Mon, 4 March 2013
This one's for the music geeks:
Big Money, Dr. Gonzo, Mike D., and Michael P. discuss the evolution of the greatest hits album. What started them? Why are they popular? Which artists are best served by compilations? Which artists will never release a greatest hits album? Which artists have too many greatest hits albums?
Along the way, several tangents are explored, including:
One of us has smoked too much pot in his life to only own one Bob Marley album.
For all our freestyle fanatics, Stevie B. gets a shout out!
Anyone else know that U.K. band Squeeze re-recorded all their hit singles a few years ago?
Does anyone know that more recently, Toad the Wet Sprocket re-recorded all of their hit singles (plus a few key album tracks.)
Aunt Bunny fell down the steps!
Mike D. does a pretty good Billy Joel (speaking, not singing) impression.
The gorilla from the Rolling Stones "GRRRR" album has a name. And a twitter.
Why does anyone prefer Prince's version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" to Sinead O' Connor's?
Also, there are dick jokes, Jay-Z stabbing jokes, and even a Clive Davis gay joke for your giggling pleasure.
Sat, 16 February 2013
As we do every now and then, the Blerd Radio podcast hoops it up. This basketball-centric episode is co-hosted by Big Money, GG and Jay from the NY Knicks Podcast. We celebrate the mid-point of the 2012-2013 NBA season and All-Star weekend by giving midseason assessments of our favorite (and least-favorite teams,) predicting who will make it to the NBA finals, and reminiscing about All-Star weekends of years past.
-A mid-season appraisal of our beloved (and suddenly REALLY GOOD) New York Knicks
-GG low-key calling out Big Money for being a fairweather fan.
-We find out what the initials "J.R." in J.R. Smith's name really stand for, and shake our heads in disapproval of the Twitter hashtag #vamplife, which Mr. Smith is apparently fond of using.
-A discussion of Roy Hibbert's dazzling mediocrity.
-The word "vociferous" makes its way into a Blerd Radio podcast for the first time.
-why Dwight Howard is the Tin Man of the NBA (no heart!)
-Jay realizes that his preseason NBA finals picks weren't so farfetched after all.
-Is the All-Star game still relevant?
-A celebration of Baby Jordan, "Sky" Walker, and the handful of folks who were better Slam Dunk contest participants than they were actually NBA players.
-The first discusson of Terence Stansbury in years by anyone not related to Terence Stansbury.
-Some revised championship predictions.
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Sun, 3 February 2013
On this episode, Big Money Mike is joined by Demick from the Fantasy Bookies podcast. This particular show covers quite a bit of ground, including:
-Big Money's Napoleon complex
-Demick's tryout for his high school basketball team
-The life lessons that one can learn from World Star Hip Hop
-What happens when you insert a random black person into a traditionally "white" sitcom (e.g. "Girls," "Friends," "Seinfeld") (answer: mostly awkwardness)
-Kufis are cool.
-The 10th anniversary of the premiere of "Chappelle's Show," the greatest comedy sketch show of all time.
-Political awareness in popular music as exemplified by Lady GaGa and Ke$ha
-How do you make a radio version of a song that's almost all swear words?
-What happens when a gay dude suddenly realizes that Manti Te'o might have pulled the fake girlfriend ruse to cover up his own sexuality?
-When will an active athlete in one of the big four American pro sports come out of the closet?
-A certain trivia host's presumably prodigious endowment.
-Carmelo Anthony might just be really, REALLY stupid.
-Demick wishes he was gay. Kinda.
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Mon, 28 January 2013
Apologies for our delayed start to 2013, but Blerd Radio is up and running. The first show of the year joins Big Money Mike with his cohorts Mike Duguette, Michael Parr, and Zack "Dr. Gonzo" Stiegler.
This potpourri-scented effort covers a lot of ground, including:
-Season 12 of "American Idol"
-What Nicole Kidman sees in Keith Urban, and what Aussies might be a better fit for the actress.
-The television show and movie "Catfish."
-The Manti Te'o mess, including some semi-serious psychology and media analysis.
-The Roots' Picnic lineup, in addition to their upcoming album and collaboration with Elvis Costello.
-The album that was almost called "Cat Butt"
-The comeback of soul singer D'Angelo (but not his abs.)
-New singles from David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Destiny's Child and will.i.am
-Justin Timberlake is overrated/Ne-Yo is underrated.
-Prince's plans for 2013
-Recommendations from each guest.
In addition: the first mom joke of 2013 occurs barely two minutes into the show, Duquette makes a slightly awkward Foghat reference when discussing the "Idol" co-hosts, Parr brings up the much-beloved show "Cheaters," our friend IrishJava gets shouted out, several bad jokes about Naughty by Nature are made, we coin the term "pullin' a Roker," and Duquette-in a frighteningly prescient moment-calls a Fall Out Boy reunion less than 24 hours before it was actually announced.
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!