The DYS now on Google+
We don’t use it that much, but for those of you who do, The Darryn Yates Show is now on Google+. We may post some things that we dont post on our other social media sites, or it may collect dust like a lot of other G Plus pages have.
The Darryn Yates Show Returns This Month
After a short summer vacation break, The Darryn Yates Show returns full force this July! There will be several exciting revisions and Music will be the main theme now, including major & indie artists, song requests, interviews, live performances, etc. The show wants ALL artists to send your songs in and ALL music lovers to send in your requests and why you love that song. Songs selected will appear on the live broadcast of the show and featured on a couple segments on the new DYS website.
Kevin Slaten and the Beer Bottle Incident
May 30, 2012 - The Mayhem Network would like to share a fun little story involving someone close to the TMN camp and Kevin Slaten, afternoon radio DJ for KFNS 590am The Fan. On Kevin’s show Tues. May 29 (The King’s Court) a caller called up and complained about the location of the Edward Jones Dome being in “the hood”. Apparently the caller’s car was broken into and the perpetrators stole his change and not the iPad he had in his backseat. Kevin agreed with the location of the Dome and said a moron once threw a beer bottle through his window in downtown St. Louis. We recently heard from a fan of The Mayhem Network who is privvy to information involving this “beer bottle” incident. His side of things is very interesting and it definitely goes against the image Kevin Slaten likes to portray. The TMN question of the week is….do you love Kevin Slaten, hate him, or have no idea who he is? And the second part…are you interested in hearing more about the details of this story?
May 31, 2012 - After many emails about this Slaten incident, we are getting a variety of responses. Some dislike him, some love him, and most of you just want to hear more about the story. Well, our source claims that after some typical road-rage stuff in downtown St. Louis, Slaten got out of his car and approached our source. Slaten allegedly took one look at our source and ran back into his car and called the cops. Does this sound like the Kevin Slaten you all know and love? Please post your thoughts here, our Facebook (The Mayhem Network), or our Twitter (@followthemayhem).
June 1, 2012 - The responses we have received regarding Kevin Slaten are getting overwhelming. Apparently he has pretty much “almost fought” alot of St. Louis media. According to our report, the one time (at least) someone answered his challenge to a fight, he completely backed down. I think it’s time to contact Mr. Slaten to find out why and get his side of the story. His station’s twitter is @590thefanKFNS, their FB page is Grand Slam Sports. Let us know when you contact them.
Big Announcement from The Mayhem Network
For the past 4 months, you’ve experienced what The Mayhem Network is all about: Pranks, Skits, Hidden Camera Stunts, Interviews, Podcasts, Music, Models, and more. Now that you’ve gotten a little sample of everything TMN offers, you will experience it all this summer! TMN is proud to announce the debut of two (sort of) new shows- The Decorators and The Darryn Yates Show.
The Decorators television show picks up where the original The Mayhem Network show left off. Made up of Darryn, Jerry, Jay, Howie, Bill, Damon, Savannah and Amber; the crew of Decorators will take to the streets to pull their onslaught of pranks, stunts, and chaos! The new show debuts on Charter television in July. Stay tuned to themayhemnetwork.com and The Mayhem Network Facebook and Twitter for further updates!
The Darryn Yates Show will be bringing the radio talk show to a live audience! Listen to all the rants, interviews, sports talk, music news, and more LIVE from bars, restaurants, and events from around the area! There will be contests, giveaways, promotional specials plus the normal shenanigans that come with every show. If you cannot listen live, the shows will still be available on iTunes for download. Check out the newly updated website at themayhemnetwork.com/thedarrynyatesshow for updates!
Everyone in the TMN camp is very excited about the news and we look forward to bringing even more entertainment to our ever-growing audience! The response to TMN has been great so far and we will continue to bring our fans the best entertainment we possibly can, we cannot do this without you!! There are a few more BIG things in the works for TMN, so keep checking back to the TMN website, Facebook, and Twitter for more info.
Darryn on Too Heavy to Skydive Podcast
Darryn joins Fred Slow on his Too Heavy to Skydive podcast and talks about TMM, hints at a couple upcoming announcements, the status of On Tracy Lane, his time in LA, a couple crazy stories from his past, and more.
Check out http://tooheavytoskydive.com for more
Ball Licker Bill Reviews: The Avengers
At the Mayhem Network and the Darryn Yates show, we strive with all our might to bring you many different points of view. Some of those points even have a tendency to be a bit on the cynically eccentric side thanks to me, Ball Licker Bill. Well nothing’s changed. I still piss, I still moan, and I still offer a cynical view on the world and all that inhabit it. I especially love to rip apart movies. And as we all know, recently The Decorators and I came to an understanding that in order to be a fair and seemingly impartial critic, even I needed to get out of my house to go and pay to see a movie. This way if I didn’t like it, I would have more ammunition in my arsenal. But even I, the greatest of all that is jaded and cynical despise it when I pay semi decent money to see a movie and walk out feeling good about the fact that I did it. Such is the case with this week’s review of The Avengers.
It is my fervent hope that I don’t have to do a background history for you guys, so I’m going on what little faith I have left in any of you and simply remind you that The Avengers are a group of heroes created by the manic genius of Mr. Stan Lee. In it we have such heroes like Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Hawkeye, and heroine du jour The Black Widow. And who better to lead this rag tag motley crew of snarkier towards each other than all of the Decorators in a playful mood than one Mr. Nick Fury played by the incomparable Samuel L. Jackson who was burdened with the task of not being able to use the word mother $%@*. Don’t worry Samuel. At least you got to be restrained in a movie that was brilliant. Poor Dennis Hopper had to hold his tongue in one of the worst movies made, Super Mario Brothers. And this group has to do battle with the likes of Thor’s adopted brother (inside joke that you’ll have to see the movie to appreciate)Loki.
That’s pretty much all of a plot as you’re like to get from me as revealing too much more would give away the great amount of action, comedy, and storytelling. I will simply say this. All of the questions you might have had after seeing Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America are literally all answered. Stars that could not make an appearance are explained away in a gentle way that befits their characters. There are supporting actor’s characters that are given more depth this time around than they were in the previous “origin” films. And the main characters are all given equal amounts of screen time, intrigue, storylines, and dialogue. This actually includes the villain who in previous films of old have never been given the chance to really shine because writers often times forget that in order to have any kind of a real action movie, you need a villain that rules the screen when he or she is on it. And here Tom Hiddleston gives a better performance to his character Loki than he did in the previous film Thor. In fact all of the actors and actresses give their characters more life in this film than in their origin films which to this critic have a tendency to make me snore as I fall asleep watching them.
So in the end, despite my hesitations, and severely strong desire to walk out of the theater seething with Hulk like rage wanting either my money back or unnamed members of the Decorator staff to remove their shirts to appease my heathen gay self as compensation, I can honestly say it was money well spent on my part as far as the price of the ticket was concerned. See it in 2 or 3D, whichever floats your boat. I am from old school days and have no desire to sit through 3D when all I can do is be disappointed at the fact that any ass shots, and for women and gay men alike there were some fine from behind shots, still fall into the realm of look but can’t touch. As for the cost of wandering up to the concession stand where those vixens and weavers of sexual promiscuity flaunt themselves at you in the hopes that you’ll spend a little more, I have to continually eat that because there is no compensation there. So by all means, go out and see this movie once, twice, three times if you feel the need to. I can say with all fairness that it would be worth seeing a couple of times. Oh and as an aside…..stay for the entire end credits. It’s worth it for two reasons. All I will say is that a sequel looks to be in the works and at the end simplywatch, think to yourself how many times have you felt this way, and as you do I dare you not to laugh so hard you damn near piss yourself. I almost did.
So until next week when the ill fated day of reviewing the latest botch by Tim Burton, Dark Shadows is upon me beating me half to death, go out into the world and make sure that you contribute to what could be another blockbuster summer of hit movies. Be sure to log on to the Mayhem Network and tell us what you thought of this movie and how you think I might react to Dark Shadows given that those of you who follow us on the Darryn Yates Show already know how I feel. And while you’re there, give a shout out to the other Decorators, and give Beaver Wallace’s blog a read. The man is multi talented in many respects and has decided to let us know from time to time what irks him. What he had to say was nothing less than brilliant.
The Show that Wasn’t: The Darryn Yates Show Interrupted by Hail Storm
We all know A LOT of you all had to deal with the hail madness that went on this weekend. The Decorators are no exception. As the show wrapped up last Saturday, the sound of the hail hitting the Rock Dungeon sounded like the world was coming to an end. While the Decorators were checking out their cars getting smashed to bits, the power to the Dungeon went out…and of course the show was not saved before that.
Because of this, there is no new show this week. Here is the video we put together that kinda summed up the day, along with pics of the Decorators’ cars. If you have pics or video from the storm, send em our way. We’ll gladly put them on our sites.
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Beav’s Corner: The Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook and Coffee Cup Shots
There’s many things that slightly irritate me. I can’t say I’m enraged in life as Ball Licker Bill is, but there’s just a few things that i would like to get off my chest once in a while. And since I’m doing a million things at once during the radio show, I never get everything that’s on my mind out in the open. So why not take it to the internets…ya?
One of my recent pet peeves is the over-posted ‘Instagram’ shots of coffee cups. Good lord, we get it: you like coffee. But I really don’t think it’s the fact that you are tired and this is your savior, as much as you want to connect with the millions of other people that have done it already. I get it, it’s a fad. But really, its been done a million times over. Move on already.
How many times do i need to see a Starbucks cup of coffee with a cool & hip filter added to it. I might as well take a picture of my car keys or toothbrush. And it’s even worse now that Facebook bought Instagram. Now I get to see even more shots of coffee cups in my daily feed. Awesome.
If your response is, “Well if you hate it so much, don’t check your feed anymore.” Seriously, Im close to that. The question of ‘Why do I still have a Facebook page?’ goes through my head more and more everyday. But I will admit, without a Facebook page and the keeping up with the daily feed, there is a serious disconnect from the outside world. It’s pretty scary and pathetic isn’t it? I do like to stay up on current events, buzzworthy news, and what my oversea friends are up to. Something as easy as one-click and finding all of that out in 5-10 minutes saves me a lot of time…as opposed to visiting multiple viral sites, news sites, and emailing a hundred people everyday. So that’s my justification of keeping the page and fueling the addiction to check it everyday. Plus the promotional tool that it provides is still the best out there. I’m even gonna bet you’re reading this right now because of finding it on Facebook.
So yes, it’s a love and hate relationship that I’m sure I’m not the only one going through. The only thing I can do is except it and venti. (Get it? Vent-i)…okay I’m done.
WATCH Episode 2 “The Return of Kaos” FULL EPISODE
Captain Kaos makes his TMN debut! Early footage from On Tracy Lane trip to Greenland, Captain Kaos and his sidekick Chinababy invade the streets of St. Louis and Forest Park, Darryn and Howie have fun at drive-thrus, street mayhem with Darryn, a hidden camera job interview gone wrong, interviews with musician/entrepreneur Steve Ewing (The Urge) and ‘A Fall from Grace’ update with co-writer/producer Eric Wilkinson.
Original Air Date: April 26, 2012