Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Episode 53 - Imagine

While I messed up and forgot that "Imagine" was actually from the album Imagine, special guest, Terry Parretti, lifelong educator and dancer, forgives me in the name of  John Lennon's message of peace, humanity, and love.  We discuss what happens when we die and if it even matters, the power of music in teaching, and just how crummy the 70s were.  Stay tuned until the end for some free choreography consultation.

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Episode 53 Preview - Imagine

Given all the terrible goings-on in the world, we decided to slow things down a notch to discuss John Lennon's "Imagine" with educator and choreographer, Terry Parretti.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Episode 52 - Almost Summer

This week we sip lemon gin with writer/comedian/nice person, Hunter Gardner. to celebrate the season with a discussion of "Almost Summer" by Jason Collett.  We wonder why summer sounds so sad in this song, opine on the indignities of youthful intoxication, and embarrass each other with bad date stories.  Our pants remain securely around our ankles.

Please very much enjoy

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Episode 52 Preview - Almost Summer

Well, despite the fact that it's actually summer, let's just pretend that it isn't 80+ degrees out and all of our lawns are still alive with the bounty of spring rains.  How about Hunter Gardner and I discuss Jason Collett's "Almost Summer" to get you in the right frame of mind.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Episode 51 - Summertime Smorgasbord

Because they did me the favor of visiting me, I forced a good 40% of my extended family into the ol' podcast studio to discuss our favorite songs about America and the summertime, but mostly the summertime.

Hang ten and put your wayfarers on for a deep conversation on topics like what's the opposite of America, when's the best time to barbeque, is Dave Matthews music a substitute for Ambien, and just how awesome is a bottle of Zima? And in a They're Playing Our Song first: country music! Then a somber tangent about regret, past joys, and growing up as summer vacation hits the halfway point.

Please very much nostal-joy!

If you want to join us in thinking fondly about the songs we discussed, here's the final list:

"It Must Be Summer" by Fountains of Wayne (Rob's choice)
"Surfin' U.S.A." by The Beach Boys (Heejean's choice)
"Hot Fun In the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone (Brendon's choice)
"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Justin's choice)
"Heavy Metal Drummer" by Wilco (Diana's choice)
"Cold Beverage" by G. Love and Special Sauce (Jessica's choice)
"Summertime" by Kenny Chesney (Mike's choice)
"The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley (Sara's choice)
"Summersong" by The Decemberists (Rob's original summer choice)

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Episode 51 Preview - Summertime Smorgasbord

During our annual family 4th of July get together, I managed to wrangle about 50% of my relatives into my makeshift studio behind the grill to talk about favorite summer songs.  From hip-hop to country, we discuss an eclectic mix of tunes that get us in the mood to relax at the beach and enjoy the heat.  No links or lyrics this week due to the sheer number of songs we discussed.  Just join us on Wednesday to hear our choices.  And feel free to share your summer songs in the comments or on Twitter or the (poorly updated) Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Episode 50 - Tongue Tied

It's the big 50th episode of the show! And I booked a bunch of young children to make noise in the background.  What better way to celebrate our house party than by talking about Grouplove's "Tongue Tied".  Listen to me wax philosophically about the deep, deep meanings of the song and how it taps into our collective unconscious about how crappy it is to try to get a date.  Everyone else just talks about medical problems and strategies for laser tag.

Thanks to everyone for listening and thanks to all our guests for sharing their songs! You all make this show a pleasure to do.

Hope you all very much enjoy our anniversary!

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Episode 50 Preview - Tongue Tied

After a fun family vacation, I drag my family in to celebrate our big 50th episode with Grouplove's "Tongue Tied"! How we got this many episodes I'll never know.