Tag Archives: Weezer

Episode 139: I Know It’s Over

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Thanks to Katy Hampton for joining us this week! You can check it out above, or download it here!

Topic:

  • The Smiths and Morrissey!
  • We discuss our love and passion for The Smiths and Morrissey, the things that make both feel unique, our relationships with Morrissey (the person), and – as always – talk about how they’re never reuniting.

Songs:

  • Wilco – “EKG”
  • The Smiths – “Rusholme Ruffians”
  • Morrissey – “Sing Your Life (KROQ Version”
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “Suspect Device”

 

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Episode 138: Project Pabst 2015!

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Thanks to Matt Slessler for joining us on this week’s show! You can check it out above, or download it right here!

Topic:

  • Project Pabst!
  • How did the Project Pabst festival begin?
  • What goes into the booking of the festival? What the process look like from start to finish?
  • What could have been done differently the first year?
  • What does the festival’s future look like?

Songs:

  • Maurice Jarre – “Lara’s Theme” (From Doctor Zhivago)
  • The Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)”
  • Blondie – “Hanging on the Telephone”
  • Keiichi Suzuki – “Smiles & Tears” (From Earthbound)
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Episode 111: The Walking Dead

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

Topic:

  • “Bloated Corpses”: Bands that have become increasingly unrecognizable as they’ve gone on
  • How do some bands become so far removed from the band they were when they started?
  • If you replace enough members of the band, are they the same band anymore? What happens when you replace or remove a key member?
  • What drives these bands to continue to make music?
  • Is it right to feel like you’ve been let down or insulted when a band you loves continues past their prime?

Songs:

  • D’Angelo – “Sugah Daddy”
  • Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
  • Dum Dum Girls – “Rimbaud Eyes”
  • Saves the Day – “Shoulder to the Wheel”

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Episode 108: Diminishing Returns

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Thanks to David Greenwald and Dave Harris (represented here by Liz Phair) for joining us on this week’s show! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Diminishing returns: is inspiration finite?
  • Which formerly great artists lost their creative spark over time? Why does it happen?
  • Which artists that lost their muse returned to greatness later on?
  • Do we perceive the drop-off in quality differently because of former greatness? Would albums that are the result of “diminishing returns” be perceived differently if made by other bands?

Songs:

  • Simon & Garfunkel – “Mrs. Robinson”
  • Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
  • Horse Feathers – “Violently Wild”
  • Faith No More – “Motherfucker”

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Episode 20: Reappraisals

Here we go, our 20th episode! Many thanks, as always, to the ever-reliable Kelly Dixon and Darren Hicks! Listen above, and right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • Reappraisals
  • At what point does a band or album earn the right to be reevaluated, after being panned or otherwise written off by critics, and the public at large?
  • What does an artist have to do to deserve that right?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Norah Jones
  • M Ward
  • Michael The Blind & The Els
  • The Rachel Taylor Brown Band
  • Ramona Falls
  • Patti Smith
  • Chelsea Light Moving
  • Thurston Moore / Sonic Youth
  • David Bowie
  • Sum 41
  • Cake
  • Atoms For Peace
  • Thom Yorke / Radiohead
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Morrissey
  • Sir Paul McCartney
  • Daft Punk
  • Green Day
  • Weezer
  • System Of A Down
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • Journey
  • Steely Dan
  • The Mars Volta
  • This Heat
  • Suicide
  • Captain Beefheart
  • Lou Reed
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Fun
  • Foster The People
  • 98 Degrees
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Spice Girls
  • Taylor Swift
  • Harry Styles / One Direction
  • Justin Timberlake / N’SYNC
  • Chris Brown
  • Rihanna
  • Frank Ocean
  • Adele
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • The Twilight Sad
  • Purity Ring
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