (no shit), krav maga, the creative process, depression, gear and touring. It was fun talk. Do it up!
32: I Am Not a Hero
Talking about a recent incident near my house.
Needless Justification for a Site
I have no business having a website or buying a domain... BUT...... It's really been an education in something I previously did not know how to do. I want to gain experience and know things I did not know before, and if I can do it in solitude and quietly, I'm more than okay about…
First Post! First Post! First Post!
Wow, this is quite the, uh... thing. I almost feel fraudulent having a website, but this is the route to having an RSS feed... which I can't afford right now. But hey! Here's a repository for everything. I'll be filling this thing out more and more in the next few days. I have a couple…