The Sound Board #24: Crazy, Am I?

Colin Clive from Frankenstein

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Prof. Tuffley with support from Dr. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls.

This episode’s central topic are musical mad geniuses, and it basically splits into two types: crazy like a fox and just plain batshit crazy. And some are both. We also discuss the demise of R.E.M., the mad dash to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, fun and games and Spotify (and Rob’s new addiction), and the loss of Steve Jobs. We also try to make sense of what it all means.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:36:01+00:00 October 24th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #23: A Decade of Stupid Contagion

Nirvana: Smiley Face

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Dr. Rob Levy with support from Prof. Tuffley and Widgett Walls.

This episode’s central topic wobbles around a bit, but it’s basically: the 90s. More specifically, two albums that have turned twenty years old: Nevermind by Nirvana and Ten by Pearl Jam. We talk of, around, above and behind both albums and what they meant to music in general. Before we get there, however, we go through some high points of the upcoming fall release schedule. We also say goodbye to Nickolas Ashford and Jerry Leiber, as well as Glen Campbell. Also discussed is Metallica and Lou Reed getting together…plus a new album from Doris Day?

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:34+00:00 September 21st, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|3 Comments

The Sound Board #22: The Magical Musical Heist

Bank Vault Door

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by myself with support from Dr. Rob Levy and Prof. Tuffley.

This episode’s central topic is: the magical musical heist. What legendary, rare or potentially lost thing would we put a crew together and go steal if we thought we could get away with it? I’m sure we missed some–add your own ideas in the comments.

Plus we discuss the loss of Amy Winehouse, Michael Burston, Facundo Cabral and Manuel Galban. We discuss the state of the music business. Yes, again. Where does Spotify and other digital services fit into this mess? Why are album sales down? We reflect on MTV turning 30 and Lollapalooza turning 20 and share some memories of both entities. Plus some other random bits of musical geekery and knowledge thrown in and seasoned to taste.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:46+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #21: Obscured By The Cloud(s)

Pink Floyd: Obscured By Clouds

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Prof. J.M. Tuffley with support from Dr. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls, custodian.

This episode’s central topic is: the Cloud and how it will affect your music buying experience. Along with that there’s, among other things, The National Jukebox, Pink Floyd immersion sets, Clarence Clemons, Carl Gardner, Glen Campbell, Lauryn Hill, reality TV music shows and Justin Bieber’s hair.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:39:43+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #20: She’s Got a Ticket to Ride and She’s Selling It On eBay

We Hate Joy from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Dr. Rob Levy with support from Prof. J.M. Tuffley and Widgett Walls, janitor.

This episode’s central topic is: the live concert experience and how ticket purchasing, scalpers and the people who sell the tickets to begin with are all conspiring to ruin your good time. Along with that we also give you a rundown of various summer new releases that are of merit, a roll call of those we have recently lost, the kerfuffle between Weird Al and Lady Gaga, the battle between Dr. Dre and the new Death Row Records and a post-action review of Record Store Day 2011.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:41:25+00:00 May 1st, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #19: Burning Out vs. Fading Away

Chuck Berry

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode stars Prof. J.M. Tuffley & Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the chair.

This episode’s central topic is: when is it right to hang it up? When is it time to take your toys and go home from a musical perspective and what acts should probably do so, sooner than later? And where do fans figure in with all this? Along with that we discuss Britney Spears, the Glee creator gets better meds, doing shows for Qaddafi and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:42:13+00:00 April 12th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #18: Turn and Face the Strange

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosting by Prof. J.M. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy & Widgett Walls in attendance.

This episode’s central topic is the evolution of musical acts. Do we want our bands to change, to stay the same, or do some weird amalgam of both? That’s up for discussion. Along with that we discuss the Grammys, the Oscars, the death of the various Hero games, the new Radiohead release and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:43:31+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #17: Songs of Love, Hate & Indifference

No Way Valentine Cookies

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosting by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof. J.M. Tuffley & Widgett Walls in attendance.

This episode’s central topic is Valentine’s Day and the music that can accompany it, or as the title says: songs of love, hate and indifference. To get there, we also discuss new releases, Glee vs. Kings of Leon, we discuss some artists we’ve recently lost, the fate of KUSF and possibly all of college radio, and Flavor Flav opens a chicken emporium.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:44:11+00:00 February 7th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|2 Comments

The Sound Board #16: Remastering… And You

Empty Seats

Lilith Fair was off to a great start...

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode stars Prof. J.M. Tuffley & Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the chair and trying to keep up.

This episode’s central topic turned out to be threefold: first, Widge gets an education into remastering: the good, the bad and the marketing ploys. A smaller discussion of online music sales and touring blew up into something much larger. Also discussed: the Grammys; RIP: Trish Keenan of Broadcast; Aretha Franklin; Rolling Stone screws the pooch; MySpace and its impending death; Facebook Confessional! and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:44:43+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|6 Comments

The Sound Board #15: Tis the Season For That Thing and the Stuff

Killer Santa

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosted by Prof. J.M. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls attending.

This episode’s central topic is twofold: the best of 2010 and also alternate Christmas music. Also discussed: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees; Disco!; Captain Beefheart RIP; Local Community Radio Act of 2009; Fun with Radio; Christmas Songs; “The great villain of Christmas music!”; Rob-Palooza!; Cee-Lo Green; Janelle Monae; Arcade Fire; The National and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:45:06+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments