Sun, 14 April 2013
Welcome to another thrilling episode of Blerd Radio! In this episode, Big Money is joined by Demick, from the Fantasy Bookies site and podcast. Of course, there is nothing about fantasy bookmaking discussed. Hell, there's barely anything about sports discussed. But you will find out...
*The origins of the name "Demick," as well as the names that Demick uses whenever he has to reserve a table at a restaurant (or at Panera Bread.)
*The greatness of the actor we all know and love as "Leon."
*Television programming; more specifically the OWN Network, which just debuted a LaToya Jackson reality show.
*Is Michelle Obama the new Oprah?
*What the hell is The Wobble?
*Living Colour at Wrestlemania (the podcast begins with a few seconds of "I Want To Know," which can be found on their debut album Vivid.
*Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist", the inequity of trading "gold chains" for "iron chains," and is Paisley really Brad's last name?
*White people using the "N" word and why it's wrong.
*Who is the Bob Dylan of rap? Hint: it ain't Jay-Z.
*The increase of long-term story arcs in television and where it started.
*The artistic merit of Chris Brown (and an unintentional crack from Demick that involves the music of Brown "not striking him."
*Your responsibliity as a famous person.
*Bands that don't play their big hit, epecially when it's their ONLY hit.
*Why does Rick Ross have a sneaker deal?
You can find Demick at the Fantasy Bookies website, and also on Twitter.
Fri, 5 April 2013
Get your boogie shoes on (or crank up those power chords if that's your thing) because the Popblerd crew has devoted an hour to talking about the Seventies!
-The fact that only one of the co-hosts actually lived through the decade in question, and another of our co-hosts wasn't even born until 3/4 of the way into the following decade.
-What the podcast contributors are drinking (hint: we're all pretty boring)
-Why Zack hates Chicago (and Kansas...and..Asia?)
-Why EVERYONE (except Big Money) hates The Eagles. Oh, excuse me--EAGLES.
-The term "fat sweaty guy angst" is coined to discuss rock star Meat Loaf.
-Koomdogg's introduction to the world of music...via the Village People.
-The Ringo Starr Record Store Day release (no, really.)
-Our enduring and undying love for Stevie Wonder
-A lovely VMA moment featuring Stevie getting stranded on stage by Will Smith, Kool Moe Dee, and most of Dru Hill.
-"The Beatles Pass."
-We invoke our temporarily sidelined co-host Michael Parr in a variety of discussions. It's almost like he's there! Well, kind of? Hmmm...not really.
We also discuss in detail each of the albums that made the top 10 on our list. I attempted to mix in a portion of a song from each album into the podcast, but that pursuit quickly became futile. So, sorry everyone.