The Sound Board: The Difficult 39th Episode

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This episode was delayed by a computer crash, a dead hard drive rescue, a lot of reconstructive audio surgery (so forgive the weird echoes and such) and other such fun. Apologies for the delays.

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is helmed by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof Tuffley riding shotgun and Widgett Walls in the glovebox.

This episode’s central topic is getting back to whatever the hell we were doing before the hiatus happened, plus the usual bitching and such about the Grammy and the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, as well as a look back at 2014 and a look forward into whatever this year we’re in is called. Also, the Beck/Kanye debacle as well as the Sam Smith/Tom Petty debacle. And more.

The BBC Radio 6 shows we discuss are: Gilles Peterson, DJ Edu, Craig Charles, 6 Music Recommends, Iggy Pop and Don Letts.


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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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Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:28:22+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

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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Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:10+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: Daniel Day-Lewis is Abe, Honestly

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

The frustrating thing about pop culture websites is they try to slam you with update after update–and most of it you simply don’t need to know. One post a week, catching you up with everything. That’s what we do. Pour some espresso and get your dose.

  • The Lincoln biopic, helmed by Spielberg, is a month into production and Hollywood Reporter had the first glimpse of Daniel Day-Lewis in full makeup as Abe. And damn. That’s pretty awesome. Cosette’s response: “Did he build a log cabin this time?” Yes. And studied his lines off a shovel. Is it just me or does this just make you want to see Day-Lewis fight vampires? Also, note that Variety says Jared Harris (the upcoming Moriarty–who, holy shit, that’s Richard Harris’ son!) will play Ulysses S. Grant and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.
  • Akira reworked plot points pointed out over at io9. Dindrane and fans of the original are warned to stay away, as you will have a severe allergic reaction. Here’s a taste: “Kaneda (Garret Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel (Ken Watanabe).” And on from there.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:34:43+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|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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    Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.

    Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:31+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #103: Don’t Stop Dancing

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that won’t stop thinking about tomorrow. Or dancing. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Monocle DC Comics

    Agenda:

    • Scott’s Chat Roulette experience
    • Found diaries
    • Alcohol Report
    • Scotchstravaganza!
    • Jon’s member wears plaid
    • Jon gets a monocle. Sort of.
    • Crotch interlude!
    • Scott vs. sexual misconduct
    • Leigh, mini-dominatrix
    • Amazon Prime streaming
    • Richard Curtis on Doctor Who
    • He-Scott
    • Doctor Who: Christmas Carol
    • The Borders Playlist
    • Rob vs. Borders
    • Swing callback
    • Steve Stout vs. The Grammys
    • Spider-Man musical…again
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:36+00:00 February 25th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|12 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #102: It’s a Mixing Board. In Space.

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that won’t stop FedExing ferrets to you. At work. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    I Heart You Peeps

    Agenda:

    • The Irish Prince
    • Free stuff in cereal boxes
    • Florida politics
    • Leigh vs. mead
    • Vagina Peeps
    • Din and school supplies
    • Widge vs. his beer
    • Award discussions
    • Rox’s sketch winner
    • Euphemisms and mythology
    • Tatas in India
    • Din’s answer to Hooters
    • Leigh’s doctor visit
    • Book sculptures
    • Din’s Dog Latin version of UNKLE
    • Death of the Heroes
    • Don’t upgrade!
    • The Girl Who Cried Euphemism
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:48+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 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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    Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.

    Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:43+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|6 Comments

    Untitled Music Podcast #2: The Difficult Second Podcast

    Needcoffee podcasting

    So the podcast returns (earlier than I expected–I just now realized it’s only been one week since the first episode–criminy, what a week). This one covers music and other transgressions and is co-hosted by Rob Levy, Tuffley and myself. Let us know what you think.

    This episode’s central topic is “The Difficult Second Album.” Within you will find the the discussion of some bands that didn’t get second albums and should have, along with some bands that did that probably shouldn’t have. Also discussed: break-up songs, “We Are the World,” musical biopics, Roy Orbison, Grammys, Edison, and a serious request for Warren Ellis to take steps.

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    Headsup: You can find all of our Recommendations at our Amazon Store.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:54:44+00:00 February 8th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|4 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #53: Tears of a Clown, Drool of a Jazz DJ

    Needcoffee podcasting

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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    Agenda:

    • Jon, good husband
    • Obligatory Oscar disappointments
    • Kate Hudson Fan Club
    • Ken and Schaudenfreida. Or whatever’s it called.
    • Eastwick cannot rest in peace
    • “We Are the World” revisited
    • Polka and the Grammys
    • Obligatory Torchwood bitching
    • Cyborg Aaron
    • Obligatory Doctor Who mention
    • The first in a series of jokes that only Ken gets
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:54:47+00:00 February 5th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments