On The Garland Shooting, The Cowboys' Draft and How Musicians Avoid Electrocution In The Rain.
If you're a listener of KTCK 1310-AM or 96.7 FM, you probably feel like you already know TC Fleming and Jake Kemp well. And if you're not a listener of The Ticket? Well, whatever. You're about to get real familiar with these two just the same. Today, Central Track is proud to announce that we've formed a partnership with Fleming and Kemp's weekly It's Just Banter podcast — a project these two have worked on together since March of 2010. From where we're sitting, it's clear that all this time and effort has paid off: IJB is a loose-lipped, generally Dallas-focused, mostly sports-inclined forum. It's a format these two shine in because 1) there aren't many rules, and 2) the few rules that exist are easily broken. In other words: It should fit right in around these parts. And we couldn't be happier to host it. Wanna hear past episodes? You can check out IJB's archives here. Wanna subscribe to the podcast on iTunes? Do so here. Now, without any further ado, let's turn things over to T.C.
This week, Jake and I begin with the announcement of the Central Track partnership, then spend the bulk of the episode on the Garland shooting where two angered Muslims opened fire on a Mohammed drawing contest.
That sparks wider talk about the Muslim religion and the people looking to protest it, which is great because two things that you should always talk about when you're meeting new people for the first time are politics and religion. And yet, here we are doing it.
In a potentially less abrasive move, we also talk about the Dallas Cowboys' efforts in the 2015 NFL Draft, and we both agree on our favorite move made by the team.
Sprinkled in throughout the rest of our talk, I detail a recent, if minor, domestic disaster and give the launch date for the upcoming movie podcast that I'm also going to be hosting here on Central Track. Jake, on the other hand, tells us all how much he regrets swearing off ACL now that the lineup has been leaked. And, together, we both wonder how musicians avoid electrocution when playing in rain. — TC Fleming