Wed, 13 November 2013
On this episode, Mike is joined by Bill Bodkin of Pop-break.com. We have a couple of relatively minor audio issues (which will be corrected in future episodes,) but we hope you listen anyway!
Without one central topic to discuss, the conversation winds up covering tons of juicy pop culture goodness. In this episode, you'll hear:
-Apparently this show was recorded on NATIONAL METAL DAY (and also Veteran's Day.)
-Bill went househunting with Jim Florentine-sort of. Not really.
-Who listens to the radio anymore and will it ever return to prominence?
-Oh HEY WE HAVEN'T INTRODUCED OURSELVES YET (10 minutes into the podcast...)
-Mike counters Bill's 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts listening experience with his Kevin Federline listening experience.
-Thanksgiving's coming up! Why is it a favorite holiday of both panelists? (Hint: FOOD)
-Can diabetics drink vodka? What about The Situation's "Devotion Vodka?" (disclaimer: it's not his vodka. He was the face of it for a time, though.)
-Bill and Mike try to make sense of "Black Friday"
-Bill really, REALLY, REALLY loves KISS (an addendum to the last two podcasts we did-which covered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) Bill apparently also really, REALLY, REALLY hates John Mayer. Mike has a sad.
-Mike is incorrect-Willie Nelson is NOT in the RNRHOF.
-A conversation about the most recent episode of "Law & Order: SVU" leads one of the panelists to admit that he's a fan of Taylor Hicks. SOUL PATROL!!!
-Are music-based reality shows going to go the way of the dinosaur?
-Why are "American Idol" superfans so cray-cray?
-We wrap up with a brief discussion about bullying and the Richie Incognito fiasco.
-Mike shares memories of working a Ticketmaster counter back in the day,
Sun, 3 November 2013
Now that we've discussed the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class Of 2014, it's time to get into the nitty gritty.
Dr. Gonzo, Big Money, Cunningham and Parr continue their Hall of Fame discussion, with a large part of this episode based around two questions:
-What *is* "rock and roll" music?
-Why does this museum exist in the first place?
This conversation leads us down a few different words, and also leads to one of the team's more, shall we say, spirited discussions.
-Is the induction ceremony an actual event? Do people care?
-Which artists have been left off the party list? And are the voters biased against British acts/bands?
-What is the shelf life of the museum? How long after Jann Wenner passes away will the Hall of Fame actually exist?
Also, this episode finds the team digging deep into recommendations, which include:
Paul McCartney's "New" (Parr)
Lou Reed's "Berlin" (Cunningham)