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Episode 18: Friends & Rock Bands

Here we go: a star-studded episode, featuring old guests Kelly Dixon and Darren Hicks, plus Seattle native Stephanie Kim! To download the episode, right-click HERE!

Topic:

  • Interpersonal relationships and music
  • Is there any problem with having friendships based around mutual taste in music, or art in general?
  • Conversely, is it wrong to avoid that relationship because of a large difference in these tastes?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Frank Ocean
  • Drake
  • Katy Perry
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • The-Dream
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Clarke Corea
  • Levon Helm / The Band
  • Brittany Howard / Alabama Shakes
  • LL Cool J
  • Chuck D
  • Tom Morello
  • Travis Barker
  • MCA
  • Fun
  • Patrick Carney / The Black Keys
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Jack White / White Stripes
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Macklemore
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Ben Gibbard / The Postal Service
  • Sigur Ros
  • Cake
  • Violent Femmes
  • Stone Roses
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Blur
  • Jurassic 5
  • 2 Chains
  • Johnny Marr
  • The XX
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Chris Funk
  • Colin Meloy
  • Laura Veirs
  • Sallie Ford
  • Peter Buck / The Baseball Project / R.E.M.
  • Michael Jackson
  • Paul McCartney
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Tom Waits
  • k.d. lang
  • Philip Glass
  • Cloud Cult
  • Matmos
  • Jamie Lidell
  • The Doors
  • Le1f
  • Everything Everything
  • Alt-J
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Christopher Owens / Girls
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Arcade Fire
  • Bright Eyes
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Nickelback
  • Everclear
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • The National
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Arab Strap
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Pavement
  • Box Car Racer
  • Paramore
  • He Is We
  • Iron & Wine
  • The Beatles
  • Davey Havok / AFI
  • Purity Ring
  • Animal Collective
  • Phil Elverum / Mount Eerie
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Justin Bieber
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Episode 17: The Question of Quantifying Quality

Here we go, our Grammy special! As usual, click HERE  to listen, right-click to download! And many thanks to our first guest-host, Jordan Portlock, for filling in for Arya!

Topic:

  • Grammys, and the nature of award shows
  • Do award shows turn out to be self-congratulatory, or do they serve a purpose?
  • Is it better that nominees are chosen by the musicians’ peers, or should it be chosen by the people?
  • NPR’s All Songs Considered: “How Much Does It Cost to Make a Hit Song?”

Songs used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Lawless Religion
  • Groves
  • Pathologies
  • Radiohead
  • Pearl Jam
  • Nirvana
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Woody Guthrie
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Boyd Tinsley / Dave Matthews Band
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Wampire
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The Birthday Party
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jack White
  • Fun
  • Arcade Fire
  • Stone Roses
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Esparanza Spalding
  • Phoenix
  • Michael Jackson
  • Blink-182
  • Katy Perry
  • The Beatles
  • Radiohead
  • Menomena
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Black Keys
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
  • Chris Brown
  • The Lumineers
  • Adele
  • Chris Cornell
  • Timbaland
  • Chris Cornell / Soundgarden
  • Scott Stapp / Creed
  • Chad Kroger / Nickelback
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins
  • Morrissey / The Smith
  • Stephen Malkmus / Pavement
  • Rolling Stones
  • Eminem
  • Panic At The Disco
  • The Format
  • James Blake
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Ramona Falls
  • Tomahawk
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Peter Buck
  • Colin Meloy
  • Chris Funk
  • Ben Gibbard
  • Storm Large
  • k.d. lang
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Presidents of the United States of America
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • They Might Be Giants
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Episode 13: Getting The Band Back Together

Episode 13 is HERE! Give it a shot HERE – click to listen/right-click to download! Topic:

  • Band reunions
  • What are some of the best (and worst) examples of this?
  • Is there anything wrong with a band “doing it for the money”?

Songs Used:

  • David Bowie – “Where Are We Now?”
  • Destiny’s Child – “Nuclear”
  • Pavement – “Gold Soundz”

Bands Mentioned:

  • Our First Brains
  • Swingset Showdown
  • Kithkin
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Your Rival
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Deerhunter
  • Christopher Owens
  • Low
  • Yo La Tengo
  • The National
  • David Bowie
  • Kevin Shields
  • Destiny’s Child
  • Pixies
  • R.E.M.
  • The Strokes
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • Pavement
  • The Smiths
  • Oasis
  • Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • The Jam
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • The Fall
  • Guided By Voices
  • INXS
  • Storm Large
  • Nirvana
  • Pink Martini
  • The Velvet Underground
  • U2
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • The Police
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions / The Imposters
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
  • The Beatles
  • Third Eye Blind
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Jack White
  • Blondie
  • Talking Heads
  • Tom Tom Club
  • The Stone Roses
  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Undertones
  • The Replacements
  • Daft Punk
  • Skrillex
  • Ween
  • White Stripes
  • The Kinks
  • New Order
  • The Byrds
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • James Taylor
  • Portishead
  • Mercury Rev
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sonic Youth
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Fun
  • Kansas
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Yardsss
  • Italics
  • Altered Beats
  • Pat Benetar
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Lawless Religion
  • Thom Yorke
  • Sparklehorse
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