Tag Archives: Grammys

Episode 68: The Day the Music Died

Thanks to Nick Winterfeld for joining us this week! Listen above, download here.

Topic:

  • Buddy Holly: 1936 – 1959
  • We discuss the influence Buddy Holly had on music in such a short time
  • “The day the music died”: the plane crash that killed Holly, Richie Valens, and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson
  • What if Buddy Holly had lived on? What would music look like today?

Songs:

Bands:

  • Pete Seeger
  • Bob Dylan
  • Cannon Riggs / Asher McKenzie / Mr. Bones
  • Fringe Class
  • Soft Skills
  • The Fourth Wall
  • Tool
  • No Kind of Rider
  • Cambrian Explosion
  • No Tomorrow Boys
  • Charming Birds
  • Mayhaw Hoons
  • Lubec
  • Ash
  • Vendetta Red
  • Deaf Havana
  • Daft Punk
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Lorde
  • Katy Perry
  • Beyonce
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Walkmen
  • Arcade Fire
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Putts
  • Wormbag
  • Sioux Falls
  • Lights Over Paris
  • The Distillers
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Deafheaven
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Michael Hurley
  • Lewi Longmire
  • Beck
  • Broken Bells
  • James Mercer / The Shins
  • Danger Mouse
  • Xiu Xiu
  • Buddy Holly
  • Paul McCartney / John Lennon / The Beatles
  • Isaac Brock
  • Lou Reed
  • Elvis Presley
  • Roy Orbison
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Richie Valens
  • Raffi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • James Taylor
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Carole King
  • Bob Dylan
  • Sallie Ford
  • Bobby Darin
  • Don McLean
  • Phil Everly / Everly Brothers
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Ray Charles
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • U2
  • Action Bronson
  • The Helio Sequence
  • Modern Kin
  • Genders
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Bevelers
  • Fresh Hair
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Janet Jackson
  • Bruno Mars
  • Flea / Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Adam Brock
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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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