The Blerd Radio Podcast

Our discussion about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was so involved, we had to split it up! You can listen to Part One here.

The estimable Dr. Z had to sit this podcast out (something about a bikini wax?), but Michael ParrMichael Cunningham The Packet Man and yours truly held down the fort in Z's absence.

The second half of the show covers:

-The "Recently Deceased" argument and whether it greases the skids for Lou Reed's induction as a solo artist.

-Cunningham attempts to explain Lou Reed's appeal to me, drawing a (not wrongheaded) comparison to Bob Dylan.

-Will the hopes of a Morrissey/Johnny Marr reunion (even though it will never happen) be a boon for The Smiths and their chances at induction?

-What about those Morrissey cancer rumors anyway?

-How many R&B vocal groups should be inducted?

-Should there be a rule about inducting solo artists who are already in as members of groups?

-The collective shock we experience upon discovering that Stevie Ray Vaughan was not already in the Hall.

-Parr waxes rhapsodic over "Lenny," a song that is not about Mr. Kravitz or the partner of Squiggy.

-Are The Meters in? Or are they out?

-Bill. Motherfuckin'. Withers-king of everything.

-Does a certain Afro'ed drummer who is more or less the patron saint of this site hold a serious amount of sway as far as inductees being chosen?

-The team casts their own ballots--I can't say we'll surprise you too much there.

-Will a female rapper ever be inducted?

-We also pick two artists not presently up for induction and explain why they should be nominated/inducted.

-Matt Wardlaw gets mentioned in a second consecutive podcast. We should just invite him to do one of these damn things.

-Parr delivers a note-perfect Aaron Neville impression.

-Do you want some Doobies in your hall?

And more. You guys know the routine.

 

Direct download: HOF_Cast_Part_2.mp3
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