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The Sound Board #36: The Analog Edition
Posted on 11.07.13 by Rob Levy @ 2:33 am
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DIY Cassette Tape USB Drive

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof. Tuffley manning the turret and Widgett Walls huddled in the sidecar.

This episode's central topic is: mix tapes and curating music. Is it a lost art? Is it the same thing now to create a Spotify playlist? And what about mix CDs? Also, a round-up of summer stuff we liked, we remember Murray Gershenz and Ray Dolby, we look back on twenty years of In Utero and fifty years of cassette tapes, we discuss Miley Cyrus under protest and more.

Also, this is very late going up and you can blame Widge. [Editor's note: Widge did actually type that bit.]

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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Sound Board DragonCon Special Edition: Brit Pop 2013
Posted on 09.20.13 by Rob Levy @ 9:07 am
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British guitar

Rob Levy and Aaron Poole take the wheel and pilot us through Sunday morning at DragonCon 2013. Tuffley and Widge are on-hand with Dana Franks as a special guest star.

Please excuse the bits where someone's cell phone starts causing interference.

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The Sound Board #35: You Can Keep Them For the Birds and Bees
Posted on 08.20.13 by Widge @ 11:18 am
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Pink Floyd Money Single

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the driver's seat, FSM help us all.

This episode's central topic is: money. Can anybody make money in the music industry anymore? Or is everybody just screwed? Also remembering Slim Whitman and J.J. Cale, a round-up of live music, filming at gigs, musician visas in Russia, David Cameron's mixtape, what's up with Deadmau5 and Wiley, what's up with Black Flag and litigation and why Mumford & Sons have proved there's no God.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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The Sound Board #34: Your Scapegoat Finally Gets a Word In
Posted on 05.11.13 by JM Tuffley @ 8:20 pm
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Elvis Hips Censored

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is helmed by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy providing backup and Widgett on hand because every podcast needs a guy wearing an alarm clock around his neck.

This episode's central topic is: remember the good old days when music and musical shenanigans could shock you? Yeah, us neither. We also discuss: new albums coming; festival lineups; mourning the losses of George Jones, Phil Ramone and Storm Thorgerson; music helping out with the situation in Boston; your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bitchfest update and more.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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The Sound Board #33 1/3: No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Sell Records
Posted on 03.28.13 by Rob Levy @ 2:58 pm
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Peter Sellers as James Bond

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is helmed by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof. Tuffley providing backup and Widgett on hand mostly to record it.

This episode's central topic is: fifty years of James Bond music...the good, the bad and A-ha. We also: mourn the loss of more music legends, update you on spring releases that interest us, wonder what Lil' Kim is up to, wonder if Guns n Roses will be covering Steve Martin's "Dentist" song, wonder who's handling Taylor Swift's fanmail, wonder who's going to back the animated Biggie show, wonder what's up with Carole King's musical, and then ponder a couple of instances of rock stars acting like...well, rock stars.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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The Sound Board #33: A Total Collapse-Into-a-White-Dwarf of the Heart
Posted on 02.13.13 by Widge @ 2:55 pm
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Total Eclipse of the Heart: Choir of the Damned

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is tolerated by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett hitting speed bumps way, way too hard.

This episode's central topic is: oh shit, it's Valentine's Day once more. We give you an update on our latest and favorite Anti-Valentine's Day tracks. Also: the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles; the loss of Donald Byrd and Reg Presley; the return of My Bloody Valentine; The Isle of Wight festival shows that the world may be ending; Parlophone is an ex-parrot; and last minute, horribly wrong Grammy predictions.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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The Sound Board #32: Everybody Wants to Rule the Release Schedule For the World
Posted on 01.29.13 by JM Tuffley @ 10:38 pm
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Real Genius: Popcorn Storm

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is run by Prof. Tuffley, stars Rob Levy and co-stars Widgett as the Beaver.

This episode's central topic is: the international release schedule. Why hasn't the industry figured out to just give the people what they want in a timely fashion? We explore it. Also, we look forward to 2013 and backward to our favorites from 2012. There's also a method for using Coachella to figure out the upcoming new release schedule. We also say goodbye to Dave Brubeck, discuss the retro futurism of Amazon's Auto Rip, wonder what Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor are getting up to, ponder the return to music of Justin Timberlake, ponder what the hell this Beyonce lip sync thing is all about, marvel at how Jonathan Coulton is kicking Glee's arse, and congratulate Adele for selling even more albums.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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The Sound Board DragonCon 2012 Special: Britpop
Posted on 11.10.12 by Widge @ 8:41 am
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Britpop by Pop Bakery

Recorded at DragonCon 2012, the three of us partnered with the Brit Media track for yet another iteration of this, a discussion of British music which roams (despite the attempt by special guest star Aaron Poole to keep us on topic) from place to place. Our fifth panelist and special guest star is Kim, who will attempt to keep us relatively mainstream.

As always, you have various and sundry table noises that we can't avoid because we were all seated at the table. And I have no idea where the damn interference is coming from. And we apologize in advance for any questions you can't hear. Also, please note: some sort of interference occurred for a few seconds around thirty minutes in that would have made you bleed from the ears, so we had to lose that short bit.


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The Sound Board DragonCon 2012 Special: Eardrum Wasteland
Posted on 09.26.12 by Widge @ 11:57 pm
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Eardrum Wasteland

Recorded at DragonCon 2012, the three of us partnered with the Apocalypse Rising track to come up with this, in essence an hour-long discussion of the post-apocalyptic sub-overarching-genre of music--with plenty in the realm of playlists suggestions as well.

Please excuse the echoey nature of the chamber we were in as well as the various and sundry table noises we couldn't get away from because, well, we were seated at the table. And we apologize in advance for any questions you can't hear. We keep making notes to repeat questions but we have Memento Syndrome.

Update: Tuffley's special playlist for the occasion can be found here.

Your regular Sound Board mayhem will return in October.


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The Sound Board #31: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Be a Bette Midler Reference
Posted on 08.18.12 by Widge @ 1:16 pm
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Michael Madsen from Reservoir Dogs

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode stars Prof. Tuffley and Rob Levy with Widgett in the pilot's seat, crashing into buildings more often than not.

This episode's central topic is name changes. What do they mean and do we even care? We also discuss the latest in live music, including what God has against Lollapalooza, what London has against Bruce Springsteen, and why you would attend a festival on a boat. In addition, we discuss the Olympics, punching Bieber and remember Kitty Wells.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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