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 | 2017-09-24T22:28:25+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board DragonCon 2012 Special: Britpop

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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By | 2017-09-24T22:29:05+00:00 November 10th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board DragonCon 2012 Special: Eardrum Wasteland

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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By | 2017-09-24T22:30:03+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|7 Comments

The Sound Board #31: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Be a Bette Midler Reference

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.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:30:23+00:00 August 18th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #30: Kickstart Out the Jams, Hasenfeffer!

Amanda Palmer on Kickstarter

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Prof. Tuffley in the chair with Rob Levy in the sidecar working the turret and Widge being dragged behind as always.

This episode’s central topic is…Kickstarter. Is it the future? Is it already on its way to being the past? Should we fear it, embrace it, or simply buy it a latte and remain friends? Plus: a discussion of upcoming festivals.

We also discuss the loss of MCA, Donna Summer, Bob Welch and Robin Gibb.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:15+00:00 June 23rd, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #29: Two Tickets to Paradise (Plus Service Charges)

Admit One Tickets

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Dr. Rob Levy in the chair with Prof. Tuffley and Widge providing backup.

This episode’s central topic is…ticket purchasing for live music events. Why is it such a pain in the ass? Also we remember Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs and Dick Clark. We talk Axl Rose vs. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Weird Al vs. his label and Courtney Love vs. reality. Also, we check in with Record Store Day to see how it’s holding up.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:51+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|4 Comments

The Sound Board #28: It Takes a Nation of Three To Hold Us Back

How to Make Up a Genre of Music by Endless Origami

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widge driving recklessly as much as possible.

This episode’s central topic is…musical genres and our slide towards musical singularity. Also we remember Ronnie Montrose, Whitney Houston and Davy Jones. We discuss problems between Rush and Rush, Paul McCartney and everybody who streams, your obligatory litigation update and we discuss our own musical genre: coffeecore.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:32:38+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|2 Comments

The Sound Board #27: I’m All Out of Love and I’m Making a T-Shirt To Further Express This

Sad T-Shirt

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Prof. Tuffley, assisted by Dr. Rob Levy and Widge is in the sidecar.

This episode’s central topic is…television shows about music. We’re talking of the Soul Train, American Bandstand, Top of the Pops vein. They slowly but surely disappeared from our television screens. How and why? Before we get there, though, we also explore: Disney vs. Joy Division, Newt Gingrinch vs. Survivor, Capitol Music vs. ReDigi (the used digital music store), the Oscars vs. common sense, the Sasquatch music festival (aka Sasquatch vs. The Sound Board’s budget and travel plans), Metallica’s music festival, Ben Folds Five returns, so does 2 Live Crew, and M.I.A. vs. Madonna. Plus: remembering Etta James, Don Cornelius and Johnny Otis. And also we throw in a Valentine’s Day addendum for music for both love and anti-love.

Editor’s Note: this episode was recorded before the sad news about Whitney Houston.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:13+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #26: Just Because We’re Talking About Sports Doesn’t Mean We Want Any Organ Music

Huey Lewis and the News: Sports

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Dr. Rob Levy, assisted by Prof. Tuffley and Widge is in the sidecar.

This episode’s central topic is…sporting events and music. When and how should they mix? And we’re you’re a musician playing a sporting event, what does that mean…if anything at all? Also discussed: the BRIT Awards; EMI vs. Ireland; the return of Van Halen…again; the return of Guns n Roses…maybe; the return of Public Enemy…definitely; the return of Stone Roses…no, really. Also, Coachella is going to steal your soul. Or at least ours. And finally, we look back at 2011 and look ahead to 2012 with tons of music we liked and music we’re looking forward to. No, you’re not hallucinating–we say Nice Things for once.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:37+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #25: Catching Up Is Hard To Do

Turtle

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by me and I am tolerated by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy.

This episode’s central topic is…that there isn’t one. The three of us have been so damn busy we missed November and as a result, you get a mad mishmash of medium-sized topics as we try to catch up on everything that’s been going on. This includes–but is not limited to: Elvis Costello wants you to buy Louis Armstrong; SOPA nonsense; Spotify-related nonsense; Lady Gaga and Amazon broke Billboard; our standard ranting about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; our standard collective sighing and confusion about the Grammys and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:10+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments