DJMM 5-5-2016

What do AC/DC, Mother’s Day, Axel Rose and Norman, Oklahoma have in common? Why Cinco de Mayo, 2016 with Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan of course ! Join Doc and MadMan this week for a survey of great past concert experiences, up and coming new rockers and an appreciation for head bangers of yore. We play some Carlos Santana vinyl in appreciation of everyone’s favorite Mexican holiday, and mix it in with a healthy lode of Native American history. How do we do it, you say? Well, tune in and find out! Peace-IN, mis hermanos y hermanas!

DJMM 4-21-2016

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A 3-D Printer for the public… in STIGLER?? WHAT WHATTT??. Yup, you heard it here first. On tonite’s Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan,  we bid a sad and all too soon farewell to pop icon Prince. But moving ahead in the full speed ahead spirit of this music legend, we also welcome  Kameran Huggins who fills us in on the dynamic growth and ultra cool happenings at our local “knowledge center”, (Better known as Stigler-Haskell County Public Library). NOW HOLD ON ! Before you skip this one, you owe it to yourself to find out really what is going on at what has become the best kept secret in the area. Yes, we’re getting a 3D printer that we can all use for FREE ! Learn about new buildings, meeting centers, game activities, charitable clubs who give to cancer and convalescent homes, and SO much more. You’re missing out if you don’t check in on this week’s Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan. Peace-IN ! – DJ and MM

DJMM 4-14-2016

Can you remember the first time you said “it’s not fair !”. Now what about the day you actually realized that all of life REALLY wasn’t fair? This week’s DJMM focuses on the awkward evolution of the Safe Spaces movement, and the narcissistic twists and turns, into which it continues to be spun by Generation Me. We also pour some hot Led on ya, with another selection from Jimmy, Robert and the Boys. Hints of the BigFoot / Siri 2016 platform are teased along with our usual line up of shouts out, original wit and general bull in session. All this and tons more on this week’s Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan Show. Be Cool, Ya’ll ! – Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan

DJMM 4-7-2016

RIP to our old inspiration and favorite country legend, Merle Haggard. This week’s podcast features a heartfelt goodbye to the man who put Muskogee on the map. We dug into the Doc’s Vintage Vinyl Vault to find some ol’ tymey Merle on 33 LP to serve as this week’s Odie’s Ghostly Oldies. We also talk movies, and an exciting announcement about our move to iTunes. Also a VERY exciting announcement about new Presidential candidates who have entered the race this week from the GrassRoots Party. We won’t spoil it for you, You GOTTA tune in ! Happy Thursday, y’all ! – DJ and MM.

 

DJMM Rulz the Web !

Hey ! Dr. Jeffrey and the Madman here. We’re just gonna take a minute to thank you all once again for hanging with us on the DJMM podcast. Response has been enthusiastic to the point of being almost overwhelming ! Since our humble beginnings less than a year ago, Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan has grown into a media phenomenon, expanding into FaceBook, a podcast format, email, a www website and soon, a listing on iTunes ! That’s right, we’re going viral ! There’s even talk of a YouTube channel, where we’ll feature local talent and cool stuff so you can see our charming faces ! (Just kiddin’. We’re much better looking than just merely “charming.”) 😉

If you’d like to see (hear) anyone locally, regionally or heck even GLOBALLY, drop us a line. We mean, hey… Lady Gaga, Bernie Sanders or Robin Thicke may not do a Skype with us on here… but they MIGHT if we ask and we’re NOT afraid to ask !

lake-street-dive-side-pony-2016-album-cover-billboard-650Need we remind you that the great Lake Street Dive has agreed to an appearance on DJMM later this year?! How cool is that!? And they’re coming just because we asked ! In case you haven’t heard, LSD has done some pretty cool stuff themselves lately. Check out the news on their NUMBER ONE placement on Billboard Magazine’s Rock Album Charts! 

Similarly, if you yourself have something cool to say, report or promote, give us a shout on email at drjeffreyandthemadman@gmail.com, message us on Facebook or just a casual comment here. We LOVE hearing from you guys.

So without further du du, be sure to tune into our podcast on Fridays, or check in late on Thursday night because our tech department works late to make sure you get to hear the latest of the greatest on DJMM.

Again, a serious and heartfelt thank you to all of you who listen to the show, and feel free to comment here anytime you get the urge.

Hope you ‘uns had a Happy Hump Day, Y’all !

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COMMUNITY SERVICE EDITION ! : DJMM Partnering for the Park Special

Chairperson of Partnering for the Park Flo Conklin is special guest for DJMM this week. Mrs. Conklin will eplain ths state of affairs with renovation and fundraising efforts at Roye Park in Stigler
Chairperson of Partnering for the Park Flo Conklin is special guest for DJMM this week. Shown here with her husband, Dr. Thomas Conklin, Flo will explain ths state of affairs with renovation and fundraising efforts at Roye Park in Stigler

 

After years of intense popularity and rigorous use, Stigler’s much-beloved Roye Park is in real need of a considerable list of repairs and updates. Special Guest Flo Conklin joins us tonight for a rundown on what’s happening with our area’s favorite outdoor gathering place.  Flo and her group Partnering for The Park have brainstormed and worked to make those things happen. Join us on this week’s ‘cast to hear an entire hour’s worth of information coming straight from the people who are making it all happen. Happy Thursday, Y’all ! – Doc and MadMan

Welcome, Welcome, WELCOME !

Dr. Jeffrey

Hi. Dr. Jeffrey here ! Madman and I just want to say thanks for coming to the Official Online Headquarters for the Dr. Jeffrey and the Madman Podcast Hour. If this is your first trip to OUR trip, let me give you a little background on just what this is, and how it got started. Let’s begin with a handful of frequently asked questions

1) Q: What the heck is a podcast anyway??

A: A podcast is basically a radio broadcast without a radio station. It’s all available online and ONLY online, but it follows the same type of pattern or format as a radio talk show, with music, guests and discussion of topics. You can click on the links available online, or in our case, this website or on the DJMM Facebook page and listen to it right then, or download it for later. That’s one BIG difference. Podcasts are available forever, and once you download them into your computer, or fish them out of the cloud, they’re yours to keep and look back on from now on. With radio, you might never hear the same thing again.

The themes of the individual podcasts are pretty much left up to the imaginations of the creators, or the needs of the advertisers who make it all feasible. The difference with our podcast is that we aren’t bound by financial need to any advertisers, so we do what we want. As such, WE decide who advertises with us, and in that way we dont’ compromise our morals for the sake of keeping the lights burning. This is fun to us and we feel like we’re trying to entertain ourselves and everyone else while maybe making a difference.

2) Q: ARE you making any money at it?

A: We have an advertising schedule that’s flexible according to the advertisers and their specific needs. If you’d like to advertise, we’d certainly like to hear from you. We’d be silly to turn down revenue for something that we like to do so much. Since day one, we’ve never lost money and aren’t a dime in the hole. Gotta say, that feels pretty darn good. 😉

3) Q: Are you a real doctor?

A: To borrow a phrase from the great Hunter S. Thompson, I’m a Doctor of Journalism, and we all know that’s a pretty un-well field right now, so I’m on call 24/7 at my own clinic. It’s my calling, this attempt to heal the potentially terminal malaise that’s killed so many newspapers and continues to erode the healthy body of real writing. Dang… that sounds good doesn’t it? I should write that down.

Honestly speaking, I have no doctoral degrees. The “Dr.” comes from the movie Back to the Future, in which Christopher Lloyd’s character was something or a scatterbrained mad scientest, named “Doc Brown.” My friends in grad school hung that on me back when, and it stuck.

4) Q: Is the MadMan really “mad” ?

A: Oh HELL yes ! Next question… ?

7)   Q: So who the heck ARE you guys anyhow?!

A:  My earthly name is Jeff Brown, and although I’ve done many things since graduating from Journalism school… ummm… a ‘few’ years ago, { 😛 }, at heart, I’m truly a writer, so for our purposes that’s what we’re going with here. I’m a native Oklahoman five generations deep, with roots further back than our state has actually BEEN a state. My family arrived here during the lawless Indian Territory days in the late 1800s, with backgrounds as sharecroppers, cattlemen (and women) and even an M.D. in our lineage, we’re a curious mix of genteel grassroots storytellers and hard working country folks. Ours is an appreciation for people who hit the ground running every day, just trying to be honest folks who want to make more than a difference. That’s who I am in a nutshell. Were you to label me, I’d say first that I’m just a regular guy, more specifically, a proud Okie American who tries hard to be a good writer, friend, son, brother and Uncle Fuff.

My colleague, Matt Mayo, aka “The MadMan”, is a career creative sort who is educated in the graphic arts and high tech applications of a broad variety. He’s our tech guru, and I don’t even want to THINK about approaching a podcast without him. He’s a Kansas boy originally, but we claim him as an Okie now. He’s a hard working family man with a wife and daughter, a cabin in the mountains and a great personality. MadMan is a musician, a creative genius, thoughtful manager and a man of broad intellect. He’s a great guy and a good fit for a podcast partner. I’ll stop gushing now, lest Mrs. MadMan become a little crowded. 😉

About a year ago, I came to work as a reporter for the Stigler News-Sentinel, heretofore referred to as simply SNS; a one hundred year old weekly newspaper that tastefully and professionally publishes all things and happenings in the areas which surround Stigler, Oklahoma; the city in which it is situated. MadMan works in another arm of the company mostly, but his crossover expertise is essential to keeping the paper going. They couldn’t do it without him either. NO one would disagree with that.

Okay, so, about a year ago, MadMan and I became acquainted through our affiliations with the paper. Along with a mutual friend who I like to call Rupert, we frequently share meals and shoot the breeze during break times, and it was during these sessions that Rupert and MadMan allowed me to join their workplace luncheons that often feature tamales bought from the car trunk of a lovely lady named Graciela. We all hit it off very well, and it’s an affiliation which I hope continues until my last breath. Love those dudes.

After a few months, I’d pretty much settled into my own niche at the paper, and was kind of looking to do something different. I’d seen / heard a few episodes of Mark Maron’s podcast, during which he expands and expounds upon his musings as a stand up comedian turned sitcom actor. “What a cool thing to do,” I thought of his podcasts. So I looked into doing my own, although I wasn’t sure what exactly I would focus upon myself. After a passing fancy with that, I moved on. Until a few weeks later when during a regular “Tamale Day” pow-wow, I asked MadMan if he’d ever done a podcast. “Nope,” he said. “Have you?” “Nope,” I replied, “Wanna give it a shot?” “Sure!” was MadMan’s reply, even before he was officially known as The Madman. “Let’s get it going.”

We weren’t certain which direction we were headed with it at first. In fact the only thing we were truly sure of was that we wanted to do one, even though explaining it was sort of tough for our friends who weren’t / aren’t as tech savvy as the average …. tech savvy person. Hence the need for the FAQs into which we are now all entangled. 😉

So, in somewhat short order we got together a few things that are needed for putting out a podcast, and in another week or two we put our our first one, and The Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan Podcast Hour was born. That was late September of 2015, and even though I no longer work for SNS, since that time, we’ve had a blast doing this gig.

It’s evolved from its most humble beginnings of two guys just sitting in an attic studio and talking about whatever came to mind. As fun as it was, we started slowly incorporating guests onto the ‘cast. Most of them were musical in nature, but others were just folks like us with an interest in the community or at least in saying something that they wanted heard over the pod waves.

So here we are, seven months in, and getting stronger with each segment. It’s a continually evolving beast, and we’re convinced that if you guys have the tiniest fraction of the amount of fun in listening to us as we do in doing DJMM Show, then we’ll soon sweep the globe and become kings of all media.

5) Q:  What are you trying to accomplish?

A: DJMM pretty much started out as a vehicle to let far flung friends know what we’re up to, and allow them to take part in our weekly bull sessions, and that mission continues today. But as it has taken shape, the podcast is increasingly focused on giving a glimpse into the rich fabric that IS the rural way of life, particularly SouthEastern Oklahoma. We love to give new musicians a chance to play classic covers and their original stuff, perhaps for the first time on an online media gig. This is a growing effort for us, and all silliness aside, we do take the music very seriously, but no more so than the other things that happen here which we try to help promote. MadMan, myself and our families treasure the “country cosmopolitan” lifestyle, and think everyone will enjoy our take on what comprises it. We’re giving the unfortunate few who are unable to live here, an unadulterated glimpse into what it is that makes people want to stay in the heartland of America for a lifetime.

So there you have it: a not-so-brief “how we got here” statement about this show. In short, we’re glad you decided to join us. And now YOU’RE part of us. Stick around. This is going to only get better.

Cheers to you and yours !

– Doc