Fizzle Like a Flood

Fizzle Like a Flood is an aural scrapbook - an ongoing time capsule. Various life recordings, songs, stories, random sounds, etc. Many appearances by Doug's bestie, Trilety, his girlfriend, Megan and his cat, Cinder.
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Oct 15, 2019

The Midwest Winds Kite Flyers fall festival was Sunday afternoon! You can follow what their fly schedule is here...


Oct 11, 2019

Here's the first decent demo we've made. Kind of sloppy but, hey, put it in Bob Pollard's pipe and smoke it! I think the song shines through the haze.

Oct 8, 2019

A new beginning just in time for October! (Sorry, this one doesn't have Deborah Voorhees.) Listen up as Doug tries to explain his "new direction" to Trilety. Hopefully now we'll get back to some content. Just one hobo nugget at a time. :) 


Feb 2, 2019

Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you! Hello! It's Groundhog day (Doug's 3rd favorite holiday) and there is a new Fizzlecast for you!

Okay, funny joke over. I hope you enjoy these recordings from the past couple of months! 


- Megan shares a joke that gives Doug a hyphen/dash flashback

- A Thanksgiving toast and car wash

- "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath as performed by Weezer on the Teal Album

- Welcome Winter!

- Drinks at the Mercury Lounge's Christmas pop-up

- Opening Megan's 2018's advent calendar

- T'was the Night Before Christmas done Rat Pack style performed by the players at PART's "Sinatra Christmas"

- Suzie's close call at Christmas

- Doug plays his 20 yr old cover of "Little Whirl" by Guided by Voices for Trilety (and himself)

Dec 21, 2018

Happy Christmastime, people! It's the solstice and Doug and Trilety want to play you some records to celebrate. Doug picked them out and T-bird added her reflections. Everyone have a great holiday season!

Song 1: 'Magic Perfume' by Charlyne Yi - From a really cute movie called Paper Heart.

Song 2: 'This Package' by Frederick Julius/Matt Geiler/Dancing Pumpkin Man -

Song 3: 'Something There Is About You' by Bob Dylan off the Planet Waves album.

Song 4: 'You Could Have Me If You'd Want Me' aka. 'Slut' by At Land (rough version w/ demo vocal)

Song 5: 'Bar-B-Que' by Yancy Woodchuck off the soundtrack to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. 

Song 6: Midi 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' from this website: 





Nov 18, 2018

Hello and welcome to a new season of FLAF!! The haunted house is all closed up for the winter and it's time for some random recordings from Doug's life. Enjoy!


- In the spring, Doug and Megan got to see Hollywood Babble-On live in Iowa City (and sing along to the Justin Bieber song).

- Trilety speaks of the emotional burden of cupcakes. And hates on sprinkles.  

- Snow geese at DeSoto Bend (for Dan!)

- Doug, Megan & Elisabeth went down to meet Travis & Rachel in Kansas City for the Oddities Expo.

- Sarah Benck singing that one Blues Traveler 'Hook' song

- watching the motorcycle jumps at World of Wheels with 'Jimety'

- The Prohibitches go see the Prairie Cats at Ozone lounge

- A spotting of Ralph Garman in the Iowa City ped mall!

- Doug and Megan visit Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL

- Matt Whipkey's size 32 pants story

- Gearing up for Megan's art show in the spring

- Mom missed the birthday surprise because of the damn wipers

- Matt Geiler's amazing 'Rainbow On the Ceiling' song for Trilety who is actually Megan

- My name vexes Hauntcast's Chris Baker mwhahahaha     




Apr 6, 2018

Welcome to... April?!?! As I type this it is snowing outside. So stay in and listen to this new episode in which Doug and his old middle school and skate friend Lewis head to Lincoln in the summer of 2017 to see Iron Maiden!


- Mostly it's just the very rando concert recordings plus songs by Ghost (the opening band) and the Maiden...

'Square Hammer' by Ghost

'The Evil That Men Do' by Iron Maiden

Mar 2, 2018

It's March! Here's a new episode so hopefully none of you gave up this podcast for Lent. Please enjoy responsibly.


- Doug sledding/destroying his body

- They had these crazy jet heaters at Haunticon (

- More sledding. This time Megan goes. Drink every time she says 'okay.'

- Destroyer playing a song live at the Waiting Room

- We put Caitlin's old toothbrush to good use cleaning up kitty pee!

- Recordings from the annual Groundhog Day parade in Unadilla (part 1)


- Funnel Cock

- Sounds of the cabin

- Trolling ghosts at Malvern Manor (

- 'Atom Eyes' by the spectacular Tobin Sprout at Reverb


- Even more sledding. Including a new song by the Toddfather!

- Even more Unadilla. The actual parade this time!

- Fireplace commentary by Trilety

- Superbowl Joke of the Year - 'Parsley and Pubes' by Karen

Feb 1, 2018

We're back again and TWICE in the same month! Craaaaazy. In this episode we have some NYE fireworks action, a new flashback to 2017 section (featuring recordings from the Great Solar Eclipse of last summer) and an in-depth 'demo' look at the famous Wink record of Studio C circe 1984. Also a really fun song by Michael. Enjoy, kids!


- 'Rick' on KFAB informing Mr. V of his 7 inches of 'whatever.' 'Rick' sounds a lot like Brian to me.

- Doug's new can crusher machine satisfies!

- Watching the postponed NYE fireworks downtown with Megan, Travis and Rachel

- Michael Campbell singing us a cute little song at an open mic a few weeks back (


-Elliott's happy birthday message to Doug

-Megan and her wheezing freezer

-Megan, Doug and Elisabeth trek south to view the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017


-Rachel witnesses Don King Troll for the first time


-Doug and Megan listen to his Wink record for the first time. (Doug chomps a lot on popcorn during this just for Wayne.)



Jan 5, 2018

Hello! It's post all the holidays and the FLAFcast is back. This episode is packed full of all things Thriller Retro Haunt, Doug's 1980s basement haunted house, which happened back on Halloween. Also documented is Doug's trip to Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa, IA. Enjoy!


- Everyone loves a dead baby!

- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part I

- Haunt building! 'Carrie' pail drop test and the thrill of opening 1983 beer

- 'If We Try' by The Rare Candies, a new Omaha band Doug is into (

- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part II

- The Thriller team was not on the Madness haunted house guest list (but we still love you, Josh, Cody, Terry & others!)

- The Children of the Corn theme can work with 'Suicide Note' by Chris Mills! Random.

- Doug meets Courtney Gains of COTC, The Burbs and Can't Buy Me Love fame. Oh, Back to the Future too!


- Post Haunt Interviews by Elisabeth Part III

- 'What is the intelligence?' - Superjazz

- Goddamn Bordello

- Juan's Wall <3

Sep 27, 2017



Let's just keep them a mystery! 

Jul 2, 2017

Sorry It's been so long! Doug has been spending a lot of time building a HAUNTED HOUSE in his basement. (Probably his mid-life crisis) I guess it could be worse...

But so here's what's been going on since April. Enjoy!


- Obama Everyday - so true to life

- Doug gives Trilety a tour of what has since actually become an actual haunted house (wow!)

- Doug's favorite Brady Bunch episode happily caught on the 'Brady Brunch' on a random Sunday

- 'Holly' by Township & Range

- Karen and Elisabeth send Doug some ocean sounds from Mexico

- For a bit, a little black kitty liked climbing up into the space over Doug's porch.

- T just has the booty.

- Recordings from Doug and Megan's trip to Iowa City and Waterloo to see Wayne Coyne's art show

- Megan and Trilety make a secret recording on Doug's zoom

- Easter hike at the prairie!

- As part of putting in the haunted house, Doug replaced the hot water heater.

- Sounds of the saw and screwing

- Hobowreck Demotime: 'Battery' by Metallica

- An oldie Doug finally put in the podcast! 

May 13, 2017

Hello and we're back! Sorry it has been so long. (Doug is working on a special SECRET PROJECT in his basement, so he has been preoccupied.) More on that to come in a future episode! For now, you MAY enjoy...


- Sneaking up on ducks in Elmwood Park one Friday evening after a fish fry

- T Bird has a humor cunt. Were you also not surprised?

- A song I assume is called 'People Are Disgusting' by the legendary Jonathan Richman performed live at the Waiting Room. 

- Doug and Megan unwrapping his Purple mattress. Review: IT'S AWESOME

- A wonderful waterfall in the Embassy Suites

- Blah Blah Blah

- Hobo Roll - a night of sushi

- More of that fun night in Elmwood Park and our favorite drunk bartender at the Mai Tai Lounge

- Doug's old roommate Korey Anderson live at the Barley Street

- Juan and Megan leave a secret message on Doug's Zoom

- Showing Megan how Doug cuts his hair - THE FLOWBEE! (

- Wheezy Wiggle Butt, the hobo dog

- Some Easter time shenanigans in the basement of a cool church across from UNO

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Close to Me' by The Cure

- Some closing poetry by Sir Richman


Apr 1, 2017

What?? A new episode so soon?! No foolin'! Doug hopes this helps you pass the rainy days, friends. If you would like to join the Prohibitches, just let Doug know. Let's try to make this a bit more regular than the Wing Committee ha   


- Some good squealing by Doug and Megan

- The AMC theater in Council Bluffs has a dome in the lobby that is WOW!

- Someone is NOT burning up for Douglas.

- I got stuck in a crazy hail storm a couple weeks ago.

- Anonymous American Playing '4th of July' at the Barley St. (for Doug!)

- This is what happened outside of Doug's house.

- I can't really make this not gross and wrong. But really it's just a little rubber sample thingy of the Purple mattress Doug just got. 

- Go Karts in CB!

- The first bonfire of the 2017 season (Sorry Jamie!)

- Sweet sounds of the Duck Inn. Megan says this is 'the future.' What?? 

- Sounds of Cascio's with our **BIG IDEA**

- Anonymous American rocking the Boss (with intro from Joni)

- I sharpened a knife all on my own!!

- Some gong banging at work

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: An acoustic demo of 'Ziggy Stardust' OOooOOOOoOo miss you, David. <3


Mar 14, 2017

Sorry February passed with no new episode! But this one more than makes up for it with great music, terrific silliness and BETTER SOUND thanks to the Zoom recorder Doug bought! Please forgive him - he's still learning how sensitive the mics are. (A new wind screen has been procured that looks like Don King's hair, so hopefully there will be less wind pops in the future.) Enjoy!


- Elisabeth hates on nacho cheese Doritos

- Trilety and Juan bust into the poop emoji balloon Megan and Doug got Juan for his birthday.

- Megan's first circus! The tigers we NOT very exciting, as Abram notes.

- Ben Fold playing 'You Don't Know Me' live with the Omaha symphony. Sorry about my singing ha

- Smashing ice at the Curvy Cottage on Super Bowl Sunday

- Testing the googly eyes on the Zoom (FAIL)

- Wayne's albino story

- Doug and Megan trek North on a strange nostalgic journey

- The Bishops playing a song by The Specials (Doug thinks) at the Barley Street Tavern

- Pet Sounds in the snow!

- A big compilation of recordings from our Groundhog Day celebrations in Unadilla, NE

- The last Peach Rockstar 

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: a great 4-track demo of 'Burning Up' by Madonna (off her 1st album). Love those robo-vocals!! 

- Sucking on poo


Jan 23, 2017

It's Fizzle Like a Flood's 1st birthday! Lots of Doug's friends called with well wishes and Doug traveled to Florida again for New Year Eve. Thank you to everyone who has listened to this incredibly uncool podcast this year. :)


- Simon calls to say hi and mess with Doug

- The old promo for FLAF. I'm not sure it actually ever aired anywhere.

- A message from Elisabeth 

- Trilety and Juan reporting in about a cat paw toy they found at Walgreens

- Matt Whipkey and band live at the Waiting Room in December 2016

- Doug knows this guy!

- Adding oil to Megan's car. Megan zings a zinger!

- A lovely message from nephew Elliott

- Karen's Spanish message (an excerpt)

- Three recordings from Christmas 2016 

- A rocking message from Lewis, Doug's old skate pal

- Megan and Suzie show off Suzie's new toy

- FloriDoug version 2.0


- Hobowreck Demotime: An interesting demo version of 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' by The Police (1977)

- Oh, Randy...




Dec 21, 2016

Welcome Christmas and the FLAF Xmas Spectacular! Much 'Christmas' music and some birthday fun in this one. Also plenty of other randomness. So let's GIT TO IT!


- Doug's best friend from middle school, Erik, playing something beautiful on his piano! Schroeder would be impressed. 

- Megan does her version of a song off a Holiday record she has

- Doug and Megan are birthday twins and have a joint bowling party at West Lanes which by the end of the night was renamed Wet Lanes.

- The clickity clack sound of mussel shells at Dario's

- Jason admits he's a hater :(

- 'I Like to Get Drunk and Ride My Horse on Christmas Day' by Horatio Lee Jenkins. Here's the most wonderful music video:

- Trilety was a guest on The Basement on a Hill podcast last month. #38!   

- Megan's cute cure for hiccups

- A bit of Bing and Bowie just to mess with the girlfriend <3

- Doug and Megan watched the Macy's parade to see the Charlie Brown balloon they got to help test in Volume XXI!

- Call and leave a happy birthday, FLAF message! 

- Megan does a great Sling Blade.

- A flashback to Doug and Trilety singing along with 'Joy to the World' from Volume II 

- HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME: 'Rudolph Was the Radio Tower' - A sad Xmas song Doug wrote way back around 2001. The idea is a kid has a window somewhere in his house that he only looks out on Christmas Eve cuz he's looking for Santa, and when he does he sees a red light in the sky. (He must live in an awfully big house with many windows.) But then he just happens to look out this window one night in the fall and notices 'Rudolph' up there flying around on the wrong night. He then embarks on a journey only to discover that Rudolph's nose is the top of a radio tower. Based off a thought little Doug would have noticing the red tower light back behind his backyard in Sioux City.

- The Xmas Din of Death

- The warm sounds of Trilety's fire

- Joyful brass in the cafeteria at work

- 'Why Not Smile' by R.E.M. This is not a Christmas song but sounds like one to Doug. Give it a try while driving around to look at lights. It will work PERFECTLY.




Nov 29, 2016

Doug's sorry it's been so long, but this is his busy time of year! Trilety and his Friendiversary plus Halloween PLUS Megan and his birthday PLUS Thanksgiving... And only the Friendiversary and Halloween stuff has been gone through, ugh! But please do enjoy those recordings plus some other goodies and a couple nice songs to boot!


- Greaseproof paper, what an invention!

- The 2016 Election makes Doug's cold worse

- 'Ugly Man' by X-Ray Mary, who Doug and Megan saw rock Crossbones last weekend. Check out their bandcamp: ROCK!!

-  Doug and Trilety's Friendiversary 2016 Part 1 (pumpkin shopping, dinner and a pigface man sighting)

- A new edition of 'Simon'! Don't say it...

- Friendiversary Part 2: Doug giving Trilety her present, a picture of Tom Selleck he drew in 6th or 7th grade art class. Framed by JJ at

- Some randomness from Doug and friends' excursion to Scary Acres.

- Pumpkin carving and exploring Doug's spooky attic room with Megan on Halloween

- Trilety does the Aroused Pigeon

- Suzie MAY have been part of the silent majority!

- The sounds of a bag of marbles. Thanks, Juan!

- Hobowreck Demotime: 'I've Been Waiting' by Matthew Sweet 

BONUS: The true pronunciation of Mangia Italiana


Nov 5, 2016

We made it through the Halloween season! So much went on the past few weeks. Massive balloon handling, returning to the scene of many past debaucheries, a trip to visit Isaac, and taking out the damn dock. Plenty of fall nonsense.


- Someone loves 311 and penis. I suspect most of their fans are like this.

- This is a new segment for Simon, a naughty plastic doll who lives at the bakery and whose videos you can watch on their Instagram page -

- Doug and the Thomases got to help test a new Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloon! As far as they could tell, it worked.

- Travis knows some hip hop.

- Three Piles for Trilety (She likes piles.)

- I'm working on a great thing with a waterfall in my living room. Pictures forthcoming...

- Doug and Megan venture into The Drinkery, formerly Doug's old karaoke hangout. He tells her stories of his glory days. Like the Boss song.

- 'The Tin Man' by Neva Dinova

- Doug and Megan take a day trip to Whiting, IA where the original 'Children of the Corn' was filmed in 1983. Doug geeks out real good.

- Doug had to help dad take out the dock they put in in the spring. Apparently this will happen EVERY YEAR.

- Flip Flop Brad (I still say it really sounds like that.)

- Doug tells the story of how his roommates tricked him into eating nasty fake cookies in 1995

- Hobowreck Demotime: 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins

- Secret hidden bit! Wonderful nonsense at the Barley Street Tavern :)



Oct 15, 2016

Happy Halloween to all of you!! Here's my first Super Spectacular Spooky Halloween episode. 


- As a kid, I played my Haunted Mansion record over and over and over in our house at 127 Charles Park Drive. I think I even tried to loop the instrumental bit somehow.

- I competed on the Horror Exam and somehow WON! Subscribe to The Basement On a Hill...

- Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 1

- A live performance by Relax, It's Science from the Barley Street Tavern.

- Trilety got herself hooked to a chair at Mangia Italiana. :) 

- The Haunted Bars at the Mastercraft building pounded by Doug and Zip

- We thought Doug's Vess soda hookup was kaput! But we were dumb.

- The Din of Death!

- Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 2

- 'Halloween Reprise' - a tune I did back in the day

- Oh, Alex Jones!

- Benson Zombie Walk 2016 Part 3

- Hobowreck Demotime: 'Pig' by Rivers Cuomo. This tune sometimes makes Doug cry.


Oct 1, 2016

It's freaking OCTOBER!! And here's some cool stuff. 


- Jason farted on my phone.

- Doug and Megan looking for ANY sign of support for either candidate

- 'Hey Sandy' by Polaris - the theme from The Adventures of Pete & Pete

- Karen really enjoying a Two Birds Bakery cinnamon roll

- Reflections on one of my haunted houses, Terror in the Night (1985 I think)

- WHY?? Anthony later told me that the line out Krispie Kreme's door had something to do with a 'pirate night' or some shit. Free doughnuts for eye patches, I guess!

- The story of my little song called 'Your Own Factory' from 1997. 

- Craig gave me lessons on wrangling my kitty!

- This is Doug biking down a street singing along to Paul Westerberg.

- At the rodeo was Whiplash the rodeo monkey!

- The first HOBOWRECK DEMOTIME. 'Jessie's Girl' by Rick Springfield. Love the kinda Cheap Trick middle part that only lives in this version!


Sep 16, 2016

Lots of good stuff this time, kids! Three epic things: Doug's Brass Knocker finale, The BOMB STORY and the Villisca Ax Murder house ghost bump from years ago. Enjoy responsibly!


- Rigor mortis is great.

- Doug singing 'Let It Be' as the final karaoke song at the Brass Knocker, 2012. This was after like five long islands, just saying...

- Dustin's 'Stranger Things' opinions from Attack of the Killer Podcast ( Subscribe to this podcast!!

- The Company Kitchen machine at work

- Trilety's 'Two Truths and a Lie.' Jason buys them all.

- Doug giving Megan a tour around good ol' Jones Street in Sioux City

- 'You Are the Brightest Star' by Streetcar Conductors ( Buy this song!!

- THE BOMB STORY (recorded back in February)

- Doug hiding from the rain on his walk

- Some stuff in 'My So-Called Life' is pretty ridiculous. But maybe I think that because I'm old now.

- The epic Villisca thud! Circa November 2004

- The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Lady L' by Nick Andopolis  


Sep 2, 2016

Karaoke happened again! And we've got the best song of the night right here, folks. Also, Doug gets Greenbergian in a new segment called 'Why??', complains about the Olympics and let's his frustration out on his drum set and some defenseless soda cans. Please enjoy responsibly.


- Farewell, Gene Wilder. Thank you.

- Doug's favorite pizza:

- Some drumming questions in a new segment called 'Why??'

- Fun with the paper towel tube and the Pizza Shoppe

- Trilety destroying the karaoke competition

- Some thoughts on the Olympics

- Drums are more fun than yard work.

- A little game at Sioux Falls. Can you tell which is Megan?

- Jan zings Bill good!


- Doug's most heard musical accomplishment and the Worked Up So Sexual remix it came from. This was called the 'Pole mix' cuz I said it was supposed to be the ultra sexy version. Whatever.

- Trilety tells a funny story about the Care Bears. And cock.

-The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: 'Boom Boom' by Paul Lekakis. 



Aug 16, 2016

It's August, one of Doug's least favorite months. But there's still good stuff happening. Hot, sweaty fairs and hang outs at the cabin by the lake. Enjoy this grab bag of summer goodies!


- Megan shreds her red clarinet!

- The first attempt at a special video for Doug's nephew Elliott's 1st birthday

- A bit of 'Afraid of Everything,' one of Doug's favorites from the new Monster of Phantom Lake musical based off the Chris Mihm film by the same name.

- A few bits from Doug and Megan's tour of the airport

- 'Good Morning, Cabin' - North lake in the morning

- The Sarpy County fair with T-Bird (featuring creative ideas by Megan)

- Sad Elliott swim lesson story story by Trilety

- Suzie missed her roomie while she was in California.

- Some chatting about Brian Wilson with the one and only Matt Geiler over some polish dogs

- WATCH 'STRANGER THINGS'! Almost 5 stars.

- The Painfully Cheesy Song of the Week: Some song from 'RAD' - 1986  

Jul 29, 2016

Fireworks, Brian Wilson and a classic American movie. This one includes a new opening I made out of Peanuts, The Goonies and Fizzood sounds. Anyone who doesn't like loud noises should be cautious with this episode!


- 'Chair Wars' in the old Southroads Mall

- The Action Pact playing a Sloan song for Canada Day at the Waiting Room

- Some firework stories on the way to Action Pact practice

- Independence Day on lake Manawa

- Deadpool showed up to CB Comicon!

- Some Pokemon Go observations

- I believe this song might be called 'We All Bleed Red.' From the Daniel Diedrich tribute show. I think this is a perfectly written song easily on the level of The Violent Femmes circa their best years.

- Pie eating contest at the CB skatepark

- A couple quick clips at the zoo with Megan

- Brian Wilson performed Pet Sounds for the last time ever and Doug and Megan were there.

- Doug introduced Megan to the classic film Mannequin in July (with a silly loud noise intermission).

- The Painfully Cheesy Love Song of the Week: Alisha singing 'Boys Will Be Boys'. Ouch!


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