Episode 58: The Second Annual RECORD STORE DAY Preview!

14Apr

Its the second annual Record Store Day preview episode, recorded at The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, MN. We talk about the genesis of National Record Store Day -  now in it's 11th year - record retail, and preview several of the exclusive new releases that will be available on National Record Store Day, which is Saturday, April 21! 

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Episode 57: A New Chapter in the Adoption Story

12Apr

The Adoption/Ancestry.com story continues as a Google search leads to an obituary and Facebook friend requests. The passing of a stand-up comedy icon and the new HBO documentary about Andre the Giant.

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Episode 56: Making Sunday Nights Not Suck

2Apr

The retirement of a radio icon, an Ancestry.com/adoption story update, why Sunday nights suck, and all about the incredibly insightful documentary, The Zen Diairies of Garry Shandling. Plus, a book giveaway! 

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Episode 55: Random Saturday Night Randomness

25Mar

A mess o' randomness: Bumble swipes Left on Match.com, the Sklar Brothers in Minneapolis, anti-Semitism stupidity, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a new book about The Clash!

 

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Episode 54: “I need to rest my poor heart…”

6Mar

Going overboard without a life raft for an absolutely killer song and the healing power of music; R.I.P., Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records and a weird and...combustible in-flight story.

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Episode 53: Back to Bumbling and Two Colonoscopies!

2Mar

After a two-month break it's back to bumbling on Bumble...or perhaps its time to check out Smell Date? Checking out the record-breaking box office of Black Panther and Netflix's new and amazing Seven Seconds. Plus, not one, but two colonoscopies!

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Episode 52: Two Current Distractions and a Special Guest!

20Feb

A certain park in South Korea is getting a lot of visitors during the Winter Olympics - and possibly inspiring folks to make babies! Plus, there's always drama when classic bands reform. And a special guest interview: film production manager and paranormal investigator Kevin Otte of Ghostwatch Paranormal. Be sure to checkout Ghostwatch Paranormal at Facebook and Instagram!

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Episode 51: Pre and Post-Super Bowl

5Feb

It's all (mostly) about the Super Bowl! Pre-game: riffing on the great efforts by Minneapolis and the fun around the game downtown. Post-game: riffing on the game itself, the (mostly) lamee commercials, ratings, mayhem in Philadelphia, and more. Plus, enter to win a copy of the cool, new book "YACHT ROCK: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s" at AllMusicBooks.com

 

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Episode 50: Ancestry.com & Adoption, Part 2 - Dad?!

30Jan

Fifty episodes? Yes, believe it or not (o.k., technically 51 episodes, but one is a "mini" episode)!

It's part two of the Ancestry.com story - Steve talks to his biological dad and has his mind blown, again. Plus, some bon mots and b.s. from the Weapon of Self-Distraction website and another installment of "Is this Power Pop?" (the answer is, of course, yes!).

 

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Episode 50: Ancestry.com & Adoption, Part 2 - Dad?!

29Jan

Fifty episodes? Yes, believe it or not (o.k., technically 51 episodes, but one is a "mini" episode)!

It's part two of the Ancestry.com story - Steve talks to his biological dad and has his mind blown, again. Plus, some bon mots and b.s. from the Weapon of Self-Distraction website and another installment of "Is this Power Pop?" (the answer is, of course, yes!).

 

www.weaponofselfdistraction.com

 

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