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PHP Episode 13: Ali & Robin


I insist that you give this episode a listen right away, as it is a really good one. Aren’t they all really good ones? Well yes, they are. Am I drunk when I say that? No, but I was when I decided that they were all really good. They must be!

Featuring new friend and compatriot of the show, Ali Spagnola! You’ve heard of her on this site before, when I asked you to support her (our) worthy cause for the rights to call what we do a “power hour”. She has recently released her new version of “The Power Hour Album” and I insist that you buy a copy today! It’s all fantastic, as you’ll hear from my sampling on this here podcast episode. Also, nobody buys Compact Discs any more, so I suggest you do what I did and buy it on a USB Shot Glass!

And latter but obviously not leaster, dear friend of the show Robin Hitchcock (of HitchDied and Double R Diner and PHP101 fame) has returned to give us her perspective on all of the fun. She is also a perfect new audience for all things funny and musical (so ‘well done me’!)…

It’s a fun thing! Go listen to it! Then buy the album!

Sean G. Donaldson


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Monday, February 6th, 2012 Episodes No Comments

Save Our Name! “Power Hour” is under attack!

Dearest lovers and fighters (but most importantly fans):

Everything that we hold dear is under attack, and I want to encourage you to help.

As you know, The Power Hour Podcast is a relatively new entity, but your support will help to ensure continued excellence for ages to come.

Facebook and mutual friends have brought local musician Ali Spagnola to my attention. She has written 60 original songs, each 1 minute long. If you actually know what you’re reading, you can probably guess what such a collection of songs might be used for. (Yes, for drinking to.) She has recordings available in addition to playing them live (yes thank you, I do recognize how awesome this sounds).

She produced a CD and a DVD of this work, but then ran into a snag. A guy comes along, I’ll redactedly call him [opportunist] [competitor], and claims that he holds the rights to the use of the phrase “Power Hour”. As you know, having found this podcast, and likely having listened to it, that “Power Hour” is also a phrase that I use. Because that’s what it is that we do. It’s a power hour.

Please check out Ali’s website, and give her any written support, brewed submissions, or most especially, financial support that you can offer to the cause.

Ali Spagnola’s Power Hour Drinking Game

Once you’ve properly donated to the world’s most worthy cause, check out the rest of her site of polymath hotness:

Also, for some great further info (from another great supporter of Ali’s work), check out Power Hour HQ: Save The Power Hour where you can read the [opportunist] [enemy]‘s side of the argument, where he readily showcases his great grammar and shift-key aplomb. Also, some cracking good responses with all the legal quantum theory you could possibly desire!

Seriously, people. This is a fight that needs us.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 Uncategorized 4 Comments