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

Win Radiohead Stuff!

Radiohead: OK Computer Radiohead: Best of DVD

Because Radiohead‘s new album is hitting, EMI is going to head back to the Radiohead vault…and you get to enjoy the spoils. Case in point: they’re throwing us a copy of OK Computer on vinyl PLUS their Best of on DVD. Want to win them both? Excellent! Here’s how: enter using the form below. And remember you can enter once a day! If we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:43:34+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

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

Needcoffee podcasting

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

Win Radiohead’s “The Bends” on… Vinyl!

Radiohead: The Bends vinyl cover art

Honest. Capitol has launched “From the Capitol Vaults” and is putting out a bunch of titles on limited edition vinyl. Check it out: 180 Gram/Audiophile pressing. And here’s Radiohead’s The Bends!

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 one here–want it? Enter to win! And you can enter once a day!

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By | 2017-09-24T23:12:52+00:00 September 19th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #9: The Turkey Descends!

We’re back. And no, the meds are not helping.

Agenda:

  • Scott’s new catchphrase
  • Ken has a lesion
  • The Voice From The Throne
  • American Life on Mars
  • We make the coolest Life on Mars series you will never, ever see
  • American Top Gear
  • Fox and ITV together again for the first time
  • Who put that turkey in the ceiling?
  • I don’t know WTF happened in this section
  • Trying to recover from the section
  • I’m still upset about that Life on Mars thing
  • Coldplay rips off a band? Allegedly…
  • Tuffley grows to love Radiohead
  • Cosplay dissing
  • The twenty minute wrap-up
  • Bo Diddley
  • Stan Winston
  • Hookers and blow

Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting us use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as our theme music for this.

Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, From Beale Street to Oblivion. Send them love and coin.

BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

To download this episode directly, do this thing.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:17:22+00:00 June 20th, 2008|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

The Curmudgeon – January 2008 Edition

Richard Hawley: "Lady

One year has winded down and another one has begun. You can tell by the chaos. The malls and stores are filled with crashing bores and generally scary people. Traffic is nuts. People are “fake nice” and smile way too much.

It’s times like this that make me glad I shop online or at my indie retailer. Anyway, holiday merriment aside, 2007 was quite a year. It was a year of laughter, smiles, moving, lots of DJing, lots of books and a whole lot of generally trying to keep up.

So I guess this column will be a summary of sorts but also one with news and insights and all that jazz.

Anyway let’s dispense with this stuff early on…

List Madness! Because I am going to be bothered relentlessly for them–here are my Top 10 lists. Yes, I have no taste, now let me live in peace.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:42+00:00 January 17th, 2008|Columns|0 Comments

From Somewhere: I’ve Written My Own Monologue

New year, same rules: Stuff Happens and I bring the smarm. Let the sniping begin!

Radiohead-In-Rainbows-cover

Radiohead topped the charts with the physical retail release of In Rainbows which was released in North America via a licensing agreement between the band and Dave Matthews-owned ATO Records. The main difference between the CD release and the download release back in October is that you will most likely not be able to name your own price for the CD. Although that’s never really stopped anyone from trying that tact at Best Buy.

In Rainbows actually charted a week earlier due to some retailers breaking the original January 1st street date to reportedly protest the earlier online stunt. ATO is currently mulling its options for a response–including delaying when those same retail outlets get the upcoming new Dave Matthews Band album. Which kind of works out, since most of DMB’s remaining fans will likely “name their own price” for it anyway.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:46+00:00 January 14th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

10 Things to Help Radiohead Fans Come Back to Reality

Thom Yorke, presumably singing

To the Stargate and Doctor Who fandoms:

At certain points over recent years, I may have referred to one or both of you as being “the whiniest bitches on the internet”. However, I’ve come to realize I might have been far too hasty in making that proclamation.

No, I’m not apologizing. Many of are you still whiny bitches. But you’re just not the whiniest bitches on the Internet. The new drama queens have moved in. And man, Radiohead fans are anal–aren’t they?

There. Someone needed to say it.

A mere day after the “grand experiment” and the Internets are awash with complaints: everything from the “lowly” 160 kbps bit rate to being “used” by the band and its management to promote the physical release of the In Rainbows CD.

For those of you feeling ripped off or used by Radiohead, I present the following reality check:

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By | 2017-09-24T23:26:25+00:00 October 12th, 2007|Rants|0 Comments

Jah Loves His Children, Yeah

Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side of the Moon

If you haven’t heard Easy Star’s Dub Side of the Moon, their all-reggae version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, you’re doing yourself a disservice. On the service, it seems like a concept that shouldn’t work, but it does: from the bong noises opening “Money” to probably the hardest Floyd song to cover (in my opinion, anyway), “Great Gig in the Sky.” There’s not a bad cover among the bunch and even obstinate Floyd fans (like myself) can’t help but appreciate the respect paid to the original work.

So that’s why I’m excited as hell to hear that they’re setting their sights on Radiohead’s OK Computer. The name of this new project? Radiodread, naturally.

Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals will be providing vocals on “Let Down,” with Citizen Cope on “Karma Police,” Sugar Minott on “Exit Music (for a film),” Junior Jazz on “Subterranean Homesick Alien” and Tamar-Kali on “Climbing Up the Walls.” This is in addition to vocals already provided by Horace Andy, Morgan Heritage, Frankie Paul and Kirsty Rock. Mid-August is the expected date for it to hit and we can’t wait.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:47:52+00:00 March 29th, 2006|Headsup|0 Comments