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The Sound Board #6: The Record Store in its Natural Habitat

DJ Shadow: Entroducing

This podcast generally 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 record store. Record Store Day is one thing, but what do we do with the other 364 days of the year? Do independent stores still serve a purpose in a world of Amazon and the iTunes store? And where do big box stores fit in with this mess?

Other topics include Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Snoop Dogg vs. Willie Nelson (we wish), other festival nonsense, M.I.A. vs. Lady Gaga, Elton John vs. The Mayans, Rage Against the Machine in the UK, Amanda Palmer unchained, OKGo slight return, The Vatican forgives The Beatles, The Runaways and remembering Malcolm McLaren.


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  • As always, I loved the show! I finally listened to some Runaways, and very glad I did. I had never heard of them before the previous podcast, I guess some things just don’t make it over here.

    Loved the recommendations, had no idea the singer from Sigur Ros had some sideprojects. I even sort of enjoyed Daniel Merriweather, partly to figure out which 60s british invasion artist was ripped off mercilessly on each track. The answer was mostly The Animals – Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. I wasn’t suprised to hear that Mark ‘Put a Djembe on it’ Ronson was the producer. Still, anything that continues on that sound is a good thing.

    I sent a few messages about a theme tune and a logo but no reply, I don’t know if I have to label my email with a certain title to stop it going in the spam filter?

  • Hey gents, listening to your show now and enjoying it as usually. This has very quickly become my favorite Needcoffee podcast.

    A quick note re: RATM playing in Europe. They are actually doing a free concert at Finsbury Park in London specifically as a thank you for getting the Xmas #1 (; I will happily be in attendance. It’s not exactly historic, but it has been the site of many concerts in the past (and there is a lot of space).