Episode 37: What Is Power Pop?

18Oct

Steve takes a deep dive into his favorite genre of music. 

 

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Episode 36: A Harvey Weinstein Rant

13Oct

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is infuriating..."Christina P: Mother Inferior": the funniest stand-up special on Netflix right now...where to enter to win some cool new rock books. And a deep dive into the...Long Island Expressway?

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Episode 35: Pluto Didn’t Throw Up!

9Oct

The growth of streaming music = growth for the music business; comedian Ralphie May dies...Pluto didn't throw up while I was gone this weekend and there's nothing like a McDonald's fountain Diet Coke. 

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Episode 34: More Deaths, More Perspective

3Oct

More death and darkness and more perspective: the horrific, senseless tragedy in Las Vegas. The recent deaths of Hugh Hefner, Monty Hall, Harry Dean Stanton, and...Tom Petty? And some light and the distractions of enjoyable movies and TV: Kingsman The Golden Circle and Vice Principals.

 

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Episode 33: A Death Brings Perspective

26Sep

The unexpected, sudden death of a neighbor and the laser-bright perspective that brings. Some recent rock n' roll, Steve's all-time favorite band of all-time has a Christmas album coming out, and a favorite website, The Grommet.

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Episode 32: IT’s Box Office, Toys, Sand, and a To-Do List

18Sep

32 episodes?  Yes!  And now on iTunes!  This week Steve  breaks down IT's epic box office take and discusses the 2017 National Toy Hall of Fame nominees.  And did you know that there's a global sand crisis? Finally, Steve finally just does not give a f**k, and how the to-do list helps with that, including seeing a big rock concert this coming week!

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Episode 31: The Big Five-Oh

11Sep

A solo episode from Portsmouth, NH, Steve pontificates on turning 50, being happy, online dating and 9/11. And being on iTunes, finally!  

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Episode 30: Labor Day Redux (Now the 1st Day of School Episode)

6Sep

Steve rolls solo bantering and babbling about the end of summer, the Hollywood Squares, things not done, and...tupperware. PLUS, a special guest with a report on the first day of school, and a movie review. And, details on a unique screening of the movie IT, and other assorted bits o' nothing.

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Episode 29: Meanderings & More

29Aug

A solo episode: the new Marc Maron stand-up special on Netflix, post-Mayweather vs. McGregor fight thoughts, shutting down the marathon training, plus new books on Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley.  Visit www.weaponofselfdistraction.com and Weapon of Self-Distraction on Facebook!

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Episode 28: The Big Riff-O-Rama Show

22Aug

It's been awhile so Mel and Steve have a lot to riff on: the MN State Fair, who is on what stages? Steve is all-in on online dating and the attendant frustrations...a new Bob Marley book and a contest at AllMusicBooks.com...new and recent movies, the dark awesomeness of Ozark, and R.I.P. Jerry Lewis.

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