Your Weekend Justice #224: Coffee and the Euphemism Motherlode

Dance the Kung Fu

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that dares to completely sully the name of its own damn website. Go figure.

Note: Please excuse random and brief noises. Not sure where they came from. Maybe it’s all in my head.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:59+00:00 October 19th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

The Sound Board #11: Old Rockers Never Die, They Just Book Another Tour

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

This episode’s central topic is aging musicians: can you be too old to rock? Should they stop? Are they embarrassing themselves…or just embarrassing themselves with ongoing riches?

Other topics include new releases, Gwyneth Paltrow, Wyclef, the Beach Boys and Katy Perry, Radiohead, the Library of Congress, Soundgarden and Guitar Hero, Arcade Fire and more.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:49:20+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Headsup: A Holiday Guide to EMI/Capitol

So we’ve picked a few titles from the EMI/Capitol holiday line-up to tell you about. You might recognize them already if you follow everything we do on here, seeing as how we’re giving away a copy of each. You can find that in our Contest section.

Anyway, we go from the normal and standard increasingly towards the slightly off-kilter. And let’s admit something, shall we? Our families aren’t looking over our shoulders, so we can just level with each other. Holiday music can get really, really damn annoying. So use it sparingly, okay? And so with that, we begin.

Nat King Cole: Christmas Song
Beach Boys: Christmas Harmonies

First up, Nat King Cole and The Christmas Song. None can argue with Cole…his voice is one of the smoothest out there, and while I wouldn’t want to be listening to this album in, say, July, Cole can make even the most tired carol sound pretty damn sweet. And you get the standards on here, including the 1961 version of the title track (it’s the one that starts “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”–yeah, I know, could you get a more generic can’t-remember-the-title tune?) and then the version with Nat and Natalie Cole. So here’s the thing: this isn’t the first time these songs have been released. In fact, this isn’t the first time an album of this title has been released…but the track listing has been fiddled with. It’s all good stuff, but if you already own a version of Nat’s Christmas hits, especially a remastered one, then not sure why you would need to snag this one. But hey, if you don’t own it already, it’s Nat King Cole. So. What can you do? (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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By | 2017-09-24T22:56:31+00:00 December 9th, 2009|Headsup|0 Comments

Win Beach Boys: Christmas Harmonies!

Beach Boys: Christmas Harmonies

So The Beach Boys have Christmas Harmonies here, out from Capitol, with fifteen songs, some original holiday bits and some standards. We have a copy here that’s just ripe for the winning. And because this is a Xmas album after all, we’re going to shorten the time frame on this contest–it’s going to be just a fortnight, so you’re not winning a Xmas album in, you know, January. The way you win is to enter using the form below. Enter once a day, in fact. And if we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:56:54+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Contests|7 Comments

Win That Lucky Old Sun on DVD, Signed by Brian Wilson!

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun DVD cover art

Yes, that Brian Wilson. With his new DVD, which is…here, let me just let them explain it:

The new That Lucky Old Sun DVD features a full-length performance of Wilson’s latest album, filmed live at Capitol Studios on May 19, 2008 in 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo audio, as well as a new feature-length film, Going Home, directed and edited by George Dougherty, which documents the making of the album and Wilson’s return to his original record label, Capitol Records.

The DVD’s bonus features include track-by-track audio commentary by Wilson and his That Lucky Old Sun songwriting partner and band member, Scott Bennett, for the live Capitol Studios performance, behind-the-scenes footage from the album’s recording sessions, and recent promotional interviews and performances by Wilson for Yahoo! Music, MySpace and “Black Cab Sessions.”

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By | 2017-09-24T23:05:52+00:00 February 16th, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

Win Brian Wilson’s “That Lucky Old Sun” on… Vinyl!

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun vinyl cover art

Yes, it’s true. Capital’s new “From the Capitol Vaults” line is putting various and sundry releases onto limited edition 180 gram vinyl. Here’s the latest from Brian Wilson, That Lucky Old Sun.

Some of you might not recognize this type of media–it’s okay, ask your parents. And to check out the full array of vinyl they’re putting out: here’s the official site.

We’ve got a copy that you can win–so get to it. And remember, you can enter once a day.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:11:31+00:00 October 9th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

Win The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” on… Vinyl!

Beach Boys: Pet Sounds vinyl cover art

Yes, it’s true. Capital’s new “From the Capitol Vaults” line is putting various and sundry releases onto limited edition 180 gram vinyl. Me, I just know that means that if my dad’s copy of Sgt. Pepper has been 180 gram, it might have stood up to my multiple playings of it.

Some of you might not recognize this type of media–it’s okay, ask your parents. And to check out the full array of vinyl they’re putting out: here’s the official site.

We’ve got a copy that you can win–so get to it. And remember, you can enter once a day.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:12:15+00:00 September 29th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments