Podcast: February 17, 2018

Flood Bros. Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are proud to interview the legendary Derek Warfield, who will be playing Thursday, March 1st at Jack Desmond’s Irish Pub at 103rd and Ridgeland in Chicago Ridge with The Young Wolfetones at 8PM. For tix call 708-857-7910
Derek speaks by phone with Skinny and Houli from Texas where he is leading their current tour and they talk of Irish history being told through song and story for centuries and how the message of Irish freedom was carried forward in spite of British oppression. We play their version of “One Road” to open the show and then Derek discusses the importance of Irish cops and firefighters in the USA building America as he leads us into one of our favorite tunes, The Streets of New York, which exemplifies maybe every Irish family’s history. Skinny eulogizes 18th District Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, who was murdered in the Loop earlier this week, Houli gives the background story on the late, great Jimmy Goff and how it came to be that he introduces the weekly “Who Died?” segment and another funny story about a surprise visit on his front porch one St. Patrick’s Day many years ago. Terrific show this week!

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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