The Wag in Concert

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The Imaginary Radio Show

Welcome to The Wag’s Imaginary Radio Show, a podcast that combines conversation with music, humor and the life experiences of four struggling musicians from New Jersey.

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Show #14: I Dream of Jeannie and Bowling.

The Wag and friends play Brian O.’s Musical Quiz; discuss: Where’s George?; I Dream of Jeannie; song: “Record Man”; smiley faces; Brian O.’s weird bowling game; unseen movies; Pleasant Valley; tertiary. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews.


Show #13: Ugly Baby and Time Travel.

The Wag and friends discuss: musician jokes; ugly baby; song: “The Deal”; time travel; vegetable names; song: “In Other Words”. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews and Lisa Withers.


Show #12: Mrs. Robinson and Ter Sami.

The Wag and friends discuss: Mrs. Robinson; Blue Swede; Christmas Shoes; Frank Sinatra’s contractual obligation; Brian M. mumbles; song: “Things You Call Your Own”; dying at Daylight Saving time; Ter Sami spies; song: “Home”; Edison’s last breath. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews and Lisa Withers.


Show #11: Town Crier and The Sunday TR.

The Wag and friends discuss: “That guy”; Brian O’s bells; the town crier; press passes; the Pillsbury Dough Boy; song: “Sunshine”; The Sunday TR; post war architecture; nursery rhymes. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews.


Show #10: The Money Machine and Tony Orlando.

The Wag and friends discuss: Media formats; music clubs; The Money Machine; song: “Hey Baby”; play “Word Play 5”; discuss: Tony Orlando and Dawn; the Copacabana; the story of Brian Mowery’s tubing date with Tony Orlando with a Mowery recap. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews.


Show #9: Ralph Montello and Ted McGinley.

The Wag and friends discuss: Baseball mud and songs; bubble tea; song: “Barely Legal”; Ralph Montello; then play “Love is a Wonderful Thing” by Ralph Montello, with commentary; Geraldo Mowery; Moonlighting; Ted McGinley; song: “Love is a Wonderful Thing” by Ralph Montello. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews.


Show #8: Tan Lines and Harper Valley PTA.

The Wag and friends play a Wag song: “Used To Say”; then play Word Play 5; discuss: dangerous lemonade stands; Harper Valley PTA; tan lines; the difference between Rite Aid & Right Guard; what a kookaburra sounds like; animal cracker purse; suntan lotion cologne; Journey karaoke; True Blood; Team Jacob; favorite numbers; mobster barn; Merlin;…


Show #7: Sheri’s Game.

The Wag and friends play Sheri’s game (now called Word Play Five); and discuss: Sally Field’s cookies; “warsh & earl”; how to pronounce “leg”; cricket sounds; phone booths; Jimmy Hoffa paperweights; the story of Sally Field’s wedding at Giant Stadium with a Mowery recap; song: “Hold On (The Leaf Blower Song)”; chewing coffee; zinc allergies;…


Show #6: Wed. Death and That’s Amore.

The Wag and friends discuss Brian O.’s funeral; dying on a Wed.; setting the alarm; power naps; song: “Long Years”; sniffing dittos; getting songs stuck in your head; song: “Snap”; Beatle quiz. Featured IRS players: Brian Ostering, Brian Mowery, Alicia Van Sant (all Wag members); Sheri Mathews, Diadra Marsch and Bill Boudiette.


Show #5: Slovakia and Brian’s tail.

The Wag and friends discuss non-blinking Jesus actor; Brian O.’s stopwatch request; the other China; digging a pool; song: “Ain’t Nobody”; having a school or car named after you; the washtub bass; song: “Barnyard Jamboree”; antique jokes; Brian O. is his own show; fame in Slovakia; Brian O.’s tail; Fantasy Island; TV show lessons. Featured…