Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Episode 11 - Life's A Happy Song

The boys are back in town to discuss the Muppet hit for the next generation.  In between my lectures on podcast etiquette, we cover the funny, 4th-wall-breaking antics of Gary and Walter and why a filet of fish is the most factual of lyrics.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Episode 11 Preview - Life's A Happy Song

We return with the second part of our Muppet-stravaganza with special guests my kids! We'll be talking about their favorite Muppet song "Life's A Happy Song" from The Muppets (2011) movie.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Episode 10 - Epilogue of Fun Facts

What a blast from the past this week's episode was.  Strange to say, I suppose given that every other week is its own past blast.  Requisite links to learn about Jump, Little Children on Wikipedia as well as reviews of their album, Magazine, from All Music and, with a much more sweet tone, the AV Club.  More musings and a live clip after the jump.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Episode 10 - Close Your Eyes

This week we talk about Jump, Little Children's beautiful "Close Your Eyes".  Diana is surprised that, after so many years of marriage, we would have a different interpretation of the lyrics while I wonder why more songs don't remind us of old Bert and Ernie adventures.  Everyone agrees you need to go buy the album (or at the very least use your Amazon Prime subscription to download almost every song for free).

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Episode 10 Preview - Close Your Eyes

Though she couldn't remember why we chose it, Diana rejoins the show to discuss a song dear to both of our hearts: Jump, Little Children's "Close Your Eyes".

Friday, September 18, 2015

Episode 9 - Epilogue of Fun Facts

Interested in learning more about Stars? Here are the standard links about the band on Wikipedia and links discussing the album Set Yourself On Fire here and here.

Did you know that Pitchfork Media considers "Your Ex-lover Is Dead" the 298th best song of the 2000s? Strong start to this new millennium for Stars, huh?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Episode 9 - Your Ex-lover Is Dead

Serenaded by a string quartet, my guest, Jackie MacDonald, and I take a trip across Pont Champlain while discussing Stars' "Your Ex-lover Is Dead". We talk metaphor, life-changing events, and our love of Canada. No podcasters were set on fire during this recording.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Episode 9 Preview - Your Ex-lover Is Dead

This week we take a break from puppets with special guest Jackie MacDonald and her song "Your Ex-lover Is Dead" from Canadian indie band Stars.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Episode 8 Epilogue

Wocka wocka wocka! Hope you enjoyed that special episode of "Parry Family Podcast".  Interested in learning more about our song? Well, there's always IMDB and Wikipedia.  If you need more details, there's even the entry from Muppetpedia for the song itself and for the whole movie.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Episode 8 - Movin' Right Along

It's a family affair this week as we discuss one of my personal Muppet favs, "Movin' Right Along".  Our discussion of this classic Muppets tune devolves into Yoda impressions as my middle son hijacks the podcast.  Baby squeaks throughout.  Still better than the first attempt at recording.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Episode 8 Preview - Movin' Right Along

The fall means cool weather, red leaves, and new TV shows are right around the corner including a brand new Muppets series.  And what better way to celebrate the reappearance of a delightful franchise than to discuss our favorite classic Muppets song with the rest of the Parry family.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Episode 7 - Epilogue of Fun Facts

Want to learn more about the Wu Tang Clan? Check out this handy-dandy primer from the A.V.Club to get your RZAs, GZAs, and ODBs straight.

Interested in Mr. Killah himself? After you peruse our usual Wikipedia link on Ghostface and the Ironman album, read a quick review on AllMusic.  Perhaps you'd even like to read this brief reminiscence from RZA, Ironman's producer, 10 years after the album's release.  I enjoyed these quick interviews with Ghostface on Pop Matters and the A.V. Club as well.

It's always funny how some artists can be so acclaimed, yet I still have almost no knowledge of them.  Big thanks to Mark for expanding my horizons with his song.

See y'all next week for some more guest favorites.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Episode 7 - All That I Got Is You

We delve into the 36 chambers with special guest Mark Brillon, ever after to be dubbed our hip-hop expert, to discuss "All That I Got Is You" by Ghostface Killah.  It's autobiographical from all angles as we learn about Ghostface's upbringing, Mark's brush with the man himself, and where I hide all my CDs.

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