Episode 235 - Rue Le Jour

I'm attempting to get as much ranting and stupidity in before the end of the year. I think I do a fairly good job. I also play some music.

Music by The Devil Makes Three, John Denver, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Scott Joplin, Lara Ewen, Marvin Pontiac, Mountainwalker, The Undisputed Heavyweights, CALLmeKAT, Girl In a Coma, Bigger Thomas, Brothers Quetico, Claude Lamothe, Chris Cubeta, Liz Tormes & Nathan Dame and Allison Weiss.



Episode 234 - Getting Me In The Season

Thanksgiving is over so it's officially acceptable to talk about Christmas. Benjamin Wagner & Bryan Dunn join us to discuss the A Holiday Benefit compilations and Andrea from Stewart talks about their holiday show.

Music by Andrea Ball, The So and So's, Bret Mosley, MONO, Paula Valstein, Tribe Of Judah, A Holiday Benefit Singers, Bryan Dunn, Eliote & The Ritournelles, Guns N' Roses, Plastic Parachute, Stewart, Gabrielle, Antennas to Heaven, Lola Dutronic and Cavalier Rose.



Episode 233 - I'm Back

Once my schedule frees up I'm afforded the opportunity to getting back to all the things I want to do. Sometimes they aren't the most productive things though.

Music by The Bears, Mike Errico, Holler Wild Rose!, Peter Gabriel, Eric Avery, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, A Lily, Emily Zuzik Band, Threeds, Slow Death of Autumn, Bumblefoot, Goddamn Electric Bill, Mazzy Star, Jane's Addiction, Professor & Maryann and Bon Jovi.



Episode 232 - Rough Around The Edges

It's been a rough couple of weeks and dare I say I'm looking a little rough around the edges these days. Nothing that a couple of months of sleep can't cure.

Music by Trevor Exter, Danny Elfman, Hammock featuring Steve Kilbey, Pixies, Have Her Home By Ten, Martin Rivas, Kate Havnevik, Sevara Nazarkhan, The Killing Floor, Q*Ball, Mogwai, Alex Rich, Devin Townsend, Glenn Branca, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai and Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea.



Episode 231 - Buy Buy Buy

Our music collection fills up as our bank account depletes. It's not long now before I'm living on canned meats and ramen noodles.

Music by A Flock of Seagulls, Adrian Belew, Michael Leonhart, Olafur Arnalds, Ramones, Mina Tindle, Marlene Dietrich, Mother Feather, Explosions In The Sky, Band Of Horses, Lizzy Grant, The Black Noodle Project, Beck, Caspian, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones and The Nice.



Episode 230 - Into The Pit

When are you too old to enter a mosh pit? When are you too old to search out new music? Damned if I know but I hope I never find out.

Music by Robert Tepper, The Beatles, Martin Sexton, Primus, Sevara Nazarkhan, Anthrax, Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, Casey Shea, Hrsta, Shostakovich, Ume, Abby Payne, Shannon Stephens, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Jessie Torrisi and Bess Rogers.



Episode 229 - After The Flood

This time we feature songs from After The Flood: A Compilation to Benefit Upstate New York Victims of Hurricane Irene. Martin Rivas also joins us to talk about how this all came together.

Music by Bryan Dunn, Mary Bragg, Jesse Ruben, Sierra Noble, Josh Dion, Allison Weiss, Chris Ayer, Live Society, Martin Rivas, Bess Rogers, Charlene Kaye, Emily Zuzik, Lara Ewen, Barnaby Bright, Abby Ahmad, Lelia Broussard, Kailin Garrity, Patryk Larney and The Animators.



Episode 228 - Calm Before The Storm

I picked a very mellow playlist which was suppose to reflect my time since the last show. Apparently life had other plans for me.

Music by Geddy Lee, Ergo Phizmiz, Blake Morgan, The Soul's Release, A Fine Frenzy, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Tom Hayes, Jaymay, Mark Hollis, La Rainbow Toy Orchestra, Alec Gross, Julia Darling, HATR Project, Sinéad O'Connor, Jeff Jacobson and Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris.



Episode 227 - Raise The Ceiling

This time we attempt to raise the NBR debt ceiling to compensate for recent purchases, broken guitars and the pre-ordering of the same album multiple times. We also sit down with UME to discuss their new disc "Phantoms"

Music by Drimble Wedge & The Vegetations, Colin Hay, Beyondo, Mogwai, Bryan Dunn, Charlie Faye, UME, Inken Witt, Hooper, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Two Cent Revival, Set Fire To Flames, David Bowie, Lana Del Ray and They Might Be Giants.



Episode 226 - Devin(e) Inspiration

This time we attempt one typical show with only one non-typical artist.

Music by Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, Devin Townsend, Devin Townsend Project and Punky Brüster.



Episode 225 - Easily Digestible

The last episode may have been a little hard to take in so this time around we're delivering a more palatable playlist.

Music by Johnny Cash, Alec Gross, Ólafur Arnalds, Soundgarden, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Civil Wars, pacificUV, Gundogs, Wakey!Wakey!, Ethan Lipton, Paul Simon, Esmerine, Casey Shea, Q*Ball, Juana Molina and Steve Vai.



Episode 224 - I Wouldn't If I Were You

We wouldn't recommend listening to this particular episode particularly if you are new to the show. If you decide to ignore us and listen anyway remember you were warned. Enjoy!

Music by Jerry Reed, Adrian Belew, They Might Be Giants, The Ad Hog Camerata, Bumblefoot, Tay Zonday, Primus, De La Soul, Dunndotta, Doll Hospital, The Fighting Cocks, Rival Consoles, Brian Eno, Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope and Ergo Phizmiz.



Episode 223 - NB(Q)R

This time we jump on the QR Code bandwagon. Use your smartphone to get exclusive behind the scenes content from this episode. Emily Zuzik also joins us to discuss her new disc "The Wild Joys of Living".

Music by Hazmat Modine, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7, Linda Ronstadt, Rit Mo Collective, The Head Cat, Martin Sexton, Emily Zuzik Band, Andrea Ball, The Black Noodle Project, Leona Naess, Lymbyc Systym, Yes, Cavalier Rose, Annette Hanshaw and Wes Hutchinson.



Episode 222 - Slap It Together

Whatcha gonna do when time slips away from you? Slap It Together. When there is no time and your butt is on the line. Slap It Together. Pick the songs, speak the words, edit it down into a shiny little turd. No one needs to know you forgot about the show if you Slap It Together.

Music by Dave Navarro, Secret Army, Chemtrail, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Nicole Atkins, Robert Plant, Charlie Faye, Polar Bear, Moga, Lhasa De Sela, King Coma, Stars of the Lid, Martin Rivas, Tall Tall Trees, Bumblefoot and Trevor Exter.



Episode 221 - You Got Three Minutes!

The history of the 3-minute pop song goes back to the days of the 10-inch 78 rpm record. Today's technology may not limit us anymore but there's still something to a nice concise song so I decided to see what I could find.

Music by Have Her Home By Ten, The Upper Crust, Bronwen Exter, Edith Piaf, Elysian Fields, R. Carlos Nakai, Elvis Presley, Hater, W.A. Lindsey & Alvin Condor, Ethan Lipton, The Doors, Motörhead, Wax Tailor, Frank Sinatra, Music For Girls, The Pretenders, Blake Morgan, Antennas to Heaven, Casey Holford, The Rosy Nolan Band, Stephen Lynch, Matthew De Zoete and Shwa Losben.



Episode 220 - May: I Have Some More!

It's time to share some of the new music I've picked up more recently. Mike Errico also joins us to discuss music buying, hardcore massages and his new disc "Wander Away".

Music by Whitesnake, Bigger Thomas, Gyorgy Ligeti, MONO, The Devil Makes Three, Matthew Cooper, Mike Errico, Eric Matern, Patrick Watson & Esmerine, Stuart Hamm, Two Cent Revival, pacificUV and General Bye Bye.



Episode 219 - Rip-offs, Remakes and Strawberry Fields

We celebrate our 5 year anniversary with rum recipes, music history, one sided point/counterpoints and our annual show devoted to cover songs.

Music by Gary Hoey, The Black Noodle Project, Hillary Johnson, Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine, Gary Moore, Melanie Fiona, The Ebony Hillbillies, The Beatles, Greg Hawkes, Bumblefoot, Bomani Armah, Tom Jones & The Cardigans, Colin Hay, Beastie Boys, Wakey!Wakey!, Kate Havnevik and Pomplamoose.



Episode 218 - Unruly Little Bastards!

This playlist put up a fight coming together but in the end I prevailed. Then Chris Pennie, Bett Avenie & Ron Scalzo from Return To Earth joined in to talk about their latest release Automata. Then I got sick and lost all concept of dates. It's been fun.

Music by Mike Errico, Rachel Zamsteen, Liz Tormes, Greg Lake, Adrian Belew, Bryan Dunn, Return To Earth, Eluvium, Explosions In The Sky, Talk Talk, Stewart, Jess Klein, Social Distortion, Shwa Losben and Adele.



Episode 217 - Holy Carp!

The Chinese have a saying: If you want a perfect podcast you must kiss a lot of fish. I never really understand most proverbs but I am pretty excited about this current playlist.

Music by Mr. Big, Barton Fink, Emily Zuzik, Kip Winger, Andrea Ball, Martin Rivas, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mina Tindle, Bumblefoot, Devin Townsend Project, Rhonda Vincent, Alexa Wilding, The Church, Simon Spire, Diafanes and Aimee Mann.



Episode 216 - There's a Reason for Everything

While it may not be obvious to most people, there really is a reason behind the things I do. I would explain further but you don't have that kind of time.

Music by They Might Be Giants, Winger, Kate Havnevik, Hammock, Casey Shea, Tom T. Hall, Tall Tall Trees, Meloditica, King Coma, Lana Del Ray, Tom Hayes, Wakey!Wakey!, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Tears For Fears, Like Trains & Taxis and Triumph.



Episode 215 - Nefarious Rum Bar

Traveling can bring about revelations. My recent trip to Key West has brought about a renewed appreciation of all things rum. I'd imagine that this news is not really shocking.

Music by Keith Richards, Pomplamoose, Slow Death of Autumn, CALLmeKAT, Bret Mosley, Múm, Ben Franklin, Jesse Lynn, Florence And The Machine, Bright Brown, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Pacific Uv, Lolita Bras, Gary Moore, New Madrid Faults and Wes Hutchinson.



Episode 214 - That's My Excuse and I'm Sticking To It!

This show was scheduled to go up two days ago but I was too busy paddle boarding. Now that I'm back home surrounded by snow and ice I have no excuses.

Music by Moving Pictures, Shalabi Effect, Jerry Reed, Porno For Pyros, Stereoscope, Exter Vs Kimock, Dmitri Shostakovich, Anthony Stewart Head & George Sarah, The Smothers Brothers, Gordon Gano & The Ryans, Allison Weiss, Q*Ball, Elysian Fields, Jill Stevenson, Bryan Dunn and Sinéad O'Connor.



Episode 213 - Three Down

This time in addition to drinking and playing music we also say goodbye to our thirties.

Music by Paula Valstein, McGee Bros., The Felice Brothers, La Rainbow Toy Orchestra, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Ron Thal, Jeannie C. Riley, Sonic Youth, Annette Hanshaw, Julia Darling, Ill-iteracy, Mayday Radio, Homeboy Steve, Atomic Tom, Amiina and Adrian Belew.



Episode 212 - Happy New Year V

George Santayana once said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Not true. I remember all of these tracks from last year and I'm still repeating them. Maria Edible also joins us to talk about Pizzathon 2011.

Music by The Upper Crust, Infectious Grooves, Martin Rivas, Heather Christian, If These Trees Could Talk, Stewart, Holly Miranda, Devin Townsend Project, Lana Del Ray, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7, Alec Gross, UME, Trevor Exter, Shwa Losben, Cavalier Rose, Blake Morgan, Wakey!Wakey! and Lara Ewen.



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