[Show Notes] #68 Travis Sing


Travis Sing (Township & Range)


Travis Sing

For years now I’ve wanted to connect with Travis Sing. I don’t know if it was a bass player thing, or if that I just thought he looked cool. Cut to 2016 and TBOaH (“Scary as Shit” back then) was off and running, and I finally had an excuse to be able to hang out with Travis… except that I didn’t reach out until about a month ago. Nevertheless, I finally got to hang out with Travis Sing. Kevin was MIA this week again so Trey sat in, too. We normally let our guests pick the movies, and that was still the case with Travis, but I may have nudged him toward our movie this week because, well, it’s summertime, and nothing screams summer like Jaws!


This episode of The Basement on a Hill is sponsored by Firebelly Rep’s “Beastiary.” A series of hilarious and often affecting animal vignettes, Beastiary is written and directed by Brendan JD Reilley of FireBelly Rep. Come get anthropomorphic with a lightning bug in the friend zone, a punk rock band of birds, and beyond. June 23rd, 24th, and 25th at the Bancroft Street Market. Tickets are available at firebelly.org and at the door.


Anaheim HAZMAT crews and police officers were called to Disneyland over the weekend on reports that 17 people were targeted and covered in bird feces. Eleven adults and six children were covered in “a large amount of flying feces” in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. It was later determined that the poop wasn’t, in fact, thrown by human, but dropped by a flock of geese flying overhead. The police department said no one was seriously injured and the affected guests were healthy and happy after being cleaned up and given clean clothes – sent on their way to enjoy the crappiest place on earth. (source: UPI)



Song: Bad Man

Album: The Incessant


News of the Dead

Nevertheless, Dark Universe Persisted

The Mummy kicked off Universal Pictures’ “Dark Universe” this past weekend to disappointing numbers, grossing just $32.2 million domestically ($174 million worldwide), along with a critical consesus that it sucks horribly (16% on RT). As expected, though, with high numbers overseas, “Dark Universe” is bowling forward with it’s next movie Bride of Frankenstein opening February 14, 2019. Alex Kurtzman, the producer/director leading the charge, says, “We know we’re going to do Frankenstein (Javier Bardem), Dracula, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Invisible Man (Johnny Depp).”

Feature Presentation

Jaws {1975 / PG / 2h 4m}

Written by: Carl Gottlieb, Peter Benchley
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary


“It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and the New England island community of Amity is gearing up for it’s busiest time of the year. With thousands of tourists descending to enjoy the surf and sand, the last thing this idilic oceanside village needs is a two-ton Great White shark to feed upon its visitors. But the title Jaws isn’t referring to dentistry; it’s referring to a two-ton Great White shark that feeds upon Amity’s visitors and residents. Fear not, though, Roy Scheider – a man who once portrayed Bob Fosse, the hunky Richard Dreyfuss, and perennial drunk Robert Shaw are here to save the day! Through clever tricks, an unending supply of booze, and lots of yelling, our three heroes attack the giant fish head-on, hoping to stop the terror of Amity and spare its mayor any more stress.”

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