We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th. In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco. Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us half-way the first of two Radio segments that aired on Talk 910 KKSF, iHeart Radio and AM 1080 KSCO in Santa Cruz. We get into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco. We continue in the second half, and drill down deeper into the housing crisis. The radio program is edited down from the TV show.
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WILL, WILLIE, WELLS and guest C.W. Nevius recorded the show, followed by THE WARRIORS Rocking The House & Winning the West on Wednesday, May 27th @ The Gold Dust Lounge, 165 Jefferson in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf – Brought to you by Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes
The Radio version airs on Talk 910, KKSF SF and iHeart Radio on Sun May 31st 5-6pm and 1080AM KSCO Santa Cruz, May 31st 7-8am. Will Post the TV version here and alert the (social) media by then, and both will be available on demand 24/7, as are all the shows going back to Oct ’07.
Congrats to “Your World Champion San Francisco Giants” for ending a losing streak with a sharp 4-1 victory after a 1st class, beautiful ring ceremony. Was good to see Tim Flan return to do the National Anthem, and the Giants organization hand out the hardware. 2010, 2012 and 2014. We had SF Giants VP Russ Stanley as a guest on our last show “pinch hitting” for Larry Baer. He had his first two WS rings, and the 2007 All-Star game ring. He also brought Giants stuff to give away for the Lefty O’Doul’s Toy Drive and gloves for the Foundation. In support of that, we did a drawing for a pair of tickets in the Giants’ field box. The winner, Gail, will be there to enjoy the Giants vs the Dodgers Tuesday, April 21st. News on our next show To Be Announced soon. In the meantime, THANK YOU to Larry, Russ and everyone on the team. It was a very Merry Holiday Show. Watch the fun segment. Click Play
Due to time constraints, the Radio version is edited. That’s in 2 segments below this post. About 10 extra minutes here. Fun to watch, too! Politics and Life from the San Francisco Point of View. Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown Wrap Up 2014 and the biggest stories of the year. The events in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York where demonstrations across the country have followed the Grand Juries failure to indite the officer involved. Our guest in Segments 1 & 2, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, lays out the facts. In Segment 3, we cover our local feel good story of the year, SF Giants VP Russ Stanley joins us with his World Series Championship Rings and kids gloves, etc. for the 14th Annual Lefty O’Doul’s Toy Drive. In Segment 4, Will Durst rips through his Top Ten (Comedy) News Stories for 2014 and a Q&A. On the behalf of Will and Willie, I thank our sponsor Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes(Your Bartender in a Bottle), The Gold Dust Lounge for hosting our “Pop-Up” studio, Reality Check TV for recording, and you for listening and/or watching our program. Producer/Announcer Paul Wells – Flow Communications.
he lively discussion takes on the NFL and Ray Rice, Ferguson Missouri and other examples of violent or abusive behavior. Our guest in Part 2, as well as the Q&A with the live audience in Part 4 is John Burris, famed Civil Rights Attorney. Our guest in Part 3 is Wilkes Bashford, legendary San Francisco Clothier who’s been a friend of Willie Brown’s for more than four decades. It’s like ease-dropping on their weekly lunches as they verbally joust. Part 4 is the Q&A, beginning with Amber Lee of KTVU Channel 2 as she reported on our reaction to the Ray Rice video for the lead story that night. The crowd at The Gold Dust Lounge had a lot of laughs, and you will, too. Edited for broadcast on AM 1080 KSCO, Santa Cruz Sun Sept 14th 7-8a and 960 The Patriot, San Francisco 6-7p, streaming live over iHeart Radio. Click the images below to watch or listen to the radio version in the post below the video. Special thanks to The Gold Dust Lounge, our Sponsor Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes, My Source TV, the live audience at our program, and YOU!.
The lively discussion takes on the NFL and Ray Rice, Ferguson Missouri and other examples of violent or abusive behavior. Our guest in the 2nd half of Segment 1, as well as the Q&A with the live audience at the end of Segment 2. That second half of our program starts with guest Wilkes Bashford, legendary San Francisco Clothier who’s been a friend of Willie Brown’s for more than four decades. It’s like ease-dropping on their weekly lunches as they verbally joust. The crowd at The Gold Dust Lounge had a lot of laughs, and you will, too. Edited for broadcast on AM 1080 KSCO, Santa Cruz Sun Sept 14th 7-8a and 960 The Patriot, San Francisco 6-7p, streaming live over iHeart Radio. Click the player below to listen, or the images above for the unedited video version in four parts.
With the Ray Rice story hitting the same evening as our taping, and with guest John Burris, famed Civil Rights Attorney already booked as a guest, you know the NFL’s handling of the abuse was a BIG topic on our latest program. If you weren’t watching Channel 2 or TV 36 Tuesday night, HERE’S A LINK TO THE STORY Left to Right in photo, Gold Dust Lounge and Lefty O’Doul’s PR agent Lee Houskeeper, Willie L. Brown, John Burris, Wilkes Bashford & Paul Wells. Radio this Sunday on AM 1080, KSCO Santa Cruz 7-8am. KNEW 960 The Patriot, San Francisco 6-7pm, and streaming live on iHeart Radio. Radio and My Source TV video versions will be posted here and available on demand 24/7.
As we say on-the-air, Stay Tuned!
Will Durst, Willie Brown and Producer Paul Wells all have fond memories of Robin Williams. Durst appeared on many of the same stages, and he and his wife Debi Durst were the final owners of The Holy City Zoo Comedy Club on Clement St. in San Francisco, where Robin was once a bartender before becoming Mork. Speaker of The Assembly and Mayor Willie Brown had many charity and other events where Robin generously participated. Paul “Lobster” Wells as a DJ around the Bay, likewise had more than a passing acquaintance with our local, gifted, international star. As a Stand-up Comedy Virgin, between jobs at Jive 95 KSAN and KLIV, he opened a set at The Zoo that was closed by guest sets by Michael Pritchard and Robin Williams. There is a petition being circulated to rename the Waldo Tunnel on the Marin Side of the Golden Gate Bridge (with the Rainbows over the entrance, like the suspenders worn by Robin as Mork) The Robin Williams Tunnel. Well, if the Bay Bridge SF Side can be the Willie Brown Bridge, it COULD happen. Sign here
Our show was taped Tuesday, September 9th at the Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. We did recommend that people come to The 34th Annual Comedy Day. It’s a free event at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park, and one that Robin loved to show up and perform at. Starts at Noon. Come laugh your ass off, and bring a blanket to park it on, and layers of clothing!
Here’s the TV version, in four parts of the June Will and Willie Show recorded at the The Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco. Our “Pop up” studio in the bandstand at the back of the lounge, with MySourceTV.com recording the video. The program is produced and edited for radio by Flow Communications. The radio broadcast aired SUNDAY, June 1st on KSCO, Santa Cruz and KNEW, San Francisco. The Radio version is available below by scrolling down below the TV segments, and clicking the left side of the play bar on the audio player.
Will and Willie chat about the Primary Elections, the Elliot Rodger Santa Barbara shooting, the television show “24,” the programs start as the morning show in SF, Proposition B, Leeland Yee, the homeless problem, online gambling and much more! Also Will and Willie take a moment to congratulate Paul Wells (aka Lobster) on his nomination as Program Host for 2014 Induction to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Click Here To Vote! We also take questions from the audience about the Martin’s Beach controversy, Air B&Bs plus Donald Sterling and racism in America.
Here’s the radio version of The Will and Willie Show recorded at the The Gold Dust Lounge SF. The program is Produced and Edited for radio by Flow Communications. Broadcast on SUNDAY, June 1st, 7-8AM on KSCO Santa Cruz and 6-7PM on 960 The Patriot San Francisco. Both stations stream from their websites, and the 6-7pm PDT live on iHeartradio. The Video version, with extra content in four segments, is produced by MySourceTV.com and is available above by clicking the play button on the images above.
Will and Willie, chat about the Primary Elections, the Elliot Rodger Santa Barbara shooting, the television show “24,” the programs start as the morning show in SF, Proposition B, Leeland Yee, the homeless problem, online gambling and much more! Also Will and Willie take a moment to congratulate Paul Wells (aka Lobster) on his nomination as Program Host for 2014 Induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Click Here To Vote! We take some questions from the audience about the Martin’s Beach controversy, Air B&Bs plus The Clippers owner Donald Sterling and racism in America.