Flower Seize the Hour
Hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, Noah, and Matt go album by album discussing all things Smashing Pumpkins, all things Billy Corgan, and all things that are not those things.
info_outline Episode 16: Father Seize the Hour 05/22/2019
Episode 16: Father Seize the Hour in this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, and Greg start over with a new format focused on fatherhood. And in this first episode of the new format, Ryan receives much-needed fatherly advice from Tim and Greg, fathers themselves, about how not to blame his child for all his own shortcomings. A series of songs about fathers and sons from popular artists also helps to prepare Ryan for his next child.
info_outline Episode 14.5: No Greg, Dunno Parquet Courts, Yes Baseball 01/18/2019
Episode 14.5: No Greg, Dunno Parquet Courts, Yes Baseball In this emergency bonus episode, recorded in August 2018, without the benefit of co-host, Greg, who was in too high of demand at the time, Ryan tries his hand at producing and completely replacing/erasing Greg, and Ryan and Tim discuss the Smashing Pumpkins reunion show Tim attended in Philly, Parquet Courts, and hot stove the Nats v Cubs game where Smashing Pumpkins threw out the first pitch.
info_outline Episode 15: Flower Seize the Hour - the College Years 01/11/2019
Episode 15: Flower Seize the Hour - the College Years In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, and Greg, along with guest professional songwriter, J Forte, of legendary DC outfit Light Arms, diagnosis the songs Tim and Ryan wrote and recorded almost 20 years ago, when they were the smartest, most lyrically poignant, least-derivative college kids in the world. Meanwhile, as backstories are provided for some of the songs, Ryan still refuses to accept responsibility for his dark, criminal past and instead deflects and impugns the character of other college friends. Ace Frehley's new album is also, naturally, but briefly discussed.
info_outline Episode 13: Socialism. Computers. Meatloaf Cupcake. 02/22/2018
Episode 13: Socialism. Computers. Meatloaf Cupcake. In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, and Noah test their knowledge of geography and what constitutional freedoms apply within the walls of Cheesecake Factory and McDonald’s restaurants, provide critical feedback on Sammy Hagar’s chain of restaurants, and audit a class from the Ayn Rand Institute on Rush’s “2112.”
info_outline Episode 12: Monsters Technical Institute 12/14/2017
Episode 12: Monsters Technical Institute In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, and Greg address the current schism in the United States commonly labeled Red States v. Blue States, but through the lens of a complicated allegory where R.E.M.'s forgotten 1994 album "Monster" is pitted against the seminal 2012 KISS album "Monster." Meanwhile, one of fractured America's most prominent sons is exposed as a racist and the hosts look for the answers in Genesis.
info_outline Episode 11: Machina/Machines of the M3 Rock Festival 09/19/2017
Episode 11: Machina/Machines of the M3 Rock Festival In this episode hosts Tim, Ryan, and Greg discuss the Smashing Pumpkins' seminal album Machina and the seminal 2016 M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD
info_outline Episode 10: Robert Blotzer Presents 11/17/2016
Episode 10: Robert Blotzer Presents In this episode, hosts Tim, Greg, and Noah discuss the seasons, Greg's time sniping sharks in the ocean, and get a visit from longtime friend of the show, Bobby Blotzer, former drummer of Ratt, current drummer and frontman for Robert Blotzer Presents...the Universe.
info_outline Episode 9: Greg Lays It Down, as Does Uwe Boll 07/21/2016
Episode 9: Greg Lays It Down, as Does Uwe Boll In this episode, Tim, Ryan, Greg, Noah, and Matt continue their journey through the Smashing Pumpkins catalogue by continuing to discuss Ratt, in particular, Greg's attempt to get Tim's money back from Ratt lead singer Stephen Pearcy through an in person, mano-a-mano confrontation at the M3 Rock Festival in Maryland. Also, German film director Uwe Boll stops by to fundraise for his newest political satire, Rampage 3.
info_outline Episode 8: Me and Bobby McBlotz. And Adore. 04/08/2016
Episode 8: Me and Bobby McBlotz. And Adore. In this episode, the hosts discuss Tim's continued on-line disputes with the various members of Ratt, with a possibly reconciliation with Bobby Blotzer, and, eventually, discuss the Smashing Pumpkins' album Adore. The reasonableness of sleeping on the street, after a night of drinking, is also debated and it is lastly revealed that Billy Corgan is actually just a different version of Dave Mustaine. Or Billy is Tom Cochrane. Or something like that.
info_outline Episode 7: A Look Back 01/25/2016
Episode 7: A Look Back It's been a year of Flower Seize the Hour...technically...and the hosts, and live-listener Matt Smith, celebrate a year of togetherness. The hosts partake in an epic What Are You Wearing, look back on the highlights of 2015, in particular, Tim's bout with Shingles, and discuss the year in Billy news and some recent listener mail from the Sucockubus and others.
info_outline Episode 6: Stubbs' Dungeon presents Shredrz 12/30/2015
Episode 6: Stubbs' Dungeon presents Shredrz Enter Stubbs' dungeon. Stubbs hosts this episode of Flower Seize the Hour and indulges his new, manly, late-in-life obsession with DnD/Role-play games. He guides Tim, Greg, Noah, and Dan through a game of his own making, Shredrz, where . . . ((sigh) I can't believe I'm typing this) . . . where "characters are most often musicians and battle for the soul of humanity." Ugh. The normally rock n' jock hosts are each assigned a Smashing Pumpkins band member to role play as and the team battles through evils like Steve Albini, Ratt (Juan Croucier's Ratt), and Matt Smith's childhood teacher, Ms. Fitzpatrick.
info_outline Episode 5: The Saturn Award-Winning Poetry of Billy Corgan, Krull, and the Second Side of Siamese Dream 12/18/2015
Episode 5: The Saturn Award-Winning Poetry of Billy Corgan, Krull, and the Second Side of Siamese Dream In this very special Thanksgiving episode of Flower Seize the Hour, hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, and Noah are joined by special guest Dan Kovler to discuss the rhyme and verse of William Corgan, the Poet. The hosts cover Billy's poetry book, Blinking with Fists, some fan poetry posted on Smashing Pumpkins websites, and share some of their own intimate, Billy-inspired verse. Any time remaining is devoted to the second side of Siamese Dream. Oh, and Krull and Emo Phillips.
info_outline Episode 4: Siamese Dream Part 1 10/09/2015
Episode 4: Siamese Dream Part 1 In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, Matt, and Noah discuss the first side of Siamese Dream, Cherub Rock through Soma. It features popular recurring segments "What Are You Wearing?" and "What Have You Been Up to?" and the hosts role-play a meeting between Billy Corgan and Ryan Stubbs.
info_outline Episode 3: Pisces Iscariot 07/22/2015
Episode 3: Pisces Iscariot In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, Matt, and Noah discuss Pisces Iscariot. Ryan shows up late to the recording, but just in time to present his always contrarian opinions and controversial political views. Meanwhile, the hosts discover Noah's talent for instantaneously recognizing any 80s hair metal cover song, and he shares a very personal story about Winger's rendition of Purple Haze. And Greg saw a movie about dinosaurs.
info_outline Episode 2: The OC 07/10/2015
Episode 2: The OC In this episode, hosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, Matt, and Noah do the OC bracket challenge, that is, the Ocean/Corgan bracket challenge where the six best Billy Ocean songs go up against the six best Billy Corgan songs to determine the best Billy. Billy Ocean and Michael Douglas guest star.
info_outline Episode 1: Memoirs of a Gish-a Called Wanda 04/29/2015
Episode 1: Memoirs of a Gish-a Called Wanda In this episode of Flower Seize the Hour, a podcast occasionally and tenuously devoted to discussing the Smashing Pumpkins, hosts Tim, Stubbs, Greg, and Matt address the Smashing Pumpkins' first record, Gish. This is episode one, and is called episode one despite being actually recorded after episodes three, four, five, and six. To explain, the original episode one contained some technical, but mostly substantive, flaws, and this, therefore, is a replacement. And if the listener still finds this replacement episode one unsatisfying, then the listener can only imagine how bad the original sounded. In any event, in this episode one the hosts are joined by Noah, an international rock n’ roll expert, and later on by guest Edward G. Bauer, a local jazz aficionado. If the listener sticks around long enough, he or she will be treated to the sweet sounds of scat and be-bop juxtaposed to the sounds of early 90’s alternative rock. Oh, and some Scientology hot stove.
info_outline B-Side Episode: MCIS part 2, Stabbin' Westword 02/18/2015
B-Side Episode: MCIS part 2, Stabbin' Westword In part two of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, discussing disc 2, cohosts Tim, Ryan, Greg, and Matt discuss the best Smashing Pumpkins songs to have as baseball walk-up music, in addition to how to throw speedballs through the air, and not at the ground, as well as Ryan's childhood trauma involving Blades of Steel and popular pornography serials.
info_outline B-Side Episode: MCIS part 1 01/21/2015
B-Side Episode: MCIS part 1 Back from a holidays hiatus, hosts Tim, Ryan, and Greg, joined by first time co-host Matt Smith, catch-up on all the most recent upsetting things Billy Corgan has said to the media and then tackle disc one of the double-disc behemoth Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Along the way, the boys discuss delicate teenage memories of the album and Greg struggles against his co-hosts to implicate a new song rating system.