I Think I’ve Heard the Rakers S02 E01 – Orion’s Belt

Was Abraham Lincoln ugly? Is it Leon’s fault that all the traffic lights in Baton Rouge are out of sync? What about tugboats? All this and our new song “Orion’s Belt” kick off season two.

Also, we recently performed a live version of “Orion’s Belt” for the Manship Theatre’s Manship Moments series

I THINK I’VE HEARD THE RAKERS Episode 12 – Your Eyes Are Mine

In maybe our most epic episode, special guest Tiny Archibald AKA Busta Recap AKA Brenton C Francois joins the band in discussing: being raised by librarians, child-rearing, organ theft, Whitman samplers and the traditions of giving explosives to schoolchildren in Avoyelles Parish. Also we talk a little about Lance’s song “Your Eyes Are Mine”

Here is one of Tiny’s finest moments of GOT recapdom

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*walks through the darkness not being able to see a damn thing*

Ok recap is up. This episode was so good after it was over I said out loud “I can’t recap that… It’s too dope”. Anyway Game of throne season 8 episode 3 : the long night aka the one where I forgot to breathe a couple of times aka no but for real it was really hard to see aka Jon snow is actually pretty crappy at saving the day aka Arya Stark from the logo! aka a whole new level of friendzone aka sure a crypt, why not. Recap is in the comments, spoiler protection on!  (more on his Facebook page)


Episode 9 –

Lance and Alex are guests on Billy Callaway’s Artist of the Week program on Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 and play acoustic versions of some of the songs on NUMBER FIVE and earlier records.

Gonzales Lights
Sears Tele-Games Video Arcade
Basic Automotive Repair
Your Eyes Are Mine
Run Like the Devil
Bad Penny
Stealing Cool
Watch the Signs

Where community radio gets made!

Alex, Lance and Billy in the WHYR studio

Um, do you actually know hoe to play that thing?

I THINK I’VE HEARD THE RAKERS Episode 7 – Spaceman

Episode 7 (09/03/2019) – The band takes a ride down I-10 to pick up out the vinyl copies of NUMBER FIVE from New Orleans Record Press and talks about Lance’s song “Spaceman.” We discuss tardigrades on the moon, Buzz Aldrin punching a dude in the face, “secret rich people space,” the technology behind braces and Leon tells how he couldn’t wait for the Apollo mission to be over.

Buzz Aldrin rolling his eyes

Buzz Aldrin punches dude in the face

During the first space launch, Leon (middle, bottom row) was attending the Robert St. John School for Famous Broadcasters where students could go help cover this historic event. Leon chose to stay back at the school so he could get off earlier and “drink some ‘Ripple.”


Leon also thought he saw the Grateful Dead at the Dairy Queen, but maybe not.