Episode 259 - The Last Show Ever

Right before the end of the world we finally get Bess Rogers on the show to discuss science, evolution and breakfast cereal. If the Mayans are right, thanks for listening all these years.

Music by Polar Bear, Coliseum, Kagero, The Orb featuring David Gilmour, Bess Rogers, Mina Tindle, The Big Bright, Bellows, Paula Valstein, Hannah Winkler and Casey Shea.

Episode 258 - Quieter Times

There was a point in time where I would hit print and things would print out. Apparently that's not the case this time around. We also clear out some new purchases and discuss volunteering.

Music by CALLmeKAT, Will Sexton, William Basinski, Lana Del Rey, Mark Hollis, I Mother Earth, Lola Dutronic, XVSK, Soundgarden, Rachael Yamagata, Return To Earth, Martin Eden, Alec Gross and MONO.

Episode 257 - The New Normal

Post Sandy and we're rolling with the new normal and getting back into the routine. We also give you musical ways to help out those who didn't fare as well.

Music by Martin Sexton, Michael Leonhart, Camerata Salzburg & Jian Wang, Abby Payne, Zach Jones & Friends, Nicole Atkins, eliotE & the Ritournelles + In Bear Suits, Peter Gabriel, Melissa Giges, Devin Townsend Project, Sevara Nazarkhan, Aeronaut, Punch Brother and Blake Morgan.

Episode 256 - Oh My God!

The title was thought up well before it took on a whole new meaning. We drain the last of the laptops battery to record this show in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Dramatic huh?

Music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hazmat Modine, Jeff Jacobson, Waylon Jennings, The Clash, Tokyo Empire, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Q*Ball, Mayday Radio, Atomic Tom, Stephen Lynch, Bronwen Exter, Blake Morgan and Mindy Smith.

Episode 255 - Podjack v4 (Bryan Dunn)

Bryan Dunn takes over the show in this long overdue fourth installment of the Podjack series. We also get into a fight with Ron Abuelo and the outcome is uncertain.

Music by Bryan Dunn, Alabama 3, Kelley McRae, Poi Dog Pondering, Holy National Victims, Johnny Goudie & The Little Champions, Cosmo Jarvis, MC Chris, Kate Micucci, Billie the Vision and the Dancers, Bleu, The Tossers, Great Northern, David Garza, Guy Forsyth and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

Episode 254 - Just A Man(child)

I'm just a man alone with his thoughts, and a sippy cup of Guinness, and a glass of rum, and issues about currency, and an undying need to make stuff up.

Music by (is)boy, Drugstore Fanatics, Hammock, Rush, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Charlie Faye, UK, Professor and Maryann, Wax Tailor, Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Sean Noonan, Peg Leg Sam Jackson, Two Cent Revival and Martin Rivas.

Episode 253 - Style and Substance

Alexa Wilding joins us to discuss fashion, her new CD "Coral Dust" and following your own creative path. I also sing the praises of our first iTunes reviewer.

Music by Mindy Smith, XVSK, Casey Shea, Winger, Alexa Wilding, Aimee Mann, Thierry Van Roy & Melanie Gabriel, Queensryche, Vienna Teng, Jem Finer and Brian Graney.

Episode 252 - It's Not About The Money

Ben Arthur discusses his new CD/Novel release "If You Look For My Heart" and I explain how to blow $300 on music in a matter of days.

Music by The Darkness, May Jailer, Lana Del Ray, The Cold and Lovely, Martin Sexton, CALLmeKAT, Ben Arthur, Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, Devin Townsend Project, Frank Sinatra, William Basinski, Ergo Phizmiz and Wax Tailor.

Episode 251 - Eye Toons

After a multi-year hiatus we're now back on iTunes. We also eat gelato with Heather Christian while discussing lightening strikes and get a tour update from Lauren and Eric of Ume.

Music by Robert Plant, John Huldt, DeSol, Dunndotta, Tom Hayes, Dead Empires, Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, New Bohemians, Ume, Nick Drake, Crispin Glover, Don Ho, Juana Molina, If These Trees Could Talk and Rich Girls.

Episode 250 - Kung-Fu Baby

Kung-Fu babies have nothing to do with this particular show - I just find them funny. Lara Ewen joins us to discuss the new "American Folk Art Museum presents Free Music Fridays, Vol. 1" compilation.

Music by Sarah Nisch, JD Souther, Rebecca Loebe, HATR Project, Mother Feather, Fiona Apple, Karen Dahlstrom, Lily Neill, Twilight Princess Orchestra, Rush, The Toadies, Ume, Caleb Hawley, Eluvium, Bumblefoot and Aimee Mann.

Episode 249 - Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Adam Blue takes over a chunk of the show and I revisit some music played at restaurants during my recent trip. Alex Wong also join us to discuss his new solo project A City On A Lake.

Music by Eric Johnson, Gerome Ragni, Madonna, Chris Smither, A City On A Lake, A Death Cinematic, El Ten Eleven, Keith Kenny, Glenn Branca, The Rolling Stones, Charlie Faye, I Mother Earth and Diablo Swing Orchestra.

Episode 248 - Where Have I Been Hiding?

I'm back from my trip and coming out of hiding. Alex and Nick from Bright Brown also join us to discuss their album Oceans.

Music by Squirrel Nut Zippers, Concert Silence, The Police, Blake Morgan, Esmerine, Kodo, Bright Brown, Casey Shea, Brothers Quetico, The Church, Martin Sexton, Sevara Nazarkhan, Misty Boyce, Stewart and MAR.

Episode 247 - Long Distance

Mike Grubbs (Wakey!Wakey!) sits down with us to discuss songwriting, touring, swarming fans and the psychology of music marketing.

Music by Winger, Bess Rogers, The Black Noodle Project, Annette Hanshaw, Wakey!Wakey!, King Coma, Gundogs, Q*Ball, The Soul's Release, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 and Rush.

Episode 246 - The Death of Vinyl?

Martin Rivas stops by the studio to talk about listening to music, vinyl records and his new disc Reliquary.

Music by Night Ranger, Mama Boom!, Marigolds, Alexa Wilding, Liquid Liquid, Sol Seppy, Martin Rivas, Talk Talk, CALLmeKAT, Johnny Cash, Mindy Smith, Beyondo and A City On A Lake.

Episode 245 - Too Busy To Think Of A Title

Ann Courtney joins us this time around to discuss her evolution from childhood to Mother Feather and I discuss when it's acceptable to illegally download music.

Music by Alain Johannes, Kodomo, Jess Klein, BuzzUniverse, Slow Death of Autumn, Rainbow, Jason Myles Goss, Maya Nadir, Mother Feather, Allie Moss, Edgard Varese, Molly Ruth, I Low, O.W.L.S. and Denis Leary.

Episode 244 - Just Stop Already!

Apparently I like to complain about things. However, I'm not sure why I would subject you to my rants this time. I do praise Phil Collins for five minutes. Am I making you want to listen?

Music by Ergo Phizmiz, Great Lake Swimmers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela & C.U.B.A., Pearl and the Beard, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Pete Bardens, Mina Tindle, MONO, Phil Collins, Bela Fleck, Signal Hill, Alec Gross ft. Will Knox & Will Hensley, Stick Men, Meaghan Farrell, Paz Lenchantin and Spacebeard.

Episode 243 - Rip-offs, Remakes and Plans for Nigel

We return to the art of the of cover song this time around and also play a triple block of Making Plans For Nigel. We really really really only want what's best for him.

Music by Blue Murder, Richard Cheese, Threeds, Ergo Phizmiz, XVSK, CALLmeKAT, Booker T. & the MG's, XTC, Nouvelle Vague, Primus, DalBello, Bryan Dunn, Bess Rogers, Florence + The Machine, Willie Nelson, Yily Nelson and Pomplamoose.

Episode 242 - Nefarious Bovine Late Night

This time around we are joined by Heather Christian, Bryan Dunn and The Upper Crust which really makes this episode seems more like a late night talk show than a music program.

Music by Martin Rivas, Eliote & The Ritournelles, Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, Diafanes, Eluvium, Bryan Dunn, Uayamon, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Upper Crust, Tall Tall Trees and They Might Be Giants.

Episode 241 - It's All About You

Well maybe they're not all about you in particular but we're playing nothing but songs with "You" in the title. Some of them might be about you though. Who knows?

Music by Pink Anderson, Sam Cooke, Ethan Lipton, A Lily, Mike Errico, Hot Leg, Lisa Jaeggi, Aimee Mann, Annette Hanshaw, Strapping Young Lad, Jonathan Ellinghaus, Mindy Smith, A Fine Frenzy, Julia Darling, Alec Gross, Professor & Maryann, The Ramblers and Shwa Losben.

Episode 240 - Getting Around To It

I've been so busy getting around to things that were long overdue that this show almost didn't come out. Fortunately I remembered before it was too late.

Music by Godspeed You Black Emperor, Wynn Walent and The Folks, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, The Upper Crust, Low w/ Tomandandy, Weird Al Yankovic, The National, Thom Yorke, Emily Zuzik Band, The Moon, William Shatner, Cowboy Junkies, Casey Shea, Andy Fitzpatrick and Rachel's.

Episode 239 - That's The Ticket

This time around we discuss my love of seeing live music as well as some of the music venues I really don't care for.

Music by Joe Satriani, Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, The Abbasi Brothers, The Men, Ann Courtney & the Late Bloomers, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Jaymay, Kate Havnevik, Alexa Wilding, GTR, Celia Chavez, Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Inken Witt, The Feelies and Sinead O'Connor.

Episode 238 - This Just In!

We move on to a bevy of recently aquired music this time around. Sarah Nisch and Bri Arden also stop by to talk about their new EP's.

Music by The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Elizabeth & the Catapult, The Black Noodle Project, Lana Del Rey, Ume, Eric Johnson, Marc Byrd of Hammock & Brooke Waggoner, The Low Anthem, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Sarah Nisch, Love Camp Seven, MC Snappy, Bri Arden, Goddamn Electric Bill and Rachael Yamagata.

Episode 237 - Slightly Outdated

I tend not to put playlists together too far in advance otherwise they don't seem to reflect my current listening trends. This time it couldn't be avoided.

Music by Deee-Lite, Bright Brown, Dave Pittenger Band, The Conet Project, Grandaddy, Reel By Reel, The Church, Bess Rogers, David Bowie, Devin Townsend Project, HATR Project, John Sykes, Dirty Water Dogs, Dunndotta, Annette Hanshaw and Charlie Faye.

Episode 236 - Happy New Year VI

As a Rush fan, 2012 is the closest I'm ever going to get. We're joined by Casey Shea, Martin Rivas, Bryan Dunn and Tom Hayes as we take a look back at some of our favorite tracks from last year. Yes we know it's nothing new, it's just a waste of time.

Music by Casey Shea, Adrian Belew, Have Her Home By Ten, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Martin Rivas, Alec Gross, Andrea Ball, Jaymay, Chemtrail, Wakey!Wakey!, Bryan Dunn, Tom Hayes, Trevor Exter, Ume, Mina Tindle, Lana Del Ray, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Ethan Lipton, Martin Sexton and Bumblefoot.

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