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On being officially an "empty-nester" with college starting, a mix of bittersweet and excitement. Plus, the new Netflix series Away

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Steven Jurgensmeyer specializes in creative direction, branding and graphic design and is the founder of AllMusicBooks.com which is a music book recommendation site. AllMusicBooks.com features reviews of books on artists, bands, and more, as well as interviews with the book’s authors. Steven is also a producer and writer of the forthcoming documentary film, Sign of the Times: The Rock n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip. Sign of the Times tells the story of the amazing billboards in L.A. during the 60’s & 70’s and the artists who created them. These billboards featured virtually every major pop and rock act including The Doors, Beatles, Kiss, Pink Floyd and dozens of others. For more on Steven and his work visit www.stevenjurgensmeyer.com.

Also, a quick review of the new Will Ferrell movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, which recently premiered on Netflix.

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The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN and its aftermath. The very good Amazon Exclusive TV series Bosch.

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The ever-fun and interesting pop culture writer Darren Paltrowitz returns. We discuss the tragic death of Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger and his huge body of great music - FOW, That Thing You Do! Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and so much more. Its corona virus and self-isolation time and there's lots to watch, read, and listen to: Better Things, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brockmier, All-Elite Wrestling and Colt Cabana; books on Quentin Tarantino, Van Halen and KISS; new music from the amazing Nada Surf, The Strokes and others. Plus, our last concerts, at least for a little while. And veteran acts we love: David Lee Roth, Zebra, Y&T. Cool apps Watch Worthy, Tune In and Special Guest. And all about Darren's great podcast, Paltrocast, where you can find a ton of interviews with a huge array of people including, Dan Rather, Myles Kennedy, John 5, Adam Carrolla, Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick, Dennis Quaid, Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees, Chris Jericho, Ted Nugent, Englebert Humperdink and dozens more.

You can find Paltrocast at Spotify, iTunes, Podbean, Tune In and more. Follow Darren at Paltrowitz.com and @Paltrowitz at Twitter

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The first podcast in just about a month! The coronavirus, Covid19 and hanging in there; Tom Brady leaves the New England Patriots, bidet sales increase exponentially, and a few of the best feel-good movies. Plus, books to binge: Bond vs. Bond: The Many Face of 007 Revised and Updated by Paul Simpson and Quentin Tarantino: the iconic filmmaker and his work by Ian Nathan.

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What do you do to get yourself psyched before a concert? Those familiar pre-concert rituals from the drive to the show, the music, merch and more. Heading to the east coast to see Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame members Cheap Trick for three straight shows in NY, Atlantic City and Washington D.C. and the setlists of late have been amazing. Plus, quick details about a poignant and wonderful short film, "Today You Tomorrow Me," Pluto makes an appearance, and an Obscure But Cool Song.

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Visit the cool website Laughing Squid for more about the movie "Today You Tomorrow Me"

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Happy New Year! Starting the start of the third decade of the 21st century, talking about New Year's Eve and seeing the always-amazing Cheap Trick. Plus, dealing with some anxiety, some new things to watch on HBO and the death of radio legend Don Imus. And, a Cool But Obscure Song!

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An annual tradition at the podcast: the famous and funny "Turkeys Away" episode of the classic and hilarious TV series WKRP In Cincinnati. "As God is my witness...I thought turkeys could fly" Happy Thanksgiving! Forty years later, it still holds up, its still hilarious. 

 

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Back from a bit of a respite: McLovin' in real life, the Washington Nationals and the World Series, Righteous Gemstones and HBO, Netflix and streaming competition, a new book, Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked by Greg Prato, coming out November 19. And A Cool And Obscure Song

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100 episodes? Why that's really not a big deal...its back to school time - where did the time go? A really big idea - what if we got a rebate on all the data social media, websites and internet service providers get from us, and make billions on? Plus three things that motivate you, the new HBO series The Righteous Gemstones and an obscure, yet awesome song

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