The Sound Board: The Difficult 39th Episode

Your Text Here: Black Diamond Mountain Sign

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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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #14: Hey Thanks

Just Another Day

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

This episode’s central topic is music we are thankful for. Also discussed: new releases; re-releasing Nine Inch Nails; Regina Spektor; Daft Punk; soundtracks; house and techno…a little; Kanye West; The Beatles on iTunes; Blip.fm 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 | 2017-09-24T22:45:47+00:00 November 25th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

Aaron’s Hip Hop Confession

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Rock the House

Widge’s Note: In addition to being one half of Ireland’s ambassador team to Needcoffee, Aaron (along with his partner in crime, Brian, both of them from Quick Stop Entertainment’s Cabin Fever) are going to be reviewing hip hop for the site. Why? Because we can. Here, he reveals his hip hoppity past and explains his own personal yardstick for the musical genre. Enjoy.

Hi, my name is Aaron and I got into hip-hop because of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. I’m not ashamed to say it. It’s not the most of credible starts I’ll admit, but there was a time that they were considered part of the cool kids.

Before the TV show, the movies and the “Big Will” moniker, The Fresh Prince played second fiddle to a highly respected hip-hop DJ called Jazzy Jeff. Back when De La Soul, Leaders of the New School and A Tribe Called Quest made a name for themselves by providing fun, clever and smooth rhymes/beats.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:02:28+00:00 June 14th, 2009|Stimuli|2 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #1

We’re back. The sound quality is better. Out of the four of us, I sound the worst, so you’re not missing much. We’re still working on it.

Also, a bear breathes into a microphone at times. We have killed it and eaten it.

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Direct download here.

Here’s the agenda:

  • The end of the WGA strike and what it means to The Colbert Report
  • Our plan to watch the Oscar highlights on YouTube afterwards
  • Fond memories of the One Cool Thing from each Oscars broadcast
  • The impact to Los Angeles of a world with no Golden Globes
  • Needcoffee offers their services to the Golden Globes
  • Joan Rivers
  • Paris Hilton vs. Melissa Rivers
  • Grammys post-mortem
  • Kanye West, Amy Winehouse
  • The curse of Best New Artist?
  • Winehouse vs. Bono
  • Winehouse’s future
  • The best reality television show idea–ever
  • The return of Dog; Doc calls for Congressional oversight
    • The best reality television show idea–ever–improved
    • Rob with cynicism for the win

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:21:26+00:00 February 22nd, 2008|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment