Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Episode 58 Preview - To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)

Even though she's been our special guest more than anyone else, poor Diana Parry-Cruwys has only gotten to pick one song all on her own.  Well, we're making up for it by talking about Ryan Adams' "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)" this week.  Diana then fell asleep before we could record and I forgot to post the preview blurb...so we're going to be a little late this week.  Please don't think this reflect poorly on how much I appreciate my wife's taste in music.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Episode 57 - I Learned the Hard Way

A return visit from Jack Every to the TPOS studio gets us bringing the funk.  Noise may be brought as well.  Regardless, we spend a pleasant time talking about the amazing Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' "I Learned the Hard Way".  What makes this modern take on the Motown sound so cool? And does anybody know how to make a hang-up click on a cell phone? We're plumbing unknown genres this week, folks! Also, a rare TV recommendation unrelated to music but correlated with deliciousness.

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Episode 57 Preview - I Learned the Hard Way

Returning guest and math teacher extrordinaire, Jack Every, returns to ensure the unrepresented genre of Motown gets its due by talking with us about Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings "I Learned the Hard Way", a song I had never heard of before last week.  Which is reason enough to listen in.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Episode 56 - Gimme Shelter

After comparing our local classic rock stations (RIP, radio), super-guest and music encyclopedia, Chris Hornbostel, and I get into the deep talk about The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter".  Buy why is it an amazing song? Not just because it captures the turmoil of the 60's, not just because it's a secretly scary song, not just because of Keith Richards blusey, jazzy guitar, not just because of Mick Jagger's excellent lyrics, not just because of Merry Clayton's virtuouso performance, not just because of Charlie Watts' perfect snare beats, but...well, listen to the episode to find out.  Let's celebrate the end of the peace and love era together, shall we?

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Episode 56 Preview - Gimme Shelter

Music super-afficianado, Chris Hornbostel is back to break down The Rolling Stone's epic reflection of the waning days of the age of Aquarius, "Gimme Shelter".  It's an eerie episode, folks!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Episode 55 - Mr. Blue Sky

Rob's solo-casting it up this week with one of his personal favorite's, ELOs "Mr. Blue Sky".  Listen in horror as he attempts to describe fancy orchestral words! Stare in sympathy as he consults his thesaurus to come up with new words for "awesome"! Flee from the overwhelming gushing of good vibes and joyousness! Feel happy emotions deep inside your soul as you realize that you've already started humming the chorus.  Don't hide away for so long, listener: embrace the sun before Mr. Night comes to ruin the party.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Episode 55 Preview - Mr. Blue Sky

With the sun high in the sky and something of a drought on here in Massachusetts, I'm reminded of one of my favorite songs to blare out my car window on these beautiful summer days: ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky"! Honestly, this is one of the songs that I did this show to talk about.  Hope you'll enjoy listening to me do just that.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 54 - Cannonball

Matt Summers makes a triumphant return with a song that has absolutely nothing wrong with it, The Breeders' "Cannonball".  Is it true that the Ewoks provide backing vocals to Kim Deal? Is anything cooler than early-90s distortion effects? And is being a great band with an awesome single the same as being a one-hit wonder?

Have a swig of this delicious shimmy shake while you listen.

Please very much enjoy!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Episode 54 Preview - Cannonball

All-star guest Matt Summers want to immortalize his love for The Breeders' '90s masterpiece, "Cannonball".  So, I guess the best way to do that is to come on the show.  Posterity will thank him for that.  And, if the A.V. Club agrees with him, those crazy kids must be on to something.