Sound Board DragonCon Special Edition: Brit Pop 2014

Union Jack Headphones

Rob Levy and Tuffley drive the panel getaway car with Widge mostly passed out in the back seat as The Sound Board makes its annual DragonCon appearance to discuss British music, give updates on what's coming and throw a slew of recommendations out to the masses. This was a Sunday morning panel. Be kind.

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By |September 22nd, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #38: What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Boys Archery at Summer Camp

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is attended by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the chair, running the entire thing aground.

This episode's central topic is catchup mode on 2014 thus far, since we've been on unplanned hiatus for a bit. Our favorites thus far this year, along with surprises and disappointments. Also discussed: Weird Al's recent triumph, Panic at the Disco vs. nutcases, Tupac vs. Broadway, the Mystery of Casey Kasem, Duran Duran vs. their own fan club (only sorta), MTV and Spotify in bed together, the advent of Amazon Prime and more.

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By |August 7th, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #37: Re: 2013, We Gonna Walk and Not Look Back

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy navigating and Widgett Walls serving as head speedbump.

This episode's central topic is: 2013. What did we learn, if anything at all? We also talk new albums, Coachella, OutKast, the loss of Lou Reed, Phil Everly & others, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, plus our usual dipping into litigation hell.

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

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By |February 14th, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #36: The Analog Edition

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.]

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By |November 7th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Sound Board DragonCon Special Edition: Brit Pop 2013

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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By |September 20th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #35: You Can Keep Them For the Birds and Bees

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.

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By |August 20th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #34: Your Scapegoat Finally Gets a Word In

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.

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By |May 11th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|2 Comments

The Sound Board #33 1/3: No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Sell Records

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.

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By |March 28th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #33: A Total Collapse-Into-a-White-Dwarf of the Heart

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.

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By |February 13th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #32: Everybody Wants to Rule the Release Schedule For the World

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.

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By |January 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment