Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 124: “What If?”

Thanks to Dave Harris and Josh Kennedy for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • “What if…?”

Songs:

  • Death Grips – “Pss Pss”
  • Joan Osborne – “What If God Was One Of Us?”
  • !!! – “Myth Takes”
  • Osibisa – “Fire”

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Episode 123: The Cult of Personality

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Thanks to Joey Gerber for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Musical personalities and personas
  • Who are some of the greatest musicians to, essentially, become someone else?
  • Are those personas an extension of the performer, or merely a gimmick?
  • What reason is there to adopt a persona?
  • What about artists who took on multiple personas during their careers?

Songs:

  • Blondie – “Call Me”
  • David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
  • Parliament-Funkadelic – “Can You Get To That?”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Eugene”

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Episode 122: The Likely Lads

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Thanks to Katy Hampton for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • The Libertines!
  • We discuss the obsession of our guest, her beginnings with all things Libertines, as well as all the bands connected to them

Songs:

  • Violent Femmes – “Love Love Love Love Love”
  • The Libertines – “(I’ve Got) Sweets”
  • Tweedy – “Please Don’t Let Me Be So Misunderstood”
  • Black Sabbath – “Iron Man”

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Episode 121: Anatomy of a Remix

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Thanks to Anthony Baney for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or download it right here.

And, as an added bonus, Anthony has provided the playlist of songs below, to give you some examples of his work, and a few that inspire him. Enjoy!

Topic:

  • The remix
  • How did our guest get into remixes, and doing them himself?
  • What are our relationships with remixed music?
  • What are the different types of remix? What do they look like?
  • Is there a formula that most remixes follow?

Songs:

  • Leonard Nimoy – “Follow Your Star”
  • Clean Bandits – “Rather Be (Elephante Remix)”
  • Caribou – “Our Love”
  • Kindness – “Who Do You Love? (Ft. Robyn)”

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Episode 120: Don’t Believe the Hype

Thanks to Jordan Portlock for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, and download it right here.

Topic:

  • When you enjoy a band, but not the things that influenced that band
  • When you enjoy a band, but hate the things they’ve influenced
  • How can hype enhance or destroy people’s enjoyment of something?

Songs:

  • Portland Trailblazers – “Bust a Bucket”
  • Iron & Wine – “Your Fake Name is Good Enough For Me”
  • Fugazi – “Waiting Room”
  • Trapper Schoepp – “Tracks”
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Episode 119: Kind of Blue

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Thanks to Jessica Rand for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Jazz!
  • Where did we all begin with Jazz? What exactly is Jazz?
  • Who are the most important people in the genre?
  • What are the different subgenres? What about “Soft Jazz”?
  • What are some things that stop people from getting into it?
  • Where should newcomers start?

Songs:

  • Hot Chip – “Huarache Lights”
  • Herbie Nichols Trio – “45 Degree Angle”
  • Motion City Soundtrack – “Everything is Alright”
  • Chromatics – “Just Like You”

Bands:

  • Hot Chip – “Huarache Lights”
  • Wild Ones
  • Alialujah Choir
  • Aphex Twin
  • St. Vincent
  • Beck
  • Beyonce
  • Tenacious D
  • Mastodon
  • Motorhead
  • Drake
  • Herbie Nichols Trio
  • Charles Mingus
  • Duke Ellington
  • John Coltrane
  • Miles Davis
  • Art Blakey
  • George Gershwin
  • Elvis Costello
  • Chet Baker
  • Charlie Parker
  • The Blue Cranes
  • Christopher Brown
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Robert Glasper
  • Billie Holiday
  • Cannonball Adderley
  • Sun Ra
  • Herbie Hancock
  • The Bad Plus
  • Go Go Penguin
  • Sheila Jordan
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Luis Conte
  • Tito Puente
  • Gene Krupa
  • Bill Evans
  • Nils Frahm
  • Kenny G
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Lou Rawls
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Grateful Dead
  • Weather Report
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Tortoise
  • John Zorn
  • MarchFourth Marching Band
  • Pink Martini
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones
  • Robert Cray
  • Rod
  • The Church
  • Mr. Bones
  • Daniel Lanois
  • Chromatics
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Episode 118: The Small Faces

Hey everybody! Due to some scheduling conflicts, we decided to take a small break last week and this week (sorta!) to get our bearings again. However, we didn’t want to leave you folks empty handed, so we present to you this brief episode, in which we talk about everything we’ve been up to in the last couple weeks, and what we’ll be up to this week. Enjoy!

Songs:

  • Prodigy – “Return of the Mac”
  • Mr. Bones – “You Don’t Have a Skull of Your Own”
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Episode 117: American Beauty

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Thank you to Jacob Heiteen, Todd Gleason, and Eric Robison for joining us this week! You can give this episode a listen above, or download it right here!

Topic:

  • 50 years of The Grateful Dead!
  • Where did our guests start with the band? How many times have they seen them?
  • What appeal does the band have for them, and their musical style?
  • What were some of the staples of the Grateful Dead’s live shows?
  • Where should the uninitiated start with the Dead?

Songs:

  • Marilyn Manson – “Devil Underneath my Feet”
  • Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias”
  • Grateful Dead – “Alligator”
  • Animal Collective – “What Would I Want? Sky”

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Episode 116: Going All The Way

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Thanks to Mo Troper and Mayhaw Hoons for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

AND, as an added bonus, you can watch Mo and Mayhaw’s Apartment Story right here:

Topic:

  • Power Pop and Bubblegum Pop
  • Where do these genres start? How do they relate to each other?
  • How did our guests get into these genres?
  • Are there any bands today making this kind of music?

Songs:

  • Father John Misty – “Chateau Lobby 4 (in C for Two Virgins)”
  • The Shivvers – “Teen Line”
  • Big Star – “September Gurls”
  • Bjork – “Quicksand”

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Episode 115: Raising the Bar

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Thanks to Shelley Bowers (of Sizzle Pie) and Emily Overstreet and Seymour (of the Aladdin Theater) for stopping by this week! You can listen to the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Bartending in music venues
  • How has working the bar at venues changed how they view live music, and their profession?
  • What should bar patrons know about proper etiquette?

Songs:

  • Silver Jews – “Punks in the Beerlight”
  • AC/DC – “Have a Drink on Me”
  • Swervedriver – “Setting Sun”
  • UB40 – “Red Red Wine”
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