Episode 18: What’s Your Final Destination?

10May

Steve goes solo with some ramblings about feeling "meh!", favorite podcast episodes and some movie stuff.

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Episode #17: A Special Record Store Day Preview

14Apr

RECORD STORE DAY is Saturday, April 22 and in a special preview Mel and Steve sit down with Dawn from Minneapolis' legendary Electric Fetus record store! Dawn gives us details on several Record Store Day exclusive releases, all the cool events and what the day will be like, and tells why "the Fetus" is a nearly 50-year success story. PLUS the behind-the-scenes story of the late Minneapolis music legend who visited the Fetus on last year's Record Store Day.

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Episode 16: Don Rickles and Going Solo

9Apr

Steve goes solo for episode 16, distractions include Don Rickles, learning to be alone and a new book about Canada's greatest rock n' roll export, Rush.

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Mel Returns for Episode 15 (not 14, damn it!)

2Apr

Mel returns and helps Steve get distracted by their separate trips thru Austin, TX, their first concerts the buzz of seeing and hearing live music, recent movies and more.  

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Episode 14: Paul McCartney’s “Flowers In the Dirt” Album Reissue

27Mar

A special "album focus" edition: Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt album from 1989, which was recently re-issued with nine bonus tracks. This is the album that features songs co-written by Elvis Costello and he also performs on it - as well as on all bonus tracks which are demo recordings from the album sessions.

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Episode #13: News, Giveaways, Binges and More

25Mar

One more solo show: seeing Cheap Trick for the 45th time; checking out March Fadness; giveaways at Goodreads and binge-watching Crashing on HBO and Love on Netflix. 

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Episode #12: “I Really Did Want To Ride The Rollercoasters”

3Mar

A solo mini-episode: quick takes on the Oscars/Price Waterhouse debacle, the great marketing for Moonlight, Neil Diamond on tour!, and the greatest "coming of age" story - a tragicomedic deflowering tale.

Thank you to www.allmusicbooks.com

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Episode 11: Reach Out and Take It

15Feb

Mel is on vacation so Steve does another solo turn, this time riffing on yet another great Cheap Trick song that was on a soundtrack; reviewing/analyzing a Super Bowl prediction (not the game's outcome) and the Grammies, Metallica and Lady Gaga. And the amazing and adorable Goats of Anarchy! Steve also explains why writing is a cathartic distraction and tells you about "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

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Episode 10: Everything Works (If You Let It)

4Feb

Steve flies solo for episode 10, getting distracted by a largely forgotten song by his "all-time favorite band of all-time", Cheap Trick; gives a Super Bowl prediction, and pays attention to the importance of paying attention to dedication and great performances in sports, arts, or wherever. And, GOATS OF ANARCHY! 

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Episode 9: Oscars? No Thanks, We Dig TV!

1Feb

Mel returns for the first time in 2017! Mel & Steve disect new year's goals or lack thereof, realize that several new TV series are more interesting than the Oscars, and the Juggaloes star in Weird News.  

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