Ragtime Bijou

Ragtime Bijou

By VIRGIL KAY
A rooster takes you on a drive by night to describe the world in a new light. On his dashboard are inscribed these words by author James Agee: "The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes."
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Electra Goes Faux Colonial Revival
We tell problematic mounties stories, we dance.
18:47
January 19, 2020
Donation Bins & Paranoia
Do what you can, even when you're dysfunctional.
24:24
January 2, 2020
Of Aprons & Their Strings
A slice of life served hot from Port Huxley's neighboring town, Panfish River.
15:12
December 19, 2019
Poets At Midnight
Stirling recalls his youth and swears off bad hamburger meat.
17:43
December 18, 2019
WHEN ORGANS FAIL
Memories & music are served in a hot mix as Virgil drives home to Port Huxley.
12:31
December 16, 2019
So Much Gloating To So Much Poetry.
See above.
18:51
December 11, 2019
Medicine and Mahem
A prescription for boredom.
14:43
December 9, 2019
A Fisherman's Friend Is An Anchor
John Wayne has nothin' on Long-Haired Joe. More stories from Port Huxley, Nova Scotia, told in the dead-of-night.
11:21
December 7, 2019
Unk's Cup
Old ways and new ways. Anyways, you can get up and dance or remain seated. It's up to you.
12:47
December 5, 2019
To Be Frank, I'd Have To Change My Name
Frank is Everywhere.
18:12
December 4, 2019
THE SECRET LIVES OF LIBRARIAN POETS.
From the ancient Greeks to modern geeks, it's all here.
20:16
December 2, 2019
These Boots Were Made For Bustin'
Snow descends upon a lonely Texan.
40:39
November 27, 2019
Pastrami (The Musical), In Origami Form
Cheap seats sold out. So sneak in through this door.
19:37
November 23, 2019
Revenge Of The Hmmmmm
Some movies defy description.
22:36
November 22, 2019
Tomatoes, 2 For $1
Cashier Appreciation Day
14:41
November 21, 2019
Free Prize Inside
The prize is pocket lint.
25:33
November 21, 2019
Used Cattle & Wily Doctors
Before we I read your medical history, can you tell me your complete medical history?
23:33
November 20, 2019
Tie Me Einstein Down, Mate
Burgers are the enemy. Crisco is your friend.
27:52
November 17, 2019
Microwave Sculptures and Counting Sheep
I'm too tired to help you sleep.
16:14
November 16, 2019
Death Cab For Fluffy.
Scapecats and other phenomena explained.
13:51
November 16, 2019
Moore is Donald Sutherland.
Cars, seatbelt laws, and therapy.
26:46
November 15, 2019
Salty Talk With Seagulls
Guest Crisco Tenderflake lends me twenty bucks and we discuss car repairs and birds in need.
09:53
November 14, 2019
Valet of The Dolls🕺🚗
Contains nuts and squirrels.
26:15
November 14, 2019
Go Bag A-Go-Go
Survival.
22:27
November 13, 2019
The Mahem Starts At Midnight.
You just got picked up by a rooster along a lonely stretch of Nova Scotian, backwoods road. The rooster has some crazy stories to tell.
00:28
November 13, 2019
Depeche Commode
Radical Memories, Dude.
16:28
November 10, 2019
Cats That Go Bump In The Night: Your Guide to Smarter Shopping
Contains French Avantgarde Music.
18:28
November 9, 2019
Canadian Blizzard, International Edition
See above. Made you look. Stole your wallet.
14:44
November 9, 2019
Pontiac For One Buck
Horns should be honked to avert horns.
15:30
November 7, 2019
Your Name Here
The
21:06
November 3, 2019
Locally Sourced Lunacy
It's Ethically Maladjusted.
16:00
November 2, 2019
RX Scripts & Scraps
Accessories on box are suggested serving only.
20:18
October 31, 2019
Doctor, Doctor. Wilderness Ruminations.
See above. Then read it.
27:51
October 30, 2019
Washed Up And Hung Out To Dry
Virgil Launders Some Sketchy Stories.
19:59
October 3, 2019
The 500cc Banjo
Defies description. Defies!
19:45
October 3, 2019
COME, POOR REMAINS OF AUTUMN
Music from Altai-Kai, Yoko Ono (Pet Shop Boys remix) Harmonicats, and Azymuth, as well as Charley Patton. Special guests: Orson Welles and James Dean.
39:57
October 2, 2019
Joey Ramone Drives an old Suburban.
Music by Jean Ritchie, Tim Maia, Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan, Charlie Megira. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and Groucho Marx.
19:12
October 1, 2019
Your Brain Is Involved In This Story
Free-range brains, anybody?
13:29
September 28, 2019
ON A CLEAR DAY'S NIGHT YOU CAN SEE POLAROIDS.
Tiny, Beegie Adair, and some shaggy dog stories.
21:24
September 28, 2019
Cattle Corn-Fed Rooster Sweet-Talks
See above.
13:07
September 27, 2019
SPOONFUL OF DIY
Biscuits au babeurre
15:50
September 26, 2019
Coat Your Tongue Now & Get This Yurt For Free!
Fuchsia foibles and fables turn to flame.
14:41
September 25, 2019
Mary, Rabbits, & Rabbit Ears
Totally Debbie Downer.
26:05
September 21, 2019
53' Reefer of Urban Surrealism
See above
13:31
September 20, 2019
There's A Giraffe At The End
Contains nuts. 🐿️
26:10
September 20, 2019
Mullets, Messages & Instant Mind Control
Fall fell early in the night of day.
14:45
September 19, 2019
Slightly Out Of Context
I mustache why you resemble Lord Buckley.
15:24
September 19, 2019
WARM PROMPT: The Exhaust Cover Must Be Open Before Heating.
Virgil warms up to hot chili in cold weather.
26:24
September 18, 2019
A&P and Half-Price Absurdity.
Instructions for Operating Your Squirel-Driven Omnibus.
08:15
September 17, 2019
Recycled Yarns
Gramma Rose described in this repackaged repeat.
07:46
September 17, 2019
As a sloop with a sweep of immaculate wing
Look out for ducks.
06:28
September 17, 2019
From Drywall to Coffee Creamer In Five Seconds Or Less
If you drink water and juice and avoid caffeine, here's a simple hack for keeping coffee drinkers from ever visiting again.
13:56
September 15, 2019
Where The Stretch Limos Are
This episode is made from 89% new material. May contain nuts.
15:32
September 14, 2019
Reflections On A Vegetative State: Meatless Monday, Every Day
Broccoli loves you.
14:37
September 13, 2019
Jungian Chicken Figures
Listen carefully for my May 2020 tour.
18:51
September 12, 2019
Conlon Nancarrow, Mom, and Kangaroos.
It's a mess.
17:59
September 12, 2019
Stacks Of Wax & Tape Worms, Too
Cats, storms, 9/11, and antique recording methods are discussed.
21:42
September 11, 2019
Aftermath In The Afternoon
Scattered thoughts are raked up after a record storm and offered without apologies.
06:40
September 10, 2019
Stormin' Dorian
Between the big storm and power outages, we still managed to give you a podcast.
13:41
September 8, 2019
Weathering the Storm: A Tutorial For The Chronically Unmotivated, With Diagrams (Described).
Kayaking and/or canoeing in a storm can be bad for people with tiny arms.
13:30
September 7, 2019
Mango Pickle
Family ties are examined and cleaned on the delicate setting, then air dried.
19:35
September 6, 2019
Fiddler In The Woods
Come on and be a part of it...in the woods🎶
15:20
September 6, 2019
Follow Fluffy!
Popsicles and Angora cats aplenty... Mike the Friendly Blacksmith contributes some NYC street food.
14:37
September 5, 2019
Mountain Men & Hawaiian Pizza
You are entering a world of shaggy dog tales, sketchy sketches (from Mike the Friendly Blacksmith) and music from space. Thanks to Can't Hold Waffles and Riz Croquant for music and that twenty, which I will never pay back.
19:35
September 5, 2019
Rooster Talks Turkey
Host Virgil Kay and pal Mike The Friendly Blacksmith pour it on. Thick.
08:47
September 4, 2019
All Creatures Spoiled And Shod
Millennials, Bears, and Horses...Oh my! Thanks to Mike the Friendly Blacksmith for stopping by to add his cool skit.
07:09
September 3, 2019
Progress And Its Cohorts
Mirth bleeds through cosmic interruptions. And guinea pig poo.
05:56
September 3, 2019
Professor Leads The Exodus
Dr. Sam Gladwin, Professor Emeritus of Humpleton College (cost a ton to remove that jump!) bores the graphic art students, inciting a mass exodus and animosity for all things punny.
04:16
September 2, 2019
Gumballs, Squirrels and Highway 9
Further thoughts from unemployed gumball machine technician Curtis Marantz, some travel suggestions, and a squirrel.
05:14
September 2, 2019
Notebook
An unfinished journal
04:29
September 1, 2019
Driving Through Memories
Quotes, quirks and denizens gone quackers combine into a road trip with memory as the destination.
07:00
September 1, 2019
Nelly In Two Halves.
See title
06:33
August 31, 2019
Death, Cats and Horses
Sometimes loss compells you to create.
06:17
August 30, 2019
MEMORIES OF MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS (I THINK)
What do you actually remember, and what about those confounded fobias?
16:20
August 27, 2019
Zeddy & Bump; Atlantic Western Cowboys.
Amazing how genres get bent when you find lightbulbs on the highway.
21:28
August 25, 2019
May I Hold Your Books?
Old School vs New School
19:08
August 24, 2019
Working Together To Make A Movie
Before YouTube, you had to talk to Dave at the film co-op.
10:20
August 23, 2019
Small Press Musings
Confessions from the flawed lunatic who built Fowlpox Press
23:40
August 21, 2019
Back In The Day
Contains content.
12:47
August 20, 2019
MIXTAPE IN THREE PARTS
What's a mixtape???
13:23
August 19, 2019
The Wreck of the Edmund Ralphie.
Ghost "hand truck" returns.
03:29
August 18, 2019
NOSTALGIA AND OTHER DISEASES
It's all in the title, kids.
10:44
August 17, 2019
POISON PEN
Homage to the bearded one.
11:42
August 16, 2019
Film, film and film
Virgil projects his feelings about his father figure, George Eastman.
20:44
August 16, 2019
Annekenstein: Prince Edward Island's Dark Secrets
100% Island potatoes
09:41
August 15, 2019
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG AND PEOPLE, TOO!
Before the web there was the groove.
14:32
August 14, 2019
STORYTELLER TED
I've got nothing on Ted.
12:07
August 13, 2019
Urban Exploration.
Garrison Keillor, Orson Welles and Jackie Gleason destroy my show.
01:35
August 10, 2019
Weird Guy & Shorty
Pianos loom large in part 2
01:41
August 10, 2019
Exploding Cars & Evil Accordions
Dartmouth Nova Scotia: Land of Pee & Sadness
01:48
August 9, 2019
GRUNCLE ZEKE
Episode #8 features a true story about a retired commercial seaman and musician who never leaves your house. You have been warned.
01:27
August 9, 2019
Second Hand Dreams
Thrifty Virgil tells all.
01:56
August 8, 2019
SO OFF THE WALL IT'S OFF THE GRID
Virgil tells the story of escaping to the woods.
02:25
August 7, 2019
THE DEER & THE DOUGHNUT
That rascally rooster, Virgil Kay, fuses high cholesterol with nature to give you a fattening smorgasbord without borders or fear. But maybe Walter Matthau with quills.
01:38
August 6, 2019
ALL EYES UPON THIS HALF-BAKED VISION.
The potato, discussed by the driven rooster, Virgil Kay.
01:29
August 5, 2019
DOC OFFERS LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS OF INDIFFERENCE.
Episode 4-ish of RAGTIME BIJOU, recorded live in a '47 Buick Super speeding through the night, driven by an egomaniacal rooster and your insufferable host, Virgil Kay. Music: The Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, Ludwig van Beethoven."The Tempest" ( Der Sturm). Pianist: Shisei Hanai.
00:02
August 4, 2019
PORTRAIT OF THREE WOMEN
Women who formed a collective to raise a rooster savant.
00:30
August 3, 2019
OF MICE & SQUIRRELS
When John Steinbeck stood back from his Steinway, there was no way he'd hit the highway without a mouse.
05:19
August 3, 2019
Green Is My Love
This Episode of RAGTIME BIJOU will variously remove and add color to your perception of how we see, you see, and green in this instance will not make you seasick.
04:58
August 3, 2019