I haven’t seen Jed or Vaughan for a while, but I get the impression that something’s afoot.
By that, I mean that Jed’s picked up a shovel and Vaughan’s vacated the SW ed’s chair. Could it be that they’re banking on their semi-regular surfing podcast, Ain’t That Swell, to propel their careers into the next dimension? It’d explain the welcome inclusion of Blakey the younger, Ronnie, as the boys obviously wanted a few pointers from a man who’s managed to turn talking about surfing into a respectable profession.
The usual hilarity ensues: Jed berating the gluttonous white man, VD telling stories about shitting on the floor, Danny Johnson waiting until he actually has something worthwhile to say before speaking (a revolutionary approach on this podcast), but all quiver in the shadow of the two unrefutable highlights of the EP. Undisputedly first: Jed’s “Wavepool Song”, ingeniously set to Rocco Granata’s “That’s Amore” (“when the goon hits the dial and there’s tubes rank and file, that’s Lemoree…”). Second: all involved trying to get Ronnie to drop his squeaky, Wozzle-endorsed facade, and reveal his inner-degenerate.