It only took three years but we're back!!! I've got some time on my hands so I thought I'd drop in the mix!

This week we've got some great jams and some real radioin'. Segments, music, commercials, and more. 

I want to really thank you for coming back to Cosmic Lion Radio.  Maybe that subscription has just been sitting there and you're like...when is he gonna do another?  Well, that time is now!! 

This week we feature the new song by Manus - Creepin' listen in on spotify or where ever you get your music! 

Also don't forget to check out where I've been...Can I Thwipp It?  another awesome comics podcast!  Spotify and Apple Podcasts! 




Direct download: 55_Welcome_Back_My_Friends_.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:39pm PST

We are back with Hip Hop/NerdSwag artist Manus! Manus and I first met a long time ago in Burlington VT, so it was awesome to catch up and see where we’ve been. We got to talking about his past, moving, when he started rapping and how all that lead him to the Nectar’s stage and beyond. We’ll hear some old tracks of his from the Burlington days and then some of the new bangers he is working on. Look out for his song “DSGD” now on Spotify. I had a great time with Manus, chilling and talking Hip Hop, comics and all the nerdy delights around his place. So enjoy and shout out to A-Dog for the opening few tracks! 802!!

Manus on Spotify

Manus SoundCloud


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_54_Manus_Dunbar_1.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Jim Mahfood is one of comics most gonzo voices and it’s amazing to have him back on the show almost 4 years to the day after our first chat. His new comic Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks from Image comics will be released May 17th in all Comic Stores, so you gotta check it out. This ep we delve deep into what brought Jim back to his creation after 20+ years and about music and it’s effect on life. We’ll also wax intellectual about out youths, TMNT (obviously) the importance of Brick and Mortar and how cool it would be to chill with the Grrl Scouts in VR. Also, this super heady edition was taped on 4/20 so you know it gets to the deepness right quick. Featuring killer music choices by Mahfood and shout outs to the Beat Bee Sessions and his partner Jane Dope. So come with me into the Bee Hive!!!

Links: - Main Site Beat Bee Sessions

Grrl Scouts on Image Comics Site


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_53_Jim_Mahfood.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 2:00am PST

#52 with Nick Wevurski

Open Mic night out on the town with Nick Wevurski. This week we follow up and coming comedian Nick Wevurski to his 23rd open mic. We’ll find out what goes into his set, what it takes to take that first step and then we’ll go hear his set and chat about it. Pretty fascinating night for me to see what it takes to take your jokes from the house to the stage. With a soundtrack of Burlington Vt Metal bands!


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_52_with_Nick_Wevurski_1.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:00am PST

#51 with Brian Huskey

Cosmic Lion Radio is back and live in the home of Brian Huskey. You might know him from such things as Childrens Hospital, Another Period, Veep, and the upcoming shows People of Earth on TBS and Mr. Neighbors House on Adult Swim. A true honor and the beginning of a new age here on Cosmic Lion Radio. Out and about, on the scene and in your face, face to face and in place. Brian’s hospitality and sheer awesomeness led to an amazing interview and a great time. Check out his new shows and his old band Bicycle Face (album available on iTunes.) Enjoy!

Brian's Vimeo 

Brian Twitter


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_51_Brian_Huskey.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 1:05pm PST

#50 with Ciro Nieli

We are back this week with amazing artist, writer, re-imaginer and Executive Producer of the new TMNT cartoon Ciro Nieli!! We had a serendipitous meeting out side of a Claypool Lennon Delirium show that lead to this amazing and informational episode. We got deep into Ciro’s comic roots, his deep seated love of the Turtles and what inspires him and the new path of the Turtles. Also what moved his career and where it will go next. This is also our 50th anniversary!! The 50th episode!!! So cool! Enjoy it y’all!!! GOONGALA!!

Direct download: _Cosmic_Lion_Radio_50_Ciro_Nieli.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:42am PST

#49 at San Diego Comic Con

We were somewhere around San Diego on the edge of the ocean when the comics began to take hold. This week we are back with our Gonzo round-up of the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. I was lucky enough to attend this year’s con and work the Greg Horn Art booth. With my handy mic I was able to traverse the convention floor and collect some amazing interviews from some of comic’s most interesting and legendary names. Dave McKean, Stan Sakai and Geof Darrow to name a few. The Gonzo began to take hold as I also had my mic on during some late knight adventures with the one and only Truce II Head Rush. Then on Saturday the adventure of Comic Con>Phish lead to some amazing realizations and a chance meeting with the weekends white whale. Listen in for more Gonzo/Comic goodness!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_49_at_San_Diego_Comic_Con.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:00am PST

#48 with Jamel Johnson

We are back with Jamel Johnson, comedian and former co-host of my previous podcast “Podcast Classics.” It’s a pleasure to have Jamel on the show and to dive back into the sea of tapes we have amassed since our last meeting. Did you know that podcasting is over 100 years old? Did you know that Jamel’s and my families have been podcasting together for most of those 100? Well it’s true, all of it. In this episode we found a tape of an old podcast classic. On that episode they found a tape of a classic podcast and on that episode they found a classic commercial. Since it’s “inception” podcasting has been in our blood. Jamel and I not only had a great time reminiscing about our family histories but we also learned something about the history of Washington/Baltimore sports. Pretty cool. Check it out.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_48_with_Jamel.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:00am PST

#47 with Dave Crosland

This week we are back, live in the studio with Dave “King Gum” Crosland. Dave was kind enough to have me over to his studio where I got to revel in the artistry throughout the interview. We got to talk about his artistic start with concert posters, his travels, some of the strange and unusual projects he’s pitched for and much more. Dave also hand picked (how else do you pick stuff) all the music for this episode (mostly) and chose songs that played pivotal roles in crucial times in his life, ups, downs, slings, arrows, and gum. So sit back, relax and check out my chat with King Gum!

Dave has worked on:

Comics: Invader Zim, Puffed, Scarface: Scarred For Life, Yo Gabba Gabba, CBGB & OMFUG, Bad Ideas, Slop and more.

Album Art: Gym Class Heroes "As Cruel As School Children," Blueprint "1988," Incubus / Lollapalooza backdrop artwork

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_47_with_Dave_Crosland.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:00am PST

#46.2 with Fred Moore

We’re back with part 2 of the Fred Moore interview. This episode begins with the very show where Fred and I met, Sound of Urchin, Halloween 05 at Nectar’s! We then get back into the Grateful Dead and Ween, all taped by Fred himself. This episode we also get a visit from very special guest Tim Heidecker? Great Job! Also we’ll take a listen to a song taped from the Invitational at John & Peters in New Hope featuring Dean Ween, Original PFunk guitarist Michael "Kid Funkadelic" Hampton and B-ill. Fred tapes and masters these shows as well and you’ve probably seen his setlists online. So sit back and enjoy part two with Fred Moore.

The Invitational Facebook

Tim Heidecker's Office Hours

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_46.2_with_Fred_Moore.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:03am PST

#46.1 with Fred Moore

Cosmic Lion Radio is back but we moved!! We are now live from California and we’re back with an amazing show! We re joined by Fred Moore, taper, musician and friend of New Hope Pa. In this first of two episodes “from the tapers section” we get to hear Fred’s own recordings of some of his first shows taping two of the most pivotal bands in his life, The Grateful Dead and Ween. We’ll chat about a mutual love of Star Trek and then get down and dirty about taping and what all this music means to us. So strap in and turn on a new episode of Cosmic Lion Radio!

Click HERE to order the Ween Zine

or go to

Moore Sound Facebook 

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_46.1_with_Fred_Moore_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:58pm PST

#45 with Troy Little

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Graphic Novel artist Troy Little joins us this week on Cosmic Lion Radio. In addition to Fear and Loathing, Troy is also the artist and writer on IDW’s Powerpuff Girls and his creator owned comics Angora Napkin and Chiaroscuro. Troy also has worked in animation for quite some time, working for Spümcø and on many cartoons you know like Ren and Stimpy, Ed, Edd and Eddie and Heavy Metal 2. These jobs have taught him a lot and he shares some of that wisdom with us this week. Troy also chose all the music for this week’s episode and there are some real rockers. So sit back, relax, grab a Singapore Sling with mescal on the side and enjoy this weeks ep!


Meanwhile Studios

Angora Napkin animated pilot

Fear and Loathing on the "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" graphic novel tour



Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_45_with_Troy_Little.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:02pm PST

#44 with Dylan Owens

This week we are back with a special 2015 year in review. Dylan Owens, the music editor of the Denver Post joins us to talk about some of our favorite songs of 2015. We are all over the musical spectrum from Joanna Newsom to JAY-Z. We’ll touch on the resurgence of vinyl, how to really get a job and then wax philosophical about the power of the click. So sit back and enjoy our look at the music of 2015.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_44_with_Dylan_Owens.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:59pm PST

#43 with Kevin Eastman

We are back with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman!! Such an awesome time talking with him about his new Fan Club project, TMNT/Batman, Grant Morrison and much more. Also this week, back to the funk!! Another hand picked mix-tape of Afro-Funk and soul from the Cosmic Lion. Hop in for more funk then you can shake a mutant turtle at!

Kevin Eastman Official Fan-Club: Click Here

TMNT/Batman: Click Here


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_43_with_Kevin_Eastman.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 1:40pm PST

#42 Phish Edish part 2 with Kevin Statesir

After a long hiatus we are back and phishier then ever! Over the break I was able to write 3 comics that appeared in the “Ball Street Journal” at Phish’s Magnaball festival. That was cool. You can check those comix out or buy a print of them HERE. That inspired me to do another Phish Edish’ complete with deep cuts, sit-ins, solo projects and tons of awesome stuff from deep in the vaults. Also in this edition we get to speak to Kevin Statesir co-owner of Higher Ground in S. Burlington Vt and Phish family member. We talk about his roots, the amazing 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes show that helped open HG in 98’ and about what makes HG so special. So check it out, there’s more rare and weird Phish then you can trigger a Blastoplast at.


Higher Ground:

8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes: Click HERE


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_42_Phish_Edish_part_2_with_Kevin_Statesir.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 6:06pm PST

#41 with David Gans


This week we celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary by talking to the host of ‘The Grateful Dead Hour,” David Gans. We’ll explore the far-reaching corners of the Dead archives by exploring interpretations of the Dead’s music through out history.  We got to talking, and we found out that the heart and soul of the Dead is really the heart and soul of what Bobby called “misfit power.” Fifty years later here we are, “Fare Thee Well” is about to happen heralding the end of “The Grateful Dead.” What legacy has the Grateful Dead left?  How has The Grateful Dead changed American music forever?  Find out this week on Cosmic Lion Radio.




Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_41_with_David_Gans.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:34pm PST

#40 with Kevin Eastman

Cosmic Lion Radio is back.  This week was a real mind blow.  We have Kevin Eastman, yeah that Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I feel super lucky to have gotten this amazing moment to chat with one of the creators of this property that is, and has been, so near to my heart. We get to quickly chat about everything, where he came from, TMNT, new projects, and even his favorite music.   We learn the music that shaped the old Mirage days and also what he is listening to now.  Also in this episode, major exclusive peaks into the new Monkelion comic on the way out.  Hope you all enjoy this episode with Kevin Eastman, and his "music picks."  Until next time…


Kevin's Website




Direct download: 40_with_Kevin_Eastman.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:36pm PST

#39 with Brennan Wagner

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio! This week Brennan Wagner the colorist for such amazing comics as Django/Zorro, Grendel vs. The Shadow and the upcoming The Spirit miniseries joins us. We get to talk about growing up in the industry, his love of music, Comic Book Rock Stars and we even chat about our mutual love for Jim Mahfood. Talking with Brennan was really great.  This guy is the real deal, super talented and super cool.  Enjoy.



Deviant Art -




Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_39_with_Brennan_Wagner.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

#38.2 with Guy Bickel Part 2


We are back with Guy Bickel.  This week we jump back in where we left off, Floyd freaks.  We’ll get into Guys adventures on the road with Bootsy Collins, more with Frank Zappa, Cameo, and even Grand Master Flash.  We’ll find out what Guy is listening to now and also who really was, “The girl from the bus, REMEMBER?” All that and more this week on Cosmic Lion Radio.

Check out Guy's website at

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_38.2_with_Guy_Bickel_Part_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:36pm PST

#38 with Guy Bickel

This week we are on location with Guy Bickel.  Guy is a sound engineer who has toured the world with some of the biggest and best touring acts that have ever graced our ears. Frank Zappa, Bootsy Collins, Cameo, Diana Ross, Mother’s Finest and more.  He was also the bass player from the Cleveland Ohio Space rock band Pi Corp.  During our talk Guy and I spoke about many things, touring, favorite shows, and what it was like to see Pink Floyd at their psychedelic peak.  Guy even played me some recordings of these great artists he made while they were on the road.  These are one of a kind jams from deep in his archive.   We talked for a good 2 hours so I will present this in 2 episodes that I have titled, “The Sound Guy Chronicles.”  Enjoy!!

Check out Guy's website at




Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_38_with_Guy_Bickel.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:43pm PST

#37 with Touchpants

Sup Tammy's, for this weeks episode I was lucky enough to interview the twisted brains behind the insult comedy rock powerhouse known as Touchpants.  The one and only Touchpants Prime (Colby Dix) and Touchpants Lube (Chris Friday) invited me to join them for some drinks and a meal while we were all in Miami for the Phish/Touchpants New Years event. Touchpants also features Aram Bedrosian on Bass and Don Hellman (Jon Fishman) on drums. We go deep about the history of Touchpants and the genesis of the band from 2 piece acoustic duo to a 4 piece electric powerhouse. 

If you are scared by foul language and poop humor then this episode is not for you.  So if you don't like Scatology, Scatman John or even Scatman Crothers you may shy away from this juicy gem of an ep. If you enjoy that kind of stuff, like me, then you are gonna’ laugh your ass off. 

Strap in and make sure your dump truck is full of gas cause this one goes at high speed!!!  Fore!!

Special Free Album Download. Poopenis Poetry by Touchpants

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_37_with_Touchpants.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

#35 with Matt Wagner

This week I am incredibly honored to present…Matt Wagner.  Prolific writer and artist whose creator owned characters, Grendel and Mage, changed the world of independent comics forever.   Matt went on to work with The Demon Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman), The Shadow, Green HornetDjango vs. Zorro and much more. I can’t even tell you how awesome it was to talk to Matt.  He was such a cool guy, creative, knowledgeable and super passionate about his work.  You’ll hear some amazing stories in this episode.  Stories about his early breaks, chilling with Quentin Tarantino, and you’ll even learn Matt’s favorite Big Lebowski quote.  Matt Wagner is the complete package.  His brain contains an entire galaxy of stories with only a fraction already on the page.  If you are new to the world of Matt please, listen to this episode and then go read Mage or Grendel, NOW!


Matt’s website:


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_35_with_Matt_Wagner.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

#34 in Conversation with Justin Wallner

This week on Cosmic Lion Radio, Justin Wallner joins us in the studio.  Justin works at Emerald City Comics here in lovely Clearwater Florida.  Emerald City Comics is the leading store in the area and, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best shops ever! It’s great to be face to face and vibe out on these great topics.  We chat about our comic roots, Justin’s published work, comic movies, and some great holiday comic gift ideas.  Also we listened to some great vinyl records while we were hanging out and I ripped them right into the podcast.  So all the music you hear is direct from the original vinyl. 


Enjoy and if you’re in the area check out Emerald City and say hi to Justin!


Emerald City's Facebook:


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_34_with_Justin_Wallner.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:44am PST

#33 with Frank Lisciandro

This week we sit down with Frank Lisciandro.  Author of the book “Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together,”  and an old friend of Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek’s.  Frank, Jim and Ray first met at film school where he and Ray became fast friends. Frank went on to do much more for The Doors including tour photography and editing the films “A Feast of Friends,” which was just re-released, and “HWY” Jim Morrison’s unreleased directorial debut. Frank also helped film the Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl!  He co-edited two of Jim’s poetry books, "Wilderness” and "The American Night," and the Grammy nominated album “An American Prayer.”  Frank is also an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker and has continued to produce great work including, but not limited to, material dealing with his friend Jim. This interview was an incredible honor as Jim was certainly pivotal in my growth and turned me on to many amazing ideas, poetry, books, music and so much more! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

For more on Frank:


Order “Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together.”: Click HERE





Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_33_with_Frank_Lisciandro.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

#32 with Rob Bruce Part 2

We are back with part 2 of our Rob Bruce interview.  This week we talk again with Rob about his adventures in collecting.  We’ll find out about some of the most valuable items he’s found, we’ll hear about his possible new show, and we’ll wax intellectual about his gift for digging.  It was a real honor to talk to Rob.  He is a true master of his craft and a guru in his own right.

Enjoy and keep on collectin'...

Check Rob out on:

Instagram -

Twitter -

The Web -

EBay -





Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_32_with_Rob_Bruce_Part_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

#31 with Rob Bruce

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!!


This week we have part one of our two-part interview with Rob Bruce.  You may know him as the “Popculturist” from AMC’s Comic Book Men. He is also a consultant, toy collector, monster kaiju zoo wrangler, comic book geek  and co-creator of the Asbury Park Comic Con and NY Comic Fest.  We had a great talk about collections, where they come from and how to start.  We talked about rare pieces in his collection and he gives us the dirt on the dirt mall. So tune in to hear it all from Rob. 


Check Rob out on

Instagram -

Twitter -

The Web -

EBay -


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_31_with_Rob_Bruce.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:31am PST

#30/30/30 with Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne

Welcome to our BIG 30/30/30 podcast!!! In our 30-est podcast yet we get to speak to two guys who were in on the ground floor of the life changing institution that is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Both Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne worked for Mirage Studios in the very early days when the TMNT were not yet a household name. We get to talk about those early days a Mirage, the in house antics that went on while working, and the lasting impact that these Turtle Ninjas had on these guys lives.  Also we get to hear some of the music that provided the soundtrack to those formative days when the boys were creating the masterworks of the TMNT comics’ era.

So sit back relax and enjoy this trip into the history of Mirage Studios and TMNT, you’ll feel like you were just a turtle on the wall during one of the greatest times in comics history.

Click HERE for large version of the Album art


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_30_30_30_with_Jim_Lawson_and_Steve_Lavigne.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:51am PST

#29 The Delfest 2014 Edition


Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!!! In our Del-yest edition since last year we EXALT this years Delfest!!!! Welcome back the voice of Delfest Joe Craven!!!! Welcome Jim Lauderdale to the podcast! An amazing artist who I had the pleasure of interviewing with the wild and wonderful Craig Miller from Cumberland’s premier bluegrass band Grand Ole' Ditch. Then we check back in with Doug Schwab the President of the Delfest Foundation to understand the amazing impact Delfest has had on the local community.  This years edition is super special because has donated a bunch of amazing live recordings from the weekend to us so that we can provide you with the highest quality musical experience in this Delfest edition of Cosmic Lion Radio.  (Other music from and


 So come on over the tracks and enjoy this years Delfest edition!!



Download below


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_29_the_Delfest_2014_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

#28 with Sophie Campbell

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!! This week we sit down with Comic Book artist and writer  Sophie Campbell.  She is the creator of The Abandoned, Mountain Girl, Shadoweyes, Wet Moon, Water Baby and recently has leant her art to IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a pleasure to talk with Sophie about her life and what makes her write the “slice of life” pieces that she does.   We also were able to nerd out pretty hard on Turtles, which is something we have both been huge fans of since the beginning. This weeks album art I did as a tribute to Sophie's beautiful style that originally caught my eye in the first place. (Click here for full size art)

 Hope you enjoy, see ya next week!

Sophie's Deviant Art Page:   Art binge on this for a while!! 

Click HERE for iTunes below to stream from here...


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_28_with_Ross_Campbell.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:28am PST

#27 with Mike Allred


This week, in our most ginchy episode yet, we sit down with comic creator and all around awesome guy Mike Allred (Madman, Red Rocket 7, X-Statix, FF, Silver Surfer).  We get to talk about his early influences and family, we’ll hear about music’s impact on his life, and about how one “Madman” changed his life forever.

 Also in this episode we get to hear songs from Mike's band The Gear. For more on them check THIS OUT

More about Mike can be found at his website: or his blog



Direct download: 26_with_Mike_Allred.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:47am PST

#26 The History of Stand-Up Comedy Part 1 with Tanichee Cain


This week we sit down with our "Comedy Historian" Tanichee Cain.  She walks us though Comedy’s humble beginnings in Vaudeville and takes us on a brief journey through The Borscht Belt and the Chitlin’ Circuit, through the revolutionary 60’s and 70’s and then shows us where Comedy is going today.  We talk about censorship and the comedian who was arrested for saying a word (actually two 4 letter words and a preposition).  In this journey through comedy we get to hear from some of the greatest comedians of all time, from Jack Benny to Steve Martin and all the way up to John Mulaney.  So sit back and enjoy the first part of our expose on the History of Comedy.  Tanichee will be returning for a regular Comedy episode on the 6’s.  Cosmic Lion Comedy on the 6’s.

**Recorded before Cosby scandal**


Direct download: 26_The_History_of_Stand_Up_Comedy_with_Tanichee_Cain.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:45am PST

#25 with Speech from Arrested Development


This week we sit down with Speech, the lead singer and songwriter for Arrested Development.Speech has been one of my favorite artists for a long time and this is a true honor to interview him.We talk about his roots and what makes the music what it is.We’ll listen to some of his music, we’ll find out what makes a Speech song and then what makes Speech sing. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_25_with_Speech.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:48pm PST

#24 The Saturday Night Live Edition with Joel Navaroli

In our SNL-iest podcast yet, we talk with Joel Navaroil the creator of the Saturday Night Live archive website.  This is THE website for the SNL super fan.  You can cross-reference every episode of Saturday Night Live by impression, host, cast member, season, LITERALLY every little tid-bit is in there.  If you want to know who was in the most recent Ed Grimley sketch and when that was you can just search for the character and find that all out,  (1996 with Chevy Chase in “Ed Grimley in Heaven”). We also get to hear some of Joel and my picks for timeless musical performances on SNL.  All the music on this weeks episode happened LIVE on Saturday Night!  We talk about hidden gems and infamous episodes and then get into some serious SNL trivia.  This has been such a fun episode to make, good to talk to another SNL fanatic!  Enjoy.

Visit the SNL Archive:

Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

Guess what, folks? That's the podcast, and I am outta here!

I'm Eli Schwab, and that's podcasts to me

That’s the podcast and I’m sticking to it.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_24_the_Saturday_Night_Live_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

#23 The New Years Edition with Chris Friday & David Gans


Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio, the New Years Edition!! This week we sit down with two amazing guys who have had many amazing New Years experiences.  First, Chris Friday, Production Manager at Higher Ground in S. Burlington Vt and ¼ of the Comedy gold that is Touchpants.  We talk about all manner of things including the Touchpants show on New Years at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in NYC and the business side of what makes New Years a great night for a club.  Then we talk with David Gans, musician and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Grateful Dead Hour.” We get to hear an amazing story about his experience broadcasting the 1990 Grateful Dead NYE show and hear about some special guests that helped him out that night.  Some really amazing stories all woven around amazing musical moments from years past, all-occurring on New Years.  So enjoy and Happy New Year!

Also huge thanks to Wolfgangs Vault and The Bill Graham Foundation for the help with this podcast!

If you'd like a larger copy of this episodes Album Art click HERE


As always if you want to be on Cosmic Lion Radio, have any ideas, or are in need of a creative mind email me at

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_23_New_Years_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:36am PST

#22.2 The Les Claypool edition Part 2 feat. Toaster

This week we dive back into the world of Les Claypool with our tour guide Toaster, ruler and exalted lord of TOASTERLAND.   Picking up chronologically where we left off we look at “Late” Les,  The Fancy/solo band, recent Primus.  Then we delve deeper into the origins of Toasterland. 

            During the interview, we get to talking and we realize that we have seen a few awesome shows together and not known it, I thought that was pretty awesome.  Anyway, enjoy part 2 of the Les Claypool edition. 

Visit Toasterland:

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_22.2_Les_Claypool_Part_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

#22.1 The Les Claypool edition feat. Toaster

Welcome back music lovers to Cosmic Lion Radio #22.1 the Les Claypool edition featuring Toaster from  In our bassiest edition ever we feature Toaster the underground archivist/curator of’s galleries of setlists and streaming audio spanning the length of Les Claypool’s career.  I asked him to pick out some weird and wild cuts for us from deep in the archives and he came back with so many amazing live Claypool moments that I had to split this episode into two parts.  The podcasts are in chronological order and part one goes from 1989-2005 and features Primus, The Frog Brigade, Holy Mackerel (super rare stuff) and more.  You are really gonna get deep into the corners of the Claypool archive and hear some truly amazing music as well as hear Toaster and I talk about the shows and what makes us love Claypool so much. 

            If you haven’t checked out yet and you like Les Claypool then you are really missing out.  It is an amazing wealth of knowledge and music and I am so thankful that he does what he does.  It was great to have him on this special 2 part episode.  See ya’ next week for part 2!


As always if you want to be on Cosmic Lion Radio, have any ideas, or are in need of a creative mind email me at

Direct download: Les_Claypool_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

#21 with Spiritual Rez

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!! This week, in our Reziest edition ever, we welcome Spiritual Rez! I got to take in a show at the Dunedin Brewery (amazing wings) the other night and then hung out after the show to talk to the band about their influences, endlessly touring, and how they keep it fresh every single night.  We feature Spiritual Rez’s new song “Agapoula Mou” and it’s amazing new Music Video. Check it HERE. 

 If you’d like to Download a High-Rez version of the album art click here.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_21_with_Spiritual_Rez.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:35pm PST

#20 the Hunter Thompson Films Edition

This week we are honored to present the Gonzoest podcast ever.  We welcome Wayne Ewing from Hunter Thompson Films to the show.  Wayne is an Emmy nominated filmmaker, a roving reporter, and was, at one time, Hunter Thompson's Road Manager.  Wayne has also made 4 films about the great Doctor of Journalism, “Breakfast With Hunter,” “When I Die,” “Free Lisl,” and “Animals, Whores & Dialouge.  Wayne talks about his early film work and he tells of that fateful night at San Francisco’s O’Farrell Theatre where he met Hunter Thompson who was the night manager at the time.  This episode was a real honor to do, it was great to talk to some one who looked to Hunter as a Hero, as I do, and was able to meet him and document his incredible life.  So please listen in and be sure to check Wayne’s Work out by clicking the Bold words above!  All that and more on this weeks Enhanced Podcast!!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_20_the_Hunter_Thompson_Films_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

#19: Hip Hop History with Truce II Headrush


This week we dive head first into Hip Hop history with my Hip Hop Guru TRUCE II HEAD RUSH! We explore early Hip Hop hits, alternative forms of Hip Hop, consciousness, and friendship.  We also get a candid look at a real artist, a guy who has been making great music with great people for a really long time. We get to hear an early hit, a song that was a favorite song in my Hip Hop growth.   We also get to hear where his music is going and how it is progressing.  I am very excited about the Hip Hoppiest podcast EVER!!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_19_Hip_Hop_History_w_Truce_II_Headrush.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:41pm PST

#18: Remember When We Were Young

Welcome back to the show! This week is by far the Friendiest podcast ever! Inspired by the first song I played, I challenged myself and some friends to, "Remember When We Were Young." I spoke to four great friends.  We get to speak to Ryan Dougherty, long time friend, painter, whose work was featured in the Monkelion comic and is also featured on the cover of this episode and Cali-based tye dyer (like he will tye-dye anything).  We get to speak to Tim and Lydia, hometown friends from Cumberland MD, Delfest Foundation Board members and just plain great people.  We get to speak to John Griffin, former owner of Larry’s Landing in St. John, USVI, great friend and a guy I have looked up to since the day I met him.  We get to speak to Colby Dix, one half of the comic gold that is Touchpants, guitar player, and album releaser. We got to speak to all these great people and hear songs that helped shape their musical journeys young in life.  It was a true honor and something we are going to do again.  If you’d like to be on the next show or have questions you want answered on the show, email me at

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_18__Remember_When_We_Were_Young.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:18pm PST

#16: The Vinyl Edition

Welcome back folks!  This week is really amazing!! We spent some time at the "Worlds Largest Record Store" in St. Petersburg Florida, Bananas Music!!!  We met with the owner Doug who showed us around the store and took me to the warhouses warehouse! In this 'vault' we found some very special 78's and we found the true meaning of record "Albums." Spattered with a few historical picks by me this weeks podcast is really special.  All tracks in the podcast were recorded from their original vinyl presings.  So turn the lights down, put on your teashades, and chill out with this weeks "All Vinyl Edition!"

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_16_The_Vinyl_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

#17: The Episode From The Future

The Time Circuts went crazy and delivered us an episode from exactly one week in the future.  I could not resisit putting it out before 16, but who cares about numbers.  In this episode we get back to what made us, us, MUSIC! We put the Time Circuts back into use to speak to two journalists I asked to write a special peice about the show.  We also have a special trivia round this week and many more amazing songs designed to blast your face off!! So, let's GROOOOOOOOVE!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_17__The_Episode_From_The_Future.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 1:51pm PST

#14 The Jim Mahfood Edition

This week we sit down with my hero and favorite comic artist, Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Grrl Scouts, Los Angeles Ink Stains, Marijuana Man).  We talk about his origins, his beliefs and the gonzo vein that runs throughout his work.  We talk about music and comics, what it is to be "underground" and what the future holds for this intrepid purveyor of "Visual Funk." This interview was a true honor and a pleasure.  A real dream come true!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_14_with_Jim_Mahfood.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 12:34pm PST

#13 The Alex Budney Edition

This week we catch up with Alex Budney.  Talent buyer and part owner at Nectar's in Burlington Vt, Bass player (Seth Yacovone, Bad Suit) and lover of all things music.  We talk about his history in Burlington, the shows at Nectar's we loved and the nights surrrounding them, then play music from those nights.  This week we also feature a World Premier of "Everything I Play Gon' Be Funky" from the final Melvin Sparks show at Nectars, Aural Hershizer, the Mathematicians and much more… stay tuned to WCLP, Cosmic Lion Radio in the Morning...

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2313withAlexBudney.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 12:15am PST

#10 Cosmic Lion Radio vs. Wyllys
January 24, 2013

The Late Knight Disco edition featuring Wyllys live from the Crowbar in downtown Ybor City, Florida. We also feature coverage from our stream of consciousness reporter in the field Eli. Special tracks in the Disco/funk vein and A special version of the new york hustler ensemble’s new song “Precipice” from Jam cruise featuring many amazing guests. This edition could not get better.

Wyllys and i met in Burlington Vt so this edition we honor DJ A-Dog... Rest in Power!!
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2310featuringWyllys.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:38pm PST

#9 with Marilyn Ghigliotti TheTampa Bay Comicon/Halloween Special
December 28, 2012
In this most special edition of the podcast we have our biggest guests yet! Marilyn Ghigliotti best known for her work in Clerks, also C. Martin Croaker who played Zorak on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and does voices and animation on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. We even use special space time technology to speak into the past!! And more great music!!

This one is not to be missed!!!

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio9feat.MarilynGhigliottiandC.MartinCroker.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:21pm PST

#8 The David Holstein Edition

October 1, 2012

This time we interview Dave Holstein, writer on "Weeds," playwright, cousin.  We talk about his plays, what happens behind the scenes at "Weeds," how he wrote the play Anne Frankenstein: The Musical, and the new play he's been working on based on music. That and more this week on the ENHANCED.....Cosmic Lion Radio!! 

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio8withDaveHolstein.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:13pm PST

#6 The Return of the Podcast
August 1, 2012
The Return of the Podcast!!
Welcome back everyone.  It's been almost a year since my last podcast and a lot has happened. Tune in to hear more about Monkelion my new comic featured on the album art.
Direct download: CLPRadio6.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 6:12pm PST

#5 The Phish Edition
September 14, 2011

Released in honor of the Vermont Flood benefit and featuring rare cuts from deep in the vaults.  I bet there is something new here even for the biggest  Phish nerd!
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio_PhishEdition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:38pm PST

#4 The Roots of Creation Edition
August 20, 2011

An intimate interview with Roots of Creation about the past present and future of the band and life as Dubtronica legends. Featuring the World Podcast Premier of the new single "Different" by RoC and the Rubblebucket horns.
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio234.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

#3 The Truce 2 Head Rush Edition
August 11, 2011

The biggest and best podcast yet.  Special guest Truce 2 Head Rush, my hip-hop guru.  More great tunes and a special announcement from Happy Brain Design. Oh yeah!!

Check out Truce's new video at:
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio233.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

Cosmic Lion Radio #2
August 1, 2011
Our second journey into the world of Cosmic Lion, feel the burn!

(Art in memory of Jerry Garcia on the day of his birth.)

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio232.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:55pm PST

Cosmic Lion Radio #1
July 29, 2011

Welcome to my world, the world of Cosmic Lion and the first Cosmic Lion podcast!!  Culled from some of my favorite tunes, some brand new music and some classic gems, enjoy!

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio231.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:52pm PST