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Keane On Things

Keane On Things

By Patrick Keane
Comedian/writer Patrick Keane actually thinks he has something to say. Weekly half hour rants about life and the world. Check it out, or don't. Just do what's best for you.
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Julian Edelman retired this week and even though he may eventually make it back to a certain roster on a certain team in Florida, I take a look at his career as well as Wes Welker. I also discuss generational experience and how it helps being born into a business/industry/skill set. RIP: DMX, Earl Simmons and Lee Aaker, the child star of the 1950s series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"
April 19, 2021
Easter Football
I discuss regular season HS football during Spring! Recent gum surgery. The wisdom gained from time. Putting your skill set toward others instead of self. Santa Ana Guardian Angels back in the day. Red beret's and civic responsibility. 
April 13, 2021
Discussed here are Easter, March Madness, Eckhart Tolle and Jim Thorpe. Finding our place in the world right now can be tricky dick nixon. Maybe that's the challenge of the present and future. The past was tougher but people knew their "place in society" better, whereas now, the lack of clarity can be quite unsettling. 
April 5, 2021
Lonesome Dove
Este semana I talk about the passing of Larry McMurtry and the importance of Lonesome Dove as a book and a mini-series and not just cause it was my father's fav movie. It set Duvall's legacy in stone and launched TLJ. Two actors who may have been at their very best in working together on this project. Also, we take a look at the legendary Howard Schenllenberger who started it all for the University of Miami Hurricanes! RIP: Larry McMurtry, Howard Schnellenberger, Jessica Walter, Beverly Cleary, children’s books, George Segal, Just Shoot Me; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? 
March 30, 2021
Austin City Limitless
I discuss Austin weekend of comedy and helping plan my 30th year HS reunion. My how time flies when you're an Eagle. Thank you to John Hartigan. RIP: Michelle George Blasdel, Dick Hoyt, marathoner, NBA star Elgin Baylor, actor Yaphet Kotto
March 23, 2021
In this episode of madness I discuss what I think might be a skill of mine and the importance of mediators. Whether it's the wars, racism, immigration, business, land development, what have you, brokers of peace are always necessary. RIP: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, broadcaster Roger Mudd
March 15, 2021
Orange Curtain
Discuss my first week behind the Orange Curtain, adjusting, career shifting, as well as trying to be a complete person. Something I never cared much about until my late 40's. Never thought it was important or necessary. Some guys realize this much sooner, thankfully. RIP: comedian Erik Myers, and SF poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Bookstore fame in North Beach
March 8, 2021
Moving to OC
I talk about moving from LA to OC after 20 years. Only an hour away but really a world away. I'm even lower energy than normal but I'm the same level of all over the place so that's nice. I'm nervous about the move and career shift, but excited. Pretty jarring. Been a crazy year for all of us. Gum surgery is no bueno.
February 23, 2021
Now What?
I never know how society continues after football concludes, but turns out people are capable of great things. In this episode I discuss the conclusion of football, my time in AZ coming to a close, seeing my sister's family, my drive in comedy show at Irvine, Valentine's Day and much more. RIP: Chick Corea, jass pianist
February 16, 2021
Super Bowl
Once again, I make the podcast about football. In yet another episode of nothing I discuss the Super Bowl, Tom Brady, greatness (of which I know nothing about), why I love the Super Bowl and the World Cup, transitioning to the Private Sector, plans to move to OC, who will play in the Super Bowl next year, upcoming show at the Irvine Improv and Christopher Plummer. RIP: Christopher Plummer, Cecily Tyson, Cloris Leachman, Don Cheney, Hal Holbrook, Leon Spinks, Marty Schottenheimer, Mary Wilson of the Supremes
February 9, 2021
Conference Titles
I talk about the NFC and AFC title game and the upcoming Super Bowl. Makes me think I should just stick to a football podcast. I also discuss Beer Can Appreciation Day which is very important. Thanks for listening, even if it's out of sympathy. RIP: Hank Aaron, Larry King, Siegfried, Gregory Sierra, pitcher Don Sutton, Tony Jones of the Broncos
January 25, 2021
Got MLK?
I talk about the influence of MLK and the 60's, the NFL Final Four and upcoming conference championship games, the legacy of the AFL, the book The Passion Economy by Adam Davidson. Thank you for listening. RIP: actress Jessica Campbell, Election and Freaks and Geeks
January 18, 2021
Lasorda the Great has passed to the great beyond. Capital building siege. Agent Orange dismount. The Passion Economy. RIP: Tommy, Sandra Scully, Tonya Roberts
January 11, 2021
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!
Happy New Year. Can't believe this pod made it to 42 episodes. Did I just call it a "pod"? Ugh. As if. Gag me. Once again, I fail to stay on one topic. I think I jump ship sometimes because I don't feel it's interesting enough. Whatever. I discuss my love of the NY's holiday and how it brings us globally together more than any other holiday. I also get weird on the Wizard of Oz. Hoping for peace in 2021! RIP: Pierre Cardin 98; Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island); Mike Fenton (casting agent), Paul Westphal, NBA player and coach; Floyd Little (college and pro RB); Gary Marsden guitarist; Michael Mayock Sr.
January 4, 2021
Phil Villapiano
I talk in this episode about the Todd’s I know, Phil Villapiano and the 70’s Raiders, Christmas in AZ, the process of aging out, the upcoming NYE show in Downtown Vegas, The Kids In the Hall, Cardinal DeAndre Hopkins, the shameful Ram’s uni’s and the wacky NFC West. RIP: Kevin Greene (Auburn, Ram, Steeler, Panther, Niners) Played college ball with Bo Jackson, coached the Packers, basketballer and coach KC Jones, pitcher Phil Niekro
December 28, 2020
Arizona Christmas
Somehow I've made it to 40 episodes of this madness. Thank you for listening. I discuss a recent family holiday cookie exchange, the band Keane, Notre Dame in the final four, the need for parking meters to take pennies and what am I gonna do about aliens?  RIP: Lidia Menapace, Italian activist, and Fred Sassakamoose, Native American pro hockey player.
December 21, 2020
I talk in this episode of my desire to connect the country and world through their love of sports. I was happy with the USC/UCLA Mascot episode and trying to get a YouTube following. May start a Patreon account and throw all my slop on that. Still with iFinancialGroup two weeks strong! Witnessed some chid abuse this past weekend that has me torn about how much to involve myself. RIP: Chuck Yeager, Tommy Tiny Lister (Deebo), Ray Perkins (football player and coach), Dick Allen & Rogelio Moret (MLB players), Paolo Rossi (Italian soccer player), Charlie Pride (country music singer), John Le Carre (author)
December 14, 2020
In this episode I discuss sponsorship by iFinancialGroup of San Clemente, CA and the stonewall that is Todd Bodell. I talk about the legacy of Marv Marinovich and our journey to the ND/USC game of 1989 together and my physical mediocrity as an athlete. And I also touch on where I'll be after LA. AZ or OC possibly? Thanks for listening. RIP: David Lander (Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley), Marv Marinovich, Decathlon winner Rafer Johnson
December 8, 2020
November Rain
I discuss Thanksgiving and the recent loss of a friend. Being in AZ and visiting Tombstone. Also, a comedic legend signs off from Late Night Television, but not necessarily comedy. That man's name was Mo Green. Actually it is Conan O'Barbarian. Contribute to 'The Fightmaster Fund' on Gofundme if you can. RIP to dear friend Lesley Fightmaster.  RIP: Diego Maradona, David Prowse (original Darth Vader)
December 1, 2020
In this episode I mistake the word "vaccine" for "antidote" cause I can't get the opening scene of Temple of Doom out of my head. I discuss Thanksgiving week, my new LA mechanic, why it's absolutely comedians who should be discussing politics and sleeping naked with socks. RIP: David Dinkens
November 24, 2020
No Man's Land
A weird calm week for us all? Election has been decided. Everyone taking a breath hopefully. We can now focus on pandemic, the holidays and eventual inauguration. I discuss comedy Zoom shows and crippling shyness over the course of my life. One of my favorite movies is One, Two, Three. State of stand of stand up comedy in the Zoom era.  RIP: Tommy Heinsohn, Paul Hornung, Howie Meeker (Toronto Maple Leafs)
November 18, 2020
President Elect
What a week. A turn in the US election just as I was about to update my European Passport. High tailed it to Austin to get away from SoCal for a bit. Unreal town. America seems happier now. We'll see how long that lasts.  RIP: Alex Trebeck; Carol Arthur; Dom DeLuise wife and Blazing Saddles Star
November 10, 2020
I discuss the Dodger World Series and the impact of Dave Roberts as a manager, but also as a player for the "04 Red Sox. His stolen base ignited a franchise and a dynasty run. Hopefully he's part of another dynasty in blue. He's off to a great start. I also discuss election eve and how everything should be really mello afterwards!  RIP: Sean Connery, Billy Joe Shaver (songwriter), Herb Adderly of the Packers, Walter Wallace
November 2, 2020
The Perfect 33
Went down to San Diego last weekend and took part in David Wells' Perfect 33 Foundation golf fundraiser at Sycuan Casino. Got to do socially distanced comedy and interview people on the course. Great cause for Vets and their families. Met some amazing people. Wells looks fantastic and could probably still pitch. I asked people how much money they would require to take a David Wells pitch off the leg. For me it would be $500,000. 
October 27, 2020
Guns, Germs & Steel
All over the place as always, I discuss Columbus Day, the Homeless, the World Series and stand up comedy in Venice. Hoping 3rd time is the charm for the Dodgers like it was in '81 versus the Yankees. Gun, Germs & Steel is an amazing book by Jared Diamond. Also Crazy Horse and Custer by Stephen Ambrose. Wish we would've bred with the Native culture more like they did in South and Central America. Two hearts are better than one. RIP: RIP: Joe Morgan, baseball; Roberta McCain, John’s mother, Conchetta Ferrell, actress from Two and a Half Men, LA Law, Northern Exposure, Mystic Pizza. Fred Dean, DE for Chargers and Niners, Vaughn McClure - ESPN Falcons reporter, Rhonda Fleming, actress, Sid Hartman - Star Tribune in Mnpls
October 20, 2020
Combining Hard Rock with Rock & Roll may not sound like a thing, but it is. It's called Van Halen. I talk about that  and the loss of Eddie Van Halen in this episode. Other things covered are Lebron and the Lakers recent title, a day with the Bodell brothers and father, husband, coach and humanitarian Jimmy Nolan. There's a gofundme account under 'The Nolan Family' you can contribute to. A couple sound glitches that somehow I made it through. Thanks again for listening. RIP: Eddie Van Halen and baseball players Whitey Ford and Jay Johnstone
October 12, 2020
Sports Mecca
Completely scattered episode today. Turned 48 a week ago. Went down to OC. Peak time of the year for sports. Am I finally a Laker fan? Baseball, hockey and basketball playoffs and football at the same time? Is OC sick of me yet? The debates and presidential covid. Daddy fryer and voting comfort zone.  RIP: Bob Gibson, Helen Ruddy (singer), Dudley Riggs (comic), Road Warrior Joseph Laurenitis
October 5, 2020
Birthday episode. They can be the best and worst daze. Now we sip champagne when we thirsty! Went down to OC for the weekend. Good to be around loved ones for those. Can be an emotional time. Thanks to friends for cake and drinks. Thanks to mom's for having us. Hopefully we're worth the pain!  RIP: Gale Sayers, #40 #Bears
September 29, 2020
The Clippers, The Keepers and Me
More absolute nonsense made it's way out of my mouth on this installment of the podcast. I discuss, the Clippers early end, the Keepers on Netflix, my return to Japanese language study, America's constant need of an enemy and more! RIP: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alien Huang 
September 21, 2020
Return of football, down in OC reconnecting, Santa Margarita High School, Mom's birthday, Lion's open the season with heartbreak loss yet again, Raiders and Rams win.  Gridiron meaning and who was St. Margaret? Voice and energy were shot, but trying battle on!  RIP: Diana Rigg, actress, Crime novel author Shanna Hogan, Kool and the Gang’s Ronald Bell, Toots Hibbert from Toots and the Maytals
September 14, 2020
Wax On, Wax Off
As I reach my quarter of a century mark, this is a complete scatter job. Just all over the place. I discuss Cobra Kai, male grooming, some football memories, the HeatWave, new FansCenter idea and so much less. Thank you for listening.  RIP: Lou Brock, Tom Seaver, Leslie Hamilton (Linda Hamilton's twin sister)
September 8, 2020
Go To Therapy
Everyone should be in therapy. Get a second set of eyes and ears on that brain of yours. No shame in it. Perspective will help set you free. Jim Gaffigan goes off? More like Jim Gaffigan goes ON! This guy knows what I'm talking about. Lou Holtz on Fox? Yikes.  RIP: Chadwick Boseman, Cliff Robinson, Lute Olson, John Thompson, Riley Gale, lead singer of Power Trip
August 31, 2020
Ep 23 - Outdoor Comedy
In this episode I discuss nothing of importance for the 23rd straight week. Quite remarkable actually. Readjusting after being away from home. How leaving and returning are both good. The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz. Outdoor comedy down in Orange County at Bistro K, my friend Katia's ristorante. After Skool clips on Youtube.  RIP: Ben Cross European actor, Wanda Lewis, TV’s Capt. Windy
August 24, 2020
Off The Road Again
Instead of 'On The Road Again' by Willie Nelson. I spoofed it and created laughter for millions! Finally back from summer travel. AZ, Jackson Hole, Downtown Vegas. The southwest is on fire and I've had the joy of experiencing it in all states with my mother. Bistro K show in Laguna Niguel this Sat, Aug 22! RIP: Trini Lopez, actor and singer from The Dirty Dozen (movie Jim Brown was in where he said from Europe he was done with football, again, a football podcast), and Raymond G. Allen from Sanford and Son
August 17, 2020
The Good Outdoors
In this episode I discuss doing a podcast from a Toyota for 2nd week in a row in Jackson Hole, WY. Seeing family. The importance of resetting. Understanding punk rock more as I get older. Ellen and her "meanness?" Even more about the Beatles. Bringing my mom to Vegas show this weekend. RIP: Irish Peace Prize Winner, John Hume; Reni Santoni, Poppy from Seinfeld, Dirty Harry, Bad Boys, Cobra, Private Parts; Pete Helm, journalist; Helen Jones Woods, jazz and swing trombone player; Daisy Coleman; Horace Clarke, Yankee baseballer; Tyler Craig Atlanta comedian; James Harris, Kamala the Ugandan giant
August 10, 2020
I'm Going to Jackson, WY
I'm visiting my sister and her family up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and doing this episode from my mother's 2015 Toyota Camry in the driveway of her home. I felt like a madman, but it's probably all in my head where we all spend most of our time anyway. A great time of year to be in a great place. Feeling very clear headed though I sound quite the opposite. RIP: Former NHL forward Eddie Shack, 4 Maple Leaf titles, The Roots’ Malik B, Alan Parker - director of Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning, The Commitments, and Pink Floyd’s Wall, Wilford Brimley, 85. "Yer the best GD hitter I ever saw!"
August 3, 2020
Meeting Brian Doyle-Murray in KC
Performed in KC this past weekend with Steve Byrne and got to meet the great Brian Doyle-Murray at his house there in town. We went twice! Steve and Brian worked together on Sullivan and Son from TBS. Unreal stories. Brian's having knee replacement surgery this week so good luck on that. He and his wife Christina are an absolute joy. We had wonderful BBQ three straight days. Thanks to Steve yet again. RIP to Regis Philbin, Olivia de Havilland, John Saxon (Enter the Dragon), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Jerry Taft (Chicago meteorologist)
July 27, 2020
Bistro K
In this episode I get lost in my own brain and can really empathize what it's like to be in a conversation with me. Sorry. Social Distance show in OC at childhood friend, Katia's Bistro K was a smashing success. I discuss junior high, OC, Marc Maron podcasts, Charles Manson podcast, memories that are just out of reach,  RIP: Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie Presley’s son, 27, Joshua Obra, 29, Disneyland Panda - Philippino American Nurse, Gayln Gorge, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, 55, cancer, John Lewis, Civil Rights leader, Rep from GA, Democrat, so weird there aren’t many black Republicans. Weird. CT Vivian, minister and author and civil rights leader, and of course the great great Michael Brooks.
July 21, 2020
Begrudgingly filed for unemployment this week. Don't know if it'll happen. Where to go from here? Had coffee which messed me up for a few days. Gonna look into MUD/WTR, less caffeinated brand. A great show at The Surfer Rose was shut down mid show. WTF? Gotta balance news intake. The Mission was a great movie with a fine cast! As was Mischief and Secret Admirer! RIP to Ennio Morricone, Charlie Daniels, Naya Rivera and Kelly Preston. 
July 13, 2020
Independy Day
Proud to be an American? More like Loud to be an American. This guy knows what I'm talkin' about. Fourth of July blues like I've never seen. Did the English throw the Revolutionary War? We've gotten far from our revolutionary roots. I'll celebrate July 4th, when all Americans can! Correction: 2.9 million Americans are infected by Covid, not 2.9 million worldwide. Trying to stay cool in AZ. RIP: Carl Reiner, Cynthia Robinson, Benny Mardones, Hugh Downs. Nick Cordero. 
July 6, 2020
Three straight weekends away. First longer stand up sets in awhile. My pathetic take on the MeToo movement.  Male comics need to be there more for female comics. Heading to Jackson Hole this week. Copper Blues Live, great club. Airplane and Airplane 2. Thank you to Steve Byrne once again. Sound is a little funky, sorry about that. Still working out kinks. I love the Kinks. We lip synced them in the 8th grade. RIP to Joel Schumaker and Rapper Huey. 
June 29, 2020
It's a Dry Humor
Just back from Vegas with Steve Byrne and friends. Downtown Vegas is experiencing a resurgence. Show was great. Return to stand up is funky as are rooms of 15% capacity. We made it work. I think. Mob Museum is a must when in DTLV. Father's Day today. Miss the pops but what a great life and we had a nice sendoff for him.  Meant a lot to a lot of people. Really had a lasting impact. Realize more and more every year.  RIP to Vera Lynn, 103, (singer, songwriter, performer; helped get English troops through WWII and referenced in Pink Floyd song) Ian Holm, actor, The Hobbit, Tarzan Legend of Greystoke (loved this movie as a kid) Jim Kick, RB for the undefeated Miami Dolphins. Two time Super Bowl champ! (University of Wyoming Cowboys).
June 22, 2020
Power Napa
Did some biking and wine tasting in Napa with some HS chums. Tasted more than wine. Beer and booze also. New beer I love is an Italian beer called Italia Birru or something I can't remember. Green bottle. Sore bum from non-padded pantalones. Chappelle's 846 was brilliant. BLM movement is being perceived as other things? Differentiating between anti-war and anti-troop. Possible to like country music but not be a right wing Repub? Don't Sweat the Small Stuff is a great read. Heading to Vegas later this week for a one nighter at the Backstage Bar & Billiards with Steve Byrne. RIP: RIP: Pointer sister, Bonnie Pointer passes at 69, still so damn young. Wes Unseld of the Washington Bullets, Channel 5 news anchor, Dick Johnson, Miss Mary from Romper Room, This Is Us and Kidding writer Jas Waters. 
June 16, 2020
Superman, Where Are You?
What a week. Marched in Culver City for Black Lives Matter. Sad we have to make that a phrase.  Trying to operate on highest playing field instead of letting this death and movement be a divisive issue. The big three corporate news networks are not your friend, not news, not trustworthy. They are entertainment. Keke Palmer is a bad ass champion. Intelligent, peace loving, tough, communicative, engaging, has everyone’s interest in mind, with amazing nails. Covid is at WWI numbers but don't worry. Tried the Drive In Comedy experience in Burbank. Busted and repaired a molar.  RIP: Jeff Pirrami - Jeff “FatRatBastard” Pirrami, alto saxophonist and Clint Eastwood collaborator Lennie Niehaus; (he also went by “FatRatBastard”), singer/entertainer, HIV advocate Irene Soderberg, Sweet guitarist Steve Priest, actress Mary Pat Gleason. actor Kurt Thomas.
June 9, 2020
It Goes To 11
If you can get past my breathing and lip smacking you may enjoy this episode. I talk about Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, In-N-Out burger, driving Uber and The Pharmacist. I should call this podcast Keane of consciousness. It's all over the place. 
June 8, 2020
In Memoriam
In this episode, Patrick, (me, as if someone else is writing this), talks about Memorial Day, PTSD, the troops, Patton Oswalt, Seinfeldia. Ideally, I'll get better on fewer topics instead of being all over the place. Finished the book Seinfeldia. Just unreal stories. So many factors made that show possible but mainly it was hard work and synergy with Jerry and Larry. The show is a big reason I got into stand up. I always thought the room he performed in, was what all stand up shows would be. Little did I know. Anyway, thank you to the troops. Pic is from Normandy in Colleville-sur-mer, France. Just beautiful. 
June 8, 2020
Tres Meses Mas
3 more months of lockdown in Caly. Or is it Cali? Newsom doesn't have an "e", but I like him. Aloe vera in the eye, yikes. Pain! Range of Twilight Zone episodes. Break up regret. TikTok. "There is crying in baseball." America needs a better rail system. 
June 2, 2020
Gracias Madre
Mother's Day, Parent's anniversary, Zoom shows, Tony Gonzalez, Plandemic, Shoe Dog. Growing up my parents anniversary and Mother's Day always fell near each other but we weren't allowed to give them separate gifts. Was a little sluggish at moments here and was gonna re-record but then felt it should be kept authentic. Trying to be more honest these days.
June 2, 2020
May the 4th also be with you
May is here and the lockdown continues. Discussed in the episode is May the 4th, Zooming, Californication, Tara Reade, Agent Orange, Matty Simmons, Don Shula. I'd grab some AD space now. 
June 2, 2020
NFL Draft or Bottle?
NFL Draft, Joe Burrows, Cincy's 'Tale of Two Franchise's' label, the Jordon Doc (The Last Dance) and overcoming the Pistons, Earth Day, the new YouTube doc 'Planet of the Humans by Michael Moor, Brian DePalma doc on Netflix, and Covid19 depression.
June 2, 2020
4/20 Somewhere
Ides of April, Julius Caesar, Little Caesar's Pizza, Brutus, John Prine has passed on. Global Citizen, Eddie Vedder, Kacey Musgraves. Bernie drops. Weed needs to be decriminalized. Peter Tosh died on Sept 11, 1987. Will I read Stillness is the Key again? Get routine in your life. 
June 2, 2020
April Madness
Your host Patrick Keane breaks down week four of quarantine and who would've won the NCAA tourney and talks about Haagen Dazs and Ben and Jerry's yet again (Boom Chocolatta), Easter and Bocelli! Almost done with Ryan Holiday's book, Stillness Is the Key. RIP Otis Knapp Lee and Al Kaline. Detroit Strong! Check out 'Patrick Keane Mascots' on Youtube.
May 25, 2020
Eggs Quarantine
Once again nothing is accomplished in this episode of madness. I cover week three of the lockdown, Ryan Holiday book, America's morality void, Casa De Papel on Netflix, being a good microwaver and James Lipton. 
May 20, 2020
Eye of the Tiger Keane
Patrick discusses week 2 of the pandemic. Responds to influx of fan mail from week one and overly criticizes his own style even though he's only one episode in. Talks about Tiger King and Ozark on Netflix, formative years in Catholic schools and how Sister Ann had to help him spell his own last name. What a timid little bitch. RIP Kenny Rogers
May 11, 2020
Maiden Voyage
Comedian and writer Patrick Keane launches his new podcast where he talks about nothing of importance for half an hour a week. Partially scripted but very stream of conscious, he discusses starting this podcast during a pandemic, his diet, his exercise, Netflix choices, whatever he's reading, and, whatever he's wearing. Yeah! He'll bring up his grade school and high school football teams as well as classmates way too much a long the way and at some point his National Championship co-ed softball team from 1997. He can't believe you'd listen but hopes you do. All opinions are completely groundless. 
May 6, 2020