20S – Catching a Wave with Murray Valeriano (with “Special” Guest)

Murray Valeriano

In studio notes by Garon Cockrell

Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher


00 – Welcome in! 20S! Seasons wind, people wind!

Eliot late AGAIN but he did make amazing time.

Eliot explains why he had to leave late today. He had some workers coming into to install Laminate Wood Flooring.

The guys talk about flooring and vinyl siding. “Wood is good but Vinyl is Final!” – Matt

Eliot’s done well coming in late without the ‘tude.

Talking pay.

Again, not really a shoutout if I am sitting right there.

Special guest! Hello Darryl!

Mic talk!

What is Darryl plotting?!

05 – Darryl is staying with Pat Francis. He’s never been a fan so it’s no problem.

The gang is gonna talk Roger Waters later when Murray gets here!

Long Boards and board shorts talk will be on the money for Murray.

Talking about an episode of The Profit at a board shop in Chicago.

Let’s get Marcus Lemonis on the show!

We don’t want him here as The Profit!

100% in charge!

They both liked my tweet. Matchmaker. Kingmaker.


10 – Jimmy would do a podcast talking about the show.

Marcus Lemonis for president?!

Whiplash talk. Eliot asks what is wrong. Jimmy says his urine is bleeding.

Penn & Teller Fool Us –

Alyson Hannigan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyson_Hannigan) is the current host. Jonathan Ross is the previous host. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ross

Jimmy talks about his thoughts on Alyson Hannigan as the host.

15 – Matt needs some courtesy flan. Jimmy can’t finish his joke in any kind of cohesive manner.

“Room Full of Eliots”

Jimmy talks about the Drone Aisle at Best Buy.

Matt’s not a fan of the store within a store ala phone stores inside stores.

Eliot talks about applying to work in a situation like that.

Weird bruise! No one understands why it is or where it happened. Jimmy’s got no memory of it.

20 – Darryl is here! In from Montana! He brought gifts. Non-edible.

Jenn, his wife, is great but is working so she couldn’t make it.

25 – He got us all prints of photos he has taken! All look really great.

Check out more at http://brightstudio.com/

(The print I gave Jimmy is here.

The print I gave Matt is here.

The prints I gave Garon and Eliot are not listed yet. – Darryl)

Talking Hootie and the Blowfish and Darius Rucker. Matt enjoys him.

Matt and Jimmy debate Jimmy’s enjoyment of Darius Rucker’s solo work.

Apparently mail for me!

Windscreens from Lee!!

30 – Mike Jobe sent me a Eleven chaser pop!

Talking Alexa.

35 – Murray is here! Matt and he own the same shirt!

Talking about Murray’s hair!

(Murray’s hair is different than mine and Jimmy’s so a #9 is definitely believable. It’s just more fun to argue about it. -Darryl)

Darryl cuts his own hair and talks about it. He brought his clippers along.

(I don’t usually travel with clippers, but I ran out of time pre-trip to cut my hair. -Darryl)

Darryl is a podcast stalker apparently.

(No, I only go where I’m wanted and/or invited. -Darryl)

Darryl’s got an SLC cut, a Mormon trim.


40 – More clippers talk.

Sittin’ on the back of the toilet is Matt’s favorite Otis Redding song.

Murray turns down the massage at Floyd’s.

He talks about his old hairstylist who used to work at Fantastic Sam’s who got fired and moved into some weird empty office space.

45 – Jimmy used to get a haircut in the break room of Warehouse Records.

Murray is taking time away from the waves to join us. He’s missing a swell to be here.

We’ll be back!

We’re back!

20 S Slippery like a snake!

Glug might be the name of the jack off show. Murray needs an explanation.

Talkn Pops – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talkn-pops/id1109909346?mt=2

50 – Eliot’s looking great!

Jimmy’s punctuation is his name is on the show.

Talking WMG.


Murray’s jonesing on caffeine.

55 – Talking ET.

Murray has a guest house, its his office with a Murray bed.

My word is Star Search!

Jimmy tells his Star Search story.

60 – Pre-pot Dore.

Murray talks about his similar situation at the comedy magic club.

He’ll be back next month.

1h5m – Star Search – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Search#Competition_winners

Matt endorses Norm MacDonald’s new special.

1h10m – Star Search acting –

1h15m – Dirty Carson!

1h20m – Darryl Asher’s here! His word is Six Million Dollar Man, The.

Norm MacDonald’s special is called Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog Gossip & Trickery.

Eliot’s S word is Saved By The Bell.

Talking Fabulous Baker Boys and creepy brothers and Dads.


Matt talks about the Japanese show he watched where a gay guy has to make a straight porn star get off within a certain amount of time.

1h25m – Oh Hello! Eliot watched and enjoyed it. Jimmy loved it.

Randolph Mantooth on Emergency

Matt’s S is Spencer For Hire. Robert Urich died at 55 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Urich

Jimmy introduces Murray!

1h30m – Murray’s S word is Sweet Valley High.


Murray saw Randolph Mantooth

No luck with Randolph!

1h35m – Murray and I are back.

Jimmy’s word is Starsky and Hutch! No winner!

1h40m – Finally talking about the Roger Waters concert.

Jimmy talks about the crowd at the show.

Concert talk.

Roger Waters Set List –

Industry – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_(band)

Jon Carin – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Carin

Jimmy has questions about the seating arrangements.

Darryl and Doug showed up at Murray’s place and he was not there.

Murray has known Doug for years saw Pink Floyd together 9 times, high school friends, and Murray just discovered he lives a block away.

1h50m – Talking Trump and Panama Canal and signing laws that have existed for five years.

Darryl says Roger Waters was a great show, Murray says good to great.

Above: Dave orders an Uber while passengers flee the flaming wreckage* of the Metro train. *Not really flaming.

Jimmy and the guys talk about the Train situation. They were all down.

Murray and Darryl were trapped on a train.

Talking Uber and tips. Murray doesn’t want to tip that’s why uses Uber. Matt says he doesn’t have to. “I don’t wanna be a douche.” – Murray. “I got bad news for you.” – Matt. Jimmy gives him a standing ovation.

2h – Jimmy got a speeding ticket on the way to the concert.

Rascal Flats talk! Jimmy can’t stand a second of them.

Murray talks about an X-Rated country show he saw.

One has strings, one has strangs. – punch line at this country show.

Asleep at the Wheel’s biggest hit appears to be The Letter That Johnny Walker Read – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Letter_That_Johnny_Walker_Read

Heehaw talk.

2h5m – Talking TV channels hometown’s had.

Go Kart talk.

Karate Kid location shoots –

Darryl’s got a phone ring holder thing. Thanks for the gifts!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth


Darryl’s obligatory behind-the-scenes story

I never know who the guest is going to be when I sit in the studio, and I don’t ask. I like to be surprised. But this time, when I got into town, Murray texted me and asked what day I was sitting in. When I told him, he said “Oh I’m the guest!” I was thrilled. I like Murray a lot. He’s funny, interesting, and a good sport; a necessity to endure the abuse (for humor!) heaped upon him by Jimmy and others. 

Even though we had only hung out in person once before (when I recorded The Pink Floyd Episode of Rock Solid with him) we hit it off and kept in touch by text and phone. When Pat found out Murray was going to be the guest, he said, “Sorry it won’t a be a celebrity!” (See above about Murray-abuse.) I consider Murray a good friend, despite his proclamations that I’m a podcast stalker.

On the show, we talk about how the trains into downtown broke down, but after the concert we were waiting for the train to Santa Monica when the platform attendant got on the loud speaker to tell someone to get off the tracks. After a couple repeated warnings, she said “You are trespassing, and the police have been alerted.” After a bit, a police car pulled onto the tracks at the intersection and coaxed the man off the tracks. Many of us thought we were about to witness a shooting! The platform attendant came back on the speaker: “Thank you officers!” The waiting passengers applauded. Pause. Pause. Attendant on loud speaker again. “Now can you move your patrol car off the tracks?” 

And a quick word about Pat: He (and Pilar, and their kids) are so gracious and welcoming. Pat was so supportive about Murray and me being on NNF, which says a lot about him. I always enjoy spending time with Pat and his family (and his cat). Also, and perhaps most importantly, he lives near Barone’s Pizzeria.