The Bonus Halloween Episode

Episode 36 is a special bonus Halloween episode because Heavy and Gustav care about the listener, unlike Ty, who was busy being an international over 40 male model.  Undaunted, Heavy and Gustav take the listener on a horror hayride through the spooky haunts of the 903 area code.

To get the ball rolling, the boys look fondly back on how trick or treating is done in rural area and a small town.  Their experience isn’t the stereotypical idea of walking door to door.  Then they jump ahead to the hooligan years of teenage mischief on Halloween.  We weren’t bad kids, but we certainly pushed the boundaries.  The world is a lot different than it was back in the eighties and nineties and I’m not sure you could get away with what we were up to back then in today’s environment.

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Gustav and Heavy Know How Creepy Rural Texas Can Be

Heavy then talks about how terrified he was when he watched the Blair Witch Project.  He assures us that it was because he had been in some weird spots out in the 903 area code.  A few tales of strange goings on and supposed Satanic rituals at the old campground may have you siding with Heavy.  Be sure to stop and enjoy Heavy’s most spooky tale (wind sound effects included).  Gustav then recounts two odd occurrences that have happened in the last year and how he can’t explain them.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this bonus Halloween episode as much as we enjoy you listening to us.  If you have any ghost stories, weird occurrences or supernatural experiences, email them to us at canyouhearmepod@gmail.com and we will be sure to discuss them on an upcoming episode.  And if you want to tweet at us you can find us at @realgustav @longmireheavy @tywebb3000 and @canyouhearmepod.  Don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes, GooglePlay or however you get your podcasts.

Curvy Girls and Seventies Game Shows

In Episode 26 of Can You Hear Me, the guys turn their attention to the sexiness of curvy girls, old game shows from the seventies and a crime story that could only happen in the 903 area code.

During the discussion of Suzy’s Lounge in Episode 25, the crew postponed talking about women with curves due to not having enough time to dedicate to the topic.  With a new episode, they have plenty of time and give it their full attention to their attraction to curvy girls.  They give a brief history of how societal attitudes toward women with more voluptuous figures changed from the fifties into the late sixties and bemoan the rise of super thin models such as Twiggy.  Gustav points out London Andrews as an example of the new school of models with curves.

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The Very Curvy London Andrews

But as usual, the team can’t stay on one topic too long and they discuss how seventies game shows allowed the children to have a glimpse into the adult world, even if they didn’t fully comprehend what they were hearing.  Shows like The Gong Show, Match Game and the Newlywed Game are prime examples of shows that the guys watched.  Gustav recalls a Chuck Barris produced show called Three’s A Crowd (although at the time of recording, he could not think of it’s name) where men went on the game show with their wives and secretaries and awkwardness ensued.  Check out clip below to see what Gustav was talking about.

Heavy preaches the greatness of the Netflix original series Stranger Things.  That leads Ty to point out how much technology has changed parenting styles when you compare now to how when the guys grew up in the eighties.

Then Gustav shares a news story from the 903 area code where Gainesville, TX police shut down an Asian massage parlor after a patron got more than he expected.

All this plus feedback from a new listener, Snapchat confusion, and making fun of Heavy’s dog.

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Merle, Burials, and Boxer Briefs

The Can You Hear Me? crew finally addresses the loss of the late great Merle Haggard on this week’s episode.  They’ve been talking to one another off air about how much Merle meant to them in their personal musical pantheons, but they finally bring it out to the public.

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Merle Before the Beard Was One Cool Looking Dude

But, as you know by now, they can’t stay on topic and in short order, Gustav yanks the wheel hard to the right and they go careening into the bar ditch for their normal bumpy ride.  The first thing to derail Gustav is the professional connection between Merle Haggard and Clint Eastwood in the late seventies/early eighties.  Instantly, it’s no longer about Merle Haggard, but instead turns into: an dust up over spaghetti westerns, harsh opinions about Sandra Locke (Clint’s girlfriend during that era), and the iconic status of Johnny Cash, both in his heyday and in the final years of his life.

The day before this episode was recorded, Heavy and Gustav had gone back to their hometown which is somewhere in the 903 area code.    They attended a funeral for a long time family friend who had been in bad health for many years.  As they stood at the graveside on a hot June afternoon, they both were contemplating the phenomena of the rural funeral.   A heated discussion ensues which devolves into doctrinal differences between Methodists and Baptists, Gustav’s tale of dueling preachers at his great-grandmothers funeral and the wonderful book Salvation on Sand Mountain, which details a snake handling congregation in Appalachia.

After such serious topics as funerals and theology, the guys lighten up with some banter about our fathers with smart phones, Heavy’s new underwear and Gustav and Ty stockpiling socks. The guys also give a big shout out to their fellow podcasters at Partial Recall who fondly look back at the nineties and aughts.   Take a moment to check them out.