Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Episode 42 - Mama Said Knock You Out

Veteran rap battler and NCIS aficionado, Brandon Cackowski-Schnell, joins us for another episode in our hip-hop month with the classic "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J.  We'll discuss how to properly put on deodorant, what clothes to wear--or not to wear--to rock out at your live performance, and just how much damage (HUNH!) one song can really do.  Bonus: Brandon offers up his cool, new Bazooka Joe-inspired rhymes for the audience.  Don't forget, you can sample this show for free...just get us a walk-on in the music video.

Please very much enjoy!

And please also enjoy Brandon's podcast, Jumping the Shark.  A great choice if you want to hear about video games and other funny nonsense.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Episode 42 Preview - Mama Said Knock You Out

Hip-hop month continues with the classic Golden Age rap song "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J.  Brandon Cackowski-Schnell from the Jumping the Shark podcast demands we listen to the sweaty, live version because it rocks so hard.  And that's how we roll.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Episode 41 - Thug Mentality

It's the beginning of Hip Hop month, a month of songs I know very little about.  So let's learn some new things together! We kick things off with returning guest, Mark Brillon, talking about Krayzie Bone's "Thug Mentality".  Mark reviews the history of Bone Thugs 'n Harmony and declares his love for the song.  I think he even has a copy of the 8-track recording in his pocket.  I struggle to understand the difference between East, West, North, and South-coast rap.  Everyone agrees that rap skits aren't really funny but appreciate the artists trying to branch out to improv.

NOTE: Audio is a bit distant sounding as I failed to put the right settings on my microphone.  As I am smart.

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Episode 41 Preview - Thug Mentality

It's the start of hip hop month! A month of talking about songs that prove I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to hip hop.  We start things of with returning Star Wars-aficionado, Mark Brillon, and Krazyie Bone's "Thug Mentality" from Thug Mentality 1999.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Episode 40 - Bohemian Like You

This week Diana Parry-Cruwys and I are putting on our army jackets and taking the heroes journey into the urban wasteland to discuss The Dandy Warhol's "Bohemian Like You".  Let's get the "ooo"s out of the way: Is this song still totally awesome? Kick your significant other to the couch, grab some vegan food, and listen to us nonchalantly care, or not care, about the pros and cons of hipster doofuses and just how much of a privileged, right-wing nutjob Rob really is.

Don't forget to listen to Diana and me talk behavior analysis on our new show, ABA Inside Track.  See what looking pretty cool will getcha?

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Episode 40 Preview - Bohemian Like You

This week we're talking about a song featuring my favorite trope:  "ooo"s in the chorus!  I've bribed/cajoled Diana Parry-Cruwys to chat for a little while about the Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You".  Did you know we once saw these guys play while Diana and I were on a date? I hope this is new info, or you've been stalking us.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Episode 39 - A Change of Seasons

This week's song, "A Change of Seasons" by Dream Theater, is our longest yet at just over 20 minutes.  Fortunately, special guest, Craig Miller, challenges that run time by sharing his in-depth thoughts on the band's history, their place in the greater metal oeuvre, and just how many movements it takes to describe the cycle of life and death.  All that plus Rob learns that metal artists don't just write songs about demons and magic and that not all of them are scary men who want to hurt him.

Pardon for the audio drop outs at times.  Perfect storm of wireless internet shenanigans as Craig tries to keep from waking up his son in a different room and I brilliantly hide my wireless extender under a coat.  Think it still came out pretty darn good.

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Episode 39 Preview - A Change of Seasons

We're opening the curtain on this metal episode with Dream Theater's "A Change of Seasons" with special guest, Craig Miller.  Boom.  See what I did there with the opening and the theater metaphor? That's just a taste of how great this episode is going to be.